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Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone,Chess.com caught up with Russian talent Alexander Grischuk on the sidelines of the Paris Chess Grand Prix. Here is a must-watch interview for all fan...
Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone,Chess.com caught up with Russian talent Alexander Grischuk on the sidelines of the Paris Chess Grand Prix. Here is a must-watch interview for all fans of the Russian Grandmaster.Check this out: Robot vs. Humans at Chess: KUKA Monster beats Grischuk 4.5-1.5From Alexandra Kosteniuk'swww.chessblog.comAlso see her personal chess blog at www.chessqueen.comDon't miss Chess Queen™YouTube Channel
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LN: Schools teach chess to boost pupils' logical thinking ?TK | 9 October 2013 Prague, Oct 8 (CTK) - Some schools in the Czech Republic have joined the Chess to Schools project and introduced chess lessons as a compulsory subject to ...
LN: Schools teach chess to boost pupils' logical thinking ?TK | 9 October 2013 Prague, Oct 8 (CTK) - Some schools in the Czech Republic have joined the Chess to Schools project and introduced chess lessons as a compulsory subject to improve pupils' logical thinking and concentration skills, daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes yesterday."We started teaching our first graders chess last school year. As it proved good, we've introduced the lessons for second graders as well now," Jiri John, teacher from the elementary school in Bila Tremesna, east Bohemia, is quoted as saying.A total of 23 Czech elementary schools teach chess now, some as a compulsory and some as an optional subject.Expert studies have shown that chess not only improves children's logical thinking and concentration capability but also helps them cope with other school subjects better, LN writes.If the Chess to Schools project proves itself, chess may become a common part of school education in the Czech Republic.The kids who learn the basic rules of chess in kindergarten or in the first grade have better school results and also acquire important social habits, surveys have shown.This also applies to children who are otherwise viewed as hyperactive and unadaptable and who are not expected to seek higher than elementary education.Also owing to chess, a number of them can continue their studies at a high school or an apprentice center, LN says.Positive effects of chess on the development of a child's personality and school results have been confirmed by numerous foreign studies since the 1980s.In Venezuela, chess was introduced as a compulsory school subject as early as 1989, LN writes.A test of chess lessons' effect on children's intellect was also carried out by the Beskydy Chess School in Frydek-Mistek, a north Moravian town where chess is especially popular and where over 200 children play chess in kindergartens alone.Experts compared two groups of pre-school kids, chess players and non-players with a similar intellectual level and living in similar social conditions.The survey showed that the small chess players did better in all types of tests, mainly in tests focusing on logical operations, chronological sequence and concentration skills, the school head Pavel Benco told LN.Martin Kubala, former Czech international chess champion and one of the Chess to Schools project organisers, emphasises that chess players not only have to think logically and analyse variants and strategies, but they also have to anticipate the rival's decision and put themselves in the rival's thinking.This skill can be used in everyday life, in inter-personal relations, Kubala points out.Moreover, chess enhances children and adults' capability of making decisions and bearing responsibility for them, Kubala says.The question of whether chess will be introduced as a school subject across the Czech Republic, like in Venezuela, Armenia and some regions of Britain, the USA, Italy, Germany, Austria and Spain, remains open, the daily writes."Chess is a game that can desirably develop the logical thinking of kids, but as a leisure time activity rather [than a compulsory subject]," Education Ministry spokesman Marek Zeman told the paper.A possible change of the ministry's opinion will much depend on the results to be reported by the schools participating in the Chess to Schools project, LN concludes.Source: http://praguemonitor.comChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone, Indian newspaper The Hindu has carried this short article on the views of some Indian Grandmasters on the upcoming World Chess Championship 2013 bet...
Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone, Indian newspaper The Hindu has carried this short article on the views of some Indian Grandmasters on the upcoming World Chess Championship 2013 between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. Makes for interesting reading:Viswanathan Anand up against a talented opponent Magnus Carlsen, who is almost half his age, when he defends his World Championship title in Chennai next month, has the experience and temperament to trump any adversary, according to the Grandmasters from Bengal.“It will definitely be an interesting match,” says GM Sandipan Chanda, who is part of Anand’s team of ‘seconds’. “When it comes to a World championship tie, every match is different and every player is different, but the pressure remains the same,” he said.“The importance of the contest remains undiminished, no matter who the contestants are. My favourite is Anand,” says Sandipan, declining to give any more details as he is advised against speaking on anything about the preparation.Anand’s former team member, GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly, says there are no clear favourites and the one who is prepared best for the event will have the advantage.“I think it is 50-50, like every World championship match. When you are looking at a match of this magnitude, both the opponents belong to a different category, they are legends in their own right,” says Ganguly.“I am wholeheartedly supporting Anand, I will be rooting for him and will be helping him in every possible way,” says the old comrade.“There are positives on both sides. You may say Magnus is young but Anand has more experience. You may say Magnus has won more tournaments but Anand has more match experience. There is no end to such arguments,” Surya says.“Everything in the championship will depend on the form of a player during the match and their pre-match preparation. I really don’t think statistics or records matter much here,” he adds.“I think it will be one of the toughest matches for Anand. One of the main reasons is that Magnus is very young and is in excellent shape. His biggest advantage is that he can play in any kind of position.“Most of the players have certain areas of strengths like someone is good in the middle game or someone is good at the endgame.“But Magnus is a versatile player and can play in any position so he will pose one of the most difficult challenges for Anand,” says GM Deep Sengupta.“It will be a tough challenge for Anand as we know Magnus has been in terrific form for the last few years. He is No. 1 in the world at the moment but at the same time Anand has won the last three World championship titles and knows how stay on top.“He beat players like (Vladimir) Kramnik, (Vaselin) Topalov and (Boris) Gelfand to win the previous three titles.“All the three were top-notch Grandmasters and this record gives Anand the advantage over Magnus, who does not have the experience of playing a World championship match,” says GM Neelotpal Das.“Anand is a five-time World Champion and Magnus is the current World No. 1. It will be a very close match. Anand will be my favourite because of his experience in match play,” says GM Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury.From Alexandra Kosteniuk'swww.chessblog.comAlso see her personal chess blog at www.chessqueen.comDon't miss Chess Queen™YouTube Channel
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Participants of Tata Steel Grandmaster group AName - Country - Rating - PositionGM Aronian, Levon ARM 2795 3GM Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2783 5GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2779 6GM Gelfand, Boris ISR 2765 9GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2762 10GM Domingu...
Participants of Tata Steel Grandmaster group AName - Country - Rating - PositionGM Aronian, Levon ARM 2795 3GM Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2783 5GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2779 6GM Gelfand, Boris ISR 2765 9GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2762 10GM Dominguez, Leinier CUB 2753 12GM Giri, Anish NED 2749 15GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2724 26GM So, Wesley PHL 2706 41GM van Wely, Loek NED 2693 55GM Rapport, Richard HUN 2676 71Average rating : 2744Category : 20FIDE-ratings of October 2013http://www.tatasteelchess.com Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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Russian Superfinal round 5 resultsMotylev, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 Goganov, Aleksey - Svidler, Peter ½-½ Vitiugov, Nikita - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ Inarkiev, Ernesto - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 Andreikin, Dmitry - Shomoev, Anton 1-...
Russian Superfinal round 5 resultsMotylev, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 Goganov, Aleksey - Svidler, Peter ½-½ Vitiugov, Nikita - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ Inarkiev, Ernesto - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1 Andreikin, Dmitry - Shomoev, Anton 1-0* Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone,Here's a nice group photo from the Women's World Blitz Chess Championship 2010. Can you name all these 'merciless' girls who will not think twice be...
Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone,Here's a nice group photo from the Women's World Blitz Chess Championship 2010. Can you name all these 'merciless' girls who will not think twice before breaking your heart across the chessboard? (The photo is from the database at www.chesspics.com)From Alexandra Kosteniuk'swww.chessblog.comAlso see her personal chess blog at www.chessqueen.comDon't miss Chess Queen™YouTube ChannelThe DVD from Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk about Blitz Chess. Alexandra gives many tips on how to play better blitz chess and shows 8 of her sensational wins from the 2009 World Blitz Championship, where she beat World #1 Rated Magnus Carlsen, World Champion Vishy Anand, and super Grandmasters Gashimov, Aronian, Morozevich, Grischuk, Judith Polgar, and Naiditsch. All games are fully commented with simultaneous live screens and and 2D boards.Price: $19.99
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Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone,Top three - Caruana, Gelfand and Nakamura - with the FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the President of Commission of Finances in St.Quentin, Berna...
Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013 Hello everyone,Top three - Caruana, Gelfand and Nakamura - with the FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the President of Commission of Finances in St.Quentin, Bernard Tabarie, the FFE President, Diego Salazar, and the IA Laurent FreydDid we forget to tell you about the Paris Chess Grand Prix that concluded recently? The event just concluded a few days back. Of the 12 top Grandmasters, eventually it was Fabiano Caruana who took the title. The next two spots were won by Boris Gelfand and Hikaru Nakamura. Caruana beat Gelfand on tiebreak for the title. Interestingly, Caruana's victory brought good news for someone not even in the city! Shakhriyar Mamedyarov qualified for the Candidates 2014 as he stood second in the overall Grand Prix series behind Veselin Topalov. Alexander Grischuk had a theoretical chance, along with Caruana, to take Mamedyarov's spot in the Candidates if either of them had finished the Paris event with a clear first. Mamedyarov finished second in the overall Grand Prix standings with 390 points. Topalov has already qualified with 410 points.From Alexandra Kosteniuk'swww.chessblog.comAlso see her personal chess blog at www.chessqueen.comDon't miss Chess Queen™YouTube Channel
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