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ChessBase Magazine issue 177
2017
 April/May 2017
http://www.chessbase.com
E-Mail info@chessbase.com
ISSN 1432-8992
Price Euro 19.95



This lady world champion ChessBase issue comes with a impressive tournaments file from  876 games where a small 54 of then are more than excellent analysed!
Better than any Hollywood movie are the excellent made video reports as the one from Daniel King on the Italian Game!
Others are Yannick Pelletier on the Queen’s Indian and Vishnu Prasanna who shows you a way to equalise against the tricky London System.
The so wanted Opening surveys handle: Lampert: English A32 (Recommendation for White)
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.g3 Qc7,Krasenkow: English A34 (Recommendation for Black)
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5,Moskalenko: Dutch Defence A80 (Recommendation for Black)
1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 Nf6 4.Bxf6 exf6 5.e3 Be6,Papp: Scandinavian Defence B01 (Recommendation for White)
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4,Breutigam: Pirc Defence B08 (Recommendation for Black)
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be2 0-0 6.0-0 a6,Petrov: Sicilian Defence B23 (Recommendation for White)
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nf3,Szabo: Sicilian Defence B53 (Recommendation for Black)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7,Ris: French Defence C11 (Recommendation for White)
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Bd3,Kuzmin: Queen's Gambit D37 (Recommendation for Black)
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6,Marin: Slav/Grünfeld D90 (Recommendation for Black)
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 and at last Stohl: Catalan E06 (Recommendation for both sides)
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Qc2.
Other columns are Williams:Move by Move,Rogozenco: The Classic,Marin:Strategy,Reeh:Taktik,Müller:Endgames from Wijk aan Zee with two introductory texts,24 annotated endgames,many training questions and four classic videos.In addition there are two clips in interactive format.
Knaak:Opening Traps included with three Fritz trainer videos.
Included is a eye caching booklet in two languages!
Conclusion: This is must have material!   


The Art of Defence
by  Sergei Tiviakov
2017
http://www.chessbase.com
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Price Euro 29.90
System requirements:Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard


The well known Grandmaster Sergei Tiviakov explains in 14 video files,15 self tests and 56 model games the secrets of a good defence play.
