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Try the Evans Gambit!

CVO #126: Try the Evans Gambit!Now that's a spectacular story from the German Championship, which is currently taking place in Bonn. In the 6th round, on Tuesday, IM Niclas Huschenbeth tried the Evans Gambit against well-known theoretician GM Jan Gustafsson, who even wrote a DVD series on 1...e5 but... couldn't remember his analysis! Huschenbeth went on to win a fine game (see below). The full story can already be found in ChessVibes Openings #126, which also discusses the Fianchetto Gruenfeld played in the decisive Gelfand-Grischuk game from Kazan, the Classical Dutch, the Open Catalan and the Ragozin.

On Tuesday the Hamburg derby on the top board of the German Championship between Niclas Huschenbeth and Jan Gustafsson ended in a resounding victory for the younger of the two. Not wanting to test his opponent's knowledge of the Ruy Lopez, Huschenbeth tried the good old Evans Gambit. In CVO 105 we examined the interesting alternative 7...d6. With 8...d5 Gustafsson followed his own recommendation from his excellent set of DVDs, which focus on 11.Ng5. After 11.Nd4 he introduced the strong novelty 11...Ne7! but one move later he couldn't remember the correct follow-up... (Full story in CVO 126.)

Huschenbeth-Gustafsson
Bonn 2011

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ChessVibes Openings no. 126

This week's issue: #126, June 1, 2011

ChessVibes Openings #126
In this issue we take a look at the final game of the Gelfand-Grischuk match, the French and Chinese Leagues, the Nakamura-Ponomariov rapid match and the German Championship, including several spectacular opening ideas. All about the Fianchetto Gruenfeld, which was covered in our Game of the week Gelfand-Grischuk, Kazan 2011.

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  • Evans Gambit
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  • Open Catalan
  • Ragozin



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Last week's issue: #125, May 25, 2011

ChessVibes Openings #125
In this issue of CVO we cover the Grischuk-Gelfand Candidates Final up to the fifth game. We also take a look at the Nakamura-Ponomariov match held it Saint Louis, the Capablanca Memorial (Havana) and the Lublin and Danzhou GM tournaments. All about the Classical French with opposite castling which was covered in our Game of the week Zhigalko-Shirov, Lublin 2011.

Other lines that are covered:

  • Classical French (more on opposite castling)
  • Queen's Gambit Declined
  • Symmetrical English
  • Anti-Gruenfeld


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  • What's hot? A round-up of the most important opening developments of mid-April, including statistics about the frequence and score of the Chebanenko position after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.c5 Nbd7 6.Bf4 Nh5 7.Bd2 Nhf6
  • What's not? This week 1.e4 e5 was hot, as the top players categorically avoided the Semi-Open Games. Interestingly, the classical 1...d5 was also much more popular than the more modern answers to 1.d4, at the FIDE Grand Prix in Nalchik.
  • Game of the week "I didn't spend much time on it before the game, but I prepared seriously for this tournament and we did investigate this line", Peter Leko said at the press conference in Nalchik, after his game against Sergei Karjakin. Page two has a closer look at this highly interesting draw in the Chebanenko.
  • This week's harvest For more opening ideas from the Ruy Lopez Marshall, Sicilian Taimanov, Queen's Indian and Ragozin Defence.
  • Opening expert This week Rustam Kasimdzhanov is highlighted. The former FIDE World Champion and current second of Anand has a broad repertoire, switching from hypersharp openings like Dragon and Anti-Moscow to positional Queen‚Äôs Gambit lines.

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July 1, 2009: Eugene Manchester reviews ChessVibes Openings for ChessCafe

In the July 1 issue of ChessCafe's Book Review (mirror here) ChessVibes Openings was reviewed by Eugene Manchester. Some quotes:

CVO in ChessCafe"So, who-ya-gonna-call? Opening busters? Not quite. For the reasonable price of 25 euros per year [now 28 - CV] , once a week you can receive intelligent, interesting opening surveys and analysis presented by a team lead by Dutch IMs Merijn van Delft & Robert Ris."

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CVO in CT"What I like about ChessVibes Openings is their focus on the trend and discoveries that are revealed in super tournaments and by very strong players. It makes sense for all tournament chess players and opening theoreticians to follow these developments and getting an overview from ChessVibes Openings definitely saves time."

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