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  • The Metro Chess Interview with GM Wesley So

    United States Chess Federation
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    GM Wesley So recently switched federations to the USA, and is in the top ten players in the World. Kostya Kavutskiy of Metropolitan Chess interviews So: Work harder. Focus harder. Believe harder.
  • IM Danny Rensch Analyzes USCF Chess.Com Games

    United States Chess Federation
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Last week, we announced that USCF and are provided USCF rated play on International Master Danny Rensch analyzes some games as he plays in the first USCF rated event, providing commentary and analysis.
  • Women's World Championship 2015: Round 3 Tie-breaks

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    The third round of the World Championship in Sochi is in the books The tie-breaks of the third round of the Women's World Chess Championship were played in Sochi on March 25. Six players returned to the SCC Galactica to find out who advances to the Quarterfinals. In the first rapid game Marie Sebag (France) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) repeated the line that occurred in the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match (Sochi 2014). Pogonina improved Anand's play and got a comfortable position. Sebag continued playing aggressively, allowing the opponent to seize control of the d-file. Being under…
  • Playing Fair - Play. Learn. Share.
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    Here are some players to avoid. TheFicklePickle, TheManWhoKnew, resignorelse, AliMoumani, fifaone, Mita4ko
  • Women Spring Chess Festival to be held in Budapest

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    The Hungarian Chess Federation organizes the International Women Spring Chess Festival from 7-15th April, 2015, in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, exclusively for women. The tempo of play is 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. The prize fund will be awarded as follows: 300,000 HUF (approximately 1,000 €)/ 200,000 HUF/ 150,000 HUF/ 100,000 HUF/ 75,000 HUF/ 50,000 HUF/ 25,000 HUF. The event will be valid for FIDE rating and norms. Entry fee: 20 € For GM-s, IM-s,  WGM and WIM-s there is no entry…
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  • Women's World Championship 2015: Round 3 Tie-breaks

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    The third round of the World Championship in Sochi is in the books The tie-breaks of the third round of the Women's World Chess Championship were played in Sochi on March 25. Six players returned to the SCC Galactica to find out who advances to the Quarterfinals. In the first rapid game Marie Sebag (France) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) repeated the line that occurred in the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match (Sochi 2014). Pogonina improved Anand's play and got a comfortable position. Sebag continued playing aggressively, allowing the opponent to seize control of the d-file. Being under…
  • 2015 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 am
    In Lome, Togo, from 13th to 22nd March 2015, the Togolese Chess Federation (FTDE) hosted the 2015 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships with the participation of 36 players from 7 federations: Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.  A visit to Lome beach, these championships were a very friendly time. Ahead of 28 players, International Master Oladapo Adu, elo 2199 from Nigeria won the Open section with 8 points over 9 rounds. In the Women section, the Nigerian player Omolabake Coker, elo 1599 won the 7 rounds robin with a perfect score of…
  • FIDE Online Arena announces official tournaments

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    FIDE Online Arena proudly announces the 1st FIDE World Online Amateur Blitz Championship and the 1st FIDE World Online Junior Blitz Championship. For each competition a total prize fund of 4250 USD will be distributed to the winners. Both Championships consist of a qualifying phase, a semi-final and a final tournament. Qualifying tournaments will be held on Thursdays from April 9th, 2015 (Amateur 1) to August 20th, 2015 (Junior 8). Semi-finals and finals in October 2015. Qualifying tournaments are 9 to 11 round swiss tournaments (depending on the number of participants) and the time control…
  • 86th FIDE Congress: Invitation, Schedule & Registration Form

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    FIDE announces that the 86th FIDE Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from September 1st (Arrival) to September 9th (Departure), 2015.Invitation & ScheduleRegistration Form
  • Working visit to Seoul

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    On March 19, the FIDE President visited South Korea. In Seoul, he met with Ms. Hyun In Suk, the President of South Korean Chess Federation and Mr. Song Jinwoo, the Delegate and General Secretary. The both sides discussed the problems of chess development in Seoul, the federation's objectives, and in particular the implementation of Chess in Schools programme in the country. Ms. Hyun In Suk informed on the efforts made by the Korean Chess Federation to include chess in the demonstration programme of Winter Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang. She also expressed the interest in holding the next…
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  • Playing Fair

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    Here are some players to avoid. TheFicklePickle, TheManWhoKnew, resignorelse, AliMoumani, fifaone, Mita4ko

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
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    26 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
  • Frank Marshall the Legend-2

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
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  • Women Spring Chess Festival to be held in Budapest

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    The Hungarian Chess Federation organizes the International Women Spring Chess Festival from 7-15th April, 2015, in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament, exclusively for women. The tempo of play is 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. The prize fund will be awarded as follows: 300,000 HUF (approximately 1,000 €)/ 200,000 HUF/ 150,000 HUF/ 100,000 HUF/ 75,000 HUF/ 50,000 HUF/ 25,000 HUF. The event will be valid for FIDE rating and norms. Entry fee: 20 € For GM-s, IM-s,  WGM and WIM-s there is no entry…
  • World Women Chess 2015 LIVE!

