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Latest book reviews of 1 September 2012
BOOKS REVIEWS BY JOHN ELBURG.

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                                 Chess Books & Magazine's


Mayhem in the Morra by Marc Esserman
2012
Quality Chess
358 pages
Price €24,99
ISBN 978-1-907982-20-0

Marc Esserman offers the reader in this book a complete and  detailed repertoire book based on the good old Morra Gambit,that runs
with the moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 which are very popular at club level but is it playable at GM level?
Interesting enough Marc Esserman belives so and he did beat some grandmasters with as the Dutch Loek van  Wely,in the US Open,Orlando
2011: 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Bc4 a6 7.0-0 Nge7 8.Bg5 f6 9.Be3 Ng6 10.Bb3 b5 11.Nd5 exd5 12.exd5
Nce5 13.d6 Bb7 14.Nxe5 fxe5 15.f4 Qf6 16.fxe5 Qxe5 17.Bg5 Be7 18.Bf7+ Kd8 19.dxe7+ and 1-0 on move 26.
But what would have happened if van Wely had read the book,Fighting the Anti-Sicilians from Richard Palliser where he recommends for
black against the Morra moves as : 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 a6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Bf4 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3
10.Qxf3 e6 11.Rfd1 Qb8 and black has a solid position, Palliser.
But Esserman has here some other thoughts and writes”So black must bend with 10…e6 to flee to safety, but after 11.Rfd1,the d6-pawn wails.
I subject to exhause analysis in a labyrint of advanced material.Rest assured. White’s two bishops and unrelenting pressure offers more than
enough compensation for the pawn, and the Taylors must try to equalize, if there egos can stomach it.
Esserman also gives the interesting 9…Bh5! 10.g4 Bg6 11.e5 dxe5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.Bxe5 Qxd1 14.Rfxd1 e6 15.Be2 Nd7
16.Bg3 Nb8 17.Rac1 Nc6 18.Bf3 Be7 19.Nb5 0-0 20.Nd4 Nxd4 21.Rxd4 Bf6 22.Rb4 Rad8 and black solves his problems with the incoming …Rd2.
This book comes with a lot of move to move annotations and uncountable games!
Conclusion: Smashing book!



Break the Rules!: A Modern Look at Chess Strategy by Neil McDonald
Everyman Chess
http://www.everymanchess.com
160  pages
Price € 19,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-698-2

Grandmaster Neil McDonald provides the reader in this book with a readable collection strategy games,based on the some of the best
 players in the word and divided into instructive sections as The Anarchist of the Chessboard,The Power of ugly pawn moves,Breaking the
rhythm of the struggle,The King as all action star,Wait with white, Provoke with black!,Living on the edge,Time is not of the essence,Are you
a rule breaker?Take the test!
And solutions.
In living on the edge we can read: GM Nigel Davies and IM Andrew Martin both said that if given the chance they would rather be coached
by Mikhail  Gurevich than a 2800 player.
This is because of the Turkish Grandmaster’s rich understanding of chess strategy.
The most amassing game of all time goes to Topalov,Veselin (2740) - Shirov,Alexei (2710) [D85] Linares 15th Linares (10), 04.03.1998
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bb5+ c6 8.Ba4 0-0 9.Ne2 Nd7 10.0-0 e5 11.f3 Qe7 12.Be3 Rd8 13.Qc2 Nb6
14.Bb3 Be6 15.Rad1 Nc4 16.Bc1 b5 17.f4 exd4 18.Nxd4 Bg4 19.Rde1 Qc5 20.Kh1 a5 21.h3 Bd7 22.a4 bxa4 23.Ba2 Be8 24.e5 Nb6 25.f5 Nd5
26.Bd2 Nb4 27.Qxa4 Nxa2 28.Qxa2 Bxe5 29.fxg6 hxg6 30.Bg5 Rd5 31.Re3 Qd6 32.Qe2 Bd7 33.c4 Bxd4 34.cxd5 Bxe3 35.Qxe3 Re8
36.Qc3 Qxd5 37.Bh6 Re5 38.Rf3 Qc5 39.Qa1 Bf5 40.Re3 f6 41.Rxe5 Qxe5 42.Qa2+ Qd5 43.Qxd5+ cxd5 44.Bd2 a4 45.Bc3 Kf7
46.h4 Ke6 47.Kg1 Bh3 48.gxh3 Kf5 49.Kf2 Ke4 50.Bxf6 d4 51.Be7 Kd3 52.Bc5 Kc4 53.Be7 Kb3 0-1 and his amassing 47…Bh3!!
On Magnus Carlsen McDonald writes:”As I write these lines Magnus Carlsen is the highest rated player in the world.No,I’m not
 going to talk about his evident genius for the game or his exceptional capacity for work at the board. What I want to point out is
that  in the middle game he often seems to have an extra piece.Most of his opponents treat their king as a nobody,a feeble fellow
who has to be well wrapped up in case he catches a cold,in contrast the Norwegian’s king is already a rising star in the middle game.
Conclusion: Incredible read!


