Daily Chess News Links July 24, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase Grandmaster Repertoire 2: 1.d4, Vol. 2 and receive Grandmaster Repertoire 1: 1.d4, Vol. 1 free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends July 31, 2014. …

Witsch craft
The Spectator
The ever reliable Steve Giddins has just published a new book on that great strategist Aron Nimzowitsch. This is the third tome on Nimzo in the last few years …

Game of the Day – Round 5
British Championship
IM Andrew Martin strikes again with his trademark humour and insight – here’s his Game of the Day from Round 5 …

AM Live Games – 24th July
British Championship
As usual, thanks to the expertise and dedication of David Clayton on the live boards setup, the morning’s worth of live games can be found here …

Explosive round in Biel!
ChessBase News
It’s almost too much to take in. Anish Giri uncorked a novelty and defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who now only leads by half a point. Behind him is …

Biel Rd 9: All wins and all to play for
Chess24 News
Run-away leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was brought to an abrupt halt by Anish Giri in Round 9 of the Biel Chess Festival and now goes into …

Close to Catching Judit
Chess-News.ru
After a peaceful Round 8 in Biel where all games finished in draws, the 9th round turned out to be exceptionally fighting – all three encounters finished …

Biel 2014 Round 9 Highlights
PowerPlayChess
Daniel King demonstrates highlights of play from round 9 in Biel …

Biel 2014 Round 9 Report
PowerPlayChess
A brief on-the-spot report of round 9 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Hou Yifan, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave …

Biel 2014 Round 8 Wojtaszek vs Giri
PowerPlayChess
Wojtaszek and Giri discuss their round 8 game with Daniel King. …

Biel 2014 Round 8 Wojtaszek vs Harikrishna
PowerPlayChess
Wojtaszek and Harikrishna discuss their round 9 game with Daniel King …

Biel 2014 Round 8 Highlights
PowerPlayChess
Daniel King demonstrates highlights of play from round 8 in Biel …

Everything in the open at Biel, as Vachier-Lagrave loses
Crouch Notes
An all too easy round to comment on at Biel, as all three games end up in steady draws. Even the apparently sharp encounter between Wojtaszek and Giri …

Illusory Protection: Education & The Prison Industrial Complex
Hip-Hop Chess Federation Blog
In 2006, I created the Hip-Hop Chess Federation to teach kids chess and correlating life skills. A few years ago, a young Black female student tried to …

The Daily Roundup: Vachier-Lagrave and Svidler Lead
The Chess Mind Blog
Biel: On Tuesday all three games were drawn, but on Wednesday White went 3-0. This was highly significant to the race for first, because Maxime Vachier-Lagrave …

Travail Pursuit #23: Red hot pawns?
Yorkshire Chess
Today’s challenge is one of judgement and calculation. We’re back with the Budapest Gambit again although the position on the right is a middle game position …

How Do You Play Against 1 h3?
The Chess Improver
When I was 10 years old in 1980, shortly after playing in my first couple of rated tournaments, I came under the influence of the then-current Michigan Open …

Robert E Rough Cup
Chess Scotland
Congratulations to Lukah Connolly Sams of Edinburgh who is the winner of the inaugural Robert Rough Cup for 2013-2014 season. The prize goes to the …

Mannheim tournament, Round 3
Old in Chess
Rudolf Spielmann assumed sole leadership of the international Masters’ tournament at Mannheim by defeating Jacques Mieses in only 23 moves to record his …

The Great Saint Petersburg Tournament of 1914, Part One
Chess.com
One hundred years ago the chess world witnessed one of the greatest chess tournaments of all time, Saint Petersburg 1914. Its storylines were numerous and …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
You obviously have a winning position here with advanced pawns, knight, rook and queen all bearing down on the uncastled Black king …

Find the Blow
Chess Skills
There is a nice miniature won by Viktor Kortchnoi that I sometimes attempt to imitate with rare success. …

Training with Shredder
dana blogs chess
Lately I’ve been playing more frequently against the computer program Shredder, with a purpose. After my last tournament I had a feeling that I was …

Too Greedy
Improving Player
When I play the Scotch Opening, I tend to play the Scotch Gambit. I find that improvers are inclined to get greedy and take not just the first pawn …

Cavicchi vs Simioli in BDG Italian Lemberger
BDG Blog
Francesco Cavicchi sends me games that I often use on Thursdays. Here is another example of Black trying to avoid the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit with 3…e5. …

Tartakower Wins in Veresov Vs George Thomas
BDG Blog
Savielly G Tartakower is the favorite grandmaster of Tom Purser, partly because Tartakower played so many Blackmar-Diemer Gambits. But also, Tartakower played …

Round Two of the Summer 960 Tourney Completed
Livingston County Chess Blog
Let’s open with a puzzle. Black to move and win. Make sure you see the two move mate – and the five move win if White finds the best moves. …

Hall Of Fame Exhibit Peeks Inside The Complex Mind Of Bobby Fischer
St. Louis Public Radio
Fischer showed an aptitude for puzzles and analytical thinking at a very early age and became obsessed with chess from the moment his older sister …

Youth and experience at chess Olympiad
The Trinidad Guardian
Nobody in their right mind would expect little T&T to leap into the ranks of the chess-playing nations at the World Olympiad starting in …

‘All schoolchildren should learn to play chess’, says MP
The Bolton News
It may lead to youngsters follow in the footsteps of Bolton School old boy Nigel Short, who became the youngest international chess master in history …

Guelph mom ponders ‘Why isn’t chess cool?’
Guelph Mercury
My son has been playing chess since he was four. I’m not much of a chess player so I can’t gauge how good he is, but I do know that he follows the …

Check mates
The Hindu
The documentary, Algorithms, follows three visually impaired youngsters who dream of becoming chess world champs …

The Dark Horse launches Film Festival
Stuff
Kiwi actors Cliff Curtis and James Rolleston admit they developed a love for the game of chess while making their new film. …

Prague to get public chess boards soon
Prague Post
Chess tables with pieces will be installed in five public places in the center of Prague in early August, café owner Ondřej …

Daily Chess News Links July 23, 2014

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ChessCafe.com
This month purchase Grandmaster Repertoire 2: 1.d4, Vol. 2 and receive Grandmaster Repertoire 1: 1.d4, Vol. 1 free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends July 31, 2014. …

Pando’s Ten-Pack by Bruce Pandolfini
ChessCafe.com
Like many chess teachers, I tend to show plenty of tactics. …

CC Chronicles by Bo Bredenhof
ChessCafe.com
Seeing new risks and opportunities in one’s games is very rewarding. …

Past Pieces by Olimpiu G. Urcan
ChessCafe.com
The world’s archives have yet to be thoroughly scoured. …

Book Review
ChessCafe.com
One of the most original King’s Indian repertoire books. …

