The Hedgehog is not just an opening, it is a system. A system that can be used against 1 c4, against 1 e4 and also 1 d4. Some players, such as the Swedish Grandmaster Ulf Andersson, appear to play very little else with the black pieces. Black's pieces curl up behind a row of pawns on the third rank and invite White to attack at which point they spring out from behind the barricades to give the aggressor a nasty shock. The Hedgehog can easily transform into a tiger... This is modern chess.
Karpov was one of the first great exponents of the counter-attacking Hedgehog, Kasparov was also a great devotee and Kramnik and Anand are also experienced users. This DVD not only gives you specific theoretical advice on the main Hedgehog lines, but also looks at general strategy for both sides. Whether you play with White or Black, this DVD will help your game. Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer. Video running time: 5 hours.
Grandmaster Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years. During that time he has represented his country on many occasions, including an historic match victory over the Soviet Union in Reykjavik, 1990. At the same time he has distinguished himself as a coach, helping many of England's younger generation to achieve their potential. Besides his chess career, he has built up a reputation as a commentator on television, radio and the internet. He is also an award-winning author of more than 15 books.
- Power Play 1: Mating Patterns
- Power Play 2: Attacking the king
- Power Play 3: Pawn storm
- Power Play 4: Start Right
- Power Play 5 - Pawns
- Power Play 6 - Pawns, Pieces & Plans
- Power Play 7 - Improve your pieces
- Power Play 8 - Knights and Bishops
- Power Play 9 - major pieces vs. minor pieces
- Power Play 10 - Calculation
- Power Play 11 - Defence
- Power Play 12 - The Hedgehog
- Power Play 13 - The squeeze
- Power Play 14 - Test Your Tactics
"The PowerPlay DVD series by GM Daniel King is one of the most successful chess instruction tools today." New In Chess (Shop)
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard