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  • From Texas to Ontario: Claudia on the North American Junior

    United States Chess Federation
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Claudia Muñoz writes about her journey to the 2015 North American Junior Championships, which runs in Kitchener, Canada from July 26 - 30.
  • “I love the past. Everyone in it is so stupid.”

    dana blogs chess
    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    I was doing some random web-surfing today, when I ran into a jaw-dropper of a thread on Google Groups, from 2002. Wrote Larry Tamarkin (a master from New York) in rec.games.chess.politics: Having played some of the great young talents of the last 20 years, I can give some perspective on the strength of the players at the time they were 8-11. (…) Fabiano Caruana & Marc Tyler Arnold.  These kids play here at the Marshall a lot, and I’ve played them many times. I generally win just barely from them (approximately 60% – My FIDE rating is 2186). I believe these two kids are…
  • For safe organisation of the World Cup Baku 2015

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    On July 20th, the FIDE President received numerous congratulations on the International Chess Day. President Ilyumzhinov had a telephone conversation with the first President of Republic of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev and also, with President of Armenia, President of the Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsian, with whom Kirsan Ilyumzhinov discussed the participation of the Armenian chess players in the upcoming World Cup scheduled to be held in Baku this September. The FIDE President told Serzh Sargsian to render the assistance in the matter of participation of the Armenian players in this…
  • Denker, Barber and NGIT Fields Set

    United States Chess Federation
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    The Denker tournament of high school champions, the Barber tournament of K-8 champs and the National Girls Invitational will coincide with the US Open (Phoenix, August 1-9).
  • 86th FIDE Congress: Executive Board Agenda and Annexes

    World Chess Federation - FIDE
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    FIDE is publishing the Agenda and Annexes for the Executive Board meeting which will be held on 7-8 September 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Download the AGENDA.Download all Annexes in one file.List of Annexes1. Audited accounts. 2. Commented accounts. 3. Report of the Permanent Fund Administrator Mr. L. Brunner. 4. Verification Commission report. 5. Eritrea Chess Federation application and the Constitution. 6. Kosovo Chess Federation application and the Statutes. 7. Liberia Chess Federation application and the Constitution. 8. Nauru Chess Federation application and the Constitution.
 
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  • 86th FIDE Congress: Executive Board Agenda and Annexes

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    FIDE is publishing the Agenda and Annexes for the Executive Board meeting which will be held on 7-8 September 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Download the AGENDA.Download all Annexes in one file.List of Annexes1. Audited accounts. 2. Commented accounts. 3. Report of the Permanent Fund Administrator Mr. L. Brunner. 4. Verification Commission report. 5. Eritrea Chess Federation application and the Constitution. 6. Kosovo Chess Federation application and the Statutes. 7. Liberia Chess Federation application and the Constitution. 8. Nauru Chess Federation application and the Constitution.
  • For safe organisation of the World Cup Baku 2015

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    On July 20th, the FIDE President received numerous congratulations on the International Chess Day. President Ilyumzhinov had a telephone conversation with the first President of Republic of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev and also, with President of Armenia, President of the Armenian Chess Federation Serzh Sargsian, with whom Kirsan Ilyumzhinov discussed the participation of the Armenian chess players in the upcoming World Cup scheduled to be held in Baku this September. The FIDE President told Serzh Sargsian to render the assistance in the matter of participation of the Armenian players in this…
  • International Chess Day in Moscow

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    On July 19th, eve of the International Chess Day, the Moscow Chess Federation invited the FIDE President participate in a series of the events. The day started with a visit to secondary school 1883 in the Yuzhnoe Butovo district of Moscow, one hour drive from the centre. A lot of children and their parents came to meet the FIDE President and Moscow Chess Federation President Vladimir Palikhata, despite summer holidays and a weekend. The honourable guests in their addresses, gave detailed accounts about FIDE history and its main activities. In particular, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov underlined that the…
  • FIDE President visited Abu Dhabi

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:47 am
    On July 17th, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Abu Dhabi, where he met with Нis Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Head of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development, also in charge of sports. The parties discussed the matters in connection with the preparation and organisation of the FIDE Congress in the Emirates capital, scheduled to be held 1-9 September 2015, as well as a possibility to hold FIDE offical tournaments in the UAE, alongside with other aspects of bilateral cooperation. President Ilyumzhinov extended his…
  • International Chess Day

