Checkmate – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 01:07:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-16.png Checkmate – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ 32 32 HC says PM & Prez Pics must appear in Olympic ads https://tromsosjakklubb.com/hc-says-pm-prez-pics-must-appear-in-olympic-ads/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 01:07:48 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/hc-says-pm-prez-pics-must-appear-in-olympic-ads/ There has never been a better time for sport in India, says PM The Prime Minister said there has never been a better time for sport in India. “Whether it is the Olympics, Paralympics or the Deaf, we have achieved glory unlike the past,” the Prime Minister said, adding that India’s sports culture is growing […]]]>

There has never been a better time for sport in India, says PM

The Prime Minister said there has never been a better time for sport in India. “Whether it is the Olympics, Paralympics or the Deaf, we have achieved glory unlike the past,” the Prime Minister said, adding that India’s sports culture is growing stronger with a perfect blend of youth energy and preparation environment.

Modi also recalled the highlights of the 44th Chess Olympiad. “This Olympiad has the largest number of players, teams and female players compared to the previous one. This is the first ever Olympiad where a Torch Relay has been held. From now on, the Torch Relay the torch for all future Chess Olympiads will start from India. The Olympiad torch passed through 75 cities and 27,000 kilometers before reaching Chennai,” he said.

Earlier, the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad started in bright colors with the cultural events. Foreign players got a taste of Tamil culture with various cultural events starting with traditional dances from eight different states. However, the show stealer was the keyboard performance of upcoming musician Lydian Nadhaswaram who gave a stellar performance.

He started with a single piece of music and continued playing blindfolded. As a special feat, he played two pieces of instruments – the Harry Potter theme music with his left hand and the Mission Impossible theme music with his right hand.

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Checkmate! Eagle Scout’s chess project is a win for the community https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-eagle-scouts-chess-project-is-a-win-for-the-community/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 12:34:32 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-eagle-scouts-chess-project-is-a-win-for-the-community/ Before his Eagle Scout project, Andrew Dowden did not know how to play chess. Now he’s falling in love with the game because his project helped commemorate his state’s bicentennial and caught the attention of the governor. Andrew, 17, of Troop 6 in Jefferson City, Mo., didn’t know what he wanted to do for his […]]]>

Before his Eagle Scout project, Andrew Dowden did not know how to play chess. Now he’s falling in love with the game because his project helped commemorate his state’s bicentennial and caught the attention of the governor.

Andrew, 17, of Troop 6 in Jefferson City, Mo., didn’t know what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project. While her troop was camping on the property of Jeanne Sinquefield, she approached the Boy Scouts with an idea for a project. Sinquefield is a supporter of scouting and was instrumental in the creation of the chess merit badge. With the 200th anniversary of the state of Missouri taking place last year, Sinquefield thought a bicentennial chessboard would make a fun and educational site for visitors.

Andrew liked the idea. Working with Sinquefield and the city, he planned to create a 14-foot granite chess board with laser-etched images of state historical figures and events that would be installed at Adrian’s Island Park, just steps from the Capital Building. of State.

To complete the chessboard, Maya Thomas of Girls Troop 242 in Columbia, Missouri, would install two wooden benches made from 200-year-old oak for her Eagle Scout project. The wood was cut in 1910 to be used for a barn, and she would help reuse it for park benches.

make moves

As with many Scouting projects, Andrew faced challenges that he and his team of volunteers had to overcome.

First, he was doing this project during the COVID-19 pandemic, and material shortages caused delays. He faced more delays while waiting for the city to build a bridge to the island park. He also met with an engineer to ensure that if the island flooded, the chessboard would remain in place after being installed on its 18-inch concrete foundation.

“I learned a lot, but I think the most important thing I learned was planning every detail of the project,” says Andrew.

The 32 images around the chessboard depicting Missouri history and people included President Harry S. Truman, Dred and Harriet Scott and George Washington Carver, as well as music, railroads, agriculture and sports .

“What I’ve enjoyed the most is working with my fellow scouts and especially seeing how happy it makes people to learn about Missouri history and play chess,” says Andrew.

