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Winning Chess Manoeuvres
Strategic Ideas that Masters Never Fail to Find
by Sarhan Guliev

New in Chess
238  pages
Price € 24,95
ISBN 978-90-5691-568-1

The well known chess coach and Grandmaster Sarhan Guliev  explains at the hand of fascinating manoeuvres and amazing counter play the secrets of recognizing winning chess patterns.
For example see the famous bishop ending between Mark Taimanov and Robert Fischer,Buenos Aires 1960:White Kc4 Bishop c3 and pawn on b4,Black Kg4 Bd8,
Guliev explains: Despite his young age {he was still not yet 17},the American player defended a difficult situation with great cold bloodedness: 81…Kf4 82.b5 Ke4 83.Bd4 Lc7 84.Kc5 Kd3!
Taking the king round the back is the key to the position.
85.Kc6 Kc4!86.Bb6 Bf4 87.Ba7 Bc7! And the players agreed a draw.
Fischer’s colossal talent is not in doubt, but the question remains: where did he learn this method of defence? Maybe he did not know it, and found it at the board?
Or maybe someone had shown it to him?
I would like to believe that the young Fischer was familiar to the following position, here I prefer to show the whole game to my readers: Capablanca,Jose Raul - Janowski,Dawid Markelowicz [D11]
New York Rice prelim New York (3), 20.01.1916
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 Bg4 6.Bxc4 e6 7.h3 Bh5 8.0-0 Be7 9.Qb3 Qb6 10.Ne5 Nbd7 11.Qxb6 axb6 12.Nxd7 Kxd7 13.Bd2 b5 14.Bd3 Bg6 15.Bxg6 hxg6 16.Rfc1 Ra6 17.a3 Rha8 18.Na2 Nd5 19.Rab1 f5 20.Kf1 Ra4 21.Nc3 Rc4 22.b3 Rxc3 23.Bxc3 Rxa3 24.Be1 Bf6 25.Ke2 e5 26.dxe5 Bxe5 27.f4 Bd6 28.Bc3 Ra2+ 29.Kf3 Bc5 30.Rd1 Ke6 31.Rd3 Bf8 32.Be5 b4 33.Rc1 g5 34.g4 g6 35.e4 fxe4+ 36.Kxe4 Re2+ 37.Kf3 Rh2 38.Kg3 Re2 39.h4 gxh4+ 40.Kxh4 Be7+ 41.Kg3 g5 42.Kf3 Rh2 43.Re1 Rh3+ 44.Ke4 Rh4 45.fxg5 Bxg5 46.Kf3 Rh3+ 47.Bg3+ Kd7 48.Kg2 Rh7 49.Re5 Bf6 50.Rexd5+ cxd5 51.Rxd5+ Ke8 52.Rb5 Rd7 53.Rxb4 Kf7 54.Rb6 Bd4 55.Rd6 Rxd6 56.Bxd6 Kg6 57.Kf3 Bf6 58.Bf4 Kf7 59.Ke4 Ke6 60.Be3 Be7 61.g5 Bd8 62.Kf4 Bc7+ 63.Kg4 Be5 64.Kh5 Kf7 65.Kh6 Kg8 66.Bb6 Bc3 67.Kg6 Bd2 68.Kf6 Bc3+ 69.Ke6 Bd2 70.g6 Bc3 71.Kd5 Bd2 72.Bd4 b5 73.Ke4 b4 74.Be3 Bc3 75.Kd3 Be1 76.Bd2 Bf2 77.Ke4 Bc5 78.Kd5 Be7 79.Kc4 Kg7 80.Bxb4 Bd8 81.Bc3+ Kxg6 82.b4 Kf5 83.Kd5 1-0,A historic incident, in the diagram position, black resigned!
But the position as Sarhan Guliev  explains is in fact a draw.
84. Kf3 85.b5 Ke2 86.Kc6 Kd3 87.Bb6 Bg5 88.Kb7 Kc4 89.Ka6 Kb3 90.Bf2 Bd8 91.Be1 Ka4 and once again, the king arrives in time.
In our day,GMs use this technique of by passing with the king without thinking.
Highly instructive is for example the explanation of the move 1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 e5 6.Ngf3 Ne7 7.0-0 0-0 8.b4!? known from the game Stein Haag,tallin 1969.
But first some words from our didactic teacher: Grandmaster Stein played in a style which can,with every justification, be called modern.He created problems from the first move, forcing his opponent to think for himself. He loved non standard positions, in which the standard orientation points were missing.In such positions,there is perhaps less harmony,but in return, there is lively piece play.
He could accept pawn weaknesses in his own camp,or personally weaken his own pawn chain, if in return he got the initiative.
Against the Caro-Kann and King’s Indian Defences, Stein invented a system which was far removed from the classical standards.
A complete other idea is the move b4 with the move order:1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.b4!?,
again well explained by the author with highly instructive words.
Conclusion: This worlds truly leads you to master ship in chess!

Taming Wild Chess Openings
How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by John Watson, Eric Schiller

New in Chess
430  pages
Price € 26,95
ISBN 978-90-5691-570-4

Eric Schiller and his long time companion IM John Watson come here with a exciting written unorthodox chess openings book where you get the feeling that Gambit Revue and
Rand Springer have been brought back to life.
This brand new book can in no way be compared with Schiller previous works as Unorthodox Chess Openings and Gambit Chess Openings.
Included in this book are a lot of crazy chess openings that are only suitable for bullet chess if you ask me but at the end of the book there are a small 80 pages
with more serious lines as the good old Evans Gambit.
But also the Venezolana Formation with the move order 1.d3 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 is certainly worth a try.
A crazy line is for example the Senechaud Countergambit with 1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 g5!?
mentioned  after the French Gambit playand chess journalist Dany Senechaud.
Against the Latvian Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf4 e4 Schiller and Watson recommend Stefan Bucker’s bizarre move 4.Ng1!?
Between the lines I saw the game  Stummer,Kurt - Nolden,HD [C40]
cr Elburg mem E, 1991
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 e4 4.Ng1 Qf6 5.d3 d5 6.Qh5+ Qf7 7.Qxf7+ Kxf7 8.dxe4 dxe4 9.Bc4+ Ke8 10.Ne2 Bxf5 11.Nbc3 c6 12.Ng3 Ne7 13.Bg5 Bg6 14.0-0-0 Nd7 15.Ngxe4 Rd8 16.Nd6#1-0,Kurt’s games can be found in the gambit books from Gunderman and suddenly nowbody did hear from him anymore,the story was simple Kurt was not allowed by his wife to touch the chess pieces anymore, till she died and Kurt never stopped playing chess,till he suddenly  died behind the board.
Conclusion: This book gives a lot of opening's  fun!  

Samuel Lipschütz
A Life in Chess
by Stephen Davies

McFarland & Company,Inc.,Publishers Box 611
Jefferson,North Carolina 28640.

399 pages
Price $65.00

The Australian Chess historian Stephen Davies describes in this wonderful created McFarland book, the life  and games from Samuel Lipschütz,who was one of the most prominent American chess master of the 1880s to the mid 1890s.
The talented Samuel was born in Ungvar,Subcarpathia,in the Kingdom of Hungary within the Austrian Empire,on July 4,1863.
Ungvar was annexed to the Republic of Czechoslovakia in September 1919 and the Munich Pact of 1938 allocated it to the Slovak part of the new Czechoslovakia but,the following year,the Vienna award transferred it back to Hungary.In June 1945, Ungvar became the westernmost city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and was renamed Uzhgorod.Following the break-up of the USSR in 1991,it remained within the independent state of Ukraine and is now known by its Ukrainian name of Uzhgorod.
So looking back is was not a bad decision from Samuel to immigrate to New York in 1880,where he played soon in top chess at the clubs in Manhattan and New York.
At the Masters' Tournament at New York in 1889 Lipschütz finished sixth to be the only American player among the prize winners
In 1892 he defeated Jackson Showalter to become American Champion, this match and more is well covered by the author.
This book holds 249 of Lipschütz games including three where only the ending was published.
A interesting example of Lipschütz positional skills is the game:
Baird,John Washington - Lipschütz,Samuel [C62]
USA-06.Congress New York (16), 1889
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.Bxc6+ bxc6 5.d4 f6 6.h3 Ne7 7.dxe5 fxe5 8.Bg5 Qd7 9.0-0 h6 10.Be3 g5 11.Nh2 Ng6 12.Qh5 Qf7 13.Nc3 Nf4 14.Qxf7+ Kxf7 15.Rfe1 Be7 16.Rad1 Be6 17.b3 Rh7 18.f3 h5 19.Ne2 Rg8 20.Bxf4 gxf4 21.Kh1 Bh4 22.Rg1 Bf2 23.Rgf1 Be3 24.Rfe1 Rhg7 25.Nf1 Bf2 26.g4 fxg3 27.Nexg3 Bxe1 28.Rxe1 Rxg3 29.Nxg3 Rxg3 0-1,
The move 5…f6 was praised by Wilhelm Steinitz as an "excellent and novel idea"
But Steinitz also once wrote: Lipschütz is one of the masters who advocate the modern school in theory, but follows the Morphy school in practise.
A fine example of Morphy play is: Lipschütz,Samuel - Chigorin,Mikhail [C28]
USA-06.Congress New York (32), 1889
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.a3 d6 6.Na4 Bb6 7.Nxb6 axb6 8.c3 Ne7 9.f4 exf4 10.Bxf4 d5 11.exd5 Nexd5 12.Ne2 0-0 13.0-0 Qe7 14.Qd2 Be6 15.Bg5 Qc5+ 16.Nd4 Ng4 17.Rae1 h6 18.Bh4 Rae8 19.Bg3 Nge3 20.b4 Nxc4 21.Qc1 Qe7 22.dxc4 Nf6 23.Nf5 Qd8 24.Nxg7 Kxg7 25.Be5 Kg8 26.Bxf6 Qd3 27.Qxh6 Qg6 28.Qh8# 1-0
There is considerable dispute over Lipschütz's first name. Chess historian Edward Winter writes, "S. Lipschütz (1863-1905) was a US champion, but chess historians are still unable to establish with certainty his forename."[5] The Chess-Player's Manual, to which Lipschütz contributed the appendix, gives only his first initial, "S". The Jewish Encyclopedia (see below), gives his first name as "Solomon". Jeremy Gaige in his 1987 book Chess Personalia: A Biobibliography lists five sources that give his first name as "Simon", four that give it as "Samuel", and one that gives it as "Solomon".[6] In an earlier book, Gaige wrote, "His first name has been variously given as Samuel, Simon or Solomon {wikipedia}. Stephen Davies was not able to put new light on this all and writes: I am unable to give a definitive answer to Lipschütz first name.
Lipschütz wrote a 122-page appendix to The Chess-Player's Manual (Gossip, 1888) and edited The Rice Gambit, New York, 1901. An anonymous reviewer of The Chess-Player's Manual in the New York Times praised "Mr. Lipschütz's appendix, which brings the development of the openings almost down to date".[1] David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld write in The Oxford Companion to Chess that Lipschütz's appendix "helped to make this one of the standard opening books of the time.
Stephen Davies:Rice sponsored Rice Gambits games and tournaments between masters in both America and Europe,and,un 1903 even a short match between Lasker and Chigorin in Brighton,England.The following year,he formed the Rice Gambit Association to promote study of the Gambit and no less a player than lasker consented to become its secretary.
Lipschütz’s booklet was the first of five editions of analyses of the Gambit,which some of which were expanded by supplements containing addenda and corrigenda.
The Rice Gambit is characterized by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. Bc4 d5 7. exd5 Bd6 8. 0-0
but John Shaw gives 8.0-0?! and writes that black stands better after 8...Bxe5 9.Re1 Qe7! 10.c3 f3! 11.d4 Ne4! 12.Rxe4 Bh2+ 13.Kxh2 Qxe4.
Shaw writes this is a variation black should file away in memory!
Unfortunately Samuel Lipschütz  was afflicted by tuberculosis, that time there was no good treatment against it ,but Lipschütz travelled to Hamburg for treatment, where he died after an operation, at the age of 42.
The procedure that Lipschütz is likely to have undergone is artificial pneumothorax.
Contemporary theory held that,if the lungs were made as inactive as possible,the walls of the tubercles would gradually thicken and strengthen and seal of the bacilli,which would then be unable to infect surrounding tissue.In Italy 1892,Carlos Forlanini devised a method by which nitrogen was injected between the ribs chest cavity,causing a lung to collapse and become temporarily inactive;that lung was then expected or,rather,hoped to heal while the other breathed normally.
Included  in this beautiful created work are 42 illustrations, 249 games, appendices, bibliographyand excellent made  indexes.
Conclusion: This is certainly one of McFarland’s best chessbooks!   

