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  • Daniel Lucas on Marathon: Ready & Grateful

    United States Chess Federation
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Daniel Lucas, USCF Director of Publications and Chess Life Editor, will run the New York City Marathon this coming weekend. He is grateful for the support and publicity for his Scholastic chess fundraising drive at Crowdrise.
  • FIDE President met with Russian President Vladimir Putin

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to discuss the preparations for the World Chess Championship Match, which will be held in Sochi this November. Vladimir Putin: Good evening, Kirsan Nikolayevich! Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on your re-election to the office of the President of the World Chess Federation.. Secondly, I would like to discuss the preparations for the organization of the World Chess Championship Match. How do you assess the current situation? Are there any questions to the organizers, some additional suggestions? Kirsan…
  • FIDE GP Tashkent 2014 LIVE!

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    videnova
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    The Second Stage of FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015 is held from 20th October to 3rd November 2014 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The event is a twelve player round-robin tournament with an average rating of 2752. The list of participants includes: Caruana, Fabiano ITA (2844), Nakamura, Hikaru USA (2764), Karjakin, Sergey RUS (2767), Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA (2757), Giri, Anish NLD (2758), Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE (2764), Gelfand, Boris ISR (2748), Jakovenko, Dmitri RUS (2747), Andreikin, Dmitry RUS (2722), Radjabov, Teimour AZE (2726), Jobava, Baadur GEO (2717)…
  • Tashkent Grand Prix LIVE!

    Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Choosing the Right Size and Style of Chess Set - Part 2

    Wholesale Chess: Latest News
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Part 2: Chess Pieces Chess pieces are extremely important. Quality, durability, design, and ease-of-play are all crucial to how your game goes and how long your pieces last. But not all chess pieces are created equally. Read through this short guide to pieces available here at Wholesale Chess. The first decision you’ll have to make is whether you want plastic or wooden pieces. Plastic chess pieces are great for clubs and tournament play, while wood pieces are generally higher-end, detailed pieces used for display and home play. We’ll discuss both here. Plastic Pieces We’ll start with…
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  • Daniel Lucas on Marathon: Ready & Grateful

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Daniel Lucas, USCF Director of Publications and Chess Life Editor, will run the New York City Marathon this coming weekend. He is grateful for the support and publicity for his Scholastic chess fundraising drive at Crowdrise.
  • Meet & Play GM Irina Krush at K-12 Grades

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    US Women's Champion GM Irina Krush will be a special guest at the 2014 National K-12 Grades Chess Championships in Orlando. She will give a simultaneous exhibition and host a lecture, Q+A and blitz session.
  • Jim Thoune Wins US Blind

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Jim Thoune of Bowling Green, Kentucky, won the U.S. Blind Championship in Pittsburgh, PA (October 24-25) after a stunning upset of Stephen Brumagin of Los Angeles, rated 360 points higher.
  • The Million Dollar Journey: GM Chirila on Vegas Part II

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    GM Chirila analyzes his key games from the Millionaire Chess Open and also gives us an exclusive look into the groundbreaking event, from the VIP room to how the top young players unwind after the games.
  • The Man vs. The Machine: Exploring the Epic Match [VIDEO]

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    The Man Vs. The Machine (Directed by Frank Marshall) explores Garry Kasparov's historic match vs. Deep Blue. The short documentary features FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, GM Maurice Ashley Bruce Pandolfini.
 
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  • FIDE President met with Russian President Vladimir Putin

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to discuss the preparations for the World Chess Championship Match, which will be held in Sochi this November. Vladimir Putin: Good evening, Kirsan Nikolayevich! Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on your re-election to the office of the President of the World Chess Federation.. Secondly, I would like to discuss the preparations for the organization of the World Chess Championship Match. How do you assess the current situation? Are there any questions to the organizers, some additional suggestions? Kirsan…
  • Announcement

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    Telephones in the FIDE Secretariat in Athens are not working and the telephone company cannot advise when the problem will be rectified. We apologise for the inconvenience.FIDE Secretariat
  • Tashkent Grand Prix: Round 8

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Round 8: Baadur Jobava wins and catches Andreikin and Nakamura In what was the shortest round in FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent so far, five out of six games finished in a draw but the only decisive game Gelfand-Jobava has changed the situation in the tournament. Baadur Jobava joined Dmitry Andreikin and Hikaru Nakamura at the top. All other games finished in a draw. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov are only half a point behind the leaders and the last three rounds will be decisive for the final results of the tournament. The ninth round will start at 2 pm local time on 31st of…
  • 85th FIDE Congress: General Assembly Minutes and Annexes

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    FIDE is publishing the Minutes and Annexes of the General Assembly meeting that was held in Tromso, Norway, 11-14 August 2014.Download Minutes and Annexes here.
  • 85th FIDE Congress: General Assembly Minutes and Annexes

