News Review - How many professional chess players enjoy playing chess?

by Arne Kaehler
8/13/2021 – Lawrence and Arne predict the winners of the Kramnik Challenge, RTU, St. Louis Rapid, and the EIWCC. While doing so, they start philosophizing about how many professional chess players actually love their job. While the elite players can mostly make a living, if they win many chess games in tournaments, thousands of GM's have to struggle their way through chess life. Or not? Is chess a sport so far away from golf or football, that they shouldn't even be compared with each other at all? This, and other interesting topics, are being discussed in the last episode of August. "ChessBase News Review" will continue in September.

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.

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The ChessBase News Review 15

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.

The modern Grand Prix Attack

The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s most enterprising weapons against the Sicilian Defence, and a favourite among club players and Grandmasters alike. This is an opening that must be treated with both caution and respect. Over the past few years Grandmaster Gawain Jones, arguably the world’s leading expert on the variation, has used the Grand Prix Attack to defeat a number of world class opponents, which demonstrates that underestimating its potential can cause casualties even at the highest level. This DVD will provide you with a comprehensive repertoire that explores all of Black’s ideas against the Grand Prix set up.

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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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