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  • Pinoy of Chicago Revamp Wins US Amateur Team North

    United States Chess Federation
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Pinoy of Chicago Revamp, led by IM Angelo Young, took clear first at the US Amateur Team North in Schaumburg, Illinois. Full story with photos and key games by Betsy Dynako.
  • March 2015 FRL

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    FIDE publishes March 2015 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.
  • Some words about freedom, technology, civilization and good values we own in today’s world. - Play. Learn. Share.
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Our world owes about 95 percent of its today's freedom and technology and everything that we call civilization and good values to the christians and jews. My fellow atheists should look around and must see through whom they have the freedom of spe...
  • Wesley So signed contract for Shamkir tournament (Source)

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Wesley So ‘will definitely participate’ in the 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial, according to the unofficial source close to the player’s management, and it is still not clear which foreign player will be replaced. Following the recent update on the Shamkir tournament, where it was believed that Wesley So cannot travel to Azerbaijan due to participation in the US Championship, ‘Team Wesley’ took it to Facebook to clarify the issue. The source says that Wesley So has signed the contract for Gashimov Memorial. The Shamkir tournament was supposed to begin on 16th April.
  • Practical chess tactic

    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    White to move. What is the best continuation for white?Source: ChessToday.netChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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    World Chess Federation - FIDE

  • March 2015 FRL

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    FIDE publishes March 2015 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.
  • Tomashevsky wins Tbilisi Grand Prix - Closing Ceremony

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:34 am
    Closing Ceremony of Tbilisi Grand Prix The FIDE Grand Prix that took part from 14-28th February in Tbilisi, Georgia, was officially closed with a nice ceremony at the historic Tbilisi Sakrebulo (City Council). The speeches of the officials and guests were intertwined with wonderful songs of a local choir. On the stage were Giorgi Giorgadze, President of the Georgian Chess Federation, Israel Gelfer, Vice President of FIDE, Davit Narmania, Mayor of Tbilisi, Levan Kipiani, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of ECU, and Giorgi Alibegashvili, Chairman…
  • World Senior Chess Championship 2015

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:33 pm
    The World Senior Chess Championship will be held in Acqui Terme, Italy from 9 November to 22 November 2015.REGULATIONS
  • Condolences for Ghana Chess Association Founding President

    21 Feb 2015 | 12:51 am
    It was with deep regret that we learnt about the sad demise of the father of Ghana Chess Ambassador Joseph Amo Asmah who had made an inestimable contribution into formation of the Ghana Chess Association and the national chess team of his country. For thirteen years he was serving as a president of GCA. Under his presidency it became affiliated with FIDE in 1984. A great chess enthusiast, he has been generously spending his efforts to open several chess clubs in Ghana and has become the first chess arbiter of his country. Thanks largely to his high personal authority chess in Ghana has…
  • Women's World Championship 2015: Accommodation

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    Dear chess friends! In connection with the upcoming Women’s World Chess Championship 2015 Russian Chess Federation would like to inform you on the following. 1. Official Hotel of the Championship Grand Hotel Polyana in Sochi is the official hotel of the Championship. The price for a single room per day is the following: SINGLE, Full Board - 8 250 RUBIn case a participant wants to share a room with an accompanying person the extra-charge will be 4 500 RUB (Full Board), thus the price is the following: DOUBLE, Full Board - 12 750 RUB2. Transfer Transfer from Adler airport, Sochi, to the hotel…
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  • Wesley So signed contract for Shamkir tournament (Source)

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Wesley So ‘will definitely participate’ in the 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial, according to the unofficial source close to the player’s management, and it is still not clear which foreign player will be replaced. Following the recent update on the Shamkir tournament, where it was believed that Wesley So cannot travel to Azerbaijan due to participation in the US Championship, ‘Team Wesley’ took it to Facebook to clarify the issue. The source says that Wesley So has signed the contract for Gashimov Memorial. The Shamkir tournament was supposed to begin on 16th April.
  • India and China to play friendly match in Hyderabad

