La ubicación correcta de la torre

por Karsten Müller
22/02/2022 – La torre debería encontrarse por detrás del peón pasado. Eso es un buen consejo general en los finales de torres. Juegan las blancas y ganan. (Sólo hay una opción posible.) Problema de finales por Dr. GM Karsten Müller.

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ChessBase Magazine 205

Los puntos culminantes

On the front page of ChessBase Magazine #205 you will find the special recommendations of the editors - the highlights of the issue to click on and enjoy!
Analyses from the FIDE Grand Swiss 2021 by the winner Alireza Firouzja as well as from Grigoriy Oparin, Yu Yangyi, Alexandr Predke, Samuel Sevian, Nikita Vitiugov and others. A class of its own: Anish Giri comments on his spectacular Black victory over Abhijeet Gupta from the Chess Super League. Or how about a surprise weapon against the popular London System? Sergey Grigoriants explains the ideas and variations after 6...e5! Don't miss the interactive training sessions with Robert Ris!

Special: My favourite Huebner game


CBM authors comment on their favourite games of the former world-class player and candidate finalist. Exclusive collection of 16 games by Robert Huebner from 1970 to 2017.

Top games and master analyses

FIDE Grand Swiss 2021: Alireza Firouzja secured first place despite losing to Fabiano Caruana and thus qualified for the 2022 Candidates Tournament. Firouzja analyses his victory against Nijat Abasov. In addition, Grigoriy Oparin, Yu Yangyi, Alexandr Predke, Samuel Sevian, Nikita Vitiugov, and others comment on their best games.
European Team Championship 2021: Gold for Ukraine, silver for France, bronze for Poland. Radoslaw Wojtaszek analyses his winning h-pawn run against Victor Mikhalevski, and Ivan Saric shows how to hold a draw against an Alireza Firouzja in top form.

"All in one"

Here you can learn everything you need to know about a specific game. And all this on the basis of only one extensively annotated game! Spyridon Kapnisis makes you fit for the Sicilian Rossolimo Variation (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.Bxc6+!? bxc6 5.e5!). Igor Stohl presents early bayonet attacks in the Caro-Kann Exchange Variation and the Spanish Opening.

Opening videos

Gruenfeld expert Markus Ragger appoints the new 5...c5 as the main weapon in the variation with 5.Bd2. Rustam Kasimdzhanov reports on his experiment with the French Advance Variation. And Mihail Marin explains the Huebner System of the Nimzo-Indian Defence.

Markus Ragger: Gruenfeld Defence

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2 c5

Rustam Kasimdzhanov: French Advance Variation

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Qb6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Be2 cxd4 7.cxd4 Nh6 8.Bxh6 Qxb2 9.Nbd2 gxh6

Mihail Marin: Nimzo Indian Huebner Variation

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 d6

New ideas for your repertoire

CBM #205 offers many exciting ideas for your next games with 11 opening articles:

Petra Papp: Benko Gambit 4.cxb5 a6 5.b6 e6
Krisztian Szabo: Nimzowitsch Sicilian 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5
Robert Ris: Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qc7?!
Christian Braun: French Tarrasch 8.0–0 g5!
Evgeny Postny: Four Knights Rubinstein Variation 5.0-0
Renato Quintiliano: Italian with 6...d5 / 11.Bb3!
Lars Schandorff: Ruy Lopez with 5.Qe2
Sergey Grigoriants: London System 5.Qb3 c4 6.Qc2 e5!
Alexey Kuzmin: Gruenfeld with 7.Nf3/8.h3
Imre Hera: Queen's Indian 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 c5
Patrick Zelbel: King's Indian recipes against 6.Be2

Topical opening traps

"From cool to highly speculative" Our expert Rainer Knaak takes a close look at eight traps from current tournament practice, three of which he also presents in video format. Budapest Gambit, Sicilian, King's Indian and much more.

Move by Move

Let Robert Ris put you to the test. Together with the IM from the Netherlands, replay Nikita Vitiugov's spectacular winning game against Andreikin. Can you find the moves of the new Russian champion?

"Huebner's strategic skills”

How can Robert Huebner's style of play best be described? Mihail Marin has analysed many of Huebner's games from the Interzonals and sheds light on various elements of his playing style. The Romanian GM himself is surprised by the results of his analysis!

The Classic

Dorian Rogozenco presents the game between Botwinnik and the then World Champion Alekhine from the AVRO tournament in 1938. "An impressive game, in one direction from the start"!

Tactics: "Bishops unleashed!"

Train with Oliver Reeh's collection of 36 games, peppered with lots of training questions and three interactive videos! "My favourites" is best solved together with the International Master in the interactive format with video feedback!

Excelling in endgames: "Endgames by Dr. Robert Huebner" and much more.

Endgame expert Karsten Müller contributes three different articles to this issue. In addition to a selection of Robert Huebner's best endgames (incl. video), the GM from Hamburg presents highlights from the Hou Yifan Challenge 2021 and also deals in detail with letters to the editor.

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ChessBase Magazine 203

Ian Nepomniachtchi with analyses and videos. Adhiban, Navara, Praggnanandhaa, Vitiugov, Wojtaszek and others comment on games from the World Cup. Opening videos by King, Marin and Werle. 10 opening articles and much more. Enjoy the new layout!


El GM hamburgués y doctor Karsten Müller, nacido en 1970, juega desde 1988 en el Hamburger Schachklub en la primera división de la Bundesliga y en 1996 y 1997 fue tercero en el campeonato de Alemania. Es un experto en finales de fama internacional y se encarga regularmente de las columnas de finales de ChessBase Magazine y del "Endgame Corner" de