MVL Levels Score In Riga Grand Prix Final; Tiebreaks Next

MVL Levels Score In Riga Grand Prix Final; Tiebreaks Next

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won on demand vs. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov today. The FIDE Grand Prix in Riga, Latvia will be decided in a tiebreak tomorrow. “A must-win situation is never pleasant but I will just be ready to play for as long as it takes,” Vachier-Lagrave said yesterday after his tough loss. As it turned out, the next day he didn’t need […]

Mamedyarov Leads MVL In Riga Grand Prix Final

Mamedyarov Leads MVL In Riga Grand Prix Final

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov started with an impressive win against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final of the FIDE Grand Prix in Riga, Latvia. The Frenchman needs to win tomorrow to stay in the match. So far MVL had played a flawless Grand Prix in Riga. The first sign of weakness quickly led to his first loss of the tournament. […]

Anup, Sandhya claim LIC Chess title

Anup, Sandhya claim LIC Chess title

Anup Deshmukh and Sandhya Koti were crowned champions in the men’s and women’s categories of the 53rd LIC West Zone Chess Selection Trial. International Grand Master Anup of Nagpur lifted the men’s chess title beating Mahendra Parmar of Gandhinagar with a point’s difference in the final match. Anup topped the list with 6.5 points, while […]

Francesco Colonna and the first literary reference to human chess

Francesco Colonna and the first literary reference to human chess

The Dream of Poliphilus Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (from the Greek hypnos, ‘dream’, eros, ‘love’ and mache, ‘fight’), or The Dream of Poliphilus, is a book written in hermetic prose during the Italian Renaissance. In the book, Latin, Greek and Italian are mixed. The work is particularly beautiful from a visual point of view, as it has […]

PRO Chess League Summer Series: Race Intensifies; Armenia, Sao Paulo In Trouble

PRO Chess League Summer Series: Race Intensifies; Armenia, Sao Paulo In Trouble

PRO Chess League Summer Series action resumes on Saturday as the Armenia Eagles, Moscow Wizards, Mumbai Movers and the Sao Paulo Capybaras each look to take a step closer to the Summer Series Championship this August. As fans pick which teams to play for in the second week of Group C (July 20, 7 a.m. PDT), these will be the two […]

Chess club marks 50th – News, Community

Chess club marks 50th – News, Community

One of the Howick Pakuranga Chess Club’s founders Kenzie Sutton and daughter Pippa. Kenzie and husband Richard Sutton started the club in 1969. Photo Nick Krause The Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club this week celebrated its 50th anniversary. The club held a banquet at its clubrooms at Howick Bowling Club on Monday which […]

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