Archive for the ‘Chess’ Category

2014 Sinquefield Cup starts today

The strongest chess tournament ever has started! Participants? Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) – the world’s numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9! Source: Follow on Facebook at

FIDE Rating List – Top 100 Women Players (August 2014)

Hou Yifan did a great step to become the wolrd number #1 woman player. Her second place in the tournament in Biel brought her 32 rating points and she is very close to the phenomenal Judit Polgar – the current #1 of the rating list. Check it out!

Chess Tactic #105

Is it safe to move 1.Rxe4 for white? Why yes or why not? [FEN “8/5pk1/p4b1p/1p1r1Pp1/4p3/PqP5/1P3QPP/2BrRR1K w – – 0 1”]

FIDE Rating List – Top 100 Players (August 2014)

It is the first day of new month and it means that FIDE published new rating list. Let’s look at men’s Top 100. The first place is booked for Magnus Carlsen. And it will be for some time probably. There are two players who are above the 2800 points level – Levon Aronian (2805) and […]

2014 Sinquefield Cup Strongest Chess Tournament in History

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Last year, the inaugural super-tournament thrilled spectators as the strongest chess competition ever held on U.S. soil. For its 2014 encore, beginning August […]

Chess Tactic #104

White to move and win. Write your plan to the comments below the diagram! [FEN “2r1r1k1/qp1nb1pp/4pp2/pP1pP3/1n1P3P/1PN2N2/4QPP1/R1R1B1K1 w – – 0 1”]  

Chess Tactic #103

White to move and win. What would be your winning plan? [FEN “r1b3k1/pp3pbp/q3pnp1/6N1/4PB2/1BNn3P/PP3PP1/3Q1RK1 w – – 0 1”]  

Chess Tactic #102

White to move and win. How would you move now? [FEN “r7/3kb2Q/ppqpbRp1/6P1/P2pP3/3P4/1P5P/5RK1 w – – 0 1”]

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