EICC 2012

European Individual Chess Championship 2012

April 26, 2018
by Pladiv Putin
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European food and music star in the pre-wedding party of Paulina and Nicolás

A quiet lunch in Playa del Carmen, in front of one of the luxury hotels that dot the coast, the hotel Mayakoba, kicked off the celebrations of the wedding photography of Paulina and Nicolás Nágera. In this meeting the almost seven hundred guests enjoyed one of the attractive beaches of the Riviera Maya. The appointment was at three in the afternoon, on hundreds of white cushions placed in the sand and surrounded by a large security device that ensured the privacy of the attendees. With Mexican-inspired clothes, the friends and families of the bride and groom enjoyed “appetizers”, small snacks, typical of the Aztec country, to the sound of traditional music. The mother of the groom, Sabine, who will be the godmother of the link, He commented on the way to the beach that the couple is “delighted” and that Paulina “is wonderful”. For his part, the father of the singer, Enrique Rubio, who will be the godfather, only had praise for his future son-in-law: “Nicolás is a very serious and respectful boy, I like him very much”. He added that the couple “is very excited” and wants to have children.

White flowers and candles
After the relaxed meeting, the guests are already prepared for the “yes I want” moment, of which each time more details are known. The wedding ceremony, in which all the guests will wear white by express wish of the couple, will be officiated by the parish priest Bernard Quinn, who commented that the couple had chosen the short rite, so there will not be a full mass. The San Francisco de Asis chapel will be filled with dozens of roses, orchids and lisianthus, a floral arrangement that, according to the person in charge of organizing the event, Becky Alazraki, chose the bride. “She asked for white flowers and lilies, there will be many, there will also be candles floating in the water in the underground river,” he said. The nature and vegetation of the environment has been one of the elements that has been harmonized with the rest of preparations. ” The wedding has to fit in with the natural park as if it were part of it, not invented. You have to respect the beauty, the exotic, fresh part, “added Becky Alazraki, who organized weddings as untouched as Televisa magnate Emilio Azcárraga Jean and the daughter of former Mexican president Vicente Fox.

Paulina commented on several occasions that she would use her link to show the best of her Mexican roots, so she has organized, after the ceremony, a recreation of the ball game, a sport practiced by the ancient Mayans, in the ruins of Xcaret. During the exhibition a cocktail of margaritas and fresh water will be served, an aperitif from the subsequent banquet, with typical dishes of the country, and a night party or “tornaboda” on the beach, enlivened with different musical rhythms. In it, guests like Eugenia Martinez de Irujo , Javier Hidalgo , María Chavarri and her husband Javier Soto , Laura Ponte and her husband Beltrán Gómez Acebo , Ariadne Artiles , will dance., the model Blanca Romero, the actresses Silvia Pinal and Silvia Pasquel and the singers Coti and Julieta Venegas , among others.

July 7, 2017
by Pladiv Putin
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The ‘teacher’ of street chess in Bogota

Adolfo Paez is a street vendor who has his sydney photo booth in the race Seventh to 19th Street. Born in 1963 and without finishing the studio, he has always worked in the trade.

Selling sweets, packages and drinks, he survives to bring his two daughters to eat. Adolfo’s life could be counted in a very similar way to that of thousands of Colombians who earn barely what they spend and who live in neighborhoods at the edge of the urban center, but the history of this man goes even further than the exhaustive schedules of Work, social injustice or unfulfilled dreams.

For more than 30 years ‘Profe’, as they say in the streets, has dedicated his time and part of his income to the art, discipline and pastime of chess. Although he does not like being called ‘Profe’ because he says he has not studied, Adolfo is recognized in the streets for being a forerunner of chess in Colombia at street level.

The Seventh Race with 19th Street has become a sanctuary for amateur and professional chess players who, regardless of noise, pollution, number of people and the city’s agitation, achieve concentration to make mate to their opponents. Adolfo has been there for four years, and every day he takes out four tables that he has bought from his pocket and keeps close to his tent; He extends them and puts the boards and chips so that anyone who wants to come and play. He also plays, sometimes three or four simultaneous games while attending his candy kiosk and selling minutes.

“I played with (Antanas) Mockus, Gina Parody took the tables and (Gustavo) Petro was not able to play against me,” says Adolfo boasting of his audacity in chess, which has also helped him to undertake educational projects with Past mayorships.

In the Government of Luis Eduardo Garzón signed a pact in which he had permission to sell in the tenth race with street 16 and there he put his first tables; In addition he is responsible for the fact that there are concrete chess boards in part of the city.

The idea came to the realization that in New York there was the practice of street chess. Earlier, when I was working at Kennedy, I was carrying products to sell on a bicycling bike with a grille forward and boards on the back grill.

Although it is sometimes difficult because the Police “annoys” and the constant marches and protests can damage the space, people understand that chess is a healthy discipline. “Chess is not my job, it’s my passion. I do not live in chess, I do not charge, people collaborate with me, “says the Profe, who is very clear that” chess is necessary in Colombia. It teaches norms, intuition, analysis. “

“Chess is life itself,” says Paez convinced that promoting education through this discipline makes children learn, think and stay away from drugs.

“My dream is to have a school of chess and to be able to carry out my daughters, who play very well. Women discriminate against them in chess, put them to play and do not pay them. ” Although Adolfo does not have a large family, he is a single father and not many people support his way of life, he always finds relief and occasionally extra income, in addition to those obtained from the cubicle where he sells.

May 2, 2017
by Pladiv Putin
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Teka faucets and bells, recognized in Europe for their design and innovation

The range of DVS extractor hoods and the Hansgrohe kitchen faucet have earned the INSPIRACJE 2017 award for design and innovation. With this awards, the appliance company has already won four awards so far this year.

The award is presented annually in Poland and is organized by the interior design magazine ” ŚwiatRezydencji i Ogrodów” specializing in high-level environments. The winners are selected through the criteria of a professional jury made up of prestigious Polish designers and architects.

The awards aim to distinguish the most attractive products in both originality, design and innovation, introduced in the Polish market during the last year.

DVS range of bells

The extractor hoods DVS are appliances of perimeter aspiration that have two LED lamps that provide greater luminosity and maximum duration with the minimum consumption.

Another of the functionalities offered by the range hoods is its Touch Control digital control panel , with maximum precision in each of its functions. Its sophisticated and innovative Contour system of perimeter aspiration renews the air of the kitchen 27 times every hour.

Kitchen faucet Hansgrohe

On the other hand, the kitchen faucet Hansgrohe belongs to the most exclusive range , it is a single-handle unit with removable handles with aerated jet function. Its spout is flexible and rotating and has a flexible spring of high resistance and aerator anticalcáreo.


February 18, 2017
by Pladiv Putin
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Fiber Free, Europe’s latest food technology

Is there something easier to make and tastier than chips? And what comes better in summer than a fried fish dish ? The truth is that fried almost everything is rich. Of course, the fried! Croquettes, fried egg or pepper, Saint Jacobs … In many bars and restaurants are the great allies of lunch or appetizer. But they are also delicious fried vegetables, alone or in tempura. In fact, there are hardly any foods that are not delicious with this form of cooking that consists of heating them in oil or fat, adding flavor and also calories.
Or rather, it was that. Because now you can get the flavor and consistency of the fry without adding calories to the food. How? With hot-air fryers, like the latest Fagor Mini-Kitchen catalog. Visita la página here.

How do these appliances cook?
It’s simpler than it looks, actually. Basically, they circulate hot air and thus, they take advantage of the natural fats of many foods so that they hardly have to add other fats. Just a spoonful of oil to get crisp and golden fritters . And the benefits are obvious: you Frying without oil fat consumption is reduced up to 80%.
Also reduces energy
Up to 50% compared to a traditional fryer. That’s what you can save on the light bill with Fagor’s Rapid Air oil-free fryer that heats the air instantly.
Up to 10 specific programs and great versatility
Automatic programs make cooking easier so you do not have to waste time. Therefore, the Fagor hot air fryer has 10 specific programs for frying potatoes, lamb, prawns, chicken, meat or corn .
In addition, they are very versatile because they not only serve to fry, also to reheat foods or to prepare snacks that are normally prepared in an oven. Use it to bake a cake or a quiche, to make toasts or stuffed doughs. Everything, with the minimum of fat.
• One gram of fat equals 9 calories .
• The main function of fat is to provide us with energy. When we consume more than we need, it accumulates.
• The recommendation of the experts and experts in nutrition: that 30% of the nutrients daily are fat. It is important to consume them in order to have sufficient energy and it is also important not to pass, since obesity and being overweight are associated with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, diseases of the musculoskeletal system such as arthritis and some cancers such as colon or breast, for example .
• WHO has issued a harsh warning to developed countries. It estimates that in 2030, Europe will face an obesity epidemic with particular affection in some countries, such as Spain. What does “epidemic” mean? About 30% of people will be obese (men, 36%, women, 21%) and 70% are overweight (men, 80%, women, 58%).
• Depending on how they are their acids, fats are divided into saturated and unsaturated . The unsaturated ones can be poly or monounsaturated and the first ones can be omega 3 or 6. These fatty acids are very healthy. They are important components of cell membranes, they are precursors of other substances that regulate blood pressure and inflammatory response. Among other benefits, they protect against heart disease and have anti-inflammatory effects.
• Another way to classify these fats is to divide them into cis (most natural fatty acids, such as olive oil) or trans. The trans fats are infamous and rightly so : should not abuse them because they decrease good cholesterol and increase bad. They can be natural (from sheep or cattle products) or industrial. That’s where we have to take special care, leaving for special occasions or distributed over time products of pastries, processed products or snacks.

January 9, 2017
by Pladiv Putin
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A chessboard in the garden

This project is mainly aimed at chess enthusiasts. But not only for them, it is also a highly decorative project. As we talked about on another occasion, geometry in the garden is a fundamental element and a chess board is nothing more than pure geometry. It is therefore a decorative and functional element, aesthetic and playful. It will decorate, give style and beauty to our garden landscaping and at the same time we can spend good times throwing chess matches with large figures.

Build chess table in the garden 9

As you can see the chessboard is very beautiful and decorative. Its realization is not complicated, although it is an important project and requires a series of material and construction techniques unavoidable but simple.

Build chess table in the garden 1

We need a square of ground of 4.80 meters of side. With wooden slats of 5 x 10 cm we will form a square of these measures. We will reduce the ground about five centimeters. Every 60 cm we screw a screw in the slats and we will stretch threads between the screws to form a grid of grids 60 cm in side, 64 in total that are the ones that have a chess board.

Build chess table in the garden 2

With slats of wood we have to construct 32 squares that will serve as formwork for the realization of the squares of cement that will be the white squares of the board. The other 32 squares will be filled with grass and will form the black squares.

Build chess table in the garden 3

Here we see everything ready, the 32 frames of formwork will fix with pieces of wood as stakes. To this I was referring before, it is not technically difficult to elaborate, but it requires work, time and thoroughness.

Build chess table in the garden 4

We will prepare the mortar and we will fill the frames of encogrado, we will pass the trowel so that we leave the cement as fine as possible.

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Once the cement slabs are dry we will remove the wooden frames. That will be from the 24 hours of the pouring of the cement in the frames.

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To protect the slabs we can apply a cement sealant, so will not suffer as much weather inclemencies. Neither the wear and tear of the use since it will have to tread it, logically.

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The next step will be to prepare the black squares to plant the lawn boards on them. The variety chosen for this board was double dwarf fescue, due to its slow growth. Once the lawn is installed, we will water it frequently until it is well caught. We will not cut it until we see that by pulling it we do not lift the plate.

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The final result will be an elegant and majestic chessboard in cement and turf. Very nice and sophisticated, worthy of a royal garden.

January 5, 2017
by Pladiv Putin
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Much has been said about the history of chess, but in truth the only thing that can be said properly is that chess is as old as civilization, because in excavations made in Mesopotamia (region between the Tigris Rivers And Euphrates) objects have been found that showed that chess or similar game existed at least 4000 years before Christ.
The first chess tournament takes place in 1575, in Madrid, under the auspices of Philip II. They met the four best players of the moment; Two Spanish priests (Ruy López de Segura and Alfonso Cerón) and two Italians (Paolo Boi and Leonardo da Cutri), Felipe II, who like many other nobles was a chess fan, gave the winner a layer of ermine, a thousand ducats and ordered the exemption Of taxes for his hometown.
Since the first international chess tournament with a vocation to be held regularly, it is in London 1851, chess tournaments have become the standard form of chess competition among players.
In Uruguay, the Uruguayan chess federation (FUA) was founded in 1926 and its headquarters is located in Montevideo.
It is currently chaired by Bernardo Roselli.
Identify the problem:
What is the problem?
The people who practice this activity are subjected to situations of muscular tension, stress, numbness of lower limbs, migraine, hours of concentration, among others; They maintain that an incorrect position is maintained which are maintained in the time during hours, and even days, aggravating each of the previous ones.
Tension to participate in any championship beyond one kind.
According to the type of championship: against time or indeterminate time.
The experiences in the championship days (outside this one) also contribute to these problems.
Who is affected?
As mentioned above we can clearly deduce that it is aimed at the participants of a chess championship. It does not remove that it can not be applied also to people related to it, and also suffer from these pathologies; Such as judges, organizers, instructors, etc.
What is the general objective?
The main objective is to increase the performance of competitors through reducing stress and what it entails.
What are the specific objectives?
Apply different techniques of massages and mobilizations in different stages of the championship.
The proposal put forward is the division of four instances of this activity.
In the first instance we find the time before the start of the competition (days before) this will be held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
The second instance is developed just before the start of the games. (Hours before) this takes place in the same place of the competition.
The third instance is made after the games. (Minutes / hours later) this is also performed at the place of competition.
The fourth and final instance is presented after the completion of the championship (the next day) is held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
1) In the first instance we find the time before the start of the competition (days before) this will be held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
Recommended for the same massage include:

massage relax: consists of a set of techniques and maneuvers on the back, feet and hands.

