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2016-05-22
My games at the Dutch Shogi championship
General News  -  Author:  Twan Burg
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Yesterday I won the Dutch Shogi championship in Utrecht. It was a KO-format with 16 players. Last year I made 2 out of 4 and lost to Marc Theeuwen en Lex van der Lubbe, but this year I could make a revanche on both of them!

In the first game I won against Ritchy Höhne, who also had played 4 rated games so far.

T. Burg- R. Höhne(1037)

So far we are pretty much following joseki. I have played a Static Rook with a Tower Mino. My opponent played the 4th-file Rook and his pieces are well placed. However, he stays in the middle with his King, ignoring the proverb 'avoid a sitting King'. read more...
2016-05-05
New Exhibition: Tom Hackney at the World Chess Hall of Fame
General News  -  Author:  Cabanne Howard
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British Artist Tom Hackney Debuts New Exhibit of Paintings​ ​at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Exhibition opens Thursday, May 19 and runs through Sept. 11, 2016

SAINT LOUIS (May 5, 2016) — The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) will debut an exhibition of paintings, Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares: Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp, on May 19.
The exhibit was recently on view at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art in New York and represents the British painter’s first solo show in the U.S. This is the second collaboration between the Saint Louis Chess Campus and the Naumann gallery. In 2009, to commemorate the U.S. Chess Championships, Marcel Duchamp: ​Chess Master, traveled from the Saint Louis University Museum of Art to the Naumann gallery, with support from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tom and his work to the World Chess Hall of Fame,” Shannon Bailey, WCHOF chief curator, said. “His paintings are not only visually compelling, but also skillful and graceful representations of Duchamp’s historic games.”

Hackney’s paintings, all ​on linen, are geometric abstractions based on the movement of chess pieces in games played by the celebrated French artist and chess player, Marcel Duchamp​ (1887-1968)​, from the early 1920s through the 1960s. Duchamp once said that playing a game of chess was like making a drawing: “The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts, and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chessboard, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem.”

Hackney’s art represents this visual design in a single static image. It was Duchamp’s goal to elevate art from a purely visual experience to something more cerebral, an aspiration that Hackney accomplishes in these paintings, which are influenced by ideas that took place on the 64 squares of a chessboard.

The exhibition’s title is a subtle allusion to the book on endgame strategy, Opposition and Sister Squares are Reconciled, that Duchamp wrote in 1932 with Russian-born chess master Vitaly Halberstadt.

Hackney chose the word “corresponding” to suggest that, through his work, he has entered into a dialogue with Duchamp’s games. This exchange continues as viewers attempt to decipher the moves that generated the patterns Hackney has so skillfully and gracefully recorded.

Some paintings are in black and white, like opposing chess pieces in a traditional chess game, while others are
​derived from a color-coded chess set that Duchamp designed in 1920.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame and to be part of a wonderful program examining the intersection between art and chess,” Hackney said. “As well as being a beautiful game, chess impresses a metaphorical model and mode of thinking that has been ever-present in my life and art since I first learnt to play as a child.”

The exhibit opens on Thursday, May 19 (Opening reception at 6 p.m.) and will remain on view through Sept. 11, 2016.
Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person.

World Chess Hall of Fame Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), Wednesdays–Fridays (10 a.m.–9 p.m.), Saturdays (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) and Sundays (12 noon–5 p.m.)
2016-04-01
27th International Chess and Games Festival CZECH OPEN 2016
General News  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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Dear chess friends,

Let us invite you most cordially to the 27th International Chess and Games Festival CZECH OPEN 2016, that is going to take place 14th - 31st July in Pardubice (the Czech Republic). More detailed information should be found on http://www.czechopen.net/en/news/. The festival website will be ready by the end of April.

Information about other chess festivals held within the frame of CZECH TOUR 2016 / 2017 series should be found on http://www.czechtour.net/news/. The website of this year's series will be ready till the end of May.

We would like especially to invite you to the CHESS SUMMER IN THE HEART OF EUROPE that consists of following festivals:

