Brain the Winner

Brain the Winner Circumstances dictated a five week break between the previous edition of Video Friday, How to Hold Chess Pieces, and this current edition. Since my short list for this edition eventually reac;hed 40 videos, I had some difficulty narrowing the choice to a single clip. In contrast to the choice in ‘How to Hold’, I decided to take a more highbrow route. Brain the Winner in Chess (4:43) • ‘Researchers and academicians alike are increasingly finding chess to be a brain feeder that can lift IQ levels, improve reading skills, enhance memory and concentration...

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15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Plovdiv (Bulgaria) July 5 – 18 2014

15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Plovdiv (Bulgaria) July 5 – 18 2014 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2490 5th European Women’s Championship: Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Pogonina, Gunina, Girya, Hoang Thanh, Stefanova, Kosintseva….     Saturday 05.07 Arrival of participants Saturday 05.07 at 19.00 Opening ceremony Saturday 05.07 at 22.00 Technical Meeting Sunday 06.07 at 15.00 1st round Monday 07.07 at 15.00 2nd round Tuesday 08.07 at 15.00 3rd round Wednesday 09.07 at 15.00 4th round Thursday 10.07 at 15.00 5th round Friday 11.07 at 15.00 6th...

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Cselényi Balázs nyerte az Alföld Kupát

Cselényi Balázs nyerte az Alföld Kupát – Alföld Kupa 2014 Hajdúszoboszló – XIX. ALFÖLD KUPA FÉLEGYHÁZI LÁSZLÓ FIDEMESTER EMLÉKÉRE 2014. JÚNIUS 25-29. Final Ranking after 7 Rounds Rk. SNo Name Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 n w we w-we K rtg+/- 1 2 Cselenyi Balazs 2190 Debreceni Sakkbarátok Klubja 6.0 32.0 25.0 26.75 7 6 5.11 0.89 15 13.4 2 1 FM Borsavolgyi Tamas 2213 Hajdúszoboszlói SSE 6.0 31.0 24.5 25.75 7 6 5.21 0.79 15 11.9 3 3 Szarvas Peter 2186 Hajdúszoboszlói SSE 4.5 30.5 19.5 18.25 7 4.5 4.97 -0.47 15 -7.1 4 5 Schubert...

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Ivanchuk edges out So in Edmonton

Ivanchuk edges out So in Edmonton Vassily Ivanchuk has won the 10-player grandmaster tournament that was held in Edmonton, Canada from the 21st to the 29th June. The only other participant who could stake a claim to be among the world elite was Wesley So, and sure enough it was a two-horse race. Ukrainian genius Ivanchuk emerged on top, after he led his opponents a merry dance to post an 8/9 score. Ratings mean nothing? Don’t believe a word of it! If anyone had any doubts just take a glance at the following table in order to see that Elo ratings are a pretty good indicator of chess...

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GM Rapport Richárd – 7t h International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2014″, scheduled to take place on 4-11th July in Paraćin, Serbia LIVE.

World N2 Junior and European Rapid Champion GM Richard Rapport will spearhead the challenge at the 7th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2014″, scheduled to take place on 4-11th July in Paraćin, Serbia. The main event in Paraćin is Open A – International Championship of Central Serbia, a 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE time control which will be valid for FIDE rating and GM/IM norms. There are two groups, OPEN A for the players rated higher then 2100 and OPEN B for the lower rated players. In addition, the 10th “Uroš Dinić” Memorial will commence as a 15-minute per...

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