Latest book reviews of 1 November 2007

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The Netherlands.
John Elburg

                                     Chess Books

Gambiteer II by Nigel Davies
Everyman Chess
192 pages
Price $24,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-536-7

GM Nigel Davies provides the reader in his second volume of Gambiteer books,again with a exciting selection of beat lines as the Schliemann  and Albin counter Gambit.
I am sure that some players are going to smile with the name Albin Counter Gambit seen that the invention of the Austrian gambit master Adolf Albin has the reputation of a line where white can easy obtain the upper hand.
But  there have been some latest developments in this line from famous chess cracks as Alexander Morozevich and Rustam Kasimdzhanov who have  suddenly started to win with this exotic gambit.
As we can learn from Davies, Morozevich is experimenting with lines as  1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.g3 Nge7 aiming to get his pawn back with 6…Ng6.
This has been an Albin backwater for years,but now it looks like it might’s be the best way of playing the pet line of the great Albin.
Naturally white can try to hold on to his pawns,but this can often prove to be a dangerous course.
Included here between the 62 model games of this book a exciting example from the 8th European Championship  of Dresden 2007, Neverov between Strohhaeker where black went for the  moves: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 E5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.g3 Nge7 6.Bg2 0-0 7.0-0 Ngxe5 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.b3 Bc5!
After Davies the best with 9..Be7 he has got drawing chances but he’s got losing chances too.
In the Schliemann  Davies goes for the line where he avoids all the tactics  with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.Nc3 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6.
Interesting to mention is that this knight move was once recommended by Tarakower in his famous “Hypermodernen Schachpartie”and the German openings expert Hagen Tiemann already recognized it back in 1990 as the best possible move.
Covered as second alternative is the bright invention from the Moscow chess master Ljublinsky who invented 4.Nc3 Bb4.
After the critical 5.exf5 Nge7 6.0-0 0-0 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Bxc3 9.bxc3 Nxd4 10.cxd4 Nxf5 11.c3 d6 and black’s active piece and superior pawn structure compensate him for white’s possession of the two bishops.
After Davies it is all equal!
Fun is the last chapter in this book where Davies digs in the famous set up from the legendary Bobby Fischer and his reserved Grand Prix against the English Opening.
Conclusion: A very  enjoyable repertoire book!

The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Everyman Chess
256 pages
Price $24,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-541-1

A very good idea from  the English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is this strategy book based on the games from the five best positional chess players of the world.
This all is compiled at the hand of a impressive collection of over 80 model games,all well explained with a large amount of readable text.
Indeed if you want to learn strategy you have to study games and the games from the five giants of strategy in this book  Capablanca,Nimzowitsch,Petrosian,Karpov and Kramnik.
Many say that Nimzowitsch could not  match the strength of Capablanca but Nimzowitsch was an original thinker and played an important part in the development of chess strategy, and he won the famous chess tournament of Carlsbad 1929 before players as Capablanca Rubenstein and Euwe!
Some games in this book  I have seen before  in the works from Nimzowitsch and of course Watson but this material comes here back in very understandable  chapters as The seventh rank, The outpost, Planning on a grand scale, Understanding pawn majorities, The power of pawn breaks, How to use the pawn ram, Restraint, Blockade, and at last chapter 9 with  Provocation and Prophylaxis.
Even the more experienced reader will enjoy the words from Neil McDonald on Nimzowitsch his games as the most instructive game of all time,Johner vs Nimzowitsch, Dresen 1926.
Included throw these games are notes and moves that I have never seen before as for example the move 13.f5!? from Szabo.
The other giants in this book get a lot of  attention from Neil McDonald too as he starts with a interesting intro of the players and smoothly moves to some superb games as for example the game  Kramnik – Aronian,Turin Olympiad  2006,where Kramnik played like Karpov.
Or Kramnik – Bareev,Wijk aan Zee 2003.Where Svidler later described Kramnik as the greatest positional chess player in the world.
And what do you think of how to crush Kasparov in 13 easy to follow  steps?
I would like to end with the wise words from Nimzowitsch: Your eye on the wings,your mind on the centre,that is the deepest meaning of positional play. Only it is a pity that there is no bibliography and game index!
Conclusion: A superb. book on chess strategy!

