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  • Round Ten: Anand Attacks, Carlsen Holds

    United States Chess Federation
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Today in the World Championship, challenger Vishy Anand had an edge in a Grunfeld endgame, but Carlsen held the draw, and is now just one point away from retaining his title.
  • WCCM Game 10: Draw

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Game 10 The tenth game of the Carlsen-Anand Match ended in a draw. The overall score after the tenth game is Carlsen 5.5 - Anand 4.5. The tenth game of the World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Viswanathan Anand (India) was played on November 21st in the Main Media Center in Sochi. The Indian grandmaster had White. As usual in his white games, Vishy Anand started with the d-pawn advance. Magnus Carlsen responded by returning to the roots – he already employed the Gruenfeld defense in the first game on November 8th. A distinguishing feature of this double-edged…
  • Damiano's Mate

    Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share.
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    source: best-seller chess for dummies also discussed here video examples:
  • Carlsen – Anand 2014 LIVE! (game 11)

    Chessdom
    chessdom
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 between the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the Challenger Viswanathan Anand is going to take place November 7th to November 28th, 2014. The games of the FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 begin with round 1 on the 8th of November. The drawing of colors will happen two days earlier at the opening ceremony. Chessdom.com will have the live games with triple analysis by the Top Computer Chess Championship (TCEC) engines Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish. Besides, multiple Grandmasters like GM Christian Bauer and a team TBA will be commenting and bringing you the…
  • Carlsen - Anand game 11 LIVE Video Commentary!

    Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to Carlsen - Anand Sochi World Championship game 11 LIVE CommentaryThanks for joining me. After 10 games, the score is 5.5 - 4.5 in favor of Magnus. This is crunch time for both players. For Anand, a loss and the match is over. A draw means that he will have white in the final game. For Magnus, a loss means the big momentum will shift to Anand. Nerves will definitely come into play.I will be doing LIVE video commentary for this game with my Chennai co-commentator GM Ramesh RB. It is FREE to everyone worldwide, courtesy of ICC. In order to view our LIVE broadcast, register for a FREE…
 
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  • WCCM Game 10: Draw

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Game 10 The tenth game of the Carlsen-Anand Match ended in a draw. The overall score after the tenth game is Carlsen 5.5 - Anand 4.5. The tenth game of the World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Viswanathan Anand (India) was played on November 21st in the Main Media Center in Sochi. The Indian grandmaster had White. As usual in his white games, Vishy Anand started with the d-pawn advance. Magnus Carlsen responded by returning to the roots – he already employed the Gruenfeld defense in the first game on November 8th. A distinguishing feature of this double-edged…
  • 2014 4th quarter FIDE PB: List of Decisions

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Decisions Presidential Board 2014 7-10 November 2014 Sochi, Russia 4PB-2014/1. To approve an extra FIDE credit card for the frequent travels of PB members. 4PB-2014/2. To approve FEGADE (Federation Gabonaise des Echecs) as representing Gabon in FIDE. 4PB-2014/3. To approve the amended Regulations for the registration and licensing of players. 4PB-2014/4.To approve the QC recommendations for the new title Applications. 4PB-2014/5. To approve the report of the Arbiters Commission and the title applications. 4PB-2014/6. To appoint Mr. Freeman, Mr. Gelfer and Mr. Bastian as a Sub-Committee to…
  • Congratulations to GM, FST Adrian B. Mikhalchishin

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
  • FIDE President's working meeting in Moscow

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    On November 18th the FIDE President met in Moscow with Marat Tazhin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation, to discuss the bilateral cooperation, in particular the possible organization of FIDE official tournaments in Kazakhstan and the implementation of Chess in Schools programme. At the meeting also present were Akhmed Mestoyev, Kazakh Trade Commissioner to Russia, and Berik Balgabaev, Director of FIDE Representative office in Russia.FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Marat Tazhin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary…
  • World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2015

    14 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    The ASEAN Chess Academy, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Thailand Chess Association have the honour of inviting all federations and eligible players for the World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2015 to be organised in Pattaya, Thailand from 6th May (arrival) to 15th May (departure) 2015. INVITATIONREGISTRATION FORM (Players)REGISTRATION FORM (Accompanying persons)
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  • Damiano's Mate

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    source: best-seller chess for dummies also discussed here video examples:
  • Hum Ke Tehray Ajnabi

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Hum ke Thehre ajanabii itane madaaraato.n ke baadPhir bane.nge aashnaa kitanii mulaaqaato.n ke baadKab nazar me.n aayegii bedaaG sabze kii bahaarKhuun ke dhabbe dhule.nge kitanii barasaato.n ke baadDil to chaahaa par shikast-e-dil ne mohalat hii n...
  • puzzle from Karpov game