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    India and China will face off in a Scheveningen Match on four boards at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad from March 1-10. China has had matches with Russia and the United States and it is the first time the Asian giants will face in the chess board in such an exclusive Indo-China Summit match. India had finished third at the Tromso Olympiad at Norway winning its maiden bronze medal. China had won its maiden gold medal in the Olympiad at Norway in August 2014. A clash between the continental powers is likely to provide enough entertainment on all days. Krishnan Sasikiran This…
  • 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Update)

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial should take place on 16-25th April in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, reported. The event will be a 10-player round robin. The list was announced on Chessdom on 9th February as: World champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2865), Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2811), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria, 2800), former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India, 2797), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2797), Wesley So (USA, 2788), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2783), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France, 2775), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2759) and Teimour Radjabov (2731). According to one of the…
  • Play against IMs for free every day!

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    Enjoy Daily Master Chess Challenge against strong players and experienced trainers! IM/ WGM Iva Videnova, IM Nikolay Milchev and IM Velislav Kukov deliver free Master Challenges every day in Chess Arena. Schedule: Friday, 27th February at 20:00 CET  - Play with IM Nikolay Milchev (3′ + 1″) Saturday, 28th February at 20:00 CET - Play with IM Velislav Kukov (3′ + 1″) Sunday, 1st March at 18:00 CET - Play with WGM Iva Videnova (3′ + 2″) Monday, 2nd March at 20:00 CET - Play with IM Velislav Kukov (3′ + 1″) Tuesday, 3rd March at 21:00 CET - Play with IM Nikolay…
  • 31st Cappelle-la-Grande Chess Open 2015

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    The 31st International Chess Open Cappelle-la-Grande is organized by “L’Echiquier Cappellois” from 28th February to 7th March, 2015, at the Palais des Arts in Cappelle-la-Grande, France. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Top seed is Chinese GM Li Chao (2728). Official website
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    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information

  • Practical chess tactic

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    White to move. What is the best continuation for white?Source: ChessToday.netChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • European Individual Championship round 5 pairings

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Full pairings: Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Brand New Space for Webster University - SPICE

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    New Life For Luhr LibraryEmpty since 2010, building now houses Webster U's IT Department & chess programby Mary ShapiroFebruary 27, 2015After being empty since 2010, the Luhr building on the campus of Eden Theological Seminary is now buzzing with activity.It reopened this month as the new home to Webster University's Department of Information Technology and Susan Polgar's Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE), which hosts the university's national championship chess team.Finished in 1968, the 36,000-square-foot Luhr building originally was Eden's main library. In 1969, Webster University…
  • Young players recognized

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Young chess ‘Masters’ visit Sport MinisterSunday, March 1 2015In recognition of the ‘Master’ status attained by two young chess players, Minister of Sport Brent Sancho welcomed a courtesy call from teenagers Vishnu Singh and Javanna Smith at the offices of the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.At the CAC Under-20 Championships in December 2014, Vishnu and Javanna both earned the prestigious International Master (IM) and Woman FIDE Master (WFM) titles respectively from the World Chess Federation or FIDE. The achievement was not only momentous in the chess careers of both…
  • Easy Way to Beat The Pirc Modern Defense - GM Roman Dzindzichashvili ... and more

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation Pawn StructurePosted on February 27,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. The Ruy Lopez is known as one of the longest-living openings in the history of chess. Players from all generations have played the Ruy Lopez and it is known to be incredibly solid and very difficult to defeat. One line that can arise from this opening is the "exchange variation". This variation is sometimes used by lower-rated players who want to create doubled pawns for their opponent as quickly as possible. The…
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    Chess News & Events

  • Chess Olympiad Tromso records 474k EUR minus

    3 Feb 2015 | 2:16 am
    Sjakk-OL (Chess Olympiad Tromso 2014) is in the final stages of summarizing the accounts and reports before the company is closed by the end of February. iTromso writes that the company will report to the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, municipalities and counties, and the entire archive will be handed to Tromso Municipal Archives. The preliminary accounts show that Chess Olympiad Tromso 2014
  • Moscow Open 2015 LIVE!

    2 Feb 2015 | 9:33 pm
    The 2015 Moscow Open – 11th International RSSU Chess Cup is being from 29th January to 9th February in Moscow, Russia.
  • Gibraltar Chess Festival LIVE!

