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.
12/15/2009 – In this week's Playchess lecture by
FM Dennis Monokroussos will introduce you (presumably) to one of the best players
in the world in the 1930s. Grigory Levenfish, whom you may know for his 6.f4
line against the Dragon, and from his endgame books, will be discussed,
with highlights from his great career. Before that IM Merijn van Delft discusses
current games. Be there and watch.Discuss
3/13/2010 – Yesterday the twelfth World Champion Anatoly Karpov announced that he was running for FIDE President. Today he addressed the extraordinary meeting of the European Chess Union (ECU), which was meeting during the European Individual Championship in Rijeka. Karpov had hash words for the current FIDE leadership and outlined his own program for change in FIDE. Video interview by Europe Echecs.Discuss
10/22/2014 – Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like
these every wednesday at 8 pm. This is how you learn to play like a Grandmaster.
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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.
This DVD is an ideal introduction to this opening for players below 2000 or busy players who would like to play aggressive chess, but do not have time to learn the main lines. The Veresov is worth studying and playing!