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ChessBase Magazine 153
CBM 153 tournaments: Zurich Chess Challenge, Wijk aan Zee, Grenke Classic Baden-Baden, Gibraltar Masters 2013 etc. Videos: Karsten Mueller, Oliver Reeh, Rainer Knaak, Dorian Rogozenco, Leonid Kritz, Robert Ris. Opening theory, e.g. Bogo-Indian E11 4.Bd2 c5 5.Bxb4 cxb4 6.g3 0-0 7.Bg2 d6 8.0-0 Nc6 by Mihail Marin. Tele-Chess.
ChessBase Magazine 152 Extra: 18.433 games, played between December 2012 and February 2013. Fritztrainer video: Dejan Bojkov, Leonid Kritz, Robert Ris.
Other interesting and good ChessBase's products: Mega Database 2013 (5 462 143 games, 67 000 games with notes from top players. An excellent DVD!), ChessBase 12 (A superb chess database with new functions), Houdini 3 (A famous and brilliant chess program, an excellent engine!), and Boris Schipkov "Bogo-Indian Defence" (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Bb4+, E11, the Bogo-Indian is a solid, simple and sometimes explosive opening).
The previous Boris Schipkov's CD ROMs: "King's Indian Saemisch System" (The Saemisch is a classic and aggressive response to the KI. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3), "Dutch A80-A85" (good lines: 2.Nc3, 2.Bg5, Staunton Gambit, various continuations with g3, h4, b4, c3, Bf4, g4), "The Dutch Defence, Leningrad System A86-A89" (all main lines, 7...Qe8, 7...c6, 7...Nc6, also 3.g3 d6), "Dutch Defence A90-A99" (the legendary Stonewall, Ilyin-Zhenevsky Variation, Alekhine Variation, 4...Bb4+ line) and "Queen's Gambit Accepted" (World Champions have played QGA).
More information on http://www.chessbase.com/
The TCEC computer chess championship took place 22nd January - 9th May 2013. Houdini is the nTCEC Grand Champion. Superfinal: Houdini-Stockfish 25-23.
The 15th World Computer Chess Championship 2007 took place at the Science Park Amsterdam (The Netherlands), June 11-18.
1. Rybka - 10/11; 2. Zappa - 9; 3. Loop - 7.5; 4-5. Shredder, Gridchess - 7; 6. Deep Sjeng - 6.
Games (66, zipped pgn)
Sites: http://amsterdam2007.icga.org/ and http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/
The computer match Deep Fritz - Deep Junior 2007 took place in Elista (Russia), June 6th-11th.
Deep Fritz - Deep Junior 2-4 (1/2, 1/2, 0-1, 0-1, 1/2, 1/2).
Games (6, pgn)
The match World Champion Vladimir Kramnik vs Deep Fritz 2006 (computer program) took place from November 25th to December 5th in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn. 6 games, November 25, 27, 29 and December 1, 3, 5.
Final results: Vladimir Kramnik - Deep Fritz 2-4.
6. Fritz-Kramnik 1-0. A sharp game in the Sicilian. White moved pieces on the kingside. Fritz attacked with 25. e5, grabbed a pawn.
5. Kramnik-Fritz 1/2. Vladimir had slightly better chances. Bishop vs knight. But then Fritz got nice play on move 27. Draw by repetition.
4. Fritz-Kramnik 1/2. Computer played 1 e2-e4. Vladimir almost equalized, endgame. But Fritz seized the open file...
3. Kramnik-Fritz 1/2. The Catalan, White had an extra pawn. Black pushed the c-pawn, had good counterplay. Vladimir gave the exchange, constructed an impregnable fortress.
2. Fritz-Kramnik 1-0. Vladimir easily equalized in the Queen's Gambit Accepted or Slav. After move 34.Nxf8 the position looked drawish, perpetual check by 34...Kg8 35. Ng6 Bxb2 36. Qd5+ Kh7 37. Nf8+. But Kramnik lost at once with 34...Qe3. Black could try 31...Bxd4 or 31...Qf7 with advantage.
1. Kramnik-Fritz 1/2. Vladimir successfully traded pieces, had an edge in the knight vs bishop endgame due to black doubled pawns.
