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Type: SOFTWARE. Detail: 1 E4 OPENINGS. Product Code: CBFT-GOS1DVDE.
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If you play the Marshall Gambit against the Ruy Lopez, everything after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.00 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 00. You would be crazy not to buy this DVD. Gustafsson is one of the world's absolute experts on the Marshall, and in the intro clip he says he's going to tell the viewer everything he knows. Yeah, right! Then you watch the DVD and realize that, (gasp!) he might be telling the truth. Details: As for the lines covered, they're what you'd expect from any reputable source on the Marshall. After the intros, you have clips on the following lines, starting with the Gambit (8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6): (1) 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Be3 (the Old Main Line) (2) 15.Re4 g5 16.Qf3/16.Qe2 (3) 16.Qf1 (4) 15.Qe2 (this is a new and suddenly hot line) (5) 12.d3 (6) 12.Re1 Bd6 13.g3 (7) Odds and ends including 12.Bxd5, 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re2, and 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 and now 15.Bxd5, 15.Qd3 and 15.Qf3 are all investigated. As is usual nowadays, the inferior sidelines 11...Nf6 and 9...e4 are ignored, but all the relevant 11...c6 lines are discussed. Then he turns to the AntiMarshall, when the standard lines are covered: Gustafsson freely acknowledges when he's not completely satisfied with some line or other. Sometimes it's because of his style or preferred approach (e.g. his desire to avoid most Marshall endings, and his preference for concrete lines over randomly manoeuvering the pieces), but once or twice he seems less than sure that Black has a perfectly satisfactory answer against a certain White approach. (Don't panic, it doesn't mean that he thinks Black is much worse; it's not even clear in those cases that he's worse at all. It's just not yet clear that Black has full equality either.) In all of those cases he offers several different approaches for Black, and it's clear that Black is in entirely reasonable shape. In any case, the honesty is refreshing! Video running time 3 hours and 45 minutes. System Requirements: Disc drive, Windows 7 or higher.
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