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The Batsford Book of Chess from Beginner to Winner by Sean Marsh
2014
Batsford Ltd, London
http://www.Batsford.com
208 pages
Price $22.95
ISBN  978-1-84994-416-48



Sean Marsh provides the reader with a complete chess course from chess principles to smashing games from Mikhail Tal and Bobby
Bobby Fischer all wonderful packed in eye catching colours, where every page is a joy to play throw.
Included are all kind of instructive games as the following one from Tigran Petrosian which is good for five pages of text!
Petrosian,Tigran V (2615) - Ivanovic,Bozidar (2440) [D32]
Bar Bar, 1980
1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.b3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bb2 Nf6 7.Bb5 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.d4 Bg4 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.Nc3 Rc8 12.Be2 Bd6
13.Rc1 Bb8 14.Re1 Re8 15.g3 h5 16.Na4 Qe7 17.Nh4 Ne5 18.Rxc8 Rxc8 19.Nc3 Qb4 20.Qd4 a5 21.f3 Bh3 22.Rd1 Ba7
23.Qxe5 Re8 24.Qxf6 gxf6 25.Nxd5 Rxe3 26.Nxb4 Rxe2+ 27.Bd4 Bxd4+ 28.Rxd4 axb4 29.Rxb4 Rxa2 30.Rxb7 Kg7
31.Rb5 Rb2 32.Rxh5 Rb1+ 33.Kf2 Rb2+ 34.Ke1 Rb1+ 35.Kd2 Rxb3 36.g4 Bf1 37.Ke1 Ba6 38.Kf2 Bb7 39.Rc5 Kg8
40.Kg3 Kf8 41.Rf5 Kg7 42.Rf4 Bc8 43.Rc4 Be6 44.Rc5 Rd3 45.Rc2 Ra3 46.Rd2 Bc8 47.Rd8 Rc3 48.Re8 Kh6 49.Re7 f5
50.g5+ Kxg5 51.Rxf7 Be6 52.Rg7+ Kf6 53.Ra7 Bd5 54.Ra6+ Bc6 55.Ra5 Bd7 56.Rd5 Be6 57.Rd2 Bf7 58.Ng2 Bh5 59.Rf2 Bf7
60.Nf4 Rc8 61.Rb2 Rc6 62.h4 Ra6 63.Rb8 Rc6 64.Rh8 Kg7 65.Rd8 Kf6 66.Nh3 Ke7 67.Rh8 Bd5 68.Rh7+ Kf6 69.Nf4 Rc5
70.Rh6+ Kg7 71.Rg6+ Kf7 72.Rd6 Ba8 73.Nh3 Rc6 74.Ng5+ Ke7 75.Rd5 Kf6 76.Rd8 Ra6 77.Rh8 Kg7 78.Rh7+ Kg8
79.Rd7 Ra5 80.Kf4 Bc6 81.Rc7 Be8 82.Ne6 Bh5 83.Rg7+ Kh8 84.Rd7 Ra6 85.Nd4 Ra3 86.Rb7 Ra4 87.Ke5 Rxd4 88.Kxd4 Bxf3
89.Re7 f4 90.Ke5 Bh5 91.Kxf4 Bg6 92.Kg5 Bh7 93.Kh6 Bg8 94.Rb7 Bc4 95.Rh7+ Kg8 96.Rc7 Bd3 97.Rc8+ Kf7 98.Rc3 Be4
99.Rg3 Bc2 100.Rg7+ Kf8 101.Rg2 Bd3 102.Rg3 Bc2 103.Kh5 Kf7 104.Rg1 Bd3 105.Rg5 Be2+ 106.Kh6 Bd3 107.Rg7+ Kf8
108.Rg1 Bc2 109.Rg3 Kf7 110.Kh5 Bd1+ 111.Kg5 Kg7 112.Rc3 Be2 113.h5 Ba6 114.h6+ Kh8 115.Kg6 Bb7 116.Re3 Bd5
117.Re8+ Bg8 118.Re7 Bd5 119.h7 Be4+ 120.Kh6 Bg6 121.Rd7 Be8 122.Rd6 Bd7 123.Rf6 1-0.
Impressive is the list of bibliography where I found books as De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell,1834 by Cary Utterberg,McFarland,2005.
The original Batsford Book of Chess was written by IM Robert Wade and had throw the years several Revised edition,but Sean march
has managed to bring up this book to a new level of play.
