2/4/2010 – ... has become Alexei Shirov's trademark. In the tournament in Wijk aan
Zee, which Shirov started with five wins in a row, the 37-year-old chess
magician from Riga once more justified this reputation.
In many middlegame positions he managed to put his opponents under
pressure with inventive attacking play. And even in the endgame, one
always has to take into account that Shirov might set the board on fire.
This happened in the eleventh round in his game against Vladimir Kramnik, where he played 35.c5! in the diagram position. GM Karsten Müller has analysed the endgame for ChessBase Magazine Online.
3/15/2010 – The German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel is the largest and most influential in Europe. At irregular intervals it turns its spotlight on chess. Today's edition has an unprecedented three-page interview with the world's number one player, with questions regarding general intelligence, chess talent, work ethics and his chess trainer Garry Kasparov. Interesting new insights.Discuss
1/14/2010 – We hear a collective sigh of relief: after the Tal Memorial, the World Blitz,
the London Chess Classic and the World Team Championship (ended yesterday),
some chess fans out there were feeling a twinge of withdrawal. Not to worry:
top GMs are currently arriving in the Dutch seaside town for the annual chess
festival. We will provide full coverage on Playchess.
Here are the tournament details.Discuss
10/24/2014 – The FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent is one of the last strong GM tournaments of the year. The two best players of the series will be qualifying for the next Candidates Matches. Daniel King is commenting live on the games starting at 12 pm. Entry fee: 50 Ducats, Premium free!
View the whole schedule!
The most effective, timeproven way to develop tactical abilities, imagination, and the ability to calculate variations, is practice. The 69 exercises on this DVD are taken from grandmaster games and show tactical ideas that are typical for the Grünfeld.
Success in the English is based upon understanding the plans and ideas available within this interesting opening. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that-the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence!
The aim of this course is to help you understand how you to make tactical opportunities arise as well as to sharpen your tactical vision - these selected lectures will help to foster your overall tactical understanding.
Two historic tournaments in one issue! The Chess Olympiad in Tromsø ended with first Gold for China, and Caruana triumphed at the Sinquefield-Cup with 8,5 out of 10. Olympiad-special: Several hours of video analysis and interviews. 11 new opening articles
Treat yourself to a little extra! Shirov demonstrates by a game against Volokitin (Kalashnikov Variation) how a strategic game can turn into a dynamic clash. Plus videos by IM Ris and IM Lilov. And 35.205 games from all over the world.