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:34 am
    checkmate in 4 source: best-seller chess for dummies full game on chessgames
  • My favourite games

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    Black played vigorously until attracted by the white pawn d4. Now white to move.
  • Variante dei 4 pedoni

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
 
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  • Carlsen – Anand 2014 LIVE! (game 11)

    chessdom
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 between the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the Challenger Viswanathan Anand is going to take place November 7th to November 28th, 2014. The games of the FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 begin with round 1 on the 8th of November. The drawing of colors will happen two days earlier at the opening ceremony. Chessdom.com will have the live games with triple analysis by the Top Computer Chess Championship (TCEC) engines Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish. Besides, multiple Grandmasters like GM Christian Bauer and a team TBA will be commenting and bringing you the…
  • Russian Cup Final 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The 2014 Russian Cup for men is taking place on 17-24th November 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. 16 players will participate in the event. The tempo of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move one. Official website / Live games men / Live games women / Top Computer Chess Championship / Play online chess
  • Russian Cup (women) 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The 2014 Russian Cup for women is taking place on 17-24th November 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. 8 players will participate in the event. The tempo of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move one. Official website
  • Heusenstammer Schloss-Open 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    The 2014 edition of Heusenstammer Schloss-Open is taking place on 20-23rd November 2014 at the Culture and Sports Center Mart Insee, in Heusenstamm, a town in Germany. The event is organized under the patronage of Heusenstamm’s Mayor Peter Jakobya in a 7-round Swiss format with prize fund in the amount of 5.500 €. The tempo of play is 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the games plus 30 seconds increment starting from move one. 135 players from 10 different countries (Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Poland, Serbia, Russia and Ukraine)…
  • 2nd Behin Bazafarin Cup 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The 2nd Behin Bazafarin Cup 2014 is taking place on 15-22nd November 2014 in Tehran, the capital of Iran and the largest city in Western Asia. The event is organized by the Iranian Chess Federation in a 9-round Swiss format with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move one. 274 players from 8 different countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Spain, Iran, Iraq, Lithuania and Tajikistan) take part in the tournament, including 10 GMs, 9 IMs, 8 FMs and 3 WFMs. Top seed is GM Farrukh Amonatov (2608) from…
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    Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

  • Carlsen - Anand game 11 LIVE Video Commentary!

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to Carlsen - Anand Sochi World Championship game 11 LIVE CommentaryThanks for joining me. After 10 games, the score is 5.5 - 4.5 in favor of Magnus. This is crunch time for both players. For Anand, a loss and the match is over. A draw means that he will have white in the final game. For Magnus, a loss means the big momentum will shift to Anand. Nerves will definitely come into play.I will be doing LIVE video commentary for this game with my Chennai co-commentator GM Ramesh RB. It is FREE to everyone worldwide, courtesy of ICC. In order to view our LIVE broadcast, register for a FREE…
  • Carlsen - Anand 2014 game 11 LIVE!

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Sharjah Chess 2014 LIVE!

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Russian Cup Final 2014 LIVE!

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Checkmate in 5

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    White to move and checkmate in 5. No computer assistance please :)7r/4R1r1/5p1k/5Qpp/4B3/p3P1P1/1q1p1PK1/8 w - - 0 1Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
 
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  • Choosing the Right Size and Style of Chess Sets – Part 4

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Well, you’ve got your favorite chess pieces, you have selected the perfect board to go with them, and you’ve picked out a bag or box to store them in. What now? There are plenty of other accessories you might want to add to your chess set, ranging from clocks to scorebooks. Here at Wholesale Chess, we offer a large selection of different type, style, and color or chess clock, so we’ll devote a whole blog post to that in a few weeks. For now, we’ll cover some of them briefly here. Scorebooks It’s always good to record your games both so you can see areas for improvement and so you…
  • Choosing the Right Size and Style of Chess Set - Part 3

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Part 3: Bags and Boxes Unfortunately, it probably isn’t possible (or feasible, really), for you to be playing chess 24 hours per day. That means that you’re going to have to store your pieces and board at some point. Choosing the right storage option can be crucial for a seamless experience. First, you need to decide what kind of pieces and board to get. If you want a high-end wooden set, the board is obviously not going to roll up and fit inside a carry-all bag. But then if you got plastic weighted pieces, you probably don’t need a high-end wooden box. Also, you’ll want to determine…
  • Choosing the Right Size and Style of Chess Set - Part 2

