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  • Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup

    United States Chess Federation
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:10 pm
    After the rest day of the Sinquefield Cup, Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen lead. Test how well you've been following with a mid-tournament tactics quiz.
  • FIDE President in Mongolia

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:34 am
    On August 26, the FIDE President arrived on a working visit to Mongolia. Together with Sanjmyatav Yadamsuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, and Sainbayar Tserendorj, President of Mongolian Chess Federation, the FIDE President visited the venue of the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, which is currently held in Ulaanbaatar. In the Mongolian capital, President Ilyumzhinov met with the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. At the meeting also present was Mr. Lundeg Purevsuren, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.   
  • Injudicious

    Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share.
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:48 am
    One of those games where white plays h3 and g4 provoking black to sac on g4.
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – Results

    Chessdom
    Goran
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    From 13 to 19 August 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, by the Trinidad &Tobago Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Serafin Chuit Perez (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was IA Russel Smith (TTO). The lectures were in Spanish language. Twenty eight (28) people from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Surinam, Aruba, Dominican Republic and Venezuela participated in the Seminar. All of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded in…
  • Chess Is A Team Sport

    Wholesale Chess: Latest News
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:24 am
    Many people think of chess as an individual sport, driven by the individual player’s ability, work ethic, and ambition to succeed. Certainly, individual effort and ability are important, but playing in team chess events introduces an entirely different dynamic. Do not underestimate the power inherent in playing as a team or the reward felt by teammates who enjoy a very different level of achievement by participating together. In the 2015 annual report by USCF President Ruth Haring, the observation is made that "kids like team tournaments."  The team dynamic is an important part in…
 
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  • FIDE President in Mongolia

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:34 am
    On August 26, the FIDE President arrived on a working visit to Mongolia. Together with Sanjmyatav Yadamsuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, and Sainbayar Tserendorj, President of Mongolian Chess Federation, the FIDE President visited the venue of the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, which is currently held in Ulaanbaatar. In the Mongolian capital, President Ilyumzhinov met with the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. At the meeting also present was Mr. Lundeg Purevsuren, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.   
  • World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2015

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships Will Take Place in Berlin on October 9 - 15, 2015 FIDE and AGON — the World Chess Federation’s commercial partner — are pleased to announce the dates and the venue of the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships. The tournament will take place in Berlin, Germany on October 9 - 15, 2015. The Prize Fund for both Championships to be shared by the players totals $400,000. Both Rapid and Blitz Championships will be Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over three days for Rapid and two days for Blitz. The Rapid will be fifteen rounds, with…
  • World Cup Announcement

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:57 pm
    The list of World Cup Qualifiers and the Pairings on the website are correct. The confusion seems to be because Jorge Cori  won Zonal 2.4. and therefore qualified for the World Cup. He preferred to play in the World Junior, so his World Cup spot was taken by the player coming third in the Zonal, which happened to be his sister, Deysi Cori.
  • World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad: Opening Ceremony

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    On August 19, the opening ceremony of the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad took place at the Hunnu Mall – Entertainment Centre, where gathered not only the participants but also the guests, officials, and a great number of visitors of the most popular center of recreation and shopping in Ulaanbaatar. At the opening ceremony were present Sanjmyatav Yadamsuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE President, Gankhuyag Shiilegdamba, Minister of Sports and Health of Mongolia, Sainbayar Tserendorj,…
  • World Cup 2015: Pairings

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:47 am
    FIDE publishes the final pairings for World Cup 2015.PAIRINGS (pdf)Visit official tournament website for more information.World Cup Qualifiers
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  • Injudicious

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:48 am
    One of those games where white plays h3 and g4 provoking black to sac on g4.
  • 8/29 Tournament games

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    Hi. Yesterday I played in a 3 round G/85 d5 game tournament. Please add some thoughts or comments.  
  • Shut up and take my rook

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Could have win this with a tactical shot and instead I gave away my rook...  
  • Can you play tactics played by a worldchampion? 6

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    This series is going about tactics played by a worldchampion. Can you solve them? The previous part was going about José Raúl Capablanca. If you don't see the whole game with commentary after In this part: Mikhail Botvinnik. Botvinnik via ...
  • No, no, no. No more queen sacs !

