Rich As A King

Saturday, November 01, 2014

24th World Senior Chess Championships 50+ LIVE!

24th World Senior Chess Championships 65+ LIVE!

Tashkent Grand Prix LIVE!

41st National Women Premier Chess Championship 2014

2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 LIVE!

Grandmaster chess tactic

Black to move. What is the best continuation for Black?

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Burmakin - So, 2006

Polgar Chess University now back on ICC

Welcome to the all-new Polgar Chess University, where chess students of all levels, no matter where they live, have an opportunity to learn chess from some of the best instructors in the game. GM Susan Polgar, former Women's World Chess Champion, created this online school with the dream of bringing expert advice and training to chess enthusiasts around the world at a very affordable cost.

Curriculum Structure

Susan herself developed the structured curriculum, personally teaching many of the courses along with other top chess players and professional instructors who will be joining the faculty as the school grows. Polgar Chess University is offered in this format:

- Courses identified by level — Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
- Three general courses, one at each level, run concurrently
- Course lessons are prerecorded lectures that may be viewed at your convenience.
- Your purchased lessons are yours forever. Download the lessons to your computers and devices.
- Your purchased videos are always available in your "My Downloadable Products" section.
- Courses can be imported into iTunes an sync'd on all your iDevices.

Sample Lessons

See for yourself what Polgar Chess University has to offer. Here is a sample full lesson in each track for your FREE viewing.


Full Lessons

Please view individual lessons for each track below. We recommend watching each track in lesson order from the beginning of each level.


Webster U SPICE dominates top US rating chart

FIDE November 2014 Rating List

2 of the top 5 players in the United States are a product of Webster University - SPICE chess program (Wesley So at #2 and Ray Robson at #5). Naroditsky, at #10, trained with the SPICE team for about a week recently.

Along with Shankland, they will be the faces of US chess for years to come.

Similarities between chess and basketball

Daryl Morey, the Rockets general manager, is an avid chess player.

Daryl Morey makes many moves but has one goal: a title
GM Morey thinks several steps ahead in building a winner
By Jenny Dial Creech
October 23, 2014 | Updated: October 27, 2014 5:57pm

Daryl Morey studies the board.

His opponent, Susan Polgar - a former child chess prodigy, a pioneer in teaching women and children chess and an American chess grandmaster - is about to take her turn.

Morey thinks about his opponent's potential moves. And his potential countermoves. And the moves after that.

Morey has been playing the game since he was a child. He regularly works at chess, playing countless practice games on an app on his phone. The element of strategy - making decisions on probabilities - drew him to the game.

He owns a bachelor's degree in computer science with an emphasis on statistics from Northwestern University. He owns an MBA from MIT. He admits he meets every stereotype people have of him.

"So," he says, "of course I like chess."

He loves chess, and this is one of the greatest chess moments of his life. He's facing one of the world's best.

Always learning

The game is part of an event at a Houston middle school. Morey and Polgar, who became friends through Twitter and a mutual love of chess, are the hosts of the event, with the goal of showing the similarities between chess and basketball.

"You know in chess you're trying to checkmate the king. In basketball, you're trying to win a championship. It's very clear that you need to take steps often. If you are trying to checkmate the king, you don't go barreling directly toward it. You have to do some subtle things, set up your defense, set up your strategy, set up your play, set up your position to put yourself in a position to win."I think chess is something that you always learn something, just like in basketball," says Morey, the Rockets' general manager and chess master. "You're always looking to improve your shot, improve your pick-and-roll defense, things like that. It teaches you to keep the end in mind.

Full article here.

Rook and Knight vs. Two Rooks ... and more

Beating the Anti-Dutch Systems - IM Andrew Martin

Beating the Anti-Dutch Systems - IM Andrew Martin
Posted on October 31,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Anti-Dutch System is Nothing to Fear! The Anti-Dutch systems White has at his disposal can be tricky to meet unless a prepared antidote is in position. Andy summarizes the 2.Nc3 variation with 2...Nf6 and 3...d5 before jumping in to 2.Bg5, a feared Dutch weapon. 2...Nf6 is not recommended here as taking on f6 followed by c4 is good for White, so Andy promotes 'timing an early...h6 instead' in conjunction with 2...c6. Andy goes in to the detai[...]

Playing the Closed Center
Posted on October 31,2014 By FM Kevin Trujillo in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. There are many types of centers: closed, semi open, and open. These can be either dynamic or static. The closed center is characterized by pawn chains on both sides and blocked between each other. Since the center is closed, it is necessary to play in the flanks. Generally, it is said that you should play in the flank where you have the space advantage, but that isn't always the case. One of the most important things about the closed center is to[...]

Rook and Knight vs. Two Rooks
Posted on October 30,2014 By FM Kevin Trujillo in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Rook and knight versus two rooks is probably one of the most difficult endgames players have to face over the board. Even though an exchange is a big material advantage, it requires a good technique to be able to win this type of position, especially when one does not have a passed pawn or an extra pawn. The main objective of these types of positions is to exchange the rooks and convert into a knight versus rook endgame. The procedure to win thes[...]

The French Defense for White - GM Jesse Kraai
Posted on October 29,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Is Tarrasch better than Winawer, practically, if the knight can then go to f3? Creative moves can be played in The Tarrasch French Defense for White, and Jesse starts with examining a great piece sacrifice that would 'liberate White's discomfort' in a popular and trendy line of the Tarrasch...g5 variation. The video is targeted toward advanced players and the main focus is about how the d2 knight can improve its position, but Jesse is also keen t[...] is a producer of thousands of free chess articles and free chess videos by FIDE chess masters. They recently released the renowned Empire Chess series that has been taking the chess world by storm. Please consider checking out their chess blog and chess shop with tons of free updated previews.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Who will win Carlsen - Anand II?

Who will win Sochi 2014 World Championship?


Webster U Robson #7 & Nyzhnyk #13 in World Junior Ranking

Top junior - November 2014

Carlsen - Anand TV preview

XIV International Polish Clergy Chess Championship

XIV International Polish Clergy Chess Championship

XIV International Polish Clergy Chess Championship will be held in the Higher Theological Seminary in Płock, ul. Abp. A. J. Nowowiejskiego 2, 09-400 Płock from 6 - 11 Jully 2015

Format will be a 10-round Swiss system. All lay and religious clergy, seminarians and nuns are invited.
The registration forms are send by 30 June 2015 to: e-mail:

Technical briefing will be on 6 July 2015 (Monday) at 14.45.
The first round at 15.15. The tournament will be concluded on Saturday, at about 12.30.
Equipment for games (chess pieces, clocks, etc.) are provided by the organizers.
The cost of stay 100 Euro. Seminarians, religious brothers do not pay.

Information on the website

Andreikin wins, leads Tashkent

Grand Prix round 8 results

Radjabov, Teimour vs Caruana, Fabiano [1/2-1/2]
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam vs Gelfand, Boris [1/2-1/2]
Jobava, Baadur vs Andreikin, Dmitry [0-1]
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime vs Giri, Anish [1/2-1/2]
Jakovenko, Dmitry vs Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar [0-1]
Karjakin, Sergey vs Nakamura, Hikaru [1/2-1/2]