Daily Chess News Links August 31, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

13-Year-Old Is Set to Become Youngest US Grandmaster
New York Times
Samuel Sevian, at age 13, is poised to make history, aided by a strong performance this month at the Washington International tournament. Sevian tied for …

September 2014 FRL
World Chess Federation
The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website. …

Round 5: two Chinese Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun at the top
sharjah2014.fide.com
There were two decisive games and four draws in the fifth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah. The sole leader after four rounds, Ju Wenjun, was the …

4th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2015
WFCC
The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organizing the 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing …

Space Advantage: Caruana Opens Up Two-Point Lead in Sinquefield Cup
Championship Chess in America
GM Fabiano Caruana has won his all of first four games of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup — including against the World’s No. 1 and No. 2 players …

Caruana Commanding, Scalps World Champ to Stay Perfect
Championship Chess in America
GM Fabiano, currently the World’s No. 2 by live rating, took down the World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in Saint Louis, MO on Friday to stay perfect …

Sinquefield Cup, Round 4: Caruana is 4-0
The Chess Mind Blog
The 2nd Sinquefield Cup still has six rounds remaining, but with only Maxime Vachier-Lagrave even within two points of Fabiano Caruana the prognosis for the …

2014 Sinquefield Cup: Round #4
The Chess Drum
A tremendous tsunami is moving through St. Louis in the Central West End area. That demolishing force is called “Fabiano”. No… it is not particularly a …

2014 Sinquefield Cup: Round #3
The Chess Drum
What a homecoming it has been for the world’s #2 player. Fabiano Caruana has cemented his place in the upper echelon of chess by dispatching …

Caruana extends his convincing winning run to four in Sinquefield Cup
The Week in Chess
Fabiano Caruana took almost decisive control of the Sinquefield Cup after defeating Levon Aronian in a Ruy Lopez to move to a 4/4 start. Caruana introduced …

Sinquefield 04: Fight for second already?
ChessBase News
The leader of the tournament is not saying it, but it is in everybody’s mind: hast the Sinquefield Cup 2014 turned into a battle for second place? …

Sharjah 05: Battles after the Penguins
ChessBase News
The players were treated to a wonderful surprise in the rest day in Sharjah. Despite the blistering heat of UAE, with temperatures reaching well over 40 degrees …

Abu Dhabi ends in dramatic flurry
ChessBase News
After an astonishing mid-tournament lead by 15-year-old IM Karthikeyan with 5.0/6, the young Indian proceeded to compound his lead with a win over …

Who is the top Car now?
Chess24 News
The third episode of the fantastic Sinquefield Cup was the bloodiest yet. Caruana remains on fire, while Topalov and MVL are showing some sparks. …

People now talking about Caruana possibly overtaking Carlsen
Crouch Notes
Three decisive games yesterday, and it might well be in retrospect a drastic change in the current history of world chess. It could end up being nothing of enormous …

Caissa, Bacchus and Chess Publishing
Kingpin Chess Magazine
As a child (in conservative San Diego), I recall thinking about Omar Khayyam’s ‘A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou.’ Having never imbibed anything …

Scholastic Chess
The Chess Improver
My last two articles considered two possible reasons for running a junior chess project: to produce young people with a lifelong interest in chess and to identify and …

Gerry O’Nolan
IRLchess
The ICU web site has a recent post discussing the history of Dublin C.C.. The major work on this is of course the outstanding history compiled by Dr. A. A. Luce …

Back to School with Jeevan Karamsetty
United States Chess Federation
High School Senior and NM Jeevan Karamsetty, a 2014 Scholar-Chess award recipient talks about his research paper on the benefits of chess and his prescient …

Tuesday Week 2 Lineups Revealed!
US Chess League
Week 2 should bring another round of great fights including a high profile match between the most successful player in League history, GM Becerra and the …

NM Mark LaRocca recaps Boston’s thrilling Week 1 draw against New York
US Chess League
Did’ja ever have one of those days when you just knew that whatever you did… nothing… just nothing… was going to go right? You know what I’m talking about …

Dutch Defence Leningrad Hit and Run Bishop
BDG Blog
Move order in Dutch Defence Leningrad variations is very flexible. You can almost blitz your first half dozen moves without even looking at what your …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Fischer Found the Right Move
Valley News
On a couple of occasions, haphazard attempts were made to ban Fischer from New York’s elite Marshall and Manhattan chess clubs. Not surprisingly …

FIDE allows Carlsen more time
The Hindu
Only two days ago, FIDE vice-president Israel Geller told a leading chess website that “the deadline is August 31, 2014. A signature on September 1 or …

Fide extends time for Magnus Carlsen
Times of India
With time running out and reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen in no mood to relent, Fide has chosen to extend the olive branch. …

The queen who ruled without a crown
Sportstar
Judit Polgar quit the game at 38, an age when quite a few have been World champions, writes P. K. Ajith Kumar. …

Lyceum continues to lead NCAA chess
ABS CBN News
It was the 16-year-old’s fourth straight victory since returning two weeks ago from his memorable tour of duty with the Philippine chess team that …

Strategy key to success in chess
Lethbridge Herald
Parents were not the only ones celebrating the end of summer this Labour Day weekend. The Lethbridge Chess Club hosted its third annual …

The Bachelor star Blake Garvey was a whiz chess player in high school
Perth Now
A 17-year-old Garvey can be seen with his fellow chess enthusiasts in the grade 12 year book for Servite College, a co-educational Roman Catholic …

Game a new twist on chess
Indiana Gazette
The weekend’s chess matches with my father ended as they always do, but with a twist. I lost, mostly, but it wasn’t to a checkmate. …

Understanding Enterprise Gamification
Business 2 Community
Chess is a game, we in the business world could easily relate with. After all it’s a game about planning and making the right moves to defeat the …

Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!
TIME
This vocabulary of cowardice emanating from Berlin and Washington is as disgraceful as the black-is-white propaganda produced by Putin’s regime …

Daily Chess News Links August 30, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

Chess Evolution by Arkadij Naiditsch
ChessCafe.com
Arkadij Naiditsch analyzes the endgame from his win against Carlsen in Tromso. …

The Puzzling Side of Chess by Jeff Coakley
ChessCafe.com
The real puzzle is how to arrange the necessary conditions! …

Endgame Study
ChessCafe.com
T. Gorgiev, 1927: The Endgame Study is where the true depth and subtlety of chess is revealed. …

Video Spotlight
ChessCafe.com
The future potential of human-machine collaboration. …

Azarov wins International; China claims Olympiad gold
Washington Times
He came up just short in July’s D.C. International in Arlington, but GM Sergei Azarov was not to be denied in this month’s third annual Washington International …

Alexander Shabalov again savors Open chess tourney success
Washington Times
Twenty-one years after his first Open title, GM Alexander Shabalov was back in the winner’s circle earlier this month, sharing the honors with five other …

American chess teams stumble as Olympiad kicks off
Washington Times
After easy wins in the first two rounds, the U.S. team suffered a painful setback in Round 3 of the 41st biennial Olympiad that got underway late last week in the …

Chess in the Time of War
Huffington Post
“Wake up,” my wife shouted. “We are at war!” A few moments earlier, she met Vladimir Simagin pacing back and forth in the lobby of the Polish hotel in …

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen could be stripped of title
The Guardian
Norwegian prodigy’s dispute with governing body Fide over prize money for championship match lays bare fractures in world chess and the …

Leonard Barden on Chess
The Guardian
Chess talents in several countries are reaching top international level at younger ages, though England is lagging behind. Richard Rapport, 18, currently the worlds highest …

Solid show from Greet
The Telegraph
Malcolm Pein on a fine showing by Andrew Greet at the 41st Chess Olympiad …

Caruana Commanding, Scalps World Champ to Stay Perfect
Championship Chess in America
GM Fabiano, currently the World’s No. 2 by live rating, took down the World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in Saint Louis, MO on Friday to stay perfect through …

Sinqufield Cup 2014 – Live (Video)
CCSCSL
Watch the games live! …

Sinquefield Cup, Round 3: Caruana Beats Carlsen To Go 3-0
The Chess Mind Blog
For the fourth time since 2012, Fabiano Caruana has defeated Magnus Carlsen. His win today with the black pieces was impressive, and his 3-0 score …

2014 Sinquefield Cup: Round #2
The Chess Drum
There was an anticipation in today’s showdown between Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen, but perhaps people have overlooked Fabiano Caruana …

Caruana beats Carlsen to move to 3/3 in Sinquefield Cup
The Week in Chess
Fabiano Caruana beat Magnus Carlsen to move to a clear lead with 3/3 by a point and a half in another fighting round three of the Sinquefield Cup. Carlsen called his …

Sinquefield 03: Couldn’t be better!
ChessBase News
The Sinquefield Cup simply could not be better… at least this is true for both the spectators and for Fabiano Caruana! With three decisive and exciting games today …

Dresden Open 2014 – the winner’s account (part 1/2)
ChessBase News
Usually reporters don’t win tournaments. That is left to the strong grandmasters who spend their time studying deep opening novelties or extremely complicated …

Renewed hope for Carlsen-Anand rematch?
Chess24 News
After days of confusion in the chess world, on Friday FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov personally granted Magnus Carlsen an extension to the deadline …

Caruana achieves a second win, impressively
Crouch Notes
We have had three highly entertaining games yesterday in St Louis, and just about any of the players involved would be as strong as any of the players in …

Veselin Topalov vs Fabiano Caruana Sinquefield Cup (Video)
kingscrusher
Veselin Topalov vs Fabiano Caruana Sinquefield Cup (2014) – Round 1 …

Fabiano Caruana vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Sinquefield Cup (Video)
kingscrusher
Fabiano Caruana vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Sinquefield cup 2014 – Round 2 …

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen – Sinquefield Cup (Video)
kingscrusher
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen – Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Round 1 – Scotch Game …

Round9 Game 2; GM Gopal G.N. VS GM Petrosian Tigran L. (Video)
ADCHESS
GM Petrosian won with black pieces at the last round of Abu Dhabi Masters Tournament to be Share Points Champion of the event. …

The Pawn Game
The Chess Improver
The pawn is the most misunderstood member of the beginner’s army. While the experienced player knows just how valuable an asset pawns are during all phases …

Chess Art en Guerre 2
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
POWs play chess: that’s the thematic connection between this post and the recent series on chess in World War 1. They played with improvised …

10 Great Endgame Tips by Jose Capablanca
TheChessWorld
Jose Raul Capablanca, a Cuban chess player, who held a World Championship title for 7 years is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. …

Caruana Off to a Crushing Start in Sinquefield Cup
United States Chess Federation
Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana combined extraordinary opening preparation with accurate calculation to win his second consecutive game at the …

GM Anton Kovalyov (RIO) wins Week 1 Game of the Week!
US Chess League
GM Kovalyov’s nice positional win over one of the top players in the League, GM Naroditsky, has him off to a flying start, both helping his team secure a solid …

Baltimore’s tough Week 1 loss to St. Louis is recapped at the Kingfishers’ Blog
US Chess League
The St. Louis Arch Bishops defeated the Baltimore Kingfishers with a 2.5-1.5 score. St. Louis scored wins on Boards 1 and 2 while Baltimore could only counter …

Manager NM Ian Harris recaps Connecticut’s Week 1 win against the defending champion Sharks
US Chess League
This week the Connecticut Dreadnoughts faced off against the 2013 defending champion Miami Sharks.  The match featured a much anticipated match-up on …

Photos in Boston from their Week 1 draw against New York
US Chess League
Armory in Somerville… temporary playing site. Only a draw… with Ilya playing hard for the win in the last game (a whopping 5+ computer eval points) …

Steve Farmer does a video recap of Arizona’s Week 1 win over Seattle (Video)
US Chess League
The 2014 US Chess League gets underway and Arizona beats up on the Seattle Sluggers! Check out this video for highlights of all four games. …

NM Michael Aigner briefly recaps San Francisco’s Week 1 draw with Rio Grande
US Chess League
In the first week of the 2014 US Chess League, the San Francisco Mechanics (0.5 MP, 2.0 GP) split four decisive games against the Rio Grande Ospreys …

More of the Greatest Chess Upsets
Chess.com
As promised, we will continue our coverage of the greatest upsets in chess history by moving in reverse chronological order. Of course, it is rather ludicrous to assume …

Review: Playing the Trompowsky
Chess.com
I recently took a train from Amsterdam to the quaint little Belgium town of Bruges. Looking for a book to keep me occupied for the four hour ride, I remembered my …

Martin Simons vs Brown in Caro-Kann BDG
BDG Blog
Martin Simons takes a Caro-Kann Defence vs Thomas Brown and transposes to a Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. After the normal 3.Nc3 dxe4, these expert players …

Ray Haines in Colle vs Queen’s Indian 5…Ba6
BDG Blog
Ray Haines frequently plays his chess friend Roger Hardison in club and tournament games. Previously in a Colle System vs Queen’s Indian, Black played his …

World Chess Champion Competes in St. Louis at Strongest Chess Tournament Ever
St. Louis Public Radio
This year’s Sinquefield Cup chess championship is underway here in St. Louis and it’s billed as the strongest chess tournament in the history of the …

Chess By Shelby Lyman
The Buffalo News
The recent fourth-place finish of the Russian national team in the World Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, reflects the apparently downward …

Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum
Yahoo! Voices
Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida’s largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves …

Carlsen caught up in chess politics
newsinenglish.no
A political drama continued to swirl around Norway’s international chess star, Magnus Carlsen, as he tried to concentrate at a tournament …

Chess (#1111)
Business Standard
The world chess title match has run into uncertainty with chances of the champion pulling out. The scheduled start is November 7, 2014, at the …

Batucan, Moulic top seeds in Shell chess
Sun Star
Davao City’s John Ray Batucan and Ella Grace Moulic are top seeded players when the 22nd Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship …

Chess becoming increasingly popular in Abyei Area
Radio Tamazuj
“Chess is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways for people in Abyei to spend their spare time,” reports Abyei Today newsletter. “Chess clubs …

Chess set
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Workshop of Señora Franco, Madrid. Date: ca. 1950–60. Culture: Spanish (Madrid). Medium: Soft paste porcelain. Dimensions: King …

Daily Chess News Links August 28-29, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

Trent’s hunt for GM
Telegraph.co.uk
My favourite sites are Chess24.com and Playchess.com, while Chess Bomb has an easy-to-use interface for a quick computer assessment. If you are …

The might of Sinquefield
Telegraph.co.uk
Malcolm Pein on the strongest chess tournament line-up of all time …

Signs of US success
Telegraph.co.uk
Malcolm Pein on the rise of chess in America …

Carlsen concerned
Telegraph.co.uk
Malcolm Pein on why world champion Magnus Carlsen is in conflict with FIDE …

Olympiad highlights
The Spectator
To round off my coverage of the chess Olympiad in Tromsø, which saw a total of 313 teams in the open and women’s sections, thus making it the greatest chess …

Sharjah Women’s Grand Prix: Round 4
World Chess Federation
In a dramatic fourth round Ju Wenjun beat Elina Danielian to grab solo lead with 3½ points in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah. …

Sharjah Women’s Grand Prix: Round 3
World Chess Federation
Ju Wenjun defeated her compatriot Zhao Xue today to catch up Harika Dronavalli, who made a draw against World Champion Hou Yifan. Humpy Koneru and …

List of titles approved by the 85th FIDE Congress in Tromso, Norway
World Chess Federation
FIDE is publishing the list of titles approved by the 85th FIDE Congress held in Tromso, Norway on 4-15 August 2014. …

Sinquefield Cup 2014 – Live (Video)
CCSCSL
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis brings in a rotation of the top players in the country to fill the role of Resident Grandmaster. These to …

Caruana Stays Perfect After Two Rounds of Sinquefield Cup
Championship Chess in America
Italian GM Fabiano Caruana has now defeated the World’s Nos. 8 and 9 players in the first two rounds of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. The wins have …

