A very Merry Christmas from Opening Master

Team Opening Master wishes you very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If we can revisit the entire year it's been a crazy ride. We did a lot of cleaning in the house, improving the indexing and increasing some valuable games.

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Opening Master cooperation with AICCF INDIA

Dear AICCF member. There is a special offer for AICCF INDIA players! We are happy to announce that due to recent cooperation agreement between AICCF and Opening Master - The Chess Database Company, we can offer to all AICCF members Special Discount Offer of 50%.                                            

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Karjakin - Carlsen who is champion?

Isn't this excited? The longest stalemate for period of more than 20 years. Sergey Karjakin (RUS) plays against Magnus Carlsen (NOR) and it is never ending story. The first 7 matches out of 12 ended in 7 consecutive draws. After 12 matches, the score was 6:6 and both players went to Rapid games. Forget about football, cricket or ice hockey, the whole world is now watching chess. It is east battling the west again like it was during the Cold war in Reykjavik, Iceland. The defending champion since 2013, Magnus Carlsen however doesn't have it easy.

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Migration of cloud service

Dear Chess friends,

we have an important announcement to make. After 6 years of using cloud services of our vendor SugarSync we decided it is time to move on to better, faster and more reliable. We have heard many unpleasant stories about slow downloading, breaks, corrupted files etc and contacted number of times the help desk of SugarSync. Their response was always like it is the users issue, they have slow internet or provider is blocking their services and other B.S. Despite numerous attempts to show them comparison of other services they were unable to help us. So it is time to move on. We have found better, faster, more reliable service to you. It is called Sync.com.

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ICCF - OM worldwide promotion

We are proud to present the worldwide agreement with ICCF about providing 50% discount to all ICCF valid members. Chess users can claim this discount via using special promo code received in their newsletters. If you missed the ICCF email, the copy is provided here. Please use this one time offer until December 31,2016.

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Why don't women play chess?

This Tuesday, October 6th, the 1st European Universities Chess Championship (EUCC) will start..

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Time, changes, chess: faster!?

"The times they are a-changin'" - Bob Dylan. Yes, Uncle Bob was right in the 1960s, is right now and will be right for ever and ever. In fact, the times are changing every day, every hour, every second. Conversely, chess has been quite stable throughout the times. Probably, it's due to its double art/game character.

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History of Opening Master

The original name Opening Master was born in 2004 when the web site was also registered. The founder and creator Alexander Horvath, SIM (1954 - 2013) was a big fan of collecting data since the origin of correspondence chess back in the 80s. I personally remember him writing down all the games in a big red note book, studying the opponents from the older notes and having thousands of books on different openings.

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OM in congress in Sydney

Dear chess players. Just a quick note. We attended the annual ICCF congress held in Australia this year. The venue for this event was at ParkRoyal Hotel in Parramatta abour 20 km from Sydney. It took place 11-18 October 2014. Our core member Jan Helbich received awards for Slovakian chess players and met ICCF members and other members from other federations.

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OM IS BACK

Opening Master is back. Stronger than ever, faster than ever. More service and more products. After summer period where we had little or no updates we were reconsidering our strategy...

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