Practical endgame play beyond the basics by Glenn Flear
Everyman Chess
 544 pages
Price $32,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-555-8

It is unbelievable what I have in front of me a endgame tomb of 544 pages overloaded  with practical endgame positions!
The English Grandmaster Glenn Flear deals in great detail all kind of endings where one or the other sides have at least pieces and that included rook vs  minor pieces.
Normally endgame books are often unreadable but Flear has managed to write the first  endgame book that is honestly difficult to put down!
First of all many positions in this book as the famous  10th match game between Fischer and Spassky of there 1972 World championship are covered with a lot of unexplored moves.
In his game the legendary  Fischer had to face a rook and Bishop against his two rooks but as we can learn from Flear in this book Spassky could have defended much better.
What I like so much in this book are the endgames of today brought together with a combination of readable text.
In this book you don’t have to study dry strategies or work throw dreadful exercises no this endgame book consists out examples from practical play,it learns you that endgames are beautiful and there is no need to look at it as a kind of Cinderella in chess.
There is  a lot of potential in this book first you can use it as a reference endgame book but it is also very instructive to load your favourite chess engines and hunt in this book for mistakes!
This makes your chess more interesting and memorable for your mind and you at last throw some boring endgame books like Cheron away!
And at last a  wise advise from Flear ,study one chapter per week and after 20 weeks you will be an expert in endgames!
The material is packed in five important sections and all under divided in 20 separate chapters.
Starting with Section one : Clear material advantage,Section two: Only minor pieces,Section three: Asymmetric struggles,Section four: Rook en Minor pieces and at last Heavweight struggles.Flear calls Endgames  “NQEs” as “nuckies”.
Included is an impressive bibliography plus players index which makes this book very complete.
Conclusion: One of the best endgame books that I ever had in hand!

The fabulous Budapest Gambit from Viktor Moskalenko
New in Chess
241 pages
Price €22.50
ISBN 978.90.5691.224. 6

The fabulous Budapest Gambit from Viktor Moskalenko is more than a openings book with the most important lines of the Budapest Gambit.
No the Ukraine Grandmaster has created a impressive work with love for historical detail because I have never seen a openings book with so many photo’s of  heroes from the Budapest Gambit.
Included in this move to move openings book are introductions and readable explanations of the hidden strategies that go with this dangerous gambit.
I have the good feeling that GM Moskalenko has included every important board game where he could lay his hand on but it is a pity that he did not always  make use of latest correspondence games.
For example on the Fajarowicz Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4! he did not make maximum use of other sources as Stefan Bückers excellent contributions in his magazine Kaissiber.
Viktor Moskalenko covers the first moves of the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nf3 b6 5.Qd5 where he writes: We must always ask our selves if there is a refutation or not, using Fritz 10 to avoid tactical mistakes. In a real game practical players will tend to avoid complications. We should keep in mind that white can play the calmer 5.Nbd2.
So Moskalenko steps on the so called Bonsddorff variation but in my opinion not deep enough so I would suggest buy  issue 16 from Kaissiber or go for the impressive work from Lev Gutman on the Fajarowicz, published by Batsford in 2004.
Interesting to mention is that the author suggests to study first 3…Ng4 and than try out the sharp ideas connected with 3…Ne4.
In the Budapest Gambit  you must be prepared to sacrifice a pawn in order to seek the initiative and many white players as Viktor Kortchnoi prefer Rubinstein’s move 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Bf4 to prevent black from becoming active.
But as we can learn from Moskalenko black can try to go for the Black Jet of the Fianchetto with 4..g5!? and this of beat line is instructively covered with twenty pages of full text!
After the statistics of Moskalenko black does not score less with the move 4..g5 than in other lines of the Budapest Gambit.
Graham Burgess and Steffen Pedersen once recommended the line 4.e3 Nxe5 5.Nh3 where they thought that black has real problems finding counter play but Moskalenko simple suggest the move from Jonathan Tisdall 5..g6! And suddenly there book "Beating the Indian Defences" is old paper!
One of the greatest heroes of the Budapest is at this moment GM Normunds Miezis but Vladimir Epishin the leading expert of the 1980s –1990s prefers nowadays only the white side of the board!
Conclusion: A magisterial work on the Budapest Gambit!

Garri Kasparow Meine grossen Vorkämpfe
Die bedeutendsten Partien der schachweltmeister

Anatoli Karpow & Viktor Kortschnoi
Edition Olms
Euro 39,95
ISBN 978-3-283-00476-7

In hardcover!

