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Bilbao Masters Round 10

– The Bilbao Masters this year is featuring the world elite of chess. Carlsen, Karjakin, Giri, Nakamura, So and Wei Yi will fight for the first place. Simon Williams is analysing live at 3pm CEST. View the whole schedule!

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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend

€69.90

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.

€9.90

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 playchess.com.

€9.90

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.

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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.

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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.

€29.90

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.

€29.90

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Must watch – Anand on Aljazeera

4/20/2010 – Aljazeera is an international TV news network headquartered in Doha, Qatar. One of their star reporters is Riz Khan, a Yemeni-born British television news reporter and interviewer, who first rose to prominence while working for the BBC and CNN. Recently Riz spoke to World Chess Champion Viswanathan in his One on One show on Aljazeera. An incredibly relaxed and informative interview.
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Meet the world chess champion, Vishwanathan Anand

Aljazeera with Riz Khan

This episode of One on One was aired from Saturday, April 11, 2009. It has been posted in two parts on YouTube and on the Al Jazeera web site. In in Vishy Anand describes very frankly and in a relaxed atmosphere his career in chess. Star Jazeera reporter Riz Khan contributes wonderfully to the flow of the interview.

With his quiet and unassuming manner, it is intriguing to hear him described as "arguably the best sportsperson India ever produced". As a young boy in Madras, now Chennai, Vishy, as he is known, was introduced to chess when his sister took him to a club in the city.

India was keen to produce its first grandmaster in a game that has its roots in that country – and Anand, by far the youngest in line for the title, finally made it in 1987 – the year in which he also became the World Junior Champion. He soon gained widespread recognition in India as its chess icon. After being crowned undisputed World Chess Champion in September 2007, Anand became the first non-Russian, other than the American Bobby Fisher, to hold the top rank and world title at the same time.

Referred to by some as the father of the Indian chess revolution, for inspiring a whole new generation of players, Anand gives simple advice to the hundreds of children asking him for tips. The World Champion says, if you enjoy playing chess – then just do it.

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