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SCMC14WSE

Master Class Vol. 14: Vasily Smyslov (engl.)

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DVD-box, ChessBase, 1. edition 2021

From the series »Fritz Trainer Masterclass«

€29.90
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Vasily Smyslov defeated Mikhail Botvinnik at the second attempt in 1957 and thus became the 7th world champion in chess history, but had to relinquish the title in a rematch the following year. After that Smyslov belonged to the absolute world elite for many years. His performance in the 1982-1985 World Championship cycle was sensational, when he defeated Robert Hübner and Zoltan Ribli one after the other in the candidate matches and only lost in the final to the young Garry Kasparov - Smyslov himself was 62 years old at that time!

Smyslov had a particularly deep understanding of chess. Perhaps influenced by music (he was a trained opera singer), his play was characterised by naturalness and harmony. He cultivated a clear positional style and even in sharp tactical positions often relied more on his intuition than on concrete calculation of variations, although he knew how to combine brilliantly when necessary. On the other hand, he shied away from unclear intricacies. Smyslov had a special preference for the (early) exchange of queens as a precursor to his brilliant technique, especially in the endgame, where he was considered an absolute luminary. The 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik called Smyslov “the truth in chess”. Let our team of experts Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Karsten Müller and Oliver Reeh introduce you into the world of Vasily Smyslov.

  • Video running time: 7 h 45 min (English)

  • All Smyslov games, short biography

  • Smyslov Powerbook: The opening repertoire of the 7th world champion as a variation tree

  • Tactics training with 24 Smyslov games


Minimum:

  • Pentium III 1 GHz

  • 1 GB RAM

  • Windows 7

  • DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • Windows Media Player 9

  • internet connection for program activation

Recommended:

  • PC Intel Core i7

  • 2.8 GHz

  • 4 GB RAM

  • Windows 10

  • DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better

  • 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card

  • Windows Media Player 11

  • DVDROM drive

  • internet connection for program activation

More Information
Weight 100 g
Manufacturer ChessBase
Width 13 cm
Height 19 cm
Medium DVD
Year of Publication 2021
Author Karsten MüllerMihail MarinOliver ReehYannick Pelletier
Series Fritz Trainer Masterclass
Edition 1
Binding DVD-box

Beispielvideo:

Sample Video:

1. Short biography

2. Opening

3. Introduction

4. Double fianchetto

5. Main Lines

6. French and Caro Kann

7. Spanish

8. Slav

9. Grunfeld

10. Conclusion

11. Strategy

12. Introduction

13. Geller-Smyslov

14. Smyslov-Botvinnik

15. Gligoric-Smyslov

16. Smyslov-Hort

17. Smyslov-Ribli

18. Smyslov-Oll

19. Tactics 1-10

20. Gerasimov-Smyslov, 1935

21. Smyslov-Kirilov, 1940

22. Kotov-Smyslov, 1940

23. Smyslov-Finogenov, 1942

24. Lisitsin-Smyslov, 1944

25. Smyslov - Alatortsev, 1946

26. Smyslov-Kottnauer, 1946

27. Smyslov-Euwe, 1948

28. Smyslov-Florian, 1949

29. Uhlmann-Smyslov, 1959

30. Tactics 11-20

31. Smyslov-Tolush, 1961

32. Smyslov-Letelier, 1962

33. Smyslov-Padevsky, 1963

34. Benko-Smyslov, 1964

35. Smyslov-Rossetto, 1966

36. Smyslov-Fuller, 1969

37. Smyslov-Liberzon, 1969

38. Smyslov-Addison, 1970

39. Smyslov-Karpov, 1971

40. Smyslov-Dzindzichashvili, 1972

41. Tactics 21-24

42. Biyiasas-Smyslov, 1980

43. Smyslov-Timman, 1981

44. Smyslov-Sosonko, 1984

45. Polgar-Smyslov, 2000

46. Endgames

47. Rook endings

48. The wall of umbrellas

49. Complete attacking harmony

50. Textbook defence against h- and f-pawn

51. Miscellaneous endgames

52. Miraculous defence in the pawn ending

53. The clumsy knight

54. The mighty knight

55. The blockading knight

56. An old riddle

57. The classic against Reshevsky

58. A light initiative weighs heavily

59. The attacker does not exchange attacking potential

60. Interactive videos

61. Duel of the passed pawns

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