As we can learn from the great master a good defence is more than counterattack and prophylactic thinking.
This all is well packed in 5 h and 19 minutes video time and I can insure the reader offers the reader more than all those unreadable books on this subject!
Just go throw these {video} files!
A fine example of this all is: Ponomariov,Ruslan (2723) - Tiviakov,Sergei (2682) [B35]
Corus A Wijk aan Zee (11), 26.01.2007
[Tiviakov]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 a5 9.f3 d5 10.Bxd5 Nxd5 11.exd5 Nb4 12.Nde2 e6 13.a3 [13.0-0 Nxd5 a) 13...exd5 14.Bd4 (14.a3 d4!÷ (14...Nc6 15.Nxd5 Be6 16.c4 Ne5 17.Bb6 Qh4 18.b3 Bxd5 19.cxd5 a4 20.Rc1 Nd7 21.Bf2 Qe7 22.b4 Rfd8 23.Nc3 Nf6 24.Re1 Qd7 25.Bc5 Bf8 26.Bxf8 Rxf8 27.Qd4 Ra6 28.Ne4 Nxe4 29.fxe4 Rd6 30.Re3 f5 31.Rec3 Qg7 32.e5 1-0 Hector,J-Corkett,A/Jersey 2003/CBM 092 ext (32); 14...Re8²) 15.Bxd4 Nxc2 16.Bxg7 Qxd1 17.Raxd1 Kxg7 18.Kf2² Re8 19.Ne4) 14...Bxd4+ 15.Nxd4 a4! (15...Qb6 16.Na4 (16.Nce2 Nc6 17.Rb1 Re8 18.Kh1 a4 19.Qd2 Bd7 ½-½ Semenov,S-Schuster,J/corr Tch10-SU 1994 (19)) 16...Qa7 17.Kh1 (17.Rf2 Bd7 18.Nc3 a4 19.a3 Nc6 20.Ndb5 Qb6 21.Nxd5 Qxb5 22.c4 Qxc4 23.Nb6 Qe6 24.Qxd7 Qxd7 25.Nxd7 Rfd8 26.Rd1 Kg7 27.Rfd2 Ra5 28.Nb6 Rxd2 29.Rxd2 Ra6 30.Nd5 Ne5 31.Nc3 Nc4 32.Rc2 Nd6 33.Kf2 Rc6 34.Re2 b5 35.Ke3 Kf6 36.Kd4 Rc4+ 37.Kd3 Rc8 38.g3 h5 39.f4 Kf5 40.h3 Rc5 41.Kd4 Rc4+ 42.Kd5 Nc8 43.Nxb5 Nb6+ 44.Kd6 h4 45.gxh4 Kxf4 46.Ke7 Kf3 47.Re1 Rxh4 48.Kxf7 Rxh3 49.Kxg6 ½-½ Diani,J-Clowes,M/ICCF Email 2004/16_IM Postal (49)) 17...Bd7 18.Nc3 a4 19.a3 Nc6 20.Ndb5 Qb6 21.Nxd5 Qxb5 22.Nf6+ Kg7 23.Nxd7 Rfd8 24.Qd6 Qxb2 25.Rad1 Nb8 26.Rb1 Qc3 27.Qc5 Qxc5 28.Nxc5 Rc8 29.Nxb7 Rc3 30.Nd6 Nc6 31.Rb7 Nd8 32.Rd7 Rxa3 33.g4 Re3 34.Rd1 a3 35.Nc4 Re8 36.Nxa3 ½-½ Estevez,G-Hernandez,R/CUB-ch 1988/TD/Inf 46/(217)) ;
b) 13...Re8 14.d6 Ra6 15.Nb5 Bxb2 16.Rb1 Be5 17.c4 Rc6 18.c5 Bd7 19.Nc7 Rxc7 20.dxc7 Qxc7 21.f4 Bg7 22.Qd6 Rc8 23.a3 Nc2 24.Bd2 Nxa3 25.Qxc7 Rxc7 26.Bxa5 Rxc5 27.Rxb7 Rxa5 28.Rxd7 Ra8 29.Rc1 Nb5 30.Rc5 1-0 Polestjuk,N-Mintchev,V/corr BG-GIS 1994 (30); 14.Nxd5 exd5 (14...Qxd5 15.Qxd5 (15.c3 Qb5 16.Qc2 Bd7 17.Nd4 Qh5 18.Qe4 e5 19.Ne2 Bc6 20.Ng3 Bxe4 21.Nxh5 Bd3 22.Rfd1 Rfd8 23.Nxg7 Kxg7 24.Rd2 Bc4 25.Rxd8 Rxd8 26.Bb6 Ra8 27.Rd1 Be6 28.a4 Kf6 29.Bc7 Bb3 30.Re1 Bxa4 31.Bxe5+ Ke6 32.Kf2 Bc6 33.Bg7+ Kd6 34.Rd1+ Ke6 35.Kg3 f6 36.c4 g5 37.Bh6 Rg8 38.Kg4 Ke5 39.Re1+ Kd4 40.Re7 Rd8 41.Bg7 Rd6 42.Rf7 h5+ 43.Kg3 h4+ 44.Kf2 Ke5 45.b3 b5 46.cxb5 Bxb5 47.Rb7 Bc6 48.Rb6 Rd2+ 49.Ke1 Rc2 50.Ra6 Kf5 51.Kd1 Rc5 52.Kd2 Ke5 53.Ke3 Rc3+ 54.Kd2 Rc5 55.Ke3 Ke6 56.Bf8 Re5+ 57.Kf2 Kd7 58.Bg7 Rf5 59.Kg1 Kc7 60.Ra7+ Bb7 61.Bxf6 Rxf6 62.Rxa5 h3 63.Rxg5 hxg2 64.Rg7+ Kb6 65.Rxg2 Rxf3 66.Rg3 Rf4 67.h3 Bd5 68.Rg6+ Kc7 69.Rg7+ Kd6 70.Rg6+ Be6 71.Rg3 Rb4 72.Rd3+ Kc5 73.Kg2 Bxb3 74.h4 Bf7 75.Kg3 Bh5 76.Ra3 Rg4+ 77.Kh3 Kb4 78.Re3 Rg1 