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  • Max Euwe - Edgar McCormick @ "Inside Jersey"

    Jim West On Chess
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    Edgar McCormick had a favorite exptression.In many a post mortem analysis following one of our games, Edgar would say, "Just play chess!", whenever it became unclear as to which player had the better position. Edgar's saying is also good advice in the game of life.In this chess game from Inside Jersey, Edgar defeats a former world champion. PGN
  • Giant Chess Sets

    Wholesale Chess: Latest News
    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com Many of our customers love the Giant Chess Set we sell here at Wholesale Chess. The king is 25” tall, and the base is 9.5“. You probably wouldn’t want to be playing with that set on a table! However, this definitely isn’t the largest king around, as you probably know. The world's largest chess piece sits outside the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. The massive king piece is 14.5 feet high with a base of 6 feet and weighs close to 2,380 pounds (the king in an average triple-weighted set weighs in at around 2 ounces, for…
  • The Only 10 Chess Books You Will Ever Need

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    chessbuzz
    29 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    From Intermediate to 1800 Master’s of the Chessboard Test Your Chess IQ – First Challenge Silman’s Endgame Course From 1800-2000 Zurich 1953 My System Silman’s Endgame Course Test Your Chess IQ – Master Challenge From 2000+ My 60 Memorable Games Secrets of Positional Play Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual Test Your Chess IQ – GM Challenge
  • Modern Chess Book Classics

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    chessbuzz
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    The following are, in my opinion, modern chess book classics: Endgame Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner To Master Middlegame Chess Strategy for Club Players Tactics Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna General / Training Pump Up Your Rating
  • Overcoming the Clock: Tatev in the Southern California Candidates

    United States Chess Federation
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    Find out how Tatev Abrahamyan overcame her clock troubles en route to winning the Candidates Tournament for the Southern California State Championship with 3.5 points out of 4.
 
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  • FIDE President met with Mayor of Kiev

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    On July 3rd during his working visit to the Ukraine the FIDE President met with Mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko. The Mayor and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov had a constructive dialogue about the cooperation on the popularization of chess in the capital of Ukraine. Vitali Klitschko expressed his interest in the annual organization of one of the official events from the FIDE Calendar in Kiev, presumably Grand Prix. He also is interested in the opening of chess equipped classes in 500 schools in Kiev, as well as the introduction of optional chess lessons and arrangement of chess corners in all 10 parks in…
  • WWCCM will be held in Lviv, Ukraine

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    On July 1st Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived to Lviv. On the next day in Lviv’s city administration the FIDE delegation met with Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyi, Minister of Youth and Sports Igor Zhdanov, Vice Governor of Lviv oblast Yuri Pidlisny, Women’s World Champion GM Mariya Muzychuk and her sister GM Anna Muzychuk. The sides discussed the possible application for the organization of Women’s World Championship Match. As a result, the Ministry of Sport and Chess federation of Ukraine in association with the city administration of Lviv send to FIDE an application for the organization of the…
  • World Cup Qualifiers & Player's Contract

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    FIDE is publishing the player's contract for the World Cup 2015 to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 10 September (player's technical meeting) to 5 October 2015 (tiebreaks/closing ceremony). The qualified players are expected to fax or email scanned the original document of their signed contract to the FIDE Secretariat's fax number +30 2109212859 or email office@fide.com no later than Friday 10 July 2015, 14:00 GMT. FIDE is also publishing an initial list of qualifiers which is continuously updated as confirmations from continental events are still coming. The full technical regulations of the…
  • FIDE President's meetings in Nicaragua

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    On June 30th, second day of his visit to Nicaragua, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the President of the National Football Federation Jose Jasinto Reyes, who underlined that respects chess very much and sees great potential cooperation between these two sports. Towards this end, in the premises of the National football stadium, facilities have been provided for chess lessons. Football, alongside baseball, is the most popular sports in Nicaragua. FIDE President and the Football Federation President discussed possible joint projects, to seek additional interest to the chess development.During his…
  • Ankara conference - Chess for pre-school

