Archive for July, 2010

Weekend Chess Tactic #41

Black to move. What would your move be in this position? And why?

Irina Krush – New Women’s Chess Champion of the U.S.

I mentioned the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship in a few posts here on the blog. I have covered some first rounds, but I have not let you know the final results. This post is here to fix it. After great battles and nine rounds IM Irina Krush became the Women’s Chess Champion of the U.S. [...]

Weekend chess tactic #40

White to move and win.

Vote For the Miss of the US Chess Women’s Championship 2010!

You may remember the Chess Miss Universe “competition” which was quite popular last year. It was not organised by me, but I like the idea so much that I decided to organise a virtual voting for the Miss of the US Chess Women’s Championship 2010. Here are all participants’ photos and it is up to [...]

Small advantage converted into one point

This game is from the spring tournament I played in our chess club. I mention the tournament on the blog several times, but I still have something to share with you :) I think I have never mentioned we have to play 40 moves in 100 minutes and then we have 30 minutes until the [...]

2st Round of the US Women’s Chess Championship – No Draws Again!

Incredible! Yesterday we could watch the second round of the US Women’s Chess Championship which is played in Saint Louis. None of the games finished by draw again. So far there were 10 games played and all of them finished with win of one of opponents. What a combative tournament! The standing after 2 rounds: [...]

1st Round of the US Women’s Chess Championship – No Draws

The US Women’s Chess Championship started yesterday. The first round was very interesting and we experienced really bloody battles. No one of five games finished by draw! The game I like the most from the first day is the win of Irina Krush. Irina Krush has the highest rating of the tournament and she is [...]

Weekend chess tactic #39

White to move.

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