79.Re4+ Kc3 80.Re5 Bf7 81.h5 Kd4 82.Ra5 Be6+ 83.Kh2 Rg4 84.Ra4+ Bc4 85.Kh3 Rg1 86.Kh4 Rb1 87.h6 Rg1 88.Kh5 Rg2 89.h7 Rh2+ 90.Kg6 Rg2+ 91.Kh6 Rh2+ 92.Kg6 Rh1 93.Kg7 Rg1+ 94.Kh6 Rh1+ 95.Kg7 Rg1+ 96.Kh6 Rh1+ 97.Kg7 ½-½ comet_wb-wcrafty_15_20/Computer chess game, TERRY 1998/Inforbase 2003 (97)) 15...exd5 16.c3 Re8 17.Kf2 a4 18.a3 Ra5 19.Rad1 Be6 20.Rd2 (20.Nf4 Rb5 21.Rd2 h5 22.Nd3 Bf8 23.Re1 h4 24.Bd4 Be7 25.g4 Kf8 26.Rde2 g5 27.h3 Bd6 28.f4 gxf4 29.Kf3 Bd7 30.Rxe8+ Bxe8 31.Re2 Bc6 32.Nxf4 Be7 33.Nd3 Bg5 34.Kf2 Ra5 35.Ne1 Rb5 36.Be3 Bd8 37.Nf3 Ra5 38.Ke1 Bb5 39.Bc5+ Kg8 40.Re5 Bf6 41.Rf5 Ra6 42.Kf2 Bc4 43.g5 Bd8 44.Be3 f6 45.Nxh4 Re6 46.gxf6 Bxf6 47.Nf3 Kh7 48.Rg5 Re4 49.Rg1 Bh4+ 50.Nxh4 Rxh4 51.Rg3 Re4 52.Rf3 Kg6 53.Rf8 Re7 ½-½ Sakai,K-Savchak,O/Chessfriend.com 2003/Telechess CBM 103 (53)) 20...h5 21.h3 h4 22.Rfd1 Bf6 23.Nf4 Be5 24.Nxd5 Rb5 25.Nf4 Bc4 26.Kg1 Kh7 27.Nd3 Bxd3 28.Rxd3 Rxb2 29.f4 Bg7 30.c4 Rc2 31.f5 gxf5 32.c5 Bf8 33.Kf1 Kg6 34.Rb1 f4 35.Bd2 Bxc5 36.Rxb7 Ra2 37.Rb1 Re4 38.Re1 f5 39.Rc1 Be3 40.Rc6+ Kg5 41.Rdd6 Ra1+ 42.Be1 f3 43.gxf3 Re8 44.Ke2 Ra2+ 45.Kd3 Rxa3+ 46.Kc4 Kf4 47.Rd5 Ra2 48.Kd3 Bf2 49.Rc4+ Kg3 50.Bxf2+ Rxf2 51.Rxf5 a3 52.Rg4+ Kxh3 53.Ra4 a2 54.Rff4 Rh8 55.Ke3 Kg2 56.Rg4+ Kf1 57.Rgc4 Re2+ 58.Kf4 h3 59.Kg3 Rg2+ 60.Kf4 Rf8+ 61.Ke3 Re2+ 62.Kd4 Rf4+ 0-1 Zapata,A-Gonzalez Zamora,J/Merida 2002/CBM 091 ext (62)) 15.Bd4 Bh6 16.Re1 Ra6 17.Bc3 Re6 18.Nd4 Re3 19.Bd2 Rxe1+ 20.Qxe1 Bg7 21.Qf2 Bd7 22.Re1 Qb6 23.Bc3 Rc8 24.Rd1 Rc4 25.Qe3 Qc5 26.Kf2 b5 27.Ne2 Bxc3 28.Qxc5 Rxc5 29.bxc3 Kf8 30.Ke3 Ke7 31.Rd4 Kd6 32.a3 Rc8 33.Kd2 g5 34.Nc1 h5 35.Nb3 Ra8 36.g3 f6 37.Rd3 h4 38.Re3 a4 39.Nd4 hxg3 40.hxg3 Rh8 41.g4 Rh1 42.Nf5+ Bxf5 43.gxf5 Rh2+ 44.Kd3 Rf2 45.Re6+ Kc5 46.Rxf6 Rxf3+ 47.Kd2 d4 48.cxd4+ Kxd4 49.Rf8 Ke5 50.Rb8 Rxf5 51.Rxb5+ Ke4 52.Rb4+ Kf3 53.Rxa4 g4 54.Ra8 g3 55.Kd3 g2 56.Rg8 Rf4 57.Rxg2 Kxg2 58.c4 Kf3 59.Kc3 Ke4 60.Kb4 Ke5 61.Kc5 Ke6 0-1 Iskov,G-Kristensen,B/Vejle 1982/MCD (61). 8.¥b3 a5 9.f3 d5 10.¥d5 ¤d5-11.ed ¤b4 12.¤de2 e6 (61);
13.Bc5 Re8 14.d6 Ra6© 46/217;
13.dxe6 Bxe6© 14.a3 Nd5 15.Bd4 Nxc3 16.bxc3 Re8 17.Kf2 Qc7 18.Rb1 Bxd4+ 19.cxd4 Rac8 20.c3 Bc4 21.Ng3 Bd5 22.Rc1 Qe7 23.Qd2 Qxa3 24.h4 b5 25.h5 Qe7 26.Nf1 Rc6 27.Ne3 Re6 28.Rce1 Qd8 29.hxg6 fxg6 30.Ng4 Rxe1 31.Rxe1 Rxe1 32.Qxe1 h5 33.Ne3 Bf7 34.Qa1 b4 35.c4 b3 36.c5 Qb8 37.Qc3 b2 38.c6 b1Q 39.c7 Q1b2+ 40.Qxb2 Qxb2+ 0-1 Borge,N-Oblitas,C/Manila 1992/TD (40);
