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Dangerous Weapons: King's Indian by Richard Palliser,Glenn Flear & Yelena Dembo
Everyman Chess
268 pages
Price $24,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-593-0

This latest dangerous weapons book handles the good old King's Indian,one of the sharpest defence to 1.d4 and once the favourite pet line of the legendary Bobby Fischer,
but first at all, which lines can we expect in this dangerous loaded weapon book?
After the standard moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7:we reach with chapter 1: Attacking the Fianchetto 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 c5
chapter 2:The Four Pawns Attack doesn’t prevent 6..e5 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 e5,
Chapter 3:The pawns that bind,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 c5 7.dxc5,Chapter 4:Showdown, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 c5 6.d5 0-0 7.Nf3 e6 8.dxe6.Chapter 5: Continuing to roll forwards, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 Na6 7.e5,Chapter 6:Hold that d-pawn,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.f3 Nc6.
Chapter7:Striking into d4,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2 Nd7,Chapter 8:Advance that h-pawn,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nge2 Nbd7 6.Ng3 e5 7.d5 h5,Chapter 9:Cramp and provoke,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5,Chapter 10:Further constriction with the Averbakh, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 Na6,Chapter 11:The Karklins –Ilincic Variation,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nh5,Chapter 12: The return of ..Nbd7:part one,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.Be3 Re8.
Chapter 13: The return of ..Nbd7:part two,1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.Qc2 Nh5 and the return of …Nbd7:part three, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 Nbd7.
Glen Flear wrote the chapters,3,4,9 and 10,Yelena Dembo 1,6,12,13 and 14;and Richard Palliser was responsible for the chapters 2,5,7,8 and 11.
Spectacular is the move 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 e5,this move did not make it into the classic  work from Barden,Keene and Hartston in there famous King’s Indian Defence work.
Important for the theory of the move 6...e5 is the game: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov,– Peter Svidler,Baku FIDE GP Baku (1), 21.04.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Nxe5 Qxd1+ 9.Kxd1 Na6 10.Be2 Rd8+ 11.Kc2 Nxe4 12.Nxe4 Bf5 13.Bf3 Nc5 14.Re1 Bxe5 15.fxe5 Rd4 16.Kc3 Rd3+ 17.Kc2 Rd4 18.Kc3 Rd3+ 19.Kb4 Na6+ 20.Ka5 b6+ 21.Kxa6 Bc8+ 22.Kb5 Bd7+ 23.Ka6 Bc8+ 24.Kb5 Bd7+ 25.Ka6 and draw,yes indeed 6…e5 was a blow for the over 2700 elo playing Mamedyarov.
After Konikowski & Soszynski in there Fearsome four pawns attack,white has a clear superiorty,the lines after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 9.Nxe5 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 f6 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Kf2,indeed this position is difficult to estimate, but as Palliser writes:12.Kf2 gives white an extra pawn,but Svidler must have believed that white’s central holes give black enough compensation.
Palliser: Meeting the Four Pawns Attack with 6..e5 is likely to come as a shock to yiur opponent.It is an approach which may especially appeal to those who have some experiance to the 6...Na6 variation,but that is far from essential to take up 6..e5.
The closed centre choice of 7.fxe5 dxe5 8.d5 shouldn't present to many problems after 8..c6,facilitating ideas of both ..Qb6+ and ..b5.
I would,though,exspect that variation from stunned opponents,whereas those with some theoretical knowledge are more likely to try 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 9.Nxe5.However,with the forcing 9....Nxe4 black obtains decent play for his pawn and it's not too hard to see why this presumably appealed to Svidler.
Conclusion: One of those books that every King’s Indian players wants to have!

Starting out: The Sicilian by John Emms
Everyman Chess
268 pages
Price $25,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-593-0

This Starting out the Sicilian openings book is a updated and expanded edition of Emms 2002 starting out book.
Now it has become a small heavy weight from 303 pages, and it holds officially 80 model games {where 20 new ones where extra added by Emms} but I even found many more latest games between the lines.
But first of all you buy this book for the explanations of the Sicilian strategies and ofcourse  latest developments!
New for example is the Dragadorf Variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 a6 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.0-0-0 b5 10.g4 Bb7 11.Bh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 Rc8 13.Qd2 b4,please see model  game five,Domany – Kojovic,Senta 2006.
Fun is also the Poisoned Pawn variation where Emms sill goes for the footsteps of Radjabov against Karjakin,Cap d’Agde 2006: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Ne4 h6 13.Bh4,but first some words from Emms: Somewhat unbelievable, white can answer this attack with13.Bb5!?
Putting his bishop on prise! Understandable, many have found the temptation of playing such an aesthetically pleasing move too difficult to resist.
Further  more,black cannot take 13.Bb5 lightly.Here’s a typical slugfest between two grandmasters renowned for there attacking style:Alexander  Shabalov – Alexander Areshchenko,Monarch Assurance 15th Port Erin (6), 28.09.2006
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Ne4 h6 13.Bb5 hxg5 14.Rb3 Qxa2 15.Qc3 axb5 16.Qxc8+ Ke7 17.0-0 Qa7 18.Rd3 Nxe5 19.Nc5 Nbd7 20.Nf5+ exf5 21.Rxd7+ Kf6 22.Rxf7+ Kg6 23.Qxf5+ Kh6 and the players agreed a draw,in view of the impending perpetual check after 24.Qh3 Kg6 25.Qf5.
Pleasant to mention that al lines of the Sicilian Defence get a important turn as the good old Morra gambit populair under local chess players: 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Qe2 Be7 9.Rd1 e5 10.h3 0-0.
Emms: White will complete his development with moves as Be3 or Bg5 and Rac1.Black may try to neutralize the pressure on the a2-g8 diagonal with ..Be6 and prevent white’s pieces coming to b5 with ..a6.Black’s extra pawn on d6 is vulnerable,but it will be difficult for him to exploit his extra pawn.White has just enough play for the pawn.
Interesting to mention is that the Taimanov is more populair at the highest levels than it is at club ones.
Conclusion: A very complete book on the Sicilian Defence!

