206 ( +1 | -1 ) How many reads Chess Today here?Hi all,
I have recently started to read Chess Today and I must say I am very satisfied with it. You get a new number every day in your email in form of pdf document. The games comes in both chessbase and pgn format. There is 1-4 well annotated games in each number. Here is a short example:
(5) Nielsen,P (2625) - Hansen,S (2537) [D15] 11th Sigeman & Co Malmoe SWE (8), 07.05.2003 [Maxim Notkin]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 This system had been elaborated by the players of Moldova. Black doesn't close his light-squared bishop by e7-e6 hoping to find a place for it outside the pawn fence. Moreover Black prepares the capture on c4 and covers the important b5 square. Not bad for a single move. 5.e3 Bf5 6.cxd5 cxd5 7.Ne5 7...h6 Again Black is taking care of his bishop. [In case of 7...e6 8.g4 it would have been swapped for a knight] 8.Qb3 White's common reaction to the bishop's withdrawal. 8...Ra7 This awkward move allows Black to avoid the weakening of the queenside. [Bad is 8...b5? due to 9.a4 while to comeback on c8 is certainly a shame.] 9.Bd2 e6 10.Rc1 Nbd7 [The development of the dark-squared bishop should be delayed - 10...Bd6? 11.Qa4+ Nbd7 12.Nb5!; or 10...Be7? 11.Qa4+ again followed by Nb5!] 11.Bb5! Oops! It was the first moment when I frowned. But pretty soon I saw the White's idea. [11.Nxd7 Nxd7 12.Ne2 Nb8 13.Nf4 Bd6 14.Bb4 was played in Radjabov - Morozevich, Russia - ROW, Moscow 2002; We've already known the threats created by 11.Qa4 The only defensive move is 11...Ra8!] 11...Bd6 [After 11...axb5? 12.Nxb5 Black is helpless against the double threat of Nxa7 and Nc7+, e.g. 12...Qb8 13.Nc7+ Kd8 14.Nxf7+] 12.Bxd7+ Nxd7 13.Nxd7 Kxd7!? The second time I was taken by surprise. What's wrong with the capture by the queen? [In fact as the analysis shows it was possible but the black king had to be ready for an adventure. 13...Qxd7 14.Na4 Bc7! (14...b5? loses to 15.Nb6 and Rc8+; 14...0-0 is refuted by a curious manoeuvre 15.Nb6 Qd8 16.Nc8! Ra8 17.Nxd6 Qxd6 18.Bb4 winning the exchange) 15.Nb6 (of course White has another options for example 15.Nc5 but the intrusion on b6 is very tempting) 15...Qd8 (15...Bxb6? 16.Qxb6 Ra8 17.Rc7) 16.Qa4+ Ke7 (16...Kf8? suddenly loses to 17.Qd7! Bxb6 18.Rc8) 17.Bb4+ Kf6 18.Nd7+ Kg6 and White has no winning blow]
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32 ( +1 | -1 ) Old copies of Chess TodayAnyone here has old (or unwanted) copies of CHESS TODAY to share ? Or is there any archive on the net ? I am too broke to subscribe to CHESS TODAY now..
I managed to get one article, the <Trainer's Corner> of CHESS TODAY, and find it really interesting :)
34 ( +1 | -1 ) Chess TodayNice deal. 19 euros for 4 months and it arrives in your computer mailbox every day. GM Baburin runs the show out of Dublin Ireland with the help of other active masters. It's a good deal and since it comes out every day, it's as up to date as you can get. Don't ask me how much a euro's worth. every time I look at the exchange rate I get depressed.
33 ( +1 | -1 ) I am a recent subscriber...I too am looking for the older issues of Chess Today, if anyone is willing to part with them... It is frustrating to see that at most 30 days are kept in the archives and there still isn't a way to get them. He mentions that he will release a CD eventually with all the previous articles, but he said that a long time ago.