ChessBase Magazine 186


The ChessBase Magazine is the most comprehensive and most sophisticated chess magazine there is. World class players analyze their brilliancies and explain the ideas behind the moves to you, opening specialists present the latest trends in opening theory and offer exciting ideas for your repertoire. Master trainers in the fields of tactics, strategy, and the endgame show you the tricks and techniques a successful tournament player needs! DVD with several hours of video + booklet.


The editor’s top ten:

  1. Nimble knights against mighty bishops: Ian Nepomniachtchi reveals to you the subtleties of his win against Kramnik.

  2. Pseudo-fortress cracked open! Let Peter Heine Nielsen show you how at the very last minute Carlsen drew level with Caruana and Aronian in Saint Louis.

  3. Masterpiece with rook sacrifice: Enjoy Daniel King’s video analysis of Aronian-Grischuk from the Sinquefield Cup.

  4. “Attack! Attack! Attack!” Together with GM Simon Williams carry out a deadly attack, studded with numerous sacrifices.

  5. Ten moves to your goal: Accompany Oliver Reeh "Step by step to checkmate". (Video)

  6. You think you have seen it all? Then take a look at "Nakamuras incredible win of a pawn".

  7. A dangerous and fun way to play”: Let Simon Williams make you an enthusiast of the Sicilian Wing Gambit! (Video)

  8. "Mutual Isolanis": Strategy expert Mihail Marin explains the subtleties of the piece play with isolated d-pawns.

  9. Active on move three: Our new author Robert Hungaski shows how to accelerate matters with Black in the Queen's Gambit Accepted.

  10. A zugzwang to imitate: Let endgame expert Karsten Müller demonstrate the winning technique to you by means of the game Kovalev-Kramnik.

Ten opening articles with new ideas for your repertoire!

  • Stohl: Trompowsky Attack (Openings in focus) - the Polish classic Duda-Wojtaszek (Dortmund 2018) is naturally also a subject for Igor Stohlco ntents of the DVD

  • Schandorff: English 3.e3 – part 2

  • Kuzmin: English Zaitsev Gambit

  • Quintiliano: Sicilian Anti Najdorf - Carlsen’s convincing win over Wojtaszek with 5.Qd2 inspired Renato Quintiliano to provide a deep analysis

  • Postny: Four Knights Game 4.Bb5 Bc5

  • Szabo: Ruy Lopez Steinitz 6.h3 h5

  • Hungaski: QGA 3.e4 Nc6 4.Nf3 Bg4

  • Krasenkow: Grünfeld Defence 7.Qa4+ According to Michal Krasenkow Black can comfortably equalise against 7.Qa4+, but Alexander Moiseenko has a great score with White

  • Papp: Grünfeld Defence Exchange Variation

  • Marin: Queen's Indian 4.e3

Test your chess with Simon Williams, Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, and Rainer Knaak

  • Simon Williams is enthusiastic about the subject he has selected for Move by Move – “a brilliant game by a young Russian grandmaster... attack, attack, attack”. The winner of the game is Paravyan, 20 years old and already has a rating of over 2600.

  • For his article Mihail Marin once again makes use above all of classical games and dots them with numerous training questions as well as providing a detailed video introduction.

  • “Mate or loss of the queen” Oliver Reeh‘s article consists of 29 games with numerous training questions and an introductory text with links to all the games.

  • “Recent rook endings” Karsten Müller’s column contains two introductory texts, 19 annotated endgames, many training questions and five classical videos.

  • In Rainer Knaak’s database eight recent traps are put under the microscope, among them Nakamura’s trick against the King’s Indian.