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ChessBase Magazine extra issue 155 Extra
September  2013
Videos by Adrian Mikhalchishin,Valeri Lilov & Robert Ris

ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99

This latest ChessBase Magazine Extra comes with a heavy loaded file of  39.417 games,all played between June and August of this year.
Impressive are the hugh amount of games from the 35th Politiken Cup with over 1500 entries.
A interesting Latvian game comes from Jacques Tsalicoglou: Vassilaidis,John - Tsalicoglou,Jacques T (2167) [C40]
Commonwealth & RSA op Port Elizabeth (5), 09.07.2013
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bc4 fxe4 4.Nxe5 d5 5.Qh5+ g6 6.Nxg6 Nf6 7.Qe5+ Be7 8.Qxe7+ Qxe7 9.Nxe7 Kxe7 10.Be2 Rg8 11.g3 Bh3
12.d3 c5 13.dxe4 Bg2 14.Rg1 Bxe4 15.c3 Nc6 16.Nd2 Bf5 17.Nb3 b6 18.Bf4 c4 19.Nd4 Nxd4 20.cxd4 Rac8 21.Rc1 Kd7
22.f3 b5 23.a3 a5 24.Kf2 Ne8 25.g4 Bg6 26.h4 Nd6 27.h5 Bf7 28.Bxd6 Kxd6 29.f4 Rcf8 30.Kf3 Re8 31.Rcd1 Re4 32.Rd2 Rge8
33.Bd1 h6 ½-½.
 Robert Ris digs in another game of the great Rashid Nezhmetdinov, Valeri Lilov goes back in time with the game Tal-Larsen, Bled 1965 and
Adrian Mikhalchishin shows us a interesting idea in the Italian Game.
Conclusion: Must have material!

Training / Opening / Friztrainer
Attacking with the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez
by Sergei Tiviakov

Price Euro 27.90
Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

Some lines in the Italian and Spanish are close related with each other,for example after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d6
7.Nbd2 a6 8.Ba4 Ba7 9.h3 Ne7 10.Re1 Ng6 11.Nf1 c6 we even reach a classic Italian.
The move 3.d3 is associated to Adolf Anderssen once leading member of the romantic school of the mid-nineteenth century.
At Groningen 1946 the young Smyslov used it against Euwe to avoid the Open Variation.
The incredible Sergei Tiviakov explains you at the hand of a small 30 games the secrets of this slow system and  all explained
at the hand of  Tiviakov his own games!
And that makes this DVD very special.
A fine example of play is Tiviakov,Sergei - Shirov,Alexei [C55]
Yurmala (Latvia) (1), 1987
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 5.Bb3 d5 6.exd5 Nxd5 7.Ba4 0-0 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.0-0 Bd6 10.c4 Ne7 11.Re1 Ng6
12.Nc3 c5 13.Be3 f5 14.h3 Bb7 15.Nd5 Bxd5 16.cxd5 c4 17.dxc4 e4 18.Ng5 Qf6 19.Ne6 Rf7 20.c5 Bf8 21.Qd4 Qh4
 22.Bg5 Qh5 23.d6 cxd6 24.cxd6 1-0.
Or throw a Spanish: Tiviakov,Sergei - Mentov,Sergey [C86]
Smolensk (Russia) (5), 1989
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 0-0 8.0-0 d6 9.d4 Bg4 10.Rd1 Qc8 11.Be3 Na5 12.Bc2 Nc4
13.Bc1 c5 14.d5 h6 15.a4 Bxf3 16.Qxf3 Qg4 17.Qxg4 Nxg4 18.Bd3 Na5 19.axb5 axb5 20.Bxb5 Nb3 21.Rxa8 Rxa8
22.Na3 Nxc1 23.Rxc1 Kf8 24.Bc6 Ra6 25.Nc4 Bg5 26.Re1 Ke7 27.g3 h5 28.f3 Nh6 29.h4 Bf6 30.b4 cxb4 31.cxb4 Ra2
32.b5 Rc2 33.b6 1-0,where I would like to mention that Tiviakov prefers the move order with Qe2.He does not want to loose time with a move as d3.
Included on this DVD a comprehensive database of over 1 million games played only in the Italian Game and Ruy Lopez!
Conclusion: Tiviakov comes with a very instructive explanation of the closed Italian & Spanish set-up!