This seventh and finale part in Garry Kasparov's history of the World Chess Championship is devoted to Anatoly Karpov and his three-time challenger Viktor Korchnoi {Kasparov describes him in this book as Viktor the terrible}
Garry Kasparov believes that Karpov would have real winning  chances if he would have played a match with Fischer in the seventies, and he tries to justify his opinion at the hand of a fantastic collection Karpov games which are all intensive analysed by Kasparov and his companion Dmitry Plisetsky.
In these games we can see that Karpov  was a great world champion and some say when he won the World junior championship in 1969 he already was a potential world champion.
But to face the most famous chess player of all time the great Bobby Fischer between the list of players with relatively poor intuition is in my opinion not very objective.
Tal once wrote before the Fischer – Taimanov match  the American is very ,very dangerous and did Anatoly Karpov not need a 14 man delegation to take up against Kortchnoi in there Baguio 1978 world championship match?
Kasparov starts this book with Victor the terrible and discusses some of Korchnoi’s finest games as for example  Tal – Korchnoi,25th USSR Championship, Riga which is by the way not included in Korchnoi’s own work; My best games vol.2 Games with Black, Olms 2001.
But there are more {French}beauties from Korchtnoi on the  black site of the board that had certainlry deserved a place in Korchtnoi his best games as for example,Vasyukov,32ndUSSR Championship,Kiev 1964/65, Minic – Korchnou,Bucharest 1966,Timman – Korchnoi,21st Olympiad,Nice 1974, Timman – Korchnoi,Match Leeuwarden 1976,3rd game and Spassky – Korchnoi,Candidates Finale Match,Belgrade 1977.
So it is great to have them analysed in this book by one of the greatest chess player of all time, Kasparov needs around 223 pages and 49 games to describe his former opponent before he starts with Anatoly Karpov{ Anatoly the twelfth with the god given chess talent}.
Karpov was born in 1951 and grew up in the family of a factory foreman, in the small town of Zlatoust in the Urals,not far from Chelyabinsk.They where poor like millions of other working class families in the post war period.
He learned to play chess when he was four years old and made study progress till  he came to the attention of the chess authorities in Moscow where he reached coaching from Botvinnik and his later trainer Furman.
Kasparov describes here 56 of Karpov finest games where the reader must not miss game 67 one of the greatest chess games of all time and well Karpov – Polugayevsky Candidate Match ,Moscow 1974,6th match game.
Kasprov;This was my first encounter with big –time chess, and as an 11-year old boy, it left an indelible impression on me.
There are only two games from Kasparov in this book  and that is quite disappointing seen the
the 1984/1985 /1987 Kasparov – Karpov world champion matches, where you  get the feeling that Karpov’s victories have now been forgotten and Kasparov's games are remembered.
Included in this book  is a seven page bibliography and a extra CD with all the games that Olms could lay hands on from Korchnoi & Karpov  and exactly counted that are 7764 games!
Conclusion: One of those chess books that belong in every chess library!  

Chess CD's,DVD's and downloads

Pocket Champion (for download)
Europe (EU): Eur 14,73(GBP 9,23)
Worldwide: US 19,00(GBP 10,26)
System requirements: Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 2005 CPU frequency - more than 200 MHz
Screen resolutions: 320х240; 240х320; 640х480; 480х640;
Storage memory - more than 30 Mb Program memory - more than 10 Mb

