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The 4...Nf6 Caro-Kann

On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas.


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ChessBase Magazine 173

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Shamkir, Paris and Leuven) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 13 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


The Semi-Slav

The Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6) can arise via various moveorders, has decided World Championships, and is one of Black’s most fascinating replies to 1 d4. Nielsen explains in detail what this openign is all about.


The Black Lion - an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense

The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early ...g5.


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AICF-AAI Cup 2012: Anton Korobov wins last round and tournament

12/30/2012 – With a sharp tactical stroke Anton Korobov turned the tables on Radoslaw Wojtaszek, who could have won in the final round of the strongest-ever tournament on Indian soil. With his victory the Ukrainian GM finished on 6.5/10 and a 2788 performance, winning twelve rating points on the FIDE list. Second was Evgeny Alekseev, and third Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran. Final report.
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The AICF-AAI Cup took place in New Delhi from December 21st (first round) to 30th (final round), 2012.

Round ten: Anton Korobov wins AICF-AAI Chess Cup

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine (above left) won the AICF-AAI Chess Cup defeating top seed Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland in the tenth and final round that concluded here in Delhi. Playing with black, Korobov went for the Bogo-Indian Defense and found himself in a difficult situation after the opening. Soon White had a dangerous initiative and it looked as though he would cruise through. However, Wojtaszek could not find the best manoeuvres and went astray in a time scramble. Korobov finished the game with a simple tactical stroke.

Final standings

The Ukrainian finished with an impressive 6.5 points out of a possible 10. The victory fetches Korobov the winner's purse of Rs. 400,000 (= €5,500 or US $7,300), along with twelve important rating points.

Anton Korobov receives his trophy and the traditional Indian flower garland

The winner of the "strongest ever chess event" on Indian soil

Evgeny Alekseev of Russia (above receiving his trophy) finished second on 5.5 points after settling for a draw with Krishnan Sasikiran, while the all-Indian affair between Parimarjan Negi and Abhijeet Gupta also ended in a draw in the final round.

For the records, Krishnan Sasikiran (above) finished third, with five points in all, while Abhijeet Gupta was declared fourth with a better tiebreak score than Wojtaszek, who finished fifth on 4.5 points. Parimarjan Negi had to be content with a sixth place finish with four points.

Officials and players (with garlands): Wojtaszek, Korobov, Alekseev, Gupta, Sasikiran, Negi

Video report by Vijay Kumar (with interviews)

Here are the games of round ten in our JavaScript player:


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