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    FIDE is publishing the Minutes and Annexes of the General Assembly meeting that was held in Tromso, Norway, 11-14 August 2014.Download the Minutes (PDF).Download all Annexes in one file.LIST OF ANNEXES:1. Accounts for 2013. 2. Commented accounts. 3. Proposal of the Bahrain Chess Federation on online payment facility. 4. Fees paid to PB members and Continental Presidents. 5. Report of the Permanent Fund Administrator Mr. L. Brunner. 6. Verification Commission’s report. 31. Ethics Commission’s report. 34. Proposed Anti-Cheating Regulations and comments to follow. 36. Bid from the South…
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  • FIDE GP Tashkent 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    The Second Stage of FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015 is held from 20th October to 3rd November 2014 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The event is a twelve player round-robin tournament with an average rating of 2752. The list of participants includes: Caruana, Fabiano ITA (2844), Nakamura, Hikaru USA (2764), Karjakin, Sergey RUS (2767), Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA (2757), Giri, Anish NLD (2758), Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE (2764), Gelfand, Boris ISR (2748), Jakovenko, Dmitri RUS (2747), Andreikin, Dmitry RUS (2722), Radjabov, Teimour AZE (2726), Jobava, Baadur GEO (2717)…
  • Simultaneous chess exhibition by Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala

    Goran
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala (2727), the current 2nd player of India and the 23rd player in the World, held a simultaneous chess exhibition on 29th October at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade. GM Harikrishna played on 30 boards against public figures (actors, politicians, athletes, etc.), University professors, representatives of the media, children, etc. The exhibition was part of “The Week of chess at the University of Belgrade”, traditionally organized by The Sport University Association of Belgrade. The “Week” is culminating with the…
  • Match Carlsen-Anand: Venue, Schedule, Tickets

    Goran
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014. The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Vishvanathan Anand (India). The FWCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum of twelve (12) games and the winner shall be the first player to earn 6.5 points or more. If winner scores 6.5 points in less than 12 games then Closing Ceremony will be re-scheduled for an earlier date. Chief Arbiter is IA Andrzej Filipowicz (Poland). Deputy…
  • Komodo, Houdini and Gull lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

    videnova
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Three engines lead the Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC. Komodo, Houdini and Gull obtained 4/5 points to share first place, followed by Stockfish (3.5/5), Chiron (3/5) and Junior (3/5). The leaders won their games in the fifth round. Gull defeated Hannibal, Houdini outplayed Naum, while Komodo  won against Chiron. You can see some of the interesting fragments of the latter duel below, where Komodo and Chiron were playing the Westphalia Variation of Ragozin Defence or replay the games in the Archive mode. TCEC so far: Komodo wins TCEC Season 5 / Stockfish wins Season 6/ Gull wins…
  • OIBM: Nisipeanu and Bluebaum superior after 5 rounds

    videnova
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    The game GM Nisipeanu – GM Graf finished in favor of the current leader German players GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and  IM Matthias Bluebaum lead 18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Open Chess Tournament with perfect 5/5 score. They are followed by a group of no less than 19 players who obtained 4.5/5 points. Nisipeanu was much better after move 15th in his game against Graf and easily converted, while Bluebaum defeated Ukrainian GM Olekseinko in a complicated and unclear duel. IM Schneider has almost joined the leaders, having a kingside attack against GM Lenderman, but a blunder led the  game…
 
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    Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

  • Tashkent Grand Prix LIVE!

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • 41st National Women Premier Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • 2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 LIVE!

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Fischer chess tactic

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Black is Fischer. White is Unzicker. It is Black to move. Can you find the crushing continuation for Fischer?Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Things you may not be aware of about top level chess

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Chess, mathematics and weight lossBangalore Mirror Bureau | Oct 29, 2014, 10.17 PM ISTBy: Santanu ChakrabortyWe have all played chess as kids. But little do most people appreciate that an exceptional amount of energy is expended by top grandmasters competing at tournaments Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen will continue their celebrated chess duel on November 5 in Sochi, Russia. Two nations, India and Norway, will watch as their heroes battle it out in a game that is tough on both mind and body. We have all played board games like chess and Chinese checkers as kids, but little do most…
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    Wholesale Chess: Latest News

  • Choosing the Right Size and Style of Chess Set - Part 2

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Part 2: Chess Pieces Chess pieces are extremely important. Quality, durability, design, and ease-of-play are all crucial to how your game goes and how long your pieces last. But not all chess pieces are created equally. Read through this short guide to pieces available here at Wholesale Chess. The first decision you’ll have to make is whether you want plastic or wooden pieces. Plastic chess pieces are great for clubs and tournament play, while wood pieces are generally higher-end, detailed pieces used for display and home play. We’ll discuss both here. Plastic Pieces We’ll start with…
  • Choosing the Right Size and Style of Chess Set

