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Author: Herman Grooten


Probably the strongest World Junior Chess Championships ever is underway in Pune (India). No less than 20 IGM’s and 18 IM’s take part in this Championship.

It was Vishy Anand, who was a former World Junior Champion, who spoke a few words in a skypesession which was recorded at the openingceremony.



The organisation is also providing a livestream commentary.


For all the coverage you can go to the Tournament site.
2014-02-15
Study of the Year 2012
General News
The selection of “The Study of the Year“ is organized by the World Federation for Chess Composition and aimed at introducing a single friendly endgame study to the general public. The study should appeal to chess players of various levels and encourage them to pay more attention to endgame studies. Composers were invited to submit a single study (either their own or by others) that was published (either in a magazine or in an award) during the year 2012.
In all, 24 candidate studies were considered by an international panel of endgame study experts (David Gurgenidze, Oleg Pervakov, Gady Costeff, Ilham Aliev and Harold van der Heijden), who scored the studies independently. The scores (and all studies) can be found here.
The winner was:

Yochanan Afek
J. Timman-60 Jubilee tourney 2012
Second prize
Study of the Year 2012

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2014-01-13
Anish Giri has done very well in the second round of the Masters group of the Tata Steel Tournament. He succeeded in beating German grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch in just 33 moves. Since there are no players with a 100% score, Anish is now one of the frontrunners.
Among these are Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian. The latter beat Fabiano Caruana in the second round. The second Dutch contender in this field, Loek van Wely, had a narrow escape against Cuban player Leinier Dominguez.


In the Challenger group also, there is no one left with a score of 100 percent. No less than seven players share first place with 1½ point. Among them we find Dutchman Benjamin Bok, who was victorious against the strong Chinese Yu Yangyi in a whirling attack.
The other Dutch contestant, Dimitri Reinderman – who had beaten the highest ranked player (Radek Wojtaszek from Poland) yesterday – had to be content with a draw against Anna Muzychuk from Slovenia this time.read more...
2013-12-28
Increasing tension in Groningen
Analyses and games
2013-11-10
WK Match Game #1
Analyses and games
2013-11-09
First game: a trifle negligible
Analyses and games
2013-11-02
2013-10-03
Endgame technique 7: Endgames without pawns 3
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-09-27
2013-09-26
Endgame technique 6: Endgames without pawns 2
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-09-05
Endgame technique 5: Endgames without pawns 1
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-09-04
Observed 9: Attacking via the e4-square
Beautiful moves and bloopers
2013-08-29
Endgame technique 4: Bishop vs pawns
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-08-28
Observed 8: An outstanding study
Beautiful moves and bloopers
2013-08-22
Endgame technique 3: Knight vs pawn
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-08-21
2013-08-06
Endgame technique 2: Rook vs pawn
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-08-04
Endgame technique 1: Queen vs pawn
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-08-03
Endgame technique 0
Technique (News About Chess)
2013-07-31
2013-07-21
Observed 6: Trainer says goodbye to pupil
Beautiful moves and bloopers
2013-07-21
Observed 5: Some moves become historic
Beautiful moves and bloopers
2013-07-21
Observed 4: A brilliant idea
Beautiful moves and bloopers
2013-07-21
Observed 3: A magnet
Beautiful moves and bloopers
2013-07-20
Observed 2: A knights’ tango
Beautiful moves and bloopers
2013-07-20
2013-07-20
2013-07-20
2013-07-20
2013-06-29