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Philippine chess body bans online cheaters MANILA, Philippines - The National Chess Federation of the Philippines on Thursday cracked the whip on cheaters by banning two woodpushers who were caught allegedly using assistance from computer engines during the second leg of the First Philippine National Bullet Championship done online last Sunday.
Powerful pieces in Chess games In preparation for writing up some detailed articles about my favourite Shogi variants in the future, I spent a bunch of my insomniac hours making Shogi diagrams in Illustrator recently.
Chess world mourns death of star Arianne Caoili in car crash A former chess champion who was married to an Armenian grandmaster described as the "David Beckham" of the sport has died after a car crash. Arianne Caoili, 33, was born in the Philippines and later took Australian citizenship. She represented both countries at chess and held the Women's International Master title.
Chess Champ Levon Aronian's Wife Dies Two Weeks after Crash The wife of Armenia's Chess Grandmaster Levon Aronian, Arianne Caoili, died on Tuesday in a Yerevan hospital where she was recovering from injuries sustained after a car accident in Armenia two weeks ago. Caoili, herself a world a chess champion from Australia, was 33.
Chess at One Hundred Miles an Hour About two months ago, acclaimed video game documentary makers Noclip spoke to Doom Eternal's creative director Hugo Martin. The video was a rundown of the new - and old - enemies players would get to pit themselves against in the then-upcoming sequel to 2016's well-received reboot of the Doom franchise.
Chess officials shut down ill-fated Candidates tourney It may be the last choice morsel of over-the-board chess greatness we get for a while. French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated front-running Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in Round 7 to share first before the indefinite shutdown at 4½-2½. American GM Fabiano Caruana remains very much in the hunt, tied with three players a point back.
Sagar Shah teaches chess His live sessions start every day at 9 a.m. Indian time on the ChessBase India YouTube channel. Of course, you can also let YouTube remind you when a new video by Sagar is online - just click the bell on the YouTube channel, you will be notified. Have fun!
Pinay chess player dies after car crash MANILA, Philippines - Filipina-Australian Arianne Caoili, one of the finest female chess players the country has ever produced, passed away yesterday due to injuries sustained in a car crash in Yerevan, Armenia two weeks ago. She was 33. Caoili represented the Philippines in the World Chess Olympiad in 1998 and 2000.
"Black is OK!": Andras Adorjan turns 70! More… Today the Hungarian grandmaster Andras Adorjan celebrates his 70th birthday. Adorjan, actually Andras Jocha, was born on March 31, 1950 in Budapest. In 1968 he took his mother's maiden name. In 1969 Adorjan became Vice Junior World Champion behind Anatoly Karpov and at the end of the same year he won the European Junior Championship.
The Weekly Show: Fischer vs Petrosian revived Lawrence is live this week and free for a limited time. You can register a free 90-day account and will gain access to this and many more shows from a variety of authors. Lawrence is live most Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC. Follow along with Lawrence and try your own moves.
Indian chess: Secretary removed, more turmoil in AICF Venketrama Raja removed Bharat Singh Chauhan from the post of secretary of the federation on Monday.
Blog Post #66: Thinking of You Dear Readers and Friends,. Though the current Corona virus pandemic severely reduces people's opportunities for meeting, we are still free to think of and pray for each other. Whether we have already met or not, I truly believe that one day we will meet, in a perfect place with no more death, illness or suffering of any kind.
Global isolation raises online chess audiences 31 de marzo de 2020, 9:40Lausanne, Switzerland, Mar 31 The International Chess Federation has revealed the increase in online audiences as part of the alternatives for millions of people in isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Arianne Bo Caoili, 1986-2020 Yesterday the saddest possible news hit us. "I have no words to express my grief over my wife Arianne's death," wrote Levon Aronian. "She was an intelligent, hard working and joyous person that lived a beautiful life. I love you, honeybun, sleep tight…" An unspeakable tragedy.
A kingdom for my horse With only a few pawns remaining it is often surprisingly difficult to win an endgame with a knight up.
Chess adventures in the time of Corona Ten junior players and four adults just managed to return from Murmansk to Paris via Moscow. Two weeks later than planned. First their return flight was cancelled, then they had to go into quarantine after a confirmed Covid-19 infection was detected at the Chessmates Junior Tournament in Murmansk.
Crisis deepens in All India Chess Federation as president removes secretary In February, Chauhan, Ajay Patel as well as three others were declared elected unopposed to the principal posts of AICF. Later, the Madras High Court ordered fresh elections and the Supreme Court dismissed a Special Leave Petition challenging the verdict.
Auto Chess: Heroes of Paragon has its name changed to MetaChampions Back in early March, we had heard that Auto Chess: Heroes of Paragon was postponed from its original release date, but specifcs were not given. Today we find out what the reason was. It turns out a legal dispute was going on, and it has ended with the game's name requiring a change.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays chess with donkey during COVID-19 pandemic Former California Governor and “Terminator” star Arnold Schwarzenegger says his donkey Lulu is “not the best chess partner but she’s getting there.”.
Arianne Caoili 1986-2020 Arianne Caoili, a former Oceania women's chess champion, Woman International Master, and an incredibly versatile human being, has died due to the consequences of a car crash. Caoili, the wife of Armenia's number-one grandmaster Levon Aronian, was 33 years old.
Shropshire chess players' move to beat virus Shropshire's chess players are making their move to avoid the effects of the coronavirus outbreak – by playing matches online.
Local International Chess Academy goes Virtual with Classes International Chess Academy, located in both Glen Rock and Teaneck has gone virtual with their highly-rated Chess and Advanced Math Programs! ICA and their nationally and internationally-ranked faculty of coaches and teachers have been providing quality training to kids of all ages for over 20 years.
The Match of the Century: Vlastimil Hort with impressions from Belgrade This is the chance for him. And also for us, Max Euwe, the FIDE and the rest of the players of the "Rest of the World", it is the unique opportunity to put the "class enemy" in its place and to show what we can do, to present ourselves in public and to show the chess fans what we can do.
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