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Tuesday, March 08, 2011 20:56
Next Saturday already is the first round of the 20th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament. This year Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Vasily Ivanchuk, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand, Hikaru Nakamura, Vugar Gashimov and Anish Giri play. For the very last edition of this...
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Thursday, March 03, 2011 17:16
Sometimes a top player has cooked up a nice surprise for a strong opponent. It won't stay unnoticed, and so it can only be used once. But who cares, when the point has been scored? Last weekend Nisipeanu won a nice game in the Bundesliga with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Nd4 and now 5.Nxe5!? - find out more about this in ChessVibes Openings #...
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Friday, February 25, 2011 19:42
The most important match of the weekend will take place in Bremen. The only serious contender of Baden-Baden is facing the strong team of Mülheim. Bremen needs to win in order not to loose the contact to the top of the table. The match starts on Saturday on 2pm and will be broadcast live in the net as any other games from the Schachbundesliga....
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Thursday, February 24, 2011 17:23
Le Quang Liem again won the strongest open in the world, despite a loss in the eighth round against the ever-uncompromising Bulgarian Cheparinov. This fascinating King's Indian (a Main Line with 11.g4) is the Game of the Week in ChessVibes Openings #112. Other lines that are covered this week: the Ruy Lopez (4...Nge7), the Queen's Gambit Accepted...
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Friday, February 18, 2011 18:17
Already this week the ChessVibes Openings subscribers received many opening ideas and novelties, played at the Aeroflot Open, in their mailbox. Have you heard of the Brazilian Taimanov? Why is the Russian System of the Grünfeld popular again? What to do against the 5.h3 King's Indian? And, not to be missed: the spectacular Game of the Week Le...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 20:53
This year the traditional chess festival in Leon (Spain) will take place June 2-6. Instead of a knock-out with four players, this time only two players have been invited: Viswanathan Anand and Alexei Shirov. The two will play six games with 60 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move. PRESS RELEASE Anand-Shirov: Rapid Art The World Champion...
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Monday, February 14, 2011 0:36
The F.E.B. #7 is out! IM Lawrence Trent and GM Steven Gordon analyze Nakamura's triumph by the seaside, what Levon Aronian's missing, Anish Giri's new celebrity, plus Magnus Carlsen's "Wii" habits, Polish tongue twisters, Wes So contemplates university, Luke McShane on a proper Full English Breakfast, and more! About the Full English Breakfast...
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Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:24
For our ChessVibes Openings editors it was not difficult to pick a Game of the Week - of course they analyzed the spectacular Blumenfeld Gambit of Korchnoi-Vallejo, Gibraltar 2011. And there's more romanticism in this week's CVO #110: what to think of the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.Bc4 cxb2 6.Bxb2, which was successfully...
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Saturday, February 05, 2011 15:03
This weekend two matches of the 7th round and the regular matches of the 8th and 9th round of the Schachbundesliga are played. The playing venues are Eppingen, Wattenscheid, Remagen and Mülheim. All pairings and information. At Eppingen the host and the team of Baden-Baden meet the teams of München and Aue. Things seem to be clear at this venue...
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Thursday, February 03, 2011 23:37
Neither fans of hyper-sharp variations or those who prefer positional defences will be disappointed by ChessVibes Openings issue #109. You're updated on Nepomniachtchi's Najdorf with 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3, Kotronias' Chinese Dragon (10...Rb8) and Shirov's Cambridge-Springs, and more. Game of the Week is the important Grünfeld Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave...

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