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Masters Challenge Biel Round 3

– The Masters Challenge in Biel this year is featuring Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Peter Svidler. They play a match of rapid and classical games. Today is round three of the classical games. Daniel King is analysing live starting at 5pm CEST. View the whole schedule!


Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

US Championships under way

5/5/2013 – They are blessed with a $180,000 prize fund plus $65,000 in prize money for the women, and are being staged in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. In the open section top seed Gata Kamsky and veteran GM Larry Christiansen lead with 2.0/2 points, as do Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih, one of whom will win the women's section. Pictorial report after round two.
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US Championship under way

The US Chess Championships for men (open section) and women is taking place in Saint Louis from May 3rd to 13th 2013, with May 8 being a rest day, May 13 reserved for possible tiebreaks. Top players are Gata Kamsky, Timur Gareev, Alex Onischuk, Ray Robson, Varuzhan Akobian, Sam Shankland, Robert Hess, Gregory Kaidanov, Larry Christiansen. The women's section is dominated by the rivalry between defending champion IM Irina Krush and IM Anna Zatonskih. The rounds start at 13:00h (01 p.m.) Saint Louis time = 20:00h CEST.

The opening ceremony was held at the Peabody Opera House in Saint Louis. The 24 men and ten women were invited one-by-one on stage to be recognized and to hear who they would match up with in round one.

Alexander Onischuk picks a bag with his start number (on the right WGM Jennifer Shahade)

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan picks the number one in the women's section (on the right Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield, the main organisers and sponsors of the championships)

This is the first time that one city has hosted the championship five years in a row, and this is mainly due to the efforts of the Sinquefields (Rex is President and Chairman of the Board of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis). In addition to the $180,000 prize fund for the U.S. Championship and $65,000 in prize money for the U.S. Women’s Championship, there will once again be a $64,000 “Fischer Prize” to go to any man who runs the table and wins all nine games in the main event. Fischer’s feat was accomplished 50 years ago at the 1963/64 U.S. Championship.

The setup for the 2013 US Championships in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

Top seed Gata Kamsky defeated Alexander Shabalov in a French Tarrasch in round one

Larry Christiansen defeate Yaacov Norowitz in round one and then ...

... second seed Timur Gareev in round two to join Kamsky in the 2.0/2 lead

The co-editor of our newspage, Alejandro Ramirez, is on equal 3rd-7th with 1.5/2

In round one top seed IM Irina Krush, rated 2470, defeated ...

... WFM Alena Kats, rated more than 320 points below Irina

All photos by Tony Rich, Saint Louis Chess Club

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