The Weekly Show: Spanish Champs action

by Lawrence Trent
11/19/2019 – This week IM Lawrence Trent checks out the Spanish Championship, specifically the performance of Alexei Shirov. | Puzzle time: In the diagram, it's White to move! | Lawrence is live for free and 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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The European Club Cup

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'll be taking an in depth look at the Spanish Championships and more specifically - the performance of Alexei Shirov. He is on 3/3 and playing in the style which brought him so much success in his earlier years.

But first, Black had been under the cosh the entire game, how did White finish the game off?

 

White to play - Try your moves!


This week's show

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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.

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Solution to the puzzle

36.Rxg8!

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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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tacticalmonster tacticalmonster 11/20/2019 03:04
36 Rxg8+ Qxg8 (36...Kxg8 37 Ne7+Kh8 38 Nxd5) 37 Qd6+ Kf7 (37...Ke8 38 Qe7#)
38 Ne5+ Ke8 39 Qd7+ Kf8 40 Ng6#
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