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  • What It Takes | 1 day and 11 hours ago | Reads: 3
    With only the top players in the World making a good living from playing chess it’s worth asking what it takes to get there. Frankly I’ve found attitudes in the UK to be completely out of step with reality, and it seems that this is not just the case for chess players. Sam and I […]
  • 10ο Φεστιβάλ Σκακιού Ράπιντ & 6ο Φεστιβάλ Μπλιτς (+ πρωταθλήματα Ελλάδας Ράπιντ και Μπλιτς) | 1 day and 22 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Λίγες μέρες μένουν για να αρχίσουν στη Θεσσαλονίκη (ξενοδοχείο ΦΙΛΙΠΠΕΙΟΝ)  το φεστιβάλ rapid & blitz. Τα τουρνουά είναι παράλληλα και Πανελλήνια πρωταθλήματα Rapid – Blitz. Στις προηγουμένες διοργανώσεις έχουν πάρει μέρος...
  • The Life and Chess of Bobby Fischer | 2 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Here’s another nice Youtube lecture, this time on Bobby Fischer: Nigel Davies
  • 1ο ΣΚΑΚΙΣΤΙΚΟ ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ – ΕΡΜΙΔΕΙΑ 2017: «ΝΑΙ» στο ΣΚΑΚΙ | 3 days and 4 hours ago | Reads: 5
    Ο Σκακιστικός Όμιλος Καλλιθέας διοργανώνει ένα διήμερο σκακιστικών δράσεων αφιερωμένο στις 28-29 Οκτωβρίου στις σύγχρονες εγκαταστάσεις του Δημοτικού Κέντρου Άθλησης & Αναψυχής του Δήμου Καλλιθέας και σας προσκαλεί...
  • ΣΗΜΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΕΙΔΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ Σ.Ο. ΣΑΧ | 3 days and 9 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Αγαπητοί φίλοι,Τα μαθήματα της Τετάρτης 18 Οκτωβρίου στα τμήματα 19:00-20:15 και το μάθημα ενηλίκων 20:30-22.00 αναβάλλονται λόγω της ετήσια Γενικής Συνέλευσης των σωματείων Θεσσαλονίκης Χαλκιδικής που θα γίνει την ίδια ημέρα...
  • “What say you?” The 1 minute challenge (6) | 3 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 4
    “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” Bruce Lee Here is some interesting information I found online about the composer behind this week’s puzzle: “M. Brede (. M. stands for “Mister” Brede’s chess problem were in “M. Brede” began in 1841 in Chess […]
  • Exciting second round of TCEC Season 10 | 4 days and 2 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Replay the best games of the season so far
  • Difficult Pairings | 4 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 2
    Everybody gets difficult pairings now and then. One of the toughest situations is if you have to play a very young player who is also very good; it’s very embarrassing to lose. In the Crewe Major last weekend I had to play one of the best 8-year-old players in the World whose ECF grade is […]
  • The Third Missed Fork | 5 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 5
    Yet another game, yet another White, yet another QGD Exchange, and yet another missed fork. They say things come in threes. This game was another rematch: against Ealing and Richmond Junior Alfie Onslow, who had beaten me at the start of the season, as well as in the previous season. Would it be third time […]
  • Stockfish starts with a win the defense of the TCEC title | 5 days and 23 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Exciting start of the season
  • Εικόνες | 6 days and 5 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Στη φωτογραφία μια ξεχασμένη γυναίκα των γαλλικών γραμμάτων, η Lucie Delarue-Mardrus (1874-1945).  Στο τεύχος 9 (1927) του περιοδικού Les Cahiers de l’Echiquier Français αναφέρεται το ενδιαφέρον της για το σκάκι. «Παίζω σκάκι μόλις βρίσκω έστω και μια...
  • How Computers Think | 6 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 5
    For those who didn’t know, here’s a nice explanation on how computers think about chess. The problem really is the ever increasing power of hardware available: Nigel Davies
  • This Piano is No Joke! | 12/10/2017 23:00:18 | Reads: 7
    Many amateur chess players (especially Americans) mispronounce the names of chess openings and foreign chess players. “Giuoco” is pronounced like joke-o. Giuoco Piano means go easy game. This opening and its variants are also called “The Italian Game”. My opponent blundered while transitioning from the opening to the middle game. I can’t say that any […]
  • TCEC Season 10 starts this Saturday at 14:00 CEST | 12/10/2017 01:45:22 | Reads: 9
    The long awaited season is here!
  • Getting Selected | 11/10/2017 23:00:37 | Reads: 9
    Getting in the right events is vital for chess players who want to improve and/or make a name for themselves. When selection is also involved this issue can become very stressful, from local junior events to national teams. Chess is fortunate in this regard in that it has ratings. But what if they are not […]