The ChessBase Magazine is the most comprehensive and most sophisticated chess magazine there is. World class players analyze their brilliancies and explain the ideas behind the moves to you, opening specialists present the latest trends in opening theory and offer exciting ideas for your repertoire. Master trainers in the fields of tactics, strategy, and the endgame show you the tricks and techniques a successful tournament player needs! DVD with several hours of video + booklet.
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My Grand Prix Attack
Steve Berger presents his patented recipe for White with Bb5
"I don't care if my engine disagrees!"
Luke McShane analyses his dynamic exchange sacrifice vs. Samuel Sevian
The Torre Surprise
Savour Simon Williams‘ opening video, featuring a novelty in the Torre Attack!
"After 36...h5 I was dancing inside!"
Enjoy Vidit Gujrathi’s video analysis of his win against Boris Gelfand
Her inner compass
Anna Muzychuk explains how she found the best move – „not sure the engine is 100 % right here“
"I had an idea in the Berlin"
Prague winner Nikita Vitiugov shows how he beat Pentala Harikrishna
Perfect until the end
Excel in an attack on the king which works like clockwork, with Oliver Reeh at your side (interactive video)
In video, Yannick Pelletier presents three tricky Sicilians from the Gibraltar Open
No slow motion chess!
Renato Quintiliano’s straightforward 6…d5!? against the Modern Italian thwarts White’s plans for a calm game
Look forward to five extra videos! Mihail Marin shows a game by the new European champion Vladislav Artemiev. Yannick Pelletier presents his Najdorf selection from the Gibraltar Open. And Robert Ris gives us the slogan: “Everything depends on concrete things!”
Opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire
Symmetrical English, Queen’s Indian, Anti-Reti, Classical Sicilian, Italian Game, Semi-Tarrasch, Tarrasch Defence etc. Simply load the article of your choice with a single mouse click from the start menu of ChessBase Magazine #189!
"The Nakamura Setup", "The Le Quang Variation" and "The Torre Surprise" – all await you in the opening videos section of the DVD, with a video running time of more than one hour. In his video Daniel King initiates you into the subtleties of "The Nakamura Setup" in the Scandinavian with 3...Qd8. Black first fianchettoes one bishop with 5...g6 and later also helps the other gain an active role with ...b6 and ...Bb7.
Top tournaments with top class analyses
Nikita Vitiugov, Radek Wojtaszek, Vidit Gujrathi, Jan-Krzysztof Duda,, Michael Adams, Gawain Jones, Wang Hao, Adhiban, Yu Yangyi, Anna Muzychuk and more comment on their best games from World Team Championship and from the Prague Chess Festival! In addition, Vidit Gujrathi presents his game with Boris Gelfand in video!
“Move by Move” with Simon Williams
For this issue Simon Williams has selected a game of the 16-year old Iranian grandmaster Alireza Firouzja. This time it's about bringing your own understanding of chess to bear on the search for the moves. “Simple and solid and sensible play!”
In Rainer Knaak’s article nine traps from recent tournament practice are put under the microscope (including. three FritzTrainer videos).
Tactics: “The art of unpinning”
Oliver Reeh’s article consists of 26 games with numerous training questions and an introductory text with links to all the games. In addition, there are three videos in interactive format.
Karsten Müller’s endgame article is once more wide-ranging. His collection of recent endgames contains an introductory text including a video. In addition our endgame expert has recorded four videos (two of which are in interactive format) and answers some letters from readers.
Strategy: “Bishop vs. Knight in the Nimzo-Indian”
The most important aspect of the strategic struggle in the Nimzo-Indian is the battle between White’s dark-squared bishop and one of the black knights. Marin initiates you into the subtleties.
Rogozenco: The Classic
In his Classic video the federal German trainer Dorian Rogozenco presents a game from the match between Jacques Mieses and Rudolf Spielmann from 1910.