Hot stone massage: this is the most recommended when we talk about relaxation, given that we work with stones at a very pleasant temperature for the body and the series of movements made with these allows to enter a state of comfort.
2) The second instance is developed just before the start of the games. (Hours before) this takes place in the same place of the competition.
The techniques used are:

Massage relaxing scalp and face: they are soft but firm movements performed by the hands and fingers technician on the patient ‘s scalp causing it to relax and have a good blood supply in this area .; Likewise also in the face. This will help concentration; Relaxation and performance.

Relax massage in a massage chair: this massage will serve to release tensions, relax, transmit tranquility and decrease the anxiety caused by activities like this.
3) The third instance is made after the games. (Minutes / hours later) this is also performed at the place of competition.
The techniques used are:

Mobilizing MMII: We recommend this activity to activate the circulation of the lower limbs due to the time that remain immobile is diminished.

Massage descontracturante in chair: if in spite of the work done in previous stages our patient presents contractures will be made descontracturantes massage to release the tensions acquired during the game.

Massage on hands and forearms: it is performed with a set of techniques and maneuvers in order to relax and release the tensions generated previously.
4) The fourth and final instance is presented after the completion of the championship (the other day) is held in the hotel where the participants are staying.
The technique is applied:

Relieving Massage: We will carry out in order to eliminate contractures and intentions generated during the competition thanks to a set of techniques and maneuvers.
Direct: are the competitors to which this procedure is applied.

Indirect: FUA, family, institute, department or country to which they represent, etc.
Human resources:
Number of people required: according to the number of participants.

Characteristics of the person required: masseuse enabled by the MSP.
Operational resources:
type and quantity of materials: massage chair, couch, bed sheets, fields, table, soap, towels, alcohol 70 °, black stones, spray, oils, creams, among others.
To carry out this activity a contract will be made by championship taking into account the number of days and competitors among other variables.

After the championship will be evaluated along with the FUA through a survey.

For more details look for massage near me.


March 18, 2016
by Pladiv Putin
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A new style of home decorating inspired by chess

Among the different types of flooring or floors there is this timeless classic shape of chess. The catering equipment hire company created a geometric and decorative design consisting of black and white squares, a possibility that transforms housing in the well – known board game, giving it a more dynamic aspect spaces.

Chessboards floors 1

Such designs are very suitable for kitchens, especially when the furniture that accompanies this interior is white. The contrast generated by the dynamic frame makes the space look wider , getting an attractive out of the ordinary.

Chessboards floors 2

The volumes of this chess design are also suitable for other areas of the home. Thus, we can find inlobbies, hallways or classrooms , creating visual games where the lights, architectural nooks and other elements are part of the scene.

Chessboards floors 3

In addition to the black and white classic, another attractive option is to change the white boxes for wood, creating a more sophisticated style.

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As we see, this type of coating gets a quite striking, useful finishing for all kinds of travelers, resulting in atmospheres that are, as mentioned, timeless.

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Geometric games are the homes of all life, and we can find an array of tiles diagonally or in a straight finish. Symmetries and games that create a balanced, ideal for lovers of spaces where forms and drawings have a greater role order.

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Chessboards floors 10


January 14, 2016
by Pladiv Putin
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11 movies and documentaries for chess lovers

Ajedrez Peli

16 pieces per player and a Board of 64 squares. That is all that is needed to play chess, one of the most historical board games and that even it is considered a sport. Whether you’re an expert and if you’re a simple novice, then we offer you a collection of HD movies and documentaries on xmovies8 related to this chess scene. From stories of great chess players, to chess players that developed their skills through the cold war. Movie 2k really offers all of the great chess movies that you can watch series online for free. Also enjoy timeless classics of how chess clubs helped schools in slum areas to offer hope to its students. 

Brooklyn Castle (documentary, 2012)

“Imagine a school where most popular children belong… to the chess team”. Fiction? No: it is real a small Institute of Brooklyn history. Most of its students live under the poverty line and chess is for them an escape route. During the last years national champions were proclaimed again and again, and in fact, this Institute is right won championships throughout its history.

The documentary focuses on the history of five of his students a year, showing not only how your school chess program has been hampered by numerous budget cuts, but also own difficulties and personal challenges that these guys have to overcome every day. It was very welcome among criticism after being screened at various festivals, which has served it so Sony should be set in the story and it acquired the rights to make a film.

Bobby Fischer Against the World (documentary, 2011)

Another documentary, although in this case on one of the players most popular history that not only features interviews of many of his colleagues, but it also shows for the first time material never before seen in the World Chess Championship in 1972, which was decided with what was then known as theGame of the century between Fischer and his Russian nemesis Boris Spassky. “One of the most beautiful films ever shot on the chess“, says Federico Marín Bellón.

Pawn Sacrifice (film, 2015)

If you stay with the desire to know more about Bobby Fischer and its history, the film ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ focuses precisely on his life and how, unwittingly, was trapped in the cold war between the two great superpowers of the time. Tobey Maguire gives life to the protagonist, while Liev Schreiber has been chosen to play Boris Spassky. Although he was in some festivals in 2014, it is not intended that debuts in the United States until September of this year. In Spain we are still waiting…

Searching for Bobby Fischer (film, 1993)

Although it bears the name of Bobby Fischer in the title, has nothing to do with the famous chess player (indeed, reportedly that it complained that he used his name without permission). Instead, ‘in search of Bobby Fischer’ tells the story of Joshua Waitzkin, a child prodigy that existed (and there is) in reality. His father wrote a book about the chess world, which is that the film is based. And Darling because, if you’re a fan of this discipline, you’ll find some cameo’s popular masters along the tape.

Your argument? Basically the life of Waitzkin when his family discovered that he had a gift for chess and they hire a teacher to teach you to take advantage of their abilities to become the next world champion. Throughout the game are various items that have been analyzed retrospectively by other players. However, some criticize various important bugs that it has and that may go unnoticed to the untrained eye.

Computer Chess (film, 2013)

A strange comedy, shot in black and white to give more authenticity (no, is not a documentary but you want to look like it). It is set in the ‘ 80s, when players began to play against some computers. Its director confesses in an interview that only had a script of the eight-page draft and that most of the dialogue is improvised, so that you can imagine improvisation that is present at all times in the final result.

As a result, and also of a specific theme, the reviews have been quite disparate: some criticize it and much while other consider that it is one of the best comedies of recent times. It is likely that you like if you’re a big fan of chess or computers (preferably to both), but if it cannot be quite heavy and boring.

The Dark Horse (film, 2014)

Project with origin in New Zealand as it swept away all the national awards (and any that took another international) in 2014. History, even though it is told in the form of film, is inspired by the life and work of Genesis Potini, a popular chess player with bipolar disorder who was trying to teach the young underprivileged community to play chess to prevent them from becoming criminals.

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (documentary, 2003)

For those who do not understand they much chess, there is a moment of the last few years with which we are very familiar: “combat” between Kasparov and Deep Blue. In 1996, this machine designed by IBM was faced for the first time against Garry Kasparov, one of the best players in history. He won any game, although Kasparov emerged victorious in the series. Things changed in 1997, with Deep Blue crowned as the first machine that won a World Chess Champion.

However, Kasparov was not at all happy with the result and came to insinuate that the movements of Deep Blue had a touch of creativity, something impossible for a machine with artificial intelligence and that only could be explained with the intervention of a human. The HBO documentary becomes echo these accusations and discusses the controversy that IBM people emerged then, with interviews with the own Kasparov, and other experts.

Long Live the Queen (child film, 1995)

An Oscar will not win because it doesn’t nothing otherworldly, but this Dutch film of 1995 may be agood way to start in chess to children of the House. It tells the story of a girl with a big imagination who misses his father, a chess champion who has just seen. Decides to learn how to play but does so in a peculiar way: through a story and parts enchanted with them that they can talk.

Geri completo Game (short, 1997)

It was not the first Pixar short (that position is it ‘Luxo Jr.’, 1986), but yes it’s one of the most popular short films of the history of the animation Studio. However, if that it pioneered in something: was the first time that Pixar showed a human being in a short.

‘Geri completo Game’ is an old man playing against himself in a game of chess that develops in a park. It was shown in some cinemas in 1997, although its success came in 1998 after being included on the VHS and the DVD of ‘Bugs’. So much so was its impact that the short film took the Oscar for best animated short, among other many international accolades.

Chess Fever (film, 1925)

A silent and black and white film recorded in the Russia of the year 1925 which is defined as “a story of love, obsession… and chess!”. Although the style you do not call too much, you will look pretty curious because they use some real footage during the annual tournament that year. José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player, gives life to the protagonist, while also leave themselves to see, among others, Frank Marshall, Rudolf Spielmann, Carlos Torre and Frederick Yates.

The diagonal of the madman (film, 1984)

Coproduction Franco-Swiss, which in 1984 was nominated for several international awards, including the Oscar for best film from non-English speaking and Golden Globe to best foreign Full HD Movies, but did not take any of the awards. The story takes place in 1983, during the celebration of a prestigious Chess Championship that also staged the political tensions that existed at that time. In fact, and although the title distracted, are facing a new mistranslation in his arrival in Spain (‘La Diagonale du Fou’, in the original French, it should be ‘The diagonal of the Bishop’ in Castilian, but “fou” also means “crazy”).

Although it is a fictional film, it has several Parallels with some events on chess that occurred in reality, as it explains the criticism of Beatlespock in Film affinity:

The film makes numerous allusions to actual chess events: the Match of the century between Spassky and Fischer in 1972 in Reykyavik and 1978 between Anatoli Karpov and Viktor Kortchnoi World Championship of chess. Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt) is a kind of mixture of the great Bobby Fischer and Korchnoi, a Swiss born Russian; and Liebskind (Michel Piccoli) and his cohort of teachers represents probably the purest Soviet faction that manipulates at will its most capable citizens for Communist supremacy. Recall the role of Karpov against Kasparov in his unforgettable duels of the 80s, stagnation against perestroika. (Beatlespock criticism at Filmaffinity).

September 12, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Spectacular giant chess playground

Piezas de ajedrez gigante

The game of giant chess to play in the garden is spectacular.This game is visually very attractive. The measurement of parts, assistance to the public, if any, can display headings and learn from them. It is also a good way to convert a game where normally players spend long time sitting in a Chair at home, in a game where you walk and play abroad. That is why it is so popular in the nursing homes, public parks, hotels, camping sites and schools.
Giant chess game playground equipment for indoor consists of 32 strong, molded plastic parts of high quality. Giant chess game has a classic design that will facilitate recognition of parts all over the world. It is a game that never becomes fashion and in this giant, tough and durable version is especially recommended to play abroad.

The pieces come in three sections. On the one hand the basis which is divided into two parts, which are easily coupled and that then if you wish, you can fill sand or water. If not windy or if playing indoors, it is not necessary to fill them with nothing. The bases are sufficiently large so that they are not easily tumben. Finally top, comes from a single piece, it is the section that identifies each piece.

piezas de ajedrez gigante

The measures of the giant chess pieces are as follows:
The height of the pieces
Pawn: 43 cm, Bishop: 56 cm, Tower: 43.2 cm, horse: 48 cm, Lady: 58 cm and King: 64 cm
The base is the same for all parts and is 24 cm in diameter.

Juego de Ajedrez Gigante

The Board sold separately, there are customers that have a few tiles at home in the form of chess board by not buying any Board. There are two different models:

3 meters x 3 meters thick canvas Board. Save as if it were a tablecloth.
2.8 x 2.8 meters rigid plastic Board. It consists of several pieces of rigid plastic. It is a grid so that if placed on top of the grass, this is not so mistreated as if you put up a tarp, since this can grow between the holes.


Also sold a bag to store parts.


In our giant chess section , you will find this game, with its accessories, and also giant checkers and other smaller models of chess. It is never late to learn how to play chess.


July 7, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Rules of chess about mortgage change of Dead parts

The change law of  mortgage agent 

Pedestrians are often treated as a defensive replacement, used agages sacrifices to avoid losing more “important” pieces on the Board. But when a player uses a pawn for the Exchange, pedestrians suddenly becomes much more powerful. To ready currency with another piece, the player must move to the last row on the Board. For the white pieces, the objective is to reach rank 8. The black pawns are struggling to rank 1. Once a pawn reaches the last row in the table, it can be changed by another piece. Besides being known as a”pawn”, this move is also called as “pawn of conversion”, “promotion” or “grade”.