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    The 2015 Women’s World Chess Championship which will be held in Sochi, Russia from 16th March to 7th April. Live games will be daily live on with the top TCEC engines Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini. The drawing of lots to determine the colors in the 1st game of the 1st round will take place during the opening ceremony. The first game is scheduled for March 17 at 15:00 local time. Information: Official website / Full list of participants / Live games with analysis / Videos with commentary
  • Karposh Open 2015 LIVE!

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    The 2015 Karposh Open Chess Tournament is a traditional chess event organized by the municipality Karposh, in the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, in collaboration with Chess Club Gambit Asseco SEE The event is taking place from 27th March to 3rd April, 2015 at the 5-Star Hotel Aleksandar Palace***** The tournament format is a 9-round Swiss with time control 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Serbian GM Ivan Ivanisevic heads the field of 236 players from 25 different countries, including 33 GMs and 29 IMs. Tournament website
  • Final Four of College Chess 2015 – Interview with Le Quang Liem (Video)

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:23 am
    Part 2 of the interview with Le Quang Liem, where he talks about his expectations for this year’s US College Chess Final Four and the advantages of new SPICE office at the Webster University. The interviewer is Mr. Frank Niro III, president of Chess Journalists of America.
  • Aeroflot Chess 2015 LIVE!

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:57 am
    The famous Aeroflot Open is restarted in its classical format in 2015. The last classical event was held in 2012, while the 2013-tournament was played with short time controls. The Aeroflot Open is taking place from 26th March to 5th April at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The total prize fund is 140.000 Euro. Top seed is Azerbaijani player GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2756). Official website/ Full Regulations (.doc)
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  • 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 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.
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    Jim West On Chess

  • Chess News Roundup on "The Daily Show"

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Watch the video of Chess News Roundup on The Daily Show.
  • Tourney Results at Gottesman RTW Academy

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    On Tuesday, the winter 2015 session ended at Gottesman RTW Academy in the after school enrichment class on chess, taught by me for Enrich and Grow Academy.The results of the quad are:1) Zack Ezra 2.52) Griffin Halper 23) Max Ezra 14) Ethan-Ryan Frantz .5Certificates were awarded to the top three players.All four students received medals.
  • FIDE Social Action Commission at Marshall CC

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Please join us on Tuesday, March 24th, for a presentation from members of the FIDE Social Action Commission. The discussion will focus on their Smart Girl Program in Uganda and their Alzheimer's Chess Program. Refreshments will be provided. See the flyer for more details!Marshall Chess Club 23 West 10th Street New York, NY 10011 Phone 212-477-3716 Fax 212-995-9281
  • "Chess Mates" Super Swiss 3/22/2015

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    On Sunday, I finished with a score of 1-0-2 plus two half point byes in the tournament at Chess Mates which set a new attendance record with 36 players.Round Four: English Opening, Reversed SicilianJim West (USCF 2200) - Boris Privman (USCF 2305), Rahway NJ 3/22/20151.Nf3 d6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O e5 5.d3 Ne7 6.c4 O-O 7.Nc3 c6 8.Bd2 d5 9.Qc1 Re8 10.Bh6 Bh8 11.e4 d4 12.Ne2 a5 13.h4 Nd7 14.Qd2 Nc5 15.h5 Bg4 16.hxg6 Nxg617.Nh2 Bxe2 18.Qxe2 Bg7 19.Bd2 Qd7 20.b4 axb4 21.Bxb4 Ne6 22.Rfb1 b5 23.cxb5 cxb5 24.a3 Rac8 25.Rc1 Rxc1+ 26.Rc1 Rc8 27.Qd2 Rc6 28.Bh3 Qc8 29.Rxc6 Qxc6 30.Bxe6 Qxe6 31.Kg2…
  • "Chess Mates" Super Swiss 3/21/2015

