Chess at the Olympics?

Chess at the Olympics? The IOC does recognise chess as a sport, but will it be accepted at Tokyo 2020? Malcolm Pein on the campaign to get chess added as an event   Chess and Bridge are among 26 sports that have applied for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Additional Event Programme Panel will determine a shortlist to be announced on June 22, with a final decision made by the IOC in August next year. The chances of either mind sport being admitted are low. The competition includes baseball, softball and squash, all of which lost out two years ago when the IOC...

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3rd Norway Chess 2015 R06

3rd Norway Chess 2015 R06 3rd Norway Chess 2015 (Stavanger NOR) Mon 15th Jun 2015 – Fri 26th Jun 2015 – Results – Live 3rd Norway Chess 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m(40)+60m+30spm) – Games in PGN: Games | Round 6: Unstopalov. Veselin Topalov is on a rampage. After taking down yet another mighty foe, he now leads with 5,5/6 one and a half point ahead of Anand, in second place. Anand – Vachier-Lagrave 1-0: In a very aggressive 6.h3 Najdorf, Viswanathan Anand opted for an all out attack with a quick f4, g4 and later f5. When offered the opportunity...

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COOL TO BE UNCOOL!

COOL TO BE UNCOOL!   I am uncool, but I’m cool with that: Dronavalli Harika Rupam Jain, TNN | Jun 7, 2015, 03.14 PM IST   Chess in India has a new poster girl. The 24-year-old Dronavalli Harika, who shot into reckoning with a silver medal at the World Women Team Chess Championship recently, has now bagged the Popular Choice award (chess) at the Times of India Sports Awards. Fresh from her “first ever vacation” in life, we caught the young chess champ in her element, as she tried her hand at horse riding at a club in Yapral. “Is her name really ‘Dance Baby Dance’?” she...

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Carlsen: “I make a move & I really don’t know why”

Carlsen: “I make a move & I really don’t know why” It was Carlsen meets Carlson last month, as Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider interviewed World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen at the DLD New York Conference. Magnus once again showed that he’s not only perhaps the most talented player in the history of the game but also a deep and eloquent thinker about chess. He talked about how he actually makes decisions, why he focusses on the middlegame, how sleep deprivation or alcohol can boost creativity and much more. We have a 17-minute video and extensive highlights. We already...

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3rd Norway Chess 2015 R03

3rd Norway Chess 2015 R03 3rd Norway Chess 2015 (Stavanger NOR) Mon 15th Jun 2015 – Fri 26th Jun 2015 – Results – Live 3rd Norway Chess 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m(40)+60m+30spm) – Games in PGN: Games | Round 3: Two leaders emerge. b>After one third of the tournament Topalov and Nakamura share the lead with 2.5 points. Will they manage to keep up the pressure? Topalov won a quick and easy game against Vachier-Lagrave after Maxime tried a dubious plan in a heavy theoretical line of the Meran. After 20 moves black was already much better and...

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