News Review - Lawrence has some sad news about the Gibraltar Open

by Arne Kaehler
9/3/2021 – The ChessBase News Review is back, and Lawrence shares his thoughts about Alireza Firouzja, who played rather bad tournaments recently, but seems to be back on track in the Aimchess Open. Furthermore, he talks about MVL, the winner of the last Sinquefield Cup, and how important this tournament was for the French Grandmaster. Lawrence also has some sad news - the Gibraltar Open might pause or come to an end. This episode ends unexpectedly. After Lawrence braggs about his "bullet chess" skills, Arne immediately challenges him to a three-game bullet match on Playchess. And this match is not as easy for the English IM as you might expect.

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 16

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 couldn't find the mate in four moves against Lawrence Trent. Can you find it?

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.


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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nasarelhassan nasarelhassan 9/5/2021 02:28
Lawrence the news re:GIB chess is really sad. In my humble personal view it is the Rolls Royce of chess tournaments. I have played twice there and I sincerely wish that the tournament continues in its original spirit. I can relate to most of your comments about the Caleta Hotel especially because it was the very essence of the tournament. Last time I was there there were some expansion plans on the cards, what happened to those?