“Practical Advice for the Tournament Player” – New Training Series with Jan Markos

“Practical Advice for the Tournament Player” – Vol.1: Time Management

With his new training series for CBM, Jan Markos revisits themes from his popular books “Under the Surface” (2018) and “The Secret Ingredient” (2021). For the readers of our magazine, the Slovak GM thus offers a whole new approach to training.
The subject of his first contribution is how to improve your time management on the counter. First, Markos lays out three general and easy-to-implement recommendations in the 20+ minute video that can serve you well right in your next tournament game!

Jan Markos: Time Management (from CBM #208)

Duration of the complete video in ChessBase Magazine #208: 20:12 min

To complement the video, Jan Markos offers you a small collection of training exercises. Example: In the next position, it’s your move with black and both sides have only a few minutes left on the clock.

Decide on a waiting move like 51…Ra2
or do we become active with 51…e5?

The solution, further tasks and of course the full video by Jan Markos can be found in ChessBase Magazine #208!

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ChessBase Review #208

Highlights of this issue

On the front page of ChessBase Magazine #208, you have direct access to the editors’ recommendations: the highlights of the issue!

Top master games and reviews

European Championship 2022: Matthias Blubaum celebrated the biggest success of his career so far by winning the European Championship. The new champion comments on two of his matches as well as the winners of the silver and bronze medals, Gabriel Sargissian and Ivan Saric. Plus reviews from many other players, including Ruslan Ponomariov, Aryan Tari, Ivan Cheparinov, Rasmus Svane, Yuriy Kuzubov, Maxime Lagarde and others.

Superbet Bucharest 2022: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Levon Aronian and Wesley So in the tie-break. Anish Giri comments on three highlights from Bucharest, Dorian Rogozenco features two winner games in the video.

New Video Series: “Handy Tips for the Tournament Player”

Our new author, Jan Markos, is a Slovak author, trainer and grandmaster of chess books. His first contribution concerns time management. First, Markos expands on three general, easy-to-implement recommendations in the 20+ minute video. At the beginning, there is a fundamental question: in which types of positions should we invest time – and in which not?

Special: 1997 FIDE World Championship

The authors of CBM analyze their favorite games from the first knockout world championship 25 years ago. An exclusive collection of 22 annotated games awaits you!

All in one

Following his review of the London system against the King’s Indian in CBM 207, Tanmay Srinath defends his favorite opening with White in this issue against an extremely combative approach from Black: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 c5, which immediately leads to sharp, double-edged play. After 3.d5 b5! ? Indian recommends undertaking pawn sacrifice 4.e4!

Opening Videos

Dorian Rogozenco presents a pawn sacrifice against the Gruenfeld defense, which the new European champion also used successfully. Ivan Sokolov came across the innovation 8…h5 in the Ragozin Variation, which he examines in detail in this CBM and in the next CBM. And Mihail Marin explains why in the Slav Defense after 5…Bf5 he no longer fears the move 6.Ne5.

Dorian Rogozenco: Gruenfeld Defense
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Bb5+
Ivan Sokolov: DG Ragozin Variation (Part I)
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Bb4 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 h5
Mihail Marin: Slav Defense
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nb6 8.Ne5 a5

New ideas for your repertoire

CBM #208 covers a broad spectrum with 10 opening articles:

Grigoriants: English 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Bd3 f5 5.exf5
Papp: Trompovsky 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 Part I
Ris: Sicilian Sveshnikov 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c4 Nd4
Moskalenko: French Advance 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nge7
Vogel: Italian 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 5.0-0 0-0 6.Re1 d6 7.a4 Be6
Kapnisis: Ruy Lopez 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.c4
Kuzmin: Queen’s Gambit accepted 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 a6 6.0-0 c5 7.Re1
Miron: Schara-Hennig Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4
Braun: Catalan 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0–0 6.0–0 dxc4 7.Na3
Szabo: Nimzoindian 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 d5 7.Bg5 c5

Topical aperture traps

“The Second Look”, “Unspoken Invitations” and much more. – Rainer Knaak examines eight pitfalls of current tournament practice, three of which it also presents in video format.

Move by Move

Test your failures blow by blow with Robert Ris! Radoslaw Wojraszek’s brilliant match against Kacper Piorun is designed for the interactive training format: from taking the initiative to preventing counterplay to successfully attacking your opponent’s king!

“Knockout Strategies at the 1997 World Championship”

Michael Marin discusses five strategic topics based on game material –incl. video introduction (playing time: 22 minutes)

The classic

Alexander Alekhine himself described his match against Richard Réti in Baden-Baden in 1925 as one of his most brilliant matches. Enjoy the video presentation by Dorian Rogozenco!

Tactics: “Use your back rank!”

by Oliver Reeh tactical contribution consists of 34 games with many training questions. Solve his favorite combinations with the International Master in interactive video format!

“1997 FIDE World Championship Endgame Highlights” and more

Karsten Muller provides comprehensive training material for the highest demands. Not only on the world championship tournament 25 years ago, but also on the Oslo Esports Cup 2022, the Hamburg finals expert provides plenty of illustrative material and analysis (video included).

ChessBase Review #208

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