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

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

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

  • Tuesday Lecture at Marshall CC by GM Rohde

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    Former U.S. champion, grandmaster Michael Rohde, will lecture at the Marshall Chess Club on a topic of his own choosing.7pmTuesday, November 25thOpen to members and their guestsRefreshments will be served.Marshall Chess Club23 West 10th StreetNew York, NY 10011Phone 212-477-3716Fax 212-995-9281e-mail admin@marshallchessclub.orgwww.marshallchessclub.org
  • Pix from Sunday Game/45 11/16/2014

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    These pictures were taken by me during Sunday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club. 
  • Pix from Saturday Game/60 11/15/2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    During Saturday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I snapped these photos.
  • Flower Man Back in Business

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    [photo by Michael Appleton]Sonny Gibbs has reclaimed his corner in the park.
  • 41 Attend NJ All-Girls Chess Camp

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    Dear Jim,Thank you for helping post the message and the flyer on your blog. The NJ All-Girls Chess Camp was a great success, with 41 girls from 9 counties in New Jersey. Maryia Oreshko, Angelica Chin, and I were happy to meet these wonderful girls and introduce them to the wonderland of chess. Together, we had lots of fun in two days. Thanks to the help of the NJSCF, every girl took home a chess set so she can continue playing chess at home.You can find more information and photos at:https://www.facebook.com/gcnj2014http://gcnj2014.weebly.com/There is also an article on the USCF website that…
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    The Closet Grandmaster

  • Vishy Anand Is Screwed

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    A couple days ago I read this in Wikipedia’s entry called Chess endgame: Queen and bishop versus two rooks. This was thought to be a draw [before computer tablebases -- DM] but the queen and bishop usually win. It takes up to 84 moves. This got me curious. Like most players, I only know the basic pawnless endgames: K+Q vs. K, K+R vs. K, K+2B vs. K, etc. My impression was that every other pawnless endgame is ridiculously rare and ridiculously difficult. But I started wondering: could I use the Nalimov tablebases to learn something about the Q+B vs. 2R endgame? Are there some rules for…
  • Wrong Moves and Wrong Conceptions

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    At Mike Splane’s last chess party, the question came up: “Is one bad move enough to lose a game?” Of course the answer is yes, if the move is really, really bad, like hanging a rook or a queen. But in games between more or less experienced players, say above a 1500 rating, outright blunders like that are relatively rare. In the great majority of games it takes more than one mistake to lose. I think that it’s only at the high master level, 2500 or beyond, where one mistake might again become enough to lose. On the other hand, a wrong conception can easily be fatal, and…
  • Carlsen-Anand: A Mathematical Analysis

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Today a seismic shift happened in the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. Vishy finally won a game! Last year, you might remember, Carlsen defeated Anand without even losing a single game. Even though Anand went into the match as the world champion, he didn’t even look as if he was in Carlsen’s league. Many people, including me, were not too excited about this rematch because it seemed unlikely that a year could have made very much difference. And it seemed as if our expectations were confirmed when Carlsen demolished Anand in the second game of…
  • Intimidation

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:53 pm
    You can have your Stockfish, your Rybka, your Houdini. I’ve got Max.
  • Another San Francisco Giant

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Step aside, MadBum! There’s a new hero in town, and his name is VigPanch! The San Francisco (baseball) Giants have Madison Bumgarner, the hero of the World Series. But the San Francisco (chess) Mechanics have Vignesh Panchanathan, the #4 fourteen-year-old in the country. There’s a very good argument that he has been their most valuable player this year in the U.S. Chess League. Although Vignesh has played only 4 games out of 11 (a ten-game regular season plus the first week of the playoffs), he has won all four of them. His most recent win was an awe-inspiring crush of Kapil…
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  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan = Ted Cruz

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Hola Darlings! Can you believe this clown?  Well, you know, Mr. Erdogan should run for senator of Texas, he'd fit right it with a certain political party that shall remain unnamed (in order to protect the innocent) that purports to want to govern the United States of America.  Yeah, right.  He might even out-cruise Ted Cruz :) The sophisticated, intelligent readers of the Goddesschess blog know
  • What Would YOU Do...

