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  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 1 ... and more

    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Nigel Short's World of Science

    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Good Lord, Nigel's on the telly.And in the Telegraph.And the Independent. And the Guardian. And the Vile.And Time.Twice.And the Standard.*Nigel does not think this is wholly fair. To some extent he's right - it's not hard to pick very large holes in any of these articles - though at the same time I'm not entirely sympathetic.This is mostly because I am a bad person. However it may also be attributable to Nigel's habit of making his arguments in such a way as to invite an absence of sympathy, the present instance not being an exception.As you will have gathered, Nigel's case is that men's…
  • Larry Evans Memorial — Highlights and Lowlights

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    8 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    For your viewing pleasure today, I give you four interesting positions from the 2015 Larry Evans Memorial. Two of them are from my games, and two are from other people. First, let’s look at the finish of the game that won the tournament. This was Andrew Karklins versus Alexander Ivanov in round four. Both players entered the round with 3-0 scores, and they were playing on board one. Here is the position when Ivanov played his winning combination. Black to move. FEN: 8/4ppk1/5b2/2RR2pp/4B2P/2P2KP1/1r2r3/8 b – - 0 1 Obviously Karklins is in trouble, but how does Ivanov finish him…
  • 2015 Grand Chess Tour

    Jim West On Chess
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    The three events in the 2015 Grand Chess Tour will be:Norway Chess 2015;Sinquefield Cup;London Chess Classic.
  • National Junior High Champs Begin in Louisville

    United States Chess Federation
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    The National Junior High School Championships are underway in Louisville, Kentucky. Top seeds include David Peng in the K-9 and Marcus Miyasaka and Maggie Feng in the K-8.
 
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  • Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015: Round 6

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    OFFICIAL TOURNAMENTS WEBSITERound 6India 1,5-2,5 RussiaArmenia 2 - 2 HungaryEgypt 2 - 2 USAIsrael - 1,5 - 2,5 ChinaUkraine 2,5 - 1,5 CubaAfter Round 6 Ukraine leads with 15,5 pts. China is 2nd, Israel 3rd.Round 5World Team Chess Championship is coming to its median. In the 4th round the team of China unexpectedly  took a confident victory over the Armenians with the score 0.5 : 3.5.  The Egyptians yielded the team of Cuba with the score 1 : 3, India won Hungary with the minimum score, Ukraine was stronger  than Israel,  again with the score 1.5 : 2.5. Only the match Russia - USA ended in…
  • Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015: Round 6

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Official website: http://chengdu2015.fide.com/ Round 6The director of Chengdu Chess Center and Chengdu Chess Institute, Jiang Quansheng, together with the President of the Russian Chess Federation, Andrey Filatov, made the first symbolic moves in the game Socko-Gunina at the start of the 6th round of World Women Team Championship.Andrey Filatov, who arrived to Chengdu to take part in the FIDE Presidential board meeting, brought also luck to the Russian team, who won the match against Poland with 3,5:0,5 score. Georgia convincingly outplayed USA and leads with 11 points, one point above…
  • Anniversary of Elisabeta Polihroniade

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    Honorary member of FIDE, WGM, IA Elisabeta Polihroniade (ROU) is 80 today. Elisabeta Polihroniade is one of the most well known Romanian players in the history of chess. During her long and successfull career Elisabeta Polihroniade became 7 times Romanian Champion and received 6 medals at the Chess Olympiads. She represented Romania in 10 Olympiads as a player and has been an Arbiter in 13 subsequent Olympiads. She is the Organiser of the Romgaz tournaments, the strongest tournaments ever to take place in Romania. She is the editor of GAMBIT, the No. 1 Romanian chess magazine and author of…
  • FIDE President is elected to SportAccord Council

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    On April 23 at the Associate Members meeting, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of FIDE and IMSA, has been elected as their member of the SportAccord Council. President Ilyumzhinov in his speech spoke about the main directions of his activities. He also answered questions. The other two other candidates, having withdrawn their candidacies, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was elected unanimously as the Associate Members SportAccord Council member.Official SportAccord website: http://www.sportaccord.com/media/news/international-convention/fide-president-in-sportaccord-council/ "Mr. Illyumzhinov replaces Mr.
  • Arkady Dvorkovich visited FIDE Stand at SportAccord Convention

