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Attacker, coward, swindler or endgame wizard: I'll show you how to win against anyone! After my World Championship victories in 2022 and 2023, I am the reigning Chess Software World Champion and am now looking forward to showing you how to become even stronger against your opponent With my innovative training method, I simulate typical player personalities you know from tournaments and online chess: brash attackers, cautious cowards, passive players. But how do you win against them? Fritz will show you how! And for beautiful attacks, combinations or sacrifices, there are the new ChessBase cards as a reward for you. Practical training that's also a lot of fun. Or let's train openings: you can try out a new repertoire ideas directly in a match against me. And how about the new calculation training for a quick Elo boost? As Fritz19 I can make you play better again.
Get the complete ChessBase Magazine subscription incl. ChessBase Magazine Extra! You will receive a new issue every month - starting with ChessBase Magazine right at the beginning of the year. Train with the most popular ChessBase authors! Benefit from analyses of world class players, let Grandmasters show you new and surprising repertoire ideas, improve your tactics, your understanding of chess and your endgame technique!
ChessBase Magazine offers you several hours of video training with Grandmasters and experts in each issue. World class players such as Giri, Gukesh, Vidit, So, Keymer, Hou Yifan, Gelfand, Shankland, Vitiugov and many more analyse their best games and explain the ideas behind their moves. Each issue also includes at least ten new opening articles with exciting ideas for your repertoire, an extensive collection of training exercises on tactics, strategy and endgames, and much more.
ChessBase Magazine Extra comes with a number of supplementary video lectures in every issue (six issues per year). Plus several thousand new games for your database, and a "Lucky bag", packed with many annotated games!
Save twice with the new ChessBase Magazine: For the annual subscription to CBM + CBM Extra you’ll pay only €164.90 per year (compared to €217.54 for the 12 individual issues). As a new subscriber you will also receive a €20 ChessBase voucher*
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In this video course you will learn about basic chess opening strategies, which can help you start your chess game. Become familiar with the most famous chess trap, winning in just four moves: Scholar’s Mate - and how to defend against it. But there is so much more!
Vasily Smyslov defeated Mikhail Botvinnik at the second attempt in 1957 and thus became the 7th world champion in chess history, but had to relinquish the title in a rematch the following year. After that Smyslov belonged to the absolute world elite for many years. His performance in the 1982-1985 World Championship cycle was sensational, when he defeated Robert Hübner and Zoltan Ribli one after the other in the candidate matches and only lost in the final to the young Garry Kasparov - Smyslov himself was 62 years old at that time! Smyslov had a particularly deep understanding of chess. Perhaps influenced by music (he was a trained opera singer), his play was characterised by naturalness and harmony. He cultivated a clear positional style and even in sharp tactical positions often relied more on his intuition than on concrete calculation of variations, although he knew how to combine brilliantly when necessary. On the other hand, he shied away from unclear intricacies. Smyslov had a special preference for the (early) exchange of queens as a precursor to his brilliant technique, especially in the endgame, where he was considered an absolute luminary. The 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik called Smyslov “the truth in chess”.
ChessBase goes Apple
Due to the increasing popularity of Apple products, ChessBase is also publishing its new apps and FritzTrainer in Apple's App Store.
Currently, more than 40 current products are already available in the store. These include products from our most famous authors - Simon WiIliams, Mihail Marin, Ivan Sokolov, Daniel King, Fabiano Caruana, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, ...
Some might say chess is at its peak of popularity due to the coronavirus. People who have never played chess before are thinking, “There is no better time than now to learn how to play chess”. And they are right! I myself have been asked by a lot of friends if I could teach them how to play. Thanks to PlayChess.com I can teach more than one student at a time with ease. I quickly explain the steps needed to set up a coaching session in a short video!
Did you know that ChessBase offers over 500 products? But what do you start with? Which products are useful for which players? What can the Fritztrainer do? Why do I need a ChessBase account? The new purchase advisor gives you an overview of the most important 8 product groups: a 60-second video as an introduction and whoever wants to know more gets the complete functional descriptions or filters the Fritztrainer according to subject, language, playing level. And under "Openings A-Z" you can search for a specific position in all Fritztrainers with a search board! Try it out now.