Heavyweight clashes on the ChessBase Show

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4/4/2006 – Our Playchess lecturer Andrew Martin shows us how Anand makes a mess of Kasimdzhanov in a topical Ruy Lopez, how Black triumphs in a complicated variation of the King's Indian in Topalov-Svidler 2006, and the scourge of many a one-minute game, 1.d4 c5, as in Fridman-Rustemov from the Bundesliga. Meet you on the server!

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Three heavyweight clashes dominate the AM Radio Show this week, curiously all won by Black. In the first Anand makes a mess of Kasimzhanov in a topical Ruy Lopez 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.h3

Then we move to a five-star blindfold game from Monte Carlo, Topalov-Svidler where Black triumphs in a complicated variation of the King's Indian: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Na6 8.Re1 c6 9.Bf1 exd4 10.Nxd4 Ng4 11.h3 Qb6 12.hxg4 Qxd4

And finally, Fridman-Rustemov from the Bundesliga where 1.d4 c5

the scourge of many a one-minute game, brings home the point for Black.


Our competition this week is somewhat different. ' Who said it ' ?

1) ' Young man, you play well ' (to R.Fine)

  • Lasker
  • Mieses
  • Capablanca

2) ' You have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player '

  • Capablanca
  • Fischer
  • Kasparov

3) ' Shove off jerk'

  • Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (on being asked his age)
  • Bobby Fischer (to an Icelandic reporter who congratulated him on beating Boris Spassky in 1972)
  • ChessBase (on being presented with a bill for ten radio shows)

4) 'Why must I lose to this idiot' ?

  • Nimzowitsch
  • Loek Van Wely
  • Viktor Korchnoi

5) The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.

  • Florencio Campomanes
  • Thomas Huxley
  • John Nunn
  • Nostradamus

6) ' All I smelt was burning rubber as she scorched round the track'

  • Don Schulz
  • Paul Truong
  • Bob Long
  • Malcolm Pein

Answers to predictaresult@yahoo.co.uk.

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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.

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