Caruana Reaches Peak, Knocks Down Topalov in First Round
Championship Chess in America
World No. 8 GM Veselin Topalov only saw frustration against No. 3 GM Fabiano Caruana. The American-born Italian notched the first win of the …

Caruana off to a flying start with a perfect score after two rounds
The Week in Chess
Fabiano Caruana demolished Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s Advanced Caro-Kann to plve to a clear lead of 2/2. Caruana was surprised by MVL’s choice of the …

Thunder and Lightning on the opening day of the 2nd Sinquefield Cup
The Week in Chess
The first day of the 2nd Sinquefield Cup showed all the players came to fight and even though there was only one decisive game there were three very interesting games …

Trouble brewing for World Championship 2014
Chessbase News
The match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand is scheduled to start in a little more than ten weeks from today. …

Sinquefield Cup starts with a Splash!
ChessBase News
You could not have asked for more exciting games to kick off the Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament in history! One solid draw between Leovn Aronian …

Sinquefield 02: Exciting games all around
ChessBase News
It’s a good day in chess when the least shocking game of the day was the duel between Carlsen and Nakamura, a game that was hard-fought and ended in a perpetual check! …

Sharjah 04: And then there was one
ChessBase News
The level of play varied widely in today’s round. Impressive was Hou Yifan’s game, as she meticulously nursed a tiny advantage against Koneru Humpy and ended up …

Sharjah 03: Two at the Top
ChessBase News
With round three over two early leaders have emerged. Harika keeps good pace by drawing Hou Yifan, though to be fair she should have pressed harder in the final …

Their proudest moment in Chess Olympiad history
ChessBase News
China won Gold, India Bronze – who can doubt that these are the super-powers of chess in the coming decades? India, which started as 19th seed, won their first ever …

Caruana hot, Topalov not
Chess24 News
Today was not Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s day. The French number one is the dark horse in the running for the Sinquefield Cup, and he’s now fallen behind …

Caruana takes first round by storm
Chess24 News
The hot and humid weather in St. Louis gave way to a tremendous thunderstorm that struck right in the middle of the first round. Fabiano Caruana remained …

Sharjah Update: Hou Yifan Defeats Humpy Koneru, Leads By 1.5 Points
The Chess Mind Blog
That is, Hou Yifan leads Humpy Koneru by a point and a half, not the rest of the field at the final Women’s Grand Prix event of the 2013-2014 cycle. …

Sinquefield Cup, Round 2: Caruana Wins Again, Aronian Also Wins
The Chess Mind Blog
Fabiano Caruana (please stay here!) is off to a great start, two for two, at the second Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri. While round 1 saw him take advantage …

Sinquefield Cup, Round 1: Caruana Wins, Leads
The Chess Mind Blog
All three games from round 1 of this year’s Sinquefield Cup were interesting, but only one had a winner. Veselin Topalov played very aggressively, as is his wont …

2014 Sinquefield Cup: Round #1
The Chess Drum
There was certainly an inferno in the first round of the 2014 Sinquefield in the game between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave playing white against Magnus Carlsen. …

Carlsen’s tense first round – and his political pressures
Crouch Notes
All credit to Magnus Carlsen for not folding, whether in the game yesterday evening, or refusing to budge against the Russian pressure. Magnus had calm and reliable …

Carlsen’s battle against Ilyumzhinov
Crouch Notes
There is no report today for round 1 of the Sinquefield Cup. There is a simple reason – time zone differences! I am happy to watch the games live on the internet …

Tactics: Chucky Eats Studies for Dessert
Canadian Chess Newsfeed
Out at a restaurant during the 2014 Edmonton International, GM Vassily Ivanchuk challenged and entertained his dinner-mates, including FM Vladimir Pechenkin …

2014/15: A Year on the Circuit
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
I played Alan Merry in the first round at Golders Green last week. I say “played”. “Sat at the same board as for a couple of hours” would be more accurate …

Clash of the Titans
The Chess Improver
OK, both my opponent and I are experts, not yet masters. Still, this chess game was hard fought by our chess engines! We both were posting our analysis on …

What Not To Do If You Have The Isolated Pawn
The Chess Improver
A typical introduction to positional principles in chess covers the advantages and disadvantages of having an isolated Pawn, a Pawn that has no Pawns on the files …

Travail Pursuit #24: The Hardest Loss
Yorkshire Chess
They say there is no rest for the wicked. If that’s the case then I have been a very bad boy indeed! After a summer ‘hiatus’ for the Fantasy Chess Olympiad I now realise …

GM Yuri, Kuzubov VS GM Santosh Vidit Gujrathi (Video)
ADCHESS
A deceive game that decide champion of the Masters Tournament of Abu Dhabi Chess Festival …

Vidit S Gujarati and G N Gopal in Joint Lead at 21st Abu Dhabi Chess 2014 (Video)
Vijay Kumar
Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujarati played a technically good game to overcome Championship leader IM Murali Karthikeyan in the penultimate round of the …

Opening and R 1 Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2014 (Video)
Vijay Kumar
Opening Ceremony of 21st Abu Dhabi Int Chess Festival 2014 followed by Round One …

US Masters Returns to Greensboro
United States Chess Federation
For the third consecutive year, the US Masters will take place over Labor Day weekend in Greensboro, NC. This year’s field includes 18 GM’s and a total of …

Back to School with Becca Lampman
United States Chess Federation
Incoming high school senior Becca Lampman talked to CLO about making her mark on the NGIT, the rise of girls in US Chess and balancing chess and homework. ..

A Winner’s Reflection on the 2014 National Girls Invitational
U.S. Chess Trust
There is simply no possible way to describe what I lived during this 2014 National Girls Invitational because of the three Co-Champions, I was the least worthy …

Week 1 Game of the Week Finalists!
US Chess League
Opening week saw more than its fair share of tough struggles, twists, and turns getting the 2014 Season off to a flying start. The following games made the cut …

Frank Johnson announces Atlanta’s arrival to the League and recaps their first win
US Chess League
The Atlanta Kings began their inaugural season in the United States Chess League with a dramatic 2.5-1.5 match victory over the Carolina Cobras. Tied at 1.5-1.5 …

Manager Grant Oen recaps Atlanta’s debut win
US Chess League
In our debut into the US Chess League, the Atlanta Kings were victorious Tuesday night against the Carolina Cobras. The Kings, who brought a strong 2399 lineup …

Pandolfini’s Puzzler #57: Connections
Chess.com
Professor: Good afternoon, class. The class offered a nebulous “hello” to the Professor. Rachel: What’s on the agenda for today, Professor? Professor: I thought …

Clash of the Champions: Botvinnik-Smyslov (1958 Rematch)
Chess.com
At the time that Vasily Smyslov became world champion, a rule was in effect giving the previous champion an automatic rematch in the event that he lost the title. …

A little about Chess culture
Chess.com
The Study of games between great chess players from the past has been recommended by the best coaches around the world. But, how do we actually benefit …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
Here’s the whole wacky game. I did miss a nice move on move 14. Hope you see why it was winning. …

A trap in the Quaade Gambit
Chicago Chess Blog
What on earth is the Quaade Gambit, you ask? It’s a line of the King’s Gambit that begins 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Nc3!?, deviating from the usual Kieseritzky …

Caro-Kann Part IV
Dayton Chess Club
The post Caro-Kann Part IV – Lecture David Rittenhouse 27 Aug 2014 appeared first on Dayton Chess Club. …

Putin Annexes Chessboard
Bloomberg View
So it now appears that the crisis in Ukraine might upset the plans for November’s chess match between reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and …

Chicago Chess Club Founder’s Next Match: Helping Chess Player With No Arms
DNAinfo
Joseph Ocol had an excuse for losing a chess match to 12-year-old Mary Jo Tuboro. Tuboro, who was born without arms, was moving the pieces with her feet. …

Weekend chess tourney draws from near, far
Jackson County Pilot
Nearly two-dozen players ventured to Jackson from near and far this past weekend for the eighth annual Jackson Open “Super Reserve” U2000 …

Boy, 8, in chess ‘Olympics’ bid
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
Justin Friedlander, 8, a Chanen Preschool alumnus and now a third-grader at Sonoran Sky in Scottsdale, has been invited to play in the World Youth Chess …