13.Qd2 exd5 (13...Qh4+ 14.Bf2 Qc4 15.a3 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 exd5 17.Bd4 Re8 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Kf2 Qh4+ 20.g3 Qf6 21.Qc3 Qxc3 22.Nxc3 Be6 23.Rhd1 Rec8 24.Rd2 Rc4 25.Nb5 Rac8 26.c3 R4c5 27.Nd4 Bd7 28.Re1 Kf8 29.Nc2 Re8 30.Ne3 Be6 31.Red1 Rb5 32.Re1 Rc8 33.Ree2 Rcc5 34.Ke1 Rb3 35.Kd1 Kg7 36.Kc1 Kf6 37.Rd4 g5 38.Red2 Rcb5 39.a4 Rc5 40.Nxd5+ Ke5 41.Kc2 1-0 Westerinen,H-Hecht,H/Raach 1969/EXT 99 (41)) 14.Bd4 (14.a3? d4! (14...Nc6 15.0-0-0 Be6 16.Bh6 Bh8 17.Bxf8 Qxf8 18.Nf4 Ne5 19.Qe2 Qh6 20.g3 Nc4 21.Kb1 Bxc3 22.Nxe6 Nxb2 23.Rxd5 fxe6 24.Rc5 Qg7 25.Qxe6+ Kf8 26.Qd6+ Kg8 27.Rc7 Qf6 28.Qd5+ Kh8 29.Qxb7 Rf8 30.Rxc3 Qxc3 31.Qxb2 Qxb2+ 32.Kxb2 Rxf3 33.c4 a4 34.Rc1 Rb3+ 35.Ka2 Kg7 36.c5 Kf6 37.c6 Rb8 38.c7 Rc8 39.Kb2 Ke6 40.Rc4 Kd5 41.Kc3 g5 42.Kb4 h5 43.Kb5 1-0 Westerinen,H-Gliksman,D/Lidkoeping 1969/EXT 2001 (43)) 15.0-0-0
r1bq1rk1/1p3pbp/6p1/p7/1n1p4/P1N1BP2/1PPQN1PP/2KR3R b - - 0 0
15...Nxc2 16.Qxc2 (16.Bf2 Na1 17.Kb1 Nb3 18.Qc2 dxc3 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.Nxc3 Bf5 21.Ne4 Nd2+ 22.Ka1 Rac8 23.Qa4 b5 24.Qxb5 Rb8 25.Bb6 Bxe4 26.fxe4 Bd4 0-1 Sammalvuo,T-Wedberg,T/Osterskan 1994/TD (26)) 16...Bf5 17.Qd2 (17.Qa4 dxc3 18.Rxd8 cxb2+ 19.Kd2 Rfxd8+-+ 9/298) 17...dxc3 18.Nxc3 Qc7 19.Qd6 Qc4 20.Qd5 Rfc8 21.Qxc4 Rxc4 22.Kd2 b5!-+ 23.g4 Be6 24.Rc1 b4 25.Nd1 Rd8+ 26.Ke1 bxa3 27.Rxc4 Bxc4 28.bxa3 Rd3 29.Bc1 Rxf3 30.Ne3 Ba6 31.Rg1 Be5 32.Rg2 Bf4 33.Rf2 Rxe3+ 34.Bxe3 Bxe3 0-1 Hennings,A-Szilagyi,Gy/Varna 9/298 1970) 14...Bxd4 (14...Bf5 15.Rc1 Re8 16.Kf2 Bxd4+ 17.Nxd4 Qb6 18.Rhd1 Nd3+ 0-1 Rothaler-Hagberg/corr 1979 (18)) 15.Nxd4 Qh4+ 16.Kf1 Nc6 17.Ncb5 Bd7² 18.Re1 Rae8 19.g3 Qh3+ 20.Kf2 ½-½ Lastovicka,Z-Certek,P/Trnava 1988/EXT 98 (20);
13.d6 Ra6 14.d7 Qxd7 15.Qxd7 Bxd7 16.0-0-0 Bc6 17.Bd4 Nd5 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Nxd5 Bxd5 20.Nc3 Bc6 21.Rd4 Re8 22.Rhd1 Raa8 23.a3 Kf6 24.b4 axb4 25.axb4 Ra1+ 26.Kb2 Rxd1 27.Rxd1 Ke7 28.b5 Bd7 29.Kb3 f5 30.Kb4 Rc8 31.Rd2 g5 32.Na4 Be8 33.Nb6 Rb8 34.c4 h5 35.c5 f4 36.Rd6 g4 37.Rd4 gxf3 38.gxf3 Rd8 39.Rxd8 Kxd8 40.Nc4 h4 41.Ne5 Ke7 42.Kc4 b6 43.cxb6 Kd6 44.Kb4 1-0 Fernandes,A-Frois,A/Lisbon 1999/EXT 2000 (44)] 13...Nxd5 14.Nxd5 exd5 [14...Qxd5 15.Qxd5 exd5 16.Bd4 Re8 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Kf2 Bd7 19.Rad1 Rac8 20.c3 Bb5 21.Rhe1 Bc4 22.Nd4 a4 23.Kg3 Kf6 24.Rc1 Bd3 25.Rcd1 Bc4 26.Rc1 ½-½ Albrecht,W-Ponater,M/corr 1992/Inforbase 2003 (26)] 15.Bd4 Bh6! [15...Bxd4 16.Qxd4 Re8 17.Kf2 Ra6 (17...Bf5 18.c3 Rc8 19.Qd2 (19.Rhe1 b5 20.b4 Rc4 21.Qd2 Qb6+ 22.Nd4 Rec8 23.Re3 Bd7 24.Rae1 axb4 25.axb4 Qc7 26.Ne2 Qxh2 27.Qxd5 Qh4+ 28.Ng3 Bc6 29.Qd2 Rd8 30.Rd3 Rxd3 31.Qxd3 h5 32.Rh1 Qe7 33.Ne2 Qf6 34.Rd1 Kg7 35.Qd6 Qg5 36.Rd4 Rxd4 37.Qxd4+ Qf6 38.Ke3 h4 39.Ng1 g5 40.Qxf6+ Kxf6 41.Ne2 Ke5 42.Nd4 Bd7 43.Nb3 f5 44.Nd2 Be6 45.Nf1 Bf7 46.Nd2 Kd5 47.f4 g4 48.Kf2 g3+ 49.Kf1 Bh5 50.Ke1 ½-½ Lanka,Z-Zilberman,Y/Manila ol 1992 (50); 19.Rhd1 Bc2 20.Re1 Bb3 21.Qd2 Bc4 22.Nd4 Qd6 23.Kg1 f6 24.a4 b6 25.Rad1 Re5 26.b3 Ba6 27.Re3 Rce8 28.Rde1 R8e7 29.Qf2 Qc7 30.h3 Qd6 31.Qd2 Bc8 32.Nb5 Qc5 33.b4 axb4 34.cxb4 Rxe3 35.bxc5 Rxe1+ 