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Masters Challenge Biel Round 3

– The Masters Challenge in Biel this year is featuring Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Peter Svidler. They play a match of rapid and classical games. Today is round three of the classical games. Daniel King is analysing live starting at 5pm CEST. View the whole schedule!


Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

ChessBase Magazine 152 with a brand new Reader

1/31/2013 – Look who's having fun analysing their game! ChessBase Magazine brings you the latest games from all important events, with top-level analysis, superb openings surveys, tactics, endgame sections, video lectures, everything you need to keep your skills up-to-date in the fast-moving chess world. CBM is a stand-alone product and the latest edition comes with an advanced new reader.
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Installing the new ChessBase Reader

The first thing you automatically see when you insert the DVD is the above AutoPlay window that allows you to run the setup file and install the new ChessBase Reader you can use to access the games and videos on your computer.

Click on "Install" and, if you have no serious reason to do otherwise, accept the location for the files that the installer suggests, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\ChessBase\. You may be asked for autorisation to install the ChessBase Reader by your cautious Windows operating system. Allow it to proceed and finsh the installation.

You will now find an icon for the new ChessBase Reader on your desktop. Double-click it to start. This will produce the content display of ChessBase Magazine 152:

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If you click on a database symbol you will see the contents in the preview panes:

Note that you can click on games in the list and replay them on the preview board on the right, using your cursor keys or clicking on the notation to follow the moves. This is meant to give you a quick overview – double-clicking a game in the list will of course open a full game window:

Here you can start your default engine and analyse. If you do not have ChessBase, Fritz, or any of our other products you will get an older version of the Fritz engine to work with.

Double-clicking the "152 !START" icon on the Reader desktop will display the contents of CBM 152:

You can use "Install on Hard Drive" to transfer the contents of the magazine to your computer storage system, or you can simply run everything from the DVD. Clicking on a video symbol, for instance, will open a new window in which you can watch and listen to the media file on the DVD:

If you double-click an openings survey icon on the Reader desktop you can view the contents:

This is the best way to keep up-to-date on openings theory, guided by experts in each line.

Order CBM 152 with the new Reader in the ChessBase Shop (or first explore the contents there)

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