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  • Congratulations to Boris Spassky on his birthday

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Congratulations to Boris Spassky from FIDE President - ENG (pdf) Congratulations to Boris Spassky from FIDE President - RUS (pdf)
  • Women's World Championship 2015: Visa support

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:51 am
    Dear Chess Friends! Russian Chess Federation would like to inform you on visa support issue. 1. Participants/FIDE Principals and Officials There are three categories of visitors in accordance with the countries of their origin:  1. The countries whose citizens don't need visas for the period of the championship are: Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia and Kazakhstan; 2. The countries whose citizens will receive personal official invitations* from the RCF to apply for visas are: Bulgaria, Hungary, Egypt, China, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, USA, France, Sweden. Please note that the…
  • January 2015 Saturday Quad Round 2

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    31 Jan 2015 | 9:06 pm
  • Liechtenstein Open 2015

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    Goran
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The 33rd International Chess Open in the Principality of Liechtenstein will take place on 8-16th May, 2015, at the Gemeindesaal Triesen. The tournament will be held under the aegis of S.D. Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein. The prizes in the main Open event will be: 1st – CHF 2’000, 2nd – CHF 1’500, 3rd – CHF 1’200, 4th – CHF 1’000, 5th – CHF 800, 6th – CHF 700, 7th – CHF 600, 8th – CHF 500, 9th – CHF 400, 10th – (until 10th Hort-System) CHF 300, 11th to 20th – (ranking) CHF 200. Last year winner was Grandmaster Sebastian Bogner. The prizes in the special…
  • Checkmate in 6

    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    White to move and checkmate in 6.5r2/1b2P1bk/npqr3p/8/p4p2/1QB2Rn1/6P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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  • Women's World Championship 2015: Visa support

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:51 am
    Dear Chess Friends! Russian Chess Federation would like to inform you on visa support issue. 1. Participants/FIDE Principals and Officials There are three categories of visitors in accordance with the countries of their origin:  1. The countries whose citizens don't need visas for the period of the championship are: Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia and Kazakhstan; 2. The countries whose citizens will receive personal official invitations* from the RCF to apply for visas are: Bulgaria, Hungary, Egypt, China, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, USA, France, Sweden. Please note that the…
  • February 2015 FRL

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:15 am
    FIDE publishes February 2015 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.
  • Congratulations to Boris Spassky on his birthday

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Congratulations to Boris Spassky from FIDE President - ENG (pdf) Congratulations to Boris Spassky from FIDE President - RUS (pdf)
  • FIDE Online Arena enters a new era

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    The FIDE Online Arena, the virtual chess club for chess players around the world is upgraded with new features and offers to new members full membership services for a period of 4 months, free of charge. Promotional offer Players, who already have a FIDE ID number, are welcome to create an account with full membership privileges until May 31st, 2015. Players without a FIDE ID number have to pay the annual subscription fee of 25 euros in order to become full members. In return, their membership will be automatically extended until May 31st, 2016. FIDE titled players GM/WGM and IM/WIM are…
  • Meeting with SportAccord President

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    On January 28, in Budapest the FIDE delegation met with the President of SportAccord, President of International Judo Federation, Mr. Marius Vizer. The both sides discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation, the agenda for the upcoming IMSA meeting in Moscow, as well as the role of FIDE and chess in the programme of the World Mind Games.
 
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  • Liechtenstein Open 2015

    Goran
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The 33rd International Chess Open in the Principality of Liechtenstein will take place on 8-16th May, 2015, at the Gemeindesaal Triesen. The tournament will be held under the aegis of S.D. Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein. The prizes in the main Open event will be: 1st – CHF 2’000, 2nd – CHF 1’500, 3rd – CHF 1’200, 4th – CHF 1’000, 5th – CHF 800, 6th – CHF 700, 7th – CHF 600, 8th – CHF 500, 9th – CHF 400, 10th – (until 10th Hort-System) CHF 300, 11th to 20th – (ranking) CHF 200. Last year winner was Grandmaster Sebastian Bogner. The prizes in the special…
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Luang Prabang, Laos

