Latest book reviews of 1 March 2012

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What It Takes to Become a Chess Master by Andrew Soltis
Batsford Ltd, London
208 pages
Price $19.95
ISBN  978-1-84994-026-9

Where lays the border line of amateur and master chess,why is it so difficult to reach master  play in chess?
Does the master player have more talent or is it all a matter of chess skills that can be learned?
Grandmaster Andrew Soltis digs in a interesting way in this subject with educative explanations of these master skills,packed  with tips,tricks and instructive exercises.
Master chess is a matter of initiative, and Soltis has a born talent to explain.
For example Looking for targets is the most important of the good habits of masters.
The second most important is: A master makes his pieces work harder.
Books and teachers are always telling novices: Put your pieces on good squares and good things will happen to them.
Even in a position that seems quite equal, getting a bishop,knight or rook to the right square can make a big difference.
A third good habit to acquire is that a master doesn’t calculate more than he has to.
There is a golden rule in this book about onverting an advantage that most non masters don’t appreciate.They don’t appreciate it because
they simply don’t believe it:
It is usually easier to win with a substantial positional advantage than with an equally substantial material advantage.
Soltis writes interestingly further: Amateurs don’t believe it because they exaggerate the significance of material. After all, they can see 
an extra pawn. A positional advantage is harder to detect. As a result they have a difficult time believing the rule in positions.
A important turn get the game Topalov – Gulko,Dos Hermanas 1994: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7
7.Nf3 b6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bd3 Ba4 10.h4 h6 11.h5 Qc7 12.0-0 Nd7 13.Re1 Qc6 14.Rb1 a6 15.Nd2 cxd4 16.cxd4 Bb5 17.Rxb5 axb5
18.Qe2 Ra4 19.Nb3 Rc4 20.Bd2 Nf5 21.Bb4 Nxd4 22.Nxd4 Rxd4 23.Bxb5 Qc8 24.Rd1 Rxb4 25.axb4 Qc3 26.Qg4 Qxe5
27.c4 f5 28.Qg6+ Ke7 29.cxd5 exd5 30.Bxd7 Kxd7 31.Qf7+ Kc8 32.Qa7 Re8 33.Rc1+ Kd8 34.Qb7 1-0,Soltis explains now in a very instructive way 17.Rxb5!
All together we have here a highly instructive book, that certainly will help to improve your playing skills!   

John Brown: The Forgotten Chess Composer by Brian Gosling
Troubadour Publishing of Leicester
208 pages
Price £10
ISBN 978-1848767-294

This lovely produced chess book from Brian Gosling includes fifty creative made  problems by the early Victorian chess problem composer John Brown.
John Brown 1827 –1863 brought his composition out under the pseudonym J. B. of Bridport.
Brown is a forgotten composer but his compositions have the touch of real endgames and that makes this collection really extraordinary.
As Brian Gosling explains, this is the direct influence of Kling and Horwitz,as we have seen,John Brown was an active subscriber of there magazine.
He was a student of theirs but soon in the field of problem construction he would surpass them with elegance.
Gosling does not only concentrate on the excellent made compositions but also investigates with extensive research the life and work of the author.
Brown was a one time preacher at Bridport and said enough he became a victim of tuberculosis and died at the early age of 36.
After his death in 1863, "Chess Strategy" was published, a collection of his chess compositions,this was done for the benefit of his widow.
Conclusion: One of those beautiful  chess treasures!

Chess DVD's

ChessBase Magazine issue 146
ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 19.95