    2 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Scenario: You are an average Egyptian citizen in today's Egypt.  You are barely scraping by.  You have been through seemingly endless "revolutions" of governments and ruling systems but you know what, when it comes down to you, it pretty much has stayed the same.  You are still screwed no matter what you do. So, you happen to live in a tiny little house on top of part of a temple.  You go
  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX

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

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

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    This is absolutely hilarious, except it was not published (as far as I can tell) on April Fool's day.  Only goes to show, you can fool some of the people ALL of the time.  Are all fundy Muslims brainwashed (just like fundy Christians)?  Read it and laugh, and then weep for the state of appalling ignorance and prejudice in the world today, for it is bullshit like this that makes people kill each
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  • KEJUARAAN CATUR CEPAT SINDUADI OPEN 2014, SLEMAN, G25, 7 Desember 2014, Hadiah Total Rp3,8 Juta

    agungh
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Sumber: Iskandar Atimurdani (via facebook/infocatur) Gens Una Sumus
  • Kindred's Special: The Art of Deflecting ala Square Count

    kindredspiritks
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Of the many books in my library about how to plan and play chess, I must confess that I cherish the idea of utilizing my square count theory as I plan my strategy.  One of the key elements that arise rarely but occasionally is that of “deflection” where the theory presents itself in the following play. 1. d4  Nf6  2. c4  e6  3.  Nc3  Bb4 This is called the Nimzo-Indian Defence and a weapon advocated in MY SYSTEM by its champion Aron Nimsowitch.  Many thousands of games have started with this basic pattern with a vast array of choice for both sides in furthering the…
  • Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 66

    allanbeard
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Black to play: can he safely play 1…Qc1? J Broster v D Alexander 1995   Solution   It might just be me, but when I see questions framed this way, I know the answer is 'no, he can't do that'. Unless of course it is a trick question. So, with this in mind, you look at 1…Qc1, and realise white's only try, which was played in the game, is the zwischenzug 2 f6! I enjoyed the calculation exercise, though it showed my limitations. My judgment was correct, that 1…Qf1+ is relatively best, but it still loses: 2 Nf1 Kf8 and Reitstein in his solutions says…
  • My Story: Help Me Build a School in Nepal

    scotuna
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    HELP ME BUILD A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN NEPAL I am extremely passionate about education. When you ask parents what they want for their children, even in war zones, they all seek the same thing: education. Access to education changes lives forever: it reduces poverty, fosters economic prosperity, it empowers, and it improves health. There are 57 million primary school age children that are NOT in school. For many kids, getting to school means walking long and dangerous distances. And that is partially due to the lack of local schools. This is also a very personal story. I grew up in an impoverished…
  • I am not a gamer

    surbanski2014
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I by no means consider myself a gamer.  In fact, the extent of my “gaming” experience doesn’t stretch very far beyond a recent trip to Snakes and Lattes, a board game cafe, during which a Game Guru scoffed at my friend and I by pointing out that we were only playing children’s games.  However, gaming is taken very seriously in my household.  From nightly chess matches, to video games I’ll never learn the names of (mostly because I just don’t care), to weekend poker tournaments, my roommates are total gamers.     By association, gamers have found a very…
 
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BCF to Move by January 1st

    CTheil
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Dear friends,We have received notice that our time in Davis Square is finally coming to an end. We expect to be in a new home by January 1.Thanks to a lot of hard work by our Search Committee, we have identified several possible new homes. Although none of these locations are perfect, they will all allow us to continue our mission as a non-profit chess organization.On Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM we will hold a special meeting to consider our options. We intend to make a decision on that day about relocating. The meeting is open to all members, and I encourage you to come.Moving will…
  • BCC PRESENTS: THE GREG HAGER MEMORIAL // SATURDAY / NOVEMBER 22 2014 // 60/SD // PRIZE MONEY // CONNECT: PAST / PRESENT / FUTURE //

    Steve Stepak
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB PRESENTSTHE GREG HAGER MEMORIALSATURDAY: NOVEMBER 22, 2014HAGER MEMORIAL: PRESS HERE FOR DETAILSGREG HAGER 1949-2007Greg Hager, BCC August 23, 1995YWCA, BostonA man of kindness and dignityGREG HAGER MEMORIAL: 2013WINNERS!OPEN SECTIONFM Chris Chase, (right) 3.5 points,sharing 1-2nd place with NM Farzad Abdi.NM Farzad Abdi (left) 3.5 points,sharing 1-2nd place with FM Chris Chase.U1950/U1650  SECTIONTerrence Fricker (left) scored 3 points to share1-3 with Ames Abbot and David MartinAmes Abbot (left) scored 3 points to share1-3rd with Terrence Fricker and David…
  • BCC@Google: A new breed of event!

