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Recent GM Games

– Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like these every wednesday at 8 pm CEST+1 (old starting time). This is how you learn to play like a Grandmaster. Become Premium Member!


Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


Complete Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2016

We have included the whole E00-E59 complex in our “Complete Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2016”. It is based, e.g., on 45 000 games from the Mega database and 4000 correspondence games. The lion’s share is made up of the 245 000 games from the engine room.


Queen's Gambit Declined Powerbook 2016

For the Queen's Gambit Declined Powerbook we once again used above all high grade material: 90 000 games from Mega and from correspondence chess, but these are of high quality. Added to that are 410 000 games from the engine room on playchess.com.


The Semi-Slav

The Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6) can arise via various moveorders, has decided World Championships, and is one of Black’s most fascinating replies to 1 d4. Nielsen explains in detail what this openign is all about.


The Black Lion - an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense

The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early ...g5.


Power Play 23: A Repertoire for black with the Queen's Gambit Declined

On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD. The repertoire is demonstrated in 10 stem games, covering all White’s major systems: 5 Bg5, 5 Bf4, and the Exchange Variation.


Power Play 24: A repertoire for black against the Catalan

On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black against the Catalan, based around maintaining the rock of a pawn on d5. Keeping central control ultimately gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy king.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Aeroflot Open 2010 has started in Moscow

2/9/2010 – The 9th Aeroflot Open is taking place from Feb. 9–18, 2010, in the tourist complex Izmailovo Hotel Gamma-Delta. The prize sum is EUR 180,000. There are four open tournaments (A1, A2, B and C) which are made up according to the rating of the participants. The A1 tournament has players with a rating of 2550 or higher. Results and games of round one.
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The 9th Aeroflot Open is taking place from February 9th to 18th, 2010, for the fifth year in succession in the tourist complex Izmailovo Hotel Gamma-Delta, where most of the participants also stay. The prize sum is EUR 180,000, including prizes for the World Blitz Qualification Tournament. Four Open Tournaments (A1, A2, B and C) are made up according to the rating of the participants. The A1 tournament has players with a rating of 2550 or higher.

Time controls: for tournament A1 and A2 it is 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 20 moves in 50 minutes, finally 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. For tournaments B and C: 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.

Results of Tournament A1 Round one

1 GM Andriasian, Zaven ARM
2613 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2730
2 GM Bacrot, Etienne FRA
2713 GM Potkin, Vladimir RUS 2611
3 GM Shabalov, Alexander USA
2611 GM Motylev, Alexander RUS 2697
4 GM Kamsky, Gata USA
2693 GM Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2610
5 GM Khairullin, Ildar RUS
2605 GM Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2692
6 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER
2687 GM Ehlvest, Jaan USA 2600
7 GM Zhou, Weiqi CHN
2600 GM Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 2680
8 GM Moiseenko, Alexander UKR
2677 GM Romanov, Evgeny RUS 2599
9 GM Belov, Vladimir RUS
2595 GM Bu, Xiangzhi CHN 2673
10 GM Smirin, Ilia ISR
2668 GM Lenic, Luka SLO 2595
11 GM Bocharov, Dmitry RUS
2594 GM Zhigalko, Sergei BLR 2668
12 GM Najer, Evgeniy RUS
2665 GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2594
13 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep ESP
2593 GM Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2660
14 GM Vescovi, Giovanni BRA
2660 GM Maletin, Pavel RUS 2591
15 GM Rakhmanov, Aleksandr RUS
2591 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2658
16 GM Efimenko, Zahar UKR
2657 GM Hou, Yifan CHN 2590
17 GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan IRI
2589 GM So, Wesley PHI 2656
18 GM Grachev, Boris RUS
2653 GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP 2584
19 GM Melkumyan, Hrant ARM
2583 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan IND 2653
20 GM Timofeev, Artyom RUS
2652 GM Feller, Sebastien FRA 2579
21 GM Svetushkin, Dmitry MDA
2573 GM Dreev, Alexey RUS 2650
22 GM Korobov, Anton UKR
2648 GM Yudin, Sergei RUS 2573
23 GM Ragger, Markus AUT
2568 GM Le, Quang Liem VIE 2647
24 GM Pashikian, Arman ARM
2647 GM Vazquez Igarza, Renier ESP 2563
25 GM Morovic Fernandez, Ivan CHI
2561 GM Bareev, Evgeny RUS 2643
26 GM Predojevic, Borki BIH
2642 GM Grigoriants, Sergey RUS 2560
27 GM Shomoev, Anton RUS
2559 GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim RUS 2642
28 GM Van Wely, Loek NED
2641 GM Novikov, Stanislav RUS 2557
29 GM Laylo, Darwin PHI
2556 GM Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2640
30 GM Savchenko, Boris RUS
2638 GM Iljushin, Alexei RUS 2551
31 IM Papin, Vasily RUS
2548 GM Kobalia, Mikhail RUS 2637
32 GM Amonatov, Farrukh TJK
2634 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS 2533
33 GM Ajrapetjan, Yuriy UKR
2525 GM Zhou, Jianchao CHN 2632
34 GM Tregubov, Pavel V. RUS
2628 IM Danin, Alexandre RUS 2519
35 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS
2515 GM Volkov, Sergey RUS 2623
36 GM Rodshtein, Maxim ISR
2622 GM Khusnutdinov, Rustam KAZ 2513
37 IM Krylov, Mikhail RUS
2511 GM Iturrizaga, Eduardo VEN 2616
38 GM Khalifman, Alexander RUS
2616 GM Sebag, Marie FRA 2510
39 IM Javakhishvili, Lela GEO
2493 GM McShane, Luke J ENG 2616
40 GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son VIE
2616 GM Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2484


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