Chess Rules at a School in Brooklyn
voanews.com
Students at Brooklyn’s Intermediate School have won 32 titles championships. …

Lulu’s Frozen Yogurt to hold free chess classes next week
Fulton Sun
Ana Ravelo taught herself chess when her son started playing so she could help him practice. Now, almost two decades later, Ravelo will once again help others …

Chess for Beginners
Statesboro Regional Public Libraries
Cameron Chess for Beginners. Every Tuesday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Primarily for children who want to learn the basics of Chess, but all ages are welcome. …

Pestaño: Kimkim holds blindfold simul
Sun Star
IM Kimkim Yap, our brightest hope to be the next Cebuano GM, will conduct an eight-board blindfold simul exhibition against selected …

Cebu chess players mangapil sa Sagay City Open tourney
Sun Star
Sugbuanong chess players ang gilaumang mobiyahe paingon sa Sagay City, Negros Occidental aron mosalmot sa 1st Sagay City Open Chess …

Q&A Parimarjan Negi
Livemint.com
India’s youngest-ever Grandmaster on balancing chess and studies, and his future plans …

Gujrathi, Gopal share lead in Abu Dhabi Masters chess
Firstpost
This has, in fact, been a highly productive month for Indian chess as just a few days back Aravindh Chithambaram also qualified to become a …

Agile moves
The Hindu
Even as India bagged a historic bronze medal in the recent Chess Olympiad in Norway, a genteel physically challenged Hyderabadi, Inaganti Amarnath, scripted his own …

West Bengal’s youngest Grand Master eyes Nationals and Asian Chess title
DNA India
On a high after winning the Commonwealth Games Chess Championship last month, Bengal’s youngest Grandmaster Deep Sengupta has trained his …

Magnus Carlsen reluctant for rematch against Viswanathan Anand
Times of India
The much-hyped World Chess Championship rematch between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand, scheduled to take place in …

Nagpur’s Om, Neeti are state U-13 chess champions
Times of India
Overnight leaders and talented city chess players Om Vitalkar and Neeti Tatiya emerged champions in the Arunrao Kalode Memorial …

Fide Women’s Grand Prix Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli assumes sole leadership
gulfnews.com
Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli assumed sole leadership at the Fide Women’s Grand Prix Chess Championship being held at the Sharjah Chess Club …

Kazakh chess prodigy gymnasts her way to top
gulfnews.com
On a giant chess board at the lobby of the 21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival venue, a little girl is going through a gymnastics …

Three Omanis bag FIDE rankings
MENAFN
Three members of Oman’s chess team – Amer al Maashani Mohammed al Mashikhi and Salem al Amri – achieved key individual milestones when …

Edvaldo Gama Leads National Junior Chess Championship
AllAfrica.com
The chess player Edvaldo Gama with Vila Alice team leads the national junior men’s championship with 4,5 points, after winning FIDE master …

Langley Open welcomes chess champs
Langley Advance News
For centuries, two players have matched wits across a grid of black and white squares. Chess attracts players young and old, of all skill levels, and this …

The Most Devious Riddle In Chess Becomes An Addictive iOS App
Fast Company Magazine
BoxPop turns one of the immortal game’s most enduring puzzles into a game for everyone. Chess is a game that is often used to express …

Daily Chess News Links August 27, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

Pando’s Ten-Pack by Bruce Pandolfini
ChessCafe.com
Knowledge of rook endings can be a tremendous advantage. …

CC Chronicles by Bo Bredenhof
ChessCafe.com
Changing your openings and a game from the Second Veterans World Cup Final. …

Past Pieces by Olimpiu G. Urcan
ChessCafe.com
The publicity given chess clubs made him a welcome guest. …

Book Review
ChessCafe.com
No substitute for the hard work of carefully analyzing complex positions. …

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

Video Spotlight
ChessCafe.com
IM Andrew Martin presents an unorthodox Sicilian Dragon. …

Weekly chess column
The Boston Globe
The world’s largest chess team championship in history came to a close this month. The final results of the 177 teams in the open and 133 teams in the …

Chess championship gets underway in St. Louis Wednesday
KPLR
Are you as chess player? The strongest chess tournament in history gets underway Wednesday at the Chess Club of St. Louis. …

2014 Sinquefield Cup, starting Wednesday, to break record for highest-rated chess tournament
St. Louis Business Journal
Six of the world’s top nine chess Grandmasters will be present for the 2014 Sinquefield Cup— making it the highest-rated tournament in the history of …

Big guns get big fan welcome for championship at Central West End chess club
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
What qualifies as a commotion in the chess world stirred Tuesday when a crowd queued up in the Central West End to greet the planet’s best …

Strongest Chess Tournament Ever Begins in Saint Louis
United States Chess Federation
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, featuring six of the world’s top-ten kicks off Wednesday at the STL Chess Club. Round 1 pairings are Vachier-Lagrave vs. Carlsen …

Sinquefield Cup 2014 in St. Louis
Magnus Carlsen Blog
It was not only about chess. I’ve looked forward to coming back to St. Louis and the Sinquefield Cup for some time, having had lots of good experiences during …

Sharjah Women’s Grand Prix: Round 2
World Chess Federation
Harika Dronavalli from India defeated Nafisa Muminova from Uzbekistan to become the sole leader after two rounds of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix …

ACP and Tata Steel Chess announce a cooperation
ACP
The organizers of Tata Steel Chess tournament (Wijk-aan-Zee) and the ACP are glad to announce the start of cooperation, commencing from the next …

2014 Sinquefield Cup starts today
ChessBase News
It is billed as the strongest chess tournament in history: the world’s numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9 are playing a double round robin in Chess Club and Scholastic Center …

15-year-old leads Abu Dhabi Masters
ChessBase News
The Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is now in its 21st edition, and shows no sign of losing steam, with great conditions. The festival is comprised of a wide variety of …

Sharjah 02: Distances appear
ChessBase News
Already after round two it is clear that some players are fighting to win the tournament and others are fighting to stay afloat. All of the Chinese players …

Carlsen refuses to rush World Championship decision
Chess24 News
Carlsen may lose World Championship title” was the shocking headline in some Norwegian papers on Monday. After the day’s development …

Caruana Ice Bucket Challenge
Chess24
August 26th, 2014, outside the World Chess Hall of Fame. Fabiano Caruana accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. …

BCM Game of the Month September 2014 (Video)
YMChessMaster
An absolute corker from the Riga Open, played in August 2014. GM Bok-GM Rapport …

More outstanding juniors for the future
Crouch Notes
A week is a long time in chess politics, but for the moment I will discuss this until tomorrow. There has been growing speculation as to whether Magnus Carlsen will …

An Armstrong Cup record?
IRLchess
In the last post I mentioned that the 1984-85 season has been up to now one of the most mysterious of all Armstrong seasons. David McAlister’s full roll of honour …

Scotland Street School Museum – Chess Exhibition – 30 & 31 August
Chess Scotland
Glasgow’s iconic, Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Scotland Street Primary School, now one of Glasgow’s premier museums, has given Chess Scotland the go-ahead ….

