Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hou Yifan Wins

Hou Yifan has defeated Humpy Koneru with a score of 5.5-2.5 to retain her title as the Women's World Chess Champion.

Find out more at the official match website.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Need Help!

I.A. Horowitz

I've been putting together all of the game scores from the Chess Review series called Solitaire Chess by Horowitz. I am missing 3 issues (or the relevant pages from those issues) and so don't know the gamescores for those. Could anyone please help me to find which gamescores were used, or even better, a copy of the column?

April 1945 (probably Yates and MacDonald)
February 1948 (probably Nimzowitsch and Stahlberg)
November 1948 (probably Colle and Tartakower)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Get Ready for T4545

It's time to get ready for T4545 league chess on the ICC! T51 will begin on Tuesday night, November 8, at 10pm with the posting of pairings for the first round.

I'll be playing regularly on 2 teams this season as well as substituting when needed on another. My under-1600 team is Knights of Ni, the team that I began the league with. I'm playing 3rd board again this season. I've also started a new team in the under-1400 league: Knights of the Square Board. I'll be captain and playing the 1st board. When needed, I'll also be playing again as a substitute on the under-1800 team: Don't Throw in the Tal.

Two of my Saturday study partners are also playing this season. Sir-Sinister will be playing 1st board on the under-1800 team: Masakatsu Agatsu. And nosir will be playing on two teams, as 3rd board on the under-1600 team: The Untouchables, and as 1st board on the under-1400 team: Golden Pawns F. Our under-1400 teams are in the same division so we will likely play 2 games against each other this season!

If you haven't joined the league yet, then get in there! But if you'd rather watch, that's great fun too! Find the games available to see each week here.

Serious chess. Serious fun!

The 3-1/2 Minute King's Gambit

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