There was always much more politics than sports in the Soviet chess. For the ruling Communist regime, chess has become a symbol of unrivaled intellectual prowess. The whole big country, from Moscow to far... | Read More
On the weekend of the 22nd/23rd November, I competed in the Preston Chess Congress. It was held in one of the UCLan buildings, near the city centre. I entered the Major (u170 ECF) section (u1975 FIDE), which saw a very strong turnout of 40 players... | Read More
A new series on a growing Chess life.
As some readers may know I attend Old Dominion University’s Chess Club, held every Wednesday, as much as I can. They hold rated USCF games there, often tournaments. My chief goal as a chess player is to... | Read More
The deadline to submit the placement exam for joining the first month of the 900 or 1200+ ELO section of the Prodigy Program is November 24th, 2014.
Exams submitted after this deadline will not be graded in November. If you want to join the 900 ... | Read More
Here they are at last!
In Round 2 many upsets occurred:
UW Oshkosh beat Michigan State 4.5 to 0.5
UMN Twin Cities beat Penn State 4.5 to 0.5
Northwestern upset UW Madison 3.5 to 1.5
U of Illinois CU beat U of M Ann Arbor 4 to 1... | Read More