36.Kh2 bxc5 37.Qxd5+ Kg7 38.Qxc5 Bd7 39.Nc3 R1e5 40.Nd5 Rf7 41.f4 Re2 42.a5 Bf5 43.Qc4 Re4 44.Qc3 Re2 45.Ne3 Be4 46.a6 Rd7 47.Qa3 Ba8 48.h4 Red2 49.h5 gxh5 50.Qb4 Bf3 51.Qb8 Rd8 52.Qb3 Ba8 53.Nf5+ Kh8 54.Nh4 Rf8 55.Qe6 Rdd8 56.Nf5 Rde8 57.Qd7 Rg8 58.Qf7 Ref8 59.Qe7 Bxg2 60.Nh6 Bd5 61.Kh3 Bg2+ 62.Kh4 Bf3 63.Nf7+ Rxf7 64.Qxf7 Rg4+ 65.Kh3 h6 66.Qxh5 f5 67.Qxh6+ Kg8 68.Qe6+ Kg7 69.Qxf5 Rg6 70.Qd3 Bh1 71.f5 Rf6 72.Kg4 Rf7 73.Kg5 Kg8 74.f6 Bc6 75.Qc4 Bb5 76.Qxb5 Ra7 77.Qe8+ Kh7 78.Qg6+ Kh8 79.Kh6 Re7 80.a7 Rf7 81.a8Q+ Rf8 82.Qxf8# 1-0 Deep Fritz A1200-Gandalf 5.1 A1200/SSDF 2002/IW422 Inforchess (82)) 19...b5 20.b4 Rc4 21.Nd4 Bd7 22.Rac1 Kg7 23.Rhe1 Rxe1 24.Kxe1 Qc7 25.g3 h6 26.Qe3 Qd6 27.Kd2 Rc8 28.Re1 Re8 29.Qd3 Rxe1 30.Kxe1 axb4 31.axb4 Qa6 32.Qb1 h5 33.Kf2 Qa3 34.Ne2 Qa7+ 35.Nd4 Qa3 36.Qe1 Qb2+ 37.Ne2 Be6 38.Ke3 Kh7 39.h4 d4+ 40.Nxd4 Bc4 41.Kf4 Qa2 42.Kg5 Qa7 43.Qe5 Qd7 44.Kf4 Qd8 45.Ke3 Qd7 46.f4 f5 47.Kf2 Qa7 48.Qe1 Qa2+ 49.Ke3 Qa8 50.Nc2 Bb3 51.Nd4 Bc4 52.Nf3 Qa7+ 53.Nd4 ½-½ Romero Holmes,A-Antunes,A/Vendrell 1996/EXT 98 (53)) 18.Nc3 (18.Rad1 Rc6 19.c3 Qe7 20.Ng3 b5 21.Rhe1 Be6 22.Qe3 b4 23.axb4 axb4 24.Rxd5 Bxd5 25.Qxe7 Rxe7 26.Rxe7 bxc3 27.bxc3 Rxc3 ½-½ Privara-Binham/corr ol 1993 (27)) 18...Rc6 19.Rad1 Bf5 20.Rd2 Rc4 21.Qxd5 Qb6+ 22.Kg3 Qe3 23.h3 Qf4+ 24.Kf2 Re5 25.Qd8+ Kg7 26.g3 Qe3+ 27.Kg2 Bxc2 28.Rf1 Bf5 29.g4 Be6 30.Rff2 h5 31.Rfe2 Qf4 32.Rxe5 Qxe5 33.Re2 Qf4 34.Qxa5 hxg4 35.hxg4 Bxg4 36.fxg4 Qxg4+ 37.Kf1 Rf4+ 38.Ke1 Rf5 39.Qb6 Rf3 40.Kd2 Qf4+ 41.Kc2 Qf5+ 42.Kc1 Qf4+ 43.Kd1 Qc4 44.Rd2 Rf4 45.Qxb7 Rf5 46.Kc2 Rc5 47.Qb4 g5 48.Qxc4 Rxc4 49.b4 g4 50.b5 f5 51.b6 Rc6 52.b7 Rb6 53.Rd7+ Kg6 54.Nd5 Rb5 55.a4 1-0 Gruenfeld,Y-Taylor,T/New York 1985/MCD (55);
15...Re8 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qd4+ Qf6 18.Qxf6+ Kxf6 19.Kf2 Bf5 20.Nd4 Rac8 21.c3 Bd3 22.Rhe1 a4 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.Re1 Rxe1 25.Kxe1 Ke5 26.Kd2 Bf1 27.g3 Bc4 28.Ke3 Bf1 29.Nc2 g5 30.f4+ gxf4+ 31.gxf4+ Kd6 32.Kd4 Bc4 33.Ne3 Ba2 34.Nf5+ Ke6 35.Ne3 Kd6 36.Ng4 Ke6 37.Ne3 Kd6 ½-½ Staudacher,T-Ponater,M/Bad Wiessee 2002/EXT 2003 (37);
15...f6 16.0-0 Re8 17.Qd2 Bf5 18.Rfe1 Rc8 19.Nc3 Be6 20.Rad1 Qd6 21.Nb5 Qd8 22.Re2 Bf7 23.a4 Rxe2 24.Qxe2 Rc6 25.Re1 Re6 26.Qf2 Ra6 27.c3 Rc6 28.b3 Qd7 29.Qg3 Qd8 30.Qh3 Kh8 31.Na7 Rd6 32.Qc8 Qxc8 33.Nxc8 Rd7 34.Na7 f5 35.Nb5 Kg8 36.Kf2 g5 37.f4 h6 38.Re3 gxf4 39.Rf3 Bg6 40.Rxf4 Kh7 41.Rf3 h5 42.Bb6 Be5 43.Rh3 f4 44.Bxa5 Kh6 45.Nd4 Be4 46.Bb4 Rc7 47.Nb5 Rc6 48.a5 Kg6 49.Kg1 Kg5 50.Be7+ Kg6 51.Bb4 Kg5 52.Be7+ Kg6 53.Bf8 d4 54.Bb4 d3 55.c4 Rf6 56.Bd2 f3 57.gxf3 Bxf3 58.Rh4 Bd1 59.Nd4 Bg4 60.Nb5 Bf4 61.h3 Kg5 62.hxg4 Kxh4 63.Bxf4 Rxf4 64.gxh5 Kxh5 65.Nc3 d2 66.Nd1 Re4 67.c5 Re1+ 0-1 Hiarcs 7.32-Crafty 16.13/Utrecht 1999/Inforbase 2003 (67)] 16.0-0 Re8! [16...Ra6 ¹17.Re1 a) 17.Kh1 Re8 18.Bf2 a4 19.Re1 Rae6! 