Latest book reviews of 1 September 2018
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7261 BP RUURLO
The Full English Opening: Mastering the Fundamentals
by Carsten Hansen
New in Chess
Price € 29.95
This first one volume book from the great Carsten Hansen is in my opinion much more than the cover of this book wants to believe us.
Carsten Hansen certainly digs in this book deeper than the fundamentals and strategies of the move 1.c4.
I found detailed and last coverage’s from lines as for example Kortchnoi’s invention 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Nd4!?
Carsten Hansen researched this position deeply for as a part of a two part theoretical survey for the New in Chess Yearbooks and came to the conclusion that it was incredible solid.
Meanwhile it has been played by top grandmasters included world champion Magnus Carlsen!
All together this line is good for over four pages of highly instructive text!
A other interesting line that has stood the test of time is Karpov’s pawn sacrifice known from his 1987 World Championship Match in Seville against Kasparov:
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 e4 7.Ng5 Bxc3 8.dxc3 Re8 9.f3 e3!?
Again good for nearly 4.5 pages of text!
Seldom covered in openings books is the so called Bellon Gambit,1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 e4?! 6.Ng5 b5!? described by Hansen as dubious but entertaining.
The most crazier line that I could find in this book is
1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb4 6.Bc4 Nd3+ 7.Ke2 Nf4+ 8.Kf1 Ne6 9.b4!? The Drunken Evans Gambit! And again good for three pages of text!
I would also like to recommended this book for all who once bought the Gambit edition of The Symmetrical English from Carsten Hansen because this book insures the reader an excellent update of latest developments included with rare published correspondence games.
Conclusion:This is a very important one volume reference work on the move 1.c4!
Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained
by Tibor Karolyi
New in Chess
Price € 22.95
The endgame is considerd as the Cinderella of chess but what Tibor Karolyi shows us in this book is more than spectacular! The author has selected more than 90 of Magnus Carlsen best endgames for this book. All revealed in chronological order to show us how Magnus has developed his
extraordinary endgame skills!
As Tibor Karolyi explains in his preface Carlsen’s extremely successful endgames has
been one of the key reasons for his success. But that is not the only reason why it is worth looking in great detail at his endgame play.
I think the Norwegian grandmaster is the first world champion who has never played an adjourned game!
At the age of ten wonder boy Magnus played the following game:
Glenne,Bjorn Erik (2235) - Carlsen,Magnus (2163) [E02]NOR-chT fin Oslo (1), 08.05.2002
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxc4 Bc6 7.Bxc6+ Nxc6 8.Nf3 Qd5 9.Qxd5 exd5 10.0-0 Ne4 11.Bf4 0-0-0 12.Rd1 Be7 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 f6 15.Bf4 g5 16.Be3 Nd6 17.Nc3 Nc4 18.Bc1 Bb4 19.Rd3 Bxc3 20.Rxc3 Rde8 21.b3 Nd6 22.Kf1 h5 23.a4 Nf5 24.Bb2 g4 25.Rac1 c6 26.f3 h4 27.e4 hxg3 28.hxg3 Nxd4 29.fxg4 Rxe4 30.Rd3 Rh1+ 31.Kg2 Rxc1 32.Bxc1 Rxg4 33.Be3 c5 34.Bxd4 Rxd4 35.Rxd4 cxd4 36.Kf2 Kd7 37.Ke2 Kd6 38.b4 Ke5 39.Kd3 f5 0-1,Karolyi writes: In this game Carlsen gained space beautifully,made a clear headed bishop for knight exchange and controlled the tactical aspects well.
A lovely endgame!
Conclusion: One of those must have endgame works!
ChessBase Magazine issue 185
Price Euro 19.95
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Besides the excellent made openings files: Schandorff: English Opening A13 (Recommendation for White)
1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Nf6 4.b3 c5 5.Bb2 Nc6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bb5,Stohl: Caro-Kann B13 (Recommendation for White)
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3,Quintiliano: Sicilian B35 (Recommendation for Black)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 Re8,Szabo: Sicilian B80 (Recommendation for White)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 b4 9.Na4,Karolyi: French C02 (Recommendation Black)
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Qb6 5.Nf3 Bd7,Ris: Scotch C45 (Recommendation for White)
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.h4,Papp: Ruy Lopez C60 (Recommendation for White)
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.Nc3,Marin: Ruy Lopez C76 (Recommendation for Black)
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 Bd7 6.d4 g6 7.0-0 Bg7,Havasi: Queen's Gambit D31 (Recommendation for White and Black)
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.g4 Be6,Krasenkow: Queen's Indian E12 (Recommendation for White)
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Nc3 c5 7.e4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5 9.Nf3,Kuzmin: Nimzo-Indian E51 (Recommendation for White)
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Nf3 d5 6.Bd2,there are also some heavy loaded game files as the Tournament file with nearly 1000 entries and some of them are more than excellent analysed!