    Goran
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 12 to 16 February 2015 in Luang Prabang, Laos, by the National Chess Federation of Laos, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be John Vilavane, General Secretary of National Chess Federation of Laos. The venue of the Seminar will be the Pong Kham, Department of Education & Sport of Luang Prabang Laos. The language of the Seminar will be English, with translation to Lao and Thai language. The…
  • February 2015 FIDE TOP-100 Players Lists: Giri climbs to #5

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    31 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    The February 2015 FIDE Top-100 Players Lists are up and Magnus Carlsen is still the highest rated player with Elo rating 2865 (three points more since January FIDE Rating List). Fabiano Caruana (2811 ELO) is clear second with 54 points gap, Alexander Grischuk (2810 ELO) and Veselin Topalov (2800 ELO) remain third and fourth with unchanged rating since January FIDE Rating List. Anish Giri (2797 ELO) climbs to fifth position and is close to break the 2800 barrier. The highest rated woman is once again Judit Polgar, with 2675 ELO, three ELO points ahead of the young prodigy Yifan…
  • 2015 Moscow Open – 11th RSSU Chess Cup LIVE!

    videnova
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The 2015 Moscow Open – 11th International RSSU Chess Cup is scheduled to take place from 29th January to 9th February in Moscow, Russia. The total prize fund of the festival is 4,300,000 RUB (approximately 57,000 €), more information here. Top seeded players are:  GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2714, GM Lysyj, Igor 2700, GM Alekseev, Evgeny 2679, GM Sjugirov, Sanan 2678, GM Inarkiev, Ernesto 2675, GM Grachev, Boris 2670, GM Fedoseev, Vladimir 2668, GM Artemiev, Vladislav 2659, GM Kokarev, Dmitry 2645. Tournament website
  • Gibraltar Chess 2015 LIVE!

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    31 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    The Gibraltar Chess Festival 2015 is going to take place 26 January – 5 February in the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar. The long traditions of the festival, the fantastic organization, and the hefty prize fund have attracted many of the top world grandmasters. Veselin Topalov, whose current ELO is exactly 2800 (making him world number 3 on FIDE’s January list), will be the highest rated player ever to take part in Gibraltar. His main opponents from the 2700 club include Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Pentala Harikrishna, Yu Yangyi, Richard Rapport, and…
 
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    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information

  • Checkmate in 6

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    White to move and checkmate in 6.5r2/1b2P1bk/npqr3p/8/p4p2/1QB2Rn1/6P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Big changes in world ranking

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year 1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2865 13 1990 2 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2811 13 1992 3 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2810 0 1983 4 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2800 0 1975 5 Giri, Anish g NED 2797 13 1994 6 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2797 0 1969 7 So, Wesley g USA 2788 22 1993 8 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2783 0 1975 9 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2777 13 1982 10 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2776 0 1987 11 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2775 13 1990 12 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2760 0 1990 13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2759 0 1985 14 Ding, Liren g CHN 2755 13 1992 15 Gelfand, Boris g ISR…
  • Top young talents in the world

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Top girlsTop juniorsChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Women's World Championship 2015: Visa support

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Dear Chess Friends! Russian Chess Federation would like to inform you on visa support issue. 1. Participants/FIDE Principals and Officials There are three categories of visitors in accordance with the countries of their origin: 1. The countries whose citizens don't need visas for the period of the championship are: Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia and Kazakhstan; 2. The countries whose citizens will receive personal official invitations* from the RCF to apply for visas are: Bulgaria, Hungary, Egypt, China, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, USA, France, Sweden. Please note that the…
  • SPF National Open for Boys and Girls in Northern California (A World Youth Qualifier - Over $100K in prizes)