A masterful ceremony

The project was ready to be unveiled in May. Missouri Governor Michael Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson, along with members of the World Chess Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Chess Club, were there to see it. After a brief ceremony in which the Governor, Maya and Andrew spoke, participants and scouts stood on the chessboard.

The governor and his wife moved the king’s and queen’s pieces, and they and the scouts played an inaugural game while two state chess grandmasters called the moves.

“I will be able to go see my project which will be there for the rest of my life”, says Andrew. “I hope that tourists who come to Missouri will come to the Capitol, walk across the bridge and learn the history of Missouri and also have fun with a game of chess. It’s a great place to spend the day. »

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Beyond Checkmate! – The new Indian Express https://tromsosjakklubb.com/beyond-checkmate-the-new-indian-express/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 01:18:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/beyond-checkmate-the-new-indian-express/ Express press service HYDERABAD: Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi, who has seen his stock rise in recent months, is optimistic about India’s chances at the upcoming Chess Olympiad, which is due to start on July 28. If you look at the latest FIDE ranking of the top 10 juniors, three from India are listed. Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi […]]]>

Express press service

HYDERABAD: Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi, who has seen his stock rise in recent months, is optimistic about India’s chances at the upcoming Chess Olympiad, which is due to start on July 28. If you look at the latest FIDE ranking of the top 10 juniors, three from India are listed. Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi is second and CE talks to the 18-year-old from Telangana about his love for the sport and how it balances everything together and more.

“I started playing various sports when I was 8 years old. I loved swimming and chess as a hobby when I was a child. It was a few years later that I chose to focus only on chess. Until 2021, I managed to balance studies and chess. But, it became incredibly hectic for me, so I had to choose between further study at university or professional chess .

I wanted to drop out of school after class 12 only, but my parents wanted me to give both a chance together. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out and I dropped out of school when I was in my first year of data science graduation,” Arjun shares on how his love for chess started. He loved his time in Hyderabad when he was a residence student at Ramaraju Academy Of Chess Education in Kothapet. “It was a good time in Hyderabad when I was at boarding school in 2015-2016 to learn chess,” he says.

The young grandmaster does not like chess, he loves watching movies and video games. “I like to watch comedies, especially in Telugu, and play video games to relax. My favorite actors of all time are Jr NTR and Allu Arjun. In video games, I like to play G-Switch and Among Us,” Arjun shares. According to him, even though he is a grandmaster, he still wants to improve and the joy he derives from winning a match is incomparable. “It’s very important to enjoy playing chess and not be under extra pressure. My idols on the field are Viswanathan Anand, Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen.

I honed my chess skills by playing online tournaments rather than reading books, but the learning process may be different for different people. In the end, it’s important to enjoy and do what you want to do,” concludes Arjun, who is preparing for the Chess Olympiad, the 28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival, the Dubai Open Chess and the European Chess Club Cup.

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Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate Review: Kingly! https://tromsosjakklubb.com/shotgun-king-the-final-checkmate-review-kingly/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:29:40 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/shotgun-king-the-final-checkmate-review-kingly/ Developed and published by Delicious PUNKCAKE Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate is a chess-based turn-based twin-stick shooter. In this PC title, you play as an evil king armed with a shotgun for revenge and packing heat. It’s a story of betrayal, revenge and failures! Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate was weird to watch again but […]]]>

Developed and published by Delicious PUNKCAKE Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate is a chess-based turn-based twin-stick shooter. In this PC title, you play as an evil king armed with a shotgun for revenge and packing heat. It’s a story of betrayal, revenge and failures! Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate was weird to watch again but fun.

Behind the somewhat wacky concept, Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate hides a great gaming experience. And makes what might just be one of my favorite games this year. With a cool soundtrack and ever-changing challenge through its leveling system, there’s plenty to enjoy. However, although the game is great fun, it can be terribly difficult. As you are basically playing a game of chess with one piece. Which might prove a little too difficult for some players.

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate is now available on Itch.io and STEAM.

STORY – SALUTE TO THE BABY KING!

In Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate you play as the evil Black King. A complete bad job if there ever was one. He is a wicked and decadent tyrant who rules his kingdom with an iron fist. However, one day, he is betrayed by the black bishop and he soon finds himself replaced by the much kinder and virtuous white king. And with that, the Black King embarks on a quest for revenge to save the day (at least from his perspective) and restore his ruthless rule once more.

In Shotgun King, you play as a less than noble king.

In Shotgun King, you play as a less than noble king.

As you can tell by the title and the premise, the Shotgun King is an ironic affair. It’s not a deep, dark revenge story that’s an allegory of the writer’s dad issues. It’s a more comedic story. And from a pure writing standpoint, it’s decent. It’s just as humorous as needed without being too self-referential or undermining itself by being too irreverent. Sure, it’s not the funniest title I’ve seen since working for Keengamer, but it’s still a lot of fun. Shotgun King didn’t need a story but the story it has is great fun and really adds to the experience.

GAMEPLAY – THIS IS MY BOOM STICK!

If I had a penny every time I reviewed a chess-inspired twin-stick shooter, I’d have two pennies. What I’m granting you isn’t much, but it’s wired that it’s happened so many times. As previously stated Shotgun king: the final checkmate is an indie chess-based shooter. However, unlike Chess is stupid you are much more limited because you have to follow the rules of chess more closely. Now, this review will not become a comparison between the two titles. As I think it’s downright disrespectful to both games and their development teams. They are two different games with different goals and quirks.

Kill the enemy king and the rest will crumble.

Kill the enemy king and the rest will crumble.

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate is a hard game to pin down insofar as one would describe it. As if to give it its due, is an Indie Turn Based Twin-Stick Rogue-lite chess puzzle game. All game pieces, including your own move, as they would in a conventional chess game; Bishops can move diagonally, rooks in straight lines and so on. And the other pieces only move when it’s their turn to do so. However, unlike your standard chess set, you defeat other pieces using your trusty shotgun. To complete a level, you must either destroy all enemy pieces or kill the enemy king. Once a level is completed, you have a choice of one of two upgrades. And, in case you die, you have to start over from the beginning.

CRAZY IN UPGRADE

The leveling system itself is not without its own challenges. Each upgrade you get will also grant an upgrade to the enemy side. These upgrades can mean their side gets more of a particular piece type, or they can move farther or attack at greater range. This goes somewhat against the trend in titles like this where you can end up becoming much more overpowered than your enemies. And adds an extra dimension to your upgrade choices. Sure, you can choose an upgrade that makes you more powerful or gives you an extra life, but it could also give your enemies more queens. So sometimes it’s better to take a worse upgrade just to prevent the enemy from getting a better advantage.

Shotgun King's upgrade system adds an extra layer of complexity.

Shotgun King’s upgrade system adds an extra layer of complexity.

Shotgun King can be an incredibly difficult game, even on the lowest of difficulties. You are essentially playing a game of chess with one piece. And if you’re not careful, you can easily find yourself trapped in unwinnable positions if you treat this like a turn-based shooter and not a game of chess. However, as difficult as it is, the difficulty is fair; I have never lost a match due to an unforeseen whim or trap, I have lost due to my own mistakes. And since, aside from the impact upgrades can have on your enemy team, the levels are the same every game, I can always come back and try again.

THE BISHOP GOES AWAY

To be frank with you dear reader, while I enjoyed playing through Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate for this review, I know this is not the game for everyone. The difficulty of this one can and will make it quite a challenge for more casual players. And although it’s technically a twin-stick you can’t play the game with a controller. Well, technically you can if you’re playing the game through Steam, but at this point you’re basically using the controller as a mouse.

Despite using a soul, I still put myself in an unwinnable state.

Despite using a soul, I still put myself in an unwinnable state.

Otherwise, the game is perfectly controlled with the mouse. And given that it’s a turn-based game and it’s not as much of a two-handed shooter as Chess is stupid it’s not like you need quick reflexes. Shotgun King is a slower paced game. More tactical in nature. And I think if you’re looking for an action puzzle game with a solid challenge, then this might be the game for you. And luckily for those who really dig it, there’s an Endless Mode you can unlock after completing Throne Mode once. Well, provided you are qualified enough.

