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Complete Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2016

We have included the whole E00-E59 complex in our “Complete Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2016”. It is based, e.g., on 45 000 games from the Mega database and 4000 correspondence games. The lion’s share is made up of the 245 000 games from the engine room.


Queen's Gambit Declined Powerbook 2016

For the Queen's Gambit Declined Powerbook we once again used above all high grade material: 90 000 games from Mega and from correspondence chess, but these are of high quality. Added to that are 410 000 games from the engine room on


The Semi-Slav

The Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6) can arise via various moveorders, has decided World Championships, and is one of Black’s most fascinating replies to 1 d4. Nielsen explains in detail what this openign is all about.


The Black Lion - an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense

The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early ...g5.


Power Play 23: A Repertoire for black with the Queen's Gambit Declined

On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD. The repertoire is demonstrated in 10 stem games, covering all White’s major systems: 5 Bg5, 5 Bf4, and the Exchange Variation.


Power Play 24: A repertoire for black against the Catalan

On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black against the Catalan, based around maintaining the rock of a pawn on d5. Keeping central control ultimately gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy king.


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Goals met – Kasparov and Carlsen's new strategy

3/3/2010 – The cooperation between Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player in history, and Magnus Carlsen, one of its greatest talents, began early last year. The results came faster than anyone had expected: Magnus was number one in the last two world rankings. Now the work between the two takes a new direction, with Magnus making all career decisions on his own. Press release.
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Press release – March 4th, 2010

With goals met, chess greats Kasparov and Carlsen alter strategy for 2010

The cooperation between former World Champion Garry Kasparov and Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen began in early 2009. Kasparov, arguably the greatest player in the history of the game, and the 18-year-old Carlsen, one of the most remarkable talents in chess today, conducted two short training sessions in the spring and trained together for a fortnight in Croatia in the summer. There followed sessions in Oslo and Marrakesh (Morocco), accompanied by real-time Internet conferences during major tournaments in which Magnus was participating.

The result of this cooperation was most satisfying: on January 1st, 2010, just a month after his 19th birthday, Magnus Carlsen was listed as the top-ranked player in the world by the International Chess Federation (FIDE), the youngest ever to achieve this distinction. On the March 1st list he remained in the number one position with a rating of 2813 and became the second highest rated player in history, exceeded only by his mentor Garry Kasparov.

Kasparov and Carlsen working together in 2009 in a summer camp in Croatia

With those achievements a major target has been met in the cooperation between these two chess players, even earlier than anticipated. Therefore it has been decided that their cooperation should take a different direction this year. Magnus will be responsible for all career decisions, without constant guidance, as this is the natural next stage in his chess development. For the time being there are no plans for chess camps or regular coaching during events. Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen have agreed to remain in contact, and Carlsen will still have the opportunity to confer regularly with Kasparov.

Kasparov on Norwegian Nett-TV talk show

Garry Kasparov: “Magnus is one of the greatest natural talents I have encountered in chess, and his recent performance has exceeded even my very high expectations. Our time together – our training camp sessions – has been deeply invigorating for me as well. It was because of these sessions that I felt confident to play the anniversary match against Anatoly Karpov in Valencia last September – with good results, I might add. It was also very gratifying for me to see Magnus climb to the world’s number one position well ahead of our original schedule. Magnus has shown the deadly instincts of a great champion. During his tournaments, when we spoke about upcoming games, Magnus always wanted to play the sharpest and most dangerous continuations, an illustration of his increased confidence in his powers. Our work together during the past year in Croatia, Oslo and Marrakesh gave him a great deal of ‘ammunition’ which, even when it was not used, helped him go into battle with the indispensable belief that he should expect to win every time he comes to the board. I see a great future for this extraordinary player.”

Magnus Carlsen with his mentor on the TV show

Magnus Carlsen: “Working with Garry Kasparov over the last twelve months has been a unique experience. Not only because he was the strongest player in the world for more than two decades, but also because of his great and never-ending passion for chess. I’m very satisfied with our cooperation. Discussing the most topical openings with the one who invented a lot of the modern concepts of chess and getting advice on my particular opponents, most of whom he himself played against on numerous occasions, has been highly interesting and very helpful. Our work contributed significantly to my progression to the number one spot on the FIDE rating list this year.”

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