Recent Endgames
Sydney Academy
I want to look at some interesting recent endgames. My reason for this choice of topic is that this is an area where juniors (who comprise the majority of readers …

Sixty Memorable Annotations
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
And so I awoke with a thirst for battle, but not a reckless battle, but one prepared beforehand, like a decisive encounter in a war. Hence the stages in my …

Attacking The King
The Chess Improver
You can find lots of material in books which teaches you how to attack the king. However, there are also some key factors I’d like to present, which my own experience …

3 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever: Part 2
TheChessWorld
Today we present the second part of the 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever. Many readers were able to find the correct solutions for the first 5 problems. We have increased …

Captain Melik & Coach Yury Reflect on Tromso
United States Chess Federation
US Women’s team captain GM Melikset Khachiyan and coach GM Yury Shulman reflect on the squad’s performance at the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. …

Brownsville Recognized as Chess City of the Year
United States Chess Federation
Brownsville, Texas was recognized as the Chess City of the Year, both at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the US Open (Orlando, Florida, July 26-August 3) and …

Live Photos from New York in their first week match against Boston
US Chess League
oining the Knights this year, Gary Huang prepares for his first match against Ilya Krasik …

Parting With the Lady: Hanken’s Ghost
Chess.com
Today we’ll enjoy a lighthearted (with a tad of “morbid” tossed in) look at the time-honored queen sacrifice. I’m calling it “Parting With the Lady” in honor of the late …

James “Black Knight” Taylor: 1947-2014
The Chess Drum
James “Black Knight” Taylor was soldier of fortune. A four-time Bronze Star winner for valor in Vietnam, he saw war in its ugliest form. After being discharged from …

After a Long Drought
Chess Skills
Down eleven wins to two, Alexander McDonnell scored his third win in the match in game 19. McDonnell (1798-1835) agreed to play a match of twenty-one games …

Hallucinations and Beauty
dana blogs chess
At Mike Splane’s chess party I showed a game I played against Paul Richter (a teen-aged expert and soon-to-be master, with a rating around 2180) that I’m also …

Corey Acor Wins in London System Kings Indian
BDG Blog
Corey Acor was a teenage USCF Master whom I played three times in tournaments. Our first meeting was a London System in the Florida State Championship …

Goleta’s Teenage Chess Star Takes on World
Santa Barbara Independent
Today, Goleta teenager Agata Bykovstev turns 15 years old, but this summer, the then-14-year-old beat out 44 girls from 23 countries to win the …

Ancient game of chess game of passion for Whitefish Chess Club
KPAX Missoula
A small group of Whitefish high school students have been meeting weekly to play a game they’re all passionate about for the past …

Elementary School Teachers For After School Chess Program
Care.com
We are looking for teachers assistants to help with our After School Chess Program. You will help with young kids (Kindergarten – 2nd grade) and …

Chess: Oman gain from Olympiad debut
Times of Oman
The Sultanate’s maiden appearance at the Chess Olympiad, held recently in Norwegian city of Tromso, helped the national team gain …

Murali Karthikeyan jumps to sole lead in Abu Dhabi Masters Chess
Times of India
Murali Karthikeyan remained on course to create history after he defeated Grandmaster Sergey Volkov of Russia in the seventh round of …

Last Minda qualifier set
Manila Bulletin
The Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship (Shell Active Chess) braces for another full-packed roster when it holds the last of two …

Kagambi delves deep into his experience to trumph
In Black & White
Veteran Larry Kagambi had to summon all his chess knowledge from the archives to triumph over a field of 77 players and be crowned the 56th Nairobi Chess Club …

Junior chess tournament at Ferntree Gully to sort kings from pawns
Herald Sun
The tournament, which will be held at the Knox Community Arts Centre in Ferntree Gully, will see players of all ages in a chess stoush on Sunday. …

Exeter chess boxing champion avoids jail after chinning ref in row over timekeeping
Exeter Express and Echo
A chess boxing champion has been ordered to pay £2,500 compensation to a referee who he attacked during a row about timekeeping. …

Chess boxing champion punched ref within seconds of entering the ring in Devon
North Devon Journal
A chess boxing champion has been ordered to pay £2,500 compensation to a referee who he attacked during a row about timekeeping. …

David Elks: Elite and the value of computer games
This is Staffordshire
“Chess is a mere amusement of a very inferior character, which robs the mind of valuable time that might be devoted to nobler acquirements.” …

Daily Chess News Links August 26, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

Sharjah Women’s Grand Prix: Round 1
World Chess Federation
The sixth stage of FIDE Women Grand Prix in Sharjah started on 25th of August with four decisive games and two draws. Most of the players playing the black …

Chess Olympiad – 2014 Opinion poll
ACP
The ACP is happy and proud to present the Olympiad poll – possibly the most detailed chess poll ever dedicated to the organization …

Open Letter to FIDE President Mr.Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
ACP
The most recent developments around the World Championship Cycle (men and women) that concern all the top players and global chess community leave me …

57th WCCC: Open Solving
WFCC
The 57. WCCC Open, Bern, 25 August 2014 was attended by 104 solvers from 24 countries. See problems and solutions. Preliminary results will be published …

Spanish Blitz in the streets
ChessBase News
In the small, and picturesque village of Sabiote, Spain, the 2014 Spanish Blitz Championship was held… in the streets. Indeed, with a small population of 4300 …

Last women’s GP under way
ChessBase News
The final Grand Prix in the 2013-14 series is now under way in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The tournament is a strong round robin and two players come into …

Good knight, bad bishop
ChessBase News
Every week ChessBase magazine author and renowned endgame expert Karsten Müller presents a remarkable or particularly instructive endgame in his blog. …

15-year-old Indian causes furore in Riga
Chess24 News
Immediately after the Chess Olympiad a ferociously tough open tournament was held in Riga. Hrant Melkumyan and Richard Rapport topped the field …

Women’s Grand Prix Finale Underway
The Chess Mind Blog
Whatever problems exist for the “men’s” world championship, their cycle is at least reasonably clear and logical compared to the convolutions FIDE has generated …

Stockfish Beats Nakamura
The Chess Mind Blog
And in other news: ten is greater than five and Usain Bolt is faster than I am. Still, the story is more interesting and the match was closer than one might expect. …

No sitting duck (Video)
YMChessMaster
An unorthodox Sicilian Dragon; a game which illustrates some of the tactics Grandmasters use in modern chess. Areshchenko-Jobova European Team Championships …

A rare Liren loss
Crouch Notes
At last, a setback for Ding Liren in his relentless attempt to catch up, and overtake, his main contemporaries, Anish Giri and Wesley So. Of course, there is a danger …

A Lesson From Judit Polgar: Fear Nobody
The Chess Improver
It is such a pity to learn of the retirement of Grandmaster Judit Polgar, who confirmed that she is leaving professional chess at the end of the 41st chess Olympiad …

2014 Game of the Week details announced!
US Chess League
Due to its subjective nature, the USCL Game of the Week (GOTW) Contest has always been a great source of anticipation, drama, and controversy within the …

Manager NM Ian Harris previews Connecticut’s 2014 Season
US Chess League
With two new teams joining the league this year, the Connecticut Dreadnoughts are no longer the newbies in town.  However, we have added some new talent …

Brian Chan previews Baltimore’s Week 1 showdown with St. Louis
US Chess League
The Baltimore Kingfishers and the St. Louis Arch Bishops begin their seasons in the newly-minted Southern Division of the US Chess League. …

NM Mark LaRocca examines Boston’s roster and predicts their first match
US Chess League
Here we go, again? Is it me?… or is it that time really does fly?  Regardless, in the words of the immortal Ray Charles… “The game’s afoot.”… er,  that is to say …

NM Michael Aigner previews San Francisco’s 2014 Season
US Chess League
The 10th season of the US Chess League kicks off this week!  The defending champion Miami Sharks face stiff competition from St. Louis …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
Alertness is a key factor when playing a game of chess. In today’s position Aroshidze was alert and Renteria wasn’t. The game, played in Spain this month …

John Ludwig wins the August Tornado
Central Florida Chess Club
The event was held at the University Unitarian Universalist Society’s (UUU) complex on McCulloch Road near the University of Central Florida. …

Time Trouble – A High Wire Act
ENYCA
This is another Editor’s Choice selection. Rummaging through the archives I found this game. It had almost no comments made about it in my Blog Number …

Ancient game of chess game of passion for Whitefish Chess Club
KPAX-TV
A small group of Whitefish high school students have been meeting weekly to play a game they’re all passionate about for the past five years, but this game is …

Serious strategy: What chess can teach businesses
CITY A.M.
In Three Moves Ahead: What Chess Can Teach You About Business, chess player and former chief executive Bob Rice highlights plenty of specific …

Carlsen pressured to defend title
newsinenglish.no
Russian officials are threatening to effectively strip chess world champion Magnus Carlsen of his title if he fails to defend it in Sochi in November. Carlsen, exhausted …

13th WUC Chess – Final Day
FISU
This Sunday 24 August saw the ending of the 13 WUC Chess after six days of competition, during which nine rounds took place on the …

