Latest book reviews of 1 October 2011

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The Four Knights Game by Andrey Obodchuk
A New Repertoire in an Old Chess Opening

New in Chess
238 pages
Price € 23,95
ISBN: 978-90-5691-3724

The Four Knights Game has the reputation of being rather drawish but the last years this opening has become more a strong surprise  weapon.
Before world war one this opening was played by the best players of the world as Tarrasch,Capablanca and Alekhine.But Interest of
the Four Knights Game slowly disappeared in the 1930s,but it came back to life under leadership of Grandmaster John Nunn who wrote a successful
book about it,New Ideas in the Four Knights,Batsford 1993.
Some say that black must simple copy white’s moves as in the Symmetrical Variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4
 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d6 7.Bxc6 bxc6 and white’s play usually ends in a draw.
But the International Master from Khanty Mansiysk, Anmdrey Obodchuk comes here with some interesting ideas as
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d6 7.Ne2!?
Obodchuk explains and gives more alternatives, here as for example Jan Pinski did in his Four Knights book from Everyman Chess.
Very well covered in this book are kind of various rare moves for black as for instance, the move 4…Bd6 which has become quite popular.
Strange enough this rather extravagant looking move is even seen at the very highest level.
In big lines all material is devided into Chapter 1:The Three Knights Opening, Chapter 2:The Four Knights,Chapter 3:The Symmetrical Variation,
Chapter 4:The Metger System: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Qe7 followed by …Nd8 and …Ne6.
The Rubinstein System: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Nd4 and as extra gift the good old Belgrade Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5!.
Conclusion: Anmdrey Obodchuk truly explains all the secrets of The Four Knights in this well presented eye catching New in Chess book!

Koltanowski Phoenix Attack by David Rudel
Thinkers Press
257 pages
Price €17,99
ISBN 1-888710-56-x

David Rudel is an authority on the Colle  and this Koltanowski-Phoenix Attack: The Future of the c3-Colle is his third book on this subject where he deeply
 digs in the safest of all openings,The Colle:1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Nbd2 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.b4,a line he has
 named the Koltanowski-Phoenix Attack but for the openings experts under us we have here a Reversed Meran.
All material is deeply presented with computer support in various lines as 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Nbd2 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Bd3 Bd6
7.0-0 0-0 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.b4 Bb6 10.Bb2 e5 11.e4 Bg4 12.exd5!
By the did you know that 11….Bg4  was actually played by Euwe against Colle in 1924!
After 12.exd5 Nxd5 Rudel prefers the move 13.Qc2.
The Colle is a simple opening to learn, but the lines from Rudel do need quite some memorizing.
After 13.Qc2 black has the choice of six possibilities: 13…h6,13…Kh8,13…g6 13….Rc8 and 13…Nf6.
Some analyses as 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Nbd2 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.b4 Bd6 10.Bb2 e5 11.e4 Bg4 12.exd5 Nxd5
13.Qc2 g6 14.h3 Be6 15.b5 Na5 16.Rfd1 Qc7 17.Ne4 f6 18.Nxd6 Qxd6 19.Bf1 Rac8 20.Qe4 Qc5 21.Nd4 Bf7 22.Nb3 Nxb3 23.axb3 Nxc3
24.Bxc3 Qxc3 25.Rxa7 Qxb3 26.Rd7 b6 27.Kh2 Qe6 28.f4 end deeply in the middlegame,where Rudel writes: White has doubled rooks on the
7th rank and black pieces are playing  defence. It appears black is going to have to allow a queens trade,at which point his counter attacking
options become limited and white’s powerful rooks will reign supreme.
Conclusion: Certainly a must for all lovers of the Colle!

Play the Benko Gambit by Nicolai V.Pedersen
Everyman Chess
208  pages
Price €19,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-634-0