    3 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    Part 1: Chess Boards We have many chess boards available here at Wholesale Chess. Unfortunately, with a lot of options, people can get overwhelmed when trying to make a decision. Here is a short guide on selecting a chess board. First of all, you’ll have to choose a board color. Green and white is standard, but it’s really down to personal preference. Every vinyl or rollup board we sell comes in at least green, blue, or black. If you like unusual combinations, you might want to try a pink, red, or brown board just to keep your game more colorful.Vinyl Chess Boards Our quality vinyl boards…
  • New Product Videos

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    We wanted to let all of our customers know – as you may have noticed – that we’ve updated several product videos and added a lot more! Our goal is to make sure you clearly understand our products before you make your purchase; no one likes to buy something if they’re not sure about whether or not it's what they need. With that in mind, if you have questions as you browse the site, be sure to watch the included videos, as they may answer any questions or concerns you have.From the classic vinyl boards and plastic tournament chess sets to high-end wooden pieces and boards, as well as…
  • Answers to the Ultimate Chess Quiz

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    SPOILER ALERT! -- ANSWERS TO THE CHESS QUIZ! Here are the answers to the ultimate chess quiz written by Bill Wall. Answers: 1. Manuel Aaron was India's first International Master, in 1961. 2. Viswanathan Anand was India's first Grandmaster, in 1987. 3. In 1995, Robert Smeltzer played the most USCF games in one year - 2,266 games. 4. Michael Adams was the youngest player to win the British Chess Championship at 17. 5. Bobby Fischer was the youngest player to win the US Chess Championship at 14 in 1957/58. 6. Hikaru Nakamura was the 2nd youngest player to win the US Chess Championship at 16 in…
  • Chess Quiz: Test Your Chess Knowledge

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Think you know a lot about chess and chess history? Here's the ultimate chess quiz for long-time chess lovers created by Bill Wall. Good luck - you're going to need it! 1. Who was India's first International Master? 2. Who was India's first Grandmaster? 3. Who played the most USCF rated games in one year? 4. Who was the youngest player to win the British Chess Championship? 5. Who was the youngest player to win the US Chess Championship? 6. Who was the second youngest player to win the US Chess Championship? 7. Who was the first <!--more-->Indonesian Grandmaster? 8. Who was Norway's…
 
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    Jim West On Chess

  • Photos from Rahway Swiss 10/25/2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    At the Chess Mates blog, I have posted photos from the Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open.
  • End Run Around Blitz by NJKO

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    In week ten of the United States Chess League, the New Jersey Knockouts executed an end run around the Boston Blitz to draw their match and advance to the playoffs.The play is under review on boards one, two, three, and four!
  • Kacheishvili Lecture Tonight at Marshall CC

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Former Georgian national champion, grandmaster Giorgi Kacheishvili, will lecture tonight at the Marshall Chess Club on a topic of his own choosing. Born in 1977, Giorgi Kacheishvili became an international master in 1994 and a grandmaster in 1997. He won the national championship of Georgia before emigrating to the United States.  He has also enjoyed great success as a chess coach.  Two of his students, grandmasters Alex Lenderman and Irina Krush, placed first in the most recent U.S. Championship.Tuesday, October 28th7pm in the Great HallOpen to members and their guestsRefreshments…
  • Marshall Sunday Game/45 10/26/2014

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    On Sunday, I finished with a score of 1-1-2 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.Round Three: King's Indian AttackJim West (USCF 2200) - Ed Kopiecki (USCF 2044), Marshall Chess Club 10/26/20141.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 Bc5 4.g3 d6 5.Bg2 f6 6.c3 Be6 7.b4 Bb6 8.a4 a5 9.b5 Nce7 10.c4 Qd7 11.Nc3 h5 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.cxd5 Bh3 14.Bxh3 Qxh3 15.Qe2 O-O-O 16.Be3 Bc5 17.Bxc5 dxc5 18.O-O-O Nh619.Nd2 Nf7 20.b6 cxb6 21.Nc4 Kc7 22.Qb2 Rd6 23.f3 h4 24.Nxd6 Nxd6 25.Qf2 hxg3 26.Qxg3 Qh6+ 27.Kb1 g5 28.Qg2 Qh5 29.Rd2 Qe8 30.Ra2 b5 31.Qc2 b6 32.axb5 Nxb5 33.Rc1 Nd4 34.Qc4 Kb7 35.Rb2 Ka736.Rxb6 Kxb6 37.Qxc5+ Ka6…
  • Rahway Swiss 10/25/2014

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    On Saturday, I finished with a score of 2-1-1 in the tournament at Chess Mates.
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    The Closet Grandmaster

  • Guardiola on Chess

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Former Barcelona football club coach Pep Guardiola had this to say about chess:The process of picking a line-up is a bit like sitting in front of your chess pieces. You’ve no idea how similar the two things are.You can read more about his observations on chess here. 
  • End of Chess in New York Times?

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Is it really the end of the chess column in the New York Times? Many people certainly thought so when this appeared at the foot of the 11 October edition.A chess column has appeared in the NYT since... 1855. MT @kevingranville Spotted in today's NYT. Checkmate. pic.twitter.com/lh3vHaym2E— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) October 12, 2014 Then again, perhaps not.As quoted by Poynter, a spokesperson for the NYT said, "We are considering eliminating the chess column in order to keep freelance costs in line. A final decision for the column (on all platforms) has not been made yet.”However, just to…
  • Evelyn Koshnitsky, 1915-2014

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Such is the world today that the first thing I log on to is my social media feed. And one of the first tidbits I read this morning was a status update from a friend with the very sad news that Evelyn Koshnitsky has passed away, aged 99. Actually, it looks like the first news of this is via Kevin Bonham over on ChessChat.I did not know Mrs Koshnitsky deeply, but I certainly knew of her reputation and the immense good she did for Australian chess over the decades.Cathy Chua has a brief mention specifically of Evelyn Koshnitsky in an old post:Evelyn Koshnitsky has made her life’s work the…
  • Illingworth GM Hunting in Hungary

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    UPDATE (16 Sep): Max scored 3.5 from the last 4 rounds of his event. Thus, he not only won that tournament but also gained himself a GM norm!(Original text below)International master Max Illingworth, who starred for Australia at the Tromsø Olympiad last month, is extending his European stint in the hunt for another GM norm. And obviously in the process, hopefully, also raise his rating ever closer to that magic 2500.Max is currently in the First Saturday GM event in Hungary. After 5 rounds there, the Sydneysider is undefeated on 3.5 points. With 4 rounds to go, he'll be desperately needing…
  • Carlsen Will Play in Sochi

    7 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    And it's on!After days of uncertainty, the World Championship match between Carlsen and Anand is finally set to happen after the defending title holder signed the contract. It has been a pleasure signing autographs for the fans in St. Louis. After the tournament I found the time for 1 more pic.twitter.com/wRELuTPko1— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) September 7, 2014 No doubt many will be relieved, happy that a potential split in world chess has been averted. On the other hand, FIDE will be quite satisfied by the outcome; they can carry on business-as-usual. Others, particularly the average…
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  • Look for the Penguins

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Here’s the finish of one of my games from the recent Western States Open in Reno. It was round three, and I was White against Ganesh Murugappan, the #43 12-year-old in the country. FEN: 6k1/2p1rr1p/P2p4/1PnPpBP1/2n1P3/2B5/4K2R/7R w – - 0 81 Position after 80. … R8f7. White to move. Black has just moved his rook to f7, which is understandable because I was attacking the h-pawn three times. Both players are in intense time trouble; he had less than 30 seconds for the rest of the game and I had less than a minute. (We do, however, have a 5-second time delay each move to help us…
  • Reno Odds and Ends

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    A few final thoughts about the Reno tournament… (1) The ratings went up today and I was surprised to see that my rating didn’t go up as much as I thought it would. Only from 2164 to 2182. This means that if I had won my last-round game against GM Sergey Kudrin instead of drawing, I still would have fallen short of 2200; I probably would have been at 2198. I have to admit that, even though I’m a mathematician, I really don’t understand any more how the ratings are calculated. There used to be a simple rough-and-ready approximation that worked. But then they changed the…
  • Almost My First Win Over a GM

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    What a finish to the Western States Open! In the last round, I almost… Beat my first grandmaster (a bucket list item) Tied for first in an open tournament, for the first time in 20 years Scored another historic victory with the Bryntse Gambit Got my rating back over 2200. But I didn’t. Instead, I agreed to a draw with grandmaster Sergey Kudrin. Hint: If a grandmaster offers a draw to a player rated below 2200, it’s pretty certain that the grandmaster has a lost game. Especially when a draw will give him no prize money. But you can judge for yourself. Here is the final…
  • How Could I Be So Blind?

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    This is a lament that every chess player utters at some point… some of us more often than others. My turn to utter it was yesterday. FEN: 7k/7p/P2R2p1/5p2/2p5/1K6/6rP/8 w – - 0 48 Position after 47. … c4+. White to move. Round one of the Western States Open in Reno. I’m playing White against Samir Alazawi, a class A player. Here is where I had my moment of chess blindness. I probably spent 10 minutes thinking about this position. The first move I wanted to play was 48. Ka3, to keep Black’s rook off the a-file. Obviously if 48. … c3 49. a7, and White’s…
  • Millionaire Tournament Results

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    So So wasn’t so-so! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!) I tried to look up the winner of the Millionaire Open in Las Vegas this morning, and it wasn’t as easy as I expected to find out who won. When I went to chessbase.com, usually my first source, there was nothing about the playoffs. Next I went to the tournament page itself — but that page is a navigational disaster. There was no apparent way to find out who won the tournament! Finally I had to resort to Google, which took me to Susan Polgar’s blog, which took me to the Chess24 website, which had an excellent article…
 
