Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chess coaching classes at Sanjaynagar, Bangalore

Chess coaching classes at Avi - Sanjaynagar, Bangalore.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ding Liren and Zhang Xiaowen win Chinese Championship

Ding Liren (19 years old) won the 2011 Chinese Championship with a tremendous 9/11 score (2867 performance). He had earlier won the 2009 Championship. In the 10th round, he won over Xu Deshun and won the Championship with a round to spare. He finished with a last round hard fought win over top seed Wang Yue.

Zhang Xiaowen won the women's section with 8.5/11.

2011 China Chess Individual Championships took place from March 30 to April 10, 2011 in Xinghua, Jiangsu Province, China. The time control was 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Reports on ChessBase & TWIC

Download games in PGN: Men & Women

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Best Chess Books of 2010

Here is Sean Marsh's list of the Best Chess Books of 2010 along with some interesting positions and analysis.

Sean's Blog Marsh Towers

Anand - Kasimdzhanov rapid chess match

A promotional friendly rapid (25 min+10 sec) chess match was organized jointly by Uzbek Chess Federation and the Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan foundation. Anand won the 4 game match 3.5-0.5.

Annotated games by GM Anton Filippov on ChessBase
Play through the games on TWIC
Download all games in PGN

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Famous Chess Set Auctioned

Auction house Weiss Auctions has sold the chess set used in the infamous Game 3 of the World Chess Championship Match of 1972 between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky for $67,500.

The game was the first ever win by Fischer over Spassky and followed a game 2 default by Fischer. The win allowed Fischer to settle down to play chess and he came back from 2-0 down to score 6.5 points from the next 8 games.

The chess set is both nice and part of history, there were only two chess sets used in the match, this and the one used for the rest of the match. This one was presented to Gudmundur G. Thorarinsson.

Photos of the set
Report on TWIC
Play through Game 3
Download PGN of this Game

Monday, April 4, 2011

Surreal Photo Manipulation

Check out this and more rich imagination in these amazing artworks here

How to record a Position

A simple way to record a position is to note down all the pieces with the squares on which they are placed.

For example the Starting Position would be recorded as below:
White: Ke1, Qd1, Ra1, Rh1, Bc1, Bf1, Nb1, Ng1, a2, b2, c2, d2, e2, f2, g2, h2
Black: Ke8, Qd8, Ra8, Rh8, Bc8, Bf8, Nb8, Ng8, a7, b7, c7, d7, e7, f7, g7, h7

Another popular way is the Forsyth Notation