The Weekly Show: Fischer vs Petrosian revived

by Lawrence Trent
3/31/2020 – IM Lawrence Trent had been enjoying the Candidates, but today he tackles a game from the past. | Puzzle time: In the diagram, find the winning move for White. | Lawrence is live this week from 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST, 12 Noon EDT) and free for a limited time, or forever on-demand with a ChessBase Basic Account. You can always register a free 90-day account to watch.

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With the chess world grinding to a hall, ChessBase decided to host a "live broadcast" of the famous USA vs USSR match of 50 years ago. I’ll look at the Fischer-Petrosian battle — a very nice game.

First, a small tribute to WIM Arianne Caoili, who died yesterday at the age of 33: Here the strong Russian GM Vladimir Epishin played 37...xd4 with the idea that 38.♕xd4 would be met by ♞e2+. But did he miss something in his calculations?


Try your moves!

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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.

Solution to the puzzle

38.♘f5+ was the devastating refutation!


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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