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Dear Chess Parents,We sincerely invite you to join the SPFNO on February 27th - March 1st, 2015 in beautiful San Mateo, California.In the course of the three-day chess festival, the SPFNO will award qualifications for: - The Prestigious Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls- The FIDE World Youth Chess Championship 2015 in Porto Carras, Greece. - As well as $100,000+ in scholarships and prizes.Please mark your calendars now and join us this February 27th - March 1st. We look forward to seeing you in San Mateo.SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN FOR GIRLS AND BOYSFEBRUARY 28th - MARCH…
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  • Drawing Mindset: Chesscampeona on the Move

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Today, I am focusing on an area of chess that is extremely important not only for chess players but for chess coaches. In the last couple of months, as I played numerous tournaments throughout Texas, New York, New Hampshire, and Florida, I have noticed many young chess players making a habit of drawing prematurely.In chess, while drawing is sometimes inevitable, it can quickly turn into a bad habit and mindset when it is not a drawing position.Young chess players may prefer to draw because they feel if they lose a game they will disappoint their coach or parents. When I was a child, on…
  • Recruiting the Right Chess Team, Part 2

    18 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Part 2: Raising Interest and PromotingWritten by guest author Erik Czerwin for Wholesale Chess.While you’re building that rapport with the kids, you've got to raise interest. It’s hard to recruit kids when they don’t know you exist. Have chess events as often as you can stand them. My first year, I attempted a tournament. The tournament didn’t go very smoothly (we didn't even have a chess clock), but at the end, we had a life-size chess game. The two finalists competed using a real people chess set. I asked some popular seniors to create a massive paper chessboard in the school foyer.
  • Recruiting the Right Chess Team, Part 1

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Part 1: Creating the Right Atmosphere Written by guest author Erik Czerwin for Wholesale Chess. At first, I was just a teacher with a few kids playing chess in my classroom while rocking-out to some music. Then, we had to get serious and compete. All of a sudden, interest dried up. I couldn’t figure it out. Where did they go? Competing was just going to be more rocking out with other groups like us… Middle and High school kids can be finicky, and getting them to play chess is hard enough. How do you get the right kids to the team? How do you keep the nerdy kids while also recruiting and…
  • Book Review: "Chess Is Child's Play"

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Review by IM Daniel Rensch Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick have written an easy-to-read and practical yet fun beginner's chess book...not for kids, but for parents and educators! As a "chess professional" (as if there is such a title in the workplace), I have been around the block when it comes to chess literature. Though there is certainly no shortage of great chess books that provide concrete chess knowledge -- i.e., specific chess concepts, strategic ideas, opening repertoires, analytical manuals meant to serve as guides to improving your calculation, etc. -- the list of chess books that…
  • Magnus Carlsen Keeps Title of World Chess Champion

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Magnus Carlsen retains his title as World Chess Champion with a dramatic win over Viswanathan Anand in Game 11 during the tournament in Sochi, Russia. The final score was 6.5 - 4.5. Game 2 was won by Carlsen, while Anand took Game 3. Carlsen won Games 6 and 11 to win. A PGN file from Game 11 from Chess.com can be found below: View the game, analysis, and article at Chess.com.Carlsen will retain his dominance in championships of all forms of chess (rapid and blitz, as well) until his next tournament in 2015. Anand has stated that he will not retire after this tournament, so it is possible…
 
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  • A Jule Surprise

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:25 am
    The past week has been a Chinese trifecta. Zhao Jun won the Hastings tournament, Ni Hua pulverized almost everyone at the Aussie Open and then there's also Zhao Xue who bagged the Kiwi Open. The two Zhaos winning were complete surprises. After all, they weren't exactly the favourites.But here's another surprise. Out of the blue, I've just learnt that Australia's WIM Alexandra Jule is a New Zealand champion! Well, joint champion at least anyway. It turns out that she holds dual nationality, Kiwi and Australian. And by virtue of her 6 points, among a group of locals on a similar score, WIM Jule…
  • Australian Chess Open 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    I meant to post something about the ongoing Aussie Chess Open much earlier, but with the rush to head back to Tokyo and immediately having to start work after a very non-Japanese 3-week vacation, this post is much delayed.In fact, I actually turned up for the first round and live tweeted direct from the event. That was a first for me (live tweeting), and I think more events should probably do it. Tweeting, or live blogging as I once did many moons ago, always gives an extra dimension to a tournament. Despite recent advances in video coverage, there's something about the burst of text…
  • Chess Christmas Cheer

