Trent's Tactics - Recap of 2021 and finding creative patterns

by Arne Kaehler
1/7/2022 – Trents Tactics is back in 2022! Lawrence and Arne decide to talk about the chess year 2021, the tournaments, and the best male and female player. They then move directly to highly creative tactical patterns, and finally play some ChessBase training, trying come closer to the rating of 2400.

The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian

Make life difficult for the Sicilian! 2.b3 is a thoroughly venomous but still solid kind of "Anti-Sicilian". No matter what setup black chooses, the bishop on b2 will always be unpleasant for him.

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Trent's Tactics

with Lawrence Trent and Arne Kaehler

Lawrence Trent takes us through the world of tactics. In every new episode, he teaches us a new tactical motif, which his co-host Arne Kaehler tries to solve. 

The viewer is encouraged to actively participate in the tactics, stop the video, and try to solve the chess problems on their own.

The second part of "Trent's Tactics" dives straight into the ChessBase training section. Each episode, the two try to solve the tactics, and together with you, the viewer, embark on a long journey to brush up the score.

 

Don't forget: The bottom-right corner of the board indicates the colour to move!

The Sizzling Scotch Gambit

The Scotch Gambit is a brazen yet utterly sound system for White who immediately opens up the position, by sacrificing a central pawn, in an attempt to assassinate the enemy king as quickly as possible.

The ChessBase tactic training guide

by Albert Silver

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Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.
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