1/25/2013 – The weakness of the dark squares around the black king catches the eye, but there still is the diagonal a6-f1 ... The sequence 28.Rxd3 cxd3 29.Qh6 lead to victory for ...
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The weakness of the dark squares around the black king catches the eye, but there still is the diagonal a6-f1 ... The sequence 28.Rxd3 cxd3 29.Qh6 lead to victory for ...
1/27/2013 – Who will win the 75th Tata Steel Tournament? Okay, we know Magnus Carlsen has already clinched the A Section, but the B and C sections are still hotly contested. The final round starts on Sunday, January 27, at 12:00 noon (i.e. an hour and a half earlier than usual). To make things especially interesting we recommend you update your Playchess client and try out our latest Guess-a-Move feature.Discuss
1/18/2013 – Our Spanish language news editor Nadja Wittmann, who lives in Den Haag, Holland, took the train to Wijk aan Zee – in spite of ten inches of snow. Alina L'Ami is in Wijk for the entire event, assisting her husband Erwin. Both have sent us pictorial impressions. In addition we bring you some tactical highlights from the B and C section, while Andrew Martin attempts to explain why Carlsen wins.Discuss
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Top tournaments: Norway Chess, Capablanca Memorial, and Poikovsky. Analyses by Karjakin, Jakovenko, Bologan and many more. Interactive training with Oliver Reeh and Karsten Müller. 13 new opening articles – from Alekhine Defence to the Winawer Variation.
On this DVD GMs Rogozenco, Marin, Müller, and IM Reeh present outstanding games, stunning combinations and exemplary endgames by Alekhine. And they invite you to improve your knowledge with the help of video lectures, annotated games and interactive tests
FM Claus Dieter Meyer has put under the microscope a comprehensive fund of topical and timeless games/fragments. On video Hamburg GM Dr. Karsten Müller has outlined corner points of Meyer’s work and created 14 tests plus 10 interactive test sets.
The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen.
The Caro-Kann Defence is one of the most solid replies for Black after 1.e4. Bologan's choice of the Advance Variation for White is because of the complex strategical play in which White has a long-term space advantage.
Extra 160 - with more than 34,000 recent games and three video clips: Adrian Mikhalchishin, Robert Ris and Valeri Lilov present a nice opening idea and the two games Fischer-Petrosian (Match 1971) and Rublevsky-Vachier (Warsaw 2012)