First of all I would like to thank Convekta for the opportunity to let me to test there small chess program for Pocket PC or Smart phone.
I tested this program on my smart phone with Windows Mobile 6 Professional and it runs with a 201 MHz processors and I did an successful installation on my extra included SD micro disk.
This all went very successful but I had to install ate for the installation on my PC with  the 2.0.50726 net Framework version from Windows.
it did take some time  but I can insure you it is worth it!
The system requirements from Pocket PC are different than my Smart Phone but it did not give me any problems at all.
Running this chess program is like magic you see a eye catching chess board with a speaking but unbeatable chess engine which runs with a rating between 1800 and 2700 elo.
It has the possibility to access the openings book which is very pleasant if you like playing around with a chess program.
To find this openings book you must click on file game and than settings,there you see the files  Engine,Time Control and book.
When you have clicked on the book a small chess board opens and you can start editing the book.A child can do it so easy!
There is a mode of editing moves and doing priorities for opening moves.
A other very pleasant site of this Pocket Chess program is the possibility to open PGN files this way you can include your own chess material for study purposes.
It is even possible to choice out three board sizes for playing as you can see on the pictures that I borrowed from Convekta!
Pleasant to mention is the possibility to start playing from the initial and selected position, where all games are saved in the well known PGN format,
playing around with Pocket Champion gives a unbelievable lot of fun because you can play high level chess on every moment of the day!
Together with Pocket Champion I received Pocket Chess Planet a program where you can play online chess with your Smart Phone.
This is heaven for every chess player but you need full access to Internet,maybe a free
wireless internet connections is an interesting alterntive.
All together I can only say buy this unbelievable program from only 14,73 euro! 
ChessBase magazine issue #120 on DVD!
Vishy Anand is World Champion
ISSN 1432-8992
Price Euro 19,95 per issue
Annual subscription  costs Euro 99,70

ChessBase Magazine issue 120 comes with some superb games files as the World championship games from Mexico where all games are deeply analysed with a large amount of readable text.
These games can for example easy stand up against analyses from important tournament books as for example San Luis 2005.
Yes that book came years to late here in these ChessBase Magazines  you have nearly direct access to all the latest analyses!
But there is more as excellent made multimedia  files where for example Carlsen speaks and shows his win over Aronin.
All these files can be easy copied into your own database but take care if you want to copy the multimedia files ore not.
The list of authors of ChessBase Magazine is impressive and it can easy stand-up against the Informator files.
Included are 12 openings files well files well filled with latest theory as the contribution from GM Dorian Rogozenko who concentrates on the Sicilian Four Knights defence.
Rogozenko writes: This important starting position for the Sicilian Defense is met in tournaments of all levels. With such a move order Black is usually willing to play the Sveshnikov Sicilian, at the same time avoiding several important variations. Thus after 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bf4 e5 8.Bg5 a6 we have the main position of the Sveshnikov Sicilian (the classical way to reach it is 2...Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6). By playing 2...e6 instead of 2...Nc6, first of all Black avoids the annoying ( for many players) variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nb5. Moreover, the move order 2...e6 and 5...¤c6 offers Black some additional advantages in the Sveshnikov Sicilian too. For instance the second player avoids the variation 7.Nd5, possible in the classical Sveshnikov Sicilian move order. But White has a good way to use Black's move order in his favour:
6.Nxc6! Taking on c6 is the right way to underline the drawbacks of the move order chosen by Black. White makes no concessions, even if 6.Ndb5 remains a viable alternative, of course. It must be mentioned, though, that after 6.Ndb5 apart from the Sveshnikov Sicilian (6...d6) White must be ready to meet 6...Bb4 and 6...Bc5.
6...bxc6 After 6...dxc6 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 both 8.e5 and 8.Bf4 secure White an advantage in the endgame, Dembo,Y - Bunis,V 1-0.
7.e5 Nd5 8.Ne4
White has a strategic advantage thanks to the better pawn structure. The apparently mighty knight on d5 is rather a headache for Black, who must always reckon with c2-c4. In order to fight against White's positional supremacy Black must look for some quick dynamic play, trying to change something in the pawn formation.
The main reason why sometimes White avoids this position is connected with the multiple possibilities available to Black now. My goal in this article is to show solutions for White after each of Black's answers.
The following moves must be analysed: A. 8...Ba6, B. 8...f5, C. 8...Qc7, D. 8...Qa5+ and E. 8...Bb7. 8...c5 is also an important option, but it doesn't have an independent value for this article, since after 9.Be2 Bb7 it transposes into the Variation E (8...Bb7).
Included in this excellent written text file are 33 analysed games!
Other openings files are English Defence A40: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.a3 Bb7 4.Nc3 f5 by Hannes Langrock,Czech Benoni A 56: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Be7 6.Nf3 0-0 7.Be2 by Mihail Marin, Benko Gambit A57: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nd2 by Igor Stohl, Dutch A90: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.0-0 Bd6 by Viktor Moskalenko, Caro-Kann B14: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.c5 by Peter Lukacs & Laszlo Hazai, Sicilian Najdorf B99: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 by Lubomir Ftacnik, Ruy Lopez C65: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 by Mihail Marin, Tarrasch Defence D35: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Bg5 by Efstratios Grivas, Grünfeld Defence D85: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 Nc6 10.d5 Ne5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 by Michal Krasenkow, King’s Indian E70 {Part 1}:1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 by Jozsef Horvath and E97 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf6 12.f3 by Evgeny Postny.
The telechess file is good for over 2500 entries and new is the contribution of the Irish author Ronan Bennet Zugzwang,there is on this file an interview plus audio clip!
The great endgame expert Karsten Müller digs him self in Passed Pawns,Rainer Knaak: Openings traps,Oliver Reeh: Tactics and Daniel King continues with his Move by Move.
Included are the important upgrades and ofcourse a extra booklet of 26 pages!
Conclusion: Buy it before you opponent does it!  

