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Fritz 15 - English Version

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ChessBase Magazine 174

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Bilbao, Saint Louis and Dortmund) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.

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How to exchange pieces

Learn to master the right exchange! Let the German WGM Elisabeth Pähtz show you how to gain a strategic winning position by exchanging pieces of equal value or to safely convert material advantage into a win.

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Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov

On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov’s play. In over 8 hours of video running time the authors Rogozenko, Marin, Reeh and Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov’s play: opening, strategy, tactics and endgame.

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ChessBase Magazine Extra 173

A solid concept against Benoni: Learn from GM Pert how to win with the Fianchetto Variation (video). Classics put to test: Robert Ris shows Fischer-Kholmov (1965) with an impressive knight sacrifice by the Russian (video). Plus 44,889 new games.

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Pawn structures you should know

Every pawn structure has its typical plans and to know these plans helps you to find your way in these positions. On this DVD Mikhalchishin presents and explains the most common central structures: The Hedgehog, the Maroczy, Hanging pawns and the Isolani.

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Trompowsky for the attacking player

Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.

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Carlos Torre Memorial – chess in the Yucatán

12/22/2005 – The XVIII Memorial Carlos Torre Repetto is taking place from December 15-23 in Mérida, Yucatán, México. There was a Swiss tournament with eight players proceeding to the knockout phase, where they were joined by seeded GMs. Pictorial report.
Opening Encyclopedia 2016

Opening Encyclopedia 2016

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire.

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Results up to the semifinals

The pairings for the semi-finals are Lazaro Bruzon (2677, CUB) vs Nikola Mitkov (2520, MKD) and Michal Krasenkow (2655, POL) vs. Frank de la Paz (2456, CUB). Apparently Krasenkow and Bruzon have made it to the finals, but the games are not yet available.


The participants of the semi-finals, graphically presented on the tournament site


The venue: Centro Cultural de Mérida "Olimpo"


The playing hall in the Olympic Cultural Center of Mérida


Frank de la Paz vs Michal Krasenkow in the semi-finals


One of the favourites: GM Michal Krasenkow of Poland


GM Frank de las Paz of Cuba


WGM Martha Fierro


The Clock Tower of the Municipal Palace of Mérida


A large audience stay on until after midnight to watch the games


Vassily Ivanchuk, winner of the 2004 edition of the Carlos Torre Memorial

Official Carlos Torre Memorial web site
The site is ambitiously designed with lots of interesting graphical elements, games, reports, live coverage. There is a massive photo gallery, with each image meticulously captioned. Naturally the whole site is in Spanish. There is BabelFish translator built in at the bottom right

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