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  • Yannick Pelletier wins Swiss Chess Championship | 3 days and 14 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Grandmaster Yannick Pelletier convincingly won the Swiss Open Chess Championship that was held from 13-21st July in Grächen. Pelletier scored 7,5/9 points leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. This is Pelletier sixth national title, as he previously won in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2014. Silver went to the 61-year-old IM Roland Ekström [...]
  • Back to Square One | 3 days and 19 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Music and chess have so many parallel characteristics in regards to mastering either of them that the training method of one can successfully be applied to the other. We’ll start this article by examining the process employed when mastering a musical instrument, in this case the guitar. After reading this description, ask yourself if this […]
  • Εικόνες | 4 days and 15 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Τη φωτογραφία μου έστειλε ο Ν.Σ. Είναι τραβηγμένη στις 17 Ιουλίου στο κέντρο της πρωτεύουσας της Κολομβίας, της Μπογοτά. Τα μπουφάν και η ψυχρή ατμόσφαιρα δεν παραξενεύουν διότι η πόλη αν και είναι περίπου στη γραμμή του...
  • Lev Polugaevsky Memorial 2017 | 4 days and 16 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Lev Polugaevsky Memorial was held from 8-16th July at the Polugaevsky chess club in Samara, Russia. The 9-round Swiss event which is a stage in the Russian Cup gathered 107 participants, including 9 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. The total prize fund was 11.000 EUR. Dmitry Frolyanov convincingly won the tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving [...]
  • 25th Southern Open in Orlando, Florida | 4 days and 21 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 25th Annual Southern Open will be held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. There will be five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The tournament format is 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The event has a $15,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed. [...]
  • 22nd Bradley Open in Windsor Locks, Connecticut | 4 days and 21 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 22nd Annual Bradley Open will be held from July 21-23, 2017, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, 1 Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. There will be five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The tournament format is 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The event has a $8,000 [...]
  • Czech Open 2017 in Pardubice | 4 days and 23 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 28th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open 2017 started on July 13th and will last until 30th of July. As usual, the event takes place in hockey Tipsport arena in Pardubice. The very first tournament of Czech Open was really successful. 131 teams made of four players have participated Cesky Lev Kolesovice Open. [...]
  • Ο Μούρτζια στην Αθήνα | 5 days and 16 hours ago | Reads: 6
    Ο Πολωνός πολυ-πρωταθλητής κόσμου στην λύση σκακιστικών προβλημάτων, Πιότρ Μούρτζια, μετά την Ικαρία πέρασε από την Αθήνα προτού φύγει αεροπορικώς για την πατρίδα του.Στην Αθήνα συναντήθηκε με Έλληνες σκακιστές για...
  • Nourish Your Back Brain | 5 days and 19 hours ago | Reads: 4
    I was pleased with this game, a quick win… at the time. However, Nigel really didn’t like 12.g3. He said that while I brought my usual good calculation and energy to bear…. “very strong players use their back brains a lot”. He advised looking at a lot of QGA IQP positions. I played 12.g3 so […]
  • Asian Cities Chess Team Championship 2017 | 6 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 5
    The Chess Federation of India has the honor to invite all Chess Federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.7 affiliated to Asian Chess Federation and FIDE to participate in the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship for the DUBAI CUP from 25 Aug – 2 Sep 2017 in KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. The tournament shall be run [...]
  • Λούκι Λουκ | 6 days and 18 hours ago | Reads: 4
    (ανάρτηση αρχείου) Στην αυγή της δεκαετίας του ’90, ο ιταλοαυστριακός ηθοποιός Τέρενς Χιλ (κατά κόσμον Mάριο Τζιρότι) έκανε μια προσωπική απόπειρα να μεταφέρει τα κατορθώματα του Λούκι Λουκ στο σινεμά, παίζοντας ο...
  • Sicilian Dragon : A Model Game for Beginners in the Yugoslav Attack | 6 days and 19 hours ago | Reads: 4
    In my last article I tried to describe White’s plan to destroy Black’s king side in detail. Here I will annotate the game in detail which I believe, can be served as a model game for this. Ashvin Chauhan
  • Andrew Paulson passed away | 18/07/2017 17:47:00 | Reads: 2
    Founder of AGON Andrew Paulson passed away at the age of 59, Interfax quoted Alexey Kazakov, senior executive at Rambler&Co. The American businessman established AGON in 2012 and signed a long-term contract with FIDE to organize and promote the events of the World Championship cycle. From October 2013 he was President of the English Chess [...]
  • Alexander Morozevich turns 40 | 18/07/2017 13:09:26 | Reads: 2
    On July 18, a Russian grandmaster Alexander Morozevich celebrates his 40th anniversary. Our congratulations to the outstanding chess player! Alexander is the winner of many strong international tournaments. He has represented Russia in seven Olympiads and other team events, winning numerous team and board medals. Morozevich is a two-time World Championship Candidate and a two-time [...]
  • Endgame play (4) | 17/07/2017 23:00:40 | Reads: 5
    Today’s position is a very good example of how important pawn endgames are; even a momentary lapse of reason (do you know Pink Floyd’s great album with the same name from 1987?) could be fatal to any player, beginners and grandmasters alike. Have a look at the position, do a quick assessment and decide what should […]