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Saturday, April 09, 2011 5:52
Now that's what we call hard core theory: one of the seconds of World Champion Vishy Anand playing the Poisoned Pawn variation of the Sicilian Najdorf. Learn all the ins and outs in ChessVibes Openings issue 118, which analyzes the theoretical game Nisipeanu-Wojtaszek from the European Championship. Other variations treated this week are the...
Friday, April 08, 2011 0:55
Hot news from Germany: the participants and full pairings of Dortmund 2011. We just received a press release which announced the 39th Sparkassen Chess Meeting. From 21 to 31 July Vladimir Kramnik, Ruslan Ponomariov, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Le Quang Liem and Georg Meier will play in Dortmund. The 39th edition of the Dortmund chess festival...
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Monday, April 04, 2011 20:28
Since last week more than 1,500 people like ChessVibes on Facebook. To celebrate this, we're giving away three copies of The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3: Test and Improve Your Defensive Skill by Karsten Mueller and Merijn van Delft! Together with GM Karsten Mueller, our co-editor IM Merijn van Delft wrote the book The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3: Test...
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Friday, April 01, 2011 18:33
An interesting new event has appeared on the chess calendar that, we believe, deserves a mention here. We're talking about the 1st International Chess Cultural Festival which will take place on the island of Corfu from June 18–27. It is intended for both professional and amateur chess players from all over the world who like to combine chess with...
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Thursday, March 31, 2011 22:56
ChessVibes Openings issues 116 & 117 are out! In just two weeks we covered the Semi-Slav (Anti-Meran). the Italian, the Modern, the Exchange Slav, the English Four Knights, the Classical French, the Najdorf with 6.Bg5 Nbd7, the Sicilian Taimanov, the Ragozin and the Grünfeld Exchange. We also brought the brilliant tactical fight Shirov-...
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Sunday, March 20, 2011 1:04
Contrary to what's been said over the years, the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament is a place where lots of opening novelties occur. In the first week of the last edition, the strongest players in the world have been playing the most critical lines, such as the Berlin Wall and the Anti-Moscow Gambit. Issue 115's Game of the Week is the...
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Friday, March 18, 2011 22:43
On March 19th and 20th the 12th and 13th round of the Schachbundesliga will take place. We present the pairings at the venues Muelheim, Delmenhorst, Munich and Emsdetten - it's already known that Baden-Baden will show up with Alexei Shirov and Peter Svidler at top boards. The top match of the weekend will take place in Muelheim: The host awaits...
Friday, March 11, 2011 17:56
The F.E.B. #8 is out! French cheating, open letter feuds, Carlsen in New York, Cappelle la Grande, and the best team names from the World Amateur Team Championships. With special guest Malcolm Pein, plus a Kiss parody band's ode to bughouse and blitz. Don't miss this one! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news...
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Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:05
Please note that you now can download the full index of ChessVibes Openings 0-114 in PDF for free. Click here to know what we covered so far. For fans of the Ruy Lopez, CVO #114 is a must. And who isn't? The opening of all openings comes along different ways, like the Keres Variation (11...Nd7 in the Closed, but under pressure these days) or a...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011 17:05
Today the 2011 edition of the Reykjavik Open starts, with one of the strongest and largest groups of chess players in years. The top 10 of registered players has Luke McShane, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Jan Gustafsson, Ivan Sokolov, Ahmed Adly, Yuriy Kuzubov, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Sune Berg Hansen, Vladimir Baklan and Boris Chatalbashev. The organizers...

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