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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend

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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 Trompovsky (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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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.

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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.

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Najdorf Powerbook 2016

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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.

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10/31/2012 – "The new issue of ChessBase Magazine is packed with enough material to keep even the greediest of chess students feel that their hunger has been satiated for some time to come." With these words Sean Marsh introduces a publication of which he writes: "No other chess product offers as much instruction and entertainment as ChessBase Magazine." Marsh Towers review.
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Chess reviews: ChessBase Magazine 150

The new issue of ChessBase Magazine is packed with enough material to keep even the greediest of chess students feel that there hunger has been satiated for some time to come. The tournament coverage includes comprehensive reports from Biel and Dortmund. Indeed, in the case of the former there are numerous videos featuring post-mortem analysis by the players themselves, running at 1 hour and 40 minutes!

There are plenty of eye catching moments along the way as the players share their spontaneous thoughts about the games. For example, Magnus Carlsen provides some interesting analysis about a possible variation in one of his games.

Carlsen - Wang Hao (variation)

Carlsen played 17 Bf4 and won ((1-0, 35), but over the board he considered the sacrificial 17 Bxh6 gxh6 18 Rhg1+ Kh8 19 Qd2 Rf7 20 Qxh6+ Nh7 21 Re6 Ne5 (not a forced move, but a mistake which if played would have allowed a very nice finish) 22 Bxh7 Rxh7

Carlsen - Wang Hao (variation)

Well, can you see what Carlsen had planned to force a win from this position?

Elsewhere, there are examples of missed opportunities which could have been played for real. A couple of stand out examples involved former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik.

Kramnik-Leko, Dortmund 2012

37 Nd3? missing 37 R1xb6! which would have netted two pawns and the full point. After the move played in the game, Leko was able to put up a stubborn resistance and the game was drawn after 134 moves. A remarkable double miss.

Kramnik's position was under great pressure in the next game.

Caruana-Kramnik, Dortmund 2012

The winner has annotated the game for the magazine and he comments here: ''Kramnik tries a last desperate shot...which nearly works!'' 35 ...Rxf2!? 36 Kxf2? Nxe4+ 37 Kg2 Nc5 ''Now I realized, to my great disappointment, that the b3-square is controlled by Black's knight, so there's no way to switch to the b1-h7 diagonal.'' 38 Ra8. So is Black more or less OK now? Maybe – but Kramnik blunders...

Caruana-Kramnik, Dortmund 2012

38 ...Nxe6?? ''A very surprising blunder. Black was close to the draw, but after this greedy capture I can weave a deadly net around his king.'' 39 Bd3+ Kh6 40 h4 g6 41 Rh8+ Rh7 42 Rg8. ''Now everything is clear. Black must sacrifice the exchange.'' 42 ...Rg7 43 Bxg7+ and 1-0 (53).

Opening articles remain an essential part of ChessBase Magazine and there are lots of them here, in addition to all the other standard features.

Opening Surveys:

Trompowsky Attack 3 h4
Kovacevic Variation 2 Nf3 g6 3 e3 c5 4 dxc5
Benoni Snake Variation
Dutch Leningrad 7 ...c6
Caro-Kann Main Variation
Sicilian Accelerated Dragon 8 ...a5
French Winawer 4 exd5 exd5 5 Bd3
French Advance 3 ...c5 4 Nf3
Slav Main Variation
Semi-Slav 4 Qc2
Semi-Slav Moscow Variation
Nimzo-Indian 4 Qc2 0-0
King's Indian 4 Bg5

Openings with videos:

Grunfeld Fianchetto
Sicilian Rossolimo 3 ...g6
Henning-Schara Gambit

No other chess product offers as much instruction and entertainment as ChessBase Magazine.

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