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  • Today, January 24th, 2022

  • Karsten Müller’s Endgame Magic Show #179: Best endgames of 2021 (ChessBase News)

    In the Endgame Magic Show #179 Karsten Müller and Arne Kähler take a look at some of the best endgames played in 2021. Karsten's favourite is game six of the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi, arguably the decisive game of the match. Arne had another favourite...

  • Tata Steel R8: Arjun clear leader in the Challengers (ChessBase News)

    Three decisive games in round 8 of the Tata Steel Masters tournament left Magnus Carlsen and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov sharing the lead on 5½ points. The Azerbaijani defeated Praggnanandhaa to catch up with the world champion. Meanwhile, in the Challengers, Arjun Erigaisi won his sixth game (in eight...

  • Battle of the Sexes: Round 1 (ChessBase News)

    Today, round 1 of the Battle of the Sexes in Gibraltar will be played. Ten male and ten female players compete in a team match that is played according to the rules of the Scheveninger system. Rounds start at 15:00 local time (9:00 ET, 14:00 UTC) each day. Follow the games live and with...

  • Müller/ Engel: Player types - a review (ChessBase News)

    Can players be classified into certain types? On their new ChessBase course Karsten Müller and Luis Engel follow a model of Danish Grandmaster Lars Bo Hansen and distinguish between four types of players and illustrate their different playing styles with typical games. This model helps to...

  • Gibraltar: Battle of the Sexes begins (ChessBase News)

    The opening ceremony of the #GibChess Battle of Sexes Chess Match-Tournament, to be held at the Garrison Library, 24 January to 3 February 2022, took place at the Garrison Library at 6pm on Sunday 23 January 2022 in the presence of the Hon. Dr John Cortes, Minister for the Environment,...

  • The Best In Iceland (ChessBase News)

    In 2020, we started a series called "The Best In", and interviewed some of the strongest male and female players of Aruba, The Bahamas, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, Armenia and Austria. The popular series will continue as a YouTube version with a 1-to-1 Zoom interview, including an analysis of the...

  • Yesterday, January 23rd, 2022

  • All set for first leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series (ChessBase News)

    In less than two weeks, Berlin will host the first leg of the FIDE Grand Prix Series 2022, organized by World Chess. From February 3 to 17, sixteen elite chess players, including grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna — who replaces Wei Yi — will compete for the chance to win the last two spots in the...

  • Understanding before Moving 63: The light-squared beast (ChessBase News)

    Herman Grooten is an International Master, a renowned trainer and the author of several highly acclaimed books about chess training and chess strategy. In the 63rd instalment of his ChessBase show "Understanding before Moving", Herman looks at "light-squared beasts". | Photo: Tommy Grooten

  • Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

  • Tata Steel R7: Dubov forfeits, Carlsen leads (ChessBase News)

    An eventful seventh round in Wijk aan Zee saw Daniil Dubov forfeiting his game against Anish Giri after declining to wear a mask during the game as requested by the organizers — someone in the Russian’s inner circle had tested positive for Covid-19. Later on, wins by Magnus Carlsen, Jorden van...

  • Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture in Saint Louis (ChessBase News)

    “Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture in Saint Louis” celebrates the best chess, art and culture from all 50 exhibitions held at the WCHOF since its 2011 relocation to Saint Louis, Missouri. The three-floor show features more than 120 artworks and artifacts, including pieces related...

  • Pawn chain saw (ChessBase News)

    In the diagrammed position Black just played 25...Bd1?? to attack the pawn on e2. However, this backfired with a vengeance. How did White react?

  • Friday, January 21st, 2022

  • Tata Steel R6: Carlsen beats Rapport, joins the lead (ChessBase News)

    Three well-known names collected full points in round 6 of the Tata Steel Masters tournament, as Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin and Anish Giri all won their Friday games in Wijk aan Zee. Carlsen’s victory over Richard Rapport allowed him to catch the leaders in the standings table. Meanwhile, in...