My copy is lovely released with a hard copy and this book is a truly gift to every lover of the game.
Conclusion: A highly  instructive eye catching learning book!  



Chess DVD's


Training/Master Class/
Master Class Vol.3: Alexander Alekhine
by  Dorian Rogozenco, Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh

2014
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Price Euro 29.90
ISBN: 978-3-86681-425-7
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Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine,{Born 30 October 1892 and died March 24,1946) was the fourth World Chess Champion, and is considered by
many as one of the greatest chess players of all time.
With the age of 22 he belonged  among the strongest chess players in the world and in 1927,
he became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca.
ChessBase come with a super made product on Alekhine with not only a collection of all his known games,and that are a impressive 2327 games!
The former Alekhine game file from ChessBase only had 2234 entries.
But this DVD also holds a impressive five hours video entertainment, Interactive tactics test with video feedback, Alekhine powerbook: the
repertoire of the World Champion as opening tree, Tactic training: 102 Alekhine games with training questions plus photo’s,tournamant tables and a short biography.
The user of this DVD also shall find a lot of historical research on Alekhine for see his last correspondence game:
Myers:  During his visit to Iceland in 1931, Alekhine started up two games with members of the Reykjavik Chess Club, evidently while having
 lunch in the restaurant of the Hotel Borg.  Despite the unusual circumstances under which they were played, Alekhine characteristically took the
games seriously.  (This game was published in various periodicals, including "Chess Review", October 1933, with annotations by Alekhine.)  Because
all but the first few moves were played by telegraph or radio transmission, the games are properly considered correspondence games, probably the
 last played by Alekhine, according to Harding.  So we have an interesting composite game:  First, a few moves are played informally in a restaurant in
Reykjavik, without sight of the board.  Then Alekhine made a journey by ship to Denmark, and while the ship was at sea, moves were transmitted
by ship's radio.  When the ship docked at Copenhagen, the Icelanders lost contact with Alekhine, as he travelled by rail across Europe to Bled in
Yugoslavia.  But from Bled Alekhine wired his address and another move, resuming the game.  And over the next few weeks the game was finally
completed, with moves transmitted by telegraph!  The main players representing the chess club, according to Harding, were
Eggert Gilfer, Brynjólfur Stefánsson, and Hannes Thórður Hafstein.  The other game, with Alekhine playing White, was drawn but has not
been handed down to us.  By the way, we can fix the date of the games with some accuracy.  The Olympiad in Prague finished on 26 July, and
Alekhine travelled to Iceland.  In August, Alekhine started up the games in Reykjavik and departed for Bled, arriving before 22.08.1931. 
The games then were then completed by 29.09.1931, when the tournament in Bled ended.
City Reykjavik - Alekhine,Alexander [A47]
Corr radio/telegraph corr, 08.1931
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 c5 5.e3 e6 6.0-0 Be7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Re1 d5 9.Ne5 Nc6 10.Nxc6 Bxc6 11.a4 Qc8 12.a5 Rd8
13.axb6 axb6 14.Rxa8 Qxa8 15.Qe2 Qb7 16.Bd2 b5 17.Ra1 b4 18.Nd1 Ra8 19.Rxa8+ Qxa8 20.b3 c4 21.e4 c3 22.exd5 Nxd5
23.Be3 Nf4 24.Bxf4 Bxg2 25.Qb5 Bb7 26.Ne3 h6 27.Bc7 Kh7 28.Qa5 Qe8 29.Qb6 Bf3 30.h3 Qd7 31.g4 f6 32.Kh2 e5 33.dxe5 Qd2
34.Nf5 Qd1 35.Ng3 Qxc2 36.exf6 Bxf6 37.Nh5 Bh4 38.Bg3 Qd1 39.Bxh4 Qh1+ 40.Kg3 Bc6 41.Bd8 Qf3+ 42.Kh4 c2 43.Qa7 Qf8
44.Be7 Qf7 45.Nf6+ gxf6 46.Qc5 Qg6 47.Kg3 Qd3+ 48.Kh4 Bg2 49.f3 Qxf3 50.Qxc2+ Kg7 51.Bf8+ Kxf8 52.Qc5+ Kf7 0-1,Tim Harding
 wrote: The first 12 moves were played by radio while Alekhine was aboard a ship sailing from Iceland; the game was concluded by post.