The Main-Line Slav by David Vigorito
Gambit Publications Ltd
111 pages
Price $ 24,95
ISBN 978-1-906454-05-0

IM David Vigorito does not only explain you the strategies of the Main-Line Slav: 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 dxc4. but he also takes you into the world of the Bronstein Variation that runs with the moves: 5.a4 Bg4.
As we can learn from Vigorito if white is prepared, he has excellent chances of gaining a real advantage as we can see in model game 17 of this book,after  6.Ne5 Bh5 7.f3 Nfd7 8.Nxc4 e5.
Vigorito: This is the point of Black’s play.Without this counterblow,7….Nfd7 would make little sence.Now 9.dxe5? loses to 9…Qh4+,and 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Md7 makes it difficult for white to hold on to the pawn and to devolep normally.For a long time white’s maim response was 9.Ne4,hoping to exploit the weak d6-square,but in recent years white has discovered several other promising ideas.
9.Be3!: White guards against the check on h4 and now he is ready to play g4,when he can both capture on e5 and play h4 to harass black’s bishop.Often white can whip up a strong king’s side attack very quickly.
There are some other important alternatives and Vigorito spends around a whole page of text to explain this all with readable words.
The material in this book is divided into the chapters: Dutch Variation: White plays 9.Qe2,Dutch Variation: White Plays 9.Nh4,Central Variation:Black Plays 6…Nbd7 9.Nxc4 Qc7,Central Variation: Black Plays 6…Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nb6,Central Variation: Black Plays 6…e6.Black avoids 5…Bf5:Bronstein and Smyslov Variations and white avoids 5.a4:The quiet 5.e3 and the Geller Gambit.
This is well explained with 25 model games where 3 of them are from the year 2008 and 5 from 2007!
Conclusion: This book is certainly  worth every penny you pay for it!

The Grünfeld by Valentin Bogdanov
Gambit Publications Ltd
127 pages
Price $ 24,95
ISBN 978-1-906454-06-7

The experienced  Russian chess trainer  IM Valentin Bogdanov explains you in a small 127 pages the secrets of the Grünfeld Defence.
Again there are 25 deeply analysed model games,where all important lines get a important turn,and that are in big lines:Fianchetto Grünfeld: White plays g3,Non- Standard lines with  cxd5,Classical Exchange Variation: White Plays Ne2,Modern Exchange Variation:White Plays Nf3,Modern Exchange Variation with Rb1,Russian System:White Plays Qb3,Lines with Bf4 or Bg5 and the closed systems where white plays e3.
One of the most topical systems of the Grünfeld is the Exchange variation,and interesting enough game 13,Viacheslav Eingorn – Vladimir Malaniuk Baku,1979{1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 b6 10.0-0 Bb7 11.Qd3 cxd4 12.cxd4 e6 13.Bg5 Qd6 14.Qe3 Nd7 15.Rfd1 Rfc8 16.Bb5 Rc2 17.Ba4 Rxa2 18.e5 Qd5 19.Bb3 Qa5 20.d5 Bxd5 21.Bxd5 exd5 22.e6 Nf6 23.exf7+ Kxf7 24.Rbc1 Re8 25.Rc7+ Kf8 26.Qc1 Nh5 27.Bh6 Qa4 28.Rf1 Rae2 29.Bxg7+ Nxg7 30.Qg5 R2e6 31.Qxd5 Qe4 32.Qa2 h6 33.Qxa7 Ra8 34.Rf7+ 1-0} is contributed by the creative Viacheslav Eingorn himself!
Going throw the model games you can feel the breath of a chess teacher for example game 14, Vaisser,Anatoli (2576) - Vachier Lagrave,Maxime (2527) [D85]
FRA-ch Chartres (7), 22.08.2005 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 Bxc3+ 11.Bd2 Bxd2+ 12.Qxd2 Na5 13.h4 Bg4 14.Ng5 Bxe2 15.Kxe2 h6 16.Nf3 Kh7 17.Qc3 b6 18.Ng5+ Kg8 19.h5 hxg5 20.hxg6 fxg6 21.Rh8+ Kf7 22.Rh7+ Ke8 23.Qg7 Kd7 24.d6 Qe8 25.dxe7 Rg8 26.Qe5 Kc8 27.Qd5 Nc6 28.Rbh1 Nd4+ 29.Ke3 Rb8 30.g4 Rb7 31.Qxg8 Qxg8 32.Rh8 Rxe7 33.Rxg8+ Kb7 34.Rxg6 Rf7 35.Rh3 Nc2+ 36.Ke2 Nd4+ 37.Kf1 1-0,is good for nearly four pages of text.
The endgame position that arises after the return of the pawn by 12….Nd4 13.Nxd4 cxd4 14.Qxd4 Qa5+ 15.Qd2 Qxd2+ 16.Kxd2 is also very well explained.
Conclusion: A very high quality openings book!