Powerplay5:Pawns by Daniel King
Price € 29,99
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM,Windows XP or Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 9.0, DVD drive

The famous ChessBase movie star and author of the popular chess series Power Play GM Daniel King explains in logical sense on this  DVD everything what a chess player needs to know and more on pawn structures.
It is very important in chess to recognize typical pawn formations seen the importance of typical pawn patterns which always come back in chess specially in our endgame positions.
The secret in chess is to create a winning pawn formation as we can learn from  Daniel King in perfect speaking German and English language,but as many things in chess it is all a matter of technique which can be learned.
A fine example of weak pawn structure is the classis game Capablanca – Janowski,New York 1903 where white made excellent use of black’s poor pawn structures, yes Janowski was a great attacker but poor end gamer.
Fascinating to see in these lectures is the play of the great Capablance who has no problem to squeeze out the great Emanuel Lasker in his twelve World champion Match game from 1921 again it is all a matter of moving around the pawns.
But could the great Lasker have saved the game with his 44.Ke1!?
{1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Qc2 c5 8.Rd1 Qa5 9.Bd3 h6 10.Bh4 cxd4 11.exd4 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nb6 13.Bb3 Bd7 14.0-0 Rac8 15.Ne5 Bb5 16.Rfe1 Nbd5 17.Bxd5 Nxd5 18.Bxe7 Nxe7 19.Qb3 Bc6 20.Nxc6 bxc6 21.Re5 Qb6 22.Qc2 Rfd8 23.Ne2 Rd5 24.Rxd5 cxd5 25.Qd2 Nf5 26.b3 h5 27.h3 h4 28.Qd3 Rc6 29.Kf1 g6 30.Qb1 Qb4 31.Kg1 a5 32.Qb2 a4 33.Qd2 Qxd2 34.Rxd2 axb3 35.axb3 Rb6 36.Rd3 Ra6 37.g4 hxg3 38.fxg3 Ra2 39.Nc3 Rc2 40.Nd1 Ne7 41.Nc3 Rc1+ 42.Kf2 Nc6 43.Nd1 Rb1 44.Ke2?}
After Garry Kasparov in his Great Predecessors: Finally white blunders a pawn.Ofcourse more tenacious was 44.Ke1 Na5 45.Kd2! Rxb3 46.Rxb3 Nxb3 47.Kc3 with drawing chances
In view of the insignificant amount of material remaining on the board,{Panov}
Although objectively this knight game is a pawn down is also lost.Knight endgames being like pawn endgames.
All together there is over six hours full video entertainment which are good for around 30 lectures where Daniel had included a lot of own thinking  but there are also separate testing positions plus excellent solutions all to see if you have understood the secrets of pawn structures!
Conclusion: One of those DVD’s where you really can improve your strategy skills!

 The Accelerated Dragon by Nigel Davies
Fritztrainer opening
Price € 26,99
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM,Windows XP or Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 9.0, DVD drive

