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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Our Chess Blog Wins Chess Journalists' of America Award 2012

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Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that our Chess Blog has just won the CJA Award for 'Best Chess Blog' of 2012! Here is the Chess Journalists' of America awards' announcement link.

The CJA is an American organization of chess journalists created to promote high quality chess journalism, to provide assistance to the working journalist through articles and contacts and to recognize chess journalism at its best through an annual awards program.

The winning entry was our blog post:

Chess for creativity and leadership - empowerment of Palestinian women

CHESS NEWS BLOG: is the Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.

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.

Here are some stats you would like to know:

- 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 GoogleFun 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:

French Cheating Scandal - Feller Contests and Counter-Attacks

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

Exploring maths and chess with a solving grandmaster's mind!
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!

Have fun with chess and Chess Blog!

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  • At August 15, 2012 at 2:15 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    wow congrats

  • At August 15, 2012 at 2:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations - Elvina Schenko, Berlin

  • At August 15, 2012 at 5:27 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Congratulations I wouldnt expect any less. Chess Queen you are the best. In fact chess Blog along with Chess KIng is an integral part of our chess study programme in the club - kids and seniors love all the stuff. Keep up the great work. From all of us here.

  • At August 15, 2012 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Washington said...

    A well deserved award. Truly i love reading this chess blog. Chess Queen I admire all your effort put in the social media. It has changed the way the world looks at chess. Good wishes and do well in all your endeavors.

  • At August 15, 2012 at 2:18 PM , Anonymous Chris, NY said...

    Indeed it was expected I knew the moment I saw Chess Blog listed in the nominations. YOU GO GREAT

  • At August 15, 2012 at 4:47 PM , Anonymous chumbo, uganda said...

    Very proud to be part of the fan list whens the party

  • At August 16, 2012 at 8:12 AM , Anonymous mitch, paris said...

    super cool congrats


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