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  • K-12 Grades: Sweeps and New York Success

    United States Chess Federation
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    Results are in at the K-12 Grade Nationals in Orlando, Florida. New York teams shined at the official USCF National Championship event, winning in 11 out of the 13 sections.
  • SportAccord World Mind Games 2014: Basque Winners

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    Basque winnersMenGold - Nepomniachtchi Ian (RUS)Silver - Radjabov Teimour (AZE)Bronze - Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA) Full men basque final rankingWomenGold - Hou Yifan (CHN)Silver - Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) Bronze - Zhao Xue (CHN)Full women basque final ranking Basque Games Day 1Ranking crosstable after Round 3Men Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts Res. Vict BL RtgØ 1 7 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2801 RUS 4½ 0 3 3 2771 2 9 GM Harikrishna P. 2701 IND 4 0 2 3 2757 3 2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2828 RUS 3½ 0 3 3 2768 4 11 GM Radjabov Teimour 2776 AZE 3½ 0 2 3 2807 5 14 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2763…
  • World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 LIVE!

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    videnova
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Only four months after the Chess Olympiad in Tromso where the greatest chess players of the world competed against each other it is already time to have a look at the best talents of the next generation. The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) is organizing the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) on 12-22nd December 2014. Official website/ List of participants
  • Zadar Open 2014 LIVE!

    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Book Review: "Chess Is Child's Play"

    Wholesale Chess: Latest News
    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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  • K-12 Grades: Sweeps and New York Success

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    Results are in at the K-12 Grade Nationals in Orlando, Florida. New York teams shined at the official USCF National Championship event, winning in 11 out of the 13 sections.
  • GM Irina Krush on Orlando so Far

    13 Dec 2014 | 11:10 pm
    GM Irina Krush blogs from the National K-12 Championships, where she has been giving talks as well as a simul. She explains why she has her eyes glued to the second and third grade sections.
  • K-12 Underway in Orlando!

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:36 pm
    The National K-12 Championships are underway in Orlando, Florida. Top seeds include Josh Colas and Justus Williams in the 11th grade and Jeevan Karamsetty in the 12th grade.
  • Rainn Wilson To Participate in Carlsen Simul!

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:42 am
    The first ever Chess.com event to feature World Champion Magnus Carlsen will include nine Chess.com members, a celebrity, and a ChessKid!
  • The Auction is On: Bid for Time with Aronian & US Chess Stars

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Bidding is open for an online benefit auction to benefit the Schein-Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project. The stars are headlined by super-GM Levon Aronian!
 
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  • SportAccord World Mind Games 2014: Basque Winners

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    Basque winnersMenGold - Nepomniachtchi Ian (RUS)Silver - Radjabov Teimour (AZE)Bronze - Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA) Full men basque final rankingWomenGold - Hou Yifan (CHN)Silver - Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) Bronze - Zhao Xue (CHN)Full women basque final ranking Basque Games Day 1Ranking crosstable after Round 3Men Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts Res. Vict BL RtgØ 1 7 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2801 RUS 4½ 0 3 3 2771 2 9 GM Harikrishna P. 2701 IND 4 0 2 3 2757 3 2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2828 RUS 3½ 0 3 3 2768 4 11 GM Radjabov Teimour 2776 AZE 3½ 0 2 3 2807 5 14 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2763…
  • World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2014: Round 3

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    by WGM Anna Rudolf and GM Mihail Marin As the tournament advances, matches become more leveled, increasing the probability of upsets. Since this is the second round of what we have baptized the "girl's day" we will take as a reference a match in which the girl's result had a big impact. Favorite 4 Ukraine had to conceal a 2-2 result to the modestly rated Uzbek team. The only win for Uzbekistan was scored on board three by the girl player Bakhora Abdusattorova. "Rustam Kasimdzhanov is not the only Uzbek World Champion; my young brother Nodirbek won the under 8 World Championship two years ago"…
  • New Policy towards Federations in Arrears

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    As was approved by the Presidential Board in Sochi, there will be a new procedure regarding Federations more than six months in arrears. The present policy is that every six months at 30th June and 31st December, those countries that are deemed by the Treasurer to be more than six months in arrears, have services withdrawn and their players not listed on the FIDE website, until the arrears are paid. The new policy, which comes into immediate effect, is that on 31st December the Treasurer lists on the FIDE website those countries that are deemed to be over six months in arrears. Until the…
  • Anti-Cheating Guidelines

