Edmonton International Chess Festival

  The 11th edition of the Edmonton International Chess Festival took place in the Edmonton Chess Club  June 17-26, 2016.  WINNER : U.S. GM Samuel Shankland  [7 wins 2 draws]  finished with 8/9 [Event “11th Edmonton International”][Site “Edmonton”][Date “2016.06.25”][Round “8.2”][White “Shankland, Samuel”][Black “Ganguly, Surya”][Result “1-0”][ECO “D35”][WhiteElo “2646”][BlackElo “2654”][PlyCount “87”][EventDate “2016.??.??”] 1. d4… Continue reading

Goro Hasegawa/Othello

Goro Hasegawa/Othello Goro Hasegawa, who invented the  board game Othello, died Monday at his house in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture… He was 83In 1971,  Mr. Hasegawa invented Othello based on the game of Reversi. The game grew popular in a short time and in 1973 the Japan Othello Association was establishedThe 1st World… Continue reading

Your Next Move GCT / Blitz / Day Two / Final

 All images courtesy of Derrick Bartotto.     Magnus Carlsen wins the Blitz portion of the Your Next Move GCT (Grand Chess Tour) by a full point.   # Name Pts SB 1 Carlsen, Magnus 11 95 2 Aronian, Levon 10 88 3 Anand, Viswanathan 9.5 82.5   Nakamura, Hikaru 9.5… Continue reading