Chess DVD's

ChessBase Magazine issue 166
June /July
ISSN 1432-8992
Price Euro 19.95

The main file with all the tournaments from the Gashimov Memorable till the Woman Worlds championship won by the brilliant Mariya Muzychuk is well packed in a impressive 985 game files where a small 38 of them are well covered with excellent annotations.
As for example the following one from Mariya Muzychuk,(2526) - Pogonina,Natalija (2456) [C95]
Wch World Cup (Women) Sochi (6.2), 03.04.2015
This was the 2nd game of the final match of the Women's World Championship. The first one finished in a draw and now I tried to use my chances with the white pieces. I have chosen this game to comment as the win in it was crucial for winning the match and the title of champion.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Usually there is no need to comment on the 3rd move but here we have an exception. The point is that mainly I play 3.d4, the Scotch which I used in my previous matches against Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli. In this game I went for the Ruy Lopez which is known to be a more stable opening but such a choice was less expected for Nataliya as I don't have so many games after 3.¥b5. 3...a6 Recently Nataliya has also played 3...¤f6, the Berlin.
4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 [6...Bb7 is another system where Nataliya had experience and for which I had to be prepared.] 7.Re1 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Nb8! An exclamation mark just for the choice of the variation. While preparing for the game I noticed that in this position Nataliya plays only one line with 9...¥b7 10.d4 ¤d7. My elder sister Anna also used to play it with Black some time ago and I believe that with correct play White should be better there. 9...¤b8, the Breyer system, is known as a complex position with mostly a closed centre and many different plans. Usually the player who understands it better and chooses the right strategy wins the game. I think that going into this type of position was the right choice by Nataliya as in Sochi everybody mentioned my tactical skills as being the main weapon.
10.d4 Nbd7 11.a4 According to the database usually White does not hurry with a4. It was more precise first to move the knight from b1 to g3, the bishop to c2 and only then probably to play a4. 11...Bb7 12.Nbd2 c5 13.d5 c4 14.Bc2 Nc5 15.Nf1 Re8 15...¤fd7 and 15...£c7 are also possible but as the position is closed and both sides are manoeuvring the move order does not have such a high value.
16.Ng3 g6 17.Be3 [17.Bh6 was an interesting and typical move for such kind of structures. The idea is to prevent Black from moving the bishop from e7 to g7. If Black still continue with their plan and plays ...¥f8, then after the exchange of the bishop Black's king will be slightly weaker.] 17...Qc7 18.Nd2 I did not have any experience in this line and was not so familiar with the plans. ¤d2 is not so bad but I think the knight is misplaced there. This knight choose another direction: ¤h2 with the idea ¤g4. Possibly now or some moves later. [For example 18.Qd2!? and then ¤h2-¤g4;
Or one more plan is playing on the queenside: 18.Qe2!? with the idea ¦a2 (or ¦a3) and ¦ae1. I think this position is objectively equal. The plan for Black can be: 18...Reb8 with the idea £c8 and moving the bishop from e7 to b6.] 18...Bf8 [As we could see from the previous line the bishop from e7 can also go to the the queenside, so it was possible first to make a more useful move ¤fd7 (sooner or later Black should play it) and only then decide where to move the bishop. 18...Nfd7!? ] 19.Qe2 [One more plan which can be suggested is still moving the knight to g4 but now the knight from g3!: 19.Ngf1 Nfd7 20.Nh2 and if 20...h5 then 21.Nhf3 with still a very complex position. Now White has a plus that after h5 it would be much more difficult for Black to create the plan with ...f5] 19...Nfd7 20.f3? This must be wrong. My plan was to play f3, then move the knight from g3 to f2, and then play g3 and f4. Unfortunately it is too long and Black gets her play much quicker. Better options were the above-mentioned plans ¦a2-¦ae1 or 20.¤gf1-¤h2-¤g4. 20...Nb6
21.a5 After analysing my game I am sure it was better not to close the position on the queenside. My idea of playing on the kingside starting with 20.f3 is completely wrong as it is Black who will soon become better on the kingside! 21...Nbd7 22.Nh1 Be7?! Now I believe Black goes in a wrong direction. There were plenty of other good possibilities: [22...Bg7! 23.Nf2 Rf8 Black has a clear plan while I don't see any good ideas for White. ¥g7 is better than ¥e7 as now after ¦f8 White does not have ¥h6.;
22...Bc8!? trying to win the a5-pawn 23.Nf2 Nb7 24.Ng4 Black wins the pawn but White gets some counterplay and the position becomes unclear.;
22...h5!?] 23.g4?! [At this moment I realised that all my plan was not so good. g4 was against h5 but it also has minus of weakening the black squares. I did not see a better move while there was one interesting plan: 23.Nf2 h5 24.Rec1! followed by b4! White gets clear play and the position is about equal.] 23...Qd8 [¹23...Bh4 is more precise as it does not allow ¤g3 or £f2.] 24.Qf2 [24.Ng3!?] 24...Bh4 [24...h6 Probably the best but not so easy to find. The idea is to play ...¥g5 and in case of ...¥g5 Black takes with the pawn. While 25.Bxh6 is a mistake: 25...Bh4 26.Ng3 g5 and the bishop on h6 will be lost.;
In comparison, 24...Bg5 immediately leads to 25.Bxg5 Qxg5 26.Ng3 The position of Black looks better but it is not easy to find the plan of improving.] 25.Ng3 Rc8 [25...h6 is still interesting;
while 25...f6 is also possible.] 26.Kg2 Nf8? The only idea of ...¤f8 which comes to my mind is to play ...g5 and then ...¤g6. This plan is not dangerous itself and just makes the position completely equal. In that case, Black should have started with ...g5 as the only plan for White is to move f4 after which the knight on d7 could be much more useful then on f8.
27.Rf1 [27.f4!? was already possible 27...exf4 28.Qxf4] 27...Bg5 [27...g5=] 28.f4!? Opening the position and trusting my style. [I think that if I keep the same structure the position is about equal: 28.Bxg5 Qxg5 29.Rh1 Qh4 30.Ne2 Qxf2+ 31.Kxf2=;
28.h4? does not work 28...Bxe3 29.Qxe3 Qxh4 30.Rh1 Qe7 there is not enough compensation for the pawn.] 28...exf4 29.Bxf4 As a result, now I get more space, an open f-file, a good d4-square for the knight but also a very weak e5-square and a weak e4-pawn. To sum it up the position is still equal but now more complicated. 29...Rc7?! [Black does not have enough time to move the rook from c8 to e7 and also then the knight from f8 to e5, therefore it was better to start moving the knight to e5. 29...Bxf4 30.Qxf4 Qe7 31.Nf3 Nfd7 32.Nd4 Rf8=] 30.Bxg5 [30.Rae1!?] 30...Qxg5 31.Nf3 Qe7 [31...Qf4 32.g5;
31...Qd8 32.Nd4 Rce7 33.Qf4 this line demonstrates what happens if Black tries to move the rook to e7. Now there is no ¤fd7, and if 33...Qc7 then 34.Qg5] 32.Nd4!? [Once again, if White just doubles the rooks on the f-file, slowly improves the position, it should be about equal but I found one interesting idea 32.Qd2 Nfd7 33.Rf2=] 32...Qe5? The queen is known to be a bad blocking piece and Black does not have time to move the queen to g7 and then the knight from f8 to e5. [My main idea was in this variatio: 32...Nfd7 33.Ngf5! Otherwise Black comes to e5, later possibly to d3 and start to explore my weaknesses 33...gxf5 34.Nxf5 Qf6 (34...Qf8? 35.Nxd6) 35.g5 (35.Nh6+ Kg7; 35.Qf4 Rf8) 35...Qg6 (35...Qxg5+? 36.Kh1±) 36.Nh6+÷ and now we come to a very unclear but also a very interesting position.] 33.h4! Starting from here my position is better. 33...h6 [33...Qg7 34.g5 Nfd7 35.Ngf5 just shows that Black is not in time to regroup the pieces.;
33...Qe7 is probably the best move but of course it is difficult just to go back and lose 2 tempi.] 34.Qd2 Bc8 [34...Qg7 35.Rf2 and again Black cannot play 35...Nfd7 because of 36.Ngf5 gxf5 37.Nxf5+-] 35.Nc6?! Not the best choice. As we can see later after ¤c6 Black has a nice tactical motif. Instead of this the following possibilities were better: [35.Nf3!?;
35.Qxh6!? Bxg4 36.Rf4 (36.h5 Bxh5 (36...f5 37.hxg6 fxe4 38.Rf4+-) 37.Rh1±) 36...Bc8 37.h5 Qg7 38.Qxg7+ Kxg7 39.Rg1,;
35.Rae1!? Bxg4 36.Ndf5] 35...Qg7 [35...Rxc6!? changes the character of the position but objectively Black does not get enough compensation for the exchange 36.dxc6 Bxg4 37.Qxh6±] 36.Qf4 [36.g5 hxg5 37.hxg5 Bb7 38.Nd4 Nh7÷] 36...Rd7?! [36...Nfe6! A great chance! 37.Qxd6 Otherwise Black plays ...¥b7 and I have to move my knight to b4 where it is not so well placed 37...Nb7 , then ¤ec5, ...¥d7 and it becomes quite unclear, especially in the coming timetrouble.;
36...Nb7 37.Nb4±] 37.Rf2 Now we are again playing for just 2 results. [37.g5!?] 37...Bb7 38.Nd4 [38.Raf1!? Bxc6 39.dxc6 Nfe6 40.Qd2±] 38...Re5 [38...Nh7!?] 39.Nf3 [39.h5!?;
39.Raf1!?] 39...Re8 40.g5?! A bit unpractical. I decide to change the structure on the 40th move while I could just play ¦f1 and then after adding additional time decide whether I want to play g5 or h5. [40.h5!? Nh7 41.hxg6 fxg6 42.Rh1±] 40...h5 41.Nd4 [41.Raf1!?] 41...Qe5 42.Qd2 Rc7 [42...Nh7!?] 43.Raf1 Ree7? A huge mistake, losing the game immediately [Black had to play 43...Nh7 to keep the f6-square under control. And here, despite of the fact that computer gives White quite a big advantage, I don't see a clear plan of how to improve my position.] 44.Rf6+- Red7 [44...Re8 45.Qf2+-] 45.R6f4? [45.Ndf5! was winning immediately. I considered this move but in such an important match it was difficult to sacrifice the piece without seing till the end that I am winning. 45...gxf5 46.R1xf5 Qe7 47.Rh6+- (47.Qd1+-) ;
45.Qd1!?] 45...b4? [With 45...b4 Black tried to complicate the position but actually it appears that it makes White's play easier. After 45...Nh7 we come again to the position where White has to show some plan.] 46.Nf3 [46.Ndf5! again very strong and winning but even less obvious than on the previous move. Here are some lines just to show White's strong attack: 46...gxf5 47.Nxh5 Ng6 (47...bxc3 48.bxc3+-) 48.Nf6+ Kg7 49.Rxf5 Nxh4+ 50.Kh1 Nxf5 51.Rxf5 Qe7 (51...Qg3 52.Nh5+) 52.Qh2+-;
46.cxb4!? Nd3 47.Nge2 Nxf4+ 48.Qxf4±] 46...Qg7 [46...bxc3 47.Nxe5 cxd2 48.Nxd7] 47.cxb4 Basically with b4 Black just gave away a pawn and now everything collapses. 47...Nd3 [47...Nb3 48.Qc3+-] 48.Rf6 [48.Bxd3!? cxd3 49.Ne1!+-] 48...Nh7 [48...Nxb2 49.Qc3 Nd3 50.Nd4+-] 49.Nd4 Nxf6 50.gxf6 Qf8 [¹50...Qh7 does not lose by force but of course with the queen on h7 there should not be too many chances to save the game.] 51.Ba4? I am still winning after ¥a4 but this move is in the wrong direction. [51.Nxh5+- gxh5 52.Bxd3 (52.Qg5+ Kh7 53.Qf5+ Kh6 54.Kh2+-) 52...cxd3 53.Rf5+-;
51.Bxd3 cxd3 52.Qxd3±] 51...Ne5? [51...Rd8 the only move and now when playing 51.¥a4 I planned 52.Ne6? but after (52.Nxh5 gxh5 53.Rf5+- is winning) 52...fxe6 53.dxe6 Bc8 54.e7 Rxe7 55.fxe7 Qxe7 it is me who has to fight for a draw! I just hope that after ¦d8 I would have found this line and choose the winning 52.¤h5.] 52.Bxd7 Now I get the exchange back and just have a winning position. [52.Nxh5+- also winning.] 52...Rxd7 53.Nf3 [53.Qg5 Kh7 54.Nxh5+-;
53.Nxh5 gxh5 54.Qg5+ (54.Rf5+-) 54...Ng6 55.Qxh5+-] 53...Ng4 54.Nxh5! Finally I open the king and win with a forced attack. 54...gxh5 55.Qg5+ Kh8 56.Qxh5+ Nh6 57.Kh2 [57.Rg1!?+-] 57...Qg8 58.Rg1 1-0.
A other hot item are the smashing theory files as the one from Jonas Wyss on the French Winawer: Talla,Vladimir (2505) - Wyss,Jonas (2253) [C18]
Mitropa Cup 29th Chur (7), 04.06.2010
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 0-0 8.Bd3 f5 9.exf6 Rxf6 10.Bg5 Rf7 11.Qh5 g6 12.Qd1 e5 13.dxe5 There is no real alternative to this move. [After 13.Nf3 e4 14.Ne5 Rf5 15.Bxe7 Qxe7µ Black is already better according to Myers.] 13...Nbc6 14.Nf3 In this game we shall look what happens if White refrains from f2-f4. This is a normal reaction when you are surprised over the board. [14.Be2!? is probably the best way if White wants to decline the gambit and will be investigated in Ismagambetov - Wyss.;
14.Bf6 Qc7 15.Nf3 Bg4 is only a transposition.] 14...Bg4 15.Bf6 [15.e6!? was tried in Lanc-Ganaus, Brno 2012. Here I suggest 15...Bxe6N 16.0-0 Qd7² with an unclear position similar to the 14.¥e2 lines. A deep analysis of Myers shows a small advantage for White.;
15.Be2 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Nxe5 17.Be2 Qd6 18.0-0 Nf5 19.Qd2 Nc4 20.Qd3 Ne5 21.Qh3 Re8 gave Black a comfortable position in Dominguez Perez-Robson, St. Louis 2014 (blitz).] 15...Qc7 [15...Qb8!? is probably even better as the queen is a little bit exposed on c7, but with the move order 14.¥f6 White can force Black into the £c7-variation.] 16.Be2? [16.0-0 Bxf3 17.Qxf3 Nxe5 18.Bxe5 (18.Qf4 N7c6 19.Rae1 Qd7!³) 18...Qxe5 19.Qg3 Qxg3! (19...Qxc3?? 20.Bxg6+-) 20.hxg3 Nc8³ with a comfortable ending for Black in Bouclainville-Wyss, Chur 2010. The knight is heading to b6.] 16...Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Nxe5 18.Bxd5? [18.Bxe5 Qxe5+ 19.Kf1 Qxc3µ and Black is a pawn up.] 18...Nxd5 19.Qxd5 Ng4! 20.Bh4 Re8+ 21.Kd1 [21.Kf1 Ne3+-+] 21...Nxf2+ The game Hugentobler - Wyss, Zurich 2012 was nearly an exact copy, the only difference being that the transposition variation 14.¥f6 was used. 0-1.
Or interactive videos as the one  from Simon Williams on the game Carlsen – Vachier,Skamkir.
Rogozenko goes back in time with the game Winter – Capablanca 1919.
Oliver Reeh contribution holds 29 games that are overloaded with numerous training questions.
Karsten Müller famous Endgame contrition  covers the endgames from the Benko Gambit,
Where I found two introductory texts,19 annotated games,and two endings in interactive video format.
Knaak is the man from the openings traps,which even includes Fritz trainer video.
L’Ami shows us an Openings video on the Winawer,Mikhalchishin with the Queen’s Gambit and Bojkov on the Sicilian with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nc3.
Included is eye catching booklet in two languages.
Conclusion: This is a must buy!! 