Interchangeable parts

Pedestrians is often confused with the Queens when they promote, but the players are not limited to this single option. A pedestrian graduated can be changed by a horse, Bishop, Tower, or the Queen of the same color. A player is not required to change its promise for a piece that lost. For example, if the player still has his Queen intact, but you want to change a pawn promoted to a Queen this is perfectly acceptable.

When Convert

Change a pawn for a “dead” or captured chess piece is an important strategy, and its usage in the game could be crucial. In general, players use the pedestrian Exchange only towards the end of the game, in part because several steps are needed to advance a pawn from all the way across the Board.Start pawns are hoping to convert its target during the mid-play of the game, once the opening volleys were fired in movement. It is often better to support the potential conversion of pawns with a Bishop or rook. It’s typically prudent groped to send four of their eight pawns toward the end of the table. Of them, with enough skill and strategy, chances are that you will be able to change one or two.

Exchange rules

Chess notes no limit when it comes to an exchange of tokens. In theory, a player can move all of your chips and makes them more powerful, although this is an unlikely outcome. Only pedestrians can be changed on the other hand, conversion does not apply to any other piece on the Board. Pawns can become any other piece in the game, save the King.

June 29, 2015
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How to be a better chess player

Anyone can try their luck in a game of chess, but it takes a little more effort to be a good chess player. Keep reading to learn how to develop your chess skills.


Method 1 of 2: convert you into a better player of chess

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    Learn to play chess. Not is possible improve if not know the rules or how move a piece correctly.


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    Join you to a club of chess local. I know social and free with the chess. No trates of feel you well to the play with people that clearly are worse that you. If you have that do things to feel you better after a loss, the chess not is a game for you.
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    Learn the values of the parts. A pawn is worth a point. The Knights and bishops are worth three points each. A tower is worth five points. A Queen is worth nine points.

    • Do not sacrifice any part unless you have a clear victory. For example, not you must sacrifice a horse for an attack on the flank of the King unless you are sure that you can win.
    • It is not appropriate to change a Bishop (by value of 3) and a horse (by value of 3) by a Tower (by value of 5), and a pawn (by value of 1) because the horse, and the Bishop are more powerful than a tower and the pawn will not come into play until the end of the game.
    • These values are relative. In some positions, a Bishop or a Knight are stronger than a tower.
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    Always takes the bishops and horses. Pawns are used too and with exaggeration, and often developing parts fail to develop. Then, your opponent generally will be a Bishop through your pawn structure.

    • Too many pawns move weakens the flank of a castling King and you exposed to attacks. Move too many pawns usually weakens your structure of pawns in the endgame.
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    Understands how to play. There are two main ways in which people play. Some have a strong defense and aggressive people who use this style can be very deadly. The other type takes advantage. In an instant they seize any error that his opponent commits, developing rapidly and leaving with an open position. None of them is the best, although the main population prefers a stronger than capital game.

    • It is easier to attack than defend. Some like to play schemes where sacrificed a pawn to get an attack because they find that they earn a higher percentage of games.
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    Entering your first tournament. It enters there with the mindset that you are going to sweep this series of games. Forget the score. Forget about the scores.Only salt and play the best you can, it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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    Looking for an opponent. Find people who are better than you and “compete” against them. Play with them. Go to the tournaments that go. Little by little you acostumbrarás to your playing style and use it against them and others. Don’t think about this “rival” as someone whom he exceeded. Don’t give up if you lose. It plays again, and again, and again. Do this until you’ve learned your style and how to counter it.
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    Studying to your GM (Grandmaster) followers. Studies, play, study, play. Learn how to use their techniques, and how to counter them.
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    Lee one of the 10 best books written about chess. Here are some good books:

    • “Logical chess move by move” of Irving Chernev. It teaches you how to attack the King at the opening of the pawn and the King to play positional chess with the queen pawn openings.
    • “My system” from Aaron Nimzowitsch.
    • “Think like a grandmaster” of Alexander Kotov. This book explains how to analyze variations so you can play the game medium to a much higher level.
    • “Judgement and planning in chess” of Max Euwe. A classic book that explains how to judge a position based on the advantage of space, the combinations, the advantages of end, attack King and pawn structures.
    • “Bobby Fischer teaches chess,” Bobby Fischer. A classic book that teaches chess tactics for beginners.
    • “Chess master vs.” amateur chess”Max Euwe and Walter Meiden. This book explains how a teacher beats an amateur to make the right decision based on the needs of the positions.
    • “Practical chess end” of Irving Chernev. 300 end of game that begins simple but end up with a higher degree of difficulty.
    • “1001 check kill” of Fred Reinfield. A classic book that will help you to see several checkmate and to calculate the variations.
    • “Ideas behind the chess openings” of Reuben Fine. It explains the strategies behind the openings so that you can remember and play better.
    • “100 selected games” of Botvinnik.
    • “Basic end of chess” Reuben fine. A thick book that is a classic and explains all kinds of endings.
    • “Count points in chess” I. A. Horowitz. A classic book that gives a range of 32 positional features and teaches how convert these 32 advantage into a victory.
    • “How to win in the finals of the chess” I.A. Horowitz. This book explains strategies of late without complex variations.
    • “Fundamentals of chess” of José Raúl Capablanca. This book teaches the opening, middle game and end strategies.
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    Learn the basic rules of the end. End of game strategy: “If you have the advantage in materials, change parts, not pawns. If you go back with materials, change pawns and you can force a draw”.

    • Without pawns, you must have at least one more tower to force a mate; the only exception to this is that two Knights and a King can not force a mate against a lone King.
    • The King is a powerful piece; use it to block and attack the pawns.
    • Bishops of opposite colors lead to tie most of the time, because none of the parties can move pawns without losing them. A pawn of Tower and a single Bishop are tied to a black King if the Bishop is the color opposite to the coronation box.
    • The bishops are worth more than the horses in all but the closed positions of pawns.
    • The pawns, towers, and the bishops are more valuable in the process of the game, so play to preserve them.
    • Many games with all the pawns on one side of the Board ends in draw. 90% of games masters ending in a draw where all of the pawns are on one side of the Board because the master with fewer pawns exchanged pawns and then sacrifice a Knight or Bishop by the last of the pawns. If you stay with only a Bishop or Knight you can not force a mate.
    • The tower and the horse, or the rook and Bishop, often can only draw against a tower.
    • In the end with the Queen, which the Queen moves to the Center first dominates the game.
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    Powerful pawn structures are:

    • An “external pawn” attracts the King of the opponent to the other side, allowing you to eat the rest of his pawns or move your pawns on the other side of the Board.
    • A “last pawn” is not blocked by another pawn and must be pushed. Nimzovich said, the “last pawn must be pushed”.
    • A “protected passed pawn” is a passed pawn that is protected by another pawn.A protected passed pawn forces the opponent to constantly defend themselves against progress.
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    The weak pawn structures are:

    • The doubled pawns do not defend each other and are under attack.
    • Isolated pawns are weak and should be screened by a piece.
    • Backward pawns which are on open rows are extremely weak and susceptible to be attacked by the towers.
    • A King in opposition can tie against a King pawn.
    • A tower on the seventh rank is worthy to sacrifice a pawn.
    • The Zugzwang is one in that if your opponent changes its position, it becomes weaker (prefer to renounce their turn), and is common in chess.
    • The end of rook and pawn are the most difficult, so avoid them.
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    Plays chess at blind. You will teach how to not forget and learn what parts are attacking to what boxes. Since your brain is will be forced to memorize much information about the State of the Board of all ways, not will be so difficult that learn to organize it. You train slowly to see the image full, you will notice statements very complex on the State of the Board and you give has of what movement you must do. In fact, with the time will improve in the chess to blind rather than in the chess normal if you trained by equal.
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    Note the patterns in them played that tend to do that to win the game. Not follow step 3 all the time without exceptions, but rather judged the arrangement of the parts and decide if it is worth making an Exchange. It is good to Exchange parts more easily if you take advantage. Use your skill to realize patterns. Make a move that you predijiste will cause that your opponent says a bug that allows you to win the game.Strategy may include know with which person you’re playing, you realize the errors committed at the start of the game or pay attention to the pattern of common mistakes that people tend to commit.

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Method 2 of 2: practice like a champion

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    Stores the first 12 plays of the best 20 games of the chess masters great. You can find these games online easily at sites such as chessgames.com. You must memorize you the top ten moves of white and black to get an idea of how the true masters of the chess begin their games. This will help you get an idea of how to succeed and how to highlight. In addition, memorize these moves will make you more disciplined, since you will have to train your mind to “absorb” them, as well as to understand what makes them so effective.
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    Solve 10,000 puzzles on your favorite puzzle web site. You can use web sites such as Chesstempo, Chessity or Puzzle Books. As said Malcom Gladwell, “work at anything over 10,000 hours make you an expert, so imagine the professional you will be after solve 10,000 puzzles!”. Of course, this you can take a long time, but if you trace you make at least one a day, you’ll go very far. You can also start drawing you a more realistic goal, as 1,000 puzzles.
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    Uses chess apps on your phone. You can also use the application of the world champions of chess or other chess players-oriented applications. While practicing to be a master of chess requires complete concentration, have an application on your phone that is related to chess can help you train when you find yourself with some unexpected free time.
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    Play in local tournaments. Enroll in all tournaments as you can and make sure you play at least once a week no matter how tired or frustrated you can be. Local tournaments are the way to help you practice playing against real players and also to improve your technique and strategy.
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    Check your games with a chess trainer. You have a chess trainer can cost you an arm and the face, but it can definitely help you improve your game and develop the discipline necessary to be able to think out of the ordinary. You can also find a chess coach online that can help you review your moves and give you an idea of what you did wrong and what you did well. Recognize your strengths and your strengths is the best way to succeed in chess.
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    Plays at least 10,000 chess games. Do you remember what we said about to become a true professional after having done anything for more than 10,000 hours? While performing the mentioned methods of practice they will help you, at the end everything boils down to play as many games as you can. If you are genuinely committed to become a better chess player, this is the path that you must follow.


  • Strategically, study “the art of the thinking logic”, of McDonalds and Seirawan. Books like “My system” are really classic, but far above the capabilities of beginners and intermediate players. You will end up wasting your time; you really have to learn to walk before we can run.
  • He understands that you as everything, practice makes perfect. Chess is no exception. In fact, need years to develop into a strong chess player, but don’t get discouraged. Get a consistent and reasonable curriculum (and keep it), and do gradually more and more strong.
  • Don’t believe the lies about “visual contact” or “mislead people bluffing”. Lee and focus on the Board. Chess is not poker.
  • When you study the strategy, write down the ideas and plans that will give you, and be sure to put them into practice in your own games. It is easy to have one of those moments where you say “AHA!” when you’re studying, but then immediately back to your same old thinking process on the Board. To improve, you must improve your thought process and put into practice new ideas on the Board.
  • Don’t worry about the study of the opening lines; When you start, you’ll see that nobody plays main lines (because nobody knows them), so all the memory you made will be for nothing. Focus on sound principles (move each piece once before moving any piece twice, centralize your pieces, inhibit the development of your opponent, develop your pieces so that your opponent pawn cost work advance) and you will at least equal the opening (which is what you should do, anyway). Do not play with unusual as the Blackmar-Diemer gambit or the Latvian gambit. Not depend on solid strategic understanding, can be easily refuted if your opponent has studied them (Defense Ziegler literally the Blackmar-Diemer gambit entirely rejects), and will inhibit the learning of the traditional principles of chess. You will win more games in the short term, but your overall performance will be seriously hampered. Play with classic fenders Ruy López, Italian, Scottish, siciliana (Sicilian defenses probably closed are the best Sicilian defenses for beginners) or positions of gambit with the Queen.
  • If you are below 1700 USCF, is likely to benefit more quickly by doing at least 30 minutes of tactics (chesstempo, chess.com, chess.emerald, etc.) a day.
  • If you have the money, and seriously want to be a great player, pay a trainer. If you are below 2000 USCF, the practice is looking for an expert or a teacher to give you weekly lessons; get a much stronger that coach could improve even your skill level.
  • The chess.com website is an excellent resource; chessmentor, your database and your videos (especially “live videos” of IM Rensch session) are all very instructive and useful. Another site, chessfriend.com, has excellent videos of play by play analysis items of great modern masters. It is recommended to play in ICC (if you can afford the membership), since there are fewer cheats on ICC, probably because the ICC costs up to $60 for a membership. ChessCube has an interface attractive, and have tournaments very interesting (area of war), but there are many cheats. If not you can afford your income to ICC, comes with FICS.
  • Practice a little of the mode called chess fast is good for you; You maintains strong tactically, can help you to have the “feeling” of an opening relatively quickly, and you help to give them guidelines Basic that are necessary. However, if are playing more than 3 or 5 games fast in a day, probably is too much for you. Play slow so that you allow thinking and work in your calculations. If play too chess fast, not will be capable of calculate with precision, or of apply the ideas of your studies, and will have problems to defeat to them opponents strong on the Board.


  • The Queen is the most valuable part. If your opponent is exposed to his Queen, where you can take it, it can be a trap or they could try to deceive you.

June 24, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Accounting and chess

Within some aspects of our life, chess has always had a place, but not so much as inthis time, so want to share this little passion with you followers of this blog, I alsobelieve that this sport goes hand in hand with the accounting at least in our online bookkeeping services world, by practicing chess gives me mental agility and the ability to solve problemsmore quickly and easily which is what us counters face day to day.


