Daily Chess News Links February 21, 2013

Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
Enjoy terrific savings in our Olympian Titan 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. …

Rounds 2-3: Harpacoustics
Reykjavik Open
As you probably know, the Reykjavik Open is held – this year for the second time – in Harpa. Harpa is both a concert hall (it is the official home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra …

The Moth Radio Hour with Maurice Ashley
ChessBase News
It started as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), The Moth grew to produce …

Fridman’s fortress, Meier’s mighty, Anand’s exploits
ChessBase News
The recent Baden Baden tournament saw some deep and exciting chess, often culminating in decisive endgames, which our columnist GM Karsten Müller has been carefully monitoring …

Daniel King: Power Play 6 – Pawns, pieces & plans
PowerPlayChess
If you want to be a well-rounded chess player, it is vital that you have a good understanding of positional play. In this 6th Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses three classic questions …

Thursday’s 5-second tactic!
Spraggett on Chess
From Plovdiv last year. A sharp Grunfeld has led to many complications and now the Black King finds itself open and vulnerable to attack. For this reason Black’s last move …

Simultaneous Display by GM Sanduleac
Irish Chess Union
Moldovan GM Vasile Sanduleac (2416) will give a simultaneous display on Thursday 21 Feb in St. Michaels Sporting Club, Cecil Street, Limerick City. …

Reykjavik Open 2013 chess: So stuns IM Andersen to share early lead
PhilBoxing.com
Filipino Grandmaster Wesley Barbasa So (ELO 2684) stunned IM Mads Andersen of Denmark (ELO 2462) in the third round of the 28th Reykjavik Open chess championships at Harpa, the 28,000 sqm. concert hall in Iceland on Thursday. …

Pestaño: A remarkable chess success story
Sun.Star
Phiona Mutesi is an Ugandan chess player. She is not certain when she was born, although Fide has estimated it to be 1993. Her father died of AIDS while she was only three …

Confusion marks day one in chess championship
The Hindu
The 11th National team chess championship got underway, amidst confusion over availability of clocks and chessboards and subsequent postponement of the men’s first round …

Chess tournament deemed to be a success
Pacific Daily News
The Guam Echecs-Island Chess Club yesterday held a closing ceremony for the finalists of the 2013 Guam International Open Chess Tournament at the Bayview Hotel in Tumon. …

Girls chess tournament draws 40 competitors
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The club will host its fifth annual Scholastic Chess Tournament for boys and girls on May 11 at Strawberry Elementary School, 2311 Horseshoe Dr., in Santa Rosa. …

Vilonia plays host to chess tourney
Log Cabin Democrat
The recent regional chess tournament hosted by Vilonia School District had 185 students from 23 school districts registered to play. Chess is becoming trendy …

Waseca Chess Club has fun while seeking The Trifecta Award
Southernminn.com
Winning a tournament and getting your name on the Waseca Chess Club belt is a highly revered honor, but to win the Trifecta Award — now that would be something. …

Waseca Chess Club
Southernminn.com
The Waseca Chess Club meets every Tuesday after school and is open to students in grades seven through 12. Waseca High School science teacher Josh Abraham …

New coffeehouse brews in downtown Bloomington
Vidette Online
A new deli and coffeehouse restaurant, The Coffeehouse Deli & Chess Café, opened last week in downtown Bloomington. Located at 320 N. Main St., …