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  • Japan's First International Master

    The Closet Grandmaster
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    As far as chess news go this is hardly up there with Caruana's incredible 5/5 at the ongoing Sinquefield Cup, Carlsen possibly losing the world championship title by default or whatever else is happening in the world of chess. But since I am in the country, I might as well mention this little bit of news.Japan is set to gain its first ever international master - Nanjo Ryosuke. News was broken by FM Shinya Kojima over on his blog. The irony, of course, is that FM Kojima himself was once touted as possibly Japan's first IM!Obviously, Nanjo-san is not the first ethnic Japanese to achieve the…
  • Team USA Heads to South Africa for World Youth

    United States Chess Federation
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    A 70-player US delegation travels to the 2014 World Youth Chess Champs in Durban, South Africa from Sept. 19th–30th. Coach GM Ben Finegold told CLO: I arrived 3 days early, and I can tell it will be the best World Youth ever!
  • The September Check is in the Mail

    United States Chess Federation
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    As the Senior's Event is underway on a cruise ship, Alex Dunne covers the ICCF Veterans event, showcasing The Game of the Month between Peter Dessaules Karel Glaser.
  • Changes of the article 11.3.b. of the Laws of Chess

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Changes of the article 11.3.b.of the Laws of Chess To all Arbiters: Dear Colleagues, During the 2014 Tromso FIDE Congress the Rules Commission, in order to reflect to the Anti cheating Committee’s request, altered the wording of the article 11.3.b. The following was included in the Minutes of the Tromso Anti Cheating Committee Meeting of the 8 August 2014: c. The Rules Commission reported that they have altered Law 11.3b in the Laws of Chess to reflect the request of the ACC. The new text reads: During a game, a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication…
  • 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open – Round 6 Video

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    Goran
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    The 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open is taking place from 15-21st September at the Cititel Hotel Mid Valley, MidValley City, Kuala Lumpur. 130 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, are taking part in the event. Vijay Kumar presents the round 6 video
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    United States Chess Federation

  • The September Check is in the Mail

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    As the Senior's Event is underway on a cruise ship, Alex Dunne covers the ICCF Veterans event, showcasing The Game of the Month between Peter Dessaules Karel Glaser.
  • Team USA Heads to South Africa for World Youth

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    A 70-player US delegation travels to the 2014 World Youth Chess Champs in Durban, South Africa from Sept. 19th–30th. Coach GM Ben Finegold told CLO: I arrived 3 days early, and I can tell it will be the best World Youth ever!
  • US Senior Open Cruises On

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Thirty four players, including six-time US Champ GM Walter Browne will compete for the title of U.S. Senior Open Champion aboard the amazing Allure of the Seas.
  • Chess Life Editor To Run a Marathon for the USCF

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Daniel Lucas, the Director of Publications and the editor of Chess Life magazine is running the 2014 New York City Marathon, and raising money for the USCF along the way via a crowdrise fundraiser.
  • 2015 Call for Nominations: USCF Executive Board

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:54 pm
    The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will hold an election in 2015 for two at-large positions on the USCF Executive Board for a term of three years, expiring in 2018. Find full details and how you can apply in the announcement.
 
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    World Chess Federation - FIDE

  • Changes of the article 11.3.b. of the Laws of Chess

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Changes of the article 11.3.b.of the Laws of Chess To all Arbiters: Dear Colleagues, During the 2014 Tromso FIDE Congress the Rules Commission, in order to reflect to the Anti cheating Committee’s request, altered the wording of the article 11.3.b. The following was included in the Minutes of the Tromso Anti Cheating Committee Meeting of the 8 August 2014: c. The Rules Commission reported that they have altered Law 11.3b in the Laws of Chess to reflect the request of the ACC. The new text reads: During a game, a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication…
  • World Mind Games Online Tournament 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    SportAccord set to launch the biggest ever World Mind Games Online Tournament The wait is almost over for online gaming enthusiasts! SportAccord begins the countdown to the launch of the 4th edition of the World Mind Games Online Tournament on the 15th of September. The tournament, featuring Bridge, Chess and Go, is being organized by SportAccord in partnership with RSportz, the community-based global sports network and online platforms BridgeBase Online, Chess.com and Pandanet. The online tournament also marks the countdown to the 4th SportAccord World Mind Games to be held in Beijing from…
  • World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) will organize the 2014 World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad in Győr, Hungary, from 12th December (arrival) to 22nd December (departure). The World Youth U16 Olympiad will be conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE).INVITATIONREGULATIONSREGISTRATION FORMS Official websiteE-mail contact of the event: wyco2014@chess.hu
  • FIDE Women's Grand Prix Overall Standings 2013-2014