For example see the following from the brand new Dutch champion who out plays Van Wely in no time!
Tiviakov,Sergei (2583) - Van Wely,Loek (2674) [B22]
NED-ch Amsterdam (6), 07.07.2018
This game was played in the 6th (penultimate) round of the Dutch championship. The win in this game allowed me to take a 1.5 points lead going into the last round. So thanks to the win in this game I became Dutch champion for the 3rd time in my life.
1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bc4 d6 6.d4 [6.exd6 is my main answer in this position. But I had already tried it once before against Loek. Loek is one of the few players, who managed to survive in that position. 6...Bxd6 7.d4 0-0 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.0-0 b6 10.Bg5 Nf6 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Qe2 Nbd7 13.Ba6 Qc8 14.Bxb7 Qxb7 15.Rad1 h6 16.Bh4 Rac8 17.Rfe1 Rfe8 18.Nc4 b5 19.Nce5 a6 20.Nxd7 Nxd7 21.Nd2 Nb6 22.Ne4 Nd5 23.Bg3 Qc6 24.Nxc5 Qxc5 25.a3 a5 26.Be5 Â½-Â½ Tiviakov,S-Van Wely,L/Rotterdam 2014 (26)] 6...cxd4 7.cxd4 Nb6?! The text move is a clear mistake. Black moves the knight away from the centre. [7...Nc6! should be played with good chances for equality. ] 8.Bd3 dxe5 9.dxe5 Na6 10.0-0 Nc5 Loek always goes for this position, so I could easily prepare for it! 11.Be2! Qxd1 12.Rxd1 The ending which has arisen is better for White. No matter how Black/White plays, Black has to be careful in order not to find himself in a much worse position. White has space and a development advantage here.
12...Nd5!? [In the hotel before the game most of the time was spent looking at the developing lines with 12...Be7 13.Nc3 Bd7 14.Be3²;
and 12...Bd7 13.Nc3²] 13.Bc4 I remember seeing a game with 13.î?§c4 when preparing. [13.Bd2!? Ne4 14.Nc3 Ndxc3 15.Bxc3 Nxc3 16.bxc3 Bd7 17.Rab1 b6 18.Ng5 Bc6 19.Ne4 Ba3 20.Rb3 Ke7 21.f3 Bxe4 22.Rxa3 Bb7 23.Ra4 Bd5 24.Kf2 Rhc8 25.c4 Bc6 26.Ra3 Rc7 27.f4 Be4 28.g4 Rd8 29.Rxd8 Kxd8 30.Ke3 Bg2 31.Rd3+ Ke7 32.Rd1 h6 33.h4 Bb7 34.Kd4 Rc8 35.Rd3 Bg2 36.g5 hxg5 37.hxg5 Rd8+ 38.Ke3 Rh8 39.Kf2 Be4 40.Re3 Rh2+ 41.Ke1 Rh1+ 42.Kd2 Bg6 43.Ra3 a5 44.c5 bxc5 45.Rxa5 Rh4 46.Ra7+ Kd8 47.Ke3 Rh3+ 48.Kf2 Rh2+ 49.Kf1 Rh4 50.Ra8+ Kc7 51.Ra4 Rh2 52.Ke1 Kb7 53.Rc4 Kc6 54.Ra4 Kb6 55.Bf1 Rb2 56.a3 Rh2 57.Be2 Kc6 58.Bc4 Bf5 