    22 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    [photo by Errol Singh]On Saturday, I played this game at Chess Mates.Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf VariationArt Macaspac (USCF 2249) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 3/21/20151.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.a4 Nbd7 10.a5 b5 11.axb6 Nxb6 12.O-O Bb7 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxf6 Bxf615.Na4 Nxa4 16.Rxa4 Bc6 17.Ra2 Bb5 18.b3 Bxe2 19.Qxe2 Qb6 20.Rfa1 a5 21.Qd2 Bg5 22.Qd5 Rac8 23.Bf1 Rc5 24.Qd1 Rfc8 25.Bc4 g6 26.Qg4 Kg7 27.h4 Bd2 28.h5 g5 29.Qf3 Rxc4 30.bxc4 Rxc4 31.Qe2 Rd432.Rd1 Bc3 33.Rxd4 Qxd4 34.Ra3 Bb4 35.Rd3 Qa1+ 36.Kg2 Bc5 37.Rf3 Qa2 38.Qd3 a4 39.c3…
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  • 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 beginning 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.
  • Chess on The iPad

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I don't get much chess action myself these days, at least not over the board. But I still follow the top events closely. Thanks to Apple, I can do this, last night's World Championship game that ended it all for Vishy ("screwed"). That is my iPad tethered to my iPhone. And in case you're wondering, the red is a not too shabby Chilean merlot.When I tweeted this last night, a couple of folks asked me what the app is. It is Playchess for the iOS, which is not too bad. I like the game board. But I think the Chess24 app is way better overall. Chess24's game board is not to my liking but you get…
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  • Another bird post

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    No, not that kind of bird! (That’s a scrub jay who has taken up residence in one of our bushes, driving Max the cat wild.) I mean this kind of Bird: Position after 4. … b5. White to move. FEN: r1bqkbnr/p1pp1ppp/8/1p2p3/B2nP3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R w KQkq – 0 5 Here’s the story. Mike Splane was playing his usual weekly game at the Kolty Chess Club last week, and for the first time he found himself facing the Bird Variation of the Ruy Lopez, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb6 Nd4. As a dutiful reader of my blog, he remembered that I had written that the bishop retreat 4. Ba4 had…
  • Happy Pi Day… April 3?

    14 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Going off topic today! Today is the “Pi Day” of the century, when the calendar reads 3/14/15 and the clock reads 9:26:53 am. We are supposed to be super excited about this because, after all, pi = 3.141592653… Perhaps I’m just contrarian by nature, but I am not planning to bake a pie or join in any of the other Pi Day festivities. I do love the idea of a math holiday, but … numerology is not mathematics. The thing that bugs me about Pi Day as a mathematician is that 3.141592653… is only the representation of pi in *base 10*. There is no reason to prefer…
  • Grading the Openings (Part Three)

    10 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Last time I wrote about the most popular opening variations, by ECO code. I also wrote about the best ones for White/worst ones for Black, by ECO code. As I expected this generated a bit of a reaction, especially from proponents of the Dutch Defense. Their comments raise some good issues about how to interpret these statistics, and I’ll talk a little bit more about that at the end. But for now, let’s carry on! Today it will be my turn to eat a little crow, because there is some bad news about my own favorite openings. Just as a reminder, I’m splitting each category up into…
  • Grading the Openings (Part Two)

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    First of all, let me announce that my last post, Grading the Openings (Part One), unexpectedly turned into the biggest hit I’ve ever had on this blog. The blog had 1136 visitors yesterday, which is three times more than I have ever had in a single day (except during the 2012 World Championship match, when I was translating Sergei Shipov’s commentaries). Thanks to all of you, especially to the many first-timers who found their way here because of a Reddit link. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s post as well. Today is the post I really look forward to, where I am going to…
  • Grading the Openings (Part One)

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Rob Weir, the statistician whom I mentioned in my last post, graciously shared with me a data base of the performance of all the openings, organized by ECO code. This allows us to create something that I’ve never quite seen before: a “report card” of all the chess openings. Which are best for White? Which are best for Black? Which are the most drawish? Which are the most or the least popular? In this post I am mostly going to stay on the level of whole openings, in other words the first two digits of the ECO code (i.e., A0, A1, A2, etc.) In my next post I will drill down…
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  • Chess Collectors International -- Meet Them in St. Louis!