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Some weeks ago a chess friend wrote that I could manage to get a Master title if I would stop with those crazy queen sacs. The problem is that it is still too tempting to do them !!! Here's a new one. This time against a higher rated player who...
 
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  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – Results

    Goran
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    From 13 to 19 August 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, by the Trinidad &Tobago Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Serafin Chuit Perez (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was IA Russel Smith (TTO). The lectures were in Spanish language. Twenty eight (28) people from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Surinam, Aruba, Dominican Republic and Venezuela participated in the Seminar. All of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded in…
  • 22nd Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament 2015 LIVE!

    videnova
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
    The 22nd Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, will take part in the competition. Top seed is GM Zoltan Almasi of Hungary (2700). Tournament website/ Standings and statistics New: Starting August 21st, Season 8 of the Top Chess Engine Competition, follow it live with analysis and special graphics here
  • 3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015 LIVE!

    videnova
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    The 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup is taking place from August 22 – September 3, 2015, at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). The super tournament will gather some of the strongest players in the world, who will try to take the crown from Fabiano Caruana who won Sinquefield Cup 2014 (Replay games from 2014 / Report) The reigning World champion Magnus Carlsen (2853) NOR, World #2 Viswanathan Anand (2816) IND, #3 Veselin Topalov (2816) BUL, #4 Hikaru Nakamura (2814) USA, last-year’s winner and World #5 Fabiano Caruana (2797) USA, #6 Anish Giri (2791) NED,…
  • IM Irene Sukandar convincing winner of 4th World Online Women Blitz qualifier

    videnova
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:41 am
    The prestigious FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 continued on Thursday, August 27th with the fourth qualifier tournament being played on the official FIDE Online platform. 40 players from 20 different countries took part in the event. The 23 years old IM/ WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia) emerged a convincing winner with 10/11 points, leaving the runner-up, WIM Elena Tomilova (Russia), half a point behind. IM/ WGM Irina Vasilevich (Russia) finished third with 9 points. The rest of the players who advances to the semifinal are: WGM Karina Ambartsumova (Russia), WCM…
  • FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

    Goran
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    From 2nd to 15th of September Russia will host FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015. This event will be the second in 2015 and the 12th in the history of organization of international chess tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk. The geography of the participating countries of the World Championships is quite extensive. Chess World Championships will gather together the best representatives from 40 countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, England, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, China,…
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  • Chess Is A Team Sport

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:24 am
    Many people think of chess as an individual sport, driven by the individual player’s ability, work ethic, and ambition to succeed. Certainly, individual effort and ability are important, but playing in team chess events introduces an entirely different dynamic. Do not underestimate the power inherent in playing as a team or the reward felt by teammates who enjoy a very different level of achievement by participating together. In the 2015 annual report by USCF President Ruth Haring, the observation is made that "kids like team tournaments."  The team dynamic is an important part in…
  • Grand Canyon Chess Game

    10 Aug 2015 | 2:22 am
    We love to see the creative and fun ways our customers are enjoying their chess sets from us, and that's just one of many reasons we loved this picture of Matt M. and his 23-year-old playing chess in the north rim of the Grand Canyon: It's probably tough to find a convenient, flat surface on which to play, especially for a board this size, but Matt has pulled it off. Also, in addition to a quiet, private chess game, these fine folks also have a stupendous view for those moments when they would like to commune with nature while strategizing their next move. We noticed there's no clock visible,…
  • Girls and Chess

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    It is hard not to notice the disparity in the numbers of girls versus boys playing chess. United States Chess Federation President Ruth Haring shared some hard numbers with respect to membership in her August 2014 annual report. Only 12 percent of the USCF membership is female, and the largest portion of that female membership is in the “under-12” demographic. If we grow the number of females playing chess, more females will be among the top chess players in the world.   Ignoring the disparity is not an option. The question is what are we going to do about it. As a chess…
  • Analyzing Chess Tournament Losses