GRAPHICS AND SOUND – THE QUEEN’S KETCHUP

The graphics and art style are pretty typical of your pixel art business. Each piece almost resembling the designs of some early computer chess games. Complete with a CRT style filter to add to the feedback feel. This is appropriate since in general Shotgun King has that retro aesthetic and sound look. In truth, it feels more like a general pastiche than a specific reference to a particular game or platform. That’s not a bad thing. As it makes the game much more unique rather than a tribute to one thing or another.

If you're bored, you can count the scanlines.

If you’re bored, you can count the scanlines.

The soundtrack and sound design of the title are also decent. Like I said, the title is somewhat retro-inspired, with the soundtrack itself looking more like a synthwave and the sound effects sounding sufficiently 8-bit and playful. It acts as a great background for the adventure itself and helps create a solid title overall. The sound and graphic production of Shotgun King are really on top. As beautiful as it sounds, the title design is also practical. You can easily tell which pieces are about to move and the range of your shotgun, and when you mouse over a piece you can see the health and a diagram showing how the piece in question can move. Which is a great addition for anyone unfamiliar with chess and how pieces move!

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate was reviewed on PC via STEAM.

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Bishop to king four. Checkmate! https://tromsosjakklubb.com/bishop-to-king-four-checkmate/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/bishop-to-king-four-checkmate/ New chess club being formed in Fort St. John; good way to meet friends, says the organizer A newcomer to Fort St. John hopes to share his love of chess with the community. Juno Gayle moved to the city from Edmonton just four months ago. A pilot by profession, he learned the popular pastime as […]]]>

New chess club being formed in Fort St. John; good way to meet friends, says the organizer

A newcomer to Fort St. John hopes to share his love of chess with the community.

Juno Gayle moved to the city from Edmonton just four months ago. A pilot by profession, he learned the popular pastime as a teenager in his home country of Jamaica.

“I used to play competitively as part of the high school team. I went to college and kept playing,” Gayle explained. “I quit for a while. after that, but I started again when I emigrated to Canada.”

While in Edmonton and Calgary, Gayle hosted a number of chess tournaments and plans to do the same here by starting a club.

“I think it’s a great way to meet friends. It was a way (for me) to get involved in the cities where I lived. I met many people who played chess.

He calls it a mind game.

“It keeps the mind active. I like to be physically and mentally active. Physically, I go to the gym and I get strong. Mentally, I like to read, do crosswords…anything that stimulates the mind,” he added.

“It’s a game you can continually get very good at.”

While many might believe that chess is only for academics or someone of advanced age, Gayle doesn’t see it that way.

“When (Hungarian chess player) Judit Polgar was 14, she became the youngest international chess grandmaster ever. Her father started teaching her chess at age four.

Like any sport or passion, practice makes perfect.

Although daunting at first, the game becomes much easier once you remember how each piece can move, as I discovered while playing my very first game of chess at age 56.

“So here on the front line are the pawns. Essentially, they are infantry,” Gayle described. “Then in the last row you have your rooks, your knights, your bishops, your king and your queen. You can continue to play without your queen but not your king.

“The name of the game is to trap your king in a position where he can’t move.”

Check!

For those wondering, I was told that I did very well on my first outing.

Although he won’t admit it, I like to think my longtime opponent was on the ropes at least once in the game.

Gayle is holding her first session tonight, July 21.

Depending on the answer, there should be enough chess mats and pieces for the curious and newcomers, but experienced players are welcome to bring their own sets, just in case.

Ideally, the plan will be to pair an experienced player with someone new or just learning.

Mind games take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown’s Crafthouse.

Checkmate!


Do you have a story or an opinion to share? Email your letters to sports@ahnfsj.ca

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Will expensive tickets put fans off Chess Olympiad 2022? https://tromsosjakklubb.com/will-expensive-tickets-put-fans-off-chess-olympiad-2022/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:59:51 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/will-expensive-tickets-put-fans-off-chess-olympiad-2022/ The ticket price for the 44th Chess Olympiad has many chess enthusiasts of the game on their backs. According to the All India Chess Federation (AICF) ticket booking site, the price for the general category audience has been set at ₹2,000 per day for Hall 2 and ₹3,000 for Hall 1 while the ticket price […]]]>

The ticket price for the 44th Chess Olympiad has many chess enthusiasts of the game on their backs.