There are many places where to develop the sport on the web, but I‘m going torecommend one that is very cosy; http://www.buho21.com, where apart from playingonline, can take classes, see the most important tournaments in the world of chessand many more new features, I invite you to visit this website.


I hope any of you dare to interfere in this sport I assure you that they will not go outwhen they are already caught by the Board of 64 squares.

June 22, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Chess movies showing at the competition

Yesterday, speaking of Steve McQueen , mentioned The MovieTube , in which Steve McQueen plays a game of chess (real and metaphorical) with Faye Dunaway . I’ve never played chess, I find it a fascinating, very cinematic game, which is full of possibilities. Unfortunately, in real life rarely has a chance to say something so forceful as lethal as â € œJaque Matea € ?? mamarracha without being pretentious. So, again, we must take refuge in the cinema to live those larger than life moments that God, in his infinite stinginess, we so often obscures. Here’s my ListA € of full movie

1. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

I said. For McQueen, the Dunaway (what a shame for women, which has been done in the face), the Pelia € | I think also for the time. A little about everything.

2. Fresh (1994)

When you are surrounded by gangsters, thieves and other ilk, the only site where you can play by the rules I guess it must be chess, because what is in the barrioâ € | forget it. The great Samuel L. Jackson proves to be a actorazo like the top of a pine tree again.

3. Stalag (1953)

One of the lesser known films Giant Billy Wilder . It is not surprising, since it is not a comedy precisely: in a Nazi refugee, one of the prisoners is able to sell his mother to survive one day € Masa | The moral is not very edifying precisely, but so is the human being, is not it, darling Holly (Golightly) ?: â € œRatas and super ratasâ € ??.

4. Searching for Bobby Fisher (1993)

Being a child prodigy is not easy in any field or in the entertainment world (I would tell Judy Garland ) nor in chess. The truth is that the movie is great, especially for the script, and Joe Mantegna , who is an actor that I love.

5. Insurgent (1957)

A movie of deadly chess, literally. Max Von Sydow life is played with the Grim Reaper, white against black, in a movie also filmed in black and white. As you know, Ingmar Bergman  is not exactly my weakness, but even a Reconco know its virtues. You can watch insurgent online free because the movie so old that it doesn’t have copyright anymore.

Moral: I, in life, what I’m wanting to say is not really Matea € â € œJaque ?? œenroqueâ € but â € ??, which is a word, and an attitude that seems much more civilized.

June 1, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Chess Pan American athletes will be covered by special insurance in Cali

El campeonato panamericano de ajedrez de la Juventud se jugará en Cali del 27 de junio al 04 de julio de 2015

The Pan American youth Chess Championship will be played in Cali on June 27 to 04 July 2015

The Organizing Committee of the Pan American Chess Championship of the youth to be played in Cali from June 27 to July 04, plans to offer a significant safety event in all aspects. Therefore, arrangements being carried out with an insurance company in the region where each of the athletes that is in competition may be covered by a special insurance of Ontario Mississauga life insurance quote.

The sporting event which is expected to attend more than 700 athletes will also receive important police safety offered by the Mayor of Cali, on sites where a mix of athletes and officials who come to the Championship.

In total there are six meetings of work that has sustained the Organizing Committee of the Championships since January 15, when he began the organizational structure to date, all guided by the director of the contest engineer Alfonso Naranjo Abbey, where each area coordinator makes reports on performance in the assigned functions.

However advances that takes in established work schedules, once the conventions of sponsorship with the Mayor of Cali, were signed through the Ministry of sport, dynamics will be higher, especially on the subject of recruitment.

At the most recent meeting where the President of the Federation Luis Pérez Carrillo and Jorge Silva Treasurer attended Cali, dignitaries endorsed the timetable that takes, but recommend retaining the organizational dynamics without letting loose detail so that the Championship comes out perfect.

May 30, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Chess Cafe



Afternoons until nightfall to play chess in the small and modest “Coffee-Pott” of Berlin in which you could play chess.

By chance I came as a stranger and I watched some silent and concentrated groups around a chessboard and at the same time I was surprised other tables with noisy people, arguing the moves, then I knew that if I wanted to play chess and measure my abilities with other enthusiasts, I had found my home for recreation.


But, then I realized, that all those lovers of chess would not allow me to play as an intruder in his circle.

Looking around the tables, I saw an old man with white beard, drinking his coffee with nespresso compatible pods singapore and smoking a pipe.


I approached and asked if he would be willing to play a game with me.

He was immediately as, put the pieces on the Board and win, played who start.

Of course, the old did not know who had opposite.

Quickly I realized, that was one of the weaker opponents of all the coffee.

Despite everything, he wanted to avoid at all costs to losing.

Rather, my opponent embodied a conflict – but also a solid solution.

Its key patent for the contradiction between ambition and poor capacity used it in those moments, when his opponent believed, that the game was almost won.


The weakest acknowledged the superiority of its opponent.

Had to suffer deterioration of their position – until the defeat, which for him meant an unbearable loss of image.

For this reason, quickly activated the emergency brake in the sense, that began to reflect for some time and more about its next move.

At most take, this was made to wait up to 45 minutes and gave me the impression that the opponent had gradually fallen asleep.


The consequence was, that I was forced to put a logical claim to my opponent and I begged him to move tab as soon as possible.

All of this I started to grow impatient and I wanted to drive my strong attack to the deserved victory.

So sterile waiting made me nervous, and with good reason.

What I didn’t expect was that my adversary to react with a dignity and distant misunderstanding.

I had to hear from him, that we jugáremos without clock; without prior agreement.

All my intentions to appeal to the “fair play” in this sport and in personal relationships were totally useless.


This regular customer of that green coffee bean max review did it impress.

Flamboyantly filled his pipe and asked another latte.

Who is pressed for time or have drones in pants, not must never touch the chessmen.

So I exhausted my patience and told him:

“Yes, you are right, my winning position will lose and you are the only person in this place, which means something in chess.
In addition, it is only a matter of time!”

My pointed irony did not get their goal instantly express this last comment, came the waitress and brought him coffee.

So it is stressed, for who was the advantage “it is only a matter of time“.

I have to confess, that another remedy was not me before exploit to my King, accompanied by a mocking smile on my part.


I got up and I left. But “in passant” parts of the Board arrollé with my sleeve.

Rooks, bishops and pawns fell everywhere.


The winner of the game, very surprised, raised his eyebrows.

What a rude!

It he sipped loud your hot coffee and then headed towards the central field of friends and chess players.


Waiting for you there, modestly group asked: “who has won your game?“.

With all the calm of the world replied: “I, who fate!

May 28, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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An nine-year-old girl was kill by a chainsaw when she was playing chess

Crédito: Chicago Tribune

A nine-year-old child was killed by a relative who cut her throat with a circular saw, said Monday a police officer from Chicago learned of the investigation.

Officers found the body of the girl in a House attended once they received an avisoel Monday morning in the western sector of the city.

The police official confirmed to the press that a 52-year-old woman, relative of the girl, used a circular saw to cut the throat, apparently, because she hadn’t stop playing chess for one day. The official requested anonymity because no official autopsy had been made.

The woman was arrested at a hospital where tended her wounds that had caused, added.According to journalistic versions, the woman was a grandmother of the girl.

The police said that the woman and the baby were found by another Member of the family.

The Department of child and family service of Illinois said that the Agency had not had prior communication with the family. Authorities said there was no other children in the home when the incident occurred.

Ben flame works with the child’s father and took him by car to the housing. Llamas told the newspaper Chicago Tribunethat the father was emotionally upset and did not want to talk about.

Llamas said that his friend had moved to this House a year ago with a woman. The couple had a small son.

“At first, he was reluctant but when it arrived the baby fell in love with it,” said flames. “He taught us portraits of the baby every day”.

Neighbors say that several people were living in the House where the body of the girl was found.

“They were good people,” said Francisco Arreola to the Chicago Tribunenewspaper. “You always saw them and they were very happy. I never heard that they riñeran or anything”.


May 28, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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A party of chess in Mauritius villas

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Last Saturday 9, in the square of the chess of Mauritius villas, lived a real party, with the opening of the amphitheatre that surrounds the new chessboard with their squares of marble, the rededication of the Miguel Najdorf walk and the enhancement of the square in general, which now becomes a public space to enjoy to the maximum.

The event was attended; Mayor Jorge Macri, Ludovico cricket Secretary of education and Director of education Susana de Latorre.

There were a number of activities that summoned a crowd of neighbors, some of them fond of chess, but many others who were attracted by the colorful and artistic display.

The ceremony began about 3 p.m., when María Kodama read two poems on chess composed by Jorge Luis Borges, while the living chess guys, led by the Coordinator of the school, Professor Beatriz Liendro, depicted with their movements some of the words expressed by the great Argentinian writer in his text, in relation to the chess pieces. It was a luxury to have it current champion Argentine Sub 8, Agustín Fuentes, collaborating with the action of the boys on the giant chessboard. All this within the framework of the new amphitheatre.

Then I talk about the Mayor Jorge Macri, who highlighted the work that has been done in the municipality with the recovery of public spaces, also marking the importance of what has been done by engineer Mario Petrucci, Director of the Municipal School of chess and also present in the event, both in regards to everything to do with the figurines, as in the schools of mathematics and robotics.

Finally, the participants moved to the other end of the square, where the treatment of restoration of boards dedicated to all our world chess champions, as well as the new Board carrying the plate with the name of the international master for 16 years was Alan Pichot, who the year past obtains the highest world class title. Alan thanked the recognition and received demonstrations of affection. Other former world champions who were present in the tribute were: Grand Master Oscar Panno, champion of the world under 20 in 1953, master Internacional Marcelo Tempone, world under 17 champion in 1979, Grand Master Hugo Spangenberg, two-time world champion by team Sub 26 in 1993 and 1997, and great Maestro Diego Valerga, world champion by team Sub 26 in 1997.

A real feast for the neighborhood of Mauritius villas, the municipality of Vicente López and the Argentine chess in general.

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May 26, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Chess is a very complex sport requiring a player to be in a big way, mental and physical for pay in the competition. Many factors influence the performance of the player, but eat before and during the competition plays a significant role in the tournaments. The ingestion of foods before and during the chess tournament considerably affects operation of the player, in particular nutrition affects the player’s psychological state, attention, memory and overall brain functioning – the most crucial features to chess. Therefore, the chess players should develop a single diet to fit your needs.

The intake of food before playing chess is an absolutely crucial factor in a competition. All food consumed approximately two hours until the round start will affect how the player feels and works during the game. Eating too much, too little or just a guy wrong food can significantly make lower the player’s position in the tournament. Almost all nutrition professionals agree that the food rich in fish fat is especially beneficial for the brain of the chess player. Skolnik, sports nutritionist, says that “there is a bullish trend of Charter on the use of fat fish by athletes and non-athletes equally” (Klein, the diet of Grand Master, 21).

Believed that the Japanese has higher CI due to regular seafood, rich in food oils consumption (Klein, the diet of Grand Master, 21). Kelly a. Hammer, an expert in healthy foods, recommends a high intake of protein and carbonate hydrates chess competition starts. “Carbohydrates will help sustain the focus, while protein will add the necessary nutrients for brain connections”. To get enough carbohydrates, it is advisable to eat many fruits and vegetables, potatoes and rice. Foods such as eggs, chicken, milk and soybeans are high in protein and recommended as a part of the diet of many nutrition professional chess. According to my personal experience, consume products as pork, beef, hamburgers and French fries before any mental or physical activity is not recommended, the digestion of these food products consumed much energy and makes it almost impossible to concentrate and keep you focused during long periods of time. After eating these food products a player would no doubt prefer a NAP, rather than play a game hard. Rule, consume too much of any food, prior to a game of chess is not a good idea because the stomach of the player will do all the work and not your brain.

Not eating enough also is a bad practice. G.M Evgeny Bareev advised hungry before departure: “the mind is clearer and we can calculate best variants and more aggressive”. Many players, including myself, have tried it and isn’t really a very good idea, G.M Gregory Serper says that it is almost impossible to stay, not even close, concentration when you are hungry: “the only thing that can be thought of is the meal” (Klein, the Grand Master of the diet, 22). Must be a balance between the amount of food to be able to play the best chess.This balance is something individual that should be developed by each player and/or with the help of a qualified nutritionist.

The intake of food during the game of chess itself, play even a more significant role in the competition. Not only an opponent is annoyed when someone periodically opens a bottle of water or banana, but that there are real advantages in access to food during a game. If you take a look at any game room, you will see that most of the tables have water, water is the most essential part of the ration of food from the player during a game.According to Kelly Hammer, a sports dietitian, “do not drink enough [water] during a game increases the prevalence of fatigue, headaches and low blood pressure which may adversely affect the results” (Klein, the Grand Master of the diet, 22). There’s a debate ongoing about sports drinks.

The sports dietitian Mitzi Dulan suggests drinking drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade sports during chess tournaments because athletes drink more of these drinks to water regularly. (Klein, the Grand Master of the diet, 22). Hammer argued that chess is not a sport of resistance so the sports drinks do not replace water(Klein, the Grand Master of the diet, 22). From my personal experience I suggest you drink between water and sports drinks, caffeine-free iced tea is what works best I to me since it combats dehydration, provides carbohydrates and it puts a little taste in the mouth at the same time.

