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Chess and language acquisition
by Laimonas on Nov 26, 2014   2159   1
In 2011, Deb Roy, a cognitive scientist and MIT researcher gave a TED talk about the birth of words and how we communicate the most popular topics through ...
DO you know how to play the opening? || Rapid...
by yodhaa on Nov 26, 2014   2500   3
Hello everyone! this is IM Srinath, and I am back again with the basics of opening strategy.  In the second article of this series published last Wednesday, you lear...
Endgame with Koravi Chandrashekhar part 1
by koravi on Nov 24, 2014   559   1
mqdefault.jpg After making some videos in marathi.I made my first video in english.In this video series I will try to explain some position which I came across and found...
Carlsen-Anand: We have a winner!
by Erwin on Nov 23, 2014   1342   1
And then the match came to a sudden end! In game 11 Vishy, making use of the Berlin defense once again, confidently outplayed his opponent. It was, however, not to be. Ma...
Upsets in Chess | David beats Goliath - 2
by yodhaa on Nov 21, 2014   998   0
Hello everyone! This is IM Srinath Narayanan here.  In continuation of last week's David beats Goliath column, this week we look at another 9 year old scalping a gra...
Chess tactics contest 2014
by arunjchess on Nov 21, 2014   1284   0
On the eve of the Carlsen - Anand world championship match, Chessity organized a small Chess tactics puzzle contest on Twitter. We posted ten puzzles, which were tactics ...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 10
by Erwin on Nov 21, 2014   1337   0
Game 10 saw the reigning World Champion returning to the Grunfeld defense. Vishy deviated from game 1 by employing the Russian Variation (4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3). The game devel...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 9
by Erwin on Nov 20, 2014   1227   0
Imagine our joy when we were asked to make a recap video on game 9! :) On a more serious note, today was a very good day for Vishy, making an effortless draw in the Berl...
Who Won Recently? Ascending Alexander
by Inopov on Nov 19, 2014   1334   0
Amidst the 2014 World Chess Championship that's currently taking place, the Tashir International "Super-tournament" concluded last week in Moscow. The special ev...
Controlling the Center | Opening strategy
by yodhaa on Nov 19, 2014   6692   2
Hi everyone! this is IM Srinath, and I am back again with the basics of opening strategy.In our introductory column last Wednesday, you had learnt the three main strategi...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 8
by Erwin on Nov 18, 2014   1483   2
Not exactly the most spectacular game of the match but an important one nonetheless! Game 8 saw Magnus Carlsen showing deep preparation in a rare line of the Queens Gambi...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 7
by Erwin on Nov 17, 2014   1121   1
After a small break -one of your commentators had to play a bit of chess himself- Robert Ris and Erwin l'Ami are back for a recap of game 7. Today was a Berlin Wall and t...
Upsets in Chess | David beats Goliath - 1
by yodhaa on Nov 14, 2014   1115   0
Hello everyone! This is IM Srinath Narayanan here, with another interesting column for you. It's the day before weekend, and on this pleasant Friday, I like to share Davi...
DO you know how to play the opening? || Wednesday...
by yodhaa on Nov 12, 2014   2130   6
Hello everyone! This is IM Srinath here and I'll be writing about the 'general rules of openings' every Wednesday! This series of articles will help beginners, and interm...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 4
by Erwin on Nov 12, 2014   1503   0
Not the most spectacular game of the match but most certainly enough food for thought. For Anand to have chances in the match it is of vital importance he holds on in dry...
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