There seems very little room to create new opening ideas in 2010 and the
creative competitor must work hard to find new approaches which help to
win games. Enter 1.f4, Bird’s Opening! 1.f4 has hardly been given
comprehensive coverage in the textbooks and on this new ChessBase DVD,
International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin examines this
‘last frontier’ of sound and original opening play.
repertoire is suggested for White, a little off the beaten track, where
the emphasis is on setting new problems for the opponent and putting Black
under pressure to find original solutions, right from move one! There can
be no doubt that 1.f4 always provides entertainment and interesting
positions. If the opening is mastered it will produce excellent results
over the board. Back in the late seventies and eighties it was the
Trompowsky Opening (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) which was giving Black a serious
headache. Will 1.f4 continue in the same tradition in 2010 and beyond?
Video running time: 3 hours.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM,
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard