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2020-2021 FIDE Candidates Tournament: Who Are You Rooting For?

THE FIDE CANDIDATES’ TOURNAMENT RESUMES IN JUST 4 DAYS

On April 19th, the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament is set to resume in Yekaterinburg, Russia The first half of the tournament was held there from March 17 to 25, 2020, but FIDE was forced to call it off halfway due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, after a 389 day long break, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Ian Nepomniachtchi,Continue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES’ TOURNAMENT RESUMES IN JUST 4 DAYS”

The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic

I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic. Scholastic chess players are encouraged to join me for a fun filled day of chess on May 22  in order to help raise awareness for The Eade Foundation’s goals of promoting chess literacy and chess excellence globally.Continue reading “The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic”

Weekly Tournament Results March 26, 2021

Friday Frenzy Place Player Points #1 rgallege 4 #2 aruminchess 3.5 #3 winnerkarthik07 3.5 #4 kermit8 3 #4 QueenAlisha 3 #6 KingSharvil 3 Super Saturday Swiss Place Player Points #1 GooooChess 4 #2 chaas2178 3.5 #3 Rohitsaich 3 Beginner Brunch

Balancing Effective Outcomes With Efficient Results

Chess players regularly differentiate between effective outcomes and efficient results; the former means “having the desired effect,” while the latter means “having a desired effect in the fewest moves or timeframe.” Chess puzzles often require us to be more efficient in moves than effectively necessary while performance ratings only measure the effectiveness of our movesContinue reading “Balancing Effective Outcomes With Efficient Results”

Weekly Tournament Results March 19, 2021

Friday Frenzy Place Player Points #1 AnElliott 4.5 #1 louis948 4.5 #3 Chessllamallamallama 3 #4 rgallege 3 Super Saturday Swiss Place Player Points #1 diced_knights 3.5 #2 pokemon603 2.5 #3 denmerc 2 #4 LavendarLlama 2 Beginner Brunch Place Player Points #1 chaas2178 3 #2 Sri_14 2 #3 KingSharvil 2

Weekly Tournament Results March 5, 2021

Friday Frenzy Place Player Points #1 Hellocow 5 #2 aruminchess 4 #3 Ea20045 3 #4 krithik_r 3 #5 VibrantDiamond100 3 #6 QueenBunny1 3 Super Saturday Swiss Place Player Points #1 luckylol3 4.5 #2 rgallege 4 #3 CautiousAgent 3 #4 diced_knights 3 #5 nervousokra 3 #6 lukelegendwalker 3 Beginner Brunch Place Player Points #1 VibrantDiamond100 3Continue reading “Weekly Tournament Results March 5, 2021”

Happy Birthday Bobby Fischer

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Today is March ninth and therefore it is Bobby Fischer’s birthday. Fischer, who died in 2008, would have turned 78-years-old today.  Bobby Fischer, whom many believe to be the greatest chess player of all time,Continue reading “Happy Birthday Bobby Fischer”

Daily Chess Musings: Chess Chat with Sofia Doroshenko

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, March 2, 2021. On The Daily Chess Musings Blog I have a running series of articles called Chess Chats where I conduct written interviews with interesting members of the chess community. Today, I posted a new Chess ChatContinue reading “Daily Chess Musings: Chess Chat with Sofia Doroshenko”

Chess Chat: Q&A with Sofia Doroshenko, Female Captain of the Leyden Chess Team in Illinois

Daily Chess Club Member Sofia Doroshenko hails from Chicago and is currently an 18-year-old senior in high school who hopes to major in English. Sofia plans to achieve a Woman Candidate Master title to help increase outreach in under-resourced communities and further the movement to improve chess literacy and excellence amongst women. This title willContinue reading “Chess Chat: Q&A with Sofia Doroshenko, Female Captain of the Leyden Chess Team in Illinois”