The Pirc by James Vigus
Everyman Chess
http://www.everymanchess.com
252  pages
Price € 19,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-695-1

James Vigus comes with a impressive latest theoretical coverage of the Pirc Defence,where I found hot lines as: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6
4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.e5 Ng4 8.e6 Bxb5 9.exf7+ Kf8 or 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7
7.e5 Ng4 8.e6 fxe6 9.Ng5 Bxb5 10.Nxe6 Bxd4 11.Nxb5 Qa5+ 12.Qd2 Qxd2+ 13.Bxd2 Kd7 14.Nbxd4 cxd4 15.Nxd4 Rc8 16.0-0 Rc5!
Even the old move 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Bd3 Nbd7!? looks playable again.
The Pirc is a fully self contained book but fills perfectly Vigus his previous work The Pirc in Black and White from 2007 on.
All material is based at 50 well analysed model games where several of them come from the year 2011.
Between the lines I found this golden beauty from 2012, Vallejo Pons,Francisco (2716) - Maiwald,Jens Uwe (2459) [B07]
 Bundesliga 1112 Germany (11.1), 26.02.2012
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.h3 Nbd7 7.g4 c5 8.e5 dxe5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Qxd8+ Kxd8 11.0-0-0+ Bd7
12.f4 Nc6 13.Bxc5 h5 14.g5 Ne8 15.Nge2 Nc7 16.Bg2 Re8 17.Rd2 Kc8 18.Rhd1 Be6 19.b3 Bf8 20.Na4 Rd8 21.Rxd8+ Nxd8 22.Bxa7 1-0,
As Vigus explains a striking win for white.
Ugly is the back cover blurb where Everyman Chess writes about the Sicilian Dragon!
Conclusion: Very exciting book on the Pirc!



Aron Nimzowitsch
On the road to chess mastery,1886 -1924 by Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen

2012
McFarland & Company,Inc.,Publishers Box 611
Jefferson,North Carolina 28640.
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com

456 pages
Price $49.95
ISBN 978-0-7864-6539-2

The two chess historian per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen covers a detail research of the great Aaron Nimzowitsch,the well known father of modern chess.
Both researchers cover in great detail Nimzowitsch his career, life, family, education and his love to the game of chess,all covered from the years 1886 till 1924.
Nearly every exhibition game that both authors could dig up is brought back to life in this wonderful written book, where for the first time in the
history of chess where we can read,for the first time how Nimzowitsch, did manage to get throw the dark years of 1914-1920.
The family Nimzowitsch has supported the two historians with unique photo material from there private photo albums.
His greatest performance Carlsbad 1929 is planed in a second volume but both authors explain in this book: The amount of work that lies
ahead makes it impossible  to offer any estimate on when the new volume will be completed.
In 1909 Nimzowitsch played a second match with Rudolf Spielman,where both authors explains the reason of Nimzowitsch his poor
performance :Nimzowitsch suffered from an outbreak of tuberculosis and was thus severely ill.
Both authors have managed to lay hand on a small 450 games of Nimzowitsch, where many of them cover excellent analyses, often from players of that
time and that included Nimzowitsch!
Covered is Nimzowitsch his dispute Siegbert Tarrasch,which had its beginning in 1911.
And there famous French encounter with the moves: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 cover notes from Nimzowitsch and Tarrasch!
It is certainly that Nimzowitsch has a strong influence on a generation Danish players,like for example Bent Larsen.
Larsen once wrote that My System is a wonderful book, but not really a system! It contains some of the elements of a system, but the
system is not complete.
Nimzowitsch lived in Copenhagen from 1923 till his death in 1935,he spend very little money on himself and after his too early death a
small fortune went direction Riga!
One of the most famous anecdotes about Nimzowitsh is his encounter with Vidmar,whom he had persuaded not to smoke during there game from
New York 1927.
The anecdotes have,of couse left the impression that Nimzowitsch disliked smoking very much.But the drawing of Nimzowitsch from the tournament in
Copenhagen 1923 shows Nimzowitsch smoking a secret.
A letter  from his younger brother Benno to Professor Becker,written in 1935,confirms,though with a chronological vagueness ,that Aron was  a diligent smoker “when he was young.”
The letter also said  that he had to give it up because of health problems.Like many other ex-smokers,Nimzowitsch then developed a strong dislike for tobacco smoke.
Included is a impressive bibliography,index to games by opponent,index to openings ECO codes,index to openings with traditional
names,Appendix with puzzles and studies,and a Appendix with games and problems.
Conclusion: One of those must have chess books!  