The Giuoco Piano
by Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy

Price Euro 27.90
Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

The two authors Lorin D'Costa and Nick Murphy cover in a very understandable way the main line of the good old Giuoco Piano that goes back to the great
Gioachino Greco who did in the period 1619-30 a lot of research on it.
Greco is generally credited as a founder of the Italian or Romantic school of chess and this DVD from Lorin D'Costa and Nick Murphy is overloaded with lines as
Ypma,Peter (2105) - Hess,Robert L (2625) [C54]
Groningen op-A 48th Groningen (4), 24.12.2011
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nxe4 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.d5 Bf6 10.Re1 Ne7 11.Rxe4 d6 12.g4 0-0 13.g5 Be5
14.Nxe5 dxe5 15.Rxe5 Ng6 16.Re4 Bf5 17.Rd4 Re8 18.h4 Be4 19.Qg4 Ne5 20.Qxe4 Nxc4 21.Qf4 Nb6 22.d6 Re1+ 23.Kg2 cxd6
24.Rxd6 Qe8 25.b3 Qb5 26.Qd4 Qf1+ 27.Kg3 Qg1+ 28.Kf4 Qh2+ 29.Kf3 Qh3+ 30.Kf4 Qxh4+ 31.Kf3 Qh1+ 32.Kf4 Qh4+
33.Kf3 Qh3+ 34.Kf4 h5 35.f3 Qh4+ 36.Kf5 g6+ 37.Kf6 Qxd4+ 38.Rxd4 Re6# 0-1
Or Blauert,Joerg (2290) - Schmittdiel,Eckhard (2425) [C54]
FRG-ch qual Koenigslutter, 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.c3 Nf6 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nxe4 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.d5 Ne5 10.bxc3 Nxc4
11.Qd4 Ncd6 12.Qxg7 Qf6 13.Qxf6 Nxf6 14.Re1+ Kf8 15.Bh6+ Kg8 16.Re5 Nde4 17.Nd2 Nxd2 18.Rg5# 1-0.
Yes the good old Möller Attack is not very trustworthy.
Included are the more modern ideas as Howell,David (2593) - Ashton,Adam (2325) [C54]
BCF-ch rapidplay Halifax (3), 29.11.2008
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 a6 6.Bb3 Ba7 7.h3 d6 8.Nbd2 0-0 9.Nf1 d5 10.Qe2 dxe4 11.dxe4 Qe7
12.Ng3 h6 13.Nh4 Kh7 14.Nhf5 Qe8 15.Qf3 Ng8 16.Nxg7 Kxg7 17.Nh5+ Kh7 18.Qg3 1-0.
Interesting to mention is a kind of Evans Gambit Declined: Yudasin,Leonid (2610) - Belozerov,Andrei (2450) [C54]
RUS-Cup01 Chigorin Memorial St Petersburg (2), 02.11.1997
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.b4 Bb6 6.d3 d6 7.a4 a5 8.b5 Ne7 9.0-0 0-0 10.Nbd2 Ng6 11.Re1 Re8
12.Qb3 Re7 13.Ba3 h6 14.d4 Qe8 15.h3 Bd7 16.Qc2 Qb8 17.Bd3 Qa7 18.Nc4 Ree8 19.Nxb6 Qxb6 20.c4 Nh5
21.c5 dxc5 22.Bxc5 Qf6 23.dxe5 Nxe5 24.Nxe5 Qxe5 25.Bf1 Be6 26.Rac1 Red8 27.g3 Rd7 28.f4 Qf6 29.Qc3 Rad8
30.Qf3 g6 31.Rc3 Rd2 32.e5 Qf5 33.Bf2 c6 34.g4 Qxf4 35.gxh5 Qg5+ 36.Qg3 Qxh5 37.bxc6 bxc6 38.Rxc6 Ra2
39.Rd6 Rc8 40.Rd4 Rcc2 41.Be3 Rh2 42.Qf4 Kh7 43.Bd2 Rxh3 44.Bxh3 Qxh3 45.Qh2 1-0.
Video running time: 5 hours 42 min.
Conclusion: Very exciting DVD!    

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