A strong command of middlegame skills often makes the difference between winning and losing a game of chess. The art of positional play must be included in any list of those skills. First Steps in Positional Play attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess. Players below 1500 will benefit from this basic advice. Players above 1500 will enjoy the detailed examination of many current master games. This is an enjoyable tour of positional play from which everyone can learn.
Video running time: 3 hours 20 min.
Andrew Martin is 54 years old and a FIDE Senior Trainer and International Master. He has written and presented over 20 DVDs for ChessBase. He is the current manager of coaching for the English Chess Federation.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard