Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Red Wedding in Moscow

So why is GM Nakamura re-enacting the Red Wedding in the Tal Memorial?  His victims include four fellow top-ten players: Caruana, Kramnik, Karjakin, and Anand.

Lots of coverage on the web: Chess Life Online is a good place to begin.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chicago Chess Center Preview Open at IIT on Saturday, June 29th

Chicago Chess Center Preview Open 
Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago

4/SS, G/45 + d5, in two sections if 24 or more entrants. Room 007, Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago. 

Rounds: 10 AM, 12:15, 2, 3:45 PM. 

Entry fee: $25 ($15 members). Prizes: $300 in prizes based on 30 entries. Seven-minute walk from 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Green Line 'L' station (exit at north end of platform); five-minute walk from 35th Street Rock Island District Metra station. Off-street parking in campus lot B5 (Federal Street between 31st and 33rd streets) $4 with advance registration by Wednesday, June 26; please mention parking when you register. 

Registration: RSVP to; mail checks to Chicago Chess Center, c/o William Brock, 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 330, Chicago, IL 60606, or pay on day of event. On-site registration in Faculty Club Lounge, 9–9:45 AM. Sets and duplicate scoresheets provided; please bring clock. More info: