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  Chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chess is one of the world's most popular games; it has been described not only as a game, but also as an art, science, and sport.
Chess is sometimes seen as an abstract wargame; as a "mental martial art", and teaching chess has been advocated as a way of enhancing mental prowess.
Chess openings are a sequence of moves, often memorized, which will help a player build up their position and prepare for the middlegame.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chess   (2985 words)

 The Chess Olympics by Bill Wall (Aug 21, 2005)
In 1976 an unofficial chess olympics was held in Tripoli, Libya in protest to the main chess olympiad in Haifa.
At the 1984 chess olympiad in Thessaloniki, Greece, Ion Gudju of Romania served on the appeals committee.
The 1990 chess olympiad was the appearance of the Soviet Union and East Germany.
www.geocities.com /siliconvalley/lab/7378/olympic.htm   (645 words)

 Chess Olympiad 2002 - GMs Peter Leko and Teimour Radjabov Chambers - The Realm of the Citadel
Chess Olympiad 2002 - GMs Peter Leko and Teimour Radjabov Chambers - The Realm of the Citadel
The life of any serious chess player would not be complete without a trip to this giant gathering of leading chess players from all over the world.
It is a moving experience; it is a chess tournament, a fair or carnival, a reunion with chess friends from other parts of the world and a sight-seeing tour rolled into one.
www.geocities.com /MIGHTORS1/Leko/olympics2002news.html   (4254 words)

 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Chess Olympiad in the paradise of Calvià
With the exception of the Olympic Games, the Chess Olympiad is the only sporting competition in the whole world where all the national federations of every country have the opportunity to participate without any need of overcoming previous qualification phase.
The Calvià Olympiad is of course for professional, representing their countries, but you don't have to be a grandmaster to participate.
Another initiative is the introduction of chess classes in Calvià’s primary and secondary education schools, as well as in cultural centers and elderly centers.
www.chessbase.com /newsdetail.asp?newsid=1885   (1510 words)

 New Zealand at the 32nd Chess Olympiad
Inlaid chess tables, distinguishable pieces, digital clocks, a well lit venue with plenty of space, and high quality printed bulletins were some of the luxuries available in Yerevan but not in Moscow.
At the end of the Olympiad it is understood that the hot water was ended as soon as the players left, and electricity supply cut back.
She had to spend this one night in hospital, was unavailable for the first round, and had to play the next few rounds with a second chair beside her board to keep the foot elevated upon.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/nzchess/armrep.htm   (2465 words)

 ChessAssistance.com Chess Assistant 8 Mega Packet Review
Simply put, Chess Assistant is a tool for analyzing games (your own, or others), managing chess games and databases, playing chess on the internet, viewing electronic texts in Chess Assistant format, or playing chess against the computer.
Starting just to the right of each move, we see the master evaluation, number of times that move was played, success of that move (as a percentage), the last year the move was played, the highest rated player's ELO for that move, and the CAP (computer) evaluation of that move (expressed in centipawns).
While many types of chess players will find CQL to be valuable in their studies, it is of special appeal to problemists and study fans.
www.chessassistance.com /News/ChessAssistant8_Review.html   (5882 words)

 GN Online: Plans on to stage chess Olympiad again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plans are on to stage another Chess Olympiad in the UAE as well as form an all-Arab squad to take on a world team, following the successful staging of the UAE Grand Prix in Dubai.
"Chess is getting popular in the UAE and we want to give our chess lovers more opportunities to watch top class players in action.
Some more important decisions pertaining to the development of chess in the region are likely to be taken at the general body meeting of the Arab Chess Federation to be held in Morocco this September.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=46784   (366 words)

 Polgar Sisters Defeat Soviets in World Chess Olympiad
SALONIKA, GREECE - 17 November 1988 - Soviet hegemony in woman's chess was dealt a crushing blow when a team consisting primarily of the Polgar sisters of Hungary defeated the Soviet Union by a score of 2 - 1.
Also, in the history of the chess Olympiads, the Soviet women have never yet failed to win the gold medal.
Chess Player claims he lost State Championship because his opponent's breasts got in the way
www.ishipress.com /polgars.htm   (691 words)

 Chessville - News - U.S. Women’s World Chess Olympiad Team
He was considered a chess prodigy and one of the most promising juniors in Asia back in the 70’s.
The United States Chess Federation, founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society.
It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society.
www.chessville.com /News/USWomensWorldChessOlympiadTeam.htm   (500 words)

 Federation Awards Winners of the 34th Round Chess Olympiad
Speaking at the ceremony, Ato Israel Kassa, President of the Ethiopian Chess Federation, said even though the tournament was held a year ago winners have not been awarded due to the federation’s financial constraints.
round chess tournament was the first international tournament that the Ethiopian Chess Federation took part in.
Muluken Inyew, a representative from the Ethiopian Chess Federation, said the Ethiopian Chess Federation has been working with its full capacity to develop chess and train coaches and arbiters.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2001/10/26-10-01/Federation.htm   (217 words)

 The Week in Chess 205
The 33rd Olympiad held in Elista finished on October 12th with the Russian first team taking the Gold Medal above the USA who took Silver in an exciting battle which went to the final round.
I have also had some problems completing the issue due to a shoulder problem which is very much on the mend now and would like to have written a little more about the event..
The 33rd Chess Olympiad took place on 26th September to October 12th in the capital of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia.
www.chesscenter.com /twic/twic205.html   (1670 words)

 The London Chess Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chess Informant 89-91 CD brings a selection of 1,487 fully annotated theoretically important games and 1,492 accompanying game fragments played between October 2003 and September 2004, in PGN format.
Modern chess is a tough relentless game, which demands that all chess players, regardless of strength, keep their command of basic technique in tip-top shape.
There are section on tactics (from the Olympiad), strategy (when the d5 square really matters), endgames (rook endgames and endgames from the Russian Ch), and extensive theory articles (Modern Benoni, Sicilian Rossolimo, Sveshnikov Sicilian, Sicilian Scheveningen, Anti-Marshall with h3), Catalan and Kings Indian, all by great experts in the field.
www.chess.co.uk /newsoftware.html   (7770 words)

 Chess on Stamps
This stamp, probably the first "chess stamp," is one of a set of five issued to commemorate the 1947 Balkan Games, held in Bulgaria, in which Chess was one of the sports.
The match-tournament was held as a result of the death of the champion since 1921, Alexander A. Alekhine of France, on March 24, 1946, and was between Botvinnik, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, and Smyslov.
The USSR continued its domination of the Chess Olympiads, which began with their participation at Helsinki.
www.trussel.com /f_stamps.htm   (1208 words)

 Mechanics Institute Chess Room Newsletter #216
The team was probably one of the oldest at the Olympiad with an average age of 42 (Onischuk 30, Shabalov 37, Goldin 39, Kaidanov 45, Novikov 42 and Gulko 57).
Results in the past two Olympiads at Istanbul (around #30) and Bled (around #40) suggested that the US team had not adapted well to the new time control of G/90 with 30 second increment.
The past two Olympiads he is 6.5 from 13 against an average opposition of 2480.
www.chessdryad.com /articles/mi/article_224.htm   (4068 words)

 BERKELEY CHESS SCHOOL: Chess Classes for Bay Area Kids
The Berkeley Chess School is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the joy of chess with as many young people as possible through instruction in the schools and tournament play.
Established in 1982 by Elizabeth Shaughnessy, former Irish Women's Chess Champion and former president of the Berkeley School Board, The Berkeley Chess School offers chess instruction to over 7,000 girls and boys in Kindergarten through 12th grade in over 160 schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
She is shown here with World Champion Garry Kasparov at the 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled, Slovenia, November 2002.
www.berkeleychessschool.org   (172 words)

 Chess Olympiad, day nine: Judit Polgar sensational win against Smirin
Kevin O'Connell, who is opposed to recognizing this system, spoke in favor of allowing it this one time, but Toti Abundo came out against it, even though Abundo is from the Philippines, and the person who will not obtain his grandmaster title because of this is Barcenilla, who is also from the Philippines.
This is the first Olympiad that Myanmar has ever attended, and the team almost did not make it.
Atalik is not only the strongest chess player in Turkey, but he is ahead of the others by an exceptionally wide margin.
www.samsloan.com /istanbul/day-9.htm   (836 words)

 35th Chess Olympiad (Bled, Slovenia) - Round #13
After a long layoff from chess, Amon hopes to bring a new perspective on chess.
Besides missing the 1st round, Nigeria has played well and it is a matter of time before this nation of 120 million asserts itself in the chess world.
Askari Elson is taking a leave from his studies in the U.S. to represent his country for the second time in the Chess Olympiad.
www.thechessdrum.net /Olympiad2002/round13.html   (693 words)

 CNN - On the Net: Chess Sites - September 16, 1996
The 32nd Chess Olympiad is getting under way in Armenia.
The Olympiad Village site is gearing up as well, with all you'd expect from such an event -- a look at the competitors, a tour of the venue, and results of the competition.
The Internet Chess Library is mostly text based, with downloadable archives of game moves and player ratings.
www.cnn.com /TECH/9609/16/on.the.net   (227 words)

 US Chess Federation:
GM Susan Polgar played all 14 games on board 1 without a break in four consecutive Olympiads that she participated over a span of 16 years.
In each of these four Olympiads, she captured both team and individual medals (10 total medals: 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze).
Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children throughout the United States by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs.
www.uschess.org /news/press/uspr0432.php   (578 words)

 Duif's Place: Chess for Fans and Tournament Players   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
lets readers ask their own questions about chess events and top players.
Our directory is free to both students and teachers, and is a memorial project for IM Boris Kogan.
We have listings for chess teachers from over a dozen countries, as well as teachers who offer
jaderiver.com /chess   (262 words)

 The Daily Dirt Chess Blog: Calvia Olympiad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the ladies' side of the aisle, the usual suspects of China, Russia, and Georgia have been joined by the well-trained and heavily hyped American team.
And so technically it is "the games of the 36th Olympiad" not just "the 36th Olympiad" if you mean the games themselves.
When you qualify for the 36th Olympiad, for example, you are qualifying in that cycle, and will have the opportunity to play in the games that end that olympiad.
www.chessninja.com /dailydirt/archives/calvia_olympiad.htm   (832 words)

 The Week in Chess
The French NAO Chess Club of Paris is also fielding an exceptionally strong team, comprising of Alexander Grischuk (2732), Peter Svidler (2723), Michael Adams (2719), Joel Lautler (2677), Vallejo Pons Francisco (2662), Etienne Bacrot (2645), Laurent Fressinet (2640) and Igor-Alexandre Nataf (2549).
He was very generous with his knowledge aiding many chess authors with their research.
There was a distance chess match between St-Petersburg vs. the NAO Chess Club in Paris May 28th 2003, on the day of the 300th anniversary of Saint-Petersburg.
www.chesscenter.com /twic/even2003.html   (8150 words)

 Kasparov Chess Foundation
In an age when schools are facing significant budgetary restraints, there is a greater need than ever to make chess available to as many students as possible.
We've assembled the very best in chess education to develop a complete chess curriculum - K through 12.
With your help, we can bring chess into the classrooms where it belongs.
www.kasparovchessfoundation.org   (165 words)

 Bangkok Chess Club Official Home Page
The Bangkok Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening at The Bull's Head Pub and Restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1 - just round the corner from Phrom Phong skytrain station (so the skytrain is a great way to get there)- and Friday Evenings at The Admiral's Pub in Soi 18 (Asok skytrain).
Special chess room is open every day, and weekly blitz tournaments are on Saturdays at 2pm, and Wednesdays at 6pm.
But the real winners were all those who took part, and great thanks should go to Khun Poompat and to Khun Panupand for their work in setting this up, as well as to Khun Prajuab and especially to Khun Wanlop Chiaravanont, President of Assumption Association.
www.bangkokchess.com   (1181 words)

 Christian Freeling's Grand Chess
Grand Chess, by the Dutch game designer Christian Freeling, is considered to be one of the best works of the "grand" tradition.
Pawns have an initial two-step move option and are subject to en passant capture.
Grand Chess also allows pawns to promote on the 8th rank, as in Mecklenbeck Chess, and this provides additional tension without making the game so dynamic that it hard to visualize.
www.chessvariants.org /large.dir/freeling.html   (788 words)

 AllRefer.com - Vladimir Kramnik (Games And Hobbies, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Kramnik started to play chess at the age of four, and at eleven began studying with both Mikhail Botvinnik and Gary Kasparov.
Deeply versed in theory, he has been influenced by the styles of such masters as Capablanca, Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov.
He became the world's junior champion in 1991 and the following year, despite his youth, played in the prestigious Chess Olympiad, where he won a gold medal.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/KramnikV.html   (198 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Nunn's Chess Openings (Everyman Chess Series)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This ultimate survival guide to the chess openings is up-to-date and comprehensive, written by four experts under the leadership of John Nunn, contains crystal-clear tables for maximum ease of reference, and is computer-checked for accuracy.
A the 1984 Chess Olympiad he won three individual gold medals and in 1988-9 finished sixth overall in the World Cup.
This is a great book if you have some experience in chess and wish to look up openings when analyzing your games or even to learn new openings (until you get good enough that you need more specialized material).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1857442210?v=glance   (2280 words)

 Canadian Chess
Canadian Chess Games - all of the games on this webpage are in the game file, in the order in which they are referred to on this webpage, except for missing game scores, which are marked with a * on this webpage
Chess has been played in Canada since the early 18th century, and probably since the late 17th century.
Organized local chess in Canada dates from the late 18th century: Richard Bulkeley was president of a 'chess, pencil, and brush club' in Halifax, Nova Scotia from about 1787.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~bw998/canchess.html   (7683 words)

 internet chess club, info about internet chess club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Internet Chess Club is a commercial Internet site devoted to the play and discussion of chess and chess variants.
The Internet Chess Club is a commercial Internet site devoted to the play and of chess and chess variants.
Exeter Chess Club: Internet Chess Challenge Press release As part of the Centenary events organised by Exeter Chess Club, we recently (31st May 1996) held a team consultation match against...
www.1001chesstactics.com /internetchessclub   (1474 words)

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