Reports | April 02, 2009 21:51

ChessVibes Openings 11-13 - so many opening novelties!

ChessVibes Openings no. 11-13What was covered in ChessVibes Openings #11, #12 and #13?
Time flies. Since the last time mentioned we ChessVibes Openings, we have published three more issues, covering all important opening developments from the Amber tournament as well as the Austrian, Dutch and German leagues and the European Championship. Our three Games of the Week cover the topical 5.Qc2 Gambit of the Queen's Indian, the Caro-Kann Advance and the Anti-Moscow Gambit.

Which openings are hot in top level chess? Which are not? Receive the latest opening novelties right in your mailbox with ChessVibes Openings, a weekly PDF magazine (+ PGN!) covering the latest openings news, co-authored by International Masters Merijn van Delft and Robert Ris and published by ChessVibes.

What's hot and what's not?

Latest issues: #11-13, March 18 & 25 and April 1, 2009

ChessVibes Openings no. 11-13Issues #11-13 discuss all important theoretical opening novelties from the the last three weeks, or in other words: all you need to know about the latest opening developments from the Amber tournament, the Austrian, Dutch and German leagues and the European Championship!

ChessVibes Openings #11
The latest opening developments of the third week of March 2009. All about the Queen's Indian 5.Qc2 Gambit. Game of the week is Aronian-Leko, Amber 2009 in which White came up with a highly effective blindfold novelty. Other lines that are covered:

  • Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit
  • Najdorf, English Attack
  • Slav, main line
  • Englisch, Gr?ºnfeld style

This week's opening is expert is Greek GM Vassilios Kotronias.

ChessVibes Openings #12
The latest opening developments of the fourth week of March 2009. All about the Caro-Kann Advance. Game of the week is Karjakin-Morozevich, Amber 2009 in which Black showed a spectaculair way of dealing with the Short System. Other lines that are covered:

  • Petroff Defence, 3.d4
  • Ruy Lopez, Anti-Marshall
  • Caro-Kann, main line
  • Queen's Gambit, 5.Bf4

This week's opening is expert is German GM Jan Gustafsson.

ChessVibes Openings #13
The latest opening developments of the end of March 2009. All about the Anti-Moscow Gambit. Game of the week is Kramnik-Leko, Amber 2009 in which the former World Champion showed some deep opening preparation and a strong novelty. Other lines that are covered:

  • Open Ruy Lopez, 9.Nbd2
  • Caro-Kann Advance
  • Philidor, rare lines
  • Queen's Gambit Accepted, 7.Bb3

This week's opening is expert is Armenian top GM Levon Aronian.

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What is ChessVibes Openings?

ChessVibes Openings - What's hot and what's not?Every issue consists of a ZIP archive file, including both the PDF Magazine and the accompanying PGN file. The PDF consists of three pages (A4 size) with the following contents:

  • What's hot? A round-up of this week's important opening developments, with statistics about the frequence and score of the week's most important opening novelty (page 1)
  • What's not? Which openings are not recommended at the moment, according to the top players? And why not? (page 1)
  • Game of the week Each week you'll find the theoretically most important game analysed by our two IMs, with a detailed survey of the opening phase. (page 2)
  • This week's harvest Four more new important opening ideas from this week (page 3) revealed and described. (page 3)
  • Opening expert Every week an opening expert is covered. Examples from the first two issues: Teimour Radjabov (King's Indian with Black), Alexey Dreev (White: Nimzo-Indian; Black: Caro-Kann and Slav). (page 3)

Ehm... can I have a look?

Yes you can! Below are the first two issues which you can download for free!

ChessVibes Openings #0 - click to download!

  • ChessVibes Openings 0What's hot? A round-up of the most important opening developments in 2008, with statistics about the frequence and score of Topalov's amazing novelty 12.Nxf7 against Vladimir Kramnik, at Corus 2008
  • What's not? What changed in the Sveshnikov Sicilian? Why were the Nimzo- and Queen's Indian less played in 2008?
  • Game of the week As arguably the most spectacular game of 2008, our two IMs cover the game Topalov-Kramnik, Wijk aan Zee 2008, with extensive annotations.
  • This week's harvest What were the four most important opening ideas from 2008? The 0 issue answer this question!
  • Opening expert Teimour Radjabov and the King's Indian.

ChessVibes Openings #1 - click to download!

  • ChessVibes Openings 0What's hot? A round-up of the first week of January 2009, describing the most important opening developments, statistics about the frequence and score of Almasi's 13.Nxb5!? against Ni Hua, in Reggio Emilia.
  • What's not? This week many Maroczy's were played, but did they change the theoretical verdict?
  • Game of the week Our two IMs cover the game Almasi-Ni Hua, which turned out to be decisive for this year's Reggio Emilia tournament.
  • This week's harvest Coverage of the four most important opening ideas from the first week of 2009, including the Najdorf with 6.Be3/8...h5 and the Symmetrical English.
  • Opening expert Alexey Dreev (White: Nimzo-Indian; Black: Caro-Kann and Slav)

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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of ChessVibes.com, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.

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Look here.

MARIO S.'s picture

HELLO! JUST ASKING IF EXACTLY HOW MANY ACTIVE GM'S ARE THERE IN THE NETHERLANDS, INCLUDING YOU. BECAUSE LAST CORUS 2009 I THINK 3 GMS JOINED, TWO IN C AND ONE IN A. DUTCH IS A STRONG CHESS PLAYING REGION. JUST CURIOUS. THANKS!

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Hi Harish,

Although we've already answered your question by email, I'll post it here as well so that other readers know about our policy.
1) It's still possible to get back issues, as from no. 2, just let us know when you order.
2) Every week subscribers receive an email with two download links for downloading the latest issues in PDF and PGN.
3) While paying with Paypal you do have to enter an email address.

Enjoy the issues,

Peter Doggers
Editor-in-chief,
ChessVibes

Harish Srinivasan's picture

I subscribed to the one year version of this. Can I get this both in the mailbox and download online?

Also where exactly do I provide my mailing address. Never got a prompt for that while subscribing.

Thanks

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