4/17/2004 – Boris Alterman is a grandmaster, computer expert and former advisor to Garry Kasparov. He is also a renowned chess teacher, as good as they come. Every Sunday Boris will be holding a didactic audio lecture on Radio ChessBase, and on Mondays he will play a simultaneous exhibition. The first lecture is entitled 'Meeting the Sicilian with the Morra Gambit'
4/16/2004 – What a day! Top seed Peter Svidler led the field to qualify effortlessly in the fourth ACP qualifier, with Almira Skripchenko putting in a plucky effort. The finals are on Saturday, but you should not miss the Friday action on Playchess.com. With the stars taking a break this is a golden chance to test your mettle. Go for it – the prize fund is 20,000 ducats!
4/16/2004 – Sometimes it's not the big things that have you stumped when you're learning about a software program -- oftentimes it's the little things that get you. Steve Lopez looks at a "fistful" of these little questions in the latest edition of his
4/15/2004 – What a lovely idea! ChinaCom, the company sponsoring the current ACP Inaugural Tournament, has just announced that they will stage a rapid chess match between the two strongest women players in France and the US. It will be held in a beautiful ambient, quite appropriate when you see who the players are. Press release...
4/13/2004 – In part two of our series on creating user keys in ChessBase 8, we
provide tips on how to structure your key list with two different
methods for displaying your user-created keys. It's all in this
week's ChessBase Workshop.
4/12/2004 – In recent Playchess lectures Dennis Monokroussos has been showing us some fairly insane games. Tonight things are going to be more sedate and historical. But what his examples lack in fireworks they make up for in instructional value, in this Radio ChessBase lecture.
4/12/2004 – In 1769 the Hungarian engineer Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen built a chess playing machine for the amusement of the Austrian Queen Maria Theresia. It was a mechanical device, shaped like a Turk, and it became the most famous automaton in history. Now the Heinz Nixdorf Museum in Paderborn has produced an incredible working replica of the Turk.
4/11/2004 – At the European Women's Championship in Dresden we met a charming young lady, just 14 and close to 2400 Elo points in weight. Anna Muzychuk is one of the super chess talents that are appearing in Ukraine on a yearly basis. Now we discover that Anna has an equally talented younger sister. Here's the story...
4/10/2004 – Garry Kasparov is not holding back. In a recent 11-minute interview with CBC television he talked very forcefully about the current political situation in Russia. "Within a few years Russia will be fully authoritarian state with elections just being called for the sake of the rest of the world," he says. Here's a transcript of the interview.
4/9/2004 – Like to watch a to GM blitz tournament live? With 78 participants, 54 of whom are GMs, 22 rated over Elo 2600? See every move they make as it is played? Cheer on Svidler, Grischuk, Bareev and Dreev? Watch Almira Skripchenko and Natalia Zhukova take on their male counterparts? All from the comfort of your home? Then you will definitely not want to miss the ACP Inaugural on the Playchess server.
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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