GM Nigel Davies in this latest Fritz trainer Openings DVD in the good old Accelerated Dragon which is related to the well known Maroczy system which was not so long ago  explained here on this web site  by the well known openings crack Sergie Tiviakov.
But there are great differences between the DVD from Tiviakov and this Accelerated Dragon DVD because Davies explains the whole scale of possibilities which this interesting defence offers us.
Many players are not aware of it but the Accelerated Dragon is an excellent choice against the move 1.c4, and on 2.Nf3 black plays g6 3.e4 Nc6!
Davies is an excellent teacher and his book The Power Chess Program is more interesting than many other learning books but back to the DVD.
Davies likes to follow the footsteps of Bent Larsen and Margeir Petursson,both belong to  the greatest experts that the chess world ever had on the Maroczy system.
fine examample on this DVD is the game: Jansa,Vlastimil (2470) - Petursson,Margeir a
Naestved op Naestved 1988.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Be2 Bg7 8.Be3 0-0 9.0-0 Bd7 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Bc6 12.f3 a5 13.b3 Nd7 14.Be3 Nc5 15.Rab1 Qb6 16.Nb5 Rfc8 17.Rfd1 Qd8 18.Nd4 Qf8 19.a3 Bd7 20.b4 axb4 21.axb4 Ne6 22.Ra1 Rxa1 23.Rxa1 Ra8 24.Rxa8 Qxa8 25.Nxe6 Bxe6 26.Bd4 Bxd4+ 27.Qxd4 Qa2 28.Kf2 h5 29.h3 b6 30.f4 Qc2 31.e5 dxe5 32.fxe5 Qf5+ 33.Kg3 h4+ 34.Kh2 Qc2 35.Bg4 Qxc4 36.Qd8+ Kg7 37.Qxe7 Qf4+ 38.Kg1 Qe3+ 39.Kh1 Qe1+ 40.Kh2 Qxe5+ 0-1
Covered on this DVD are also some exciting alternatives as for example the move:
{1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6} 5.Be2 Bg7 6.Nb3 d6 7.0-0 Be6 8.f4 Qc8 9.c4 a5 10.a4 Nb4 11.N3d2 f5 12.Kh1 Nf6 13.Nc3 0-0 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 e6 16.dxe6 Qxe6 17.Bf3 Rae8 18.Bxb7 Ng4 19.Bd5 Nxd5 20.cxd5 Qxd5 21.Qb3 Qf7 22.Qxf7+ Rxf7 23.Nf3 Rb7 24.Re1 Rxe1+ 25.Nxe1 Nf2+ 26.Kg1 Ne4 27.Kf1 Nc5 28.Ra2 Ne4 29.Nd3 Rc7 30.Be3 Rc2 31.Ra3 Bxb2 32.Ra2 Rc3 33.Nxb2 Rxe3 34.Nc4 Rc3 0-1
Known from the game Torre - Miles, Biel,1977,Miles knew as no other to handle these kind of positions.
All together there are 28 lectures from GM Nigel Davies which are good for around four hours of your pressures time but you get a lot of openings knowledge back!
Included is a loaded file of 114 entries which I consider as very useful for the upcoming chess student.
Conclusion: A must work on the Accelerated Dragon! 

                                                                         Chess Magazine's                  

British Chess Magazine No.10
Volume 127
October 2007
Price: £3.70

This BCM covers an photo from the talented Gawain Jones taken at the Staunton Memorial, this young man impressed everybody in London and Liverpool. And between the two he found time to win an international open tournament in Italy!
Inside you shall find the smashing match between the UK and China,where the excellent annotated games come from John Saunders and Steve Giddins.
British woman’s champion Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant reports on the MonRoi International Women’s Grand Prix Final,held in Montreal.
Speelman on the endgame,Staunton Memorial { Where Loek van de Wely was out played in the Grand Prix by Gawain Jones!
Jones,G (2526) - Van Wely,L (2680) [B23]
5th Staunton Mem London ENG (10), 17.08.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.0-0 a6 7.Bd3 b5 8.Nxd4 Bxd4+ 9.Kh1 Bb7 10.e5 Ra7 11.Be4 Bxc3 12.Bxb7 Bxb2 13.Bxb2 Rxb7 14.f5 Nh6 15.Qf3 Qb6 16.e6 f6 17.fxg6 hxg6 18.Bxf6 exf6 19.Qxf6 Rg8 20.Rae1 d5 21.Qg5 Re7 22.Qxh6 Qa5 23.Rf6 Qxa2 24.Rxg6 Rf8 25.Qxf8+ 1-0
And it is mate in three!
A delightful finish to a remarkable game.I cannot recall when I last  saw so strong a player slaughtered in such embarrassing style. {Steve Giddins}
The Kavalek file,Quotes and Queries,Problem World,Book Reviews etc.
Conclusion: Buy it for the smashing games!