The Weekly Show: Carlsen, Alekhine, and the Nations Cup

by Lawrence Trent
5/5/2020 – In his weekly show IM Lawrence Trent talks about New York 1924, recaps the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, and looks forward to the Online Nations Cup. | Lawrence' show is available at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST, 12 Noon EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here. | Photo: Lennart Ootes (Archive)

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Carlsen, Alekhine, and the FIDE Nations Cup

Lawrence Trent: "In this show I’ll take a look at the cute miniature Maroczy-Alekhine from New York 1924, talk about that historic tournament, recap the Magnus Invitational and introduce the FIDE Cup of Nations."

But first, a position from the Magnus Carlsen Invitational: Ding-Carlsen from the semifinals. Here Magnus played the move ...Kh7, where, a pawn up, he was clearly looking to consolidate his position. Was this a wise move?


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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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