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.