Our Chess Blog Wins Chess Journalists' of America Award 2012
We are excited to announce that our Chess Blog www.chessblog.com has just won the CJA Award for 'Best Chess Blog' of 2012! Here is the Chess Journalists' of America awards' announcement link.
The winning entry was our blog post:
Chess for creativity and leadership - empowerment of Palestinian women
You would remember that GM Kosteniuk won the 2009 'Chess Journalist of the Year' award, 'Best Chess Art' (on the cover of the CJA Magazine #130), 'Best Chess Video or Podcast' (for Chess Killer Tips free video podcast, 'Best Deep Analysis' (for her game Huss-Kosteniuk, which she commented in a magazine and also on video).
We thank all Chess Blog readers for guiding us with their comments, emails, requests, ideas for posts, chess news information, press releases, photos and more. All that has helped us post the best chess content, remain interactive and feel inspired. We share the award with you, our dear chess readers.
- Chess blog with the maximum number of comments for year 2011 with some posts picking up as many as 160 comments
- More than 1500 FB Likes for posts
- We are #1 for Chess Blogs on Google- Fun way to promote and look at chess: Taking chess to everyone from kids to adults, from the technically minded to the non-nerdy types. While most other chess material leaves non-chess readers just surfing away, Chess Blog holds the attention of someone who has no clue about chess.
Some top posts of the previous year:
Following our post "Scandal: French Chess Grandmasters Accused of Cheating" 3 days ago, and 58 comments as of now, the world is following the situation, amazed that there could be such a serious accusation, without presenting the facts. Many are accepting the accusations without asking questions.
58 and 67 comments from serious to funny from around the world
Open letter to Fide about playing conditions at women's world chess championship in Hatay, Turkey
Open letter to Fide about women's world chess championship. Breaking news that spiralled out from Chess Blog going to New York Times and BBC.
Who is this Lady Chess Player? Guess the player
Breaking chess news: Will India host World Chess Championship 2012 in South Indian city of Chennai? (Updated)Chess Blog was the first to break the news
Chess for creativity and leadership - empowerment of Palestinian women http://www.chessblog.com/2011/11/chess-for-creativity-and-leadership.html
Exploring maths and chess with a solving grandmaster's mind! http://www.chessblog.com/2011/10/exploring-maths-and-chess-with.html
Here is a nice article on a solving grandmaster who explores chess combinations! Jonathan Dec has profiled him in The Daily Princetonian. On Wednesday night in Peyton 145, Harvard mathematics professor and chess problem-solving Grandmaster Noam Elkies presented a lecture titled “Mathematics in Chess,” hosted by the Princeton Chess Club.
Part sexy, part funky, all fun chess video commercial commercials, cool chess video, six cells, song
This should fetch you some chess cheer this Sunday. We really don't know how to define the video and possibly a couple of viewings would be required to 'understand' it all. Wink. Enjoy.
Crew of Mars-flight simulation play chess with ex-world champion Anatoly Karpov
More on space and chess: An international team of researchers launched a grueling simulation of a flight to Mars that will keep them locked in a cascade of windowless modules for 520 days - the amount of time required for a return trip to the Red Planet. As part of efforts to keep the crew in good spirits, they played a match with former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov!
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