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.

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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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