Opening Encyclopaedia 2016

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5+2 Blitz tournament

– The sunday blitz tournament starts at 8 pm. 5 minutes with 2 seconds increment per move, 7 rounds. View all events here!


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

Volokitin wins Young Masters in Lausanne

9/22/2005 – Ukrainian champion Andrei Volokitin, 19, won the prestigious Young Maters tournament in Lausanne, Switzerland, beating reigning US champion Hikaru Nakamura in the final of the eight-player knockout event. Third was Shakhiyar Mamedyarov, 20, from Azerbaidjan, ahead of India's Pentala Harikrishna. Report, games and pictures.
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.


6th Lausanne Young Masters

The participants: Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Dzagnidze,
Nakamura, Volokitin, Pähtz, Carlsen and Harikrishna

Young Masters: "les duels des champions", is a prestigious tournament with eight of the best under-20 players of the world. It was staged from September 14–19, 2005, at the Casino de Montbenon in Lausanne. The winner was Ukrainian champion and Chess Olympiad Gold medalist Andrei Volokitin, 19, who beat the reigning US champion, 17-year-old Hikaru Nakamura, in the final. The score was 2:0.

Andrei Volokitin, Ukraine

Hikaru Nakamura, USA

In the playoff for third Shakhiyar Mamedyarov, 20, from Azerbaidjan defeated India's second-highest rated player and Junior World Champion Pentala Harikrishna in the tiebreaks. The two 14-year-old grandmasters Magnus Carlsen from Norway and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave from France played for fifth, Carlsen winning this one 2-0. In the Of the two girls in the end Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia was victorious over former Junior World Champion Elisabeth Pähtz.

Final standings:

Poster of the event, with the Open displayed at the bottom


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