According to the All India Chess Federation (AICF) ticket booking site, the price for the general category audience has been set at ₹2,000 per day for Hall 2 and ₹3,000 for Hall 1 while the ticket price for foreigners is fixed at ₹6,000 and ₹8,000. Tickets for students under 19, women and Tamil Nadu government staff cost ₹200 and ₹300 respectively.

Ticket details in brief

Ticket details in brief

The event will take place in two rooms. Hall 1 includes the best teams (28 boards in Open and 21 in the women’s section) while Hall 2 will host the remaining boards.

“I’m a professional chess player myself and I don’t think I can spend ₹2,000-3,000 a day to attend the tournament. Second, chess is not a game where you can learn something by observing the game in person. It is better to track their movements online,” said Radhika, a working professional.

Earlier schedule

The 2022 Chess Olympiad was originally scheduled to be held in Russia. However, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has decided to change the venue due to the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war, giving India the opportunity to host the biggest chess event in the world for the first time. world.

A view of the preparations for the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in Mamallapuram from July 28 to August 10 at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton Mamallapuram on Monday

A view of the preparations for the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in Mamallapuram from July 28 to August 10 at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton Mamallapuram on Monday

Tamil Nadu has won the hosting rights for the prestigious event, which will be held from July 28 to August 10 in Mamallapuram, a coastal city and UNESCO heritage site, located 40 km south of Chennai.

“The event venue is also far from the city and it is not possible for everyone to travel to Mamallapuram,” Radhika said.

However, not everyone is on the same board. Prasath Shankar, founder of the Rapid Chess Academy, said, “People who are really interested in the game and eager to learn will surely spend and attend the event.”

The rangolis were raffled off at the Collectorate Complex in Ramanathapuram on Monday as part of the promotional campaign for the 44th Chess Olympiad

The rangolis were raffled off at the Collectorate Complex in Ramanathapuram on Monday as part of the promotional campaign for the 44th Chess Olympiad

“Also, ₹2,000 is not a big amount for such a global event where chess enthusiasts can meet world champions and grandmasters, interact with them and learn new techniques,” he said. added.

Attract students

A Tamil Nadu State Chess Association official said that despite the high prices, tickets for the event were already sold out. He added that the state government is also planning to bring school children to experience the event for free.

As part of raising awareness and publicity for the Chess Olympiad 2022, the block level chess competition for public school students was held in Salem, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

As part of raising awareness and publicity for the Chess Olympiad 2022, the block level chess competition for public school students was held in Salem, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

An AICF official, who did not wish to be quoted, said the award was kept higher mainly because the event was being held at a hotel geared towards chess enthusiasts. “It’s not a cricket match held in a stadium where we can sell 25,000 tickets. We can only have 600-1,000 guests per day, which is the upper limit,” the official noted.

The Chess Olympiad is expected to welcome 2,000 visitors and players from over 180 countries.

For its part, the AICF is also sponsoring 350 children across the country to attend the event by taking care of their air/train tickets, hotel stay, food, etc. “Many of these children will also be accompanied by their parents, we must take all these aspects into account,” he added.

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Checkmate Siddaramaiah: Revealing CM goal, Shivakumar plays Vokkaliga shot https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-siddaramaiah-revealing-cm-goal-shivakumar-plays-vokkaliga-shot/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-siddaramaiah-revealing-cm-goal-shivakumar-plays-vokkaliga-shot/ Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chairman DK Shivakumar often uses chess and football analogies to frame political scenes. In 2017, when he was not the head of the state Congress, Shivakumar said he could not get the job because he had played football, a mainly physical sport, rather than chess. a mental game. “I know […]]]>

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chairman DK Shivakumar often uses chess and football analogies to frame political scenes. In 2017, when he was not the head of the state Congress, Shivakumar said he could not get the job because he had played football, a mainly physical sport, rather than chess. a mental game.