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    FIDE Women's Grand Prix Overall Standings 2013-2014
  • FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    FIDE Grand Prix Series 2014-2015 Names Fed Qualifying Rating Rank Baku 2014 Tashkent 2014 Teheran 2015 Khanty 2015 Caruana, Fabiano ITA Rating List 2801 3 x x x Grischuk, Alexander RUS Rating List 2789 4 x x x Nakamura, Hikaru USA Rating List 2782 7 x x x Karjakin, Sergey RUS Rating List 2777 8 x x x Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA World Cup 2013 2768 9 x x x Giri, Anish NLD President Nominee 2758 11 x x x Dominguez, Leinier CUB Rating List 2756 13 x x x Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE Rating List 2756 12 x x x Gelfand, Boris ISR Rating List 2748 17 x x x Jakovenko, Dmitri RUS AGON Nominee 2747 18 x x…
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  • 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open – Round 6 Video

    Goran
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    The 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open is taking place from 15-21st September at the Cititel Hotel Mid Valley, MidValley City, Kuala Lumpur. 130 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 19 International Masters, are taking part in the event. Vijay Kumar presents the round 6 video
  • FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Participants

    Goran
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2014 are being held in Durban, South Africa from 20th September to 29th September 2014. The event is organized by the South African Chess Federation under the auspices of FIDE. Age Groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 (Boys and Girls) Format: Swiss System, 11 rounds Time Control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves; Followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game; 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The latest FIDE Rules and Regulations apply The Championships are hosted at the International Convention Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
  • GM Boris Savchenko wins Zudov Memorial 2014

    videnova
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The 10. Zudov Memorial Chess Tournament was held on 10-19th September 2014 in Nizhny Tagil, a city of Russia, located 25 kilometers east of the virtual border between Europe and Asia. The 9-round Swiss event welcomed 51 players from 3 different countries (Armenia, Italy and Russia). GM Boris Savchenko (Russia) won a sharp game against his countryman GM Dmitry Bocharov in the last round to claim the tournament on 7 points. He took clear first place, leaving the nearest followers half point behind and grabbed the first prize of 75.000 RUB (nearly 1.520 €). Second place was shared in a…
  • Chess Train 2014

    Goran
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Prague Chess Society and Czech Railways prepare another year of the train tournament associated with a journey around beautiful Central European cities. Chess Train 2014 will ride on the route Prague (Czech Republic) – Vienna (Austria) – Budapest (Hungary) – Trencin (Slovakia) – Krakow (Poland) – Prague in days of 10th to 14th of October 2014. From Friday to Tuesday again, you will have the possibility to play 12-rounds 5 days rapid chess tournament in a specially launched train and explore five beautiful cities. Applications here
  • 7th Masters Final Bilbao 2014 LIVE!

    videnova
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    The 7th Masters Final is taking place on 14-21st September 2014 in Bilbao, a city in Spain, capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. Levon Aronian (World #2, World Team Champion with the team of Armenia), Viswanathan Anand (Five-time world champion, currently ranked World #5), Ruslan Ponomariov (the youngest World champion in history at 18) and Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spanish champion, ranked World #38) are playing in a double round-robin format. World #1 and current World Champion Magnus Carlsen (also twice winner of the Masters Final) refused…
 
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    Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

  • Carlsen chess tactic

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is a game by Magnus Carlsen from a few years ago. It is White to move. Can you find the best continuation for White?5rk1/p1q2pp1/1np1p2p/8/b2PN3/Pr2P1P1/2Q2PBP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 0Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Anand wins Bilbao

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Viswanathan Anand took an unbeatable four-point lead over top seed Levon Aronian to ensure the title with a round to spare in the Bilbao Chess Masters Finals at the Spanish town of Bilbao on Friday.Draws on both boards meant Anand maintained his overnight four-point lead.On Friday, Anand comfortably drew with former World champion Ukraine’s Ruslan Ponomariov following perpetual checks in their 41-move battle in Queen’s Gambit Declined. This equal battle reached an ending involving two minor pieces each, following a series of exchanges. Anand forced the perpetual checks when in danger in…
  • Webster University celebrates 100 years!

