The Weekly Show: New season of the German League

by Lawrence Trent
11/26/2019 – This week IM Lawrence Trent delves into the opening weekend of the new season of the German League (the Bundesliga) | Puzzle time: In the diagram, it's White to move! | Lawrence is on-demand this week beginning at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET / Noon EST) 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.


Eyes on Engel

Each week, I bring you the latest trends, games and combinations from elite chess tournaments on Tuesday at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, 12 Noon EST).

I am going to discuss the action from the opening weekend of this year's Bundesliga and a special focus on a young talent I've not spoken about on the show: Luis Engel. He had a brilliant attacking game in Round 2 vs Nico Georgiadis.

But first, This ending is completely winning, but even Super GMs are capable of messing things up from time to time. White to play and win!


White to play - Try your moves!

This week's show

Lawrence is on-demand this week and free for a limited time. You can register a free 90-day account and will gain access to this and many more shows from a variety of authors. 

Lawrence is live most Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET / 12 Noon EST)


Follow along with Lawrence and try your own moves

Previous shows on-demand

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Lawrence Trent's latest

Read a 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.

Solution to the puzzle

79.b6 or 79.Rg5 are winning.


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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