L'ami Gambit Guide Vol1 and 2

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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.

€29.90

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Chess champs Bobby Fischer and Magnus Carlsen on 60 Minutes

2/17/2012 – This Sunday the very influential CBS TV news magazine 60 Minutes will be turning its eyes – or rather: lenses – on chess, with a segment concentrating on the exploits and personality of Magnus Carlsen. To get people in the mood they are streaming a "60 Minutes Rewind" of a report produced in 1972 on the upcoming match between Boris Spassky and challenger Bobby Fischer. Don't miss it!
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1972: Chess champ Bobby Fischer on 60 Minutes

Most of us think of chess as a thoughtful, contemplative game, but here at 60 Minutes, we've learned that among grandmasters, chess is a blood sport. This Sunday on 60 Minutes, the world's number one chess player, Norway's Magnus Carlsen, tells Bob Simon that winning a chess match is more than just defeating your opponent; it's destroying him. "I enjoy it when I see my opponent...really suffering," Carlsen said with a wicked grin. "If I lose just one game...I just really want to get revenge." Here's a preview of Sunday's segment:

It's not the first time we've heard this kind of talk. In 1972, Mike Wallace profiled the infamous Bobby Fischer, who was then only 29 years old and training for his famous Cold War showdown against Russia's Boris Spassky.

Here's an excerpt from that profile:

Wallace: Winning for winning's sake is important, but do you like to beat another man?

Fischer: Yes, I like to beat another man.

Wallace: You smile about it. Do you like to crush another man's ego?

Fischer: Uh-huh, so when they go home that night, they can't kid themselves that they're so hot, you know?

We all know how Fischer's story ended – in madness – but the board is still a world of opportunity for today's young superstars.

Tune in this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS to see Bob Simon's profile of 21-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen.

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