Chess DVD's


Chess for novices by Sabrina Chevannes
2012
http://www.chessbase.com
E-Mail info@chessbase.com
Euro  19,90

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

WFM Sabrina Chevannes  comes with a pleasant made DVD for beginners where the user of this DVD can find a lot of instructive information
 to get involved with a good game of chess.
Sabrina has split the material into five instructive sections and well, Revision, Opening Principles, Basic Tacics, Basic Endgame checkmates, and a collections self test to see if you have understood the techniques that are covered on this DVD.
Video running time is 4 fours and 15 minutes and I can insure you there is much to learn from
Sabrina!
Conclusion: Very instructive!


Play it safe, play the Petroff by Leonid Kritz
2012
http://www.chessbase.com
E-Mail info@chessbase.com
ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 29.90

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

The well known chess crack GM leonid Kritz digs in the good old Petroff Defence which has the reputation of being one
of black’s most reliable methods of meeting the king’s pawn opening.
All important variations included sidelines are well explained by Kritz in a impressive 4 hours and 37 minutes.
Kritz does not work with model games but prefers theoretical surveys which are all very well explained.
A example is: Chapter 6
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0-0 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.a3 Nxc3
12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Bf4 Rac8 16.Nd2 Na5 17.Nf1 [17.Bf3 Qd7 18.Re5 b6 19.Qf1
(19.Qe2 Bd6 20.Rxe8+ Rxe8) 19...Bd6 20.Rxe8+ Rxe8 21.Bxd6 cxd6 22.Qa6 h6] 17...Qb3 18.Qd2 [18.Ne3
Qxd1 19.Raxd1 Be6 20.Bd3 Bd6 21.Bxd6 cxd6 22.Bb5 Red8] 18...Nc4 19.Bxc4 Qxc4 20.Ne3 Qd3 21.Qxd3
Bxd3 22.Nd5 Kf8 [22...Bd6 23.Bxd6 cxd6 24.Ne7+] 23.Nxc7 [23.Bxc7 Bc4 24.Nxe7 Rxc7 (24...Rxe7 25.Bd6)
25.Nf5 Rxe1+ 26.Rxe1 Be6 27.Nd6 Rxc3 28.Nxb7 Rxa3 29.Nc5 Bd5 (29...Ra2 30.d5 Bf5) 30.Nd7+] 23...Red8
24.d5 Bc4 25.Rad1 [25.Rab1 b6 26.Rbd1 Bd6 27.Re8+ Rxe8 28.Bxd6+ Kg8 29.Nxe8 Rxe8 30.Bf4 (30.f3 Rd8
31.Bc7 Rxd5) 30...Bxd5] 25...Bd6 26.Re8+ [26.Bxd6+ Rxd6] 26...Rxe8 27.Bxd6+ Kg8 28.Nxe8 Rxe8 29.Bc5 Bb3
30.Rb1 Ba2 31.Ra1 b6 32.Bd4 Bxd5.
Personaly I think these video files from Kritz can easy standup against the latest work from Sakaev; The Petroff an Expert
Repertoire for black.
Conclusion: Really impressive!


English 1.c4 c5 for Black by Viktor Bologan
2012
http://www.chessbase.com
E-Mail info@chessbase.com
ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 29.90

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

Grandmaster Viktor Bologan presents the black player on this DVD a complete defence based on the Symmetrical
English,it is one of black’s most reliable systems of meeting the English Opening.As we can learn from Bologan it is a very
flexible system as we can see in the following Clip 15:1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nc3 e6 6.0-0 Nge7 7.e3 Nf5 8.d3 0-0 9.e4 Nfd4
10.Nxd4 Nxd4 11.Rb1 Rb8 12.Be3 a6 13.a3 d6 14.b4 Bd7 15.bxc5 dxc5 16.f4 Qa5,again we see here surveys,which are good for 3 hours and 41 minutes.
Bologan includes many detailed variations but above it are the explained strategies which make this DVD so unbelievable instructive.
Conclusion: One of those top ChessBase openings DVD’s


