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News ‘September, 2012’

Encyclopedia of Chess Problems: Themes and Terms

Encyclopedia of Chess Problems: Themes and Terms

I have great respect for the experts in the field of chess problems, though I never was a great fan. All those terms and themes sounded distant and difficult to understand. Instead, I preferred the practical aspects of playing chess. However, while writing for different newspapers, I witnessed a great interest from readers for two-movers. [...]

Poikovsky Chess LIVE!

Poikovsky Chess LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Women Grand Prix Ankara LIVE!

Women Grand Prix Ankara LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Ankara FIDE Women Grand Prix – Round 10

Ankara FIDE Women Grand Prix – Round 10

In the 10th round of the FIDE Women Grand Prix in Ankara Humpy Koneru recovered from the yesterday’s defeat and confidently won against Kubra Ozturk to catch Anna Muzychuk on the shared first place. Meanwhile, Muzychuk spoiled her chances to obtain advantage against Viktorija Cmilyte and game finished in a draw. Koneru and Muzychuk lead [...]

Gran Fiesta UNAM with Carlsen, Polgar, Bruzon, and Manuel Hoyos

Gran Fiesta UNAM with Carlsen, Polgar, Bruzon, and Manuel Hoyos

Magnus Carlsen will also challenge “The World” for a game of chess

London FIDE Grand Prix – Round 6

London FIDE Grand Prix – Round 6

Round 6 of the FIDE Grand Prix in London saw a fight of continents between Hikaru Nakamura and Wang Hao. Surprisingly, Hikaru chose a quiet line with double fianchetto 2.g3 and 4.b3. Wang Hao had a pretty safe position and waited the time control to see a big blunder (45.Nxa4??) from the American player. Alexander [...]

Ukrainian Women Chess Championship – Round 3

Ukrainian Women Chess Championship – Round 3

The Final of the 72nd Ukrainian Women Chess Championship is taking place from 24th September to 3rd October at the Students’ Palace of National University “Law Academy Yaroslav the Wise” in Kharkiv. The third round was very exciting, though three out of five games finished with a draw. Even the shortest game of the day [...]

Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2012

Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2012

Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2012 is taking place from 28th September to 2nd October at the Convocation Room of the University of Hong Kong. The tournament is co-organized by the Faculty of Science, University of Hong Kong, and HKUSU Chess and Board Games Club. The prize fund is sponsored by Rosneft under the [...]

Ankara FIDE Women Grand Prix – Round 9

Ankara FIDE Women Grand Prix – Round 9

Round 9 of the FIDE Women Grand Prix in Ankara saw the key game of the whole Grand Prix Series between Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzyhcuk, the two players with the best chances for the overall second place behind Hou Yifan. Koneru, leader of the tournament before today’s round, chose a bit passive strategy and [...]

Ukrainian Women Chess Championship – Round 2

Ukrainian Women Chess Championship – Round 2

The Final of the 72nd Ukrainian Women Chess Championship is taking place from 24th September to 3rd October at the Students’ Palace of National University “Law Academy Yaroslav the Wise” in Kharkiv. The second round was quite opposite to the previous one, in the term of players’ fighting attitude. If yesterday we saw a lot [...]

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