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    The Turkish Chess Federation and I’m Growing up with Chess Club (Satrançla Büyüyorum), with financial support from the SporToto Administration, have initiated a project that will establish chess corners in 1000 kindergartens across Turkey, introducing pupils in these kindergartens to chess and providing professional chess education to teachers in order to disseminate chess in kindergartens during the 2015-2016 academic term. You can read more about the project and full details of the seminar below. The project will be initiated in regional centres such as Ankara, Denizli, Diyarbakır,…
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  • Weekly puzzle week 28

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    This is the weekly puzzle of week 28, this is the first weekly puzzle. White to move and checkmate in 5: 
  • Kuzuluk may 2015

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  • May 2015 Shangai-China

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
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  • Back!

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Vacation successful.   We saw Washington DC,  visited the national zoo and saw giant pandas,  did the memorials,  hung out with family,  discovered Ethiopian food, and generally had a grand old time. I'll be getting back to chess business n...
  • Casual Game - Thunder Bay

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    Analysis of another skittles game. Again, without computer assistance. This was at an informal club in Thunder Bay, which meets on Sundays from roughly 1pm-4pm in the Starbucks at Chapters. I had not visited this club before, but I think I will ag...
 
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  • WGMs Gvetadze, Sukandar, Videnova enter FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

    Goran
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    Grandmasters Sofio Gvetadze (Georgia), Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) and Iva Videnova (Bulgaria) are signed up to take part in the 2nd qualifying tournament of the FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 that is taking place 9th July on the official FIDE Online Arena. The 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 is a new attractive event in which players can participate from the comfort of their home, without costs associated with the airfares and hotels. The first stage of the Championship will be completed over eight (8) qualifier tournaments, followed by a…
  • 2015 Belgium Chess Championship LIVE!

    videnova
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    The 2015 Belgium Chess Championship is taking place from July 4-12, at the Sports Hall Schelle, located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with prize fund in total of € 10,000. Tournament website/ Play chess online/ Chess Arena Video Channel
  • Dutch Men’s Championship 2015 LIVE!

    videnova
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    The 2015 Dutch Individual Men’s Chess Championship is taking place from July 4 through July 12, in the Manor Hotel, in Amsterdam, the capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The event is an 8-player single round-robin tournament with the participation of: GM Anish Giri (2773), GM Loek Van Wely (2653), GM Sergey Tiviakov (2641), GM Erwin L’Ami (2628), GM Robin Van Kampen (2609), GM Benjamin Bok (2561), GM Sipke Ernst (2527) and GM Roeland Pruijssers (2507) Tournament website/ Standings and statistics/ Dutch Chess Championships 2014 More: Play online chess/ Chess Arena…
  • 8th International Festival “Sport Summer 2015″ LIVE!

    videnova
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    The 8th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2015″ is taking place from July 3-10, in the Serbian town of Paracin. The Master’s event is a 9-round Swiss open that gathers 115 players from 17 different countries, including 11 GMs and 13 IMs. Top seed is Hungarian player GM Tamas Banusz (2582). Tournament website
  • Chess prodigy Alexander Donchenko joins Rilton Cup: Brief interview

    videnova
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    GM Alexander Donchenko is а 17-years-old chess prodigy with Elo rating 2567. The young German Grandmaster has already taken a 2700′s scalp when he defeated Arkadij Naiditsch in May. The next target for him is to crush the 2600 barrier. It may be the German super promise to do in 45th Rilton Cup Chess Festival, where he will make a very interesting starting this year. - Rilton Cup organization has in all the years managed to capture aspiring superstars to his tournament, and with Alexander Donchenko we look to continue the fine tradition, says Ingemar Falk, chairman of Rilton…
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  • Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James Plaskett ... and more

    13 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his…
  • Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3 ... and more

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his…
  • Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 1 ... and more

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his…
  • Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 3 ... and more