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Anti-Cheating Guidelines prepared by the FIDE/ACP Anti-Cheating Committee and approved by the FIDE Presidential Board in Sochi (November 2014)Inadvertently an old draft has been published. The final document can be found here.The approved document contains the first list of recommendation from the Committee, prepared in co-operation with the Rules, Abiters, Ethics and other FIDE Commissions. It contains several measures to prevent cheating, among them new recommendations and instructions for arbiters, a new system to follow games  and find computer cheating and a new set of punishments.
  • December 2014 FRL

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    FIDE publishes December 2014 FRL 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.
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  • World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Only four months after the Chess Olympiad in Tromso where the greatest chess players of the world competed against each other it is already time to have a look at the best talents of the next generation. The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) is organizing the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) on 12-22nd December 2014. Official website/ List of participants
  • SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier Championship 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The SIB – CMS 52nd National Premier Championship 2014 is taking place on 5-18th December 2014 in CMS College, Kottayam, a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The event is a 12-player round-robin tournament with an average ELO 2487, sponsored by the South Indian Bank (SIB) and the CMS College. The participants are: GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2625, GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2622, GM Sengupta Deep IND 2566, GM Lalith Babu M.R. IND 2547, GM Grover Sahaj IND 2505, IM Swayams Mishra IND 2491, GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. IND 2489, GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2480, IM Shyam Nikil P. IND 2454, GM…
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Saurimo, Angola – Results

    Goran
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    From 6-9th December 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Saurimo, Angola, by the Angola Chess Federation, under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Carlos Dias (POR), FIDE Lecturer. The lectures were in Portuguese language. Seventeen (17) Arbiters from Angola participated in the Seminar and fifteen (15) of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures. The following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm for the title or the FIDE Arbiter, after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board: TOMÉ ESPIRITO SANTO (ANG) TOBIAS…
  • Interview with Susan Polgar

    Goran
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Exclusive interview by Chessdom with Susan Polgar, Director or SPICE & Head Coach of the Webster University Chess Team. Hello Susan! I realize that you are very busy preparing your teams for the 2014 PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship. Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to do this interview. 1. The first question has to be about the news of Wesley So becoming a full time professional chess player. How did you meet him? I first met him when he participated in the SPICE Cup a number of years ago. Wesley was a very talented young player. He was already in the mid…
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Ankara, Turkey

    Goran
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    From 5 to 7 December 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Ankara, Turkey, by the Turkish Chess Federation, under auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar was the Meeting Hall of the Turkish Chess Federation in Ankara. The lecturer was IA Guran Unal (TUR), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was IA Fahri Karabay (TUR). The lectures were in English language with translation in to Turkish language. 18 National Arbiters from Turkey participated in the Seminar and all of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures. The following succeeded in the…
 
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    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information

  • Zadar Open 2014 LIVE!

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • 17th Chess Festival “Citta di Padova” 2014 LIVE!

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • World Youth U-16 Olympiad 2014 LIVE!

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Brilliant quickie chess tactic

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:26 am
    White to move. How should white proceed?Source: ChessToday.netChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Special Interview with Chessdom

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Interview with Susan PolgarDec 18, 2014Exclusive interview by Chessdom with Susan Polgar, Director or SPICE & Head Coach of the Webster University Chess Team.Hello Susan! I realize that you are very busy preparing your teams for the 2014 PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship. Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to do this interview.1. The first question has to be about the news of Wesley So becoming a full time professional chess player. How did you meet him?I first met him when he participated in the SPICE Cup a number of years ago. Wesley was a very talented young…
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  • 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…
  • Magnus Carlsen Keeps Title of World Chess Champion

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Magnus Carlsen retains his title as World Chess Champion with a dramatic win over Viswanathan Anand in Game 11 during the tournament in Sochi, Russia. The final score was 6.5 - 4.5. Game 2 was won by Carlsen, while Anand took Game 3. Carlsen won Games 6 and 11 to win. A PGN file from Game 11 from Chess.com can be found below: View the game, analysis, and article at Chess.com.Carlsen will retain his dominance in championships of all forms of chess (rapid and blitz, as well) until his next tournament in 2015. Anand has stated that he will not retire after this tournament, so it is possible…
  • 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…
 
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    Jim West On Chess

  • Expert Jeremy Glassman at "Inside Jersey"

