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  • Child Genius | 8 hours and 56 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    While it was good to see the UK’s impressive haul of medals at the Rio Olympics, it did raise the issue of sponsorship. There are those who have expressed concern that while we’ve been providing welcome financial support for many sportspeople who were seen as potential medallists, other sports, and, more generally, sports at grassroots […]
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Polanica Zdroj, Poland | 22 hours and 38 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    From 20 to 24 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Polanica Zdroj, Poland, by the Polish Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Andrzej Filipowicz (POL), Secretary of the FIDE Technical Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA Aleksander Sokolski (POL). Twelve (12) arbiters from [...]
  • Chess Forum Survival Guide | 1 day and 8 hours ago | Reads: 0
    A new adult student asked me for some good advice regarding the exploration of chess forums. I gave him a one word answer, “don’t!” “What do you mean don’t?” He replied. I diplomatically explained to him that while joining a chess forum could provide a conduit to a great deal of useful information, in most […]
  • SPICE Cup 2016 | 1 day and 13 hours ago | Reads: 1
    The 2016 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 17-22nd October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: [...]
  • Tal Memorial continues Chess in Museums project | 1 day and 17 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia. The tournament will be opened on September 25, 2016, and will become the sixth event of the Chess in Museums project. Avtodor Group of Companies will be a co-organizer of the 10th [...]
  • Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 6 Video | 1 day and 21 hours ago | Reads: 1
    The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 is taking place from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. After six rounds of play Grandmasters B Adhiban, Yuriy Kuzubov, Alexandr Predke and Dragun Kamil share the lead with 5,0 points each. Round 6 video courtesy of Vijay [...]
  • Ευρωπαϊκά Νεανικά Πρωταθλήματα στην Πράγα | 2 days and 3 hours ago | Reads: 2
    Ολοκληρώνονται στην πρωτεύουσα της Τσεχίας τα Ευρωπαϊκά Νεανικά Πρωταθλήματα 2016. Οι κατηγορίες: U8, 10, 12, 14, 16 και 18 για αγόρια και κορίτσια. Από Έλληνες παίκτες, την καλύτερη εμφάνιση με βάση τη βαθμολογία πραγματοποιούν...
  • The Practice Habit | 2 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 1
    Improving your chess is really all about practice, but how do people establish the practice habit? Here are some interesting tips from another field that chess players in general are not familiar with: Nigel Davies
  • Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC | 3 days and 6 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Houdini 5 dev impresses in Stage 3 of TCEC
  • Old News | 3 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Since I returned to tournament chess in 2011 after a hiatus of 20 years, I’ve had an … “interesting” time with the openings. Having depended heavily on memorization in my earlier years, I found I needed a reset. Easier said than done. My best games have consistently been those where there was no opening: I […]
  • Markus Ragger claims the trophy in Vienna Chess Open | 3 days and 22 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The 20th Vienna Chess Open concluded with the victory of the Austrian top player GM Markus Ragger (2686), who was in the same time the top seed of the event. The local star drew in the last round with GM Evgeny Vorobiov (RUS 2586) and triumphed with 8,0/9 points to earn top prize of 2500 [...]
  • Winning Equal Positions | 4 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 4
    In these days of very serious opening analysis and theory going well into the middle game in many lines, people often forget the importance of core skills or don’t have time to practice them. Tactical vision is of course absolutely essential, as most people realize. But endgame skill is often underestimated or even overlooked altogether. […]
  • Michael Adams gets wildcard for London Chess Classic 2016 | 4 days and 12 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The 10th and last player to join the line-up of the 8th London Chess Classic is none other than England’s number one, Michael Adams. The Cornishman has been the country’s leading player since 1999 and was once ranked number 4 in the world. Adams has consistently recorded outstanding performances and been a member of the [...]
  • Chess Olympiad 2016 LIVE! | 5 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Live games with computer analysis
  • Fixing What Ain’t Broke | 5 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 4
    There are two schools of thought with regard to making changes to openings. Most people believe that you should stick to what’s working whilst a rare few like to move on and explore new avenues. I like to think that I belong to the second group, at least in theory, and there are good reasons […]