Reports | January 30, 2009 18:24

Radjabov's King's Indian put to the test

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Latest issue: #4, January 28, 2009

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Issue #4 contains the latest opening developments from the fourth week of January 2009, or in other words: all you need to know about the latest opening developments from the Corus Chess Tournament!

Learn all about the King's Indian, Bayonet Attack (9.b4; 13.Rb1!?) which was played in our Game of the week: Van Wely-Radjabov, Corus 2009!

Other lines that are covered this week:

  • Sicilian Najdorf (English Attack)
  • Ruy Lopez Anti Marshall
  • Caro-Kann main line
  • Semi-Slav, Anti-Moscow Gambit

This week's opening is expert is Chinese GM Wang Yue.

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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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jussu's picture

Sorry, I missed Giri becoming a GM :)

jussu's picture

With nearly half the field leading in group A, I think a title like "Short on his way back to Group A" would be more newsworthy.

Manu's picture

Peter&Co:
Wow what a round , not intention to pressure but im eager to see your report , cheers.

Thomas's picture

If I am not mistaken, they will need an even longer title than after round 9, now it is most probably "Aronian, Dominguez, Movsesian and Radjabov grab the lead". Or should it rather be "Carlsen and Karjakin do not grab the lead"? ,:)

JORGE GONZALEZ's picture

The Title may Be like this:" Dominguez,Current World Blitz Champion Leads Corus 2009 with aronian,Movsesian and Radjabov"

Thomas's picture

Jorge, this surely won't fit on one line .... ,:) and I had put the names in alphabetic order to avoid any preferemces.

JORGE GONZALEZ's picture

I agree with you Thomas.

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