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    [photo by Robert Glassman]Expert Jeremy Glassman [pictured], who assisted me in coaching at Collins Elementary School, is featured at Inside Jersey.
  • Marshall CC Championship 12/14/2014

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    On Sunday, I played this game at the Marshall Chess Club championship.Round Five: King's Indian DefenseMichael Layevskiy (FIDE 1959) - Jim West (FIDE 2076), Marshall Chess Club 12/14/20141.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.Be2 O-O 5.O-O d6 6.b3 Nbd7 7.Bb2 e58.dxe5 Ng4 9.c4 Ngxe5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Nc3 Bd7 12.Qd2 Qh4 13.Nd5 Rac8 14.f4 Nc6, draw.PGN
  • Marshall CC Championship 12/13/2014

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    This game was played on Saturday at the Marshall Chess Club championship.Round Two: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian AttackJim West (FIDE 2076) - Ed Frumkin (FIDE 1884), Marshall Chess Club 12/13/20141.e4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c5 5.d3 Nc6 6.O-O e6 7.a4 Nge7 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.Re1 h6 10.c3 b6 11.Nc4 Ba6 12.Qc2 d513.exd5 exd5 14.Nce5 Rc8 15.Bd2 Na5 16.h4 f6 17.Ng4 h5 18.Ngh2 Qd7 19.Bf4 Bb7 20.Qe2 Rfe8 21.Qe6+ Qxe6 22.Rxe6 Bc6 23.Ree1 Bd7 24.Nd2 Bf5 25.b4 Nb7 26.bxc5 Bxd3 27.c6 Nxc6 28.Rxe8+ Rxe829.Bxd5+ Kh7 30.Bxc6 Re7 31.Bxb7 Rxb7 32.a5 Bh6 33.axb6 axb6 34.Bxh6, Black resigns.PGN
  • Pix from MCC Championship 12/14/2014

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    During rounds 4 and 5 of the Marshall Chess Club championship, I photographed the players.
  • Pix from MCC Championship 12/13/2014

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    These pictures were taken by me during rounds 2 and 3 of the Marshall Chess Club championship.
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    The Closet Grandmaster

  • 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…
  • 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…
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  • Russian 101 (off-topic)

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    To anyone who wants to learn Russian, I have one small warning: One of the first words you’ll see is also the second-hardest word to pronounce. The word is “Hello,” or in Russian, “Zdravstvooeetye.” That’s the bad news. The good news is that once you’ve learned that word, all the other words (except one) are easier! Not only that, in most situations you can fake it. First of all, in any informal situation you can say “Privyet,” which is very easy for American tongues. And second, even if forced to say the more formal hello, you can kind of…
  • Khachiyan’s lecture, plus thoughts on my style

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    Thanks to Gjon Feinstein and Mike Splane for telling me that GM Melikset Khachiyan has posted a lecture on chess.com about the game that we played in the recent Reno tournament. If you’re a member of chess.com (and you should be, because membership is free), go and check out his lecture. My short description: It’s a great lecture about a not very wonderful game. I made a couple mistakes in the opening and by move 16 Melik was up a pawn and had an endgame that was simply winning. The way that he handled the technical part of the game was very instructive, and the way he discusses…
  • Bad Trap, Good Lesson

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Today’s chess club at the Aptos Library was one of the best I can remember. We had 18 kids, and everybody seemed to find a good match to play against. In the lesson I talked about an age-old trap: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4? 4. Nxe5?! Qg5 5. Nxf7?? Qxg2 6. Rf1 Qxe4+ 7. Be2 (diagram). FEN: r1b1kbnr/pppp1Npp/8/8/3nq3/8/PPPPBP1P/RNBQKR2 b Qkq – 0 7 Black to play and win. First question: Does anybody know if this trap has a name? I told my kids about the Fool’s Mate and the Scholar’s Mate, but I didn’t know a name for this one. It ought to be the Greedy…
  • Pop Goes the Kitty

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I’m sure that some of you have noticed that I haven’t posted in a couple weeks. The main reason is that I’ve been pretty busy doing my real job. I have made some time for chess (studying the games from my last tournament, in Reno) but not for chess blogging. I’ve been a little bit surprised by the Reno games. A couple games that I thought of as not too great actually turned out to be better played than I thought. There was a rook-and-pawn endgame where I thought my opponent just lost his mind, sacrificing a pawn with no compensation. But it turns out that he was…
  • Carlsen-Anand: Post Mortem