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  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Hola darlings! I will have full results and all chess femme prize winners, and also the winners of Don McLean's memorial prize ($50 awarded to a player in both the Open and Reserve Sections, based on relative performance rating) tomorrow, it's already late for me and I've yet to eat supper, yikes! My chess buddy, Ellen Wanek (1070),  who has done so much for chess in the Sheboygan, WI area,
  • Tomb of Emperor Qin Huang's Grandmother Discovered

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    From The International Business Times Online, which contains many more photographs of artefacts from the tomb: China: Ancient Tomb of First Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Grandmother Discovered in Xi'an By Mary-Ann Russon September 11, 2014 11:57 BST A huge ancient tomb belonging to the grandmother of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang has been found in Xi'an during excavations to expand the
  • Israeli Spies Infiltrating Archaeology to Turn the Pyramids Jewish

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    This is absolutely hilarious, except it was not published (as far as I can tell) on April Fool's day.  Only goes to show, you can fool some of the people ALL of the time.  Are all fundy Muslims brainwashed (just like fundy Christians)?  Read it and laugh, and then weep for the state of appalling ignorance and prejudice in the world today, for it is bullshit like this that makes people kill each
  • Women in Ancient Egypt

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    From the Biblical Archaeological Society (BAR) online -- if you don't subscribe to Shanks' excellent magazine, I urge you to do so!  The article that I've copied the text from contains several more images than included here, so please visit BAR (click on link in title to article) and check them out, they are fascinating and flesh out the context and article.  This story presents an interesting
  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX!!!

    7 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hola darlings! Time is flying by!  Please mark your calendars:  October 18, 2014!!!!  Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX, hosted by the Southwest Chess Club, will be taking place at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Challenges are held two times a year, and now up to tournament twenty.  Goddesschess has been funding special prizes for the chessplayers in these events since
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  • I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people -- that's why I don't like most of them. I like to call everyone I find more than a tad annoying a sociopath. And when you have an alleged sociopath adjudging on a State Supreme Court then Justice is to be found only in the imagination…

    distrunk
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Hmm… As an incipient young journalist when I walked into a courtroom I felt like I was walking into a cathedral. But it didn’t take long to disavow any such notion. And to realize it was more like walking into a casino. For in the ‘hallowed’ Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls… where a cabal of venal, vapid officers of the court stack the deck. For the most part, especially in Pennsylvania, our ‘elected’ judges — the weakest, yet most protected link in our system of justice — ain’t nuttin’ but law students who mark their own examination papers. And…
  • I'VE BEEN AWAY-- SAD TO SAY; BUT NOW I HAVE RETURNED TO TAKE UP MY PEN

    kindredspiritks
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Really!  I have been absent but happy to return.  Sometimes absence makes a heart grow fonder. This is just a short note to let my many friends know I am still here and will be taking up the battle within the confines of the 64 squares as well as to tweak the noses of the elite, the average, the privileged, the downtrodden with blogs that enlighten the hearts of those who brave the waves of a stormy or calm sea.
  • The Journey to Learning Everything - About this Blog

    supplehints
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    When my undergraduate college career was coming to an end, I came to the realization that I would not be sitting in classrooms anymore, soaking in new information at such an easy convenience (at least until I aim for my Master’s). At this point, I decided that I would find a way to absorb new knowledge through other resources. In February 2014 (my final semester), I bought a piano keyboard. This was one of my first personal learning projects. I have always admired people with special musical talent, and I knew that I had somewhat of an artistic brain to learn it too. I have always…
  • [New Paper Craft] Sengoku Samurai Chess Free Paper Toys Download on PaperCraftSquare

    papercraftsquare
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    These three paper toys are Ninja, Samurai and his wife, created by Yu Hsin Chang. You can download t
  • “Lost and Found” by Janice Arenofsky

    dahlynn
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This story appears in “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Dogs.” Purchase this book today from your favorite retailer or at Amazon: http://amzn.to/11l0s0I Murphy’s Law—as it applies to dogs—decrees that mischievous things will only happen when Alpha Mom is on the phone, in the shower or otherwise occupied. A corollary to this is, the lower the probability of an event actually happening, the higher the price tag for the owner. At first glance, the latest canine caper appeared more competitive than costly—you might even say a dog-eat-dog game of chess: two large canines circling the…
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BCC FALL CHAMPIONSHIP: ELITE 16 // NM LAWYER TIMES PERFECT 4-0 // NM FRANK WANG, 3Ws 2ND // MIKE GRIFFIN 3RD // NEW FACES //

    Steve Stepak
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBFALL CHAMPIONSHIPIN ONE SECTIONON THE MENDFormer BCC Champion NM Lawyer Times defends vsNM Hal Terrie, Round 3. Looks like Lawyer's clock is recoveringfrom surgery. Lawyer scored a perfect 4-0 to claim sole possession of 1st place and the title with a +10 to 2296 rating.FROM BEHIND THE CRUTCHESNM Hal Terrie thinking of his plan as NM Lawyer Times sitsconfidently awaiting Hal's move. Round 3.  Actually it is Lawyerwho is recovering from surgery to the heel of his right foot. In a post-game interview, Lawyer stated that he always plays better chess in…
  • Looking Forward to a New Day for the BCF

