Opening Encyclopaedia 2016

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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


ChessBase Magazine Extra 174

Learn openings from the classics with Sagar Shah; Andrew Martin presents the perhaps most important game of the World Championship 1972; Adrian Mikhalchishin gives a lecture on the Cozio Variation (each in video format). Plus 27.459 new games.


Evans Gambit for the new generation

The Evans Gambit is an attempt to destroy Black in gambit fashion straight out of the opening. Featuring games of old, and numerous new and exciting ideas, this DVD will give you a genuine and more exciting way of playing the Giuoco Piano.


ChessBase Magazine 174

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Bilbao, Saint Louis and Dortmund) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


How to exchange pieces

Learn to master the right exchange! Let the German WGM Elisabeth Pähtz show you how to gain a strategic winning position by exchanging pieces of equal value or to safely convert material advantage into a win.


ChessBase Magazine Extra 173

A solid concept against Benoni: Learn from GM Pert how to win with the Fianchetto Variation (video). Classics put to test: Robert Ris shows Fischer-Kholmov (1965) with an impressive knight sacrifice by the Russian (video). Plus 44,889 new games.


Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov

On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov’s play. In over 8 hours of video running time the authors Rogozenko, Marin, Reeh and Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov’s play: opening, strategy, tactics and endgame.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Cheparinov wins Ruy Lopez Masters with 2904 performance

6/20/2010 – The Master Group of the Ruy Lopez International Chess Festival 2010 was an eight-player Category 14 event (average Elo 2599), with mainly young and ambitious chess talents participating. It was won with a stunning 6.0/7 score by Ivan Cheparinov, known for seconding and assisting former FIDE world champion Veselin Topalov. Report with beautiful pictures by Jorge Armestar Marroquin.
Opening Encyclopedia 2016

Opening Encyclopedia 2016

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire.


The Ruy Lopez International Chess Festival 2010 took place from June 11th to 19th 2010 in Villafranca de los Barros, Spain. It was marked by the stunning performance of one player, Ivan Cheparinov, who finished a point and a half ahead of his nearest rivals. The Bulgarian grandmaster, who is best known for being the second and assistant to the former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov, produced five wins and two draws for a 6.0/7 final score, with a 2904 performance.

Final standings

The playing venue in Villafranca de los Barros, Spain

The winner: GM Ivan Cheparinov, Bulgaria, 2640, with a 2904 performance

Equal second/third: GM Fabiano Caruana, Italy, 2675, performance 2690

Equal second/third: GM Vladimir Malakhov, Russia, 2722, performance 2684

Equal fourth/fifth: GM Gabriel Sargissian, Armenia, 2677, perf. 2638

Fifth: GM Ivan Salgado Lopez, Spain, rating 2606, performance 2647

Sixth: IM Manuel Perez Candelario, Spain, 2527, performance 2451

Seventh: GM Pia Cramling, Sweden, 2536, performance 2449

WGM Deysi T. Cori, Peru, 2409, performance 2315


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