ChessBase Magazine 208
ChessBase Magazine 208
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Highlights of this issue
Top games and master analyses
European Championship 2022:
Matthias Blübaum celebrated the greatest success of his career so far by winning the European Championship. The new champion comments on two of his games as well as the winners of the silver and bronze medals, Gabriel Sargissian and Ivan Saric
Plus analyses of many other players, including Ruslan Ponomariov, Aryan Tari, Ivan Cheparinov, Rasmus Svane, Yuriy Kuzubov, Maxime Lagarde and others
New Video Series: "Practical tips for the tournament player"
Slovakian grandmaster Jan Markos elaborates on three general and easy-to-implement recommendations in a more than 20-minute video about time management
Special: FIDE World Championship 1997
CBM authors analyse their favourite games from the first knockout world championship 25 years ago. An exclusive collection of 22 annotated games awaits you!
All in one
Everything you need to know about a specific opening line, based on only one extensively annotated game
Dorian Rogozenco presents a pawn sacrifice against the Gruenfeld Defence, which the new European Champion also used successfully
Ivan Sokolov came across the innovation 8...h5 in the Ragozin Variation, which he examines in detail in this and the upcoming CBM
Mihail Marin explains why in the Slav Defence after 5...Bf5 he no longer fears the move 6.Ne5
New ideas for your repertoire
Many exciting ideas for your next games with 10 opening articles
Topical opening traps
Rainer Knaak presents eight current traps, three of which are also in video format
Move by Move
Test your chess move by move with Robert Ris! Radoslaw Wojraszek's brilliant game against Kacper Piorun is made for the interactive training format: from seizing the initiative to preventing counterplay to a successful attack on your opponent’s king!
"Knockout Strategies at the 1997 World Championship"
Mihail Marin discusses five strategic topics on the basis of the game material –incl. video introduction
Alexander Alekhine himself described his game against Richard Réti in Baden-Baden in 1925 as one of his most brilliant games ever. Enjoy the video presentation by Dorian Rogozenco!
Tactics: "Use your back rank!"
Oliver Reeh's tactics article contains 34 games which include numerous training questions as well as interactive video training
Endgame highlights from the FIDE World Championship 1997
Karsten Mueller provides comprehensive training material for the highest demands. Not only on the World Championship tournament 25 years ago, but also on the Oslo Esports Cup 2022, the Hamburg endgame expert provides plenty of illustrative material and analyses (incl. video)