Bermudian chess player laments loss of Govt funding
Royal Gazette
Bermuda’s chess competitors, fresh from international exposure the 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway, are now calling on Government to renew its …

Gambia Returns From Norway Chess Olympiad
AllAfrica.com
The Gambia national chess team recently returned from the 41st World Chess Olympiad held in the Norwegian city of Tromso between the 1 and 14 …

‘Sport has made it amongst youngsters’
The Hindu
A lot of good is happening to Indian chess. Recently, the Indian men’s team won the bronze medal in the 41st world chess olympiad held in Norway …

England gets Malayali chess champ
The Hindu
Adithya Pramod Paleri, an eight-year-old schoolboy who originally hails from Kannur, has won the British national chess title in the Under-9 category …

Dableo tops Minda Open
Sun Star
Fourth-ranked international master (IM) Ronald Dableo of Manila topped the Cotabato Centennial Chess Championship-Gov. LalaTaliño-Mendoza …

St. George’s School Emerged Winner of Chess Tournament
BruDirect.com
The Chess Competition in-conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 68th birthday which was held at …

Chess club are in cup final
Harborough Mail
From next month the chess club will be starting its meetings at Harborough Catholic Club in Coventry Road on Thursdays. The first will be on Thursday …

Artist to add colour to an age-old contest of black and white
Brisbane Times
The age-old contest of chess between 16 black pieces and 16 white will be transformed into a 10,000-piece multi-coloured art project in …

Daily Chess News Links August 25, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

The final stage of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix started in Sharjah
World Chess Federation
The sixth stage of the women’s FIDE Grand Prix officially opened today in Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. 12 chess players representing 9 countries of the …

Hrant Melkumyan wins in Riga
ChessBase News
GM Hrant Melkumyan started the strong Technical University Open in Riga with 6 out of 6. Then the European Blitz Champion of 2011 decided to slow down …

How to use opening books (and own analysis) for memorisation
Quality Chess Blog
I have been asked about writing this short article a number of times and have hesitated, because it is obvious that many will have other ideas and opinions, as well as …

Rapport could not quite catch Savchenko’s wandering king
Crouch Notes
I’m still trying to assess what is going on, no doubt inadequately, in recent FIDE events, and what is likely to happen in the future. In the meantime, it looks like the next round …

Post Olympiad Chess Round Up
CoffeeHouse Chess
The recently finished Olympiad in Norway will no doubt be one long talked about. It was China’s first victory in the open event, and probably not their last. …

5 Hardest Mate-in-3 Ever
TheChessWorld
We have recently published the 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever, this problem set is a continuation of that series. Since some of the solvers were complaining …

Rogers Previews World’s Strongest Tournament: Sinquefield Cup
United States Chess Federation
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament in history, begins on August 27, Wednesday in Saint Louis. GM Ian Rogers previews the action. …

Wednesday Week 1 Lineups Revealed!
US Chess League
The other chunk of matches in Week 1 also do not disappoint as St. Louis arrives in 2014 with guns blazing, featuring a lineup with two of the top four rated players …

IM Alexander Katz predicts the Week 1 Tuesday Matches
US Chess League
The opening day rosters have been revealed, and they certainly have not disappointed. With the first week being divisional play, the opportunity to secure …

Sam Shankland at the Chess Informant Rapid&Blitz in Belgrade
Chess.com
American GM Sam Shankland has been welcomed in Serbia as a new world chess star on a horizon, following his exceptional result from recent Tromso Olympiad …

Hikaru Nakamura: Rise of the Machines, the Conclusion
Chess.com
In the first part of this article, we left our Chess Terminator playing countless blitz and bullet games during the last free day of the championship. In the following …

The Complete Alrick H. Man Vienna Gambit Theme Tournament
The Kenilworthian
I have posted analysis of Carlos Torre’s two games from the Alrick H. Man Vienna Gambit Theme Tournament with Spielmann’s favorite line …

Another Master?
dana blogs chess
At Mike Splane’s latest chess party, which was held today, Juande Perea showed three of his games from the recent Kolty Club Championship, which he won …

Newberry resident Sawaski wins 5th UP Chess Championship
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
On the campus of Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Chess Association and Northern Michigan Bank held the 2014 Upper Peninsula …

Unique success of Armenian chess player
Panorama.am
13-year-old Armenian chess player Samuel Sevian (U.S.) has had a unique success. At the tournament in Rockville, Samuel scored a grandmaster …

Three-way tie in 4th Mindanao Open
Sun Star
National master Emmanuel Emperado with rivals Edsel Montoya and Jason Salubre figured in a three-way tie with five points after five rounds …

Teen Aravindh Masters Giant in Grand Graduatio
The New Indian Express
It was November 2013 and world champion Viswanathan Anand was fighting a losing battle against Magnus Carlsen in their World Chess …

England gets Malayali chess champ
The Hindu
Adithya Pramod Paleri, an eight-year-old schoolboy who originally hails from Kannur, has won the British national chess title in the Under-9 …

Hou Yifan and GM Koneru Humpy lead Chess GP fiel
Khaleej Times
The event runs from August 26 to September 6 and the first session takes off on Monday. Games begin at 3pm daily with rest days on August 29 and …

Mukumbya wins City Tyres National Juniors Chess-tourney
Kawowo Sports
A record 520 participants took part in the third edition of the City Tyres National Juniors Chess Championships that was held over two days at the City …

The long road to ‘Gold’
nation.lk
It’s a long way from Colombo to Tromso. Indeed, a few years ago none who undertook the journey to the distant fishing ‘village’ in the northern part of Norway …

Chess interest booms with film
Gisborne Herald
Gisborne’s Eastern Knights Chess Club co-founder Noble Keelan, who was played by Kirk Torrance in the movie The Dark Horse, wears a …

Ferrari carbon fiber chess set costs 1525 EUR
WorldCarFans.com
Ferrari is offering on its official online store a carbon fiber chess set priced at no less than 1,525 EUR (2,012 USD). Many car manufacturers are …

Daily Chess News Links August 24, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

Best Woman to Ever Play Chess Retires From Competition
NYT Chess
Judit Polgar of Hungary announced that the Chess Olympiad, which ended last week in Norway, would be her last tournament as a professional. …

Day 6 Spotlight – 13th World University Chess Championship
Katowice 2014
That’s our last spotlight till the Chamiponships go throught. Today Klaudia Kulon from Poland got the title of World University Woman Chess Champion …

Rafael Vaganian: “Anand won’t lose!”
Chess24 News
62-year-old Rafael Vaganian was never the hardest working of grandmasters, but the talented Armenian was arguably the world’s third best player at points …

Talent Spotting
The Chess Improver
Last week I considered three reasons why you might want to promote junior chess at a national level. One reason might be to produce strong players …

Kirsan versus Kaspy
Ennis Chess Club
By now most people will surely know that the current incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov won his battle with Garry Kasparov for Presidency of FIDE …

SuperFinal Rd 8: Komodo vs Stockfish (Video)
kingscrusher
TCEC Unofficial World Computer Chess Championship – SuperFinal Rd 8: Komodo vs Stockfish …

Tang & Kats Pick Up Big Norms in Canada
United States Chess Federation
Andrew Tang earned the IM title and a GM norm at the North American Youth Championship, while Alena Kats earned the WIM title and a WGM norm. …

Opening Day Lineups are Up!
US Chess League
And the first day of 2014 should not disappoint as many teams are looking to get off to a fast start with several double GM lineups being used. Included is a …

America’s First Women’s Championship Match
Chess.com
American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted …

Jeffrey Baffo in Bold Benko Gambit Beats Sawyer
BDG Blog
In my two six game matches with Jeff Baffo 18 years ago, we played many openings. In one game Baffo, boldly played the Benko Gambit. I chose the popular …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Exhilarating and Fun
Valley News
Chess is a microcosm of life. The centrality of the decision-making process has resulted in the game being described as “the gymnasium of the …

City hosts Chess in the Park on Sept. 6
Knoxville News Sentinel
Individuals of all ages interested in learning and playing the game of chess are invited to participate in the first Chess in the Park at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. …

