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Chess Books

Chess Informant issue 92
397 pages
Price GBP 18.00

The latest chess Informator comes with a collection of 522 annotated games and 513 game fragments all from events that where held between October 1st 2004 and January 31st of this year.
A small selection top tournaments from this issue are: Cesme, Calvia (ol), Hoogeveen, Bastia (rapid), Russia (ch), USA (ch), Ashdod, Petrosian Memorial (Internet), Pamplona, Drammen, Wijk aan Zee, Bermuda etc.
Beste game of the preceding volume goes to Kramnik – Leko Brissago 91/312 world championship match with the exciting Marshall attack but the most interesting novelty of the preceding volume  is the astounding game Shariyazdanov – Riazantsev 91/5.
As always there is a excellent made theoretical overview from Mr. Markovic,
where the great openings expert digs in the line with 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.e5 d4!? it is by the way interesting to mention the use of correspondence games in this article, someway correspondence games novelties don’t always reach the attention of the editorial team of the Informator!
Interesting in this issue are the last games of our chess hero Garry Kasparov  who decided to stop with active chess but I hope he continues with his excellent analyses for the Chess Informator!
But there is more as a selection latest combinations,endings, studies,tournament standings, cross tables etc.
Every ChessInformator includes a contribution of  “The Best of Chess Informant” which goes this time to the great chess genius Robert Huebner!
Conclusion: A very important reference work!

My most memorable games by Boris Gelfand
Progress in Chess
Edition Olms
261 pages
Price $ 29.95
ISBN 3-283-00453-6

Boris Gelfand {born 24.6.1968 } has been a frequent participant in World Championship between 1990s and 2000s and his chess is from high technical quality.
Gelfand has the reputation of a superb. opening preparation and when we take a closer look at these 51 memorable games that it is clear that we are doing with a exceptionally strong chess player {current rating 2713} with great love for chess perfection.
This book starts with a special chapter {My favorite variation} on Gelfand’s pet line with  8.Rb1 move of the Grünfeld defence.
The reader shall find in these 30 pages and seven complete games  a wealth of information on the modern exchange where white must be prepared 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Rb1 to sacrifice his a or c pawn.
I found between these analyses more information than the two openings books that I have on the Grünfeld from Jonathan Rowson & Bogdan Lalic.
When I may citrate Gelfand; Very often a chess player has an opening or a variation in his repertoire,which he enjoys playing most of all.For me this is the 8.Rb1 line in the 8.Rb1 line in the Grünfeld defence.My attention was drawn to it some time in 1982,soon after it was invented.In 1982 I played it for the first timeand won against Leonid Basin.I analysed it a great deal in the summer of 1983.In fact,from the present-day viewpoint it can hardly be called ‘analysed’.
But at the first place you buy this book from Gelfand for the  51 excellent analysed games where some games as the Sicilian clash  against Alexey of Dos Hermanas 1995 is good for around six pages of text.
In the early nineties Gelfand’s creative partnership with Alexander Huzman began.They had already been analysing together back since the 90s,even though they lives in different parts of the USSR.This was only  possible because they were able to meet in a sort of training camp.Even when Huzman left for Israel in 1992 there creative partnership continued. After Gelfand’s divorce in 1995  he left for Israel.
This first collection of games annotated with move to move annotations is unique in his way and can only be compared with books as  My sixty games from Fischer and Botvinnnik’s outstanding analyses.
All 51 games  in this book carry some personal notes about Gelfand’s opponents.
Included are besides the preface from Vladimir Kramnik  two extra chapters on Gelfand’s combinations & endgame skills, filled on with a extra appendix with index of players,index of games,index of opponents,index of openings and a handful photo’s,all printed in the highest quality.
Conclusion: A magnificent collection best games!

