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The Bombastic Bird's

DVD-box, ChessBase, 1. edition 2019.

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In all den Jahren habe Ich häufig Ausdrücke wie "Schachrebell" oder "zu faul, um eine Richtige Eröffnugn zu lernen" in Verbindung mit Bird-Spieler n(1.f4) gehört. Ich muss nun sagen, dass diese Tage gezählt sind. Willkommen zur "Bombastic Bird's-DVD", einem revolutionären Repertoire über eins der originellsten und unterschätzten Eröffnungen in der Schachtheorie. Auf diesr DVD zeige ich Ihnen einige theoretische Neuheiten und Ideen, die die Spötter dieser Eröffnung bald verstummen lassen. Schwarz wird häufig versuchen den weißen Aufbau von Anfang an zu widerlegen, was meist schon früh schief geht. Selbst der Weltmeister Magnus Carlsen nahm sich dieser Eröffnung an. Viele Großmeister haben diese Überraschungswaffe in ihrem Arsenal.

  • Videolaufzeit: 6 Std 21 min (Englisch)

  • Interaktiver Test mit Videofeedback

  • Extra: Datenbank mit Modellpartien

  • Mit ChessBase Reader

Over the years I have often heard Bird’s players (1.f4) labelled chess mavericks, “chancers”, too lazy to learn “proper” opening systems. Well, I am happy to say those days are well and truly over. Welcome to the “Bombastic Bird’s”, a revolutionary repertoire for one of the most enterprising and underrated openings in chess theory. In this series, I uncover a number of groundbreaking theoretical novelties and new ideas that will soon have scorners of this romantic system regretting they ever doubted its soundness. Black will often try to refute White’s setup right from the word “go”, an attempt which often embarrassingly backfires and leads to a quick victory for the first player. Even World Champion Magnus Carlsen has taken a shine to the opening, joining a whole host of top grandmasters integrating it into their opening arsenals.

  • Video running time: 6 h 21 min

  • With interactive training including video feedback

  • Extra: Database with model games

  • With ChessBase Reader 2017

Born in 1986, Lawrence Trent is an international master, who has represented England in numerous international youth championships (including a 7th place in the U18 WCh in 2003). The Londoner, who has a degree in Romance languages, already has a lot of experience as a trainer. Trent has recorded several DVDs and 60-minutes videos for ChessBase. Trent also demonstrated his ability as a commentator on live chess at numerous tournaments such as the London Chess Classic, where he commented on the games of Carlsen, Kramnik and Co. both for the public in the hall and on Playchess.


  • Pentium III

  • 1 GHz

  • 1 GB RAM

  • Windows 7

  • DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • Windows Media Player 9

  • internet connection for program activation


  • PC Intel Core i7

  • 2.8 GHz

  • 4 GB RAM

  • Windows 7 / 8 or 10

  • DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better

  • 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card

  • Windows Media Player 11

  • DVDROM drive

  • internet connection for program activation


Sample Video:


Language English
Author Trent, Lawrence
Publisher ChessBase
Edition 1.
Medium DVD
Weight 100 g
Width 13 cm
Height 19 cm
Year of Publication 2019
Binding DVD-box


01: Intro [03:52]

Rare Lines

01: 1.f4 g5 2.fxg5 h6 3.g6 - Hobbs Gambit - Video Analysis [06:57]

02: 1.f4 Nh6 - Video Analysis [19:03]

03: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 - Reversed From Gambit - Video Analysis [13:19]

04: 1.f4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.b3 - Video Analysis [08:35]

05: 1.f4 b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 - Video Analysis [17:32]

06: 1.f4 b5 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nf3 Bxe4 4.Nc3 - Video Analysis [05:59]

07: 1.f4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d5/d6 - Video Analysis [08:46]


01: 1.f4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.e4 - Video Analysis [13:36]

02: 1.f4 d6 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.0-0 Bg7 6.d3 - Video Analysis [19:03]

1...e5 - Froms Gambit

01: From Gambit Intro [03:54]

02: 2...Nc6 3.Nf3 g5 4.d4 g4 5.Ng5 - Schlechter Gambit - Video Analysis [19:44]

03: 2...d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf4 Rare 4th moves - Video Analysis [03:32]

04: 2...d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Ng4/Nc6 - Video Analysis [19:58]

05: 2...d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf4 g5 5.d3 g4 6.Nd4 - Lasker Variation - Video Analysis [27:52]


01: 1.f4 d5 Intro [01:39]

02: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.e3 Nd7 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 Ngf6/e5/c6 - Video Analysis [17:39]

03: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 e6 5.0-0 h6 - Reversed London System - Video Analysis [08:14]

04: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 e6 5.d3 c5 - Video Analysis [08:44]

05: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.c4/d3 - Video Analysis [20:21]

06: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 - Video Analysis [16:07]

Fianchetto and e6

01: 1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.0-0 Be7 6.b3 0-0 - Video Analysis [05:47]

02: 1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.b3 Bb7 4.e3 g6 5.Bb2 Bg7 6.g3 0-0 - Double Fianchetto - Video Analysis [04:27]

03: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 c5 5.0-0 b5/Nc6/b6 - Systems with e6 d5 and c5 - Video Analysis [10:37]

04: 1.f4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.g3 and 2.e4 d5 3.e5 c5/h5 - Video Analysis [10:41]

Leningrad System

01: Bird Leningrad Intro - Video Analysis [03:07]

02: 6...Nc6/c6/b6 - Rare 6th moves - Video Analysis [12:03]

03: 7...b6 - Video Analysis [12:02]

04: 8.Na3 Rb8 - Video Analysis [19:09]

05: 8.Na3 Re8 - Video Analysis [11:37]

06: 8.Na3 d4 - Video Analysis [04:39]

07: 8.Na3 b6 - Video Analysis [05:30]

08: 8.Na3 Qc7 - Video Analysis [04:02]

Test section

01: Question 1 [01:16]

02: Question 2 [01:18]

03: Question 3 [01:07]

04: Question 4 [01:31]

05: Question 5 [01:02]

06: Question 6 [00:56]

07: Question 7 [00:55]

08: Question 8 [00:48]

09: Question 9 [00:57]

10: Question 10 [01:28]

11: Outro [01:57]

The Bombastic Bird's