Another burning issue is the caffeine. Skolnik thinks: “caffeine is a single thing” (Klein, the diet of Grand Master, 22). This helps a player to keep on guard but to another can cause you to lose concentration and focus because of it. I do not trust the caffeine during a serious game. One day this can help you to wake up, but another day can make you sleepy. Consuming caffeine during a game is a bet: one day you win, one day you do not. That is why I prefer caffeine-free beverages.

Conclusion: intake of foods before and during a chess tournament can significantly affect the chess player.The consumption of too much, too little or just a wrong type of food can act dramatically on the position of the player in the tournament. Many food experts recommend:

Foods rich in fats of fish before and during the game to improve the functioning of the brain.

Indonesian Halal food of Pondok Jawa Timur is also a great advice for all chess  players before competitions.

The proteins are also recommended as a part of the diet of chess. To get enough protein is recommended to eat eggs, chicken, crazy, milk and soy.

Carbohydrates are present in foods such as fruits and vegetables, potatoes and rice.

Drink plenty of water or other beverage to be properly hydrated. Sports drinks and caffeine beverages should be consumed with caution due to the possibility of “double effect”.

It is a practical good take a large Apple or a banana.

The well-balanced diet of chess a bad chess player will not become good at the moment, but it is something that will give a slight “touch” to any player in the competition

May 25, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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How to keep your room quiet when you are playing chess

Environmental noise, street noise or loud neighbors can be very annoying in a dwelling. So much so that one make soundproofing a room to gain in peace of mind and relaxation.

Today there are materials to soundproof all kinds of surfaces: from the most common, for walls, windows and doors, to shock absorbers for ventilation systems, machines that are on the outside of the building, extractors and systems of air conditioning, etc. I.e. If you want to you can isolate your room noise.

Firstly, one of the elements of the room where more noise sneaks is the window. Materials that are more isolated are PVC and aluminium. Windows that have hinged openings are more isolates. Likewise, to thicker glass, greater soundproofing. You can also use secondary double Glazing and sealing the windows very well to the wall.

As for the walls for soundproofing must be an air Chamber between the wall and the insulation that is going to get. In the space left between the two place absorbent and is the new plasterboard wall.

In relation to the ceilings, you can build a double septum. Must keep in mind that placing the absorbent material on the outside, be optimized reverb; However, this will not improve significantly the insulation. On the other hand, if installed in the part of inside (between the two sides of the septum), that there will be a clear improvement of the insulation. Thus, the bigger the air Chamber that is left between partitions, the greater the insulation.

Also the doors are keys to a secluded room. Those rooms that are fully lined (windows, ceilings, floors, walls and door) them are known as floating boxes.

Finally, to isolate a room, the last part is the soil. For him, there are a variety of elements such as rubber pads floating concrete, a bancadas anti-vibration, anti-impact sheets, anti-vibration plates of different densities to reduce vibration, floors, etc.

May 14, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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A fifth grade child suicide after losing a game of chess

The ten-year old boy was launched by a window of the second floor of the school of New Jersey during the break between classes.

Menor de quinto de primaria se suicida tras perder juego de ajedrez

The Assistant told police that the child was upset that his opponent captured their King without saying “checkmate”.

A child of fifth grade he lost a game of chess during the break time and he committed suicide by jumping out a window of the second floor of the school after his opponent would not say “checkmate” before taking their King, police said.

Dumont police unveiled a report on Wednesday about what happened until the student of 10 years of the saltera Grant Elementary School vacuum after a chess match last month, reported the newspaper The Record.

The Assistant told police that the child was upset that his opponent captured their King without saying “checkmate”. She added that she saw the child write a note after the departure, deliver it to his opponent and ask you to not read it until it reached to the cafeteria.

The Assistant said she confiscated the note, read it and when turned saw the boy jumping out the window, says the report.

According to the report, a classmate said that the child had alluded to throw through the window on at least four occasions. After a tight game of chess in December, said the classmate, the boy became enraged after losing and said: “I am very near of throw me out the window”.

The classmate said that never told anyone about the threats because he thought the boy was joking, says the report.

Parents of the boy who committed suicide are asking help of Boca Raton wrongful death attorney to guide them through the process of obtaining compensation for their son’s accident.

May 13, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Technology to go to the dentist for chess player

Go to the doctor(Dr. James Strawn) or the dentist sometimes is not so serious. Many times we will we check routinely either, in the case of the dentist, to make us dental cleaning. And on these occasions we make our appointment with the health care professional and have to wait for us to attend. More than once we will be pasadoque if our appointment was at 5 in the afternoon, we cater at 5:30, but we are going, because the previous patient took much longer than expected.

What to do in the meanwhile? Many people read magazines that are generally in the office, but which are already old and therefore, the information you give in many ways no longer relevant. So, I think that the best thing you can do is remove your Smartphone and do something useful with it. As a player of chess competition, one must actually be always prepared for when a tournament is present. Often have no time play training or exercise of analysis, of tactics, of those who appear in some publications with the header “white play and win“, for example. As well, I have decided to take advantage of these dead times playing chess on my Android phone. I have found that there are several appropriate programs to compete against the tiny device in my hand.

There are several programs that have become popular in the world of computer chess. One of them is the Chess Genius, which comes in a free version and a pay. The free version plays for a score of moves and dramatically lower your level, so it is recommended to make pay (about $5 for it) version.

Now, that if you want to compete against a grandmaster literally against the visor of your Android phone, the recommendation is using Droid Fish, that is the portable version of StockFish, one of the most powerful PC chess programs that exist. The great advantage of this program is that it is free and also playing remarkably well. So that that even grandmasters of chess pale before the chess power that the program displays. If you are a player’s first force, tournament, which takes science as I play seriously, Droid Fish is the choice to follow. If you want an acceptable opponent, just the Chess Genius and if you are just a beginner, Chess Genius Lite is the choice.

April 27, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Ajedrecistas con discapacidad visual en Torneo Internacional   

Four Santander athletes participate in the 4th International chess tournament – Cup San Francisco de Quito that takes place in the Ecuadorian capital from 2 until 5 December.

Torneo internacional de ajedrez para personas con discapacidad empezó en Quito. Foto: Carlos Augusto Rojas Acevedo/ EL COMERCIO

Quito brings together 24 of the best players with visual impairment and low vision belonging to Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. The tournament is played with the Swiss system, to seven games. I.e., all participants will play seven times, leaving champion who earn more score.

The ‘red’ delegation is composed of athletes Alba Luz Ruiz, Marcela Sepúlveda, Johan Camilo Cancino and Edgar Rico; the delegate Martha Mantilla and coach Pablo Ruiz. This is the first time in history that the State Government and the Indersantander support a tournament or preparation of international athletes with visual limitation.


En la imagen están Juan Antonio Loaiza y Carolina Aracena, boliviana que está ayudando al ajedrecista originario de Sucre en la capital ecuatoriana. Foto: Carlos Augusto Rojas Acevedo/ EL COMERCIOPictured are Juan Antonio Loaiza and Carolina Aracena, Bolivia is helping the native player of Sucre in the Ecuadorian capital.

According to the santandereano athlete Johan Camilo Cancino, who was pleased by this international involvement, “we come to this tournament is very important, we gain experience to compete with athletes from other countries.” We thank the Governor of Santander, Richard Aguilar Villa and the Indersantander for giving us the opportunity to learn about another country, learn and interact with other cultures”.

The President of the Council Metropolitan of disabilities of Quito, María Camila Pinzón, said in a press release that “for the city of Quito and Ecuador it is very important that Colombia and Santander are with us in this tournament, one of the most important skills we have. Thank you for the presence of these athletes that give greater impact to the event”.

The international swithch gear given to recognize and enhance the work of athletes who will represent the Department in the upcoming national games and individual skills of 2015.

You want to take part in the competition but you are lack of money? We have an organization can help you solve financial problem, contact disability benefits Canadian to have more detail.




April 26, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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‘Probably I have become world champion too soon’

Ruslan Ponomariov was born on October 11, 1983 in Ukraine. At the age of fourteen he became the youngest player in history to achieve the Grandmaster title. In 2002, at age 18, he defeated his compatriot Vassily Ivanchuk and won the FIDE World Championship. The duel for the world title against Garry Kasparov, initially planned for the following year, was finally suspended. In this interview you can read, as Ponomariov found hair across the bed after a visit to the “champion world of hairdressing salon”, as a few Chilblains bathing in icy water and that their dream would traverse the steppes of Mongolia on horseback were cured him.

Ruslan Ponomariov: “probably became world champion too soon”

On October 11, the first and so far only Ukrainian world champion, served 25 years. Here are excerpts from an interview with him, made by GM Dmitry Komarov for the Russian magazine “Sobytiya”.

When I lost my father, almost went I wanted to hit him

“Probably got world champion too soon”, recalled Ruslan Ponomariov, sitting in the cafeteria where we find it, near his home in Poznyak, Kiev. “People expected too much of my and tried to do the best which was able to comply with this new status.” But it wasn’t easy. Today, there is no any key player, even if it is champion of the world, as in the case of Kasparov or Karpov. They are important to the smallest details, and if something goes wrong, our rivals will take advantage of it without mercy. Yes, it is true that I have lately disappeared a little in the shadow, but chess is still my profession. I’m still working hard on it. Finally, you know if you don’t train you and act as best you can, you can achieve anything.

Question: How did you you crowned champion?

Response: I started to play with my father when just he was seven years old. At the beginning I used to lose much and angry me terribly. They almost went I feel like beating my father. When he realized it began offering me tables and more forward began to beat him. The thing became less interesting. But then appeared a chess coach in our school and a group was formed. I started to go and little by little I began to study the theory. Then we play competitions in neighbouring regions and then also in other cities. It was then that arose the desire to become a professional chess player.

Q: I know that for a period of six years, since you won the Championship, you have managed to get two higher degrees of vocational training.

A: Since the times of the era of the Soviet Union, in our society there was the opinion that one should have a university education. So I chose the Institute of law that was not far from my house in Kramatorsk, whereupon it could study without that would conflict with other aspects of my life. My thesis with the title “Challenges and prospects for legislation improved in international competitions” was dedicated to the analysis of the contract of my mourning suspended against Garry Kasparov. My top sports training was obtained rather by chance. After a long interval, the State University of physical education in Kiev offered specialization in chess and I decided to not only support my friends, gaining new students giving them a personal example, but also to develop my own knowledge. This summer I finished my thesis on analysis of chess software. I was invited to stay in high school, but I didn’t. We already have enough teachers.

Q: how profitable is your profession?

A: Chess is not a sport to earn much money, especially compared with soccer, tennis or golf. The fact that chess is not Olympic sport has effects on its prestige and popularity. The other day I called the finance authorities.Apparently he had read in the press that I won lots of money [for his victory in the World Championship, Ruslan took some 380,000 USD, clean – D.K.]. I had them to explain that newspapers do not always publish certain facts. By the way, I paid all my own pocket training sessions. And sometimes that even came out against me. I hired Veselin Topalov to be my coach when I was preparing for the duel against Kasparov, and paid him an amount amount of money. But as it became obvious, he won more than such cooperation. It is now at the top of the list of FIDE and I’m in position 22.

Sergey Karjakin, Ruslan Ponomariov and Veselin Topalov in Bilbao 2005

Q: Pay you a State salary?

A: The pay for being a member of the national team of Ukraine are two thousand hryvnia [around 350 USD] per month. But I rejected it. I want that chess be respected and paid properly. At one point, an athlete’s career ends. Four years ago, wrote frankly on “Facts” that the chess Olympiad Winners [the State paid ten thousand hryvnia for this success] should receive recognition similar to that the winners of the gold medals received at the Olympics. Since then it has not changed anything and why I’ve never returned to play in the national team over the past three years. Before, when I was a kid, it was interesting to play for the team. At one point I left out, due to various intrigues. But in 1998, we won the bronze medal and I managed to win the decisive point.Then I won the gold both in the World Championship and the Olympics. In this way I have shown that I am professional and now les officials demonstrate the same thing.

Q: Would you not wanted to play in a traditional as the forums Super-tournament?

A: I know, some of the participants, including some foreigners, received money to participate, in addition to the awards. The first time I played free, but I now insist that the conditions should be more or less the same level as other major international tournaments. Why Ukrainians, and not just the players, must earn less than residents in European countries?

Q: Have you ever thought why money is important?

A: Economic independence means freedom and choice. One can accept some and reject others. For example, if Ukraine were rich, we would be able to make our own policy, but as things stand, there are other countries that decide what should be the fate of the Ukrainians.

P : And how would you like to spend your hard-earned cash?

R: I have a dream. I would like to travel the steppes of Mongolia on horseback. One of my friends from the Institute of physical education has traveled to Antarctica and has brought me a coin as a souvenir. When I am listening to their stories about the ice and penguins it makes me want to see also the Antarctic. Already I’ve heard of that pleasure would cost me around $ 10,000.

P : You would not have fear of dying you cold there out?

A: You don’t have to be afraid to cold. Last December I had Chilblains in my ear. The doctor told me to take antibiotics and that one month I get in bed. But just then I went to a baptism and my friends persuaded me to put me in a hole in the ice with them.

