The Weekly Show: The FIDE Corporate Championships

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2/23/2021 – In his "Weekly Show" IM Lawrence Trent takes a look at the FIDE World Online Corporate Championships, which took place last weekend . The team of GRENKE Bank (Georg Meier, Alina Kashlinskaya, Hanna Marie Klek, and Inna Agrest) won this huge worldwide online event by narrowly beating the the team of the Russian bank SBER in the finals. Lawrence presents a game between Georg Meier and Ian Nepomniachtchi, the top encounter of the finals. Lawrence's show is available at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, 12:00 ET) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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But first a warm-up: In the diagram position White played 27.Bxb6 with the idea that after 27...Bxb6 28.Rb4, he’d win back the piece with a gain in material. What did he miss?

 

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