ChessBase Magazine 207
ChessBase Magazine 207
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Highlights of this issue
My favourite Bent Larsen game
CBM authors analyse their favourite Bent Larsen games. An exclusive collection of 19 annotated games from 1956 to 1998 awaits you!
Top games and master analyses
FIDE Grand Prix 2022:
The Grand Prix was held as a series of three tournaments from 3 February to 4 April, the first and third of which were held in Berlin, the second in Belgrade. As overall winners Nakamura and Rapport qualified for the Candidates Tournament 2022.
In this issue Andrey Esipenko, Anish Giri, Vidit Gujrathi, Grigoriy Oparin, Alexandr Predke, Wesley So, Sam Shankland and Nikita Vitiugov comment on their best games. And Dorian Rogozenco shows two games by Nakamura and Rapport in video format.
All in one
Everything you need to know about a specific opening line, based on only one extensively annotated game
Rustam Kasimdzhanov examines the sometimes very sharp complications after 4...Bc5 in the English Four Knights
Markus Ragger presents a complete repertoire against the Alapin Variation with the side line 3...Nf6
Mihail Marin shows an opening idea by Bent Larsen in the Sicilian Dragon Variation, which is still well playable today
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
Test your chess move by move with Robert Ris! Levon Aronian's strategic brilliancy against Vincent Keymer from the first FIDE Grand Prix is on the programme. Can you find the moves of the super grandmaster?
"Bent Larsen - a universal player"
Mihail Marin sheds light on the strategic skills of the most important Danish grandmaster of all time. Incl. detailed video introduction (playing time: 34 minutes).
Aron Nimzowitsch described his game with the black pieces against Paul Johner at the anniversary tournament of the Dresden Chess Club in 1926 as "one of his most beautiful blockading games". Enjoy Dorian Rogozenco's presentation!
Tactics: "Magnetic square h7!"
Oliver Reeh's tactics article contains 34 games which include numerous training questions as well as interactive video training
Excelling in endgames - "Endgame highlights by Bent Larsen" and much more
Karsten Mueller provides comprehensive training material for the highest demands, including the most beautiful endgames by Bent Larsen as well as highlights from the first Berlin Grand Prix 2022, both with a detailed video introduction, and further analyses in "Readers write"