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  • In Memoriam – GM Arturo Pomar | 2 hours and 43 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    The Spanish Chess Federation is saddened to inform that the legendary Grandmaster Arturo Pomar Salamanca passed away at the age 84 after a long ilness. Born in 1931 in Palma de Mallorca, Pomar excelled in chess at the early age and was considered a child prodigy in the 1940s. At the age of 13 he [...]
  • Social chess project in Stockholm: “Swedish industry meets suburbs” | 3 hours and 4 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    The Swedish Chess Academy and Swedish Chess Federation will hold the social project “The Swedish industry meets suburbs” on 3rd June in Stockholm. - “This initiative is an effort of inclusion of ethnic minorities in Sweden through chess”, says GM Pontus Carlsson, the main organizer for the event. Chess benefits millions because of its widespread [...]
  • Asian Continental Chess 2016 LIVE! | 16 hours and 10 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    Live games with analysis
  • Weasels Ripped My Chess | 19 hours and 14 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    Good night boys & girls . . . Thank you for coming to our concert – Frank Zappa My wife says I’m really two chess players. The first one sits down and bungles the opening and the second one pushes the first out of the chair, saying, “Move over, patzer, let me handle this!” Today […]
  • Vugar Gashimov Memorial starting in Shamkir | 22 hours and 23 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    The opening ceremony of the 3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place on 25th May in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. The ceremony was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Azerbaijan Minister of Sport and Youth Azad Ragimov, Vice President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Mahir Mamedov, Vugar’s father Gasim Gashimov, Executive director of Synergy Group Gudrat Seyfulaev, Governor of [...]
  • Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016 | 22 hours and 33 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    The Ontario Open Championship is an annual chess tournament sanctioned by the Ontario Chess Association and held traditionally over the Victoria Day long weekend by one of its four leagues. This year’s event was held on May 21-23, at the Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst, Toronto. Over 140 players competed in four sections: Crown, U2200, [...]
  • Igor Kurnosov Memorial LIVE! | 1 day and 2 hours ago | Reads: 2
    Live games with analysis
  • Gashimov Memorial 2016 LIVE! | 1 day and 2 hours ago | Reads: 2
    Live games with analysis
  • Προθεσμία για FIDE ALBUM | 1 day and 5 hours ago | Reads: 1
    Την επόμενη Τετάρτη, 01/06/2016, λήγει η προθεσμία για την υποβολή επιλεγμένων προβλημάτων των συνθετών, της τριετίας 2013-2015, στα FIDE Albums.Πληροφορίες εδώ :
  • European Individual Women Chess 2016 LIVE! | 1 day and 12 hours ago | Reads: 1
    Live games with analysis
  • Recognise The Pattern # 32 | 1 day and 19 hours ago | Reads: 1
    After castling short we tend to play the king’s rook to another open/half open file, abandoning protection of the f-pawn in front of it. Therefore it is quite useful to set your radar for the f7 (f2) square in order to seize any opportunity to launch an attack on castled king. Usually, we sacrifice the […]
  • Catalan Chess Circuit 2016 | 1 day and 20 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The Catalan Grand Prix of International Open Chess Tournaments – Catalan Chess Circuit 2016 is a series of international open chess tournaments held from May to September. The Circuit Català is organized by the Catalan Chess Federation (FCE) and sponsored by the Catalan Sports Council of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The 23 tournaments which count [...]
  • Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016 | 2 days and 6 hours ago | Reads: 2
    The 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships – Open and Women’s – will take place from 25th May to 5th June at the Uzbekistan Hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Eligible to participate are players from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7. The tournament will be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 [...]
  • 2ο Διασυλλογικό Agrinio Rapid 2016 | 2 days and 15 hours ago | Reads: 4
    H Γυμναστική Εταιρεία Αγρινίου προκηρύσσει την διοργάνωση του 2ου ΔΙΑΣΥΛΛΟΓΙΚΟΥ RAPID ΑΓΡΙΝΙΟΥ. Οι αγώνες θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Κυριακή 12 Ιουνίου στις αίθουσες του Εmileon Sport Center στο Δοκίμι Αγρινίου. Οι δηλώσεις...
  • Skara, Part 1 | 2 days and 19 hours ago | Reads: 3
    In the run up to the crucial Brexit vote next month I thought I’d show some games by the England team from the European Team Championships in Skara, 1980. England won gold ahead powerful opposition including the Soviet Union and Hungary, and they did it in remarkable style. Here is the most famous game from […]