35.855 games played between April and June 2018. Using his own game against Andrei Volokitin (Lvov 2016) Adrian Mikhalchishin explains a few ideas behind the English Variation with 6.a3 Bc5. It is only with best play that Black can equalise.
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The Alapin Variation in the Sicilian is rarely seen in top tournaments. But in Wijk aan Zee it surfaced in the game Jones-Anand. Yannick Pelletier puts under the microscope that game which ended relatively early.
For the 2015/16 Bundesliga season the brilliant victory of the young Polish grandmaster Jan Krysztof Duda against his compatriot Grzegorz Gajewski was chosen as the game of the season. Georgios Souleidis has annotated the game and considers that it was above all the lovely queen sacrifice which was the reason for the readers’ choice.
GM Teimour Radjabov: "I have been using CBM for a long time and it is very useful, because you can see all the recent games, annotated by the best players in the world."
GM Adrian Mikhalchishin: "I like CBM in different ways - as a reader, I prefer the Endgame Corner by Karsten Mueller - really well done. As a trainer, I use CBM Tactics to warm up my pupils, sometimes Opening Surveys, which are useful for certain openings and sometimes Strategy, the subjects of which are always instructive."