Archive for May, 2011

Tarrasch variation (part 2)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

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Chess for visually-challenged

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


Chess for visually-challenged
Express News Service , The New Indian Express
Posted on May 31, 2011 at 11:40am IST

HYDERABAD: The five-day all-India chess tournament for visually challenged began on Monday,? sponsored by the Devnar Foundation for the Blind on Monday.

The tournament being organised in association with Amway Opportunity Foundation aims to attract greater participation in the sport by the visually challenged.

Nearly 100 players from different states will compete for the title and the winners represent India at an international tournament.

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com

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Chess development by Swaziland National Chess Association

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


Over 80 honour chess workshop
31 May, 2011 11:07:00 By Qondile Shongwe

CHESS – OVER 80 players participated in the Swaziland National Chess Association development workshop held in the Shiselweni region over the weekend.

The workshop, which is part of the association’s preparations for the national chess tournament slated for July, was held at Matsanjeni High school.

Four schools attended the workshop conducted by last year’s national champion Joel Madondo and these are Oslo, Mazombizwe and Qomintaba primary and high schools.

The association’s secretary, Layidaphansi Dlamini, said they were impressed with the turn-out recorded during the workshop.

“It was good to see a number of youngsters showing interest in the sport. We are hoping to see the same number of players showing up in the next workshop,” he said. He also invited the players to an open tournament to be staged at the George Hotel on Saturday.

“This tournament will help us put into action what was learnt during the workshop. We also invite all players in the country to come and be part of this event,” he appealed.

Dlamini further stated that to be part of the tournament, players would have to part with E50 registration fee to help cover costs.

“We will also use the tournament to raise funds for the association as we are looking to have a number of activities this year,” he said. In conclusion, Dlamini pointed out that all their activities for the year would be played under the theme ‘Play healthy’, adding that they were yet to consult the ministry of health to be part of the events.

Source: http://www.observer.org.sz

Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

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Pros and cons of the Candidates matches system and organization – Debate arises after the Candidates on short draws and media coverage

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Right after the Candidates matches a public debate on the system, coverage, and organization of the WCC cycle was opened. Many chess professionals and enthusiasts gave their opinion on the subject, we present you in chronological order the ones of Silvio Danailov, Georgios Makropoulos, Susan Polgar, Mark Crowther, and Kevin Spraggett.

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Tarrasch your opponents! – How to play chess for two results with white

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The French Defence is a chess opening starting with 1. e4 e6 2.d4 d5. The French has a reputation for solidity and resilience, though it can result in a somewhat cramped game for Black in the early stages. GM Henrik Danielsen shows how the Tarrasch Variation 3.Nd2 can almost always turn into a better pawn structure for white.

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Andrew Martin: The ABC of Alekhine – 2nd Edition

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Noticias ChessBase

Brilliant practical chess tactic

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

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2667 performance for Brian Smith after 9 rounds

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


3rd Limpedea Cup
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:59

The 3rd Limpedea Cup is taking place from 23rd May to 2nd June in Baia Sprie in Maramures County, Romania. Eleven players forming the field of average elo 2458 compete in the round robin tournament. Organizer is CS SIG-MAR Sighetu Marmatiei. Draw offers are not allowed before move 30.

IM Bryan Smith from USA, who is taking an active European tour over the next few months, is leading convincingly after nine rounds and is in excellent position to earn a GM norm.

Round 9 standings:

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 IM Smith Bryan G USA 2481 7.0 0.0 27.75 2667
2 GM Nanu Costica-Ciprian ROU 2526 6.0 1.0 23.00 2523
3 IM Semcesen Daniel SWE 2472 6.0 0.0 24.00 2528
4 GM Genov Petar BUL 2444 5.0 0.5 20.75 2522
5 GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2545 5.0 0.5 18.50 2501
6 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ROU 2534 4.0 0.0 16.50 2404
7 IM Manea Alexandru ROU 2405 3.5 0.5 16.50 2414
8 IM Soltanici Ruslan MDA 2367 3.5 0.5 13.25 2413
9 GM Shishkin Vadim UKR 2474 3.5 0.0 13.50 2431
10 GM Grigore George-Gabriel ROU 2505 3.0 0.0 14.50 2393
11 FM Szabo Attila ROU 2283 1.5 0.0 5.75 2225

Full results: http://chess-results.com/Tnr50146.aspx?lan=1

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12th ASEAN Chess Championships

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


12th ASEAN Chess Championships
Monday, 30 May 2011 06:36

12th ASEAN + Age Group Chess Championships will be held in Tarakan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia from 12 to 21 of June 2011. All the participants are welcome to compete in the U8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 Age groups for Girls and Open. Seniors (aged 50 and above) tournament will be held as well.

Visit the Official site to read the more detailed information.

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FIDE President in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


FIDE President in Nigeria
Monday, 30 May 2011 12:18

On 30 May, FIDE President arrived on a working visit to Nigeria, where in Abuja city he participated in the ceremony of inauguration of newly elected President of Nigeria Jonathan Goodluck.

The same day Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Mr. Asishana Okauru, General Director of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). During the meeting the leaders discussed the issues related to mutually beneficial cooperation between Nigeria and FIDE. It was noted in the interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov that the current year has been declared by him as the Year of Africa, a range of events aimed at promotion and popularization of chess in the African continent are planned for this year.

According to Ilyumzhinov, FIDE gives special attention to the inclusion of chess in school curriculum and the institutions of higher education.

“In my opinion, along with economic problems and poverty reduction in Africa, no less important attention should be paid to the programmes developing children’s intelligence. The inclusion of chess into the school curriculum will certainly have a positive and lasting effect,” said Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Following the meeting, the leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which FIDE and NGF will hold a preparatory event for the signing of the Agreement to promote chess in all 36 provinces of Nigeria. It is assumed that such Agreement will be signed in July this year. Tomorrow FIDE President will meet with the President of Nigeria Jonathan Goodluck.

www.FIDE.com

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