Jack in the box

by Oliver Reeh
8/23/2019 – After 14.Nc5 Bxc5 15.Rxc5 in the diagram, Black hit the white rook with the centralizing 15...Ne4? Can you spot the drawback of this move?

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Analyses by Caruana, Nepomniachtchi, Anand, Kashlinskaya, Wojtaszek, Navara, Meier, Keymer etc. from recent top-class tournaments. Videos by King, Trent, Pelletier and Marin. 12 opening articles with new repertoire ideas and much more!

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Natural candidate

A knight jump into the centre attacking an opponent's major piece (i.e. gaining a tempo) is always attractive — and can be well worth giving material for...

 

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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.

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.

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Highlights of this issue

  • CBM 184No passive position!
    Fabiano Caruana shows his black victory over Georg Meier
  • Fighting fire with fire
    Yago Santiago’s hot tip against the Leningrad Dutch
  • No Catalan, por favor!
    Igor Stohl stops this popular white opening with an early …b5
  • Carlsen insider
    Peter Heine Nielsen analyses three current games of the World Champion
  • Meeting world class
    Vincent Keymer looks back at his draw against Levon Aronian
  • "If you are thrown out of your preparation, you should react aggressively!"
    Alina Kashlinskaya (cover) looks back at the victory which paved her way to become new European champion.
  • Ladies to the fore!
    Oliver Reeh presents 29 tactical highlights from the European Women’s Ch
     
  • Videos:
    Rainer Knaak demonstrates a trap in the French Steinitz Variation.
    Karsten Müller explains to you an instructive model game from Shamkir.
    And: Get to know two of the greatest chess hopes from India, Nihal Sarin and Gukesh!

    ... and much more!

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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.
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