Games (6, pgn)
Sites: http://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/ , http://www.chessbase.com/
The 14th World Computer Chess Championship 2006 took place in Turin (Italy) May 25 - June 4.
1. Junior - 9 from 11; 2-3. Shredder, Rajlich - 8.5; 4. Zappa - 7.5; etc.
Games (93, zipped pgn)
Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Villa de Bilbao 2005 took place in Spain 20th-23rd November. Men-Machines 4-8.
FIDE World Champions: Alexander Khalifman, Ruslan Ponomariov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Computers: Fritz, Junior and Hydra.
R4: Khalifman-Fritz 1/2 (Knight endgame), Junior-Ponomariov 1/2 (153 moves!), Kasimdzhanov-Hydra 1/2 (White had a small advantage).
R3: Hydra-Ponomariov 1-0, Fritz-Kasimdzhanov 1/2 (Double-edged fight, 2 rooks vs knight+3 pawns!), Junior-Khalifman 1-0 (White had an extra piece).
R2: Ponomariov-Fritz 1-0 (Ruslan grabbed a pawn and won!), Khalifman-Hydra 1/2, Kasimdzhanov-Junior 1/2 (White had a small edge).
R1: Fritz-Khalifman 1-0, Ponomariov-Junior 0-1, Hydra-Kasimdzhanov 1-0 (Rustam attacked).
Games (12, zipped pgn)
The 12th World Computer Chess Championship 2004 took place in Bar-Ilan University, Israel July 4–12.
1. Junior - 9 from 11; 2. Shredder - 8.5; 3. Diep - 7.5; 4-5 Fritz, Crafty - 7; 6. Jonny - 6.5; 7-9. ParSOS, Falcon, IsiChess - 6; 10. Deep Sjeng - 5.5; 11-12. Woodpusher 1997, Movei - 3; 13. The Crazy Bishop - 2; 14. FIBChess - 0.
Games (77, zipped pgn)
The match Kasparov vs X3D Fritz 2003 took place in New York (USA) 11th-18th November.
Kasparov vs X3D Fritz 2-2 (1/2, 0-1, 1-0, 1/2).
4. X3D Fritz - Garry Kasparov 1/2. Queen's Gambit Accepted. Garry levelled.
3. Garry Kasparov - X3D Fritz 1-0. Semi-Slav. Garry decided on a good anti-computer plan with closed position. He had a clear advantage.
2. X3D Fritz - Garry Kasparov 1-0. Spanish. White stood slightly better in the opening. Garry obtained counterplay on the kingside, but then he made a mistake 32...Rg7. Better was 32...Rc8 with equality.
1. Garry Kasparov - X3D Fritz 1/2. Semi-Slav. Garry grabbed the exchange, but Fritz had good drawing chances. Perpetual check.
Games (4, pgn)
The Kasparov vs Deep Junior match 2003 took place in New York (USA) January (26, 28, 30) - February (2, 5, 7). Garry Kasparov - Deep Junior 3-3.
6. Deep Junior - Garry Kasparov 1/2. Sicilian. Garry obtained some initiative.
5. Garry Kasparov - Deep Junior 1/2. Nimzo-Indian. Junior sacrificed a bishop... Perpetual check. Interesting is 16.g3.
4. Deep Junior - Garry Kasparov 1/2. Sicilian. Junior grabbed only a pawn.
3. Garry Kasparov - Deep Junior 0-1. Semi-Slav. Garry could make a draw with 32.Ng6+. Also interesting is 14.Bxe4 with an advantage to White.
2. Deep Junior - Garry Kasparov 1/2. Sicilian. Garry had good compensation for the sacrificed exchange. Interesting is 25...f4 with powerful initiative.
1. Garry Kasparov - Deep Junior 1-0. Semi-Slav. Garry had an edge in the opening (13.d5 is interesting novelty), then Junior gave the exchange as a present.
Games (6, pgn)
Two preliminary games in Jerusalem (7th – 9th January 2003) were cancelled.
Garry Kasparov - Deep Junior, January, 2003. Press Release (20.12.2002)
The Bareev vs HiarcsX (program) match 2003 took place in Maastricht (The Netherlands) January 28th-31st. Bareev - HiarcsX 2-2.
