Andrew Martin – major broadcasting event

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9/30/2006 – We kick off with a game from the European Championship, show a nasty, brutish example from a European Open, an encounter between Agdestein and Carlsen, and game two from Elista. But note: this week's Radio Show by our Playchess lecturer Andrew Martin is on Sunday. See you there!

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It's ... the Andrew Martin Radio ChessBase Show


This week's Radio Show could be a long one! We kick off with another game from the Eurpean Individual Championships, where Luke Mc Shane and Stephen Gordon battle it out in a Trompowski.

It seems that 9...Bb4 is a very good answer to the variation with 5 Nc3.

Life in the European Open Tournaments can often be nasty, brutish and short.

Check out Erenburg-Rahmilivitz, 7 Qg4!, to see just what I mean.

The clash of style and personality comes to the fore in the mini-match between Agdestein and Carlsen to decide who will be this years's Norwegian Champion. We dip in and sample Game Three.

Perhaps 7 Ng1 gives you a flavour of the events to come.

The editorial team of Jacob Aagaard, John Shaw and Ari Zeigler at ' Quality Chess Books' have kindly sent me three new books to discuss. I will comment on :

  • Experts vs the Sicilian 2-the experts
  • Understanding Chess Tactics-Weteschnik
  • Practical Chess Defence-Aagaard

They are uniformly excellent.

And finally a closer look at Game Two from Elista, Topalov-Kramnik, where White dramatically misses a win after the brilliant 29 hxg6!!

Prize Puzzle

C.M. Bent

White to play and win.

We stiffen the requirements. Entries to please. It could be YOU that wins our prize this week!

You cannot miss this major broadcasting event, coming to you live on the PlayChess airwaves, this time on Sunday, 1st October, at 21:00 GMT / 22:00 CEST. See you there!

The Andrew Martin Radio ChessBase lecture normally begins on Wednesdays at 21:00h CEST (European Central time = server time, which translates to 20:00h London, 3:00 p.m. New York, 05:00 a.m. Sydney (on Thursday). You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

The Andrew Martin Chess Academy opens today, March 1st 2006. The site offers a personal game annotation service; a regular newsletter written by AMCA staff; the best online tuition in terms of value and quality; a series of tournaments for children aged under 14; all aspects of chess training, including specific opening preparation; an AMCA room at, where lessons may be held in complete privacy with our expert tutors – all at a time that is best for you at any time of day or night, anywhere in the world. The motto: "Join us, Improve and enjoy your chess!"

Andrew Martin, chess trainer and teacher

He is not some unknown in the world of chess. Andrew Martin was the star commentator in the 2000 London match between Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik, and he gained recent international fame and popularity with his live audio commentary on during the FIDE world championship in San Luis.

Andrew is also a prolific chess trainer, not just live in British scholastic circles, but also in a series of training DVDs he has produced for ChessBase, taking full advantage of our Chess Media System. His lively, entertaining style, combined with a good dash of humour, makes any lesson with him a delight to follow.

Andrew Martin is 47 years old and lives in Sandhurst, England, with his wife and four children. His book King‘s Indian Battle Plans for Thinkers Press was an international best-seller.

Each week Martin will cast his eye over the contemporary chess scene, presenting a veritable pot-pourri of interesting topics. We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

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