Leningrad system by Stefan Kindermann
Black repertoire for tournament players
A complete weapon against 1.d4
Edition Olms
261 pages
Price $ 29.95
ISBN 3-283-00478-1

This English translation from Kindermann’s original German work Leningrader System: Eine waffe gegen 1.d4 is more than a translation, the whole work has been specially  revised and expanded for this English release.
Included in this book are the rich ideas from the former Russian grandmaster Valeri Beim, in the latest world championship finale from the IECG I used some ideas from Beim his book and to be honest  I had some terrible defeats with it, but with this  book from GM Stefan Kindermann I would have been much better prepared {For example please see}
Included are a few new sections as 8.d5 Na6 but one of the most interesting suggestions in this book goes to Kindermann’s pet line with 1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.b3 d6 7.Bb2 Ne4!? and my secret tip for white 1.Nf3 f5 2.d3!?
After Kindermann the most reliable move order if Black wants to steer into Leningrad waters but with 2…d6 3.e4 e5 4.Nc3 Nf6?! My own invention claims Kindermann but this move is played many times over in the Philidor or Latvian gambit where black is usually very satisfied with these kind of positions.
One of the oldest examples that I could dig up comes from Ruben C J – Van den Bosch,Goes 1923 so it is certainly no new invention from Kindermann but more a old one that is at new discovered.
The lovers of the Staunton gambit shall certainly enjoy the chapter with the Staunton gambit a line that usually does not get much attention in openings books but here in this book from Kindermann I found around 14 pages of text!
Included is a excellent bibliography,index of players,index of games and a index of variations.
Conclusion: With this book from Olms you are well prepared against 1.d4!

Ein bisschen unsterblich wie Schach by Gerhard Josten
2005 Gerhard Josten
Herstellung und Verlag: Books on Demand GmbH,Norderstedt
256 pages
Price € 34.80
ISBN 3-8334-2101-0
Can be ordered at

The German author and chess lover Gerhard Josten describes in this German roman the search from a William Cartwright for immortality, where he travels all over the world to meet famous and less famous people where chess has a central role in this book.
He even asks the English mathematic Alan Turing who once learned computers to calculate but also interviews in Brazil Stefan Zweig author of the famous  “Schachnovelle” but there is good new the brave William comes back to earth with the help of a real chess fairy.
The author has a good feeling for small details and the atmosphere from the late thirties and this all makes it very
exciting to follow the unbelievable search of  William.
On the front cover of the book there is a colour print from a pawn made by famous artist Samuel Bak who tries to put out in this drawing as the roman from Josten the liberation with chess.
Bak, now 72, has spent his life dealing with the artistic expression of the destruction and dehumanization which make up his childhood memories. He speaks about what are deemed to be the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust. He has created a visual language to remind the world of its most desperate moments.{}
The author Gerhard Josten is member of a famous group of people who is searching for the
Orgin of chess.{}and has written quite some interesting{chess} books and was co author of the book anatomy of chess.
He is also a inventor of chess 2000 please see
Conclusion: A very good read but good knowledge of the German language is necessarily!

Garry Kasparov  greatest chess games by Igor Stohl
Volume I
Gambit Publications Ltd
320 pages
Price $ 35.00
ISBN 1-904600-32-8

The chess tournament in Linares has been overshadowed by the announcement of Kasparov’s retirement from professional chess, so this latest  release from Gambit  of this first from  a major two part project from Gambit on Kasparov best  games could not have been better timed.The great theoretic us GM Igor Stohl has specially prepared for this first part 74 of Kaparov’s most instructive games and has analysed them all in a very instructive way.
For example game 35 of this book, Kasparov – Karpov World Ch match game sixteen is covered with a large amount of seven pages text. Stohl starts in this book with a eight page introduction on Kasparov and starts with the astounding game Kasparov -  Muratkuliev,Baku 1973,that time it was already clear Kasparov was a gifted child the story is that he solved chess problems at the age of 6 but without ever having been taught how to play the game of chess.
Stohl ends this book with the game Short – Kasparov Lodon 1993 where the English man went in the footsteps of the great Fischer with his 6.Bc4 but he did not come further than a draw but it was a great fight.{covered with five pages!}
The pleasant side from Stohl is that he is not afraid to give his secret thoughts away and that is a important reason that this brilliant  author made it with his previous book Instructive modern chess masterpieces to the prestige Cramer award for best chess book.
GM Stohl simple gives every thing that he has in house in these games and that make a game collection as this one very special.
Kasparov his written back in 1984 a own biography titled  The test of time which has belong for a very long time to one of the best biographies on Kasparov  but personally I prefer this well written book from Stohl.
Conclusion: A very impressive book!