    2 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    The Gibraltar Chess Festival 2015 is taking place 26 January - 5 February in the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar. The long traditions of the festival, the fantastic organization, and the hefty prize fund have attracted many of the top world grandmasters.
  • GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 LIVE!

    2 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    The Baden-Baden Chess Centre (Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) is holding the GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 from 2nd to 9th February, 2015.
  • European Chess Union enters the battle

    3 Feb 2014 | 9:06 pm
    The European Chess Union administration makes a notable entry into the FIDE elections battle. The ECU is using its newsletter and social presence to attack Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Andrew Paulson. The ECU budget and resources are being spent on Silvio Danailov's capricious attempt to settle the score with Paulson. Of course, there was no mention of the real scandal when Garry Kasparov tried to
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  • One Child's Chess Experience

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Written by Laura Sherman of 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…
  • Drawing Mindset: Chesscampeona on the Move

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

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

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

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

  • "WSJ" Video: Kasparov on Ukraine

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:46 am
    In this video, Garry Kasparov gives his opinion on the ceasefire in Ukraine.
  • Pix from Sunday Game/45 2/22/2015

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    On Sunday, I snapped these photos during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.
  • Tiviakov - Kulaots at "Inside Jersey"

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    At Inside Jersey, the game between Sergei Tiviakov and Kaido Kulaots is analyzed.
  • Updated Teaching Schedule for Winter 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:14 am
    Today I begin teaching an after school enrichment class on chess at Ironia Elementary School, on behalf of Enrich and Grow Academy.This is my updated schedule for the winter 2015 session:Monday - Washington Avenue School;Tuesday - Gottesman RTW Academy;Wednesday - Ironia Elementary School;Thursday - Torey J. Sabatini School;Friday - Brooklake Elementary School.
  • Royal Game in "The Imitation Game"

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    Twice British chess champion Hugh Alexander is portrayed by Matthew Goode in The Imitation Game.
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    dana blogs chess

  • More French Cooking

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    My last post on the French Defense, a few days ago, attracted more comments than any post I’ve written for at least a couple years. So let’s continue the conversation. One of the commenters (Brian Wall, I’m looking at you) asked, “What doesn’t beat the French?” Maybe White can do just about anything! In the spirit of doing just about anything, I started playing around last year with 1. e4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. ed ed 4. cd (diagram). Position after 4. cd. Black to move. FEN: rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/8/3P4/8/8/PP1P1PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq – 0 4 First, does anybody know if…
  • Playing All 50 Openings

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    About 50 years ago, the Yugoslav chess magazine Chess Informant introduced a new classification system for chess openings. For chess players it was like the invention of the metric system: it systematized the nomenclature that varied wildly from country to country. (For instance, your Spanish Opening is my Ruy Lopez.) Now all the openings and their subvariations are labeled with three-digit codes, from A00 to E99. They are called ECO codes, for “Encyclopedia of Chess Openings.” This got me thinking yesterday: Is there any tournament player alive who has played all 500 opening…
  • The Eleventh Commandment

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Yesterday I met for a short chess session with Gjon Feinstein, Mike Splane, and Eric Montany. Mike showed us a game he played at the Kolty Chess Club last week that features a new variation he is exploring in the French. He played it against an expert named Lev (I don’t remember the last name, I’m sure Mike will fill us in) and won in very nice fashion. I hope that it’s okay with Mike to show what he’s thinking about these days… It’s not as if we’re grandmasters who have to keep our preparation super-secret. And no one reads this blog, right? So here…
  • Three-Peat at the USAT West!

    17 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Last weekend there were two big chess events in California, and I didn’t go to either of them. Nevertheless, Facebook kept me abreast of some of the things happening in both tournaments, and I have some big landmarks to report. The U.S. Amateur Team Championship West was held in the southern part of the state, and the winner for the THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR was NorCal House of Chess. I can’t tell you how amazing this is. First of all, I’m pretty sure that it has never been done before in any of the four sections of the country. Can anyone confirm this? The USAT tournament is…
  • 1. a3

