Again this year there will be a range of exciting lectures and book presentations:

Lecture by Boris Gelfand
Thursday Juli 28th at 8 pm

World class chess player Boris Gelfand presents his new book ”Dynamic Decision Making in Chess”.

More info via this link.


Lecture by Mihail Marin
Tuesday Juli 26th at 8 pm

For the second year in a row we have the pleasure to present a lecture by the Romanian grandmaster Mihail Marin. This year he the subject is classical World Championship matches. Marin will analyze games in which the challenger beats the champion with his own weapons.

The lecture will be held Tuesday July 26th in the auditorium. Entrance is free. The lecture will be in english.

Marin has written a number of well-received books including "Learn from the Legends", which was named the 2005 ChessCafe Book of the Year.

Book presentation: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops (Quality Chess 2014)
Saturday Juli 23rd at 8 pm

By: Silas Esben Lund

The book presentation will be held after the 1st round of XtraCon Chess Open 2016, on Saturday July 23 at 8 pm (20:00), and will last approx. 1½ hours.

This ambitious volume deals with the subject of good and bad bishops - and when they are actually not so bad as the visual impression. All phases of the game are covered, from opening to endgame - but the focal point of the author is the complex middlegame and how to understand and successfully deal with it. The book is wrapped up with an exercise section to test the newly enhanced understanding.

”The Secret Life of Bad Bishops” has received excellent reviews - take a look at: Quality Chess’ webpage.

Relevant game extracts from round 1 of the tournament will be included in the book presentation!

It is possible to buy a copy of the book at the presentation.

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IO Lars Bech Hansen
+ 45 27 57 63 58

Program 2016

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