The Weekly Show: Tata Steel Challengers

by Lawrence Trent
1/14/2020 – Lawrence covers the early rounds of the Tata Steel Challengers in Wijk aan Zee. | Puzzle time: In the diagram, it's Black to move! | Lawrence is on-demand 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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What of the Challengers?

Today we'll take a look at the Challengers section of Tata Steel Chess this week as it hasn't been the focus of ChessBase's daily round-up shows.

The game in question will be a strategic masterpiece by Erwin L'Ami vs Anton Smirnov in round two. 

But first: What did the seasoned English IM Simon Ansell see but not play in this position?

 

Black 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 "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.

Solution to the puzzle

29.♕g7+!

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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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