20.Nc3 Rxe1+ 21.Bxe1 d4 22.Nxa4 Be3 23.Nc5 Bf5! ¹24.Bd2 46/217(24.Bg3 Qb6 25.b4 Qc6 26.a4! Rc8!= 27.a5 Qb5 28.Rb1 Qc4 29.Rb2 Qc3 30.Qb1 Re8 31.Ne4 Bxe4 32.fxe4 Rxe4 33.Rb3 Qc4 34.b5 Bf4 35.a6 bxa6 36.b6 Qe6 37.b7 Bb8 38.Qa1 Re2 39.Qxd4 Qc6 40.Qd8+ Kg7 41.Qd4+ Kg8 42.Bf2 Qc7 43.g3 Rxc2 44.Qf6 Rd2 45.Qf3 Qc2 46.Bg1 Rd1 47.h4 Qc1 48.Qe3 Qc6+ 49.Kh2 Qc2+ 50.Kh1 Qc6+ ½-½ Hector,J-Hernandez,R/Thessaloniki (ol) 1988/Inf 46/217) ; b) 17.Bf2 Re6 18.Nd4 Re5 19.Re1 Rfe8 20.Rxe5 Rxe5 21.Qf1 Bf4 22.g3 Rg5 23.Re1 Bc7 24.Qb5 Re5 25.Rxe5 Bxe5 26.Ne2 Qd7 27.Qxa5 Bxb2 28.Bd4 Bxd4+ 29.Nxd4 Kg7 30.Qb4 h5 31.h4 Qc7 32.Kf2 f6 33.Qd2 Qe7 34.Qe3 Qc7 35.Kg2 Qd7 36.Kf2 Qc7 37.Qb3 Qd7 38.Qe3 Qc7 ½-½ Geanta,H-Grecescu,G/Baile Tusnad 2000/EXT 2004 (38); 17...Re6 18.Ng3 Rfe8 19.Rxe6 Bxe6 20.Qd3 Bd7 21.Qc3 b5 22.Rd1 Re6 23.Re1 Rxe1+ 24.Qxe1 Bf4 25.Qc3 Qe7 26.Kf2 b4 27.axb4 axb4 28.Qc5 Qxc5 29.Bxc5 Be5 30.Ne2 Bxb2 31.Nf4 Bc6 32.Nd3 Bc3 33.Nxb4 Bb7 34.Ke3 h5 35.Nd3 f6 36.Bd4 Ba5 37.Bxf6 Kf7 38.Bh8 g5 39.h4 gxh4 40.Nf4 Bb6+ 41.Bd4 Bc7 42.Nxh5 Kg6 43.Ng7 Bc8 44.Ne8 Bh2 45.Kf2 Bg3+ 46.Kg1 Bf5 47.Nf6 Bxc2 48.Nxd5 Bd3 49.Bf2 Kf5 50.Bxg3 hxg3 51.Ne7+ Kf4 52.Nc6 Be2 53.Nd4 Bc4 54.Kh1 Bd5 55.Ne2+ Ke3 56.Nxg3 Bxf3 57.Nf1+ Kf2 58.gxf3 Kxf3 ½-½ crafty-Equinox/ICC 1999/Inforbase 2003 (58);
16...Bf5 17.Ng3 Qd7 18.c3 Rfe8 19.Rf2 a4 20.Qf1 Bf4 21.Rd1 Be6 22.Re2 Qb5 23.Rde1 Bd7 24.Qf2 Rxe2 25.Rxe2 Re8 26.Rxe8+ Bxe8 27.Be3 Bc7 28.Qd2 f6 29.Bd4 Bd8 30.Nf1 Qc6 31.Qf4 Bc7 32.Qh4 g5 33.Qh6 Bb6 34.h4 Bxd4+ 35.cxd4 Qb6 36.hxg5 Qxd4+ 37.Kh1 Bg6 38.gxf6 Qxf6 39.Qd2 d4 40.Kg1 Qb6 41.Kf2 Kf7 42.Ke1 Ke6 43.Ng3 Kd5 44.Ne2 Kc4 45.g4 Qd6 46.f4 Be4 47.f5 h5 48.Qf4 Qd5 49.Ng3 Bd3 50.gxh5 Qa5+ 51.Kf2 Qb6 52.Qc1+ Kd5 53.h6 Bc4 54.h7 d3+ 55.Kf1 Qd4 56.Qc3 Qe3 57.Qa5+ Kc6 58.Qxa4+ Kb6 59.Qb4+ Ka6 60.Qa4+ Kb6 61.Qb4+ Ka6 62.Qxc4+ 1-0 Bauer,C-Malakhov,V/Rethymnon 2003/CBM 098 (62)] 17.Kh1N [17.Ng3 Ra6! 18.f4 Qh4! 19.Re1 Rae6 20.Rxe6 Bxe6 21.f5 Bxf5! 22.Nxf5 gxf5 23.Bf2 Be3! 24.Bxe3 Rxe3 25.g3 Qe4µ Real-Estevez,G 2405, corr. 1989, 47/(221);
17.Bf2 Qg5 (17...Ra6 18.Nd4 Qc7 19.Re1 Rxe1+ 20.Qxe1 Bd7 21.Qe2 Bf4 22.g3 Be5 23.Re1 Bxd4 24.Bxd4 Re6 ½-½ Pletanek,J-Spitz,C/corr ch-EUR 1995 (24)) 18.Nd4 Bg7 19.c3 Bh3 20.Bg3 Qe3+ 21.Kh1 Bxd4 22.Re1 Qg5 23.Qxd4 Bd7 24.Be5 Bc6 25.Bf6 Qh6 26.h3 a4 27.Rac1 Qf8 28.Kg1 h6 29.h4 Rxe1+ 30.Rxe1 Re8 31.Rxe8 Qxe8 32.Qf4 Qe6 33.Bd4 Kh7 34.Be3 h5 35.Qh6+ Kg8 36.Kf2 Bb5 37.Qg5 Kh7 38.Qh6+ Kg8 39.Qg5 Kh7 40.Bd4 Bc6 41.Qd8 Be8 42.Kg3 Qe1+ 43.Kh2 Qe6 44.Qc7 Qe1 45.Bf6 Qe6 46.Qf4 Bc6 47.Be5 Qf5 48.Qd4 Qc8 49.g4 hxg4 50.fxg4 Qe6 51.Kg3 Bd7 52.Qf4 Bc6 53.Bd4 Qe1+ 54.Bf2 Qe6 55.Bd4 Qe1+ 56.Bf2 Qe6 57.Be3 Bd7 58.Kf2 Kg8 59.Kg3 Qe4 60.Qxe4 dxe4 ½-½ Lendwai,R-Volkmann,F/AUT-chT9596 1996/CBM 52 ext (60);
