Several years ago, a high school sophomore who attended a school's satellite program showed up at at a high school chess club where I was the coach. He wanted to know whether he could join the club. He could and did.Kevin Baker had an odd opening that he cherished, but that I did not think was very good. Show More Summary
[ 10 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] A modern Blues act, Dreamboogie’s repertoire is imbued with the classic tunes of Bessie Smith 1930s through to the Chess recordings of the 1950s. Dreamboogie – Rebecca Davey (vocals), Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B Dillon (drums) – won the 2011 MBAS Blues Performer of the year, and rated #1 on the National [...]
The Canberra Academy of Chess runs junior chess clubs in Woden and Belconnen, as an opportunity for students to further their knowledge in chess and participate in tournaments during the school term. The Canberra Academy of Chess is still taking enrolments for both clubs. 2015 term dates and details are below. Belconnen Junior Chess Club Term 3: 21st July – 22nd September Term [...]
The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy share a long history, from meeting at Chess Records in 1964 to sharing several bills over the years beginning in the early Seventies. "They were so damn wild back then I couldn't keep up with them," Guy told Rolling Stone recently. "Just a bunch of kids playing the...
In a recent video posted by Internet Chess Club, Grandmaster Max Dlugy plays 15 consecutive games of “banter blitz” speed chess. In blitz chess, each player has only three minutes on the clock, and the “banter” aspect comes from Dlugy commentating on his own play and that of his opponent live while he’s playing. Dlugy seems to […]
The Grand Chess Tour was announced last year after the 2014 Sinquefield Cup as a way to build more high-level attraction and exposure to the chess elite. It is a pact between three entities… Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (Sinquefield Cup), Tower AS (Norway Chess) and Chess Promotions Ltd. (London Chess Classic). […]
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I wrote this post on Saturday but had a problem with my website that kept me from posting it until now. This year’s Aptos Library Chess Club tournament was a smashing success in every way but one. We didn’t have as big a turnout as we did in 2014 (31 players) or in 2013 (37 […]
This is a mostly off-topic post, but it starts in chess club. At the Aptos Library Chess Club yesterday, a gray-haired woman comes in and starts talking with me. “Oh, I didn’t realize there was a chess club here!” she said. For a little while we chat about the history of the chess club, and […]
When a pool scene without the boom, boom, boom of dance music is more in line, the new Delano Beach Club at Delano Las Vegas offers a South Beach-inspired paradise.
If you had any doubt that chess has gone big time in the era of current World Champion Magnus Carlsen, an announcement made last Friday at the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) should change your mind. Eight of the...Show More Summary
Adjourned Position - White to move How can Black answer 26.Ne5? Last night began the Kenilworth Chess Club's annual consultation game ( my Java, PGN, John's Java, zipped PGN ), with Yaacov Norowitz leading the White team and Steve Stoyko leading the Black team. Show More Summary
Kenilworth Chess Club Champion Arthur Macaspac, who expects to open his Chess Mates cafe soon, is featured in an article in Central New Jersey's Home News & Tribune titled "Chess lover opens cafe in Rahway."
My school chess clubs this week will be seeing this position from Fedorchuk -- Krush, Qatar Masters 2014. Irina Krush found the best move here and quickly won the game. Black to move Congratulations are due to Irina Krush for winning the U.S. Show More Summary
For all media inquries, please: Clayton BuryCommunications CoordinatorChess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint LouisBattle of the Legends: Garry Kasparov vs. Nigel Short Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to Host Exhibition...Show More Summary
1st AL AIN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015http://alainyouth2015.blogspot.ae/ The 2nd round has successfully finished, yesterday. General Secretariat of Al Ain Chess & Culture Club, Mr. Saif Alnuaimi visited to the tournament during the 2nd round. Show More Summary
43 nations to compete in Dubai Chess Open185 players set to attend event at Dubai Chess Club from April 5-15PUBLISHED: 17:42 APRIL 1, 2015STAFF REPORTDubai: A total of 43 countries will vie for the prestigious Shaikh Rashid Bin Hamdan...Show More Summary
In the last episode we found some helpful corroboration of the likely Year Zero of Streatham and Brixton Chess Club, viz 1871. This was the moment of stellar creation when, out of the void of the Stockwell, Kennington, Camberwell sector of the ever expanding chess universe, there appeared the nebulous form of the Endeavour Club of North Brixton. Show More Summary
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
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