P : Go! what happened?

R: until then had never tried to swim in winter. Of course, I was a little nervous. But when the priest blessed the hole in ice, in the form of a cross, I got into the water with the other. It was wonderful, and the next day my ear had completely healed. A month later I was in Spain. Course, it’s much less cold than in Kiev, but still was pretty cold and I could not resist to swim in the Atlantic.

P : And how you keep in shape?

A: Ten years ago I started to play football but I soon decided that I thought it was a too violent sport, broke my leg and with that left him. Jogging always seemed boring, so I bought a bike. But when all the districts of Kiev had travel me, I also started to bore me. In addition, our capital is not exactly friendly with cyclists. There are no bike lanes so you spend all the time on the verge of being run over by a car. So now I go to the gym and pool; I do exercises with weights of 5 kg daily.

P : Many famous people not only tend to go to the gym but it also go to beauty salons, hairdressers, etc. do you also?

To: when I coroné me world champion, decided that it should start to worry about my appearance. I approached me a room in Moscow’s name “Dolores”. The owner is the “champion of the world of hairdressing”. I paid about $100 for a normal haircut. I went back to the hotel, went to bed and when I woke up the next morning, my hair was all over the pillow. Since I usually go to the normal Barber.

P : Do you usually go to the field often?

R: to my I love to train me in some areas of the field in Ukraine. What I especially like is to catch carp in the Lakes. Once we went fishing at a lake that was partitioned into sectors with barriers and fail to catch anything.Then the owner of the resort where we were staying took us to an old man. It turned out to be very nice and allowed us not only to fish in their particular Lake but that he also shared with us some delicatessen as rabbit liver and a brandy that was distilled illegally.

P : Do you like singing?

R: actually, I love to sing. Different thing is that I have no talent whatsoever. In changing my sister Yes. She is ending her violin studies and is preparing to go to the Conservatoire. I remember when I went to a karaoke bar for the first time in my life in Lausanne and I was scared of it rather than sang customers. They had no Russian songs in the Repertoire, but still I got up, I waited my turn and I even clapped a little. Now I’d like to find a similar site in Kiev.

Ruslan with her younger sister, Ludmilla, who wants to be a professional violinist

P : What are the most amazing memories that you’ve taken your travel?

R: once I was invited to a dacha in Barvikha, near the famous Rublevo-Uspenscom Shosse, where they live all those Russian millionaires. My friend had a relatively modest two-room wooden house, but up to that house cost him three million rubles. I peeked through the door to breathe some fresh air in the morning and saw something like a luxury spa and on the side there was a church. I thought: what a beautiful, after a relaxing treatment one can go directly to pray a little. I told my friend and this burst of laughter because it turned out that this was not a spa but the dacha of one of the new Russian millionaires.

And last year I travelled for the first time to the Czech Republic, to play in the tournament in Karlovy Vary. I thought I could familiarize myself with Czech culture and meet some Czechs of the place. But it turned out that the local language was Russian and that almost everyone was from Russia or Ukraine.

Last year, met his girlfriend Ines Ruslan Ponomariov in the “League of Champions” tournament in the Basque country (Spain) Inés is 21 years old and studying Philology. Ruslan not revealed many details of his relationship with his girlfriend, but Agnes published some photos of your vacation with Ruslan in his blog. This year, Ruslan visited her several times and in June Ines returned the visit to Kiev.

R: No, have no plans to marry. Due to the many trips that we do, and why not say it, our selfish characters, chess players tend to have a high Divorce in Arizona, AZ rate.

P : Of course, your colleague Alexei Shirov, recently, divorced by third time. you give sentence?

To: why I should be worth? Perhaps one should rejoice over it (laughs). Once a relationship is broken, do to what extend it? One always should look at the positive side of things and move forward. The case is that it should be able to earn reasonable money to support his four children. Seriously, the key to resolving the problems of everyday life is avoiding conflicts with the closest and most beloved people and focus on what matters most. And the most important thing for myself now is chess.

April 20, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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Chess and work

Chess is rejected many times by workers who do not know because they imagine the heavy duty which means to solve many difficult problems, that it is necessary to work hard and long hours to not get very little.

It is surprising that there are people able to spend thousands of hours in study a game, for in the end not obtain anything. Chess may then seem a game for madmen. But in capitalism, just in case… does not occur the same? Not have one grueling hours of work just to survive? The worker flees both chess and work and prefers to concentrate on simple things. As Marx said “the human becomes animal and the animal in man”. This article arises to elucidate what attitude we have against the work, which is the same as that with chess. In a socialist revolution that we put, head of production and the need to improve our productivity, know how to play chess, know the dialectics of transformation, as well as perform volunteer  job openings near me let us reverse the alienation, be more conscious and free, planning our lives.


What is the alienation of labor?

Let’s look at a small quote from Marx that shows in simple manner, how really is our attitude towards work, since we were born in this capitalist society to this day in will finally disappear.

What is, then, the alienation of labor?” First of all in that labour is external to the worker, i.e., does not belong to its being; that in his work, the worker does not assert, but it refuses; does not feel happy but miserable; It does not develop a free physical and spiritual energy but mortifies his body and ruins his spirit. Why the worker only feels itself outside of work, and work out. It is in one’s own when not working and when you work on one’s own. His work is not, thus, voluntary, but forced, forced labour. That is why it is not the satisfaction of a need, but only a means to meet the needs out of work. Its strange character is clearly evident in the fact that as soon as there is no physical coercion or otherwise flees work as from the plague. External work, the work that it alienates man, is a work of self-sacrifice, of asceticism. Last term, for the worker shows the exteriority of the work that is not yours, but of another, which does not belong to you; in that when it is on it is does not belong to itself, but to another“(Marx, Karl; “Manuscripts economic and philosophical 1844″).

The workman is poorest much more wealth producing, more grows in power and volume production. The worker becomes one cheaper so commodity produced many more goods. The devaluation of the human world grows in direct reason for the valorization of the world of things. The work not only produces goods; It also produces itself and the worker as a commodity, and justly in the proportion in which produces goods in general.

The obrero-mercancia is the slave of his own production. This happens every day of our lives under capitalism. But it has not always been so. It can be said that humanity itself is the work product, Engels shows it in its known the role of work in the transformation of the ape man when he says that “first work, then and with it the word articulated, were the two main stimuli under whose influence the brain of monkey was gradually transformed into human brain“. The category of alienated labour is a great contribution of Marx to understand why it is such an unpleasant despite its enormous importance for life. It is necessary that we look at how to modify this situation, to be happier and that socialist revolution not just give food to the hungry, work for the unemployed and greater dignity, but also achieve this situation in the background: that the work ceases to be a painful obligation, we do only if we receive a good salary to compensate us. Otherwise, never will be communism.

The importance of voluntary work and the new Communist attitude

Lenin stated that the Communist attitude towards labour “is based and increasingly with the passage of time, will be based in the discipline free and conscious of the own workers who have knocked down the yoke of the landlords and capitalists“. Therefore, he stood out as a major initiative the development of volunteer work that made Moscow workers in civil war and who then had systematized in all Russia. They had dubbed their volunteer work as ‘Communist Saturday’. Let’s see:

‘Communist Saturdays’ are so important because they were initiated by workers who in any way were conditions exceptionally favorable, by workers of various trades and some without any office, simple unskilled workers, who live in ordinary conditions, i.e., extremely difficult.” We all know very well what is the main cause of the decline of the labor productivity which is observed not only in Russia, but in the whole world: is the ruin and misery, irritation and fatigue caused by the imperialist war, disease and malnutrition. The latter, because of its importance, occupies the first place. Hunger: that is the cause.And to end hunger must raise the productivity of labour in agriculture, transport and industry. Is, therefore a kind of vicious circle: to raise labour productivity have to end hunger, and for ending hunger we have to raise the productivity of the work“.”

We know that in practice such contradictions are resolved, breaking the vicious cycle, producing a radical change in the mood of the masses, with the heroic initiative of certain groups, which often play a role on the basis of this radical change.” The inexperienced workers and railway workers in Moscow are workers who live in extremely difficult conditions. Their food is always poor, and now, before the new harvest, with the general worsening of the food supply, actually die of hunger. And yet, these hungry workers, encircled by the malicious counter-revolutionary propaganda of the bourgeoisie, the Mensheviks and the eseristas, organize ‘Communist Saturday’, work hours extra without any payment, and achieved a huge increase of productivity of work, despite being tired, exhausted and bedridden by poor nutrition. Is this not an extraordinary heroism?“Isn’t this the beginning of a change of transcendental importance?(V. I. Lenin, a major initiative, 1919).

The argentino-cubano revolutionary Ernesto Guevara was one of the biggest promoters of volunteer system and made him known around the world promoting it with his own example since he understood it as a moral and economic factor, an important element in socialist Cuba economic plan and argued that all leaders should take the lead. The sense of this voluntary sacrifice is that “work must acquire a new status; the mercancia-hombre continues to exist and installed a system that grants a fee for the fulfillment of social duty. The means of production belong to society and the machine is only the trench where the duty is fulfilled. The man begins to liberate their thinking from the annoying fact that meant the need for your animal needs through work. It starts to be portrayed in his work and understand its human scale through the object created, the work carried out. This already not there leave a part of his being shaped sold labor force, which does not belong more, but means an emanation of itself, a contribution to the common life which is reflected; the fulfillment of its social duty“(E. Guevara, socialism and man in Cuba, 1965). A simpler way to put it: “work should be a moral necessity our; the work should be something which we go every morning, every afternoon, or every night, with renewed enthusiasm, with renewed interest. We have to learn to take away work that has interesting or what’s creator, to know the most intimate secret of the machine or the process in which we have to work“(E. Guevara, speech given on December 16, 1963). And on another occasion also pointed out that “the important thing is that a part of the life of the individual that is delivered to the society without waiting for nothing, without compensation of any kind and only in compliance with the social duty” (E. Guevara, speech on May 9, 1964).

Chess, source of joys and challenges

Who has studied and practiced chess knows the joy of work very hard to overcome every day. That is differently against the sacrifice, as when one loves what it does not repair them and gives everything to continue improving and progressing. We can say that chess combines the work, play, art and science. But it has a terrible limitation that means the individual game. Parts are working together it is true, one learns of unrelated items and trained with teachers also it is true, but the chess player has to be hours and hours only on a Board, solving difficult problems.

Among the benefits we can highlight that one learns to take responsibility for their own mistakes. But this can also engender a feeling of great safety (or inferiority, as the case may be) in your own capabilities, which can lead to believe that one is self-sufficient. This individualistic thinking, unfortunately is very common among the Argentine players, so that when a fan of the working class participates in a tournament you can see an environment that is petulant, vain, where many ‘believe it is’ big. It was (and still is) a major challenge for the players in this situation. It is necessary to plan from now different alternatives for it, as it might be to develop volunteer work days to promote chess among the masses, making simultaneous public and split classes, without seeking any economic revenue.

The Soviets made a great effort in that same sense. Already discussed in another article of the “first five-year plan” to organize brigades of players that take chess to factories, schools and rural villages. From the sporting aspect, we can say that in the palaces of pioneers (centres for children and young people encountered in the USSR where the creative work and sports promoted) group in thousands of baby geniuses work is pushed. This was expressed in long hours of training collective, with athletics and swimming, exercises analysis by team of each match and cooperation when they played in international tournaments, making tables for not exhausting is among them.

Robert Fischer was a staunch critic of this stance, calling it unsportsmanlike and be a “trap” by the Russians. Surely that’s why is so valued and featured chess culture of the West.

Furthermore, it is a unique case in history. Bobby really worked 24 hours to improve your chess, never tired of doing so. At age 11 the title of Grand Master International had achieved the title of champion in the United States and the 15 years. He thought since then was the best player in the world and wanted to prove it by obtaining the maximum trophy. But in his path stood dozens of walls, represented by the top Soviet players. It was then that he began to denounce the Communist practices that prevented him to reach the highest level.Let us not forget, McCarthyism and the cold war that surrounded Bobby childhood. He had simply assumed that all the blame was Communists. Over a decade, it happened the same. Fischer was a great candidate, but could not express its maximum level. Until finally, at the end of the Decade of the 60s he admitted himself that should improve the own chess and was able to overcome. In 1970 he beat on Taimanov and Larsen (two of the best players in the world) to Tigran Petrosian (former world champion) and six points ahead by four points. This last match was important for chess in our country history, because it was held in the teatro Municipal General San Martín during the 30 days of September and 19 October 1971.Crowds met chess and went to watch the best games in the world.

Yes, Fischer had the chance to contest his awaited World Championship. We saw a victory of Spassky, where the champion sacrificed material to quickly mobilise his army. Now we will see a decisive game for the fate of the match, where the Challenger prevails masterfully and creates a gem of art.

April 1, 2015
by Pladiv Putin
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The 14 January pluck chess and photography workshops

The Italian Association of Mutual, Cultural and Recreational Formosa, like every year, offers its members and the wider community cultural activities during the summer recess.
This time, on January 14 next torn photography workshops and chess, between the hours of 17-19 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The photography workshop will be conducted by photobooth hire Melbourne and will last 10 meetings and the objective is that attendees will learn the basic operation of the camera, camera modes, the basic techniques of digital image to the introduction to photography. General aspects of photography will be discussed at the technical level accompanied by practical work.
“Also in this workshop strategies that facilitate the use of small digital camera to the limit is applied. It focuses both multimedia and imaging cameras not DSLRs and exploration programs for editing photos on computer,” he added the degree in social communication with vast experience in photography and that began as a photojournalist in Nuevo Diario disappeared and now focuses on corporate communication of the Italian Association.

