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  • S P Sethuraman is 2014 Indian Chess Champion | 2 hours and 1 minute ago | Reads: 0
    GM S P Sethuraman won the SIB-CMS College 52nd National Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy, with an undefeated score of 8.5 points, at CMS College, Kottayam, in the southern state of Kerala. Both GM Deep Sengupta of PSPB and IM P. Karthikeyan of ICF, a unit of Railways scored 8 points, but [...]
  • Interview with Leny So | 2 hours and 26 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    Chessdom: Hello Leny. Thank you very much for doing this interview. We just heard the news about your son Wesley becoming a full time professional. We interviewed his former coach, GM Susan Polgar. We would like to know your perspective. Are you and your husband chess players? Leny So: I am not a chess player [...]
  • Procrastination Vs. Practice | 11 hours and 24 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    One of my Tiger Chess members asked me an interesting question today about the approach I would you recommend for tactical training. My answer is actually very simple, it’s the one that will be implemented. A lot of players spend a lot of time talking about improvement rather than actually practising. You can find evidence […]
  • SportAccord World Mind Games: final impressions | 15 hours and 14 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    Text and photos: IM/ WGM Alina l’Ami Official website/ More information here/ Basque system LIVE (m)/ Basque system LIVE (w)/ Blitz LIVE (m)/ Blitz LIVE (w)/ Rapid LIVE (m)/ Rapid LIVE (w) From head to toe, from left to right, up and down and back again…the body, mind and soul of the 32 chess players have been worked [...]
  • 26th Carlos Torre Memorial 2014 LIVE! | 15 hours and 34 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    The 26th Torneo Internacional Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam is taking place from 18-22nd December at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Calle in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2668, GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2623, GM Cordova Emilio PER 2616, GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2581 and GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri CUB 2560 are top seeded. Official website
  • European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Wroclaw | 20 hours and 31 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation, organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland. The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafa Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear [...]
  • Carlos Torre Memorial 2014 | 21 hours and 42 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The 26th Torneo Internacional Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam is taking place from 18-22nd December at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Calle in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The event consists of seven sections: - Magistral, open to all players, 9 round Swiss - Yucatan, for elo 1700-1900 players, 7 round Swiss - Merida, for elo [...]
  • 1st Torneo Internazionale di Scacchi Tortoreto Lido | 23 hours and 41 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The 1st International Chess Tournament Tortoreto Lido is scheduled to take place from 26th May to 2nd June, 2015, in Villaggio Salinello, Lungomare Sirena 642, 64018 Tortoreto Lido (TE) – Italy. Open A is reserved for the players with FIDE rating over 2000. Tournament system is 9 rounds, Swiss system, 90’ x 40 moves + [...]
  • Chess and Game Theory | 1 day and 11 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Grandmaster Nigel Davies has invited me to join his blog crew. I am an American chessplayer wandering in and out of expert class. I continually improve my play and wrestle with learning in one’s 60’s. In real life I am a computer programmer. Over the coming weeks, I plan to explore modern chess theory in […]
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Saurimo, Angola – Results | 1 day and 12 hours ago | Reads: 2
    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 [...]
  • Interview with Susan Polgar | 1 day and 14 hours ago | Reads: 3
    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 [...]
  • GM Pavel Maletin is winner of the Russian Rapid Cup | 2 days and 1 hour ago | Reads: 2
    Grandmaster Pavel Maletin claimed the 2014 Russian Rapid Cup after beating Alexander Riazantsev 2-1 in the final match. The final Rapid Grand-Prix 2014 – Cup of Russia was held on 13-16th December in Rostov-on-Don. The format was knockout tournament with 16 qualified players. The time control was 15′+10”. Each match consisted of two games and [...]
  • WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion | 2 days and 4 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The 2014 Iranian National Chess Championship for women was organized by the Tehran Chess Association on 7-16th December 2014 in Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan and WIM Mitra Hejazipour tied for the first with 9.5/11 [...]
  • Χριστουγεννιάτικοι αγώνες με γκονγκ! | 2 days and 4 hours ago | Reads: 2
    Πώς παίζανε κάτι σαν Rapid στη Βρετανία στις αρχές του 19ου αιώνα; Την Παρασκευή 19 Δεκεμβρίου στις 7 μ.μ. στον Πανελλήνιο Γ.Σ. (Μαυρομματαίων 26, Πεδίον του Άρεως), θα έχετε την ευκαιρία να δείτε και να παίξετε το «κάτι σαν Rapid...
  • Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded | 2 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Buddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka won the Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014 convincingly with a 7.5/9 score to win by a clear margin. This event was held from December 5-12, 2014 at the beautiful Citrus Resort Hotel. It was organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation. Ten [...]