59.Ra6+ Kb7 60.Ra4 Be4 61.Ra5 Rh4 62.Kf2 Bc6 63.Kg3 Rh1 64.a4 Rc1 65.Bb5 Rc3+ 66.Kg4 Be4 67.Bf1 Rc1 68.Be2 c4 69.Rb5+ Kc6 70.Kg3 c3 71.Rb4 Kd5 72.Rb5+ Kd4 73.Kf2 c2 74.Rb4+ Kd5 75.Rb5+ Kc6 76.Rb8 Kc7 77.Rb4 Bd5 78.Bd3 Rf1+ 79.Kxf1 c1Q+ 80.Ke2 Qg1 81.g6 fxg6 82.Bb5 Kb6 83.Bc4+ Kc5 84.Bxd5 Qh2+ 85.Ke3 Kxb4 86.Be4 Qg1+ 87.Kd3 Qg3+ 88.Ke2 Qxf4 89.Bg2 Qxe5+ 90.Kf1 g5 91.Ba8 g4 92.Kg2 Kxa4 0-1 Shredder 10 w32 1CPU-Gambit Fruit 1.0 Beta 4bx/CEGT Blitz 40/4 (2Ghz) 2006/Computer & Internet 2011 (92);
Objectively 13.Nd4!?² can be the strongest move in the position preparing ¥f3. E.g. 13...Bd7 14.Bf3 Na4 (14...Rc8 15.Bxd5 exd5 16.Nc3 Bg4 17.Nf3 f6 18.Be3 Ne4 19.Nxd5 fxe5 20.Bxa7 Bxf3 21.gxf3 Ng5 22.Kg2 Bd6 23.Be3 Ne6 24.Nc3 Ke7 25.Rd5 Ra8 26.a3 Rhd8 27.Rb5 Rdb8 28.Ne4 Bc7 29.Rc1 b6 30.Ng5 Rb7 31.Nxh7 Ra5 32.Rb4 Bd6 33.Rg4 Kf7 34.Ng5+ Nxg5 35.Rxg5 Rb5 36.b4 Be7 37.Rg4 Ra7 38.Rc3 Bf6 39.Rgc4 Ra8 40.Rd3 Kg6 41.Rc6 Ra6 42.Rdd6 Rxa3 43.Rxb6 Rxb6 44.Rxb6 Kf5 45.Rb7 g6 46.b5 Rb3 47.b6 Bg5 48.Bxg5 Kxg5 49.Rb8 Kf6 50.b7 Kg7 51.Kf1 Rb2 52.Ke1 Kh7 53.Kd1 Kg7 54.Kc1 Rb6 55.Kc2 Rb5 56.Kd3 Rb3+ 57.Kc4 Rb1 58.Kd5 Rd1+ 59.Kxe5 Re1+ 60.Kd4 Rb1 61.f4 Rb2 62.Kd5 Rd2+ 63.Kc4 Rb2 64.f5 gxf5 65.f4 Kh7 66.h4 Rb1 67.h5 Kg7 68.h6+ Kh7 69.Kd5 Kg6 70.Rg8+ Kxh6 71.b8Q Rxb8 72.Rxb8 Kh5 73.Ke5 Kh4 74.Rb3 Kg4 75.Rc3 Kh5 76.Kxf5 Kh4 77.Rb3 Kh5 78.Rh3# 1-0 Andromede33,R-H Calico H,F/15m + 0s, rated 2008/Computer & Internet 2011 (78); 14...Bc6 15.Na3 Be7 16.Nxc6 bxc6 17.Be3 0-0 18.Rac1 Nxe3 19.fxe3 Rad8 20.Rxd8 Rxd8 21.Nc4 Nd3 22.Rd1 Nb4 23.a3 Rxd1+ 24.Bxd1 Nd5 25.Kf2 c5 26.Bf3 Nb6 27.Nxb6 axb6 28.Bc6 Bd8 29.Kf3 Bc7 30.Ke4 Kf8 31.h3 Ke7 32.g4 h6 33.b3 Bb8 34.Bb5 Bc7 35.Bc6 Bb8 36.Bb5 Bc7 37.Bc6 Bb8 38.Bb5 Bc7 Â½-Â½ Sedina,E-Zozulia,A/Warsaw 2013/EXT 2014 (38)) 15.b3 Nab6 16.Bb2 Rc8 17.Nd2 Be7 18.Ne4 a5 19.Rab1 0-0 20.Nd6 Bxd6 21.exd6 f6 22.Rbc1 Rfd8 23.Rxc8 Nxc8 24.g3 Ncb6 25.Ba3 Nc3 26.Rc1 Nbd5 27.Rc2 b6 28.Kg2 Rc8 29.Bb2 Kf7 30.a3 e5 31.Ne2 e4 32.Nxc3 exf3+ 33.Kxf3 Rc6 34.h4 Kg6 35.b4 axb4 36.axb4 h5 37.b5 Rxd6 38.Rd2 Bg4+ 39.Ke4 Bf5+ 40.Kf3 Bg4+ 41.Ke4 Bf5+ 42.Kf3 Bg4+ Â½-Â½ Anclado,R-DONETSK,R/3m + 0s, rated 2007/Computer & Internet 2011 (42);
