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  • 2015 Asian Continental Chess LIVE! | 1 hour and 31 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    Live games with computer analysis
  • Endgame Preparation | 4 hours and 40 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    A student at last week’s summer chess camp asked me when he should start preparing for the endgame. He was a bit shocked when I suggested he start his endgame preparation at the start of the game, during the opening. “Isn’t a game of chess divided into three phases, with the endgame coming last?” he […]
  • The Milner-Barry Gambit Versus Killer Dan Smith | 19 hours and 37 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    This is another correspondence chess game from the 1978 Golden Knights Postal Championship and another “What was I thinking?” game. Back then I did not own a computer and I did not have access to chess databases or chess engines. I did not even have a book on the French Defense! I was playing from […]
  • Asian Junior & Girls Under-20 Chess Championships 2015 | 23 hours and 33 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    On behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, the Kyrgyz Chess Federation has the honor to invite all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2015 Asian Junior Chess Championships under 20 from 2nd (arrival) to 12th October (departure) 2015 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Championships will be played according to [...]
  • GM Fernando Peralta wins rapid tournament in Olot | 23 hours and 59 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    The 16th Obert d’Escacs Ciutat d’Olot was held on 26th July at the Casino Olotí in Olot, Spain. The 9-round Swiss event with the time control 15′+5” was organized by the Club d’Escacs Olot and gathered 90 participants. Grandmaster Fernando Peralta from Argentina emerged clear winner with 8,0/9 points to claim the top prize of [...]
  • Open International de Martigny 2015 | 1 day and 2 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 24th Open International de Martigny is taking place from 31st July to 3rd August at the Hotel Vatel in Martigny, Switzerland. The tournament is organized by the Cercle de l’Echiquier de Martigny and supported by Commune de Martigny, Etat du Valais, Fonds du sport and Hôtel Vatel Martigny. The playing format is 7-round Swiss [...]
  • FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Benasque – Results | 1 day and 22 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The FIDE Seminar for International Organizers was held at Casa de la Cultura de Benasque in Benasque, Spain from July 3-5, 2015. The Seminar was organized by the City of Benasque, Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA) and FIDE Events’ Commission (EVE). The Lecturer was FIDE Vice President Martha Fierro (IO, FT, WGM) and the lectures were [...]
  • Πενήντα νέοι και νέες βραβεύτηκαν στην Ικαρία! | 1 day and 23 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Η επτάχρονη Ιωάννα Σαράντου, η μικρότερη σκακίστρια των διεθνών αγώνων της Ικαρίας Τα κύπελλα πήγαν στους πρωταθλητές και τις πρωταθλήτριες Ελλάδας και Αιγαίου, αλλά ο μεγάλος αριθμός μεταλλίων απονεμήθηκε και φέτος...
  • Mischuk and Sabuk lead 4th Lviv Tradition tournament | 2 days and 1 hour ago | Reads: 5
    The 4th “Lviv Tradition” chess tournament is taking place from July 27, through August 1, 2015, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. The event is a 10-player round-robin tournament, valid for FIDE rating and norms. The average Elo rating is 2230. Ukrainian IM Dmitry Mischuk and Polish player Piotr Sabuk lead [...]
  • Decisive Games | 2 days and 4 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The secret [of playing decisive games] is simple: you must conduct the game as though it were of precisely no importance, but at the same time instill in each move all of your internal energy, concentrate extremely hard, and attempt to foresee anything unexpected. – Lev Polugaevsky, Grandmaster Preparation Il n’existe pas de grand talent […]
  • 5th International Tournament Isthmia 2015 | 2 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” is organizing the 5th International Tournament Isthmia 2015 on 18-25th August at the Poseidon Resort Hotel in Loutraki, Korinthia, Greece. Prefecture of Peloponnisos, Municipality of Loutraki – Perahora – Agioi Theodoroi, Municipality of Korinth are supporting the event. The tournament will be held over 9 rounds of Swiss system in [...]
  • Annotated Game: GM Mikhail Antipov – Purushoth. G Gobikrishnan | 2 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Russian Grandmaster Mikhail Antipov stormed through the 7th qualifier tournament of the FIDE Online Juniors World Blitz Championship that was held last Tursday on the official FIDE Online platform by scoring 11 points from 11 games. Below is annotated one of his victories. The 8th and final Juniors World Blitz qualifier tournament will be held [...]
  • HZ Chess Tournament 2015 LIVE! | 2 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The 2015 HZ Chess Tournament is taking place from August 1-8, at the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, in the Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament that gathers 243 players from 16 different federations. Top seed is former World champion GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (2704) of Uzbekistan. Tournament website/ Standings and statistics
  • Czech Open 2015 LIVE! | 2 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 6
    The 26th Czech Open 2015 International Chess and Games Festival is taking place from July 24 through August 1, in Pardubice, a city in the Czech Republic. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. 289 players from 35 different countries take part in the event, including 34 [...]
  • 26th Czech Open 2015 takes place in Pardubice | 2 days and 12 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The Czech Open 2015 International chess and games festival takes place from July 16 to August 2, 2015, in Pardubice, Tipsport arena. Many chess tournaments took place in Pardubice during the last week. One of the most important and star-studded was rapid chess tournament, in which also very strong chess players took part. “This is [...]