Archive for December, 2012

Career’s End For Viktor Korchnoi?

Monday, December 31st, 2012

The great Viktor Korchnoi is reported to be in such poor health after a recent stroke that he may have played his last competitive game of chess.
At 81 years of age the legendary Viktor Korchnoi is the oldest active Grandmaster on the chess circu…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

January 2013 FRL

Monday, December 31st, 2012

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FIDE publishes January 2013 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Mirzoev gana el ‘BMW Augusta Arag?n’ en Zaragoza

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Noticias ChessBase

Anton Korobov se lleva la Copa AICF-AAI 2012

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Noticias ChessBase

Chess Strategy Video – Panov Attack – Two bishops as compensation for a pawn

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Here is an older video I made but not shared on the blog yet. The opening is the Panov attack, where Black plays a sideline. I get nice pressure in the opening with an isolated pawn structure but miss some nice opportunities. In the endgame White ends up with active rook on the 7th rank, supported by two bishops as compensation for a pawn. When Black’s ‘a’  pawn falls, the fate of the game is sealed.

Source: chessblogger

Mirzoeva gana el ‘BMW Augusta Arag?n’ en Zaragoza

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Noticias ChessBase

Anton Korobov gana Copa AICF-AAI 2012

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Noticias ChessBase

?Feliz A?o 2013!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Noticias ChessBase

A Veteran Hangs on to His Title, but a Young Chess Champion Is Dethroned

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A changing of the guard was anticipated in the top ranks this year. It was the men’s chess champion, now 43, whom many thought to be vulnerable. But it was the teenage women’s chess champion who was dethroned. The men’s titleholder, Viswanathan Anand of India, successfully defended the chess championship in May in a grueling match against Boris Gelfand, an Israeli grandmaster. Still, there are signs that Anand’s time at the top is coming to an end. Magnus Carlsen, 22, is now the world’s top-ranked chess player, and he will have a record high rating when the next rankings are released on Tuesday. On the women’s side, Hou Yifan — who became the youngest world chess champion when she won the title in 2010 at 16 — failed to …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Blitz tacti

Monday, December 31st, 2012

White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Source: Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

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