    17 Jun 2015 | 4:44 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…
 
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    Jim West On Chess

  • Pix from Sunday Game/45 8/23/2015

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    During last Sunday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I photographed the players.
  • Facts Sacrificed in "Pawn Sacrifice"

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    Last night, Bruce Pandolfini [pictured] was one of the spectators at a private showing of Pawn Sacrifice, along with the likes of GM Andy Soltis, GM Irina Krush, IM Jay Bonin, IM Renato Naranja (who once drew against Bobby Fischer), and FM Asa Hoffmann.According to the movie's credits, FM Richard Berube was the chess consultant for this film.  At least, the kings and queens were set up on the right squares!Among the many factual errors were these:1) Paul Morphy did not kill himself;2) Boris Spassky was not yet the world champion in 1966 at the Second Piatigorksy Cup;3) Games 4 and 5…
  • Pix from Saturday Game/60 8/22/2015

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:50 am
    On Saturday, these pictures were taken by me during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.
  • NJKO Punch Drunk after Hitting the Sauce

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    In week one of the USCL, the New Jersey Knockouts and Manhattan Applesauce traded knuckle sandwiches, resulting in a drawn match.Every game was a smash hit on boards one, two, three, and four.
  • Josh Waitzkin on Garry Kasparov

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    According to Josh Waitzkin [pictured] in The Art of Learning, Garry Kasparov "would pretend to feel confident, and hopefully trigger the state."
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    dana blogs chess

  • Unplanned but Effective

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:17 pm
    This weekend I was reviewing the games from my last tournament, the National Open, in preparation for my next one. I had thought that my win in the fourth round was not very interesting, but actually there was more to learn from it than I expected. I was playing Black against Travis Guenther from Texas. Position after 26. Bf1. Black to move. FEN: 3r1r2/p1p1bq1k/1p3pp1/2n1P2p/b1P4P/P1B3Q1/3N1PP1/R3RBK1 b – - 0 26 In this position Black could simply play 26. … fe, winning a pawn. White’s bishop can’t capture because it is needed to defend the knight on d2. The queen…
  • “Grandmaster” Beau

    admin
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    This weekend a circle in my life closed, in a very strange way. One of my Facebook friends posted a link to an obituary of his former next-door neighbor in Atlanta, a man he lived next to for six years but never really knew. The one thing that jumped out at me was that he was a chess teacher, and allegedly he was a “grandmaster.” His name was Beau Hardeman. Something about the name was familiar, and I started burrowing through my old chess notebooks. Sure enough, I found a game that I  played against Beau Hardeman in New Orleans, back in 1994. A couple comments here before we…
  • Pace of Play, Easy versus Hard Moves

    admin
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    I was away for a few days at a science meeting in Seattle, but now I’m back. I had a chess-ful weekend. First, Eric Montany invited me and the Usual Suspects to a birthday party at his house. There were, like, real people at this party, not just chess players, and so Eric was too busy being a good host to play chess with us. Still, it was a fun evening in a beautiful spot. Even better, on Sunday Mike Splane organized one of his regular chess parties, except it wasn’t at his house. Because of the hot weather, Gary Kelly offered to host us at his air-conditioned house. This was…
  • Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

    admin
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    As some of you may have noticed, when I write about games against kids in this blog I often quote their age-group ranking, as in “Yesterday I beat John Doe, the #48 14-year-old in the country.” Mike Splane noticed this and said, “Why don’t you tell them that I’m the #3 61-year-old?” Busted! I have to confess that I have been guilty of age-ism. When I play a kid, I like to go to the USCF Top-100 lists and see where they rank. It never occurs to me to do the same thing when I pay an old fart like myself. However, the USCF is also guilty of age-ism, because…
  • The Cup and the Fly

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A fly is buzzing around your table and generally making a nuisance of himself. What is the best tool for getting him to leave you alone? (A) A flyswatter (B) A machine gun (C) A cup The answer is (C). A flyswatter won’t work, unless he is unusually slow or you are unusually quick, because flies have evolved over millions of years to detect fast-moving objects. “Threat! Avoid!” A machine gun would be fast enough, but it unfortunately creates collateral damage and is hard to aim with fly-level precision. The cup is your best bet. You wait for the fly to land, and then you turn…
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  • Nazi Loot Found?