Instructive modern chess masterpieces by Igor Stohl
Gambit Publications Ltd
445 pages
Price $ 34,95
ISBN 978-1-906454-08-1

This  brand-new update and revised new edition of Igor Stohl masterpiece and USCF award for best book has been impressively expanded from 318 pages to this heavy weight of  445 pages.There are not only 12 new games, but also  corrections where made  to the existing notes and there is a revised introduction.
This all is good for around 15 % new material and we  truly can speak of an excellent  update!
The first edition ends the game Anand – Khalifman,Shenyang 2000,and Stohl has included for  this edition the following games: Avrukh –Dautov,Istanbul 2000,Shirov – Grishchuk,Fide KO WorldChampionship,New Delhi 2000,Lautier – Svidler,Biel 2001,Khalifman – Rublevsky,Kazan 2001,Leko – Adams,Dortmund 2002,Saidali – Gleizerov,Abu Dhabi,2002,Anand – Ponomariov,Linares 2003,Anand – Markowski,Bundesliga 2004,Kramnik – Anand,Dortmund 2004,Ivanchuk – Volkov,Saint Vincent 2005,Van Wely – Topalov,Wijk aan Zee 2006 and Aronian – Anand,Mexico City 2007.
This all is good for around 124 pages of explanations and that mean that Stohl needs around ten pages of text to explain you everything of the played game.
And that is included opening middle and endgame,where I must say that his middlegame analyses are superb!
For example I compared the analyses from Stohl,game Anand – Ponomariov,Linares 2003;
with John Cox,who has written not so long ago a book on the Berlin Wall, where he analyses the same game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Be7 10.Rd1+ Ke8 11.Bg5 Bxg5 12.Nxg5 Ke7 13.Rd3 h6 14.Nf3 g6,Stohl writes: Faced with a new idea,Ponomariov responds with a solid but rather passive move.
Just as the previous note,black can play the more active 14…g5.However it’s not easy to evaluate this move unequivocally. Here the e5-pawn is well protected by the knight and black’s space gain may yest backfire as a weakening of his own kingside.After 15.h3!? {15.g4 Ng7 16.h3 allows black to lash out immediately:16:h5!promisies him full-blooded counterplay}white’s idea is to play g4 at a suitable moment {another point of Anand’s 14th move is that the f3-knight deprives black of the response…Nh4},followed by Kg2-g3 and possible h4. This plan will be especially effective  after the exchange of one or both pair rooks.15…Rd8?! {15…Ng7! Is stronger, as ik keeps more tension in the position}16.Rxd8 Kxd8 17.Rd1+ Ke7 18.g4 Ng7 19.Kg2 Bd7 20.Kg3 Rg8 21.Ne4 Be6 22.Nf6 Rh8 23.b3 Ne8 24.Nxe8 Kxe8 25.Nd4 {Nd2!?} Bc8 26.Nf5 f6 27.exf6 Kf7 28.Ne3 Kxf6 29.f4 gave white a durable endgame advantage in Korneev- Marcelin,Istanbul Ech 2003.
14…h5 is another double-edged option, although it stops g4 and gains space on the king’s side
it has the drawback of giving white’s knight{s} access to g5.
And now Cox: 14…g5 shouldn’t be so effective where the e5-pawn is firmly defended,and 15.h3 Rd8 16.Rxd8 Kxd8 17.Rd1+ Ke7 18.g4 Ng7 19.Kg2 Bd7 20.Kg3 Kg8 21.Ne4 Be6 22.Nf6 Rh8 was better for white in Korneev – Marcelin,Istanbul 2003{Khalifman’s model game},and now Khalifman says that white should have played 23.h4 gxh4+ 24.Kxh4 c5 25.Ne1 Ne8 26.Nd5+ Bxd5 27.Rxd5 b6 28.Ng2 Ng7 29.f4 h5 30.f5 hxg4+ 31.Kxg4 Ke8 32.Ne3 Rh1 33.Rd1 Rxd1 34.Nxd1 with a winning endgame.
Conclusion: GM Igor Stohl truly looks in- depth at all key aspects of the game!  