Step by Step
ChessCafe.com
Designed to test and improve your chess skills. …

Video Spotlight
ChessCafe.com
Each day, you will find anyone stopping by to play chess. …

Cadets battle as D.C. summer chess scene heats up
The Washington Times
With the D.C. International and the World Open just behind us, and a slew of events underway and on the way, the Washington area is emerging …

Game of the Day – Round 4
British Championship
Game of the Day – Round 4 …

Gideon Japhet Memorial with Gelfand vs Svidler
ChessBase News
The Second Gideon Japhet Memorial is taking place in Jerusalem, from July 16-24, consisting of three Opens and an Amateur Group, with a prize fund of …

Quiet day in Biel
ChessBase News
Only two rounds remain at the Biel Chess Festival as round eight saw a series of three relatively quiet draws. This leaves Vachier-Lagrave as the clear favorite …

British Championship: Hawkins leads with 4.0/4
ChessBase News
The British Championships 2014 take place in Aberystwyth in West Wales. The idyllic surroundings seem to suit IM Jonathan Hawkins, who won with black …

Najdorf Chess Festival has seven-way tie
ChessBase News
The MetLife Najdorf Chess Festival was recently held in Warsaw, Poland, in tribute to one of Poland’s greatest players, with a variety of events and …

Biel Rds 7 & 8: Vachier-Lagrave on the brink
Chess24 News
France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave scored the only win in rounds 7 and 8 of the Grandmaster Tournament in Biel to put himself a full 1.5 points clear …

Biel 2014 Round 8 Report
PowerPlayChess
A brief on-the-spot report of round 8 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Hou Yifan, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave …

Three steady draws at Biel. Vachier-Lagrave of course still winning the tournament
Crouch Notes
An all too easy round to comment on at Biel, as all three games end up in steady draws. Even the apparently sharp encounter between Wojtaszek and Giri …

Game of the Week : IM Sevian vs FM Cao (Canadian Open)
Canadian Chess Newsfeed
The strongest U14 in the World, IM Samuel Sevian, played against FM Jason Cao from British-Columbia, one of the few Canadians who won the …

The Legacy of the “Black Knight”
The Chess Drum
Those who live in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area will know the lure of chess in the parks. These places are known for their grittiness and …

Alekhine-Euwe match
Sydney Academy
For this week’s blog post I will investigate some of the critical moments from the Alekhine-Euwe World Championship Match of 1935. Alekhine started strongly …

Two Knights Defence- the 5…Na5 lines- Part 2
Ian Simpson’s Blog
I have now completed the coverage of the 4.Ng5 lines in the Two Knights Defence. I don’t expect this to be the last of my investigations into the …

Blunder Or Sense Of Danger
The Chess Improver
For us a mistake which turn the table or decides the game is called a blunder, but for kids it’s nothing special. I have seen lots of kids win games with a single …

Mannheim tournament, Round 2
Old in Chess
Rudolf Spielmann and Dr. Milan Vidmar share the lead after two rounds of the international Masters’ tournament at Mannheim with perfect 2-0 scores. …

Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3
Chess.com
Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above …

Morning Coffee
Chess Skills
During the past month, coffee time has been occupied with study of games from the first match between Alexander McDonnell (1798-1835) and …

Giant chess board engages public space in play
The Rapidian
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has set up a giant chess board outside of the GRAM for public use. …

Main Street Chess Board Draws Complaints In Middletown
Hartford Courant
A chess board set up outside the North End Action Team office on Main Street has prompted complaints about garbage and …

So-less chess team eyes top 20 in Olympiad
ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Sans its top player, the Philippine men’s team to the 41st Chess Olympiad remains upbeat of being competitive for the …

Chessmaster Wesley So continues to shine amid distractions
Rappler.com
This summer has been the brightest in the life of 20-year-old Wesley So. In two months, So has won the Capablanca …

Cabibil wins July chess title
Sun.Star
March winner Tony Cabibil won his second monthly title after scoring four wins and a draw for a 4.5 points in the July edition of the Cebu Executives …

Russian women’s team to compete in Chess Olympiad in Tromso
Russia Beyond the Headlines
The organizing committee of the World Chess Olympiad, which will take place in Tromso, Norway on August 1-14, decided on July 21 to allow the …

Oman to take part in Chess Olympiad
Times of Oman
For the first time in the history of Oman, the national chess team will take part in the Chess Olympiad — a biennial tournament in which teams from all …

Chess Team Ready for Olympiad
AllAfrica.com
The national chess team is ready to display good performance in this year’s Olympiad scheduled for Tromso, Norway from August 1-15. …

Bangladesh aims to match previous high
The Daily Star
Bangladesh hope to keep their 33rd position intact in next month’s Chess Olympiad in Norway, although it will be a tough task to retain their position in …

Daily Chess News Links July 22, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase Grandmaster Repertoire 2: 1.d4, Vol. 2 and receive Grandmaster Repertoire 1: 1.d4, Vol. 1 free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends July 31, 2014. …

Wesley So wins 2nd ACP Golden Classic in Bergamo
ACP
Wesley So has won the 2nd ACP Golden Classic in Bergamo with 4.5 out 6. The young Philippine finished one point ahead of Baadur Jobava, while Zoltan Almasi …

Daniel Semcesen is the new Swedish Champion
ChessBase News
He was just the eighth seed in this interesting and exciting championships, held in the small industrial town of Borlänge in the middle of Sweden. …

British Championship: Three lead after round three
ChessBase News
GM Chris Ward, British Champion 1996, “From Amateur to IM” Jonathan Hawkins, and young talent FM Justin Tan had the best start at the British Championship. …

Miraculous MVL
ChessBase News
Two players can certainly be unhappy with today’s results. Hou Yifan let go of a winning advantage against Radoslaw Wojtaszek and had to be content …

Dortmund Rd 7: A fighting finish
Chess24 News
Fabiano Caruana had already won the Sparkassen Chess Meeting with a round to spare, and was happy to finish with a quiet draw that meant he …

Game of the Day – Round 3
British Championship
Game of the Day – Round 3 …

Biel 2014 Round 7 Motylev vs Vachier-Lagrave
PowerPlayChess
Motylev and Vachier-Lagrave discuss their round 7 game with Daniel King …

Biel 2014 Round 7 Highlights
PowerPlayChess
Daniel King shows the highlights from round 7 in Biel …

Biel 2014 Round 7 Report
PowerPlayChess
A brief on-the-spot report of round 7 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Hou Yifan, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave …

Biel 2014 Round 7 Giri vs Harikrishna
PowerPlayChess
Giri and Harikrishna discuss their round 7 game with Daniel King …

Gelfand vs. Svidler interview after game 4
Jeruchess Club
Interview of the game 4 with Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler and organizer of the match Gilad Japhet …

Gelfand vs. Svidler interview after game 3
Jeruchess Club
Interview of the game 3 with Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler and organizer of the match Gilad Japhet …