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3Posted on June 10,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this final part on the breakthrough in pawn endgames, I would like to start with a beautiful example. This position was created by Bething in 1905. White to play As in all compositions, the solution is unique and eye-catching. 1.Ke1!! (Against 1.Kf2 Kh2 2.Kf3 Kh3 draw; if 1.Ke2 Kg2 2.g4 fxg4 3.f5 g3 4.f6 gxf6 5.h6 f5 6.h7 f4 7.h8 (Q) f3 8.Kd3 f2 draw) 1...Kg2 (1...Kh2? would not work because of 2.Kf2! White wins the opposition and the…
  • Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I) ... and more

    25 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly…
 
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  • Analyzing Chess Tournament Losses

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Everyone’s had a bad game in a tournament before. Afterwards, your friends and family all tell you to analyze the game with your opponent, and that’s good advice, right? In a tournament with multiple games per day, it’s good not to analyze them until the tournament is finished. Understanding your mistakes is fine, but sometimes they have a psychological impact in the next round. When you review your games, you might see what you should have done in a winning position where instead you played a bad move and blew it. This can mess with your thinking in the next round, when you spend…
  • Underwater Chess

    3 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    We love to hear about all of the creative ways our customers are enjoying our products. This one made us smile ... and suddenly want to go scuba diving. This is definitely what we call multi-tasking! Longtime Wholesale Chess customer K. Jones sent us photos of an unusual chess game. Anyone can play chess while sitting comfortably at a table, right? Well, many people can. However, it takes a special kind to be able to concentrate on the game while you're under water. This game is being played with a  Silicone Board and Premier Tournament Chess Pieces.  If you're going to try…
  • Tackling Surprises in Chess ... and Life

    20 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Life can sure throw us some nasty turns and surprises. The trick is learning how to deal with them as they come.As parents, we all hope our children will grow up with a strong ability to solve problems, laying waste to the barriers that will inevitably emerge in front of them. We hope our children won’t be the type to quit at the first sign of trouble.It would be great if they could emulate the immortal words of Tim Allen’s character, Jason Nesmith, from the movie Galaxy Quest: “Never give up. Never surrender!”When your children begin a chess game, encourage them to give it their…
  • Giant Chess Sets

    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com Many of our customers love the Giant Chess Set we sell here at Wholesale Chess. The king is 25” tall, and the base is 9.5“. You probably wouldn’t want to be playing with that set on a table! However, this definitely isn’t the largest king around, as you probably know. The world's largest chess piece sits outside the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. The massive king piece is 14.5 feet high with a base of 6 feet and weighs close to 2,380 pounds (the king in an average triple-weighted set weighs in at around 2 ounces, for…
  • Chess As a Game of Space, not Pieces

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    This article was written by Erik Czerwin for Wholesale Chess.As a coach and author, I’ve struggled with teaching chess to students of all ages and backgrounds. Over the years, however, I’ve decided on a singular approach that I believe leads to a greater understanding and passion for the game in the long run.Whenever someone says that checkmate is “when the King can be taken on the next turn and there’s nothing he can do about it,” I cringe a little bit inside; not too much because I was taught the same way. However, I’ve broken out of that understanding, and I’ve been teaching…
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    Jim West On Chess

  • Marshall July Grand Prix 7/4/2015

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    On Saturday, I played this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.Round Three: French Defense, King's Indian AttackJim West (USCF 2200) - William Hu (USCF 1967), Marshall Chess Club 7/4/20151.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.g3 dxe4 5.dxe4 e5 6.Bg2 Bc5 7.Ngf3 Nc6 8.O-O O-O 9.c3 a5 10.a4 b6 11.Nh4 Bg4 12.Bf3 Bxf3 13.Qxf3 Qd7 14.Nb3 Be7 15.Nf5 Qe616.Nxe7+ Nxe7 17.Nd2 Rad8 18.Re1 Rd6 19.Nf1 Qg4 20.Qxg4 Nxg4 21.Ne3 Nxe3 22.Bxe3 Rfd8 23.Kf1 f6 24.Ke2 Kf7 25.Red1 Nc8 26.f3 Ke6 27.b3 Rxd1 28.Rxd1 Rxd1 29.Kxd1 Nd6 30.Kc2 Nf7 31.Kd3 Nd632.b4 Nb7 33.f4 h6 34.f5+ Kd7 35.g4 c5 36.bxc5 bxc5 37.h4 Kc6…
  • Ernesto Labate 1923-2015