13.Nc3 Nxc3 14.bxc3 Bd7 15.Rb1 Be7 16.Be3 b6 17.Nd4 0-0 18.Nb5 Bxb5 19.Bxb5 Rfd8 20.f3 Rac8 21.Rxd8+ Â½-Â½ Orehek,S-Kolaric,S/Ljubljana 2011/Inforbase Yearbook 2012 (21)] 13...Nb6 14.Bb5+ [I could have made a draw by 14.Be2 Nd5 15.Bc4 Nb6 ½-½ Zhitnikov Konstantin (RUS)-Korneev Oleg (ESP)/Voronezh (Russia) 2018 (15). But, of course, not!!] 14...Bd7 15.Nc3 a6 [15...Rc8 16.Be3 Bxb5 (16...a6 17.Be2 Nba4 18.Nxa4 Bxa4 19.Rdc1 Bd7 20.b4 Na4 21.Rxc8+ Bxc8 22.Rc1 Bd7 23.Rc7 Bc6 24.Ng5 Be7 25.Rc8+ 1-0 Deepcrazy-pandorA/Internet Chess Club 2007/Computer & Internet 2011 (25)) 17.Nxb5 a6 18.Nd6+ Bxd6 19.exd6 Ncd7 20.Rac1 Rb8 21.Bd4 f6 22.Bxb6 Nxb6 23.Rc7 Nd7 24.Nd4 e5 25.Ne6 Rg8 26.f4 e4 27.Kf2 g6 28.Rg1 b5 29.Ke3 Rb6 30.Rd1 b4 31.Kxe4 g5 32.g4 gxf4 33.Kxf4 h6 34.h3 h5 35.gxh5 Rb5 36.h6 Rg6 37.h7 Rh6 38.Ng7+ Kd8 39.Rdc1 1-0 Otto der erste Rybka 2.1c 32--TELEMANN88 Fritz 9/3m + 0s, rated 2006/Computer & Internet 2011 (39)] 16.Be2² Nba4 [16...Nca4 17.Ne4 Nd5 18.Rd4 (18.Nd4 Nc5 (18...Rc8 19.Bf3 Nc5 20.Nd6+ Bxd6 21.exd6 Bc6 22.b3 Kd7 23.Bb2 f6 24.Ba3 b6 25.Rac1 Bb7 26.g3 Rhe8 27.Bg2 g6 28.Nf3 a5 29.Bf1 Bc6 30.Bxc5 bxc5 31.Rxc5 a4 32.Nd4 Kxd6 33.Rxc6+ Rxc6 34.Nxc6 Kxc6 35.bxa4 Ra8 36.Bb5+ Kd6 37.Rc1 Ne7 38.Kf1 g5 39.h3 h5 40.Ke2 g4 41.h4 f5 42.Kd3 e5 43.Rc4 Ke6 44.a3 Nc8 45.Rc6+ Nd6 46.Bc4+ Ke7 47.Bb3 Ra5 48.Rc7+ Kf6 49.Kc3 Ra8 50.Rc6 Ke7 51.Bc2 f4 52.Rc5 fxg3 53.fxg3 Ke6 54.a5 Ra7 55.Bb3+ Kf6 56.Rc6 Ke7 57.a6 Kd7 58.Ba4 Ke7 59.Kb4 e4 60.Bd1 1-0 Fritsche,F-Hoegerl,F/DESC email 2006/Corr 2008 (60)) 19.Bf3 Nxe4 20.Bxe4 Rc8 21.Rd3 g6 22.Bd2 Bg7 23.f4 0-0 24.g4 Rfd8 25.Rd1 Rc4 26.Kf2 Ra4 27.a3 Rc4 28.b3 Rc5 29.h4 Rdc8 30.h5 g5 31.h6 Bxh6 32.f5 Bg7 33.f6 Bf8 34.Rh1 h6 35.Bxg5 Bc6 36.Nxc6 R5xc6 37.Rdh3 Rc3 38.Rh4 Rxb3 39.Bxh6 Rb2+ 40.Bd2 Rxd2+ 41.Ke1 Rc1+ 42.Kxd2 Rxh1 43.Rxh1 Nb6 44.Bh7+ Kh8 45.Bd3+ Kg8 46.a4 Bb4+ 47.Kc2 Bc5 48.Bh7+ Kf8 49.g5 Nxa4 50.Bf5 Ke8 51.Bxe6 Nb6 52.Rh7 1-0 Takker Rybka 2.3.1 mp-MBChess Rybka 2.3.1 mp 32-b/5m + 0s, rated 2007/Computer & Internet 2011 (52)) 18...Rc8 19.Bc4 Nb4 20.Bb3 Nc2 21.Bxc2 Rxc2 22.Rb1 Bb5 23.Nd6+ Bxd6 24.exd6 Rg8 25.Rh4 Kd7 26.Nd4 Rc4 27.Rf4 f6 28.Bd2 e5 29.b3 Nc3 30.Bxc3 Rxc3 31.Nxb5 axb5 32.Rh4 h6 33.Rb4 Rgc8 34.Kf1 R8c5 35.Rb2 Rd5 36.Ke2 Kxd6 37.Rd2 Rxd2+ 38.Kxd2 Rc5 39.a3 Rd5+ 40.Ke3 Kc5 41.Rg4 Rd7 42.f3 g5 43.Rg3 f5 44.Rh3 Rd6 45.g4 fxg4 46.fxg4 Kd5 47.Ke2 Ra6 48.Rd3+ Ke4 49.b4 Kf4 50.Rf3+ Kxg4 51.Rg3+ Kf5 52.Rf3+ Ke6 53.Rh3 Kf7 54.Re3 Kf6 55.Rf3+ Ke7 56.Re3 h5 57.Rxe5+ Re6 58.Re3 Kd6 59.h3 Rxe3+ 60.Kxe3 Ke5 0-1 Cindy1 Rybka 2.1c 32-bit (-Mr vegas Rybka 2.1o mp/Rated game, 3m + 0s 2006/Computer & Internet 2011 (60)] 17.Nxa4 Bxa4 18.b3 Bc6 [After 18...Bb5 White has a pleasant choice! Both with advantage. 