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Today, as I expect most readers of this blog know already, Magnus Carlsen won the 11th game of his match with Viswanathan Anand to retain his world championship title. The final score of the match was 6½-4½ (+3 – 1 =7 for Carlsen). What can I say? I think the primary reaction of the chess world this time was ennui. The question was not really whether Carlsen would win, but how much he would win by. For many fans it was too soon after the 2013 match to get excited, especially about another match between the same players. Thanks to Fabiano Caruana’s breakthrough tournament in the…
 
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  • The Mother Goddess in Her Queen of Heaven Dove Form

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Hola darlings! Soooo sorry for being absent for so long!  This new old house I downsized to is taking up way too much of my time -- but it's now all decked out for the holiday season and I am sitting back and enjoying it for the next few months.  I'll eventually get around to packing away all "Christmas" decor near the end of February :) I celebrate the Winter Solstice (a/k/a the Festival of
  • Ancient Roman and Persian Glassware Found in Japanese Tomb

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    This is fascinating - and demonstrates once again the range of ancient trade.  The Nara tomb in which the glasssware was uncovered dates back to the 5th century CE (c. 400-500 CE). See also article from August 1, 2014 regarding the Persian glass bowl (in full at bottom). Article from The Ashahi Shimbun online: Scientists: Glass dish unearthed in Nara came from Roman Empire November 13, 2014
  • Ancient Roman Board Game Pieces Discovered in Kibyra Excavation (Turkey)

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Story from Hurriyet Daily News: Ancient game found in Roman era city BURDUR - Anadolu Agency Two game pieces from the Roman era 1,800 years ago have been found in the ancient city of Kibyra, in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Gölhisar district. [No photos of the pieces was provided; there is a generic photo of the layout of the ancient game carved in stone.]“We don’t have too much
  • 1300 Year Old Egyptian Book of Spells Written in Coptic Translated

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Story from Live Science: Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered by Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor   |   November 20, 2014 07:37am ET Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells. Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual Power," as researchers call the book, tells readers how to cast love spells, exorcise evil
  • Rare Find: Female Mummy Still Wearing Her Jewelry

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    There's an article in Spanish at El Pais.  The article below is in English, from discovery.com: Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found NOV 21, 2014 03:47 PM ET // BY ROSSELLA LORENZI Spanish archaeologists digging in Egypt have unearthed a female mummy still wearing her jewels. The mummy’s jewels are collected together.  Credit: Manuel González Bustos/Thutmosis III Temple Project
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  • Empty Walls 2014: Super HB and Colour Doomed collab

    Author
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    A large wall in the Roath area of Cardiff that has seen it’s fair share of graffiti and tagging over the years was to get a welcome makeover as it was included to be painted as part of The Empty Walls festival being held throughout Cardiff.   October 17th til october 25th I´ll will be painting at Empt Walls festival in Cardiff ,Wales http://t.co/W9OBv4OyLU pic.twitter.com/oaIujSZp11 — lesuperdemon (@lesuperdemon) September 25, 2014 The wall was originally set aside for Mexican artist LeSuperDemon but due to unfortunate travel issues he couldnt make the event! Lesuperdemon is…
  • Game Changer

    Mara Fields
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Mondays Finish the Story. Picture + half a sentence = fun flash fiction. “They say that life is a ga
  • Cuban GM Leinier Domínguez with Discreet Performance in World Mind Games

    cadenagramonte
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Havana, Cuba, Dec 15.- Cuban Leinier Domínguez could just earned four points yesterday and now appears eleventh in the Blitz Tournament of the World Mind Chess Games, headquartered in Beijing, China’s capital. On Sunday, in the 10 rounds scheduled to three minutes per match, the Caribbean achieved two wins, four draws and four losses with which he totaled 8.5 units. Leinier´s victims were Polish Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Hungarian Peter Leko, and had good performances when drawing with the French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Russian Alexander Grischuk. The two latter had an amazing…
  • Just Opened: A New Center With Classes of All Kinds

    alina adams
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    One of the best things about being an NYC parent is that no matter what your kid is into — someplace offers a class in it. Now, a brand new 15,000-square-foot facility on the Lower East Side is aiming to be almost a one-stop-shop for your all your junior extracurricular needs. Looking for ballet classes? Mandarin? Krav Maga? Evolution Enrichment Center offers all that and more. Rhythmic gymnastics class photo: Alina Adams Dance, Dance, Baby No one is too young to strut their stuff at Evolution Enrichment! Starting with Mommy & Me Dance Appreciation and Stretching & Flexibility…
  • Through the Looking-Glass: Chapter 3 - Looking-glass Insects

