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Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin comes from the famous chess city of Lviv, Ukraine.
Adrian had privilege learning from the famous Soviet chess school and also getting ‘first hand over the board experience’ playing best Soviet grandmasters throughout his playing career.
Adrian later focused on successful training career becoming ‘FIDE trainers commission’ chairman (still under his tenure) and training the World very best- most notably two famous World champions Anatoly Karpov and Maya Chiburdanidze.
In his two DVDs recordered for ChessCastle.net Adrian shares his knowledge on two popular gambits.
DVDs are aimed at 1800-2200 Club players improving their ‘dynamic arsenal’ in the opening.
First DVD is ‘Kasparov Gambit’ (DIAGRAMMED position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d5!).
Many Benko/Volga gambit lovers have problems in the case White plays 3.Nf3 declining them their favorite gambit and instead of ‘cheerful Benko/Volga’ they get ‘boring English’ instead!
Well after studying this 60 minutes DVD those worries will be over!
Young Garry Kasparov (already tipped World champion by many) had a rocky start in his over the board encounters with Adrian.
From their first three games played rising star from Baku salvaged only one point. In their fourth encounter played at 49th Soviet championship finals ‘champion in the make’ opted for dynamic gambit and won sharp battle. That Soviet championship proved important for Kasparov chess career as it qualified for the Moscow Interzonal paving the way for young Garry to go all the way (through the championship cycle) challenging Anatoly Karpov for the World title at the end.
In this DVD Adrian reminisces memories of fighting ‘the Beast from Baku’ in his favorite gambit and shares valuable theoretical knowledge enabling Black players to include this viable dynamic gambit in their weaponry.
Games PGN is included in the download.