Monthly Archives: February 2022

FIDE Council condemns Russia’s military action

An extraordinary meeting of the FIDE Council took place on Sunday to address the issues related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Among other decisions, the council decided to ban Russia and Belarus from organizing official FIDE competitions, to terminate sponsorship agreements with Belarusian and Russian sanctioned and/or state-controlled companies, and to condemn public statements from […]

Player Types – The Summary

The Grandmasters Dr. Karsten Mueller and Luis Engel have set a ball rolling in Germany with their latest Fritztrainer. GM Lars Bo Hansen designed the four-player model in 2005, and was perhaps ahead of his time. In the 5-part interview with Dr. Karsten Mueller, all four player types are discussed in detail. Today – The […]

An epic Catalan battle

The most exciting and talked-about game of the 2021 World Championship was game 6. Statistically, the sixth game of a World Championship match has yielded more decisive results than any other game. This one proved to be no exception, as records kept tumbling. The game had various layers of action and consequences. GM Sundararajan Kidambi […]

Full speed against the Reti!

The new ChessBase Magazine #206 once again offers a wealth of ideas and recommendations for your repertoire. Besides the three opening videos by Jan Werle, Daniel King and Mihail Marin as well as Rainer Knaak’s trap collection, the new issue contains eleven opening articles covering a broad spectrum: from a sharp gambit in the Caro-Kann […]

CBM #206: The best of Tata Steel 2022, “Special” on Levon Aronian, “Steamroller against Reti” and much more

Tata Steel 2022: analysis from Duda, Giri, Grandelius, Mamedyarov, Praggnanandhaa, Shankland, Erigaisi and Vogel. Peter Heine Nielsen and Dorian Rogozenco (video) take a close look at two Catalan wins by the World Champion and tournament winner. With CBM experts you see more: videos by King, Knaak, Marin, Müller, Reeh, Ris, Rogozenco and Werle – total […]