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Aquaprofit – Polg?r Chess Day 2010 in Budapest

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
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Making the right moves

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


Indiana Soldier makes the right moves
By Sgt. William E. Henry,
Indiana National Guard Public Affairs
Nov 29, 2010 – 2:30:24 PM

Blackanthem Military News

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – In the U.S. Army, infantry is known as the “Queen of Battle,” and artillery is known as the “King of Battle.” Recently, one Soldier he was able to command all the pieces and was not just a pawn in the game.

An Indiana National Guard Soldier did just that with the game of chess and he earned a unique opportunity to test his playing skills against military members from 14 other countries during the 21st NATO Chess Championship in Koege, Denmark in October.

An estimated 84 chess players competed in the event and Spc. Nathaniel Rockhill, 38th Infantry Division, hailing from Hope, Ind., was among them.

Rockhill an instrumentalist for the 38th Division Band, said he earned his seat after he competed at the 2010 All-Army Chess Championship in May. He was one of six top Army players to advance to the NATO tournament.

“I had never competed at an international level, so I wasn’t sure how I would do,” said Rockhill, who placed 51st overall in the NATO event. Rockhill said he was slightly disappointed at his performance but said he did place higher than the tournament rated him to place.

“It was a great honor to represent the United States and the Army at such an event. Very few people get that chance, and I’m proud to have had this opportunity.”

Rockhill spoke about his enthusiasm for chess and said he spends a lot of time bettering his skills.

“I’d say I have a passion for chess. It’s something I love to do and devote much of my time to.”

Rockhill went on to speak about the endurance of the sport and how it relates to his service as a military member.

“It requires extreme patience to succeed in chess,” said Rockhill, while noting that it is not uncommon to see a single chess game last five to six hours. “It also requires a fighting spirit, and dedication. These attributes directly relate to my experience with the military. You don’t get far in the Army if you’re impatient and don’t have dedication to what you do.”

Source: http://www.blackanthem.com

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Armenia vs. Turkey in World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


Armenia vs. Turkey in World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad
November 30, 2010 12:37

On November 30, Armenian national team will play with Turkish Red team in the 6th round of World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad in Burdur, Turkey.

Four teams represent Turkey at the olympiad: Turkey Red, Turkey White, Turkey Turkuaz and Turkey Burdur.

In the 5th round Armenian chess players defeated Indian team (3:1). Karen Grigoryan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan and David Shahinyan ended the matches in a victory, whereas Robert Aghasaryan was defeated.

After the 5th round Armenia tops the standings.

Source: http://news.am

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Dimitrios Mastrovasilis – Georgios Kanakaris – Analysis by FM Simeonidis

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Dimitrios Mastrovasilis – Georgios Kanakaris Greek Individual Championship.

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Spyridon Kapnisis and Ioannis Nikolaidis – Analysis by FM Simeonidis

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Spyridon Kapnisis and Ioannis Nikolaidis by FM Simeonidis analysis.

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Segregaci?n cero

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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Women’s World Chess Championships 2010 – Preview

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Women’s World Chess Championships 2010 takes place in Hatay, Turkey 2nd-25th December 2010. Top seed is India’s Humpy Koneru.

Source: The Week in Chess

3rd Remco Heite starts – 1

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The 3rd Remco Heite tournament has started in Wolvega. Malcolm Pein takes a look at a quick win from Peter Heine Nielsen.

Source: The Week in Chess

Precision chess tactic

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


White to move. How should White proceed?

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Humpy’s big assist in Snowdrops victory

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


Humpy hand in Snowdrops victory
Hari Hara Nandanan, TNN, Nov 30, 2010, 01.56am IST

CHENNAI: The Czech Coal Chess Match held last week was appropriately named Snowdrops (ladies) vs Oldhands. The chess legends of the 20th century vs the rising generation of female players.

You may call it a rematch because the same event was held last year too in Czech Republic around the same time when the snow was falling. India’s Koneru Humpy, the strongest lady in the chess world after Judit Polgar, led the Snowdrops to a creditable 18-14 victory over the veterans.

Humpy was the top scorer with six points from the eight games she played (two each with reversed colours against the four opponents) but effectively it was a match of eight rounds in all- play-all system, each round consisting of four games.

Snowhands had a terrific start winning the first round by 3-1, but the veterans drew level with a same score in the next round. The ladies virtually had the match sealed in the next two rounds with resounding wins (3.5-0.5 and 2.5-1.5) taking a four-point lead.

Oldhands consisted of Lajos Portisch, one of the world’s best chess players during the 1960s and 1970s, Vlastimil Hort, one of the best Czech players of all time, Dragoljub Velimirovic, champion of Yugoslavia in 1970, 1975 and 1997, known for his combinations and Wolfgang Uhlmann, the best player of former East Germany. Humpy, Lithuanian Grandmaster Viktoria Cmilyte, Philippines-born Australian chess player Arianne Caoli and the Czech Tereza Olsarova formed the Snowdrops quartet.

Humpy’s only loss was to Vlastmil Hort in the penultimate round when she played attacking chess and went for a win. The Indian, who will be playing in the Women’s World Championship at Hatay ( Turkey) in the first week of December, had satisfying wins over Portisch and Uhlmann in the first half of the tournament.

“Old masters play more practical chess rather than following move-to-move analysis. They try to create problems to the opponent over the board sometimes even by giving away material. I observed that if they get inferior positions they show a lot of determination to find counter-play,” noted Humpy about her rivals after the match.

Humpy had good support from Viktoria Cmilyte, who scored 5.5 points. Hort was the top scorer for Oldhands with five points.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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