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Fritz 15 - English Version

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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.


Trompowsky for the attacking player

Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompovsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.


The 4...Nf6 Caro-Kann

On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas.


Sicilian Paulsen Powerbook 2016

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ChessBase Magazine 173

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Shamkir, Paris and Leuven) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 13 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


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IM/WGM Elena Tairova passes away at eighteen

3/24/2010 – Very sad news from Russia: the talented young player Elena Tairova, born on August 28 1991, has died at the age of just 18. Elena became a WGM at just 14 years of age, and a full IM the following year. She won a succession of European and World girls’ junior titles, and in 2006 was the Russian women’s under-20 champion. We offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
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IM/WGM Elena Tairov, 1991–2010

Some shocking news from the Russian-language website e3.e5.com: WGM Elena Tairova has died at the age of just 18. Born on 28 August 1991, Tairova became a WGM at just 14 years of age, and a full IM the following year. She won a succession of European and World girls’ junior titles, and in 2006 was the Russian women’s under-20 champion. That same year, and again the following year, she was runner-up in the Russian women’s superfinal.

Rumours of ill-health first surfaced in early 2008, when she missed several tournaments, but she recovered and returned again to tournament successes. However, in late 2009, she fell ill again, and was unable to take her place in the latest Russian women’s superfinal in December 2009. She passed away on 16 March 2010, a grievous loss to Russian women’s chess.

ChessBase offers its deepest condolences to her family and friends.

14-year-old WIM Elena Tairova winning the B-group of the Bykova
Memorial in 2006, with WIM Margarita Schepetkova in 2nd place

Elena Tairova in 2007

Elena analysing a game in her hotel room at the China vs Russia match 2007

Nadezhda Kosintseva and Elena Tairova at the Russia vs China match in 2007
(in the background FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov)

Elena Tairova (right) beating Nadezhda Kosintseva in round three of the Russian Superfinal 2007

Going for the title of longest hair in top level women's chess

Elena Tairova at the Russian Championship 2007

Elena Tairova in place three (after Zhao Xue and Elsiabeth Pähtz) at the
Queens-Chess Ladies Grandmasters
Tournament Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe 2007

IM Elena Tairova, 2386, RUS, at the Moscow Open 2008

Elena Tairova at the Chinese League in Beijing 2009

Rating progress of Elena Tairova over the last eight years

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