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Ladies Knight with US Women's Open Champ Megan Lee Podcast : Play in new window - Download - Subscribe by Email. Subscribe to Ladies Knight on Itunes here and on Android here. Megan is also a big fan of chess variants, and she talks to Jen about Seirawan Chess, Chess 960 and her favorite, bughouse.

Tactical puzzles for your web site Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2019 with 7.6 million games and more than 70,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine and CB Premium membership for 1 year! More… The new version of Livetactics uses the same advanced hinting system which has been introduced to our main tactics site.

Alexandra Goryachkina wins the Women Candidates Chess 2019 The Russian chess player Aleksandra Goryachkina won the Women Candidates Chess 2019 with two rounds to spare. The youngest participant of the tournament finished with 9.5 points out of 14 and secured the right to play the Women's World Championship Match against the Women`s World Champion Ju Wenjun.

In annual "Cops vs. Kids" Chess Tournament in South Seattle, everyone comes out a winner It was a battle between cops and kids, where in the end, everyone came out a winner. The third annual Cops and Kids event took place at Van Asselt Elementary School on Tuesday. Students from several schools took part and competed against Seattle police officers who volunteered their time for this event.

Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates Aleksandra Goryachkina is the clear winner of the 2019 Women's Candidates Tournament in Kazan, Russia, topping the field by a point and a half with a 9.5/14 score. In the process she took home the first place prize of 50,000 euros, and she qualified to play a scheduled match against current World Champion Ju Wenjun later this year.

Goryachkina and Artemiev come of age It's been a good few days for the Russian class of 1998! 20-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina won the FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament with two rounds to spare, while 21-year-old Vladislav Artemiev shrugged off his first classical loss in 60 games to bounce back with three wins and overall victory in Poikovsky.

Dota 2 Underlords Versus Dota 2 Auto Chess Mod Review Dota 2 Underlords is Valve's standalone version of the popular Dota 2 Auto Chess Mod. We compare the two to answer the burning question: is it fun?

The Weekly Show: Teplice Open On the show Lawrence had a look at the Women's Candidates tournament in general and the performance of Goryachkina in particular. Free for a limited time, or forever on-demand with a ChessBase Basic Account. You can register a free 90-day account to watch.

Watch the first gameplay footage of Teamfight Tactics - the LoL Auto Chess mode So far, Teamfight Tactics has been the Auto Chess variant with the least information known. Would the gameplay be different and how? Or will it be a complete copy-paste of Auto Chess, but with a LoL re-skin. As it turns out, it's a bit of both.

Live in Prague: David Navara versus Ding Liren In the second match Jan Timman plays against Thai Dai Van Ngyuen, Czech's best junior. The Chess Festival 2019 takes place at the Municipal House. The matches will be played in at Sladkovsky Hall. All games are explained to the audience by the experienced grandmaster Robert Cvek in the commentator's hall.

Today: Junior Speed Chess Match Gledura-Liang Today GM Benjamin Gledura of Hungary plays GM Awonder Liang of the U.S. in what will be the last match in the round of 16 of the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship, sponsored by ChessKid. Yesterday Parham Maghsoodloo beat Luca Moroni 20-7; a news report on that match will follow later today.

A strong but helpless knight The duel bishop vs knight is often more complicated than it seems at first. "Strong" knights are often not as strong as they seem and "bad" bishops can become really bad - for the unsuspecting opponent. How should Black continue in the diagram position?

Bacojo sparkles in Asean chess - Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines - Mark Jay Bacojo topped the individual event blitz Under-14 division and emerged the best Filipino performer with five gold medals to show in the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships in Myanmar.

DOTA Underlords: A Standalone Auto Chess Mod Clone from Valve Begins Expanded Beta Testing This week Valve announced that there will be a clone of the Auto Chess mod being released for DOTA 2. Valve is making its own version of this mod and it will be DOTA: Underlords. This standalone mod clone will be available for those on iOS and Android.

Endgame training with the ChessBase Magazine Endgames can be tricky - which offers good chances to save or gain a point if you know what you are doing. ChessBase and the ChessBase Magazine help you to know what you should do and what you can do in the endgame. Here's a short tutorial. - Picture: ChessBase.

Simon Says - The London System Grandmaster Simon Williams shows the latest trends in the London System in his Simon says show. Watch it now from the archive.

Change to the BCC entry fee deadline For many years the early entry fee deadline for the Championships was late in June. This year we decided to move this to 1st June 2019.

The Best Auto Chess Games on Android and iOS Dota Auto Chess was called "the next big thing" after its meteoric rise back in January 2019. While It hasn't exactly turned the masses away from the current Battle Royale craze just yet, its potential has yet to be fully realised.

Women's Candidates: The Muzychuk sisters end on a high note Tan Zhongyi versus Valentina Gunina - Photo: Eteri Kublashvili. Commentary provided by GMs Evgeny Miroshnichenko and Vladislav Tkachiev. The Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation. Pavel Eljanov explains in depth what Gyula Breyer already saw in 1911 and what became an opening choice of the likes of Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand or Carlsen.

Goryachkina Wins Women's Candidates Ahead Of Anna Muzychuk Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia had already secured victory at the FIDE women's candidates' tournament and so her final round loss was easy to handle. Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine finished in second place, 1.5 points behind the winner.

The 2-minute guide to playing chess well Have you ever watched a chess match and felt completely bewildered at what the players were doing? How do they decide which pieces to move? How are they keeping track of everything? Are they really playing with strategy? Or are they just moving pieces around on a board?

Antique Repro Mahogany Chess Table Mahogany chess table stunning piece Rarely used owner relocating Hand made in Victoria not import Pick up Baldivis area Size open 900 x 900 Closed…, 1221150716.

Kashmir Province Chess C'ship from June 23 Excelsior Sports Correspondent. SRINAGAR, June 17: All J&K Chess Association is going to organize Kashmir Province Chess Championship 2019 Coaching Camp, under the aegis of J&K State Sports Council, under 25 category for boys and girls at TRC Cricket Ground Hut Dalgate, here from June 23 to 26, 2019.

Yankees' Brian Cashman explains Clint Frazier demotion, Edwin Encarnacion trade - Another 'chess move' in the works? New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is a busy man these days. On Saturday, he traded for Seattle Mariners slugger Edwin Encarnacion. On Sunday, he sent outfielder Clint Frazier to the minors. On Tuesday, Cashman expects outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to return to the lineup, with Aaron Judge not that far behind.

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