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Chess World Cup and FIDE

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Chess World Cup
Starts the Chess World Cup! Today start the matches of the Fide Chess World Cup, in Baku, hometown of Kasparov. There will participate 128 players and, except Carlsen and Anand, all the big chess stars have come to the meeting. This competition will give us two places for the next cycle of Candidates. (For which Caruana and Nakamura have already classified). The format is the one that we can consider as classic. Double game (with possible…
Chess World Cup and FIDE
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Vassily Ivanchuk and Nicolas Rossolimo.

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Vassily Ivanchuk
Vassily Ivanchuk: Paris can wait… When he was 17 years old, Vassily Ivanchuk was one of the members of the Soviet youth team that made a brief trip through Western Europe. Once the coach, GM Alexei Suetin, told his young players that the next day a tour around the City of Light was scheduled and that, besides some museum, they would visit the Eiffel Tower. At the scheduled time the group was missing a player: Vassily…
Vassily Ivanchuk and Nicolas Rossolimo.
5 (100%) 1 vote

Wesley So: Million dollar boy.

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Wesley So
ChessRecipes1 Wesley So…2 Family life… Unstructured, and landing in USA…3 New family and goodbye to Webster…4 Millionaire Chess of Las Vegas…5 The US Championship: A trap…6 Emotional state…7 Matter of style…8 Faith in the future…9 Go forward and don’t look back, Wesley So! Wesley So… A chess prodigy child, Wesley So in 2008 became the youngest player to cross the threshold of Elo 2600. He broke the record established by none other than Magnus Carlsen. Four…
Wesley So: Million dollar boy.
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Chess quotes and chess jokes

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess quotes
My ranking of chess quotes… CHESS QUOTES ABOUT CHESS (I) 1 Of chess, it has been said that life is not long enough for it – but that’s the fault of life, not of chess! EDWARD NAPIER 2 Chess is the sublimation of life in par excellence. ANTHONY SAIDY 3 Chess, with its philosophical depths, is anything more than a game. In its the best sense, it is a game in which the intelligence, character and…
Chess quotes and chess jokes
5 (100%) 1 vote

Magnus Carlsen and his new proposal

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen and his new proposal… Magnus Carlsen and his new proposal: For the dispute of the worldwide tournament. According to Magnus Carlsen, a yearly tournament by K.O. system (or knockouts competition) would invigorate the system and would give chances to more players. However, this is nothing new, because the FIDE already implemented this formula from 1999, which resulted in a number of ghostly champions that today lie in the cemetery of the elephants (the Jalifman,…
Magnus Carlsen and his new proposal
5 (100%) 1 vote

Bobby Fischer, Spassky, Capablanca and Tal.

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Bobby Fischer
ChessRecipes1 Bobby Fischer reads the future to Tal…2 Chess bishops of different colour…3 Your majesty, Capablanca…4 Tal and his assault ratio… Bobby Fischer reads the future to Tal… In the big Bled tournament of 1961 gathered the best players of the time: Tal, Petrosian, Keres, Geller, Bobby Fischer, Gligoric… In the opening ceremony, Bobby Fischer wanted act as fortune-teller and asked Tal for permission to read his hand, which was granted. “I see in your hand,…
Bobby Fischer, Spassky, Capablanca and Tal.
5 (100%) 1 vote

Simultaneous exhibition

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

simultaneous exhibition
A simultaneous exhibition is when one player plays several games against several opponents at the same time. Blindfold displays… The first demonstration of blindfold chess simultaneous exhibition seems to have taken place with an Italian player named Buzecca, in Florence in January 1266, in which he played at the same time, a game where he could see the board and two without seeing it. He won two games and the other one was a draw. In…
Simultaneous exhibition
5 (100%) 1 vote

Chess tempos and the USSR

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess tempos
The chess tempos are the turns of each player in a chess game. They are very important, inside and outside of the game. A chess player president… The first president of the Baltic country of Lithuania, after its independence from the USSR, Vytautas Landsbergis, is a strong chess player, who (between 1950 and 1970) faced some of the best chess players of the time. And he has, to his credit, draws against Pretrosian, Lilienthal, Suetin and…
Chess tempos and the USSR
5 (100%) 1 vote

Playing chess in the world of the art.

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

playing chess
ChessRecipes1 We can see many images playing chess in the world of the art. Here there are some examples:2 War with the Newts…3 The Knight and the death…4 Bogey in the Congo… We can see many images playing chess in the world of the art. Here there are some examples: War with the Newts… “I was playing chess with Belamy in the hall of the French Hotel, in Saigon… I lost that game. Suddenly, I thought…
Playing chess in the world of the art.
5 (100%) 1 vote

Chess puzzle and some chess anecdotes

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess puzzle
ChessRecipes1 A wonderful chess puzzle: The abyss unbearable attraction (Pushkin)2 The beronila pawn…3 The extreme laconism of Eugenio Torre…4 Esteban Canal and his style… A wonderful chess puzzle: The abyss unbearable attraction (Pushkin) Chess Puzzle: White to move and win. The first move is obvious, 1.Bf4, as if the knight moves, then the pawn falls and draw. 1…Rc7 2.Be5!. To any other move of the bishop on diagonal h2-b8 the rook is attacking it… 2…Re7. The…
Chess puzzle and some chess anecdotes
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