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    July 20, 2015 Moscow Dear chess friends, In my capacity as President of World Chess Federation - FIDE - I am pleased to congratulate all of you on the International Chess Day! This holiday was initiated by UNESCO in 1966 to commemorate the date of FIDE establishment on the 20th of July 1924 in Paris. Today FIDE embraces 186 national chess federations, 117 of which are recognized by the national Olympic committees of their countries. This day is celebrated globally with professional and amateur chess tournaments, seminars and lectures aimed to promote the most intelligent of all sports. I wish…
 
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  • FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015

    Goran
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    The FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015 (open and girls under 20) will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from the 31st of August -1st of September (arrival) till the 16th of September (departure) 2015. The Championships will be organized and held by Ugra Chess Federation under the auspices of Russian Chess Federation and FIDE. The Ugra Chess Federation has organized a number of prestigious international events, most recently the final FIDE Grand Prix tournament. Each National Federation has a right to send one (1) player born on or after the 1st of January 1995 for both categories…
  • FM Tuan Minh Le wins Vietnam Championship 2015

    videnova
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:44 am
    The 2015 Vietnam Chess Championship was organized by Liên đoàn Cờ Việt Nam from July 16 through July 24. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament that gathered 82 players from 14 different countries. The 19-year-old FM Tuan Minh Le emerged a sole winner with 7/9 points. He added 14 new Elo points to his rating and left the nearest followers half a point behind. The second place was shared in a seven-way tie by IM Thanh Son Nguyen, GM Duc Hoa Nguyen, GM Huynh Minh Huy Nguyen, IM Van Hai Nguyen, GM Sang Cao, IM Hoang Thai Tu and IM Tuan Minh Tran, after the whole group finished the…
  • 48th Biel/ Bienne GM Tournament LIVE!

    videnova
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    The 48th Biel/ Bienne International Grandmaster Tournament is taking place from July 18-31, 2015, in Biel/ Bienne, a town in Switzerland. The tournament has an average of 2720 Elo points (Category 19) and will be held according to the Double Round Robin System with the strong participation of: Michael Adams, ENG (2740), Radoslaw Wojtaszek, POL (2733), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, FRA (2731), David Navara, CZE (2724), Pavel Eljanov, UKR (2723), Richard Rapport, HUN (2671) Tournament website/ Standings and statistics More: Play chess online/ Chess Arena Video Channel
  • Montenegro Chess Championships 2015

    Goran
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    The 2015 Montenegro Chess Championships for men and women are taking place from 25th July to 4th August in the city of Pljevlja. The men’s tournament is a 12-player round robin with the average elo 2382. The country’s top female player WIM Tojana Blagojevic is competing in this section. After three round of play the defending champion GM Nikola Djukic and IM Blazo Kalezic are joint leaders with 2,5 points each. The women’s tournament is 8-player round robin. Nevena Radosevic and WFM Lidija Blagojevic are currently on top with 2,5/3 points each. Official website Participants,…
  • Politiken Cup 2015 LIVE!

    videnova
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    The Politiken Cup 2015 is taking place on July 25 – August 2, in Helsingor, a city in Denmark, known internationally for its castle Kronborg, where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is set. The event is a 10-round FIDE Swiss tournament, open to all players. 433 players from 25 different countries, including 27 GMs, 18 IMs and 28 FMs will be vying for the first prize of DKK 20,000 (nearly 2.700 €). Top seed is GM Laurent Fressinet (2707). Official website / Live games with analysis / Play free online chess / Visit the Chessdom shop
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  • Girls and Chess

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    It is hard not to notice the disparity in the numbers of girls versus boys playing chess. United States Chess Federation President Ruth Haring shared some hard numbers with respect to membership in her August 2014 annual report. Only 12 percent of the USCF membership is female, and the largest portion of that female membership is in the “under-12” demographic. If we grow the number of females playing chess, more females will be among the top chess players in the world.   Ignoring the disparity is not an option. The question is what are we going to do about it. As a chess…
  • Analyzing Chess Tournament Losses

