The Weekly Show: The next youngest GM

by Lawrence Trent
1/17/2019 – IM Lawrence Trent brings you the latest trends, games and combinations from elite chess tournaments ever Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, Noon EST). This week he deals with the games of D. Gukesh, who recently became the second youngest ever to qualify for the GM title. Free to watch on-demand for a limited time with a ChessBase Basic Account. You can register a free 90-day account to watch.

The Sizzling Scotch Gambit The Sizzling Scotch Gambit

The Scotch Gambit is a brazen yet utterly sound system for White who immediately opens up the position, by sacrificing a central pawn, in an attempt to assassinate the enemy king as quickly as possible.

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Games of Gukesh

Today Lawrence examines the latest Indian uber-talent to cross the GM threshold: D. Gukesh from Chennai.

But before showtime, here's a warm-up puzzle:

 

What should White have done in this position had the game gone this way? 


This week

Lawrence is on-demand this week, but free for all for a limited time, and you can register a free 90-day account to watch many shows on-demand. 

Lawrence is live most Tuesdays at 18:00 CEST / 5 pm BST time / 12 Noon EDT


Previous shows on-demand

After each show, the video is available along with all previous editions in the videos archive. To watch those you'll need a ChessBase Premium Account.


Lawrence Trent's latest

Read a recent review of Trent's previous FritzTrainer on the "Baffling b3 Sicilian"!


The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian

Make life difficult for the Sicilian! 2.b3 is a thoroughly venomous but still solid kind of "Anti-Sicilian". No matter what setup black chooses, the bishop on b2 will always be unpleasant for him.

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Born in 1986, Lawrence Trent is an international master, who has represented England in numerous international youth championships (including a 7th place in the U18 WCh in 2003). The Londoner, who has a degree in Romance languages, already has a lot of experience as a trainer. Trent has recorded several DVDs for ChessBase.
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