The Daily Roundup: Vachier-Lagrave Extends His Lead In Biel
The Chess Mind Blog
Biel: Caruana won Dortmund convincingly; likewise So in Bergamo. Now it looks like Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is going to be a third straight impressive …

It is now Vachier-Lagrave who takes on the limelight
Crouch Notes
There are still the last few rounds at Biel, the obvious questions to ask being whether Maxime Vachier-Lagrave would carry on his winning streak, and/or whether Anish Giri …

Critical Objectivity: Part II
The Chess Improver
If you were with me last week, you will likely remember that the above is the phrase I suggested that every chess player should live by with regard to each game …

Jarmany In My Head
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
I’m on nought out of three. I’m not happy. I messed up a super game: I’m not at all happy. But in fact I’m much unhappier than that. …

Leeds Chess Congress 11-13 July 2014
Yorkshire Chess
Bob Clegg was the only Yorkshireman to emerge as outright winner of a 1st prize at this year’s ‘Leeds’. He won the Intermediate with 4½ points …

Double Take
CoffeeHouse Chess
When was the last time you were playing a game in one of your favourite openings and someone comes up with a move that makes you do a double take? …

Chess Diary
CoffeeHouse Chess
No, don’t worry, I’m not going to pour my heart out while in the midst of a middle aged crisis. Diaries, or personal notebooks, are often kept by chess …

Mannheim tournament, Round 1
Old in Chess
The Mannheim international Masters’ tournament, centerpiece of the 19th Congress of the German Schachbund, has now begun, with 18 players in the field. …

Four Tie at 1st Junior Girls, Munoz Wins Scholarship
United States Chess Federation
The 2014 US Junior Girls Closed ended with four co-champions: Claudia Munoz, Apurva Virkud, Maggie Feng, and Akshita Gorti. Munoz was awarded the …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
In this game from 1946, Hill-Janeway, White comes up with a dramatic and decisive way of winning this game. What was White’s great blow here? …

Anatomy of a Miracle
dana blogs chess
At yesterday’s chess party at Mike Splane’s house, Bryon Doyle showed one of his two miraculous wins from the recent Sacramento Championship …

Brunold Finds First Blackmar Correspondence
BDG Blog
Gunter Brunold found the oldest Blackmar Gambit known to have been played via correspondence about 20 years before the birth of E.J. Diemer. …

Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter.
Deseret News
Birmingham, Alabama, is looking to make chess a fixture in its schools, in hopes that it will allow kids to stretch their minds and improve their analytical abilities. …

Women’s chess champ Tatev Abrahamyan aims to put the men in check
Los Angeles Daily News
At 18, she defeated Alexander Shabalov, a Latvian-born Grandmaster 21 years her senior who has won the U.S. Chess Championship four times. …

Keshequa chess team finishes undefeated in league play
theLCN.com
The Keshequa chess team was undefeated in 2013-14 rural school league play under new head coach Ryan Almeter, tallying 12 victories and no …

Russian female champions admitted to chess Olympics
GlobalPost
The Russian women’s chess team and current Olympic champions will finally be allowed to compete in the Chess Olympiad next month despite …

Minh Huy qualifies for Grandmaster title
VietNamNet Bridge
Vietnamese chess master Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy has achieved his third Grandmaster (GM) norm after finishing supreme with 7.5 points at the fifth First Saturday …

Wesley draws last game, earns title, higher rating
ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Grandmaster Wesley So settled for a quick 20-move draw in a Slav encounter with Italian Sabino Brunello to formalize …

Chess at PSA Forum
Tempo
How the country will fare in the coming Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway will be discussed in today’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) …

Chess meets zombies in the upcoming Kings & Corpses for iOS
AppAdvice
Kings & Corpses, an upcoming iOS game from developer Danny Perski, combines the classic game of chess with a deathly zombie threat. It’s due to …

Daily Chess News Links July 21, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase Grandmaster Repertoire 2: 1.d4, Vol. 2 and receive Grandmaster Repertoire 1: 1.d4, Vol. 1 free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends July 31, 2014. …

Winning While Losing
Huffington Post
The tournament in Solingen, celebrating the 600th anniversary of the town, almost didn’t take place. The main attraction was Boris Spassky …

Wesley So wins 2nd ACP Golden Classic
ACP Golden Classic
Wesley So won the 2nd ACP Golden Classic with 4.5 out 6. The Philippine played a short draw against Sabino Brunello in the 7th round, which secured …

Webcam
British Championship
Watch live streaming video from ecfwebcam at livestream.com …

Game of the Day – Round 2
British Championship
Game of the Day – Round 2 …

British Chess Championships Opening Ceremony
British Championship
The British Championships Opening Ceremony which starts at 2pm today will be broadcast live on the webcam. The webcam will go live shortly before …

ACP Golden Classic: Wesley So is the winner
ChessBase News
Round seven was a crucial one for most players since although Wesley So had all but locked up first place, silver and bronze were up for grabs still. …

Dortmund: Fabiano Caruana is now 2801
ChessBase News
The final round of the Dortmund was the most decisive of them all. Ironically, the only game that ended in a draw was Caruana’s versus Leko, which clinched …

101st British Chess Championships in Aberystwyth
ChessBase News
The Championships, played in many groups, is this year taking place, are taking place, from July 19th to 30th, in the university town of Aberystwyth in …

World Mind Games in Beijing: what a lineup!
ChessBase News
The fourth SportAccord Mind Games will be held in Beijing, China, between the 9th and 18th of December 2014. The event consisted of five disciplines …

Organisers stand by case but allow teams to play
ChessBase News
At a board meeting on Sunday the Tromsø 2014 organisers met to discuss the situation surrounding teams that missed the deadline for Olympiad registration. …

Olympiad in limbo as deadline looms
Chess24 News
The Tromsø 2014 Olympiad organisers were playing with fire last Wednesday when they adopted FIDE’s favourite open letter format …

Dortmund – Round 7 – Part 2
Chess24
Daily Live Commentary webcast & Watch Live Tournaments …

Dortmund and Biel – Round 6
Chess24
Daily Live Commentary webcast & Watch Live Tournaments …

Biel 2014 Round 6 Highlights
PowerPlayChess
Daniel King shows the highlights from round 6 in Biel. …

Kasparov and ECU President Danailov on Tromso – FIDE Controversy
Kasparov2014.com
Below and for download are letters from Garry Kasparov and European Chess Union President Silvio Danailov on the controversy around the …

The Daily Roundup: Caruana Wins Dortmund; So Wins Bergamo; Gelfand-Svidler Underway
The Chess Mind Blog
Two of the major ongoing tournaments ended today, but in both cases the identity of the winner had been known well in advance. In Dortmund, Fabiano Caruana …

The British (2)
British Chess Magazine
The second round at the British Championships yielded few surprises and none that you correspondent noted. …

