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Women’s World Championship: Goryachkina forces a playoff  12h54 23 janvier
With one regular match game to be played the momentum was very much on the side of current World Champion Ju Wenjun, who won back-to-back points in games 9 and 10 then easily made a draw in game 11. Her challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina came into game 12 in Vladivostock knowing that she had to win...
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Gibraltar Chess Festival 2020: Round 3 LIVE  14h58 23 janvier
Live games and commentary with GM David Howell and Fiona Steil-Antoni from 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET, 9:00 EST). Shakhriyar Mamedyarov leads a large group of players who are still perfect after two rounds. Pictured: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov chats with Veselin Topalov before Round 2. Photo: Niki Riga
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NEW: ChessBase Magazine Extra 193  11h00 23 janvier
CBM 193 Extra contains the latest game updates, with over 35,000 new games, plus start analysis from the red-hot Alireza Firouzja and Magnus Carlsen second Peter Heine Nielsen, plus opening videos from GM Mihail Marin and must more.
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Tata Steel Chess: Caruana beats Firouzja, Carlsen wins again  03h05 23 janvier
Fabiano Caruana inflicted Alireza Firouzja’s second straight loss to remain in the sole lead of the Tata Steel Masters prior to the third and last rest day of the event. Magnus Carlsen stands a half point back after scoring his third consecutive victory. The world champion was not the only one...
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Game of the Week: Firouzja vs Carlsen  19h45 22 janvier
Once again live from the Wijk aan Zee studio, IM Merijn van Delft tackles the game from the Masters that was hotly anticipated: the first classical chess battle between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and rising phenom Alireza Firouzja. The live show is free to watch, and available on-demand for...
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The Weekly Show: Rocking Gibraltar  18h00 22 janvier
Straight from Gibraltar, IM Lawrence Trent looks at his own first round clash with super-GM Le Quang Liem. Puzzle time: In the diagram, it’s White to move Lawrence is on-demand this week beginning at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET Noon EST) and free for a limited time, or forever on-demand with a...
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Is the Traxler Variation still viable?  11h00 22 janvier
The presentation of new opening ideas is one of the main focuses of ChessBase Magazine. In the current issue, eleven opening articles are waiting for you. A mix from Scandinavian to Najdorf and Catalan to King Indian. There is something for every taste IM Renato Quintiliano’s article on the...
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Women’s World Championship 2020 - Game 11 drawn  06h15 22 janvier
Chinese defending champion Ju Wenjun and her challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina from Russia are playing a twelve-game match at locations Shanghai and Vladivostok. Game 11 of the Women’s World Championship Match ends in a draw after 40 moves. Defending champion Ju Wenjun is leading 6-5. In the final...
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Tata Steel Chess: Carlsen puts the brakes on Firouzja  04h45 22 janvier
Fabiano Caruana became the sole leader of the Tata Steel Masters after Magnus Carlsen took down former co-leader Alireza Firouzja in a highly anticipated match-up between the world champion and the 16-year-old. Carlsen is now one of four players trailing the leader by a half point. In the meantime,...
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Understanding Rook vs. Minor Piece Endgames for fun and profit  22h50 21 janvier
A journey into a distant and foreign land always begins by choosing a good guide. If one is interested in knowing more about rook vs minor piece endgames, there is no better guide than the latest book from renowned endgame expert: GM Karsten Mueller. DAVIDE NASTASIO is back for an instructive...
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Start of the Gibraltar Chess Festival 2020  14h00 21 janvier
The 18th Gibraltar International Chess Festival starts today at the Caleta Hotel on the east side of the Rock of Gibraltar. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tops the starting ranking list, joined by fellow 2700 club members Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wang Hao, Veselin Topalov, David Navara, Le Quang Liem and...
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Endgame Magic with Mihail Marin  11h00 21 janvier
First the work then the fun, Karsten welcomes back repeat Endgame Magic guest GM Mihail Marin. Live at 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET; 9:00 AM EST) and on-demand for ChessBase account holders. Don’t have an account yet? You can register a free 90-day account to watch
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Finding a way  07h00 21 janvier
Apparently simple pawn endings are often, in fact, surprisingly tricky. Is there a way for White to convert her extra-pawn in the diagrammed position?
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Bulmaga tops a quartet in Sharjah, UAE  23h53 20 janvier
Escaping the cold Romanian winter, IM IRINA BULMAGA returned home recently from a successful jaunt to the UAE where she shared first with fellow IMs Irine Sukandar and IM Olga Zimina, and GM Monika Socko, each scoring 7 out of 9. It was the tenth such tournament for women in Sharjah. Photos...
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Women’s World Championship: Ju takes the lead...again  19h39 20 janvier
Ju Wenjun took the lead for the second time in the match with just two games before the end of the competition for the Women’s World Championship. She defeated her challenger with the black pieces in today’s tenth game in a Queen’s Gambit Declined, and has excellent chances to retain her title. ...