3/25/2004 – One day all chess tournaments will be covered this way: after the games the most successful players come to a special multimedia booth, talk to a charming anchor and show the game they have just played. All in high-resolution audio and video. Well, the future is already here, at the European Women's Championship in Dresden, live on ChessBase TV.
3/24/2004 – As much as we all love to watch Grandmasters strut their stuff, the truth is their games are far over the heads of most fans. With plenty of annotations we might grasp what was going on, but it's not usually applicable to improving the play of players of amateur level. How about annotating the games of us patzers? In this article we have a little of both. GM versus amateur!
3/23/2004 – For whom will number thirteen be lucky? It's the 13th edition of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament in Monaco. Yet again the Association Max Euwe and sponsor JJ van Oosterom have brought together a majority of the world's top players for a remarkable spectacle. Bareev (photo) and Kramnik are the early leaders. Report, photos, and games.
3/23/2004 – The European Women's Chess Championship in Dresden, Germany is under way. After two rounds the favourites are already having a rough time, with a 14-year-talent disposing of the number four seed. We bring you all the links to live coverage, games, results and standings. And a second extensive picture report of the girls in Dresden.
3/23/2004 – The 13th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament had an unorthodox method for the drawing of lots. All participants had to make felt pen drawings of the two black Labradors belonging to the sponsor's family. Vassily Ivanchuk's ultra-modern rendering only brought him an honorable penultimate place. We bring you a photo-realistic pictorial report from Monaco.
3/22/2004 – Check the date, it is not April first. But chess gadfly Sam Sloan is reporting that the reclusive chess genius, FIDE world championship finalist and once number three in the world, is about to mount a bid to become FIDE president. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of the report, but Sloan does supply some fascinating information on Gata Kamsky today.
3/22/2004 – Had Nigel Short converted his advantage in the first game it would have gone down as one of the more spectacular of Kasparov's few losses. Instead it turned into another bitter pill for the Englishman to swallow. Kasparov turned the tables and won, then drew the second to take the match and the title. Report and games.
3/22/2004 – Last Wednesday in Reykjavik Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov played a blitz game against each other (it was a draw). This took us right back to the 80s and early 90s, where the two fought perennial battles against each other. Dennis Monokroussos takes us down memory lane and looks at games from this era in his Radio ChessBase lecture.
3/21/2004 – Youth movement, what youth movement? Two players three times older than the youngest participant in the event are playing for the title in the Reykjavik Rapid on Sunday. 38-year-old Short dispatched Dreev while 40-year-old Kasparov needed to win a sudden death blitz tiebreaker to move past Nielsen. Let the 1993 flashbacks begin. Report and games.
3/21/2004 – This weekend the European Women's Chess Championship starts in Dresden, Germany. The openings ceremony was on Saturday, at the Treff Hotel Dresden, with players, trainers and guests of honour in attendance. We bring you all relevant links and a first picture report.
3/6/2014 – IM Robert Ris shows sharp and double edged opening lines. If you fancy sacrifing or playing gambits, this show is a must see. Subject today: Attacking with the Meran Variation. Starting at 7 pm.
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