The Weekly Show: Learning from Adams

by Lawrence Trent
5/7/2019 – On the show today, why Michael Adams has a reputation for making the smallest of advantages look so easily convertible. Available on-demand beginning at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST, 12 Noon EDT) and free for a limited time, or forever on-demand with a ChessBase Basic Account. You can register a free 90-day account to watch.

The Bombastic Bird's - an energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4 The Bombastic Bird's - an energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4

Welcome to the Bombastic Bird's, a revolutionary repertoire for one of the most enterprising and underrated openings in chess theory (1.f4). In this series, IM Lawrence Trent uncovers a number of groundbreaking theoretical novelties and new ideas that will soon have scorners of this romantic system regretting they ever doubted its soundness.

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"The Spider"

Each week, I bring you the latest trends, games and combinations from elite chess tournaments on Tuesday at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST, 12 Noon EDT).

Today I am going to be looking at the 4NCL (the British premiere league) with Mickey's game vs David Howell from round six as Exhibit A(dams).

But first...In the diagram below Ivan Saric with Black just played Nc4, how should White proceed?

 

White to play — Give up? You'll find the complete game at the bottom of this article!


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Follow along, and try your own analysis in the game viewer below

 

Lawrence is live most Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST / 12 Noon EDT)


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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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Solution to today's puzzle:

 

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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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