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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


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.


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.


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.


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 Trompowsky (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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Kasparov vs Deep Junior in January 2003

11/15/2002 – It was scheduled for December 1st, now the FIDE Man vs Machine event, featuring Garry Kasparov vs Deep Junior, has been moved to January 5th 2003. One of the reasons: a giant media company is expected to take over the coverage. The second: the main sponsor, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has other pressing duties. On the 1st of December he has to accompany Russian president Vladimir Putin on a trip to China. More
Opening Encyclopedia 2016

Opening Encyclopedia 2016

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire.


It was announced early August: For the first time since playing the Deep Blue rematch in 1997, Garry Kasparov will play publicly against a computer. No, it's not DB, which was dismantled by IBM after the match. This time it will be Deep Junior, the current computer world champion and will take place in the famous King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the Israeli capital. The six games will be played at the classical time control, and the prize fund will be a million dollars. Kasparov gets half a million up front and the other half is split 60/40 winner/loser.

Only the dates remained unclear. Originally it was scheduled for early October, then it was moved to December 1st. Now the date had to be moved again – to a January 5th start. The venue and the technical rules remain the same.

One of the reasons given for the postponement is that more time was required to ensure an adaquate world-wide media coverage. Apparently a giant player in the sports coverage and marketing business has appeared on the scene. Another reason is that the main sponsor, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has other things to do. After being reelected as president of the Republic of Kalmykia Ilyumzhinov must travel to China with Russian president Vladimir Putin – exactly on the 1st of December, when the Jerusalem match was to begin.

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