17.f4 Bg4 18.Rf2 Qe7 19.Kf1 Bxf4 20.h3 Bxe2+ 21.Qxe2 Qd6 22.Qf3 Re4 23.c3 f5 24.Kg1 Rae8 25.Raf1 Bh2+ 26.Kh1 Bg3 27.Rd2 Rf4 28.Qxg3 Rxf1+ 0-1 Sanko,S-Tustanowski,R/corr ch-Poland 1993 (28);
17.Re1 Ra6 18.Nc3 Rae6 19.Rxe6 Rxe6 (19...fxe6 20.Qe2 e5 21.Bf2 d4 22.Rd1 Bg7 23.Ne4 Bf5 24.Qc4+ Kh8 25.c3 Bxe4 26.fxe4 Qc8 27.Qxc8 Rxc8 28.cxd4 exd4 29.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 30.Rxd4 Rc1+ 31.Kf2 Rc2+ 32.Kf3 Rxb2 33.e5 Kg8 34.Rd7 h6 35.a4 ½-½ Klovans,J-Quinn,M/Schwarzach 1998 (35); 19...Bxe6 20.Qe2 Bf5 21.Qf2 Qd7 22.Qh4 Bg7 23.Bxg7 Kxg7 24.Qd4+ f6 25.Nxd5 Qc6 26.Ne3 Be6 27.c4 a4 28.Nd5 Bf5 29.g4 Bc2 30.g5 Qd6 31.Rf1 Re2 32.gxf6+ Kf7 33.Rf2 Re1+ 34.Kg2 Bb3 35.Qd2 Qe5 36.Qh6 Bxc4 37.Qg7+ Ke6 38.Nf4+ Kf5 39.Nh3 Qxf6 40.Qxb7 h5 41.Qb4 Qe6 42.Qd2 Kf6 ½-½ Quarracino,C-Nedilsky,D/Buenos Aires 2003/EXT 2004 (42)) 20.Qf1 Bd7 21.Nxd5 Bc6 22.c4 ½-½ Kofidis,S-Wills,M/corr CAPA 1996/80 telechess (22);
17.Nc3 Ra6 18.Qd3 Bf5 19.Qb5 Bxc2 20.Rf2 Bf5 21.Nxd5 Rae6 22.Nf6+ Rxf6 23.Bxf6 Bd7 24.Qxb7 Qxf6 25.Qxd7 Re7 26.Qc8+ Kg7 27.Rc2 Be3+ 28.Kf1 Bd4 29.Re1 Rxe1+ 30.Kxe1 Bxb2 31.Qc5 Be5 32.Qxa5 Bxh2 33.a4 h5 34.Qb4 Bg3+ 35.Ke2 h4 36.Qe4 Qa1 37.Kd3 g5 38.Qd4+ 1-0 crafty-igor/ICC 1998/Inforbase 2003 (38);
17.c3 Ra6 18.Ng3 Rae6 19.f4 f5 20.Qf3 b6 21.Be5 Ba6 22.Rfd1 Bc4 23.Qf2 Bb3 24.Rd4 Bf8 25.Rd3 h6 26.Rd2 Kh7 27.Ne2 Bc5 28.Nd4 Qe7 29.Kh1 a4 30.Re1 Qd7 31.Qg3 Bxd4 32.Rxd4 Bc4 33.Rd2 Qc6 34.Qh3 Qc5 35.Re3 Qf8 36.Qg3 R8e7 37.Kg1 Bb3 38.Re1 Qe8 39.Qd3 Bc4 40.Qb1 Qd8 41.Re3 Qf8 42.Qe1 Re8 43.Qg3 Bb3 44.Kh1 Qe7 45.Qh3 Qf8 46.Rde2 Bd1 47.Re1 Bg4 48.Qh4 Bh5 49.Qf2 b5 50.Rd3 Rd8 51.Qd2 Qc5 52.Rd4 Qc6 53.Re3 Re7 54.Red3 Red7 55.Kg1 Bg4 56.Qe3 Qc5 57.h3 Bh5 58.Kh1 Qc6 59.Kh2 Qa6 60.Kg1 Qe6 61.Qe1 Qc6 62.Qd2 Qb6 63.Qf2 Qa7 64.Rd2 Qb7 65.Kh1 Rf7 66.Qh4 Qe7 67.Qxe7 Rxe7 68.Rxd5 Rxd5 69.Rxd5 Rb7 70.Rd8 g5 71.Kh2 Kg6 72.Rd6+ Kh7 73.g3 Re7 74.Kg2 Be8 75.Kf3 Rd7 76.Re6 Bf7 77.Rf6 Rd3+ 78.Kf2 Bg6 79.Rf8 Bh5 80.Rxf5 Rd2+ 81.Ke3 Re2+ 82.Kd4 Rxb2 83.g4 Bg6 84.Rf8 Rd2+ 85.Ke3 Rd3+ 86.Ke2 Rd2+ 87.Kxd2 Be4 88.f5 Bxf5 89.gxf5 h5 90.Rh8# 1-0 Old,L-Orsini,A/Gambito ch Maturin 1999/Inforbase 2003 (90)] 17...Qh4 [17...Ra6!? .¦e6] 18.Bf2 Qc4 19.Nd4 Bd7= 20.Re1 Rac8! [20...Rxe1+?! 21.Qxe1 ×a5] 21.c3 Rxe1+ 22.Qxe1 Re8 23.Qd1 b5 (.b4, "«) 24.Bg1 Bf4 25.Qc2 h5 [25...b4 26.cxb4 axb4 27.a4² (27.Qxc4 dxc4 28.axb4 Rb8=) ] 26.h3 Bh6 27.Qd1 [27.Qf2 b4! .28.cxb4? Be3 29.Qh4 g5µ] ½-½
Conclusion: I have seldom seen such a impressive made DVD!  

The London System with 2.Bf4
by  Simon Williams

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The well known English grandmaster Simon Williams does not only explain the strategies of the so called the London System 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 but also provides the white user with killing lines!