Never too late for the Nimzo-Indian by Viktor Bologan
2012
http://www.chessbase.com
E-Mail info@chessbase.com
ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 29.90

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

Grandmaster Viktor Bologan shows you in this DVD how to play and to handle with black the Nimzo-Indian Defence.
Bologan focuses a lot on themes of understanding above of memorizing a lot of Informator lines,again Bologan prefers opening
surveys above model games,as we can see in the following example: 4.f3 d5
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.cxd5 [7.e3 0-0 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.c4 (9.Bd2 Nc6 10.Bd3 cxd4 11.cxd4 e5
12.dxe5 (12.e4 Nf4 13.Bxf4 exf4) 12...Nxe5 13.Be4 Nc4) 9...Nb6 10.Bd3 Nc6 11.Ne2 cxd4 12.exd4 e5 13.d5 Na5] 7...Nxd5
8.dxc5 Qa5 9.e4 Nf6 10.Be3 0-0 11.Kf2 [11.Ne2 Nfd7 12.Qd6 Na6 13.c6 Ndc5;
11.Qb3 Nfd7 12.a4 a) 12.Qb4 Qc7 13.Qc4 Na6 14.c6 bxc6 15.f4 Nb6 16.Qd4 Bb7; b) 12.Nh3 Qc7 (12...Nxc5 13.Qb4)
13.a4 Nxc5 14.Qa3 b6; 12...Qc7 13.Qa3 b6 14.a5 (14.cxb6 axb6 15.Ne2 Ba6 16.Kf2 Nc6) 14...bxc5 15.a6 c4 16.Qa5 Qxa5
17.Rxa5 Nc6 18.Ra2 Nde5] 11...Nfd7 12.Rb1 Rd8 13.Qb3 Qc7 14.Rd1 Rf8 15.Qb4 [15.Qb5 b6 16.cxb6 axb6 17.Qb2 Nc5
18.Bb5 Bd7 19.c4 Bxb5 20.cxb5 Nbd7 21.Bd4 e5 22.Be3 f5;
15.Qc4 Ne5 16.Qa4 Nbd7 17.Qd4 Nc6 18.Qa4] 15...Nc6 16.Qa4 Na5 17.Qb5 Ne5 [17...a6 18.Qb4 Nc6 19.Qa4 Na5
20.Nh3 Nxc5 21.Qb4 Nab3] 18.Bf4 Nac6 19.Nh3 f5 20.exf5 Rxf5 Line.
The move 4.f3 made its appearance in grandmaster tournaments at the beginning of the 1930s while by the end of the 1950s and 1960s players as
 Korchnoi,Taimanov,Polugaevsky and Portisch had all included it into there repertoires.Please also see Play the 4.f3 Nimzo-Indian by Yuri Yakovich Gambit 2004.
Running time is a impressive 4 hours and 14 minutes.
Just invest a afternoon on the Nimzo-Indian and you will be able to play and understand it!
Conclusion: Made for all who are interested to play against one of the best lines against the move 1.d4!  


 
ChessBase Magazine issue 149
2012
August
http://www.chessbase.com
E-Mail info@chessbase.com
ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 19.95
 

