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  • 8th London Chess Classic starting | 6 hours and 24 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    The 2016 London Chess Classic starts on Friday, 9th December at Olympia Conference Centre in London, England. The event features all the world’s Top 10 players, except the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. London Chess Classic is one of the four events in Grand Chess Tour series, played in 9 rounds with the [...]
  • British KO | 6 hours and 42 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    We are back in London and it’s been quite strange. After being away for 3 months and with the last month spent in Sheffield my pace of life has definitely slowed down, so coming back into the manic rush that is London meant that I wasn’t quite hip to it. I got myself squashed in […]
  • Munich 1836 and the British Knockout | 18 hours ago | Reads: 1
    I made my debut for Gawain’s Munich 2nd team on Sunday.  We flew over Saturday morning and spent a lovely but frosty evening in Munich. We went to Feuerzangenbowle to drink mulled wine (I had the little kids version) from the largest cauldron and then to the famous Augustiner-Bräu for dinner. Last year we were lucky […]
  • Studying Old Games (Part 8) | 1 day ago | Reads: 1
    Still on the subject of the Ruy Lopez, here’s a classic game by Vassily Smyslov in which he completely outplays a strong opponent. The first thing to look at in this game is 12…f5!, presenting White with a passed e-pawn but on a square where it inhibits the activity of his minor pieces. Next there’s […]
  • Hainan International Chess Open 2016 | 1 day and 21 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Live games with analysis
  • Νέα Σκακιστική Κίνηση – Διακήρυξη για τις εκλογές του 2016 | 1 day and 22 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Φίλες σκακίστριες, φίλοι σκακιστές Μπροστά στις εκλογές της 18ης Δεκεμβρίου για το ΔΣ της ΕΣΟ η ΝΣΚ απευθύνεται στα σωματεία, τους αθλητές, τους παράγοντες, τους φίλους του σκακιού. Καταθέτουμε τον απολογισμό δράσης της...
  • The Squeeze | 2 days ago | Reads: 3
    Every win brings us joy! Some of us are delighted by crushing our opponents with sacrifices and tactical shots, but others, like me, like to squeeze. A squeeze is a way of exploiting a bind by gradually building up pressure on the opponent’s position. As new threats are created the opponent’s pieces are too overworked […]
  • Μικρές σπουδές, 6 από 6, του Παναγιώτη Κονιδάρη | 2 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Δημοσιεύτηκε σε συνέχειες ένα σπουδαίο κείμενο του Παναγιώτη Κονιδάρη, συγγραφέα σκακιστή και φαρμακοποιού από το Μεγανήσι Λευκάδας, σχετικά με τις σπουδές.Οι σπουδές είναι συνθέσεις (δηλαδή δεν έχουν οπωσδήποτε...
  • 7o Kappa Rapid | 2 days and 9 hours ago | Reads: 5
    Tο Σάββατο 10 Δεκεμβρίου και ώρα 7μ.μ. στο χώρο μας Λυκούργου 50 στην Καλλιθέα, θα διεξαχθεί το 7ο τουρνουά rapid του συλλόγου μας. Το παράβολο είναι 5 ευρώ και ο χρόνος σκέψης 10 λεπτά με επιπλέον προσαύξηση 5 δευτερολέπτων ανά...
  • Ukrainian Chess Championship 2016 LIVE! | 2 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The Ukrainian Men’s Chess Championship 2016 is taking place from December 6-17, in Rivne. The event is a round-robin tournament in 11 rounds. The tempo of play is 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. Participants: GM Anton Korobov (2692), GM Alexander Areshchenko (2678), GM Alexander Moiseenko (2657), GM Yuriy Kuzubov (2651), GM Zahar Efimenko (2651), GM [...]
  • World Amateur Chess Championships 2017 | 2 days and 15 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The 2017 World Amateur Chess Championships for men and women with a FIDE rating under 2300 will be held from 1-9th April in the Rocca Albornoziana in Spoleto, Italy. There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organized only if there [...]
  • Tunisia to consider bidding for 2022 Chess Olympiad | 2 days and 16 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The Tunisian Secretary of State for Sport welcomed African Chess Confederation President Lewis Ncube who is on a working visit to the country on the occasion of the conclusion of the African Junior Championship that took place from November 25 to December 4, 2016 in Hammamet. The meeting was attended by the Director General for [...]
  • Queen Sacrifices | 3 days ago | Reads: 5
    “In chess, a queen sacrifice is a move giving up a queen in return for tactical or positional compensation.” Wikipedia The queen is the most powerful piece, so it is understandable players of all levels think really hard before sacrificing it. I remember one of my OTB games from the junior years where I […]
  • Sergey Karjakin opened Spartak-Rubin football match | 3 days and 10 hours ago | Reads: 5
    World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin took a ceremonial kick-off in the football match of his favourite Spartak Moscow and Rubin Kazan on the Otkrytie Arena. Rubin was in the lead but Spartak turned the score and won by 2-1. In 2013 Magnus Carlsen started the match Real Madrid-Valladolid.
  • Stockfish is the TCEC Season 9 Grand Champion | 3 days and 19 hours ago | Reads: 7
    Stockfish defeats Houdini 54,5 - 45,5 in the Superfinal