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

11/8/2005 – The NiC Yearbook 76 paints a very poor portrait of Black's chances after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 6.g3. In his Wednesday night Playchess lecture our chess trainer offers improvements that no Scandinavian player should miss.

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

Andrew Martin writes:

1...b6 has never really been considered as a respectable opening, but there is far more to this relatively unexplored move than meets the eye. The recent game V.Bologan-A.Martin gives ample food for thought!

A damning article in New In Chess Yearbook 76 paints a very poor portrait of Black's chances after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 6.g3

In Wednesday's show Andrew Martin offers his improvements on that article and shows the right way for Black to play. The result is a must-listen for Scandinavian fans!

Add the usual book reviews, a competition, some comments on the wonderful Fritz 9 and the final product is worth your full attention!

For this Wednesday only, the show will take place later at 11:00 pm GMT, 12 midnight CET. From next week on, the time will revert to the normal 7.30 pm.

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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