ChessBase Magazine 215 Extra

Video training with Luis Engel and Romain Edouard (total playing time: 55 minutes). Plus 53 detailed analyses by Anish Giri, Yannick Pelletier, Viktor Moskalenko Lubomir Ftacnik, Spyridon Kapnisis, Michal Krasenkow, Romain Edouard, Adrian Mihkalchishin etc. ChessBase Magazine Extra is the perfect complement to ChessBase Magazine. Available as a single issue or by subscription (6 issues per year). Available as download or on DVD.


Everything new in ChessBase 17

In the latest version of ChessBase, there are some huge changes to the software, modifications which add significant improvements to the software! The two main programmers, Matthias Wüllenweber and Mathias Feist, have implemented a completely new file format, added beauty filters and medals, a fast interactive search, and much more! IM Sagar Shah takes you through all the new features of ChessBase 17 along with relevant screenshots and video instructions on how to make full use of the new features. | Thumbnail: Abhyudaya Ram
New Review

The Triangle Setup - A complete defense against 1.d4

The Semi-Slav defense (1.d4 d5 followed by ...e7-e6 and ...c7-c6) is one of the most popular opening set-ups for Black. Black can follow two entirely different concepts. One includes an early ...Ng8-f6 and leads to a number of popular and deeply analysed systems: the Meran, the Anti-Meran, the Botvinnik, the Moscow, the Anti- Moscow, the Westphalian, etc. The other, in which Black refrains from ...Ng8-f6 at an early stage, is presented by GM Michal Krasenkow on this DVD. Black keeps a choice between two double-edged interesting systems: the Noteboom variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc4) and the Stonewall (...f7-f5) if White plays an early e2-e3. Of course Black’s decision to refrain from an early ...Ng8-f6 gives White other options, the most important being the Slav gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 etc.). Therefore Black’s set-up may lead to a whole range of different and interesting positions, which help the black player to broaden his strategic and tactical understanding. This makes the Noteboom/Stonewall opening repertoire a particularly good choice for young, aspiring players.