In this ChessBase Magazine Extra we offer you for the first time a “Lucky bag”. What treasures are hidden in it? A varied collection of selected annotated games awaits you and every single one of them has the potential to be a bombshell. None of them has been previously published in ChessBase Magazine. The highlight of Extra #187: Peter Heine Nielsen comments on the WCh deciding games as well as two Carlsen games from the Blitz WCh!
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And what else is in store? Our authors Eltaj Safarli, Benjamin Bok, Adrian Mikhalchishin, Romain Edouard and others offer up many small opening ideas, wild sacrifices and fighting attacks.
CBM Extra #187 also comes with more than 53,000 new games for your database. Plus three training videos with a total running time of nearly one hour.
At the Chess Olympiad in Batumi Christian Bauer, with 7 points from 9 games and an Elo-Performance of 2743, took the bronze medal for the third best substitute player. A cornerstone of this achievement was his successful experiment against the Hungarian GM Ference Berkes: facing the latter’s Caro-Kann Defence Bauer chose the side variation 2.Nf3 d5 3exd5 cxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Ne5. Have the variations and subtleties explained to you by the French grandmaster.
At the end of last year Yannick Pelletier recorded a London System DVD for Black, which is expected to become available in May. Take advantage of this opportunity and get yourself a first impression in advance. In the sequence 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 d5 4.e3 the Swiss grandmaster recommends the early development of the black bishop to d6 followed by Nb8-d7, so as early on to gain control over the important e5-square. Enjoy the game Giri-Yifan Hou (Wijk aan Zee 2016) in Pelletier’s video analysis!
Last but not least, let Georgios Souleidis you “The Brilliancy Game”: In the game Birbrager-Tal (1953) the 16-year old Tal briskly set about his opponent with a positional queen sacrifice. Objectively it was not quite correct, but in a practical game uncommonly effective!