Mega Database 2016

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15+5 IS Bank tournament

– The IS Bank tournament starts at 5.10 pm. 15 minutes with 5 seconds increment per move, 5 rounds. View all events here!


Fritz 15 - English Version

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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.


Trompowsky for the attacking player

Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompovsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.


The 4...Nf6 Caro-Kann

On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas.


Sicilian Paulsen Powerbook 2016

In our Powerbook we have brought together all games with the ECO codes B40-B49. Added to 62 000 selected master games from both Mega and correspondence chess there 122 000 high class games from the engine room on


Najdorf Powerbook 2016

The Najdorf Powerbook 2016 is based on a totally incredible number of games: 1.9 million! The lion’s share is provided by the engine room on, with the addition of 120 000 games from human experts.


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.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

World Blitz Championship: Carlsen wins by three-point margin

11/18/2009 – Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian chess phenomenon, has won this event with 31.0 points from 42 games, three points ahead of World Champion Viswanathan Anand, who himself finished three points ahead of the next-closest rival (Sergey Karjakin). Carlsen's overall performance was 2894, Anand's 2835. In fourth place we find Vladimir Kramnik. Results, games and statistics.
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World Blitz Championship

This event was held on November 16, 17 and 18 in the showroom of the Red Square mall GUM. Time controls were three minutes for the whole game + two seconds increment per move. The event was a 22-player double round-robin, i.e. it had a total of 42 rounds, which were played on three consecutive days. The participants include the players from the Tal Memorial, plus twelve invitees. The average rating was 2718 – quite remarkable for an evernt with so many players.

Third Day report

The winner of the 2009 World Blitz Championship: Magnus Carlsen

Final standings (after 42 rounds)

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Ratings, performance, points, tiebreaks


Of the 462 games played in this event, only 122 were drawn, i.e. the draw quota was just 26 percent. White won 180 games = 39% and Black 160 games = 35%. The winner, Magnus Carlsen, drew just six of 42 games, winning 28 and losing eight. Vishy Anand drew 16, winning 20 and losing six. "Bronze medalist" Sergey Karjakin won 20, drew ten and lost twelve.

Blitz World Championship on Playchess

It was an exciting day on the Playchess server, especially for visitors using the new Fritz 12 program to log in. One aspect that was especially useful is the multi-game function: instead of loading games individually you simply click on a tournament or a round, and all games are loaded in a single window.

Double-clicking any of the boards will bring it in full size up front. The Fritz engine evaluates any position that you have highlighted by clicking, and the chat window shows the comments that pertain to this game.

Naturally the window can be reshaped and resized to suit your monitor (click to enlarge image)


The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!

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