Grandmaster Q&A Part 4
Quality Chess Blog
In the autumn of 2013 I gave ten hours of training to a GM who has been struggling for years, unable to improve his play and slowly bleeding rating points. …

A simple observation about FIDE politics
Quality Chess Blog
Ahead of the FIDE election in Tromsø, I was of the impression that Kasparov did not have a real chance. I am not sure anymore. The desperation of the FIDE …

Andrew Whiteley 1947-2014
Kingpin Chess Magazine
Andrew Whiteley, who has died aged 67, belonged to the generation of players who ushered in the ‘English Chess Explosion’ of the late 1970s. …

The Second Front (1)
The Chess Improver
With the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings only recently having passed, it seems an appropriate time to to look at the second front in action on the …

They’re Already Off
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
And here we go. Or rather, there we went. It was four years ago that I started writing about the format of the British Chess Championship …

Connaught League 2014
Galway Chess Club
A great achievement by the Galway Chess Club in retaining the Connaught League Trophy for another year! In round 1 we were successful in beating the …

What in the Chess World?
CoffeeHouse Chess
So where do you stand regarding the issue of politics in sport? It’s a shame when sports stars are used as pawns in political games, or when political powers …

The Unexpected – Part 2
Figjam Chess
This week I am looking at one reason in particular for why certain moves have the power to surprise. I think most of the time when a move is unexpected …

5 Brilliant Moves by World Chess Champions
TheChessWorld
Today we will focus on the positions that appeared in the games of the World Champions and Contenders: Alekhine, Karpov, Korchnoi and Kramnik. …

The Chess Terminator: Hasta la Vista, Baby!
Chess.com
The game from round 17 of the Soviet Championship 1957 was more proof that Tal was getting back to his great form. Even though it was just a draw …

Teaching Chess to Kids, Yet Again
The Kenilworthian
Every year, about this time, I teach chess to rising-9th grade students as part of the Rutgers Future Scholars summer program. It’s a fun class and gives …

Karpov French Defence Tarrasch vs Jeff Baffo
BDG Blog
At times during my career I have followed Anatoly Karpov. He chose variations where his pieces dominated the most important squares on the board. …

Win gives So full-point edge in Italy chess
ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Grandmaster Wesley So outplayed GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia in 37 moves of a French duel transposed into a King’s Indian Attack …

Chess simul for 3 young woodpushers
Sun Star
Three local chess players now making headlines not only in the country but internationally will be the center of attention when they play …

GM Gomez to hold chess lecture in School of Chess
Sun Star
The 41st World Chess Olympiad-bound GM John Paul Gomez is set to hold a chess lecture and play simultaneous games with the Cebuano players on …

Warm Welcome to Chess National Junior Champ
The New Indian Express
Freshly crowned national junior chess champion S L Narayanan received a rousing welcome at the Thriuvananthapuram …

BVM, CPS Dabha boys reign supreme in school chess
Times of India
Dabha branch of Centre Point School in Primary and Bhavans BVM Civil Lines in High School emerged champions in the 6th St Vincent …

Bank of Georgia Supports the European Chess Union
The Financial
Bank of Georgia has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the European Chess Union. The Bank will financially support the establishment and …

Marac Baptist Primary prevail in CIS tourney
Trinidad & Tobago Express
The Moruga Chess Club recently hosted its first ever Chess in School (CIS) tournament at the Basse Terre Roman Catholic Primary School. Only two …

Pangasinan awards home boy who won NY chess tourney
The Province of Pangasinan
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) has passed a resolution honoring an 11-year-old boy from San Fabian, this province, who won in the …

Video: New version of chess… multiple opponents
Emirates 24/7
It no longer takes two to play chess – or at least according to a new version of the game invented by Uruguayan Gabriel Baldi, where up to four …

Daily Chess News Links July 20, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase Grandmaster Repertoire 2: 1.d4, Vol. 2 and receive Grandmaster Repertoire 1: 1.d4, Vol. 1 free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends July 31, 2014. …

From the Archives
ChessCafe.com
King walks are fun to watch, provided that this it is not your king. …

IM David Levy: Open Letter to Tromsø Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee
ChessCafe.com
I write to you as someone who has competed in six Chess Olympiads; as someone who loves Chess; as someone who recognizes that the …

Champion’s Luck Runs Out at His Favorite Tournament
NYT Chess
Vladimir Kramnik has won the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 10 times, but he fell well behind this year. …

BCC live commentary
British Championship
With IM Andrew Martin and IM Ravikumar, no less …

Game of the Day Round 1
British Championship
Game of the Day Round 1 …

The three adjourned games have been played
ACP Golden Classic
For three players a sunny rest day was in front of them today, before the last round starts on Sunday. However, four of them still had to play the adjourned games …

Fabiano Caruana wins Dortmund
ChessBase News
Fabiano Caruana turned in yet another win at the Dortmund International, by beating Michael Adams in round six, giving him a monstrous 5.0/6 …

Three draws in Biel
ChessBase News
Despite the results, it is impossible to say that today’s round in Biel was dull. Two games were very interesting: MVL found himself down the exchange …

ACP Golden: Clash of the titans
ChessBase News
Though fun to watch, with top players, and unique conditions, it is not always easy to know how things stand in the ACP Golden Classic. With the rest days …

Dortmund Rd 6: Caruana wins with round to spare
Chess24 News
Fabiano Caruana has already won this year’s Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund despite today’s final round remaining to be played. …

Biel, Rds 5 & 6: MVL stretches his lead
Chess24 News
Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was the only player who managed to score a win in rounds 5 and 6 of the Biel super-tournament. His victory over …

Gunina wins a second European Championship
Chess24 News
Valentina Gunina has won the European Individual Women’s Championship for a second time, gaining 22 Elo points in the process. …

7 stalemates every chess player needs to know
Chess24 News
For our latest “7th Rank” column we’d like to show you some basic stalemate patterns that every chess player should be familiar with. In this case …

Biel 2014 Round 6 Report
PowerPlayChess
A brief on-the-spot report of round 6 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Hou Yifan, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave …

Biel 2014 Round 5 Play of the day – Vachier-Lagrave vs Giri
PowerPlayChess
Daniel King shows the game Vachier-Lagrave vs Giri from round 5 in Biel …

The Daily Roundup: Dortmund (Caruana Clinches First), Biel
The Chess Mind Blog
1. Dortmund: With one round to go, Fabiano Caruana (come home!!) clinched clear first with a white win in a Berlin ending over Michael Adams. …

An Apt Description
Chess: A Singapore Column
The below is a recent addition to Edward Winter’s “Cuttings” feature article: Raymond Keene: a chess combination of Falstaff, Tartuffe, Gaston Lagaffe …

Penrose at Aberystwyth
Keverel Chess
The British Championship starts today at Aberystwyth University for the 3rd time in its history. It was first held there in 1955 when Harry Golombek won …

