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  • Ατομικό Πρωτάθλημα Μαθητών Μαθητριών Ζακύνθου 2017-2018 | 3 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 1
    O Σκακιστικός Σύλλογος Ζακύνθου διοργανώνει την προκριματική φάση του ατομικού πρωταθλήματος σκακιού για τους μαθητές και τις μαθήτριες της Ζακύνθου. Οι αγώνες θα διεξαχθούν την Κυριακή 10 Δεκεμβρίου 2017 στην αίθουσα...
  • 9ο ΠΡΩΤΑΘΛΗΜΑ “ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΩΝ ΤΑΞΕΩΝ” | 3 days and 7 hours ago | Reads: 1
    Ο Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Πατρών Προμηθέας σε συνεργασία με τον Εμπορικό και Εισαγωγικό Σύλλογο Πατρών διοργανώνει το 9οΠρωτάθλημα Επαγγελματικών Τάξεων από Τρίτη 26 έως Τετάρτη 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2017. Οι παρτίδες θα έχουν διεθνή...
  • GM Neuris Delgado winner of Duchamp International Open in Rio de Janeiro | 3 days and 10 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 1st Duchamp Open was organized by the Duchamp Internacional, FIDE Americas, Brazil Chess Confederation, FEXERJ and Clube de Xadrez Guanabara from 11-18th November at the South American Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Festival consisted of the Master Group, U2200 Group A, U1800 Group B, IM, Blitz and Rapid tournaments. The main [...]
  • Σκακιστική Ημερίδα για παιδιά στα Λεχαινά | 3 days and 10 hours ago | Reads: 0
    Η ΑΕ Λεχαινών διοργάνωσε με την συνεργασία του ΑΟ Ποσειδών Κ Αλισσού σκακιστική ημερίδα για παιδιά το Σάββατο 18 Νοε 2017 με την συμμετοχή του σκακιστικού τμήματος του Κόροιβου Αμαλιάδας και της ΣΑ Πύργου.
  • Upcoming FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars | 3 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 0
    The list of the upcoming FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars, that have been scheduled, is as follows: MOROCCO, Agadir, 26-30 November 2017 (English, French and Arabic lang.) PAKISTAN, Karachi, 9-11 December 2017 (English lang.) INDIA, Guwahati, 28-30 December 2017 (English lang.) INDIA, Mumbai, 8-10 January 2018 (English lang.) THAILAND, Bangkok, 19-21 January 2018 (English lang.) RUSSIA, Moscow, [...]
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand | 3 days and 11 hours ago | Reads: 0
    A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 19 to 21 January 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, by the Thailand Chess Association, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Casto Abundo (PHI), FIDE Lecturer. The language of the Seminar will be English. The [...]
  • Sacrifice for Beginners | 3 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 0
    “Sacrifice (definition) = a move that gives up material to gain a positional or tactical advantage” For a long time my first reaction when someone played a sacrifice against me was to feel shivers down my spine. How could I not see this? The sacrifice must be correct, right? The opponent knows what its doing. […]
  • Peter Svidler to play in Tata Steel Masters | 4 days and 1 hour ago | Reads: 2
    The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 12-28 January 2018.
  • Έφυγε ο Γιάννης Σταματόπουλος | 4 days and 6 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Μετά από μακρά ασθένεια που τον ταλαιπώρησε, έφυγε σήμερα από τη ζωή σε ηλικία 70 ετών ο ομοσπονδιακός μετρ Γιάννης Σταματόπουλος. Τα βιογραφικά του στοιχεία θα γραφτούν στη συνέχεια, από όλους όσους τον γνωρίσαμε και...
  • Beating the Schliemann | 4 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 3
    In the last round of the British Rapidplay Championships my opponent played the Schliemann Gambit against my Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5) and I replied with what seemed like a natural move, 4.d4. My Dad told me afterwards that this often leads to a piece sacrifice after 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe5 Nxe5 6.dxe5 […]
  • Komodo – Houdini is the Superfinal of TCEC Season 10 | 4 days and 17 hours ago | Reads: 3
    Starting this Monday
  • Kings Island Open 2017 | 5 days and 2 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The 26th annual Kings Island Open was held from 10-12th November at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast in Blue Ash, Ohio, USA. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1250 and Under 1000. All sections were played over five rounds of Swiss system, with the time control [...]
  • Chickening Out | 5 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 3
    By now the league season had finished but we were still in the cup, facing Surbiton in the semi-finals. I had yet another white, against former RJCC member Jasper Tambini, who was graded 185 at the time, but is now 202. I wheeled out my trusty QGD Exchange. Here’s what happened. 1. d4 d5 2. […]
  • London Chess Conference 2017 | 5 days and 20 hours ago | Reads: 3
    The fifth edition of the London Chess Conference will be held on 2-3rd December at the London Hilton Kensington Olympia. It coincides with the London Chess Classic tournament when the world’s top players descend on London to battle for supremacy. The theme of the conference this year is Scholastic Chess i.e. using chess for educational [...]
  • Music to Play By | 6 days and 13 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Music has the ability to evoke a long lost memory from our distant pasts or change our emotional state for better or worse. A rough sketch of our very essence could drawn from the music we’ve listened to throughout our lives. It’s literally a part of every human’s existence. In fact, it’s hard to escape […]