Archive for May, 2012

Chess Tactic #70

White to move and win.

Endgame study

White to move and win. The beginning is easy, but the main trick is in later moves. Will you find the right variant?

U.S. Chess Championship – Favorites at the Top

The bell curve of scores began to take shape after today’s round three of the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship. With six of the 11 games pitting first-time opponents against each other, a lot of unknowns preluded the afternoon. The top two rated players pulled ahead in both competitions, with one surprising party [...]

Zatonskih Stays Perfect at 2012 U.S. Championships

After two rounds of play at the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, only one player out of 22 remains with an unblemished record. Defending champion IM Anna Zatonskih continued her unparallelled recent success at the event by beating WGM Camilla Baginskaite. No other player in either tournament could string together a second win in [...]

1st Round of U.S.Championship [pgn files]

Here are the games from the 1st round of male championship of the U.S.A. in chess. What game do you like the most? Was it Nakamura’s game where he used the good old and romantic Ewans Gambit?

Decisive Results Abound in Round 1 of U.S. Championships

There were running starts and standing starts and very little in between to open the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship. All but three games in the events produced a decisive result. The tournaments are being hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis for the fourth consecutive year. In a [...]

Chess TV Episode #377 [video] – Special One!

New episode of Chess TV is a bit different from the previous. Did I said “a bit”? Totally different! Forget about the usual parts like opening corner, chess history, chess puzzle etc. This episode is dedicated mainly to the Z├╝rich match of Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik. The episode contents REALLY GREAT interviews with both [...]

Chess Tactic #69

White to move.

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