Biel: The traditional tournament in Biel came down to a battle between three players, Navara, Wojtaszek and Vachier-Lagrave. The Czech began with 3 out of 4, one of which was his own immortal game with a king march to h8. In the second flight of games Wojtaszek took the lead at first, but the best final sprint was that of Vachier-Lagrave. Both the French and the Polish players have each annotated a game for us. Other commentary has been provided by Ftacnik, Illingworth, Krasenkow, Marin, Mokal, Pavlovic, Roiz, Shah, Stohl, Szabo and Wagner. In addition you can also find on the DVD ten “Games of the day” by Daniel King, Rustam Kasimdzhanov and even Maxime Vachier-Lagrave himself.
Sinquefield-Cup: The second tournament in the “Grand Chess Tour” was even stronger. Once again Magnus Carlsen had a miserable start, with Veselin Topalov again being the spoilsport. The latter’s early lead did not last. Levon Aronian had started with a magnificent win against Caruana and also continued to play strongly. Undefeated and with three victories he won the tournament with a lead of one point. On the DVD you will find annotations by Illingworth, Krasenkow, Marin, Mokal, Pavlovic, Roiz, Stohl, Szabo and Wagner. On top of that all nine daily roundups by Daniel King have been included in the report on the DVD.
Karolyi: Reti Opening A09 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nc6 3.c4 d4
Stohl: English Opening A22 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd4 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6
Pavlovic: Symmetrical English A37 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.d4
Marin: Owen Defence A40 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Nc3 Bb4
Schipkov: Wade Defence A41 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.c4 Nd7
Schandorff: Caro-Kann B12 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Nd7 6.0-0 f6
Krasenkow: Sicilian Defence B30 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0-0 Nge7
Berg: French C15 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Ne2 Nc6
Ris: Scotch C45 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 bxc6
Illingworth: Ruy Lopez C65 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 d6
Havasi: Queen’s Gambit D06 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Nf6
Postny: Queen’s Gambit D38 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Nbd7
Szabo: King’s Indian E68 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nc3 d6 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.e4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Re8 10.h3 a6 11.Be3 Rb8 12.b3
Kuzmin: King’s Indian E97 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Qc2