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5+0 Blitz tournament

– The classical monday blitz tournament starts at 8 pm. 5 minutes without increment, 9 rounds swiss system. View all events here!


ChessBase 14 - Mega package - english Version

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The Modern Pirc

The Modern Pirc is actually a mixture of the Caro-Kann and the Pirc. In many lines Black combines the ideas of the classical Pirc in which the fianchettoed bishop is important with the Caro-Kann idea to fight for the center with c6-d5.


ChessBase Magazine 176

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (WCh Carlsen-Karjakin, European Club Cup and London Classic) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


The Dutch Stonewall - A fighting repertoire against 1.d4

In the Dutch Stonewall Black from the very first move fights for the initiative. Let Erwin l’Ami take you on a fascinating journey to the depth and attractions of this unique opening. At the end you will be rewarded with a new repertoire against 1.d4!


The Art of the Positional Exchange Sacrifice

The positional exchange sacrifice is one of the most powerful and fascinating strategic weapons in chess. On this DVD Sergey Tiviakov explains why the positional exchange sacrifice is such a strong weapon and how to use it.


Strengthen your chess foundation

IM Nisha Mohota shows guidelines to steer you through the opening, shows basic endgames, helps you to understand fundamental pawn structures, and explains principles and patterns of attack and defense


How to crack the Berlin Wall with 5.Re1

Alexei Shirov shows on this DVD how White can develop pressure and seize the initiative with 5.Re1 against the Berlin Wall.


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Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Navara beats Short 7-3 in CEZ Trophy

9/3/2007 – The CEZ Chess Trophy 2007, August 30 to Sept 2nd, had two ten-game rapid chess matches: former world championship challenger Nigel Short took on top Czech grandmaster David Navara; and chess legend Jan Timman faced the top female Czech player Jana Jackova. Six games were in regular chess, four in Fischer Random Chess (with shuffled pieces). Illustrated report.
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CEZ Chess Trophy 2007:
Navara beats Short, Timman outplayed Jackova

Report by Pavel Matocha

The CEZ Chess Trophy 2007, which took place from August 30 to September 2nd, was organised in Prague (Czech Republic) by civic association Prague Chess Society. It took place in the beautiful Best Western Kampa Hotel, with four players competing in the ten games matches (six rapid games and four Fischer random).

The best Czech player, GM David Navara, played against British GM Nigel Short, former world championship challenger. At the same time the best Czech woman player, IM Jana Jackova, played against Dutch chess legend GM Jan Timman. In the final standings David Navara beat Nigel Short 7.0–3.0, and Jan Timman defeated Jana Jackova 7.5–2.5. In the normal rapid chess games the scores were as follows:

The CEZ Chess Trophy finished on Sunday with a simultaneous exhibition by Nigel Short against 30 opponents (most of them will be top managers from Czech republic).

The press conference before the CEZ Chess Trophy 2007. From the left: Pavel Matocha (organiser), IM Jana Jackova, GM Jan Timman, IM Pavel Votruba (arbiter), GM Nigel Short and GM David Navara.

The setup: Jackova vs Timman and Navara vs Short on the stage in Prague

The audience could follow the games on giant plasma screens

Czech GM Lubos Kavalek, now based in USA, comments for the audience

IM Jana Jackova, Czech Republic, vs GM Jan Timman, Netherlands

Czech GM David Navara, 22, rated 2656 and ranked as number 54 in the world. In the April 2007 FIDE rankigs Navara was 2720 and the world's number 14. He shed most of his points in league games.

Lubos Kavalek discusses the event with winners Jan Timman and David Navara

Downloading and replaying the games

Due mainly to the specially castling rules Fischer Random Chess games recorded in PGN cannot be easily replayed with regular chess programs or applications. However Fritz 10 can handle these files, in PGN or ChessBase formats. ChessBase 9 or ChessBase Light can also do the same, using the games in ChessBase format.

How about a nice game of Chess960?

Note that with Fritz 10 you can also play Fischer Random Chess against the or on the Playchess server. With ChessBase Light you can do the latter.

To do this you should enter the special rooms reserved for Fischer Random (also known as Chess960). You can go there to watch the broadcasts of the games being played in big events, or you can play games against other users yourself.

You can also stage tournaments, for humans or for chess engines which know the game.

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