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  • Οι κληρώσεις των ομάδων μας | 2 hours and 52 minutes ago | Reads: 0
    Για το Πρωτάθλημα Παμπαίδων Κ8 (5ος και τελευταίος γύρος): ΣΟ Καλλιθέας – ΣΟ Αιγάλεω Β’ ( Κυριακή 2 Νοεμβρίου, 10:30) Για το Ομαδικό Πρωτάθλημα Παίδων-Κορασίδων (6ος και τελευταίος γύρος): ΣΣ Πετρούπολης Άναξ – ΣΟ...
  • Το μυστήριο του Κιμ | 5 hours and 52 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    Η μόνη γνωστή φωτογραφία του Κιμ είναι η αυτή, η ωραιότατη. Στη σελίδα 18 του A Book of Chess, του Κόνελ Αλεξάντερ (Λονδίνο 1973), διαβάζουμε : “Πριν 15 με 20 χρόνια δημοσίευσα μια μαρτυρία για έναν μικρό Κορεάτη, τον Έρνεστ Κιμ...
  • Two North Americans Take on the English | 10 hours and 30 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    My Canadian opponent and I played the English Opening to a draw. After about 20 moves it became clear to me that we were evenly matched and that I was unlikely to win. After three moves I could have transposed into the Queen’s Gambit Declined, but I have never liked playing the White side of […]
  • Simultaneous chess exhibition by Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala | 18 hours and 17 minutes ago | Reads: 3
    Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala (2727), the current 2nd player of India and the 23rd player in the World, held a simultaneous chess exhibition on 29th October at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade. GM Harikrishna played on 30 boards against public figures (actors, politicians, athletes, etc.), University professors, representatives of the media, children, etc. [...]
  • Match Carlsen-Anand: Venue, Schedule, Tickets | 20 hours and 22 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014. The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Vishvanathan Anand (India). The FWCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum [...]
  • The Common Problem Of Following A Pattern Without Understanding It | 20 hours and 27 minutes ago | Reads: 1
    Last week, I wrote about the importance of learning and teaching through comparing similar but different situations. Again and again this theme pops up, and is easy to miss if one is not careful. It is easy to memorize a pattern without understanding its context and purpose, or more charitably, to have understood it once […]
  • Komodo, Houdini and Gull lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 | 20 hours and 50 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    Three engines lead the Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC. Komodo, Houdini and Gull obtained 4/5 points to share first place, followed by Stockfish (3.5/5), Chiron (3/5) and Junior (3/5). The leaders won their games in the fifth round. Gull defeated Hannibal, Houdini outplayed Naum, while Komodo  won against Chiron. You can see some of the interesting fragments [...]
  • OIBM: Nisipeanu and Bluebaum superior after 5 rounds | 21 hours and 18 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    German players GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and  IM Matthias Bluebaum lead 18th OIBM Bad Wiessee Open Chess Tournament with perfect 5/5 score. They are followed by a group of no less than 19 players who obtained 4.5/5 points. Nisipeanu was much better after move 15th in his game against Graf and easily converted, while Bluebaum defeated Ukrainian GM Olekseinko in a [...]
  • UTDallas Fall FIDE Open | 23 hours and 12 minutes ago | Reads: 2
    The University of Texas at Dallas is organizing the 2014 UTDallas Fall FIDE Open from 21-26th November at the Embassy Suites Dallas – Park Central, 13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, USA. The 9-round Swiss event with the time control G/90+30sec is open to players rated over 2000 FIDE or 2200 USCF. The event is [...]
  • GM Lagarde and IM Koziak lead Sautron Open 2014 | 1 day and 20 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The 14th Sautron Chess Open 2014 is taking place from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The 9-round Swiss event gathered 187 players from 13 different countries (Algeria, Belarus, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine), including 4 GMs, [...]
  • “Shchelkunchik-2014″ battle of the generations in Moscow | 1 day and 21 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The battle of the generations “Shchelkunchik-2014″ Chess Tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, businessman Oleg Skvortsov and Chess Support Fund on 19-25th December 2014. The Pre-New Year’s tournament will be held in Moscow Central Chess House to gather “Kings” and “Princes”. The team of the “Kings” will consist of the...
  • IMs Shkuran and Golubka lead Yuriy Privalov Memorial 2014 | 1 day and 21 hours ago | Reads: 4
    The 3rd Yuriy Privalov Memorial 2014 is running from 28th October to 2nd November 2014 in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. The event is organized in honor of the Ukrainian trainer Yuriy Privalov in a 10-player IM round-robin format with a time control 90′ + 30″. The highest rated players IM Daniil Shkuran (2377) and [...]
  • 12 New European Youth Champions For 2014 | 2 days and 3 hours ago | Reads: 8
    The European Youth Chess Championships concluded on Tuesday in Batumi, Georgia, and Europe got 12 new Youth Champions for 2014. In the Open group U18 GM Avital Boruchovsky (ISR) 2501 became the Champion with 7.5 points. IM Daniil Yuffa (RUS) 2449 with 7.0 points. Four players with 6.5 points tied for the 3rd place, but [...]
  • African Individual Chess Championships 2014 | 2 days and 3 hours ago | Reads: 7
    Namibia Chess Federation (NCF) is inviting eligible players from all African Chess Federations affiliated to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to participate in the 2014 African Individual Chess Championships (AICC) to be held at the Safari Court Hotel & Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, from December 12th (arrival) to December 23rd, 2014 (departure). Participation: - African [...]
  • 3rd Yuriy Privalov Memorial 2014 LIVE! | 2 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 7
    The 3rd Yuriy Privalov Memorial is taking place from 28th October to 2nd November 2014 in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. The event is a 10-player IM round-robin tournament with top seed IM Petr Golubka. Official website