Tricks & Traps, Volume 2
1. d4 Openings
by Nigel Davies
Publisher: ChessBase, 2010
Video running time: 4 hours
Tricks and traps, especially in the opening, are a dangerous
reality of competitive chess. All sorts of surprises await the
unwary player, from devastating sacrifices to cunning move
order ploys. A knowledge of such ideas is essential if a player
wants to be the hunter rather than the victim.
On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that
can arise after 1.d4 by White, breaking them down into a
number of different categories.
The examples are designed to appeal to players of every level and feature a wide variety of systems.
Besides coverage of some of the classics, Davies reveals some little known ploys and explains how likely these traps are to
succeed. Accordingly the viewer should gain some
psychological insights into the art of trapping and this should
help his game as a whole.
Nigel Davies has been an International Grandmaster since 1993 and is a former British Open Quickplay and U21 Champion.
Besides his playing accomplishments he is an experienced
chess coach with an ability to explain chess ideas players of any level.
He is an acknowledged expert on 1.g3 having played it on
numerous occasions in his own games.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.