This was probably Alekhine's last genuine CC game. A drawn game with reversed colours appears to have been played but not preserved.
Conclusion: One of those must have DVD’s!


Training/Middlegame/Fritztrainer/
Magic of Chess Tactics 2
by  Dr. Karsten Müller, Claus Dieter Meyer

2014
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Price Euro 27.90
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Claus Dieter Meyer and the great Hamburg grandmaster Dr. Karsten Müller provides  the user of this well filled DVD,with higly instructive and well explained games
 and fragments from games.
This all is well packed in 10 interactive games with video feedback, 112 games with training excercises and a hugh database with pictures plus
238 intertaining  games with exercises.
A fine game example is: Anand,Viswanathan (2788) - Kempinski,Robert (2616) [B85]
Bundesliga 0910 Germany (11.1), 28.02.2010
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.a4 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.f4 Qc7 11.Kh1 Re8 12.Bf3 Nd7 13.Qe1 Bf8 14.Qf2 Rb8 15.Rad1 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 b6 17.e5 dxe5 18.fxe5 Bc5 19.Bh5 Rf8 20.Bxf7+ Kh8 21.Ne4 Nxe5 22.Nxc5 bxc5 23.Bxe5 Qxe5 24.Bg6 Rg8 25.Bxh7 Kxh7 26.Qh4+ Kg6 27.Rd3 Qh5 28.Rg3+ 1-0
This all is instructively packed in two languages English and German which is good for 2x 6 hours higly entertainment  video time.
Conclusion: Higly instructive trainings material which will help you to undestand the secrets of play.


Training/Opening/Friztrainer/
The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen
by  Alejandro Ramirez

2014
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The original Taimanov runs with moves as the following model game that I found on this heavy loaded DVD: Morozevich,A (2739) - Vitiugov,N (2719) [B44]
FIDE World Cup 2013 Tromso NOR (3.4), 19.08.2013
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.Bf4 e5 7.Be3 Nf6 8.Bg5 Be6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd2 a6 11.Nc3 f5 12.exf5 Bxf5
13.Nd5 Bg7 14.Nc4 0-0 15.c3 Be6 16.a4 Rb8 17.g3 Kh8 18.Bg2 f5 19.0-0 e4 20.f3 exf3 21.Bxf3 Ne5 22.Nce3 Nxf3+
23.Rxf3 Qg5 24.Qd3 Bd7 25.Raf1 Be5 26.Nxf5 Bxa4 27.Nd4 Qh6 28.Ne3 Bd7 29.Qe4 Rxf3 30.Rxf3 Qg6 31.Nef5 b5
32.Kg2 Bc8 33.Nc6 Bb7 34.Qd5 Qe8 35.Nfe7 Rc8 36.Nxc8 Qxc8 37.Ne7 Bxd5 38.Nxc8 a5 39.Nb6 Bxf3+ 40.Kxf3 Kg8
41.Ke4 Kf7 42.Nd5 Bg7 43.Kd3 Kg6 44.b4 axb4 45.cxb4 Kf5 46.Nc7 Kg4 47.Nxb5 d5 48.Nd4 Kh3 49.Nf3 Kg2 50.Ke3 Bf8
51.b5 Bc5+ 52.Kf4 Bd6+ 53.Ke3 Bc5+ 54.Ke2 h5 55.Nh4+ Kxh2 56.Nf5 Kg2 57.Ng7 Kxg3 58.Nxh5+ Kg4 59.Nf6+ Kf5
60.Nxd5 Ke5 ½-½.
The Taimanov Variation of the Sicilian is one of the most flexible ones that black can go for and this set-up has been played as black
by every world champion from Tal onwards.
Pleasant to mention is that Alejandro Ramirez has provied the black player with a wealth of alternatives as the for example games
with the English attack:
Quesada Perez,Yu (2595) - Robson,R (2615) [B48]
9th Panamerican Team Campinas BRA (1.3), 24.01.2013
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.0-0-0 Bb4 9.f3 Ne5 10.Nb3 b5 11.Qf2 0-0
12.Bb6 Qb8 13.Bc5 Bxc5 14.Qxc5 Bb7 15.Qd6 Rc8 16.Be2 Ne8 17.Qxb8 Raxb8 18.a3 Kf8 19.Rd4 Ke7 20.Rhd1 d6
21.Na5 Nc6 22.Nxc6+ Bxc6 23.Kb1 Rd8 24.Na2 Nc7 25.Nb4 Bb7 26.R4d3 e5 27.Bf1 Ne6 28.R3d2 Nc5 29.b3 g6
30.Nd3 Bc6 31.Nxc5 dxc5 32.Rxd8 Rxd8 33.Rxd8 Kxd8 34.Kc1 Kc7 35.c3 Kd6 36.Kd2 Bd7 37.Ke3 Be6 38.b4 cxb4 ½-½.