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Over 60 photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/116302832360230031699/WebsterCentennialCelebrationChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Caruana within 19 points of Carlsen

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Chess Train 2014

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The Prague Chess Society and Czech Railways prepare another year of the train tournament associated with a journey around beautiful Central European cities.Chess Train 2014 will ride on the route Prague (Czech Republic) – Vienna (Austria) – Budapest (Hungary) – Trencin (Slovakia) – Krakow (Poland) – Prague in days of 10th to 14th of October 2014.From Friday to Tuesday again, you will have the possibility to play 12-rounds 5 days rapid chess tournament in a specially launched train and explore five beautiful cities.Applications hereChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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    Wholesale Chess: Latest News

  • New Product Videos

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    SPOILER ALERT! -- ANSWERS TO THE CHESS QUIZ! Here are the answers to the ultimate chess quiz written by Bill Wall. Answers: 1. Manuel Aaron was India's first International Master, in 1961. 2. Viswanathan Anand was India's first Grandmaster, in 1987. 3. In 1995, Robert Smeltzer played the most USCF games in one year - 2,266 games. 4. Michael Adams was the youngest player to win the British Chess Championship at 17. 5. Bobby Fischer was the youngest player to win the US Chess Championship at 14 in 1957/58. 6. Hikaru Nakamura was the 2nd youngest player to win the US Chess Championship at 16 in…
  • Chess Quiz: Test Your Chess Knowledge

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Think you know a lot about chess and chess history? Here's the ultimate chess quiz for long-time chess lovers created by Bill Wall. Good luck - you're going to need it! 1. Who was India's first International Master? 2. Who was India's first Grandmaster? 3. Who played the most USCF rated games in one year? 4. Who was the youngest player to win the British Chess Championship? 5. Who was the youngest player to win the US Chess Championship? 6. Who was the second youngest player to win the US Chess Championship? 7. Who was the first <!--more-->Indonesian Grandmaster? 8. Who was Norway's…
  • When Should I Start Teaching Chess to My Child?

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Written by Laura Sherman of YourChessCoach.com Many parents wonder when they should dust off the old chess board in the attic and introduce the game of kings and queens to their child. I would venture to guess most parents wait too long. In our household I started teaching our son when he was 4. The lessons were very short and fun, many occurred on the beach. As he learned more and more of the basics the lessons became longer and longer. Now that he is 5 and has more experience we can go 45 minutes without a problem. He has also played in two chess tournaments which lasted over 1 hour. Since…
  • At the Chess Board

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Written by guest author Greg Delaney for Wholesale Chess. There are countless human experiences that can and do teach us something about ourselves and how we think, feel, and behave. Little did I know when I was drawn back to the game in 2005, how profoundly revealing of oneself the game of chess can be. Since chess reduces the element of chance to a minimum, what happens at the chess board approximates truth perhaps as closely as we human beings can experience it. Chess is not all about memorization and calculation and technique, although these functions are all part of the game. I have…
 
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    Jim West On Chess

  • Knockouts Weather Storm versus Nor'easters

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    In week four of the U.S. Chess League, the New Jersey Knockouts came in from the rain and drew their match against the New England Nor'easters.Exciting games are in the forecast for boards one, two, three, and four.
  • Marshall September Under 2300 9/13/2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    On Saturday, I won these games in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.Round Two: King's Indian Defense, Fianchetto VariationJohn Walton (FIDE 1608) - Jim West (FIDE 2051), Marshall Chess Club 9/13/20141.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.Nf3 d6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.dxe5 Nxe5 9.Nxe5 dxe5 10.Qc2 c6 11.e4 Be6 12.b3 Qc7 13.h3 Rfe8 14.Na4 Nd7 15.Bb2 Rac8 16.Qe2 Bf8 17.Rac1 Nc518.Ba3 Nxb3 19.axb3 Bxa3 20.Ra1 Bf8 21.Rfd1 Rcd8 22.Nb2 Rxd1+ 23.Rxd1 Rd8 24.Rxd8 Qxd8 25.Qe3 Qd4 26.Qe2 Qc3 27.Nd3 Qxb3 28.Nxe5 Bg7 29.Ng4 Qxc4, White resigns.PGN          *    …
  • Chess Column Moving On-line in October

