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Fritz 15 - English Version

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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.


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FIDE postpones Anand-Topalov WCh match

3/10/2009 – A FIDE Presidential Board meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, had decided to postpone the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov until latest April 20th, 2010, and opened the bidding process. Originally the match was scheduled for September this year. The PB also accepted the bid by UEP to stage the world chess championship cycle 2010-2011. Press release.
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Presidential Board meeting 1st quarter 2009

Press Release – Istanbul, Monday, 09 March 2009

The FIDE Presidential Board (PB) meeting with an agenda of 80 items was held on March 5-8th in Istanbul, Turkey, concurrent with the first Women Grand Prix event organized by TCF.

FIDE President advised that he has visited ten countries in the last three months and was delighted that chess was now in the school curriculum in Moldova and Armenia, and that chess among women has growing popularity. He was very please that Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk participated in the PB meeting. In his report, he also stressed the importance of strengthening the relationship with IOC and the NOCs.

The Presidential Board meeting in Istanbul, with Treasurer Nigel Freeman, Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos, Vice President Ali Nihat Yazici, President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Honorary President Florencio Campomanes and Vice President Lewis Ncube.

The PB approved the new structure for FIDE Commissions and Committees the details of which will be announced on the FIDE website. The PB agreed on a commission to be set up to consider the zonal structure of FIDE. The PB approved changes in the Laws of Chess including that the default time would be zero unless otherwise specified in the regulations of the tournament. The PB finalized Title and Rating regulations and dealt with other matters left from the Dresden meetings. It agreed to postpone the World Championship match between World Champion GM Anand and Challenger GM Topalov until the latest April 20th, 2010 and asked for bids for the match. The PB corrected the mistake done by the organizer of the World Senior Championship and announced GM Kaufmann and GM Suba as co-winners. The PB decided upon a commemoration schedule of the former world champions starting with W. Steinitz in 2009.

Commercial director of FIDE Geoffrey Borg, Georgios Makropoulos, Ali Nihat Yazici

The PB acknowledged and accepted the bid from UEP for the world chess championship cycle 2010-2011. In 2011 [probably 2010 is meant], there will be a Candidate Matches/Tournament consisting of GM Kamsky, the loser of the Anand-Topalov match, two players from the Grand Prix series and one player from the World Cup, two highest rated players not already qualified and a player nominated by the organizer. The winner will play the World Champion in 2011.

The PB discussed several future events and decided upon the bid dates which will be published on the FIDE website. The FIDE President thanked the Turkish Chess Federation and its President Mr. Yazici for the excellent organization of the event.

Peter Rajcsanyi
Public Relations and Marketing Director

Source: FIDE


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