Aagaard & Shaw: current events in chess

11/23/2004 – On the Wednesday evening lecture live on Playchess.com our Glasgow Chess Radio, represented by IMs Jacob Aagaard & John Shaw, will again discuss current events in chess. This includes the Four Nations Chess League in Great Britain, also known as the 4NCL, which was played this weekend. And of course the ongoing Russian Championship.

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From a home studio in Glasgow International Masters Jacob Aagaard and John Shaw will comment on recent and past chess events in a weekly Radio Show on the Chessbase server, starting Wednesday the 17th of November at 20:30 server time (20.30 CET, 7.30 pm GMT, 14.30 US East Coast time).

On this week's show (24th of November) Aagaard and Shaw will again discuss current events in chess. This includes the four nations chess league in Great Britain, also known as the 4NCL, which was played this weekend, and the ongoing Russian Championship.

IM Jacob Aagaard is one of the best known chess writers. His personal favourites among his own works are Excelling at Chess Calculation and Excelling at Technical Chess, both published by Everyman Chess, as well as Experts vs. the Sicilian by Quality Chess Europe and Attacking Chess 1&2 (CDs) Attacking Chess 1&2 (CDs) by Chessbase. Jacob has in 2004 made three GM norms and hopes to gain the necessary 50 Elo points for the GM title in 2005.

IM John Shaw has written two books for Everyman Chess and co-edited Experts vs. the Sicilian. He has represented Scotland on many occasions, recently in the Olympiad in Calvia, where he obtained his second GM-norm. As John has once had 2500 in Elo, it is his hope that he will complete his Grandmaster title in 2005 with a third GM-norm.

Together with Jacob, John constitutes two thirds of the new chess publisher Quality Chess Europe

The Radio ChessBase lectures by Aagaard and Shaw begin every Wednesday at 20:30h CEST (European Central time = server time, which translates to 19:30h GMT, 2:30 p.m. New York, 04:30 a.m. Sydney (on Thursday). You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.


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