4. Evgeny Bareev - HiarcsX 1/2. English. HiarcsX had some initiative in the ending.
3. HiarcsX - Evgeny Bareev 1/2. French. HiarcsX grabbed a pawn.
2. Evgeny Bareev - HiarcsX 1/2. English. Evgeny had some initiative.
1. HiarcsX - Evgeny Bareev 1/2. French. Evgeny had a small positional edge.
Games (4, pgn)
The Brains in Bahrain match (Man v Machine) took place 2nd-20th October 2002. Vladimir Kramnik - Deep Fritz 4-4.
8. Vladimir Kramnik - Deep Fritz 1/2. Queen's Gambit.
7. Deep Fritz - Vladimir Kramnik 1/2. Queen's Indian.
6. Vladimir Kramnik - Deep Fritz 0-1. Queen's Indian. Vladimir hazardously sacrificed a knight.
5. Deep Fritz - Vladimir Kramnik 1-0. Queen's Gambit. Fritz obtained a small edge, then Vladimir blundered his knight. Better was 31...Qe7 or 34...Qe6.
4. Vladimir Kramnik - Deep Fritz 1/2. Tarrasch Defence. Vladimir had some initiative.
3. Deep Fritz - Vladimir Kramnik 0-1. Scotch. Vladimir had an edge in the endgame.
Deep Fritz - Kramnik, Vladimir (2807) [C45], Brains in Bahrain (3) 2002
2. Vladimir Kramnik - Deep Fritz 1-0. Queen's Gambit Accepted. Vladimir subtly outplayed Fritz in the ending, won a pawn and the game!
1. Deep Fritz - Vladimir Kramnik 1/2. Spanish Berlin. Vladimir traded pieces and made peace.
Games (8, pgn)
Elite commentary team in place for Brains in Bahrain contest (15.09.2002)
Internet Human vs Computers 2002 March 17 - March 26 (Gulko) and April 14 - April 28 (Smirin).
Ilya Smirin vs top computer programs
Ilya Smirin - Computers 5-3.
Boris Gulko, two-time US Chess Champion and 1975 USSR Champion vs Computers
Time Control 60 min + 10 seconds per move for the each side. Games (8, pgn)
Boris Gulko - Deep Junior 1/2, 1/2
Deep Fritz - Boris Gulko 1-0, 1/2
Boris Gulko - Hiarcs 1/2, 0-1
Deep Shredder - Boris Gulko 1-0, 0-1
The 11th Paderborn Computer Chess Championship 2002 took place 27th February - 3rd March.
IPCCC 2002, Paderborn, Final Standings
1. Shredder - 6 from 7; 2. Fritz - 5.5; 3. Comet - 4.5; etc.
The 18th World Microcomputer Chess Championchip took place in Maastricht August 18-23 2001. 9 rounds swiss-system, 60 moves in 2 hours, rest in 30 minutes
Games 18WMCCC 2001 (81, zipped pgn)
Cathegory: Multi-Processor 1. Microcomputer Worldchampion 2001: Deep Junior 7 - 8 from 9 scores.
Cathegory: Single-Processor - Microcomputer Worldchampion 2001: Shredder - 6 from 9 scores.
Man vs. Machine Press Conference took place in London 31.07.2001.
Vladimir Kramnik - Deep Fritz.
The eight game match will be held in Le Royal Meridiene Hotel in Manama, Bahrain, 12th October - 1st November 2001, with the host, Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al-Khaleifa offering $1 million to Kramnik if he wins, $800,000 if he draws and $600,000 if he loses.
The BGN Computer Qualifier took place in Cadaqués 24th-30th April 2001.
Dual Pentium systems (2x933MHz). Time rate 40 moves in every 90 minutes.
Deep Fritz - Deep Junior 12-12 (+7, -7, =6), Playoff 2-0.
In the playoff Fritz won both games and thus qualified to challenge Vladimir Kramnik in the Braingames Man vs Machine event scheduled for Bahrain in October this year.
Enrique Irazoqui – Cadaqués Tournament 2001 took place in Spain.
Six top programs playing on a dual PIII - 933 MHz computer, 40 moves in 40 minutes, 20 game matches against all.
World Micro-Computer Chess Championships 2000.
9th World Computer Chess Championships 1999.
9WCCC 1999 games (zipped pgn)
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