Chess Greetings From Northern California!

After 3 straight years of spending Memorial Day weekend at LAX playing in the Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic, I decided I needed a change of scenery.  It had nothing to do with trying to avoid the crazy chess parents.  I figured a few days i


Chess 14th Chicago Open 2010

The Chicago Open takes place 27th-31st May 2010. Leading entries: Michael Adams, Evgeny Najer, Daniel Fridman, Loek Van Wely, Victor Mikhalevski, Timur Gareyev, Varuzhan Akobian, Aleksander Lenderman, Jiri Stocek, Jaan Ehlvest and Alexander Shabalov.


Chess 13-year-old Vaibhav Suri achieves maiden Grandmaster Norm

Making his maiden Grandmaster Norm along with his third International Master with effortless ease was Vaibhav Suri. The happening place is the plush Hotel Swosti Premium at Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa. All but 13 years of age, Vaibhav met one Grandmast


Chess Knight and Pawn endgame

White to move. Is this a win, draw, or loss for White? How should White proceed?3N3n/3P4/1p3pk1/1p6/8/3K4/8/8 w - - 0 1Chess daily news from Susan Polgar Source: Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information


Chess Chess trivia

Can you name this chess player?Chess daily news from Susan Polgar Source: Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information


Chess FWC Khalifman speaks out

Another former member of the 2700 club, GM A. Khalifman, Former World Chess Champion shared his views on the upcoming FIDE Election:May 28, 2010“Which side are you in the dispute between A. Karpov and K. Ilyumzhinov?– “I do not have any specific preference at


Chess Costly temporary insanity

Temporary insanity costly to TopalovSaturday, May 29, 2010 02:50 AMMost of us pay at least lip service to the golden mean.Moderation and consistency usually maximize returns in the long run whether it be in business, love, sports or games such as chess.It is a cli


Chess Saturday Open Forum

Kamsky and Shulman tied for 1st at the 2010 U.S. Championship. Kamsky won the playoff by drawing with Black.Young phenom Anish Giri and Norwegian #2 Jon Ludvig Hammer are tied for 1st at Sigeman with 3.5 / 4.Karjakin won the ACP World Rapid Cup by beating Jakovenko


Chess Mitropa Cup

IM Gabor Papp of Texas Tech University helped Hungary beat France in round 1Italy takes the lead at Mitropa Cup 2010Caruana leads men team to victory, Elena Sedina gives the win to the women teamItaly took the lead in the open section of Mitropa Cup 2010. In the op


Chess Italy takes the lead at Mitropa Cup 2010 – Caruana leads men team to victory, Elena Sedina gives the win to the women team

Italy took the lead in the open section of Mitropa Cup 2010. In the open section Caruana, Vocaturo, Brunello, and Rombaldoni were superior to their opponents from Austria winning 2 match points and 3,5 game points after convincing 3,5:0:5. Hungary is just half a ga


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