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:44 am
    Today the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich visited the FIDE stand at the SportAccord Convention, World Sport and Business Summit in Sochi. David Jarrett, former FIDE Treasurer,and Berik Balgabaev, the Director of FIDE Representative office in Russia, thanked him for his work in organization of two major FIDE events in Sochi: World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanthan Anand in November 2014 and Women’s World Championship in March-April 2015. He was presented with a book of the World Chess Championship Match and he added a kind dedication “It is…
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  • Daily Puzzle - 4/26/15 - Simple Sunday

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
  • WL Admin Help- Privacy Settings for Group Admins

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    As an Administrator for a League Team, you must be available for reminders,questions,notices,ect. If your settings are set to only friends, then your team my suffer point losses or even league expulsion simply due to your lack of getting the messa...
  • Some examples of my work

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    You can see from my profile that I am a professional marquetry artist. You can see more details in my profile and also on my website: www.themarquetryshack.com  Here is a sample of my pictures, all created in natural wood veneers:  Dante'...
  • 1000 points!

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am
    Hello there everyone, I would just like to say that in the endless chess quiz, I finally have 1000 points!
  • Edinburgh Congress took place at St. Thomas of Aquin’s High School, April 17-19, 2015

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    I played in the Edinburgh Congress Major section U1700/152. I scored 3.5 out of 5 with 2 wins and 2 draws. I hadn't played over the board in years so I wasn't too sure what standard I was at. Having played correspondence for the past year on ches...
 
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  • Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short LIVE!

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    26 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Garry Kasparov – Nigel Short Legends Match is held on April 25-26 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), rekindling the duo’s match at the 1993 World Chess Championship. The first Battle of the Legends exhibition match will be played in a series of rapid and blitz games (two rapid games and eight blitz games). Official website/ Replay the PCA World Chess Championship Kasparov – Short, 1993  More: Play online chess / Chess Arena Video Channel / Modern Chess Magazine New: April online magazines 500 pages in pdf and pgn
  • Marija Rakic is 2015 Serbian Women’s Champion

    Goran
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    WIM Marija Rakic justified her ranking as the top seed to win the 2015 Serbian Women’s Championship, claiming her second national title after 2012. Rakic scored 6,5/9 points, leaving the three-times champion WGM Andjelija Stojanovic half a point behind. The decisive game occurred in the 7th round when Rakic defeated Stojanovic with black pieces. The 2015 Serbian Women’s Championship was held from 18-26th April in Vrbas. The average elo of ten participants was 2168. Replay games with analysis WIM Marija Rakic Final standings: 1. WIM Rakic Marija 2345 – 6.5 2. WGM Stojanovic…
  • Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

    Goran
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Gashimov Memorial for the second year running after concluding the event with 7 points from nine games. In the final round Carlsen defeated Rauf Mamedov, leaving the second placed Viswanathan Anand a full point behind. The remaining four games were drawn. The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial was held on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Round 9 results: GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Adams Michael 1/2-1/2 GM Caruana Fabiano – GM Anand Viswanathan 1/2-1/2 GM Carlsen Magnus – GM Mamedov Rauf 1-0 GM Giri Anish – GM Kramnik…
  • Shamkir Chess 2015 LIVE!

    videnova
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:50 am
    The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2863), Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2802), former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India, 2791), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2790), Wesley So (USA, 2788), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2783), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France, 2762), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2754), Michael Adams (2746) and Rauf Mamedov (2651). Magnus Carlsen was the winner of the 1st Vugar Gashimov Memorial tournament in April last year. Live: Live games with analysis / Live games with standings and…
  • World Team Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

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    26 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    The World Team Chess Championship 2015 is organized by the Armenian Chess Federation under the auspices of FIDE, from 18-29th April in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. The tournament will be held at the Golden Palace Tsakhkadzor Hotel. According to FIDE Regulations and the decision of FIDE President the following federations participate in the championship: Russia, China, Hungary, India, USA, Egypt, Ukraine, Armenia, Cuba, Israel. Tournament website More: Play online chess / Chess Arena Video Channel / Modern Chess Magazine New: April online magazines 500 pages in pdf and pgn
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  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3 ... and more

