When you purchase The New McCutcheon from Wholesale Chess a DVD/ROM will be sent to the shipping address you select during checkout. If you prefer to receive The New McCutcheon via download please click here to go to the ChessBase Shop add The New McCutcheon to your cart and choose "Download" as your delivery method when you checkout. Playing the McCutcheon Variation of the French Defence (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4) immediately sharpens up the game but quite frequently what soon arises is a positional struggle. Until recently the whole opening system was considered to be double-edged if not downright notorious – White only had to have good knowledge about the main line. But nowadays the McCutcheon has been developing in an entirely new direction. Rustam Kasimdzhanov now calls 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 the old main variation – since as he demonstrates Black can remarkably easily obtain a pleasant game. The alternatives 6.Bc1 and 6.Bh4 shouldn’t give White any advantage either but the former FIDE world champion shows how these lines can be used as a surprise weapon. On the other hand 6.Be3 has turned into the new main variation. Here the author has undertaken some extremely deep analysis in order to be able to come up with the correct evaluations for the individual sub-variations. In many variations Kasimdzhanov provides analyses evaluations and recommendations which go far beyond the present state of theory. Despite that you always retain a good overview and the clarity of the explanations make the study of this DVD a real pleasure. • Video running time: 4 hours 42 minutes • With interactive training including video feedback • Full analysis of the variation by Kasimdzhanov • Exclusive database with 78 Grandmaster games • Including CB 12 Reader System requirements Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz 1 GB RAM Windows Vista XP (Service Pack 3) DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM DVD-ROM drive Windows Media Player 9 ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz 4 GB RAM Windows 7 or Windows 8 DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card Windows Media Player 11 DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation. Disclaimer: If opened this item may only be returned in exhange for same item. Note: Please contact the developer with any support issues.
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