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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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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.
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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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