Monthly Archives: July 2014

Barbosa to Take Part in Chess Olympaid in Tromso, Norway in August 2014


In the midst of a controversial decision to cut the allowance of talented grandmaster Oliver Barbosa, it was looking highly unlikely that he would be taking part in the Chess Olympaid. It seems, however, that he has overturned his decision and will now be a key player in the event.


The event which will take place in Tromso, Norway from August 1st to the 15th is an important one for the country, which is the reason Barbosa has overturned his previously hesitant mind-set.


The Phl executive director of the National Chess Federation confirmed that Barosa will definitely be part of the much anticipated chess event.


Barbosa had previously been forced to leave his country when the decision was made to cut his pay cheque. This was a decision made on the basis of his failure to succeed in the Myanmar Southeast Asian Games. It left Barbosa devastated as he could no longer sustain the lifestyle he was used to and had to go on the search for winning tournaments in the US.


The uncertainty of Barbosa was worrying for the Chess Olympaid, as they have already lost out on their best player, Wesley So. So has decided to take on a role as the US coach, rather than being part of the event. It is thought that Barbosa was also considering making this switch, until his love for his country got the better of him.


Barbosa scored 7 points in the 10 matches of the 40th Istanbul Olympaid, which was held two years ago. He held an impressive rating of 2688.


The 27 year old held the title of International Master in 2005 and the Grandmaster title in 2011. He is a highly talented individual, who has played with some of the best chess players in the business. He was also the winner of the 10th Parsvnath International Grandmaster Tournament in New Delhi.


The news is positive for both camps and it is hoped that Barbosa can play his part in taking the country to victory, as well as giving his own individual profile a boost.


There is no doubt that his army of fans will be pleased with this news and will be looking forward to cheering him on in August. With so much doubt hanging over his decision, this is the best news for the game and to give the sport a welcome boost.


If you are looking forward to this much anticipated event and fancy getting in some practice of your own, Chessmaze International have a wide selection of chess games and chess sets to suit all needs and budgets.


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Carlsen Suffers Second Blow as Radjabov Takes the Lead in Shamkir Chess Tournament 2014

Magnus Carlsen has suffered another loss; this time at the hands of Teimour Radjabov. The 27 year old grandmaster who reigns from Baku is currently in the lead at the Shamkir Chess Tournament.

Radjabov’s strong moves have been too much for Carlsen and much to the delight of local fans, they have caused him to stumble in the competition.

Both of the tournament leaders, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruanan have come up against problems in round 5 of the Shamkir Chess Tournament, much to the shock of their adoring fans.

The tournament is currently at half time, with Radjabov firmly in the lead. Shakhriyar Marmedyarov was the man behind Fabiano Caruanan’s defeat and Etienne Barot has also managed to keep ahead in group B, following his win against Rauf Mamedov.

This is Radjabov’s first win against Carlsen in six years so it has really shaken up the chess world and paved the way for an exciting second leg of the tournament. The previously untouchable Carlsen will have to seriously re-think his tactics if he doesn’t want to suffer a further blow to his confidence.

Carlsen has spoken about his recent form, blaming a lack of energy and burn out for his poor performances. It just goes to show that even the best in the business can have their off days and it gives inspiration for new players and those who have never won a tournament before.

Exciting chess events like this have been, in part, responsible for the growing popularity of chess. There are millions of players regularly indulging in chess and enjoying the many benefits which come with it.

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You can choose from the designer chess collection, with many unique designs to impress friends, including the Chrysler Handmade Glass Chess Set in Blue/Green and The Fantasy Chess Pieces.

There is also a selection of chess boards and chess sets for those on a budget and a mid-range choice, so all budgets are catered for.

You can keep the kids amused with the chess sets for schools which are easy to put up and fold down quickly. You can find these with clocks and other equipment for setting up chess tournaments.

If you prefer to break away from the tradition chess game, you will also find a variety of electronic options, such as portable chess computes and androids. There are also chess training guides to take you through various stages until you reach the level you want. You can update your android with the wide range of apps available.

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Promoting Chess for Children at the Hay Festival 2014

Last year it was fronted by the Duchess of Cornwall and this year, the Hays Festival has continued to introduce school children to the benefits of chess for learning and building confidence.

Chess classes are being held at schools across Britain, especially in Wales where there are classes at a range of different schools throughout the country.

It is thought that the sport has been responsible for the increase in learning amongst children and there have been vast improvements shown by those who participate in regular games.

Chess is well known for the effects it can have on strengthening the mind and thus, can improve learning in subjects such as mathematics.

The most recent Hays Festival was held in May and featured Telegraph chess correspondent and international master, Malcolm Pein, as well as chess trainer, Sarah Kett. The classes for children were held for 6-15 year olds at all levels of ability.

This event is an exciting opportunity for children to learn more about chess and gain a passion for it which will help them develop skills which will help them throughout their life.

If you are looking to enhance the prospects of the children at your school, you may want to have a look at the selection of chess sets for schools at Chessmaze International.

You will find a range of chess sets at affordable prices which are easy to set up and put down, including The Tournament Folding Chess Set Combination. This set contains a chess board, chess pieces and a clock, which makes it ideal for chess competitions.

There are also a range of chess bags to keep your chess pieces safe and the complete schools package for tournaments.

Chess is a good way to keep children amused in the class, but also to improve their learning and give them something positive to focus on. It is a fun way to learn and with the wide range of affordable chess sets available at Chessmaze International, there is no better way to bring a bit of fun back into the classroom.

In addition to the chess sets for schools, there is also a range of other ways to encourage children to adopt the sport, including the chess computers and software, for those who prefer an alternative to the traditional game.

The chess computers and software includes androids, which can be updated with the latest apps at your own convenience. There are also training materials which can help improve the abilities of children and allow them to progress at a level to suit.

Take a look around the website, where you will find a whole range of chess board and chess pieces to suit your own budget and taste.

At Chessmaze International we are proud of our unique collection of chess boards, which are designed with the highest standard of quality and are delivered quickly for your own satisfaction.