Issue 149 comes with all the latest games as the smashing world championship games,Tal Memorial and from the strong Russian League.
Altogether a small but good quality of 618 games where a small 80 of them are excellent analysed.
Krasenkow,Michal (2604) - Delchev,Aleksander (2622) [E15]
FRA-chT Top 12 Belfort (7.3), 06.06.2012
[Krasenkow]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Nbd2 Bb4 6.Qc2 0-0 7.Bg2 d5 8.0-0 c5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.cxd5 [10.a3 Nbd7 11.Qa4!? is more popular but I don't see any problems for Black after, say, 11...Bb7 12.cxd5 Bxd5 13.e4 Bb7 14.e5 Nd5 15.Qg4 1-0 Salem,A (2443)-Zhigalko,A (2551)/Warsaw 2008/CBM 125 Extra (68) 15...Qc7 16.Nc4 g6 The whole line is completely harmless.] 10...Bxe2 [¹10...Nxd5 11.Ne4 (11.Nb3 Be7 12.Nbd4 Nd7 13.Nc6 Rc8 14.Qa4 Nc5 15.Qxa6 Nxa6 16.Nxd8 1/2 Mehaux,H (2354)-Punzon Moraleda,J/ICCF 2004/ICCF CBM 127) 11...Nd7 (<11...Nb4 12.Qd2 Be7 13.a3 Qxd2 14.Bxd2 Nd5 15.Nd4 Bc5 16.Nxc5 bxc5 17.Nf5 Nc6 18.Rfc1² 1-0 Onischuk,A (2670)-Pelletier,Y (2569)/Biel 2008/CBM 126 (57)) 12.Nxc5 Nxc5 13.Ng5 g6= 1/2 Milos,G (2579)-Vescovi,G (2609)/Sao Paulo 2007/CBM 118 ext (23);
10...Qc8!? 11.Qb1 Nxd5 (<11...exd5 12.b4 Be7 13.b5 Bb7 14.Nd4 Bc5 15.Bb2² 1/2 Ju,W (2389)-Bojkovic,N (2423)/Nalchik 2008/CBM 126 Extra (41)) ;
10...exd5 11.Nb3 Re8 12.Re1 Nbd7 13.Nxc5 bxc5 14.b3 d4 15.Bb2 Rxe2 16.Rxe2 d3 17.Re8+ Qxe8 18.Qc3 Rb8 19.Re1 Qf8 20.Bf1 c4 21.bxc4 Bxc4 22.Ba3 Qc8 23.Rc1 Nb6 24.Bxd3 Bxa2 1/2 Bancevich,S (2214)-Van Seben,E (2363)/Lechenicher SchachServer 2009/Telechess CBM 135] 11.Re1 [11.dxe6! Bxf1 (11...Nc6 12.exf7+ Rxf7 13.Ng5 Nd4 14.Nxf7 Nxc2 15.Nxd8 Rxd8 16.Rb1 Bxf1 17.Kxf1 Re8 18.Nf3 Ne4 19.Bf4! Nxf2 20.b4! Nxb4 21.Rxb4 Bxb4 22.Kxf2 parrying Black's assault and keeping some edge in the endgame) 12.Nxf1 Nc6 0-1 Pantsulaia,L (2611)-Gasanov,E (2498)/Istanbul 2007/CBM 120 ext (43) 13.exf7+ Kh8 14.Be3²] 11...Qc8! A good intermediate move. [11...Bxf3 12.Nxf3! exd5 (12...Nxd5 13.Ng5 g6 14.Ne4© ­) 13.Ne5 Nbd7 14.Bg5 Nxe5 15.Rxe5 Qd6 16.Bxf6 Qxf6 17.Rf5 Qg6 18.Bxd5²] 12.Nd4 [12.Qb1!? although 12...Bxf3 13.Nxf3 Nxd5 14.Ng5 g6 is more favourable for Black than the line in the previous annotation.] 12...exd5 [¹12...Nxd5 13.N2b3 Bh5! (13...Bxd4 14.Qxc8 Rxc8 15.Nxd4 Bd3 (15...Ba6 16.Nxe6! fxe6 17.Rxe6±) 16.Rd1 Bg6 17.Nxe6 fxe6 18.Rxd5 exd5 19.Bxd5+ Kf8 20.Bxa8 , and White wins a pawn although it is rather impossible to convert it after, say, 20...Nc6 21.Bb7 Rc7 22.Ba6 Nb4 23.Bf1 Nd3) 14.Nxc5 bxc5 , and White's compensation for the pawn can only be enough to keep the balance.] 13.Rxe2 Bxd4 14.Qxc8 Rxc8 15.Nb3 Nc6 16.Bf4 Bc5 [16...Re8!? 17.Rc2 (17.Rd2 Be5) 17...Bc5! 18.Nxc5 Nd4 19.Rd2 bxc5 20.Be3 Ne4=] 17.Nxc5 bxc5 18.Rd2 c4 19.Bg5 Ne4 20.Rxd5 Nxg5 21.Rxg5 White has recaptured the pawn keeping a bishop vs. a knight in an open position; However, his winning chances are slim as Black's pieces are active, and another pair of queenside pawns will soon be traded. 21...Rab8 22.Rc5 Nb4 23.Rxc8+ Rxc8 24.Bf1 Kf8 25.a4 [25.a3 Nd5 26.Rc1 Nb6] 25...c3 26.bxc3 Rxc3 27.Re1 Nc6 28.Bb5 g6 29.Re4 f5 30.Re6 Nd4 31.Re8+ Kf7 32.Rb8 Nxb5 33.Rxb5 Rc7 34.Ra5 White retains some small pressure in this rook endgame, too, due to his more active rook but Black should easily hold his ground with accurate defence. 34...Kf6 35.h4 Re7 36.Kg2 Kg7 37.Ra6 h5 38.Kf3 Kh6 39.Kf4 Re4+ 40.Kf3 Re7 41.a5 Rb7 42.Rc6 [42.Rd6 is more logical but Black has no problems after 42...Re7 (<42...Rb3+ 43.Kf4 Rb4+ 44.Ke5 Rb5+ 45.Rd5 although even here Black should survive after 45...Rb2) 43.a6 Kg7 44.Rd8 the only positive idea 44...Kf6!