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College Chess Final Four in NY City at the NY Athletic Club

Webster University Final Four Team (by rating order)GM Liem "Man of Steel" Le - Sophomore/Finance - 2755/2676 (Vietnam) GM Ray "Fearless Attacker" Robson - Sophomore/International Studies - 2750/2656 (USA) GM Illya "The Brain" Nyzhnyk - Freshman/Math 2748/2622 (Ukraine)GM Vasif "Mr. Show More Summary

5th International Rapid Chess Festival to be held in Thessaloniki

The 5th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival is scheduled to take place on 2-3rd May, 2015, at Hotel Philippion in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination.Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss FIDE format with tempo of play 15? + 3?. Show More Summary

The return of Yasser Seirawan in Dubai

Four-time US chess champion GM Yasser Seirawan visited Dubai Chess & Culture Club to deliver a chess lecture on 19th March, 2015, just a few days before the start of the prestigious 17th Dubai International Chess Open Tournament.The special guest and former World junior champion returned to the United Arab Emirates after nearly 30 years. Show More Summary

2015 Ronald Simpson Chess Challenge

FM Ronald Simpson passed away in 2013 from cancer, but his memory is living on. Bob Ali of the Kingsmen Chess Club is holding a tribute in his honor next week in Brooklyn, New York. The tournament will be a four-round Swiss format and will run on consecutive Tuesdays beginning at 6:00pm. Simpson was residing […]

International Chess Festival “Waves of the Danube”

The International Chess Festival “Waves of the Danube” is scheduled to take place from 30th April to 3rd May, 2015, in Continental Hotel, Drobeta Turnu Severin, in Romania.The event is organized by Chess Club Oltenia and is separated...Show More Summary

Al Ain Youth Championship

AL AIN Youth Championship 5th – 12th April 2015 The Al Ain Chess Club invites all youth players U15 with FIDE ID to participate in the 1st ALAIN youth chess championships U15, that will be held for the first year in the chess city of ALAIN between 5h and 12th of April 2015. Show More Summary

VI Sharjah Cup Women’s International Chess Championship 2015

VI Sharjah Cup Women’s International Chess Championship 2015Chess & Culture Club for Ladies (Sharjah) with Sharjah Sport Council has the pleasure to invite all women chess players to participate in VI Sharjah Cup Women's International...Show More Summary

Vera Menchik

I am teaching chess to some women who have joined our club, "The Lost Knights of the Superstitions." Nice title, eh? At once both romantic and self-deprecatory with an allusion to the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine and Jacob Waltz, the...

Brixton Byways: 9. Fast Forward and Backtrack

The series Brixton Byways set out to describe the ancient history of the Brixton bit of the Streatham and Brixton Chess Club combo, insofar as we have been able to reconstruct it. By episode 6 we had got to the end of the 19th century,...Show More Summary

Deimante Daulyte wins 15th Mediterranean Flower

The 15th International Chess Festival Mediterranean Flower 2015 took place from 1st to 7th March, 2015, at the Chess Club Rijeka, in the splendid city of Rijeka, situated on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia.The tournament was organizedShow More Summary

Oxford vs Cambridge

The 133rd Varsity Chess Match between Oxford and Cambridge will take place at the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London, on Saturday 7th of March 2015.This year’s event will be officially opened by GM Luke McShane, who played board one for Oxford in the 2004 and 2005 Varsity chess matches. Show More Summary

An old shogi (Japanese chess) club

The concentration, calm and wonderfully old-school charm of a shogi, or Japanese chess club.

Efimov and Berezovska are Monaco Chess Champions

Grandmaster Igor Efimov (ELO 2390) has won the 2015 Monaco Chess Championship, which was held at the Monaco Chess Club, from 20-25th February.Efimov scored 5,5 points, the same as Karl Ribbegren (ELO 2202), but thanks to better tie-break, Efimov took the title. Show More Summary

The Eleventh Commandment

Yesterday I met for a short chess session with Gjon Feinstein, Mike Splane, and Eric Montany. Mike showed us a game he played at the Kolty Chess Club last week that features a new variation he is exploring in the French. He played it against an expert named Lev (I don’t remember the last name, […]

2 new members of the elite 2800 club

Hikaru Nakamura and Anish Giri join FIDE's elite 2,800 clubFascinating matches in Tbilisi and Zurich propel two of the world's best chess players into the top rank of Super GMsBy Malcolm Pein, Chess correspondent4:33PM GMT 18 Feb 2015Two...Show More Summary

5 Work/Life Strategies from Chess by Binny Nanavati

5 Work/Life Strategies from ChessThis game is incredibly difficult to play, right? You have to be a genius, right? The simple answer is “no”.I am the mother of two young chess players, have lead two successful scholastic chess clubs for several years and seen first-hand the joy (and tears) that chess can bring. Show More Summary

[INTRODUCING] Sicilian Defense Mastery for Club Players Bundle [50% OFF, 48 hours left!] ... and more

Two Reasons for CastlingPosted on February 13,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. All beginning players are taught to castle early in their games. The teacher says this as a rule and may also explain a little bit about the importance of castling such as "to get your king safe". Show More Summary

GM Nikita Maiorov wins Bergquell Open

GM Nikita Maiorov (Belarus) emerged a clear winner of the Bergquell Open 2015 with 5,5/7 points.The event was organized by Chess Club 1994 OberlanD e.V. from 7th to 12th February in Lautersdorf, Germany.The second place was shared in...Show More Summary

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