But also the famous Scheveningen gets a important turn:
Khachiyan,M (2522) - Ramirez Alvarez,Alejandro (2562) [B85]
111th US Open Irvine USA, 05.08.2010
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Be2 Nf6 7.0-0 d6 8.a4 Nc6 9.Nb3 b6 10.f4 Be7 11.Bf3 Bb7
12.Be3 0-0 13.Qe2 Nd7 14.Rad1 Rfe8 15.Kh1 Bf8 16.Bf2 Nb4 17.Bg3 e5 18.f5 Nf6 19.Bh4 Be7 20.Qd2 Rad8
21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Nb1 a5 23.c3 d5 24.Qe3 d4 25.Qf2 Na2 26.cxd4 exd4 27.Nxd4 Qc5 28.e5 Bxf3 29.Qxf3 Bxe5
30.Nb5 Rxd1 31.Rxd1 Bxb2 32.Nd2 Nc3 33.Nxc3 Qxc3 34.Qxc3 Bxc3 35.Nc4 Bd4 36.g3 Bc5 37.Rd7 h5 38.Nd6 Re1+
39.Kg2 Re2+ 40.Kh1 Rd2 41.Rd8+ Kh7 42.Nxf7 Rxd8 43.Nxd8 b5 44.axb5 a4 45.Nc6 a3 46.Na5 a2 47.Nb3 Kh6
48.h4 g6 49.fxg6 Kxg6 50.Kg2 Kf5 51.Kf3 Ke5 52.Ke2 Kd5 53.Kd3 Bd4 54.Kc2 Be5 55.b6 Kc6 56.Na1 Bxa1
57.Kb3 Kxb6 58.Kxa2 Be5 59.Kb3 Kc5 60.Kc2 Kd4 61.Kd2 Ke4 62.Ke2 Bd4 0-1.
This all and more is well explained with 4 hous and 39 minutes video time.
Included is a extra database of 50 entries.
Conclusion: Highly instructive learning DVD with a lot of latest 2013 develpments! 


Training/Opening/Friztrainer/
Fighting against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation
by  Viktor Bologan

2014
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Grandmaster Victo Bologan provides the user of this DVD with a well thought made repertoire line based on The Caro-Kann  Advance with the line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5
 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 which is after experts, the Tabiya of the system.
Black has now the choice between various lines and these are all well explained in video analyses and model games.
Bologan comes with a lot of original thinking and cover lines that are not mentioned in the opening books as for example material based on the
move 5….c5!? which gets nearly no attention from for example, Karpov in his book Caro-Kann Defence Advance Variation and Gambit System.