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    Ernesto Labate passed away on Monday at the age of 92.What Ernie's obituary fails to mention is that, when he was in the military, Ernie once had his photograph taken with the actress Gina Lollobrigida!
  • Max Euwe - Edgar McCormick @ "Inside Jersey"

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    Edgar McCormick had a favorite exptression.In many a post mortem analysis following one of our games, Edgar would say, "Just play chess!", whenever it became unclear as to which player had the better position. Edgar's saying is also good advice in the game of life.In this chess game from Inside Jersey, Edgar defeats a former world champion. PGN
  • Pix from Sunday Game/45 6/28/2015

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    During Sunday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I took these pictures.  
  • Marshall Sunday Game/45 6/28/2015

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    On Sunday, I finished with a score of 2-1-1 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.Round One: Philidor Counter GambitProspero Lugo (USCF 1865) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 6/28/20151.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bd6 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Qe8 11.c4 c612.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Bh5 Qe7 14.Ng4 f5 15.Ne5 f4 16.Bf7+ Rxf7 17.Nxf7 Qxf7 18.c5 Bc7 19.Nh1 Qg6, White resigns.PGN          *          *          *          *          *…
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  • Browne’s Autograph

    admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Just yesterday I found something that I didn’t know I had: the scoresheet of my game with Walter Browne! I should have included it in My Browne Story, but when I wrote that post I didn’t realize I had it. Omission rectified. Does anybody collect scoresheets of games against celebrity chess players? Just think of all the autographs I could have collected over the years. Hikaru Nakamura, Alex Yermolinsky, Igor Ivanov, Melikset Khachiyan, Jesse Kraai, Roman Dzindzichashvili, … All people I’ve played (and lost to). I guess I could still collect some of them, but others…
  • NPR Interview Airs!

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    My interview for “Only a Game” aired on National Public Radio last Saturday… and they forgot to tell me! You can still listen to it online at the Only a Game website. Although any publicity is good publicity, I have to say that I’m a little bit disappointed. I hear things like the throat-clearing at the beginning and wonder, “Why didn’t they edit that out?” Also, I think that the story just isn’t told very well. They had to edit a one-hour interview down to 6 minutes, which is next to impossible, and I feel as if the story is told in very short…
  • ChessLecture: Returns and Farewells

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    One of my readers, Paul B., said that I should record a ChessLecture on my last-round game from the National Open, and I agree with him. I am planning to record the lecture today, called “Returns and Farewells,” and it will probably be posted in a couple weeks. I’m going to announce there and also I’m announcing here that it will be my last ChessLecture. For those of you who first got to know me through ChessLecture, let me explain why I’m “retiring.” There are basically two reasons. First, I am planning to work full-time on a (non-chess) book for the…
  • How I Got Here, and What Comes Next

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:41 pm
    First, let me make a promise: This will be the last post in which I write the number 2203. I am sure that some readers are getting bored of it by now. However, I do want to write one more entry about how I got my rating over 2200 after these many years, because I know that one thing that arouses passionate interest among all amateurs is: How can I become a master? Admittedly my situation is somewhat different, because I had been over 2200 before. However, that was so many years ago that reaching the milestone again was almost like reaching it for the first time. I am a different person, at a…
  • My Browne Story

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:48 am
    Well, I was going to finish my coverage of the National Open by showing you part of my last-round game… but then the news came yesterday that blew all of those plans to smithereens. Walter Browne, the six-time U.S. Champion, has died. Browne gave a 25-board simul at the National Open, and also played in the tournament, which means that he was playing competitive chess on the weekend before he died. For someone who loved chess so much, I can only assume that this is the way he would have wanted to make his exit. Browne’s last tournament game was a victory on Saturday night over…
 
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  • Ride, Ride, Ride, Hitching a Ride...

