Monthly Archives: January 2016

Winter in Puerto Rico (2)

Written by (WIM) Raluca Sgircea and (IM) Renier Castellanos

Our stay in Puerto Rico is almost coming to an end and it will soon be time to face the European cold. Until then, we will try to make the most of the days left here. As tourists, we didn’t miss the chance to visit San Juan and we already told you in our previous post a few things about the history of the city and El Morro, one of the most important historical monuments here. Another important site is Castillo San Cristobal, a fort that was built by the Spanish with the same purpose as El Morro, defense. This time, however, we are talking about protection against land based attacks on the city.

The fortress is built on a hill and it was initially the largest fortification established by the Spanish. Later on, after peace settled over the area, about a third of the building was demolished in order to ease the traffic in and out of the city.… Read more

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5 Chess Youtube Channels you must follow

Nowadays there is plenty of chess information online available for all. Books, blogs, opening files written by titled players, live transmission of top tournaments with comments by strong Grandmasters. However, having too much information sometimes makes it even more difficult to keep focused on the most interesting material.

If you like following chess on your screen, rather than reading, we have elaborated a list of Youtube Channels that you must follow:

Chess Video +

Chess Video + Is one of the greatest channels on Youtube. Full of tournament footage, blitz matches, the amount of videos stored on this channel is simply amazing. Our favorite site of all! Subscribe to this one!


ChessBlitz. This channel seems to be no longer updated. However, if you enjoy watching top Grandmasters playing blitz, this channel has a fairly long list of videos to keep you entertained.


Kingscrusher is mainly dedicated to analysis of important games from the past and present.… Read more

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