    Nathan
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    240 Elm St., Suite B9             Somerville, Massachusetts 02144           (617) 629-3933The Boylston Chess Club Presents…BCC@GoogleRapid Quads 11/195 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA7:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. G/30;d5, 3RR, USCF Membership required.  Free to play! Winners receive free entry coupon for BCC tournamentEvent open to BCC Members and Google Employees only PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email Boylstonchess@gmail.comwith name and USCF ID by 5:00 P.M., 11/18 to…
  • BCC BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP: ELITE 7 // DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN // ABDI / SMOLENSKY TIE 1-2nd //

    Steve Stepak
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    BOYLSTON BLITZ (2XRR)CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014ELITE 7CO-CHAMPIONSNM Farzad Abdi 9 points: 1-2nd place.MACA PRESIDENTNathan Smolensly 9 points: 1-2nd place.HONORED GUESTAndrew Trattner, MITMIT-Harvard Chess Festival Director(MIT: November 9, 2014)2XRR: BLITZ CROSSTABLEFarzad Abdi (2269) 9Nathan Smolensky (1926) 9Tom Killgeen (2000*) 7.5Andrew Trattner (2015) 6.5Steve Stepak (1619) 6Soren Pedersen (1881) 3Tony DiNosse (1079) 1UPSETSTony DiNosse's win over NM Farzad AbdiSteve Stepak's win over Nathan Smolensky BERNARDO IGLESIAS, TDPHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
  • BCC PRESENTS: ANNUAL BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP // OPEN TO ALL // GAME 5 // 2" DELAY // TUESDAY // NOV 11 // 6:30 - 11:00 //

    Steve Stepak
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBBLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPFOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN!TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2014TOMORROW!REGISTRATION TIME6:00 PM TO 7:00 PMGAMES BEGINS AT 7!BCC BLITZ: PRESS HERE FOR DETAILSSEE YOU TOMORROW!
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • County Counting: 4. Well, Well, Well

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Surrey County Chess Association Match Books, which we have been investigating in this series (linked at the end of this post), are first and foremost a record of Surrey County matches over the long decades from 1884 to 1967. They provide an unrivaled, and unbroken, documentation of Surrey's players over the period. We can follow an individual's career as they start out on the lower boards, climb through the ranks, and then sink back down the order as their powers decline. There are many such stalwarts of Surrey who did their county proud over decades - and in some future…
  • Good question

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
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  • Buffalo Soldier

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Disclaimer: post will probably only make sense to viewers of the later hours of chess24’s coverage of game7
  • 600 million again

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Guess what Leontxo reckons? Or at least, what he reckoned on Saturday.Yes, it's that 600 million figure again!In English:According to polls, around six hundred million people in the world play chess.The polls, of course, don't say any such thing. I know this because I asked the pollsters.Also because it's an obviously ridiculous claim. But mainly because I asked the pollsters.Anyway, on Sunday, after letting Leontxo know......I received a kind reply......but while it's very good of him to say so, wouldn't it be better to do the research first, before repeating any old manifestly-dubious…
  • Saving Energy

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    PGNWith thanks to Matt F 
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    Dayton Chess Club

  • Quick Kill in the Opening … Lecture by R. Driver 12 Nov 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    …and the mistakes that made them possible….   Quick Kills in the Opening – Part 1 12 Nov 2014 The post Quick Kill in the Opening … Lecture by R. Driver 12 Nov 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Registrations – Thanksgiving Pawn Storm 8 Nov 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    OPEN James Mills (2217) David Friedman (2148) Noah Keating-Adams (2113) Jason Wang (1865) Nolan Song (1749)   U1900 Elton Cao (1618) Torrance Henry Jr (1573) William Franklin (1493) Emma Cheng (1434) Justin Smith (1242)   U1600 Chris Bechtold (1560) Michael Thomas (1451) Steve Phillips (1398) Ethan Fang (1391) Jose Cyriac (1327) Ben Wettle (1265) Daniel Sullivan (1280) David Teague (1189) Kameron Wilson (1105) Nolan Bryant (1010) The post Advance Registrations – Thanksgiving Pawn Storm 8 Nov 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Extreme CaroKann Part I – Lecture by David Rittenhouse 29 Oct 2014

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

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

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

  • 她已成为最伟大的女棋手?Already the greatest woman chess player ever?

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    By Peter Long October 30, 2014 At 14, China’s Hou Yifan became the youngest ever holder of the Grandmaster title and two years later, when just 16, she was crowned the youngest ever Women’s World Champion. But the fact is that Yifan has been breaking records since she was nine years of age when she became World U-10 Girls Champion and then at 13, China’s youngest ever National Champion! Since then she has circled the globe playing almost non-stop in some of the most exotic places imaginable and with numerous victories to show, including the KL Open in 2010 where she surprised me by…
  • 中国和俄国国际象棋学派的争夺(二)

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

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

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

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

  • July 2014 Tactics Time Column

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Click Here to read the July 2014 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: Colorado Springs Chess Center Denver Chess Club Tribute to Bobby Fischer and more! Players include: … Continue reading →
  • Millionaire Chess Open Report Card

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

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

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

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