Monthly Archives: January 2023

Endgames from Wijk aan Zee (4)

The much anticipated Tata Steel Chess Tournament finished on Sunday in Wijk aan Zee. GM Karsten Müller, our in-house endgame expert, found plenty of instructive positions from the event in the Netherlands and shared his analyses with us. Find six such mini-lessons here. Enjoy! | Photo: Lennart Ootes / Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2023

Everything new in ChessBase 17

In the latest version of ChessBase, there are some huge changes to the software, modifications which add significant improvements to the software! The two main programmers, Matthias Wüllenweber and Mathias Feist, have implemented a completely new file format, added beauty filters and medals, a fast interactive search, and much more! IM Sagar Shah takes you through all the new features of ChessBase […]

Sarah Khadem – a portrait

With Sara Khadem Iran has lost another top chess player. The 2018 rapid and blitz vice world champion has moved to Spain with her family, but plans to continue playing under the Iranian flag. The well-known Spanish journalist Leontxo Garcia met with her and published a portrait of the young Iranian woman in the Spanish […]

Top female chess in Munich

The second event of the 2022-2023 Women’s Grand Prix Series will kick off on Thursday in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. Twelve of the world’s top female players will dispute an eleven-round all-play-all with their eyes set on the 15,000 euros first prize plus the valuable WGP points that add up for […]

The first Olympiad for People with Disabilities: A milestone for chess

The first-ever Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities represents a historic event for FIDE and the chess world. From the 29th of January to the 5th of February, the Serbian capital will host the event. Thirty-three countries and three international squads have registered to take part in this team competition. They are led by Poland, […]