Chess.com is teaming up with Chessparty AS to present the live PRO Chess League Finals in Oslo, Norway

Chess.com is teaming up with Chessparty AS to present the live PRO Chess League Finals in Oslo, Norway from May 22-24 as part of ChessParty 2020.

Chessparty AS will bring several guests from the chess community including World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen. As the main sponsor of ChessParty 2020, Chess.com will bring GM Fabiano CaruanaGM Wesley So, as well as top streamers like WFM Alexandra BotezIM Anna Rudolf, and GM Eric Hansen. Also, attendees will have the opportunity to play in ongoing chess events for players of all skill levels, including an open Fischer Random tournament.

Chess Party 2020

ChessParty 2020 will include the PRO Chess League finals but will first and foremost be a major social event. For three days the Oslofjord Convention Center will transform into a party for everyone, where activities like football, skating, swimming, boating, beach volleyball, table tennis, and barbecuing will provide the entire family with the finest experience Norway has to offer. Tickets and accommodations begin at 40 Euros per day and 31 Euros per night, respectively.

The event will take place on May 22-24 at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Sandefjord, which hosts many of the nation’s top sporting and cultural gatherings.

Like last year’s event, the PRO Chess League live finals will feature the season’s semifinals, third-place match, and finals in front of a live audience.

“As huge fans of the PRO Chess League, we are super excited over having the honor to host this year’s finals. For our ambitions with Chessparty AS, to have Chess.com’s PRO Chess League as a partner, is a dream come true,” said Harald Sagevik, Marketing and Communications Director of the Norwegian Chess Federation.

“We will do our best to make this event as incredible as possible for both the contestants and the spectators,” Sagevik added. “We can’t wait to show the world the beautiful venue situated by the Oslofjord and with all the extra tournaments and activities we have to offer. In the program, you will find something for everyone, including a lot of non-chess activities. And, best of all, we have managed to do so at very affordable prices.”

Tickets for the event and accommodations can be purchased here with day pass tickets starting at 40 euros for adults and 20 Euros for children under the age of 18, while accommodations are priced starting at 31 Euros per person, per night.

NEW RELEASE – The Modern Triangle ebook

The Modern TriangleAs the openings are very popular chess subject to study, we think you should know about new release – the ebook The Modern Triangle is available now!

This book presents the Triangle set-up, which arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3/Nf3 c6. This move order avoids many unpleasant systems for White, notably the Catalan, the Exchange Slav and the Botvinnik Variation. It leads to sharp strategically unbalanced play and brings Black excellent practical results.

The author Semko Semkov is a chess journalist and theoretician. He has co-authored the famous books The Modern English, The Most Flexible Sicilian, Attacking the English/Reti, Attacking the Flexible Sicilian and Understanding the Queen’s Gambit Accepted.

Find more about this ebook here: http://bit.ly/TheModernTriangle

Basic rook ending – The Philidor position [video]

We will publish chess videos from time to time. Video is one of the best teaching formats in chess and as the mission of this website is to help you to become a better chess players, it is time to use videos more often. So, this is our first piece.

This rook ending is one of the most important endings that each chess player should know.

The Philidor position, the basic rook ending.

BTW: Do you know how to play it without knowing the content of the video? ;)