Chess Programs
Komodo Chess 9

€67.14 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$75.48 (without VAT)
System requirements: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), 7/8, DirectX9, 256 MB graphics card, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access for program activation, access to, Let’s Check and program updates. Recommended: PC Intel i7 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1, DirectX10, 512 MB graphics card, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and Internet access for program activation, access to, Let's Check and program updates. *Syzygy tablebases not included

Komodo 9 is at the moment the strongest chess program in the world according
to the computer engine rating. But it is also It is also the world's strongest chess engine,and it has become two-time TCEC champion!
Komodo 9 is approximately +50 Elo stronger than Komodo 8 on one core according to the independent and famous IPON test.
Komodo 9 is completely rewritten and the programmers claim over, 100 other improvements throughout the software have been made.
It means that important  evaluation improvements have been found,
as better assessment of mobility and activity.
Improved handling of drawish positions and improved understanding of attacks on the king.
But the most important of all is an improved search performance.
It simple digs deeper than any other chess engine that we have seen before.
Analysing with Komodo 9 means finding new moves and improvements above the older engines that we saw before.
Specially when you have a computer with many processors, Komodo is able to support up to 64 processor cores and 64 GB of hash memory.
Komodo comes with the well known  Deep Fritz 64-bit program interface (and  32 bit program interface)
A fine example of Komodo skills is the move 28.Nd3!! which is not easy to find: Bogoljubow,Efim - Alekhine,Alexander [A84]
Hastings Six Masters Hastings (10), 21.09.1922
1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Bxd2+ 6.Nxd2 Nc6 7.Ngf3 0-0 8.0-0 d6 9.Qb3 Kh8 10.Qc3 e5 11.e3 a5 12.b3 Qe8 13.a3 Qh5 14.h4 Ng4 15.Ng5 Bd7 16.f3 Nf6 17.f4 e4 18.Rfd1 h6 19.Nh3 d5 20.Nf1 Ne7 21.a4 Nc6 22.Rd2 Nb4 23.Bh1 Qe8 24.Rg2 dxc4 25.bxc4 Bxa4 26.Nf2 Bd7 27.Nd2 b5 28.Nd1 Nd3 29.Rxa5 b4 30.Rxa8 bxc3 31.Rxe8 c2 32.Rxf8+ Kh7 33.Nf2 c1Q+ 34.Nf1 Ne1 35.Rh2 Qxc4 36.Rb8 Bb5 37.Rxb5 Qxb5 38.g4 Nf3+ 39.Bxf3 exf3 40.gxf5 Qe2 41.d5 Kg8 42.h5 Kh7 43.e4 Nxe4 44.Nxe4 Qxe4 45.d6 cxd6 46.f6 gxf6 47.Rd2 Qe2 48.Rxe2 fxe2 49.Kf2 exf1Q+ 50.Kxf1 Kg7 51.Kf2 Kf7 52.Ke3 Ke6 53.Ke4 d5+ 0-1,this game is given as number four as  by GM Soltis in "The 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century.
This all comes with a ChessBase Premium Account and that means six months online
access to,ChessBase Live,Database, Let’s Check, Engine Cloud and Tactics Training.
Conclusion: This is truly the best chess engine of this moment!

