Opening Encyclopaedia 2016

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Creating Chaos in Calm Waters

– In this show, Simon will be taking a look at some interesting ways of meeting Anti-Sicilian lines, mainly 3 Bb5+ and 2 c3. Rather then entering into somewhat dull positions you may have the chance to play an early ...g5!? Tune in at 6 pm CEST for the action! View the whole schedule!


Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


Evans Gambit for the new generation

The Evans Gambit is an attempt to destroy Black in gambit fashion straight out of the opening. Featuring games of old, and numerous new and exciting ideas, this DVD will give you a genuine and more exciting way of playing the Giuoco Piano.


ChessBase Magazine 174

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Bilbao, Saint Louis and Dortmund) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Movsesian wins Bosna 2007 in Sarajevo

5/29/2007 – This traditional tournament took place in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo for the 37th time, and starred Morozevich, Short, Timofeev, and Sokolov. The six player round robin was won by fifth seed Sergei Movsesian, an Armenian-Slovakian grandmasters, who led the tournament from the start. Second was local boy Borki Predojevic. Report, pictures and games.
Opening Encyclopedia 2016

Opening Encyclopedia 2016

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37th Bosna 2007 in Sarajevo

The 37th "Bosna" tournament took place from May 18th to 28th, 2007, in Sarajevo. This is the capital city and the urban center of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH). The city, which is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps, is famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Judaism peacefully coexisting there for centuries.

The annual GM tournament, which in the past had achieved absolute supertournament status (with Kasparov participating), was a double round robin with six very strong players: Alexander Morozevich (RUS 2762), Nigel Short (ENG 2691), Artyom Timofeev (RUS 2658), Ivan Sokolov (NED 2655), Sergei Movsesian (SVK 2642), and Borki Predojevic (BIH 2609).

The tournament was practically a start-to-finish victory for the 29-year-old Armenian-Slovakian GM Sergei Movsesian, who scored a point more than his nearest rival and did not lose any games. Movsesian's performance was 2782. The other stars of the event, Morozevich and Short, played less successfully (Nigel was indisposed during the tournament), while Ivan Sokolov played as one could have expected him to.

Final standings

Picture gallery

The event setting, with a B-tournament being played parallel to the main one

The winner, GM Sergei Movsesian, playing for Slovakia, rated 2642

Top seed Morozevich draws against Pedrojevic in the final round

Ivan Sokolov, originally from Bosnia, about to defeat Timofeev with black

Nigel Short drew the winner Movsesian in the final round

A key encounter in round four: Movsesian beats Morozevich with black

Sarajevo at night

Pictures supplied by Lejla Huseinovic

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