This week's show really belongs to last week, but it took a little longer than usual to get posted. Hopefully it will prove worth the wait, as I take a very deep look into the theory of the variation that starts 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 a6 6.0-0 c5 7.Bb3 Nc6 8.Nc3 cxd4 9.cxd4 Be7 10.Bg5 0-0 11.Qd2. That might seem pretty specialized, but even if the shadows from 1.d4 d5 never darken your board it's still the rare chess player who never plays either side of an IQP (isolated queen's/d- pawn) middlegame. The presentation shows many of White's attacking ideas in this variation, and they are generally themes that work in any typical IQP middlegame. And that's still another reason to watch - you'll see some very attractive games and variations illustrating the beauty of a powerful attack. A fourth motive to watch is for tactics training.
So if you're persuaded (or didn't need persuasion in the first place), have a look here. As always, the show is free (one-time free registration required) and will be available on-demand for at least the next month or so.