    CTheil
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Dear friends,Last week, I was honored to be elected as President of the Boylston Chess Foundation for another year. At the same time, a new Board of Directors was approved. I'm happy to say that this Board is both talented and passionate about our organization.It's a good thing we have such a strong Board, because we are truly at a crossroads. The next year is critical to the future of the BCF.As you know, it is unclear what the immediate future holds for the location of our club. We have appointed a tenacious Search Committee and are looking for new possible homes. I'm particularly grateful…
  • BCC PRESENTS: "FALL CHAMPIONSHIP" // 4SS // 60/SD // SATURDAY // OCTOBER 25, 2015 //

    Steve Stepak
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBFALL CHAMPIONSHIP"FALL CHAMPIONSHIP" DETAILS: PRESS HERECOME ON OVER TO A FULL HOUSE!THIS COMING SATURDAYREGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9:30 AMROUND 1 BEGINS AT 10:00 AMCASH PRIZESBOYLSTON CHESS CLUBA FUN PLACE TO PLAY CHESSTIME CONTROL: 60/SD WITH A 5 SEC DELAYBRING YOUR DIGITAL CLOCKIF YOU HAVE ONESEE YOU SATURDAY !
  • GRANDMASTER PLAYS AT SOUTH STATION /BOSTON: TUESDAY / OCTOBER 21, 2014 / 5 - 7 PM / FREE !

    Steve Stepak
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    3 Times US Chess ChampionGrandmaster Larry Christiansenplays a simultaneous exhibition vs all comersat South Station, BostonLarry C Simul (details): PRESSUNDER THE ELECTRONIC ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE BOARDCOME AND PLAY / WATCH A CHESS GRANDMASTER IN ACTIONTHIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALLGM Larry C is very nice and very good at chess.He encourages you to come: kids, grandparents, high-schoolers, college and grad students.The event is from 5:00 - 7:00 PMChess sets and mats are provided. Just bring yourpencil and paper and record the game; and bringyour camera to get a photo of a…
  • BCC LEGENDS OF CHESS: RIGOROUS EVENT // 16 TALENTS // NM GODIN NO. 1 // CURTIS / XU 2-3rd //

    Steve Stepak
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    BCC LEGENDS OF CHESS"ARON NIMZOVICH"IN ONE SECTIONOPEN SECTIONON TARGETNM Eric Godin 3.5 points, clear 1st.Rating +8 to 2250! Bravo, Eric!NM Eric Godin vs Kenneth Wells, Round 2.2 TIE FOR 2-3RD PLACETaylor Curtis, black vs Mike Griffin, Round 2.Taylor scored 3 points to share 2-3rd place with Conway Xu.Conway Xu, black vs Harold Dondis, Round 1.Conway was undefeated, scoring: W W D D for 3 points,sharing 2-3rd place with Taylor Curtis. Conway earned a+27 to 1918. Bravo, Conway!EXPERT GAMEWilliam Connor Roberts, black vs Taylor Curtis, Round 1.MASTER GAMENM Hal Terrie vs NM Farzad Abdi,…
 
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • Border country

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    He's also the first European to hold the world title since the 1930s.Thus spake Dominic Lawson, of Magnus Carlsen, when introducing his Radio Four programme on Monday. It's a very strange thing to say, not least because it's obviously wrong, unless we make an assumption which we're not really entitled to make. Now I'm aware that who is, or is not, a European is far from being a settled question, nor has it ever been. (My wife lived in Turkey for three years. Which continent is that?) But for the moment, at any rate, let's take the view that - as explained here - the boundary between Europe…
  • DG XIII: The Stanford Center

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In summary: We object to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline when there is no compelling scientific evidence to date that they do. The promise of a magic bullet detracts from the best evidence to date, which is that cognitive health in old age reflects the long-term effects of healthy, engaged lifestyles. In the judgment of the signatories, exaggerated and misleading claims exploit the anxiety of older adults about impending cognitive decline. We encourage continued careful research and validation in this…
  • A Pair of ISEs or An Exchange of Exchanges?

