ChessBase Magazine 166
The Magazine for Professional Chess
by The ChessBase team
Publisher: ChessBase, 2015
DVD-ROM + Print:
Shamkir: At the Gashimov Memorial Magnus Carlsen once more underlined his unique class: 7 out of 9 without a defeat confirmed his ranking as the clear No. 1 in the world. Vishy Anand can also be satisfied – with 6 out of 9 he advanced to second place on the ranking list. The Indian has annotated a game for you, just as Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So have provided comments on games. In addition you can find on the DVD all nine daily summaries by Daniel King.
Team WCh: China impressively triumphed in its duel with the Ukraine and with its young team it won its second major title in succession. You will find on the DVD annotations by Ftacnik, Illingworth, Krasenkow, Marin, Mokal, Pavlovic, Roiz, Stohl, Sumets and Szabo.
European Championship: Evgenij Najer is the surprise European champion. Players who took part, Mateusz Bartel (3rd place), Alexander Ipatov, Viktor Laznicka, David Navara (2nd place), Evgeny Postny and Andrey Volokitin have annotated games of their own. Mihail Marin has once more put together a major opening survey. Daniel King contributes a video with a game by the new European champion. With further annotations by Krasenkow, Meulders, Mikhalchishin, Mokal, Roiz and Szabo.
13 Opening articles with new repertoire ideas:
Marin: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nc3 c5
Illingworth: French Tarrasch 5.f4
Souleidis: Philidor Defence 6...Nb6
Schipkov: King's Indian 3.f3
Szabo: King's Indian 6.h3