According to reports by the head of the workshop that the same will be developed through “lectures, discussions and constructive criticism will guide attendees can realize their creative decisions based on personal photographic approaches. The expected result is that participants completed the workshop with renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for the small but valuable digital camera.
The workshop cost is 100 pesos for non-partner and 50 pesos for the partner.
Chess Workshop
Meanwhile, the same days and times the chess workshop will be held by Franco Campuzano, renowned chess player of the medium.
 According to the assertions of the workshop leader, “every class has a theoretical part, in which a strategic or tactical aspect is developed, taking grandmaster games or experiences the teacher, who then seeks to bring various problems related to their students the subject matter or facing each other while evaluates and assists in the development of the games they play. “
When the professor warns that the student has a level of more advanced game, you will be promoted to play (first internal, with their classmates) tournaments and then encourages you to participate in other tournaments to know several game levels and then they can analyze games played, seeking the reason for each and correcting errors through the experience of the student in the “field”. the cost of this workshop is 50 pesos
Closing activities 2013
Before a large crowd, the Italian Association of Mutual, Cultural and Recreational activities hill Formosa 2013 the pasodo December 11, in a large ceremony at the Grand Cinema Teatro Italia with free admission.
Note that in the evening if you made ​​this mrs.  Bussolon Margarita, who is president of the Union of Italian Associations who spread the Italian language and culture northeastern Argentina (Photo by delivering a diploma) ,.
It started when a few words the president of the Association, Alfredo Maglietti and delivery of the respective certificates was later students of Italian language told the audience; Chess Workshop: courses in drawing and painting; of introductory workshops on creating and literary correctness, theater and folk dance Italian, Argentine and tango.
Sandwiching the delivery of certificates some works made by participants such as that presented the group of theater and choreography that make us enjoy people dance.
Recall that the “Italian was founded   on 6th junio 1897,   under the name of Italian Association of Mutual “Savoia” Formosa, then was renamed Italian Society of Mutual XX September “. It was the initiative of 44 Italian immigrants and was intended to provide assistance to its nationals and in order to have their own space to meet, strengthen their friendship and preserve the customs, language and culture of the land where they were born.
The secretary of the institutions operating in the 353 Avenida May 25 (high), telephone 370 4427561, e-mail aismfsa@ciudad.com.ar; asociacionitaliana@arnetbiz.com.ar where they can racabar reports on summer workshops or directly to phone 3704251065 or email franco.romero@gmail.com   for photography and for chess on 3704542734.

March 5, 2012
by Pladiv Putin
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Press Conference



In the Press Centre of the Championship, Mr. Silvio Danailov – President of the European Chess Union (ECU) and President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation gave Press Conference about the Chess in School Program.

April 5, 2011
by Pladiv Putin
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Chess: six pieces and a housing market


Is chess a mere collection of wooden figures without personality, or each -for what they can do and what does not could represent, and even drop us better or worse, to each of us? Are they worth the towers always pawns? Are they worth all the pawns the same? Is the king always so weak? Is it always the lady so strong? Are all equally important squares? Is the board only a board, or is it really a miniature world?

The pawn

If chess is a game monarchy and no doubt it is because the king is the most important piece and queen the most powerfully then we can say that the pawn is the equivalent on the board of the worker or peasant. And it’s the quintessential revolutionary piece. As in life, if a rebellion to overthrow the king and queen occurs, those who are the pawns will star. For although the pawn move is the most limited and very weak … firepower combines two qualities that make it unique.

For one, the pawn is able to associate with other laborers and thus acquire -through the organization said that strength of ordinary people when you decide to join. If the pawn develop a class consciousness and joins his teammates, you can purchase amazing power. A pawn can rarely do great things alone, but when working side by side with his teammates is capable of immobilizing and even destroy the most formidable enemy pieces. Pawns can build a wall that no other piece is able to break. Philidor, chess theoretician and coincidentally or not so casually hegemonic chess champion in the immediately preceding the Revolution of 1789 France, summed it up in a phrase that seems speak both squares as life itself: “The pawns are the soul of the game.”


To be honest, there is no strict democracy on the chessboard, which continues to be the scene of a war on two heavily nested fighting armies.But, nevertheless, the town itself has a voice, and has through the pawn.Clairvoyance Philidor was rescued in the nineteenth century by Wilhelm Steinitz, top promoter of modern chess strategies, strategies based on the order and logic. The German champions cultivated a philosophy that continues to prevail in chess today: if the game is like a war between two nations, the best way to achieve victory is counting on the people and giving, when possible, a predominant role. Create a solid pawn structure on the board, in which each support the next, is one of the cornerstones to ensure victory. A chess strategy, as a nation, is only strong when the laborers feel strong enough to actively collaborate in the final result. And that strength comes from the support, collaboration, solidarity. So Steinitz took the theory of the modern state to which -before him was chaotic medievalizante bleeding chess where the pawns were as cannon fodder that could be sacrificed without much remorse. When Steinitz began to beat all, some, jealous and consumed by envy rivals accused him of making a ‘ungentlemanly’ game when maybe, deep down, meant “little chivalry” -demostró the people, united, can not be beat.

But there is also another way by which the pawn can cause a revolution on the board, and this approach is its ability to be crowned. Although the pawn moves slowly, step by step, and always under constant dangers especially when insulators is, when it gets to reach the eighth row, reaching the enemy rear after the heroic odyssey through the entire board, get an invaluable reward. At the same time, the pawn “crown” and can choose which part become. Naturally, usually chooses the strongest, the queen. Thus, starting from the bottom, a pawn can emulate the career of Napoleon Bonaparte whole and eventually become a powerful general able to decide a battle … and sitting on the throne.

One of the basic mistakes that often make the most novice chess novice writer-even that, I mean is underestimating the importance of pawns. With so many more powerful pieces a pawn on the chessboard, the player unwary may believe that the loss of a single pawn will not be noticed or have importance in the development of events. But when the absence of this peasant anonymous prevent the creation of a disciplined and impassable defensive front, or when the farmer is not there to be brought before an enemy peasant who is about to be crowned in our own rear … is when the novice chess player finds the awful truth: in chess, as in life, the people rejected almost certainly leads to disaster.

The bishop

In some parts of the world also called the “bishop” is the most sinuous, crafty chess piece. It moves and always in diagonally, which has its advantages and disadvantages, but also defines a way of being.

Its diagonal attack allows him to exercise one of his favorite tactics, the courtier, fast and unobtrusive and often treacherous attack. The bishop may, for example, shut in “Fianchetto”. That is, hiding from the enemy sheltered between the solid escort several pawns. There, we see the seemingly dormant and away from the heat of battle bishop: he is indeed the bishop who contemplates hostilities from the safety of a castle window. But it is not really inactive, but waiting, as Machiavelli or Cardinal Richelieu … waiting for their time comes. It seems quiet and absent when the battle is in what we call the “middle game”, ie, the height of the struggle, when more blood is shed and falls a larger number of combatants. In the intermediate stage of the game, it sometimes happens that the complex multitude of pieces that come and sword in hand often difficult for the bishop to move comfortably and this remains in Fianchetto. In these cases it could give the impression that the bishop, as cowardly hiding, has disappeared and has abandoned his people to their fate.

But when we reached the end of the game, when the battle is starting to clear and diagonals begin to be clean parts, the cunning and sly bishop shows who has spent much time planning their entry into action, which often lead to very unpleasant surprises for the adversary. If a diagonal is cleared, the bishop leaves his hiding place and emerge the most notable of his virtues: the ability to attack by surprise, throwing an arrow in the distance that usually surprised by the unexpected and harmful. Bishop arts have fished the fierce enemy soldiers in the distance: the sniper chess, the man who waits in the shadows. A bishop well used can be the favored weapon of player who likes to plan ahead the battle on a level, reserving his Machiavelli inadvertent corner that, at the least expected moment when enemy walks down the aisle in what we were expecting, the bishop of the shadows wielding a poisoned dagger appears. The Tarrasch said:“the future belongs to whoever owns the bishops”.


But if there is a free diagonal leaving you room to move in the middle game, a bishop who controls the diagonal is the sharpest of the parts, because it can remove, immobilize and threaten any other. Sometimes even better than I could do the dreaded queen. The bishop is not so outrageously valuable to have to protect it at all costs, as it does with the lady, who just so powerful was worth so much that sometimes the player has to protect it, even timid manner.A bishop in an open diagonal, is a “good bishop,” something very dangerous in the hands of someone who knows how to use well.

But the bishop also has its weaknesses. When items are never open phase, when no free diagonals and everything is resolved in a tangle of pieces that accumulate in locked position, the bishop could turn out to be almost completely useless, especially when left without pretenderlo- isolated battle in a corner from which you can no longer launch their arrows. In such cases, when it is blocked by other pieces, it becomes what we call a “bad bishop”. There, his power to decide important issues in the battle disappears. In fact, the ability to hide bishop can backfire if suddenly the door closes cache under his nose and is barred from outside. There is no possible contrapié cunning.

Even so, usually, the big players have come to prefer the subtlety long distance the bishop on handling a short distance equivalent theoretical value: the cavalry.


It is the only piece that does not move or attack straight or diagonally, but does so by drawing a twisted “L”. It is also the only piece can jump over the other, whether friend or foe, so you need not have to transit corridors through which open. If in actual wars cavalry is more effective in the open, in chess is just the opposite. Where there entrenched positions in which other parts are difficult to maneuver, without aisles or clear diagonal, the horse is like their sauce.There where others can barely move, the horse jumps happily from one square to another, creating sudden threats as the “cradle” (attack two pieces at a time). For example, there are few Jaques as terrible as that of a horse that appears jumped, giving checkmate the king while attacking a larger piece that was relatively far from the danger zone. In this case, the greater part can be taken for dead, but had been believed safe behind a parapet.


The horse is like the sapper or an army engineer: building bridges, dig tunnels, passes through walls, even occasionally bursts walls with a sudden explosion that sacrifices his own life to demolish the impassable opposing pawn structure. It is a very valuable piece when the trenches are labyrinthine and deep. But when the battle is cleared and long distance sniping like the alfil- begin to dominate the horizon, the horse loses much of its power. The ability to jump a short distance, so necessary in trench warfare, it does slow and ineffective if the battle moves into the open. Also, a horse often very unhelpful if still too long in one place is, unlike the bishop, which makes the entrenchment one of his best weapons.

But the horse is also important in another phase: the opening of the game when it is the only piece that can come out of its initial position even before any pawn has moved. As the horse can control the center of the board with a single hop, it’s a perfect browser that can escort the pawns in their first steps towards control of the board. It is rare that a skilled player making big mistakes in the opening, but for a novice player -propenso to certain inaccuracies in phase initially jumping horse contrary can be an unexpected and terrifying movement, the rider operates easily the existence of weakly defended boxes and is quite adept threatening “from scratch” to pieces incorrectly located. In this inexperienced player, the strange pattern of movement of the horse finds it difficult to anticipate their way to create labyrinthine played in unlikely places you crave almost magical, and use of the fork attacking two pieces at a time seems illogical and creepy.

Although many players tend to prefer the most effective in the distance and more reliable long-term bishop theoretically equally valuable, but the horse can always play a decisive role in complex games. And more in amateur chess, especially if it is in the hands of imaginative players will quickly see how to capitalize on the mistakes of his opponent.The apparent “irregularity” pattern of movement of the horse favors those with a more immediate vision of the subtle geometric webs board. Already said Capablanca: “the weaker or inexperienced player is more terrible seem horses.”


If there is an equivalent of the modern tank in the war taking place on the chessboard, that’s the tower. Its front and sweeping attack is much more obvious and easy to foresee that for example the bishop, but is also more devastating. It is a powerful piece, but more than any other has its time and should not be using it early. Rarely does something at the beginning of a game, but rarely not decisive to nothing in the end. At the final stage and there are few pieces on the board and there are many rows and columns as open road, where our two tanks can move freely spreading terror among the enemy ranks.

However, until that end comes, towers usually remain parked in our own front row for much of the game. And there in his “garage” should stay, unless extraordinary circumstances require their services before time … unusual thing.Usually one of the two towers is part of castling, the castle where King refuge. In fact, both towers saved the monarch during the early and middle stages of the game. Are the two tanks of his escort and simply watch the battle with the engine off. Even Bishops can check out their hideouts, but the tower should expect. Need wide highways to reach their destination.


Thus, at the time the battle is nearly finished, when many pieces are missing and roads begin to be cleared, tanks leave their hangar … and that’s when his departure becomes overwhelming. They overflow a few enemies left standing still, and will flee to other troops. At the end of the war, when both tanks start their engines and move in a coordinated manner, there is no way that the enemy get answer your assault. The towers terminated by brute force what other parts have been getting millimeter based maneuvers throughout the game.