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Look what I spotted in Sydney's Pitt St yesterday. When I saw the chess boards, my first thought was that Pablo Williams, The Jamaican Champion, must have expanded his operations! You can usually see him here this time of year. But, nope; no Pablo. This bloke who's hosting the simul is, in fact, none other than Sydney local Jason Chan.
  • Chess on The iPad

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I don't get much chess action myself these days, at least not over the board. But I still follow the top events closely. Thanks to Apple, I can do this, last night's World Championship game that ended it all for Vishy ("screwed"). That is my iPad tethered to my iPhone. And in case you're wondering, the red is a not too shabby Chilean merlot.When I tweeted this last night, a couple of folks asked me what the app is. It is Playchess for the iOS, which is not too bad. I like the game board. But I think the Chess24 app is way better overall. Chess24's game board is not to my liking but you get…
  • Vishy Anand Is Screwed

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Boom! Just like that, Magnus Carlsen goes one up against Anand in their ongoing combat for the World Chess Championships. And it is only game two. Last year, it took until game five before we saw a decisive result. Honestly, why do we even bother?Early this morning on Twitter I was amused to see a number of experts - GMs, journos and even an ex-World Champion herself - offer suggestions to the Anand camp. That perhaps Vishy should re-strategise and get a shrink. GM Jonathan Tisdall suggests that the Indian should play like, well, Vishy; that is, the younger, fearless Vishy. Play the Sicilian,…
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  • Introducing The Hive Mind

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    This Sunday I had the chance to meet with Gjon Feinstein, Mike Splane, and Eric Montany at a coffeehouse to go over my recent game with Ivan Ke. (See this post for some earlier discussion of the game.) We tore apart and dissected the game until there were only the smallest bones left, and I learned a lot from the collective wisdom of three National Masters. I will refer to all three of them together as The Hive Mind. I’m doing that partly to be funny, but also to give them plausible deniability. If they got something wrong, they can always blame it on the other two members of the…
  • Dinosaurs Roam the Earth in Dublin

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    I did not go to the Golden State Open in Dublin, California, last weekend. I have a lot of work this month and couldn’t prepare properly for a chess tournament. But I wish I had! It looks as if it was a great tournament, although not quite as loaded with strong players as the New Year Championship was. One of the interesting things about the tournament was that two people came back from long absences to win prizes. One of them was Nicolas Yap, a 2300 level player who finished fourth in the open section. He had not played rated chess since 2008. I don’t know him at all, but…
  • Top Chess States (Take Two)

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    16 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    I wasn’t completely happy with my post yesterday about the top chess states, because the measure I used (number of players over 2500) is skewed to the very high end of the spectrum of chess players. Half of the states don’t even have a player rated 2500. Also, the statistic is unduly influenced, in my opinion, by a relatively small number of foreign or out-of-state players who may come to a state to study but don’t contribute all that much to the “chess culture” in that state. So here is my second try at measuring the top ten chess states in America. This time I…
  • Top Chess States

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    What do you think are the strongest chess states in the country? I think that most chess players would be able to guess the top state, maybe even the top two or top three. But what surprises me is how close the competition is. Fifty years ago, it would have been New York in a runaway. Now it’s New York by a very slim margin. I think this says something about chess’s increasingly solid demographic base across the country. I decided to rank all of the states according to the current number of players rated 2500 or stronger, with the first tiebreaker being the number of players rated…
  • Thinking Big?

