Radio ChessBase: Team tournaments ending

5/4/2005 – Glasgow 3rd Floor Chess Radio, presented by IMs Jacob Aagaard and John Shaw on Wednesday at 20:30h Central European Time on Playchess.com, looks at summer holidaying with or without chess, and the end of the larger team tournaments.

Team tournaments ending

We are coming to the part of the chess season where summer tournaments are trying to build up anticipation and thousands of chess players are debating their holidays with their spouses, often losing the argument (and as a result they will rot up at some beach in Greece instead of roast heavenly in a badly airconditioned tournament hall somewhere in Northen Europe) – and finally the end of the larger team tournaments. Recently the Bundesliga ended (in a tie - the rematch will take place within a few days) and this Monday it was the end for the Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) in Brittain.
In Tonights show IMs John shaw and Jacob Aagaard willl discuss the future of the 4NCL and the most recent games from around the world.

The Radio ChessBase lectures by Aagaard and Shaw begin every Wednesday at 20:30h CEST (European Central time = server time, which translates to 19:30h GMT, 2:30 p.m. New York, 04:30 a.m. Sydney (on Thursday). You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.


Glasgow 3rd floor Chess Radio

Glasgow 3rd floor Chess Radio

From a home studio in Glasgow, International Master Jacob Aagaard and IM John Shaw will comment on recent and past chess events in a weekly Radio Show on the Chessbase server. The show runs on Wednesdays at 20:30 server time (20.30h CET, 18.30h GMT, 13.30 US East Coast time).

IM Jacob Aagaard is one of the best known chess writers. His personal favourites among his own works are Excelling at Chess Calculation and Excelling at Technical Chess, both published by Everyman Chess, as well as Experts vs. the Sicilian by Quality Chess Europe and Attacking Chess 1&2 (CDs) by Chessbase. Jacob has in 2004 made three GM norms and hopes to gain the necessary 50 Elo points for the GM title in 2005.

IM John Shaw has written two books for Everyman Chess and co-edited Experts vs. the Sicilian. He has represented Scotland on many occasions, recently in the Olympiad in Calvià, where he obtained his second GM-norm. As John has once had 2500 in Elo, it is his hope that he will complete his Grandmaster title in 2005 with a third GM-norm.

Together with Jacob, John constitutes two thirds of the new chess publisher Quality Chess Europe which has published Experts vs. the Sicilian (Not a good, but a very good book with many interesting suggestions – Nigel Short and Learn from the Legends – Chess Champions at their Best by Romanian GM Mihail Marin, of which Jonathan Rowson wrote the following in New in Chess 1/2005. "It must be a strong candidate for any existing book of the year award, and if it doesn't win any, someone should create a new award so that the book's quality is properly acknowledged."


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