Archive for November, 2010

Brazil Chess Championship 2010 – November 29 to December 8 in the city of Americana, Sao Paolo

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The 2009 champion Giovanni Vescovi is defending the title. As he stated in a recent interview for Chessdom.com, his intention is to win more national championships. Vescovi and Gilberto Milos already have six tittles each, while Rafael Leitao was four-time champion.

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Women’s World Championship

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


2010 Women’s World Championship Poll

Who will win the 2010 Women’s World Championship? Vote for your pick below!

Humpy Koneru
Hou Yifan
Tatiana Kosintseva
Nadezhda Kosintseva (not invited)
Antoaneta Stefanova
Kateryna Lahno
Anna Muzychuk
Nana Dzagnidze
Viktorija Cmilyte
Pia Cramling
Harika Dronavalli
Wenjun Ju
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Irina Krush (not invited)
Natalia Zhukova
Natalija Pogonina
Marie Sebag
Someone else

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4th Annual Aquaprofit Polgar Chess Day – Fantastic event (with a truly beautiful video!)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The highlight of the event was the usual 100 board simul by the three sisters. Among the opponents were numerous celebrities such as Andrea Temesvari, Ivan Fischer, and Marci Eszterhazy and many GMs supported the event with their presence, such as the currently top-ranked Hungarian Zoltan Almasi, chess-legend Pal Benko (82), etc.

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Rybka Wins In Leiden

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Some computer chess tournaments aim to determine the best chess program by running all the engines on the same hardware to create a level playing field.
The Open Dutch Computer Championships in Leiden, now in its 30th year, dispenses with such li…

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Tuesday chess tactic

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


White to move. How should White proceed?

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Candidate Matches Playing Venue – Korston Hotel Kazan currently the top choice

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Candidate Matches for the World Chess Championship will most likely take place in the Korston Hotel Kazan, Minister of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan Rafis Burganov stated for Tatar-Inform agency.

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Snowdrops queened in snowy Marienbad

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


Snowdrops queened in snowy Marienbad
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 16:03

The chess legends of the 20th century and the rising generation of female players competed in the “Snowdrops and Oldhands – Czech Coal Chess Match 2010″ tournament with Sheveningen system.

The event took place from 20 November till 27 November in Marienbad, Czech Republic. The playing venue was Villa Butterfly hotel.

Snowdrops won the match against Oldhands by 18:14. Rounds three and four were decisive, when Snowdrops gained four points advantage. Oldhands had less tournament practice in the recent year so they weren’t in optimal chess mood in the start. In the second half of the match they managed to keep up with Snowdrops, this part ending in a draw 8:8.

Both teams were in fighting mode, resulting with many decided games and only ten draws from 32 possible. The best player in the tournament was Humpy Koneru with 6 points from 8, and the best player from Oldhands was Vlastimil Hort (5/8).

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Chess: A sacrificial rook

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Sacrificing a chess piece is a nerve-racking business, but think of the warm glow when it pays off. RB If chess pieces could talk, they would be screaming at me something like: “Can’t you take a hint, dummy? We’re all pointing in one direction – at c3!” And I would say back to them: “Yes, thank you, I see that, but I have to tell you that I am always nervous of sacrificing a chess piece when I can’t calculate a forced mate or win of material.” But let’s try to get the nerves under control and venture the less valuable piece first: 1…Bxc3. What’s to stop White playing 2 bxc3, and if 2…Qxc3 3 Bb3, with threats against f7? That doesn’t seem to help Black much, so what about the rook: …

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Happy Birthday Magnus Carlsen

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The world’s #1 ranked player* turns 20 years old today.?  Magnus “The Kid” Carlsen is no longer a teenager, let alone a kid.? 
To find out how he got the nickname “The Kid”, look here.
Carlsen became a Grandmaster at age 13, broke the 2800 Elo b…

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Snowdrops and Oldhands – Czech Coal Chess Match 2010 – Snowdrops queened in snowy Marienbad

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Snowdrops won the match against Oldhands by 18:14. Rounds three and four were decisive, when Snowdrops gained four points advantage. Oldhands had less tournament practice in the recent year so they weren’t in optimal chess mood in the start.

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