But first a example: 5.Be2-c5-6.0-0- 7.c3-8.Nd4 - for-white [B12]
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.0-0 Nc6 7.c3 cxd4 [7...Qb6 8.dxc5 !? Ïîñëå ýòîãî ðàçìåíà, áåëûå çíà÷èòåëüíî îïåðåæàþò ñîïåðíèêà â ðàçâèòèè, îòòåñíÿþò êîíÿ ÷åðíûõ è çàâîåâûâàþò ïóíêò d4. (8.Qa4 c4 9.b3 ! (9.Nbd2 ?! 9...Qa5 10.Qd1 h6 11.Re1 b5 ñ íåÿñíîé èãðîé, Short-Seiravan, Tilburg 1990) 9...Qa5 10.Qxa5 Nxa5 11.Nfd2 ! 11...Rc8 12.bxc4 dxc4 13.Ba3 (13.Na3 Bd3 14.Bxd3 cxd3 15.Ne4± Short 15...f5 16.exf6 Nxf6 17.Nxf6+ gxf6) 13...b5 14.Bxf8 Kxf8 15.Bf3 Ne7 16.Ne4±) 8...Bxc5 9.b4 Be7 10.Qa4 Kf8 (10...Nh6 èç-çà 11.Be3 Qc7 12.b5 Qa5T 13.Qb3 Nb8 14.Nbd2 0-0 15.c4) 11.b5 Na5 12.Be3 Qc7 13.Nbd2±;
7...Bg6 8.a3 cxd4 (8...Nh6 9.b4 (9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.b4 c4 11.Nbd2 Bg7 12.Re1 a6 13.a4 0-0 14.g3 f6 15.b5 Na7 16.Nxc4 dxc4 17.Bxc4 Kh8) 9...cxd4 (9...cxb4 10.axb4) 10.cxd4 (10.Bxh6 dxc3) 10...Be7 (10...Nf5) 11.Bxh6 gxh6 12.Qd2²) 9.cxd4 Nge7 10.b4 Nf5 (10...Nc8 11.Nbd2 Nb6 12.Bb2 Be7 13.Ne1 f6 (13...0-0 14.Rc1 Rc8 15.Nd3 Nc4 16.Nxc4 dxc4 17.Rxc4 b5 18.Rxc6 Rxc6 19.Nc5 a6 20.Bf3 Rc7 21.Qe2 h6 22.Rd1©) 14.h4 fxe5 15.h5 Be4 16.dxe5 0-0 17.Qb3 Nc4 18.Nxc4 dxc4 19.Bxc4+- Bologan V 2687 - Eljanov P 2704 , 14.4.2012 19th TCh-RUS 2012) 11.Bb2 (11.b5 Na5 12.Nbd2 Be7 13.Qa4 Bh5 14.h3 Nh4) 11...Be7 12.Nc3 (12.b5 Nb8 (12...Na5 13.Nbd2) 13.a4) 12...0-0 13.h3 Nh4 14.Nxh4 Bxh4 15.Na4 Bg5 16.f4 Bh4 17.Rf3 Be4 18.Rc3 Be7 19.Qd2 a6 20.Rac1 Na7 21.Rc7±;
7...Rc8 8.a3 ñ èäååé ïðîâåñòè b2-b4.8... 8...h6 (8...c4 9.Nbd2 Nh6 10.b3 cxb3 11.Nxb3 (11.Qxb3 Rc7 12.Bb2 Be7 13.c4 0-0 14.Bc3 f6 15.cxd5 exd5 16.Rad1 Kh8 ñî ñëîæíîé èãðîé,Short-Hjartarson, Manila IZ 1990.) 11...Bg6 12.Bxh6 gxh6 13.a4²) 9.b4 c4 (9...cxd4 10.cxd4 Nge7 11.Nc3 a6 12.Bb2) 10.a4 Nge7 11.Na3 Ng6 12.Nc2 Nh4 13.Nxh4 (13.Ne3 Nxf3+ 14.Bxf3 Bd3 ñ ðàâåíñòâîì,Nunn-Korchnoj, blind Monaco 1994.) 13...Qxh4 14.Ne3 Bh7 15.f4 Be4 16.f5±;
7...Bg4 8.Nbd2 Ëó÷øèé õîä. 8...cxd4 9.cxd4 (9.Nxd4 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 Nxd4 11.cxd4 Ne7 12.Nb3 Nc6 13.Be3 Be7 14.Qg4 ñ ìèíèìàëüíûì ïåðåâåñîì ó áåëûõ, Castaneda-Lesiege, Nort Bay 1996.) 9...Nge7 10.a3 Nf5 (10...Qb6 11.b4 Nf5 12.Bb2 a6 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Nxf3 Be7 15.Qd2 0-0 16.g4 Nh4 17.Nxh4 Bxh4 18.f4 f5 19.gxf5 Rxf5 20.Bg4² Kryvoruchko,Y 2679 - Feuerstack,A 2421 , Norderstedt GER 11.11.2012 Bundesliga 2012-13) 11.b4 Be7 12.h3 Bxf3 13.Nxf3 0-0 14.Bb2 a6 15.Qd2 c ïåðåâåñîì áåëûõ, Short-Karpov, Ct m/2 Linares 1992;
7...Nge7 8.dxc5 Ng6 9.b4 Ngxe5 10.Nd4 Bg6 11.Bf4] 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 [8...Nge7 9.Nxf5 (9.Bg5 Nxd4 10.cxd4 Qb6 11.Nc3 Nc6) 9...Nxf5 10.Bd3 Be7 (10...Bc5 11.Nd2 Bb6 12.Nf3) 11.Qe2 Qc7 12.Re1 Rd8 (12...d4 13.Nd2 0-0 14.Nf3 dxc3 15.bxc3 g6 16.Rb1 Rac8 17.Bf4 Ng7 18.Nd4 Rfd8 19.Be4 Nxd4 20.cxd4 b6 21.Rbc1 Qd7 22.Red1 Rxc1 23.Bxc1² Ghysens, Dirk 2367 - Jonckheere, Peter 2371 , ICCF 15.10.2010 66th Belgian Championship) 13.a3 d4 14.c4 a5 15.Nd2 Nh4 16.g3 Ng6 17.f4 0-0 18.Ne4 Rfe8 19.Bd2² Baklan V 2612 - Arngrimsson D 2361 , 8.3.2012 Reykjavik Open] 9.cxd4 Ne7 10.Nc3 Nc6 [10...h6 11.g4 Bh7 12.f4 a6 13.Be3 Qd7 14.Na4 Nc8 15.Rc1 b5 16.Nc5 Bxc5 17.Rxc5²] 11.Be3 DVD 11...Be7 12.Rc1 Bg6 13.Na4 0-0 14.Nc5 Bxc5 15.Rxc5 a6 16.Qd2 Qb6 17.a3 Rac8 18.Rfc1² Savic Miod1 2520 - Pantovic D 2101 , 4.9.2011 TCh-SRB Premier Men Line.