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 1 ... and more

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 2 ... and more

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 1 ... and more

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics…
  • Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 2 ... and more

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 2Posted on April 21,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the first part of this article series, we are going to talk about ways to take advantage of our opponent's opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things you must understand in any opening you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes, such as tactics that allow you to win a l[...]A…
 
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  • 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…
  • The Joy of Problem Solving

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Written by Laura Sherman of YourChessCoach.com We want our children to have the best advantages in life. We want them to find and select solutions that will benefit them and others for the long term. The chess board is an excellent training field to learn problem solving skills. Some people wait for others around them to solve their problems. They lack the confidence and courage to implement their ideas, their solutions. As a result they become far too dependent on other people. On the chess board, you are alone. No one is there, by your side, feeding you answers or solutions to the problems…
  • Common Mistakes in Chess Openings

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Do you focus on playing a vast number of openings? Do you skip over unfavorable lines? As chess players, we make common mistakes while studying, preparing, or playing our openings. Here are some common mistakes you may be making. 1.Quantity over quality. It is so easy to just study a different opening every week. Although this gives us a great variety and an extensive repertoire, we should look for quality over quantity. It's important to know each and every one of your openings as best as you can. When I was younger I analyzed most of Bobby Fischer's games and I noticed that although his…
  • Choosing A Chess Opening

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you feel like you need to change your opening? Are you a new chess player and don't know where to start? Openings are very important because they are the way we start a game. They set the tone for the middlegame and endgame. If you are not careful, an opening mistake can give you an unequal position, leading to a tough game. Deciding among the hundreds of openings can be a little hard because if you choose the wrong opening, you may feel uncomfortable throughout the whole game. Therefore, when you are looking for an opening, first concentrate on your style of play because this will help…
  • One Child's Chess Experience

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Written by Laura Sherman of YourChessCoach.com The room is silent. You can literally hear the people breathing around you while you study the sixty-four checkered squares in front of you. Glancing over at the chess clock you see you have plenty of time left in your game. A move cries out to be made, but you bide your time and check for others. You know that a move made in haste could cost your dearly. Finally, confident that your initial idea is sound, you reach out a hand and grasp your knight, hopping it to its intended destination. There is an audible gasp from a few behind you. You hit…
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    Jim West On Chess

  • Vancura Position

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:26 am
    At Jim West Talks Chess, I have posted a game that features the Vancura position in a rook and pawn ending.
  • 2015 Grand Chess Tour

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    The three events in the 2015 Grand Chess Tour will be:Norway Chess 2015;Sinquefield Cup;London Chess Classic.
  • Summer Camps at "Chess Mates"

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Chess Mates will be running six weekday camps during July and August.See the flyer for dates and camp rates.
  • New International Chess Circuit

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    The establishment of a new international circuit of the world's leading chess players will be announced tomorrow in a press conference at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
  • Pix from "Chess Mates" 4/18/2015

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Pictures taken by me during the 3rd Saturday quads have been posted at the Chess Mates blog.
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  • So, So Bad To Lose on Forfeit

    11 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    After many weeks not paying much attention to any sort of chess-related news (I even missed Doeberl!), this morning I logged on to Chessbase.com only to be shocked by the first thing I read. ICYMI, Wesley So lost a game on forfeit in the ongoing US Championships! Even more shocking to me was the reason.After having been warned on two prior occasions to desist, So was forfeited for taking notes! Incredible stuff, especially at this level, and particularly for a top-tenner whom many believe will one day vie for the world crown.To be clear, the notes were self-motivational reminders, but FIDE's…
  • NZ's Natasha Fairley in The Bachelor

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    This is a bit unexpected. New Zealand chess rep, Natasha Fairley, who I'm sure plenty of Australian chess players know very well, will appear on local television in NZ as one of the young women who will vie for the affections of "The Bachelor New Zealand". The show will begin screening on March 17. If you're outside of NZ, I guess there's always the recaps on YouTube.I suppose I should say good luck to Natasha. I hope she gets her man. But honestly, I never thought she'd be the type to be needing to do this sort of thing. She ought to be "The Bachelorette"!
  • 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.
 
