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Chess Position Worth Sharing 150!

Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri just concluded an absolutely brilliant tournament performance in Wijk aan Zee to win the 2023 Tata Steel Masters. GM Giri’s second round victory with the white pieces over GM Dommaraju Gukesh will undoubtedly be remembered for his innovative 14. Rc2 in the famous Ragozin Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. However,Continue reading “Chess Position Worth Sharing 150!”

Swashbuckling Chess in Wijk aan Zee

Perhaps you are following the action at the Tata Steel Chess Masters Tournament closely but did you know that the annual Tate Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee also includes a Challengers section full of exciting talent? A step below the Tata Steel Challengers is the Tata Steel Qualifiers tournament which also features highContinue reading “Swashbuckling Chess in Wijk aan Zee”

Born on this Day in 1958: International Master Emory Tate

Today is the late IM Emory Tate’s Birthday. If still alive today, Emory Tate would be turning that most special age for chess players: 64. Born on December 27th means that Emory shares his birthday with the second day of Kwanzaa. (Kwanzaa is a yearly celebration of African-American Culture from December 26 to January 1.)Continue reading “Born on this Day in 1958: International Master Emory Tate”

Puzzle Worthy Position 44

Since it’s inception in 2018, the Tata Steel Chess India tournament has invited five of the most talented Indian Grandmasters to compete in their home country against an equal number of top international competitors. The annual event features the strongest rapid and blitz chess on the subcontinent. For 2022, the Tata Steel Chess India eventContinue reading “Puzzle Worthy Position 44”

Don’t Miss the 17th Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

If you are a chess parent who lives or can travel to Bellevue, Washington, consider taking your child/teen to the 17th annual Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys. The SPFNO, which will take place on October 22-23, is one of the most prestigious scholastic chess tournaments in the United States and theContinue reading “Don’t Miss the 17th Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys”

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 69

My Facebook friend Michael Pasman recently became a World Champion. More specifically, Michael won first place and thus the gold medal for the Studies category in the 10th FIDE World Cup in Composing. Michael Pasman is well known in the chess puzzle community for his compositional knowledge, creativity and his high output of outstanding studies.Continue reading “Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 69”