Giuoco Piano and 2 Knights Defense (RL 80)
Giuoco Piano and 2 knights defense are probably the best and most explored openings in Chess theory. Not much has changed in these openings in past 30-40 years. With the help of Rybka, Roman injects new life in these ancient openings. He demonstrates original approach and understanding of initiative and sacrifice of a pawn. In the first case, white sacrifices a pawn that was never taken seriously and proves to get more than sufficient compensation. In the second case, taking a pawn that was always known as a bad idea and proving that white has an advantage! This interesting and controversial DVD is based on deep analysis by Rybka and Roman. Very innovative!!