The Weekly Show: A Praggnanandhaa special

by Lawrence Trent
10/15/2019 – The World Youth concluded with a fantastic result for Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa in the Under-18. IM Lawrence Trent analyses one of his best games. | Puzzle time: In the diagram below, it's White to move. | Lawrence is free on-demand 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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World Youth 2019

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).

This week we'll take a look at one of Prag's oustanding games from the World Juniors en route to his historic victory (plus some special comments from Vladimir Kramnik about the future of this young Indian star).

But first, White to play, did Black overestimate his defensive resources?

 

White to play


This week's show

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

 

Follow along with Lawrence and try your own moves


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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Solution to today's puzzle:

21.Qh3!

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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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