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I just signed up for the Continental Championship, to be held in Medellin (Colombia) from June 9th thru 19th!
The event is a World Cup qualifier, so the top 6 finishers will be elegible to play the FIDE Knock-Out stage in Tblisi (Georgia) from September 2nd thru 28th.
There will be many other American players participating, so be sure to follow the action. Below is a link to the tournament information (I can’t believe chess-results isn’t more popular in the US!)
Hola a todos! Les comunico que este viernes 19 y sabado 20 de mayo estare presentando un curso a traves de la Academia FIDE. En este curso voy a proponer un repertorio para jugar con las piezas negras frente al orden de jugadas 1.e4 e5 2.Cf3 Cc6. Pueden encontrar mas informacion en el siguiente link:
Aqui les incluyo un link a la primer parte de una serie de tres articulos que hice para Academia FIDE:
Hey there! The PRO Chess League started last night and our team did really well. Our final score against the Columbus Cardinals was 12-4!
You can follow us on facebook and twitter, but in the mean time I want you to check out a cool game that was played by our second board Daniel Pacheco.
It actually reminded me of a game played by Kavalek back in 1962! You can find both games in the following link:
Don’t forget to check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PatagoniaPenguins/
And also follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/YOLOPenguins
I remember when I met Larsen he kept saying Polugaevsky was a “communist pig”. That may be, but he sure could play chess! Here I was able to borrow one of his ideas in the Maroczy.
P.s: You might want to check out http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1111884
Mr. Avrukh’s book are all the rage these days, but we’re all human. Here is a line in the Catalan that seems to have been overlooked by this great theoretician!
Although I’ve been away for a while, I’ll be trying to make my comeback by posting interesting games in topical lines. Here is one just out of the over in the Taimanov Sicilian!
Article 8 is up! Check out “Moving Forward”. In this article I talk about the importance of reaching out to established players and using their experiences as a way to streamline one’s own progress.
Video 4 is up! This time I take a chance on the Najdorf…
Article 7 is up! Everything has been leading up to this moment. In “Game Day” I talk about one of the most important tournaments of my career – the 2007 Pan-Am Junior Championship.