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How to find what you need in the ChessBase Shop Let's start with an unsung hero of previous generations of our Shops that you should be sure not to miss: The tab "OPENINGS A-Z" offers a list of all openings and it takes only one click to see all DVDs related to a certain topic. But that's not all: Use the "Search for Position" board, and just play!

Removal of eNotate from the US Chess List of Certified Electronic Notation Devices Effective immediately, the US Chess Federation announces that the eNotate chess software, used by some players to record chess notation on an Axim X51, Dell X51, and other compatible Pocket PCs or PDAs, has been removed from US Chess' list of certified means of electronic notation.

Goryachkina beats Ju Wenjun to force tiebreaks The Women's World Championship match between Aleksandra Goryachkina and Ju Wenjun will be decided in speed chess tiebreaks on Friday after Goryachkina won the final game to tie the match 6:6. Her opening choice 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3!? proved inspired, as Ju Wenjun spent almost 20 minutes on move 2 and was later short of time at the critical moments.

6th Chess & Science Festival Hosted at U of A The Chess and Science Festival and Women and Girls Championship started as an idea back in 2013, but it didn't come from nowhere. There is an ongoing discussion happening simultaneously in two parallel areas for many years - "How to get more girls engaged into…?" Those two areas are Chess and STEM.

Madras High Court to hear All-India Chess Federation elections case on Friday The AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said on Thursday, 43 affidavits have been filed in the Madras High Court saying the minutes of the federation's general body meeting held on 28 December last year were valid.

Tata Steel Masters Chess: Viswanathan Anand draws with Nikita Vitiugov With three rounds to go after Thursday's rest day, Anand shared the ninth spot with 4.5 points in the 14-player field. World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana retained his half-point lead over top seed Magnus Carlsen.

De Keyzer shares Chess covers Jack de Keyzer stepped into his home studio to make one album. The Canadian blues artist ended up recording another. The Juno winner anticipated cutting a disc of original material at his home in Clarington, east of Toronto.

Goryachkina Wins to Force Tiebreaks After a placid draw in Round 11, Aleksandra Goryachkina won a thrilling twelfth and final game at the Women's World Chess Championship, leaving the match deadlocked at 6-6. This forces a rapid playoff on Friday to award the title. Quick Links. Match Website.

Nelson Mandela Bay chess whizz to fly SA flag at world champs Port Elizabeth chess whizz Jesse February, 23, will once again represent SA at the 44th world chess Olympiad — the world’s biggest chess event — in Russia.

Women's World Championship: Goryachkina forces a playoff A solid long-term positional grind? Mainline theory? In fact Goryachkina chose none of the above, whipping out 1.d4 d5 2.c3!? - a relatively rare move which Ju was obviously not expecting; she thought for nearly 20 minutes before replying with 2…f6.

Open Chess Championship on Jan. 26; Entries invited - Star of Mysore Mysore District Chess Association will be conducting an Open Chess Championship at Lions Club Hall, opposite Oval Grounds, in city, on Jan.26 in U-17, U-13, U-10 and U-8 age categories for both boys and girls. Entry fee is Rs.400. Spot entry will also be accepted at 9 am on the event day.

Play Chess At Hapeville Branch Library Play a game of chess against friends or other patrons at the Hapeville Branch Library daily.

Goryachkina Wins Last Game To Force Playoff At FIDE Women's World Chess Championship The 2020 women's world championship match will be decided in a playoff on Friday as the challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina won on demand against reigning world champion Ju Wenjun in the last classical game. The score is now tied with six points apiece.

NEW: ChessBase Magazine Extra 193 ChessBase Magazine Extra 193. Videos by Mihail Marin, Adrian Mikhalchishin and Georgios Souleidis. "Lucky bag" with analyses by Alireza Frouzja, Peter Heine Nielsen and many more. Plus over 35,000 new games for your database!

Charlie Hunnam Reveals He Used To Play Chess Online with Secret Alias! Even Charlie Hunnam has his secrets! "I played a lot of online chess. I did, I grew up in a lake district and I didn't have a lot of friends," Charlie admitted. "Called The Mantis, that was my player name.

Iranian chess referee frightened to return home after headscarf controversary An Iranian chess referee Shohreh Bayat is scared to return home after an online controversary over headscarf. She is the chief referee at the Women's World Chess Championship held in Russia and China. Shohreh's picture during the event was floating on the internet in Iran.

Women's World Championship 2020 - Game 12 LIVE Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2020 with 8 million games and more than 80,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine and CB Premium membership for 1 year! More… It's do or die for Aleksandra Goryachkina with the white pieces.

Charterhouse learners excel at SA Chess Championships Tawana was also selected to play against the visiting International Grand Master, Levon Aronian, ranked sixth in the word, in a simultaneous exhibition with 107 other players. She managed to obtain a draw in their game. "This was a great experience," Tawana commented.

Botez and Shahade Families Team Up for Twitch Match Alexandra Botez's twitch series continues on Saturday, January 25th at 5 ET with an exciting Hand and Brain sibling match. The series, which debuted at the start of the year, has already raised thousands of dollars for our US Chess Women Programs.

Tata Steel Chess: Caruana Keeps Lead, Carlsen Close Behind Fabiano Caruana is still the sole leader of the masters group at the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee after beating Alireza Firouzja on Wednesday. In second place is Magnus Carlsen, who scored his third win in a row. David Anton leads the challengers group thanks to a win against co-leader Pavel Eljanov.

Game of the Week: Firouzja vs Carlsen Master Class Vol.8: Magnus Carlsen. Scarcely any world champion has managed to captivate chess lovers to the extent Carlsen has. The enormously talented Norwegian hasn't been systematically trained within the structures of a major chess-playing nation such as Russia, the Ukraine or China.

Tata Steel 10: Magnus wins again, but Fabi leads Magnus Carlsen made it three wins in a row after what he called a "pretty easy day" against Vladislav Kovalev, but Fabiano Caruana remains the sole leader after inflicting a second defeat in a row on 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja.

The Weekly Show: Rocking Gibraltar White to play - Try your moves! Lawrence is on-demand this week and free for a limited time. You can register a free 90-day account and will gain access to this and many more shows from a variety of authors. Lawrence is live most Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC.

St. Ethelreda School chess team wins state title The Saint Ethelreda School chess team took home top honors in November at the Illinois State All Grade Chess Championship winning first place overall. Individual players Shakira Luster, 13, Trechelle Williams, 14, and Imani Hill, 14, took home third, fourth and 10th places.

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