The Weekly Show with Lawrence Trent

by Lawrence Trent
10/24/2017 – Tuesdays at 5pm UK time Lawrence Trent goes on air on Playchess.com. In his show Lawrence Trent will be dealing with the latest trends, games and combinations from the elite chess tournaments. This week Ivanchuk vs. Wei Yi from the Hoogeveen Tournament was undoubtedly the star of the show.

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Almost a brilliancy

"We could have been in for a game of the ages. This game could have gone down in history."

You've given a rook, and now your second rook can be taken by no less than five white pieces, but whichever piece takes, it's mate next move!

 

"Have you ever seen anything so delightful in all of your life?"

In the game, Wei missed the opportunity to reach this line by playing 17...g5, after which his rook sacrifice on e3 was no longer working.

You'll find this position and more in this week's show!

Bundesliga and Hoogeveen

Afterwards the show will be available along with all previous editions in the videos archive. To watch those you'll need a ChessBase Account. 


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Previous show: European Club Cup


Other videos by Lawrence Trent:

The modern Grand Prix Attack

The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s most enterprising weapons against the Sicilian Defence, and a favourite among club players and Grandmasters alike. This is an opening that must be treated with both caution and respect. Over the past few years Grandmaster Gawain Jones, arguably the world’s leading expert on the variation, has used the Grand Prix Attack to defeat a number of world class opponents, which demonstrates that underestimating its potential can cause casualties even at the highest level. This DVD will provide you with a comprehensive repertoire that explores all of Black’s ideas against the Grand Prix set up. My recommendations include a number of lines which are relatively unexplored by theory, and I have analysed them extensively. With these surprises under your belt, you will be well placed to deliver the devastating blows that the Grand Prix Attack is famous for!”

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Winning with the fantasy variation

The Fantasy Variation (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3) is a tricky try by White to steer the game into muddy waters right from the off and take Black away from the solid positions he is accustomed to in the main line variations of the Caro-Kann. Traditionally the opening never gained too much credibility amongst top players, since White's attempt to preserve his pawn centre at the cost of weakening his kingside was hardly seen as a major threat to the super-reliable Caro. However, thanks to a wave of news ideas and innovations first introduced at the 2010 European Individual Championships and many more thereafter, the variation has made a major comeback and can now be found in the repertoires of some of the world's best. In this 60 minute video, IM Lawrence Trent will discuss the 5 main variations Black has at his disposal but how with each one White has a number of ways to keep the position full of play and dynamic possibilities, leading to games which loyal Caro players will have difficulty dealing with.

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Born in 1986, Lawrence Trent is an international master, who has represented England in numerous international youth championships (including a 7th place in the U18 WCh in 2003). The Londoner, who has a degree in Romance languages, already has a lot of experience as a trainer. Trent has recorded several DVDs for ChessBase.
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thirteen thirteen 10/24/2017 10:45
This guy Trent is SUCH a find! Natural, comprehensive, interesting, informative, with a biblical chess depth evident and genuinely sharing. So who said you can't get good staff nowadays? Pure gold Chessbase!
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