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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.


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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Duma deputies: Karpov should be investigated

1/25/2013 – Occasionally some very surprising news lands on our table. The Moscow Times is reporting that members of the Russian Parliament have accused former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov of being a foreign agent, lobbying on behalf of a tobacco company. The attack is seen as part of a smouldering conflict between lobbyists, as anti-smoking legislation is pending in the State Duma. MT report.
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.


A group of United Russia lawmakers have accused a colleague, world chess champion Anatoly Karpov, of lobbying on behalf of a tobacco company, and they asked the Justice Ministry to see whether he can be labeled a foreign agent.

The attack against Karpov is seen as part of a smouldering conflict between lobbyists, as anti-smoking legislation is pending in the State Duma, experts said. The country's $22 billion tobacco market is currently the second-largest in the world, surpassed only by China.

Several Duma deputies, including ones from United Russia, stated in a letter to the ministry that the charitable foundation Peace and Harmony, co-founded by Karpov, is a partner of Japan Tobacco International, one of the three largest tobacco companies in Russia. The move was prompted by a proposal by Karpov to exclude an article from the anti-smoking bill that addresses the illegal tobacco trade.

The anti-tobacco bill, which passed in first reading, is seen as one of the strongest government attempts to curb rampant smoking in the country. It will affect 44 million citizens, or a third of the population. About 400,000 people die annually from smoking related diseases, according to government figures. The law would ban smoking in most public places and introduce tough punishments for violators.

"The point of our collective letter is to check whether a deputy's foundation is a foreign agent," United Russia deputy Alyona Arshinova told Izvestia Monday. Arshinova was referring to a controversial new law that obliges any organization receiving foreign grants and engaging in political activity to register as a foreign agent. The law was mainly aimed at human rights organizations that have voiced opposition to the Kremlin.

Anatoly Vereshagin, communication director for Japan Tobacco International, said his company works with one of the partners of Karpov's foundation, which is not prohibited by the legislation. Karpov was not available for comment Monday. Karpov, a senior deputy who sits on the Economic Policy Committee, told Izvestia his colleagues' reaction to his proposed amendment was "overheated."

Source: The Moscow Times

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