10/26/2003 – Even if you know how many things you can do with ChessBase software you might appreciate some tips. In his latest ChessBase Cafe column at the ChessCafe website, Mig Greengard tackles some of the toughest reader questions about Fritz & Friends, as well as ChessBase 8. Don't forget to send in your own questions and suggestions for next month's column. More..
10/25/2003 – Just a few days ago the European Team Championshipended, with 37 four-player men's teams and 31 two-player women's teams. The event took place in the historical Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, from where our correspondent Pufichek (a.k.a. Diego Garces), sent us a report and a large number of player portraits.
10/23/2003 – The First European Internet Championship is taking place in the virtual realitiy of the Playchess.com server, in the time from Monday, October 20th until Sunday November 9th. It carries a prize fund of €6,000.00. All you need to take part is a PC and and an Internet connection. Details...
10/22/2003 – If you have a tournament with a world champion, a junior champion, a Dutch champion, and the top female player, you can be sure of one thing: Judit Polgar will be there every year. This formula appeared in Hoogeveen in 1997 and Polgar has yet to miss a turn. This year she took clear first place for the first time since 1998, but she needed a last-round win to do it. Report and games.
10/22/2003 – What would national Chess Week be without the top player in the world? Garry Kasparov was invited to The Art of Chess exhibition in London as part of Chess Week in England. 12-year-old David Howell, who holds the record as the youngest player ever to beat a GM, was also on hand. Howell is also flying around England in a helicopter putting in appearances to promote chess! More..
10/21/2003 – Round eight of the European Team Championship in Plovdiv saw an exciting power failure, in round nine the leading teams drew all their games, leaving the top unchanged – Russia first, Israel second. Meanwhile the still reigning FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov was quite outspoken at an impromptu press conference on the free day. More...
10/20/2003 – The final ninth round of the First Samba Cup in Skanderborg was not as exciting as it could have been. The four leading players – Nielsen, Sadvakasov, Short and Hansen – were risking nothing and all drew their games. Perhaps this was due to the abundance of chocolate sweets available to them? We bring you the games, results, pictures and info on the world's finest cream puffs.
10/20/2003 – Tonight's the night: the first preliminary round for the 1st European Internet Championship starts at 20.30h (registration 20.00h) in Tournament Room Official A. The first twelve of this round robin Swiss will qualifiy for the candidates tournament on Nov. 8th. Here is full information...
10/19/2003 – On October 13th the documentary ‘Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine’ had its world premiere at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival. The movie charts the events surrounding Garry Kasparov’s match against Deep Blue in 1997. Joanne Pittaway watched the film and spoke to its makers. Here's her review.
10/19/2003 – GM David Norwood was confused. "On the ChessBase website there are not pages upon pages of dry annotations of the latest chess theory. The stories are fun and eminently readable." He got stuck on Plaskett's Puzzle and wrote his Telegraph column on the subject. Nigel Short and Malcolm Pein have also provided very readable articles.
4/23/2014 – Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like
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