The Weekly Show: More Women's Grand Prix

by Lawrence Trent
9/24/2019 – Continuing on last week's theme, IM Lawrence Trent analyses a game from the winner of the Women's Grand Prix in Russia, won by Indian GM Humpy Koneru. | Puzzle time: In the diagram below, it's White to move. | Lawrence is live and 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.

More...

Week 39

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).

Today, we'll continue looking at the Skolkovo Women's Grand Prix with a focus on Humpy's convincing victory and her very interesting game vs Valentina Gunina.

But first, in the diagram below, after the moves 26...xa3 27.xd3 a4, should White resign or does she have a hidden resource?

 

White to play


This week's show

Lawrence is live this week and free for a limited time, or 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 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.

More...


Solution to today's puzzle:

28.Qa6!

Links:




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.
Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register