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    This is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen: Bird photographer Phoo Chan was in the first place at the right time to capture the moment a crow took a ride atop a bald eagle in flight. Photo: Phoo Chan/Media Drum World I didn't believe it at first, figuring it must be some kind of Photoshop thing or computer wizardry used to create the image, but the photographer is legit.  Here's
  • Celtic Prince - or Princess? Fantastic Chariot Burial in France

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    Leave it to The Daily Mail to write about archaeological discoveries in a way that appeals to the unwashed masses, like moi :) Is it Victor - or Victoria?  Or evidence of an ancient cross-dressing trans-gender person?  Photos and a video at the online article. I posted the story a few months back. Does France's 2,500-year-old royal tomb belong to a prince or princess? Stunning
  • Pandyas - Roman Ancient Trade

    21 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Hola everyone! This is a fascinating article.  I know nothing about this culture/empire - the Pandyas - so I checked out some information at Wikipedia, I always find Wiki helpful!  When I read the article and saw Tamil, I knew it was located on the east coast of India at the south of the continent.  Here is a map of Pandya territories c. 6th century BCE to 1345 CE, from Wikipedia: So, I am
  • Chess Camp in Sheboygan

    13 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    Hola! On June 11th was the first one-day chess camp sponsored by Goddesschess and hosted by the Sheboygan Area Chess Club and Glas Coffee House.  It was a resounding success! Here are some photos posted by my chess buddy, Ellen Wanek, who worked tirelessly to put together, organize and generally honcho the chess camp.  Thanks and gratitude to Ellen, the Glas Coffee House for providing lovely
  • Mystery Group Forms to Track Down Looted Antiquities

    4 Jun 2015 | 6:14 am
    Sounds like a Tom Clancy novel.  Where are Emily Thorne and Nolan Ross when we need them? Mystery men hunt cultural past stolen by ISIL Jonathan Gornall May 28, 2015 Updated: May 28, 2015 01:51 PM ISIL’s destruction of antiquities in Syria and Iraq has prompted a secretive organisation to track and restore looted artefacts, while another international group wants to virtually recreate
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  • Chess

    Megan
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I’m bad at it. Chess. And all strategy games in general. But Husband and I have never played together, so that’s what we did as our “new thing” in June. Nothing fancy or exciting, just some quality time together NOT staring at a tv. I lost, of course, but it doesn’t matter. We played outside on our deck overlooking Lake Superior, sipping tasty beverages and enjoying each other’s company.
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    6 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    It’s been a while since I posted anything here so I figured I should at least post something
  • WWE presents Chess: Anderssen V Kieseritsky

    faginstrauss
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Welcome sports fans to this epic battle of wits and war. We are at capacity here at the Garden as Adolf “the animal” Anderssen squares off against Lionel “Unlicensed” Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritsky. I am joined, as always, by my co-commentator Marvin ‘Mouth’ Mandinga. How do you see this one going Mouth? I tell you, Sean, I haven’t been this excited about a match – up since Handsome Herbert Harris fought Joe ‘The Juggernaut’ Tully to submission in the Summer of ’83. Anderssen said that he ‘hoped’ it would be a good…
  • One-two finish by American recruit at Dortmund 2015! GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Wesley So

    drealborlabo
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2015 was held from June 27 to July 5 in the city of Dortmund and the German Chess Federation present the most prestigious grandmaster in the tournament in Germany.  An impressive field incuding former world champion and 10-time Dortmund winner Vladimir Kramnik and returning Dortmund champion Fabiano Caruana  play a single round robin. – chess24.com. This year event includes Wesley So and Hou Yifan. Round 1 Bad start for the Filipino turned American chess player Wesley So who lost to Nisipeanu in round 1.  How was the draw of colors being…
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  • BCC FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ: JULY 3 2015 // MARATHON 10 = 18 GAMES // BRIAN SALOMON PERFECT 18 = 1ST // JOE PERL 2ND // BEN PARKER 1ST U1800 //

