Kotronias' masterpiece

by Oliver Reeh
3/29/2019 – After 16.Rxb7+! in the diagram position White checkmates the black king by force. Four variations, four key moves, and everything goes with check. Enjoy!

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Like clockwork

This gem is an old favourite of mine (CBM 143!). I am still amazed how everything fits together for White — the game of Kotronias' life!?

 

Strike like the world champions

88 times, IM Oliver Reeh leads you step by step through the most brillant game conclusions of the world champions - in interactive Fritztrainer format, enabling you to enter the winning moves yourself.


Oliver Reeh in ChessBase Magazine

Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by tactic expert Oliver Reeh in ChessBase Magazine, where you will also find openings articles and surveys, endgames, and of course annotations by the world's top grandmasters.
 

Highlights of this issue

  • CBM 184Tata Steel — Analysis by Giri, Anand, Vidit, Svidler, Nielsen, Adhiban, Hübner and more
  • "One of the best games from 2018" — Go king hunting with Simon Williams — Move by Move!
  • Black has all the fun — Rainer Knaak presents the forcing piece sacrifice 5…Bc5 in the Ponziani Opening
  • Counter the King's Gambit immediately — Daniel King’s video instruction shows you what to do with Black after 2...exf4 3.Nf3 d5!?
  • Aggressive against the Dutch — Romain Edouard recommends the immediate provocation 2.Bg5!
    ...and much more!

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Oliver Reeh has been working for ChessBase for many years as a translator and presenter of the internet show TV ChessBase, and he also looks after the tactics column in ChessBase Magazine, for which he has also been responsible as editor-in-chief since 2019. The International Master has contributed to the CB "MasterClass" series and is the author of the DVDs "Strike like the World Champions" and "Master Class Tactics - Train your combination skills!" Volumes 1 & 2. Oliver Reeh lives in Hamburg.

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