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LG hands over the Chess Olympiad Torch to Chess Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay at SKICC

LG hands over the Chess Olympiad Torch to Chess Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay at SKICC

Well OTB chess was more or less illegal at the time so I substituted a couple of hours of online blitz. A week was do-able but I’m not sure an old-style 11 round British would be within my capabilities. With 8 masters at least one of whom had drawn a game against Bobby Fischer in a field of 44 it didn’t look that there was much hope of any random other player winning. But still if you run the maths then against such a field I don’t think that even a grandmaster can be a big favourite.

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Jim passed away at home after a short battle with illness. He was chief coach and honorary treasurer of WJCA. He leaves wife Teresa and gifted chess-playing sons James and Joseph.

Finally in this chapter we see some games played by Canadian maverick GM Duncan Suttles, who also preferred non-committal openings of this nature. In this position, for instance, from the first game of his 1911 World Championship match against Schlechter, he managed to draw the game by giving up a second pawn with 54… Re4! The amateur player has limited time for chess play and study, but still likes to practice his ‘major hobby’ as well as he can, and thus would like to base his game on reliable premises.

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Eight Girls participated in inter-District Netball U-19 Girls Tournament held at Bamala. U-16 Boys and U-I4 Boys cricket students got 1st and 3rd position respectively. U-I4 girls Chess, Netball got 2nd and 3rd positions respectively ( ).

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His notion of choosing a venue based on the wine list alone proved to provide a potentially sticky start. And Dave became our Grubmeister using more traditional evaluations after our first outing. Sadly I didn’t make any of the social events which were arranged. I’m particularly gutted about missing the walking tour, often a highlight of any competition. However, I arranged my own trip with the first stop being Paignton, home of the legendary GM Keith Arkell.

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Avid readers of last year’s report may recall that Brombach has the benefit of a free chess room 24/7. More wants more though and it transpires that a bitter factional fight is now underway over replacing the club’s beer fridge. It’s a little-spoken fact that chess tournament prize money is insufficient to sustain most professional players. Instead they typically rely on money from coaching. There is also the practice of holding out for side payments before agreeing to play a competition. This is euphemistically known as “conditions”. I played a few too many weak moves to win the tournament.

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However, some of them married into the families of chess players, and others might have encountered chess players as they went about their daily lives. After the game move of 48.Ke3 black played 48…c3 which wins. The players agreed a draw in this position! An amazing escape for white, particularly as both players were at least IM strength (2400+). “When should we exchange a piece in the endgame and when should we keep it?

My opponent played quickly and confidently, reaching a -5 position without undue effort. Your challenge is to find the right plan for White . Set fire to the disc in a firepit, attach to a stick and then launch into the valley below looking out for castlesBack at Andreas’ house he offered to research my round 4 opponent against the top seed. We quickly determined he played all kinds of odd stuff. Rather than study any of that I decided to just play 1c4 and see what happens. Washed down with a mulled wine and wurst there is also a tradition of throwing discs of burning wood off the hill into the valley below. I understand this has generally proven quite safe except a century or two ago when the local castle burnt down.

And we are mainly talking not about spectacular sacrificial combinations, but about routine tactical ideas, 2-3 moves deep, on which so much of a chess game hinges. This is from a 1980 county match where Cook is black against R Bristow. Like many of my generation, I was brought up on Basic Chess Endings and led to believe that bishops were stronger than knights in endings with pawns on both sides of the board. Of course this is very often the case, and there’s an excellent example earlier in the book. Well, yes, but we’ve all lost games by blundering and allowing a tactic in strategically winning positions.

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