    Steve Stepak
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBCAMBRIDGEFRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ4TH OF JULY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONBrian Salomon playing white vs Bob Sullivan.Brian scored a perfect 18 points to claim clear 1st placeand a BCC Blitz Rating of 2209(background): Joe Farah plays Sebastian Richert;Nikita Roldan-Levchenko vs Joe PerlAlejandro Botta (2200), black vs Ben Parker (1436)Alejandro scored a total of 13.5 points but missed 2nd placeby half a point. Ben is visiting from New Orleans LA andhas played the legendary Jude Acers in a simul, spurning thedraw for a pawn, and then losing the endgame.Ben won the U1800 prize with 9.5…
  • Special Offer for BCF Members - Five Free Entries!

    CTheil
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Get to the Next Level with IM Dave Vigorito!Next week, International Master Dave Vigorito will hold a Summer Chess Clinic for Advanced Tournament Players. This special event is open to all scholastic players rated between 1650 and 2250, and is available on a first come, first serve basis.IM Vigorito is one of the most experienced chess instructors in New England, and has coached players of all levels up to and including Grandmaster. He is the author of eight highly acclaimed chess books, won the Massachusetts Championship in 2007, and was New England Co-Champion in both 2009 and 2012. He is…
  • Summer Chess Clinic with IM David Vigorito July 6-10

    Robert Oresick
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Mark your calendars and plan ahead for this opportunity!Register soon and save your spot!The Boylston Chess Foundation presentsSummer Chess Clinic for Advanced Tournament Playerswith IM David VigoritoJuly 6-10    9:00am-4:00pm open to all scholastic players USCF 1650-2250 improve tactics and calculation positional and strategic play studying the classics opening preparation blitz tournament, and more! IM David Vigorito highly experienced trainer of scholastic tournament players and has coached players of all levels up to and including…
  • MUSIC // CHESS // MATHEMATICS // BRAIN WORKS TO CREATE MASTERPIECES //

    Steve Stepak
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891 - 1953)CHESS CAREER HIGH POINT:["St. Petersburg, Russia"] [Date "1914.05.16"][Round "3"][Result "0-1"][White "Jose Raul Capablanca"] [Black "Sergei Prokofiev"] [ECO "D02"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 Bf5 4.Qb3 Nc6 5.Qxb7 Na5 6.Qa6 Nxc4 7.Nc3 e6 8.e4 dxe4 9.Bxc4 exf3 10.Qc6+ Nd7 11.g4 Bg6 12.Bg5 Be7 13.Bxe7 Kxe7 14.O-O-O Re8 15.h4 h5 16.gxh5 Bxh5 17.Nb5 Kf8 18.d5 Qf6 19.dxe6 Ne5 20.Qc5+ Kg8 21.exf7+ Bxf7 22.Bxf7+ Qxf7 23.Kb1 Rab8 24.Nxc7 Rbc8 25.Rc1 Re7 26.Qd6 Rexc7 27.Rxc7 Qxc7 28.Qe6+ Kh8 29.a3 Qc2+ 30.Ka1 Nd3 31.Rb1 Nxf2 32.h5 Qc6 33.Qf5 Ne4 34.Qxf3 Nd2 35.Qxc6 Rxc6…
  • BCC GRAND PRIX: KIDS MAKE IT HAPPEN // LAST GP EVENT OF BCC CALENDAR: NM HAL TERRIE / HOWARD GOLDOWSKY 1-2ND // DAVID MARTIN / BOSHEN LI / RICHARD ALAN CHEN 1-3RD U1800

    Steve Stepak
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:22 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBGRAND PRIX 201525 PLAYERS / 2 SECTIONSOPEN SECTIONCRITICAL GAMENM Hal Terrie vs Terrence Fricker, Round 3.Hal won this game, scored 3 points and tied 1-2nd placewith Howard Goldowsky.CRITICAL GAMENM Andrew Hoy vs Howard Goldowsky, Round 2.Andrew won this game, scored 2 points and was +2for 2204 rating,  sharing 4-6th place.  Had Howardwon or drawn this game, he was destined for 1st place.Yet! Howard scored 3 points to tie for 1-2nd placeand a +24 to 1890 rating. Bravo, Howard!HATS OFF TO THE GENERALTerrence Fricker plays white vs Harold Dondis, Esq.in…
 
