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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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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 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...
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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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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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Saturday, January 29, 2011 20:16
This week's ChessVibes Openings has the spectacular Carlsen-Nakamura as Game of the Week - a sharp Sicilian Najdorf with an early g4. Furthermore, we give the latest updates on the Ruy Lopez Moeller/Archangelsk, the Scotch Mieses and the hot Gruenfeld. Top notch theory, explained by IMs Merijn van Delft and Robert Ris! The latest novelties in...
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Thursday, January 20, 2011 18:08
Theory moves faster than ever in Wijk aan Zee. Can you keep track? With ChessVibes Openings it's 'yes you can'! Already in this week's issue we update you on the theoretical status of Shirov's Archangelsk Ruy Lopez, and discuss both the topical 4.Qc2 and the 4.f3 Nimzo-Indians. And, last but not least, the hypersharp Botvinnik Giri-Smeets as our...
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Thursday, January 13, 2011 23:08
Want to know how often your favourite opening or player was covered in ChessVibes Openings? Which variations were covered the most by the CVO editors, and why? ChessVibes Openings #106 gives the answer, with a very useful, 23-page index, which you can download here for free. In this week's issue #106 of ChessVibes Openings we give a complete, 23-...
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Friday, December 10, 2010 23:07
Forget Christmas trees and getting together with friends and family. Is there a better way to spend your holidays than getting your openings fully up to date for 2011? As a subscriber to ChessVibes Openings you can now get your hands on all back issues 0-100 in a nice package with a complete PGN database file, worth 47 Euros, for only 30 Euros....
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Saturday, November 27, 2010 5:00
Dutch amateur player Nick Bijlsma (FIDE rating: 2133) says ChessVibes Openings helped him to become stronger. "I see many interesting and good ideas in CVO and as a result my rating increased in a short time!" At the recent Univé Open in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands, Bijlsma won 42 rating points. Nick Bijlsma has been a subscriber to ChessVibes...

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