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  • Checkmates for Heroes

    chessimprover.com | 3 days and 21 hours ago | Reads: 4
    We all know that checkmate ends the game, and yet, if you visit your local primary school chess club you’ll see that many children get more pleasure from promoting lots of pawns and getting lots of queens than from actually winning the game. Furthermore, you’ll see that most games end with the equivalent of a […]
  • The Game Gangster Style

    chessimprover.com | 4 days and 21 hours ago | Reads: 5
    We’re going to take a break from tactics to look at one of the many places I teach chess but will return to our tactical studies next week. Teaching chess to children is only part of my chess teaching career. I teach teenagers, adults, coach chess teams and teach chess to extremely hardened criminals, both […]
  • Karpov on the Minority Attack

    chessimprover.com | 5 days and 21 hours ago | Reads: 4
    Anatoly Karpov was one of the all time greats. He was known especially for his positional play and accuracy in the endgame. One of the positional techniques he was particularly good at was the minority attack. He has several sparkling victories in which the minority attack was a featured contributor. In this first example, Karpov saddles […]
  • Silver Lake Chess Festival 2017

    www.chessdom.com | 6 days and 8 hours ago | Reads: 9
    The Chess Festival will take place from 18-25th June, 2017, at the “Kamin hall” of Restaurant Sidro and “Great hall” of Danubia Park Hotel on Silver Lake in Serbia.
  • 1st Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship

    www.chessdom.com | 6 days and 10 hours ago | Reads: 7
    The Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is organizing the 1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship, which will be held at Sharjah Chess & Culture Club from 22nd March to 31st March 2017. The Masters is held under the Patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. [...]
  • 10,000 Hours Is Just Part of the Puzzle

    chessimprover.com | 6 days and 21 hours ago | Reads: 8
    This recent article lends some important clarification to the so-called 10,000 hour rule. Of course some of us have been aware of the importance of talent for some time, especially after post mortem analysis with a young Vishwanathan Anand. I understood that I’d never be as quick sighted as him or other top players even […]
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Astana, Kazakhstan

    www.chessdom.com | 15/03/2017 18:32:06 | Reads: 8
    A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 22 to 26 July 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Ashot Vardapetian (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer. The venue of the Seminar will be the Schoolchildren’s [...]
  • World Champion Tan Zhongyi honored in China

    www.chessdom.com | 15/03/2017 18:16:05 | Reads: 6
    Tan Zhongyi, who recently became a new Women’s World Chess Champion, was honored at the celebration organized by the State Sports General Administration of Chess Sports Management Center, China Chess Association and Shandong Province authorities and businesses. The champion received a 100,000 yuan reward and a valuable sapphire from the famous Shandong Jingzhi company. Tan [...]
  • FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Melbourne, Australia

    www.chessdom.com | 15/03/2017 17:12:42 | Reads: 7
    A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 22 to 23 July 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, by the Chess Victoria, in cooperation with the Australian Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew [...]
  • Ο Μάγκνους Κάρλσεν στο Φεστιβάλ Παιδικού και Νεανικού Κινηματογράφου Αθηνών

    www.skakistiko.com | 15/03/2017 05:58:57 | Reads: 6
    Στο πλαίσιο του Φεστιβάλ Παιδικού και Νεανικού Κινηματογράφου Αθηνών CineDoc Kids που γίνεται στον κινηματογράφο Δαναό (Λ. Κηφισίας 109, μετρό Πανόρμου) την Κυριακή 19 Μαρτίου στις 16.00 θα προβληθεί σε πανελλαδική πρεμιέρα το...
  • Trumping the Tromp

    chessimprover.com | 14/03/2017 23:00:16 | Reads: 9
    In my recent post The Return of the Raptor I mentioned how the 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.h4!? line of the Trompowsky Attack seemed to be making a bit of a comeback. Lines like this can be particularly popular with busy players who don’t want to spend too much time on preparation. But this approach […]
  • Karjakin takes up Putin offer for civil servant role

    www.chessdom.com | 14/03/2017 05:59:46 | Reads: 12
    Sergey Karjakin has accepted President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to join the Civil Chamber of the Russian Federation. On Monday morning Karjakin posted a photo on his Twitter account showing the invitation signed by Putin. “According to the Federal law from April 4, 2005 ‘Of the Civil Chamber or Russian Federation’ (I am) inviting you to [...]
  • Endgame play (2)

    chessimprover.com | 13/03/2017 23:00:30 | Reads: 9
    “Play the opening like a book, the middle game like a magician and the endgame like a machine” Rudolf Spielmann GM Susan Polgar is one of the best chess teachers in the World. Every day you can learn something new from her either by following her chess posts on social media or by studying her chess […]
  • Διάλεξη του Στέλιου Χαλκιά για το 66ο Πανελλήνιο Ατομικό Πρωτάθλημα

    www.skakistiko.com | 13/03/2017 07:06:55 | Reads: 8
    Την Τετάρτη 15 Μαρτίου, ώρα 7 μ.μ.,  ο Στέλιος Χαλκιάς θα δώσει διάλεξη στο Εκάλη Club (Λόφου 15, Εκάλη) με θέμα το Πανελλήνιο Ατομικό Πρωτάθλημα που ολοκληρώθηκε την Κυριακή. Η είσοδος είναι ελεύθερη.
  • Hamlet Goes Business

    www.skakistiko.com | 13/03/2017 07:01:53 | Reads: 8
    Σκακιστική σκηνή από το Hamlet Goes Business (1987) του Φινλανδού Άκι Καουρισμάκι. Ο Άμλετ είναι ο άχαρος, βλάκας και χυδαίος κληρονόμος της επιχείρησης του πατέρα του. Οι διάλογοι είναι αξιολάτρευτα αμήχανοι, οι χαρακτήρες...