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  • Readers’ Hour

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Black to playSigfusson - Polgar, J. Reykjavik 1988Not long until Sitges. In fact on this day in two weeks’ time I’ll be in Spain. Assuming, that is, I do in fact make it out of Stansted which is not exactly a given.To be honest, I don’t feel prepared for this tournament. Not unprepared in a 'don’t know what openings to play' kind of a way. More, not ready in the same sense that you might not be entirely confident of finishing a marathon if your training programme had been six months of sitting on the sofa eating mini-cheddars.One of the reasons I wanted to look at king and pawn…
  • Zero sum game

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Poor old Georg Meier.Having lost a winning position against Caruana on Tuesday afternoon, he'd been holding reasonably firm against Kramnik on Wednesday when in the position above he played 50. Ke2?? (50. Ne3, safeguarding c2, seems to be correct) possibly under the impression that after 50...Rc2+ Black wouldn't have time to pick up the a2 pawn, since his f6 knight would now be hanging.Regrettably this was not so and after 51. Ke3 Rxa2, since 52. Qxf6 runs into 52...Qf4+ or Qc1+, he tried to cover both squares with 52. Qc4 - but then 52...Qb7 threatened to put the liberated knight on d5,…
  • Past imperfect

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    It looks like Brigitta Sinka did it: topped, last weekend, Capablanca's total number of games played in simultaneous exhibitions. Congratulations to her.Meanwhile, in less important news, we were asking last week about the Women's Olympiad of 1960, for which Ms Sinka remembered having been selected, but in vain due to Hungary joining a boycott. This was confusing because no record could be found, on the internet, of a Women's Olympiad in that year, or indeed of any Eastern Bloc boycott around that timeHowever, a commentor provided us with information suggesting that Ms Sinka's memory was not…
  • "A strong chess player"

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Thomas Powers, writing in the London Review of Books, last issue but one:I was in Mitchell’s apartment once or twice – something to do with Christmas – but just about all our conversations took place in the street or in the lobby of 44, where I often came and went around drink time on a visit to one of Barbara’s friends, Ruth Tremain, who had taught maths to Army Air Corps pilots at Yale during the war. She was a strong chess player and we played often while I was writing a piece about Bobby Fischer. Because I had married Candace, on whom Ruth doted, she let me win a few games, but…
  • Sousse

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    White to playLarsen - Reshevsky, Sousse Interzonal 1967Some places have stopped being just places to me. That is to say, there are towns and cities with names that are no longer just names. They come with numbers attached.Say "Reykjavik" to me - like most if not all readers of this blog, I suspect - and it rings the Pavlovian bell marked "1972". The same is true of many World Championship matches (Baguio 1978; Buenos Aires 1927), Olympiads (Lugano 1968; Thessaloniki 1988), Candidates' Matches (Denver 1971; Belgrade 1977/78) and tournaments (Hastings 1895, New York 1924), those quoted being…
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  • Paul Keres and Yakov Estrin: Debate on a Falkbeer Countergambit Variation

    DCC Chess Queen
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Paul Keres and Yakov Estrin: A Debate on a Falkbeer Countergambit Variation… lecture given 18 June 2015   Keres- Estrin Debate Falkbeer Countergambit The post Paul Keres and Yakov Estrin: Debate on a Falkbeer Countergambit Variation appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Summer Time Pawn Storm Registrations

