A delightful wealth of chess: the new CBM Extra 189

by ChessBase
6/12/2019 – From issue to issue the ChessBase Magazine Extra is getting more attractive. The current issue offers no less than four opening videos, plus the popular “The Brilliancy Game” video. The “Lucky Bag” which was introduced half a year ago contains more and more high-class analyses. And the update service gives your database a powerful boost.

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ChessBase Magazine Extra 189

Have a look at the CBM Extra 189! After opening the new issue with your ChessBase program or the current ChessBase reader the starting page welcomes you with an overview of the opening videos:

"English Love" is the title of the new repertoire DVDs by Mihail Marin on which he talks about his beloved English Opening. And Marin not only preaches but also practices, and recently tried the lines he recommends in his own games. With success! However, Marin also had moments in which he could no longer remember all the concrete lines of his repertoire. On a video in the CBM Extra 189 he explains which tactical and strategic patterns you have to know to find the right continuation if push comes to shove. In a second video he presents an "English” Gambit" (1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 a6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.0–0 b5 6.d3) as an addition to his DVDs!

Yannick Pelletier continues his “Anti-London” series with additions to his new DVD „Anti-London System“, this time with a look at a training game between Vlastimil Hort and Garry Kasparov (1988).

For how long can you profit from your opening preparation? Adrian Mikhalchishin shows a weapon which he had prepared 35 years ago for the World Championship match between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. “Prepared for 1984” is the title of his video, and Mikhalchishin shows how he recently had success with the tricky line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Qb3!

With 38 games the "Lucky Bag" in the new issue is even better filled than before. A lucky coincidence? Certainly not. It shows how much our authors such as Andrei Volokitin, Romain Edouard, Krishnan Sashikiran, and many more, like to analyse.

A few highlights: Let Volokitin show you why 4…b6 in the Nimzo-Indian with 4.Qc2 is a “clever move” or why the pawn-sacrifice 10…b6 in the Steinitz Variation of the French Defence is currently very popular (Edouard)!

From the starting page you easily navigate to the content of the issue via the menu (on the left). Clicking on “The Brilliancy Game” leads you to a video by Georgios Souleidis who shows another masterpiece by Mihail Tal: “A highly chaotic game“ – enjoy!

Not to forget: the Update-Service of the CBM Extra offers 42,000 current games. From Almaty to Zurich – the large database of this Extra includes tournaments from more than 50 countries. With top players such as Caruana, Ding Liren, Giri, Mamedyarov, Anand, Vachier-Lagrave, So, Aronian, Yu Yangyi, Nakamura, Topalov, and many more.

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