Fritz Trainer - Davies: Build a 1.d4 Repertoire

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Creating an opening repertoire can be a difficult and demanding job, especially for those with limited study time. Attempts to implement a lot of new openings at the same time can set a player adrift in a sea of unknown chess patterns. This in turn can have a catastrophic impact on their game.
On this DVD Nigel Davies explains how to go about this process of building a repertoire the right way, with a minimal amount of stress or sweeping wholesale changes. Instead of changing everything at once he proposes that you start out with a Queen's Pawn Opening such as the London System, Torre Attack or Colle System and then build on these openings step by step. After playing 1.d4 and 2.Nf3 you will gradually introduce lines with 3.c4 whilst acquiring an understanding of the middle games this will lead to. Davies makes specific recommendations about which variations you should play and the order in which they should be introduced.
In the final stage of their repertoire development players may wish to switch to 1.d4 and 2.c4, but with the groundwork having been properly laid. At the end of the DVD Davies explains how to go about this and discusses some of the issues involved.
Video running time: 5 hours.
Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and highly respected chess coach. He has more than 35 years tournament experience with 1.d4 and has advised many of his students on the repertoire building process.

System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

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    Fritz Trainer - Davies: Build a 1.d4 Repertoire 5 Stars

    Posted by MIKE from Denver on 28th Apr 2013

    I agree 100% with the review of John Galt. This is your path to learning how to play d4 openings without extensive memorization of standard lines. Nigel Davies teaches you how to play against those who rely on memorization of standard lines without really understanding the reasons behind the moves.

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    Fritz Trainer - Davies: Build a 1.d4 Repertoire 5 Stars

    Posted by John Galt from Orlando, Fl on 28th Apr 2013

    Davies has become my favorite opening coach. This DVD is best if you already have one of his earlier d4 opening DVD's, (London, Colle, or Torie) and after this one you might want to also buy the Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation. This is for people with limited time to study chess, so Davies shows you how to avoid the complexities of standard variations. If your opponent relies on memory & standard openings, Davies is your ideal coach! Thanks Nigel, from those of us who have lives outside the chess universe even though we love chess as well!