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« Reply #2355 on: August 23, 2016, 09:51:22 AM »

A little late, but it's worth bumping the thread to give the results of the British Chess Championships, which were in Bournemouth this year.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/impressions-from-this-year-s-british-championships

This is a little retrospective blog by one of the competitors, Grand Master, Danny Gormally:

http://www.gingergm.com/blog/british-championships-part-1
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« Reply #2356 on: August 26, 2016, 09:39:57 AM »

One that might appeal to most: a few examples of some clever checkmate traps.

https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/mate-in-two-practice-problems
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« Reply #2357 on: August 31, 2016, 01:44:15 PM »

Hi Tal (and Blonde chess fans)

The 2016 Chess Olympiad starts on Friday (12pm) and we are running Classic, Fantasy and Last Longest pools just for a bit of fun!

Some jump in if you fancy a sweat - its a great event for chess fans Smiley

Best of luck
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« Reply #2358 on: August 31, 2016, 01:46:15 PM »

adding link to site: www.i-pools.co.uk
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« Reply #2359 on: September 03, 2016, 04:29:00 PM »

Team America look like they'll escape with a 3.5 - 0.5 victory over Scotland. Given a 250+ point advantage on every board, presumably dropping half a point is considered a slip up?

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« Reply #2360 on: September 04, 2016, 09:36:24 PM »

Good evening gents.

I used to play a lot of chess in my youth and still take an interest in playing the odd game with friends and reviewing some of the games posted in this thread. I feel I am a decent, occasional player who understands the fundamentals but is probably about 10 years behind modern themes and openings. I work as a teacher at a private secondary school and did a multi-board challenge last year that was a lot of fun and it re-ignited my interest in chess.

The reason for my post is my 7 year old son is interested in learning the game and beyond teaching him how the pieces move I have no idea about how to go about it. Would you be able to recommend any good websites/books that could give me some ideas. I am absolutely delighted he is taking an interest and would very much like to encourage this and make it as much fun as possible. Seems like a fantastic little project for us to share.

Also, selfishly I would like a recommendation for a good chess puzzle site. I enjoy a good puzzle with my morning brew at break-time at school but have struggled to find a site I like.

Many thanks in advance.
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« Reply #2361 on: September 07, 2016, 08:05:57 AM »

Good evening gents.

I used to play a lot of chess in my youth and still take an interest in playing the odd game with friends and reviewing some of the games posted in this thread. I feel I am a decent, occasional player who understands the fundamentals but is probably about 10 years behind modern themes and openings. I work as a teacher at a private secondary school and did a multi-board challenge last year that was a lot of fun and it re-ignited my interest in chess.

The reason for my post is my 7 year old son is interested in learning the game and beyond teaching him how the pieces move I have no idea about how to go about it. Would you be able to recommend any good websites/books that could give me some ideas. I am absolutely delighted he is taking an interest and would very much like to encourage this and make it as much fun as possible. Seems like a fantastic little project for us to share.

Also, selfishly I would like a recommendation for a good chess puzzle site. I enjoy a good puzzle with my morning brew at break-time at school but have struggled to find a site I like.

Many thanks in advance.

Chess.com is probably the easiest answer to all of those questions, Hutch.

Chessbase has articles with annotated games most days, along with occasional articles of just puzzles (worth searching for).

Team America look like they'll escape with a 3.5 - 0.5 victory over Scotland. Given a 250+ point advantage on every board, presumably dropping half a point is considered a slip up?



It has been a very interesting tournament for sure. Realistically, a draw won't change much, because it's all about how they do against the big boys. But it's not good for confidence.

A quick review of round 5 in Baku:

https://www.chess.com/news/five-perfect-teams-left-at-baku-olympiad-4613

If you only see one game this week, make it Gawain Jones's win. Superb. Simply superb.
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« Reply #2362 on: September 28, 2016, 09:45:24 PM »

http://en.chessbase.com/post/timur-gareyev-breaks-world-consecutive-blindfold-chess-record


 
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« Reply #2363 on: September 30, 2016, 12:07:05 AM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3814137/World-chess-uproar-women-told-play-year-s-world-championships-Iran-wearing-hijabs.html

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« Reply #2364 on: October 08, 2016, 04:51:38 PM »

Black to move, can you spot the tactic? This is taken from today's Anatoly Karpov versus Jan Timman match.
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« Reply #2365 on: October 08, 2016, 04:59:07 PM »

That's a nice one. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2366 on: October 08, 2016, 05:40:33 PM »

That's a nice one. Thanks for sharing.

T'was the old school names that originally caught my attention. White thought he had time to find a better outpost for his knight in a seemingly quiet position. Would be an easy mistake to make if one were a little rusty.
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« Reply #2367 on: October 12, 2016, 03:59:50 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_EkreN5rcQ

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Really enjoyed #Magnus - Award Winning Documentary. A must see for any #chess enthusiast. In UK Cinemas 25th Nov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_EkreN5rcQ
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« Reply #2368 on: October 12, 2016, 04:29:58 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_EkreN5rcQ

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Really enjoyed #Magnus - Award Winning Documentary. A must see for any #chess enthusiast. In UK Cinemas 25th Nov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_EkreN5rcQ

Gonna feel like a proper stalker if I already know everything that's in the documentary.
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« Reply #2369 on: October 17, 2016, 09:18:24 PM »

Mr, tal

I've just watched this video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_0QdI0rVoHA

It's calsen playing bill gates.

In it the commentator says carlson makes a losing move but is doing it for tricks

What does playing for a trick mean in chess?
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