Understanding the chess openings by Sam Collins
Gambit Publications Ltd
224 pages
Price $ 28.95
ISBN 1-904600-28-X

There are many ways to learn chess openings but one of the best ways is to understand them
and this openings  book from the talented chess master from Ireland can provide with all the necessarily openings techniques that a upcoming {club} player needs to know.
The working knowledge is to understand of where the pieces go and whey they go there, every major chess opening is well explained with full  text and  all around to a move of fourteen of more  as for instance: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 we reach the exciting Marshall Gambit where: 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 Sam Collins gives as most critical line the move 15.Re4 and after 15… g5 16.Qe2 f5 17.Re6 Bxe6 18.Qxe6+ Kh8 19.Qxd6 Rae8 20.Bd2 f4 21.Bxd5 cxd5 22.f3 g4! the author wrote: White a 2700 player stopped the clock.
Strange enough suddenly I was awake  there are in this book no references to the games!
Probably the young author sees this as a  extra ballast but here I disagree.
By the way in the Latvian Gambit Collins gives the suggestion from Nunn 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Nc6 4.d4 but much stronger is  4.Qh5!+ g6 5.Nxg6 Nf6 6.Qh4 hxg6 7.Qxh8 Qe7 8.d3 fxe4 9.dxe4 Kf7 10.Nc3 and it is game over!
Conclusion: One of those few books where you can learn to understand chess openings!

First chess openings by Eric Schiller
Cardoza Publishing

160 pages
Price $ 12.95
ISBN 978-1-58042-152-0

The American chess master Eric Schiller provides the reader with this easy to read and big diagrams with so around the first five openings moves of our favourite game of chess.
For example the Danish gambit is covered with four moves and well 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 d5 4.Qxd4 dxe4 so it is also a simple kind of repertoire book.
But the greatest experts on this line Karsten Müller and Martin Voigt in there Danish Dynamite see nothing in 4.Qxd4?! but give as better 4.exd5 and unfortunately the American master has over looked  this simple move so I am afraid  the reader has to take care with these first moves from Schiller!
Conclusion: Maybe to simple?!

Chess CD's

ChessBase opening encyclopaedia 2005

Price € 99.90
ISBN 3-937549-47-1
System requirements: Pentium Prozessor 300 MHz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, DVD-ROM drive, mouse, sound card

This latest ChessBase opening’s encyclopaedia does not only come out for the first time on DVD but it is also overloaded with 2.2 million chess games, where a impressive 72000 of them are excellent  annotated also the openings key is impressively improved with over 109.000 single openings keys.
The 2004 CD only had 1.8 million games and 68.000 annotated  games.Included are also 179 theory databases from the well known ChessBase magazines but the best part of this DVD are ofcourse the 3600 opening  surveys.
For each of the 500 opening sectors according to the ECO standard there is at least one opening survey which makes it all excellent starting material for a  own openings repertoire.
Included on this DVD are two small Openings  trees and the bright made ChessBase reader.
Conclusion: This well filled DVD covers more openings information than a book case full of openings books!

Squares Strategy 2 by Alexander Bangiev

Price € 19.99
System requirements: : Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, WinXP, Win2000, Win ME, Win98.

Alexander Bangiev continues in this second squares strategy course based on opening strategies where I found the following  sections, disasters, errors, theoretical lines and practical examples.
The material is not overwhelming if you count the eleven chapters and 162 annotated game fragments but it is all brought very intensive with square analyses and therefore  instructive for those who would like to learn the first principles of chess strategy in simple moves and thinking in terms of  square strategy.
The included games carry no text annotations but only cover moves with coloured arrows where you can learn the principles of finding the best possible square for your piece!
Someway it is dancing on squares.
Alexander Bangiev lives in Germany and has made quite a reputation as chess coach and author so there is nothing wrong to start with this interesting made strategy CD!
Conclusion: A very interesting made strategy CD!

