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Eight of the best young chess masters in America face off to become the first Extreme Chess Champion:
Here is a little tactics puzzle from the game I recently played in a Club Championship (it was actually yesterday). I was playing on the black side and got so excited calculating variations that missed simple and straightforward win. It cost me a game – we drew. Try to think would would you do here. Black to move.
Black to move
What is Garry Kasparov doing today? According to the interview he gave to the CNN’s Becky Anderson, Kasparov is still doing some kind of chess work. First of all, he trains Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen, who is currently number 4 in the top list FIDE, September 2009. Kasparov is also working on chess theory books and of course playing friendly matches with A. Karpov. Becky Anderson have asked Garry “Have you missed a few moves on your political path?” and Kasparov replied “No, I’ve started from totally lost position. The fact is – I’m still in the game. The Russian Opposition does exist.”
Top List FIDE. September 2009
Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov played the famous World Championship Match in 1984. Now, 25 years later in 2009 they played again – unofficial match in Valencia, Spain. The match was consisted of 4 rapid games and 8 blitz games. Kasparov won. There is no big surprise here since Garry is almost 200 points higher rated than his opponent. Congratulations to both players, they played great chess. Check out the final standings and the video from the event below.
Posted in Bloggies on September 08, 2009 by Administrator
I was analyzing Thechessworld’s server logs today and find out that many-many players are looking for an advice “how to beat better player at chess”. I’ve decided to go ahead and write some of my thoughts over this topic. First of all, there is no magic formula in chess I can tell you that will *guarantee* a win.
Previously I have posted some suggestions how to beat stronger player at chess. This post is the continuation of what was written before.
List of top 10 excuses for loosing a game of chess:
1. Dog ate score sheet;
Humor by Don Scoones
Chess is a royal game which is supposed to be taken seriously if you want to get better in it.
However, a good laughter is great way to relax a bit before continuing the hard work. Here are the 10 chess jokes which are supposedly taken from real life chess stories by Dan Scoones and dugg by me from someplace in the net.
We all know that tactics is the most important part of chess. If you are good at chess tactics you will win many-many games. So how do we get better at it? How do we learn rapidly and effortlessly find tricky chess combination which lead to winning material or a checkmate, impressing others? The answer is simple: practice. You ask how? Solve puzzles.
Nothing is better for your tactical vision than couple dozens of good chess puzzles daily. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or whatever you’d like and dive into it right away. Here is the first part. Find the checkmate in 3. Good luck!
Posted in Bloggies on August 25, 2009 by Administrator
Who said chess is a cheap game to play? French artist Bernard Maquin asks 500,000$ for the chess set. That’s what he estimates the work of 30 craftsmen, which spend about 4500 hours working on this chess set. If you think about it for a second his craftsmen make only 3.70$/hour each including the cost of materials. Not much, hah? Anyway, Charles Hollander Collection “The Royal Diamond Chess” is entirely handmade of 1168.75 grams 14 K white gold and 9900 black and white diamonds weighing 186.06 carats. Charles Hollander Collection, one of the most respected names in the diamond industry. Check out the pictures of this beautiful chess set:
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During past days the TheChessWorld was experiencing “scheduled” technical difficulties due to transfer into different servers. Now this process is over without any significant data loss (I lost my entire blog last time I tried it). As you can see Blog’s design changed completely, so did the platform. We are now running on WordPress. I have added about page. You can now subscribe to TheChessWorld.com via RSS or follow me on Twitter – both on the right side menu. Poll and a nicer Tag Cloud have been added.
This is another very cool animated chess video called “Knights Tale”. Basically the chess pieces fight to win and disappear when they are taken. The whole movie is 6 minutes long. Beethovens 5th is playing as background music. Animation and music are perfectly matched which makes this high quality video even more interesting to watch. If you like chess animations you may want to check out some other movies: Geri’s Game and Chess Love Story. Enjoy and don’t forget to share your thoughts.
After taking a break from online chess, I’ve decided to come back to this old habit and logged on into freechess.org where I used to play. I found somebody of about my strength to play in 5 minute blitz and guess what: get killed quickly. After getting mated/running out of time third time in a row I’ve decided to change rules a little and offer an increase of time to 25 minute game. He accepted the offer. With more time available I easily turnedtable around and won 3 games. I was very surprised how I could lose 3(!) games in a row to somebody who doesn’t think deeper than 2 moves ahead…
For all the fans of Geri's Game from Pixar here is the "real" version of the Game. The idea of this short movie is exactly identical to Geri's Game. The only difference is that it's not animation anymore but a movie with one actor playing. Geri plays chess with himself. He is changing character by putting glasses on and removing glasses after each move. Finally Geri without glasses is about to checkmate Geri with glasses. But Geri with glasses has a trick: he fakes heart attack…
Here are some more chess pictures for all chess fans and lovers to enjoy. This small collection consists of 11 chess theme images from "Chess with death" to Kasparov.
World Champion Vishy Anand said “Chess is beautiful, sometimes you’ll see a game and there is something you’ll take away…” in one of the interviews before the 2008 World Championship. You can see the beauty of chess yourself in this short 10 minute animated video. Just enjoy chess.
I found this neat ad while browsing the net and have decided to share it with you guys. I consider kind of
Read the ad text on the billboards left to right.
Audi: “Your move, BMW”
There always has been an idea of making useful things of money. Instead of going to a store and spending some £2500
I have played in 2008 Atlantic Open and did pretty well: end up with 3 out of 5 points. I won the first game, lost second, won third, won forth and lost fifth one (very unfortunately).