New: Leon Luke Mendonca: The Keymer Variation 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3
Grandmaster Leon Luke Mendonca is a rising star in the chess world and one of India's most promising young talents. This year, at age of 17 years, he crossed the 2600 Elo rating barrier (current Elo is 2622) for the first time and is probably one of the most active chess players in 2023 (almost 100 rated games). Leon has recorded a very interesting Fritztrainer on the venomous variation 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3, which most club-level players do not know how to effectively counter. Check out this DVD to enrich your knowledge and increase the arsenal of your opening repertoire. The variation is named after the Germany no.1 GM Vincent Keymer. Photo: ChessBase
The Keymer Variation - 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3
By Leon Mendonca
“People did not take 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 too seriously until recently, when online chess started becoming popular due to the pandemic, as this opening was used frequently. I discovered how venomous this opening was when I was trying to find a way to play against it with black, and to my surprise this was not easy. Vincent Keymer uses this opening in a huge percentage of his games and gets great positions and results with them. With this opening, White avoids mainstream theory, and there is more than one possibility for each move. The opening is a mix of positional and attacking elements depending on what system black chooses. I think most club-level players would not know how to effectively counter this opening.”
With this opening, White avoids mainstream theory, and there is more than one possibility for each move. The opening is a mix of positional and attacking elements depending on what system Black chooses. I think most club-level players would not know how to effectively counter this opening.”
This video course features the ins-and-outs of the possible setups Black can choose. You’ll learn the key concepts and strategies needed to add this fantastic opening to your repertoire. An easy-to-learn and yet venomous weapon that will make your opening play more versatile.
In addition, this course enables you to practice the repertoire with the ChessBase Opening Trainer. Drilling the opening moves, guessing how a position arose or just replay the moves in your desired speed further reveal the ideas this opening has to offer. Start your journey now!
• Video running time: 6 hours
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Model games database & Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 8.1, DirectX 9 graphics card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9 and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i7 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 11, DirectX10 graphics card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX 10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11 and internet access for program activation.
Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10
iPad, tablet, smartphone, PC, laptop etc.
About Leon Luke Mendonca
Luke Leon Mendonca (born 2006) is one of the amazing young talents from India who reached the Grandmaster title at the age of just 14 years. During the pandemic he gained 150+ Elo points and 3 GM norms. Resilience is his forte. Recently, he also crossed 2600 Elo at the age of just 17 years. His opening ideas are not just theoretical in nature, but are put to grave test in praxis against strong opposition.