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    Hola! The Western Hemisphere members of the Chess Collectors International will be hosting a get-together for members and interested parties in St. Louis, Missouri that will coincide with the Third Annual Sinquefield Cup (the tournament will be held at the beautiful Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis or, as popularly known, the St. Louis Chess Club).  Meeting dates will be August 28 -
  • Update on Findings: The Red Lady of El Miron (Spain)

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Hola everyone! I am sad to report that I have not seen my little injured squirrel since March 17th.  I had named him Intrepid, Treppy for short.  I fear Treppy may have succumbed to his injuries (infection), got run over by a car or fell prey to a predator.  However, I have a squirrel who started visiting at the same time as Treppy who is blind in one eye (cataract). I've named him Blinky
  • "Calling You"

    17 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Hola Darlings! I'm still being lazy in this now seventh week of my retirement.  I am doing things around the house -- the more than foot of snow that lingered for weeks because of the abnormally cold temperatures melted over the past week, thank Goddess!  We had far above normal temperatures, the last of which was yesterday when we reached 71 degrees F!!!  I worked outside raking up the
  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XXI!

    15 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Hola darlings! It's that time once again.  The Hales Corners Chess Challenge XXI will be held NEXT MONTH, woo woo! Geez, it seems like yesterday that Goddesschess first offered prize money to Southwest Chess Club's Hales Corners Chess Challenge VIII!  That was thirteen Challenges ago.  Since that first tentative reach-out to the Southwest Chess Club, Goddesschess has provided thousands of
  • Another Horrific Rape In India -- Seventy Year Old Nun Gang Raped During Attack At Christian School

    15 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Yet another horrifying rape in India -- I just learned of this incident today while reading at The Daily Mail online.  There is video footage of some of the suspects retrieved from a security camera that has been publicized, at least in London; one hopes that people are also seeing the video footage in India too, but who knows, and who knows if it might reach the villages where these sexual
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  • Chess Online - King's Indian, 4.e4

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Chess Online – King’s Indian, 4.e4 Svetozar Gligoric vs Leonid Stein 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. d5 d6 7. Bd3 e6 8. de6 fe6 9. Nge2 Nc6 10. O-O h6 11. Bd2 e5 12. Nd5 Nd4 13. Nd4 cd4 14. f4 Nd5 15. ed5 Bf5 16. Qc2 Qd7 17. fe5 de5 18. Be4 Rf6 19. Rf3 Raf8 20. Raf1 h5 21. c5 Qb5 22. Bf5 gf5 23. Bg5 R6f7 24. Rh3 Qe8 25. d6 Qe6 26. Qd1 f4 27. Qh5 Qf5 28. g4 Qe4 29. Bh4 f3 30. Bf2 Rf4 31. Rh4 Bf6 32. g5 Rh4 33. Bh4 Bd8 34. Bf2 Qf5 35. Kh1 Kg7 36. Qh6 Kf7 37. Rg1 Qg6 38. Qh3 Kg8 39. b4 d3 40. b5 e4 41. Qh6 Qh6 42. gh6 Kh7 43. Be3 f2 44. Rf1 Ba5 45. c6 bc6 46. bc6…
  • Chess Online - Sicilian, Taimanov variation

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Chess Online – Sicilian, Taimanov variation Gata Kamsky vs Judit Polgar 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bf4 e5 8. Bg5 a6 9. Na3 Be6 10. Nc4 Rc8 11. Bf6 Qf6 12. Nb6 Rb8 13. Ncd5 Qg6 14. Qd3 Be7 15. g3 O-O 16. Bg2 Bd8 17. O-O Kh8 18. Nc4 Ne7 19. Qa3 Bd5 20. ed5 Bc7 21. Rad1 Ng8 22. Na5 f5 23. c4 f4 24. c5 f3 25. Bh1 Ba5 26. Qa5 e4 27. Rfe1 Nf6 28. cd6 Qg4 29. Rd4 Rbe8 30. Qb4 Qh3 31. Rde4 Ne4 32. Re4 Qf5 33. Re8 Re8 34. h4 Re2 35. d7 Qb1 36. Kh2 Rf2 37. Kh3 h5 38. Qf8 Kh7 0-1 Our Channel…
  • Chess Online - Gruenfeld, exchange variation

