ChessBase Magazine 206
Highlights of this Issue
My favourite Aronian game
CBM authors analyse their favourite game of the Armenian. Exclusive collection of 19 annotated games from 1994 to 2021.
Top games and master analyses
Tata Steel 2022: Magnus Carlsen kept the competition at bay in Wijk aan Zee with 9.5 out of 13.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Anish Giri, Nils Grandelius, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu and Sam Shankland comment on their best games.
Peter Heine Nielsen and Dorian Rogozenco (video) analyse two of Carlsen's wins with the Catalan.
World Championship 2021: Review of Magnus Carlsen's successful title defence against Ian Nepomniachtchi in November 2021.
All eleven games of the match annotated by Michael Adams, Anish Giri, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Luke McShane, David Navara and Wesley So.
All in one
Everything you need to know about a specific opening line, based on only one extensively annotated game
Jan Werle uses a game by the current shooting star Alireza Firouzja to show a way of getting a secure initiative against the Sicilian Taimanov Variation
Daniel King once again takes up an idea by Daniil Dubov, this time in the Tarrasch Defence (7...cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5)
Mihail Marin offers some reflections on the Flohr-Mikenas System based on games by the "hero" of this issue, Levon Aronian
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
Let Robert Ris put you to the test. Nodirbek Abdusattorov sets off fireworks with many surprising ideas against GM Sethuraman in the Exchange Variation of the Slav Defence. Can you find the moves of the new Rapid World Champion?
Aronian's strategic universe
Mihail Marin examines the Armenian's extraordinary understanding of the game through the categories of "Pawn play", "Rook play and open files", "Coordination and harmony" and "Exchange sacrifice"
Dorian Rogozenco presents the game between Mikhail Chigorin and Emanuel Lasker from London 1899
Tactics: Knights on the rampage
Oliver Reeh's tactics article contains 34 games which include numerous training questions as well as three interactive videos
Endgame highlights from the 2021 World Championship match and more
Karsten Müller provides comprehensive training material for the highest demands, including the "Endgame Highlights from the World Championship Match 2021", a selection of the best "Endgames by Levon Aronian", and further analyses in "Readers write"