Chess Informant 103
323 pages
Price  £ 20.50

Informator 103 comes with 407 annotated games and 511 game fragments, taken from various tournaments that where held between May 1st, 2008 and August 31st of the year 2008.
Some of the top tournaments are La Habana, Sofia, Sarajevo, Bazna, Foros, Dortmund, Poikovsky, Biel, Paks, Sochi, Maniz - rapid, Warszawa, London, Moscow, Amsterdam, Montreal etc.
The list of tournaments is nearly twenty pages long,and the best of the Informator goes to the creative Peter Svidler.
But first the best game of the preceding volume: goes to the fascinating queen sacrifice of the brilliant Ivanchuk: Ivanchuk,V (2751) - Karjakin,Sergey (2732) [B87]
Nice (rapid) 102/180, 2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Qf3 Qc7 10.e5 Bb7 11.exd6 Bxd6 12.Qe3 Bc5 13.0-0-0 Nc6 14.Qxe6+!?N [14.Bxf6 - 98/(169)] 14...fxe6 15.Nxe6 Qe5 [15...Qb6 16.Nxg7+ Kf8 17.Ne6+ Kf7 (17...Ke8 18.Nxc5 Qxc5 19.Rhe1+ Ne7 20.Bxf6 Rd8 21.Nd5 Bxd5 22.Bxe7 Qxe7 23.Bxd5+-) 18.Nxc5+ Kg6 19.Rd6!! Qxc5 (19...Kxg5 20.Rxf6!! Kxf6 21.Nd5+ Kg7 22.Nxb6+-) 20.Rxf6+ Kg7 21.Bh6+ Kxf6 22.Ne4+ Kg6 23.Nxc5±;
15...Bb6 16.Rhe1 Qxh2 (a) 16...Qb8 17.Nc7+ Kf8 18.Ne6+ Ke7 19.Nxg7+ Kf8 20.Bh6 (20.Bxf6 Qf4+ 21.Kb1 Qxf6 22.Ne6+ Kf7 23.Nf4+=) 20...Ng4 21.Ne6+ Ke7 22.Bg5+ Ke8 23.Nd5!!±) 17.Nxg7+ (17.Nc7+ Kf8 18.Ne6+=) 17...Kf8 18.Bxf6 Qf4+ (18...Na5 19.Ne6+ Kf7 20.Bxh8 Nxb3+ 21.axb3 Rxh8 22.Rd7+ Kg6 23.Rxb7f) 19.Kb1 Qxf6 20.Ne6+ Kf7 (20...Qxe6 21.Rxe6©) 21.Nf4+ Kf8 22.Ne6+=;
15...Bd6 16.Rhe1 (16.Nxc7+ Bxc7 17.Rhe1+ Ne7 18.Bd5 Ra7 19.Bxb7 Rxb7 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Nd5 Be5 22.f4 Bb8 23.Nxf6+ Kf7 24.Nh5 Rg8 25.g3÷) 16...Kd7!! (a) 16...Qb8 17.Nxg7+ Kf8 18.Ne6+ (18.Bxf6 Na5 19.Re8+ Qxe8 20.Nxe8 Bf4+ 21.Kb1 Nxb3 22.axb3 Rg8 23.Ng7 Bxg2 24.Rd7÷) 18...Kf7 19.Bxf6 Kxf6 20.Ne4+ Ke7 21.Nxd6±) 17.Nxc7 (17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Nxc7 Kxc7 19.Nd5+ Kb8 20.Nb6 Bf4+ 21.Kb1 Ra7 22.Nd7+ Kc7 23.Nxf6÷) 17...Kxc7 18.Rxd6! Kxd6 19.Bf4+ Kd7 20.Rd1+ Ke7 21.Re1+=;
15...Qe7 16.Rhe1 Qxe6! 17.Rxe6+ (17.Bxe6 Ne7 18.f3 Rd8µ) 17...Ne7 18.Rde1! a) a) 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Bd5 Bxd5 20.Nxd5 Rd8 21.Nxe7 Kf7! (21...Bxe7 22.Rxd8+ Kxd8 23.Rxa6 Kd7³) 22.Rde1 Rde8µ; b) b) 18.f3 Rd8³; 18...Kd7 (18...Rd8 19.a4 b4 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Ne4 Bxe4 22.R1xe4 f5 23.Re2©) 19.Rd1+ Kc8 20.Re5! Bb4 21.a3 Ng6! (21...Bxc3 22.Rxe7+-) 22.Be6+ Kc7 23.axb4 Nxe5 24.Bf4 Bxg2 25.Bxe5+ Kb6 26.Ne2©] 16.Nxg7+ [16.Rhe1!? Qxe1 17.Rxe1 Be7 18.Nxg7+ Kd8 19.Rxe7 (19.Nf5 Rf8 20.Bh6÷; 19.f3!?) 19...Kxe7 (19...Nxe7 20.Bxf6 Kd7 21.g4 Rhf8 22.g5 Kd6 23.Ne6÷) 20.Nh5 Kd6 21.Bf4+ (21.Nxf6 Na5³; 21.Bxf6 Rhe8 22.Ng7 Re1+ 23.Kd2 Rh1³) 21...Ke7 (21...Kc5 22.Nxf6f) 22.Bg5=] 16...Kf8 17.Ne6+ Kf7 [17...Ke8 18.Rhe1 Qxg5+ (18...Qxe1 19.Nc7+ Kf8 20.Rxe1+-) 19.Nxg5+ Ne7 20.Re6 Bxf2 21.Re2 Bc5 22.Rf1 Bd4 23.Nf7 Rf8 24.Nd6++-;
17...Ke7 18.Rhe1 Bxf2 19.Rxe5 Nxe5 20.Ng7 Nc4 21.Bxc4 bxc4 22.Rf1 Raf8 23.Rxf2 Rhg8 24.Nf5+ Kd7 25.Bh6÷] 18.Rhe1 Qxe1? [18...Bxf2! 19.Rxe5 Nxe5 20.Nd8+ Kg6 21.Bxf6 Kxf6 22.Nxb7 Rhf8 23.Ne4+ Kg7 24.Kb1© (24.h3!?©) ;
18...Qxg5+ 19.Nxg5+ Kg6 20.Nce4 Be7 (20...Nxe4 21.Nxe4 Bb4 22.c3 Be7 23.Bc2±) 21.Nf7! Rhe8 (a) 21...Rhf8 22.Ned6 Bxd6 23.Nxd6 Bc8 (23...Na5 24.Be6 Bc6 25.f4 Nh5 26.b4±) 24.Re3, . ¦g3) 22.Rd3 (22.Ned6 Bxd6 23.Nxd6 Rxe1 24.Rxe1 Bc8 25.c3 Bd7 26.Bc2+ Kg7 27.a4=; 22.Nfd6 Nxe4 23.Bf7+ Kf6 24.Rxe4 Red8 25.Rf4+ Kg7 26.Rg4+=) 22...Nxe4 23.Rxe4 Bg5+ 24.Nxg5 Kxg5 25.Rd5+ Kg6 26.Rg4+ Kf6 27.Rf4+ Ke7 (27...Kg6 28.Rd6++-) 28.Rh5±] 19.Nxc5+ Kg6 20.Rxe1 Kxg5 21.Nxb7 Nd4 22.Nd6 Rhf8 23.f3 [23.Re7!] 23...b4 [23...Ra7!] 24.Nce4+ Nxe4 25.Rxe4 Nxb3+ 26.axb3 (¦ 9/n) 26...a5 27.Rg4+ Kf6 28.Ne4+ Ke5 29.Rh4 a4 30.bxa4 Rxa4 31.Nc5!+- [31.Rxh7?! Rd8 32.Re7+ Kf5 33.Nd2 Ra1+ 34.Nb1 b3! 35.Re1 (35.c3?? Rxb1+ 36.Kxb1 Rd1# #) 35...bxc2 36.Kxc2 Rc8+ 37.Kd3 Rd8+=] 31...Ra1+ 32.Kd2 Rg8 33.g3 Rf1 34.Ke2 Rb1 35.Rxb4 Kd5 36.Ne4 Kc6 37.h4 Rh1 38.Rc4+ Kb6 39.b4 Rd8 40.Rc5 Ra8 41.c3 Ra2+ 42.Ke3 Re1+ 43.Kf4 Rf1 44.Rh5 Ra8 45.Rh6+ Kb5 46.Nd6+ Ka4 47.Rxh7 Kb3 48.Rc7 Rd8 49.Nf5 1-0
And the most important theoretical novelty to: Topalov,V (2780) - Kramnik,V (2799) [D43]
Wijk aan Zee 102/333, 2008
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Ne5 Bg7 12.Nxf7!?N [12.Nxd7 - 102/332] 12...Kxf7 13.e5 Nd5 [13...Rf8!? 14.exf6 Nxf6 15.Be5 Kg8 16.Qc2 Qe7 17.Rae1©] 14.Ne4 Ke7 15.Nd6 Qb6 16.Bg4 Raf8 [16...Rhg8!? 17.Qc2 Nf8] 17.Qc2 Qxd4? 18.Qg6 Qxg4 19.Qxg7+ Kd8 20.Nxb7+ Kc8 21.a4!f b4 22.Rac1 c3 [22...Rfg8!? 23.Qf7 Rf8 24.Nd6+ Kc7 25.Qg6 Rhg8 26.Qb1²] 23.bxc3 b3? [23...Rfg8²;
23...bxc3!? .24.Rb1 c2] 24.c4! Rfg8 25.Nd6+ Kc7 26.Qf7 Rf8 27.cxd5? [27.h3! Rxf7 28.hxg4 Nf4 29.Nxf7 Ne2+ 30.Kh2 Nxc1 31.Rxc1 b2 (31...Rb8 32.Rb1 Nc5 33.f4 gxf4 34.Bxf4 Rf8 35.Be3+-) 32.Rb1 Rb8 33.f4! gxf4 34.Bxf4 Rf8 (34...Nc5 35.Nxh6 Nxa4 36.g5+-) 35.Rxb2 Rxf7 36.Kg3+-] 27...Rxf7 28.Rxc6+ Kb8 29.Nxf7 Re8? [29...Qe2!! 30.Rc3! (30.Nxh8? Qxf1+! 31.Kxf1 b2; 30.Rb1? Qa2) 30...b2 31.Rb3+ Ka8 32.Nxh8 Nc5! 33.Rb5! (33.Rb4?! a5!; 33.Rxb2 Qxb2 34.dxe6 Nxe6) 33...Nxa4 (33...a6 34.Rxc5 Qxf1+ 35.Kxf1 b1Q+ 36.Ke2 Qe4+ 37.Kf1=) 34.Rxb2 Qxb2 35.dxe6 Qb6 36.e7 Qe6÷] 30.Nd6 Rh8 31.Rc4!+- Qe2 32.dxe6 Nb6 33.Rb4 Ka8 34.e7 [34.Rxb3 Qg4 35.e7 Qe6 36.Rc3 Qxe7 37.Rfc1+-] 34...Nd5 35.Rxb3 Nxe7 36.Rfb1 Nd5 37.h3 h5 [37...Nf4 38.Bxf4 gxf4 39.Nb5! Qxe5 40.Rc1 Rb8 (40...a6 41.Nc7+ Ka7 42.Rc6; 40...Kb7 41.Nc7+ Kc8 42.Na6+ Kd7 43.Rb7+ Kd6 44.Nb4) 41.Nc7+ Qxc7 42.Rxc7 Rxb3 43.Rc4 f3 44.g4!+-] 38.Nf7 Rc8 39.e6 a6 [39...Nf4 40.Nxg5] 40.Nxg5 h4 41.Bd6 Rg8 42.R3b2 Qd3 43.e7 Nf6 44.Be5 Nd7 45.Ne6 1-0
Please also see the excellent extra annotations of Bjelajac!
Conclusion: The Informator  is more than a must!  