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  • Four Queens… and Three

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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Today I happened to watch a pretty amazing bullet game online. The players were identified as Kozakov versus Bah. I think Kozakov is probably grandmaster Mikhail Kazakov of Ukraine, whose name sometimes seems to be spelled Kozakov. According to one comment I read on the Internet, “Bah” is the nom de guerre of international master Vincent Rothuis of the Netherlands. I have no way to confirm this. Anyhow, they reached the following position: Black to move. FEN: 1Q6/2pbb1kp/p3pr2/B1Pp3q/P2Pp3/4P3/2QK2P1/RR5q b – - 0 1 Four queens on the board! One rarely sees this in games…
  • Introducing Daisy Sue!

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    18 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    I’ve got to go off-topic today because my household just grew by one, which doesn’t happen every day! Allow me to introduce Kay’s and my new puppy, Daisy Sue. We got Daisy from the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, where Kay and I both volunteer. Technically we haven’t adopted her yet; we’re waiting to see how well she and Max, the cat, get along. But up to this point the signs seem very positive. Max was quite surprised to find a puppy in his kitchen this morning, and there was some growling and hissing for the first hour or so. But now he seems remarkably calm about…
  • SAT’s, Ratings, and Scholar Chessplayers

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    15 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    I wondered recently whether anyone has ever gotten both a 2400 (perfect) SAT score and a 2400 (not perfect, but pretty darn good) chess rating. This isn’t the same thing exactly, but I ran across an interesting discussion at reddit.com: Would you rather have a 2400 chess rating or a 2400 SAT score? Before I tell you the results, some explanation for non-U.S. readers: the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a test that most college-bound students take. It traditionally had two parts (mathematics and verbal), each with a maximum score of 800, for a total of 1600. In 2005, the verbal test…
  • When is Forfeiting a Game Justified?

    admin
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Amazingly, two controversies in the chess world erupted in one day having to do with the same issue: forfeiting a player for writing things on his scoresheet that he shouldn’t. Warning: All my reporting here is based on second-hand information. If there are any people who have first-hand information about either of these episodes, please tell us! Incident 1: In the U.S. Championship yesterday, Wesley So was forfeited in his game against Varuzhan Akobian for writing notes on his scoresheet. Note-taking during games is strictly forbidden, of course. The accounts I’ve read said that…
  • Larry Evans Memorial — Highlights and Lowlights

    admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    For your viewing pleasure today, I give you four interesting positions from the 2015 Larry Evans Memorial. Two of them are from my games, and two are from other people. First, let’s look at the finish of the game that won the tournament. This was Andrew Karklins versus Alexander Ivanov in round four. Both players entered the round with 3-0 scores, and they were playing on board one. Here is the position when Ivanov played his winning combination. Black to move. FEN: 8/4ppk1/5b2/2RR2pp/4B2P/2P2KP1/1r2r3/8 b – - 0 1 Obviously Karklins is in trouble, but how does Ivanov finish him…
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  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XXI - Final Results for the Chess Femmes

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:53 pm
    First of all, congratulations to Rachel Ulrich who competed in the Open and finished with two wins and two draws for a score of 3.0/4.  Rachel's performance qualifies her for the U.S. national master title at the age of 14, whoop whoop!  Rachel has joined a select group of other young chess femmes who have also recently earned national master titles:  Carissa Yip, 11 years old, who earned her
  • China Pursuing Water Security? Good luck with that, dudes!

