Announcement | September 06, 2011 19:51

CVT for the club player, CVO for the tournament player

CVT for the club player, CVO for the tournament player

A new chess season has started, and isn't that a great moment to start working on your chess a bit, with our weekly PDF & PGN magazines? ChessVibes Openings helps the tournament player's understanding of openings and keeps your repertoire up to date. ChessVibes Training provides the club player instructive middlegame and endgame lessons, and a column by top GM Anish Giri.

What is ChessVibes Openings?

ChessVibes Openings - What's hot and what's not?Written by IMs Merijn van Delft and Robert Ris, every issue consists of a PDF Magazine and the accompanying PGN file. The PDF consists of four pages (A4 size) with the following contents:

  • What's hot? A round-up of this week's important opening developments, with statistics about the frequence and score of the week's most important opening novelty (page 1)
  • What's not? Which openings are not recommended at the moment, according to the top players? And why not? (page 1)
  • Game of the week Each week you'll find the theoretically most important game analysed by our two IMs, with a detailed survey of the opening phase (page 2).
  • This week's harvest Four more new important opening ideas from this week (page 3) revealed and described with explanation of the opening and early middlegame (page 3).
  • It's Your Move An interactive element: every week two exercises, of which the solutions/explanations will follow one week later. This will improve your understanding of certain opening, middlegame or even endgame themes even further.

As a subscriber you'll receive the PDF Magazine and accompanying PGN files in your mailbox every Wednesday. A one-year subscription is € 28 (that's less than € 0.60 per issue! - for price in US $ click here) --> More info about ChessVibes Openings can be found here. What's hot and what's not?

What is ChessVibes Training?

ChessVibes Training - Let's improve your chess!Every issue consists of a PDF Magazine and the accompanying PGN file. The PDF consists of eight pages (A4 size) with the following contents:

  • Giri's Grab Bag - A weekly column by GM Anish Giri in which he tells about his tournament practice and his excitement and worries during a top level chess game.
  • Guess the move - A weekly game quiz by IM Merijn van Delft that gives you the opportunity to solve problems that GMs couldn't. What move did they play? Can you calculate as deeply? Give it a try and see how many points you score this week!
  • Improve your play - An interactive section by IM Thomas Willemze that discusses games from our readers. Yes, that's you! You can send in your game(s) and Thomas will pinpoint mistakes and possible improvements from a number of amateur games every week.
  • Tactics, tactics - 12 tactical exercises carefully selected by IM Robert Ris, arranged in increasing level. Regular tactical training is highly important to maintain your top form, and now it will be easier than ever with new diagrams delivered in your mailbox every week!
  • Practical endings - IM Robert Ris gives a clear explanation of a recent endgame played by strong players, focusing on text rather than variations. Every week a typical endgame theme is discussed, sometimes with the emphasis on the theory, but always providing you with useful guidelines.

As a subscriber you'll receive the PDF Magazine and accompanying PGN files in your mailbox every Saturday. A one-year subscription is € 40 (that's less than € 0.80 per issue! - for price in US $ click here) --> More info about ChessVibes Training can be found here. ChessVibes Training - Let's improve your chess

ChessVibes Openings and ChessVibes Training

It's the perfect combination: CVO helps your understanding of openings and keeps your repertoire up to date, while CVT provides instructive middlegame and endgame lessons, and a column by top GM Anish Giri. The two separate magazine subscriptions are 28 + 40 = 68 Euro but if you go for both you only pay 60 Euro! (click for price in US$) ChessVibes Openings & ChessVibesTraining Duo Subscription


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