Chess opening essentials 2 by Stefan Djuric,Dimitri Komarov & Claudio Pantaleoni
New in Chess
288 pages
Price €27,95
ISBN 978 90 56912697

The trio Stefan Djuric,Dimitri Komarov and Claudio Pantaleoni not only explain you how to play and understand the Dutch and all kind of 1.d4 moves but above all you buy these opening’s book for the clear cut explanations.
It is for many chess students not easy to get involved with chess openings seen the mass of lines and lack of explanations that most ECO volumes of openings book offer us ,no these chess opening essentials are perfect for all new comers who like to learn in no time the most important lines.
This second volume holds every line, that is possible after the moves 1.d4 and 1.d4 d5.
And that is included the Modern Defence {where they recommend for the imaginative and lazy ones the line 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 c6 5.Nf3 a6 6.Be2 b5 7.a3 Bb7 8.0-0 where white has a more fluid game}Pseudo Benoni,Keres Variation {1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4}Franco-Benoni & Schmid-Benoni,Dutch Defence,Blackmar-Diemer Gambit,Pseudo-Trompowsky,Veresov,Colle System,Torre Attack,London System,Chigorin Defence,Albin Counter-Gambit,Baltic Defence {1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5}Slav Defence,Queen’s Gambit Accepted,Tarrasch Defence and all kind of Queen’s Gambit Defences.
Included are a lot of complete games but above all I would buy these books for the instructive explanations.
For example the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit gets after the move 1.d4 d5 2.e4 nearly one page of instructive text!
Included are strategic introductions,ideas and a little historical background.

