Daily Chess News Links February 8, 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. …

Nigel Short cedes Gibraltar Open to sharp-eyed Nikita Vitiugov
guardian.co.uk
The Gibraltar Open backed by Tradewise Insurance had another powerful global entry in its 2013 version last week. After just a decade, Gibraltar’s status matches …

Round 1: Caruana off to a flying start
GRENKE Chess Classic
When Baden-Baden hosted arguably the world’s first supertournament back in 1870 it began in mid-July. 143 years later February snow was falling …

Caruana starts with a win in Baden-Baden
The Week in Chess
Fabiano Caruana leads the GRENKE Chess Classic in Baden-Baden after he defeated Georg Meier in the only decisive game of the first round. Fabiano Caruana had …

Category 19 Super-GM starts in Baden-Baden with Caruana victory
ChessBase News
This tournament, with six players and an average rating of 2714, started in the famous German spa city, where in 1870 the world’s first really strong chess tournament …

Grenke Chess Classic: Caruana starts with a win
ChessVibes
Fabiano Caruana took an early lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Baden-Baden on Thursday, beating Georg Meier with the white pieces in a French Defence, Rubinstein Variation. …

Grenke Classic Rd.1 – Caruana draws first blood
Chessdom
Fabiano Caruana was the only player to get a full point in the first round of the new German super-tournament Grenke Baden-Baden 2013 as he defeated GM Georg Meier …

How to Get International Experience at Correspondence Chess
The Chess Improver
This article is aimed at someone who has been playing correspondence chess for, perhaps, a number of years, but who just plays for a local county …

Friday’s 5-second tactics!
Spraggett on Chess
Moscow, yesterday. Position after 16 moves in a Catalan opening. I have never understood the appeal by the Black players to happily grab the pawn in the opening …

Anand settles for draw with Adams in Grenke Classic opener
NDTV
World champion Viswanathan Anand played out a fighting draw with Michael Adams of England in the first round of the Grenke Chess Classic …

Paknaan to host chess open
Sun.Star
Paknaan in Mandaue City will be the center of attraction in Class B women’s and youth players, who will be competing for the Paknaan Mixed Open Chess tournament …

Chess teams find success
nwitimes.com
The School City of Munster chess team has been at or near the top at two Hammond tournaments this winter. Munster students challenged opponents from across the region …

“The Test of Time” by Garry Kasparov
Chess.com
This week I will be reviewing a book that was pretty influential for me when I was growing up. This is Garry Kasparov’s game collection The Test of Time. The book includes …

Check, please: Chess makes comeback at Maine South
Niles Herald-Spectator
The room is practically silent, but the tension in the air, the concentration of competition, is palpable. There is no cheering section here – no one utters a word. …

Alum chess master gives back to the community
UW Oshkosh Today
He has been hosting the Wisconsin Junior Open and Veteran Chess Tournaments since 1985, and the Wisconsin State Scholastic Chess Championships since 1993. …

Dilbert
Dilbert.com
Studies show it takes ten thousand hours of practice to be great at anything. …