The Paulsen system B40-B49 by Norbert Sommerbauer

Price € 19.99
 € 24.99
System requirements: : Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, WinXP, Win2000, Win ME, Win98.

The Austrian chess master Norbert Sommerbauer digs in his first ChessBase CD on the Paulsen system (4…a6} which is a close cousin of the Taimanov (4…Nc6}both lines are very close related with each other and there are many transpositions in each other but Sommerbauer concentrates on this training’s CD on all lines that arise around the moves like: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 and 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 but also lines with moves as 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.Bf4 e5 7.Be3 Nf6 8.Bg5 Be6 9.Bxf6 gxf6
There is enough material to provide the player with a complete repertoire on the Paulsen,first there are 34 impressive text files,330 games are specially analysed by the author, a extra database from 3725 games {1044 of them cover annotations}and a Hugh master file from over 89.275 games where 1688 of them are analysed.
As all ChessBase trainings CD’s there is a Paulsen training’s file from 48 entries,a Paulsen tree {121 mb} and the free ChessBase reader.
Conclusion: A very instructive made opening's CD!

Fritztrainer opening by Andrew Martin
The ABC of chess openings

Price € 24.99
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Media Player 9.0, DVD drive

Besides the pep talk there is on this DVD from Andrew Martin around 5 hour of chess enjoyment with a lot of instructive model games all well explained by the top ChessBase author.
The material is excellent for less experienced opening players who like to learn more about chess Opening and the strategies that go behind it  by simple watching your monitor!
To get a idea of the anlyses I copied a game for this review:
(8) Shaw,J - Martin,A
4NCL Birmingham 2004
1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Bd3 Nd7 6.0–0 g6 7.a4 Bg7 [7...a6 8.a5 (8.Be3) 8...b5] 8.a5 bxa5 [8...Ne7 9.a6 Bc8 10.Bg5 (10.Bf4 0–0 11.Qd2 e5 12.Bh6 exd4 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Nxd4 Ne5 15.f4 Nxd3 16.Qxd3) 10...h6 11.Be3 0–0 12.Qd2 Kh7 13.Rfe1; 8...a6 9.axb6] 9.Be3 Ngf6 10.Nd2 0–0 11.Nb3 c6 [11...Qb8 12.Rxa5; 11...Rb8 12.Rxa5] 12.Nxa5 Qc7 13.f4 [13.Ra2 Rfb8 14.Qf3 Bc8 15.Rfa1] 13...Rab8 14.Qe2 Ba8 15.Nb3 c5 16.dxc5 dxc5 17.Ra2 Rb4 18.Nd2 Qb8 19.Nc4 Nd5 20.exd5 exd5 21.Nxd5 [21.Ne5 Nxe5 22.fxe5 d4 23.Bd2 dxc3 24.Bxc3 Bd5] 21...Bxd5 22.b3 Re8 23.Qd2 Bxc4 24.Bxc4 Rxc4 25.Qxd7 Rxe3 26.bxc4 Bd4 27.Kh1 Qxf4 28.Raa1 [28.Rg1 Be5 29.g3 Qf3+ 30.Rg2 Re1#] 28...Bxa1 29.Rxa1 Qxc4 30.Qxa7 Qxc2 31.Rf1 Qc4 32.Qa8+ Kg7 33.Qa1+ Qd4 34.Qa7 Qf6 35.Kg1 Qe7 36.Qa1+ f6 37.h3 Re2 38.Kh1 Qe5 39.Qa7+ Kh6 40.Qf7 Re1 41.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 42.Kh2 Qe5+ 43.g3 Qe2+ 44.Kg1 Qd1+ 45.Kf2 Qd4+ 46.Kf3 c4 47.g4 [47.Qf8+ Kh5 (47...Kg5 48.h4+ Kh5) 48.g4+ Kg5 49.h4+ Kxh4 50.Qh6#] 47...Qd3+ 48.Kg2 Kg5 49.Qf8 Qe2+ 50.Kg3 Qe3+ 51.Kg2 c3 52.Qc8 Kh4 53.Qc7 Qxh3+ 54.Kf2 Kxg4 0-1
A strong point from these ABC DVD’s are the useful openings  tips from the author which gave him the fame of best ChessBase movie star.
Conclusion: Enjoyable learning material!

