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15+5 IS Bank tournament

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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


ChessBase Magazine 173

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Shamkir, Paris and Leuven) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 13 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


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


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.


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.


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Anand elected Indian Sportsperson of the Year 2007

1/24/2008 – World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been nominated Sportsperson of the Year by CNN-IBN, a partnership between Global Broadcast News and Turner International in India. "In his triumph, he brought glory for India and made us proud," the report says, holding Anand responsible for making India a world chess power. CNN-IBN announcement.
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Grandmaster Anand is 2007's top sportsman

In his triumph, he brought glory for India and made us proud, and now he is CNN-IBN's chosen one for Indian of the Year 2007 in the Sports category.

Over the years, many chess grandmasters have become celebrities, even heroes, in their homelands. But probably, one inspired enough of his countrymen to take up the game, so much so that the country became a world chess power. He is undoubtedly, Mr Consistent, Viswanathan Anand. Even after 20 years into the sport he made his own, the fire still burns for the current World Champion.

Anand's resume has nearly everything the world of chess has to offer. He is India's first Grandmaster who shocked the mighty Gary Kasparov. Anand won all of the world's regularly scheduled major tournaments at least once, and put the country's name firmly on the chess map. And who would forget his epic duel with Kasparov for the world title? Anand lost, but the world, and more so India, took notice.

However, the divisions in the sport robbed him of the recognition he deserved, even when he won the World Chess Championship in 2000. But the master of rapid chess blitzed away, going on to bag the Chess Oscar consecutively in 2003 and 2004, and clocking the elusive 2800 Elo rating. Mexico City was to be his chosen venue as he swept through the field to finally become the undisputed World Number 1 in April 2007. A proud nation gave him a hero’s welcome and now has chosen him as the sportsman of the year.

CNN-IBN jury member Geet Sethi explains why Viswanathan Anand made it to the top of the list: "He's been around for almost 20 years and he's gradually and slowly persevered and come to the zenith of his profession. He won the world title in 2007. He exemplifies superb sportsman spirit. He exemplifies the spirit of India. Without a doubt, Viswanathan Anand is my choice."

Source: CNN-IBN Live


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