Attack with the Modern Italian
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
followed by 4.d3
by Nigel Davies
Publisher: ChessBase, 2010
Video running time: 4 hours
In recent years the Italian Game has undergone a renaissance,
transforming it from the Cinderella of 1.e4 openings into a major
system which offers excellent chances for White to gain the
Accordingly it has found favour with some of the World`s top
players including Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik,
Sergei Tiviakov, Viktor Bologan, Sergei Movsesian,
Michael Adams and Boris Gelfand.
Unlike the Ruy Lopez, which features many sharp theoretical
variations, the emphasis in the Italian Game is on knowing
where the pieces belong and understanding key plans and ideas.
This makes it highly suitable for players who do not have the
time to engage in ongoing maintenance of their opening
On this DVD Davies examines the modern treatment of the
Italian with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 followed by 4.d3 and
then usually c3.
He also places the onus on attacking lines for White, often
featuring him castling queenside and then charging up the
kingside. Not only do such variations score heavily in club chess,
they are also a lot of fun to play!
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 excellent understanding of club level chess.
As such he is able to present advanced material in a way that
club players can get to grips with it making his DVDs a unique
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