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Where many endgame books are theoretical and emphasize memorization, Endgame Play is based entirely in the real world, where the ability to react precisely in technical positions is a life skill. Read more
It is made from aluminium and it is internally padded with foam to ensure that the clocks are protected and secured in place while in transit. The case is also fitted with a key lock for added security.
Ideal for the chess clubs and tournament organisers that want to protect their most valuable assets - the digital chess clocks. This clock box can accommodate the following models of DGT chess clock: DGT2010, DGT XL, DGT North American and DGT Easy and Easy Plus chess clocks. Read more
Designed for your ultimate chess playing experience, Revelation II is the perfect combination of a luxurious wooden chess board and integrated chess computer system developed in the Netherlands by Digital Game Technology and Phoenix Chess Systems. The tournament size chess board is an innovative DGT sensor board with individual piece recognition and inlaid LED lights to indicate the chess moves. Read more
Even less-experienced chess players have learnt how to develop their pieces in the opening or even know certain opening variations by heart. But when the middlegame starts, they don’t know how to judge positions and develop their play – and their ches s stagnates. On this DVD, well-known Indian WGM Tania Sachdev shows you how to evaluate certain positions and then find the right concepts and plans on the basis of her own games. See free preview here
The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has used his executive powers to cancel the rematch between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Carlsen's next opponent will be a Presidential wild card, the identity of whom is unknown. Anand qualified for a shot at regaining the title after dominating last month's Candidates tournament staged at Khanty Mansiysk.
Grandmaster Repertoire 17 - The Classical Slav - provides a sound and active repertoire based on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4. White’s early deviations from move 3 onwards are also covered. GM Boris Avrukh has had the Slav in his repertoire throughout his career and has never lost a serious game with it.
Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
Viswanathan Anand concluded the FIDE Candidates Tournament with a draw against Peter Svidler for a total of 8,5/14 points. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made the honorary move for the World Championship qualifier. Read more
This program has been used for over a decade by top players as a secret weapon to find astounding novelties and ideas, where traditional chess engines only see uninspired moves. The reason is clear: Junior has its own special search techniques and evaluation functions that makes it different to any other chess program. It is enterprising and entertaining, sacrificing material for initiative whenever it sees a chance, providing new ideas in traditional positions against man or machine. Read More
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Chess author and aficionado Dominic Lawson will square up to former heavyweight champion boxer Lennox Lewis, among others, as part of a BBC Radio 4 series that sees chess moves return to BBC radio for the first time in half a century.