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  • Chengdu FIDE Women Grand Prix 2016 LIVE! | 12 hours and 20 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    Live games with analysis
  • Amateur Versus Master: Game Twenty Three | 15 hours and 33 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    I Had Some Klewe How to Draw This Correspondence Chess Game! My opponent in the correspondence chess game is an ICCF master who lives in Germany. White has a tendency to play unorthodox openings. In this correspondence chess game, White chose Benko’s Opening and I responded with the Modern Defense. We then transposed into the […]
  • Chengdu FIDE Women Grand Prix | 1 day and 7 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The Chinese Chess Association, in partnership with the International Chess Federation (FIDE), is organizing the fourth tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2015/2016 from 1-15th July in Chengdu, China. A round robin tournament with twelve top women players will be held in Wang Jiang Hotel *****. The event is sponsored by Chinese Chess [...]
  • ECU Board Meeting Prague 2016 – Information and Decisions | 1 day and 8 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The second European Chess Union Board meeting in 2016, organized in Prague, Czech Republic, took place on 24th and 25th June after the kind invitation of the Czech Chess Federation. The meeting was held under the excellent conditions in the hotel Olympic during the 2016 Mitropa Cup. The President of the Czech Chess Federation Viktor [...]
  • Bored Game | 1 day and 15 hours ago | Reads: 4
    In the closing stages of an international tournament Réti was playing one of the weaker competitors and had obtained a won game… he seemed to fall into a brown study, did not move for ten minutes; then suddenly started up from his chair – still without making his move – and sought out a friend, […]
  • World Chess Open 2016 | 2 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The 44th Annual World Open will be held from June 30-July 4, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated. The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, 5-day tournament [...]
  • Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar | 2 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Dubai Chess and Culture Club will host a Fide Trainer’s Seminar on July 11-13 to be conducted by renowned Greek chess coach and author Grandmaster (GM) Efstratios Grivas. “The seminar supports the club’s mission of promoting chess in the grassroots by providing better access to world-class chess training and coaching resources,” said Yahya Mohamed, Planning [...]
  • CSIT World Workers Chess Championship 2016 | 2 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The CSIT World Workers Chess Championship will be held in Puebla, Mexico, from November 12/13 (arrival days) through November 19/20 (departure days) 2016. The CSIT World Workers Chess Championship is open to all chess players who have FIDE ID Number and had neither FIDE title above FIDE Master (FM) nor FIDE rating above 2350 as [...]
  • Ildar Raud Memorial 2016 LIVE! | 2 days and 12 hours ago | Reads: 7
    Live games with analysis
  • MTS Logistics GM Tournament 2016 LIVE! | 2 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 5
    Live games with analysis
  • Recognise the Pattern # 35 | 2 days and 15 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Today, we will see a typical exchange sacrifice on c3 (usually taking a knight) in the Sicilian defence. Black players like to make this sacrifice in order to get one or more following advantages: 1) Usually Black ends up with a knight and a central pawn against a rook with White’s busted pawn structure creating […]
  • Stockfish reduces distance, Fire 5 is on fire | 3 days and 9 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Intense fight for the top positions in TCEC
  • Cheer For The English | 3 days and 15 hours ago | Reads: 7
    I thought today’s column should offer some cheer for the English after recent events. Sadly the game below is not against an Icelandic player but it does feature an English Opening played by English GM Jon Speelman. And it’s even a win! Nigel Davies
  • Ikaros 2016 – discounts and new playing schedule | 4 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 7
    Two weeks to the start of the traditional event
  • Elementary Endings | 4 days and 15 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Elementary endings are not as simple as they first appear. In this week’s problem, each side only has one King and one pawn. You can hardly make chess simpler…. But it is still a tricky problem. White has to play and draw. How does White draw the game? The solution to last Monday’s problem is […]