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  • Polar Capital International Chess Tournament 2017 | 13/03/2017 03:17:43 | Reads: 7
    Jersey Chess Federation announces the Polar Capital International Chess Tournament 2017, which will take place from 1-8 April 2017 in St Clement Bay in Jersey. The Open tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment per move. The [...]
  • A Great Korchnoi Win | 12/03/2017 23:00:59 | Reads: 9
    The following game by Viktor Korchnoi impressed me a lot. Instead of trying for the usual minority attack on the queenside he closed the position with a4-a5 and then played for a lever with e3-e4. Later on there was a neat breakthrough on the queenside with a5-a6 so as to get the White king in. […]
  • Αποτελέσματα 2ου Προκριματικού Ομίλου | 12/03/2017 14:44:38 | Reads: 6
    Με οργανωτική και αγωνιστική επιτυχία πραγματοποιήθηκε την Κυριακή 12 Μαρτίου στις αίθουσες του Πάρκου της Ειρήνης στο Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών ο δεύτερος προκριματικός όμιλος για την περιοχή της Πάτρας, της Ηλείας και...
  • The Chess Hero Project | 11/03/2017 22:00:07 | Reads: 6
    A few months ago I revealed that one item on my bucket list was to complete a chess course, or, to be more precise, a series of books, designed for children, or indeed anyone, who has mastered the basics and would like to be able to play competitive chess successfully. The assumption is that readers […]
  • Τελική φάση περιφερειακών μαθητικών πρωταθλημάτων | 11/03/2017 12:48:50 | Reads: 8
    Η Ένωση Σκακιστικών Σωματείων Πελοποννήσου προκηρύσσει το 15o Ομαδικό Πρωτάθλημα Μαθητών Μαθητριών Περιφέρειας Δυτικής Ελλάδας (18 Μαρτίου 2017) και την τελική φάση του 29oυ Ατομικού Πρωταθλήματος Μαθητών Μαθητριών...
  • Αποτελέσματα 1ου Προκριματικού Ομίλου Πατρών | 11/03/2017 10:56:09 | Reads: 7
    Με την συμμετοχή 190 περίπου μαθητών πραγματοποιήθηκε σήμερα στις αίθουσες του Πάρκου της Ειρήνης στο Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών ο πρώτος προκριματικός όμιλος για την περιοχή της Πάτρας, της Ηλείας και του υπολοίπου...
  • ISEM GM Chess Tournaments | 11/03/2017 02:31:21 | Reads: 7
    The İzmir Chess Training Center (ISEM) is holding two Scheveningen chess tournaments where a group of foreign Grandmasters is pitted against the local talent. The tournaments are taking place from 8-12th March at Iyonya Hotel in Izmir, Turkey. The organizer is IO Nese Kahmazalp, tournament director is IO Enis Bilyap and chief arbiter is IA [...]
  • The Importance of Tactics Five | 10/03/2017 22:00:28 | Reads: 7
    This week, we’re going to look at pins involving the Rook and Queen as well as go over some key concepts regarding this tactical tool. We’ll start with a review of a few key concepts. Why review what we already know? Let me tell you a little story about my past. I’ve always had a […]
  • March: Free group lessons by Grandmasters on Elite Chess Training | 10/03/2017 14:45:03 | Reads: 8
    The new online teaching platform – Elite Chess Training is offering free group lessons by top trainers by the end of March. The teachers are world top Grandmasters and FIDE Senior Trainers. Scheduled lessons in English: GM Adrian Mikhalchishin FIDE Sernior Trainer Date: 10.03.2017 at 18.00 CET Duration: 90 minutes GM Efstatios Grivas FIDE Senior [...]
  • Grand Chess Tour rapid events in Paris and Leuven | 10/03/2017 14:12:58 | Reads: 5
    The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce the event level wildcards for the 2017 Grand Chess Tour events in Paris and Leuven. The GCT Advisory Board considered both the players URS™ standings as well as recent exceptional performances to finalise the selection of these 8 wildcards. The board also considered local sponsor preferences while [...]
  • 2017 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting | 10/03/2017 13:39:41 | Reads: 4
    The 2017 FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Councilors’ Meeting will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, in the period 21 to 24 April 2017. The Icelandic Chess Federation is hosting the Meeting. Federations and individuals who are interested to send proposals to be discussed in the Meeting and in the next FIDE Congress Arbiters’ Commission Meeting are kindly [...]
  • Summer Holiday: Indonesia, Part Two | 10/03/2017 12:41:31 | Reads: 3
    After a lovely week in Malaysia we headed with my aunt and cousins to Yogyakarta on the island of Java. I was slightly nervous about flying there as I remember seeing in the news the Air Asia crash but my fears were unfounded. Occasionally I think about plane crashes when we are flying but I […]
  • Λίστες Συμμετοχής 1ου Ομίλου | 10/03/2017 04:16:45 | Reads: 4
    Οι πρώτες λίστες συμμετοχών κάθε τάξης για τον προκριματικό όμιλο του Σαββάτου 11 Μαρτίου έχουν αναρτηθεί στο Chess Results. Για οποιαδήποτε παρατήρηση μπορείτε να στέλνετε email στο
  • The Comeback Trail, Part 10 | 09/03/2017 22:00:30 | Reads: 4
    In The Comeback Trail, Part 9, I discussed how it can be a good idea to create databases for prospective rivals. Let’s now look at this in another way, what if they create a database on you? This thought should be enough to discourage us from playing dubious gambits, especially if we play our chess […]
  • Techniques to Calculate Better: Part II | 08/03/2017 22:00:22 | Reads: 7
    As explained in the first part of this series it is only necessary to calculate in positions where there are forced variations and the possibilities are limited. It is impossible to calculate when the possibilities are unlimited. In these situations the first logical step is to select a series of candidate moves, so we can […]