    17 Jun 2015 | 4:44 am
    Everyone’s had a bad game in a tournament before. Afterwards, your friends and family all tell you to analyze the game with your opponent, and that’s good advice, right? In a tournament with multiple games per day, it’s good not to analyze them until the tournament is finished. Understanding your mistakes is fine, but sometimes they have a psychological impact in the next round. When you review your games, you might see what you should have done in a winning position where instead you played a bad move and blew it. This can mess with your thinking in the next round, when you spend…
  • Underwater Chess

    3 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    We love to hear about all of the creative ways our customers are enjoying our products. This one made us smile ... and suddenly want to go scuba diving. This is definitely what we call multi-tasking! Longtime Wholesale Chess customer K. Jones sent us photos of an unusual chess game. Anyone can play chess while sitting comfortably at a table, right? Well, many people can. However, it takes a special kind to be able to concentrate on the game while you're under water. This game is being played with a  Silicone Board and Premier Tournament Chess Pieces.  If you're going to try…
  • Tackling Surprises in Chess ... and Life

    20 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Life can sure throw us some nasty turns and surprises. The trick is learning how to deal with them as they come.As parents, we all hope our children will grow up with a strong ability to solve problems, laying waste to the barriers that will inevitably emerge in front of them. We hope our children won’t be the type to quit at the first sign of trouble.It would be great if they could emulate the immortal words of Tim Allen’s character, Jason Nesmith, from the movie Galaxy Quest: “Never give up. Never surrender!”When your children begin a chess game, encourage them to give it their…
  • Giant Chess Sets

    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com Many of our customers love the Giant Chess Set we sell here at Wholesale Chess. The king is 25” tall, and the base is 9.5“. You probably wouldn’t want to be playing with that set on a table! However, this definitely isn’t the largest king around, as you probably know. The world's largest chess piece sits outside the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. The massive king piece is 14.5 feet high with a base of 6 feet and weighs close to 2,380 pounds (the king in an average triple-weighted set weighs in at around 2 ounces, for…
 
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    Robert Pearson's Chess Blog

  • Derek Slater is BACK! And (Perhaps) Me Too...

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    At Reassembler: I think I will blog again here, and see what happens. Many an excellent conversation in the comments in years (strangely) gone by.   Almost exactly two years since i last posted.   It took us a long time to buy a house in California, and I changed not only jobs but professions—sort of. I’m sure I’ll belabor that point later. Most of this applies to me, too, almost exactly.
  • Recent Chess Improver Posts

    1 Aug 2013 | 9:50 pm
    Just for now. I am working on some projects in a different field these days and may or may not continue regular articles at Grandmaster Davies Chess Improver. But here is "What have you done for me lately?": An All-Round Role Model (Euwe may be a good example to follow) Loving Chess Reality (Includes a hard-fought, annotated game of mine) On Embracing the Suck (Buddhist concepts that apply
  • I'm Back (Yet Again)!

    5 Jun 2013 | 12:16 pm
    After a professional odyssey more strange than can be described using terms suitable for this (PG-rated) blog, I have begun writing for "pleasure" again. I've posted Fischer and You at GM Nigel Davies' The Chess Improver and will be coming through here at home with some original content in the next few days. Cheers!
  • Recent Chess Improver Columns

    3 Jan 2013 | 11:52 pm
    The Chess Human Condition Best Games v. Own Games Simple Meditation That Works All at GM Nigel Davies' The Chess Improver. I haven't written anything original here for some time, but that will change shortly when I start to publish my own games that (hopefully) contain some instructive points. Also, amusing ones... The King of two crowns - lenticular clouds over Mt. Shasta, California.
  • Testing My Theories on Myself

    14 Nov 2012 | 10:07 pm
    I think you will find this of interest. May have gotten a little out of sequence...
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    Jim West On Chess

  • "Chesmate"

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    According to its co-creator Selin Sonmez:"Chesmate is designed to play chess and socialize with anyone at anytime and anywhere you like!  It can be a great tool for you to meet new people who desire to practice or learn chess.  You can check out our website and leave your e-mail to be one of the first to know when we launch our product!"
  • Westfield Quads 7/26/2015

