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1/30/2006 – For this Wednesday night's Playchess lecture Andrew Martin presents the problem for his Radio Show Competition in advance. He will discuss the solution during the broadcast, and also touch on the world of "normal" chess, looking at the King's Indian and the Alekhine. Don't miss it!

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It's ... the Andrew Martin Radio ChessBase Show

Cast your eye over the following position.

It's White's move. All that is required is to find the last move by Black.You should know that no captures have been made over the last four moves (in this case a move by each player equals two moves).

Yes, this is the first Radio Show Competition published in advance. They were getting too easy! Email your answers to We'll discuss the solution on the show.

Back in the world of "normal" chess we will also take a look at the King's Indian and the Alekhine. Specifically the troubling Classical Variation, where 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 Nbd7!

is an underestimated move, and the Miles Variation 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6!?

which has been touted as a possible solution to Black's problems. We'll see you at 19:30 GMT 20:30 CET this Wednesday. Don't miss it!

The Andrew Martin Radio ChessBase lecture begins on Wednesdays at 20:30h CEST (European Central time = server time, which translates to 19:30h London, 2:30 p.m. New York, 04:30 a.m. Sydney (on Thursday). You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

Andrew Martin, chess trainer and teacher

He is not some unknown in the world of chess. Andrew Martin was the star commentator in the 2000 London match between Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik, and he gained recent international fame and popularity with his live audio commentary on during the FIDE world championship in San Luis.

Andrew is also a prolific chess trainer, not just live in British scholastic circles, but also in a series of training DVDs he has produced for ChessBase, taking full advantage of our Chess Media System. His lively, entertaining style, combined with a good dash of humour, makes any lesson with him a delight to follow.

Andrew Martin is 47 years old and lives in Sandhurst, England, with his wife and four children. His book King‘s Indian Battle Plans for Thinkers Press was an international best-seller.

Each week Martin will cast his eye over the contemporary chess scene, presenting a veritable pot-pourri of interesting topics. We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

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