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    White to playKarpov - Kasparov, World Championship Match 1990 (Lyon) Game 13The same World Championship match as last week’s post (Day of days), albeit in a different city on a different continent.White to play another ISE? Maybe.Karpov did indeed go 20 Rxc3 and after ... Bxc3, 21 Ne4Black to playGazza returned the material with 21 ... Rxe4.Whizzing through the game I’d assumed that this sequence was - like Kramink - Illescas 1994 - an exchange of pieces foreseen by both players. As it happens on this video recorded after the match, Karpov reckons Kasparov simply missed…
  • County Counting: 2. More Isidor

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    We had a first look at the two volumes of the Surrey County Chess Association Match Books, 1884-1967, in Preface, the opening episode in this, the third strand of posts on the chess history of our locality (see Streatham Strolls and Brixton Byways for the other two). Running these three in parallel inevitably means overlap and cross reference - but hopefully to mutual advantage rather than tedious repetition. This post is a case in point. It concerns one of Streatham's several en passant chess professionals and one of Tim Harding's Eminent Victorian Chess Players: Isidor…
  • DG XII: Doctor Jana Bellin

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    [Dr Jana Bellin] is willing to prepare a considered comment on the interesting matter of chess and seniors, people with Alzheimer's and so on. Stewart Reuben, EC ForumI’m not a glass half-full person by nature. Not exactly half-empty either. By default setting I’m much more a 'there’s not enough water in the cup because somebody knocked it over and now I’ve got a big stain on my trousers and I’m going to have to walk around all afternoon looking like I’ve weed myself' kind of a guy.Which is why I’m always pleased - if not outright surprised - when I am in a position to…
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    Delaware State Chess Assn

  • SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT — Nov 15, 2014

    Michelle Pergeorelis
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    A USCF event presented by The Delaware Youth Chess Organization Who?   All K-12 Chess Players – New & Experienced What?   USCF 5 rounds Game 30/ d 5 Sections:     K-6 / U600 .                        K-8/ U1000 .               […]
  • 4/15/14 Newsletter

    Matt Little
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Delaware State Chess Association April Newsletter Its been a slow month for DSCA. Here are some past and upcoming events. A Crossroads article in the Delaware News Journal newspaper featured a review of Drew Serres and his Delaware State Chess Champion title. Check it out at the following link: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/04/02/crossroads-chess-champ-challenge/7226193/ Upcoming Events in this region Philadelphia […]
  • Drew Serres: Delaware State Chess Champion

    Matt Little
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Last Thursday’s Crossroads article in the Delaware News Journal newspaper featured a review of Drew Serres and his Delaware State Chess Champion title. Check it out at the following link: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/04/02/crossroads-chess-champ-challenge/7226193/
  • Brandywine CC 4/11/14 Newsletter

    Matt Little
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    The BLCC will be meeting tonight in room 209 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  We continue to offer free national rated games for those who are also USCF members.  Last week, Matthew Clowes won his second match game with Brad Thomas. Congratulations Matt! For those of you who weren’t able to get a copy of last Thursday’s […]
  • For High School Players grade 9-12 – Let us know you play!

    Michelle Pergeorelis
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    GM Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions Rules: https://www.uschess.org/content/view/7867/131/ When:  July 26- July 29 2014 Where:  Rosen Centre Hotel 9840 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819 Time Control:  G90 w/ 30sec. increments per turn Eligibility Each state (States defined per USCF include Washington, DC and Northern & Southern California) shall be allowed one Representative as […]
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    Dayton Chess Club

  • Advance Registrations – Thanksgiving Pawn Storm 8 Nov 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    OPEN Jason Wang (1865)   U1900 Torrance Henry Jr (1573) William Franklin (1493)   U1600 Steve Phillips (1398) Ethan Fang (1391) Ben Wettle (1265) Daniel Sullivan (1280) Kameron Wilson (1105) Nolan Bryant (1010) The post Advance Registrations – Thanksgiving Pawn Storm 8 Nov 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Extreme CaroKann Part I – Lecture by David Rittenhouse 29 Oct 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Another excellent lecture by David….. Lectures are offered every Wednesday evening here at the Dayton Chess Club.  Lecture starts around 7pm – and usually lasts 30-45 minutes.  You’re missing out if you’re simply reading the lecture notes!   Extreme Caro-Kann Part I- 29 Oct 2014 The post Extreme CaroKann Part I – Lecture by David Rittenhouse 29 Oct 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Part VI Caro-Kann – Conclusion – Lecture by D. Rittenhouse, 24 Sep 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Conclusion of the 6 part series of the Caro-Kann…. Part VI The post Part VI Caro-Kann – Conclusion – Lecture by D. Rittenhouse, 24 Sep 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Risk Required…. R. Driver lecture, 17 Sep 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    David Rittenhouse was unable to present his lecture this evening….so stay tuned for NEXT Wednesday for the conclusion of his 6 part Caro-Kann lecture. GM Daniel Naroditsky has written an article on chess.com dated September 12, 2014 with the title, “How to Win Equal Positions.”   This lecture will borrow freely and heavily upon GM Naroditsky’s writing.  Thank you GM Naroditsky! Risk Required The post Risk Required…. R. Driver lecture, 17 Sep 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Wright Brothers Open 2014 Advance Registrations