Williams aim is simple and aggressive!
The London System is a opening that is easy to learn and can be employed against any possible defence as for example against the so called Nimzo Indian defences, which gets a major subject on this DVD from the well speaking Williams.
This all is well packed in 33 video files,18 self tests and a extra model game file from 106 entries where many of them cover heavy loaded annotations as for example the following latest played game:
Karjakin,Sergey (2769) - Adams,Michael (2744) [D02]
Utrecht (10), 27.01.2016
[Richard Palliser]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Nf3 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Nbd2 Bd6 7.Bg3 [7.Ne5 Qc7 8.Ndf3 cxd4 9.exd4 Ne4 10.Nxc6 Bxf4 11.Nce5 0-0] 7...0-0 8.Bd3 b6 9.Ne5 [9.e4 Be7 10.Qc2!? (10.e5 Nh5 11.a3 a5 should be OK for Black) 10...h6 (10...dxe4!? 11.Nxe4 Nd5 12.Bb5!? Bb7 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.Qe2²) 11.0-0 cxd4 12.e5 Nh5 (again, we see Black hunting down the bishop-pair) 13.Nxd4 Nxd4 14.cxd4 Bb7 15.Nf3 Nxg3 16.hxg3 Qd7 17.g4 Bc6! 18.a4 Rfc8] 9...Bb7 [9...Ne7 10.Qf3 Bb7 11.h4] 10.f4 Ne7! 11.Qf3!? [11.Qb1 g6 (or 11...Ng6 .) ] 11...Nf5 12.Bf2 Be7! 13.g4!? [13.0-0 Nd6] 13...Nd6 14.g5 Nfe4³ 15.0-0-0 c4! 16.Bc2 b5 17.Qh3 [17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Qe2 Bd5] 17...b4! From now until the end, Mickey relentlessly hammers away at the white king. 18.Nxe4 [18.cxb4?! a5 19.b5 a4! .] 18...dxe4 19.Be1 Talk about a grim position as White and after just 19 moves. If Karjakin hoped that he might somehow hold the queenside, he was to be in for a rude awakening. 19...Bd5!? 20.Rg1?! [Now Black comes crashing through. I can't believe that White would have survived after 20.cxb4 a5! , but this would at least have forced Black to undertake a bit of work after 21.bxa5 Rxa5 22.a4 .] 20...b3! 21.axb3 cxb3 22.Bb1 f5 It's far from clear how much of a threat Ng4-f6+ was, but why not secure the black kingside before the inevitable breakthrough on the other wing? 23.gxf6 Bxf6 24.Rg4 Nf5 25.Kd2 [Unfortunately for White, 25.c4 runs into 25...Bxc4! 26.Nxc4 Rc8 and after 27.Bc3 Rxc4 28.Kd2 there's even 28...Rxc3 29.bxc3 Qa5 .] 25...Qa5 26.Ke2 A desperate attempt to run and not the normal fare that one would expect from a 2700. Now White cannot allow the f-file to open, so Mickey makes a final, telling exchange. 26...Bxe5! 27.dxe5 Rad8 28.Kf2 Qa1 Simple chess: b2 is falling. 29.Bd2 Bc4 30.Qh5 Qxb2 31.Ke1 Rxd2! 0-1.
The large amount of latest played games is impressive!
Video running time is nearly 7 hours!
Conclusion: A very important reference DVD on the London System!   




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