The International Master from Denmark, Nicolai V.Pedersen provides the reader with a exciting black repertoire book based on the Benko
Gambit, named after the chess genius Pal Benko.
The standard Benko arises after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.bxa6 g6!
By the way in the Classical Variation,Pedersen goes for the knight move: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6
7.e4 Bxf1 8.Kxf1 d6 9.g3 Bg7 10.Kg2 0-0 11.Nf3 Nbd7 12.Re1 Ng4,Pedersen writes: This is the principled replay and the one I recommend.
The knight will ofthen go to e5,and from there, if black manages to justify it tactical with precise play, to the good squares d3 and c4.
Alternatively, it may retreat back to d7 after  the other knight goes to b6,should white prepare f2-f4 with Nf3-d2.
All lines in this book are explained at the hand of 49 well explained model games where a few of them as Neverov.V-Pedersen Dieren,Petkov.V-Pedersen
come from the year 2010.
In big lines all material is devided into three chapters:Benko Accepted,Benko Declined and Anti-Benko.
In repertoire books you have to follow the author if you don’t like his choices,but this book covers highly interesting repertoire lines as the
Kasparov Gambit,that runs with the moves:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d5 6.cxd5 Bc5,
V.Pedersen explains: To name this gambit after Kasparov is a little unfair,given that Vaganian and others had already played
it several times in the late 1970s.However,it was Kasparov’s high – profile win in the first game,which lead to it becoming populair for black,and his name has stuck.
Conclusion: One of the best Benko Gambit book that I have ever seen!

The Slav move by move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Everyman Chess
414  pages
Price €20,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-678-4

Cyrus Lakdawala does not only offer you in this heavy weight a complete Slav repertoire for black,but the IM from
America overloads the reader with a lot of challenging questions.
But the strongest points of this Slav book are the so instructive  move to move annotations.
Specially all openings moves are deeply analysed with a Hugh amount of text.
Covered in this book are the following repertoire lines:The Mainline Dutch Variation: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6
7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.0-0 Nbd7 and various alternatives,The Geller Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 b5
6.e5 Nd5 7.a4 e6,4.e3 lines,Fourth move Alternatives, The Exchange Slav and various Reti and King’s Indian Lines.
Included throw the book are 50 excellent analysed model games,where some of them come from the year 2009.
Conclusion: This is a higly instructive work for starters on the Slav!

Chess DVD's

Beating the Sicilian by Viktor Bologan
A grandmaster repertoire vol.3

Euro 29,90

System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

Grandmaster Viktor Bologon handles on his third and last DVD, the subtleties of the Paulsen  Defence where black goes for the
 moves as,4…a6 and 4…Nc6 but also the following move order with the bishop to 4…Bb4 {1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e6
4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Ndb5 Nf6 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.Nxc3 d5 9.exd5 exd5 10.Bd3}is well covered with  intensive analyses.
Bologan prefers set-ups as 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2,which we also have seen as
repertoire line against the Najdorf and Dragon.
Fascinating to mention is Bologan his approach to the Keres Attack: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4
4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 and than Bologan his suggestion the move h3.
Bologan works with heavy loaded theoretical surveys,where he is not afraid to give his secrets of the Paulsen away!
Running time of the DVD is over 5 hours!
Conclusion: Super material on the Sicilian!

Know the Terrain Vol . 3 Central Majority
by Sam Collins

Euro 27,90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

Sam Collins digs in this DVD at the world of the central majority, where the white pawns stand at a2,d2 and e4 and faces e the
black ones at  a7,b7 and e7.
These set-ups are characteristic for openings as the Grünfeld and Semi-Tarrasch as we can see in the following model game from Polugaevsky
against the legendary Tal,[D41]
URS-ch37 Moscow (2), 07.09.1969
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.d4 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Bxd2+ 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Bc4 Nc6 12.0-0 b6 13.Rad1 Bb7 14.Rfe1 Na5 15.Bd3 Rc8 16.d5 exd5 17.e5 Nc4 18.Qf4 Nb2 19.Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.Ng5+ Kg6 21.h4 Rc4 22.h5+ Kh6 23.Nxf7+ Kh7 24.Qf5+ Kg8 25.e6 Qf6 26.Qxf6 gxf6 27.Rd2 Rc6 28.Rxb2 Re8 29.Nh6+ Kh7 30.Nf5 Rexe6 31.Rxe6 Rxe6 32.Rc2 Rc6 33.Re2 Bc8 34.Re7+ Kh8 35.Nh4 f5 36.Ng6+ Kg8 37.Rxa7 1-0,
A incredible piece of openings preparation of Polugaevsky!
Included are all kind of strategies on this DVD as for example a king side attack, Carlsen,Magnus (2690) - Ivanchuk,Vassily (2750) [D88]
Morelia/Linares 24th Morelia/Linares (11), 06.03.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.0-0 Na5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Rc1 cxd4 13.cxd4 e6 14.Qd2 Bb7 15.h4 Qe7 16.h5 Rfc8 17.e5 Rxc1 18.Rxc1 Rc8 19.Rxc8+ Bxc8 20.Bg5 Qc7 21.Bf6 Nc6 22.Qg5 h6 23.Qc1 g5 24.Bb5 Bd7 25.d5 exd5 26.Nd4 Bxf6 27.exf6 Qd6 28.Bxc6 Qxf6 29.Bxd7 Qxd4 30.g3 Qc5 31.Qxc5 bxc5 32.Bc6 d4 33.Bb5 Kf8 34.f4 gxf4 35.gxf4 1-0.
But also closely related passed d pawn structures are instructively explained.
Running time is 4 hours and 39 minutes!
Conclusion: This DVD really helps you to play and understand the strategies of chess!

