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Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday chess news briefs plus chess quote of the week!

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Hello everyone,

Time for a quick look through the latest chess news briefs for the week. If you've got any chess news to share, do send it to us.
  • Chess quote of the week 
Rezart Taçi (Main sponsor of women's world chess championship in Tirana, Albania): I believe in women! The number two and three in my company and the most of our management consists of women. I think women are more diligent and intelligent. Everybody thinks men can play better chess. I believe if woman has dedication for something she can be even better than man."
As quoted in interview on Official website.

  • 25th Belgrade International Open Championship: 
The 25th Belgrade International Open Championship (Belgrade Trophy) will take place from 24th November to 2nd December in Obrenovac, near Belgrade. The prize fund is 6000 EUR with 1500 EUR reserved for the winner. The first Belgrade International Tournament was held in 1948 as a 20-players round robin. Read further at

  • Chess set at Vásárcsarnok Market

Chess photo of the day uploaded by blogger Matt Thomas.
  • Chess helps young adults with special needs learn life lessons: 

NEW LENOX — To most people passing by, it may seem like just an ordinary game of chess. Yet, to these students, it is much more than just black and white. A few months ago, students from Bridgepoint Academy were at the New Lenox Public Library when a small group of retired men met for an informal chess club. The students asked to play. “We’ve been going ever since,” said their teacher, Amanda Price. The students look like other young adults. What makes this story compelling is that Bridgepoint is a transition school for people ages 16-21 who have special needs. Read further here.

Aeroflot Chess Festival in February, 2012

Moscow in winter - the location of the Aeroflot Chess Open.

A nice detailed preview of the Aeroflot Open Chess Festival - One of the most popular tournaments in the world, will be held from February 6 to 17, 2012 at a new venue in Moscow: the Hotel Cosmos, one of the largest in Moscow, located in a beautiful park area 20 travelling minutes from Red Square. The total prize fund is 150,000 Euros, and it includes qualification places for the Dortmund Super Tournament. You can register now.
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  • At November 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    Absolutely agree with the chess quote of the day. Yes, I have two lovely daughters and my better half to prove this. Also Chess Queen is a great inspiration for my family - she became world champion right after her daughter was born. Very nice to carry that quote. Thanks.

  • At November 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love you Chess Queen and your blog. I love all the women bit and the stuff that they are as good as men but am sorry to say sometimes you guys just overdo the women bit. I will have to hide this one from my girlfriend. Seriously give us guys a life. Does anyone have any clue what damage this quote can do to my life. No kidding. I am sure lots of people will agree with me.

  • At November 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM , Anonymous saira fernandes, madrid said...

    Why hasnt mr anonymous mentioned his name not that anyone of us can catch him via the net. Women are the Nurturer. Chess helps women express the masculine side of their nature without losing their feminity unlike any other sport. Chess is a goddess creation.

  • At November 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous Brenda Kroll, Berlin said...

    It is good to read about the report that chess helps people with special needs. thanks.


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