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    7 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Let’s now turn our attention from the microscopic to the monumental … in fact, to the future of chess. I’ve been waiting for the right time to mention that there is a project in the works to make a movie about the (first) Millionaire Chess Open, Maurice Ashley’s grand experiment last year at running a tournament with a million-dollar prize fund. The documentary would (will?) be called “Pushing Wood.” The director would be (will be?) a filmmaker named Jeffrey Plunkett. And, to cut to the chase, Plunkett is running a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo. I know…
 
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  • New York Blizzard -- 2015 Version

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Hola everyone! I'm far away from the blizzard zone, safe and sound in Milwaukee, where just a little snow is blowing around and the temperatures are in the 20's, not much wind today.  We may be about an inch of snow overnight.  I'll take it! While checking out the latest weather and news on Snowmageddon in Manhattan, came across this absolutely hilarious photo -- LOVE IT! Robert Burck,
  • P.S. Countdown to Retirement: Five Days!

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Hola darlings! Totally forgot the entire point of the prior post, which was to add this great rock and roll yet meaningful song to the post.  Duh! Getting old and losing my memory sucks, darlings!  But I will blogger on...  Check out OWNER OF A LONELY HEART by the band YES.  If you cannot quite understand the lyrics because they're kind of smushed beneath the fabulous beat of the guitars and
  • Countdown to Retirement: Five Working Days!

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Hola darlings! Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. I have been a very bad blogger, indeed.  So sorry.  But I've been busy.  You see, I've been spending a LOT of time planning out my GREAT ESCAPE FROM THE WORLD OF ASSHOLES! I am very happy to announce that it has come to pass -- I am retiring from the legal world.  To sing Etta James' classic 'At Last..." I was a very good girl, I was, I
  • 2015 Wijk aan Zee is Coming!

    4 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Tata Steel is once again sponsoring a fabulous tournament at Wijk aan Zee.  The event, January 9 - 25, 2015. The Masters Tournament features some of the best players in the world.  This year, the sole female representative is GM Hou Yifan of China, currently reigning women's world chess champion.  She's going to be facing off against some damn tough competition: NameCountryRatingPosition
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    4 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    We, the people, need to sit up and take notice of the current climate changes taking place, and somehow push and shove our governments into action!  I mean, really -- what do YOU think it's going to be like in your area of the world weather-wise in 20 years, heh? December 29, 2014 (from Archaeology Magazine) BELIZE’S BLUE HOLE YIELDS EVIDENCE OF DROUGHT IN MAYA WORLD HOUSTON, TEXAS—New
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BCC: FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ AT THE BCC // $200 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND // 6 ROUNDS //

    Steve Stepak
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBBLITZ CHESSTHIS FRIDAY!JANUARY 30, 2015BLITZ CHESSTHE OLD-FASHION WAYNO DELAY!THE DETAILS:6 ROUNDS SWISS PAIRINGPLAY EACH OPPONENT WITH WHITE & BLACKTOURNAMENT IN 1 SECTION $10 entry fee to BCC members$20 entry fee to non-members.PRIZES: $200 GUARANTEED$100-$50; U2000 $30; U1800 $20REGISTRATION 6:30 - 7:20 PMRound 1 starts at 7:30 PM; rest ASAPBCC: 40 Norris Street, Cambridge MABCF CHESS PRODUCTIONCAMBRIDGE MA USA
  • BCC JANUARY GRAND PRIX: REPORT // GODIN / KAVI / SULLIVAN / DONDIS / EXCEL // 18 PLAY // NEW FACES

    Steve Stepak
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    BCC WINTER WONDERLANDHOSTS 1ST GP OF 2015ERIC IS BACKNM Eric Godin (right) appraises his position with black,  in the late stages of Round 1 vs Gabriel Birzu.(background): Nithin Kavi vs Seth Lieberman: draw!Richard Alan Chen vs Bob Sullivan;Loring Lauretti vs Ed Chiu.Eric scored a perfect 4 - 0 to top the charts in the firstBCC Grand Prix of the 2015 season. This GP is a "mini" series lasting 6 months, so every point counts,even if the event is held during a winter blast of snow!NM Eric Godin (right) was firing on all 8 cylinders Saturday towin every one of his…
  • BCC: POLAR VORTEX REPORT // CHERNIACK / SAGE / MISHKIN / HOY / 10 PLAY // 4SS / G120 5" d //

