NEW: CBM Extra 191 with Simon Williams and Yannick Pelletier

9/30/2019 – Bring the latest CBM up to date! Simon Williams presents you an opening idea, which goes back to no lesser than Magnus Carlsen. Yannick Pelletier came across a variation in the Semi-Slav at the Chess Festival in Biel, which may turn out to be much better than its reputation. Moreover, there is an excellently filled "Lucky bag", the "Brilliancy game" Tal-Koblencs (1961) in another video, and a huge update for your database.

ChessBase Magazine Extra 191 ChessBase Magazine Extra 191

In the "Lucky bag" you'll find analyses by top players like Adams, McShane, Vidit, Adhiban, Firouzja and many more. Videos by Simon Williams, Yannick Pelletier and others. Plus over 44,000 new games for your database!

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At the 2019 Norway Chess tournament against Yu Yangyi, Carlsen played a rather new idea in the Slav Geller Gambit: in the rare line with 6.♗e2 he met 6…b4 with 7.e5. In this video, Simon Williams looks into the alternative 7.♘a4. For the sacrificed pawn he sees “great compensation” in the form of an advantage in space, pawn weaknesses in the opposing camp and attacking options on the kingside. And that sort of gambit is just to the taste of the Englishman! 

In the second video, Yannick Pelletier presents one of the most spectacular games of this year's chess festival in Biel between Jorge Moise Cori and Sam Shankland. According to current theory, the move 8.♗b2 in the Semi-Slav with 1.d4 ♞f6 2.♘f3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.♘c3 c6 5.e3 ♞bd7 6.♕c2 ♝d6 7.b3 0-0 is only second choice. Pelletier explains why that is — and why the game Cori-Shankland could be the reason for a rediscovery! And Adrian Mikhalchishin introduces an idea in the Nimzo-Indian with 4.♕c2 and 5.e5.

The special extra of Extra # 191 is actually the "Lucky bag"! Top players like Adams, Adhiban, Vidit, McShane and many more analyse their games. Iranian super-talent Alireza Firouzja has commented on two of his latest games, including his game against Asadli, V 1-0, with which he broke the Elo sound barrier to go beyond 2700.

Michael Adams' analysis of his game against Stephen Gordon from the British Championship - when he played the trendy 4.♗a4 in the Sicilian after 2...d6 3.♗b5 + ♞d7 — is recommended to complement the article "The Strange Retreat" by Alexey Kuzmin in the current ChessBase # 191!

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The "Brilliancy game" covers another masterpiece by Mihail Tal. In one of his training games against Aleksandrs Koblencs from 1961 Tal first sacrificed his queen in move 13 and shortly afterwards also a knight. Enjoy the game in the video analysis by Georgios Souleidis!

Last but not least: The update service delivers over 44,000 new games for your database. The list of the best players reads almost like the current FIDE world rankings: Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Vachier-Lagrave, Grishuk, Nepomniachtchi, Mamedyarov, Anand, Dominguez Perez, Nakamura, So, Kramnik, Aronian, Karjakin, Wei Yi and more!

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ChessBase Magazine Extra 191

In the "Lucky bag" you'll find analyses by top players like Adams, McShane, Vidit, Adhiban, Firouzja and many more. Videos by Simon Williams, Yannick Pelletier and others. Plus over 44,000 new games for your database!

More...



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