ChessBase Magazine 204
ChessBase Magazine 204
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Highlights of this Issue
My favourite Polgar game
CBM authors comment on their favourite games of the great Hungarian. Exclusive collection of 23 wins from 1989 to 2014.
Top games and master analyses
Norway Chess 2021: The runner-up, Alireza Firouzja, comments on two of his winning games, plus analyses by Romain Edouard.European Individual Championship 2021: The new Champion, Anton Demchenko, analyses his win against Matthias Blübaum. Many other players comment on their best games. World Cup 2021 revisited: Anish Giri and Peter Heine Nielsen analyse the games of the match for third place between Carlsen and Fedoseev.
All in one
Everything you need to know about a specific opening line, based on only one extensively annotated game
In his first video for CBM, Markus Ragger presents an idea of the World Champion in the Sicilian with 3.Bb5+ from the World Cup: 3… Nd7 4.d4 cxd4 and now 5.Nxd4!? Nf6 6.0-0!?
Daniel King has identified a new trend in the Exchange Variation of the Queen's Gambit – the trendsetter here is Alireza Firouzja
Mihail Marin shows Judit Polgar's concept against the Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation from 1993
New ideas for your repertoire
Many exciting ideas for your next games with 11 opening articles
Topical opening traps
Rainer Knaak presents ten current traps, three of which are also in video format
Move by Move
Recap the brilliant Fedoseev-Carlsen game from the World Cup 2021 move by move together with IM Robert Ris
Judit Polgar, the strategist
Mihail Marin examines the games of the former world-class player with regard to various aspects, from pawn play to positional struggles
Dorian Rogozenco presents the fourth game of the World Championship match from 1892 between Wilhelm Steinitz and Mikhail Chigorin
Tactics: Lots of mate pictures
Oliver Reeh's tactics article contains 37 games which include numerous training questions as well as three interactive videos
Endgame highlights by Judit Polgar and more
Karsten Müller provides three articles in this issue. In addition to the article on Judit Polgar (incl. video), the GM from Hamburg presents the most beautiful endgames from the Chessable Masters 2021 and deep analyses in "Readers write"