ChessBase Magazine issue 146  comes with the following tournaments:
European Championship, Tal Memorial,Chess Classic London, Regio Emilla, Bundesliga, Groningen, Spanish Championship etc.
The tournament file with all the tournaments games are good for 455 entries where many of these entries  are excellent annotated.
Instructive for example is the following analyses of Romain Edouard: Edouard,Romain (2621) - Haydon,David L (2296) [D27]
Hastings Masters op 87th Hastings (7), 03.01.2012
1.d4 c6 Lines on move 2 and 4 will be useful in the explanation of the opening, after the 9th move of the game.
2.c4 [2.e4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 e6 7.Bd3 (7.cxd5 followed by ¥d3 is supposed to be better.)
7...dxc4 8.Bxc4 Be7 (position 1)] 2...d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 [4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 e6 6.e3 c5 7.Bxc4 Nc6 8.0-0 cxd4 9.exd4 Be7
(position 2)] 4...e6 5.Bd3 c5 6.0-0 [6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bb5+ would transpose to 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 c5 4.e3 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.¥b5+,
which is known as nothing special for White.] 6...Nc6 7.Nc3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 cxd4 9.exd4 [9.Nxd4 Bd7!= (9...Nxd4 10.exd4 Be7 11.d5!
is supposed to be a bit annoying for Black.) ] 9...Be7 I knew the way I played after 5...c5 was normal, but here, I had absolutely no idea of what to
do. What I mean is that I knew both positions 1 and 2 (above) and could compare with them in order to understand something. Compared to position
number one, I am a tempo up, but in a position that is known to be fine for Black, while compared to position number 2, which is absolutely theoretical, my pawn is
on a2 instead of a4, which should definitely be good news. My conclusion was that White should do something fast in order to be better.
10.a3 Interesting, but probably not best. [My feeling was that 10.Qe2 with the idea of ¦d1 should be best, but I could not find anything after 10...Nxd4
11.Nxd4 Qxd4 which however seems quite dubious for Black. What I missed is that after something like 12.Rd1 (Not 12.Nb5?! Qb6! and for instance
13.Be3 Bc5 14.Bxc5 Qxc5 15.Rac1 0-0 16.Bxe6 Qb6 is simply a draw. Let's note that with the pawn on a4 like in position 2, 13.a5 would have been
almost winning. This is what sowed the seeds of doubt in my mind! Probably I should just have started thinking about the position like a new one, in order
to be more objective!) 12...Qb6?! 13.Be3 Qa5 14.Bb5+ Black has to go ...¢f8, which is very dubious, because of 14...Bd7 15.Bxd7+ Nxd7 16.Qf3!
and White is almost winning!(I was calculating 16.Qg4 and after 16...Nf6 17.Qxg7 Rg8 18.Qh6 Qf5 I considered Black is fine.) ] 10...0-0 11.Qd3 Again,
interesting, but probably not best. [11.Re1 is the normal move here.] 11...a6! Surely more logical than 11...b6. Black needs to gain some space and create counterplay here.
12.Bg5 b5 13.Bb3?! Once again, a mistake due to a miscalculation. [13.Ba2 is surely more logical, but I was afraid of 13...b4 which in fact is not that good
due to (13...Bb7 14.Rad1 is clearly an improved version of the game.) 14.Bb1! (And not 14.Na4 bxa3 15.bxa3 Qa5! .16.Bb1 Qxa4! 17.Bxf6 g6= as I calculated...)
14...g6 15.Na4 and now 15...bxa3 16.bxa3 Qa5 17.Nc5 is fine for White. In my defencse, I guess thinking of a move like ¥b1 so early is not so natural when the
left-hand rook is still on a1!] 13...b4?! Quite tempting, but here Black's problems start. [13...Bb7! 14.Rad1 and something like 14...Na5!? 15.Ba2 Rc8 is
probably just fine for Black: there are too many ideas (...¤d5, ...¤d7, etc.) and Black has a very good setup. No reason for White to be better.] 14.Na4 bxa3