Video running time is: 4 h 38 min and there is a extra database from 50 entries where I found several latest games.
Conclusion: One of those top openings DVD!


ChessBase Magazine issue 161
2014
August/September
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ISSN 1432-8992
Price Euro 19.95
 


These ChessBase Magazines are well filled with latest games, video files and more, for example the Tournament file with the tournament games is good
 for 454 entries where 21 of then are excellent analysed, as we for example can see in the following game:
Sambuev,Bator (2562) - Dvirnyy,Danyyil (2560) [A80]
Capablanca Memorial Premier 49th Havana (8), 16.05.2014
[Meulders,R]
1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 f5 3.h3 A very rare move intended to avoid the main lines, which can also be played on move 2. Of course the intention is to continue
with g4, but 2.h3 is somewhat more solid than the immediate 2.g4, when the most principled move for Black is to take the gambit. 3...Nf6 4.g4 Be7
[4...d5 looks best: Black blocks the centre, even at the price of giving up the e5-square. 5.Rg1 c5 6.gxf5 exf5 7.Be3 c4 8.Bf4 Nc6 9.c3 Be6
10.Qc2 g6 11.Nbd2 Bd6 12.Be5? (12.Ne5=) 12...Bxe5 13.dxe5 Ne4 14.Nd4 Bd7 15.Nxe4? (15.N2f3³) 15...fxe4 16.Qd2 Nxe5 17.Qf4 Nf7
18.h4 Qe7 19.0-0-0?! (19.h5 is consistent) 19...Rf8 20.Nc2 Be6 21.Qe3? (21.h5!) 21...Qxh4µ 22.f4 Nd8 0-1 (40) Bukal,V (2405)-Glek,I (2590)
Porto San Giorgio 2002;
To my knowledge 4...fxg4 5.hxg4 Nxg4? has never been seen in serious practice. For instance: 6.Qd3 Nf6 7.Bg5 Nc6 (7...g6? 8.Ne5 and Black's
 position is already critical.) 8.a3 Qe7 9.Nc3 Qf7 10.0-0-0 d5 11.e4 Be7 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.exd5 exd5 14.Rxh7 Rxh7 15.Qxh7 Be6 16.Re1 Kf8
(16...0-0-0?? 17.Rxe6 Qxe6 18.Bh3+-) 17.Qh8+ Qg8 18.Qh2 Qf7 19.Nb5 Rc8 20.Bh3 Bxh3 21.Qxh3 Rd8 22.c3²] 5.gxf5 exf5 6.Rg1 0-0 7.Bh6
Ne8 8.e3 Kh8 9.Bf4 Nf6 10.Bd3 d6 [Again 10...d5 is more logical.] 11.Nc3 Nc6 12.a3 Be6 13.Ng5 Qd7 I don't like this move: if possible, Black
 should keep the bishop pair. [13...Bg8 14.Bxf5 Nd5 15.Nxh7 Rxf5 16.Qg4 Rf7 17.Ng5 Bxg5 18.Bxg5 Nf6 19.Qh4+ Bh7 20.Nd5 Qf8 21.Bxf6 gxf6
22.Nf4 Ne7 23.0-0-0 Qe8=] 14.Qf3 [14.Nxe6!? Qxe6 15.Qe2 Rac8 16.0-0-0 d5 17.Qf3²] 14...Bg8 15.0-0-0 d5 16.Qg2! Intending ¤xh7. From now
 the moves revolve around the weakness of g7, and the permanent threat for Black of being mated there. 16...Bd6 17.Ne2 Nh5 18.Bxd6 Qxd6
 [18...cxd6 allowing a doubled isolated pawn doesn't seem very attractive, but at least it controls some central squares.] 19.Nxh7! Made possible
by the mating threat created by 16.£g2. 19...Bxh7 20.Nf4 Nxd4!? A resourceful way of meeting the mating threat, but White's advantage remains.
