Daily Chess News Links March 2, 2013

Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
Enjoy terrific savings in our Puzzle Book 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. …

Lisa Orlova interviews IM Gretarsson
Reykjavik Open 2013
Lisa Orlova was one of many competitors in they 2013 Reykjavik Open. Here is her interview with local IM Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson who missed a chance at a GM norm …

Reykjavik establishes Wei Yi as world’s youngest grandmaster
The Guardian
Reykjavik is an iconic name for chess players, the venue for the most famous of all world title matches when Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky in 1972. …

Gawain Jones makes his mark
The Telegraph The British champion, GM Gawain Jones, was in the mix going into the last round of the Reykjavik Open. Jones defeated Swedish GM Nils Grandelius to reach 7/9 and was …

Nirvana for Navara
The Telegraph
There was a reprise of the 2012 World Championship match, as Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand met in the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge. In contrast to the battles …

Gawain Jones has a near miss
The Telegraph
Pavel Eljanov leads the Reykjavik Open on 6/7. Gawain Jones is unbeaten on 5.5. Jones spoiled a won position here in one move. Black is playing on in the seemingly …

Zurich Chess Challenge: Caruana Wins!
The Chess Mind Blog
The second half of the Zurich Chess Challenge not only saw more decisive games than the first half (not difficult, since there were no decisive games in the opening cycle) …

Caruana wins the Zuerich Chess Classic
The Week in Chess
Fabiano Caruana won the Zuerich Chess Classic 2013 alone on 4/6. In doing so has almost recovered all the rating points he lost in his uncharacteristically terrible performance …

Chess in Schools in the Alsterufer tournament
ChessBase News
Over fifty years ago chess loving school teachers in Hamburg, Germany, created a giant tournament. It started with 160 students and reached a record …

Zurich R6: Caruana wins by a full point
ChessBase News
A round of blunders! Even top players in the world are human, and they proved it today. Exhaustion has taken its toll on the players, and this changed …

Caruana wins Zurich Chess Challenge, Anand second
ChessVibes
Fabiano Caruana won the Zurich Chess Challenge on Saturday, finishing a full point ahead of World Champion Vishy Anand. The Italian won his last round game …

Reykjavik Open 2013 – Round up
Gawain Jones
This is my third time playing the Reykjavik Open and we again played in last year’s impressive new venue: Harpa, the picturesque concert hall in Reykjavik’s harbour. …

The Language of Chess
The Chess Improver
When I utter the words “algebraic notation” to a classroom full of beginning chess players, their eyes grow wide with terror. Hearing the word “algebraic” tends to have a similar effect on adults. …

Caïssa’s Wisdom, Rules and Etiquette for Chess Amateurs
Yorkshire Chess
It seems hard to believe that the last time I was able to impart the spiritual interventions of our patron goddess on these pages was nearly 3 months ago! Back then I had innocently …

Viswanathan Anand beats Vladimir Kramnik to finish second in Zurich Chess
NDTV
Anand finished sole second with one win, a loss and four draws tallying three points in all. That he left the field a full point behind speaks volumes about the talent of …

Astana to host fourth World Team Chess Championships
Caspionet
The world’s top chess players are expected to arrive in Astana for the fourth World Team Chess Championship which is scheduled to begin on March 2 in the Kazakh capital …

Newcastle University chess club bids to raise £10000
ChronicleLive
Newcastle University Chess Society is attempting to raise £10,000 for good causes. On Saturday March 9, a live human chess board will be performed at …

Q&A with Coach Heisman Mar 1, 2013
Chess.com
At the beginning of the show I suggested that more questions that were “position oriented” could be suggested, such as how to solve puzzles, analyze positions, problems that viewers …

The Best Moves Never Played: Intuition 2
Chess.com
Today we continue with the topic of Intuition and will look at few moments from the Adams – Carlsen game at the recent London Chess Classic. The game did not go well …

Upsets Galore During February TNS!
Boylston Chess Club Weblog
The February Thursday Night Swiss concluded this last week and there were two upsets of note. First, ending a string of more than 60 straight wins, International Master Marc Esserman …

The Myth of the Russian Market Economy
Garry Kasparov
On February 13, I was surprised to learn that the famous economist and manager Sergei Aleksashenko chose to begin an unexpected controversy with me instead of …