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ChessBase Magazine issue 213 Extra
June  2023

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, 10

Again I would like to start with the smashing opening videos from Nico Zwirs, Sipke Ernst and Romain Edouard, 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.h4!? and 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0-0-0 d5 10.exd5.
In addition to Abasov’s brilliancy, the "Lucky bag" offers 45 other games with detailed commentary. Among others, Anish Giri, Emanuel Berg, Romain Edouard, Spyridon Kapnisis, Adrian Mikhalchishin and Yago Santiago who have contributed analyses to this DVD.
And the main file is good 44751 entries!
A interesting fight with the Latvian Gambit comes from Radmila Kovacevic, Zenelaj,Samuel (2290) - Kovacevic,Radmila (2106) [C40]
Titled Tuesday intern op 18th Apr Late INT (3), 18.04.2023
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 e4 4.Qe2 Qe7 5.Nd4 c5 6.Nb5 d5 7.N1c3 Nf6 8.d3 a6 9.Na3 exd3 10.Qxe7+ Bxe7 11.Bxd3 b5 12.Nab1 c4 13.Be2 b4 14.Na4 Bxf5 15.c3 Nbd7 16.cxb4 Bc2 17.Nc5 Nxc5 18.bxc5 Bxc5 19.0-0 0-0 20.Bf3 Bd3 21.Rd1 Ne4 22.Be3 d4 23.Bd2 Rae8 24.Na3 Nxf2 25.Kxf2 c3 26.Bc1 cxb2 27.Bxb2 Re2+ 28.Kg3 Bd6+ 29.Kh3 Bf5+ 30.Bg4 Rxb2 31.Bxf5 Rxf5 32.Nc4 Re2 33.Nxd6 Re3+ 34.g3 Rh5+ 35.Kg4 g6 36.Rxd4 Rxh2 37.Rf1 h5+ 38.Kf4 Rhe2 39.Ne4 Kg7 40.Rc1 Kh6 41.Rc6 h4 42.gxh4 Kh5 43.Rc8 g5+ 44.hxg5 Rxe4+ 45.Rxe4 Rf2+ 46.Ke3 Rxa2 47.Re5 Ra3+ 48.Kd4 Ra4+ 49.Kd5 Ra5+ 50.Kd6 Rxe5 51.Kxe5 Kxg5 52.Ra8 a5 53.Rxa5 Kg4 54.Ra2 Kg3 55.Ke4 Kg4 56.Rg2+ Kh3 57.Kf3 Kh4 58.Rg3 Kh5 59.Kf4 Kh6 60.Rg5 Kh7 61.Kf5 Kh6 62.Kf6 Kh7 63.Rh5+ Kg8 64.Rh6 Kf8 65.Rh8# 1-0.
Conclusion:This is must have material!