ChessBase Magazine extra issue 105
May 2005

ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99

ChessBase magazine 105 comes with heavy file from 14654 entries where it all starts with Lenk open and ends with the championship of Malaga.
These extra CD magazines cover no annotations to the games but they are all well cleaned  first class games.
Included as always there is  a extra multimedia report from one or other important chess tournament and this time it goes to Akropolis 2005 where I found some interesting multimedia files from Antoaneta Stefanova, Boris Avrukh,Stelios Halkias, Anastasia Sorokina, Sophie Milliet, Jovanka Houska etc.
Good for around 148 MB of this CD.
Conclusion: Well filled!

Boris Spassky 10th world champion
Price € 22.41
System requirements : IBM-compatible,128 Mb,Hard disk 200 Mb of free hard disk,Windows 2000,ME/XP,CD-ROM
Language versions are English,German,French,Spanish and Italian.

Boris Spassky was born in 1937 in Leningrad and as child he could easy be considered as a chess prodigy with his great attacks and impressive endgame skills, at the early age of 18 he already qualified for the interzonal and made a impressive debut in the 1955 USSR championship.
Up to 1972 Spassky had a excellent personal score against Fischer but he could not hold this in there 1972 Reykjavik world champion match.
This CD contains around 2733 entries  where a small 1965 of these entries are games, and than all with some kind of comments!
These world champion CD’s don’t cover any unofficial games as simultaneous displays but Convekta concentrates in these player CD completely on there official chess career.
But very interesting to mention is that  a small 400 of these games  are specially analysed by GM Alexander Khalifman and that makes this CD one of the best analysed game collections that I ever saw on Spassky!
Included is a collection of 185 self tests where you can try t play like Spassky a extra photo gallery from 50 photo’s where some are very rare. Specially the one where Spassky  just can look over the board!
Included is a printed manual where you can read how to work with the Chess Assistant light version.
By the way the mode Play as Spassky is now intergraded in the program!
Conclusion: A impressive made players CD!

Modern Chess  Openings 1….Nc6!?
Price € 22.41
System requirements : IBM-compatible,128 Mb,Hard disk 200 Mb of free hard disk,Windows 2000,ME/XP,CD-ROM
No additional software is required
Language versions are English,German,French,Spanish and Italian.

This latest modern chess openings CD from the two Russian Grandmasters Alekander Kalinin & Igor Berdichevsky,author of modern practice that we reviewed not so long ago.
The theory  surveys on this CD start with  40 deeply analysed 1….Nc6 games all with text  to learn and  understand the ideas and strategies of this strange looking knight move.
But there is more both authors have also  included a extra 300 annotated game file and a super file from 5113 games but these games are all with out any comments to the games.
These games are very useful for those who want to improve there chess horizon by s playing throw the example games of this CD.
Included are 50 self tests to test your 1….Nc6  skills and all analyses can be saved and printed out on paper.
En don’t forget there is choice to play 1…Nc6 against 1.e4 and 1.d4!
There is choice out three engines with analysing and that are Crafty,Dragon and Delfi.
Conclusion: A keen made openings CD!

Chess Informant 92 on CD

Price  £ 18.00

Besides the book book there isalso this bright made Chess CD from the Informator where al the latest Informator games are integrated in the Chess Informant reader 2.1 or the latest Chess Informant Export which is not a full program but does everything and more to read all the Informator 92 games.
As extra comes on this CD a free version of ChessInformant 91 in PGN format but than all without any comments to the games.
If you decide to go for the full version of Chess Informant Expert it is than possible to do a lot of extra’s as in real database program and more as for instance play chess on-line,create your own ECO tables play through exported games but than you have to pay.
Interesting is the possibility to import chess encyclopaedia’s and openings books as the latest electronic C12 work from Sasa Velickovic.
Conclusion: A excellent replacement for the book!