Chess opening essentials 3 by Stefan Djuric,Dimitri Komarov & Claudio Pantaleoni
New in Chess
336 pages
Price €27,95
ISBN 97809056912703

In volume three, Stefan Djuric,Dimitri Komarov & Claudio Pantaleoni go for the Indian Defences as the Benko Gambit,Benoni,Budapest Gambit,Catalan,Bogo-Indian Defence,Queen’s Indian Defence,Nimzo-Indian Defence,Grünfeld Indian Defence and the good old King’s Indian Defence.
Going throw the book it surprised me to see the large amount of latest 2008 games and above all the practical advises that I found throw this book.
But first a fine example from the King’s Indian Defence: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.h3 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8g3 Stopping ..Nf4.In quite a few books you will find 8.Nh2 {Lilienthal 1947}followed by two explanation marks.However,a recent discovery on the 12th move puts this enthusiastic annotation into doubt.After  …Qe8 9.Be2 Nf4 10.Bf3 f5 11.g3!{11.h4 is too slow: 11..Na6 12.g3 Nc5!! 13.gxf4 exf4 with excellent compensation} 11… Nxh3 12.Bg2 Qf7!!
And here is the novelty:the idea is to attack f2 {after 12…f4 13.Nf3 g5 14.Bxh3 g4 15.Bg2 gxf3 16.Qxf3 white is better}13.Bxh3 fxe4 14.Ng4 {14.Nxe4 Bxh3 and black has the advantage}14….Bxg4 15.Qxg4 Qxf2 16.Kd1 Qd4+ 17.Ke1 white can not avoid perpetual check {17.Bd2? e3 17.Kc2? Rf2+ 18.Kb3 Na6 with a winning attack}17….Qf2+ with a draw.
8….f5 9.e4xf5 gxf5 10.Ng5 Nhf6 11.Bg2 h6 12.Ne6 Bxe6 13.dxe6 Nc6,and any outcome is possible with such a complex position.
On the Budapest Gambit, Stefan Djuric,Dimitri Komarov & Claudio Pantaleoni suggest on the Fajarowicz: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Qc2 d5 5.exd6 Bf5 6.Nc3 Nxd6 7.e4 Nxe4 8.Bd3 Nxf2 9.Bxf5 Nxh1 with a unclear play but take care this line has brought black many resounding victories.
The material is also very up to date.
Conclusion: Ideal opening's books for club players!

Chess DVD's

Chess Informant 103 on CD
Price  £ 20.50
Chess Informant 95 printed boek + CD is only £ 27.00

It is also possible to obtain the latest Informator files on this CD well packed in a eye catching Chess Informant Reader 2.1 program.
Probably the most of us prefer the good old book but this Chess Informant reader program is a powerful tool which is able to do much more than  only playing throw the latest Informator games.
Chess Informant has a site where you can download the Chess Informant Expert please see:
Personal it is very interesting to have to have the electronic version on your computer but for the owners of a database program, they could
consider to buy Informator 103 as PGN,CBH or as Chess Assistant file.
Going throw all the  Informator’s   is nearly impossible and these Chess Informant CD readers offer the user the opportunity to access
 all Informator’s extra utilities as playing chess, importing games etc.
Dear chess friends it is even possible to include electronic  openings encyclopaedias!
But first back to the Informator games,in the game Gashimov – Shirov Poikovsky 2008,I found the interesting novelty: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Be3 Bg4 16.Qd3 Rae8 17.Nd2 Re6 18.a4 Qh5 19.axb5 axb5 20.Nf1 Rfe8 21.Bd1 Bxd1 22.Qxd1 Qf5 23.Bd2 Rxe1 24.Bxe1 h5 25.h4 g6 26.b3!? A very strong positional move and it seems that black has to avoid this position!
Smashing is also 1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.c4 d6 4.Nc3 e5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Bg5+ f6 9.0-0-0+ Bd7 10.g3 Kc8 11.Rxd7!Please see game 44 under section A42.
Would not surprise me if this is the end of the Averbakh variation!
Or must black go for 6…Bxe5!?
Conclusion: Certainly more than a alternative for the printed book!   

