Publisher: Chessbase, 2018, DVD

The editor’s top ten and a bonus by Wesley So!
1. Sharp attack on move 7: Ian Nepomniachtchi shows you how he surprised former World Champion Vishy Anand at the LCC.
2. An important step to the title: Radjabov explains his strategic win against Movsesian at the European Team Championship on Crete.
3. Castling queenside to make short shrift: join Simon Williams and follow the attack in Morozevich-Ponomariov move by move!
4. “A funky line”: share the enthusiasm of IM Lawrence Trent for the rare 7.Nbd2 in the Classical Italian!
5. Important update: GM Krasenkow presents new ideas and trends in the King's Indian with 6.h3.
6. An exciting game in the Scotch: enjoy Daniel King’s video analysis of the fantastic encounter Nakamura-Carlsen!
7. “Natural moves”: how are they linked to our positional understanding? Strategy expert Mihail Marin offers valuable practical tips!
8. Petroff Defence without risk: IM Breder shows how 8.Nbd2 is a guarantee to get a comfortable position.
9. Nobody saw it: trap expert Rainer Knaak presents an impressive collection of "missed chances“ in current tournament practice.
10. “Troizky line and Henry’s side-check”: let Karsten Müller show you what is important when checkmating with two knights vs pawn!

Bonus: Wesley So annotated his win against Viswanathan Anand from London!

Eleven opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire!

  • Krasenkow: King’s Indian 6.h3 
  • Postny: Reti Opening 2.c4 d4 3.b4 Bg4!?
  • Ris: Benko Gambit 5.Nc3
  • Papp: Sicilian Paulsen 7.a3 b5
  • Karolyi: French Advance Variation 4...Ne7
  • Szabo: French Armenian Variation 7.Qg4
  • Breder: Petroff 8.Nbd2 - So-Fedoseev (Tiflis 2017) was one of the key games with 8.Nbd2, Dennis Breder puts the variation under the microscope.
  • Marin: Ruy Lopez 7...Bg4
  • Breutigam: Anti-Grünfeld 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7
  • Schandorff: Anti-Grünfeld 6.c3
  • Kuzmin: Queen’s Gambit 4.cxd5 Nxd5 - 4...Nxd5 is also often used by Leinier Dominguez Perez, Alexey Kuzmin confirms the vitality of the variation.
  • Quintiliano: Catalan 7...b6

Test your chess with Simon Williams, Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, and Rainer Knaak

  • Move by Move: This time Simon Williams has on his training plan the Slav game Morozevich-Ponomariov (Biel 2017).
  • “Natural moves” - Mihail Marin uses predominantly classical games and studs his article with numerous training questions as well as a video introduction.
  • “Sicilian catastrophes and human hashtables” - Oliver Reeh’s article consists of 28 games with numerous training questions and an introductory text with links to all the games. In addition there are three videos in interactive format.
  • “Recent rook endings” - Karsten Müller’s column has two introductory texts, 26 annotated endgames, many training questions and four classic videos. In addition there are two clips in interactive format.
  • Topical opening traps: In Rainer Knaak’s database (including three Fritztrainer videos) ten recent traps are put under the microscope. 


ChessBase Magazine 182 (+DVD)