New: Winning Chess Strategies Vol. 1 + 2
In his new video course, the French top grandmaster Romain Edouard shows you how to win games by seizing the initiative with sacrifices. The course consists of two volumes: In the first volume, Edouard demonstrates patterns, how to master sacrifices and initiative in several aspects, opposite-colored bishops, the bishop pair, exchange sacrifice, launching an attack, good moment to sacrifice. In the second course, you are invited to test your knowledge, find the winning move when you have initiative on your side The interactive exercises will certainly help you improve. All new courses can now also be watched via stream, e.g. on mobile devices! Photo: ChessBase
Winning Chess Strategies Vol. 1 – The Art of Sacrifices and Initiative
by Romain Edouard
Throughout this video course, we will study how to master sacrifices and the initiative in several aspects: opposite-coloured bishops, the bishop pair, the exchange sacrifice, launching an attack, and the good moment to sacrifice will be the topics covered in this first video course.
The goal will be to teach you how to take advantage of certain material imbalances and convert them into victories! Using real games, analysed and explained; some of them being genuine masterpieces, this video course will be the ideal tool to learn how to conclude a game due to your initiative. Enjoy each part, and soak it up for your next victories!
• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• Extra: Database with thematic games
Winning Chess Strategies Vol. 2 – The Initiative: Train Yourself!
by Romain Edouard
To improve in the vast terrain of initiative, there’s nothing better than training with well-chosen exercises! This interactive video course will guide you to find the winning move when the initiative is on your side, by such means as: paralysing your opponent, eliminating the opponent’s defender, punishing an unsafe king, finding the right moment to launch your attack, and concluding with a classic chapter where you should “find the killer move”!
These carefully chosen exercises will help you improve, and allow you to manage your initiative in the best way: “when, how, why?”
• Video running time: 4 hours (English)
• Extra: With interactive exercises!
Buy Vol.2 here
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX 11 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX 10 graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11 and internet access for program activation.
Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10
About Romain Edouard
Romain Edouard (peak rating of 2702) has been part of the French National Team since 2011. As a teenager, he notably won a gold medal in the European U16 Championship in 2006, and silver medals in the Europe and World Championships under 18 in 2007. Since becoming a GM at 17, he has won numerous international events, including the 2012 Al Ain Open, the 2014 Dubai Open and the 2015 World Open, among others. He is a regular contributor of the ChessBase Magazine.