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    According to an e-mail from the assistant editor at the Newark Star-Ledger, "the chess column is moving to a new home, but on-line. Beginning in mid-October (a date is being finalized), you can find it every week at www.nj.com/inside-jersey."Presumably the chess column will be the one written by Steve Doyle and Pete Tamburro because Shelby Lyman's syndicated column does not cover chess inside New Jersey.[Update from the assistant editor at the Newark Star-Ledger: "I've confirmed with the editor of Inside Jersey magazine that the chess column that will appear on-line beginning in mid-October…
  • From Essex & Union Counties with Lev

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Candidate master Lev Zilbermintz [pictured] has sent a letter to the Newark Star-Ledger regarding the Sunday chess column.16 September 2014 Dear Editor, It is with shock and disgust that I learned that the Star-Ledger replaced long-time chess columnists Peter Tamburro and E. Steven Doyle with Shelby Lyman. Excuse me, but the Star-Ledger has no idea how a chess column should be written! Both Peter and Steven have been writers of the column for many years. In fact, Mr. Doyle founded the Star-Ledger chess column back in 1987. He also is an esteemed tournament director, having…
  • "Newark Star-Ledger" Chess Column

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Newark Star-Ledger chess columnist Pete Tamburro e-mails, as follows.To friends of chess in NJ, If you bought the Star-Ledger this morning, you will see that Steve and I have been replaced by the syndicated "Chess" column by Shelby Lyman. If you want NJ chess news to appear in the newspaper again, it would be a big help if you wrote to the editor/publisher and the letter to the editor page about this. Some of you have had your games published or your kids' games published or just like to read state chess news. If you have a personal reference, please mention it. Form letters don't work.
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    The Closet Grandmaster

  • Illingworth GM Hunting in Hungary

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

    7 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    And it's on!After days of uncertainty, the World Championship match between Carlsen and Anand is finally set to happen after the defending title holder signed the contract. It has been a pleasure signing autographs for the fans in St. Louis. After the tournament I found the time for 1 more pic.twitter.com/wRELuTPko1— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) September 7, 2014 No doubt many will be relieved, happy that a potential split in world chess has been averted. On the other hand, FIDE will be quite satisfied by the outcome; they can carry on business-as-usual. Others, particularly the average…
  • Japan's First International Master

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    As far as chess news go this is hardly up there with Caruana's incredible 5/5 at the ongoing Sinquefield Cup, Carlsen possibly losing the world championship title by default or whatever else is happening in the world of chess. But since I am in the country, I might as well mention this little bit of news.Japan is set to gain its first ever international master - Nanjo Ryosuke. News was broken by FM Shinya Kojima over on his blog. The irony, of course, is that FM Kojima himself was once touted as possibly Japan's first IM!Obviously, Nanjo-san is not the first ethnic Japanese to achieve the…
  • Another Split in World Chess?

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    This is what I like to see, a World Champion who’s prepared to throw his weight around.Magnus Carlsen is, for now, dragging his feet over the re-match against Anand that is slated for November. The Norwegian and his team have to date not signed the contract papers, queried the suitability of the venue, asked for more prize money and also raised questions about media coverage.This is good. For if there’s anyone who really ought to do more to, at least, ruffle FIDE’s feathers – it’s the numero uno, the World Champ. How is the world body supposed to react?Already there is speculation…
  • Levon Aronian's Preparation

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    GM Levon Aronian just tweeted this. Beach selfie from South Carolina. Sinquefield Cup starting tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/Ik9R2MunHW— Levon Aronian (@LevAronian) August 25, 2014 The world number two spent the weekend in South Carolina. He and Arianne are on their way to St Louis where Levon will play in the Sinquefield Cup.I imagine that the other participants are busy in front of their computers looking for that next big novelty. Between that and Aronian's prep method, I know exactly which one I prefer. After all, if you're world number 2 you can probably afford a bit of a frolick in the…
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  • Comments are Back Online!