    DCC Chess Queen
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Please note ratings indicated may NOT the rating used for this tournament – October ratings WILL be used for the Wright Brothers Open. THREE DAY SCHEDULE: OPEN Ben Li (2294) Hans Multhopp (2234) Will Sedlar (2202) James Mills (2201) Maggie Feng (2186)  BYE RD 1 Blake Baumgartner (2087) Luke Xie (2062)  BYE RD 1 John Miller (2046) Lewis Sanders (1977) Anagh Kulkarni (1973)  BYE RD 4 Jason Wang (1919) Gregg Stark (1900) Michael Penway (1855) Nolan Song (1699) David Guehl (1690) TaraGanesh Yeluguri (1619) Chris Bechtold (1500) PREMIER (U1800) Monish Yeluguri (1723) David Rutherford…
 
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    CHESS NEWS BLOG

  • 中国和俄国国际象棋学派的争夺(二)

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    中国和俄国国际象棋学派的争夺(二)China vs. Russia (2): Soviet chess technique by IM David Martínez https://chess24.com/en/read/news/china-vs-russia-2-soviet-chess-technique Is 16-year-old Vladislav Artemiev set to follow in the footsteps of Anatoly Karpov, Vladimir Kramnik and Mikhail Botvinnik? Spanish IM David Martínez continues his series looking at the Russian and Chinese schools of chess by examining three endgames in which the young Russian talent demonstrated extraordinarily good technique. by IM David Martínez Stay patient, create a weakness, fix…
  • 波士顿环球报:中国队获得国际象棋奥林匹克赛冠军

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The world’s largest chess team championship in history came to a close this month. The final results of the 177 teams in the open and 133 teams in the women’s section were completely surprising. Team ratings would have suggested the Russians taking the open and the Chinese victorious in the women’s, but just the opposite resulted. The Chinese open team, consisting of Wang Yue, Ding Liren, Yue Yangyi, Ni Hua and Wei Yi, some of whom had hardly been heard of in the West, took the lead after defeating Azerbaijan in the eighth round and never relinquished it thereafter. The exhausting…
  • 奈迪茨详解瑞士比尔大赛侯逸凡胜吉里 Hou Yifan Commands Respect

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Hou Yifan Commands Respect  by Arkadij Naiditsch  Hou, Yifan (2629) – Giri, Anish (2750)  Hans Suri Mem 2014 Biel SUI (1.3), 14.07.2014 Sicilian Defense [B51] In the history of chess, only one woman has played on the highest level and this is Judit Polgar. At her best she even managed to enter the Top Ten. Hou Yifan, the current Women's World Champion and clearly the strongest female player after Polgar seems to do fine against men as well. Yifan is very close to entering the Top 100 and already proves this in the first round of Biel.  …
  • 2013年09月22日

    22 Sep 2013 | 4:37 am
    Late on Her Schoolwork? Well, She’s a Titan of Chess.  侯逸凡夺冠一小时后纽约时报电话采访文章2013年9月20日:北大二年级学生,国际象棋女神。 By DYLAN LOEB McCLAIN Published: September 20, 2013…
  • Tan Zhongyi won the 3rd Women Masters Chess Tournam ...

    31 May 2013 | 4:30 am
    The 3rd Women Masters Chess Tournament takes place in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China from 31 May to 9 June 2013.  The time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.  Official site  Live live  results    Final standings after 9 rounds:  No. Name FED Rtg 1 WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2483 2 GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2514 3 WGM Huang Qian CHN 2469 4 WGM Guo Qi CHN 2439 5 WGM Ding Yixi GEO 2427 6 IM Shen Yang CHN 2397 7 WGM Zhang Xiaowen CHN 2367 8 WGM Wang Jue CHN 2401 9 WGM Ju…
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    Tactics Time

  • Millionaire Chess Open Report Card

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    I wanted to share some thoughts and reflections on the Millionaire Chess Open, which recently concluded. The tournament was held at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, which was a great location. I have played in … Continue reading →
  • Colorado Open Podcast

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Today I did a fun podcast at the Colorado Open!   Guests include Life Master Brian Wall, Brian’s son Devon Wall, Francisco Baltier, and Daniel Herman The huge turnout at the 2014 Colorado Open (158 players!) The Lemming Opening The … Continue reading →
  • Tactics Time Comments/Feedback

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:18 am
    I am continually amazed at how much feedback I get about the Tactics Time Books. I see feedback via reviews on amazon tweets facebook comments blog posts e-mails etc Normally I don’t respond in detail to much of the feedback … Continue reading →
  • Maurice Ashley Podcast

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Today I had the honor of doing a podcast interview with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley! From the Millionaire Chess website, Maurice Ashley made history as the first African-American International Grandmaster and translated his love to others as a three-time national championship … Continue reading →
  • Chess Journalists of America Award Nominees

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Paul Covingon sent me an email this morning with the subject “CJA” saying: Tim, http://chessjournalism.org/2014entries/entries.htm. TT is entered by New in Chess Congrats and good luck! Thanks Paul! I was also happy to see that the Colorado Chess Informant magazine … Continue reading →
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