The Scotch Game by Nigel Davies
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 provides you on this DVD with a complete repertoire opening based on the Scotch Four Knights {covered in part one of this DVD: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4} and  other Scotch lines as for example Kasparov’s favourite one, the  Mieses variation,{covered as part two :1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5}.
But as Davies so instructively explains these variations need a lot of more memorizing  than the modern lines and the Scotch Four Knights is more than a  interesting choice.
It was the choice of Steinitz against Zukertort in there 1886 World Championship match,and the great Nimzowitsch once practised it with great success.
But Davies does not waste time with all classics he prefers a modern touch of latest games.
The video running time is around 5 hours and you will pass 34 well filled video files,and that is included a game with the Steinitz System,as Gutman once wrote in his book on 4…Qh4 the boldest and most dangerous of black’s defences to 4. Nxd4.
Kasimdzhanov,Rustam (2614) - Vladimirov,Evgeny (2586) [C45]
Namangan zt Namangan, 2000
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Be2 Nf6 [6...Qxe4 7.Ndb5 Bxc3+ (7...Kd8 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.Nxc3 Qd4 10.Bd3 Nge7 11.Qh5 f5 12.Re1 h6 13.Bd2 a6 14.Rad1 g6 15.Qe2 Qg7 16.Na4 Rh7 17.Bc3 Qf8 18.Bc4 b6 19.Qe3 Rb8 20.b4 d6 21.Nc5 bxc5 22.bxc5 d5 23.Bxd5 Nxd5 24.Bf6+ Re7 25.Rxd5+ Bd7 26.Bxe7+ Nxe7 27.Rdd1 Ke8 28.Qe5 Rc8 29.Rxd7 Kxd7 30.Qe6+ 1-0 Sevillano,E (2490)-Kretchetov,A (2335)/Los Angeles 2003) 8.bxc3 Kd8 9.0-0] 7.0-0 Bxc3 8.Nf5 Qxe4 9.Bd3 Qg4 10.f3 Qa4 11.bxc3 Kf8 [11...0-0 12.Nxg7 Kxg7 13.Bh6+ Kxh6 (13...Kg8 14.Qd2 Qh4 15.Bg5) 14.Qd2+ Kg7 (14...Kh5 15.g4+ Nxg4 16.fxg4+ Kxg4 17.Kh1) 15.Qg5+ Kh8 16.Qxf6+ Kg8 17.Qg5+ Kh8 18.Qh6] 12.Qe1 Ne8 [12...d6 13.Nxg7 Kxg7 14.Qg3+ Kf8 15.Bh6+ Ke7 16.Bg7 Re8 17.Qg5 Be6] 13.Qg3 d6 14.Nxg7 Rg8 [14...Nxg7 15.Bh6 Rg8 16.Bxh7] 15.Bh6 Rxg7 16.Rae1 Ne5 17.f4 Nxd3 18.cxd3 Bf5 19.h3 Qb5 20.Rxe8+ [20.Rf3] 20...Kxe8 21.Qxg7 Bxd3 22.Re1+ Kd7 23.Qxf7+ Kc6 24.Kh2 Bc4 25.Qxh7 Bxa2 26.Re7 Rc8 27.Qe4+ Kb6 28.f5 Bd5 29.Qd4+ Kc6 30.f6 Rg8 31.Bg7 Qf1 32.Qg4 Kb6 33.h4 a5 34.h5 c5 35.h6 Qd3 36.f7 Bxf7 37.Rxf7 Re8 38.Qd7 Qe4 39.Qxd6+ Kb5 40.Qd7+ Ka6 41.Qf5 Qh4+ 42.Qh3 Qe4 43.h7 a4 44.h8Q 1-0
By the way it is certainly not a pawn that Davies would like to take as he so instructively explains in this game.
Conclusion: Recommend for both sides of the board!

The ABC of the Sicilian Dragon by Andrew Martin
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. 

IM Andrew Martin does not only explain you how to play and understand the strategies of the Dragon,he also offers you a interesting line on this DVD ,that is  based on a mixture
 between the Dragon and
  the Najdorf,as we can see in the following model game, which is by the way very well analysed  by Martin: Leake,J - Ward,Christopher [B75]
London league, 2005
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 a6 8.Bc4 Nbd7 9.Qd2 b5 10.Bb3 Bb7 11.0-0-0 h6 12.Kb1 Rc8 13.h4 h5 14.Rhe1 Qc7 15.Bg5 Nb6 16.Qe2 [16.Be6 Nc4 (16...fxe6 17.Nxe6 Qd7 18.Nxg7+ Kf7 19.e5; 16...Rb8) ] 16...0-0 17.g4 hxg4 18.fxg4 Nc4 19.Rd3 Qc5 20.Red1 [20.Bxc4 bxc4 21.Rdd1 Rb8] 20...Rfe8 21.h5 [21.Bc1 e5 22.Nf3 Nxg4] 21...Qxg5 22.hxg6 fxg6 23.Rf3 e6 24.Rdf1 Nd2+ 25.Ka1 Nxb3+ 26.axb3 b4 27.Qh2 bxc3 28.Rh1 cxb2+ 29.Kxb2 0-1
One of the most interesting games {also on this DVD!} with the attack 7…a6 comes from the great Botvinnik:
Littlewood,J - Botvinnik,M
Hastings 1962,1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 a6 8.Bc4 b5 9.Bb3 Bb7 10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.0-0-0 Nc5 [11...Rc8 12.Kb1 Ne5 13.Bh6 Bxh6 14.Qxh6 Rxc3! 15.bxc3 Qc7 (15...Qa5) 16.Kb2 Nfd7 17.Qg7 Rf8 18.Qxh7 Nb6] 12.Kb1 Nxb3 [12...Rc8 13.Bh6 Bxh6 14.Qxh6 e5 15.Qg7 Rf8 16.Nde2 Nxb3 17.axb3 b4 18.Nd5 (18.Na4 Rg8 19.Qh6 g5!) 18...Nxd5 19.exd5 Qc7 20.c4 bxc3 21.Nxc3 f5µ] 13.cxb3 0-0 14.Bh6 Bxh6 15.Qxh6 b4 16.e5 [16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.exd5 Qd7 18.Nc6 Nxd5] 16...Nd7! 17.h4 bxc3 18.h5 dxe5!! 19.hxg6 Nf6 20.bxc3 [20.Nf5 c2+ 21.Kxc2 Qc8+] 20...exd4 21.gxh7+ Kh8 22.Rxd4 Qa5 23.Qe3 Nd5 24.Qd2 Nxc3+ 25.Ka1 Rad8 26.Rc1 Qxa2+ 27.Qxa2 Nxa2 28.Rxd8 Rxd8 0-1.
I compared the notes from Martin with the original notes from Botvinnik out his book,Botvinnik’s Best Games Volume 3:1957-1970 than I only can say please give me the instructive notes from Andrew Martin!
Running time is four hours and ten minutes so in a small day time you are able to take up a very dangerous line.
Conclusion: Andrew martin offers you here a unique  openings line on the Dragon which needs  nearly no memorizing at all!

