News Review - Giuoco Piano vs. 1.c4, Nihal unstoppable, and chess on Mars!

by Arne Kaehler
7/9/2021 – Lawrence Trent is looking forward to Sunday, when Italy will face England in the Euro 2020 final. But there is more to come, like the no-castling chess event in Dortmund and, of course, the World Cup in Sochi. Trent and Arne Kaehler talk about Nihal Sarin, who keeps on winning tournaments; Pia Cramling, who is not far away from winning the Swedish Championship, and Ian Nepomniachtchi, who is dominating in Croatia. Furthermore, we talk about the English opening 1.c4, and dive into the "Chess Train" events. Will we ever be able to play chess on Mars?

The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit

On this DVD IM Trent shows the Albin Counter-Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5). Trent found a number of extremely dangerous Theoretical Novelties which will truly put the Albin Counter-Gambit back on the map.


The ChessBase News Review 12

with Lawrence Trent and Arne Kaehler

Lawrence Trent and Arne Kaehler talk about what happened chess-wise last week. They give their opinions on various topics, and encourage you to think about the subject, analyse games, or read the articles thoroughly yourself.

Make sure to check out The Weekly Show by Lawrence Trent, if you enjoy his content.


Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.


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