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Chess tournament for juniors to be held at YES youth centre Tembisa Chess Club, in conjunction with Shabangu Skills Foundation, will be hosting a Chess Tournament for juniors at Tembisa YES for Youth Centre on November 16. Five local primary schools are invited to this closed tournament. The invited schools have been given lessons by Tembisa Chess Club and Shabangu Skills Foundation chess coaches. Month In Review: October 2019 Wow, November is flying by, and we have yet to address October. Sorry for the wait. Let's step back in time and find out what happened at last month. The 2019 Meet-Up took place in Cancun, Mexico in October.

Abhimanyu Mishra becomes the youngest IM in the world No one believed that this record could be broken in the near future. After all, 10 years 9 months is just so young! But here we are, three and a half years later, and Abhimanyu Mishra from the United States has already eclipsed Pragg's record! Abhimanyu achieved his final IM norm at the Chess Max Academy 1st Fall GM Invitational.

The Rise of Skywalker Will Show the Result of the "Chess Game" That the Sith and the Jedi Have Been Playing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker signifies the end of the Skywalker story line. It also closes the book on Star Wars films for the foreseeable future, even though Disney+ has the Mandalorian series. So much is unknown about The Rise of Skywalker, but we have a small taste of what's to come from star Oscar Isaac.

Squashing Jesse in chess with Martin Stahl Jesse takes on Martin Stahl of the Joplin Chess Club in a game of Chess while learning about the Joplin Autumn Open. Martin is the head of the Joplin Chess Club. The 2019 Joplin Autumn Open is a 4 round Swiss Chest tournament. It is on Saturday, November 16th at 8:30 A.M at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 2644 E.

Joplin Chess Club Interview Joplin Chess Club Interview.

UK Blitz Final - this weekend! This a quick reminder that the UK Blitz Finals are being held this Saturday 16th November at St John's Hotel in Solihull. This is an ECF organized UK Championship based on 8 qualifying events which were held in September at locations across the UK.

4-Way Tie At European Club Cup With three rounds to go, four teams still have a perfect score at the European Club Cup, currently underway in Montenegro. In the women's section two teams are tied for first place. The 35th European Club Cup and the 24th European Club Cup for Women are underway in Ulcinj, Montenegro.

Bharath, Varun, Teja in lead in chess championship Hyderabad: Bharathkumar Reddy, Varun and Shanmukh Teja shared the lead with four points at the end of the fourth round of the 27th Annual YMCA Tatipalli Gopalakrishna prize money open chess championship at YMCA, Narayanaguda on Thursday.

Zen Chess Collection Arrives On Switch Launching now on Nintendo Switch is Zen Chess Collection, and if you act quickly, you'll be able to catch it for pennies. As the title suggests, this is a selection of minimalist chess puzzle games which aim to test your abilities in a string of 600 challenges.

Judit Polgar inspires Chess and Female Empowerment conference The strongest female chess player of all time, Judit Polgar, will be the inspirational headline speaker at the 7th London Chess and Education Conference.

Heichal HaTorah Chess Team Takes the Lead Heichal’s chess team beat JEC, 9 to 5, putting Heichal in first place in the Western Division of the Metropolitan Yeshiva Chess League….

Fat Fritz: what videocard to buy With the release of Fritz 17 with Fat Fritz, you may be strongly motivated to upgrade your computer to enjoy the best experience, or actually upgrade your entire machine if you feel it is time. In this first guide you will be shown the simplest upgrade possible: just adding a fast GPU to your computer.

Fight Like Magnus: The Sicilian - New course gets World Champion's stamp of approval World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has taken the rare step of personally approving a new course modelled on his openings. Fight Like Magnus: The Sicilian by Christof Sielecki is a complete repertoire against 1.e4 based on Carlsen's 1…c5 and his pet Sveshnikov line - and we're offering a free download so you can try it.

Duda Beats Dubov, Reaches Hamburg Grand Prix Final Despite losing the first rapid game in Wednesday's tiebreak Jan-Krzysztof Duda knocked out Daniil Dubov to reach the final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Hamburg. That starts on Friday.

Chess Market Insights 2019 by Manufactures, Competitors Analysis, Current Trends, Industry Growth, Demand, Trends, Forecast 2025 The global Chess market was valued at million US$ in 2018 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2019-2025. This report focuses on Chess volume and value at global level, regional level and company level.

Hamburg GP: Duda in the final Jan-Krzysztof Duda - Photo: Official site. Before this match, no one had managed to bounce back from a loss in Hamburg, nor in the classic phase nor in the rapid tiebreakers. The first one to do so was Duda, who used a strategy widely used when dealing with these situations: to play the Pirc.

Grischuk & Duda to meet in Hamburg GP final Alexander Grischuk can seal qualification for the 2020 Candidates Tournament by beating Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix final after he overcame Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 2nd classical game of their semi-final.

Can chess playing computers be conscious? 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!

Speed Chess Championship Resumes With Aronian-Artemiev The 2019 Speed Chess Championship resumes Thursday with the start of the quarterfinals. The legendary veteran Levon Aronian will face the rising star Vladislav Artemiev to advance in the Speed Chess bracket, which has a total prize fund of $50,000.

On their game: UTRGV chess team wins state super finals The winning streak continues for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Chess Team. The Vaqueros won the 2019 Texas Collegiate Super Finals last month for the second year in a row, besting rivals UT-Dallas, which hosted the event, and Texas Tech University.

Chess: find Dutchman Anish Giri's surprise winning move against the US's Wesley So France’s world No 5 MVL battles for an all-western Europe global title match.

Six players share lead in 2nd round of chess championship Hyderabad: Bharathkumar Reddy downed T Harikrishna and shared the lead along with five others at the end of the second round of the 27th Annual YMCA Tatipalli Gopalakrishna prize money open chess championship at YMCA, Narayanaguda on Wednesday.

'Star Wars 9' theory unpacks Emperor Palpatine's "chess game" Emperor Palpatine's return to the Star Wars franchise has been a long time coming. In the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Palpatine never appears, but his voice-over tells us he's waited a long time and "now, you're coming together." Initially, fans speculated that he was referring to Kylo Ren and Rey.

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