New in ChessBase Magazine: "All in One"

11/5/2020 – The new issue #198 (November/December) of the ChessBase Magazine introduces a new column: "All in One". An expert will show you ideas and current trends of a modern opening line by analysing a single game in depth. The analysis is deep and comprehensive and will give you a solid basis to try the line in practice!

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Special: Kasparov as a challenger. New: “All in One” – Anish Giri dissects two topical opening lines. Analyses from the Online Olympiad by So, Duda, Sarin et al. Videos by Erwin l’Ami, Daniel King and Mihail Marin. 11 opening articles and much more!

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NEW: "All in One"

Anish Giri dissects two extremely topical opening lines

This issue sees the introduction of a new column: “All in One”. What is the idea behind it? Using a single extensively annotated game, an expert will show you a topical opening line.  Here the analysis is so deep and so comprehensive that using just this one game you can learn all the essentials and have available for your own practice a reliable basis. The starting gun on the DVD will be fired by no less than top GM and theoretician Anish Giri with a provocative Scandinavian and with an Anti-Keres-Sicilian by Magnus Carlsen!

Scandinavian 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6!?

This rather rare line was employed many times recently by Austrian expert Georg Froewis, but was only brought into the limelight when it occured in the prestigeous online tournament Lindores Abbey in the game Karjakin-Dubov. From the above diagram, play might continue 6.Nb5 Qd8 7.d5 (Bf4 Nd5) Nb4 8.c4 Na6!? 9.Bf4 e6, and now the sharpest continuation is 10.d6

which after 10...c6 leads to highly unusual and messy positions - "...something Black is probably looking forward to, playing this line - an interesting surprise weapon!"

Sicilian Keres Attack 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4 e5!?