=] 42...Rb3+ 43.Kg2 Ra3?! A strange decision but even after giving up the a7-pawn Black should not lose. [43...Rb7=] 44.Ra6 Ra4 45.Kf3 [45.Rxa7 f4 46.a6 fxg3 47.Kxg3 (47.fxg3 g5!?) 47...Rg4+ 48.Kh3 Rf4 49.Ra8 Kg7 50.Rc8 Ra4 51.Rc6 Kf7 , and White can't improve his position.] 45...Ra3+ 46.Kf4 Ra4+ 47.Ke5 Ra2 48.f4 Ra3 49.Rxa7 Rxg3 50.Kf6 White tries to confuse his opponent. [In the event of 50.a6 Ra3 51.Kf6 Ra1 (but not 51...Ra4?? 52.Ra8 Kh7 53.Kg5) 52.Kf7 Kh7 White can't make any further progress: Black captures his f4 (and possibly h4) pawn at an appropriate moment securing a draw, e.g. 53.Ke6+ Kh6 54.Kd5 Ra4 55.Kc5 Rxf4 56.Kb5 Rxh4 57.Rh7+ Kxh7 58.a7 Rg4 59.a8Q h4=] 50...Rc3? [50...Rg4 51.Rg7 was White's idea but 51...Rxf4 52.Rxg6+ Kh7 leads to an easy draw.;
or 50...Rf3 ] 51.Re7! Rc6+? [51...Ra3 was now a must; however, it leads to the difficult (although theoretically drawn) endgame with f- and h-pawns: 52.Rg7! Rxa5 53.Rxg6+ Kh7 54.Kg5 Both Black's pawns fall but fortunately, his king will not be cut off along the 7th rank.] The text move loses. Black can't capture White's f4 pawn, and his a-pawn decides the game.
 52.Re6 Rc4 53.a6 Ra4 [53...Rxf4 54.Re8 Kh7 55.a7+-] 54.Rb6 Ra5 55.Kf7 Ra4 56.Rxg6+ Kh7 57.Rg5 [57.Rg5 Kh6 58.Rxf5 Rxa6 59.Rf6++-]  1-0
Included as always are opening surveys and well:English A18: 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.e5 d4 5.exf6 dxc3 6.bxc3 Qxf6 7.d4 e5 8.Nf3 exd4 9.Bg5 Qe6+ 10.Be2 by Evgeny Postny,
King’s Indian A 48: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d6 5.c3 0-0 6.e4 Nc6 by Mihail Marin,Dutch A88: 1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nc3 c6 8.b3 by Boris Schipkov,Sicilian B35: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.h3 Nc6 8.Be3 0-0 9.Bb3 Qa5 by Leonid, Sicilian B90: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Qf3 by Tibor Karolyi,Sicilian 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 10.g4 b5 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.g5 Nd7 13.f5 0-0 y Lubomor Ftacnik,French Defence C01: 1. e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 by Hannes Langrock.
French C19: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6 by Leonid Kritz,Ruy Lopez C96: 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 Nd7 by Martin Breutigam, Slav D15: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 by Efstratios Grivas,
Semi Slav/Catalan D30/E04: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 b5 by Michal Krasenkow,Semi Slav D43: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.Qc2  and at last Igor Stohl on the track of recent games in the Grünfeld Defence D70: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 4.f3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Be3.
Other columns are Chess Media files where Ris digs in the King’s Gambit with 2…c5,Adrian Mikhalchishin goes for the Chebanenko Slav and Leonid kritz digs in the Gajewski 10…d5.
Than we also have King: Move by Move,Reeh: tactics,Müller endgames where I found six videos,two introductory texts and 26 annotated games.
Knaak: Opening Trap,Tele Chess with over 7000 entries and many annotated games plus a booklet from over 50 pages!
Conclusion: Must have material and more important than the latest Informator files! 

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