    16 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    What do you think? Good? Bad? Ridiculous? It seems to me that with the move 1. a3, White is saying to his opponent, “I will agree to play Black, and I believe that in any opening you might choose to play, I will be able to find a variation in which a3 is a useful extra move.” It’s a little bit like playing the game of GHOST, in which you say a letter and then your opponent says a letter and your objective is to force him into completing a word. The “strategy,” such as it is, is simply to have such a good knowledge of vocabulary that whatever he says, you can come…
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  • Single red pawn by jesperklausen

    Biken Shrestha
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Photo Credit : jesperklausen
  • Single red pawn by jesperklausen

    Biken Shrestha
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Photo Credit : jesperklausen
  • An interesting "Dirty" chess opening

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
  • Chessboard

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    Photo from my Oil and digital and love project, a mixture between my paintings and photographs I took. I started playing chess again In the evening, during my long walks I play inside my mind Against myself I do it in a different way this time I do my best to defend the other which is just another side of me I anticipate the moves and then I switch I put myself in the other’s shoes which is still me And try to forget everything I thought about Meanwhile I am developping some observer’s qualities  Cause from above the chessboard I see my mind dividing into squares. So I decide…
  • Their Debris.

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:31 am
    You can quit trying to shape your life into a whirlpool, in hopes of grasping all those who looked at you with their heart-felt urge to let go of the sail, and grab on to you. Don’t make people crash into you, doomed to sink and then have the audacity to step foot upon foot on the debris, debris that was seen floating on the surface like the last glances at the bravery they held within them. And don’t you even dare walk onto the shore if it means being rescued by those who you think owed you their sacrifice; mere pawns on a chess board that even after everything,…
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • 24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am

    Robert Oresick
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    16th Annual Paramount16th Annual ParamountPhoto collage:  Tony Cortizas Jr. 16th Annual Paramount                    Mon, March 2, 12am – Tue, March 3, 12am Weekly on Monday, until May 11, 2015      40 Norris St, Cambridge, MA 02140, USAmap 10 Rounds. 2RR. Players divided into six player sections by rating.  40/90; d5, G/60; d5. Adjournments are allowed after 3 hours of play;  Entry fee: $25, $20 to BCF members;  Prizes: 50% EF  Registration:…

    Steve Stepak
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    MILESTONECarissa Yip shared a piece of 1st place in the Open Section ofthe BCC Legends of Chess, February 21. Brava, Carissa!Carissa scored 3 wins + a 1st round half point bye to earn a +41 to 2191 rating!FOCUSEDNM Chris Williams sets up king-side assault vs Carissa Yip'sSicilian Dragon. Carissa defended strongly and won the game!COOL UNDER FIREA relaxed NM Farzad plays white vs NM Chris Williams inRound 3. The game ended in a draw!FARZAD PLAYS THE GENERALTerrence Fricker does battle with NM Farzad Abdiin Round 4. This was a critical game for Farzad if hewanted to take a piece…
  • 12 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am

    Robert Oresick
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    Feb Chess Camp School Break Chess CampFeb 17 - 20 When:     Tue, February 17, 9:00am – Fri, February 20, 12:30pmWhere:   40 Norris St B103, Cambridge, MA, United States (map) Boylston Chess Foundation40 Norris St., B103, Cambridge, MA 02140      phone: (470) BCF-1919The Boylston School Break Chess Camp 2014-2015Over the course of the 2014-2015 school year, The Boylston Chess Foundation will hold its series of chess camps during the December, February, April school recesses, as well as two summer camps in June/July and…

    Steve Stepak
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB4 QUADS + SMALL SWISSQUAD 1PRECISE / CONSISTENTNM Eric Goden scored 3 out of 3for clear 1st place! Bravo, Eric!QUAD 2Mark Fins scored 2/3 for 1-2nd place and a+24 to 1924 rating. Bravo, Mark!Conway Xu went undefeated with 2 drawsand a win for 2/3 points to share 1-2ndplace with Mark Fins. Conway was+17 for 1948 rating. Bravo, Conway!QUAD 3Natasha Christiansen went undefeated: 2 draws and a win for 2/3 points to share 1-2nd placeand a +9 to 1860 rating. Brava, Natasha!Maxwell Zhao went undefeated with2 draws and a win for 2/3 points toshare 1-2nd place and…

