Friday, September 6, 2013

Castling Explained(!)

Castling Explained
By the nice chess lady.

Jean Hoffman, new USCF Executive Director 2013

Jean Hoffman, new USCF Executive Director

Jean has spent her adulthood serving the game of chess. In addition to 9 Queens, she has served as a Manager of Teams and Tournaments and as an Instructor in the Chess-in-the-Schools programs in New York. See Full story 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

KIA vs Slav w/Bg4[A07]-TWIC 979

TWIC 979
Grischuk got nothing special from the opening but kept pushing on the kingside until black misplayed the position.

More About Tromso

Grischuk,A (2785) - Bjelobrk,I (2341)
KIA vs Slav w/Bg4[A07]
FIDE World Cup 2013
Tromso NOR (2.4), 12.08.2013

Position 1
The passed f-pawn has been blockaded and black is ready to push the b-pawn. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


Friday, August 16, 2013

GM Finegold Lecture-St Louis CC: Exchange Sacrifice

The Exchange Sacrifice
The St Louis CC lectures are a great way to learn.

GM Ben Finegold explores the exchange sacrifice in a 1994 game between GM Garry Kasparov and GM Alexey Shirov, a game between GM Anatoly Karpov and GM Ulf Andersson and another game between Karpov and GM Veselin Topalov. This is an advanced lecture presented to a live audience at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

US Open 2013

From USChess
GM Josh Friedel won a tiebreak playoff against GM-elect Mackenzie Molner for the title of US Open. Also tied for first was GM Julio Sadorra. All three scored 8/9 and talked to the US Chess Scoop about their results. 

GM Lenderman, who was leading most of the tournament, talked about his critical final round game vs. Sadorra and Molner's recent improvement.

Friday, August 2, 2013

English Anti-Grunfeld[A16]-TWIC 977

GM Chirila enegetically negated the English Openning in Grunfeld style in the feature game from the Quebec Open.

More About Montreal
Montreal is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the largest city in the province, the second-largest in the country (after Toronto) and the fifteenth-largest in North America. 

Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, or Mont Réal as it was spelled in Middle French(Mont Royal in present French). 

The city is located on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard.

GM Chirila

Oliva,Kevel (2423) - Chirila,Ioan-Cristian (2528)
English Anti-Grunfeld[A16]
COQ Invitational 2013
Montreal CAN (9.9), 28.07.2013

Position 1
White's central pawn chain restricts Bg7. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play