15.bxa3 Na5?! The wrong square for the knight, now that the b5-pawn disappeared. [I think 15...Bb7 should have been played, since after 16.Bc2 g6 it seems
17.Nc5 Bxc5 18.dxc5 Qxd3 19.Bxd3 Nd7! is not entirely clear.;
The engine suggests 15...h6 but I believe White could just go 16.Bh4 and the move h6 is supposed never to be played (too weakening), while after 16...g5 17.Bg3 g4
18.d5! Nxd5 19.Ne5! Black has serious problems in my opinion.] 16.Bc2 g6 17.Ne5 Now Black has problems developing. [17.Nc5!? might be better.] 17...Nd5 [17...Bd7
was probably the best way to play, in order to force the a4-knight to take a decision. White has some pressure but Black might be able to escape.;
After 17...Bb7 I wanted to play 18.Rfe1! (18.Nc5!? Bxc5 19.dxc5) 18...Rc8 (18...Nc6 19.Rab1,; 18...Qd5 19.Qh3!, .Qxd4? 20.Rad1 Qa7 21.Qh4+-) 19.Rab1 Qd5 20.f3
and Black has serious problems.] 18.Bh6 I thought here Black's rook is better on f8 then e8, thus I decided to include this more. 18...Re8 19.Bd2! Black has
huge problems here, and ¦b1 followed by ¤b6 is a threat. 19...Nb7 [19...Bg5 is just met by 20.f4±] 20.Rab1 Nd6 21.Nc5 Bf6 22.Ba4 [White doesn't need to
take a pawn here. After something like 22.Rfe1 followed by ¥b3, Black has absolutely nothing he can do, and White is going to crush Black slowly
 (well, not even that slowly, maybe!).] 22...Nb5 23.Bxb5?! A wrong decision, as explained above. 23...axb5 24.Rxb5 Nc7?? [I had seen Black's only
way to keep on playing was 24...Bxe5 25.dxe5 Ba6 26.Nxa6 Rxa6 but I considered after 27.Rfb1 followed by some ¦1b3 White should be almost winning
due to the extra pawn, and the attacking possibilities on the king-side later. However, after analysing a bit, I did't manage to make it work, and it seems the
position here is just not so simple, though of course better for White. This is why, once again, taking a pawn on move 23 was wrong.;
24...Ba6 25.Nxa6 Rxa6?? 26.Rxd5 Qxd5 27.Ng4+-] 25.Nc6!+- Missed by my opponent. 25...Qd5?! [25...Rxa3T was the only way to play, but
after 26.Qb1 Qd5 27.Ne4 White is in any case winning.;
25...Bd7 26.Nxd8 Bxb5 27.Qf3+-] 26.Ne4 Qxc6 27.Nxf6+ Kg7 28.Rc5 Qa4 29.Rxc7 1-0.
But first a view of all opening surveys: Carlstedt: English A11,1.c4 c6 2.g3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4,Stohl: Old Benoni A44,1.d4 c5 2.d5 e5 3.e4 d6,
Schipkov: Dutch Defence A98,1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 e6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nc3 Qe8 8.Qc2,Grivas: Sicilian B33
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6 5.Nb3 Nf6 6.Nc3 e6 7.Bd3 d6 8.Be3 Qc7 9.f4 a6 10.Qe2,
Kritz: Sicilian B39,1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Ng4,Moskalenko: French C02
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.a3 Nh6,Marin: Ruy Lopez C61
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4,Kuzmin: Ruy Lopez C70,1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nge7,Breutigam: Tarrasch Defence D32 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5,Postny: Queen's Gambit D37,1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Be2,
and at last Schandorff: Nimzo Indian Defence E39,1.d4 Sf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Na6 7.c6.
Other columns are Müller endgames,Knaak Opening Trap,Reeh Tactics,Wells Strategy and King with his Move by Move.
The Chess media files go to Kritz: French Winawer with 7.Qg4 0-0,Mikhalchishin: Nimzo-Indian and Lilov who explains a instructive model game on  the London System.
Included is a booklet and ChessBase Video course, plus videos of new products.
Conclusion: Top material for a bargain price!

Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! by Dejan Bojkov
Euro  29,90

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Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov does not only explain the strategies of the Kalashnikov 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5
5.Nb5 d6 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 but also tells you in 32 video files how to win with it.
A fine instructive example of play is: Ozatakan,Emre - Moiseenko,Alexander (2578) [B32]
Saraybahce GP Kocaeli (1), 17.08.2002
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 Nge7 9.c4 Nd4 10.Be3 Nxd5 11.cxd5 Be7
12.Bxd4 exd4 13.Qxd4 0-0 14.g3 f5 15.Bg2 Bf6 16.Qd2 fxe4 17.0-0 Bf5 18.Rfe1 Re8 19.Re2 Bg5 20.Qd4 Rc8 21.Rae1 e3
 22.h4 Bf6 23.Qf4 exf2+ 24.Qxf2 Rf8 25.Bf3 Be5 26.Qg2 Qf6 27.Kh1 b4 0-1.
In the book from Pinski and Aagaard on the Kalashnikov there is no info at 10.Be3 at all.
Yes some chess books only live short!
The Kalashnikov belongs to one of the most modern variations of the Sicilian Defence,where play can become in no time razor sharp.
Simple go throw these 32 video files and you will be the better prepared player!
Conclusion: Smashing!

Chess Endgames 10 - Rook and two minor pieces by Karsten Müller
Euro  29,90

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One of the best endgame experts of this moment Karsten Müller, handles on this DVD in two languages the secrets of rook against two minor pieces.
There are not many endgame books who handle this subject so detailed as Karsten does on this DVD.
He does not take a small 7.5 hours of your time but he tells you as no other how for example the techniques of two knights against a rook.
But he also explains the struggle where all the rooks and knights are still on the board as we can see in the following game example:
As Karsten Müller explains be careful when your knights are not so active anymore!
All material is divided into the following sections:Rook and two knights versus rook and two knights,rook and two knights versus rook and knight and bishop,with the bishop’s side having a disadvantage, rook and two knights versus rook and knight and bishop,with the bishop’s side having a advantage,Rook knight and bishop versus rook knight and bishop with different coloured bishops,Rook knight and bishop versus rook knight and bishop with bishops of the same colour,Rook and bishop pair versus rook knight and bishop,and at last Rook and bishop versus rook and bishop pair.
Included is a useful bibliography.
These endgame DVD’s are unbelievable instructive!
Conclusion: Top endgame material!

Chess Expertise Step by Step Vol. 4: Endgame Magic by Efstratios Grivas
Euro  29,90

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The great Efstratios Grivas Efstratios handles in part four of his instructive Chess Expertise DVD all kind of endgame techniques as
 for example the technique of the ‘square’.
But he also learns you everything you need to know about the isolani but also the techniques of the bishop pair are getting a important turn.
Well explained is for example the following game from Bobby: Spassky,Boris V (2560) - Fischer,Robert James (2785) [E80]
St.Stefan/Belgrade m Belgrade (2), 03.09.1992
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 c5 6.dxc5 dxc5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Be3 Nfd7 9.Nge2 b6 10.0-0-0 Na6 11.g3 Nc7 12.f4 e6
13.Bh3 Ke7 14.Rhf1 h6 15.e5 Bb7 16.g4 Rad8 17.Ng3 f6 18.Nce4 fxe5 19.f5 Bxe4 20.Nxe4 gxf5 21.gxf5 Nf6 22.Rg1 Rxd1+
23.Kxd1 Bf8 24.Nxf6 Kxf6 25.Rf1 exf5 26.Rxf5+ Kg7 27.Rxe5 Bd6 28.Re4 Bxh2 29.Ke2 h5 30.Re7+ Kf6 31.Rd7 Be5 32.b3 h4
33.Kf3 Rg8 34.Bg4 h3 35.Rh7 h2 36.Bf4 Rf8 37.Bxe5+ Kg6+ 38.Ke4 Kxh7 39.Bxh2 Re8+ 40.Kf5 Ne6 41.Kf6 Nd4 42.Bd6 Re4
43.Bd7 Re2 44.a4 Rb2 45.Bb8 a5 46.Ba7 Rxb3 47.Ke5 Nf3+ 48.Kd6 Nd2 49.Be6 Rb4 50.Kc6 Nb3 51.Bd5 Rxa4 52.Bxb6 Ra1
53.Bxc5 a4 54.Bb4 a3 55.c5 Nd4+ 56.Kd7 Rd1 57.Bxa3 Nc2 58.c6 Rxd5+ 59.Bd6 ½-½.
Grivas explains after move 39…(D) {#} White is an exchange down but his bishop-pair is strong and form a wall of problems for
Black who should play his best in order to cash the point.
Video running time is over 4 hours.
Conclusion: Excellent material for all who like to improve there endgame skills!

Modern Benoni for Advanced Players by Ari Ziegler
Euro  27,90

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The Swedish Ari Ziegler digs in a small 5 hours in the of the most exciting counter attacking, the Modern Benoni.
The author does not only provide you with the main developments but offers now and than smashing novelties.
But first a impressive example: Wirig,Anthony (2479) - Gashimov,Vugar (2665) [A66]
Cappelle op 24th Cappelle la Grande (5), 19.02.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.e5 Nfd7 9.Ne4 dxe5 10.Nd6+ Ke7 11.Nxc8+ Qxc8
12.Nf3 e4 13.Ng5 h6 14.Nxe4 Re8 15.Be2 f5 16.Nc3 a6 17.0-0 Kf8 18.Bf3 Nf6 19.a4 Nbd7 20.Qc2 Qc7 21.Bd2 c4 22.Kh1 Nc5 23.Ne2 Nce4 24.Bb4+ Kg8 25.d6 Nxd6 26.Bxd6 Qxd6 27.Qxc4+ Kh7 28.Bxb7 Ra7 29.Bf3 Ne4 30.Nc3 Nd2 31.Qc6 Qb8 32.Rfd1 Rc8 33.Qd5 Rd8 34.Rxd2 Rxd5 35.Nxd5 Rb7 36.Re1 Rxb2 37.Rxb2 Qxb2 38.h3 h5 39.Rf1 h4 40.Kh2 Qb3 41.a5 Qb5 42.Rc1 Qxa5 43.Rc7 Qa1 44.Ra7 Kh6 0-1.
The so called Mikenas attack,nowadays rare at grandmaster level but still very dangerous.
For a good understanding of the Modern Benoni some memorizing is necessarily.
Personly I think this work from Ziegler can easy stand-up against the new work from Prichard Palliser,The Modern Benoni from Everyman Chess.
Running time is a small 5 hours and the target of this DVD lays at the more experienced club player.
Conclusion: massing material!

