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Speelman's Agony: A twofer from the 4NCL Click or tap the second game in the list to switch. Did you enjoy the column and instructive analysis by GM Jonathan Speelman? Do you wish you could have a world-renowned grandmaster analysing your play? You can! To submit your games just upload a PGN or ChessBase file, along with your name and e-mail address.

Chess seminar for school teachers to kick off today Doha: A four-day chess seminar for school teachers organised by Qatar Chess Association will kick off from today at Al Rashad Independent School for boys, organisers of the event said here yesterday.

Tata Steel Chess: Caruana Catches Firouzja, Carlsen Breaks Deadlock After surviving a close to lost position against Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana ended up winning his game to join Alireza Firouzja in the lead at the Tata Steel Chess tournament. Magnus Carlsen ended his streak of seven draws and defeated Nikita Vitiugov.

Might & Magic Chess Royale Is the Most Insane Game Ubisoft Has Ever Made Might and Magic Chess Royale is the trend-chasing gaming mashup nobody wanted. Does Ubisoft have no shame?

Blog Post #64: For Haley, Myriam, My Little Sister, Peter The Great AND a school pussy cat! Happy Haley, a talented student at my school, recently surprised me with a lovely painting that she made as a New Year's gift. Haley enjoys solving puzzles, and so I'm featuring her in the following one together with Peter and Myriam, two adult friends of mine.

An Introduction to Shogi The biggest obstacle for most new players is learning the pieces - as you can see in the photo of my Shogi set above, all Shogi pieces are the same shape and colour, and the two players' armies are distinguished by the pieces' orientation.

Tata Steel 8: Magnus wins, Fabi catches Firouzja Magnus Carlsen finally won a game in 2020, beating Nikita Vitiugov to move within a point of Alireza Firouzja before they meet in Round 9 of the Tata Steel Masters on Tuesday. Alireza drew against Jorden van Foreest and was caught in the lead by Fabiano Caruana, who managed to win a totally lost position against Vishy Anand.

First ever "no-castling" tournament results in 89% decisive games! Executing a no-castling chess tournament is simple. From the point of view of implementation, you don't have to do anything special. Players don't have to learn any new rules, they just don't have to castle. For e.g.

8 reasons to feel the Thrill of a Game in Life! I have been playing chess since I was 8 years old, and even today I say that playing a good game of chess for me is the most beautiful and engaging thing that I can do. The thrill of a challenging game is such that you lose the track of time, you lose all other thoughts and you lose your identity and become one with the game.

Good turnout for The Hindu in School chess event More than 200 children, aged between 10 and 15, participated in The Hindu In School chess tournament held at the Centre for Advanced Learning in Bejai on Sunday. The tournament was held under three categories: Under-11, Under-13, and Under-15 on the Swiss league basis for boys and girls.

Women's World Championship 2020 - Game 9 LIVE Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2020 with 8 million games and more than 80,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine and CB Premium membership for 1 year! More… Regardless of the outcome, it has become increasingly clear that Goryachkina is punching above her rating.

Tata Steel Masters: Firouzja sole leader Fabiano Caruana v Daniil Dubov - Photo: Alina l'Ami. In the clash between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen, the current world champion found himself defending a pawn down after missing a tactic on move 25. For the Norwegian, having collected seven draws is not the tragedy - it is the way in which he got the half points that seems to worry him:.

Any other chess lovers? I love learning about chess - I've finished going through Nimzowitsch's My System and my current reading list consists of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual,…

Android Games Headlines: Slay the Spire, Teamfight Tactics, Hearthstone, Might & Magic: Chess Royale, and More If you were too busy to keep on top of all of the Android gaming news this week, have no fear. We're here to bring you all of it in one place. It's the perfect companion piece to our Best New Android Games and Updates feature, which recommends a bunch of new Android gaming action to get involved in.

Youth on the March at Tata Steel The Tata Steel Chess Tournaments are well-known among chess fans for the diversity of their playing fields. While many event organizers focus on ratings, the team in Wijk aan Zee creates tournaments that feature a healthy mix of the world's elite and upcoming talents.

Strategy Reigns Supreme as Young Chess Players Test Their Tournament Skills The rhythmic thunking and squeaking created a soundtrack for gameplay at the 24th Annual Martin Luther King Junior Chess Tournament, held for the first time at Kazen Middle School in South San Antonio Independent School District. The event was part of San Antonio's DreamWeek 2020.

Firouzja Regains Lead At Tata Steel Chess For the second time Alireza Firouzja is the sole leader in Wijk aan Zee. The 16-year-old GM defeated Jeffery Xiong, reached a 5/7 score and entered the top 20 in the world in the live ratings.

Tata Steel 7: Alireza Firouzja leads again 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja beat Jeffery Xiong in Round 7 to retake the sole lead in the Tata Steel Masters on an incredible 5/7. The Iranian now leads Magnus Carlsen by 1.5 points after the World Champion once more struggled to draw, this time against Vishy Anand.

Goryachkina grabs the lead With a convincing win in game eight, challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina took the lead in the Women's World Championship match against defending champion Ju Wenjun. After 8 of 12 games, it is now 4½ : 3½ to Goryachkina. - Photo: Eteri Kublashvili /

Star-caste: BJP Aligning with Pawan Kalyan is Another Positional Play in Party's Southern Chess Game Perhaps the party thinks, Pawan Kalyan and the Kapu vote base would provide the necessary fillip to mop up seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha and assembly polls. But Pawan Kalayan has learnt his lessons from the error of judgment made by his co-star Chiranjeevi.

Tata Steel Chess: Easy draw for Viswanathan Anand Viswanathan Anand took an easy draw with black pieces against Jordeen van Foreest in 34 moves and continued to share the sixth spot at three points after six rounds. Viswanathan Anand took an easy draw with black pieces against Dutchman Jordeen van Foreest in 34 moves.

Photo Challenge #3 / U Are Here "A Pawn in the Game" / Theme: U Are Here. I had no idea what I'd actually do with this prompt when I created it, but here I am… using it for a photo of a game of chess. To be honest, I'm not terribly good at playing chess. I know the rules. I can play children.

"Always enjoy the beauty of chess, no matter your level" We must always enjoy the beauty of chess, no matter your level. As Judit Polgar, the best woman chess player in history, says: Chess Connects Us! Thank you, Juga, for your time and your answers!

Iranian chess referee says she won't return home after hijab row Chess referee Shohreh Bayat is the latest Iranian athlete to mull…

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