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Daaim Shabazz and The Chess Drum, beating the drum for African Chess players

When I started African Chess net, one of the big challenges I faced was finding reliable sources of information on the state of chess in Africa or just updates on some of the key events in chess on the continent. 443 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 68

White to play: how to defend?

Which of the three ways to meet the check is best?

D Sprenkle v M Hentinnen 1982

Solution

This is fairly easily, being a process of elimination. 78 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 67

Black to play and win

CH Van der Meyden v R Schackis 1974

Solution

Black played 1…Rh7, missing what I think is fairly obvious 1…d4 (maybe it is obvious because I am a blitz player: why wouldn't you sacrifice a pawn to improve the bishop considerably, hoping or expecting the pressure on f3 and g2 to prevail). 48 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 66

Black to play: can he safely play 1…Qc1?

J Broster v D Alexander 1995

Solution

It might just be me, but when I see questions framed this way, I know the answer is 'no, he can't do that'. 245 more words

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SOCHI : Watch Video Of Carlsen's Body Language After The Blunder

Watch Carlsen’s Body Language in the following Video after the blunder

Look how he writes the notation, Video link given below:

http://en.chessbase.com/post/sochi-g6-carlsen-won-anand-missed-big-chance

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A smashing finale: Eljanov-Kuzubov

Checking into Playchess last night, bereft of chess on a World Championship rest day, I had a quick look at the decisive games in the day's play in the Ukranian championship. 140 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 65

White to play and win

M Levitt v C Danisa 1995

Solution

Not the best of puzzles today, since most sensible things win. The prosaic 1 Nd7+ forces 1…Ke8 (1…Kg8 drops the queen to 2 Nf6+) when 2 Nf6+ Bf6[] 3 Qd8+ Rd8[] 4 gf Nc6 5 Ng5! 98 more words

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