Brazen, checkmate, Kasparov quits, the final score

1/9/2006 – These are the titles of Andrew Martin's Wednesday night Playchess lecture. He looks at the (brazen) Latvian Gambit, stages a checkmate competition, discusses a new book on Kasparov, and examines a recent demolition of the English. Tune in...

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

Brazen

That is how the Latvian Gambit, 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 f5,

can accurately be described. I will not claim that the opening game of the show busts this complex variation, but the recent game Kovacevic-Regancin puts the ball very much in Black's court. Find out more by tuning in.

Checkmate

...is the theme of this week's competition. No, not some silly mate in eight that the really clever guys can put on Fritz. Only by listening in will you find out what I mean.

The Day Kasparov Quit

...is a great new book by Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam. It will be reviewed in this week's show.

The Day Kasparov Quit and other chess interviews
by Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam

What goes on in some of the sharpest minds on earth? Ten years after his bestselling Finding Bobby Fischer Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam has collected a new series of intimate portraits of the top grandmasters of chess.Ten Geuzendam wins the confidence of Garry Kasparov, Miguel Najdorf, Vishy Anand, Judit Polgar, David Bronstein, Hikaru Nakamura and many others.

And the final score

...will this week be read by GM Bogdan Lalic, who demolishes the English – symmetrically. His novelty 1.c4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 c5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.a3 Nge7 7.b4!? d5!

is well worth a look.

The Andrew Martin Radio Show starts this week at 18.15 GMT / 19.15 CET (please note the earlier starting time).

The Andrew Martin Radio ChessBase lecture begins on Wednesdays at 20:30h CEST (European Central time = server time, which translates to 19:30h London, 2:30 p.m. New York, 04:30 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.


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 Playchess.com 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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