14. – 31. 7. 2016 CZECH OPEN – Pardubice
5. - 12. 8. 2016 SUMMER PRAGUE OPEN
13. - 20. 8. 2016 OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER
and 5. – 13. 9. 2016 SUNNY BEACH OPEN in Bulgaria.
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2016-03-28
Netherlands beat Poland 2 with 2-1 in the World Shogi League
General News  -  Author:  Twan Burg
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2016-03-08
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The Candidates Tournament 2016, together with the Chess Olympiad in Baku and the World Chess Championship in New York, is one of the top tournaments of the year. The event is traditionally followed by millions of viewers worldwide, all looking forward to the challenger who will face the reigning champion for the highest merit in the sport of chess.
2016-03-06
Netherlands beats Hong Kong 2 in World Shogi League
General News  -  Author:  Twan Burg
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2016-03-01
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The Women’s World Chess Championship Match between Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China) is taking place from 1-19th March at the Potocki Palace in Lviv, Ukraine.
2016-03-01
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The 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship, the pinnacle of the global sport played by more than 600 million people, is to take place in New York, FIDE announced.
2016-02-29
Ding Liren & Gunina Takes the lead in Blitz Game Day-2
Tournaments  -  Author:  Chessdom
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In 2016 IMSA Elite Mind Games Chess field, today round 11-20 of the blitz game has been accomplished. There is no much change of the leaderboard for men’s group, Chinese player Ding Liren and Indian Player Harikrishna stepped ahead steadily, scored 7/10 and 6.5/10 individually.
2016-02-29
13th Aeroflot Open 2016: List of participants
Tournaments  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The 13th International Chess Festival “Aeroflot Open 2016″ is scheduled to be held from 29th February to 11th March in Hotel “Cosmos”, Moscow. This major event is open to chess players of most varied qualification: from unrated to world’s top. As before, the festival is held “under the wings” of the Russian leading air company “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”.
2016-02-28
OPEN di Lugano 2016: List of participants
Tournaments  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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One of the most beautiful Swiss cities Lugano is going to host the jubilee edition of the New-OPEN di Lugano from 25-28 March 2016 at Hotel Pestalozzi, which is located in the center of the town, overlooking the bay.
2016-02-24
2016 Inductees to U.S and World Chess Halls of Fame Announced
General News  -  Author:  Liza Poskin
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An induction ceremony on April 13, 2016, will recognize five exceptional chess players as they take their places in history as members of the World Chess Hall of Fame and the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame.
2016-02-24
Confession booths to be used in Candidates Tournament
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2016-02-22
The 2016 London Chess Classic
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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The 2016 London Chess Classic will be the eighth edition of the World’s most prestigious Chess Tournament and will climax the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. The winning formula of elite 10 player all play all, chess festival, conference and free school events will take place once again. The GCT players and wild cards will be announced in early March.
2016-02-22
Liberec Open 2016 - final results and games
Tournaments  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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2016-02-21
Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016 between the current World Champion Maria Muzychuk of Ukraine and her challenger Hou Yifan of China (former World Champion 2010-2012, 2013-2015) will take place in Lviv, Ukraine, on March 1-18, 2016. The first game is scheduled to start at 3 pm local time on 2nd of March 2016 in the Potocki’s Palace (Lviv, Ukraine).
2016-02-19
"Chess is a tool to make the world a smarter place"
General News  -  Author:  Ulrich Stock (Zeit Online )
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There are times when Magnus Carlsen wonders what exactly he is doing. But then he returns to the board and continues his pursuit of chess perfection. Now, he is coming to Hamburg.
2016-02-18
2016 SINQUEFIELD CUP DATES HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2016-02-17
Cajun Chess Press Release #2
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2016-02-12
Candidates Chess 2016 – pairings
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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FIDE and Agon, its commercial partner, are organizing the Candidates Chess Tournament 2016 that will be held in Moscow from March 10 to 30, 2016. Round 1 of the competition is going to take place March 11th and the pairings are already known
2016-02-10
Grand Chess Tour announces two new tournaments added for 2016 season
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2016-02-10
The 'Queen of Chess' who defeated Kasparov
Interviews  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2016-02-09
2016 U.S. Championships Field is Set
Tournaments  -  Author:  Nicole Halpin
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For the eighth consecutive year, the nation’s top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion. The 2016 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, boasting the strongest fields of American men and women ever assembled, will be held simultaneously at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from April 13 through April 30.
2016-02-02
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2016-01-31
Magnus Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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World champion Magnus Carlsen has won the 78th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and unbeaten as well. It is the fifth time that Carlsen has won the tournament in Wijk aan Zee, equalling the record set by Anand. Fabiano Caruana (United States) and Ding Liren (China) shared second spot.
2016-01-29
Norway Chess 2016 – participants
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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The Norway Chess 2016, sponsored by Altibox, is going to take place in Stavanger April 18-30. It is going to be a ten player single round robin event. Six of the players have been announced and they include the World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway), the ex world champions Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Anish Giri (The Nederlands), and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France).
