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  • London Chess Classic – Round 2 | 04/12/2017 01:14:02 | Reads: 6
    No blood was spilled during round two of the London Chess Classic, however, many of the games were combative. Early in the round there were several enterprising middlegame positions which looked promising; yet, bringing the full point home is an extremely daunting task as all the players are extremely good defenders. The fighting spirit the [...]
  • A King’s Indian Attack Game | 03/12/2017 22:00:41 | Reads: 5
    The King’s Indian Attack is a set-up that was first used as a Black opening and then adopted with colours reversed. It can be used almost regardless of what Black plays though it does seem to be better against certain set-ups. In the game below my Dad uses it against the French and wins a […]
  • Το 11ο Kings στη μνήμη της Πολιχρονιάντε | 03/12/2017 10:09:44 | Reads: 6
    Ένα ιδιαίτερο σκακιστικό φεστιβάλ ολοκληρώθηκε στη Ρουμανία. Επρόκειτο για το 11ο Kings Tournament που αυτή τη φορά ήταν αφιερωμένο στη μνήμη της WGM Ελιζαμπέτα Πολιχρονιάντε που πέθανε το 2016, σε ηλικία 80 ετών. Η Πολιχρονιάντε...
  • Russian Championship Superfinals Start in Saint Petersburg | 03/12/2017 07:30:51 | Reads: 6
    The Superfinals of 70th Russian men’s championship and 67th Russian women’s championship are taking place on December 2-15 at the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2-4, Kuybysheva St., Saint Petersburg). The organizers are the Russian Chess Federation, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, Chess Federation [...]
  • Russian Chess Superfinal 2017 LIVE! | 03/12/2017 02:33:25 | Reads: 7
    Live games with analysis
  • Russian Superfinal Women 2017 LIVE! | 03/12/2017 02:28:03 | Reads: 5
    Live games with analysis
  • Chess Behind Bars | 02/12/2017 22:00:43 | Reads: 6
    My grandfather spent time in Leicester Gaol. My father was in Feltham Borstal (now Feltham Young Offenders Institution) for several years. I was in Broadmoor (then described as a hospital for the criminally insane, now described as a high security psychiatric hospital) on three occasions in the 1970s. How many of us, I like to […]
  • Wood Shedding | 01/12/2017 22:00:38 | Reads: 7
    There once was a time when an individual wanting to pursue a particular skill would take on the task knowing that the path to mastery was a long, hard and often difficult journey. However, the person embarking on this journey simply accepted the idea of long, hard work as the cost one paid when striving […]
  • London Chess Classic – Round 1 | 01/12/2017 14:32:29 | Reads: 7
    It was a peaceful day at the Google Headquarters in London, which hosted round one of the London Chess Classic. The day started slowly with three symmetrical positions out of the opening. It seemed that the only game that had any promise of producing a decisive result was the battle between Carlsen and Caruana until [...]
  • Interview with World Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik (Video) | 01/12/2017 07:59:10 | Reads: 5
    I found both inspiring and interesting the behavior that IM Zhansaya Abdumalik kept from start to finish that let her win clear first the Girl section without leaving board 1.
  • Interview with Judit Polgar on Chess in Schools (Video) | 01/12/2017 07:39:51 | Reads: 7
    Best female player of all times, Judit Polgar, speaks about the importance of Chess in Schools projects.
  • ECU School Chess Teacher Training Course in Budapest | 01/12/2017 07:23:36 | Reads: 6
    The 3rd ECU School Chess Teacher training course took place in PODIT Educational and Chess Center in Budapest, from 25th-26th November. The course comprised two days of interactive presentations, group discussions and practical exercises with focus on the teaching aspects of chess. Participants, after completing the course, had to pass the online test to reach [...]
  • London Chess Classic 2017 | 01/12/2017 02:59:08 | Reads: 6
    Φωτογραφία από το pro-biz του φετινού London Chess Classic που έγινε το απόγευμα της Πέμπτης, μια μέρα πρίν την έναρξη του κυρίως τουρνουά. Ερασιτέχνες σκακιστές που πρόσφεραν χρηματικές δωρεές για το σκάκι στα σχολεία και στις...
  • Η ομάδα του ΑΣΟ Αιγίου πρώτη στην “Ενωτική Κίνηση” | 01/12/2017 00:48:06 | Reads: 6
    Με την συμμετοχή 17 ομάδων από 10 διαφορετικούς συλλόγους πραγματοποιήθηκε επιτυχία την Κυριακή 26 Νοεμβρίου στο Επιμελητήριο της Πάτρας το ομαδικό πρωτάθλημα rapid που διοργάνωσαν από κοινού τα σωματεία που ανήκουν στην...
  • Χειμερινό Νεανικό Τουρνουά ΝΕΠ – ΕΑΠ | 30/11/2017 23:49:29 | Reads: 6
    Η Ναυταθλητική Ένωση Πατρών και η Ένωση Αθλοπαιδιών Πατρών διοργανώνουν νεανικό τουρνουά rapid την Κυριακή 10 Δεκεμβρίου, το Σάββατο 16 Δεκεμβρίου και την Κυριακή 17 Δεκεμβρίου στο Πάρκο της Ειρήνης στο Πανεπιστήμιο...