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How Bobby Fischer battled the Sicilian
Fischer liked to play aggressive but basically sound lines against the Sicilian and many of his variations are still very much alive and a good choice for players of all levels.
ChessBase Magazine Extra 185
An extra for your database: Over 37,000 new games (June to August 2018). Three videos by Yannick Pelletier (hedgehog), Adrian Mikhalchishin (Aronian Variation 3 ... Nge7 in the Ruy Lopez,) and Georgious Souleidis (shows the "Best Game" from Bundesliga 14/
The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian
Make life difficult for the Sicilian! 2.b3 is a thoroughly venomous but still solid kind of "Anti-Sicilian". No matter what setup black chooses, the bishop on b2 will always be unpleasant for him.
Queen's Gambit Declined Powerbook 2018
In order to make use of the highest possible rated games, the minimum rating has been raised. Thus for the Queen’s Gambit Powerbook 40 000 games from the Mega and correspondence chess were included as well as 620 000 from the engine room on playcchess.
The Reliable Petroff
The Petroff (or Russian) Defence which is characterised by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 has been popular at the highest levels for many years and enjoys the reputation of being an extremely solid defence.
by Daniel Fernandez
The Vienna Variation
The Vienna Variation is a particular and independent system of the Queen’s Gambit. It arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4, when black’s capture on move 4 is strongly reminiscent of the Queen’s Gambi
by Yannick Pelletier
The Tarrasch Defence
Are you looking for an active defence against 1.d4? Look no further! The Tarrasch Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5) is one of Black’s most ambitious ways to meet 1.d4.
by Erwin l'Ami
ChessBase Magazine 185
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Norway Chess and Poikovsky) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 12 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.
The Beliavsky Plan vs. the Stonewall Dutch
You exchange the bishop on f4 to open the g-file (gxf4) and double rooks there. Black will protect his weakness on this file with all his forces. You transfer your pieces to the other side, create a new weakness there, and the opponent will be helpless
by Adrian Mikhalchishin
New Developments in the Arkhangelsk Variation
Mikhalchishin's new work sheds light on fresh ideas in the hyper-sharp c3 variation, the classical line, which is specially well played by Caruana, as well as further entertaining developments in the Semi-Arkhangelsk with a temporarily delayed b7-b5.
by Adrian Mikhalchishin
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit
The Smith-Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4!) is a great attacking weapon against the popular Sicilian . On move two White sacrifices a pawn for fast development and good attacking chances, and Black can easily fall into one of the many devious opening traps.
by Michael Rahal
Schach Problem 04/2018
SCHACH PROBLEM ist ein Schachbuch, das Spaß macht: 100 Schach-Taktikaufgaben von "einfach" bis "Bundesliga"-Niveau, jede Aufgabe von ChessBase getestet, ELO-geeicht und mit Lösung.
Meeting the Gambits Vol.2 - Gambits after 1.d4
When facing gambits the most important thing is not to panic, a feeling usually induced by lack of knowledge. Keep calm, learn the antidotes and face the aggression with renewed confidence.