Trends in modern openings 2015
by  Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Price Euro 29.90
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The incredible ex Fide World champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov digs in the world of the modern trends and explains at the hand of 18 videos and 10 interactive video tests and a super made base of 50 entries, the latest lines from Caruana’s h3 Najdorf: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 e5 7.Nde2 h5 8.g3 Be6 9.Bg2 Nbd7 10.a4 Be7 11.b3 0-0 12.f4 Nc5 13.f5 Bc8 14.g4,Giri’s Taimanov Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Qc7 7.Qf3 Ne5 8.Qg3 h5 9.0-0-0 h4 10.Qh3 b5 11.f4 Nc4 12.Bxc4 Qxc4 13.f5 Bb7 14.Rhf1 e5 15.Nb3 Qc7 16.Bg5 Rc8 17.Rf2 Be7 18.Bxe7 Kxe7 19.Rfd2 Nf6 20.a3 Rh6 21.Qe3 Kf8 22.Kb1 Kg8,Anands’s Qb3 in the Grünfeld: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0-0 7.e4 Na6 8.Be2 c5 9.d5 e6 10.0-0 exd5 11.exd5 Re8 12.Rd1,the leningrad Dutch: 1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nc3 Qe8 8.Re1 Qf7 9.e4 fxe4 10.Ng5 Qxc4 11.Ngxe4 Nxe4 12.Rxe4 Qf7,Modern Bogo Indian:
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.a3 Be7 5.Ngf3 0-0 6.e4 d6 7.Bd3 e5 8.0-0 exd4 9.Nxd4 Nc6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Nb3 Re8 12.Na5 Bd7 13.Bf4 Bf8 14.Re1 h6 15.h3 and at last the dangerous King’s Indian with h3: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.h3 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.g3 f5 9.exf5 gxf5 10.Nh4 Nf6 11.Bg5 Na6 12.Bd3 h6 13.Be3 Nh7 14.f4 exf4 15.Bxf4 Ng5 16.Kf1 Bd7 17.Kg2 Nc5 18.Qc2 Qf6 19.Rae1 Nxd3 20.Qxd3 Rae8 21.Qd2 a6 22.Rxe8 Rxe8 23.Re1 Rxe1 24.Qxe1 b5 25.Qe2 bxc4 26.Qxc4 Qe7 27.Qd3 Qf7 28.Nf3 Nxf3 29.Qxf3 Bc8 30.Kf2 Bb7 31.Qd3 h5 32.Be3 h4 33.Bd4 Bf8 34.Qf3 Be7 35.Ke2 Qg6 36.gxh4 Bxh4 37.a3 Kf7 38.Kd2 Ke8 39.Bf2 Bg5+ 40.Be3 Bf6 41.Kc1 Be5 42.Bf4 Bf6 43.Qe3+ Kd8 44.Qg3 Qxg3 45.Bxg3 Bg5+ 46.Kc2 Ke7 47.Kd3 Kf6 48.Bf2 Kg6 49.b4 Bc8 50.Ne2 f4 51.Ke4.
A fine example on the database file is: Karjakin,Sergey (2767) - Giri,Anish (2768) [B48]
Tashkent FIDE GP Tashkent (7), 28.10.2014 [Havasi,G]
1.Nf3 c5 This move order gives White the chance of transposing to the Sicilian. 2.e4 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qf3 Nowadays players want to avoid the well-analysed theoretical lines and play less analysed lines. Karjakin has had many games in the usual lines, so he decides to try something new. This £ move has been tried by many top players like Caruana and Grischuk. White will follow up with 0-0-0 and will have ideas in connection with £g3, which puts pressure on the g7-pawn. 7...Ne5 Black wants to disturb White's queen and plays this typical move. This move is a novelty at the highest level. [Wang Yue preferred to play 7...b5 and had a good position after 8.Nxc6 Qxc6 9.0-0-0 Bb7 10.Bd3 Nf6 11.Bd4 b4 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Ne2 f5 (13...Rg8!?³) 14.Ng3 Bg7 15.Kb1 Qc5f Grischuk-Wang Yue, Beijing 2013;
7...Nf6 is the most popular move, Caruana won a nice game against Rublevsky in 2011 8.0-0-0 Bb4 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.Bd4 Bd6 11.Na4 0-0 12.g3 (12.Bxf6!? was also good, but Caruana preferred to keep the bishop pair 12...gxf6 13.Qxf6 Be5 14.Qg5+ Bg7 15.Bd3²) 12...Be5 13.Bb6 Qb8 14.Qe3! d5 15.f4 Bc7 16.e5 Nd7 17.Bd4!² Caruana-Rublevsky, Olginka 2011] 8.Qg3 h5 Giri said "I played the worst line possible." However this move isn't so bad. Black continues disturbing the queen and wants to chase the queen away from its active position on g3. On the other hand 8...b5 seems more natural, but it's hard to tell which move is better. [8...b5 would be the most natural move, which has never been played, but in my opinion future tournament practice will soon tell us a lot about the evaluation of this position.] 9.f3N White wants to prepare £f2 after ...h4. [9.0-0-0 was played before 9...h4 10.Qh3 Bb4 11.f4 Ng6 12.f5 Ne5÷ Vucinic-To, Kavala 2014] 9...b5 [9...h4 was also possible to try to be consistent and make use of the § on h5. White's £ is active on g3, as it prevents ¥b4. 10.Qf2 Bb4 11.Bd2 Nf6 with unclear play.] 10.0-0-0 d6 [10...h4 was again possible with the same idea.] 11.f4!? White decides to start an attack in the centre. [In the event of a normal move like 11.Kb1 Black can play 11...b4 12.Nce2 Nc4 with good counterplay.] 11...Ng4 12.e5 dxe5? This move is a serious mistake. [12...Nxe3! was better 13.Qxe3 d5 and the game is very unclear, both sides have chances. Black will try to make use of his strong § structure and start an attack on the queenside, while white will try to get some initiative on the kingside.] 13.fxe5 White recaptures, but there was a stronger move. [13.Ndxb5! was even better 13...axb5 14.Bxb5+ Ke7 and there is the strong 15.fxe5!,] 13...Nxe3 14.Qxe3 Bd7 Black has survived so far, but his position is full of weaknesses.
15.Be2 g6 Black defends the h5-pawn and prepares a trick. [In the event of 15...b4 White can play 16.Rhf1! (16.Ndb5 is also possible, but 16.¦hf1 is stronger 16...axb5 17.Nxb5 Qc6! 18.Rxd7 Bc5! 19.Qf3 Qxf3 20.Bxf3 Kxd7 21.Bxa8²) 16...Nh6 (16...bxc3 17.Qf3+-) 17.Nd5! exd5 18.e6,;
If Black gives up the h5 §, White is better after 15...Be7 16.Bxh5! Nh6 17.Kb1±] 16.Qf3! A very strong move by Karjakin. 16...Rc8 17.Rhf1 Rh7 18.Kb1! This move is always useful. [18.a4!? was also good despite being a bit strange 18...Qxe5 (18...b4 19.Ne4 Qxe5 20.Bxa6,) 19.axb5 Bc5 a) 19...axb5 20.Bxb5+-; b) 19...Bb4 20.b6+- (20.Qb7 Bxc3 21.bxc3±) ; 20.Qe4 Qxe4 21.Nxe4 axb5 22.Bxb5 Bxb5 23.Nxb5f] 18...Bb4! Black develops with tempo. [18...Qxe5? loses to 19.Qb7!,] 19.Ne4 Qxe5 20.h4 A very interesting idea by Karjakin. He wants to place the knight on g5, where it would be very strong, but Black has a way to prevent it. [20.Qd3! was better; White wants to play ¤f3-g5, which would destroy Black's position.] 20...f5? This move is a serious mistake; it's hard to tell why Giri played this move. [20...Be7! was the only move to prevent ¤g5, after which the most of White's advantage evaporates 21.Qd3 Qc7 22.Nf3 Bc6 23.Neg5 Bxf3! 24.Rxf3 Bxg5 25.hxg5 Ne7÷] 21.Ng5 Re7 22.Qb7! [22.c3 was also possible 22...Bc5 23.Rfe1f with great pressure against the §s, but the move played by Karjakin is even stronger.] 22...Bc5 23.Ngf3 [23.Nxf5! was also good 23...exf5 24.Rxd7,;
23.Ndf3!? was also a very nice way of developing a serious attack 23...Qc7 (23...Qxe2 24.Rfe1 Qc4 25.Ne5+-) 24.Qxc7 Rxc7 25.Ne5,] 23...Qc7 24.Qxa6 Bxd4! 25.Nxd4 Kf8! At first glance the black position is under serious pressure, but the position isn't quite so simple. Black should have enough counterchances in the event of accurate play. White threatened to play ¤xb5, this move was directed against it.
26.c3 Nf6?! A logical move, but this move simply gives up the b5-pawn. [26...Rb8! was a very strong move to defend the pawn, because if White takes the pawn, the rook will attack White's piece on b5 and will have serious threats with ...£c5. 27.Nxb5 (27.Bxb5 Bxb5 28.Nxb5 Qc4") 27...Qc5! 28.c4 Bc6©] 27.Bxb5 Bxb5 28.Qxb5 e5? This move would be good positionally, but there is a refutation. [28...Ne4 was better and White is better, but he will have to work hard to convert his advantage into a win.] 29.Qa6! This is the move missed by Giri. 29...Kg7 [29...Kf7 30.Nb5+-] 30.Ne6+ Rxe6 31.Qxe6 White is winning, the rest is a matter of technique. 31...Re8 32.Qd6 Qb7 33.Rfe1! Re7 34.g3 [34.a4 was also good 34...Ne4 35.Qb4+-] 34...Ne4 35.Qb4 Qxb4 36.cxb4 Nxg3 37.b5 f4 38.b6 f3 39.Rg1 [39.a4 f2 40.a5+-] 39...Ne2 40.Rgf1 e4 41.a4 Ng3 42.Rf2 1-0.
Video running time is 3 hours and 53 minutes.
Conclusion: Super made!

Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players
by  Nicholas Pert

Price Euro 29.90
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The English Grandmaster Nicholas Pert, also known as Nick Pert, is an English chess player who holds the title Grandmaster and was the World Under-18 Chess Champion in 1998,covers on this DVD interesting trainings topics as typical mistakes, failed sacrifices, opponent threats, standard endgames and more.
Must say that I found the covered material very useful for trainings purposes because there are club players who have difficulties improving there skills.
It is not a matter of memorizing but learning how to understand it all.
A typical example of play is the following games,
Kuznetsov,Felix (1974) - Petruchuk,Mikhail (1761) [B78]
NA1-Early Bird Rating 2014 St Petersburg RUS (6.5), 12.06.2014
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Kb1 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.g4 a6 15.h4 h5 16.Nde2 hxg4 17.h5 Nxh5 18.Rxh5 gxh5 19.Rh1 Qa5 20.Nd5 Qxd2 21.Nxe7+ Kh7 22.Rxh5+ Bh6 23.Bxd2 Rc5 24.Rh1 Re8 25.Bxh6 Rxe7 26.Bf8+ Kg6 27.Rh6+ Kg5 28.f4# 1-0,no smashing win from Bobby Fischer but a game that lays in the scope of the user.
Video running time is  4hours and 5 minutes.
Conclusion: Highly instructive!    

Training Middlegame

The basics of winning chess 2.0 by Andrew Martin

Price Euro 29.90
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It has been over ten years that Andrew Martin did release his impressive well made Basics of Winning Chess,and now 10 years later we see a impressive update with detailed analyses and instructive explanations of played techniques.
Again there is a wealth of material where the aim lays in the developments of techniques, often from opening till endgame.
A fine example of this all is the game: Harikrishna,P (2698) - Giri,A (2720) [C10]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 12.01.2013
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.g3 A very sensible move, often overlooked in favour of either 7 Bg5 or 7 Bd3. 7...b6 [7...c5 8.Bg2 cxd4 9.Qxd4 Qxd4 10.Nxd4 does not solve Black's problems entirely,as the Bishop on g2 exerts Catalan-like pressure against the queenside. Black is ill-advised to exchange queens in a position like this.] 8.Bg2 [8.Bb5+!? is a little paradoxical after having played 7 g3, but does Black really want his Bishop on d7? 8...Bd7 9.Qe2 Bxb5 10.Qxb5+ Qd7 11.Qe2 Be7 12.0-0 0-0 13.c4 c5 14.Rd1 Qb7 15.Be3 cxd4 16.Bxd4 Rfd8 17.Rd3 Rac8 18.Rad1 White has achieved his usual very small edge, based on slightly more active pieces and the queenside pawn majority. Shirov grinds out the win. 18...Ne4 19.b3 h6 20.Re3 Ng5 21.Nxg5 Bxg5 22.Red3 Qe7 23.Qb2 Qf8 24.h4 Be7 25.Qe2 Bc5 26.Bxc5 bxc5 27.Rd7 a5 28.Qf3 Rxd7 29.Rxd7 a4 30.bxa4 Qe8 31.Qd3 e5 32.a5 e4 33.Qd2 e3 34.fxe3 Qe5 35.Kh2 Rc6 36.Qd5 Qb2+ 37.Kh3 Rf6 38.Rd8+ Kh7 39.Qe4+ 1-0 Shirov,A (2726)-Sumets,A (2545)/Warsaw 2008] 8...Bb7 9.0-0 Bd6 [I must admit I slightly prefer the more conservative development to e7. The Bishop is less exposed on that square, although it does not make an enormous difference. 9...Be7 10.Qe2 0-0 11.Rd1 Re8 12.c4 Qc8 13.Bh3 (13.Ne5 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Qb7+ 15.Qf3 Qxf3+ 16.Kxf3² is rather thematic. This position can come down to a battle of the pawn majorities. In general, White,with 4-3 in the centre and queenside, desires exchanges, whereas Black gets his best results when he keeps major pieces on and attacks with his four centre and kingside pawns in the middlegame. ) 13...Be4 14.Ng5 Bf5 15.Bg2 h6 16.Nf3 Be4 17.b3 c5 18.Bb2 cxd4 19.Rxd4 Qb7 20.Re1 Bc6 21.Nh4 Bxg2 22.Nxg2 Rad8 23.Red1 Rxd4 24.Bxd4 Ne4 25.f3 e5 26.Qxe4 Qxe4 27.fxe4 exd4 28.Kf2 Bc5 29.Kf3 a5 30.Nf4 g6 31.Nd3 h5 32.e5 f6 33.exf6 Re3+ 34.Kf2 Kf7 35.Nf4 Rc3 36.Ke2 Re3+ 37.Kf1 g5 38.Nd5 Rf3+ 39.Ke2 g4 40.Rd3 Rf5 41.a3 Bxa3 42.Rxd4 Bc5 43.Rf4 Rxf4 44.Nxf4 Kxf6 45.Nxh5+ Ke5 46.Nf4 Kd4 47.Nd5 b5 48.Ne3 bxc4 49.Nxc4 a4 ½-½ Anand,V (2765)-Topalov,V (2725)/Monte Carlo 1997] 10.Qe2 0-0 11.Rd1 h6 [11...Qc8 12.Bg5 (12.c4!²) 12...Ne4 13.Be3 Nf6 gave White a free move, but he was quite unable to make anything of it: 14.a4 a5 15.c3 h6 16.Rac1 Rd8 17.h3 Be4 18.Bf1?! (18.Ne5=) 18...Qb7 19.Nd2 Bc6 20.b3 Ba3 21.Rc2 Nd5 22.Nc4 Nxe3 23.Qxe3 Be7 24.Ne5 Rab8 25.Re1 Bf6 26.f4 Bxe5 27.fxe5 b5 28.axb5 Bxb5 29.c4 Be8 30.Rc3 Qb6 31.Rd3 a4 32.bxa4 Bxa4 33.Bg2 Qb4 34.Rc1 Qb2 35.Qd2 Qxd2 36.Rxd2 Rb4 37.Rc3 Bb3 38.Bf1 c5 39.Rb2 Bd1 0-1 Nakamura,H (2741)-Grachev,B (2654)/Moscow 2010] 12.c4 Qe7 13.Ne5 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Bxe5 15.Qxe5 Rfd8 16.Qe2 Rd7 17.Be3 Rad8 18.Qf3² Many would give up the ghost at this point, expecting an imminent. Yet White's position is more comfortable as he may play for a slow advance of his queenside pawns , whereas Black is really just running on the spot . Note that ...c7-c5 , the freeing break, just weakens Black's structure further. 18...Ne8 19.b3 Nd6 20.d5 Nf5 [20...e5 21.Re1 f6 22.Bd2 Qf7 is solid enough and maybe should have been preferred. nevertheless, Black is still a bit worse as White can play for a well-timed b4 and then c4-c5.] 21.Re1 Qf6 22.dxe6 fxe6 [22...Qg6 sets up a cheapo with ...Nh4, but is safely met with 23.Qe4! Qxe6 24.Qxe6 fxe6 25.Bf4²] 23.Bf4 Nh4+!? I am sure Giri thought this was baling him out. 24.gxh4 Rf8 25.Rad1 [25.Kg3 Rd4] 25...Rxd1 26.Rxd1 Qxf4 27.Qxf4 Rxf4 28.Kg3 Rf5 29.Rd8+ Kh7? [I am not sure why he doesnt offer the pawn ending: 29...Rf8 30.Rxf8+ (30.Rd7 Rf7) 30...Kxf8 31.Kf4 Ke7 32.h5 (32.Ke5 h5! 33.b4 a6 34.f4 g6! Once Black has prevented f4-f5, it must be a draw.) 32...Kd6! 33.Ke4 (33.b4? a5 34.a3 axb4 35.axb4 b5!) 33...a6 34.f3 c6 35.f4 Ke7 36.Ke5 Kd7 37.f5 exf5 38.Kxf5 Ke7 39.Kg6 Kf8 40.b4 b5 41.cxb5 axb5 42.h3 Kg8 43.Kf5 Kf7 44.Ke5 Ke7=] 30.Rd7 Rc5 31.Re7 Kg6 [31...e5 32.h5] 32.Rxe6+ Kf7 33.Re4 Somehow, White has won a pawn and presses on. 33...a5 34.Kg4 Kf6 35.f4 c6 36.h5! This is an important move, with one White pawn freezing two Black pawns. 36...b5 37.a4 bxa4 38.bxa4 Rf5 39.Rd4 Rc5 40.h3 Ke6 41.Re4+ Kf6 42.h4 Rf5 [42...Kf7 43.Re5! Rxc4 44.Rxa5 is the point of White's preceding play.] 43.Re8 Rc5 44.Ra8 Ke6 45.Ra6 Kf6 46.Ra7 Zugzwang. Black must allow White to undouble his pawns. 46...g6 47.hxg6 Kxg6 48.Ra8 [#] 48...Kf6 [48...h5+ 49.Kf3 Rxc4 50.Rxa5 c5 51.Ra8 Kf5 52.Rf8+ Ke6 53.a5 Ra4 54.Ra8 Kf5 55.a6 Rxf4+ 56.Ke2 Ra4 57.a7 is lost for Black.] 49.Rf8+ Ke6 50.Re8+ Kf6 51.Re5! Rxc4 [51...Rxe5 52.fxe5+ Kxe5 53.Kh5 wins for White.] 52.Rf5+ Ke6 53.Rxa5 Kf6 54.Ra8 c5 55.a5 Ra4 56.a6 c4 57.a7 Kg7 58.Kf3 c3 59.Ke3 White's King just comes across and nabs the pawn. Immense patience from Harikrishna. 59...Kf6 [59...Kf7 60.Rh8 Rxa7 61.Rh7+] 1-0.
Included is an extra database with over 66 study exercises.
Video Running time is over six hours!
Conclusion: This DVD offers a lot of value for it’s money!

