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!

ChessBase 15 - Mega package ChessBase 15 - Mega package

Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2019 with 7.6 million games and more than 70,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine (DVD + magazine) and CB Premium membership for 1 year!

More...

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.

More...


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!

Links




Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register

psamant psamant 3/29/2019 10:03
Wow... what a game. A query... would a grandmaster be able to calculate all these variations before playing 16.Rxb7? An amateur like me would probably see only two out of these four possibilities and then, in those two, I would calculate maybe one to a mate and the other to "a good position where there will be something somewhere" and I would play the move!
1