No fear of 1.d4! Vol. 2 - Nimzo-Indian by Sergei Tiviakov
Euro  29,90

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Grandmaster Sergei Tiviakov presents the user on his second volume of his highly instructive 1.d4  DVD’s various defences a complete repertoire for
 black after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6.And It does not matter what white plays Titiakov offers you a excellent line.
Included with a lot of explanations!
But first a example of Tiviakov excellent skills: Shirov,Alexei - Tiviakov,Sergei [E20]
Yurmala (Latvia) (2), 1987
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 [4.g3 c5 5.Nf3] 4...c5 5.g3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 0-0 [6...Ne4] 7.Bg2 d5 8.0-0 [8.Qd3 Bxc3+ 9.Qxc3 e5
10.Nb3 dxc4 11.Qxc4 Be6 12.Qh4 Bd5 13.Bxd5 Qxd5 14.0-0 Nbd7 15.Bg5 Qb5 16.Rfe1 a5 17.Nd2 Qxb2 18.Nc4 Qc2 19.Bxf6 Nxf6
 20.Nxe5 b5 21.Ng4 Nxg4 22.Qxg4 b4 23.Rec1 Qb2 24.Qc4 Rfe8 25.Kf1 Rad8 26.Rab1 Qe5 27.Rb3 Rd4 28.Qa6 Qd5 29.f3 Rd1+
 30.Rxd1 Qxd1+ 31.Kf2 Qh1 32.Re3 Qxh2+ 33.Kf1 Rd8 34.Rd3 Qh3+ 35.Kf2 Rc8 36.f4 Qh2+ 37.Kf3 Re8 38.Re3 Rxe3+ 39.Kxe3
Qxg3+ 0-1 Parker,J-Tiviakov,S/Port Erin (Isle of Man) 1999 (39);
8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Qb3 (9.Bd2) 9...Na6 (9...Qb6) 10.0-0 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Bc5 (11...Be7 12.Rd1 Nc5 13.Qc4 e5 (13...Qa5 14.Be3 e5
15.Nb3 Qa4 16.Qd5 Ne6 17.Rd2 Bf6 18.Rad1 Re8 19.c4 h6 20.Qb5 Qxb5 21.cxb5 Bg5 22.Na5 Bxe3 23.fxe3 Rb8 24.Rc1 Kf8
25.Nc4 Rd8 26.Rb2 f6 27.b6 axb6 28.Rxb6 Nc5 29.Na5 Na4 30.Rb4 Bd7 31.Bxb7 Be8 32.Rc2 Rd5 33.Bxd5 Rxb4 34.Bb3 Rb5
35.Nc4 Ke7 36.Na3 Rb7 37.Rc4 Ra7 38.Nc2 Bb5 39.Rc8 Bxe2 40.Nb4 Bf3 41.Kf2 Ba8 42.g4 Kd6 43.Nd3 Be4 44.Rd8+ Ke7
45.Rg8 Kd6 46.Rd8+ Ke7 ½-½ Aronian,L-Tiviakov,S/San Sebastian 2006/CT-2138 (46)) 14.Ba3 Qa5 15.Bxc5 Qxc5 16.Qxc5 Bxc5
 17.Nb5 a6 18.Nd6 Ra7 19.Nxc8 Rxc8 20.Rd7 b5 21.Rxa7 Bxa7 22.Rd1 Kf8 ½-½ Nilssen,J-Tiviakov,S/Copenhagen 2002 (22))
12.Rd1 (12.Qb5 Rb8 13.Nb3 Qc7 14.Rd1 e5 15.Nxc5 Nxc5 16.Ba3 b6 17.Qc6 Qxc6 18.Bxc6 Be6 19.Bxc5 bxc5 20.Bd5 Rfd8
21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.e4 Kf7 23.Rxd8 Rxd8 24.Rb1 Rd3 25.Rb7+ Kf6 26.Rxa7 Rxc3 27.Kg2 c4 28.h4 h5 29.Ra5 Rd3 30.Rc5 Ra3
 ½-½ Agrest,E-Tiviakov,S/Dresden 2007 (30)) 12...Qe7 13.e4 b6 14.h4 Bb7 15.Qc2 Rad8 16.Qe2 Nc7 17.Bh3 h6 18.Kh2 Qf6
19.Bg2 Ba6 20.Qe1 e5 21.Nf5 Bxf2 22.Qxf2 Rxd1 23.Bg5 hxg5 24.Rxd1 Bc8 25.Rd6 Be6 26.h5 Rc8 27.Qc2 Ne8 28.Rd2 Bxf5