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Today I finally had a chance to dig around in the hidden areas of my blog… hidden even to me… and I figured out how to restore the comments. Not only the feature for posting new comments, but also the archive of all the old comments. Hooray! Feel free to take this opportunity to comment on anything. Did you like the premiere of The Red Band Society last night? What do you think of using the Elo rating system for football teams? While the comments were down, I got one interesting comment via e-mail from Ladia Jirasek, whom I played against at the state championship earlier this…
  • How to Draw Your Computer in Just 211 Moves

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Now that we’ve looked at my recent tournament games, the only other new games to show you are my pathetic games against the computer. These sometimes have a morbid fascination to them. Nevertheless, I do sometimes learn something interesting, or at least see something amusing. Last week I played a 211-move (!) game against Shredder that came down to an endgame that ought to be in a book somewhere. But first, let’s see how we got there… Shredder was set at a rating of about 2100 for this game, not at full strength. We were playing at a time control of game in 10 moves, except…
  • Positions from State Championship (Part 3)

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    I’m back online! And as I promised, I’d like to show you a position from my last game in the CalChess state championship, against Michael Lei Wang (a 14-year-old Class A player, not to be confused with Michael Wang the 12-year-old master, whom I beat earlier this year). Before we start, I want to point out something really cool about playing in the Expert section of the state championship. Here were the matchups on the top five boards in the last round. By each player I’ve indicated their ranking in the U.S. for their age group. Teemu Virtanen (#30 Age 15) vs. Ladia Jirasek…
  • Positions from State Championship (Part 2)

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Since the last time I wrote, my problems have gotten even worse. My Internet connection has not been working since last Friday. Our working hypothesis is that it’s a problem with the modem and it will be resolved when we get our new modem on Wednesday. I sure hope that’s the problem, because otherwise I foresee a lifetime of very short blog posts written in Internet cafes and coffeehouses. Like this one. Once I can get back on the Internet at home, I’ll see if I can fix the earlier problem with the comments not working. But first things first. I promised you a post with…
  • Six Games, Six Positions (Part One)

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Usually when I write about games I have recently played, I show you most or all of the game and have several diagrams along the way. This time I’m going to do something different. I played six games in my tournament from last weekend, and I’m going to show you one position from each game. I have not yet done thorough, definitive analyses of any of them, so I would welcome input. As long as the Comments button continues to not work, please feel free to send comments to me at qxpch (at) yahoo (dot) com. FEN: r1b1r1k1/1pp2pB1/2nq2p1/p2p2Pn/7Q/1P1PP2P/P1N1B3/R3NRK1 b – - 0 19…
 
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    Goddesschess

  • Tomb of Emperor Qin Huang's Grandmother Discovered

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

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

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    From the Biblical Archaeological Society (BAR) online -- if you don't subscribe to Shanks' excellent magazine, I urge you to do so!  The article that I've copied the text from contains several more images than included here, so please visit BAR (click on link in title to article) and check them out, they are fascinating and flesh out the context and article.  This story presents an interesting
  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX!!!

    7 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hola darlings! Time is flying by!  Please mark your calendars:  October 18, 2014!!!!  Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX, hosted by the Southwest Chess Club, will be taking place at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Challenges are held two times a year, and now up to tournament twenty.  Goddesschess has been funding special prizes for the chessplayers in these events since
  • Labor Day Memories

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Hola darlings! First of all, HAPPY LABOR DAY to all of us who work so hard doing what we do, whether we work inside the home or outside the home - or do both! It's all good, and it's all worth more than we make in pay, for damn sure! Labor is under attack today in the United States and it's so sad. We're trying to fight back, but we're outgunned and out-moneyed and out-propagandaed. 2011:
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  • Bendale Acres - Chess Partner (14+)

    voltoronto
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Position: Chess Partner Volunteer will befriend and play chess with Resident of a long term care facility. You must commit to the end of the school year as a minimum. We hope you will stay longer! Volunteer can come after school or work, weekdays or weekends. Time is very flexible. You must know how to play chess. You can be very experienced or be willing to learn more advanced techniques as the gentleman requesting a partner is an expert and enjoys teaching as well. Interested? Click here for more information!
  • 100% and Climbing!

