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  • 66o Πανελλήνιο Ατομικό Πρωτάθλημα Σκακιού | 4 hours and 36 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    Σε αίθουσα του Capsis Hotel στη Θεσσαλονίκη θα διεξαχθεί από τις 4 έως τις 12 Μαρτίου το 66ο Πανελλήνιο Ατομικό Πρωτάθλημα.  Συμμετέχουν (με σειρά κλήρωσης): 1. Ν. Γαλόπουλος 2. Α. Κελίρης 3. Ι. Συμεωνίδης 4. Αντ. Παυλίδης 5. Ι...
  • Techniques To Calculate Better: Part 1 | 5 hours and 25 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    This will be the first in a series of articles in which I will present several techniques to improve the calculation of variants. First of all I would like to answer the question that many students ask me: When is it the time to calculate? In general there is no exact answer to this question, […]
  • The Return of the Raptor | 1 day and 5 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Chess openings tend to drift in and out of fashion apparently depending on spurious factors such as whether or not they have a strong player using them. A good example is the Raptor Variation of the Trompowsky which goes 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.h4!?, a one time favourite of UK GM Julian Hodgson which all […]
  • The Formulation Of Plans And Personal Style | 2 days and 5 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Many chess amateurs like to talk about whether certain openings are unsuitable because they don’t suit their personal style. They might additional argue that their chess style is something which very hard to change because it reflects their nature. I don’t believe in this at all and would like to explain my reasons. The formulation […]
  • Sharjah Grand Prix: Mamedyarov wins to catch Vachier-Lagrave | 2 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 7
    The fourth round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams in an aggressive display of the Queen’s Gambit Exchange variation. White got better out of the opening, but black has put up an inspired defence. Only in the time [...]
  • The Chess Connection | 3 days and 5 hours ago | Reads: 6
    “Pay attention, we’re gonna ask questions later!” Buddy “Cloudy” Russo, The French Connection How many of you have seen The French Connection movie? Gene Hackman is front and center in it as detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle; together with his partner Buddy “Cloudy” Russo (Roy Schneider) they are trying to get to the main source of […]
  • Sharjah Grand Prix: Nakamura wins, Vachier-Lagrave in lead | 3 days and 12 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The third round of the FIDE World Chess Sharjah Grand Prix was played today at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. The top two finishers in the four-tournament series, which will also include competitions in Moscow, Geneva and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, will qualify for the Candidates tournament next year to select a challenger for [...]
  • Πίτσα Πιτσιγώνη | 3 days and 22 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Έφυγε απρόσμενα από τη ζωή η επί 36 χρόνια υπάλληλος της Ομοσπονδίας μας Πηνελόπη (Πίτσα) Πιτσιγώνη. Όλες και όλοι οι άνθρωποι του σκακιού την γνώριζαν, αφού επί τρισήμησι δεκαετίες συντέλεσε από τη δική της θέση στην...
  • Πρωταθλήτρια στον ΠΟΒ η ΣΑ Πύργου | 4 days and 2 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Η Σκακιστική Ακαδημία Πύργου είναι η φετινή πρωταθλήτρια του προκριματικού ομίλου της Β Εθνικής μια αγωνιστική πριν την ολοκλήρωση του αφού με την νίκη της επί της ομάδας του Προμηθέα εξασφάλισε και μαθηματικά την...
  • Building A Centre | 4 days and 5 hours ago | Reads: 6
    I liked this game by Mikhail Botvinnik because he showed how to build a centre for White in the Queen’s Gambit Declined Exchange Variation. This is an alternative plan to the minority attack with b2-b4-b5. Sam Davies
  • Aeroflot Open 2017 | 4 days and 16 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Aeroflot Open is set to take place from 21st February to 1st March at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow, Russia. One of the richest open tournaments will offer 140,000 EUR in prizes. Traditionally, the event consists of three sections: Open A, Open B and Open C, and a blitz tournament. The prize fund allocated for [...]
  • European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 | 4 days and 18 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Monaco, from 20th to 24th October, 2017, in the Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the events. The events are organized by the Monaco Chess federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The first on schedule is European – [...]
  • 10ο Διεθνές Σκακιστικό Τουρνουά Τριανδρίας | 5 days and 3 hours ago | Reads: 7
    Πέρασαν ήδη δέκα χρόνια από το πρώτο «οικογενειακό» τουρνουά των Σκακιστικών Συλλόγων Τριανδρίας. Προσφέροντας κάτι καινούργιο κάθε φορά, πασχίζοντας για το καλύτερο κάθε χρονιά, γιορτάζουμε φέτος το 10ο διεθνές...
  • Do As I Say, Not As I Do | 5 days and 5 hours ago | Reads: 6
    It’s been a long time since I showed you any actual chess on a Sunday, so here, for a change, are two puzzles for you to solve. In each case I just want you to select your next move, and, if you want, consider what the two positions have in common. In this position it’s […]
  • The Importance of Tactics Three | 6 days and 5 hours ago | Reads: 9
    Tactics can quickly decide the games of beginning and intermediate players, so knowing how and when to employ them is crucial if you wish to improve your game. Of course, tactics are not a guaranteed way to win but they can change the material balance in your favor and thus make it easier to win […]