21.Nxh5 Ne6 22.Nf4 Rf7 23.Nxd5± Black has defended well, but he has dropped a pawn giving White a nice clear advantage. 23...c6 24.Nc3
Qe5 25.Bc4 Re7 26.Bxe6?! White might have hung on to the bishop. In an endgame, if any, his remaining knight will normally be superior to Black's
bad bishop, but we're not in the endgame yet. [26.Ne2+-] 26...Qxe6 27.Qg5 f4?! [27...Rae8 is a bit better, because the attempt to get some counterplay
 by giving up a second pawn should have led to defeat.] 28.Qxf4+- Rf7 29.Qh4 Raf8 30.Rg2 b5 31.Rd8! Exchanges are of course in White's favour.
31...a5 32.Qd4 [32.Rxf8+ Rxf8 33.Qg5 Qd7 34.Ne2 b4 35.axb4 axb4 36.b3 Rf6 37.Qe5+-] 32...Qe7 33.Rxf8+ Rxf8 34.Ne2?? A terrible move, which
throws away the advantage. White should have secured the position of his queen by taking control of the black squares. [34.b4! Rf6 35.f4! axb4 36.axb4 Rd6
37.Qc5+-] 34...c5! Suddenly the white queen has no good squares. Because of the somewhat exposed position of the white king, Black has a tactical counterstrike.
35.Qg4 Rxf2! 36.Rxf2 Qxe3+ 37.Kd1 Qxf2 Material equilibrium has been restored and the unsafe position of the white king makes all future winning attempts
 impossible. As is often the case in positions where one has held a considerable advantage, White soldiers on for a little more before accepting the inevitable outcome of a draw.
38.Qc8+ Bg8 39.Qe8 Qf1+ 40.Kd2 Qxh3 41.Qxb5 Qh6+ 42.Ke1 Qh4+ 43.Kd2 Qh6+ 44.Kc3 Qf6+ 45.Kd3 Qg6+ 46.Ke3 Qg5+ 47.Kf2 Qh4+ 48.Ke3 Qg5+ 49.Kf2 Qh4+ 50.Ke3 ½-½.
Included is also a Tele chess file with all the latest correspondence games of 10039nentries where a impressive 40 of them are excellent analysed.
The theory files are always from high quality and this time the following lines are covered:
Langrock: English Defence A40 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Bd3, Moskalenko: Budapest Gambit A52
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4+ 6.Nbd2 Qe7, Karolyi: Alekhine Defence B05
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.Be2 e6, Havasi: Caro-Kann B11
1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3, Antic: Sicilian Defence B40
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3, Szabo: Sicilian Defence B48
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.f4, Stohl: French Defence C18
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 dxc3 12.Qd3 d4, Krasenkow: Queen's Gambit Accepted D28
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.Qe2 a6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 Nc6 9.e4, Sumets: Queen's Indian Defence E15 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 Ba6 7.b3, Marin: Nimzoindian E52
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 b6 7.0-0 Bb7 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Ne5 and at last Kuzmin: King's Indian Defence E83 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Na5.
Other contributions are: Daniel King:Move by Move,Rainer Knaak:Opening Trap,Dorian Rogozenco: Strategy,Oliver Reeh:Tactics and Karsten Müller:Endgames;Karsten Müller column holds two introduction texts,20 annotated endgames,training questions and three video clips.
Included is a booklet in two languages.
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