Killer DutchKiller Dutch.
Type: BARGAINS. Detail: Williams, S. Product Code: 1899DVDKD.
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The Dutch Defence is a controversial opening. 1 ...f5 is seen as too risky by some. Others embrace the ethos of an early attacking stance on the Kingside. This DVD offers thorough coverage of the Classical Dutch and White's attempts to avoid the main lines from move two onwards.Here is an online review: GM Simon Williams is an expert on this opening and his confidence in the defence and material is evident throughout the entire disc. His presentation skills are excellent. He is relaxed in front of the camera, maintains steady eye contact with the viewer and speaks very clearly. Right from the start, this confidence is transferred to the viewer.The graphics are impressive too, with footage from various chess events being played before each chapter starts. We see snippets of chess boxing, openair chess with huge pieces at Trafalgar Square in London and various other bits and pieces. The production values are very high and the presentation is never allowed to become dry. The standard screen layout shows GM Williams facing the camera, playing through the moves on a real chess set and pieces. An electronic demonstration board is also on the screen, complete with highlighted squares and arrows to demonstrate moves and threats. Occasionally the camera will find a different angle; for example, sometimes there will be aerial shots of the hand moving the pieces. Meanwhile the background graphics undergo frequent changes. Sometimes, GM Williams appears to be sitting in front of an enormous chess clock. Other times, it is a dandelion clock or another pleasant outdoor scene. Video running time: 6 hours 30 minutes. System requirements: Disc drive, This DVD will play on normal DVD players as well as computers. No additional software is required.
Note. 1 stars = average. 2 stars = excellent. 3 stars = classic.