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    On Sunday, I played this game at the quads in Westfield.Round Three: French Defense, King's Indian AttackJim West (USCF 2200) - Michael Yen (USCF 2139), Westfield NJ 7/26/20151.e4 e6 2.d3 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.O-O Nge7 7.Nbd2 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.Re1 a6 10.c3 b5 11.axb5 axb5 12.h4 b4 13.Qc2 Qc7 14.Nc4 O-O 15.Bd2 Bd716.h5 Rb7 17.h6 Bh8 18.Bf4 e5 19.Bd2 Rfb8 20.Reb1 Be6 21.Ng5 Bxc4 22.dxc4 bxc3 23.bxc3 Rb6 24.Bf1 Bf6 25.Nf3 Kf8 26.Rxb6 Qxb6 27.Ng5 Kg8 28.Nf3 Na5 29.Qd3 Nc8 30.Bh3 Na7 31.Kh2 Be7 32.Bg5 Bf833.Rd1 Qb3 34.Bf1 Qa2 35.Rd2 Qa3 36.Rc2 Nc8 37.Bc1 Qa4 38.Qe2 Nb3 39.Bg5 Ne7 40.Ra2 Qd7…
  • Rahway Swiss 7/25/2015

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    At the Chess Mates blog, I have posted pictures from Saturday's tournament.
  • Pix from Marshall Masters 7/21/2015

    25 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    During Tuesday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I took these pictures.
  • Garry Who?

    24 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Garry Kasparov's name has been removed from the record book of a Russian sports club.
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    dana blogs chess

  • “I love the past. Everyone in it is so stupid.”

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    I was doing some random web-surfing today, when I ran into a jaw-dropper of a thread on Google Groups, from 2002. Wrote Larry Tamarkin (a master from New York) in rec.games.chess.politics: Having played some of the great young talents of the last 20 years, I can give some perspective on the strength of the players at the time they were 8-11. (…) Fabiano Caruana & Marc Tyler Arnold.  These kids play here at the Marshall a lot, and I’ve played them many times. I generally win just barely from them (approximately 60% – My FIDE rating is 2186). I believe these two kids are…
  • Matrix Chess IV

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:58 pm
    For those who haven’t been following, “Matrix chess” is my name for a training technique where I play a blitz (10-minute) game against the computer but I am allowed to take a time out at one point in the game for as long as I want. It gets its name from the Matrix movies, where Neo has the ability to slow down time in his battles against the computer enemies. The previous posts I wrote on Matrix chess were: Trump Cards (in Chess!) Matrix Chess… Reloaded A Fascinating Experiment Two weeks ago I sat down for a game against Shredder with its rating set at 2504.
  • Final ChessLecture Posted; Closure

    admin
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Today my 157th and last ChessLecture went online, and I am now officially “retired” from CL. I already explained my reasons for leaving in an earlier post, so let me just say a couple things about the last lecture. First, I want to apologize for the slightly less than perfect sound quality. I was recording with the microphone on my laptop instead of a headset (as I had done in the past), and I didn’t realize how limited the range of the laptop’s microphone was. There was a steep drop-off in volume when I moved out of range. It’s not a big deal, though, because 95…
  • World Open Superstars

    admin
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Last weekend the World Open, the second-biggest open event of the year in terms of prize money, took place in Arlington, Virginia. I didn’t go to it this time. (The last World Open I went to was twenty years ago, and interestingly enough it was the last event that I began and ended with a rating over 2200.) However, something curious happened: two people with whom I have a very slight connection both had incredible tournaments, and so I thought I would mention them here. Of course, we all hear about the winners of the tournament. This year’s World Open ended in an eight-way tie…
  • Browne’s Autograph

    admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Just yesterday I found something that I didn’t know I had: the scoresheet of my game with Walter Browne! I should have included it in My Browne Story, but when I wrote that post I didn’t realize I had it. Omission rectified. Does anybody collect scoresheets of games against celebrity chess players? Just think of all the autographs I could have collected over the years. Hikaru Nakamura, Alex Yermolinsky, Igor Ivanov, Melikset Khachiyan, Jesse Kraai, Roman Dzindzichashvili, … All people I’ve played (and lost to). I guess I could still collect some of them, but others…
 
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  • Human Sacrifice Alive and Well in - Nepal

