L'ami Gambit Guide Vol1 and 2

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Kingscrusher's Radio Show

– Tryfon Gavriel also known as Kingscrusher shows instructional games. Either from the past or today these games will help you to improve your game. Beginning at 10 pm GMT+1. Entry fee: 50 Ducats, Premium free! Become Premium Member!


Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


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.


Trompowsky for the attacking player

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


The 4...Nf6 Caro-Kann

On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas.


Sicilian Paulsen Powerbook 2016

In our Powerbook we have brought together all games with the ECO codes B40-B49. Added to 62 000 selected master games from both Mega and correspondence chess there 122 000 high class games from the engine room on playchess.com.


Najdorf Powerbook 2016

The Najdorf Powerbook 2016 is based on a totally incredible number of games: 1.9 million! The lion’s share is provided by the engine room on playchess.com, with the addition of 120 000 games from human experts.


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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Carlsen interview and visit to Downing Street

4/3/2013 – The Candidates Tournament is over, Magnus Carlsen has emerged as winner and Challenger for the World Championship title. In closing we were able to record a 14-minute interview, and on the same day tour the city with the Norwegian star – a tour that included a visit to Number 10 Downing Street, an address you might recognize. Video and pictorial.
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From March 14 to April 1, 2013, FIDE and AGON – the World Chess Federation’s commercial partner – staged the 2013 Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2013. It was the strongest tournament of its kind in history. The venue was The IET, 2 Savoy Place, London. The Prize Fund, shared by the players, totalled €510,000. The winner of the Candidates is the Challenger to Viswanathan Anand who has reigned as World Champion since 2007. The main sponsor for the Candidates was State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic SOCAR.

The eight candidates: Teimour Radjabov, Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian, Vassily Ivanchuk (standing); Peter Svidler, Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Gelfand

Interview with the winner

After the event and his victory Magnus Carlsen gave a pool interview with a number of journalists

Visit to Downing Street

Andrew Paulson (2nd from left), Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian on their way to...

... a street normally closed to the general public, which for over two hundred years...

... has been the official residence of the senior-most members of the British Cabinet

10 Downing Street is the official residence of the British Prime Minister. This photo of Magnus Carlsen was taken on April 2nd, one day late for some mind-bending April Fools stories.

Inside Magnus is awarded the official Candidate's trophy and the World Championship Challenger's medal by British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. On the right are FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and World Chess CEO Andrew Paulson.

George Osborne is himself a keen chess player, who regularly visits the London Chess Classic

Magnus in Downing Street – not a bad combination

Afterwards some of the sights of London: first Buckingham Palace, the official London
residence and principal workplace of the British monarch.

Westminster Abbey, the large Gothic church that is the traditional
place of coronation and burial site for British monarchs.

Big What's-His-Face, the most famous bell and clock tower in the world

The city and its subway system: London in the evening

Pictures by Ray Morris-Hill, Anastasiya Karlovich and Pascal Simon


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