The Weekly Show: Clutch Chess Champions Showdown

by Lawrence Trent
6/9/2020 – In his weekly show IM Lawrence Trent takes a look at some exciting moments of the Clutch Chess Champions Showdown organised by the St Louis Chess Club. | Lawrence' show is available at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST, 13:00 EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Clutch Chess Champions Showdown

The featured game is Grischuk-Aronian (game 2) in which Grischuk played a fascinating rook sacrifice that should have been good for White, but Aronian showed his resilience and managed to hold off the attack.

But first a little warm-up froma game between Leinier Dominguez and Fabiano Caruana. Here White played the move dxe5+ hoping to liquidate into an easily drawn position. Was this a good idea or did the former Cuban #1 overlook something??


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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.


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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