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Masters Challenge Biel Round 3

– The Masters Challenge in Biel this year is featuring Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Peter Svidler. They play a match of rapid and classical games. Today is round three of the classical games. Daniel King is analysing live starting at 5pm CEST. View the whole schedule!


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 playchess.com.


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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Blindfold and Rapid in Monaco

3/16/2004 – From March 20 to April 1st the famous Amber tournament will be staged for the thirteenth time, in the spectacular Grand Hotel in Monte Carlo. The event features world class players like Anand, Kramnik, Svidler, Shirov and Leko. They play two games per day: one rapid and one blindfold. Here are details of the participants and schedule.
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The thirteenth edition of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament will take place at the Monte Carlo Grand Hotel in Monaco from March 20 till April 1, 2004. Maecenas Mr. J.J. van Oosterom is the exclusive sponsor of the tournament.

The participating grandmasters are:
Viswanathan Anand (India) Alexander Morozevich (Russia)
Evgeny Bareev (Russia) Alexey Shirov (Spain)
Boris Gelfand (Israel) Peter Svidler (Russia)
Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) Francisco Vallejo (Spain)
Peter Leko (Hungary) Loek Van Wely (The Netherlands)

March 20 – 23 Rounds 1 – 4
March 24 Free day
March 25 – 28 Rounds 5 – 8
March 29 Free day
March 30 – April 1 Rounds 9 – 11

The venue is the Monte Carlo Grand Hotel, 12 Avenue Des Spelugues, Monte Carlo. Admission is free. The games start every day at 1.30 p.m. and finish around 8.00 p.m. In each round the participants play one rapid chess game and one blindfold game. The speed of play is one hour of all the moves of a game.

The blindfold games they play on a computer. For the players only an empty chess board is visible on the screen. With the mouse or the keyboard they can make a move, which will then appear on the screens of both players. After they have confirmed their move, the players see the move disappear and the clock of the opponent starts running. Various monitors in the playing room show the course of the game, which is perfectly visible for the arbiter and the audience, but not for the grandmasters.

Total prize fund Euro 193,250
Chief Arbiter Geurt Gijssen
Assistant Arbiter Patrick Lebel
Press Officer Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
General Manager Edwin Tolsma

The technical part of the event is being managed by the Dutch company Alldata. During the tournament you will find the results, information about the games and live transmission of the games on the official web site.

Winners of the previous Amber Tournaments
2003 Viswanathan Anand
2002 Alexander Morozevich
2001 Veselin Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik
2000 Alexey Shirov
1999 Vladimir Kramnik
1998 Alexey Shirov, Vladimir Kramnik
1997 Viswanathan Anand
1996 Vladimir Kramnik
1995 Anatoly Karpov
1994 Viswanathan Anand
1993 Ljubomir Ljubojevic
1992 Vassily Ivanchuk

For all further information please contact us at the following numbers:

  • Press room:
    Tel: +377-93-15 10 51 (or 93-15 10 52)
    Fax: +377-93-15 10 50
  • Association Max Euwe
    1, avenue des Citronniers, MC 98000 Monaco
    Tel: +377-92-05 60 01
    Fax: +377-92-05 72 61
  • Official web site (during the tournament)
  • Monte Carlo Grand Hotel (Flash presentation)

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