Ivan is Back with Secrets of Positional Sacrifices GM Simon Williams

14 July 2016

Tagged: Products

We’re excited to announce Ivan Sokolov’s second DVD for GingerGM. Secrets of Positional Sacrifices is now available for download.

Take a look at the trailer for a taste of Ivan’s clear and instructive presentation.

We think Vladimir Kramnik must have sneaked a look at an advance copy, judging by the game he played yesterday in Dortmund. If you like this kind of chess, you’ll love Secrets of Positional Sacrifices!

We’re including PGN files with the DVD, so you can play through the moves and make notes in your favourite chess program. This will be standard for all future GingerGM products.

If you bought Ivan’s first GingerGM DVD, they’ll be an offer for you shortly, so check your email!

Description

Legendary grandmaster Ivan Sokolov looks at the secret techniques that you will need in order to become an expert in positional sacrifices. Ivan, twice Dutch Champion has a wealth of experience, including a victory over Kasparov. He aims to share some of the knowledge with you in this DVD.

Ivan has only presented for GingerGM and by looking at ten instructive games, his secrets will be passed on to you.

  • Not sure when to sacrifice? - Ivan will help you decide.
  • Not sure what makes a good sacrifice? - Ivan guides you.
  • What is a positional sacrifice? - That is what this DVD is all about!

If you want to improve as an attacking and exciting player then this is just the DVD for you.

Contents

Chapter 1: Sacrifices Relating to Dynamic Pawn Structures

  • Game 1 (18:28): Viswanathan Anand vs Hao Wang, Tata Steel-A, 73rd Wijk aan Zee, 2011, 1-0.
  • Game 2 (05:48): Konstantin Sakaev vs Vladimir Belov, 56th RUS-ch, Krasnoyarsk, 2003, 1-0.
  • Game 3 (19:04): Garry Kasparov vs Ralf Akesson, Wch U20, Dortmund, 1980, 1-0.
  • Game 4 (13:04): Ivan Sokolov vs Aleksandr Lenderman, Reykjavik Open, 2010, 1-0.

Chapter 2: Sacrifices to Destroy the Opponents Pawn Structure

  • Game 5 (11:32): Peter Svidler vs Victor Bologan, Blitz World Championships, 2012. 1-0.
  • Game 6 (13:41): Dimitri Reinderman vs Ivan Sokolov, Tch-NED, 2001, 0-1.
  • Game 7 (21:50): Garry Kasparov vs Jan Timman, Hilversum KRO, 1985, 1-0.
  • Game 8 (19:46): Anatoly Karpov vs Boris Gelfand, Linares, ESP, 1993, 1-0.

Chapter 3: Positional Sacrifices to Improve a Piece

  • Game 9 (19:47): Vladimir Kramnik vs Garry Kasparov, Linares, ESP, 1994, 1-0.
  • Game 10 (16:06): Garry Kasparov vs Alexey Shirov, Horgen, SWZ, 1994, 1-0.

About the Author

GM Simon Williams

Ginger GM supremo Grandmaster Simon Williams is the brains behind the Ginger GM operation.