Ruy Lopez: Attack with the Schliemann
by  Sam Collins

Price Euro 29.90
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IM Sam Collins provides the user of this DVD with a detailed coverage of the exciting Schliemann (or Jaenisch) Gambit, that runs with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5.
There was a time that the Schliemann was a sharp and risky attempt to wrest the initiative from white’s hands,but as we can learn on this DVD it is white to has to be aware from all the dangers.
Sam Collins prefers for black the line from Bruno Parma and Teimour Radjabov 4.Nc3 fxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6,as the current affairs show this line is fully playable for black.
A nice example is; Movsesian,Sergei (2721) - Aronian,Levon (2801) [C63]
Wch Blitz 5th Moscow (25), 17.11.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Qe2 d5 7.Nxf6+ gxf6 8.d4 [8.0-0 Qd6 a) 8...Bg7 9.Nd4 Bd7 (9...0-0 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Bxc6 Rb8 12.c4 dxc4 13.Qxc4+ Kh8 14.b3 Qd6 15.Bb2 Rb4 16.Qc3 Rd4 17.Rad1 f5 18.Qc2 Rg4 19.Bf3 Rg6 20.d3 Rg8 21.Kh1 Qe7 22.Rfe1 c5 23.Rc1 Bb7 24.Bxb7 Qxb7 25.f3 Bf6 26.Re2 Qg7 27.Rg1 Rh6 28.g4 Qg5 29.Qxc5 Qf4 30.Rf1 fxg4 31.Bxe5 Bxe5 32.Qxe5+ Qxe5 33.Rxe5 g3 34.Re2 Rg5 35.Rg1 Rf5 36.Rxg3 Rhf6 37.Re8+ Rf8 38.Rxf8+ Rxf8 39.Kg2 Rd8 40.Rg4 Rxd3 41.Ra4 Rd7 42.Ra6 Kg7 43.Kg3 1-0 (43) Zhigalko,S (2678)-Nezad,H (2365) Dubai 2014) 10.Qh5+ Kf8 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Be2 Qe8 13.f4 Qxh5 14.Bxh5 Be8 15.Bxe8 Kxe8 16.d3 Ke7 17.Be3 a6 18.Rf3 Rae8 19.fxe5 fxe5 20.Raf1 Kd6 21.Rf7 Rhg8 22.b3 c5 23.R1f5 Kc6 24.Rg5 e4 25.dxe4 Bd4 26.exd5+ Kb7 27.Rxg8 Bxe3+ 28.Kf1 Rxg8 29.d6 Kc6 30.Rxc7+ Kxd6 31.Rxh7 Bd4 32.Rh6+ Kd5 33.g3 Rf8+ 34.Ke2 Rf2+ 35.Kd3 Rf3+ 36.Ke2 Rc3 37.Rh5+ Ke4 38.Rh4+ Kf5 39.Rf4+ Ke5 40.Kd2 Re3 41.Rf8 Kd5 42.c4+ Kc6 43.Rf6+ Kb7 44.Rf7+ Kb6 45.Rf6+ Ka5 46.Rg6 Rf3 47.h4 Rf2+ 48.Kd3 Rxa2 49.h5 Rb2 50.g4 Rxb3+ 51.Ke4 Rh3 52.Kd5 Be3 53.Re6 Bd4 54.Rg6 Bg1 55.Re6 Rh4 56.Rg6 Kb4 57.h6 a5 58.g5 Be3 59.Rg7 Rh5 60.h7 Bxg5 61.Rb7+ Kc3 62.Kxc5 Bf6+ 63.Kd6 Kxc4 64.Ke6 Bd4 65.Rc7+ Kb3 66.Rb7+ Kc4 67.Rc7+ Kd3 68.Rf7 a4 69.Rf3+ Ke4 70.Ra3 Rh6+ 71.Kd7 Ra6 72.Kc7 Kd5 73.Kb7 Ra7+ 74.Kb8 Ra5 75.Rd3 Kc6 76.Rxd4 Rh5 77.Rxa4 Rxh7 ½-½ (77) Onischuk,V (2594)-Salem,A (2581) Dubai 2014; b) 8...Qe7 SC 9.d4 (9.c4 dxc4 10.Qxc4 Bd7; 9.Re1 Bg7 10.d4 e4 11.c4 Be6 12.Nh4 0-0 13.cxd5 Bxd5 14.Nf5 Qd7 15.Qh5 Rfd8 16.Re3 Bf7 17.Nh6+ Bxh6 18.Qxh6 Bg6 19.Rg3 Qg7 20.Bc4+ Kh8 21.Qh4 Rxd4 22.Bh6 Rxc4 23.Bxg7+ Kxg7 24.Qg4 Ne5 25.Qe6 Rf8 26.h4 h5 27.Rd1 Rc6 28.Qf5 Ng4 29.Rd7+ Rf7 30.Rxf7+ Kxf7 31.Qd7+ Kf8 32.Qd8+ Be8 33.Rxg4 hxg4 34.Qd4 Bg6 35.Kh2 b6 36.Qd7 Rc5 37.Qxg4 Bf7 38.Qxe4 Bxa2 39.g4 f5 40.Qa8+ Kg7 41.g5 Rc4 42.Kh3 Bb3 43.Qd8 1-0 (43) Barrientos Chavarriaga,S (2417)-Pazos Gambarrotti,P (2348) Callao 2007) 9...e4 10.Bxc6+ (10.Nh4 f5 (10...Bd7 11.Qh5+ Qf7 12.Qxf7+ Kxf7 13.f3 Nxd4 14.Bxd7 Nxc2 15.fxe4 Nxa1 16.exd5 Bc5+ 17.Kh1 Nc2 18.Be6+ Ke8 19.Bh6 Bf8 20.Bxf8 Rxf8 21.Rc1 Nd4 22.Rxc7 Nxe6 23.dxe6 f5 24.Rxh7 Rd8 25.g4 fxg4 26.Ng6 Rd1+ 27.Kg2 Rg8 28.Nf4 Rd4 29.Kg3 Rf8 30.Ng6 Rg8 31.Ne5 Re4 32.Rxb7 Rg5 33.Nf7 Rd5 34.Rxa7 Rxe6 35.Kxg4 Re7 36.Rxe7+ Kxe7 37.Ng5 Rd2 38.h4 Rxb2 39.Kf5 Rxa2 40.h5 Rh2 41.Kg6 Rxh5 ½-½ (41) Korneev,O (2625)-Cuenca Jimenez,J (2477) Linares 2013) 11.g3 Bg7 12.c3 0-0 13.f3 Bd7 14.Bf4 Bxd4+ 15.cxd4 Nxd4 16.Qd2 Nxb5 17.Qxd5+ Rf7 18.Rad1 Re8 19.Nxf5 Bxf5 20.Qxb5 exf3 21.Rxf3 a6 22.Qb3 Qc5+ 23.Be3 Qb5 24.Qxb5 ½-½ (24) Anand,V (2772)-Sokolov,I (2663) Wijk aan Zee 2013) 10...bxc6 11.Nh4 f5÷; 9.d4 e4 10.Nh4 Bd7 11.Qh5+ Kd8 12.c3 a6 13.Ba4 Be8 14.Qd1 Bg6 15.g3 f5 16.Bf4 Qe6 17.Rc1 b5 18.Bb3 Bd6 19.Ng2 Ne7 20.a4 c6 21.Ra1 Kc7 22.Qd2 Bh5 23.Bd1 Bxd1 24.Rfxd1 Ng6 25.Bg5 Kb7 26.Ra2 h6 27.Be3 h5 28.h4 f4 29.Bxf4 Nxf4 30.Nxf4 Qf5 31.axb5 axb5 32.Rxa8 Rxa8 33.Ng2 Ra2 34.Ne3 Qf3 35.Rb1 Ra8 36.Qd1 Qf7 37.Kg2 Rf8 38.Qe2 Qg6 39.Nf1 e3 40.Nxe3 Qe4+ 41.Kh3 Qxb1 42.Qxh5 Qh1+ 43.Kg4 Qf3+ 44.Kg5 Rg8+ 0-1 (44) Vallejo Pons,F (2698)-Salem,A (2581) Dubai 2014;
8.Nd4 Qd6 9.Qh5+ Kd8 10.Nxc6+ bxc6 11.Be2 e4 (SC 11...Qe6 ) 12.0-0 Qe5 13.d3 Qxh5 14.Bxh5 exd3 15.cxd3 Bf5= 16.d4 Rb8 17.b3 Kd7 18.Be3 a5 19.Bf3 Rg8 20.h4 Bd6 21.g3 a4 22.Bd1 Ba3 23.bxa4 Bb2 24.Bb3 Bxa1 25.Rxa1 Bd3 26.h5 Rbe8 27.h6 Rg6 28.Rc1 f5 29.Rc3 Rxe3 30.fxe3 Be4 31.a5 Rxg3+ 32.Kf2 Rg8 33.Ba4 Rg2+ 34.Ke1 Rxa2 35.Bxc6+ Kd6 36.Be8 Rxa5 37.Rc6+ Ke7 38.Bh5 Ra7 39.Kf2 Ra2+ 40.Kg3 Rg2+ 41.Kf4 Rf2+ 42.Ke5 Rh2 43.Bd1 Kd7 44.Rf6 Kc8 45.Ba4 Rh3 46.Bc6 Kb8 47.Bxd5 Rxe3 48.Rf8+ Ka7 49.Rf7 Bh1+ 50.Kf4 Bxd5 51.Rxh7 Rh3 52.Rxc7+ Kb6 53.Rh7 Be4 54.Rh8 Rh4+ 55.Ke5 Bd3 56.d5 f4 57.d6 Bb5 58.Rb8+ Ka6 59.Rxb5 Rh5+ 60.Kxf4 Rxb5 61.h7 Rb8 62.Ke5 Rh8 63.d7 Kb7 64.Kf6 Kc7 65.Kg7 Rxh7+ 66.Kxh7 Kxd7 ½-½ (66) Vallejo Pons,F (2698)-Sokolov,I (2650) Dubai 2014] 8...Bg7 [8...e4 9.Nh4 Be6 10.0-0 Qd7 11.f3 0-0-0 12.fxe4 dxe4 13.Be3 a6 14.a4 Kb8 15.d5 Qxd5 16.Rad1 Qe5 17.Bxc6 Bc5 18.Kh1 Rxd1 19.Rxd1 bxc6 20.Bxc5 Qxc5 21.Qxe4 Bd5 22.Qe2 Qb4 23.Qe1 Qxa4 24.Ra1 Qxc2 25.Qb4+ Kc8 26.Qg4+ Kb7 27.Qb4+ Kc8 28.Qg4+ Kd8 29.Qg7 Rg8 30.Qxf6+ Kc8 31.Qf1 Qc4 32.Qxc4 Bxc4 33.Nf3 Kb7 34.Kg1 Bd5 35.Kf2 Kb6 36.h3 c5 37.Ra3 c4 38.g4 Rb8 39.Ne5 Ka7 40.Ke3 Rxb2 41.Kd4 c6 42.g5 Rg2 43.h4 Kb6 44.Ra1 