Annotated games by Anand, Giri, Vidit, Vitiugov, Tomashevsky and many more
Tanmay Srinath’s active recipe vs. the Four Pawns Attack
The Chinese Dragon
Igor Stohl proves Black is fine after 10…Rb8!?
Who surprises whom first?
Niclas Huschenbeth dissects his World Cup victory over Naiditsch
Attacking ideas vs. the Italian Game
Mihail Marin shows how White succeeds on the kingside
An exciting sideline!
Imre Hera on 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 Na6 in the Nimzo
Greek gift details
Discover with Oliver Reeh stunning points of the classical sacrifice Bxh7+!
Queen sac versus Nakamura!
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu shows his spectacular success from the FIDE World Cup
Enjoy Karsten Müller’s analysis of this top-notch endgame (video)
Revival in the Petroff
Erwin l’Ami explains why the “new engines” like White’s position in the line 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 (video)
Top-class training – from opening traps to endgame tricks
Top tournaments with top-class analyses
Top players and popular Grandmasters comment for ChessBase Magazine! Anish Giri comments on the two decisive games from World Cup semi-final. Also, a number of successful World Cup participants analyse their games: Vidit, Kasimdzhanov, Firouzja, Adhiban, Huschenbeth, Nisipeanu and Matlakov. Moreover, Peter Heine Nielsen, Anish Giri and Vishy Anand comment on selected games from the Sinquefield Cup. The new Russian champion, Evgeny Tomashevsky, analyses his victory over European champion, Vladislav Artemiev, from the Russian Superfinal.
The Najdorf twice: Daniel King examines the as yet relatively unexplored 6.Nb3, and Alexei Shirov shows one of his successes with the trendy 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3. Erwin l’Ami presents a possible rediscovery of 3.d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 against the Petroff (which also Magnus Carlsen employed with success against Alexei Shirov at the Isle of Man recently)
Daniel King: Najdorf Variation 6.Nb3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Nb3
Erwin l'Ami: Petroff Defence 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nc3
Alexei Shirov: Najdorf Variation with 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3
Recent opening traps
Let our expert Rainer Knaak show you eight carefully chosen traps from recent tournament practice. Three of them are also presented in video (Closed Sicilian, Nimzowitsch Defence, Queen’s Indian)
New ideas for your repertoire
Eleven opening articles await you, e.g. “Benoni forever!”, “Caro-Kann for connoisseurs” (Caro-Kann Two Knights), “Recipes against the Alapin”, “The Chinese Dragon” (Sicilian Dragon with 10…Rb8), “An exciting sideline” (Nimzo-Inidan with 4.Qc2 and 5…Na6!?), “A very special Grünfeld” and more!
Endgame - “The duel between knight and bishop”
Karsten Müller presents the whole range of one of the classic duels from “storming fortresses” all the way to “Powerplay” by the knight. Plus video training with a total running time of over an hour!
“Perhaps the best game in Rubinstein’s whole career” – Dorian Rogozenco, the trainer of the German national team, highlights in this presentation of an “absolutely perfectly played game” three key moments that will help you improve your understanding of chess. Let the Grandmaster from Romania show you the decisive tricks all the way through to Rubinstein’s impressive mating attack in the endgame!
„Move by Move“
Simon Williams has chosen one of the many attractive games from the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansyisk: Nihal Sarin–Eltaj Safarli. Why specifically this game? Because White’s play looks so extremely simple and because there is so much to learn for your own play from his artistry. Together with the GM from England find the moves of the extremely talented Indian player. Move by move!
Strategy – „Attacking ideas in the Italian Game “
The Italian Game has recently become popular again, not least because a series of strong grandmasters have discovered the attacking potential of this opening in recent decades. Strategy expert Mihail Marin presents the three most important scenarios.
Tactics – “The Variation Domino Effect“
Oliver Reeh’s tactical selection consists of 27 recent games, each provided with at least one training question. He also presents his three favourite combinations in our interactive training format with video feedback!