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Holy Hathor! Nepal arrests 11 in suspected case of human sacrifice 2 hours ago Police have arrested 11 villagers on charges of murdering a 10-year-old boy in southwestern Nepal, an official said Sunday, in what villagers described as a case of human sacrifice.   Local media reports said the father of a sick teenager had last Tuesday
  • 130,000 Year Old Neanderthal Eagle Talon Necklace

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    It just amazes me that this artefact gets a little blurb instead of the news-busting headlines it deserves.  Source:  Archaeology Magazine Neanderthal Necklace By ZACH ZORICH Thursday, June 04, 2015   More than 100 years ago, eight eagle talons were excavated from a famous Neanderthal site called Krapina, and subsequently left in a drawer at the Croatian Natural History Museum in Zagreb.
  • The Mystery of the Kitora Tomb

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Source:  CNET Mysterious ancient star chart shows foreign skies The Kitora Tomb, located near the village of Asuka in Japan's Nara Prefecture, is known for gorgeous, colourful paintings at the four cardinal points of the compass. A black tortoise guards the north of the ancient tumulus, which has been standing since the seventh or eighth century. A red phoenix stands at the south, a white tiger
  • Drought Stricken Farmers Turn to Water Witchers

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Fascinating article.  The comments by readers afterward are even more interesting.  Evidently, many of them tried a form of "dowsing" at one time and claim to have been successful, not claiming to have any special ability for the practice. Source:  Yahoo News Amid epic drought, California farmers turn to water witches Rejected by scientists, dowsing is an ancient tradition that’s dying hard
  • Ride, Ride, Ride, Hitching a Ride...

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    This is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen: Bird photographer Phoo Chan was in the first place at the right time to capture the moment a crow took a ride atop a bald eagle in flight. Photo: Phoo Chan/Media Drum World I didn't believe it at first, figuring it must be some kind of Photoshop thing or computer wizardry used to create the image, but the photographer is legit.  Here's
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  • Chess tournament in Leiden

    elille
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This July I visited Leiden and by accident attend international tournament there. I discovered that for some people chess can be a real job, and for others just a nice way of travelling, experiencing new places with combination of their favorite hobbies. Here I want to share with you some of the things I discovered in Leiden. For me it was a new experience in attending such big international events. Where is Leiden? Leiden is situated in South Holland, around 40 km from Amsterdam. There is the oldest Dutch university in Leiden, the oldest botanic garden in Holland. History of the city can be…
  • Chess Lessons

    NinhTran09
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    Chess Lessons http://ift.tt/1HXIylo @Nmahooch: #Street #Trending #Popular #Buzzing #Viral #Picture
  • pieces chess

    movieboke
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    pieces chess Author: http://www.sxc.hu License: You can use pieces chess for personal use. For commercial use pls Make sure reading the license of this photo file Click here to free download this file now! pieces chess free photo files – Free photo. . you can download thousands of free… via:http://www.freevectorpic.com/freephotos/pieces-chess.html
  • #Day 96: Why I Play Chess (July 24,2015,Friday)

    Elydia Rebenque Reyes
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:48 am
     I play chess when I am forced to   I play chess when I have nothing else to do   I play chess when I am required to  But more than anything else, I play chess because that’s what My heart tells me to. I have this love and hate relationship with playing chess. I learned how to play the game when My dad taught me. I was in grade 1 then and playing chess was fascinating. A year after though, I had to move to my grandma and for a year, stopped playing chess. From then on, I would just play chess from time to time and whenever I would be required to. I was even…
  • Perils 4.

    nonnaci
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    Two magicians planned to cheat Death out of a game of chess. A timeless being who had never lost a match, Death could easily calculate any board position to its logical end. Knowing this, both magicians summoned the Grim Reaper to simultaneous games, each wagering 20 years of their morality in exchange for an additional 20 if they either won or drew. The first magician took the white pieces and the second magician took black; they intended to play the reaper’s moves against itself! Death accepted the conditions, appearing either unaware or unfazed by the magicians’ little trap,…
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  • August Quad

    Robert Oresick
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    August QuadWhenSaturday, Aug 1, 2015Where40 Norris Street Cambridge, MA 02140 (map)Description3RR. G/65 d5. Entry fee: $35; $20 for BCF members. Prizes: $50 First place in each quad. Registration: 9:15am - 9:45am. Rounds: 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm.
  • BCC 4SS "PLUS" GAME ANALYSIS BY STEVE STEPAK

