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Chess game with the Islam, again…

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess game
If you liked it, share it! :)Older than Islam… The mufti of Saudi Arabia has upset all the chess enthusiasts who like to play some chess game. According to him, “chess is a diabolic game” and, thus, it is reprehensible. But is this new? Have we forgotten Jomeini and his disapproval? What are we surprised about? Meanwhile, the petrodollars fly, even in its down times, the enshrined soccer players ended up wrapped in gold, their careers…
Chess game with the Islam, again…
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Professional chess player: Pillsbury

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

professional chess player
If you liked it, share it! :)The professional chess player: Pillsbury… From all indignities that a professional chess player must go through to earn a living, one of the worst would be getting inside a cubicle full of gadgets. Getting inside? Hiding. That was what the great American champion Harry Nelson Pillsbury had to do in one of the “Turkish” Ajeeb. A chess automaton like many others did before him. Our man spent some time like…
Professional chess player: Pillsbury
5 (100%) 1 vote

Norman Whitaker and Charles Lindbergh

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Norman Whitaker
If you liked it, share it! :)Charles Lindbergh… The connection between Charles Lindbergh and Norman Whitaker: The aviator Charles Lindbergh was a declared pro-nazi. A species that is not scarce either in the United States or in England. Complete fans of Hitler, a few months before the outbreak of the Second World War. His merit (which is not small) was crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a flight without stopovers. That is to say, he was the…
Norman Whitaker and Charles Lindbergh
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Chess and love: The Selimanov case

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess and love
If you liked it, share it! :)Chess and love… Sometimes chess and love are connected. In 1957, North American William Lombardy won the World Junior Championship with an impressive 100% score – 11 out of 11! Following him, the German and Dutch players, Matthias Gerusel and Lex Jongsma respectively were also classified. The representative of the USSR, Vladimir Selimanov, could only manage the fourth position. This was a frustrating result for him and for the soviet…
Chess and love: The Selimanov case
5 (100%) 1 vote

Wijk aan Zee (Tata Steel tournament)

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Wijk aan Zee
If you liked it, share it! :)Carlsen sprints in Wijk aan Zee… After a few anodyne rounds in the Wijk aan Zee that ended in draws, Magnus Carlsen, the undisputed number one in worldwide chess, has stepped the accelerator. This kind of performance, which is perfectly known in the performances of the worldwide champion, marks a curious competitive phenomenon. In the last two years, the tournaments of Carlsen have been characterized with warm beginnings. They have…
Wijk aan Zee (Tata Steel tournament)
5 (100%) 1 vote

London Chess Classic and Ivan Bukavshin

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

London Chess Classic
If you liked it, share it! :)London Chess Classic: What some say of others and others, of some… Recently, there was a dissemination of a video in which the participants in the London Chess Classic gave their opinions on their most qualified opponents. With short answers preferred, if possible, one-word answers. With regards to the champion, for example, the most abundant adjectives used on him was “star”, “prodigy” and “talent”. Michael Adams is considered “technically strong”…
London Chess Classic and Ivan Bukavshin
5 (100%) 1 vote

Botvinnik and the USSR in the Olympics (II)

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Botvinnik
If you liked it, share it! :)The USSR participates in the Olympics… When the team members of the soviet team were gathered in Voronovo, near Moscow. They all had the feeling that Botvinnik was not in form. And the Chess Section convoked them all and a delegate interviewed (interrogated?) each one of them individually. Botvinnik shared later that they asked him if he could secure the individual gold medal in the first board (he did not…
Botvinnik and the USSR in the Olympics (II)
5 (100%) 1 vote

Chess team: The USSR in the Olympics (I)

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess team
If you liked it, share it! :)The Soviet chess team… In the summer of 1952 there was much nervousness in the soviet chess team. The Kremlin had announced that they were seriously considering their participation for the first time, in the Olympics. (Not only in chess, as the same year also took place the Olympic Games in Helsinki). Hence, many undiscovered intrigues, mini-assemblies, rumors and secrets were on the aisles. Finally, the highest spheres had confirmed…
Chess team: The USSR in the Olympics (I)
5 (100%) 1 vote

Play chess, sometimes is not easy!

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

play chess
If you liked it, share it! :)On what day did you learn to play chess? Play chess is something that several of us we have done it many times. There probably isn’t anyone who can answer that question. Some time ago, there was someone who could answer this: we are talking about the GM Jan Hein Donner (1927-1988), the best Dutch player for many years after Euwe and before the apparition of Jan Timman. On 23…
Play chess, sometimes is not easy!
5 (100%) 1 vote

Chess Opening: Trend and research

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess opening
If you liked it, share it! :)Chess Opening: Trend and research Back in the 1950s, the soon-to-be world champion Vasily Smyslov, considered the King’s Indian Defense as incorrect. Playing the Scandinavian was seen as folly, not to say absurd. And because of that there were no signs of it in the high competition. A man named Tigran Petrosian responded to all the openings for semi-opens with a 2.d3 and the King’s Indian Defense. There was no…
Chess Opening: Trend and research
5 (100%) 1 vote

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