    DCC Chess Queen
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    Upcoming 20 June Pawn Storm…   AS OF FRIDAY – 19 JUNE 2015 – 10:30AM.   This is the “final” list of advance registrations.  See you on Saturday!!! OPEN Goran Vojinovic (2571) David Friedman (2166) Noah Keating-Adams (2146) Blake Baumgartner (2126) Jason Wang (2007) Leo Zamansky (2001)  BYE RD 4 Caleb Jaquish (1944) Ashwin Kalyanakumar (1760) Nolan Song (1746) U1900 Elton Cao (1763) Jeffrey Davis (1747) David Guehl (1721) William Franklin (1618) Chris Bechtold (1574) Ethan Fang (1537) Kiran Boyinepally (1518) Grace Xu (1327) U1600 Adith Joshua George (1490)…
  • Don’t Get Caught Offside – Lecture 13 & 14 May 2015 – R. Driver

    DCC Chess Queen
    14 May 2015 | 4:28 pm
    …just goes to show that “offsides” can apply to chess also! Don’t Get Caught Offsides – Lecture 13 and 14 May 2015 The post Don’t Get Caught Offside – Lecture 13 & 14 May 2015 – R. Driver appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Registrations – 2015 Gem City Open

    DCC Chess Queen
    3 May 2015 | 4:51 pm
    PRE-REGISTEREDS ARE UPDATED ALMOST DAILY!!!!! (Please note there are THREE sections  – OPEN, PREMIER and RESERVE) Please read flyer for details. (Details found on home page of this website) If you believe you have registered properly but your name is not on this list, please email dcc.18w5@sbcglobal.net and we’ll research.  Chances are your payment either has not cleared PayPal or you didn’t complete the registration process.  And if a BYE was missed during your registration – please let us know! 3 DAY OPEN Goran Vojinovic (2571) Yuri Barnakov (2218) Steve Wygle…
  • 2015 Dayton Chess Club Championship – Advance Registrations

    DCC Chess Queen
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    ..as they come in! David Friedman (2151) Les Whorton (2110) John Dowling (2078) Elton Cao (1792) David Guehl (1762) Ethan Fang (1582) William Franklin (1541) Michael Kelley (1471) Elina Vilenchuk (1368) Daniel Sullivan (1280) Boris Vilenchuk (1229) The post 2015 Dayton Chess Club Championship – Advance Registrations appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
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  • Thought Process Framework

    chessbuzz
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Moves are linked with other moves, and we have already looked at the simplest relationship between moves: the relationship between a move and your opponent’s response, but there exists a more complex relationship between moves.  The objective in a game is usually long term, and cannot be accomplished in one move, and it is essential to play two, three or more moves to reach your objective. We must calculate all of our opponent’s responses, and our responses to their response as illustrated below. 1. Our move 2. Opponent’s response 3. Our response This second thought process…
  • How to play chess

    chessbuzz
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Playing chess is based on putting a series of moves together. At its most basic it revolves around a thought process that takes into account our move and our opponent’s response.  We must always keep in mind not only our plans and ideas, but also our opponent’s plans and ideas. Based on this concept, below is a categorization of moves and responses. A move can be: a) attacking b) defensive c) neutral d) a mistake Based on the above, we can establish the following move response pattern: Attacking move: Response (generally): defensive. Defensive move: Response: attacking (or…
  • The Only 10 Chess Books You Will Ever Need

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    29 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    From Intermediate to 1800 Master’s of the Chessboard Test Your Chess IQ – First Challenge Silman’s Endgame Course From 1800-2000 Zurich 1953 My System Silman’s Endgame Course Test Your Chess IQ – Master Challenge From 2000+ My 60 Memorable Games Secrets of Positional Play Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual Test Your Chess IQ – GM Challenge
  • Modern Chess Book Classics

    chessbuzz
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    The following are, in my opinion, modern chess book classics: Endgame Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner To Master Middlegame Chess Strategy for Club Players Tactics Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna General / Training Pump Up Your Rating
  • The Bishop and Open Diagonals

    chessbuzz
    20 Dec 2013 | 7:44 pm
    The Bishop and Open Diagonals: In order to obtain its full working force, a Bishop must be provided with open diagonals; here its long-range power can be put to good effect. The following game shows how the opening of an attacking diagonal can lead to an immediate decision.
 
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