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ChessBase Magazine extra issue 181 Extra
January  2018
Videos by Adrian Mikhalchishin, Georgios Souleidis and Robert Ris.
ChessBase

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ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99
System requirements:
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.



Again a super heavy  loaded issue, that  comes with a unbelievable amount of 30.695 games, all played between October  and December of this year!
Included as always are some smashing video files from Adrian Mikhalchishin, Georgios Souleidis and Robert Ris!
The Bobby Fischer fans will certainly enjoy Ris his video game,Letelier – Fischer,Leipzig 1960,please also see game 21 of My 60 Memorable Games!
My favourite Latvian game goes to the young and talented Marie Francois Magpily
Samudin,Elina (1806) - Magpily,Francois Marie (1836) [C40]
Wch U20 Girls 34th Tarvisio (6), 19.11.2017
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.d4 d6 5.Nc4 fxe4 6.Nc3 Qg6 7.Nd5 Qf7 8.Nce3 c6 9.Nc3 d5 10.Be2 Nf6 11.f3 exf3 12.Bxf3 Bd6 13.0-0 0-0 14.Bd2 Be6
15.Ne2 Nbd7 16.Be1 Bc7 17.Bg3 Nb6 18.Bxc7 Qxc7 19.Ng3 Rae8 20.Qd2 Bf7 21.Rae1 c5 22.c3 Bg6 23.Kh1 c4 24.Nef5 Qd7 25.Qg5 Ne4 26.Bxe4 dxe4
27.Ne3 Qc7 28.Rxf8+ Rxf8 29.Rf1 Rxf1+ 30.Ngxf1 Be8 31.Ng3 Qc6 32.Ngf5 Qf6 33.Qxf6 gxf6 34.Nd6 Bc6 35.Ndxc4 Na4 36.d5 Bb5 37.Nd6 Bd3 38.Nxb7
 Nxb2 39.d6 Bb5 40.Nc5 Kf7 41.d7 Ke7 42.Nd5+ Kd8 43.Nxe4 f5 44.Nef6 h6 45.Kg1 Bxd7 46.Nxd7 Kxd7 47.Ne3 Ke6 48.Kf1 f4 49.Nc2 ½-½
Conclusion: This is must have material!     



Pieces, Pawns and Squares
by  Adrian Mikhalchishin

2017
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Price Euro 29.90
System requirements:Pentium PC, Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM



The great master of explanation Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin explains at the hand of a impressive 23 video files the secrets of pawn strategy and more!
Adrian Mikhalchishin has included incredible games as the following one from Mikhail Botvinnik against the legendary Jan Hein Donner,[A14]
Amsterdam GAK Amsterdam (4), 1963
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0-0 0-0 6.b3 b6 7.Bb2 Bb7 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.d4 c5 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.Nbd2 Nd7 12.a3 Diagram
r2q1rk1/pb1n1ppp/1p2p3/2bn4/8/PP3NP1/1B1NPPBP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 0
12...N5f6 Black plays too relaxed chess-it was clear that White plan some space activity on the Queens flank,so it is necessary to stop it immediately [12...a5!?] 13.b4 Be7 14.Nd4! Very useful exchange of Bishops,after which it is becoming clear ,that weakness on c6 will very serious. 14...Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Qc7 16.Qb3! White is ready to change Queens,if necessary to better control c6 square 16...Rfc8 17.Rfc1 Qb7+ 18.Qf3 Diagram
r1r3k1/pq1nbppp/1p2pn2/8/1P1N4/P4QP1/1B1NPPKP/R1R5 b - - 0 0
as it was said before-white changes every defender of c6 square. 18...Nd5 [Another way of development 18...Qxf3+ 19.N2xf3 Bf8 20.Nc6 Ne4 21.Rc2 Nec5 22.Rd1! Rxc6 23.Rxd7 Nxd7 24.Rxc6 and now Rook controls c6 square and c file totally.] 19.e4 N5f6 20.b5 a6 [Very difficult position obtain Black after 20...Nc5 21.Nc6 h6 22.a4 a6 23.Bd4] 21.Nc6 Bf8 22.a4 Finally White fixed their grip over c6 square,plus White gaine a lot of space .next step will be exposition of some weakness and attack of it. 22...axb5 23.axb5 Rxa1 24.Rxa1 Ra8 Diagram
r4bk1/1q1n1ppp/1pN1pn2/1P6/4P3/5QP1/1B1N1PKP/R7 w - - 0 0
Black tries to reduce White pressure with the help of total exchanges ,but Botvinnik asvoids exchange of Rook,which will have important role in the attack of any weakness. 25.Rd1! [25.Rxa8 Qxa8] 25...Ne8? Very passive move which allows icreasing of Whites advantage. [Much better was 25...Bc5 ] 26.Nc4 [Or iimmediately 26.e5 ] 26...Nc5 27.e5 Now it asppears new threat Nc4-d6,and after exchange there White will obtain dangerous passed pawn,. 27...Rc8 28.Ra1! Now rook changes direction and penetrates seventh rank,as Black cant fight for the file 28...Rc7 [28...Ra8 29.Rxa8 Qxa8 30.Ne7+] 29.Ra7 Qxa7 Black decides to sacrifice Queen,but it is too late. [29...Qc8 30.Nxb6] 30.Nxa7 Rxa7 31.Nxb6 1-0.
Included are extra multimedia testing files to test your pawn strategy skills,plus a extra database of 57 entries.
Video running time is around 5 hours and 11 minutes!
Conclusion:One of those super learning ChessBase DVD’s!




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