  • Anish Giri teaches the Italian (ChessBase News)

    If you want to learn more about the Italian Game, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4, is there a better teacher than Anish Giri? The Dutch GM (of Nepalese/Russian extraction) is number seven in the world, with a 2772 rating. In a very instructive video, Anish tells you everything you need to know about...

  • Trent's Tactics - Alekhine's tactical brilliancies (ChessBase News)

    Normally, Lawrence and Arne approach the tactic section, and solve some puzzles to reach a higher rating. Today, Alexander Alekhine takes over. Lawrence shows us two prime examples of Alekhines tactical understanding. Trent's Tactics is about exceeding your tactical understanding, with plenty of...

  • Daniel King’s Power Play Show: What did Carlsen miss? (ChessBase News)

    In his Power Play Show, GM Daniel King looks at a rare occurrence — a missed opportunity by world champion Magnus Carlsen! The Norwegian could have beaten Andrey Esipenko in Wijk aan Zee had he correctly calculated a tactical sequence in the middlegame. | Power Play is on air most Fridays. Watch...

  • "One clear win and already tired of winning?" - An interview with Anatoly Karpov (ChessBase News)

    Anatoly Karpov is one of the World Champions who is featured in the ChessBase NFT series. The 12th World Champion is a passionate stamp collector and immediately understood the idea. In an interview Karpov talks about NFTs, the story behind his brilliant win against Viktor Kortschnoi in the...

  • The Charles Leclerc vs Carlos Sainz Chess Challenge (ChessBase News)

    Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. are the drivers of the legendary Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One. Lewis Hamilton is not the only self-confessed chess fan among Formula One racing drivers. The two Ferrari drivers also love the royal game and even engaged in a rapid chess challenge.

  • Thursday, January 20th, 2022

  • Tata Steel R5: Shakh and Rapport join Vidit in the lead (ChessBase News)

    Returning from the rest day, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Richard Rapport scored full points to join Vidit Gujrathi in the lead of the Tata Steel Masters tournament. Andrey Esipenko and Magnus Carlsen stand close behind, as the world champion both lived dangerously and got winning chances in his ...

  • Kvika Reykjavik Open 2022 (ChessBase News)

    The Kvika Reykjavik Open will return to its normal setting in the Harpa music and conference center in 2022 – which has been billed as the best playing venue for an open tournament ever! The dates are from the 6th of April until the 12th of April, with nine rounds in seven days! Many world class...

  • Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Fireworks in the Giuoco Piano (ChessBase News)

    This week Robert Ris will have a look at the fantastic game between Daniil Dubov and Vidit Gujrathi from the Tata Steel Masters in Wijk aan Zee. Dubov played provocatively out of a Giuoco Piano, Vidit gladly accepted the challenge, and an incredible struggle ensued! | "Fast and Furious" is...

  • Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

  • FIDE declares 2022 the year of the woman in chess (ChessBase News)

    The International Chess Federation has declared 2022 the Year of the Woman in Chess. According to the FIDE Women’s Commision, this is a chance to take a leap forward in their mission of forming gender equity policies, practices and programs. | Pictured: Eva Repkova / Chair of FIDE Women’s Commission

  • Kasparov and NFT (ChessBase News)

    "It was special for me to present my journey with 1Kind [Crypto portal] in a series of NFTs that traced my life from childhood through my ever-busy ‘retirement,’" writes Garry Kasparov. "The project was all the more meaningful for me because 10% of the proceeds will go toward setting up a...

  • Svitlana's Smart Moves - The prophylactic moves (ChessBase News)

    A core of chess is the correct prophylaxis. That doesn't mean, that we have to brush our teeth twice a day, since I hope we all do this any way. But, as I heard Yasser Seirawan once say:"I tend to play a conscious move, before my opponent plays the threat". Svitlana shows us the smartest moves in...

  • Tata Steel R4: Wins for Pragg and Shakh (ChessBase News)

    Vidit Gujrathi kept the sole lead at the Tata Steel Masters going into the first rest day of the event, as round 4 saw 2 out of 7 games ending decisively. Praggnanandhaa inflicted Nils Grandelius’ third defeat to bounce back to a 50% score, while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov got the better of...

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