ChessBase Magazine Extra 151

by Albert Silver
2/11/2013 – Although ChessBase Magazine is easily one of ChessBase's signature products, with tons of material and value, it does have one serious drawback: it only comes out once every two months. For the fans who crave a bit more, there is ChessBase Magazine Extra to fill in the off-months. In the latest edition, you will find video analysis on the 1935 World Championship, and more. A review.

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ChessBase Magazine Extra 151

Review by Albert Silver

Although ChessBase Magazine is easily one of ChessBase's signature products, with tons of material and value, it does have one serious drawback: it only comes out once every two months. This has been true forever sadly, but in compensation, they have also offered something for the fans who crave a bit more: ChessBase Magazine Extra. In the off-months, when there is no new edition of ChessBase Magazine, subscribers or buyers can pick up CBM Extra to stave off their shaking addiction. The word Extra clearly denotes this is not a full-fledged magazine, but nor are these just leftovers being served piecemeal to the fans.

CBM Extra 151 comes with:

 • 10,179 games, played between October and December 2012
  • Including the London Classic Open
  • Rapd Chess exhibition in Mexico with Magnus Carlsen and Judit Polgar
  • 22nd World Seniors Championship

These games will help you catch up with the events you may have missed during this period by providing you with a full quality selection to append to your database.

While valid, the real meat of the DVD/download is in the multimedia material that justifies the words "ChessBase Magazine" in the title. As all the latest additions to the ChessBase family, it can be purchased as a DVD to add to your collection, or added to your stock of downloadable material in your ChessBase Shop account. For me this is by far the most desirable option since shelf space has been issue for as long as I can remember, in which books are kept three layers deep.


Once downloaded and installed, it will appear in ChessBase under Purchased Data.

If you click on it, it will appear alongside other material you bought and still have installed. If you delete it and want to view it again, it is permanently available in your ChessBase Shop account.

The first item in the list of video content is by Adrian Mikhalchishin.


The veteran grandmaster and top trainer shares an idea by Hungarian
GM Berkes to fight a Maroczy-type bind encountered in the English Opening.

Next on the list is the latest video by Leonid Kritz in his coverage of the Euwe-Alekhine 1935 World Championship Match.


German GM Leonid Kritz continues his detailed analysis of the games
from the famed 1935 World Championship match. He does more than
just explain the moves, and you will learn useful ideas on positional play.

Finally, to provide a variety of material, there is a video by Engish IM Lawrence Trent, who has authored several DVDs on openings.


IM Trent serves up a game of his in the Trompowsky, illustrating ideas
and concepts in the respected, though slightly offbeat opening.

ChessBase Magazine Extra provides a nice interim for those who never have enough multimedia material, and is thoroughly enjoyable. Please note that there is a promotion available now, in which you can subscribe to both ChessBase Magazine and Extra for a full year for 149 Euros, and receive a 30 Euro voucher for future purchases in the Shop.

ChessBase Magazine Extra 151 can be purchased in the ChessBase Shop.

Please note that there is a promotion available now, in which you can subscribe to both ChessBase Magazine and Extra for a full year for 149 Euros, and receive a 30 Euro voucher for future purchases in the Shop.

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Born in the US, he grew up in Paris, France, where he completed his Baccalaureat, and after college moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He had a peak rating of 2240 FIDE, and was a key designer of Chess Assistant 6. In 2010 he joined the ChessBase family as an editor and writer at ChessBase News. He is also a passionate photographer with work appearing in numerous publications.
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