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Chess Online – Gruenfeld, exchange variation Veselin Topalov vs Alexey Shirov 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cd5 Nd5 5. e4 Nc3 6. bc3 Bg7 7. Bb5 c6 8. Ba4 O-O 9. Ne2 Nd7 10. O-O e5 11. f3 Qe7 12. Be3 Rd8 13. Qc2 Nb6 14. Bb3 Be6 15. Rad1 Nc4 16. Bc1 b5 17. f4 ed4 18. Nd4 Bg4 19. Rde1 Qc5 20. Kh1 a5 21. h3 Bd7 22. a4 ba4 23. Ba2 Be8 24. e5 Nb6 25. f5 Nd5 26. Bd2 Nb4 27. Qa4 Na2 28. Qa2 Be5 29. fg6 hg6 30. Bg5 Rd5 31. Re3 Qd6 32. Qe2 Bd7 33. c4 Bd4 34. cd5 Be3 35. Qe3 Re8 36. Qc3 Qd5 37. Bh6 Re5 38. Rf3 Qc5 39. Qa1 Bf5 40. Re3 f6 41. Re5 Qe5 42. Qa2 Qd5 43. Qd5 cd5 44. Bd2 a4 45. Bc3 Kf7…
  • #SiliconValleyRoadTrip (the drive home: day 2)

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    The former railroad stop at Oceano, California At the junction, making a decision. 1880 Union Hotel, Los Alamos, CA (spot the giant chess pieces?) Los Alamos, CA bell street farm market, Los Alamos, CA A dog called “Maybe” lying on the cool linoleum at one of the stores along the main (and only commercial) street in Los Alamos, CA. Further down the coast at Santa Barbara (complete with classic California man-with-guitar-and-a-tan bottom right of shot). 200 miles later —–re-entry into Los Angeles, CA as the sun sets.
  • The Daily Chess News Roundup Show

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Sevan A. Muradian, International Arbiter and International Organizer, and Illinois Delegate, posted a link to a skit on The Daily Show on the USCF forum, without making any comment. ( For those who do not know, The Daily Show is a popular comedy show. I recall some years ago reading something about more young people obtaining news from Jon Stewart’s show than from what is now called “mainstream” news sources, such as the antiquated “big three,” ABC, NBC, and…
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    Steve Stepak
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    ELECTRIC ENERGYFM Chris Chase plays chess! 3.5/4; clear 1st place.MORNING LIGHT SHINES ON THE BOARDFM Chris Chase weaves his web vs Mike Griffin, Round 1.Mike was 2/4 for 50 percent.COMPLICATIONS GALORENM Farzad Abdi looks for the key to this opening position vsFM Chris Chase, Round 2.Farzad was 2.5/4 for a share of 2-5th place.CRITICAL GAME: SHAKE!FM Chris Chase v Jared Becker (Asst. TD), Round 3.Jared squeezes his brain to find a solid setup vs FM Chase,Round 3. Jared scored 2.5 to share 2-5th place and a +5 to 2036 rating.MASTERLY GAMEPinyi Hu on the move vs NM Hal Terrie, Round…

    Steve Stepak
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB + $5 OPENIN TWO SECTIONSOPEN SECTION1-3rdNM Lawyer Times scores with White vs NM Hal Terrie,in Round 2.  Lawyer scored 3 points to share 1-3rd placewith NM Eric Godin and NM Andrew Hoy! NM Eric Godin dressed for summer, scored3 out of 3 to share 1-3rd place with NMLawyer Times and NM Andrew Hoy!CRITICAL GAMENM Eric Godin scored the full point vs NM Lawyer Timesin Round  3 for a +19 to 2250 rating. Bravo, Eric!NM Andrew Hoy scored 2 wins plus 2 half-point byes, tototal 3 points to share 1-3rd place with NM Lawyer Timesand NM Eric Godin. Here Andrew…

    Steve Stepak
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    GAME OF THE YEARBCC LEGENDS OF CHESS FEBRUARY 21, 2015, R=4POSTURE IS KEYNM Chris Williams played 9.g5 . . . prompting Nfd7;  nowChris is thinking about playing "f4"; Carissa looks ready!Objectively, the position was equal through move 16.The tenor of the game was spirited, both sides playing boldly. Though by move 17. . . . Qxg5, Carissa had "stuff" especially because of Chris's uncastled king, still in the center of the board.Maybe the final chance for Chris to "save things" was choosingto play 20.Qe2!? rather than what he played (20.Qd2 . . . )What do you think?Carissa…