BRF player hones skill, shares love of game
La Crosse Tribune
Leslie Thompson used to be intimidated by chess. What does the knight do? How does the rook move? Should I sacrifice my …

Vidit remains in joint lead at Abu Dhabi Masters Chess
Times of India
Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi continued with his winning ways and put it across third seed Alexander Areshchenko of Ukraine to remain in joint lead …

Gujrathi holds Kryvoruchko; Karthikeyan beats Areshchenko
Hindu Business Line
Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi kept himself in joint lead following a come-from-behind draw with second seed Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukraine in the …

DCA honours Bharat Singh, Parimarjan Negi
Indian Sports news
Delhi Chess Association honoured Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi and Shri. Bharat Singh in a colourful function here in national capital on Thursday …

Nearly 100 players gather for Rock’s 4th Junior International Chess Festival
Gibraltar Chronicle
Welcome to all and enjoy, Sports Minister Steven Linares told the 91 chess players from eleven countries represented at the 4th Gibraltar Junior …

Chess time in Devonport
The Advocate
Chess masters from across the state converged on Devonport this weekend for the Tasmanian Open and Lightning Chess tournament. …

Garry Kasparov: Putin’s Russia
Al Jazeera
The Russian chess player shares his thoughts on the Ukraine crisis and explains why Putin is everybody’s problem. …

Daily Chess News Links August 23, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

Inside Chess
ChessCafe.com
Development is of the fullest value when it is harmonious. …

The Puzzling Side of Chess by Jeff Coakley
ChessCafe.com
Here on the Puzzling Side we know how to bend the rules. …

Endgame Study
ChessCafe.com
B. Badai, 1961: The Endgame Study is where the true depth and subtlety of chess is revealed. …

Video Spotlight
ChessCafe.com
GM Susan Polgar gives a Tedx Talk. …

Leonard Barden on Chess
guardian.co.uk
Arguably the strongest tournament in the games history starts on Wednesday when the second Sinquefield Cup opens in St Louis. The six players in the double-round …

13th World University Championship – Round 8 (Video)
Katowice 2014
Live feed from the 13th World University Championship – Katowice 2014 …

Day 3 Spotlight – 13th World University Chess Championship
Katowice 2014
Spotlight from Day 3 World University Chess Championship …

Official Launch for MC App!
Millionaire Chess
Millionaire Chess is thrilled to announce the debut of the new MC app! The app, which we had been working on for weeks, is the first ever to be used for a chess tournament. …

Relections on Tromso Olympiad
The Chess Drum
Every two years, FIDE hosts the Olympiad with a chief organizing body. It is like no other tournament, so generally no expense is spared to make it successful. …

Norwegian TV and the Chess Olympiad
ChessBase News
With the chess explosion in Norway, and the Chess Olympiad just around the corner, NRK, the largest TV network in Norway was stuck wondering how they …

Stalemate: the long and the Short of it (2)
ChessBase News
Recently English GM Nigel Short expressed the view that we should abandon the “stupid rule” of stalemate, where the attacking side has completely immobilized …

Game of the week : Kraiouchkine-Libersan
Canadian Chess Newsfeed
This game of the week comes from the Canadian Open. Hugh Brodie and Luc Gauthier once again did an incredible job and entered over 500 games. …

Adams Stars at Olympiad
Keverel Chess
The recent 41st Olympiad at Tromsø was won by China, who at the outset were seeded 7th of the 177 participating teams of 4, based on the rating of their players. …

Checklists
The Chess Improver
There are three basic types of chess students that I’ve encountered in my teaching career. The first is the casual student who simply wants to play chess …

Ivan Gormally c. 1962-2013
IRLchess
Early this year I heard the sad news of the very untimely passing of Ivan Gormally. He was a clubmate of mine from our very earliest days at Dundrum …

John Shaw’s Kings Gambit book plus a look at the Halloween Gambit
Ian Simpson’s Blog
The Halloween Gambit is an aggressive but dubious piece sacrifice in the Four Knights Game, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe5?!, which I have …

Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 22, 2014
Chess.com
When Fabiano Caruano was about 12, he and his father Lou, whom I knew casually, approached the TD booth to ask for a bye in one of the Continental …

The Greatest Chess Upsets, Part 1
Chess.com
The Chess Olympiad is one of my favorite events. In the words of the Romanian GM Mihail Marin, “the champions themselves do not mind rubbing shoulders …

Helin vs Skovgaard in BDG Huebsch Gambit
BDG Blog
Many players from Sweden play the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Recently Mikael Helin defeated his higher rated opponent Ib Skovgaard of Denmark in the …

Chess Simul: Grand Master Susan Polgar
Central Park Conservancy
Join Grand Master Susan Polgar as she demonstrates and teaches you lead moves on the board, followed by a simul game for up to 30 players. …

Final tournament set in chess series at Bellingham library
Bellingham Herald
The final Hot Summer Chess Grand Prix of the season for school-age players is free from 5:45 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the …

TMP seventh-grader earns spot on national chess team
Hays Post
Thomas More Prep-Marian seventh-grader Sheena Zeng has qualified as a team member of the United States Chess Federation for the 2014 World …

Chess Workshop
WKMS
There’s an adult beginner chess workshop at Murray State University on Mondays, September 8, 15, and 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The class covers …

Chess (#1110)
Business Standard
Polgar will always be remembered as the woman who comprehensively broke the gender barrier …

Chess Olympian tows Letran past SSC-R
ABS CBN News
It was 16-year-old Bersamina’s first game of the season since playing for the Philippine team that finished in the top 40 of the Chess Olympiad in …

Shell holds chess tilt in Davao
Tempo
The Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship braces for another full-packed roster when it holds the last of two Mindanao qualifiers—the …

Suruchi, Nepal’s first female Candidate Master
Republica
Teenager Suruchi Thing has become the talk of the town after she was awarded the Candidate Master (CM) title during the 41st World Chess Olympiad held …

The astronomer and the chessboard
The Hindu
The game of chess was of particular interest to Orientalist scholars during the British Raj, including Sir William Jones, founder of the …

Daily Chess News Links August 22, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

Solid show from Greet
The Telegraph
Malcolm Pein on a fine showing by Andrew Greet at the 41st Chess Olympiad …

FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012 – Results in section H
WFCC
The evaluation of the 2010-12 Album Retros section has finished. Many thanks to the judging panel and to the director, who reports that the team worked professionally …

Day 2 Spotlight – 13th World University Chess Championship (Video)
Katowice 2014
Let’s see how we are doing at the 13th World University Chess Championship!! …

World University Championships underway
ChessBase News
The World University Championships (WUC) are underway at Katowice, Poland, and have existed since 1963. Chess was introduced in 1990, and since then …

Short and sweet
ChessBase News
Short games are often not particularly attractive. One side blunders or runs into an opening trap and the other side wins without much effort. However, some short games …

FIDE rejects Carlsen’s request to postpone match
Chess24 News
With just two and a half months before Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand are supposed to begin their World Championship match in Sochi …

€24,000 goal for chess documentary
Chess24 News
“Do they know more about life than I do?” That was one of the questions Trond Brede Andersen asked himself after witnessing some of the world’s best chess …

Tromsoe Chess Olympiad 2014
Magnus Carlsen Blog
The Rapid and Blitz World Championships in Dubai in June had high priority for me this year. I hoped the Dubai Chess & Culture centre would continue to be …

Mamedyarov holds against Ding Liren
Crouch Notes
The game for today to watch, in Turkey or the rest of the world, would have seemed to have been Ding Liren against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, with a tiny point one …

Where Negi meets Schandorff
Quality Chess Blog
Part of my job as the editor of Negi’s 1.e4 book was to check how his analysis matched up against other prominent repertoire books. In the case of Lars Schandorff’s …

Chess Olympiad in Tromsö
Chess at the Bag of Cats
I have not written anything in a while and it is partly because I have been playing a lot this summer and partly because I haven’t played as well as I hoped to do. …

Short run
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
Reading Jonathan Rogers’ analysis of England’s Olympiad performance and the lessons to be learned from it – and the discussion that followed …

Failing to Win a Won Game, Part 4
The Chess Improver
This is the second time that I have played Rebecca Herman in a small chess tournament in Colorado Springs. I won the first time because I caught and punished …