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Posted August 20, 2015: Men claim to find Nazi train loaded with treasure in Poland AP7 hours ago WARSAW, Poland (AP) — According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold, artworks and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of World War II, as the Germans fled the Soviet advance. Now two men claim they know the location of the mystery train and are
  • New Theory About the Location of Queen Nefertiti's Tomb

    12 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    If there is any water to this, HOLY HATHOR!  I have deleted some of the more sensationalist information included in the article that was not on point, but could not resist keeping the information about Dorothy Eady, who believed she was a reincarnated Egyptian priestess, intact :) Archaeologist believes he may have found remains of ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti — hidden in King Tut’s tomb 
  • Nepalize Women Fear Loss of Rights Under Proposed Constitution

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
    Fears grow over Nepal's 'anti-women' constitution By Paavan Mathema 4 hours ago August 3, 2015 Kathmandu (AFP) - Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality. Lawmakers
  • Water Wars: Coming to a Country Near You (Or Maybe Your Country)

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    China: As water demands grow sharply, supply is shrinking China has 20 percent of the world's population, and 7 percent of its fresh water. As pressure mounts, officials are pushing conservation reforms such as reforestation and water taxes – and diverting water from the south to the north. By Michael Holtz 1 hour ago
  • Human Sacrifice Alive and Well in - Nepal

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Holy Hathor! Nepal arrests 11 in suspected case of human sacrifice 2 hours ago Police have arrested 11 villagers on charges of murdering a 10-year-old boy in southwestern Nepal, an official said Sunday, in what villagers described as a case of human sacrifice.   Local media reports said the father of a sick teenager had last Tuesday
 
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  • Peter Svidler Banter Blitz (post for the chess enthusiasts only)

    US
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    This will be a brief post, but I forgot to add this link in my recent random stuff/open thread post
  • Insights My Wife is the Best When She Lets

    trowdaupore1985
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Insights My Wife is the Best When She Lets Me Play Chess TShirt The game of chess is the oldest known skill game in the world and it tells us a great deal about the ways in which people lived during the medieval times. If you study the pieces on chess boards, and the way in which they are used while playing the game of chess, you will realize that chess is a history of the medieval times, but in a miniature form using chess boards and pieces. A cross section of the lives of the medieval people along with their grandeur, wars as well as ceremonies can be reflected in the six different chess…
  • CHESS TIPS

    kayondorogersdp
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    1.The most important chess guideline: Keep all your pieces safe! (And consider taking opponent’s pieces that are not safe). For piece values, Bishops and Knights as worth about 3¼ pawns, Rooks 5, a Queen about 9.5.Having two Bishops when your opponent does not is called “the Bishop Pair” and is worth about an extra ½ pawn. Winning a Rook for a Bishop or Knight is called winning The Exchange and is worth almost half a piece (Bishop or Knight). Read more Ten chess tips
  • 2nd Annual ChessHelps Chess Tournament

    tag
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    2nd Place Trophy On Saturday, I won the 2nd place trophy in the Under 2000 section of the 2nd Annual ChessHelps chess tournament. I had two wins and two draws. One of the draws was with the winner of the section, Manu Reddy, who had three wins and only one draw. The other draw was against Zak Cancio who won the third place trophy. There were 23 players in this section. The tournament was divided into five sections based on chess rating. Jim Briggs, Chino, played in the Open section of 24 players and finished with two draws and two losses. The Open section attracted six titled chess players.
  • Why aren't we bored of chess yet?

    writerJames
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Chess is a solvable game, right? I mean, once you’ve defined the rules and the starting conditions, then everything else which can ever be said about it all follows inevitably from there. There’s no randomisation brought in from any outside elements, like rolling dice or shuffling cards. Every game of chess proceeds from an identical situation, under the same regulations as every other. None of which has stopped its vast cultural significance. The more it’s studied, the more poetry and beauty folk seem to find inside it. Chess fanatics talk about it in terms of metaphors for…
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BCC PRESENTS: CHARLES DRAFT MEMORIAL // RESULTS // MATEOS SAHAKIAN 1ST OPEN // DAVID MARTIN 1ST U1950 // STELLAR FIELD // 34 PLAY //