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    AFP feed to Yahoo News, April 18, 2015: China's struggle for water security By Giles Hewitt Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation". Sixteen years later, that threat looms ever larger, casting a forbidding shadow over China's energy and food security and demanding
  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XXI

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Hola everyone! There is plenty of time yet to register for HCCC XXI which is this Saturday, April 18th.  Four rounds in one days at the beautiful Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  There are two sections -- Open and Reserve.  As of this morning, I was notified that there are 75 pre-registered, which is great -- 12 are chess femmes :) You can find more information here.  There will be
  • Chess Cheat Caught Using Grody Toilet-Paper Wrapped I-Phone In Men's Bathroom

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Oh gag me! Even worse, the news was disgusting enough to make it onto the front page of Yahoo!  Like chess doesn't already have a quirked-eyebrow reputation amongst the general population?  And now this kind of incident gets world-wide publicity.  Gee, thanks for nothing, Schmuck Nigalidze.  I hope Bobb Fischer haunts your dreams with his own personal pitchfork for as long as you live. Chess
  • 2015 U.S. Women's Chess Championship: Final Results and Standings

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Hola darlings! Here's the poop: Pairings round 11  TableWhiteScoreRatingBlackScoreRatingResult 1WIM Ni, Viktorija6.02188WCM Virkud, Apurva3.521321-0 2IM Paikidze, Nazi7.02333WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca5.02235½-½ 3GM Krush, Irina8.02477WGM Nemcova, Katerina7.02279½-½ 4IM Goletiani, Rusudan5.52311WFM Yu, Jennifer R2.02180½-½ 5WGM Sharevich, Anna5.52267WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev5.523221-0 6WIM Wang,
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  • Through the Looking-Glass: Chapter 8 - "It's my own invention."

    Enid
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Having entered the Seventh Square, Alice now meets a most interesting personage: the White Knight, in chapter 8 of our second children’s novel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. [ Feeling lost? Check out Through the Looking-Glass: Links… ] The Story Captured When Alice looks up, the deafening drums have fallen silent. The Lion, the Unicorn, the White King and his Messengers have all disappeared; only the plum-cake dish remains on the ground at her feet. “So I wasn’t dreaming, after all,” she said to herself,…
  • An interview with Garry Kasparov, who is playing his first exhibition in America since he retired in 2005

    Nate Scott
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz) Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov isn’t interested in a Legends Tour. Since he retired from professional chess in 2005 at age 41, he says he’s played in three exhibitions. (He doesn’t count playing against amateurs.) There was the event against Anatoly Karpov, Victor Kortschnoi and Judit Polgar in 2006 in Zurich; the match against Karpov in Moscow in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of their world famous competition; and a match against English Grandmaster Nigel Short in in Belgium in 2011. But for St. Louis, Kasparov will make an exception. He and Short will…
  • Andai ELO Rating Nasional Dikelola Secara Benar, Bukan Sekedar Harapan!

    agungh
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    http://www.caturbandung.wordpress.com – Beberapa tahun belakangan ini marak sekali turnamen ca
  • Caturanga, shatranj then comes chess and Anguissola

    ayaspromenade
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    Lucia, Minerva and Europa Anguissola Playing Chess, 1555, Oil on Canvas. Painted by Sofonisba Anguissola.  Collection of Muzeum Narodowe (National Museum), Poznań, Poland  Catur, caturanga, shatranj and chess I started learning chess the past week. I learned it through chesscademy.com a great (free) website that walks you through the basics, theory and brings you challenging tactics exercise. I know chess as catur (an Indonesian word which was adapted from Sanskrit). Caturaṅga originated from Gupta Empire, India which was then introduced Persia and adapted to shatranj and then brought…
  • Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 220

    allanbeard
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    White to play and win   P Matale v Y Sutil 2005   Solution   A fairly routine piece of calculation is required here. 1 Rh6+! is a must-try biff. If the rook is captured, it is mate in two: 1…Kh6 2 Qh1+ Kg5 3 Qh4 mate. So 1…Kg8[] when 2 Ng6 threatens 3 Rh8 mate. If 2…Rh7, white captures and then plays 4 Ne7dis+, when the attack continues unabated. So 2..Rg6 3 Rg6+ Kh7 (3…Kf8 4 Qf5+; 3…Kh8 4 Be5+) 4 Rg5+ and mates. For what it is worth, Stockfish hovers between 2 Ng6 and 2 Qh1, both of which it assesses as +14: silicon speak for 'even a human…
 
