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ChessBase Magazine extra issue 157 Extra
January  2014
Videos by Adrian Mikhalchishin,Valeri Lilov & Robert Ris
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ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99



The three video files on this DVD cover one from GrandmasterAdrian Mikhalchishin who shows us a interesting  idea in the
King's Indian Fianchetto Variation.
Robert Ris goes back in time with a classic game between Jose  Capablanca and  Ossip Bernstein.
Valeri Lilov analyses a game in which the leader of the white pieces was more than 200 rating points weaker but he did still manage to win.
The master file on this DVD is good for over 14000 entries,exactly counted 14.423 games,and all played between October and December of  2013.
Most games come from the worldchampionship for Seniors, good for  1078 games.
This Hugh tournament was won by Vaisser but Melvyn King was very successful with the Latvian Gambit as we can see in the
following games:   Birkestrand,Odd (1819) - King,Melvyn (1890) [A04]
Wch Seniors 23rd Opatija (9), 21.11.2013
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.d3 d6 4.Be2 Nf6 5.Nc3 c6 6.exf5 Bxf5 7.Bg5 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.h3 h6 10.Be3 Nh7 11.Qc1 Nd7 12.Nh2 g5
13.g4 Bg6 14.d4 d5 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Qd2 b6 17.Rac1 Bf7 18.f4 Ng6 19.f5 Ne5 20.Bd4 Bd6 21.Rcd1 Qc7 22.Nf3 Nf6
23.Nxg5 Rae8 24.Nf3 Nexg4 25.Bd3 Bf4 26.Qg2 Kh7 27.hxg4 Ne4 28.Bxe4 dxe4 29.Nh2 c5 30.Nxe4 Bxh2+
31.Kh1 Be5 32.Bxe5 Qxe5 33.Rde1 Bd5 34.Ng5+ hxg5 35.Rxe5 Bxg2+ 36.Kxg2 Rxe5 37.Rh1+ Kg7 38.Rh5 Re2+
39.Kf3 Rxc2 40.Rxg5+ Kf7 41.Rh5 Rxb2 42.g5 Rxa2 43.Rh7+ Kg8 0-1, Kaldybayev,O - King,Melvyn (1890) [C40]
Wch Seniors 23rd Opatija (8), 20.11.2013
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.Nc4 fxe4 5.Nc3 Qe6 6.Ne3 c6 7.d4 d5 8.Be2 Nf6 9.0-0 Bd6 10.h3 0-0 11.Ng4 Qf7
12.Be3 Qg6 13.Nxf6+ Qxf6 14.f4 Na6 15.Rf2 Qh4 16.Bg4 g5 17.Bxc8 Raxc8 18.Ne2 ½-½  and
Kummer,Heinz (1788) - King,Melvyn (1890) [C40]
Wch Seniors 23rd Opatija (4), 15.11.2013
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.Nc4 Bc5 5.Qe2 Ne7 6.e5 Qf7 7.c3 b5 8.Na5 h6 9.d3 Bb6 10.Nb3 Bb7
11.N1d2 0-0 12.Nf3 f4 13.Bd2 c5 14.0-0-0 Nbc6 15.Kb1 a5 16.d4 c4 17.Nc5 Bxc5 18.dxc5 Rfe8 19.Qe4 Nb4 20.Qxb7 Qf5+ 21.Ka1 Nc2+ 22.Kb1 Na3+ 0-1.
Conclusion: Super material for a bargain price!


Training / Opening / Friztrainer
Tactic Toolbox Ruy Lopez / Spanish Opening
by Sam Collins

2014
http://www.chessbase.com
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Price Euro 29.90
Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard


Grandmaster Sam Collins invites you on this DVD to solve over 60 entertaining Ruy Lopez puzzles,which all well packed in the new ChessBase
 interactive Question & Answer format.
Every puzzle on this DVD is related to a Ruy Lopez line, as for example puzzle number 62 is divided to the famous Marshall Attack, where you are
 invited to solve a game position of the game Smirin,Ilia (2702) - Grischuk,Alexander (2669) [C89]
EU-Cup 17th Panormo (4.2), 26.09.2001
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4
14.g3 Qh3 15.Re4 g5 16.Qe2 f5 17.Re6 Bxe6 18.Qxe6+ Kh8 19.Qxd6 Rae8 20.Bd2 f4 21.Bxd5 cxd5 22.f3 g4 0-1.
A other shortcut is Vachier Lagrave,Maxime (2703) - Svidler,Peter (2739) [C89]
Donostia-A San Sebastian (4), 11.07.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4
14.g3 Qh3 15.Re4 g5 16.Qf1 Qh5 17.Nd2 f5 18.Re1 f4 19.Bd1 f3 20.Ne4 Bh3 21.Qd3 Rae8 22.Bd2 Rxe4 23.Qxe4 Bxg3 24.Bxf3 Bxh2+
25.Kxh2 Bg4+ 26.Kg1 Bxf3 27.Qe6+ Kg7 28.Qe5+ Rf6 29.Qh2 Rh6 0-1,yes the Marshall Gambit stays dangerous.
Pleasant to mention are all the kind of alternatives as for example the Schliemann Defence:
Al Modiahki,Mohamad (2380) - Bezgodov,Alexei (2545) [C63]
Tunis op Tunis (1), 1997
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 Nf6 6.0-0 d6 7.Qd3 Be7 8.Nc3 Qd7 9.Nd5 Bd8 10.Rd1 a6 11.Ba4 b5 12.Bb3 Na5
13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Qc3 b4 15.Qxe5+ Kf8 16.Ne3 Qe7 17.Qxa5 Bb7 18.Nf5 Qxe4 19.f3 1-0,I would like to end with the good old
Bird: Kasparov,Garry (2838) - Khalifman,Alexander (2698) [C61]
FIDE GP Moscow (4.4), 04.06.2002
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.0-0 c6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 cxd5 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Re1+ Ne7 10.c4 a6 11.Bxd7+ Qxd7 12.d3 0-0-0 13.Nd2 Kb8 14.b4 dxc4 15.dxc4 Nc6 16.b5 axb5 17.cxb5 Nb4 18.Nc4 Qf5 19.Re5 Qc2 20.Bf4 Qxd1+ 21.Rxd1 Ka8 22.a3 f6 23.axb4 1-0.
Conclusion: Super instructive!                    



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