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ChessVibes Openings #194: the Najdorf & Botvinnik main lines
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Friday, September 21, 2012 0:11
ChessVibes Openings #194, published yesterday, is full of main line theory. In just one issue you'll see updates on the English Attack against the Najdorf but also the famous and highly complicated Botvinnik variation of the Semi-Slav. And what about the 8.Rb1 line in the Exchange Grünfeld, or the Open Catalan? Game of the Week is Ivan Cheparinov'...
ChessVibes Openings #193: an issue full of Olympiad action!
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Thursday, September 13, 2012 14:13
This week's issue of our weekly PDF & PGN magazine ChessVibes Openings is one that's full of action. The Game of the Week in #193 is the wonderful game played by Vassily Ivanchuk against Wang Hao in the last round of the Olympiad. As always our editors look at the theoretical relevance and analyze the game in full. Other lines that are covered...
CVO 186
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Friday, July 27, 2012 19:01
'Hardcore theory' is what we sometimes call the most deep and complicated but at the same time traditional main lines of certain openings. Theory lovers shouldn't miss the most recent issues of ChessVibes Openings, in which the readers are updated on some of the most fascinating variations. Some examples: Winawer French Obviously we mean the sharp...
Astana, CVO 184
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Friday, July 13, 2012 15:22
At the Rapid and Blitz World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan a total of 360 fast games were played: 15x8 in the rapid, and 30x8 in the blitz. Normally the editors of ChessVibes Openings don't take rapid and blitz games very seriously, but when the world's elite is playing, they can make an exception! And indeed, there were a number of...
IM Goh Wei Ming holding his 2nd GM norm at the Asian Nations Cup in May 2012
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 14:36
IM Goh Wei Ming of Singapore is one of many subscribers to ChessVibes Openings, our weekly PDF & PGN magazine that covers the latest developments in opening theory. Last month at the Asian Nations Cup, Kevin (the name he uses more frequently in the English language) scored his second GM norm, with the help of CVO! IM Goh Wei Ming holding his...
Anand-Gelfand in CVO & CVT: learn from the world title match
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Friday, June 08, 2012 18:12
Both of our magazines ChessVibes Openings and ChessVibes Training focus on recent games, and so obviously the Anand-Gelfand match was given a lot of attention in the past few weeks. Here's a small overview of the World Championship match as seen by our editors. ChessVibes Openings Issue 176 discussed the first four games of Anand-Gelfand. Gelfand...
Tired of draws? Check out ChessVibes Openings #176!
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Friday, May 18, 2012 9:40
BLACK TO PLAY. The level has seemed pretty high at the World Championship so far, as confirmed by commentator Jan Timman, but as chess fans we want to see fireworks as well. The Game of the Week in ChessVibes Openings #176 is Ni Hua-Le Quang Liem from the Asian Continental Championship, and it reached this fantastic position. What should Black...
What happens when Khalifman faces his own Anand repertoire?
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Monday, April 09, 2012 10:02
In recent years former FIDE World Chamion Alexander Khalifman, together with his students in St Petersburg, released the famous series Opening for White According to Anand 1.e4. In 13 volumes, a complete repertoire for 1.e4 is presented and almost everywhere main lines are chosen. But what happens when the author faces his own repertoire? Last...
'Can I buy CVO back issues?' Yes you can!
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012 13:20
We started our magazine ChessVibes Openings in the first week of January, 2009 and quite often we are asked if it's possible to purchase back issues. Our answer: yes you can! You will receive a ZIP file with all PDFs and PGNs, and also one big PGN file with all issues together, which means a wonderful overview of the most important novelties from...
Would you dare to take on f2?
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Thursday, March 29, 2012 21:56
In the 4...Bf5 main line of the Caro-Kann, one of the critical positions is reached after the moves 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nf6 15. Qd3 O-O 16. g4 Nxg4 17. Rhg1 (see diagram). Would you dare to take on f2? In...

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