Travail Pursuit #22: Anything but Quiet
Yorkshire Chess
Today’s game is a really old one. We’re going back 18 years to the 15th of July 1996 and a game against a good friend and early training partner of mine. …

Flipping Good
The Chess Improver
I wonder if you’re aware of the concept of Flip Teaching. Flip Teaching reverses the traditional classroom – children learn their subject at home and …

Theory and Practice
The Chess Improver
Improving your game requires effort in the form of studying. The greater the effort, the greater the improvement. No one is born with a chess gene that …

Irish Men’s Olympiad Team Captain – Scandal
Irish Chess Cogitations
Firstly I should explain that I have decided to give this topic a thread all of it’s own because there is a lot of things that are going to come out about …

Beckner, with Queen sacrifice, tops Showalter in training game
Old in Chess
Readers of keen memory may recall that in our coverage of last year’s Western Championship we offered two sparkling games by Mr. John T. Beckner …

Team USA Shines in Mexico
United States Chess Federation
Team USA shined at the Pan-American Youth in Mexico, bringing home eight medals: 5 Gold, 2 Silver 1 Bronze. Vignesh Panchanatham, who won …

Alekhine’s Gun: A Powerful Priyome
Improving Player
Alekhine’s Gun is a famous chess formation from the game Alekhine v. Nimzowitsch, San Remo (1930). Alekhine placed his two rooks on an open file and …

Weakened King
Chess Skills
I have been working through all of the games of Alexander McDonnell (1798-1835). Most of his available games are from his series of matches with …

Faydi Defeats GM Kuzmin in Blackmar-Diemer
BDG Blog
It is fun to beat a grandmaster in a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit in blitz. I annotate the exciting contest between Jonathan Faydi vs GM Alexey Kuzmin …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Every Move an Event
Valley News
“Every tournament should be an event,” he said in a recent New in Chess interview. He might have added: “as should every game and every move.” …

Granite Geek: Who Says Chess Isn’t As Dramatic As NASCAR?
New Hampshire Public Radio
Once again New Hampshire is playing host to a competition full of pulse-pounding intensity, where every move can pave the way to victory, or …

Happy Chess Day!
MyHighPlains
The event also included non-elimination tournaments, speed chess, and even a chess master playing the game blindfolded! 15 year old Xaviar says …

A Busy Saturday To Start Cornhusker State Games
KOLN Lincoln
Chess prodigy Jacey Tran of Lincoln won the juniors division gold medal for the second straight year despite being just nine years old and one of only two girls …

Win gives So full-point edge in Italy chess
ABS CBN News
Grandmaster Wesley So outplayed GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia in 37 moves of a French duel transposed into a King’s Indian …

Cebu Open wraps up tonight
Sun Star
A tightly-contested finish is expected when the first qualifying tournament of the Cebu Open Chess Tournament 2014 finishes tonight in the …

A whistle-blower’s new crusade
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The chess club has exceeded all expectations. After only four years, Ocol’s students have become champions in statewide and even national competitions. …

Russia looks to remain a leader in chess
Russia and India Report
On the occasion of International Chess Day, RIR looks at the efforts being made by chess players and officials to boost interest in a game, where …

Chess boxing catching on in India
IBNLive
To any common sports lover, chess and boxing would sound poles apart, if he is to draw any comparison between the two unlike sporting disciplines. …

On Missouri taxes and education policies, Rex Sinquefield’s clout is growing
Kansas City Star
In fact, Sinquefield is a chess enthusiast who has turned St. Louis into the nation’s chess capital by relocating the World Chess Hall of Fame there. …

Open Letter to “Tromsø Olympiad 2014″ Organizing Committee

From IM David Levy: July 19th 2014

Dear Members of the “Tromsø Olympiad 2014″ Organizing Committee,

I write to you as someone who has competed in six Chess Olympiads; as someone who loves Chess; as someone who recognizes that the Chess Olympiad is, above all other events, the one which best embodies the spirit of FIDE as stated in the motto “Gens una sumus”.

The situation that has developed in recent weeks is potentially the biggest tragedy ever to undermine the world of organized Chess. With legal threats and ultimatums flying around and about to land in the next few days, almost every member country in FIDE, and thousands of their players, are at risk of being deprived of their once-in-two-years opportunity to participate in the biggest, and for many players the most important and the most enjoyable of all Chess competitions.

From the competitive standpoint the Chess Olympiads are about much more than the cups and medals awarded to the top teams and players. They provide many countries, especially the growing number of smaller FIDE countries, the best international competitive opportunities for their leading players. Also, the Olympiads are much more than mere competition – they are the biggest social events of the Chess calendar, giving the players and officials the opportunity to meet their Chess friends from around the world and to make new friends. I was fortunate in being able to experience, at first hand, the wonderful Chess experience that is the Olympiad, and I believe that the same experience, the same competitive opportunity, the same pleasure, should be made available to the teams of every member country in FIDE.

Gens una sumus. We are one family. Please do not forget, dear members of the “Tromsø Olympiad 2014″ Organizing Committee, that Gens una sumus is the basis on which FIDE was founded, and on which FIDE should always be allowed to operate. It is for this reason that FIDE President Ilyumzhinov has exercised his ultimate control of the event, to insist that all those countries who registered their original participation for the event be allowed to take part and be granted the necessary visas.

This year’s Olympiad is the product of two “parents” – yourselves and FIDE. The father of the event, responsible for its existence, is FIDE, which has sowed the seed of the Olympiad every time it has taken place since it was first born in the 1920s. This year you are the mother of the Olympiad, hopefully giving birth to it on August 1st. Sometimes, as is the case this year, parents squabble, which is saddest of all for their children. And when such squabbles take place, all of the sensible recommended advice is that the most important thing of all is to do whatever is in the best interests of the children. I ask you not to allow whatever difficulties are being faced by your committee to act against the best interests of your child – the 2014 Chess Olympiad, and against the interests of the countries and their players and officials who have planned to come to Tromsø.

I ask you to allow all those who wish to in this great family to come together in Tromsø in two weeks time, to participate in, celebrate and enjoy the wonderful event that is the Chess Olympiad. I ask you to put aside whatever differences you have with FIDE. I ask you to find solutions to whatever problems your committee is facing at this late stage. I ask you to talk to and work creatively with FIDE in the true spirit of Gens una sumus, to solve all such problems, and not to make the problems worse or create new ones. In an organizational project such as the Chess Olympiad there are few problems that cannot be solved with additional money, and I feel sure that, whatever additional money you need in order to enable you to accept the FIDE President’s instruction to admit all the teams who originally registered, with good will on both sides you will find a way to solve that problem. Yes there might still be problems in finding enough hotel rooms, but again, with good will and sufficient effort it must be possible to find acceptable accommodation for everyone.

