Lawrence's statement about Beth and Nona, Korchnoi and Karpov, the "karp"

by Arne Kaehler
9/24/2021 – Lawrence Trent has taken a well-deserved holiday, but doesn't want to forget the good times and travels to the Bahamas in the News Review. Jokes aside, he takes a closer look at the lawsuit of Nona Gaprindashvili and the Netflix show "Queens Gambit". Furthermore, the British IM wants to watch the new film about Karpov and Korchnoi, not only because he played against Korchnoi in the past.

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The ChessBase News Review 17

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 film scene Lawrence Trent mentioned, of Karpov the karp

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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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Michael Jones Michael Jones 9/26/2021 10:21
@KIva78: believe it or not "disaster tourism" is actually a thing - people visit Chernobyl, the dried-up Aral Sea etc. There was a British tourist in Kabul when the Taliban captured the city; he was evacuated, and no doubt someone took the opportunity to tell him what an idiot he was for choosing to travel there in the first place.
KIva78 KIva78 9/25/2021 01:43
It's amazing how many people go "somewhere nice" for their holidays. I prefer to holiday in war zones or disaster areas. The kids love it, although the wife isn't so keen.
Zurubang2 Zurubang2 9/25/2021 06:36
Thank you for letting us know. It is fixed now.
Warcloud Warcloud 9/25/2021 03:36
Looks like it is the old September 2 episode embedded in this article.