    Enid
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Here we are in chapter 3 of our second children’s novel: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. At last Alice joins the giant chess game as the White Queen’s Pawn, entering the Third and then Fourth Squares… [ Feeling lost? Check out Through the Looking-Glass: Links… ] The Story Elephant Bees In surveying the Looking-glass world from the top of the hill, Alice notices elephants gathering nectar like bees from giant flowers. She decides against going to see them, instead running down the hill and jumping over a small brook into the Third…
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BOYLSTON CHESS FOUNDATION PRESENTS: HERB HEALY MEMORIAL // 40 NORRIS STREET // CAMBRIDGE / MA // OPEN HOUSE // JANUARY 1st //

    Steve Stepak
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBHERB HEALY MEMORIALand Open House4SS // 2 SECTIONSHERB HEALY: PRESS HERE FOR DETAILSNEW HOME OF THE BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB40 NORRIS STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBPRESIDENTWISHES YOU !A HAPPY HOLIDAYS! CAREY THEILCarey "EveryGreen" Theil vs Jason TangGRANDMASTERLARRY CHRISTIANSEN3 TIME USA CHAMPIONPLAYING THE HERB HEALY 2012Larry invites you to come on over to the newsite of the BCC and play chess, socialize and takephotos of the celebration, inaugurating the 40 Norris Street venue.GM Larry C, loved by all,especially the kids!NM Mika BrattainMASS…
  • BCC QUADS: DECEMBER 6 // KAVI / MANZO / ROBERTS / EDDIE WEI // 1st // YOUTHS EXCEL //

    Steve Stepak
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    QUAD 1CONSISTENTLY GOOD!Nithin Kavi 3-0, clear 1st.Rating +34 to 2156! Bravo, Nithin!QUAD 2Matthew Manzo 1 win; 2 draws: 2 points, 1st place.Rating: +43 to 1809. Bravo, Matthew!QUAD 3William Connor Roberts, 3-0, clear 1st place. Rating: +81 to 1768!  Bravo, Connor!3SS (SMALL SWISS)Eddie Wei, 3-0, clear 1st place.Rating: +22 to 1651. Bravo, Eddie, way'ta go!(ps. 7 yr old Derek Jin and 6 yr old Evan Wei,Eddie's younger brother, were each 2 out of 3!)PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAKTHIS QUADS WAS THE LAST TOURNAMENT ATBCC ELM STREET VENUEWONDERFUL MEMORIES!!ONWARD AND…
  • TOP EVENTS OF 2014: BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP / HAUPTTURNIER // BRATTAIN / CHASE / 1-2nd // ELDRIDGE / CLEAR 1ST //

    Steve Stepak
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    9 ROUND BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP10 ROUND HAUPTTURNIERBCC CHAMPIONSHIPYOUTHNM Mika Brattain scored 7.5 points out of a possible 9 totie for 1-2nd Place and earn the title:Boylston Chess Club co-Champion for 2014.Mika was +12 to 2455 rating for his efforts. Bravo, Mika!VETERANFM Chris Chase (right), many time former BCC Champion,(seen here playing NM Chris Williams in Round 2: draw!)also scored 7.5 points to share 1-2nd place with NM Mika Brattainand earn the title of BCC co-Champion 2014.Chris was +18 to 2423 rating! Bravo, Chris!NM Professor J. Timothy Sage plays…
  • BCC PRESENTS: GAME 80 // SATURDAY / NOVEMBER 29 / FOR THE THOUGHTFUL CHESS PLAYER // 3SS //

    Steve Stepak
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB PRESENTSGAME3SS 60+20=80YES!80 minutes to play each roundof a 3 round swiss!SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 29thPRESS HERE FOR DETAILSBoylston Chess Club 2014 Hauptturnier 2nd Place FinisherTerrence Fricker endorses this event.80 minutes is time to think; to play good chess!This event is a 3 Round, Swiss Paring SystemCash prizes awarded!SEE YOU TOMORROW!
  • BCC THRIVES WITH GREG HAGER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT IN 3 SECTIONS // NM FARZAD ABDI: CHAMPION // ABBOT / DONDIS 1-2nd U1950 // BOSHEN LI 1ST U1650 // 34 PLAY // 5 MASTERS PARTICIPATE //

