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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

Chinese Championship – a pictorial review

6/14/2009 – China is an emerging super-power – in chess. The 2009 Championship brought forth a sixteen-year-old winner, one of the strongest female players in the world is a fifteen-year-old grandmaster. The championship was overshadowed by event deciding game defaults, but sweetened by some great photography and beautiful portrait impressions by GM Ye Rongguang.
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The winners: Ding Liren (open section), Shen Yang (women's section)

Final Ranking Open Section

Ding Liren, 2458, with 8.5/11 and a 2787 performance (without the final round forfeit)

Round ten, with the critical game Ding Liren-Wang Hao (at move 15) in the foreground

Second: Wang Hao, 2696, with 8.0/11 and a 2749 performance

Third: Bu Xiangzhi, 2704, with 7.0/11 points and a 2676 performance

In fifth place: Ni Hua, 2724, with 6.0/11, performance 2608

Ninth: Zhang Pengxiang, 2638, 4.0/11 points, 2489 performance

Hou Yifan, 2590, with 3.5/11 and a 2456 performance

Zhao Weiqi (2563, 6.5/11, 2652 performance) and Hou Yifan analyse together

GM Hou Yifan and WGM Gu Xiaobing receiving special prizes

Women's section

The winner, with 9.0/11 and a 2600 performance: Shen Yang

Shen Yang at work, winning the 2009 Chinese Championship

Second: Zhao Xue, 2531, with 8.5/11 points and a 2542 performance

Third: Tan Zhongyi, 2436, 8.0/9, 2508 performance

Fourth: Zhang Xiaowen, 2340, 7.0/11, 2444 performance

Xiaowen in black-and-white

Fifth: Ju Wenjun, 2340, 6.5/11, 2401 performance

Seventh: Gu Xiaobing, 2336, with 6.0/11, performance 2378

Twelfth: Wang Jue, 2162, with 1.0/11 and a 1963 performance

Okay, this was not Wang Jue's tournament, but she enjoyed it anyway

About the photographer – GM Ye Rongguang

Ye Rongguang, 45, was the first Chinese player to gain the international chess grandmaster title. He has now retired from competitive chess, but has been the coach of women's world chess champion Zhu Chen's for more than ten years. He resides in the Netherlands, and was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Netherlands Chinese Photographic Society.


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