Daily Chess News Links February 7, 2013

Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
Enjoy tremendous savings in our Five & Ten 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 Review of Inside Chess, 1988-2000
The Chess Mind Blog
For large chunks of its history, Chess Life and Review was provincial, very slow to report on international events, and aimed at a very low readership in terms of skill. …

Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic
GRENKE Chess Classic
For the first time ever the Baden-Baden Chess Centre (Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) is hosting a Category 19 GM tournament, the Baden-Baden GRENKE Chess Classic. …

Singapore’s 1st Chess960 and Transfer Chess Championships
ChessBase News
Over the past weekend, Singapore held these two Championships. While there is a FIDE Laws of Chess appendix for Chess960, there are no universally accepted rules …

Daniel King: Power Play 18 – The Sicilian Najdorf, a repertoire for Black
PowerPlayChess
The DVD is a repertoire for Black against all the main responses by White in the Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian. …

Dominating the Opponent’s Pieces
Dejan Bojkov Chess Blog
I love collecting games in which one of the sides manages to establish complete control of the position by dominating the opponent’s pieces. Chess is a fight of the pieces …

The Not-So-Quiet Italian
The Chess Improver
Last time I talked about the venerable Two Knights Defense 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6, focusing on the move still popular at all levels, the “duffer’s move” 4.Ng5. …

FIDE players’ licensing: ultimate cash-grab on horizon?
Spraggett on Chess
If FIDE gets its way, then very soon national chess federations (ncf) might become little more than servile pawns whose ultimate purpose will be to provide tens …

Thursday 5-second tactics!
Spraggett on Chess
From the Moscow Open just the other day. Black’s last move was 23…Qb3, offering an exchange of Queens. White can not play 24.Qf3+, and it makes no sense …

1st BCC CheckMate Rapid a resounding success
Bangkok Chess Club
The rapid tournament held in the HiSo Asiatique Riverside bistro, CheckMate, proved a resounding success, with players coming from as far afield as Singapore and India …

Pestaño: Basketball players who excel in chess
Sun.Star
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain played chess. He once phoned Bobby Fischer to come over his house to have dinner and play chess, but Bobby declined …

‘Masters’ keep Baguio chess park alive, lively
Inquirer.net
For a cup of coffee or a P10 to P20 bet, a group of men, many of them retirees and the city’s old-timers, gathers at the Igorot Park here daily to play chess. …

Lodhi beats BD GM in Asian Chess
DAWN.com
Pakistan’s international chess star Master Mahmood Lodhi jumped to the top of the points table in the 3.2 Asian Zonal Chess Championship when he defeated …

Best of CLO #2-Justin Sarkar on a Golden Win
United States Chess Federation
The #2 article in Best of CLO 2011 is Justin Sarkar on a Golden Win. Judges enjoyed Justin’s candor, writing style and generous praise for his coach, Giorgi Kacheishvili …

Chess & Charity Combination Scores a Touchdown
United States Chess Federation
On Super Bowl Sunday close to 70 players supported the Chess 4 Charity event in Vienna, Virginia. The event, founded by two kids, Garrett and Gabby Heller …

Meet WGM Jennifer Shahade; Ladies’ Class Thursday
CCSCSL Recent Stories
The Chess Club would like to welcome WGM Jennifer Shahade, who will take the reins as our next Resident GM until February 21. In addition to our …

Secrets of Opening Surprises
Chess.com
No time to study opening theory? Shock your opponent with an SOS! With an SOS you deviate early (usually before move 6!) from regular lines in mainstream openings. …

The Misunderstood Knight Fork (Part 3)
Chess.com
One might think that going after material (Part One) or using the fork as an attacking device (Part Two) would be the main themes regarding Knight forks. And that’s true. …

The Intellectual’s Super Bowl: Knowing the Basics of Chess
Huffington Post
The game of chess takes a lifetime to master and roughly fifteen minutes to kick your butt. Your sixteen pieces — more on what they do in a minute …

Hip-Hop Chess Federation’s Adisa Banjoko To Present At Harvard University
HipHopDX
On March 1, Hip-Hop Chess Foundation founder/author Adisa Banjoko will present at Boston, Massachusetts’ Harvard University. The Bay area native will lead a …

Penn Hills library’s chess tournament set for this month
Tribune-Review
Luke Weiland, 9, of Mars won his first chess tournament at the age of 7. Last year, he took second place in the junior division at the Penn Hills library’s chess tournament …