5/24/2004 – Cross your heart, do you know what the Minority Attack really is? How it works and what role the "Karlsbad formation" plays? Let our online trainer Dennis Monokroussos unravel its mysteries so you can use it with ruthless efficiency in your games. Today Dennis starts his two-part lecture.
5/23/2004 – He never lost a tempo, the center was focal point of his strategy. When he had a development advantage he would smash open the position for a crushing attack. "His mastery of open positions was so vast that little new has been learned about such positions after him," wrote Botvinnik. On Sunday GM Boris Alterman lectures on the 'Morphy Attack', on Monday you can play in a simul against him. Details...
5/23/2004 – The Ukraine Women's Championship 2004 was held in the beautiful Black Sea resort of Alushta. It brought us dazzling chess – and dazzling pictures of young women grandmasters and IMs in beachside circumstances. We remain eternally indebted to the tournament winner and new Ukraine women's champion Olga Alexandrova for sending us this pictorial report.
5/22/2004 – Last year it was held in a casino, this year in a library. You decide which is more appropriate for the playoffs for the Dutch Team Championship, which involves the four highest-placed teams with top GMs participating. We bring you the results, all the games and a pictorial report...
5/21/2004 – In this week's ChessBase Workshop, ChessBase columnist Steve
Lopez hits a "mid-life chess crisis" but finds the antidote in an
unexpected form. Read his preview of the new opening training CD
The Giuoco Piano by Reinhold Ripperger in the new ChessBase Workshop.
5/20/2004 – A week ago Garry Kasparov made some interesting remarks on how he would go about unifying the world championship title. Some days later Yasser Seirawan chipped in with his own ideas on the format. Now another key player has submitted his views on the subject or unification. Here is FIDE champion Ruslan Ponomariov' proposal.
5/18/2004 – The super-tournament in St. Petersburg 1914 saw the 45-year-old world champion Emanuel Lasker inflict a terrible blow on a young contender for his title, Akiba Rubinstein. Garry Kasparov, who dealt with this game in his highly successful book "My Great Predecessors", revisits the historic encounter with fresh analysis.
5/18/2004 – To promote the 37th Biel Chess Festival (July 17–30) two of the stars, European women's champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and top Swiss GM Yannick Pelletier gave a simultaneous exhibition for children – free of charge. We bring you an illustrated report and, for your bedroom wall, some exciting pinup pictures.
5/16/2004 – European Individual Chess Championship in Antalya started with a bang – literally. At midnight before the first round an energy building, 100 metres from the hotel, exploded! The fire was extinguished and technicians rushed in to get everything ready for the chess games, scheduled to start 13 hours later. We have pictures...
5/16/2004 – It started out as the 'Chigorin Counter Attack', and great credit for developing the theory and practice of the Two Knights Defence must go to the old masters. On Sunday GM Boris Alterman tells us all about the most aggressive attacking lines in this opening. Details...
4/23/2014 – The Shamkir Chess tournament is held in memory to the great Vugar Gashimov. From April 20th to 30th some of the world's strongest players (Carlsen, Caruana, Karjakin, Nakamura, Mamedyarov and Radjabov) compete for the victory. Daniel King is analysing live at 12.30 pm. Entry fee: 50 Ducats, Premium free!
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Valeri Lilov deals with realizing tactical opportunities in endgames as well as the concepts that you need to know in order to discover these at the board. He also shows you tricks and techniques that you can use to punish the most common endgame mistakes
On this DVD Dorian Rogozenco, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh and Karsten Müller present the 8. World Chess Champion in video lessons: his openings, his understanding of chess strategy, his artful endgame play, and finally his immortal combinations.
The Grünfeld is a highly dynamic opening in which Black’s position often seems to hang together by a single thread; and yet, this apparently precarious equilibrium appears to be enough to make it entirely viable - up to the highest level.
Top tournaments: Zurich Chess Challenge, Wijk aan Zee and Gibraltar with the winners Carlsen, Aronian and Cheparinov. Analyses by Aronian, Caruana, Heine Nielsen, Van Wely and many more. NEW! Interactive video training with Daniel King and Karsten Müller.