    Steve Stepak
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBCAMBRIDGEPREMIER VENUECHARLES DRAFT MEMORIAL TOURNAMENTIN 2 SECTIONS: OPEN & U1950OPEN SECTION Mateos Gouren Sahakian 3.5/4: clear 1st place!Mateos was +81 to 2091 rating! Bravo, Mateos!CRITICAL GAMEJoe Perl plays white vs Mateos Sahakian in Round 4.Mateos held even in the opening and won the endgamestruggle. Bravo, Mateos! Joe Perl scored 3/4 for a+11 to 2114 rating and a share of 2-4th place.FIGHTING CHESSNithin Kavi held tight with black vs Eric Feng in thisRound 4 game to score the full point, share a piece of2-4th place and a earn a +7 to 2140. Eric…
  • 24 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am

    Steve Stepak
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBFRIDAY NIGHT BLITZELITE 4X4Alejandro Botta (2250) 12 points: 1st placeSteve Stepak (1740) 6.5 points: 2nd placeSergio Miranda-Elmaleh (1680) 4.5 points: 1st U1800 prizeMichael Punzak (1350) 1 pointNM Alejandro Botta (2250) 12 points: 1st placeSteve Stepak (1740) 6.5 points for 2nd place.Sergio Miranda-Elmaleh (1680) 4.5 points: 1st U1800 prize. Bravo, Sergio !TD: STEVE STEPAKPHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
  • BCC Summer G/80

    Robert Oresick
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
      Summer G/80Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 40 Norris Street Cambridge, MA 02140 (map) 3SS. G/80 d10.  Sections: Open & U1800.  Entry fee: $35, $20 for BCF members.  Prizes: $240 based on 20 paid entries: Open $100-$60, U1800 $50-$30.  Rounds: 10:00am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm.  Maximum One (1/2 point) bye. Bye for 3rd round must be declared before start of round 1.  Registration: 9:15am - 9:45am.   
  • New Chess Books for Adult Beginners

    Alex Cherniack
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:46 am
    Dear BCC members,Please indulge me in a bit of shameless self-promotion.I recently wrote two chess books for adult beginners, a topic on which I have given free classes at the club for the past 20 years. I published the books a few weeks ago. They are available at the Harvard Book Store, both online and at the brick and mortar store at 1256 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.'Chess For Adult Beginners' is a 170 pages long, with just under 100 exercises to solve (answers in the back). Covered is specific material I believe every chessplayer in the USCF 800-1200 rating range needs to know in order to…
  • Carissa Yip on the cover of Chess Life

    Robert Oresick
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:40 am
     Yip, Yip, Hooray!"... Carissa is the youngest female in history to earn the chess master title." Read Carissa's story in Chess Life.
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • A Literary Reference : The Big Sleep

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:55 am
    I went over to a floor lamp and pulled the switch, went back to put off the ceiling light, and went across the room again to the chessboard on a card table under the lamp. There was a problem laid out on the board, a six-mover. I couldn’t solve it, like a lot of my problems. I reached down and moved a knight, then pulled my hat and coat off and threw them somewhere. All this time the soft giggling went on from the bed, that sound that made me think of rats behind a wainscoting in an old house. - - - - -"Put the light out," she giggled.I threw my cigarette on the floor and stamped on it. I…
  • Sitges: the other ultimate blunder

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:55 pm
    The day after resigning in a drawn position, I did the other thing. I accepted a draw in a won position. Horton-Salles, Sitges 2015 round eight, position after Black's 44th. Not only that, but a couple of moves beforehand, I managed to offer a draw in a won position. Horton-Salles, Sitges 2015 round eight, position after White's 42nd.As my opponent turned it down, he therefore refused the offer of a draw in a lost position. That's three versions of the same thing. Not bad eh? At least he had the consolation in the end of having offered a draw in a lost position and got away with it. Draw…
  • Sitges: the ultimate blunder

