Daily Chess News Links January 6, 2014

Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
Enjoy 70% savings off most in-stock items in our Inventory Clearance Sale – while supplies last. Sale ends January 7, 2014 …

Hammertime at Rilton Cup
ChessVibes
Team Norway continues its rise among the top nations for chess, as today reigning Norwegian Champion GM Jon Ludvig Hammer went wire-to-wire in winning …

Krush to face 50 in Detroit
The Chess Drum
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will host chess international grandmaster Irina Krush in a simultaneous (simul) competition with 50 members of the …

Hoogoveen
Michael Adams
Until Bilbao I don’t think I had played a 4 player double round event in my life, but less than a week later I was starting a second. The traditional …

European Team
Michael Adams
The European Team Championship competition was held in a pleasant hotel in the centre of Warsaw, the organisers made a good job of airport transfers …

Today’s 5-second tactics!
Spraggett on Chess
From the recently concluded Roquetas de Mar. Position after Black’s 21st move (21…b4) , hitting the White Knight on c3. The position is very sharp and …

The twelve rook and pawns of Christmas: Solutions (part one)
The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog
Today, the answers. The first six answers, anyway. Once Justin had left me in charge of the Christmas Quiz for 2013 it was always going to be …

Sunday Chess Problem
EvolutionBlog
Last week we introduced selfmates with a straightforward example that I composed in the late 1980s. This week we feature another representative of …

All-Russian tournament of Masters begins
Old in Chess
We are in daily expectation of a report from the opening round of the All-Russian tournament of Masters, which was due to begin in St. Petersburg on the …

Carlsen’s Endgame Technique
Chess.com
There is an old saying that goes like this: “All rook endgames are drawn.” While it is not clear who exactly proclaimed such a statement, it has …

Herb Healy Open House, 2014
Boylston Chess Club Weblog
More than fifty chess players welcomed the new year at the annual Boylston Chess Club open house and tournament, as they have since the 1960’s. …

Killing Me Softly
dana blogs chess
Well, I knew going into this tournament that there would be good moments and bad moments. Today had both of them. In the morning round I finally …

Carlsen cleans up at sports gala
newsinenglish.no
Norwegian chess world champion, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen silenced critics of the game’s status as a sport when he dominated the country’s annual Sports Gala …

Best of 2013
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Easily the biggest chess news of the year is the ascension to the throne of the Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen just a week shy of his 23rd birthday. …

Women’s Chess in India
Sportskeeda
As is common with most sports in India, the men’s game is usually the more highlighted, the more decorated and the more celebrated one while their women counterparts …

230 chess players gather in Thane to rule 64 squares
Times of India
After almost a decade, the city played host to an all India chess tournament of shorter and faster version (five minutes format) on the lines of …

Sahaj Grover maintains joint lead
Zee News
Grandmaster Sahaj Grover maintained his joint lead after splitting the point with Russian GM Alexander Evdokimov in the sixth round of the …

A young Ugandan chess champion gives hope to others
ABC Online
In Uganda’s capital, Kampala, a young girl has inspired a legion of chess fans. Her rise from one of the city’s slums to become a four time national …

Chess
NTV
Uganda’s International Chess Master Elijah Emojong and unrated Walter Okas have claimed the lead in the ongoing Rwabushenyi Memorial …

Chess enthusiasts descend on Shropshire
shropshirestar.com
With about 140 players from as far afield as Kilmarnock taking part in the Shropshire Chess Congress, it must have been the biggest concentration of …

Library looking for new Chess Club members
NG News
The New Glasgow Public Library is looking for people interested in playing chess at the library and possibly forming a club to meet on a regular basis. …