Attacking the king by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
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 phenomenal GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov explains you in a good four hours the secrets of attack based on the games of some of the greatest players of all time.
All material is based on games from world champions as players like:Steinitz,Lasker,Capablanca,Alekhine,Euwe,Botvinnink,Smyslov,Tal,Petrosian,Spassky,
Fischer,Karpov,Kasparov,Karpov and of course the great Kasimdzhanov himself.
All together there are eight games from Rustam Kasimdzhanov on these video files and that makes this DVD so unbelievable instructive!
Usually annotators often try to guess what was in a player’s mind but with the games of  Kasimdzhanov you have direct access to first class annotations but above all
instructive and understandable explained by a world top player!
Some players as Bobby Fischer who had a unique attacking talent as Rustam Kasimdzhanov explains the play of this great chess legend: because he immediately saw what is important, as for example  we can see in his game against Rober Bryne:1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 d5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.e3 0-0 8.Nge2 Nc6 9.0-0 b6 10.b3 Ba6 11.Ba3 Re8 12.Qd2 e5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Rfd1 Nd3 15.Qc2 Nxf2 16.Kxf2 Ng4+ 17.Kg1 Nxe3 18.Qd2 Nxg2 19.Kxg2 d4 20.Nxd4 Bb7+ 21.Kf1 Qd7 0-1
{Robert Byrne, - Fischer,Robert James, USA-ch New York (3), 18.12.1963}
His move 14…Nd3 is one word  fantastic!
Byrne his lost was a matter of the wrong rook as Fischer wrote in his book My 60 memorable games: I spend a evening just staring at he position after 14.Rad1,trying everything, unwilling to let my brilliancy go down the drain.The more I looked,the more I liked white’s game!
Conclusion: One of those ChessBase top  DVD’s

ChessBase Magazine extra issue 128
March  2009
Dorian Rogozenco Chess Classic in Video

ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99

This latest ChessBase Magazine extra holds a impressive 16495 games all played between December 2008 and February 2009.
A fine shortcut comes from Jonas Janulynas who was very successful with the Latvian Gambit,where he played the  so called Poisoned pawn variation:
Ralys,Vincas (1878) - Janulynas,Jonas (1809) [C40]
LTU-ch sf Vilnius (6), 16.02.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bc4 fxe4 4.Nxe5 Qg5 5.Nf7 Qxg2 6.Rf1 d5 7.Qh5 Nf6 8.Nd6+ Kd8 9.Nf7+ Ke7 10.Qe5+ Kxf7 11.Bxd5+ Nxd5 12.Qxd5+ Ke8 13.d3 Nc6 14.Nc3 Bh3 15.Qh5+ g6 16.Qe2 Nd4 17.Qe3 Nxc2+ 0-1
The white player had no idea how to handle it and played the weak 5.Nf7?
Forced is 5.d4! but dear reader it can get complicated!
Included on this CD are 3 multimedia files with some fine annotated games from the great Dorian Rogozenko,who analyses some fine classic games.
And I am sure the fans of the The Sveshnikov Reloaded will enjoy the following B33 game:Ivanchuk,Vassily (2710) - Van Wely,Loek (2661) [B33]
EU-Cup 19th Rethymnon (3), 30.09.2003 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5 11.g3 fxe4 12.Bg2 Bg7 13.Bxe4 Rb8 14.Qh5 Ne7 15.Nxe7 Qxe7 16.c3 Be6 17.Rd1 Qd7 18.0-0 h6 19.Nc2 0-0 20.Ne3 f5 21.Bd5 Kh8 22.Bxe6 Qxe6 23.Nd5 f4 24.Rd2 Rf5 25.Qe2 fxg3 26.hxg3 e4 27.Rfd1 Rbf8 28.f4 Qg6 29.Qxe4 Qxg3+ 30.Rg2 Qh3 31.Ne7 Rh5 32.Ng6+ Kg8 33.Nxf8 Qh1+ 34.Kf2 Qxd1 35.Qh7+ Kxf8 36.Qxg7+ Ke8 37.Qg8+ Kd7 38.Rg7+ Kc6 39.Qa8+ Kb6 40.Qb7+ 1-0
Conclusion: Overloaded with a lot of latest games!                                           



British Chess Magazine No.3
Volume 129
March 2009
Price: £4,05

The 18-year old Sergey Karyakin came to Wijk aan Zee and won!
This is all is well covered by the witness reports of Ian Rogers,this all is good for over twelve pages of text plus some fine photographs of our chess heroes.
Raaphy Persitz,BCM popular columnist has passed away and John Saunders,Leonard Barden and Amatzia Avni pay tribute to this great chess player.
Raaphy Persitz was one of the strongest players resident in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.
Sam Collins features two games of the Australian Dave Smerdon,who just made his fourth grandmaster norm.
John Saunders is responsible on the spot coverage of the Gibtelecom Masters,Shaun Taulbut does a fine Test Your Chess!
Others are Speelman on the Endgame,where the great master looks at a pawns versus knight endgame he just played in Gibraltar.
Other readable columns are Quotes and Queries,Endgame Studies,Reviews and New Books!
Conclusion: One of those magazines you must have!

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