The Weekly Show: Spanish Team Championship

by Lawrence Trent
10/8/2019 – Still in Spain (virtually speaking), IM Lawrence Trent analyses highlights from the Spanish Team Championships, specifically one from the inimitable Vassily Ivanchuk. | Puzzle time: In the diagram below, it's White to move. | Lawrence is 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.

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Week 41

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).

For this Tuesday, I will be taking a look at the Spanish Team Championships that took place in Melilla, including an absolute masterpiece by Vassily Ivanchuk in the first round.

But first, Radjabov only needed a draw to seal the deal, but he did one better than that. White to play and win!

 

White to play


This week's show

Lawrence is on-demand 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.

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Solution to today's puzzle:

41.Rd7!

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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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