The Weekly Show: Goodbye 2019!

by Lawrence Trent
12/31/2019 – Happy New Year to all! Wishing you and your families a very healthy and successful 2020 and beyond. | Puzzle time: In the diagram, it's Black to move! | Lawrence is live 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.

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Closing out the year

I'll be taking a look at a gem of a game to finish the year off: Narciso-Bernadisky from the Lorca open. One of the most aesthetically beautiful games you're likely to see this year.

I'll briefly talk about the World Rapid and Blitz, Hastings and what we've got in store for 2020.

White just played ♔c5 and Black has only one move to draw. Can you find it?

See you all next year!

 

Black to play — Try your moves!


This week's show

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Follow along with Lawrence and try your own moves


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Lawrence Trent's latest

Read a review of Trent's previous FritzTrainer on the "Bombastic Bird's Opening"!


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.

More...

Solution to the puzzle

12.♗xc4!

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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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