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Monthly Archives: December 2015
Written by (WIM) Raluca Sgircea and (IM) Renier Castellanos
It’s been two weeks since we ditched the European cold for the warm Caribbean winter and we’re most definitely loving our time spent here! The beauty of the island, the always smiling people, the amount of “fiestas”, the tropical fruits, the local cuisine and the popularity of chess here make this a great way to spend what’s left of this year.
For those of you not familiar with this place, Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of other small islands. Although it currently has the status of an unincorporated territory of the US, it used to belong to Spain thanks to the man who discovered it, Cristopher Columbus. On August 3 1492, three ships – the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María – were leaving Spain to discover new land in the Indies.… Read more
Magnus Carlsen’s TV carreer is on a permanent rise. The Norwegian chess star appears on the new Altibox commercial. Altibox is a Broadband, IPTV and VoIP provider that operates in Norway and Denmark. See the full clip below.
An interesting article was published on Chess-News written by the Grandmaster Andrey Deviatkin. In the article he is basically explaining how boring the Grand Tour Chess circuit has been for the spectactors. He also claims that this elitist closed tournaments should be reduced to minimum one year and how these events do not help promote chess around the globe.
One of the interesting points he makes is how the top ten players have suffered defeats when they have faced other ”supposedly mediocre GMs” in recent events such as the European Team Championship. This unexpected results make chess more attractive to the eyes of spectators.
”Even the players are pretending something great is going on”
You can read the full article here
The Chess World (.com), one of the best chess websites around has published this week three articles written by us. Check them out:
- 3 Best Games of the Week Three recent games exaplained. These games are:
1- Nakamura,H – Anand,V London 2015
2- Khismatullin,D – Sjugirov,S Ugra Governor’s Cup 2015
3- Lu Shanglei – Bu Xiangzhi China Chess King 2015
- The 6 Most Important Chess Principles. In this article we have a look at a useful guide with rules to follow during our games.
- The Keres Attack. Read more about the Keres Attack and how it started. Have a look at three well commented games with spectacular attacks against the king.