    anthonyboese
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    With just a little over 4 days remaining on the Kickstarter clock we were very happy to discover that we had broken the 100% mark of our funding goal.  We want to thank our amazing backers to date for all their support both financially and verbally as they shared our projects with other family members, friends and gamers around the globe.  We look forward to having more people join us in the last few days of the campaign, and hopefully we will continue to raise the bar. Speaking of which we have added the first of our stretch goals to the campaign. As an added bonus if we can hit $3500 we…
  • Game

    gregmercer601
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    gregmercer601:What games do you enjoy? Originally posted on ArtiZenImages Fine Art Photography by Maureen Medina: “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”~A Einstein  Checkmate The games people play…..but remember, winning at all costs is not the object! View original
  • Game

    ArtiZenImages Maureen Medina
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”~A Einstein  Checkmate The games people play…..but remember, winning at all costs is not the object!
  • Round 1- Sk Rockaden

    Rory Quinn
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    We have a strong Swedish team in round 1. The team they have put out are rated between 2300-2400 all the way down the boards so we are heavily outrated. The match starts at 3pm Spanish time. Update: Great result for Nick Larter as he held his 2400+ rated opponent to a draw. In fact Nick had the better of the game so there was even the possibility of a win there at one point. That was the only result we got in the match. We weren’t helped by preparing for the wrong colour especially Jan who put a lot of effort into preparing white but was given black and went down quickly. Cass and PC…
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BCC: HARRY LYMAN MEMORIAL // LAST HURRAH ?? // REMEMBERING A BENEFACTOR OF CHESS //

    Steve Stepak
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBHARRY LYMAN MEMORIAL$1,000 GUARANTEEDIN 4 SECTIONSOPEN // U2100 // U1950 // U1650SEPTEMBER 20, 2014NM Harry Lyman, a gentleman and amentor to us all.BCC PLAYING HALL, SOMERVILLE MABCC PLAYING HALL, YWCA, BOSTONBCC HOSTS ASPIS PRIZEBCC YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN UNIONBOYLSTON STREET, BOSTON MAFrank Ferdinand, Harvard '34, BCC Day Manager
  • BCC SEPTEMBER GRAND PRIX // MASTERS PREVAIL // KIDS PREDOMINATE // GODIN / TERRIE 1ST // STEVEN LEE / BOSHEN LI U1800 // 23 PLAYERS //

    Steve Stepak
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    LAST SUMMER GRAND PRIX FOR 2014IN 2 SECTIONSOPENPre-game DiscussionNM Hal Terrie listens to NM Eric Godin tell his story.NM Eric Godin plays accurately with black vs 10 yr oldSuraj Ramanathan, just back from a 2 month stay in thecountry of his parents: the area around Chennai, India,home of former World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand.Eric scored 3.5 points to share 1-2nd place with NM Hal Terrie.Suraj scored 1.5 points good for +3 to 1802 rating. Bravo, Suraj![Suraj is 29th on the list of 10 yr olds in the USA.]NM Hal Terrie plays white vs Howard Goldowsky.Hal scored 3.5 points to…
  • 12 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm

    Robert Oresick
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Harry Lyman MemorialHarry Lyman was the dean of New England chessand the soul of the Boylston Chess Club.Don't miss his memorial tournament on Saturday, Sept. 20,  with a $1000 prize fund (b/30).  Harry Lyman Memorial Event Organizer: The Boylston Chess Foundation  Visit Organizer Website Event Location: Boylston Chess Club, 240B Elm Street, Suite B9, Somerville, MA 02144   Event Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Time Control: 4SS; G/60; d5. Rounds Time: 10:00, 12:40, 3:00, 5:15 Byes: Maximum 2 byes; 1/2 bye in the last round must be declared…
  • Becoming a Grandmaster

    Ken Ho
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Some time ago, a friend from high school who blogs about various topics (as do I) pointed me to his entry on chess. In it, he mentioned me, and I was surprised to discover that I had...become a Grandmaster. Wow, that was easy, and here I spent all that time studying chess trying to get there the hard way.I explained to my friend that I was rather far from being a master, much less a Grandmaster. No doubt "Grandmaster" makes better copy than "Class A player" (a level I have yet to regain after falling from grace again). My friend said he would edit his entry to correct the error, but I have…
  • BCC GRAND PRIX SEPTEMBER // CHESS // FUN // FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY // SATURDAY // 9/13/2014 // 60/SD