Please dissolve the current squabble so that your child, the 2014 Chess Olympiad, is born healthy in two weeks time.

Gens una sumus.

David Levy,
London, July 19th 2014.

Daily Chess News Links July 19, 2014

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ChessCafe.com
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Inside Chess
ChessCafe.com
Jules Welling interviews Viktor Kortchnoi during the Lost Boys tournament. …

The Puzzling Side of Chess by Jeff Coakley
ChessCafe.com
The happy occasion is the announcement of the 2014 Chess Cafe Puzzlers Cup. …

Endgame Study
ChessCafe.com
E. Granlund, 1943: The Endgame Study is where the true depth and subtlety of chess is revealed. …

Video Spotlight
ChessCafe.com
Alexander Baburin makes an attempt at a blindfold record. …

Leonard Barden on Chess
guardian.co.uk
The British championship begins at Aberystwyth this weekend, with an early schedule at the seaside resort designed to prevent an overlap for UK teams …

Interview with Valentina Gunina
eiwcc2014.eu
Interview with Valentina Gunina …

Round 11
eiwcc2014.eu
GM Valentina Gunina wins the 15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship in Plovdiv, 2014. …

Round 6: So beats Jobava to grab the sole lead
ACP Golden Classic
Wesley So beat Baadur Jobava to grab the sole lead in the ACP Golden Classic. The young Phillipine created some weaknesses in Black’s camp and reacted …

Dortmund Rd5: Leko scores among near misses
ChessBase News
It was a tough round for the German players, as they all found themselves in dangerous to lost positions. Baramidze was lost against Ponomariov …

MVL one point ahead in Biel
ChessBase News
With absolutely masterful positional understanding and technique MVL cleanly won an important game against Anish Giri in the fifth round of Biel. In an unusual …

Dortmund and Biel – Round 5 – Part 1
Chess24
Daily Live Commentary webcast & Watch Live Tournaments …

Biel 2014 – Round 4, plus the ACP Golden Classic
Chess24
Daily Live Commentary webcast & Watch Live Tournaments …

Biel 2014 Round 5 Report
PowerPlayChess
A brief on-the-spot report of round 5 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Hou Yifan, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave …

The Daily Roundup: Dortmund, Biel, and Most of Bergamo
The Chess Mind Blog
1. Dortmund: Peter Leko beat Arkadij Naiditsch, while the other three games were drawn. Michael Adams pressed with Black against Georg Meier and …

FIDE vs the Federations, Abuse of Power for Votes
Kasparov2014.com
As reported at Chess.com by FM Mike Klein, FIDE’s Electoral Commission (ELE) has been unusually busy lately. It just saw six cases in Athens related to …

Cancel the Olympiad? No(r) way!
davidsmerdon.com
It’s hard to know what to make of the latest Olympiad drama. There are so many conflicting reports, rumours, innocent victims and different parties …

Aberystwyth 1961: Looking back with Andrew Martin
British Chess Magazine
IM Andrew Martin looks back at the second BCF British Championships to be held in Aberystwyth in 1961: the main championship was won by …

Brixton Byways: 8. Uncommon People
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
This Brixton Byways series continues, but with the focus shifted three miles away from Brixton to Streatham as we are now researching the origins of the …

Correspondence miniature; Correction
Old in Chess
Over the past several months we have collected a sizable number of recent correspondence games, the best of which we hope to share with our …

Shulman: Learn from Mistakes, Don’t Just Admit Them
United States Chess Federation
Find a video interview with GM Yuri Shulman by David Kerans of Voice of Russia on the trainer Yury credits bringing him to GM, Albert Kapengut, coaching …

Greg on Chess: Girls Tournaments
United States Chess Federation
IM Greg Shahade writes an editorial on what a top female player should do if she’s invited to a prestigious girls tournament at the same time as an open …

Lecture with GM Bryan Smith
CCSCSL
Chess Grandmaster Bryan Smith presents a game from the first World Championship match between Wilhelm Steinitz and Johannes Zuckertort …

Player Profile: Ronit Kirumaki
CCSCSL Recent Stories
A few weeks ago, while the U.S. Junior Closed was taking place upstairs in the tournament hall, we had our eye on another up-and-coming young player. …

Good Traps and Bad Traps: The Maung Story
Chess.com
Let’s attempt to define a good trap: “Setting up an attractive, but faulty, sequence for the opponent that, if followed, would allow a tactic or, at least, a forcing …

The Tactical Rook Lift
Chess.com
About a year after I learned the rules of the game, I became practically obsessed with rook lifts. In my (inexperienced and naive) opinion, no attack was truly …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
Black had a very equal game until the White pawn on d4 became too much of a treat to resist. White was lying in wait for the …

Chess by Shelby Lyman
Buffalo News
Curiously chess, which is sedentary and minimally physical, was also seen as a form of empowerment by leaders of the revolutionary Soviet society of …

Youngsters build friendship and skill at Athens-Clarke library chess matches
Online Athens
Dozens of youngsters gather each Monday at the Athens-Clarke County Library to play an ancient game — chess. Between 30 and 50 typically show …

Oak Lawn teen is more than a chess champ
SouthtownStar
When Richards High School’s chess team won the Illinois High School Association Class AAA chess championship this year, Andrew Gacek was …

Oklahoma City metro-area achievers
NewsOK.com
Advait Patel, 11, won The Challengers Chess Club July Open. The tournament was held at Kamp’s 1910 Cafe. Patel recently moved to Oklahoma from …

So one draw away from ruling ACP Golden Chess Classic
Philippine Star
GM Wesley So outplayed GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia in 37 moves with a French duel transposed into a King’s Indian Attack …

Chess names Olympiad squad
Fiji Times
The national team is optimistic of a good outing in the 41st Chess Olympiad at Tromso, Norway to be held from August 1 to 14. The event which will …

Kayonde eyes GM status
postzambia.com
National chess champion Andrew Kayonde says he is working towards attaining Grand Master status in the next two years. In an interview, Kayonde said …

Trouble in Chess Paradise
The Voice Online
The FIDE elections are just around the corner, and already the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) are feeling the heat. As part of the World Chess …

Sunilduth, J Saranya win National Under-19 chess titles
Times of India
Nadakishor Khaire of Navjeevan Properties and Anniruddha Deshpande, President of the Pune District Chess Circle, Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte gave …

Saranya is no longer a life’s pawn
DNA India
Queen of squares Single mother sold toys on Chennai streets to bring up new chess champ …

Video: Canadian youth chess championship
Montreal Gazette
Young people from across the country take part in the Canadian youth chess championship at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel Thursday, July 17, 2014 in …

Exeter timekeeper at chess boxing match found guilty
Exeter Express and Echo
The timekeeper at a chess boxing match has been found guilty of knocking out a fellow referee who refused to stop a chess game when he rang the …