“I know how to play chess,” Shivakumar had said before the Congress-Janata Dal (secular) coalition government collapsed in Karnataka in 2019.

By publishing his main ministerial aspiration this week, the head of the KPCC has made a remarkable step on the political spectrum before the State Assembly polls scheduled for May 2023.

“The time has come for the Vokkaliga community (the dominant community in South Karnataka to which he belongs) to elect a community leader after an 18-year hiatus,” Shivakumar said at a press conference in Mysuru on Tuesday. last. “I got to a certain stage. The Prime Minister is elected if Congress obtains a majority. I told my community that they should rally behind me,” he said. “Am I a sanyasi? he replied when pressed about his CM ambition.

While covering his personal ambition to become the CM with the interest of Congress returning to power, Shivakumar attempted to rally the support of the Vokkaligas for the big old party as they did in 1999 when SM Krishna, the political guru of Shivakumar, was the chairman of the KPCC. . He has thus also sent a clear signal to his rivals in Congress that he will be in the race for the CM if the party obtains a majority in the next elections.

The Vokkaliga community, which accounts for about 15% of Karnataka’s population, is known to be a key support base for former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his JD(S) son HD Kumaraswamy. There seems to be a growing sense in state policy circles that

the community might support the Congress if they see the possibility of a Vokkaliga leader like Shivakumar becoming the next CM.

Shivakumar’s public statement came at a time when supporters of his arch rival in Congress and opposition leader in the State Assembly, Siddaramaiah, are doing their utmost to prepare for the 75th anniversary of this last on August 3, showcasing his accomplishments as a CM. during the period 2013-2018. Positioning himself to become the face of the party’s CM, Siddaramaiah, who belongs to the backward class Kuruba community, has reached out to traditional Congress voting bases that include the backward classes, Dalits and minorities.

Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah have publicly argued that the decision on the Congress CM to be made by the party leadership and MPs will only come into play after the party wins in the polls. The two congressional satraps, however, are known to be able to undermine each other on the field, which is a specter that haunts the party as it gears up for elections.

In Mysuru, Shivakumar referred to the Krishna case to argue that “the time has come after 18 years to elect a Vokkaliga leader from Congress as CM”.

A day later, he sought to temper his remarks, saying anyone can become a CM in Congress. “Sonia Gandhi appointed me chairman of KPCC. After 20 years, a leader of Vokkaliga took over. What’s wrong with asking people in the community for help. People in the community will also have respect for themselves. Now Dalits are demanding a Dalit CM for Karnataka, what is wrong with that,” he said.

A source in Shivakumar’s camp pointed out that he made these statements in the context of Siddaramaiah’s supporters projecting him as a face of CM. Shivakumar’s team decided that the KPCC leader should project himself as an aspiring CM in public, lest he risk losing in the race with other suitors overtaking him.

Former Karnataka President CM Siddaramaiah and KPCC Chairman DK Shivakumar during a press conference. (PTI, file)

For his part, Siddaramaiah made it clear that his 75th birthday party would be as much about politics as it was about celebrating his life’s achievements. “There will definitely be a political message (from the event), are we sanyasis? Is Rahul Gandhi or Shivakumar a sanyasi? It will be there. Doesn’t it list our accomplishments during our five-year term policy? Isn’t the reminder of my political career a policy? That’s where you can’t do anything without politics,” he said recently.

Shortly after Shivakumar played the Vokkaliga card, Kumaraswamy, who also belongs to the same community, reacted saying that it is “impossible” for the former to become the Congress CM. “Is Siddaramaiah celebrating his birthday to make Shivakumar the CM? There were many people in Congress who sacrificed for the party but didn’t get a chance to become CM because of Siddaramaiah. As he (Siddaramaiah) was previously with our party, I know him very well,” he said.

Chief Minister and top BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai said Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar are “world poles apart”. “Shivakumar harbors the dream of becoming the CM. Congress leaders do not even allow him to function as KPCC chairman. We observed the events in Congress,” he said.

