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Friday, January 08, 2010 3:57
A new year has begun, and is there a better moment to start working some more on your openings? We've changed our weekly PDF (+PGN!) magazine ChessVibes Openings slightly, and it might well be even more instructive... This week on page 4 we introduced a new, interactive section called It's Your Move: every week two exercises, of which the...
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Thursday, November 26, 2009 17:53
Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez Perez is a world-class player known for almost always going for the absolute main lines. When David Smerdon was preparing for Dominguez, his opponent in the World Cup, the Australian GM decided not to avoid theory, but to play... the Sicilian Dragon! The diagram position contains an important finesse he found while...
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Friday, October 30, 2009 0:29
Many of you have probably seen the great attacking game Bacrot-Aronian, played only three days ago at the European Team Championship in Novi Sad. But what exactly did it mean to the theory of the Anti-Moscow Gambit? ChessVibes Openings #43, published yesterday, answers this and several other topical theoretical questions. "The latest novelties in...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 19:06
Often we are asked: can I still get all issues of ChessVibes Openings published so far? Our answer is as simple as: yes you can! Of course you can also start with the current week, or receive e.g. the last ten issues; everything is possible. Whatever you choose, you'll receive 52 times 4 pages of topical opening theory for only 25 EUR a year....
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Thursday, September 03, 2009 22:53
Does this look like the typical, quiet Ruy Lopez Exchange position to you? Are you looking for a sharp sideline against that annoying 4.Bxc6? ChessVibes Openings #35, just out, gives you one: 4...dxc6 5.0-0 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5!? - your opponent might even think you're blundering a pawn! Which openings are hot in top level chess? Which are not? Receive...
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 17:37
In the last three weeks our IMs Merijn van Delft and Robert Ris noted that many top GM games starting with 1.e4 e5 are played quite dynamically: Aronian's 3...Nge7 in the Ruy Lopez, Nepomniachtchi's 2.d4 or Short's Two Knights are only three examples. The Semi-Slav, on the other hand, seems to be under pressure these days. And did you notice that...
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Monday, August 03, 2009 6:44
The summer is full of great round-robins and open tournaments, and opening theory is developing at top speed. Keep track of it all with ChessVibes Openings, our weekly PDF (+PGN!) magazine that delivers the latest novelties right in your inbox. Let's have a look the openings IMs Merijn an Delft and Robert Ris wrote about in the last six issues....
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Thursday, June 18, 2009 23:11
It's been a while since we last mentioned our PDF (+PGN!) subscription service in which we cover the latest developments in chess opening theory. Meanwhile, the Chebanenko Slav is under pressure, the 6.Bg5 Najdorf is back on top and the 9.Bxf6 Svesh is as complicated as ever. In this week's issue the great game Gelfand-Nisipeanu (a King's Indian...
Friday, May 22, 2009 19:23
If you have kids, you've probably thought hard about how to name your child. Should you choose a 'special' kind of name, or rather a very trendy or well-known one? Popularity is an important aspect when it comes to choosing virtually anything. The same goes for chess openings: do you want to go for popular main lines or for 'off beat' variations...
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Friday, May 08, 2009 22:26
"For those that really want to find out how to get a better position out of the opening and are willing to enter complications and do some homework in order to succeed, ChessVibes Openings can be recommended", wrote GM Hedinn Steingrimsson in his review for Chess Today yesterday, about our weekly PDF magazine which keeps you up-to-date with the...

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