Garry Kasparov: The Price of Inaction in Ukraine
TIME
Obama and Europe chose not to stand up to Vladimir Putin — now we’re seeing the terrible toll. There are many questions still to be answered about …

Daily Chess News Links July 18, 2014

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Russia state Olympiad exclusion of their women’s team unlawful
The Week in Chess
The Russian Chess Federation (RCF) has set out their position that the exclusion of their women’s team is unlawful. The Tromso Chess Organisers had set out …

Valentina Gunina is the European Champion
ChessBase News
Entering the final round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, Valentina Gunina was a shoo-in for the title, and after drawing her …

ACP Golden: two games adjourned
ChessBase News
The ACP Golden Classic has finally produced what everyone was waiting for: after the five hour session we were left with two adjourned games …

Quiet round in Biel
ChessBase News
After three thrilling rounds in Biel, Switzerland the tournament had a quieter day today; though it was not void of action. Hou Yifan pressed hard against …

Chess Olympiad without the Russian women?
ChessBase News
No way José, said FIDE President Ilyumzhinov in an Itar-Tass interview today. In addition Anatoly Karpov has come out strongly supporting FIDE’s position …

Tactics please: Spoilt for choice?
ChessBase News
Spotting tactical ideas is good, choosing the best move even better. Calculating variations precisely helps. However, often things are not simple. …

Biel, Rds 3 & 4: Maxime leads, Giri bounces back
Chess24 News
Anish Giri started this year’s Biel tournament with two consecutive losses, but two consecutive wins have now put him right back in the picture …

Dortmund Rd 4: Caruana masterclass
Chess24 News
Deep opening preparation and a brilliant combination of attack and defence saw Fabiano Caruana notch another victory in Dortmund, spoiling …

RCF to take action, issues official position
Chessdom
The news related to the exclusion of the nine teams from the Chess Olympiad 2014 continue coming. After the interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and …

Twofold Champion
Chess-News.ru
Valentina Gunina became the European champion for the second time in career repeating her two year’s old success. A draw was enough for Valentina in the …

Biel 2014 Round 4 Highlights of the day
PowerPlayChess
Daniel King shows the highlights of round 4 in Biel …

Biel 2014 Round 4 Report
PowerPlayChess
A brief on-the-spot report of round 4 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Hou Yifan, Anish Giri …

The Daily Roundup: Biel & Bergamo
The Chess Mind Blog
Anish Giri won his second straight game (the only decisive game of the round), this time over Alexander Motylev, and thereby managed to get back to …

Close finish in ICCF 2nd British Webserver Team Tournament 1st Division!
The Chess Improver
With just half a dozen games to finish in the 2nd British Webserver Team Tournament, the race is on between last year’s Champions, the “Pawn Stars” Team …

Facsimile Codex Alfonso
kwabc.org
Justo Pérez from Sevilla, Spain has informed us about a new (limited) facsimile edition of the Codex Alfonso – the Book of Chess, Dice and Board Games …

Alekhine defeats Hallegua in exhibition game
Old in Chess
We are in receipt of the score of an exhibition game contested between Monsieur B. Hallegua, participant in the recent Paris quadrangular tournament …

A Memorable Life: Bobby Fischer Show at the World Chess Hall of Fame
United States Chess Federation
A Memorable Life: A Glimpse into the Complex Mind of Bobby Fischer opens July 24, 2014, at the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) and will celebrate …

The July Check is in the Mail
United States Chess Federation
Cecil Purdy of Australia was the winner of the First World Correspondence Chess Championship, 1947-1950, with a score of +9 =3 -1 …

Ron Finegold, 1937-2014
United States Chess Federation
Ron Finegold, member of the Michigan Chess Hall of Fame died on July 15 after a long illness. His son, GM Ben Finegold annotates two of his games …

Pandolfini’s Puzzler #51: Some Queens Are Never Safe
Chess.com
Professor: Happy July 18, class! Class: Happy July 18 to you, Professor. Rachel: What’s so special about July 18? Professor: I don’t know. It just seems …

Amazing rook endgames
Chess.com
I think everybody knows, the most draw chances, when a player has got material advantage/disadvantage is in the rook endgames. In this article I want …

Clash of Champions: Capablanca vs. Lasker
Chess.com
After taking the title from Wilhelm Steinitz in 1894, Emanuel Lasker won a rematch against Steinitz in 1897. His reign as world champion lasted until 1921 …

Three-way tie for 1st at the July Tornado at UUU
Central Florida Chess Club
35 players showed up on July 12th at the University Unitarian Universalist Society to play in the 2nd leg of CFCC’s 2014 Summer Tornados. …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
Many times in chess, short tactical skirmishes, not necessarily leading to mate, decide the game. This game between …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
Black has just finished playing 6…Nd4 and White figured he had won a piece by playing 7.Bxd5. However, GM Lothar Schmid …

Losing takes a Toll
Chess Skills
Alexander McDonnell won his first game with the White pieces in his first match with Louis Charles Mahe de la Bourdonnais. After that success, however, he lost …

Haines Mating Attack Dutch Staunton Gambit
BDG Blog
Ray Haines is a persistent attacker, always looking for opportunities to swarm his opponent’s king with the dream of checkmate. The Dutch Defence …

The Two Knights Defence 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 lines Part 1
Ian Simpson’s Blog
I have half-completed my investigations into the main lines of the Two Knights Defence with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5. …

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Finishes with Co-Champs from New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica
Webster Today
The 11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational chess tournament, held July 10-15 at Webster University, wrapped up on Tuesday, July 15, in an …

Chess Players Want Central Downtown Club
DNAinfo
A pair of Chicago chess aficionados are trying to end a quarter-century without a major, central chess club in the city. “I think we’re the first folks in …

Giant chess set downtown engages city youth, students say
The Grand Rapids Press
They say life is like a game of chess, and that might be particularly true for those who stroll through downtown Grand Rapids …

Controversy hits chess Olympics in Norway
GlobalPost
The chess Olympic games in Norway next month could be under threat following the organisers’ decision to exclude the Russian women’s team, the …

Pestaño: The best female players in history
Sun Star
While reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway dominates the men’s game, Hou Yifan,19, of China does the same for women. She was …

Calinan chess set July 20, 27
Sun.Star
The 6th Calinan Fiesta Chess Tournament will get underway on July 20 and 27 at the Calinan Park. Calinan Chess Club secretary Joseph Palermo …

1st Tablon chess challenge stakes P50,000
Sun.Star
The quiet barangay of Tablon, where the famed Nestle Philippines factory nestles, will hold its First Barangay Tablon Chess Team Open, Inter-Purok …

Uon Chess Team Takes Silver in Varsity Play
The Star
University of Nairobi (UoN) women’s chess team settled for silver in the ongoing Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) Games yesterday at …

Local chess prodigies fight for spot in world championship
Montreal Gazette
The Canadian Youth Chess Championship in Montreal brought professional chess players from ages eight to 18 to qualify for the 2014 national team …

