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  • Today, July 13th, 2024

  • Svitlana's Smart Moves - The 100th Anniversary Special (ChessBase News)

    Unbelievable but true! Svitlana Demchenko and Arne Kaehler are celebrating their 100th episode of "Svitlana's Smart Moves". It all started in April 2021, and has now reached a magical number. In the video, Svitlana and Arne take a look at some superlatives of the past episodes: the most and least...

  • World Senior Team Championships: USA and England emerge victorious (ChessBase News)

    With the US team in the over 50s tournament and England 1 in the over 65s tournament, the two favourite teams won the gold medals at the Senior World Team Championships. The women's titles went to Estonia (over 50s) and Latvia (over 65s) in the Baltic States. Photo: All winners | Photo: Mark...

  • Yesterday, July 12th, 2024

  • SuperUnited Croatia: Caruana goes into blitz section with 3-point lead (ChessBase News)

    Fabiano Caruana continues to impress at the SuperUnited Tournament in Croatia. The US star entered the third day of action as the sole leader and scored three consecutive wins to win the rapid section and go into the final two days of blitz with a 3-point lead over Wesley So. The remaining US...

  • Global Chess League: The Second Season (ChessBase News)

    The second season of the Global Chess League will be held at Friends House in London from 3 to 12 October 2024. The six "franchises" of the second edition of the tournament and the companies behind the teams were unveiled in a press release. | Photo: The Triveni Continental Kings, the winners of...

  • Thursday, July 11th, 2024

  • SuperUnited Croatia: Caruana grabs the lead, Gukesh resurges (ChessBase News)

    Fabiano Caruana emerged as sole leader after rounds 4-6 were played on Thursday at the SuperUnited Tournament in Croatia. Wesley So, who grabbed 1 win and 2 draws for a second consecutive day, stands in sole second place, while a resurgent Gukesh is now tied for third with Alireza Firouzja and...

  • Sigrun Øen (1963-2024) (ChessBase News)

    It was announced today that Magnus Carlsen’s mother, Sigrun Øen, died on Monday after a long illness surrounded by her family. Sigrun Øen was a chemist, but gave up her profession after the birth of her children, and accompanied her son Magnus Carlsen together with her husband and daughters to...

  • The Monthly Dragon - Hungarian Dragon attacking the king-side? (ChessBase News)

    We all love the dragon for it's attacking play against the king on the queen-side. But how can one attack the king on the king-side? Chris Ward has not only an answer to that, but actually dives deep into the the psychology of king-side attacking, and how to actually get an advantage on the...

  • Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

  • SuperUnited Croatia: Vachier-Lagrave leads, Vidit struggles (ChessBase News)

    The first three rounds of rapid action at the SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Tournament in Croatia saw Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scoring two wins and one draw to become the early sole leader in Zagreb. MVL defeated Levon Aronian and Ivan Saric in the first two rounds before holding a draw in a pawn-down...

  • Jan Markos: Middlegame Secrets Vol.5 - The Inner Strength of Kings (ChessBase News)

    For a chess player, chess pieces are like special tools in a toolbox. We need to know how best to use them, just as a craftsman knows his tools. We shouldn’t use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail; and we shouldn’t write off the king as a vulnerable creature in need of constant care and protection...

  • SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia - Live! (ChessBase News)

    The third event of the 2024 Grand Chess Tour is the SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia, the second of three speed chess events. The tournament is taking place on July 10-14 in Zagreb. The event starts with 9 rounds of rapid action, followed by 18 rounds of blitz. Included in the field are the next...

  • Two grandmaster tournaments in Biel at once (ChessBase News)

    The 57th edition of Biel Chess Festival begins this Saturday and will once again attract chess enthusiasts from all over the world to the watchmaking metropolis. There will now be two invitational tournaments for the elite: the GMT-Masters and the GMT-Challengers, which will each be contested by...

  • Swedish Championship: Vitaly Sivuk retains title (ChessBase News)

    The Swedish Championship 2024 featured several categories, from a youth tournament to the Sverigemästarklassen, a round-robin tournament with classical time control for Sweden’s top chess players. The tournament took place in Växjö from June 28 to July 7. GM Vitaly Sivuk defended his national...

