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The Hippopotamus system of defence

DVD-Box, ChessBase, 1. Auflage 2022

Aus der Reihe »Fritz Trainer Opening«

29,90 €
Inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versandkosten

What is the Hippopotamus system of defence? The idea is that, at the beginning of the game, Black develops within his own first three ranks. He constructs a solid, flexible and hopefully stable position, awaiting events. At the right moment, he will strike back! The Hippopotamus was given the name by an eccentric English amateur player JC Thompson, back in the 1950’s. It seems as good a name as any. Given the right conditions, Black will emerge from the chessboard swamp and crush all before them.

Many strong players have taken a liking to the Hippo, including such greats as Boris Spassky and Gata Kamsky. Here we have an anti-theoretical opening, which has allowed them to draw on experience, rather than the need to remember long move sequences. It’s worth pointing out that White may play in Hippo-style too. On this ChessBase video course IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin maps out a game plan for the Hippo user and shows how the opening is played in the present day. It is an exciting tour of some very unusual chess.

  • Video running time: 5 hours

  • With interactive training including video feedback

  • Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - play key positions against Fritz on various levels

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 100 g
Hersteller ChessBase
Breite 13,5 cm
Höhe 19 cm
Medium DVD
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Autor Andrew Martin
Reihe Fritz Trainer Opening
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-3-86681-830-9
Einband DVD-Box

Sample Video:


Introduction & General Ideas


The Game Plan

Spoelman vs Hort

Jansa vs Jokic

Plaskett vs Martin

Petrosian vs Spassky

Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky

Nasuta vs Krasenkow

Klekowski vs Kamsky

Hippo vs Queen Pawn Systems

e4, d4, c4 and f4

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bf4 Ne7

1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Ne7 5.Bg5

1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.c4 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bd3 e6

1.c4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.a3 g6 5.e4 Bg7

Hippo vs Austrian Attack

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 Ne7 6.Be2 Nd7

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 Ne7 6.Be3 a6

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 Ne7 6.Bd3 a6

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Be3 a6 5.f4 b5 6.Bd3 e6

Hippo using 1 ... b6 as a move order trick

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Ne2 d6 5.0-0 Nd7 6.f4 g6

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Bd3 Nd7 6.0-0 g6

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 g6 4.Ne2 Bg7 5.h4 h6 6.c3 e6

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nf3 g6 5.c3 Bg7 6.Bg5 Ne7

1.d4 b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bd3 g6 5.Nge2 Bg7 6.0-0 Ne7

Hippo vs an early Bc4

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Bc4 Bg7 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bb3 Ne7

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nge2 Ne7

Hippo vs Be3 and Bg5

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Be3 a6 5.Qd2 Nd7

1.e4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.d4 d6 4.Be3 a6 5.Qd2 b5

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Bg5 a6 5.Qd2 b5

1.e4 d6 2.d4 a6 3.Be3 Nd7 4.Nc3 e6 5.Qd2 b6

Hippo vs quiet White Systems

1.Nf3 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.d4 d6 4.c3 b6 5.Bd3 Bb7 6.0-0 e6

1.d4 d6 2.e4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 a6 5.Be2 e6 6.Bg5 Ne7

1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nf3 a6 5.a4 b6 6.Bd3 Bb7




Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8

Exercise 9

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