    Steve Stepak
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm

    Steve Stepak
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    BCC: GRAND PRIX (OPEN)NM Eric Godin on the move vs Natasha Christiansen, Round 4, ready to win in her regal chess sweater, anticipates the set-up.Natasha scored 3 wins and a 3rd Round half-point bye tochalk up 3.5 points for a share of 1-2nd place. Natasha earneda +69 to 1925 rating. Brava, Natasha!LASER FOCUSMaxwell Zhao, ready to rumble with white vs Jerry Li in theirRound 2 game. Max won 3 games in row with a half-point bye for Round 4 to share 1-2nd place with Natasha Christiansen.Max scored 3.5 points and a +62 to 1915 rating. Bravo, Max!ROCK SOLIDNM Andrew Hoy (orange)…
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • End of the Immortal

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Ray's Times column for 28 February, or the opening two paragraphs anyway. The advertising material's a lot of fun but in fact the subject of today's piece is the Immortal Game, rather than the history of dining at Simpsons-in-the-Strand.Notes are based on. "Based on", you may have guessed, is Ray's new get-round for using other people's notes to write his columns. Instead of just copying out notes from Kasparov's My Great Predecessors series with very slight changes, he just copies out notes from Kasparov's My Great Predecessors series with very slight changes and flicks in "based on". (Or if…
  • At the chessboard with Lucy Mangan

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Guardian last Friday:Whether you agreed with what was being said or not, there was the odd and welcome sense of being talked to as an adult by an adult – at least until Phillips interviewed Tony Blair, which was, as ever, like being addressed by a calculating machine trying to manoeuvre its way between irritating, human-shaped obstacles so that it can get to the chestful of cash on the other side of today’s chessboard.Eh?
  • Work Avoidance

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    "Can Black draw with 53 ... Bxf3 54 Kxf3 h2 ?"Joel Benjamin: Liquidation on the ChessboardAn interesting conversation about chess improvement broke out in the comments to 10 Types of Chesser III last week. I particularly liked the comment from An Ordinary Chess Player which ended with,I'm pretty sure all the computer stuff is just a trap. I was reading an online review of ChessBase and the blogger was all glowing about how great it was going to be for his game, but a couple of years later his rating was still the same. I think most amateurs use the computer like…
  • ...and I am glad

    22 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    Encountered by chance in a Sheffield remainder warehouse last month...In vast quantities it has been remainderedLike a van-load of counterfeit that has been seizedAnd sits in piles in a police warehouseClive James[Little Book of Chess Plagiarism][Ray Keene plagiarism index][Ray Keene index
  • On the Chequer'd Field Array'd

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Interviewed on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 11th March: Hannah Kendall, one of "Five Under 35 - Contemporary British Women Composers" featured in Composer of the Week. "On the Chequer'd Field Array'd" is "a piece for solo piano in three movements, the title is taken from the 1763 poem Caissa by Sir William Jones and depicts the three sections of a game of chess (the opening, middlegame and endgame); each taking inspiration from different sources".This is how the three movements are described on her website.Mindplay (i)'Chess holds its masters in its own bonds shackling the mind and the…
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    Delaware State Chess Assn

  • 2015 DS Open Championship Results

    Matt Little
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Check out the tournament results!!!!!
  • 2015 Delaware State Open Chess Championship – March 7 & 8

    Michelle Pergeorelis
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    When: March 7 & 8, 2015 Where: Hilton Wilmington/Christiana Hotel 100 Continental Dr., Newark, DE 19713  [Map It] Format: 5 round Swiss Time Control (all sections): G/90/d5 all rounds. Round Times: Saturday: 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM Byes: Limit 1 half point bye. Must commit before start of round […]
  • 2015 Tri-State Scholastic Winter Open — JAN 24, 2015 – The Results Are In.

    Michelle Pergeorelis
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Delaware Youth Chess Organization held its second tournament January 24th, 2015. The impending storm gave way, and 70 students came from 16 teams across Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland to compete. Children from Kindergarten to 12th grade thought long and hard through 4 rounds while their parents waited nervously and lounged leisurely. Coaches and volunteers […]

    Michelle Pergeorelis
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    A USCF event presented by The Delaware Youth Chess Organization Who?   All K-12 Chess Players – New & Experienced What?   USCF 5 rounds Game 30/ d 5 Sections:     K-6 / U600 .                        K-8/ U1000 .               […]
  • 4/15/14 Newsletter

    Matt Little
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Delaware State Chess Association April Newsletter Its been a slow month for DSCA. Here are some past and upcoming events. A Crossroads article in the Delaware News Journal newspaper featured a review of Drew Serres and his Delaware State Chess Champion title. Check it out at the following link: Upcoming Events in this region Philadelphia […]
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    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…
  • 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.
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