Source: Please click here to read the article on the site of ‘Business Insider.’
The Sinquefield Cup Chess Tournament is on at the moment in St Louis and I’ve been following some of the games and thought it was high time to blog about a ‘big’ tournament again. The images above are from twitter The link below is game 7 where Anand is playing against Wesley So. You can see the moves up to move 11 by Anand.
Please click HERE to follow the game live.
1 e4 e5
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 Bb5 Nf6
4 d3 Bc5
5 Bxc6 dxc6
6 Nbd2 O-O
7 O-O Re8
8 Nc4 Nd7
9 b3 a5
10 a4 f6
11 Be3 Bb4
12 Rc1 b5
Chess Sinquefield Cup round 7 Anand vs Wesley So
Round 7 – Aronian and Nakamura
Round 7 – Magnus vs Grischuk
Round 7 – Caruana vs Vachier Lagrave
Magnus Carlsen on his way to the playing venue – photo: @ SaintLouisChessClub
The rest of the schedule:
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This is one of my own poems. It is a cento. A cento is a poem written using other author’s lines or passages. This ‘cento’ though has been written using my own poems. The poems I used are all from my Afrikaans poems. I do write English too, but as I said before, it’s just playing with words. I don’t try to be professional. I decided a few years ago to do my ‘bit’ for Afrikaans on the 14th August every year. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen last year and I couldn’t let another year go by without having one on this day! This is the history behind the 14th August.
The Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (Afrikaans for “Society of Real Afrikaners”) was formed on 14 August 1875 in the town of Paarl by a group of Afrikaans speakers from the current Western Cape region. From 15 January 1876 the society published a journal in Afrikaans called Die Afrikaanse Patriot (“The Afrikaans Patriot”) as well as a number of books, including grammars, dictionaries, religious material and histories. Die Afrikaanse Patriot was succeeded in 1905 by today’s Paarl newspaper. You can read more about this Society on this link on the site of Wikipedia.
If you are Afrikaans, I hope you enjoy these couple of lines.
My siel op haelwit wolke
In gietende reën sypel my gedagtes: eindloos!
Ek stuur vir jou die goud
van sondeurdrenkte landskappe
in die galery van my stille gemoed.
My opgevoude gedagtes steek vas
en onderhou my geheue
wat onvermydelik verstrengel is
en soos gister
vind jy my siel op haelwit wolke;
my gedagtes wentel om die aura van my taal
en rol ragfyn ligstraaltjies voor my uit:
wat die tuimelende bergstilte
laat rol oor die dansende blou waters
na die holtes van my gedagtes.
Mantovani is one of my real big favourites. On this video you’ll find a whole library of his music to keep you company. I hope you enjoy!
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know that I do play chess myself too. I’ve blogged quite a few chess games in the past. This is one of my most recent chess games on chess.com Time is little to play rated chess games and I was tricked into this game, but managed to escape the worst. Rated games involve more concentration and I tend to play friendlies just for fun and I feel I can ‘escape’ or shut down from normal work and enjoy the game.
I like how I managed to checkmate my opponent, though he was very close to checkmate me! I played white in this game – not my favourite colour, as I discovered I play better games when I play black. If you are interested, please click here to play through the game. If you are a chess player yourself, please feel free to leave a comment and Dan, if you read here, you might want to analyse my game…hehe.
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A real favourite! I hope you enjoy too. Turn up the volume! Beethoven – Pastoral Symphony – 1st movement.
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.
Muzychuk vs Pogonina
Final pairings / results – game 4 will be played on Sunday 5th April 2015 local time: 3pm
Game 4 link
Click here for Game 4.
The new Women’s World Chess Champion – Mariya Muzychuk
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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
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Love this music – great for a Saturday evening. The Springboks lost against Ireland! And.. Anand vs Carlsen = 1/2
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