    Steve Stepak
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB WINTER WONDERLANDPOLAR VORTEX: MASTER / EXPERT / A PLAYERHARD WORK PAYS OFFNM Alex Cherniack put in a 4 - 0 perfect performancein 2 consecutive Saturdays to take clear 1st placein the BCC's first Polar Vortex.  This was good fora +12 to 2309 rating. Bravo, Alex!PHYSICS IS FUN!NM J Timothy Sage, Professor of Physics, NortheasternUniversity scored 3 point to take clear 2nd place.Paul Mishkin, Esq. scored 2.5 points to take clear 3rd place.Paul earned a +4 to 1930 rating for his performance.CLOSING THE GAPAndrew Hoy scored 2 pointsto take clear 4th place…
  • 3RD BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS 2015 / HYATT HARBORSIDE / LOGAN AIRPORT / 229 PLAY / 55 BCC REGULARS PARTICIPATE // RIORDAN / C WILLIAMS / KELLY / TRATTNER / KATZMAN // SHINE //

    Steve Stepak
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    CONTINENTAL CHESS BOSTON, MA 2015BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS 2015 CROSSTABLES1st place on tie-breaks: Cuban born GM Corrales Jimenez (center)picks up $978.50 for his efforts. IM Steven Zierk (left) is impressivewith wins over former BCC President and Club Champion, IM David Vigorito (seen here, right) inRound 4; andIM Zierk takes the full point from GM Alexander Ivanov in Round5 (!),  all for a share of 1-2nd place and a $880.50 cash prize award.BCC Vice President (& former BCC President & Club Champion) FM Charles Riordan (right, in photo with black) plays…
  • BCC: GRAND PRIX // 12 MONTH SERIES // 2014 // WINNERS: NITHIN KAVI / JASON TANG / M R NEALE / STEVE STEPAK / TOM SHNEER / BOSHEN LI / DANIEL ZHOU // 145 PARTICIPANTS // KIDS EXCEL

    Steve Stepak
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    Boylston Chess ClubGRAND PRIX 2014 FINAL STANDING[JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC]YOUNG TALENT EMERGESNithin Kavi 1st U2400: 23 points!Bravo, Nithin!Jason Tang 1st U2200: 16.5 points. Bravo, Jason!Mark Robert Neale, 1st U2000: 13 points.Black is BeautifulSteve Stepak, 1st U1800: 22.5 points.COMPETITIVE EDGESTRATEGIC PERSPECTIVEKeep your eye on this young man!Tom Shneer, 1st U1600: 17.5 points.Tom's 2015 rating is 1594. He's anatural who combines intellect witha positive attitude and a smile!Bravo, Tom!KIDS JUST WAN'NA HAVE FUN!Boshen Li, 1st U1400: 14 points.Daniel…
 
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  • Will There Be A White One?

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wandering around an exhibition trying to spot a bit of Chess-in-Art can be hard work. Any chess may be well-hidden. It might take some effort to find. Often there's no direct hit anyway, just a passing similarity to some familiar Chess-in-Art piece, an echo perhaps, although just enough to get you thinking.Take the absorbing exhibition on in London until 5 April at the Whitechapel Gallery:I had high hopes. After all, Malevich's Black Square of 1915 and the Russian Revolution - it is the starting point for the exhibition, and confronts you as you enter - must be the…
  • Yes It Really Does Have Something to do with chess

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    For many, Scrabble is merely a board game. For others it is an intellectual pilgrimage. In this book, Stefan Fatsis, journalist and self-confessed word freak, goes in search of the people for whom Scrabble is life and affords us a glimpse into the extraordinary world of the brilliant geeks and misfit savants who populate the highest ranks of the game.Or so it says here.I know. It’s about Scrabble. It’s a damn good read too. Much better than you might expect from the exceptionally mediocre publishers blurb.And, yes, it really does have something to do with chess. Fatis’ book is littered…
  • Our Electronic Pals: Then and Now

