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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.

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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.

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Sicilian Paulsen Powerbook 2016

In our Powerbook we have brought together all games with the ECO codes B40-B49. Added to 62 000 selected master games from both Mega and correspondence chess there 122 000 high class games from the engine room on playchess.com.

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Najdorf 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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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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11/11/2003 – Kasparov vs X3D Fritz. What will be the opening move? How many checks will there be in each game? What will be the final score? Who will win each game? If you think you know the answer to any of these questions, then why not back your judgement at the Betsson online betting exchange.
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Betsson is a betting exchange which is offering live betting on the overall winner and the final score of the Kasparov vs X3D Fritz encounter. Each game you can bet on the game winner, opening move, number of checks and number of moves.

So how does it work?

First of all you need to register an account. Then you can visit the chess betting pages and make your bet.

For example betting on the Kasparov v X3D Fritz match can be found here. At the time of writing Kasparov is a slight favourite and this is how the market looks:


If you think Kasparov will win the match, you can simply back Kasparov at odds of 2.75 to win the match. If you put €100 on Kasparov to win you will get €275 back (€175 profit) if he wins the match.

If you wanted to back Fritz, simply back Fritz at odds of 3.1. If you put €100 on Fritz to win you will get €310 back (€210 profit) if Fritz wins the match.

If you want to back the draw, simply back draw at odds of 3.0. If you put €100 on the draw you will get €300 back (€300 profit) if the match is a draw.

Betsson.com is a betting exchange as opposed to a traditional bookmaker, this means you are betting against other people instead of a bookmaker. The main advantages of a betting exchange are:

  • Better odds than the traditional bookmakers
  • Ask for your own odds or act as the bookmaker
  • Take profit before an event has finished
  • Betting that a selection will not win

To find out more about these advanced features please see www.betsson.com

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