Chess World Cup and the FIDE. Read how they work.


Chess World Cup

Starts the Chess World Cup!

Today start the matches of the Fide Chess World Cup, in Baku, the hometown of Kasparov. There will participate 128 players and, except Carlsen and Anand, all the big chess stars have come to the meeting. This competition will give us two places for the next cycle of Candidates. (For which Caruana and Nakamura … Read more

Chess quotes really interesting. Did you know all of them?


chess quotes

My ranking of chess quotes…

CHESS QUOTES ABOUT CHESS (I)

1 Of chess, it has been said that life is not long enough for it – but that’s the fault of life, not of chess! EDWARD NAPIER

2 Chess is the sublimation of life in par excellence. ANTHONY SAIDY

3 Chess, with its philosophical depths, is anything more than a

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Simultaneous exhibition. Interesting datums and curiosities.


Simultaneous exhibition

A simultaneous exhibition is when one player plays several games against several opponents at the same time.

Blindfold displays…

The first demonstration of blindfold chess simultaneous exhibition seems to have taken place with an Italian player named Buzecca, in Florence in January 1266, in which he played at the same time, a game where he could see the board and … Read more

Chess Opening: Trend and research. The evolution of the chess openings.


chess opening

Chess Opening: Trend and research

Back in the 1950s, the soon-to-be world champion Vasily Smyslov considered the King’s Indian Defense as incorrect. Playing the Scandinavian was seen as folly, not to say absurd. And because of that, there were no signs of it in the high competition. A man named Tigran Petrosian responded to all the openings for semi-open with … Read more

Chess tempos and the USSR. Discover 3 interesting anecdotes!


chess tempos

The chess tempos are the turns of each player in a chess game. They are very important, inside and outside of the game. Here there are some anecdotes about them.

A chess player president…

The first president of the Baltic country of Lithuania, after its independence from the USSR, Vytautas Landsbergis, is a strong chess player, who (between 1950 and … Read more

Chess team: The USSR in the Olympics (I). Discover the story!


chess team

The Soviet chess team…

In the summer of 1952, there was much nervousness in the Soviet chess team. The Kremlin had announced that they were seriously considering their participation for the first time, in the Olympics. (Not only in chess, as the same year, also took place the Olympic Games in Helsinki).

Hence, many undiscovered intrigues, mini-assemblies, rumors and secrets … Read more

Arkadij Naiditsch change of pace. Chess is changing.


Arkadij Naiditsch

Arkadij Naiditsch will play with Azerbaijan.

The GM Arkadij Naiditsch, originally from Latvia, leaves Germany to defend the colors of Azerbaijan. (Where he arrived in Germany with 16 years old). These changes of federation and country have today a merely pragmatic nature like the signings of famous football players. And, in this sense, the petrodollars from Baku result very

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