    Steve Stepak
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    BCC "PLUS SCORE" EVENTROUND 4: Steve Stepak vs Ed ChiuOh, the joys of realizing that:1. you found the first move to thebrilliancy; and2. you are not quite brilliant enoughto find the follow-up moves.My aim in publishing games is always toshare knowledge and the essence of chess.Let us learn together.I used many sources for this analysisincluding Uncle Houdini.Let's discover together what looks like a good plan.Stepak v Chiu, BCC 4SS Round 4, July 25, 2015 B18 (Caro Kann)1.e4 c6; 2.d4 d5; 3.Nc3 de4; 4.Ne4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6; 6.h4 h6; 7.Nf3 e6;  8. h5 Bh7; 9.Bd3 Bd3; 10.Qd3 Nf6 =…
  • BCC 4SS "PLUS SCORE" EVENT: 25 PLAY // KIDS THRIVE // CARISSA YIP 1ST // 2-7TH PILE UP // 26 PLAY // ONE SECTION //

    Steve Stepak
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    MAGIC LOLLI-POPPNM Carissa Yip scored 3 wins anda draw to take clear 1st place.SHAKE !!Carissa Yip smiles for the commencement of Round 2with Luke Lung. Carissa won this encounter and was+3 for a 2239 rating. Luke was +7 for a 1849 rating.Luke scored 3 points for a share of 2-7th place. Bravo, both!SERIOUS MOMENTSThe ever-diligent Joe Perl had his hands full defending againstNM Carissa Yip's 1.e4.  In a difficult middlegame, Carissafound a plan and went on to win.  Joe finished with 3 pointsfor a share of 2-7th place.PRE-GAME LEVITYNM Carissa Yip ready to defend with black…
  • BCC "FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ" MEGA MARATHON // BOTTA 1ST // SHAKET 2ND / 1ST U1800 // 10 PLAY // 2 x 9 = 18 GAMES !!

    Steve Stepak
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    BCC FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZJuly 24, 2015                                                                             1860 AVERAGE RATINGAlejandro Botta 2200 1stLev Shaket 1664 2nd / 1st U1800 NM Jesse Nicholas 2200 14BCC BM 2200 Ilya Osher 13Seth Lieberman 1700 10.5 2nd U1800Steve Stepak 1740 7Chris "Paul Morphy" 1680 6Misha K 1640 4Nikita Roldan-Levchenko 1660 3Tony DiNosse 1300 1CRITICAL…
  • Plus Score Tournament

    Robert Oresick
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Plus Score Tournament  Sat, July 25   4SS, G/60 d10.  One section.  Entry fee: $35, $20 for BCF members.  Prizes based on score: 4.0 = $100, 3.5 = $60, 3.0 = $40, 2.5 = $20.  Max two half point byes (half point byes do not count for prizes).  Registration: 9:15-9:45 AM.  Rounds 10:00, 1:00, 3:15, 5:25.   
 
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    The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog

  • Fighting to the end

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Black to playLjubojevic - Browne, Amsterdam 1972My first encounter with Browne came in 1983 at the players’ meeting before a televised tournament in Bath. The organisers explained that due to the strict time limit (2 hours for all moves), players were expected to act as gentlemen and and not try to win dead equal positions on time. “Can you define gentleman?” shot back Walter, peeved that his desire to win from any position might be curbed. Ian Rogers: Painting the Town BrowneBy the time you read this I’ll be about halfway through the tournament in Sitges. To put mildly, I do not…
  • Daddendum 3

    25 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Couldn't resist running with this. Last Tuesday, in his comment on Daddendum 2 (which was a postscript to Daddendum the Friday before - itself a late addition to the Asylum series), Matt Fletcher wondered whether The Child in Dadd's painting looked like Russian Ukrainian (oops; my unfortunate error; sorry - see comments) GM Ruslan Ponomariov. Uncanny. That was after Mr Hogg reckoned that The Governess (for want of a better moniker) had something of the Karpov about him/her.  The Governess in 1857          …
  • Just Barely Got Something to do with chess XIII