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Persson-Horton, Sitges 2015 round seven. Position after 58. Rb7-b8.During the tournament at Sitges I came across, can't remember why, some pages on Google Books from Klaus Trautmann's El Último Error, the Spanish translation of his book Der Lehtze Fehler, The Final Error, originally published in German in 2004. As far as I can see it's never been translated into English, which is probably a shame. Tim Krabbé mentions it here.The subtitle of the book is 128 irrtümlich aufgegebene Schachpartien, which is more German than I can read unaided, but in Spanish is 128 Partidas Abandonadas…
  • DG XXV: "Verghese, chess, Alzheimer’s"

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Clause 1 Accuracyi) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including pictures.IPSO Editors’ Code of PracticeVerghese, chess, Alzheimer’s. Ray Keene - who is currently the subject of a complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation relating to comments about chess and dementia that he published back in May - returned to this familiar combination at the weekend.On Saturday I splurged £1.50 at WH Smiths to get a look at Saturday’s chess column (see left). If Ray’s efforts mean that more people will find "Leisure…
  • History Boy 3

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    [Pawn endings will be back next week. In the meantime, here’s Martin with something more worthy of your attention - JMGB]Well done again Paul McKeown for another splendid chess history session at the City Lit., back on 10th August: this time on the great London International Tournament of 1851. It was the second of what we hope (down here in London) will be a regular feature of the annual summer break in local league chess.Paul didn't disappoint his audience of a dozen or so, comprising a fair cross-section of chess strength and acquaintance with ancient chess history,…
 
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    Dayton Chess Club

  • Absolutely Incredible “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em” Game of Chess – Lecture 13 Aug 2015 – R. Driver

    DCC Chess Queen
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Intrigued???  Of course you are…… Absolutely Incredible “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em” Game of Chess The post Absolutely Incredible “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em” Game of Chess – Lecture 13 Aug 2015 – R. Driver appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Press Release – end of the Dayton Masters RR 2015

    DCC Chess Queen
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    And the Dayton Masters RR 2015 is now a part of Dayton Chess History……   31July15 PressRelease#1 The post Press Release – end of the Dayton Masters RR 2015 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Aviator Open Advance Registrations ! The Capstone of the Dayton Chess Festival

    DCC Chess Queen
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Registrations so far: Aviator Open Note: R2 at 12:00p.m. AviatorOpenRegisteredPlayers-list as of 30 July 2015 3pm  How to register???? REGISTER FOR THE AVIATOR OPEN! The post Aviator Open Advance Registrations ! The Capstone of the Dayton Chess Festival appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • 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)…
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  • January 2015 Tactics Time Column

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Click Here to read the January 2015 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: Colorado Open Denver Chess Club Pikes Peak Open Players include: Brian Walker Sr. Javier Holliness … Continue reading →
  • Tactics Time Zero!

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:54 am
    Today I have a special announcement! Anthea and I are going to be putting out a new kindle chess e-book called “Tactics Time Zero“! We had been working on a full blown Tactics Time 3, but this has kind of … Continue reading →
  • Colorado Renaissance Festival Today

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:53 am
    I will be one of the chess playing monks at the Colorado Renaissance Festival today, August 1, 2015 with Paul Anderson.  You might recall I did this last year as well, and wrote about it in this newsletter “Bulletproof Monk”, … Continue reading →
  • Millionaire Chess Video Contest

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    The organizers at Millionaire Chess are having a video contest! It is called the “Player Profile Video Contest”. You can see more about the contest in the newsletter they sent out MC Newsletter #48 Showcasing Amateurs, Video Contest & Hotel … Continue reading →
  • 2015 Daily Chess Calendar!

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Anthea and I are proud to announce our all new 2015 Desk Chess Calendars! The response so far has been overwhelming! Check out this post that Anthea made on facebook on her own personal page. It got 64 shares!  (A … Continue reading →
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