Opening Encyclopaedia 2016

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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

Putting your money where your mouth is

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.
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.


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. 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

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