    Steve Stepak
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    NOTE: EARLY SCHEDULING OF THE SEPTEMBER GRAND PRIXTHIS SATURDAY: 9/13/2014REGISTER EARLY FOR DISCOUNTBCC SEPTEMBER GRAND PRIX: PRESS HERE FOR DETAILSCOMPETITIVE CHESS AT ITS BEST IN A FRIENDLYENVIRONMENTBoys and Girls, Women and Men play in the BCC GPBCC GRAND PRIX 2014 // PRIZE CATEGORY LEADERSU2400: NM Hal Terrie 11 pointsNM Siddharth Arun 8NM Avraam Pismennyy 3U2200: Nithin Kavi 16 pointsAndrew Hoy/Carissa Yip 8Arthur Tang/Yang Dai 5.5U2000: Jason Tang 14 pointsRobert Neale 11.5Aashish Welling/Brandon Wu 9U1800: Steve Stepak 17.5 pointsDavid Martin 12Harold Dondis 10U1600: William…
 
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • Near miss

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    That's just about right, even at this distance.I thought I was following the theory (and knew about Geller) but in fact the theory, according to John Emms' Tarrasch book from 1998 had 12...O-O? and recommended taking the c4 pawn instead - not, in truth, that that's much better. I was living in Newcastle at the time and went on the train, via Glasgow. The last stretch is spectacular, winding through the mountains, and the train stopped at at least one station for much longer than normal, as if it was exhausted, with the passengers getting out to stretch their legs and inhale either fresh air…
  • How cynical* can you be?

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Nigel's having himself a bit of whinge.Nigel Short, New In Chess 2014#6, page 39. Well, I'll take the Cynicism Challenge and see how cynical I can be.Cynically, I wonder. If you were the candidate in a presidential election and your main backer was promising ten million dollars to spend if you won - no strings, no questions asked - would you actually wait until half an hour before the election to announce it?[* As cynical as somebody who complains about malpractice and corruption but is best mates with Ray Keene?][Nigel Short index]
  • Ray Could Play XIV: Pretty Good Year

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    29 ... Rbc8Jiménez Zirquera - Keene, Camaguey 19741974: A pretty good year for Ray and ISEs. We’ve already had his effort against Cardoso from the Olympiad in Nice (RCP XII) and a brace from Cuba (RCP XI; RCP XIII). Here’s a third from Camaguey.We join the game with Black having played ... Rbc8. Of course this allows Ba6 'winning' one of the rooks for his bishop. It’s the way I blunder material all the time, but RDK, needless to say, had a plan. Interesting that even with the dark-squared bishops off the board he was still looking for ways to give up a rook for a minor piece.2014…
  • Chess in Art: chess set for sale

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    Would you like to own this chess and draughts set table-and-chairs ensemble? Is it even called an ensemble? Why am I asking you this? I was sent the above photo recently by a friend of mine who knows a woodwork tutor, called Karl. Karl, she said, assisted in the design of the piece displayed above, which is for sale.Karl explains: The set was made at a residential carehome for adults with learning disabilities in East Sussex. We also have a candle and basket making workshop, a bakery, a weavery and a large vegetable garden including a small orchard all of which is maintained by the residents.
  • Streatham Library Rapidplay 2

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The second edition of the Streatham Library Rapidplay, run by Streatham and Brixton Chess Club, will take place on Saturday 20th September. Round one will start at 10.30am. All details on the SLR website here.SLR 1 gets under wayThe format will be similar to last time but there will be a few improvements:-              You can now enter online and pay through PayPal: go to the How to Enter page.-              Entry fees are a little higher to cover costs, but will still be good value.-        …
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    Dayton Chess Club

