New: Shirov on the Philidor

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The Philidor DefenceAlexei Shirov: The Philidor Defence has just appeared, from Hamburg.

In this DVD, with almost 6 hours of running time, Shirov of course explains why he scores so well with the 5.g4!? gambit he introduced. He does not forget to show Black's possibilities for counterplay.

Apart form this sharp line Shirov presents two other systems: 1. The solid strategic approach 5.Bc4, discussing the crucial push d4-d5, among other things, by showing many of his own games. 2. How to gain the advantage against the radical 3... exd4 in the traditional Philidor move order.

Everyone who loves fighting chess is happy with Alexei Shirov's return in the top-10 after his recent win in Sofia. That is where one of the most dynamic and sharp players in the world really belongs.

His talent to explain well and to get into the heart of difficult and double-edged positions is well demonstrated in this DVD.
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