Opening Encyclopaedia 2016

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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.


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World Championships and wedding ceremony in Istanbul

10/31/2005 – On November 9th, at 15:30h, the Turkish Chess Federation will stage the opening ceremony of the World Junior Championships, with 160 players from 56 countries. At 17:00h it will host the wedding ceremony of their strongest GM and a Russian WGM. The two will play a blitz match to decide who is the boss in this marriage.
Opening Encyclopedia 2016

Opening Encyclopedia 2016

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The World Juniors Chess Championships are going to be organised in Istanbul, from November 8th to 23rd. 15 GMs, 23 IMs, 13 FMs, 10 WGMs, 16 WIMs and 9 WFMs total 160 players from 56 countries have registered for the events. The championships will be one of most crowded in the last decade. The opening ceremony, hosted by the Turkish Chess Federation, will take place on November 9th at 15:30h.

Returning to Turkey after five years: GM Suat Atalik, 41

The same day, just after opening ceremony, there will be a very unusual wedding ceremony, also hosted by the TCF. GM Suat Atalik, the strongest Turkish GM, has returned to the country of his birth after five years in Bosnia. Suat, a Super-GM with a 2620 rating, will marry with WGM Ekaterina Polovnikova of Russia, who is 22 and ranked 43 in the women world ranking list (her rating is 2412). The ceremony will take part in Okan University in the Anatolian part of Istanbul. All principles and guests will join to ceremony at 17:00h.

The bride: WGM Ekaterina Polovnikova, 21

Just after wedding ceremony the two grandmasters (bride and groom) will play a deciding blitz match for the leadership position at home. The TCF has promised to broadcast the match live on the server. TCF President Ali Nihat Yazici has his bets on WGM Polovnikova. He writes: “If you are in Istanbul on 9th of November do not miss this important time for chess and for TCF. If you want to send greetings to couple then your message will be published on TCF official website is the address.”

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