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New CT-ART 5.0 combines three excellent courses guiding you from beginner to advanced level.

44th Biel Chess Festival
biel11The 44th Biel Chess Festival takes place from July 16th to July 29th. Participants: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Morozevich, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexei Shirov and Yannick Pelletier. Rounds start at 13.00 UTC. Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN]

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Bazna 5th Kings Tournament 2011
The 5th Kings Tournament will be held in Medias, Romania, from June, 10th to June, 22. Participants: Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Teimour Radjabov and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu Games start at 13:30 UTC. Final round starts at 11:30 UTC ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of the tournament with Rybka Aquarium commentary. [–table–] Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN], Round 10 [download PGN]

24th Leon Masters 2011
The 24th Leon Masters tournament will be a match between Viswanathan Anand and Alexei Shirov. Two games will be held per day during June 3rd-5pth with a time control of 45 minutes + 30 seconds per move. If the match is tied 3-3, then there will be blitz and armageddon tie-breaks if required. Anand – Shirov 4,5-1,5 ChessOK will broadcast the match live. Games: Game 1 [download PGN], Game 2 [download PGN], Game 3 [download PGN], Game 4 [download PGN], Game 5 [download PGN], Game 6 [download PGN]

Summer Offer: 10 Training Programs with 20% Discount
From June, 1st until August 31st, order 10 training programs with a 20% discount! We have chosen the most useful programs for chess players at any level and offer them to you at the reduced price of $20/€16 for download versions and $25.6/€20.5 for CD versions.
  • TACTICS:
    • Elementary Chess Combinations The program includes more than 5000 exercises. After going through this course you will never miss an elementary combination in a practical game of your own.
    • CT-ART. Mating Combinations The course includes 700 exercises and 1200 instructive examples, each of them illustrates the peculiarities of using certain pieces for mating combinations.
    • Chess Combinations for Club Players This course includes more than 2000 exercises. It is an indispensable training tool for club players.
  • FOR CLUB PLAYERS:
    • Opening Lab This is the theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the greatest chess players.
    • Attack on the King I and Attack on the King II You will have to use your fantasy and precise calculation in order to find a correct way of attacking the king.
    • Simple Defense The program develops the basic defensive skills such as withdrawing or protecting a piece, interception or attacking an opponent’s piece.
  • FOR BEGINNERS:
    • Dinosaur Chess Dinosaur Chess is an entertaining chess program that will keep the attention of children while teaching them the basics of chess.
    • Easy Ways of Taking Pawns and Pieces A great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners.
    • Complete Chess Course This program includes 55 lessons that cover a wide range of basic knowledge of opening, middlegame and endgame.

New features of Aquarium 2011
There are two articles from Dadi Johnson this month, concerning new features of Aquarium 2011. Part ONE Here is presented a coverage of improvements and look a little deeper into how users who prefer infinite analysis can take advantage of IDeA with minimal effort and without the need to study all the options available for automatic IDeA analysis. Read the whole Part ONE of the article Part TWO In this part HTML Export of iBooks and Games is described. The whole article is here: Part two of the article

New Training Software
From Beginner to Club Player is a guide for improvement from the level of beginner to the club player. Course includes over 100 chess topics: methods of playing in opening, middlegame and ending; combinational techniques and basic elements of strategy. There are 500 teaching examples and 700 exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. A built-in playing program makes your own additional training possible and provides you with an opportunity to get answers while solving the exercises.
Chess Strategy 3.0 is aimed at teaching a student much of the strategy methods and intricacies through a theoretical section of over 450 games/lectures, illustrating typical plans and methods in the 18 most important strategic themes. A special training section includes more than 1100 exercises, giving refutations of the wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help you find the correct answer. Chess Strategy 3.0 also includes a bonus Typical Pawn Structures course. This chess course presents 200 instructive positions with 4 themes such as Karlsbad, Hedgehog, etc.

FIDE World Championship Candidates Matches
The FIDE Candidates matches will be held in Kazan, Russia from May, 3rd to May, 27th. Eight players will compete for a chance to face Viswanathan Anand in a World Championship match. The first and second round matches are four games with rapid and blitz playoffs if required. The final is of six games. ChessOK will broadcast all games of the tournament live. Veselin Topalov – Gata Kamsky 1,5-2,5 Vladimir Kramnik – Teimour Radjabov 6,5-5,5 Levon Aronian – Alexander Grischuk 3,5-4,5 Boris Gelfand – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2,5-1,5 Semi-finals: Vladimir Kramnik – Alexander Grischuk 4,5-5,5 Boris Gelfand – Gata Kamsky 6-4 Final: Alexander Grischuk – Boris Gelfand 2,5-3,5 Games: Round 1-1 [download PGN], Round 1-2 [download PGN], Round 1-3 [download PGN], Round 1-4 [download PGN], Round 1-tiebreaks [download PGN], Round 2-1 [download PGN], Round 2-2 [download PGN], Round 2-3 [download PGN], Round 2-4 [download PGN], Round 2-tiebreaks [download PGN], Final game 1 [download PGN], Final game 2 [download PGN], Final game 3 [download PGN], Final game 4 [download PGN], Final game 5 [download PGN], Final game 6 [download PGN]

Aquarium 2011 Released
The family of Aquarium 2011 products has been released! Aquarium 2011 is powerful and flexible chess interface that offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing, databases and much more. Along with any program of Aquarium 2011 you will also get a bonus of Openings Encylopedia 2011, which includes rich theoretical material on all the openings, more than 8000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 500 000 expert evaluations to key opening positions, which were verified and corrected by Rybka and 40 million of evaluations by Rybka engine. There’s a powerful search system as well.
What’s new in Deep Rybka Aquarium 2011 compared to Deep Rybka Aquarium 4: — Updated Rybka 4.1 engine. — Up to date (April 2011) databases, trees and CAP evaluations. — IDeA is much faster and more intellectual. — Infinite analysis and IDeA are integrated to work together in the games. — Result of infinite analysis of different engines can be stored in different trees. — ChessOK Playing Zone client for playing chess by network is integrated into installation package. It includes one year free membership is provided to Aquarium 2011 owners. Read below the complete list of changes.
— Rybka Aquarium 2011 for download – €47.20 / $59.00 | on DVD – €49.99 / $62.49 — Deep Rybka Aquarium 2011 for download – €95.20 / $119.00 | on DVD – €99.92 / $124.90 — ChessOK Aquarium 2011* for download – €31.96 / $39.95 | on DVD – €39.2 / $49 *ChessOK Aquarium 2011 is fully featured standalone chess interface without Rybka (counts as upgrade for (Deep) Rybka 4 Aquarium).
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