Mannheim tournament, Round 7
Old in Chess
Alexander Alekhine recovered from his sixth-round loss vs. David Janowski to defeat Efim Bogoljubow and move once again to the top of the score table after seven rounds …

Mannheim tournament, Round 6
Old in Chess
Editor’s note: The cable reporting the results and game scores of the sixth round of the Mannheim tournament, played on July 27th, arrived after considerable delay …

The August Check is in the Mail
United States Chess Federation
In this month’s column, Alex Dunne covers the US ICCF Olympic team of Jon Ostriker, Carl Siefring, Ken Reinhart, Dan Perry, Tom Biedermann, and Tony Kain. …

Pandolfini’s Puzzler #56: Outflanking and Outranking
Chess.com
Professor: Welcome, everyone. In its typical blasé manner, the class offered a communal smile back.  Professor: How unusual for this class, Thomas. You have your …

Q&A with Sam Shankland in Belgrade
Chess.com
It was a live chat over Facebook at the Chess Informant’s community page. These days, GM Sam Shankland, Tromso Olympiad star, is in Belgrade …

Clash of Champions: Smyslov vs. Botvinnik
Chess.com
After Alekhine’s death and the subsequent 1948 world championship tournament (covered in my article last week), the chess world began the three-year …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
The important lesson you learn from this composition is something you should always remember in chess. Pieces move backward! …

Attack and Counterattack
Chess Skills
In my series of blog posts on the matches between Alexander McDonnell (1798-1835) and Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1795-1840) …

Beloungie in Colle System vs Dutch Defence
BDG Blog
The Colle is a universal system of development for the White pieces to begin a chess game. The typical move order is 1.d4, 2.Nf3, 3.e3, 4.Bd3, and 5.0-0. …

The Cochrane Gambit vs the Petroff
Ian Simpson’s Blog
Many 1.e4 players are frustrated by the Petroff Defence, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6, whereupon if White grabs the pawn on e5, 3.Nxe5, then 3…d6 follows, encouraging …

Incredible Dutch
Dayton Chess Club
Thursday evening lectures are always a delight – to kids and adults! The post Incredible Dutch – Lecture by Riley Driver, 21 Aug 2014 appeared first on …

2014 Sinquefield Cup to Become Strongest Chess Tournament in History
PR Newswire
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the …

Southborough resident an International Master in Chess
Community Advocate
James Rizzitano’s interest in chess started one summer when he was around 11 years old. After he was stung by a bee and had a very allergic reaction, he was …

The skills of the game, teach skills for life
Leominster Champion
Most people, even if they aren’t intimately familiar with the game, have in some context heard the name …

Back to School Chess – Game on!
The Birmingham News
Chess is the ultimate mind sport! Young players will have a chance to fine tune their chess skills for the upcoming school year at the Back-2-School …

Pestaño: Butch, please release Wesley So
Sun Star
I can’t understand the reasons. The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) has nothing to gain but ridicule and scorn from the …

Chess: Gupta Beats Zendani in Abu Dhabi Masters Round 1
Outlook India
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta got off to a fine start, scoring a hard-fought win over Zendan Al-Zendani of …

Chess to take backseat as Parimarjan Negi set to leave for Stanford
Economic Times
He played a stellar role in India’s bronze winning effort in the recently concluded Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway but GM Parimarjan …

African Chess Confederation Chairman to Visit Angola
AllAfrica.com
The chairman of the African Chess Confederation, Lewis Ncube, will visit Angola next September, in the ambit of the preparations of the …

Chess as a Metaphor for Putin’s Sway
Wall Street Journal
Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, a Kremlin critic, waged an underdog campaign to win the presidency of the world chess federation but lost. …

Daily Chess News Links August 21, 2014

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Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
This month purchase all four Winning Chess books by Jeff Coakley and receive one free!! Supply is limited. Sale ends August 31, 2014. …

From the Archives
ChessCafe.com
For anyone with any serious interest in this great player. …

Great wall
The Spectator
China have won the Olympiad in Tromsø. I believe that we can now look forward to a sustained Chinese dominance in international team events …

Azarov wins Washington, Sevian scores norm
ChessBase News
Among the many summer events was the The 3rd Annual Washington International that was held from August 9-14 in Rockville, MD. What made it …

Marin on Tromso R11 – Battling nostalgia
ChessBase News
From his own days in the Romanian Olympic squad GM Mihail Marin knows the feeling: it’s the last round, your team is not in contention for the medals …

FIDE announces Grand Prix 2014-2015
ChessBase News
FIDE has announced the 2014-2015 Grand Prix series with the players invited to participate and the four tournaments that comprise it, reduced from the …

Mare di Fano – 3rd Summer Chess Festival
ChessBase News
While the Olympiad was unfolding in Tromso, several Opens in Europe offered an alternative to players missing the big action. Fano, on the Italian Mediterranean …

From Garry to Giri: Guest by test
Chess24 News
Doing the live broadcast from the Chess Olympiad was a blast! One big change from our previous shows was the luxury of having some of the world’s best …

Liren’s lethal counter-threat
Crouch Notes
castled, and no longer had either the d-pawn or the f-pawn, nor indeed his light squared bishop. His position was extremely breezy, and Daniel tried to take …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
Today’s offering seems to give you all sorts of ways to mate White as the White king is so exposed. It’s a forced mate! There is a dazzling start to this mating attack. …

Chess Puzzles
ArcaMax Publishing
This is a fine example of four pieces coordinating to create a back rank make. The bishop, though looking vulnerable in the diagram, ends up protecting the mating …

A Scientific Approach to Chess
Science on the Squares
For a blog about Chess and Science, you might expect more articles about the intersection between the two. Indeed, I have occasionally written here …

Chess Swindle vs Mario Marshall in Caro-Kann
BDG Blog
To pull off a swindle in a slow tournament game is rare, but that is what I did in 2007 at the Southern Open. Mario Marshall had moved to South Florida from …

Caro-Kann – Panov Variation – Part III
Dayton Chess Club
Part 3 of a 6 part series. The post Caro-Kann – Panov Variation – Part III : Lecture by David Rittenhouse …

On Chess: New Pocket Park Fills Formerly Vacant Lot In Old North St. Louis
St. Louis Public Radio
A formerly dead, residential-sized lot near Crown Candy Kitchen has been transformed into a simple outdoor community center themed around chess. …

Cambridge reopens Chess Night
hngnews.com
Anyone interested (regardless of age, experience or gender), can meet to play chess, backgammon, or other board games from 5-6:30 p.m. the third …

Chess: Abhijeet leads Indian challenge in Abu Dhabi Masters
The Hindu
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta will spearhead the Indian challenge in the Abu Dhabi Masters that starts in the …

It’s the team thing
The Hindu
For GM M.R. Lalith Babu, it was a dream come true maiden appearance in the Chess Olympiad in Norway last week-end when the Indian team created history …

Mumbai college designs tech-savvy chessboard for the blind
Mid-Day
Inspired by their belief that no one should be denied the intellectual stimulation derived from a good game of chess, the innovation centre at the …

Indian boys do well in Dubai Junior Chess Championship
Times of India
Three FIDE rated players from the Indian Chess School recorded their career-best performance with two of them finishing third and fourth at the 13th Dubai Junior …

10 yo Bibissara Assaubayeva from Kazakhstan wins Juniors Chess Championship
Tengrinews
Young chess players under 14 years from 130 countries participated in the Juniors Chess Championship in Dubai this year. Righfully earning her first …

Chess in schools pushed
Tempo
Newly elected FIDE secretary general Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino yesterday said he will push for the inclusion of chess in the school curriculum to …

7-year-old Rabiatul Adawiyah to represent Malaysia at 10th Asian Schools Chess Championship in Taiwan
New Straits Times
Seven-year-old Rabiatul Adawiyah Mat Zaki will represent the country in the 10th Asian Schools Chess Championships 2014 in Taichung …

Meet The Guy Who’s Making A Sequel To Chess
Deadspin
Chess is getting a sequel. Yes, that Chess. The game with the little horses and kings and queens has been around for thousands of years. …