9/25/2003 – Today's lecture by our GM trainer Dorian Rogozenko deals with "the eternal problem": which rook to place on which open file. If you have faced this dilemma in your tournament game you will want to follow this lesson on the Playchess.com server. Details...
9/25/2003 – A few weeks ago we asked you to identify some baby pictures of the strongest American-born female chess player in history. It is remarkable how many readers were able to work out the puzzle and send us the correct answer. It was Alisa Maric, who was born in New York but now lives in Belgrade. Here's a picture portrait of this remarkable young lady.
9/24/2003 – The fourth Lausanne Young Masters, a knockout event which was held from September 17 to 22 in Lausanne, Switzerland, was won by Luke McShane. The young British GM beat French Champion Etienne Bacrot in the final. We bring you all the results and games.
9/24/2003 – From Ocktober 20 to 26 the National Chess Week is being organised in Britain. Half a million players are expected to take part, generating a fund of £500,000 for children's charity. The money goes to Barnado's, an organisation that helps handicapped children and young people. Details...
9/24/2003 – Throughout the millennia the Greek island of Crete has fallen to Romans, Arabs and Ottomans. Today its town of Geropotamos (tourism slogan: "The way you like...") was conquered by Garry Kasparov. The world number one demolished European champion Zurab Azmaiparashvili in a brief exhibition match of rapid and blitz games. Report and games
9/22/2003 – The big winners are Evgeny Bareev, who gained 18 points and jumped to place four, and Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran, who gained 25 points rose from 40 to 24. Peter Leko dropped from rank 4 to 10. On the very top Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand reign supreme. Here is the list of the top 100.
9/22/2003 – In a recent news story we mentioned the young Hungarian GM and gave the pronunciation of his name as "oks". Not correct, we learnt from Nigel Short. The name rhymes with "larch" as spoken by an Englishman. Andrew Pressburger confirmed this and sent us the following very useful Hungarian pronunciation primer.
9/21/2003 – The men vs women event ended in the eastern Chinese city of Ji Nan, with a convincing victory by the four "Kings". On their free day the players went on a tour of a beautiful Mountain Park, enjoyed local food and gave simultaneous exhibitions for young Chinese players. All of this is captured in our pictorial report.
9/20/2003 – On Thursday the young Hungarian GM Peter Acs played two rapid chess games against the record computer chess world champion Shredder. The rate of play was 25 minutes plus two seconds increment per move. Shredder, running on a Dual 3 Ghz XEON transtec computer took the match 2-0. More...
9/20/2003 – They are between 13 and 19, all remarkable talents, hailing from different parts of Europe and Russia. From Sept. 19 to 22, 2003, they are playing in the Young Masters tournament in Lausanne, Switzerland. Watch the games live or download them from our illustrated report page.
12/5/2013 – 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: Attack against French Winawer. Starting at 7 pm.
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In this DVD, Sam Collins examines the Isolated Queen’s Pawn (IQP) and associated structures. Using games almost exclusively from grandmaster praxis in the last two years, Collins explains all of the major ideas for playing with and against the IQP.