What Grandmasters don't see by Maurice Ashley
Vol.3:Summary and Test

Euro 29,90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley explains in a amusing way all kind of tactical oversights or may I say Grandmaster blunders,based on Ashley
unique system of protected squares and instructive explained new idea of  key points.
In this third volume Ashley continues his research of mistakes, all well explained at the hand of a collection of model games and test positions, where
I would like to start with a brilliant win from Grandmaster Jan Timman,who is still able to win from the best players in the world.
Timman,Jan H (2623) - Wedberg,Tom (2540)
SWE-chT 0203 Sweden (3), 13.10.2002
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Nc6 12.d5 Na5
13.Nbd2 g6 14.b3 Bd7 15.Nf1 Nh5 16.Bh6 Re8 17.Qd2 Bf6 18.Rac1 Bg7 19.Bg5 f6 20.Be3 f5 21.exf5 gxf5 22.Qd1 Nf6
23.Bg5 h6 24.Bh4 Qc7 25.Ng3 e4 26.Nd2 Nxd5 27.Ndxe4 Qc6 28.c4 bxc4 29.bxc4 Nxc4 30.Ba4 Qxa4 31.Qxd5+ Kh8
32.Nf6 Nb6 33.Qf7 Rxe1+ 34.Rxe1 Qxh4 35.Ngh5 Qg5 36.Re7 Rf8 37.Qxf8+ Bxf8 38.Rh7# 1-0.
Interesting enough this was Timman first win on Wedberg!
A other beutifull short cut comes from the greatest player of all time,Garry Kasporov,on no less than Robert Hübner!
Huebner,Robert (2630) - Kasparov,Garry (2790) [D45]
Cologne TVm2 Cologne (2), 1992
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 Re8 9.Rd1 Qe7 10.e4 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 dxe4
12.Qxe4 e5 13.Bg5 Qf8 14.Bd3 f5 15.Qxf5 Nf6 0-1.
Running time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Conclusion: Highly instructive learning material!