ChessBase magazine issue 105
ISSN 1432-8992
Price Euro 19,90 per issue
Annual subscription  costs Euro 99,70

When you have installed the ChessBase reader on your computer,it is included on this CD and you stick the CBM 105 CD in your drive it will automatically start with multimedia database that covers a lovely  report from the Wijk aan Zee 2005 tournament.
Included between all these heavy loaded multimedia interviews {390 BM} you shall find the Norwegian chess wonder Magnus Carlsen analysing in chess multimedia file where you can see the wonder boy and Fritz chess board analysing his games against Nikcolic and Cheparinov.
The latest rumours are that Gary Kasparov is going to coach the young chess genius.
But there is more as a main data base from 1753 entries where a small 500 of them have excellent annotations!
The openings files go to A32 English by Gm Zoltan Ribli with 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.g3 Qc7 6.Nc3 a6 7.Bg2 Qxc4 8.0-0,A 68 Modern Benoni with the three pawn attack by Jerzy Konikowski that runs after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Be2 exd5 9.cxd5 Nbd7.
Interesting is the contribution from John Cox on the Voronezh variation
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 cxd6 6.Be3 g6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Rc1 0-0 9.b3
These moves constitute the Voronesh variation, invented in that Siberian town by world correspondence champion Grigory Sanakoyev and his friends. A topper is the Sveshnikov contribution from GM Dorian Rogozenko on the line
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5 11.Nxb5 axb5 12.Bxb5
which gives after the author black mutual chances but the older books on the Sveshnikov see nothing in this sacrifice.
And at last there is the French 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.g3 C10 by GM Alex Finkel,C40 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5 Peter Leisebein and at last The Nimzo-Indian E32 by Alik Gershon  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 b6 7.Bg5 Bb7 8.e3 d6 9.Ne2 Nbd7 10.Qd3.
Other contributions are Strategy,Tactics,ICCF telechess {With over 10.000 games!}Fritz – Forum {This contains a tournament report of the Paderborn computer chess tournament}
At last there is History with Johannes Fischer who goes back to Bad Pistyan
1922.{there is a excellent text report and all games of this tournament are covered and some even with comments!
Included is a small booklet from 27 pages.
Conclusion:A very interesting CD!

Commented Game Service 2005
Europe (EU): Eur 50,86(GBP 31,94)
Worldwide: US 59,00(GBP 31,86)

The users of ChessAssistant 8.0 are well known with these commented  game
service from Convekta they receive monthly around 10.000 new games where a small 750of them carry annotations.
There is as in the Informator a selection best games and all the commented games are dived in different openings sections.
Included is also a extra end game file where again around 800 entries which I all directly imported in my Compressive chess endings file.
To get a idea from these commented game  files please visit where you shall find a interesting down load of the Chess Assistant chess magazines.
Some way it is a pity that Convekta does not offer the commented games in the CBF format but it is understandable that CA keeps it all in there in there own cdp format.
The game files are all nice packed in zip files and come automatically in every month in your e-mail box but take care if you have  enough place with a free hotmail e-mail account from lets say two MB you can do nothing with such amount of games!
Conclusion: Very interesting material!

Chess Magazine's

British Chess Magazine No.5
Volume 125
May  2005
Price: £3.25

This May issue if BCM starts with Anand who was superb at the Melody Amber tournament,
Anand played outstandingly and won both components of this heavy loaded tournament.
With the retirement of Garry Kasparov,the world number one is now Viswanathan Anand.
Others readable contributions are: The British team league, Linares quiz, Cork International, Dos Hermanas, Welsh championship, Coventry international, Fifty years of quotes and queries!
Besides the regular columns  as endgame studies, news in brief, reviews and new books
there are a lot of analysed games photo’s and even a Linarez quiz to test your chess skills!

Conclusion: As always a very readable magazine!