    Steve Stepak
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBFRIDAY NIGHT BLITZNM Chris Williams 10/12: 1-2nd Place$15 payout. Bravo, Chris!NM Andrew Hoy 10/12: 1-2nd Place$15 payout. Bravo, Andrew!Chris and Andrew went 1:1 in theirindividual encounter. Way-ta-go gentlemen!THE DOCTOR IS INHarvard Square Blitz Chess DenizenDoctor "Doc" Chess, won the U1800with 5 points and a payout of of $10!Bravo, Doc!BCC FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZCROSSTABLE:NOTE: Williams and Hoy shared 1-2nd placeand $20 + 10 = $30 /2 = $15 each.Though Charles Slade did not win any money, he is spot-lighted for his fine performance of 9/12!Bravo, Charles!ANDREW…
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • Live Long and Prosper

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    Star Trek
  • Streatham Strolls to Canada

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    The series Streatham Strolls offered a virtual tour of the chess history of our locality. It was not exactly "psycho-geography", but after setting out from the Streatham/Tooting/Balham borderlands we found ourselves in some unexpected places, conjuring up some unanticipated heros of chess-times past.One was Samuel Tinsley (1847-1903), conscientious Victorian chesser, journalist and church-goer, who, as a Lewisham-man, lived but five miles to the east of our patch.Samuel Tinsley as portrayed in the account of the 1895 Hastings tournament.  Back in 2012 his grave had only just been…
  • But not yet

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Chess is to be made a compulsory subject in Spanish schools.Or rather, "Chess is to be made a compulsory subject in Spanish schools",  as Stephen Moss told us in a Guardian article last week, linking to a piece does indeed make that claim:chess is to become a compulsory subject for Spanish schoolchildren.Another authority advancing the same proposition is the World's Worst Chess Correspondent, whose Times column for February 11 declared thatthe Spanish Parliament is predicted to vote through measures which will make chess lessons compulsory in all Spanish primary schools.Ray credits this…
  • Sixty Memorable Annotations

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    #31: Benjamin - Korchnoi, Jerusalem 1986The game was adjourned here (remember adjournments, anyone?) and I sealed 57 Kd1.... now I seemed to hold: 57 ... Kd3 58 Ke1 e2 59 g5 fxg5 60 g4 Ke3 leads to a real stalemate, while 60 ... Ke4 61 Kxe2 Kf4 62 Kf2 Kxg4 63 Kg2 gains White the opposition and draws. I knew this couldn’t be correct. Korchnoi had played too quickly and confidently and the position didn’t look like it should be a draw. Before leaving the table, Korchnoi looked at me and said, 'I know something about triangles.' I was lost in more ways than one, because I still didn’t…
  • Newly Discovered Interest II

    21 Feb 2015 | 1:55 am
    Oh yeah, there was also this. The photo in New In Chess is, I think, this one (or one very similar).Now when you see Boris Johnson in a photo like that, what do you see? Do you see what Boris and the promoter want you to see? Or do you remember, for example, this, or this, or this?So perhaps Boris and chess are a good fit after all. If only because in chess, as in the career of Boris Johnson, you can get away with anything provided nobody asks any awkward questions when the time comes to ask them.
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    Dayton Chess Club

  • 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…
  • Playing the Notes…Lecture by R. Driver, 22 Jan 2015

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

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

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

    DCC Chess Queen
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Sometimes hanging on is incredibly difficult….. Hanging On-1 8 Jan 2015 Lecture R. Driver The post Hanging On…Lecture by R. Driver on 8 Jan 2015 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
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  • 2015年02月11日

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:24 pm
    德国格瑞肯超级大赛卡尔森夺冠!卡尔森、奈迪茨4½,卡鲁阿纳3分,巴克洛特、亚当斯、阿罗尼扬3,阿南德2½,薄米茨1分。苏黎世挑战赛2月14一18日:卡鲁阿纳,阿南德,阿罗尼扬,克拉姆尼克,中村光,卡尔亚金。直播: 不知为何这几天发不了围脖了,只能从博客发! 青春就应该这样绽放  游戏测试:三国时期谁是你最好的兄弟!!  你不得不信的星座秘密
  • 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 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.  …
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