The Vienna by Nigel Davies
With 3.f4

Euro 27,90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

Grandmaster Nigel Davies provides on this DVD with everything you need to know how to start the Vienna Opening that runs with the moves,1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4.
A classic beauty is the following game which is well explained as the other 30 model games on this heavy loaded DVD; Spielmann,Rudolf - Englund,Fritz [C29]
Nordic Congress 5th Stockholm (11), 1912
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Qf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Nxc3 7.bxc3 Qh4+ 8.g3 Qd8 9.d4 Be7 10.Ne2 0-0 11.Nf4 Be6 12.Bd3 Qd7 13.0-0 Rad8
14.Qh5 g6 15.Qh6 f5 16.Nxg6 hxg6 17.Qxg6+ Kh8 18.Qh6+ Kg8 19.g4 Nxe5 20.dxe5 Bc5+ 21.Kg2 fxg4 22.Qg6+ Kh8 23.Bg5 Qg7 24.Qh5+ Kg8 25.Bf6 Rxf6 26.Rxf6 1-0.
It is intereswting to compare this game with the one from the great Nakamaru : Nakamura,H (2658) - Yermolinsky,A (2511) [C29]
ch-USA Stillwater USA (5), 19.05.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Qf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Nxc3 7.dxc3 Qh4+ 8.g3 Qe4+ 9.Qxe4 dxe4 10.Bf4 h6 11.Ne2 g5 12.Be3 Bg7 13.Nd4 Bd7
 14.e6 fxe6 15.Nxc6 a6 16.Bc4 Bxc6 17.Bxe6 Rd8 18.0-0 Bd5 19.Bf5 0-0 20.a3 b6 21.g4 Rfe8 22.h3 Bc4 23.Rfd1 Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 Be6 25.Bxe6+ Rxe6 26.a4 Kf7 27.a5 b5 28.Rd8 Be5
 29.Ra8 Rc6 30.Kf1 b4 31.cxb4 Rxc2 32.b5 Bf4 33.Bg1 e3 34.bxa6 Rc1+ 35.Kg2 e2 36.Bf2 Be3 37.Bg3 Rg1+ 38.Kf3 Rxg3+ 39.Kxe2 Rxh3 40.a7 Bxa7 41.Rxa7 1-0.
Nigel Davies does not only look as the above mentioned classic lines but also goes for modern lines as :Nakamura,Hi (2733) - Onischuk,Al (2699) [C29]
ch-USA Saint Louis USA (4), 17.05.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 5.fxe5 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Qh4+ 7.Ke2 Bg4+ 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Qe1 Qh5 10.Kd1 Nxe5 11.Be2 0-0-0 12.Nxe5 Bxe2+
13.Qxe2 Qxe2+ 14.Kxe2 Re8 15.d4 f6 16.Be3 fxe5 17.d5 Bd6 18.c4 b6 19.a4 Rhf8 20.a5 Kd7 21.Kd3 Rf6 22.Rhf1 e4+ 23.Ke2 Bxh2 24.Rxf6 gxf6
25.Rh1 Bd6 26.Rxh7+ Re7 27.Rh8 Rg7 28.Kf1 Bc5 29.axb6 axb6 30.Bxc5 ½-½.
Included on this DVD are several King’s Gambit related openings as for example the Pierce Gambit,which is named after the English player William Timbrell Pierce
 who analysed it in the January 1886 edition of the British Chess Magazine: Arnason,Arnason,Jon L (2515) - Adams,Michael (2620) [C25]
Manila ol (Men) Manila, 1992
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 d6 6.d5 Ne5 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Bxd7+ Nxd7 9.Qd4 f6 10.h4 g4 11.Ng5 Nc5 12.Ne6 Nxe6 13.dxe6 c6 14.Bxf4 Qb6 15.Qd3 0-0-0 16.0-0-0 h5 17.Qg3 Qc7 18.Rd3 Qe7 19.Rhd1 Qxe6 20.Bxd6 Bxd6 21.Rxd6 Rxd6 22.Rxd6 Qe7 23.Qf4 Rh7 24.Ne2 Rf7 25.Qf5+ Kc7 26.Re6 Qd7 27.Qf4+ Kc8 28.Rd6 Qe7 29.Ng3 Qe5 30.Qxe5 fxe5 31.Re6 Kd7 32.Rxe5 Rf2 33.Nxh5 Rxg2 34.Rg5 Nh6 35.Rg7+ Ke8 36.Rg6 Nf7 37.Rxg4 Rh2 38.Ng7+ Ke7 39.Nf5+ Kf6 40.b3 a5 41.Rg8 Ke5 42.Rf8 Nd6 43.Nxd6 Kxd6 44.Rf4 b5 45.a3 Ke6 46.Rg4 Ke5 47.Rg6 Rxh4 48.Rxc6 Kd4 49.a4 bxa4 50.Rc4+ Ke3 51.Rxa4 Rh5 52.Kb2 Rg5 53.Rc4 Rh5 54.Ka3 Re5 55.Ka4 Kd2 56.Rc8 Kc1 57.c4 Kb2 58.Rb8 Kc3 59.Rb5 1-0
Conclusion : This DVD is overloaded with tricky lines!

Nigel Davies
Tricks& Traps Vol.3
In the Flank Openings

Euro 27,90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

Grandmaster Nigel Davies presents the user with a wealth of tricks and traps in the English,King’s Indian,Reti, Larsen’s b3, Orang Utan,Grob etc.
All openings are well explained with there specific weaknesses, so as the Grob where it is easy can go wrong when black goes for pawn
catching, after Davies this opening is not sound at all and suggests a logical developing.
Koltanowski,George - NN [A00]
San Francisco blindfold sim San Francisco, 1960
1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 Bxg4 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Qb3 Bc8 6.Bxd5 e6 7.Bxb7 1-0.
Davies explains various move orders as for example  we can see in the King’s Indian Defence:
Conclusion : These tricks and traps DVD's from Davies are really super learning!