29.exf5 Nd6 30.Qd3 Rd8 31.a4 Kh8 32.a5 Nb7 33.Qe3 Rxd2 34.Qxd2 Nd6 35.a6 e4 36.Qd5 e3 37.Kg1 Qxc3 38.Bf1 Qc5 0-1
Ramesh,R-Tiviakov,S/Kolkata 2007 (38);
8.Qb3 Bxc3+ 9.Qxc3] 8...dxc4 9.Qa4 Qa5 [9...Na6] 10.Qxa5 Bxa5 11.Ndb5 Nc6 12.Rd1 e5 13.Nd6 Nd4 14.Rd2 Bg4 15.Kf1 Bc7
16.Nxc4 Be6 17.Ne3 Rab8 18.Rd1 Ba5 19.Bd2 Ng4 20.Nxg4 Bxg4 21.h3 Be6 22.e3 Bxc3 23.Bxc3 Bc4+ 24.Kg1 Ne2+ 25.Kh2 Nxc3
26.bxc3 Rfc8 27.Rd7 Be6 28.Rxb7 Rxb7 29.Bxb7 Rxc3 30.Rd1 Kf8 31.Bd5 Rc2 32.Bxe6 fxe6 33.Kg2 Rxa2 34.Rd7 a5 35.Ra7 e4
36.g4 a4 37.Rb7 a3 38.Ra7 h6 39.Ra4 Ke7 40.Ra7+ Kf6 41.Ra5 Ra1 42.Kh2 g5 43.Kg3 Ke7 44.Ra6 Kf6 45.Ra5 Ke7 46.Ra6 Kd7
47.Kg2 Kc7 48.Rxe6 Rb1 49.Ra6 Rb3 50.f3 Kb7 51.Ra4 exf3+ 52.Kf2 Kc6 53.e4 Kb5 54.Ra8 Kc4 55.e5 Kd5 56.Ra5+ Ke4 57.Kg3 Ke3
58.e6 Ke2 59.Re5+ Kf1 60.e7 f2+ 61.Kh2 a2 62.e8Q a1Q 63.Re3 Qe1 64.Qd7 Qxe3 0-1.
Included is a collection of Tiviakov’s games which he has played during his career with the Catalan, the Queen’s Indian and the Nimzo-Indian,all together good
 for 186 entries, and that makes this DVD very special!
Conclusion: One of those super ChessBase Openings's DVD’s!

Fritz Powerbook 2012
Euro  49,90

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The old fashion tournament bulletins are now a days replaced by latest chess data as for example the ChessBase Magazines,someway we can say
the same with openings book as the latest ChessBase Powerbook 2012,is derived from 1.5 million high class tournament games.
Yes all these game are all extra included on this DVD.
This gives a Powerbook with over 27 million openings positions, together with each position all relevant openings information is stored, and that
includes all moves that were played in the position, by players plus there average rating, and of course with there success and performance results.
This Fritz Powerbook 2012 truly  represents the state of modern chess theory and there is no book which can stand up against it.
For example please see the following clipping:
Included is a small but very exclusive book with the strongest GM games (ELO >= 2550) from the past 100 years,which is good for over two million positions.
This Powerbook does not only change your Fritz into a tactical openings monster but with one click you have the best openings encyclopaedia on the world!
Conclusion: These Powbooks are better and more useful than 100 chess Informators!