chesstu.behttp://chesstu.beKohanaPHPVladimir Putin congratulated Russian national women’s teamThe President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of greetings to the members of the Russian national women’s team and their coaches on winning the World Team Chess Championship. The President said, in particular, in his message: “Dear Alexandra, Ekaterina, Valentina, Aleksandra, and Olga! I congratulate you on your triumph at the World Team [...] 07:23:36Endgame Strategy: Capablanca – Ragozin, Moscow 1936Nigel’s analysis of this instructive Capablanca endgame is included in the Tiger Chess Endgame Course. It also appears in Shereshevsky’s excellent book – Endgame Strategy. Capablanca wrote “White’s plan is to prevent the advance of the c pawn (after which the b pawn could become weak) and to control the entire board up to the […] 23:00:46Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 1After the grueling first leg of the Grand Chess Tour in Paris, which concluded just two days ago, Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So continued on to Leuven, Belgium to play in the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. They are joined by Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Ian Nepomniachtchi who skipped Paris and [...] 15:48:51Αγωνιστική ανασκόπηση 2017ΣΣε υψηλό αγωνιστικό επίπεδο διατηρήθηκε η Σκακιστική Άνοιξη και το 2017 , την προσπάθεια της οποίας ενίσχυσαν σημαντικά φέτος ο Fide Master Νίκος Αγγελής και ο FM Αναστάσης Τζούμπας , και οι δύο με υποσχετική μεταγραφή.Στον (Skakistiki Anixi) 08:45:00Sicilian Dragon: The Yugoslav AttackThis article aims at beginners and intermediate players to provide basic strategy to play against Sicilian Dragon. The most dangerous attacking setup against Sicilian Dragon is the Yugoslav Attack where White’s plan is fairly simple but nonetheless very strong. Strategy: 1. White’s light square bishop usually exchange the Black’s knight on c4 (the knight attacks […] 23:00:26Canadian Closed Chess Championship 2017The Canadian Closed Chess Championship is taking place in Montreal from June 27 to July 1st, 2017 at the Olympic Stadium. The tournament serves as a qualifier for the 2017 World Cup and the 2018 Continental Championship. It is also taken into account in determining the Canadian team at the 2018 Chess Olympiad. The tournament [...] 22:33:55GM Branko Damljanovic repeats success in Silver Lake OpenThe 11th Silver Lake Chess Festival was held from 18-25th June in Silver Lake, Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, with 256 participants from 19 countries. The Festival consisted of Open A for players rated over 2000, Open B for players rated under 2200, Open C for players rated under 1600, Silver Star Blitz and Bughouse tournament. The [...] 22:22:12World Chess Open 2017The 45th Annual World Open will be held from June 29-July 4, 2017 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated. The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, 5-day tournament (June [...] 21:20:16Minister Kralev: “More than 1 million euro moved to fake ECU account”FIDE Deputy President, Georgios Makropoulos, together with ECU President, Zurab Azmaiparashvili and ECU General Secretary, Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, after an official invitation received, met with the Bulgarian Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev in Sofia to discuss the situation of the Bulgarian Chess Federation. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify the scale and [...] 17:05:31ECU Chess Camp in MadridThe Education Commission of European Chess Union launched its activities in a need of an organization representing the growing movement of using chess as a pedagogic tool to develop social and intellectual skills to children. The ECU introduced a Certificate for school chess teachers with requisite for recognizing the high standard of knowledge and skills [...] 16:43:23Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2017Live games with analysis 03:41:01Πανελλήνια Νεανικά Πρωταθλήματα 8-18 ετώνΆρχισαν στο Ρίο της Αχαϊας τα Πανελλήνια Νεανικά Πρωταθλήματα 8-18 ετών. Οι αγώνες θα διαρκέσουν έως τις 2 Ιουλίου. Φωτογραφίες, πληροφορίες, αποτελέσματα και ζωντανή μετάδοση παρτίδων καθώςκαι ανάλυση παρτίδων από τον... 23:05:06Sac Or No Sac?“A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it” Wilhelm Steinitz Tactics decide the game. If you want a simple comparison, tactics are like putting the ball in the net. You need to know what to do when the opportunity is staring you in the face. Do you know what to do? Have you practice enough […] 23:00:21China and Russia with gold medals in World Chess Team ChampionshipsOn June 26 in Khanty-Mansiysk games of the final 9th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played. Having defeated Poland 2.5 to 1.5, team China became men’s World Champions. Chinese chessplayers have won the title for the second time in a row. Poland won bronze medals. Team Russia walloped USA four to nothing [...] 11:37:04The 1st World Junior Chess Championship for the DisabledRound 3 of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled took place on June 24th, 2017. It featured a pairing between the two players, Griffin (USA) and Raphael (Germany). After a long fight of four (4) hours of play, Raphael was victorious. A nice game was played between Dorian and Paul where the [...] 11:15:22