Kings of chess board checkmate rivals
Armidale Express
Strategy and discipline won the day at The Armidale School when it hosted the NSW Junior Chess League. Four TAS players faced students from McCarthy Catholic College …

The Dark Horse review
3news
The Dark Horse is based on the life of a little-known hometown hero called Genesis Potini. A Gisborne chess champ, Potini battled a bipolar disorder …

Exeter chess boxing champion tells jury he was acting
Exeter Express and Echo
A chess boxing champion has told a jury he feared he was about to be attacked when he knocked out a referee with a single punch. Andrew Costello …

Daily Chess News Links July 17, 2014

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Van Wely takes prize
The Telegraph
Loek Van Wely won the Dutch Championship by defeating Sergei Tiviakov in a Blitz play-off after both players scored 4.5/7 …

Caruana mixes it up
The Telegraph
Malcolm Pein reports on the Dortmund Sparkasse chess tournament …

Amazing Altman
The Telegraph
Malcolm Pein on a stunning upset at the World Open by Joshua Altman, aged 10, of London …

Final flame
The Spectator
I am very sorry to report the death of International Master Andrew Whiteley, a friend of mine for half a century and a well-loved character in British chess. …

Quick wins for Nepomniachtchi and Jobava in round 4
ACP Golden Classic
The 4th round of the ACP Golden Classic was opened by living legend Giacomo Agostini, fifteen times World Champion in motorcycling, one of …

Interview with Smbat Lputyan
eiwcc2014
Interview with Smbat Lputyan …

Round 10
eiwcc2014
No change atop the podium. …

Dortmund Rd4: Caruana continues his rout
ChessBase News
Despite having three prestigious previous winners, Fabiano Caruana continues his rout of the field with a win in round four. This takes him to 3.5/4 and …

Bloody Biel!
ChessBase News
The Biel super tournament continues to provide great entertainment! Today was a day that closed the gaps between all the players of the event. …

Plovdiv Rd10: Going for the gold
ChessBase News
The game of the round, and possibly deciding once and for all the European Women’s title, was between Valentina Gunina and Tatiana Kosintseva. …

Russian Women’s team out of Olympiad
ChessBase News
Shocking news: the organisers of the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø have informed FIDE that federations that did not meet the June 1st deadline for registration …

Garry Kasparov on the threat to Tromsø
ChessBase News
“Unfortunately the Organizing Committee [of the Tromsø Olympiad] is influenced by people who are working for Garry Kasparov. They are using it for …

Russian reigning champions miss 2014 Olympiad
Chess24 News
Reigning Olympiad Women’s Champions Russia may miss the Tromsø Olympiad after failing to submit their team line-up on schedule. In an open …

Dortmund Round 4 and Biel Round 3
Chess24
Daily Live Commentary webcast & Watch Live …

Biel 2014 Round 3 Highlights of the day
PowerPlayChess
Daniel King shows the highlights of round 3 in Biel …

Biel 2014 Round 3 Report
PowerPlayChess
A brief on-the-spot report of round 3 of the Biel Grandmasters Tournament including post-game interviews with Hou Yifan, Anish Giri …

The Daily Roundup: Dortmund, Biel and Bergamo
The Chess Mind Blog
Dortmund: This is the Fabiano Caruana show. He was the only winner in today’s round, defeating Georg Meier on the white side of a Steinitz French. …

Johannes Zukertort’s mystery tour in Dublin, 1879
ChessMail
Zukertort played no tournaments or matches in 1879. His lengthy visit to Dublin that year is not mentioned in his biography by Cezary Dománski & Tomasz …

Brown study: a question of Edwardian identity
ChessMail
Tim Harding clarifies the confusion in many chess sources over the Edwardian amateur expert, ‘F. Brown of Dudley’. …

Pawn Moves in Front of Black’s Castled King
The Chess Improver
I stopped by the Pittsburgh Chess Club recently, met someone new, and played a couple of quick casual games with him. I felt that one of the games …

Paris quadrangular tournament: Alekhine and Marshall share 1st place
Old in Chess
The quadrangular tournament at Paris’s Café Continental has ended in a joint victory by Alexander Alekhine and Frank J. Marshall, each with …

Good bishop, bad knight
Chess.com
In our games we have the questions many times: Do I want to keep the bishop or the knight for the endgame. To be able to find the right answer we need to …

Small Errors
Chess Skills
Down 4-2 plus three draws (no counted), Alexander McDonnell continued his losing streak in the tenth game. His response to the Queen’s Gambit gave him …

Vigilance Weakens and Mistakes Happen
ENYCA
Rummaging through my collection of games from the past turned up the game I want to present today. The League play has stuttered to a halt even though …

Francesco Cavicchi and 3.c3 Modern Defence
BDG Blog
Francesco Cavicchi shows us his win vs a female master in the Modern Defence …

World Chess Hall Of Fame Brings Chess Concepts to Early Learners
St. Louis Public Radio
These days, the bottom seems to be falling out on how early we’re exposing our children to chess, and the World Chess Hall of Fame is taking it all the …

Prince George’s County students win chess tournament
Gazette.net
Three Prince George’s County students received trophies at a June 14 chess tournament hosted by Eagle Chess Academy. “The kids and parents …

“Giant” outdoor chess board to be unveiled in downtown GR
WZZM
Downtown visitors will be able to play with an over-sized chess set soon, according to Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. …

Chess player attempts record from memory
Irish Independent
The year was 1879 and the cream of Dublin society and a scattering of British nobility, including the 7th Duke of Marlborough, John Spencer-Churchill …

DSA Forum at NCCC B3
Sun Star
The Calinan Chess Tournament and Mindanao Martial Arts Expo are main topics of the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum set at …

Armenian players in international tournaments
ArmeniaNow.com
The European Women’s Individual Chess Championship is drawing to an end in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Before the last round scheduled for July 17 …

Iran teen wins Woman FIDE Master title
Press TV
Iranian teenage chess player Sedigheh Kalantari has been awarded Woman Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) Master title following her …

National junior chess: Narayanan stuns Chithambaram
The Hindu
S.L. Narayanan of Kerala upset International Master A. Chithambaram to wrest sole lead at the end of the ninth round in the National junior chess …

Action Packed Weekend for Chess Players As 89 Face Off in Youth Tournament
The Star
Organised and well run by Chess Kenya (CK), the 12-member team will comprise of 6 boys and 6 girls who received glittering trophies for their sterling …

Feminist dilemma: A chess champ in sparkly nails
The Globe and Mail
Lib has been playing chess on Mondays at lunch through a school program. She tells me there are boys and girls in the class, though I’ve never asked …

Chess boxing referee in row over bell
Exeter Express and Echo
A chess boxing match ended in chaos when the timekeeper allegedly laid out the referee in a row over when to ring the bell. …