2016-01-25
David Navara played the most spectacular game against Giri
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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David Navara played the most spectacular game of the year so far.
2016-01-24
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2016-01-07
2016 Grand Chess Tour Statement
General News  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2015-12-14
Wide international interest Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2015-12-11
Ivanchuk dominated the ACP Masters in Ashdod
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Vassily Ivanchuk from Ukraine is the winner of the ACP Masters rapid super tournament that ended on Thursday in the Israeli city of Ashdod. The Ukraine No.1 beat Frenchman Etienne Bacrot in the final match 2.5: 0.5 to take home the title and the 10.000 $ first prize.
2015-12-08
ACP Semifinals: Ivanchuk- Nepo and Bacrot – Gelfand!
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Following two days of short, fierce and close battles the preliminary groups of the ACP Masters in Ashdod has finally reached a clear conclusion with no need for further tie-breakers.
2015-12-07
The first day
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The ACP Masters was opened on Monday, December 7th, in Kivoonim cultural Centre in the city of Ashdod. The players were welcomed by Moshe Slav, chairman of the Israeli chess federation and chief organizer, who said that it is in fact the strongest invitational tournament ever to be held in Israel to be transmitted to the entire world with the the modern Israeli technology of Chess Vision.
2015-12-07
Debut youngest Dutch grandmaster
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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2015-12-06
ACP Masters starts in Ashdod
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The ACP Masters will start on Monday, December 7th in Israel’s biggest harbour of Ashdod to be concluded on Thursday, December 10th. An official opening ceremony attended by mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasri will be held at 12.00 to be followed by the preliminary qualification games.
2015-12-06
ARVES Solving in Wijk aan Zee 2016
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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2015-12-01
Evgeny Tomashevsky 14th participant
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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Evgeny Tomashevsky (28) from Russia will be the 14th grandmaster in the Tata Steel Masters, thus completing the top group of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016.
2015-11-26
Pavel Eljanov particpant Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament Organisation
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Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) will be the 13th participant of the Tata Steel Masters, the top group of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Eljanov (32) is gaining positions on the world list very fast at the moment. After several excellent results in the second half of this year, he has managed to reach the 13th position on that list.
2015-11-11
Much interest amateurs Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016
Tournaments  -  Author:  Kees Schrijvers
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About 1,500 amateur chess players have submitted their entries for participating in one of the amateur tournaments of the 78th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. In January they can face off behind the board at a stone’s throw from the main podium where grandmasters like world champion Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri and Michael Adams will play their rounds.
2015-10-06
New visual Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Tournaments  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-09-03
36th Open International Chess Tournament of Bethune
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament orgnisation
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2015-08-19
The Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC
General News  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC Season 8 is scheduled to start this August 21st. The world’s best computer chess software engines will compete through three stages and a final to decide the 2015 TCEC Grand Champion. Last season the TCEC, which was won by the Komodo engine, attracted hundreds of thousands unique viewers and hit major headlines.
2015-08-16
Jan Timman shows mind blowing endgame studies at Politiken Cup 2015
Endgame studies and problems  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-08-11
Carlsen about the World Championship cycle format
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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In advance of travelling to the US to prepare for the Sinquefield Cup, I felt it important to share with you something I have been thinking about a great deal: the World Championship cycle format.
2015-08-08
Russian Chess Championship Men and Women 2015
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-08-04
Turkish Isbank Chess Super League 2015 (4-8 t/ 15-8)
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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2015-08-03
SDS-Narzan 2015 (2-8 t/m 10-8)
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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The SDS-Narzan Tournament is taking place from August 2-10, 2015, in Kislovodsk, is a spa city in Stavropol Krai, Russia. The events is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Top seed is Oleg Diviakov (2142).
2015-08-03
2015 Asian Women Continental (2-8 t/m 13/8)
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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The 2015 Asian Women Continental is taking place from August 2-10, in Al Ain, UAE. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with cash prizes for the top 30 places. The women’s champion will be awarded $6,000 and will represent Asia in the FIDE Women’s World Championship. Top seed is Chinese player WGM Tan Zhongyi (2512).
2015-08-01
The 2015 HZ Chess Tournament
General News  -  Author:  newsaboutchess.com
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The 2015 HZ Chess Tournament is taking place from August 1-8, at the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, in the Netherlands. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament that gathers 243 players from 16 different federations.
2015-08-01
Russian Junior Team Champ 2015 (2-8 t/m 11-8)
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The Russian Junior Team Championship is taking place August 1-11 in Sankt Petersburg. Each team consists of four players, of which one should be girl. Top players among the 128 participants include GM Grogoriy Oparin, GM Kirill Alekseenko, IM Vladimir Zakhartsov, IM Alexey Zenzera, IM Maksim Vavulin, FM Konstantin Savenkov, WFM Anna Styazhkina, etc.

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