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  • 2017 Paris Grand Chess Tour | 22/06/2017 01:41:08 | Reads: 5
    Από τις 21 έως τις 25 Ιουνίου διεξάγεται το πρώτο σκέλος του Grand Chess Tour 2017 στο Παρίσι με συνολικά έπαθλα 150.000 δολάρια. Συμμετέχουν σε παρτίδες ράπιντ και μπλιτς οι: Carlsen Nakamura So Vachier-Lagrave Karjakin Caruana Grischuk Mamedyarov Topalov Bacrot Επίσημο...
  • Pupil Referral Unit and Chessity | 21/06/2017 23:00:57 | Reads: 5
    I talked to teachers at a Yorkshire Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) today about ways of teaching their students. Part of my role for Chess in Schools and Communities is to reconnect with schools we’ve taught in previously. We taught at this PRU a few years ago. I was really pleased to learn that chess is […]
  • ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΑ ΝΕΑΝΙΚΑ 2017 – ΕΠΙΒΕΒΑΙΩΣΗ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΟΧΩΝ | 21/06/2017 04:43:07 | Reads: 6
    Η επιβεβαίωση των συμμετοχών για τα Πανελλήνια Ατομικά Πρωταθλήματα Παίδων-Κορασίδων, Εφήβων- Νεανίδων 2017 θα γίνεται με φυσική παρουσία των αθλητών στο χώρο αγώνων στο ξενοδοχείο Porto Rio τη Κυριάκη 25/06 και ώρα 17.00′-21.00′...
  • Paris Grand Chess Tour 2017 LIVE! | 21/06/2017 00:16:52 | Reads: 8
    Live games with video and analysis
  • Recognise the Pattern # 37 | 20/06/2017 23:00:02 | Reads: 6
    This article aims at beginners only. Here are some positions on a typical theme. You are advised to find the solutions first and then look at the theme name and the solutions: 1. Bill Wall vs Robert Gantt 1978 White to Play 2. Eduard Hamlisch vs NN 1899 White to Play 3. Shmatkov vs Eidlin […]
  • Russia and China leading in World Team Championship | 20/06/2017 13:11:03 | Reads: 8
    On June 20, the games of the 4th Round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s event Russia beat Belarus 3:1 (the winners were Ian Nepomniachtchi and Maksim Matlakov). China blew out Egypt 3.5 to 0.5; Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi and Li Chao scored. Team Turkey created another sensation: [...]
  • Poland leads the World Team Championship | 20/06/2017 05:41:48 | Reads: 12
    On June 19, the matches of the 3rd round of the World Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s tournament the leaders, team Poland, defeated Egypt three to one (the winners were Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Jan Krzisztof Duda, the other two games were drawn). Russia won the match against Ukraine by a slim [...]
  • ChessEssentials, Level 5 | 19/06/2017 23:00:19 | Reads: 8
    “We raise Champions!” Past reviews can be accessed here ChessEssentials, level 1 ChessEssentials, level 2 ChessEssentials, level 3 ChessEssentials, level 4 App link at the iTunes store ChessEssentials The latest release of our app offers now level 5 (reference ratings 1400-1700). It costs $3.99 and it maintains the same...
  • European Amateur Chess Championship concluded in Nis | 19/06/2017 07:49:31 | Reads: 10
    The European Amateur Chess Championship was held in excellent conditions from 9-17th June at the Tami Residence in Nis, Serbia. The Championship, organized by the Chess Federation of City of Nis and under the auspices of European Chess Union, consisted of three different rating categories: 0-1699, 1700-1999 and 2000-2300. The champion of the strongest category [...]
  • FIDE World Chess Team Championships – Round 2 | 19/06/2017 01:31:48 | Reads: 12
    The second round of the Team World Championships took place in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 18. The guest of honor of this round was the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra Natalya Komarova who, together with FIDE Vice-President Javier Ochoa, gave a start to the women’s match between Russia and Vietnam. After that the [...]
  • Transposing Into Rook Endgames | 18/06/2017 23:00:24 | Reads: 10
    Transposing into rook endgames when material up can be dangerous because there’s a tendency for them to be drawish. This is why my Dad thought for a long time before exchanging queens in this game. The other interesting point is that he got his rook behind the passed d-pawn after which Black’s rook was forced […]
  • 20ό Όπεν Ηρακλείου Αττικής – Ανοιχτό Πρωτάθλημα Αττικής 2017 | 18/06/2017 02:34:49 | Reads: 12
    Ξεκίνησε το Σάββατο 17 Ιουνίου το 20ό Όπεν Ηρακλείου στο οποίο έχει ενσωματωθεί και το Ανοιχτό Πρωτάθλημα Αττικής 2017. Στον πρώτο όμιλο  ανάμεσα στους συμμετέχοντες οι GM Γιάννης Νικολαϊδης και Κρουμ Γκεοργκίεβ καθώς και...
  • Aftermath | 17/06/2017 23:00:34 | Reads: 14
    Don’t worry. Although this might start off like a post on politics, it’s actually about something else. Most things, in my experience, are not about what most people think they’re about. If it really was a post on politics, Nigel, quite rightly, wouldn’t publish it. After all, this is a chess blog. In the aftermath […]
  • Commonwealth Chess Championship – Participants | 17/06/2017 17:35:31 | Reads: 10
    The Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 will be held from 2-10th July at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi, India. The event is organized by the Commonwealth Chess Association, All India Chess Federation and Delhi Chess Association. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 9 [...]
  • Chess Handbook – Book for Arbiters | 17/06/2017 15:11:07 | Reads: 13
    IA Zoran Bojovic and IA Branislav Suhartovic 292 pages, Hardback, 1st Edition 2017 Competitive chess is not only about presenting your chess knowledge and turning it into a full point or defending a position for 5 hours and then missing to claim a three-fold repetition just because you are unaware of the chess rules and [...]