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BCC GRAND PRIX: KIDS PLAY HARD // 92+ YRS YOUNG HAROLD DONDIS CLEAR 1ST !! // 15 PLAYERS

    Steve Stepak
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBAPRIL GRAND PRIXin one sectionHarold Dondis, Esq. played first 3 rounds for 3 points and traditional half-point bye in the lastround (giving other players a chance to overtakehim for 1st place: no one did!).Here Harold (in cap) plays black vs young manCharles Bing, first time at BCC Cambridge site.Welcome Charles.Charles Bing writes down his move vs Harold Dondis,Round 1: BCC Grand Prix April.Harold scored 3.5 points for clear 1st place and a +56 to 1751 rating.Charles was 2/4 for a share of 4-10th place: bravo, Charles![My parenthetical remark here is this: I…
  • 25 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm

    Robert Oresick
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Carissa Yip on Chess ChatCarissa YipFeatured onChess chatfatv.orgGeorge Mirijanian commented on your post in Members and Fans of the Boylston Chess Club.George Mirijanian3:26pm Apr 25Carissa will be the special guest on the TV program "Chess Chat," which is produced by the Wachusett Chess Club at Fitchburg State University and will be shown, starting the week of May 4, on Fitchburg Access Television. The show will be available on the station's website via video on demand at www.fatv.org Carissa will present her win against Woman FIDE master Akshita Gorti from the 2015…
  • 23 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm

    Robert Oresick
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Women and chessI have been enjoying reading about Carissa Yip.... and now Nigel Short is in the news.Nigel Short on women's short-comings in chess is short-sighted in my opinion.This all made me think of the medieval  age (when Queen became the most powerful piece on the board)  and when depictions of chess often showed men and women both enjoying the game.        
  • 21 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am

    Robert Oresick
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    Carissa YipCarissa Yiprecently gave a lecture and a 31 board simul.  Read about it on her Facebook post:https://www.facebook.com/CarissaYipChess/posts/880328582010435
  • BCC RACE FOR THE KING PAWN 4SS GAME 60 REPORT: NM TIMES / ABDI 1-2ND 19 PLAY //

    Steve Stepak
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBRACE FOR THE KING PAWNTOURNAMENT IN ONE SECTIONNM Lawyer Times scored 3.5 points to share 1-2ndplace with NM Farzad Abdi. Lawyer was +1 for 2320rating. Bravo, Lawyer!NM Farzad Abdi scored 3.5 points to share 1-2nd placewith NM Lawyer Times. Farzad was +4 for 2254 rating.Bravo, Farzad!Boshen Li, black vs Jonathan Aiyathurai, Round 1.Jonathan won a brilliant zugzwang king-and-pawn ending inthis game. Bravo, Jonathan for a score of 3/4 and +17 to 1889rating, securing clear 3rd place. Boshen was 2.5/4 and a +12 to1600. Bravo, Boshen who took a piece of…
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • Nigel: the experts speak

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    It was educational to read and hear the various neurological experts on whom the media called for their expertise and opinions following Nigel Short's "hardwiring" and parking comments.Radio Four, for instance, had Professor Gina Rippon.*The Guardian had Dr Dean Burnett.And the Spectator?The Spectator......had none other than Tony Buzan. [* roughly 18:30-22:30][Thanks to Michael Yeo][Ray Keene index]
  • County Counting: 8. Service, Please

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    This series (starting here) has been mining the archive of the Surrey County Association Match Books which go back to the first of Surrey's county matches in 1884. They record, from then on, in more or less detail, the personnel of both sides in the County's matches up to 1967. There has to be a limit to the interest that this material can sustain, and I suspect that we are getting close to it. But before we throw in the towel we may be able to wring one or two more blogs from the Books.And here is one of them. We noted in the last two episodes (here, and here), when we were…
  • Saying something II

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Just a footnote to the banning of Carl Hibbard from the English Chess Federation's online forum, as per yesterday's post. This touched on the fact that Carl was accused, by the ECF's Commercial Director, Bob Kane, of being "registered from day one in one name or another"which is to say, of having registered in a names or names other than his own.Evidence of this assertion was requestedbut at the time of writing had not been forthcoming.Now there's a trivial but interesting point relating to this, which is that in that forum's early days, it possessed a poster called "Sue Dunham" which, as…
  • Saying something

