Daily Chess News Links March 21, 2013

Specials of the Week
ChessCafe.com
Enjoy terrific savings in our Chess Software Sale – while supplies last! …

Magnus Carlsen: grandmaster flash
New Statesman
The overwhelming favourite is the 22-year-old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen does not remotely resemble Fischer, who was as crazily over the top as …

Meet the ‘David Beckham of chess’ Magnus Carlsen
Metro
Donald Duck, hip hop and the New York Knicks aren’t usually associated with a chess grandmaster – but then Magnus Carlsen is not your average type of genius. …

FIDE Candidates Tournament: Round 5
World Chess Federation
Four fighting draws in 5th round Candidates tournament The standings didn’t change after Wednesday’s fifth round of the FIDE World Chess Candidates’ Tournament in …

Four fighting draws in 5th round Candidates tournament
london2013.fide.com
The standings didn’t change after Wednesday’s fifth round of the FIDE World Chess Candidates’ Tournament in London as all games ended in draws …

Round 4: Magnus Carlsen catches Levon Aronian
london2013.fide.com
In Tuesday’s fourth round of the FIDE World Chess Candidates’ Tournament in London Magnus Carlsen of Norway caught Levon Aronian of Armenia in first place. …

Candidates Tournament, Round 5: Four Draws and Many Missed Opportunities
The Chess Mind Blog
Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian continue to lead the Candidates’ tournament after five rounds, but they could have found themselves in a four- or even five-way tie for first …

Four draws in London Candidates Round 5 in day of narrow escapes
The Week in Chess
The FIDE World Chess Championship Candidates saw its most exciting day’s play in Round 5 yet but by some miracle as Kramnik put it all the games were drawn. …

Candidates – postmortem of round five
ChessBase News
One of the fascinating innovations of top-level chess tournaments is that players have now agreed to give live interviews immediately after each round, and actually analyse …

Candidates R5 – all four games drawn
ChessBase News
Both Peter Svidler and Vassily Ivanchuk had winning chances today, against Boris Gelfand and Magnus Carlsen respectively. Svilder mysteriously missed it …

Nunn on the Candidates – decision at the end
ChessBase News
Dr John Nunn is one of England’s strongest chess players and once was in the world’s top ten. He is no longer active as a competition player but works mainly in writing …

Four fighting draws in round 5 FIDE Candidates
ChessVibes
The standings didn’t change after Wednesday’s fifth round of the FIDE World Chess Candidates’ Tournament in London as all games ended in draws. …

Four exciting draws at the Candidates
Chessdom
Four very interesting match-ups took place in London. Both leaders played with black against very motivated opponents. The players put forth uncompromising chess …

2013 Candidates, Round 4: Radjabov-Kramnik
John Saunders’ Chess Blog
Vlad Kramnik was telling us the other day at a press conference that the 14 rounds of the 2013 Candidates were immeasurably tougher than the 24 rounds of the …

When Statistics Lie
The Chess Improver
A popular and useful function on chess database programs is to check the statistics for particular lines. I like it too but would like to add a word of warning. …

Three Combinations
Dejan Bojkov Chess Blog
While browsing the old tournaments I spotted a couple of nice combinations from the Berkeley open 2011. In the first one Timur Gareev show his usual creativity …

“Everybody is Having Fun, But Me”
Chess-News.ru
Round 5 of the Candidates tournament was undoubtedly one of the most interesting between those that we have already observed. A tense fight was maintained in three games …

Barbosa, Paragua remain on top in Vietnam chess
PhilBoxing.com
Filipino Grandmasters Oliver Barbosa and Mark Paragua toppled their respective rivals to create a four-way tie for first place along with IM Wei Yi of China and …

Myanmar to hold traditional chess event in Yangon
Xinhua
Myanmar will hold traditional chess women’s singles tournament at Aung San Stadium this month, according to sports circle Thursday. Jointly organized by …

Chess Team Prepares to Compete in Final Four of Chess
University of Texas at Dallas
Our previous two appearances at this tournament may have been disappointing, as we lost both times by a half point, but it definitely pushed me and my teammates to …

FMS chess team wins Lubbock tourney
LubbockOnline.com
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Frenship Middle School chess team came out on top among the middle schools …

Candidates Round 5: Nothing Happened? Au Contraire!
dana blogs chess
When the histories are written about this year’s Candidates Tournament, they will probably say very little about Round 5, which took place today. After all, all four games were drawn. …

Local youth turn out for competitive day of chess
The Valley Chronicle
Students from all over the region came out to Dartmouth Middle School in Hemet on Saturday to participate in the K-12 Hemet Interscholastic Chess Tournament. …

Chess champ prepares for Super Nationals tournament
The Tennessean
Tennessee’s newest champ didn’t get that title through his muscles, reflexes or physical agility. Instead, Alexander Qin, an eighth-grader at Brentwood Middle School …

Chess tournament winners announced
Hartselle Enquirer
One hundred fourteen students representing nine middle schools in Morgan County participated in the Spring Chess Tournament on Feb. 21 at Cotaco Junior High School. …

Reader’s Spotlight: Chess Night at Sips
Patch.com
Computer games are fine. But when it comes to a game of true strategy, you can’t beat your basic chess match. Caryn Reed of Sips Specialty Coffee House …

Prairie High NHS hosts Wizards’ Chess tourney
The Columbian
Prairie High School National Honor Society is hosting a Wizards’ Chess tournament with Harry-Potter-themed activities and a costume contest from 11 a.m. to 4 …

The Calchess Scholastic Coordinator’s Winter Chess Report
PR Web
This winter, the Northern California Scholastic chess community continued to grow both in size and strength. California’s young players continue to occupy many top spots …

Phiona Mutesi, 17-Year-Old Ugandan Chess Expert, Challenged By Bill Gates
Huffington Post
According to New Visit Sport, Gates learned about Mutesi when she was in the U.S. promoting a book about her experiences, “The Queen of Katwe …

GZA’s “Liquid Swords” 4LP Box Set Includes Chess Set
HipHopDX
Also included are liner notes penned by the emcee, and a chess set pulling from much of the album’s lyrical influence. Liquid Swords featured the single …