In his DVD series on the French Defence, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a
promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3. Topic of the second DVD is
the position following 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3
Nc6 7.Be3. Very often this leads to a queenless middlegame or endgame with
a white knight on d4 versus a bad bishop on c8 which offers White
excellent winning prospects. In 12 video lessons Kasimdzhanov explains, in
detail and easy to understand, how White has to proceed to be successful
in this position. For players who prefer a dynamic middlegame with queens,
he also shows (with games of Kasparov, Shirov and Kramnik, among others)
how White can sharpen the fight and go for an attack on the king. Video
running time: 3 hrs. 17 min.
Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Born in 1979, the grandmaster from Uzbekistan has for many years been known as a very strong and imaginative player. However in
2004 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (pronounced Kah-zeem-jha-nov”) shocked the chess world by winning the FIDE world chess championship title, beating a string of
world-class players like Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Topalov and Adams in the process. Kasimdzhanov is a very deep player, who is able to explain chess ideas in an eloquent, lucid style, with a fi ne touch of humour. His lessons are both entertaining
and instructive – perfect for students who seek to avoid dry” theory.
"...when a player of Kasimdzhanov's class shares his understanding of chess you can not help but enjoy and improve."
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