NEW: ChessBase Magazine #189

by ChessBase
4/25/2019 – Enjoy top class training and the new layout! ChessBase Magazine is the most comprehensive and most sophisticated chess magazine there is. World class players analyse their brilliancies and explain the ideas behind the moves to you, opening specialists present the latest trends in opening theory and offer exciting ideas for your repertoire. Master trainers in the fields of tactics, strategy, and the endgame show you the tricks and techniques a successful tournament player needs! DVD with several hours of video + booklet.

ChessBase Magazine 189 ChessBase Magazine 189

World Team Ch and Chess Festival Prague with analyses by Vitiugov, Wojtaszek, Vidit, Duda, Adams, Jones, McShane and many more. Lots of videos by Vidit, King, Williams, Marin, Pelletier etc. Plus eleven opening articles, e.g. Italian Game with 6...d5!?

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Highlights of #189

My Grand Prix Attack

  • Steve Berger presents his patented recipe for White with ♗b5 

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"I don't care if my engine disagrees!"

  • Luke McShane analyses his dynamic exchange sacrifice vs. Samuel Sevian

The Torre Surprise

  • Savour Simon Williams‘ opening video, featuring a novelty in the Torre Attack!

"After 36...h5 I was dancing inside!"

Her inner compass

  • Anna Muzychuk explains how she found the best move — "not sure the engine is 100% right here"

"I had an idea in the Berlin"

Perfect until the end

  • Excel in an attack on the king which works like clockwork, with Oliver Reeh at your side (interactive video)

Najdorf selection

  • In video, Yannick Pelletier presents three tricky Sicilians from the Gibraltar Open

No slow motion chess!

  • Renato Quintiliano’s straightforward 6…d5!? against the Modern Italian thwarts White’s plans for a calm game

Special features

Look forward to five extra videos! Mihail Marin shows a game by the new European champion Vladislav Artemiev. Yannick Pelletier presents his Najdorf selection from the Gibraltar Open. And Robert Ris gives us the slogan: “Everything depends on concrete things!”

Not your grandfathers chess magazine!

Opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire

Symmetrical English, Queen’s Indian, Anti-Reti, Classical Sicilian, Italian Game, Semi-Tarrasch, Tarrasch Defence etc. Simply load the article of your choice with a single mouse click from the start menu of ChessBase Magazine #189!

Opening videos

"The Nakamura Setup", "The Le Quang Variation" and "The Torre Surprise" — all await you in the opening videos section of the DVD, with a video running time of more than one hour. In his video Daniel King initiates you into the subtleties of "The Nakamura Setup" in the Scandinavian with 3...♛d8. Black first fianchettoes one bishop with 5...g6 and later also helps the other gain an active role with ...b6 and ...♝b7.

Top tournaments with top class analyses

Nikita Vitiugov, Radek Wojtaszek, Vidit Gujrathi, Jan-Krzysztof Duda,, Michael Adams, Gawain Jones, Wang Hao, Adhiban, Yu Yangyi, Anna Muzychuk and more comment on their best games from World Team Championship and from the Prague Chess Festival! In addition, Vidit Gujrathi presents his game with Boris Gelfand in video!

Take a trip to Prague!

“Move by Move” with Simon Williams

For this issue Simon Williams has selected a game of the 16-year old Iranian grandmaster Alireza Firouzja. This time it's about bringing your own understanding of chess to bear on the search for the moves. “Simple and solid and sensible play!”

Amazing moves from the 'Ginger GM'

Opening traps

In Rainer Knaak’s article nine traps from recent tournament practice are put under the microscope (including three FritzTrainer videos).

Topical opening traps

Tactics: “The art of unpinning”

Oliver Reeh’s article consists of 26 games with numerous training questions and an introductory text with links to all the games. In addition, there are three videos in interactive format.

Interactive video training

Endgames: “Recent endings”

Karsten Mueller’s endgame article is once more wide-ranging. His collection of recent endgames contains an introductory text including a video. In addition, our endgame expert has recorded four videos (two of which are in interactive format) and answers some letters from readers.

Endgames from the Aeroflot Open and Champions Showdown

Strategy: “Bishop vs. Knight in the Nimzo-Indian”

The most important aspect of the strategic struggle in the Nimzo-Indian is the battle between White’s dark-squared bishop and one of the black knights. Mihail Marin initiates you into the subtleties. 


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ChessBase Magazine 189

World Team Ch and Chess Festival Prague with analyses by Vitiugov, Wojtaszek, Vidit, Duda, Adams, Jones, McShane and many more. Lots of videos by Vidit, King, Williams, Marin, Pelletier etc. Plus eleven opening articles, e.g. Italian Game with 6...d5!?

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