Openings Overview a4, b4, g4, h4, 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 – IM Bill Paschall and GM Jesse Kraai

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Openings Overview a4, b4, g4, h4, 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 – IM Bill Paschall and GM Jesse Kraai
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On this DVD, IM Paschall and GM Kraai explains basic openings.
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Openings Overview a4, b4, g4, h4, 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3

On this DVD, IM Paschall and GM Kraai explain basic openings.

Content: 1.5 hours of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 8 lectures.

Users rated this series: 4.4 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: I consider myself mainly a 1. c4/Nf3 player as I like to play more hypermodern type positions and I prefer to avoid sharp lines such as the Benko Gambit and Grunfeld defense. Also, I find that playing the offbeat line of the English with 1. c4 and 2. b3 will throw off a lot of players and make them uncomfortable very early in the game. I have actually had some good success with 1. c4 and 2. b3 in tournament games.

IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Two-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGMs in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.

GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Richmond, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. Jesse is an active chess coach.

Outline

  • Openings Overview: a4, b4, g4, h4 with IM Bill Paschall
    Run Time: 00:29:15
  • Openings Overview: 1. e4 with GM Jesse Kraai
    Run Time: 00:14:47
  • Openings Overview: 1. d4 with GM Jesse Kraai
    Run Time: 00:25:24
  • Openings Overview: 1. c4/Nf3 with GM Jesse Kraai
    Run Time: 00:31:10