chesstu.behttp://chesstu.beKohanaPHPOpening Principles: Part OneBeginners tend to lose games before they really get started because they randomly move pieces out onto the board with little thought being put into the moves they make. Often, you’ll see beginners making pawn move after pawn move during the opening, the first ten to fifteen moves of the game, while their more experienced […] 23:00:21More Benefits of Studying the ClassicsBefore I studied the art, a punch to me was just like a punch, a kick just like a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick no longer a kick. Now that I’ve understood the art, a punch is just like a punch, a kick just like a […] 23:00:19FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Kremenchuk, UkraineFrom 20 to 25 April 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Kremenchuk, Poltava Region, Ukraine, by the Ukrainian Chess Federation, under auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Oleg Tovchyga (UKR), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Yuriy Gnyp (UKR). The lectures were in Russian language. 15 National Arbiters from Ukraine and [...] 18:19:04FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Moscow, RussiaA FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 23 to 27 May 2017 in Moscow, Russia, by the Moscow Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The venue of the Seminar will be the Russian State Social University in Moscow. The Lecturer will be IA [...] 17:30:19The Comeback Trail, Part 12In previous articles in this series I’ve discussed different opening choices and judging their suitability. Assuming one has made some prospective choices what is the next stage? There’s certainly a temptation to rush out (or perhaps rush online) to buy a specialist opening book on the opening in question. But instead of this I’d recommend […] 23:00:08Some Instructive Positions from Levon Aronian in GrenkeFirst of all, let me congratulate Levon Aronian for winning Grenke chess classic 2017. Secondly I would like to be clear that this article is aimed to beginners and pre-intermediate players only. Here I will discuss a couple of positions which might help you improve your endgame technique. Here is the first one: Aronian vs […] 23:00:53World Senior Team Championships 2017World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 50+ and World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 65+ are taking place from 24th April to 2nd May at the wonderful Creta Maris Resort in Hersonissos, Greece. Entitled to participate in the category 50+ are players who were born in the year 1967 or earlier. Entitled to participate in [...] 06:58:26Endgame Play (3)“To improve at chess you should in the first instance study the endgame”; Jose Raul Capablanca This week’s endgame is a beauty! At first glance it looks deceivingly simple. It is white to move; please have a look and guess what the result would be: Does the position look familiar to you? Do you happen […] 23:00:50Αντίο στο Σπύρο ΛοβέρδοΈφυγε από τη ζωή σε ηλικία 93 ετών ο Σπύρος Λοβέρδος, ένας πολύ αγαπητός άνθρωπος που αποτελούσε μυθική κληρονομιά για το ελληνικό σκάκι. Από τα παγωμένα χρόνια της κατοχής ακόμα δραστηριοποιήθηκε σε σκακιστικούς... 11:31:24ΕικόνεςΟι λαβύρινθοι του Χόρχε Λουίς Μπόρχες καθώς και το τούνελ, οι ήρωες και οι τάφοι του Ερνέστο Σάμπατο, συναντώνται σε φιλοσοφικούς και λογοτεχνικούς διαλόγους με όχημα το παιχνίδι του σκακιού. “Στις προφορικές (και... 01:55:359ο Διεθνές τουρνουά & 5ο Διεθνές Μπλιτς του ΣΣ ΠεύκωνΣε 20 περίπου ημέρες αρχίζει στη Θεσσαλονίκη (ξενοδοχείο ΦΙΛΙΠΠΕΙΟΝ) το Διεθνές  τουρνουά rapid & blitz. Σε αυτό έχουν πάρει μέρος στο παρελθόν πολλοί GM & IM και Έλληνες πρωταθλητές – πρωταθλήτριες όπως επισης και... 01:45:32Κλήρωση Διασυλλογικού Κυπέλλου 2017Η κλήρωση του διασυλλογικού κυπέλλου θα γίνει σήμερα το βράδυ στις 21.00 στο εντευκτήριο της ΝΕΠ στο Κλειστο Κολυμβητήριο "Αντώνης Πεπανος". Οι εκπρόσωποι των σωματείων μπορούν να παρακολουθήσουν την κλήρωση... 01:18:10Ο Βασίλης Κόκκαλης νικητής στο Ατομικό Ανδρών – ΓυναικώνΟ Βασίλης Κόκκαλης με 5 βαθμούς σε 6 αγώνες αναδείχθηκε ο νικητής του Ατομικού Πρωταθλήματος Ανδρών Γυναικών της ΕΣΣΠ για το 2017. Ο Βασίλης θα εκπροσωπήσει την περιοχή μας στο Ανοιχτό Πρωτάθλημα Ελλάδος. Για την επιτυχία... 01:09:24A Shocking Pawn EndgameI found it shocking that Black can win this endgame but he does so with a very surprising breakthrough. The other thing is that when both sides promote, Black needs to be able to force the exchange of queens after which he’s closer to the queenside than White: Sam Davies 23:00:41Nana Dzagnidze is 2017 European Women’s ChampionGeorgian Grandmaster Nana Dzagnidze is the winner of the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which was held from 11-22nd April at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riga, Latvia. In the final decisive round Dzagnidze drew with Russian Natalija Pogonina, and emerged clear winner with 8,5/11 points. Second place was shared between two Russian players [...] 09:20:54