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  • Avoiding Opening Traps

    chessimprover.com | 18 hours and 32 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    A fellow coach came up to me during a tournament my student’s were playing in recently and said “Hugh, you better watch that team you’re guys are about to face. They specialize in opening traps and win a great deal of their games because of it.” My reply, “I don’t teach my students to use […]
  • RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2017

    www.chessdom.com | 1 day and 8 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 13th International RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2017 is set to take place from 26th January to 6th February at the Russian State Social University in Moscow, Russia. The Festival is organized by the Russian State Social University, Moscow Chess Federation,the Management of Sport and Entertainment Activities of Moscow Department for Physical Culture and [...]
  • Liberty Bell Open 2017

    www.chessdom.com | 1 day and 9 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 49th Annual Liberty Bell Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 13-16, 2017, at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had six sections: Open, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 7-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The Open section [...]
  • Impressions of Wijk aan Zee

    gawainjones.co.uk | 1 day and 13 hours ago | Reads: 3
    It’s been cold, windy and sunny. Soon I’ll have to go out for a run to keep up with my fitness. That’s one of the difficult things of travelling so much keeping a routine especially when you are “stuck” in one place. I was told there was a gym in the nearby town of Beverwijk […]
  • Throwing Your Opponent on Their Own Resources

    chessimprover.com | 1 day and 15 hours ago | Reads: 3
    One approach to the openings is to throw your opponent on their own resources by playing unusual moves. This in fact is an approach that Magnus Carlsen has specialized in, using a wide variety of openings and often playing something unusual very early in the game. Here we see him using the highly unusual 6.a3 […]
  • Πρόσκληση για συνθέσεις #2 και h#2

    kallitexniko-skaki.blogspot.com | 2 days and 12 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Εδώ είναι μια πρόσκληση για συνθέσεις #2 και h#2.http://chess-compose.blogspot.gr/2017/01/marcel-tancau-mt-2017-c-25-xii-2017.htmlΤο θέμα είναι ελεύθερο για τα δυάρια #2.Τα βοηθητικά δυάρια h#2 πρέπει να έχουν την μορφή "Βοηθητικό του Μέλλοντος" ("Helpmate of the Future"...
  • Chessity creates chess heroes in cooperation with Tata Steel

    www.chessdom.com | 2 days and 15 hours ago | Reads: 5
    Spectacular opportunity for chess teachers
  • President of Moldova visits Central Chess Club in Moscow

    www.chessdom.com | 3 days and 3 hours ago | Reads: 5
    During the official visit to Russia, Igor Dodon, President of Moldova, visited the Central House of Chess Player and RCF Chess Museum. The delegation from Moldova also included Dumitru Bragis, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Andrei Neguta, Deputy of Moldovan Parliament and Member of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Commission, Irina Vlah, Head of Gagauzia, [...]
  • GM Andrey Baryshpolets claims the Golden State Open

    www.chessdom.com | 3 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The 8th Annual Golden State Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 13-16, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, California. The event had five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The playing format was 7-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. In the [...]
  • GM Alexander Ivanov winner of Boston Chess Congress

    www.chessdom.com | 3 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The 5th Annual Boston Chess Congress was held from 6-8th January at the Hyatt Boston Harbor – Logan Airport, 101 Harborside Dr, Boston MA. The event had six sections: Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. In the Premier section with 38 [...]
  • Ernesto Inarkiev to play in FIDE Grand Prix

    www.chessdom.com | 3 days and 9 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The Memorandum on Cooperation was signed by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Alikhan Kharsiev, Russian State Duma Deputy and founder of Adi-Ahmad Sports Club (Troitskoe village, Republic of Ingushetia) on Monday, January 16 in the RCF Chess Museum. The main idea of the agreement is promoting chess in Ingushetia, introducing chess into the republican schools, [...]
  • Πρωτάθλημα Μαθητών Μαθητριών Αιγιαλείας 2017

    www.essp.gr | 3 days and 17 hours ago | Reads: 5
    Η Ένωση Σκακιστικών Σωματείων Πελοποννήσου σε συνεργασία με τα τοπικά σκακιστικά σωματεία της περιοχής της Αιγιαλείας, διοργανώνει την προκριματική φάση του πρωταθλήματος σκάκι μαθητών-μαθητριών για την περιοχή...
  • Δηλώσεις αγωνιστικών χώρων και υπευθύνων για ΠΟΑ και ΠΟΒ

    www.essp.gr | 3 days and 18 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Ανακοινώνονται οι δηλώσεις αγωνιστικών χώρων και των στοιχείων επικοινωνίας των υπευθύνων των σωματείων που θα συμμετέχουν στον ΠΟΑ και στον ΠΟΒ.
  • Mr. Coach, I Don’t Know What To Do Next?

    chessimprover.com | 3 days and 18 hours ago | Reads: 6
    A common question, asked by post beginners after learning how to open the game, is what they should do next. Here I believe there are four most basic factors which can help you to find reasonable way to deal with the situation. 1) Look for tactics by eyeing for checks, captures and threats. Most of […]
  • European Youth Team Chess Championship 2017

    www.chessdom.com | 4 days and 12 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The European Youth Team Chess Championship 2017 will be held from 16th to 24th August in Rymanów Zdrój, Poland, at the PST “Stomil” Rymanów Zdrój, which is the official venue of the tournament. The organizers of the Championships are PST “Stomil” Rymanów Zdrój and Polish Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. [...]