19.Bxb5+ (19.Kf1²) 19...axb5 20.Nd4 b4 21.Nb5²] 19.Bb2 Interesting moment of the game. Here I spent lot of time, since I had to make a choice where to develop the bishop - to e3 or b2. Finally I decided to defend the pawn on e5 and control the c3-square. The drawback of the bishop on b2 is that it cannot attack the knight on c5. The choice is difficult when it is equal. Both lines are good for White. [19.Nd4 Bd5 20.Be3 Nd7 21.f4² (21.Bf3 Bxf3 22.Nxf3²) 21...Ba3 22.Nc2 Bb2 23.Rab1 Bc3 24.Bf2 Be4 25.Bd3 Bxd3 26.Rxd3 Ba5 27.Rbd1 0-0-0 28.Nd4 h6 29.b4 Bb6 30.a4 Nf8 31.b5 a5 32.Rg3 Bxd4 33.Rxd4 Ng6 34.Rc4+ Kb8 35.Bc5 1-0 Ruefenacht,M-Teichmann,C/ICCF email 2007/Corr 2011 (35);
19.Be3 Bd5 (19...Nd7 20.Nd4 Be4 21.f3 (21.Bf3 Bxf3 22.Nxf3²) 21...Bd5 22.f4²) 20.Ne1²] 19...Be7 [Or 19...Bd5 20.Nd2 Be7 21.Nc4² with an advantage. After the text move White can force the bishop to g6 where it is cut off from the queenside. Later White managed to win because of the cut-off bishop on g6.] 20.Nd4 Be4 [20...Bd5 is answered by 21.Nf5²] 21.f3 Bg6 Another critical moment of the game. Here I had to think a lot how to continue. Again I had a choice. Choosing a solid continuation or a risky aggressive one like in the game. 22.a4!? [both 22.Rac1 0-0 23.f4² (23.Kf2 Rfd8) ;
and 22.f4² were good alternatives to the text.] 22...Rd8 23.b4 [It was tempting to play 23.a5 Unfortunately, after 23...f6! (23...Nd7 24.Rac1²; 23...0-0 24.b4 Nd7 25.b5 axb5 26.Nxb5 Nc5 27.Nd6²) 24.exf6 gxf6= Black can equalise.(24...Bxf6 25.Bc4²) ] 23...Nd7 24.b5 a5T The only move. 25.Bc3!? [25.Rac1 Nb6 26.Nb3 Nxa4 27.Bd4²;
25.Rdc1! is the strongest move in the position. But the strongest moves often do not bring the quickest results. Already beginning active play on move 22 I saw a trap and a very beautiful exchange and rook sacrifice which happened later in the game. I was hoping that Loek would play 25...î?§b4 and it later happened! 25...Bc5 (25...Nc5 26.Ba3 Rd5 27.b6± (27.f4²) ) 26.Kf1 Bb6 27.Nb3²] 25...Bb4? [Loek falls into the trap! 25...Nc5! is the best move, although after 26.Kf1² White is still slightly better.(26.f4 b6=; 26.Ra2 Ra8 27.b6 0-0 28.Nb5²; 26.Bxa5?! Rxd4 27.Rxd4 Nb3) ;