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Black to playAnand - Chess Genius, Intel Grand Prix (rapid) London 1994Anand - Chess Genius. Perhaps you recognise the position from The Last Move of 2014. Well, Anand’s next move is going to be 36 h3-h4 after which he’ll wrap up the game rather easily. He can only do that, though, because first our electronic friend will play a real stinker: 35 ... h5??We learnt from Ivanchuk - Jobava (SMA#30) that engines are still able to make a total horlicks of pawn endings Give your computer today’s position, though, and I’m pretty sure it won’t want to play ... h5. After a few…
  • What the well-dressed chess plagiarist is wearing today

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    I had no idea Ray had taken to dressing down in public. Whatever next?[Ray Keene index]
  • Bad book covers XXXIII

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Le bond du tigre au-delà 1600 Elo, volume 1, Jussupow, 2012. [Thanks to Niall Doran][Bad book covers index]
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  • Playing the Notes…Lecture by R. Driver, 22 Jan 2015

    DCC Chess Queen
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    All too often when we look at or review a game – especially GM games – we ignore annotated thoughts. Perhaps after reading these lecture notes, you’ll come away with a greater appreciation of the game – just by going over the notes! Playing the Notes – Lecture R. Driver, 22 Jan 2015 The post Playing the Notes…Lecture by R. Driver, 22 Jan 2015 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • The Assassin vs The Magician – Lecture 14 & 15 Jan ’15 by R. Driver

    DCC Chess Queen
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    This was the game of the day at ChessGames.com on 1 July 2006….   Assassin Vs Magician 14 and 15 Jan 2015 The post The Assassin vs The Magician – Lecture 14 & 15 Jan ’15 by R. Driver appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Registrations for “Winter Storm Watch” Pawn Storm !

    DCC Chess Queen
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Slowly but surely, the list of pre-registrations are growing…. OPEN Carl Boor (2383) Yuri Barnakov (2216) Will Sedlar (2206) James Mills (2200) Blake Baumgartner (2098) Noah Keating-Adams (2082) John Miller (2048) Robert Chenault (2036) Jason Wang (1834) Ashwin Kalyanakumar (1666) U1900 Arvind Prasad (1768) David Guehl (1677) Elton Cao (1598) Max Egan (1549) Steve Phillips (1536) Chris Bechtold (1507) Emma Cheng (1478) U1600 William Franklin (1520) Ethan Fang (1444) – BYE ROUND 2 Timothy Egan (1424) Ben Wettle (1297) Daniel Sullivan (1237) Udbhav Raghukanth (1017) Roch Egan (977)…
  • Hanging On…Lecture by R. Driver on 8 Jan 2015

    DCC Chess Queen
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Sometimes hanging on is incredibly difficult….. Hanging On-1 8 Jan 2015 Lecture R. Driver The post Hanging On…Lecture by R. Driver on 8 Jan 2015 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • “Two Days After” Pawn Storm – 27 December 2014 Pre-Registrants!

    DCC Chess Queen
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:49 pm
    OPEN Lester Van Meter (2200) Noah Keating-Adam  (2083) Blake Baumgartner (2065) Vikram Srivastava (2043) Nolan Song (1779) Bobby Goddin (1718) Matthew Yuan (1648) Elton Cao (1540) U1900 David Guehl (1712) Jeremy Koebel (1621) Chris Bechtold (1581) Emma Cheng (1513) Justin Wu (1495) Dakshin Pisini (1435)   U1600 Ethan Ferkins (1520) Michael Kelley (1517) William Franklin (1502) Stella Huang (1460) Steve Phillips (1460) Daniel Sullivan (1237) – BYE RD 4 Ivan Spar (733) The post “Two Days After” Pawn Storm – 27 December 2014 Pre-Registrants! appeared first on Dayton…
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