    Steve Stepak
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBGREG HAGER MEMORIALCHESS CHAMPIONSHIP IN 3 SECTIONSOPEN SECTIONNM Farzad Abdi: 3 wins + 1/2 point byefor clear 1st place in Open Section for a+13 to 2263 rating. Bravo, Farzad!NM Lawyer Times (left) plays out his endgame vs Ryan Sowain Round 2. Lawyer scored 3 points to take clear 2nd place;Ryan broke even with a 2/4 record in the event.Andrew Hoy defends vs NM Farzad Abdiin Round 4. Andrew scored 2.5 points to share3-5th place with NM Frank Wang and Carissa Yip.NM Frank Wang scored 2.5 points to share3-5th place with Andrew Hoy and Carissa Yip.STRONG…
 
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • Blue or Red Pill? XXXI

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Black to playBriggs v JMGB, London League 15.12.2014You don’t normally think on the first move. I don’t, at least.Most of us who spend our time playing League or Tournament chess have been playing quite a while. and we know the openings that we like to play. What we do as White; how we respond to 1 e4, 1 d4 or any other of White’s 20 legal first moves that aren’t simply junk. Our choices - for the most part determined by taste more than any objective assessment - are usually settled long before we sit down at the board.So why did I think for three minutes when I’ve…
  • Endgame ISEs

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    35 ... Reg3Kasimdzhanov - Topalov, San Luis (13) 2005Since we have reached the 15th of December with my ISE post count for 2014 standing at just 46 (including today’s) I’m pretty sure that I’m not going to hit my target of 52 exchange sac posts in one calendar year. Such is life, but while this series limps to a finish I can at least add one more exchange sacrifice type to my collection: the Endgame ISE.It’s San Luis 2005 and just like Anand with his ... Rb4 against Carlsen (Stamp Collecting; SMA#28), Veselin Topalov is about to decide the destination of a World…
  • The Worst Move On The Board XIX

    14 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
    Nettleton-Orgler, London Chess Classic FIDE Open, round four, 11 December 2014.Position after 28. Rf1-c1.Easy one to find, this one. Mind you, easy one to miss as well.[Thanks to Tim Dickinson and Jack Rudd][Worst move index]
  • Apparently Got Something To Do With Chess But Possibly Not All That Much

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
    I'm living a life I couldn't even have dreamed of a few years ago. I'm married to Bobby Polgar now (you know, the famous chess champion who just happens to be the man I love!). And we've got this beautiful house with a view of Puget Sound.But lately something's been worrying Bobby. When I asked, he said he was "protecting his queen" - and I got the oddest feeling he wasn't talking about chess but about me. He wouldn't say anything else.Apparently[thanks to Angus][...to do with chess index
  • In energetic fashion

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Here's a chunk of Ray's Times column for today. If it doesn't already look familiar to you, it will very shortly.It is not entirely unlike the column he wrote for the same newspaper for 15 December 2010*which itself bears certain similarities to the column for 29 November 2011and contributed a little bit to the column for March 16 2013.It's not even the first time this week. Or the second.Yesterday for instance, the note to Black's thirty-eighth in Nakamura-Adamswas by a remarkable coincidence identical to the note he supplied for the same movewhen he annotated the same game in his…
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    Delaware State Chess Assn

  • 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 […]
  • SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT — JAN 24, 2015

    Michelle Pergeorelis
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    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-4 / U600 .                        K-8/ U1000 .               […]
  • SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT — Nov 15, 2014

    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: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/04/02/crossroads-chess-champ-challenge/7226193/ Upcoming Events in this region Philadelphia […]
  • Drew Serres: Delaware State Chess Champion

    Matt Little
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Last Thursday’s 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: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/04/02/crossroads-chess-champ-challenge/7226193/
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    Tactics Time

  • 2015 Daily Chess Calendar!

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

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Click Here to read the October 2014 Tactics Time Column from the Colorado State Chess Association’s magazine the Colorado Chess Informant in PDF. Tournaments include: First Northgate Open Denver Chess Club Rocky Mountain Team Colorado Open and more! Players include: … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
 
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