11/13/2003 – A national team consists of four strong grandmasters. The German team is strong enough to have won the the silver medal at the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. Now classical chess world champion Vladimir Kramnik is taking on the entire team in a clock simul. Here's the official press release...
11/12/2003 – The spectacular match between Garry Kasparov and X3D Fritz in the exclusive New York Athletic Club has started, the first game was trasmitted live in a unique TV chess spectacular. In the playing hall hundreds of guests followed the action, including the US Women's Olympiad team. Here's an illustrated report.
11/11/2003 – Is there any way that human chess players can withstand the onslaught of increasingly powerful computer opponents? Only by modifying their own playing style, suggests statistician Jeff Sonas, who illustrates a fascinating link between chess aggression and failure against computers. There may still be a chance for humanity. More..
11/11/2003 – Kasparov vs X3D Fritz. What will be the opening move? How many checks will there be in each game? What will be the final score? Who will win each game? If you think you know the answer to any of these questions, then why not back your judgement at the Betsson online betting exchange.
11/11/2003 – Our trip to New York to play in the upcoming match between Garry Kasparov and X3D Fritz started on a frightening note. Take a deep breath before you read the following story. We would like to warn you that some readers may find the images distrubing. Here is our express report.
11/11/2003 – We hope you've been keeping up with statistician Jeff Sonas' fascinating series of articles on man-machine chess. After looking at computer ratings, human playing styles, openings, and tossing it all into the analysis blender, he is ready to take the logical last step in this fifth and final article: predicting the result of the Kasparov-X3D Fritz match that starts today. The envelope please...
11/10/2003 – In the new ChessBase Workshop we take a look at the new Chess
Media System feature in Fritz, have a tour of its buttons and
commands, and show you how easy it is to enjoy multimedia
chess lessons as part of the Fritz8 program. Workshop...
11/10/2003 – Emil Sutovsky from Israel is the first European Internet Champion. After an exciting tournament he managed to beat Etienne Bacrot in the final, witnessed by an audience of about 800 chess fans on the playchess.com server. The sympathetic Champion got a lot of applause after the final when he analysed the most exciting game for the viewers. The tournament was organized in partnership with the European Chess Union. More...
11/9/2003 – Chess matches between humans and machines are enthralling. They attract large numbers of specators – next week it will be millions on ESPN – while most human tournaments are struggling to find more spectators than participants. Ram Prasad looks back at fourteen years of man vs machine encounters.
11/8/2003 – This weekend we are holding the First European Internet Championship on the Playchess.com server this weekend. This is your chance to play with to GMs like Adams, Bologan, Khalifman, Radjabov, Sutovsky, Bacrot, Nunn. Don't miss it...
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The Dragon is one of Black’s most daring openings, leading to fascinating positions with opposite castling and strong mutual attacks. This DVD provides a complete and up to date repertoire to help Black to score with the Dragon.
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