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A real favourite! I hope you enjoy too. Turn up the volume! Beethoven – Pastoral Symphony – 1st movement. 

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Another classic: Women playing chess – ‘A game of Chess’ 1914 See the original picture on the site of the LoC.

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The 2015 South African Open Chess Festival incorporates the SA Schools Individual Chess Championship and SA Open Chess Championship
SA Open Chess Championship runs from Fri 03 July to Sat 11 July 2015
(entire day over weekends and evenings during week days)
SA Schools Individual Chess Championship runs from Mon 06 July to Thu 09 July 2015
(mornings and afternoons)
SA Schools Individual Chess Championship players may choose to participate additionally in the SA Open.
For more details, click this link. Click on the image for a larger view.

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It is the World Women’s Chess Championships 2015 in Sochi. Follow this link to play through the games. The final battle is between Russia and Ukraine – how ironic. All images are from the official site – from the games link.

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Muzychuk vs Pogonina

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Final pairings / results – game 4 will be played on Sunday 5th April 2015 local time: 3pm

Player Fed Rtg G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 Pts
Pogonina, Natalia RUS 2456 ½ 0 ½ 1
Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2526 ½ 1 ½ 2

Game 4 link
Click here for Game 4.

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The new Women’s World Chess Champion – Mariya Muzychuk

Comedy of Errors

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There stands my castle!
His queen, it was his queen!
Queen of queens, how far dost thou excel?
Come hither, come! Come, come, and take a queen
Sir your queen must overboard!
Will take your queen
Farewell sweet queen!
I was in a mood to blog a chess game, this is one of my very old games – about 8 years ago! I played black and like how I trapped my opponent. I love Shakespeare’s works and these lines are from Shakespeare. This title of the post doesn’t fit the writing, don’t worry, it’s meant not to fit. I need to play more chess so my brain can get organised in boxes. I like that guy’s video on youtube about the male and female brain. I need a male brain, so I can organised everything in boxes. I try too many things in one go. Here is the game link.
Please click HERE to play through the game.

Enjoy some chess dance


Love this music – great for a Saturday evening. The Springboks lost against Ireland! And.. Anand vs Carlsen = 1/2

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The World Chess Championship Match between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger Vishy Anand is taking place in Sochi, Russia on November 7–28, 2014. It’s the first time that Magnus will defend his title. [Images:Twitter & Official site]

5-time World Chess Champion, Vishy Anand is considered one of the most versatile chess players in the world. He is the only world champion who won titles playing in all different formats (match, tournament and knockout). He is the first Indian grandmaster.

It’s been a year since my entry about the game in Chennai, where Magnus walked off as the World Champion

Please click HERE for the official site. You can also follow the game on twitter – on the bottom photo you will find the official twitter account of Carlsen and Anand. Sochi temperatures average 24° C – 27° C between June and October/November. Who are you supporting?

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The Chess set
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I hope you like this card-image – I was in a mood to play around with the two chess kings!
As Carlsen is called the ‘Mozart of Chess’ – I have some Mozart for you to listen to. One of my favourite pieces – though only part of the composition.

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This is the hotel where Anand and Carlsen will be playing.

This is the Instagram link for you to follow, should you wish to do so.
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On the map I’ve highlighted for you where Sochi is.


I always loved this golden oldie. Is there a quick way to get hours of work done in one hour – if you are too lazy and not in the mood for any work? Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted, scientifically tested and those that work will be used in future!

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