Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"FLOWER" by Amos Lee

Some announcements
coming shortly after Labor Day.

Quote of the Day:


Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Best in Memphis!


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Wishing you a great day and many more

excellent chess capturing occasions!

Your the best!

Congratulations to Parker Zhao and with ties to Memphis!

Is this the one?

Congratulations to one of the country's newest International Masters who has Memphis ties.

IM -elect Parker Zhao earned his 3rd IM norn in the highly competitive Open section of the Manhattan Open Chess Tournament held recently in NYC.

Parker is a student of GM Alex Stripunsky,

a favorite coach who considers Memphis his second home,

and also has a close friend in IM Jake Kleiman of Memphis.

"This was Parker's third IM norm in fact, and after his results from the tournament have been rated, his rating should climb past the 2400 FIDE threshold for IMs elect. His last-round game , a victory over IM Greg Shahade, featured a "surprise" Queen sacrifice by White on move 19."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chess Goddess

Did you know about the

"Chess Goddess" and

"Mars invention of Chess"?

1763 Caissa Chess Goddess
Mars teaches Caissa chess

The invention of Chess by Mars:

Caissa is the "patron goddess" of chess players.


Garry Kasparov uses this reference now and again, especially in his epic
five-volume work My Great Predecessors. It is used as a substitute for being
fortunate – "Caïssa was with me" – especially in unclear situations, for example
in sacrifices. Caïssa as a concept has also been explored by some who seek the
evidence of the sacred feminine in chess.

The first (Russian) computer
program that won the World Computer Chess Championship (in 1974) was also named

Music for today:

Greenback Boogie by Ima Robot

Friday, August 12, 2011

Enjoy the get together to discuss blog post, informant says it's shaking things up!

Can't wait for Halloween to rattle a few bones!

Enjoy some music for your meeting!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Manhattan Open 2011

Manhattan Open 2011
CCA Chess Tournaments

USCF coverage:

Parker Zhao Shocks a GM at the Manhattan Open

Romanenko & Shabalov Top Manhattan; Two Norms Notched

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