  • Risk Required…. R. Driver lecture, 17 Sep 2014

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

    DCC Chess Queen
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Please note ratings indicated may NOT the rating used for this tournament – USCF Oct ratings have not been released yet. THREE DAY SCHEDULE: OPEN Ben Li (2294) Luke Xie (2062)  BYE RD 1 Nolan Song (1699) TaraGanesh Yeluguri (1619) PREMIER (U1800) Monish Yeluguri (1723) David Rutherford (1723) James T. Lake (1600) Elton Cao (1579) Dan Partee (1568) Paul Emery (1517) Chris Bechtold (1500) Dakshin Pisini (1353) RESERVE (U1400) Steve Phillips (1314) Kay Stanley (10301) TWO DAY SCHEDULE: OPEN Nikhilesh K. Kunche (2364) Vincent Baker (1950) Surya Parasuraman (1900) Dennis Gittrich (1838)…
  • Part V of the Caro-Kann – Fantasy Variation … Lecture by D. Rittenhouse 10 Sep 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Welcome to the Caro-Kann lecture series….  This evening (10 Sep 2014), David Rittenhouse presents part V:   Caro-Kann System Part V The post Part V of the Caro-Kann – Fantasy Variation … Lecture by D. Rittenhouse 10 Sep 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Caro-Kann Part IV – Lecture David Rittenhouse 27 Aug 2014

    DCC Chess Queen
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    ..and the saga continues…..   Caro-Kann System Part IV Caro-Kann Exchange Variation-1 to go with Part IV The post Caro-Kann Part IV – Lecture David Rittenhouse 27 Aug 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Registrations for the 2014 Ohio Chess Congress

    DCC Chess Queen
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Unless player specifies otherwise, rating dictates section….. If OCA membership is not current, please renew your membership online by going to the Ohio Chess Association website….There is a direct link to PayPal. Do drop us a line at dcc.18W5@sbcglobal.net and let us know your OCA membership is current after you renew. Thanks! OPEN Will Sedlar (2246)  Note:  OCA membership required William Wright (2240) Yuri Barnakov (2231)  Note: OCA membership required John Stopa (2227) Note: OCA check received with membership – thanks! Alan Casden (2225) Maggie Feng (2205) Tom Britt…
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  • 波士顿环球报:中国队获得国际象棋奥林匹克赛冠军

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

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

    22 Sep 2013 | 4:37 am
    Late on Her Schoolwork? Well, She’s a Titan of Chess.  侯逸凡夺冠一小时后纽约时报电话采访文章2013年9月20日:北大二年级学生,国际象棋女神。 By DYLAN LOEB McCLAIN Published: September 20, 2013…
  • Tan Zhongyi won the 3rd Women Masters Chess Tournam ...

    31 May 2013 | 4:30 am
    The 3rd Women Masters Chess Tournament takes place in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China from 31 May to 9 June 2013.  The time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.  Official site  Live live  results    Final standings after 9 rounds:  No. Name FED Rtg 1 WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2483 2 GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2514 3 WGM Huang Qian CHN 2469 4 WGM Guo Qi CHN 2439 5 WGM Ding Yixi GEO 2427 6 IM Shen Yang CHN 2397 7 WGM Zhang Xiaowen CHN 2367 8 WGM Wang Jue CHN 2401 9 WGM Ju…
  • Dominguez won Fide Grand Prix Thessaloniki 2013

    22 May 2013 | 2:23 pm
       21 May - 4 June 2013  Official site Live Live  Video pgn THESSALONIKI FIDE GRAND PRIX TOURNAMENT  Organizer(s) : FIDE, GREEK CHESS FEDERATION  Tournament Director : IO Theodoros Tsorbatsoglou (GRE) Chiefarbiter : IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE) Arbiter : IA Arg. Kitharidis (GRE), IA Ioan. Mitrou (GRE), FA Alex. Iskos (GRE)  Date : 2013/05/22 To 2013/06/03  Final Ranking Rank SNo.             Name                  Rtg FED Pts Res. vict    SB…
 
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    Tactics Time

  • Colorado Open Podcast

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

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

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

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Paul Covingon sent me an email this morning with the subject “CJA” saying: Tim, http://chessjournalism.org/2014entries/entries.htm. TT is entered by New in Chess Congrats and good luck! Thanks Paul! I was also happy to see that the Colorado Chess Informant magazine … Continue reading →
  • News and Notes: Gazette, Ribs, Missed Mate in One

    tim@tacticstime.com (Timothy Brennan)
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:15 am
    One of the positions that I featured in my e-mail newsletter is in Stephen Dann’s Worcester Telegram and Gazette Sunday Chess Column today. You can check it out here: http://www.telegram.com/article/20140629/NEWS/306299941/ Congrats to Jackson Chen, who just made National Master this … Continue reading →
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