The Weekly Show: Cairns Cup

by Lawrence Trent
2/12/2019 – 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 looks at games from the Cairns Cup. 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.


Highlights from the Cairns Cup

We'll look at highlights from the Cairns Cup today. 

But first, here's a warm-up puzzle:


The French Grandmaster just played Re7 in an attempt to drum up counterplay, but did she miss something?

This week

Lawrence is live this week, and 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.


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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