Publisher: Chessbase, 2018, DVD
- Wijk aan Zee
- Tradewise Gibraltar
- 12 new opening ideas
- In Focus: Open Ruy Lopez
- Jonas Lampert: French Fort Knox
World Class Players Annotate
- Anish Giri
- Michael Adams
- Peter Heine Nielsen
FIDE Training course
- Simon Williams: Move by Move
- Rainer Knaak: Opening Trap
- Mihail Marin: Strategy
- Oliver Reeh: Tactics
- Karsten Müller: Endgames
The editor’s top ten:
- Has Magnus Carlsen really given away a piece? Dragon expert Peter Heine Nielsen explains what lies behind it.
- When Anish Giri defeated the clear leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Wijk, the tournament became interesting; the Dutch player himself shows you his crashing victory.
- London System: Alexey Kuzmin’s setup 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.h4 is venomous and can also be learned quickly.
- Decision in Wijk: Enjoy Daniel King’s video summary of the tiebreak Carlsen vs. Giri.
- In a Sicilian Stunner from Oliver Reeh White makes the going at first, but you get the opportunity to distinguish yourself in the defence of the black position.
- The German player Jonas Lampert shows you a convincing path for White against the popular Fort Knox variation of the French!
- Move by Move with Simon Williams: attack along with Abhijeet Gupta and hunt down Ivanchuk’s king.
- If you are looking for a safe repertoire against 1.b3 Renato Quintiliano can guarantee you the correct one.
- French Defence: Mihail Marin investigates the pawn formation that arises when Black has played ...f6 it comes to the exchange of the e5- for the f6-pawn.
- In the interactive endgame our expert Karsten Müller asks you some tricky questions: can you do better than the two players?
Twelve opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire!
- Marin: Open Ruy Lopez (Openings in focus)
- Quintiliano: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening
- Kuzmin: London System 2.Bf4 g6 - Till now the new setup presented by Alexey Kuzmin was seen predominantly in blitz. Naiditsch-Carlsen is the exception.
- Szabo: Sicilian Paulsen 5.c4
- Kritz: Classical Sicilian 7.Qd2 Qb6
- Kosintseva: Classical Sicilian 7.Qd2 a6
- Papp: French Tarrasch 3...Nf6 - Lithuanian Daimante Cornette favours the new plan against the Tarrasch with 3...Nf6, presented to you by Petra Papp.
- Schandorff: Petroff 7...Bg4
- Stohl: Four Knights Game 4.Bb5 Bd6
- Postny: Ruy Lopez Archangelsk 10.a5
- Ris: Slav 4...a6 5.Qc2 - Maxim Matlakov also tried recently (RUSch) the rare 5.Qc2 against the Slav with 4...a6. Robert Ris analyses.
- Langrock: Catalan 7.Ne5 c5
Test your chess with Simon Williams, Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, and Rainer Knaak
- This time Simon Williams has put the Queen’s Indian game Gupta-Ivanchuk (Gibraltar 2018) on his training plan.
- The backward French pawn - Mihail Marin uses predominantly classical games and studs his article with numerous training questions; there is also a video introduction.
- Run-up combinations - Oliver Reeh’s article consists of 25 games with many training questions and an introductory text with links to all the games. In addition there are three videos in interactive format.
- Endgames from Gibraltar and Wijk - A column from Karsten Müller with two introductory texts, 27 annotated endgames, numerous training questions and four classic videos. In addition there is a clip in the interactive format.
- Recent opening traps - In Rainer Knaak’s database ten recent traps are put under the microscope.