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Today's post is about how Bob, Chris and Phil don't like Carl. Carl, for his part, doesn't like Bob, Chris and Phil. David and Mike don't like Bob, Chris and Phil any more because Bob, Chris and Phil don't like Carl. But Bob, Chris and Phil say Carl is somebody else as well as Carl. Carl says he isn't and Alex wants to know what Bob, Chris and Phil are on about. What am I on about? Last week Carl Hibbard was barred from the English Chess Federation's forum. Who is Carl Hibbard? Carl Hibbard runs the English Chess Forum, which is not the same as the English Chess Federation's forum.Confused?
  • Nigel Short's World of Science

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Good Lord, Nigel's on the telly.And in the Telegraph.And the Independent. And the Guardian. And the Vile.And Time.Twice.And the Standard.*Nigel does not think this is wholly fair. To some extent he's right - it's not hard to pick very large holes in any of these articles - though at the same time I'm not entirely sympathetic.This is mostly because I am a bad person. However it may also be attributable to Nigel's habit of making his arguments in such a way as to invite an absence of sympathy, the present instance not being an exception.As you will have gathered, Nigel's case is that men's…
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    Dayton Chess Club

  • 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.
  • Diamonds Forever Pawn Storm Apr 2015 – Advance Registrations

    DCC Chess Queen
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    As they come in….. OPEN Noah Keating-Adams (2133) David Friedman (2151) Blake Baumgartner (2078) U1900 David Guehl (1762) Len Timko (1709) Chris Bechtold (1664) William Franklin (1541) Kevin Ren (1423) U1600 Michael Kelley (1471) Steve Phillips (1394) Soham Joshi (1369) Ben Wettle (1290) Daniel Sullivan (1280) Grant Mu (1121) The post Diamonds Forever Pawn Storm Apr 2015 – Advance Registrations appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Nakamura Knockout – Lecture on 12 March 2015 by Riley Driver

    DCC Chess Queen
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Nakamura in Barcelona Casino de Barcelona Tournament lecture….see if you agree it was a knockout!   Nakamura Knockout lecture on 12 March 2015 by R. Driver The post Nakamura Knockout – Lecture on 12 March 2015 by Riley Driver appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Registrations – MOTCF 2015!

    DCC Chess Queen
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    (1)  CCL – CINCINNATI                                                                      Hans Multhopp (2215) Anagh Kulkarni (2116) Noah Keating-Adams (2113) Blake Baumgartner (2108) Jason Wang (1901) (2)  CCL-COLUMBUS Walker Griggs (2357) Maggie Feng (2231) Chris Shen (2167) Rahul Ramaswamy (2049) Abhi Ramaswaym (2029) (3)  CCLIAN DEFENSE Yutong (Elton) Cao (1704) Nolan Song (1693) Ganesh Yeluguri (1625) Dakshin Pisii (1457) Ethan Fang (1441) (4)  SI SI EL ABONDIGAS Alan Casden (2204) Vincent Baker (1996)…
  • Brrr Pawn Storm – 21 Feb 2015 – Preregistrations……

    DCC Chess Queen
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Keep checking….entries are coming in almost daily now…. OPEN Will Sedlar (2239) David Friedman (2121) Noah Keating-Adams (2100) Vincent J. Baker (1976) Arjun Bajaj (1493)   U1900 Evan Huang (1734) Elton Cao (1604) Chris Bechtold (1605) Emma Cheng (1541) Udbhav Raghukanth (1200) U1600 Ethan Ferkins (1549) William Franklin (1483) Evan Shelton (1454) Kevin Ren (1432) Ethan Fang (1426) Ethan Chung (1344) Soham Joshi (1335) Aditya Bajaj (1304) Daniel Sullivan (1280) Ben Wettle (1260) David Tague (1257) James Brickey (1239) Dinesh Bojja (1056) Akash Bhowmik (1045) Sneha Prabu…
 
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