  • Tuesday, July 9th, 2024

  • Master Class 17: Boris the Greatest (ChessBase News)

    One thing was certain: when Boris Spassky sat down at the chessboard, something extraordinary happened. The 17th edition of the ChessBase Master Class series presents a detailed portrait of the tenth World Champion. The interactive features of the e-book offer the opportunity to actively relive...

  • Frankfurt-West celebrates 100th birthday with Chess960 festival (ChessBase News)

    The German Chess Club Frankfurt-West celebrated its 100th birthday with a big Chess960 festival and invited to the "9th Open German Rapid Chess Championship in Chess960". Nearly 400 chess fans, including numerous grandmasters and many young chess fans, followed the call. | Photos: Dariusz Gorzinski

  • Bodhana Sivanandan celebrates England call-up at with 20,000 chess fans at biggest-ever ChessFest (ChessBase News)

    Record-breaking nine-year-old Bodhana Sivanandan celebrated her call-up to England’s chess team in a packed Trafalgar Square on Sunday as ChessFest drew its biggest-ever crowd. More than 23,000 people—8,000 more than last year—descended on London’s iconic venue to brave a mixed bag of weather as...

  • Monday, July 8th, 2024

  • Grand Chess Tour Zagreb: Carlsen had to cancel (ChessBase News)

    Due to urgent family matters, Magnus Carlsen had to cancel his participation in the Superunited Rapid & Blitz Croatia in Zagreb. Levon Aronian is standing in for the world number one. The third stage of the Grand Chess Tour 2024 begins on Wednesday with the blitz tournament.

  • Petrosian – Learning from the Master (ChessBase News)

    Tigran Petrosian was a very conservative player. On the other hand he could see tactics and combinations far in advance, so he went about countering them before even his opponents smell anything! Chess trainer GM Efstratios Grivas has always told his students to study the games of the former...

  • Ivan Sokolov: Understanding Middlegame Strategies Vol. 1-9 (ChessBase News)

    This is a comprehensive course that arms the club or tournament player with fresh ideas which can be used in their own practice. The nine volumes, individually bought, would normally cost you €299.10. But as a special Summer Special this week, we offer you the package for just €199.90. Don't miss...

  • Sunday, July 7th, 2024

  • Trappers trapped (ChessBase News)

    Trapping the pieces of the opponent has a particular charm. When thinking back to the first days of ChessBase and looking at a game Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alireza Firouzja recently played at the Superbet Classic in Bucharest, Jon Speelman (pictured) remembered a number of famous and...

  • The Bluebaum Variation (ChessBase News)

    The new ChessBase Magazine #220 again provides plenty of ideas for your repertoire with ten opening articles, from the Reti Opening to the Jobava London System and the King's Indian! In his search for a weapon against the Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6), our author Yago Santiago...

  • Friday, July 5th, 2024

  • Caruana scores 3/3 in rapid playoff, wins Superbet Chess Classic (ChessBase News)

    An exciting final day of action at the Superbet Chess Classic saw Fabiano Caruana first losing his round-9 classical game against Anish Giri and then convincingly prevailing in a 4-way rapid playoff. Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa and Alireza Firouzja finished the classical section tied for first with...

  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024

  • Superbet Classic: The calm before the storm? (ChessBase News)

    A second consecutive round with all games ending drawn took place on Thursday at the Superbet Chess Classic in Romania. Fabiano Caruana thus continues to lead the standings, with Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa and Alireza Firouzja sharing second place a half point behind the US star. The tournament’s...

  • Secret features of ChessBase (ChessBase News)

    The ChessBase board in itself is a vast paradise of various options! Here we are going to show you some of the key features that can help you in your analysis of a position. Some of you may not have “discovered” them yet, and many might find them useful in your study of games. Take a look – and...

  • Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

  • Superbet Classic: Missed chances by Caruana and So (ChessBase News)

    The seventh round of the Superbet Chess Classic saw all five games ending drawn for a third time in the event — much like in the two previous occasions, it was not for a lack of fighting spirit, though. Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So failed to convert superior positions against Dommaraju Gukesh...

  • Sunday, July 7: Great Chess Fest in London (ChessBase News)

    Once a year the English school chess initiative "Chess in Schools and Communities" organises a chess festival in the heart of London, in Trafalgar Square, which naturally focuses on children and young people. Next Sunday, July 7, is the day again. The theme of this year's ChessFest is the chess...

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