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All the material is in Fritz/ChessBase, pgn format and is sent by e-mail. Openings are updated daily & the middlegame/endgame examples are well analysed. It is possible to buy the materials using PayPal and sending payments to yelena@yelenadembo.com (please, indicate your e-mail address, so I know whom to send it to). Here are the offers:

Openings

1.e4 e5 repertoire (for the Black side – ALL openings after 1.e4 e5) – US$ 50 (instead of US$ 80)

Sicilian – US$ 20 (instead of US$ 30)

Queen’s Indian – US$ 10 (instead of US$ 15)

Middlegame (tactics & strategy)

5 examples on Sacrificing the passed pawn for discoordination of opponent’s pieces – US$ 1

5 examples on Positional cramping and space advantage – US$ 1

5 examples on Isolated pawn – US$ 1

5 examples on Hanging pawns – US$ 1

Endgame

10 examples on Rook stronger than minor piece – US$ 2

10 examples on Opposite color Bishops with Knights – US$ 2

10 examples on Practical pawn endgames – US$ 2

10 examples on Knight better than Bishop – US$ 2

For questions about the material or anything else, please send an e-mail to yelena@yelenadembo.com .

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016 – Masters last round

Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura (Photo by Sophie Triay)

Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura (Photo by Sophie Triay)

Nakamura shared 1st-2nd places with Vachier-Lagrave (8 points) but then beat him in a very interesting playoff match!

Results of the top 10 boards of the last round

GM Nakamura Hikaru 2787 7 1 – 0 7 GM Anton Guijarro David 2639
GM Maze Sebastien 2591 7 0 – 1 7 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2785
GM Harikrishna P. 2755 7 ½ – ½ 7 GM Li Chao B 2751
GM Bacrot Etienne 2697 7 ½ – ½ 7 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2639
GM Yu Yangyi 2747 0 – 1 GM Jones Gawain C B 2625
GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2732 ½ – ½ GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2642
GM Grandelius Nils 2635 ½ – ½ GM Ragger Markus 2689
GM Sutovsky Emil 2647 1 – 0 GM Bachmann Axel 2610
GM Lalith Babu M R 2553 0 – 1 6 GM Rapport Richard 2721
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2727 6 ½ – ½ 6 IM Tari Aryan 2556

Top 15 players after the last round

GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2785 8,0
GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2787 8,0
GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2697 7,5
GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2639 7,5
GM Harikrishna P. IND 2755 7,5
GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2625 7,5
GM Li Chao B CHN 2751 7,5
GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2647 7,5
GM Ragger Markus AUT 2689 7,0
GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2613 7,0
GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2591 7,0
GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2732 7,0
GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2639 7,0
GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2666 7,0
GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2635 7,0

A few games of the round

Playoff games

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