Rd2+ 45.Kc3 Rh2 46.Nxc4+ Bxc4 47.Kxc4 Rxh4+ 48.Kc3 Kb5 49.Rb1+ Kc5 50.Rg1 Rh3+ 51.Kb2 Kb5 52.g6 hxg6 53.Rxg6 c5 54.Rg4 a5 55.Rf4 a4 56.Rg4 Rd3 57.Rh4 Rd4 58.Rh8 Kb4 59.Rb8+ Kc4 60.Rh8 Re4 61.Ka3 Kd3 62.Rh5 c4 63.Kxa4 Re2 64.Rh3+ Kd4 65.Rh4+ Kc3 66.Ka3 Re3 67.Rh2 Kd3 68.Kb4 Rg3 69.Rf2 c3 70.Kb3 Rg8 71.Rf3+ Kd2 72.Rf2+ Kd3 ½-½ (72) Navara,D (2697)-Oleksienko,M (2565) Legnica 2013] 9.dxe5 [9.0-0 0-0 10.c3 Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.Qe3 e4 (12...Qd6÷ SC) 13.Ne1 Ne7 14.Nc2 f5 15.Qg5 Bg6 16.Bf4 c6 17.Be2 Bf6 18.Qg3 Kh8 19.Ne3 Qd7 20.f3 Rae8 21.fxe4 fxe4 22.Bg4 Qd8 23.Bc7 Qa8 24.Rxf6 Rxf6 25.Be5 Ref8 26.Rf1 Ng8 27.Be6 Qd8 28.Ng4 e3 29.Bxg8 e2 30.Rxf6 Kxg8 31.Nh6+ Kg7 32.Nf5+ Kg8 33.Nh6+ Kg7 34.Rxg6# 1-0 (34) Swiercz,D (2584)-Azarov,S (2667) Warsaw 2011;
9.c4 Bg4 10.cxd5 Qxd5 11.dxe5 0-0-0 12.Bxc6 Qxc6³ 13.Be3 Qe4 14.Rc1 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Qb4+ 16.Kf1 fxe5 17.h3 Qxb2 18.Qg4+ Rd7 19.Kg1 h5 20.Qe6 Qb5 21.Kh2 Qd5 22.Qg6 Rg8 23.Qxh5 Bh6 24.Rhg1 Rdg7 25.Qf5+ Kb8 26.Qf3 Qxf3 27.gxf3 Rxg1 28.Rxg1 Rxg1 29.Kxg1 Bg7 30.h4 Kc8 31.h5 Kd7 32.Kg2 Ke6 33.Bxa7 b6 34.Kg3 Bf8 35.Kg4 Kf6 36.f4 exf4 37.Kxf4 Bc5 38.Bb8 Bd6+ 39.Ke4 Kg5 40.Kd5 Kxh5 41.Kc6 Bc5 42.f3 Kg5 43.Bxc7 Ba3 44.Kxb6 Kf5 45.Kc6 Ke6 46.Bg3 Ke7 47.Bf2 Kd8 48.Bc5 Bb2 49.a4 Bc3 50.Bb6+ Kc8 51.a5 Kb8 52.a6 Bd2 53.Kd5 Bf4 54.Ke4 Bd6 55.Bd4 Ka8 56.Be5 Be7 57.Bd4 Bd6 58.Kf5 Bc7 59.Be5 Ba5 60.Ke4 Ka7 61.f4 Kxa6 62.Kd5 Kb7 63.f5 Bd8 64.Ke6 Kc6 65.Bf6 Ba5 66.Bh4 Bc3 67.Bg3 Bg7 68.Be5 Bf8 69.f6 Bh6 70.f7 Bf8 71.Bf6 Bh6 72.Be7 Bg7 1-0 (72) Morozevich,A (2721)-Aronian,L (2752) Monte Carlo 2006] 9...0-0 10.e6 [10.0-0 Nxe5 11.h3 c6 12.Bd3 Qe8 SC (12...Re8 13.Nh4 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 Qc7 15.Bd2 Re4 16.g4 f5 17.Rae1 Qe7 18.Nxf5 Bxf5 19.gxf5 Kh8 20.Kh1 Rf8 21.Bc3 Bxc3 22.Qxc3+ Qg7 23.Qxg7+ Kxg7 24.Rg1+ Kf6 25.Rxe4 dxe4 26.Rg4 Re8 27.Rh4 Re7 28.Kg2 Kxf5 29.Kf1 Ke5 30.Ke2 Rf7 31.c3 b5 32.Rh6 Kd5 33.Rh5+ Kd6 34.h4 a6 35.a3 a5 36.Ke3 a4 37.Ke2 Rg7 38.Ke3 Rf7 39.Ke2 Rg7 40.Ke3 ½-½ (40) Safarli,E (2660)-Vuckovic,B (2594) Denizli 2013 Clip) 13.Nh4 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 (14.Qxe8 Rxe8 15.cxd3) 14...Qh5;
10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.e6 Re8 12.0-0 Rxe6 13.Qd3 (13.Be3 c5 (Sokolov) 14.Qd2 d4 15.Rfe1 Bb7 16.Bh6 Qd7 (SC 16...Rxe1+ 17.Rxe1 Bxh6 18.Qxh6 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Qd6=) 17.Rxe6 Qxe6 18.Bxg7 Bxf3 19.Qf4 Kxg7 20.Qxf3 Re8 21.h3 Re7 22.b3 Qe2 23.Qxe2 Rxe2 24.Rc1 Kg6 25.Kf1 Re6 26.c3 Ra6 27.Rc2 d3 28.Rd2 c4 29.bxc4 Ra3 30.Rxd3 Rxa2 31.Rd7 Rc2 32.Rxc7 Rxc3 33.Ke2 Rc2+ 34.Kd3 Rxf2 35.c5 Rxg2 36.c6 Rg1 37.Kd4 Rc1 38.Kd5 Rd1+ 39.Ke6 Rc1 40.Kd6 Rd1+ 41.Ke6 Re1+ 42.Kd7 Rd1+ 43.Kc8 Rh1 44.Rxa7 Rxh3 45.c7 Rc3 46.Ra5 h5 47.Kd7 h4 48.Kd6 Rxc7 49.Kxc7 f5 50.Kd6 Kg5 51.Ke5 h3 52.Ra8 Kg4 53.Ra4+ Kg3 54.Ra3+ Kg2 55.Kf4 h2 56.Ra2+ Kh3 ½-½ (56) Korneev,O (2581)-Idani,P (2477) Istanbul 2012) 13...a5 14.Re1 Rxe1+ 15.Nxe1 c5 16.Bf4 c4 (SC 16...c6÷ ) 17.Qd4 Be6 18.Nf3 Bf8 19.Qe3 Bf7 20.Nd4 c5 21.Ne6 Qb6 22.Nxf8 Rxf8 23.Re1 Bg6 24.Qg3 Qc6 25.h4 Kf7 26.Bd6 Re8 27.Rxe8 Qxe8 28.Bxc5 Qe1+ 29.Kh2 Qe5 30.c3 a4 31.Bd4 Qxg3+ 32.Kxg3 Bb1 33.a3 Be4 34.Kh3 Kg6 35.Be3 Bd3 36.Kg4 Bf1 37.Kf3 Kf5 38.g4+ Ke6 39.Bb6 Bh3 40.Bc7 Bf1 41.Bb8 Bh3 42.Kf4 Kf7 43.Ba7 Ke6 44.f3 Bg2 45.Ke3 Bh1 46.Kf2 Kf7 47.Kg3 Ke6 48.Bd4 Kf7 49.Be3 Ke6 50.f4 Be4 51.f5+ Kf7 52.Bh6 Bc2 53.Kf4 Bd1 54.g5 Bc2 55.h5 fxg5+ 56.Bxg5 ½-½ (56) Perez Candelario,M (2513)-Adams,M (2703) Zafra 2009] 10...Ne5 11.Bf4 [11.0-0 Bxe6 (11...c6 12.Bd3 Bxe6 13.Nd4 Bg4 14.f3 Bd7 15.f4 Nxd3 16.Qxd3 Qe8 17.Bd2 Qe4 18.Qxe4 dxe4 19.f5 c5 20.Ne2 Rfe8 21.Be3 Bf8 22.g4 Rad8 23.Rfd1 Kf7 24.Kf2 Bc8 25.Nc3 b6 26.Nb5 Rd7 27.Rxd7+ Bxd7 28.a4 a6 29.Nc7 Rc8 30.Nxa6 Ra8 31.Nc7 Rxa4 32.Rd1 Bc6 33.Ne6 Be7 34.Nd8+ Bxd8 35.Rxd8 Ra2 36.Rd6 Bb5 37.Rxb6 Rxb2 38.Kg3 Rb1 39.Bxc5 1-0 (39) Shirov,A (2749)-Gozzoli,Y (2520) Mainz 2010) 12.Nd4 Bg4 13.f3 Bc8= 14.f4 c6 15.fxe5 fxe5 16.Rxf8+ Qxf8 17.Bd3 e4 18.Bxe4 Bxd4+ 19.Be3 Bxe3+ 20.Qxe3 dxe4 21.Qg5+ Qg7 22.Qd8+ Qf8 23.Qg5+ Qg7 ½-½ (23) Polgar,J (2707)-Radjabov,T (2735) Wijk aan Zee 2008;
11.Be3 c6 (11...Bxe6 12.0-0-0 Qc8 13.Bc5 Rf7) 12.Bd3 Bxe6 13.0-0-0 Sokolov 13...Qc8 (13...Bg4 14.h3 Nxd3+ 15.Qxd3 Bh5 16.g4 Bg6 17.Qd2 Be4 18.Nd4 Bxh1 19.Rxh1 Qd7 20.Rg1 Rfe8 21.Nf5 Re5 22.Bd4 Rxf5 23.gxf5 Kh8 24.Qf4 b6 25.Re1 c5 26.Bc3 Re8 27.b3 d4 28.Rxe8+ Qxe8 29.Bd2 Bf8 30.Qc7 Qe7 31.Qc6 Kg7 32.a4 Qd6 33.Qb7+ Qe7 34.Qg2+ Kf7 35.Qd5+ Ke8 36.Qa8+ Kf7 37.Qd5+ Ke8 38.Kd1 Qd7 39.Qe4+ Kf7 40.Ke2 a6 41.Qf3 ½-½ (41) Hracek,Z (2598)-Werle,J (2568) Germany 2008) 14.Nd4 Bd7 15.Qh5 Nxd3+ 16.Rxd3 Be8] 11...c6 [11...Qd6 12.0-0 c6 (12...Qxe6 13.Rfe1 c6 14.Bd3 Nxd3 15.Qxd3 Qg4 16.Qd2 Bd7 17.Re7 Rf7 18.Rae1 Bf8 19.Rxf7 Kxf7 20.c4 dxc4 21.Bd6 Bxd6 22.Qxd6 Re8 23.Rxe8 Bxe8 24.h3 Qe4 25.Qc7+ Qe7 26.Qf4 b5 27.g4 Kg8 28.h4 Bf7 29.g5 fxg5 30.hxg5 b4 31.Ne5 Bd5 32.Ng4 Kg7 33.Ne3 Qe4 34.Qf6+ Kg8 35.Kh2 Qh4+ 0-1 (35) Ovetchkin,R (2557)-Zvjaginsev,V (2658) Krasnoyarsk 2007) 13.Bd3 Qxe6 14.Nd4 Qg4 15.Qd2 Nxd3 16.cxd3 Bf5 17.Rfe1 Rfe8 18.h3 Qg6 19.Nxf5 Qxf5 20.Kh2 ½-½ (20) Shomoev,A (2561)-Zvjaginsev,V (2658) Krasnoyarsk 2007] 12.Bd3 Nxd3+ 13.Qxd3 Bxe6 14.0-0-0 [14.Nd4 Sokolov 14...Bg4! SC 15.0-0 Qd7=] 14...Bg4 [14...c5! Sokolov] 15.Rde1 Qa5 16.a3 Rae8 17.Bd2 Qd8 18.Bb4 Rxe1+ 19.Rxe1 Re8 20.h3 Bh5 21.Nh4 Rxe1+ 22.Bxe1 Qe8 23.Bd2 Bg6 24.Nxg6 hxg6 25.Be3 f5 26.c3 a6 27.g4 Qe4 28.Qxe4 dxe4 29.Kd2 Be5 30.Bg5 f4 31.Ke2 Kf7 32.f3 e3 33.h4 c5 34.b3 b5 35.c4 bxc4 36.bxc4 Bc7 37.Kd3 Ke6 38.a4 Kf7 39.h5 gxh5 40.gxh5 Be5 41.Bh4 Bf6 42.Be1 Kg7 43.Ke4 Bg5 44.Kf5 Bh6 45.Ke6 Bg5 46.Kf5 Bh6 47.Bh4 Kf7 48.Ke5 Kg7 49.Kd5 Kf7 50.Kxc5 Ke6 51.Kd4 Kf5 52.c5 Bg7+ 53.Kd3 Be5 54.c6 Bc7 55.Be7 Ke6 56.Bc5 Kf5 57.Bb4 a5 58.Bc3 Kg5 59.Ke4 Kxh5 60.Kf5 Kh4 61.Be1+ Kh3 62.Ke4 Kg2 63.Kd3 Kxf3 0-1 (63) Movsesian,S (2721)-Aronian,L (2801) Moscow 2010 0-1,Included are besides the 24 video files,10 quizzes and an extra database from over 117 entries,where I found the following example with 5…d5: Kamsky,Gata (2735) - Piket,Jeroen (2625) [C63]
Groningen Groningen (2), 1995
1.e4 Ftacnik Kamsky 1...e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Nxc6 Qg5 8.Qe2 Nf6 9.f4 Qxf4 10.d4 Kamsky: After this move Piket started thinking for a long time, and I therefore thought it was no theory anymore. The main line is: [10.Ne5+ c6 11.d4] 10...Qd6 11.Ne5+ c6 12.Bc4 Be6 [12...Qxd4?! 13.Bf4 (13.Nf7? Bg4) 13...Bd6 14.Rd1 (14.Nf7? Bxf4 15.Nxh8 Bg4 0-1 Andrews,PJ-Berg,PE/corr 1991) 14...Qc5 15.Bf7+! Kd8 16.Nxc6++-] 13.c3 [13.Bf4 Bxc4 (13...0-0-0 14.c3 Bxc4 15.Qxc4 Nd5= Hernandez,Gi-Alzate,D/Cali/1990) 14.Qxc4 Qd5 15.Qb3 (15.0-0-0 Bd6 16.Qb3 Qxb3 17.axb3 0-0= Steingrimsson,H-Marciano,D/Reykjavik/1993 ) 15...Bd6 (15...Qxb3 16.axb3 Nd5 17.0-0 Bd6 18.Bg3 Nf6= Eslon,J-Maric,R/Strasbourg/1972) 16.0-0 Qxb3 17.axb3 c5 (17...0-0 18.Nc4 Be7 19.Be5 c5 20.Ne3² Keres,P-Zaitsev,A/Tallinn/1971) 18.Nc4 Be7 19.Nb6± Buljovcic,I-Maric,R/Novi Sad/1973] 13...Bxc4 [13...Be7 Ftacnik 14.0-0 0-0 15.Bf4 (15.Bg5 Rae8 16.Rae1 Kh8 17.Bb3 c5 18.Bxe6 Qxe6 19.Qb5 Bd6 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Nd7 Rg8 22.Nxf6 Qh3 23.Nxg8 Rxg8 24.Rf2 e3 De Firmian,N-Wieweg,J/Rilton Cup op9394 (01)/1993/ (34)) 15...Bxc4 16.Nxc4 Qe6 17.Be5 c5 (17...Rae8 18.a3 Nd7 19.Bf4 c5 20.Rad1 cxd4 21.cxd4 Qa6 22.b3 Nf6 23.Be5 Qb5 24.Qe3 Qd7 25.Qg5 Bd8 26.Nd6 Ng4 Ostergaard,D-Karpatchev,A/Rilton Cup op9394 (08)/1993/0-1 (41)) 18.Rae1² Erneste,I-Puhakka,E/Helsinki/1992;
13...Bd5 14.Bb3 Bxb3 15.axb3 Qe6 16.Bg5 Bd6 17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Qh5+ Ke7 19.Nc4 a6 20.0-0 Rag8 21.Qf5 Bc7 22.Nd2 Rg4 23.h3 Rh4 24.Rae1 Qxf5 25.Rxf5 Ke6 26.g4 1-0 Mezentsev,V-Yagupov,I/RUS-ch Orel/1992/ (50)] 14.Nxc4 [14.Qxc4 Qd5=] 14...Qe6 15.0-0 Kamsky: A good alternative is 15.Bf4 with the idea Be5. White's advantage due to the weakness of e4 pawn looks pretty negligable, but had not equalized yet. 15...Be7 [15...Bd6 Ftacnik 16.Nxd6+ Qxd6 17.Bg5 Qd5 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Rxf6 White was a pawn up 19...0-0-0 20.Qg4+ Rd7 21.Re6 Qb5 22.b3 Qd3 23.Rxe4 Qxc3 24.Rd1 Rhd8 25.Re7 Kc7 26.Qf4+ Kb6 Palkovi,J-Szell,L/HUN-chT 9091/1991/0.5 (38)] 16.Bg5 [16.Bf4!?] 16...0-0 17.Rae1 Rae8 18.Nd2 [18.Rf4 Qd5 19.Bh4 (19.Bxf6? Bxf6 20.Rxe4 Rxe4 21.Qxe4 Qxc4-+) 19...c5"] 18...Qxa2 [18...Qd5! 19.Bh4² (19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Nxe4 Bxd4+! 21.cxd4 Qxd4+ 22.Kh1 Rxf1+ 23.Rxf1 Qxe4-+) ] 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 [19...Rxf6 20.Rxf6 (20.Nxe4 Ftacnik 20...Rxf1+ 21.Rxf1 Rf8=) 20...Bxf6 21.Nxe4 Kh8=] 20.Nxe4 Re6 [20...Kh8;
20...Be7 Kamsky: This move was recommended in an "obscure booklet" according to Piket, but loses on the spot to 21.Nd6!! Bxd6 22.Qxe8+-;
20...Qf7 21.Qg4 Qg6 22.Qxg6 hxg6 23.Nxf6+ gxf6 24.Rxe8 Rxe8 25.Rxf6+-;
20...Bd8 21.Rxf8+ Rxf8 22.Nc5 Qf7 23.Qe6+-] 21.Qg4 h6 [21...Kh8 22.Nxf6 Rexf6 23.Rxf6 gxf6²;
21...Be7 Ftacnik 22.Rxf8+ Bxf8 23.Rf1²] 22.Rxf6! [22.Nxf6+ Ftacnik 22...Rfxf6=] 22...Rfxf6 23.Nxf6+ Rxf6 24.Qc8+ Kh7 [24...Rf8 Ftacnik 25.Qxb7±] 25.Qxb7 a5 26.h3 Kamsky: White has an extra pawn, but the win is by no means simple. Black landed with minus § and potentially vulnerable ¢. 26...Rg6 [26...a4! Ftacnik 27.Qb4± Rg6 28.Kh2! (28.Rf1 Qe6"; 28.c4 a3 29.Qxa3 Qxc4 30.Qe3 Qd5 31.Qe4²) 28...Qf7 29.Qxa4 Qf4+ 30.Kh1 Qf2 31.Rg1 Qxb2 32.Qc4 Qd2 33.Kh2 Qf4+ 34.g3 Qf2+ 35.Rg2±] 27.Qb8! Kamsky: The winning move, Piket completely overlooked this. 27...a4 [27...Qd5 Ftacnik 28.Re2±] 28.Re8 Re6 29.Rh8+ Kg6 30.Qg3+ Kf7 [30...Kf6? Ftacnik 31.Rf8++-] 31.Rb8 Qb1+ [31...a3 Ftacnik 32.Rb7+ Re7 33.Qf4+ Ke8 34.Rb8+ Kd7 35.Qf8 Qf7 (35...axb2 36.Rb7+ Ke6 37.Rxe7+ Kd5 38.Qf7+ Kd6 39.Rd7#) 36.Qxf7 Rxf7 37.Rb7+ Ke6 38.Rxf7 Kxf7 39.bxa3+-] 32.Kh2 Re1 33.Rb7+ Ke6 [33...Re7 34.Qf3++-] 34.d5+ Kamsky: White needs no encouragement when reminding black about the provocative position of his ¢. 34...Kxd5 [34...cxd5 35.Qg4++- Qf5 (35...Kd6 36.Rd7+ Kc6 37.Qxa4++-) 36.Re7+] 35.Rd7+ Kc4 [35...Ke4 36.Qg4+ Ke5 37.Re7+ Kd6 38.Qd7+ Kc5 39.Qd4++-] 36.Rd4+ Kb3 [36...Kc5 Ftacnik 37.Qd6+] 37.c4+ [37.c4+ Ftacnik 37...Kxb2 (37...Kb4 38.Qb8+ Kc5 39.Qa7+ Kb4 40.Qb6#) 38.Rd2+] 1-0.
This game can also be find in Offbeat Spanish from Glenn Flear but than not so well analysed. • Video running time is 3 hour and 48 minutes (English) .
Conclusion: A must for all Schliemann lovers!