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    "Abu Taubah took pictures of his cat and of the food he liked"But why had Taubah (Arabic for "repentance") chosen the path of jihad as a response to injustice? And weren't Isis committing injustices too? Soon I would question him about this. But first, I wanted to know about his past. Half in jest, I probed him based on what I knew about the profiles of some jihadis: "Let me guess… in your pre-Islam life, you were in a gang of some sort, took drugs and went to jail?" He replied with "no comment". He was only prepared to reveal that his past was "bad" and that he looked on the…
  • Just Barely Got Something to do with chess XII

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Recon Marines will proudly tell you that if you look up their official Military Occupational Speciality in a Marine Corp manual, their job title is listed as "Reconnaissance Man." Theirs is one of the few remaining fields in the military closed to women. For many, becoming a Recon Marine represents one of the last all-male adventures left in America. Among them, few virtues are celebrated more than being hard - having stronger muscles, being a better fighter, being more able to withstand pain and privation. They refer to extra comforts - foam sleeping pads, sweaters, even cold medicine as…
  • Daddendum 2

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Just a quick postscript to Daddendum.Regular S&B Chess Blog reader and fellow chess-art iconographer David Roberts has just been in touch. Using his skills in digital picture recovery (something he does in the course of his professional work), David has built on the traces of colour in the Tate's reproduction of The Child's Problem and re-created for us how it may have looked originally.Before, and......after David's manipulation As Dadd expert Nick Tromans (see Daddendum), to whom we showed the enhancement, aptly remarked: "Sad to see what we are missing."Stunning.
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  • Aviator Open Advance Registrations ! The Capstone of the Dayton Chess Festival

    DCC Chess Queen
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Registrations so far: Aviator Open Note: R2 at 12:00p.m. AviatorOpenRegisteredPlayers-list-1 as of 28 July 2015 10am  How to register???? REGISTER FOR THE AVIATOR OPEN! The post Aviator Open Advance Registrations ! The Capstone of the Dayton Chess Festival appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Paul Keres and Yakov Estrin: Debate on a Falkbeer Countergambit Variation

    DCC Chess Queen
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Paul Keres and Yakov Estrin: A Debate on a Falkbeer Countergambit Variation… lecture given 18 June 2015   Keres- Estrin Debate Falkbeer Countergambit The post Paul Keres and Yakov Estrin: Debate on a Falkbeer Countergambit Variation appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Summer Time Pawn Storm Registrations

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    10 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    Upcoming 20 June Pawn Storm…   AS OF FRIDAY – 19 JUNE 2015 – 10:30AM.   This is the “final” list of advance registrations.  See you on Saturday!!! OPEN Goran Vojinovic (2571) David Friedman (2166) Noah Keating-Adams (2146) Blake Baumgartner (2126) Jason Wang (2007) Leo Zamansky (2001)  BYE RD 4 Caleb Jaquish (1944) Ashwin Kalyanakumar (1760) Nolan Song (1746) U1900 Elton Cao (1763) Jeffrey Davis (1747) David Guehl (1721) William Franklin (1618) Chris Bechtold (1574) Ethan Fang (1537) Kiran Boyinepally (1518) Grace Xu (1327) U1600 Adith Joshua George (1490)…
  • Don’t Get Caught Offside – Lecture 13 & 14 May 2015 – R. Driver

    DCC Chess Queen
    14 May 2015 | 4:28 pm
    …just goes to show that “offsides” can apply to chess also! Don’t Get Caught Offsides – Lecture 13 and 14 May 2015 The post Don’t Get Caught Offside – Lecture 13 & 14 May 2015 – R. Driver appeared first on Dayton Chess Club.
  • Advance Registrations – 2015 Gem City Open

    DCC Chess Queen
    3 May 2015 | 4:51 pm
    PRE-REGISTEREDS ARE UPDATED ALMOST DAILY!!!!! (Please note there are THREE sections  – OPEN, PREMIER and RESERVE) Please read flyer for details. (Details found on home page of this website) If you believe you have registered properly but your name is not on this list, please email dcc.18w5@sbcglobal.net and we’ll research.  Chances are your payment either has not cleared PayPal or you didn’t complete the registration process.  And if a BYE was missed during your registration – please let us know! 3 DAY OPEN Goran Vojinovic (2571) Yuri Barnakov (2218) Steve Wygle…
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