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Tuesday, April 06, 2010 6:04
We formulated ten questions related to Developing Chess Talent and every Monday we'll ask them to an interesting personality in the chess world. 1. Please introduce yourself (name, age, nationality, etc.)! Dimitri Reinderman, 37, Dutch, and hopefully 2600+ in the May rating list :) 2. What is your role in the chess world? Player, trainer, writer,...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 7:06
We formulated ten questions related to Developing Chess Talent and every Monday we'll ask them to an interesting personality in the chess world. 1. Please introduce yourself (name, age, nationality, etc.)! Stelios Halkias from Greece, 30 years old really soon, rating around 2600 in the May list! 2. What is your role in the chess world? I'm a chess...
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 4:49
We formulated ten questions related to Developing Chess Talent and every Monday we'll ask them to an interesting personality in the chess world. 1. Please introduce yourself (name, age, nationality, etc.)! Hi, I'm Gawain Jones, 22, GM. English but currently living in New Zealand with my fiancée. 2. What is your role in the chess world? I mostly...
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 5:20
We formulated ten questions related to Developing Chess Talent and every Monday we'll ask them to an interesting personality in the chess world. In the book you can find the interview we had with Loek in 1996, let's see how his views developed fourteen years ahead. 1. Please introduce yourself (name, age, nationality, etc.)! Loek van Wely, IGM, 37...
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 23:04
My first reaction when I learned about the book Improve Your Chess at any Age was one of sheer jealousy: some club player writing a book about chess improvement?! How unfair! There must be thousands of club players around the world who'd want the exact same thing - including me. This is the last part of a 'triptych' on recent chess improvement...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2009 23:08
The more you understand of chess, the harder it is to understand how difficult it really is. At least, this is my personal experience when explaining beginners the absolute basics of chess. Suddenly, a capture is not obvious anymore; a developing move is not made automatically, and mate in one is not spotted immediately. So, in my view, we have to...
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Monday, April 20, 2009 1:00
Since the year 2000, ChessCafe, famous for its book reviews, holds a voters competition for the award of 'ChessCafe.com Book of the Year'. In the past, big chess authors such as John Nunn and John Watson have won the award. Now, little-known FM Charles Hertan has won it for the year 2008, ahead of Lars Bo Hansen and... Garry Kasparov. Just a...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 18:11
25, 26 and 27 February in Turin (Torino - Italy) there will be an international conference on Chess in School. The opening ceremony will be attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and among the speakers there will be many GMs and representatives of FIDE and federations, and obviously Italian teachers and experts. Announcement. The theme of...
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Monday, December 08, 2008 17:04
There are many excellent chess books on the market. For the serious chess student, it's not always easy to choose between them. Sometimes, it's worth picking up a book by an author you don't know yet. You may be pleasantly surprised. I didn't know that Danish GM Lars Bo Hansen was also an author of chess books. So when I received his most recent...
Monday, November 17, 2008 23:28
In a short period of time, two very interesting Dutch chess books were published: Schaaktalent ontwikkelen by Karel & Merijn van Delft, and Schaken voor huisvrouwen by Karel van der Weide. We make an exception to our normal policy, and publish an extra long?Ǭ†review of both books, and like the two books, in the Dutch language. Dubbelrecensie...

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