The razor-sharp Benoni Defence is a fascinating opening and an ideal choice for players with a love for tense, tactical positions. Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the asymmetrical pawn structure, with Black’s play generally focusing on the queenside while White tends to combine play in the centre and on the kingside. On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format, which prompts users to solve a range of training questions by inputting moves, the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself with a training course aimed at delivering a structured, intensive and systematic approach to learning the key positions in the Benoni as well as knowledge of a number of the defence’s tactical finesses. In addition to the interactive tactics course, the DVD also includes a database with a large number of (mostly annotated) sample games - meaning that you also have plenty of material to reinforce the tactical motives covered in the videos.
• Video running time: 4 hours 45 min.
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive training database with more than 50 essential games and 24 training questions
• 3 ChessBase Magazine articles on the Benoni
• Including CB 12 Reader
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or Windows 8, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.