ChessBase Magazine extra issue 143
September  2011
Videos by Nigel Davies,Leonid Kritz  and  Valeri Lilov

ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99

This ChessBase Magazine holds a impressive 42.695 edited games,all played between June and August of this year.
The largest tournament comes from the Politiken Cup 33rd, with over 1500 games.
This time I would like to show the reader some brave players who take up the Latvian Gambit and of course win with it!
Titgemeyer,Thomas (1919) - Wickenfeld,Stefan (1973) [C40]
Muelheim op 3rd Muelheim (6), 07.08.2011
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.d3 Nc6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Qd2 0-0 7.h4 d6 8.0-0-0 Rb8 9.Be2 b5 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Nd5 Be6 12.Nxf6+ Rxf6 13.Kb1 a5 14.Ng5 Bd7 15.f4 Nd4 16.fxe5 dxe5 17.exf5 Rc6 18.c3 Nxf5 19.Bf3 Rd6 20.g4 Ne7 21.Ne4 Rdb6 22.Qg5 Ng6 23.Qxd8+ Rxd8 24.d4 Rf8 25.Nc5 Bc8 26.Bd5+ Kh8 27.Rdf1 Rd8 28.Bf7 exd4 29.cxd4 Bxg4 30.h5 Ne7 31.Rf4 Bf5+ 32.Kc1 Rf6 33.Bb3 a4 34.Bd1 Nd5 35.Rfh4 Nb4 36.a3 Nd3+ 37.Nxd3 Bxd3 38.Re1 Rfd6 39.Re7 R6d7 40.Re3 Bc4 41.Rhe4 Bg8 42.Be2 c6 43.Bf3 Rf7 44.Re7 Rff8 45.Rc7 Rxd4 46.Bxc6 Bb3 47.Re1 Rc4+ 48.Kb1 Rc5 49.Ka1 Bd5 0-1, Berry,James E (2016) - Paolercio,Anthony [C40]
Oklahoma City op 66th Oklahoma City (3), 09.07.2011
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.d4 d6 5.Nc4 fxe4 6.Nc3 Qg6 7.Be3 Nf6 8.Qd2 Be7 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.h4 c6 11.Be2 Qf7 12.h5 b5 13.Na5 Bd8 14.Nb3 a5 15.h6 g6 16.f3 a4 17.Kb1 axb3 18.cxb3 Bf5 19.Kc1 Nd5 20.g4 Nxc3 21.bxc3 Be6 22.fxe4 Qa7 23.d5 Qxa2 24.Qxa2 Rxa2 25.dxe6 Rxe2 26.Ba7 Bg5+ 27.Kb1 Be7 28.Rhf1 Na6 29.Rxf8+ Bxf8 30.Rf1 Rxe4 0-1, Georgilakis,Konstantinos (2069) - Vlastos,Alexandros (1716) [C40]
Nikea op Nikea (4), 19.06.2011
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Nf6 4.exf5 Qe7 5.Qe2 d6 6.Nf3 Bxf5 7.d3 Nc6 8.Nc3 0-0-0 9.Qxe7 Bxe7 10.Bd2 Bg4 11.Be2 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 Nd4 13.Bd1 Rde8 14.0-0 d5 15.Re1 Bd6 16.Ne2 Nf5 17.c3 h6 18.Ba4 c6 19.Ng3 Nxg3 20.hxg3 Ng4 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8 22.Re1 Rf8 23.Re2 g5 24.d4 b5 25.Bc2 c5 26.f3 Nf6 27.Bf5+ Nd7 28.g4 Kc7 29.Re6 Rf6 30.Be3 c4 31.Kf2 Rxe6 32.Bxe6 Nf6 33.g3 a5 34.Bf5 b4 35.f4 b3 36.axb3 cxb3 37.fxg5 hxg5 38.Bxg5 Ne4+ 39.Bxe4 dxe4 40.c4 a4 41.Bc1 Be7 42.Ke2 Bg5 43.Bxg5 a3 44.Bf4+ Kd7 45.bxa3 b2 46.c5 b1Q 47.Be3 Qd3+ 48.Kf2 Qd1 49.Bf4 Qf3+ 50.Ke1 e3 51.Bxe3 Qxe3+ 52.Kf1 Qxg3 53.Ke2 Qxa3 54.g5 Ke6 55.Kd2 Kf5 56.c6 Kxg5 57.c7 Qa5+ 0-1,yes these Chessbase Magazines always hold unexplored material!
The video files go to Nigel Davies who comes with a extra 'Tricks & Traps game, Leonid Kritz analyses a golden game from the  Fischer-Taimanov  match.
And Valeri Lilov digs in a a classic game of Steinitz.
Conclusion: Super material for a bargain price!


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