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ChessBase Reader 2013
ChessBase Reader 2013. The new ChessBase Reader conveniently displays all installed databases and training titles - with a modern menu ribbon look. With the free ChessBase reader, you can open all standard file formats (.cbh, .cbf, .pgn), play through games on a stunningly rendered board, watch ChessBase training videos and much more. Download it for free now! Free download available here.
10/26/2014 – The FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent is one of the last strong GM tournaments of the year. The two best players of the series will be qualifying for the next Candidates Matches. Daniel King is commenting live on the games starting at 12 pm. Entry fee: 50 Ducats, Premium free!
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The most effective, timeproven way to develop tactical abilities, imagination, and the ability to calculate variations, is practice. The 69 exercises on this DVD are taken from grandmaster games and show tactical ideas that are typical for the Grünfeld.
Success in the English is based upon understanding the plans and ideas available within this interesting opening. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that-the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence!
The aim of this course is to help you understand how you to make tactical opportunities arise as well as to sharpen your tactical vision - these selected lectures will help to foster your overall tactical understanding.
Two historic tournaments in one issue! The Chess Olympiad in Tromsø ended with first Gold for China, and Caruana triumphed at the Sinquefield-Cup with 8,5 out of 10. Olympiad-special: Several hours of video analysis and interviews. 11 new opening articles
Treat yourself to a little extra! Shirov demonstrates by a game against Volokitin (Kalashnikov Variation) how a strategic game can turn into a dynamic clash. Plus videos by IM Ris and IM Lilov. And 35.205 games from all over the world.