But the need for road conditions is their only weakness. Samuel Reshevsky said that “the only good tower is a tower in motion.” These two tanks need to speed chess, proceed for a distance to cause harm. In very short, with few exceptions distances are generally less fearful and more vulnerable, because they are easier to dodge and boycott. Imagine an infantryman located right next to a tank, if he is smart, tank will never do anything. But if that same soldier is not attached to the tank, but forty meters away, visible and unguarded in the middle of a road … if the tank begins to accelerate pointing his gun, the soldier has no future.

How do you cope? A complex and full of pieces, such that both hinder the lives of bishops heading is even more debilitating for the towers. Because even in that kind of games bishops have the opportunity to sneak into diagonal crack unattended for some, but not towers. Tanks, we said, need a good clear lane … and one of the easiest things to get in chess is to hinder the enemy lane intended use. Just a single pawn well placed to cut an entire road.

For all this, the towers are especially dangerous in the hands of experienced players, those who play with pinpoint accuracy the final with few parts. In those final, a couple of tanks is so terrible that the lady could not stop them.

The Lady

Said a medieval text that “when I saw my queen from, ay! I could not continue playing. “ We said that chess is a game monarchy, but also a matriarchy. The lady, the queen is the most powerful part of the game. You can make any possible movement to any other piece except horse jumping and attacking the pawn “in step” – so it is also the most valuable piece in battle. The king is only more valuable in theory; its value, say, can not be calculated. But where the king is weak and vulnerable, the queen is strong and powerful. If the king holds an honorary degree but usually confined to let others defend, is the queen who governs and directs troops in practice.

The queen can attack everything and everyone, and wherever you go, wherever they are located, their presence instantly changes the nature of the ongoing battle. It is very difficult to defend against it; Also it is difficult to lock in a corner and almost impossible to disable it completely. No less difficult trying to take his life, which always requires a complicated plan … or a monumental failure of the opposite. There are few places where the lady can not reach and few fragments of wall that are completely immune to his power. Brings together in one body, the force of tanks and subtlety of the bishops. Worth more than all the pawns together. Worth more than the two horses together. Worth more than two bishops together. Only the couple if both towers are intact and if they have good roads where move-is a worthy rival of Queen … because if you become one of the towers, there is not nothing I can do.


The Queen is also the best commander of the game When acting alone is scary, but if it is surrounded by some squires to develop a plan in the company, its power spread to smaller pieces and rarely attack that set not end up being irresistible.

However, its enormous power is the only possible weak point, which makes it extremely valuable. And being so valuable, if the enemy gets difficult but not impossible -ponerla in peril our plans would completely disrupted because saving the lives of our lady would become the first of our priorities, thwarting any other plan that we were shipped so far. No won few battles we thought when we had the enemy king in sight, ended volviéndosenos against at the time we had to turn our steps and run to safeguard the queen in distress. Therefore, despite its enormous capabilities, the lady must be used with caution. It is surprisingly strong, but not invulnerable, and if it falls into a trap our army would be without their best general. The lady is like Joan of Arc: army hardly be without it.

Sometimes though, when voluntarily thrown into a trap when knowingly sacrificed his life, when we became a martyr after winning the battle, the chess game reaches a new level of epic beauty. The queen sacrifice that leads to victory is probably the most spectacular and grandiose chess move. We have let go our greatest weapon to disarm precisely the opposite: a paradox that has more than novel mathematical, one of many situations that make chess something so amazingly human. This was understood by example Tartakower (“the sacrifio of the lady, even when it is quite obvious, always glad the heart of chess lover”) and even someone as unfriendly to the tragic and uncertain adventure on board as Anatoly Karpov (” combinations with queen sacrifice are among the most striking and memorable chess “). Losing the lady is the worst misfortune of chess, but deliver it on purpose to beat the opponent is the largest of its glory.

The king

Weakest part, and also the most important. Avoid the final capture our king-as well as capture the enemy king are the two fundamental goals of the game, the art and science of chess.

For most of the game the king is a completely passive piece, viewed from his throne the efforts of his generals, knights and subjects to preserve their safety. Are scarce mobility and power. Also suffers a serious constraint: the inability to enter boxes that are being threatened by the enemy, and the urgent need to flee their box when it is jeopardized;because if you can not escape this trap occurs final check-the art that will make your army is finally defeated.

So, like many monarchs in history, our wooden king lazy just sits on the throne as are the others who shed blood for their cause. While there are many pieces on the board, the king is not only less useful than a pawn, but leave it uncovered can bring considerable problems when the opponent finds a way to harass. It is normal that many beginning players rush by castling, safeguarding the king in his castle, and lay mortally afraid at the thought of being forced to maneuver the defenseless monarch in open areas. Not without reason, because during the opening and middle game, a king is bare naked prey that is completely at the mercy of the arrows, spears and swords opponent.


However, as Reuben Fine said, “the king is also a piece, use it!”. If the game reaches its final stage, the hitherto craven crown holder can begin to play an important role in the battle. Despite its inherent weakness, when there are few pieces that may harass or threaten Jaques base to mate with the king may leave his castle and start fighting also, two-handed sword in hand, as any of its parts. The king is weak, but not useless. In fact, plays a sound and solemn metaphor: when the war has left his nation in frame, when many have died and there are few hands to fight, when flagging spirits, he also has to roll up and shed blood, sweat and tears. Because, shortage of troops, their contribution is no longer possible, but absolutely necessary.

For the novice chess, the endgame is probably the most difficult and mysterious phase-despite the shortage of pieces- the entire game. Because at this stage, the intrinsic value of each part is changed considerably, and the role it can play. So to speak, the laws of chess change. The king, who until then had to be protected at all costs, is drafted as a soldier. While this may seem silly, is an important psychological inexperienced player jump.

How come? Because it is often not easy to decide at what time the game has abandoned his “middle game” and has entered the final phase itself-which can reach in one movement and is characterized, at times, very subtle changes on the chessboard, where the strategies and needs change. Therefore it is not easy to detect the precise moment that we lose the fear of using the king and do get unceremoniously and despite possible threats in the heat of battle. Many times, I do so only with a play late (or, of course, do precipitously) makes the difference between victory and defeat.The proper use of the king piece that looks emaciated until it unusable, means a lot when the game reaches that final stretch and, like everything in the end, chess is a complicated science of learning.

For the king, sometimes, gets great things if you approach to action at the right time, without due caution but using the path that best combine safety and speed. A king, like any other fighter, can also threaten a checkbox effectively or even capture an enemy piece. Rarely does it for himself, but serving as support plans and traps that have carefully built their troops.

Black and white

It is not a matter of race, or creed, or flags. In chess there are no good or bad. Neither the pristine white pieces embody kindness and black are a “dark side”. There is no difference between each other, except that its color determines who moves first. The colors in chess mean nothing. But time itself.

White always start the game. Always, every time, invariably. This does not constitute any ethnic, cultural or national metaphor, and no double historical sense: it is simply a necessity in the internal order of the game, a mere reflection also of black and white are the plots of the board. In fact, black and white are an official competitive convention, because outside competitions pieces could be (and often are) different color and texture: the only unwritten rule to play chess anywhere is that you can easily distinguish one side of the other.

The fact that White made ​​the first move is considered, on paper, an important advantage in a game where as important as what you do-or sometimes even more important is when it’s done. One of the first things to look for any chess player is taking the initiative is often less dangerous to give the enemy a pawn to deliver a time. Who has the initiative chooses the plan to follow, who decides what to play and where on the board, while the unrivaled initiative is limited to passively react on the fly. In fact, for example, quite a few players do and sacrifices a pawn for the initiative. Lose a soldier but earn a while. It is something that does not always work, but it’s a possibility is there. A shift bonus is a heritage to be preserved.

Therefore, the white, which already enjoy that lead time and at the outlet, have the upper hand. Or so it was thought for a long time.


Chess players are constantly perfecting his art, and that has brought times when saw things in a way, and revolutions that changed his view. As with most things, have lived the question of colors in different ways throughout history. For long periods it was thought that the initial advantage of time enjoying the white pieces advised attack when you played with them while they recommended was to proceed conservatively and trying to force playing with black tie. There was thus a “better” side, a nation more awake than ever before the battle began, while the other slept unawares nap. Who played with black felt, first, self-conscious. His game was going to tow the will of the initiator, so it seemed sensible to try to take all possible defensive precautions. Get a tie with black was like getting a win with white.

But this habit of playing looking tables with black was, however, demolished by modern chess -well especially those living paradox, that “dogmatic destroyer of dogmas” called Fischer – because it can always be a way for the victory even for negras.O is always at least an obligation to look. So, playing with white or black is not as important as who plays and what your attitude. It is not so important who has the first time and how to use the fact that first time, which depends on their ability and personality. An aggressive player, willing to take risks, you can quickly steal the initiative to white, if your opponent goes neglected or too many fears. Or a player who starts taking the initiative with white can lose if your momentum takes him too dangerous loopholes. As always in chess, the balance between risk and safety is a difficult achievement. The initiative can easily change hands when the game is starting. Even this has ended up being fair to both contestants chess: we thought there was a better side, but it turned out it’s just better in the ideal world of “perfect chess” unattainable we are lucky to humans.

Naturally, the advantage of the output is still there; but not as decisive as to force us to adopt a “mentality white” or “black mentality”. Among professionals, ways to neutralize or keep the lead at the start of the game are well studied.Among fans, it’s easy white player commits subtle inaccuracies that make you lose that advantage or the black player base cunning exploits loopholes that are presented, or simply apabulle the white player with momentum. Thus, the pieces end up having a single color: the ability to whoever handles.

Expensive land, cheap land

In these times of real crisis, chess is to market the floor like it is for so many things, a perfect rehearsal. This game could be used as a lesson for a variety of disciplines, even for some that may not yet exist when started to invent. And of course it could be used in a school of real estate investors (bezoek website). Usually, if we look at the board at the start of the game, a square has more or less value depending on where you are located. Output, and before making the first move, not all board squares are equal. But that does not mean the same space has a fixed price. Not only depends on where you are located, but also on who occupy and what is going on around them.

Chess embody what better through -distintivas, showy, variadas- pieces but really is basically a war for land. The mission is to overthrow the opponent’s king, okay, but this can not be done without first conquering their territories. Until we can step on the throne room, plant us to the enemy king, put the tip of our sword on his chest and force him to surrender or die, the game is basically a struggle to maintain our positions and win new positions. Now, how do you know what positions we conquer?

Just start the game, the boxes are trying to master the geometric center of the board. In securing control over those boxes -conservando while the harmony between our pieces- all science is basically the opening, studied for centuries.And of course, from those boxes of the center is easier to reach any point on the battlefield from remote boxes flanks, which are less useful and therefore less valuable. The center of the board is at the center of a city, more expensive and coveted. But the coastlines of the board are coveted ground: our rear, back where we started the game, it is an area that we must defend at all costs. For various reasons. Because there usually build the foundations of our castle, our king because there is safeguarded, and that if an enemy pawn reaches the edge of our ocean will be lost, since that pawn and crown him emerge a powerful lady who will wreak havoc in it is our castle.

So, to start the game more or less, we can draw a map of the board and set prices for each box. So we know what land start to set. We dominate the center, defend our shores and threaten the opponent. The flanks are not as important, and in the corners probably not make reparation for the entire game. Chess has a register.

Is Playing

But-and this is something we have learned in life as we learn in chess you have to be flexible and not obcecarse to think that what we know now will forever. Controlling a good box is important, but is no less important to detect when that box is no longer worth what it was, or when it is worth abandoning to conquer another box that has acquired a new price, or when it has become a weak square whose control can not hold in the future. For in chess there are also mortgages. Sometimes we use a major part in buying a box we like or suit us, but over time it should have done that investment becomes a heavy burden. Yes, mortgaged boxes. Sometimes we learn by surprise. Buy this box seemed such a good idea …

In chess, the circumstances are everything.What is valuable today, tomorrow might not be. And after tomorrow would be back again. The only sure thing in chess, the only thing that never changes is that we must protect the king-for it is said that its value is incalculable but the value of absolutely everything else is relative. Prices and importances can skyrocket or collapse from one moment to another. From the modest illustrious queen pawn from the bourgeois squares in the center of the boxes barren rural corners, the price of everything I make current events. Therefore, in chess you have to be flexible and judge without too many preconceptions. Is it not often the case that an inexperienced but imaginative player beats the most skilled player but more rigid thinking? Indeed it is not hard to believe, especially if a game is complex and unpredictable, where theory can tell us “retains the squares in the center” but where the practice suddenly dictates what “takes now” is a chaletito outside. Sometimes, victory or defeat may depend on something so trivial as to be able to detect in time when a major box would cease to be, or vice versa.

That is why there are property speculators in chess. Players who invest in a box according to a plan, thinking that the price of that now-box insignificant rise as a couple of favorable circumstances exist. Sometimes the plan is successful and that player wins because he stood there a part before it seemed a reasonable location. Chess operates according to the law of supply and demand, what are you going to do.

We started these lines saying that chess is a monarchical game can become revolutionary, and we can conclude by saying that chess is also pure commercialism. With one difference: mercantilism real life we ​​often negligible something worth much convincing, and gladly paid a high price for it. But in chess, everything is worth the money and only a player who deceive themselves pay a high price for something-piece or a casilla- whose usefulness is really little.

Although, on second thought, perhaps in this chess to life like it.