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ChessBase Magazine 220 (DVD + print)

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From the 2024 Candidates Tournament with world-class analyses and a video review to the new column "The Fortress" by Dorian Rogozenco and Karsten Müller's video course "Endgame Basics".

Over 6 hours of video game time with Luis Engel, Rainer Knaak, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Jan Markos, Mihail Marin, Karsten Mueller, Oliver Reeh, Robert Ris and Dorian Rogozenco – 2024 Candidates Tournament: analyses by Giri, Gukesh, Firouzja, Praggnanandhaa and Vidit, plus video: Dorian Rogozenco shows the decisive moments of the tournament - "Special" on Gukesh: CBM authors show their favourite games of the youngest ever World Champion challenger, an exclusive collection of 24 annotated games - New trend from Toronto: Rustam Kasimdzhanov shows Caruana's 3...Nf6 in the Rossolimo Variation (video) - "The King is the goal!": Oliver Reeh presents 34 games with training exercises and four interactive videos - Semi-Slav Bluebaum Variation: Yago Santiago highlights the merits of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Qc2!? - In the end it's the technique that counts: knight and pawn against pawn(s) in "Fundamental Endgame Knowledge" Part 10 and much more.

Top games and master analyses

2024 Candidates Tournament: With 9 out of 14, Gukesh prevailed against the competition and, at 18, is now the youngest World Championship challenger of all time. Dorian Rogozenco looks back on the decisive moments in Toronto in five short videos. In addition, Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa, Firouzja and Vidit comment on their best games. Anish Giri also contributes three analyses of the Candidates Tournament. Last but not least, Dorian Rogozenco summarises the most important opening trends of the tournament in another short video series.

Special: Gukesh

CBM authors analyse their favourite games of the new World Champion challenger - 24 top-class encounters from 2018 to 2024!

NEW: "The Fortress"

Fortresses have a very special charm: once you have managed to build one, your position is simply impregnable. But you have to know the fortresses that exist in chess! In his new series, Dorian Rogozenco presents one fortress in each issue. Including interactive videos to memorise the motif in a playful way.

Opening videos

Our experts present three opening ideas from the 2024 Candidates Tournament! Rustam Kasimdzhanov analyses the Rossolimo Variation with 3...Nf6, which Caruana used in three of his Black games. Luis Engel investigates why Nakamura played the Najdorf Variation with 5...e5 in the first round, which actually has a pretty bad reputation! And Mihail Marin takes up Praggnanandhaa's Delayed Jaenisch Gambit with 6...b5 and 7...Na5.

Rustam Kasimdzhanov: Sicilian Rossolimo Variation

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6

Luis Engel: Siclian Najdorf Variation

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5

Mihail Marin: Delayed Jaenisch Gambit

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 f5 5.d4 exd4

New ideas for your repertoire

From the Reti Opening to the King's Indian - ChessBase Magazine #220 offers 10 opening articles with new ideas for every repertoire!

Alexey Kuzmin: Reti with d4 and an early Ne5

Evgeny Postny: English 6...Nd3+ 7.Ke2 Nf4+ 8.Kf1

Spyridon Kapnisis: Alapin 2...d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 and 5...Bf5

Petra Papp: Accelerated Dragon with 8...a5 9.0-0

Marin Lorenzini: Philidor Hanham Variation 8...exd4

Balasz Csonka: Berlin Defence with 13.Bd3

Sergey Grigoriants: Open Spanish 9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3 d4

Krisztian Szabo: Jobava London System 4.e3 Bg7 5.h4!?

Yago Santiago: Semi-Slav 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Qc2!?

Lars Schandorff: King's Indian Classical System 7...b6

Current opening traps

"An astonishing majority blunders" - Rainer Knaak presents eight traps from current tournament practice. From the Vienna Game to the Queen's Indian. Three of the traps Knaak also presents in the video.

"Move by Move"

Robert Ris has chosen the game Gukesh-Keymer from the Prague Masters 2024 for his interactive training lecture. Your task: "Being some sort of Gukesh"!

"Modern Classics"

Bobby Fischer won the 1963 US Championship with 11 points from 11 games. Dorian Rogozenco presents Fischer's winning game against Pal Benko as an example of how the young star outplayed his opponent both positionally and tactically.

"All in One"

Is the Elephant Gambit alive? What you need to know when Black plays 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5!? - briefly and concisely in one game with detailed commen¬tary by Romain Edouard.

Markos: "Practical tips for the Tournament Player": Ulf Andersson

Jan Markos' recommendation against weaker opponents: play simple positions in the style of the famous GM from Sweden! Video plus small collection of training tasks.

Reeh: “The king is the goal!”

In the tactics article with 34 games, our expert Oliver Reeh has compiled material for more than one unit. His four favourite combinations are best solved move by move in the interactive video format with feedback function!

Mueller: "Fundamental Endgame Knowledge" – Part 10: Knight + Pawn vs. Pawn(s)

Karsten Mueller continues his training series. Following an introductory video, your skills are put to the test in two interactive videos! Moreover, Mueller provides a contribution with Gukesh's best endgames (video introduction + analyses).

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