The Weekly Show: Summer Classic

by Lawrence Trent
6/25/2019 – The focus this week is on the St. Louis Summer Chess Classic tournaments where I take a look at a game — and a novelty — by another young hope from the USA: Brandon Jacobson. 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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Summer time, and the winnin' is easy...

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).

His idea against the Gruenfeld looks extremely dangerous and worthy of further analysis.

For a preview, have a look at this position from round 1: Shankland vs Howell, from the A Group. How should Black proceed?

 

White to play. Can White save this position?


This week's show

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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:

Howell played the only winning move: 27...Be5+

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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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