The threshold for inclusion in the database is high - over 2570 Elo points on average. The 724 selected annotated games provide excellent study material. Top players such as Caruana (3 annotated games), Adams (1), Anand (5), Aronian (1), Duda (1), Eljanov (1), Firouzja (2), Giri (2), Jakovenko (1), Karjakin (2), Kasimdzhanov (2) and Vitiugov (2) have analysed their games, plus commentaries by Paulsen experts such as Ribli (343), Kritz (61), Edouard (21) and other top-class authors. There are several world-class Paulsen specialists, all of whom have played the opening with both colours. Fabiano Caruana has played 155 games, 95 of them with Black, Anand has played 139 games, 50 of them with Black. Normunds Miezis (316 games with the black pieces) and Sergei Movsesian (272 games, of which 193 with Black) have far greater numbers. In total there are 7435 games, with a rating average of at least 2570 (excluding games with commentaries and the Paulsen/Taimanov experts Anand, Caruana, Miezis and Movsesian).
Desktop PC or Notebook, 2 GB RAM, Windows 11, 10 or 8.1, DVD-ROM drive (if ordered with Postal Delivery), ChessBase 16 or 15, Internet access (downloads).
The database loads the game overview. Double-click to load the game. You can sort the games by frequency using the Players tab. In this way, games by players such as Caruana or Miezis can be examined more closely.
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