Daily Chess News Links February 6, 2013

Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
Enjoy tremendous savings in our Game Collections Sale – while supplies last! …

Chess Curriculum Fundraiser
GoFundMe
Help us create a freely accessible online chess curriculum that focuses on using chess as a tool for teaching problem solving and critical thinking skills. …

A radical approach arises to teach the game of chess
Washington Times
“Move First, Think Later: Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess” is a polemical, often infuriating, but never dull attempt to apply the latest thinking in cognitive science …

Carlsen takes on all rivals
The Telegraph
Stavanger in Norway will host one of the highest-rated tournaments of all time from May 7-18. The Norway Chess tournament will include world number one Magnus Carlsen …

Carlsen piles on the ratings points
The Telegraph
The FIDE ratings come out monthly nowadays and February’s list showed Magnus Carlsen way out in front, breaking his own record and standing at 2872. …

Feedback on Chess Cash Kings 2012
ChessBase News
The recent article and project by Peter Zhdanov – to create a live list of the prize money winnings of top GMs – received a mixed response. “It leads the way to …

Kosintseva sisters abandon the Russian women’s team
ChessBase News
From 2-13 March 2013 the Women’s World Team Championship will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Russian team, which won the Chess Olympiad …

Tata Steel: the simuls
ChessVibes
Once a year, the small village of Wijk aan Zee is in the chess world’s spotlights thanks to the traditional Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The event is famous because …

Interview with Jon Ludvig Hammer
Chessdom
The Norway Chess 2013 tournament will be played from 7th to 18th May in Stavanger, Norway. Sponsors and local authorities are investing 5 million NOK …

Gibraltar Masters
Gawain Jones
Sue’s been writing so magnificently on the website but I better write a post or two or we should change the address to suemaroroa.co.uk Hastings went very well for me …

My best ever review
Quality Chess Blog
Today in his always interesting column at ChessCafe, FM Carsten Hansen, gives what is probably my best ever review for Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation. …

The Shameless Sisters in the news
Steve Giddins’ Chess Blog
Followers of Chessbase.com will be aware that my two favourite female chessplayers, the shameless Kosintseva sisters, have hit the headlines in Russian chess …

FIDE Trainers’ Commission responds
Spraggett on Chess
Last week on this blog I wrote about an issue that has raised concerns in many quarters: namely, the high cost of training titles that are associated with …

Inside Chess on DVD
Chess Talk
I received the 3-DVD set of Inside Chess magazine this morning (January 28). The first file has the indices of all issues. Each issue is then given in searchable pdf format. …

Indian chess shows their second sting
Times of India
P Harikrishna and Sandipan Chanda have made it a great fortnight for Indian chess. First, Hari not only played alongside Vishy Anand and drew with the world champion …

Roque bags Deep Blue Open Chess
Sun.Star
National Master Merben Roque started 2013 with a bang as he bagged the first major title in the Deep Blue Open Chess Tournament held last Saturday …

Right move: Chess gives Ugandan slum children hope
Bangkok Post Sitting in a dimly lit room in the run-down Kampala suburb of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi stares at the chessboard in front of her as she ponders the next move in her improbable journey. …

Best of CLO #3- US Chess Scoop with Phiona Mutesi
United States Chess Federation
The #3 article in Best of CLO 2012 is The US Chess Scoop with Phiona Mutesi. The video featured the Queen of Katwe’s visit to Philly and lesson with CLO editor Jennifer Shahade. …

Chess Master Masters Movies
Payson Roundup
Despite his status as an International Chess Master with more checkmates under his belt than probably anyone in Shelby Charter School’s history …

Student A+, Teacher F
dana blogs chess
Amazing chess club today at the Aptos Library! First, we had 22 kids and once again had to use just about every set in the house. And it isn’t just that we are getting more …

Junior chess tournament draws 97 players
Columbia Basin Herald
Zech Long was in deep trouble, his king surrounded and probably trapped. But then again, maybe not. “Wait, wait,” Long said. It appeared he found a move …

Charlton kids get on board at chess club
Charlton County Herald
With all the world of electronics has to offer them these days – dozens of Charlton County kids are choosing to spend their free time playing a board game …

Annual Chess Tourney Set For Saturday At Southern Door
DoorCountyDailyNews.com
Kings, queens and knights will be in abundance Saturday, Feb. 9 at Southern Door High School. That’s where young chess enthusiasts will be gathering for the …

Girls chess tournament this weekend
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
An all-girls chess tournament sponsored by the local non-profit group Chess For Kids is scheduled for Saturday. Registration for the fourth annual event is still open for girls …