Reports | February 26, 2009 2:50

Does 4...Bc5 equalize in the Ruy Lopez?

ChessVibes Openings no. 8ChessVibes Openings #8 is out!
Our latest issue of ChessVibes Openings brings you the most important opening developments from last week, covering the Topalov-Kamsky match, Linares and Aeroflot. In Moscow, Russian GM Vitiugov cleary missed our recommendation for White in the Slav Marshall Gambit from issue #6 - he suffered unnecessarily in his game against Romanov! Our IMs also had a sober, theoretical look at the (in)famous game Mamedyarov-Kurnosov.

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What's hot and what's not?

Latest issue: #8, February 25, 2009

ChessVibes Openings no. 8This week it became clear that ChessVibes Openings can be very useful for tournament players of the highest level. In Vitiugov-Romanov, Aeroflot 2009 White could have followed a recommendation from issue #6 that would have yielded a big advantage, but apparently the Russian grandmaster hadn't seen the issue yet!

The second match game Kamsky-Topalov is featured in our Game of the week, which gives you a theoretical overview of the Classical (4...Bc5) Ruy Lopez. Other lines that are covered:

  • Ruy Lopez, Zaitsev
  • Slav, Marshall Gambit
  • Gr?ºnfeld, 3.f3
  • Symmetrical English

This week's opening is expert is Russian GM Vadim Zvjaginsev.

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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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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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