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Bilbao Masters Round 10

– The Bilbao Masters this year is featuring the world elite of chess. Carlsen, Karjakin, Giri, Nakamura, So and Wei Yi will fight for the first place. Simon Williams is analysing live at 3pm CEST. View the whole schedule!

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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Category 19 Super-GM tournament in Baden-Baden

1/4/2013 – In 1870 the first really strong chess tournament was held in Baden-Baden – with Anderssen, Steinitz, Blackburne, Paulsen, Winawer, etc. In the course of a century many fine tournaments were held in the German spa town. This year there will be a very strong six-player event, led by the World Champion Vishwanathan Anand and the World number five Fabiano Caruana. Press release.
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Press release

GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden

Category 19 GM tournament: February 7th–17th 2013

For the time ever, the Chess Center Baden-Baden (Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) will host a category 19 GM tournament, the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden. This event will follow the tradition of great chess tournaments that the well-known southern German Spa town has established over the last two centuries.


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Baden-Baden is also known in the chess world as the hometown of OSG Baden-Baden, the most successful German club in the 1990 and 2000s. In the same period we started the Chess Center Baden-Baden, to lay further foundations for establishing Baden-Baden as an important center of the European chess community.

The main event of our chess weeks will be the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden, a super-tournament which will give the the three top German players the chance to face three established world class players on their own soil.

As partners of the GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden, we gained the Grenkeleasing AG, the German Chess Federation, and Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa.

The participants in the double round robin will be:

Viswanathan Anand India World Champion 43 years
Fabiano Caruana Italy No. 5 in the world 20 years
Michael Adams England No. 23 in the world 41 years
Arkadij Naiditsch Germany No. 37 in the world 27 years
Daniel Fridman Germany No. 78 in the world 36 years
Georg Meier Germany No. 108 in the world 25 years


World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India, rated 2772


GM Fabiano Caruana of Italy, rated 2781


GM Michael Adams of England, rated 2725


GM Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany, rated 2708


GM Daniel Fridman of Germany, rated 2667


GM Georg Meier of Germany, rated 2645

The tournament is scheduled from February 7th to 17th 2013. The venue will be the historical halls of Kulturhaus LA8 (House of Culture) in the center of Baden-Baden. The games will start daily at 3 p.m., in the last round at 1 p.m.

To complement the main event, several side tournaments – each limited to 80 players – will take place:

  • Chess Classic Elo Open (9 rounds, 9 days, only for players ELO 1800+) 7th–15th Feb 2013
  • Chess Classic Fasching (6 rounds, 3 days, open to all) 9th–11th Feb 2013
  • Chess Classic Ferien (6 rounds, 3 days, open to all) 14th–16th Feb 2013

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Tournament web site (in English)

For information concerning the GM tournament contact tournament director Sven Noppes:
snoppes@schachzentrum-baden-baden.de or Tel.: +49-151-14813721

For general information and information concerning the side tournaments contact Christian Bossert (Chairman of Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) und Dr Markus Keller (CEO of Schachzentrum Baden-Baden): info@schachzentrum-baden-baden.de or Tel.: +49-7221-50079623

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