Daily Chess News Links March 24, 2013

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

Change in Title Format Forces Switch in Strategies
New York Times
The Candidates Tournament to select a challenger to face Viswanathan Anand for the world chess championship began on March 15 in London …

Candidates Tournament, Round 7: Carlsen, Aronian Lead at the Halfway Point
The Chess Mind Blog
I was away all day on a coaching trip, but IM and computer scientist Ken Regan very graciously agreed to fill in for me today. His comments on the round …

Aronian and Carlsen still lead after 4 draws in London Candidates Round 7
The Week in Chess
The FIDE Candidates in London round 7 saw all four games drawn but not without chances in three of them. Magnus Carlsen wound up the tension against Teimour Rajdabov …

ChessCasting – making the invisible visible!
ChessBase News
At the London Candidates Tournament we can see an ambitious project by the organisers FIDE and AGON: the innovative display of the games in progress, on mobile tablets for the …

Candidates R7 – Mercy was the constant
ChessBase News
Four draws, but the round could easily have had three decisive results. Ivanchuk-Svidler was a lifeless draw. Aronian couldn’t convert a pleasant position against Grischuk. …

Candidates R7: Four draws, Aronian & Carlsen maintain 1.5 point lead
ChessVibes
In what was the shortest round of the FIDE World Chess Candidates’ Tournament so far, Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen maintained their 1.5 point lead over Vladimir Kramnik …

ChessCasting: “Making the invisible visible”
ChessVibes
After our critical interview with Andrew Paulson it seems fair to highlight something very positive about the organization of the Candidates’ tournament: ChessCasting …

Four draws in London
Chessdom
The players enjoyed another rest day on Friday and the seventh round was held today at the IET in London. All four games ended peacefully, so Aronian and Carlsen kept …

2013 Candidates, Round 6
John Saunders’ Chess Blog
And then there were two… Aronian and Carlsen won their sixth round games and have moved a point and a half clear at the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament. …

Open letter to FIDE on anti-cheating
ACP
We would like to inform you, that following the open letter signed by more than 700 active players from all over the world, the ACP sent a letter to FIDE proposing to establish a joint FIDE-ACP Anti-Cheating Commission, in order to enable …

Move Two! Chapter 3
The Chess Improver
Returning to Move Two!, Chapter 3 is the first of a series concerning Tactics in the Openings. Games are often decided by tactics at the start of the game. …

Chess mania captures Armenia’s attention
Aljazeera.com
“Chess develops various skills – leadership capacities, decision-making, strategic planning, logical thinking and responsibility,” Ashotyan said. …

Chess and 18th Century Artificial Intelligence
BBC News
An 18th Century automaton that could beat human chess opponents seemingly marked the arrival of artificial intelligence. But what turned out to be an elaborate hoax had its own sense of genius …

Paragua falters, Barbosa wins in Vietnam chess
Cebu Daily News
Filipino Grandmaster Mark Paragua, the reigning national open champion, suffered a stinging defeat in yesterday’s sixth round to drop out of tghe lead in the …

Record Turnout at 2013 Junior Chess Congress
United States Chess Federation
The 2013 Junior Chess Congress kicked off on March 23 at the SFO Airport Hyatt Regency by breaking the previous record of 370 players. …

Chess by Stephen Dann
Telegram.com
Sam Shankland, student at Brandeis University in Waltham, was named the 27th recipient of the Frank P. Samford, Jr. Chess Fellowship …

Computers in chess… The conclusion
Chess.com
It is time to summarize our discussion about all the positive and negative aspects that computers brought to our game and see which side outweighs. One of the biggest …

The Advance of the Isolated Pawn as a decisive Action!
Chess.com
Playing against an Isolated Pawn you should know the main rule: Never allow its advance! So a blockade and attack-strategy should be your aim, as you can see in the …

Chess: Stretching their mental muscle
Port Huron Times Herald
Dozens of cloth chess boards and scores of pieces were set out in the Port Huron High School cafeteria Saturday morning, waiting for players from …

9-year-old boy named chess master
Dayton Daily News
A 9-year-old boy, just 17 days shy of his 10th birthday, is now a chess master. Awonder Liang of Madison, Wis., earned the title Saturday while competing in …

Local chess teams set to do battle in state contest
Loudoun Times-Mirror
The chess club has been around Loudoun Valley before Ronald Snyder, the current faculty sponsor of the club and math teacher, arrived nine years ago. …

Students check their skills in chess Bowling Green chess tournament
Toledo Blade
Zach Amonett of Ottawa Hills touched a figure on a chess desk, about to make a move, then appeared to have changed his mind. But it was too late. …

One thought on “Daily Chess News Links March 24, 2013

  1. Edwin G. Delgado

    Narciso Rabell Mendez, Deputy FIDE President (1970 – 1974), several times President of Puerto Rico Chess Federation, coordinator of Fischer – Spassky match in 1972, coordinator and/or sponsor of several Chess tournaments in his home land (such as World Youth Festival (1981)) and lately sponsor of Puerto Rico Chess Olympic team has passed away on March 23th, 2013.

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