The Weekly Show: Gibraltar wrap-up

by Lawrence Trent
2/2/2020 – In a rare "weekend edition" of the Weekly Show, IM Lawrence Trent offers a recap of the Gibraltar Masters. | Puzzle time: In the diagram, it's Black to move! | Lawrence is on-demand this week 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.

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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The best game prizewinner

Today, I review the highlights from Gibraltar and take a look at best game from the tournament: Muzychuk vs Kobo.

But first: Maghsoodloo-Esipenko, Round 9. Black should be winning, taking the pawn on a4 is as good a try as any right?

 

Black to play — Try your moves!


This week's show

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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

50...♛xa4 proved to be a huge mistake after 51.♖c8! threatening mate on h5. After 51...g5 52.b6! Black has nothing better than a draw.

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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.