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18h25 01  mars
Victorija Cmilyte: Grandmaster and Politician
Victorija Cmilyte is a top chess player and a successful politicain. She is a Grandmaster, Lithuania’s number one women player and number seven on the World’s Women Ranking List, and since 2015 she has been a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament. She was leader of the Opposition and in 2020 the...
10h29 17  février
Chess and Artificial Intelligence (2)
It’s just a machine. It has no consciousness or feelings as we understand them. We have specific connections in our brain that make us react according to the circumstances, the situations we are experiencing. We interpret them as pleasure, pain and all other kinds of emotions. We would have to...
10h45 08  février
CHESS Magazine puzzles (solutions)
It’s a little late for New Year’s celebrations, but never too late to have some fun. In the January issue of the UK CHESS magazine readers were challenged to solve eight unusual problems, which we shared with you last week - with live diagrams on which you could work things out. Today we have added...
12h00 16  décembre
The Fritztrainer Christmas Calendar - Door 16
This year we are launching our Christmas Fritztrainer Calendar . For the next 24 days, you can open one of our Fritztrainer doors daily, and guess: Which Fritztrainer is this? If you send us the correct answer by email, you are participating in a raffle to win plenty of prizes, including our big...
13h05 01  mars
Hovhannes Gabuzyan wins Armenian Championship 2021
With a last-round win with Black against Tigran Petrosian Hovhannes Gabuzyan finished the Armenian Championships 2021 in style. With this win Gabuzyan finished the tournament with a score of 8.5 11, a performance-rating of 2790, and 1.5 points ahead of his closest rivals Arman Pashikian and Samvel...
Mattis says: Study the classics
As you surely know, in chess, as in other fields, it is important to study the past. But why is this the case? Our ChessBase Author tells us how he was told by his trainer to sit down at home with a book of the classics and think about what he found in them. Mattis discovered that - apart from the...
20h00 28  février
Levon Aronian and Oscar Panno in joint masterclass
Two strong grandmasters from different generations, currently living in countries far apart from each other, gave an online masterclass about a week ago. Levon Aronian and Oscar Panno discussed two impressive wins obtained by Aronian with the help of Robert Hungaski, who served as translator.
Understanding before Moving 16: Limiting the opponent’s activity
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 16th part of his ChessBase show Understanding before Moving Herman looks at ways to restrain the activity of your opponent. Photo: Hans...
Armenian Championship - Final Round Live
Hovhannes Gabuzyan goes into the last round of the 2021 Armenian Championship as the sole leader, a whole point ahead of Arman Pashikian and Samvel Ser-Tahakyan. The leader faces Tigran Petrosian with the black pieces. The games start at noon CET (11:00 UTC, 7:00 ET). Follow the action live.
New: ChessBase Magazine #200
The ChessBase Magazine celebrates its anniversary The new issue, number 200( ), offers various extras, for example an exclusive collection of My favorite game of the young Magnus Carlsen , a selection of 100 exquisite games with analyses by top players such as Carlsen, Kramnik, and many others, a...
20h00 27  février
Burkhard Starke 1941-2021
Burkard Starke was first an enthusiastic chess player and later a committed trainer in Leipzig. He wrote instructive material and (chess) history books. He died a few days ago at the age of 79. An obituary by Rainer Knaak.
Meet the Fritztrainer - Nicholas Pert
Hundreds of different Fritztrainers have been teaching us chess on ChessBase for more than a decade. Maybe you sometimes wonder what else the authors of these Fritztrainers do? Meet the Fritztrainer takes a look behind the scenes, telling us more about the private life of your favourite chess...
The Magic of Mikhail Zinar I: Pawn endgames
Although many other endgame study composers created pawn endgames, two were outstanding Nikolay Grigoriev and Mikhail Zinar. Columnist Siegfred Hornecker shares the story of the latter, an aviation technician turned teacher who was deeply passionate about chess. Photo:
Double shift
In the diagram position, White started to expose the central enemy king with 43.c5 dxc5 44.Rxc5 a3 - can you take things to victory from there?
Discussing moves with a neural network
What is the best continuation? Which rook should you to move to the half-open b-file? You look at the 30 games in Mega, but cannot find a convincing answer. So you consult the latest chess engines, the NN variety with the most profound understanding. But even there you find clear differences of...
19h20 26  février
Matthieu Cornette impressive in Barcelona
A 10-player closed GM tournament was organized in Barcelona on February 16-24. Former French national champion Matthieu Cornette finished in clear first place on 7 9. His countryman, 13-year-old Marc Andria Maurizzi, got sole second place and obtained his second GM norm Maurizzi is still in time...
Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Bashing the Gruenfeld
In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King shows how White can try to bash the Gruenfeld with the seemingly modest 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2. But there is hidden menace.... Power Play is on air most Fridays at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, 13:00 ET). All the usual puzzles, games and...
Levon Aronian changes federations to play for the US
On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian, currently number five in the world, informed the Armenian Chess Federation about his decision to move to St. Louis and to play for the US. With Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Leinier Dominguez and Hikaru Nakamura,...
21h00 25  février
Throwback Thursday: Caruana scores seven wins in a row
In a mind-boggling performance, Fabiano Caruana won the second edition of the Sinquefield Cup after scoring victories in his first seven games and obtaining a stratospheric Tournament Performance Rating. The six-player field had an average Elo rating of 2802 and included world champion Magnus...
Hybrid Chess celebrates its debut
Necessity is the mother of invention Since the Corona crisis has limited travel possibilities, and many people don’t want to play only online blitz and rapid chess, hypbrid chess was created. On February 21 and February 22, the four cities of Barcelona, Malmö, Oslo and Bratislava played the first...