On the chess board , lies and hypocrisy do not last long -Emmanuel Lasker Guyana has been ranked 150th out of the 179 countries which are earmarked to participate in the 2014 Norway chess Olympiad, according to FIDE, the World Chess Federation.
Guyana’s participation at the important 2014 Norway Chess Olympiad, scheduled for the beginning of August, represents a milestone for the sprinkling of local practitioners of the ancient game.
Uzbekistan was catapulted into the chess world when one of its nationals, nine-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov, beat a FIDE rated 2600 chess grandmaster, Andrei Zhigalko, in the first round of a local tournament.
World champion Magnus Carlsen has won three coveted chess titles, making him the World Champion in the classical or conventional format, as well as in the rapid and blitz formats.
A fair number of elite grandmasters, including world champion Magnus Carlsen, Anand, Caruana, Karjakin and Judit Polgar have been doing chess battle at the World Rapid and Blitz championships in Dubai, UAE.
It is heartening to note that with last Sunday’s one-day rapid chess tournament, Engineering and Construction Incorporated (ECI) has successfully sponsored two tournaments this year.
By scoring two wins in his first two games, Italian grandmaster Fabiano Caruana is calmly demonstrating he might even take the prestigious Norway Super-Tournament, which boasts in its line-up the four highest ranked players on the planet.
FIDE, the world chess federation, has published its first-ever Rapid and Blitz rating list allowing chess players to achieve proper and measurable ranks.
During chess legend Garry Kasparov’s visit to Jamaica in April, he was asked to give compelling reasons why he should succeed the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as president?
The Gashimov Memorial tournament which is being held in Shakmir, Azerbaijan, from April 20 to 30, has attracted some elite players, including world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Norwegian chess superstar, world chess champion and ambassador extraordinaire for chess, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen, visited Moscow’s Institute of Physics and Technology, the equivalent of MIT, where he conducted two simultaneous exhibitions recently.
India’s eighth woman grandmaster and International Master of chess, Tania Sachdev, 27, has produced a chess video primarily to popularize the noted board game among young girls in India.
Dethroned world chess champion Viswanathan Anand last Sunday earned the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the world championship title by winning the rigorous Candidates chess tournament.
Anand’s hometown of Chennai, India, was in a celebratory mood. The people of Chennai were observing the festivities of Holi with passion.
An interesting development for chess presented itself momentarily when news of Anand’s methodical demolition of Aronian percolated out of the ongoing FIDE 2014 Candidates elimination tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
Competitive chess players are becoming increasingly aware of the calamitous nature of blunders, those irrefutable errors which occur when one least expects them.
A blunder in chess is a disastrous move, a move which confers misery on its perpetrator, and which causes in most instances the immediate termination of a game.
‘Chess is a miniature version of life. To be successful, you need to be disciplined, assess resources, consider responsible choices and adjust when circumstances change.’ – Susan Polgar, Hugarian-American grandmaster.
A 13-year-old boy of modest upbringing decides that he will become the world chess champion.
Justice Desiree Bernard, who is set to retire as a judge in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the near future, has left a legacy locally, regionally and internationally not just as a woman in the judiciary but also as a tireless worker on women and gender equality issues.
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen played and won his first tournament, the Zurich Chess Challenge 2014, last week, following his famous victory over beaten Indian grandmaster and previous champ, Viswanathan Anand.
Chess, like music and mathematics, has its prodigies. Extraordinary chess talent, similar to mathematical and musical abilities, is demonstrated early in life, and once identified, has to be carefully cultivated.
The big news circulating within the chess world is that Anand wants his world championship title back.
The modest participation by Guyana at the chess Olympiads in 1978 and 1980 reverberated well among other Caribbean nations owing to its stellar performances.
Chess players from at least 150 nations are assiduously refining their techniques in preparation for the world’s most pre-eminent team tournament, the spectacular Chess Olympiad.
In tandem with the World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates, two Swiss tournaments were held: one for players FIDE rated 2000 and less, and one open to all.
The following games have been especially selected for their distinct craft, their inventiveness, their unique combinations, and their brilliant finishes.
United States grandmaster and its number one chess player Hikaru Nakamura emerged victorious at the recent London Super Sixteen rapid tournament at which some of the finest players in the world were represented.
Solution The solution to last week’s puzzle is as follows: ….exf3. If gxf3, Qg4.
The National Chess Championship concludes this evening at the Ocean SprayHotel with Wendell Meusa still maintaining the lead after four rounds, although he was defeated by Anthony Drayton on Wednesday night.
Alas, it was over for Viswanathan Anand and one billion and more chess fans from India.
Last year, world champion Viswanathan Anand lost game seven of his world championship match to his challenger Boris Gelfand, an Israeli grandmaster, in a best-of-12 series.
In chess, in world championship matches, a player can reveal himself to his opponent by his choice of opening move.
The World Chess Federation’s rating list, or the FIDE rating list as it is usually called, is a prime indicator of the strength of a chess player in world championship matches.
Forty years ago, India had one FIDE titled chess player. His name was Manuel Aaron, and people actually remember him since he was the only entrant on the rating list for years.
The column presents the final part of Kasparov’s announcement of his candidacy for President of the World Chess Federation, FIDE.
Garry Kasparov has long been accustomed to hovering easily above his human opponents at a board game that he felt perhaps, was designed for him.
Winning is not a secret that belongs to a very few; winning is something that we can learn by studying ourselves, studying the environment and making ourselves ready for any challenge that is in front of us – Kasparov Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has announced his candidacy for the presidency of the International Chess Federation, known by its French acronym, FIDE.
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it.
The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key.
We don’t really know how the game was invented, though there are suspicions.
Recalling chess positions which existed previously, is critical for assessing a current position that you are playing.
In the Crosswords and Games page of The New York Times of April 20, 2013 there was a story about former world chess champion Garry Kasparov captioned ‘In Retirement, a Champion Is a Crusader for the Game.’ Kasparov retired from professional chess in 2005, but in retirement he is busier than ever.
The FIDE World Cup is a knockout tournament which is being played in Tromso, Norway, and which concludes on September 3.
I honestly don’t like him playing chess. I mean I see him sitting there for ten minutes thinking four moves ahead before he makes one.
Before the introduction of the internet, say in the nineteen sixties, there were about 60 chess grandmasters worldwide.
Sultan Khan – White Capablanca – Black Hastings, 1930-1931 In this famous game White outplays his equally famous opponent.