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Checa, Peng, and Stevens win 2019 NHS Championship The 2019 National High School Championship was a record-breaker, both officially and unofficially. This 51st edition of the High School Championship set an official attendance record with 1,689 players, shattering the previous best of 1,569 at the 2017 National High School in Nashville, TN.

PRO Chess League To Play Live Esports Final On Twitch brings Professional Rapid Online Chess League championship to Twitch. The event will be the culmination of's Professional Rapid Online Chess League, a groundbreaking, season-long competition featuring some of the world's top chess talent representing international regions.

Eight Armenians headed for European Chess Championship PanARMENIAN.Net - Eight Armenian chess players will participate in the European Individual Championship, set to launch in Skopje, Macedonia on Monday, March 18. Grandmasters Sergei Movsesian, Hrant Melkumyan, Robert Hovhannisyan, Arman Pashikian, Haik M.

Rajouri District Chess Championship begins RAJOURI, Mar 18: Rajouri District Chess championship began at Sun Rising Public Higher Secondary school, Jawahar Nagar here today. Anil Mehta inaugurated the event in an impressive and well attended function. Faisal and Bumika won the gold medals in boys and girls categories.

Nigerian schoolboy Tani Adewumi making waves in New York Tanitoluwa Adewumi: Photo by Nicholas Kristof. Nigeria has long been one of Africa's most heralded chess countries with an ambitious goal of producing the next generation of chess masters. Having already produced a number of International Masters, the country has recently launched a fundraising campaign to produce the first Grandmaster in history.

Top Game At The International Chess Academy In Bergen County Operating in both Glen Rock and Teaneck is the International Chess Academy, a Chess school founded in 1996 and created with the aim of providing professional chess instruction at all levels to a variety of students. The academy was founded by two women, Irina Levitina and Diana Tulman.

2019 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards Announced SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS: The 5013 US Chess Federation announced the five recipients of the 2019 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards at the 2019 National High School Championship, contested from March 15-17, 2019 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Illinois.

US Chess Titles Approved in Astana The following US Chess members had their titles approved at FIDE's 1st Quarter Presidential Board Meeting 2019. This PB meeting was held March 4-6, alongside the recently concluded World Team Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

International Chess Academy Attracts Top Players to Glen Rock GLEN ROCK, NJ - Operating in both Glen Rock and Teaneck is the International Chess Academy, a Chess school founded in 1996 and created with the aim of providing professional chess instruction at all levels to a variety of students. The academy was founded by two women, Irina Levitina and Diana Tulman.

Simon Says - Batavia Chess Highlights The interactive format encourages the viewer to study and find the brilliancy, following the footsteps of some of the greatest players of the game. Moreā€¦ n this Simon Says I will take a look at some highlights from the Batavia chess tournament in Amsterdam.

Making Champions at the West Louisville Chess Club "Guys, you gotta know your tactics," Corbin Seavers says on a Saturday morning in February at the Louisville Urban League headquarters on West Broadway. The West Louisville Chess Club coach talks strategy with the handful of kids huddled around him, while others arrive with their parents and sign in.

Dota Auto Chess now has a spin-off based on Warcraft 3 Valve fans and Blizzard fans collide, with a Warcraft-themed mod of a mod of a game based on Warcraft 3. Confused yet?

Free chess this Saturday THE monthly family chess morning will take place on Saturday March 23 at the Discovery Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm. All are welcome from international master to beginner. The Delancey Qualifying competition at Basingstoke Chess Club saw a large number of the club juniors gain the required number of points.

Carlsen shines in first Banter Blitz Magnus Carlsen set the tone for his first ever Banter Blitz at the start, referencing a game from 11 years ago, quoting both the first World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz and Meat Loaf, and going on to win smoothly in 19 moves. In this recap we take a look at the eight games he played, and won, which you can also replay with computer analysis.

England's medal haul at chess world teams ends 22-year drought The event was organised at short notice, and less than a month before the start England had no sponsor and no team to take on the well financed Russians, Chinese, Indians and Americans. Success was due to good team strategy, halving with the strong and defeating the weak, good opening prep, and resilient recoveries from mid-session difficulties.

European Individual Championship 2019 LIVE The 20th European Individual Championship is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place from March 18th to 29th in Skopje, Macedonia at the five-star DoubleTree by Hilton, located along the river Vardar. The top seed is Vladislav Artemiev from Russia. Live games beginning at 14:15 UTC Official site:

Grading Consultation - initial results The Grading Consultation closed last Saturday morning, and the answers to the two questions, expressed as a percentage, are as follows. Do you agree with the Board's decision to move to monthly grading? - 72% in favour Do you agree with the Board's proposal to use a four-figure Elo style system?

Wang Hao Wins HD Bank International Chess Masters Top seed GM Wang Hao of China stamped his authority on the HD Bank International Masters 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to win yet another GM open in Asia. The HD Bank International is already into its ninth edition since its inception in 2011 and has established itself as one of the strongest opens of Asia.

World Team Chess Championship: GMs Adhiban Baskaran, Surya Sekhar Ganguly bring home golds from Kazakhstan Grandmasters Adhiban Baskaran and Surya Sekhar Ganguly provided the much-needed silver lining to Indian efforts at the 2019 World Team Chess Championships by winning individual gold medals on Boards 1 and 3, respectively, after the team was unable to hold mighty Russia to a draw for a team bronze in the final round.

Dota Auto Chess is coming to mobile as a standalone release The awesome Dota 2 custom map Dota Auto Chess is on its way to mobile as a totally standalone release, developer Drodo Games has announced. By standalone, we mean that it won't feature any Dota heroes or branding, so the game can grow completely separately from Blizzard's MOBA.

Young talents and preteen GMs The first DVD with videos from Anand's chess career reflects the very beginning of that career and goes as far as 1999. It starts with his memories of how he first learned chess and shows his first great games. The high point of his early developmental phase was the winning of the 1987 WCh for juniors.

Chess players in action at Uplands Chess players from all over the Lowveld donned their thinking caps to participate in the Uplands Open chess tournament at Uplands Prep last Saturday. Banele Mhango won the open category with Dumisa Nkosi second and Tyrel Flattery third. Other results are:.

The Results Are In at the NHS! The results are in at the 2019 National High School Championship, and we have a three-way tie for first place in the Championship Section. After drawing in round six, GM Nicolas Checa and FM David Peng both won their last round games to finish with 6.5/7.

A Valentine's ode to chess He is here in Barcelona for a simultaneous exhibition. When he walks into the hall there is a thunderous applause. After a formal welcome the simultaneous exhibition is on. Photo: Cleveland Public Library. Capa moves with confident, rapid strides. Soon lightning strikes board after board, most opponents giving up the ghost.

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