25...Ra8 is the most natural move, but Loek didn't want to move the rook away from the centre. After 26.Be1 Nb6 27.Bf2² White is better as well.(27.Rdc1²) ] 26.Bxb4 axb4 27.a5+- Now White is winning in all lines. Of course, it is obvious with the help of the computer. But during the game I had to calculate a lot and see many sharp variations. Luckily, I was very precise with my calculations. 27...b3 [27...Nxe5 28.a6 bxa6 29.bxa6+-;
27...0-0 28.a6+-] 28.Nxb3! [28.Rd2 Nxe5 (28...Nc5 29.a6 bxa6 30.bxa6 Rxd4 31.Rxd4 b2 32.Re1 b1Q 33.Rxb1 Bxb1 34.Rc4+-) 29.Nxb3 Rxd2 30.Nxd2 Ke7 31.Rc1± (31.Kf2±) ] 28...Bc2 29.Rxd7! Rxd7?! [29...Kxd7T is better than the text although White wins after 30.Nc5+ Kc7 31.Rc1 Rd2 32.Kf2 Kb8 33.Ke1 Rhd8 34.f4+- followed by ¥f3, winning the pawn b7.] 30.Nc5 All moves from 26 until incl. this one were played a tempo. Only now my opponent realised that the planned 30...î?¦c7 is met by 31.î?¨xb7 and White promotes one of his pawns, winning the rook back. 30...Rd5 [30...Rc7 31.Nxb7! (31.a6±) 31...Rxb7 32.a6 Rb8 33.a7 Ke7 (33...Ra8 34.b6 Bb3 35.Bb5+ Ke7 36.Rc1 Bd5 37.Rc7+ Kf8 38.Bc4+-) 34.axb8Q Rxb8 35.Ra7++-] 31.Nxb7 Rxe5 32.Kf2 Now Black has not a single chance to save the game. White passed pawns on the queen's side are too powerful and far advanced. The rook on e5 and bishop on c2 are out of play and cannot return even to try to stop the pawns. 32...Bb3 [32...Kd7 33.a6 Bb3 34.b6+- (34.Na5 Bd5 35.b6+-) ] 33.Rc1 [33.a6+-] 33...Ke7 34.a6 Ra8 35.Rc7+ Kf6 36.Nd6 [36.Nc5 Rxe2+ 37.Kxe2 Bc4+ 38.Ke3 Bxb5 39.Ne4+ Kg6 40.a7+-] 36...Rd5 37.Ne4+ Kg6 38.b6 I am very happy with this game which demonstrated good positional play by White followed by deep tactical calculations and a positional exchange sacrifice in the ending! 1-0.
Others are Opening Videos with London System,Catalan and French.
Williams:Move by Move,Rogozenco: The Classic with the game Grünfeld Alekhine,Karsbad 1923,Marin Strategy,Reeh: Tactics,Müller Endgames and Knaak goes for his famous Opening traps.
Included is a two language booklet!
This is must have material!