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ChessBase Magazine extra issue 178 Extra
September  2017
Videos by Adrian Mikhalchishin, Yannick Pelletier & Robert Ris.

ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99
System requirements:
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

These ChessBase Magazines comes with all the latest played games and are all created with the best made references to the games,so it is very easy to keep abreast of all the latest developments in chess.
This issue carries a impressive 37372 games and are all played between June and August of 2017.
For example I found on this database all games of international Chess Festival Vila De Platja D’Aro who hardly did get any interest in the chess new but it was won by the legendary Jan Timman.
Here a win: Ljubojevic,Ljubomir (2571) - Timman,Jan H (2578) [A21]
Platja d'Aro Legends blitz Platja d'Aro (2), 01.07.2017
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.Qc2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Qe7 5.Nd5 Nxd5 6.cxd5 c6 7.e3 0-0 8.Bd3 g6 9.a3 Bd6 10.Bc4 b5 11.Ba2 Bb7 12.dxc6 Nxc6 13.d3 Rac8 14.Qe2 b4 15.0-0 Ba6 16.Nd2 e4 17.Bc4 Bxc4 18.Nxc4 Bc7 19.dxe4 Qxe4 20.axb4 d5 21.Nd2 Qxb4 22.Qd3 Qd6 23.Nf3 Ne5 24.Nxe5 Qxe5 25.g3 Bb6 26.Rd1 Rfd8 27.Ra4 Rc6 28.Rb4 Rc4 29.Rb5 Qc7 30.Bd2 d4 31.e4 Qc6 32.Rb4 Rc2 33.Bc3 Rxf2 34.Rxb6 Qxb6 35.Bxd4 Rxb2 36.Bxb6 Rxd3 37.Rxd3 axb6 38.h4 h5 39.e5 Kf8 40.Rd7 b5 41.Rb7 b4 42.Kf1 b3 43.Ke1 Ke8 44.Kd1 Rb1+ 45.Kd2 b2 46.Kc2 Rg1 47.Rb3 Ke7 48.Kxb2 Ke6 49.Re3 Kf5 50.Kc3 Kg4 51.e6 fxe6 52.Kd4 Rxg3 53.Rxe6 Kxh4 54.Ke4 g5 55.Ra6 Rb3 56.Ra5 g4 57.Kf4 Rf3+ 58.Ke4 Rf8 59.Rb5 g3 60.Rb7 g2 61.Rg7 Kh3 62.Ke3 Kh2 0-1.
Excellent as always are the excellent made video files where Robert Ris shows you a 22 move win from Tal on Spassky.
Yannick Pelletier is unbelievable glad with his win on  Ilia Smirin,and the great Adrian Mikhalchishin digs in the Open Ruy Lopez!
Conclusion: Smashing material!