The Karnataka Congress, which has a large number of prominent leaders from various communities, aims to return to power in the state in the 2023 elections.

Dalit leaders like Rajya Sabha opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who turned 80 on Thursday, are also believed to be vying for the post of CM. Kharge asked his supporters not to celebrate his birthday or commemorate his 50 years in politics. There has been a long standing request in Karnataka for a Dalit CM, which however has not come to fruition so far.

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How to Deliver Checkmate with a King and Queen in Chess https://tromsosjakklubb.com/how-to-deliver-checkmate-with-a-king-and-queen-in-chess/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 13:01:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/how-to-deliver-checkmate-with-a-king-and-queen-in-chess/ One of the basic mating patterns in a game of chess involves an empty board with only the two kings and the queen. We’ve all been there before, trading everything else (or messing it up) before pushing a pawn all the way to promotion. Now what? Now is the time to close the game, which […]]]>

One of the basic mating patterns in a game of chess involves an empty board with only the two kings and the queen. We’ve all been there before, trading everything else (or messing it up) before pushing a pawn all the way to promotion. Now what? Now is the time to close the game, which can be a little difficult when time is of the essence and you’re not one hundred percent sure of the correct technique. Never fear: after reading this how-to article, you’ll never mess up a king and queen in checkmate again.

cut the king

You can only deliver checkmate to the side of the board where the enemy king’s potential movement squares drop from eight to five. Otherwise, you just can’t cover everything with your own king and queen. This means that the first step is to lock the opponent in a corner. The queen is excellent at this since the enemy king cannot approach her from any direction, forcing them back again and again as she gets closer, setting up a barrier in the process.

Image via lichess.org

You don’t even need to check the enemy king – in fact, you don’t even want to because that would let your opponent escape the box.

Don’t forget to bring your king with you for the ride. Her Majesty will be needed to protect the Queen as she enters to deliver the checkmate move.

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Avoid deadlock

There’s really only one way to mess up this kind of position: by blocking the enemy king. (Yes, technically you could also let your queen hang or break the 50 move rule, but neither possibility is realistic.) Deadlock means your opponent has no legal moves in position but his king is not in check: it is a draw.

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Since your position is completely winning, you can afford to be careful and cautious. It would be a shame to lose half a point after coming so close to victory. Whenever your opponent’s king approaches the corner of the board, make sure he still has a legal move after getting your queen close.

Once the enemy king is stuck on the back row, you don’t need to get any closer to your queen unless you’re ready to checkmate: line up your king with theirs to support the operation and complete the job.

If you really wanna play it safe

The checkmate pattern with just a king and a rook is quite similar to this, and unlike when a queen is involved, there is no way to block your opponent’s king. However, you also only have one specific setup to repel the king (and possibly to checkmate, where the two kings clash and the heavy piece delivers checkmate from afar, like this:

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You can also use the exact same approach with a queen, negating the risk of any deadlock traps at the cost of a few extra moves to close out the game. It can, however, be worth it if you want to avoid the one goofing opportunity you have.

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Is Tiger Woods ready to checkmate again on the Old Course? https://tromsosjakklubb.com/is-tiger-woods-ready-to-checkmate-again-on-the-old-course/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 16:53:30 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/is-tiger-woods-ready-to-checkmate-again-on-the-old-course/ Rory McIlroy thinks there’s a bit of Viswanathan Anand to Tiger Woods, which is why he has a shot at winning the 150th Open Championship this week at the legendary Old Course in St Andrews. Very famously, Woods had finished his Grand Slam career in the year 2000 on this same course, popularly called the […]]]>

Rory McIlroy thinks there’s a bit of Viswanathan Anand to Tiger Woods, which is why he has a shot at winning the 150th Open Championship this week at the legendary Old Course in St Andrews.

Very famously, Woods had finished his Grand Slam career in the year 2000 on this same course, popularly called the “home of golf” and believed to have been designed by God himself.

For centuries the layout, terrain and natural elements have conspired to puzzle golfers. Now armed with modern equipment and a golf ball, humanity finally wins the battle. However, the slightest wind blowing in from the North Sea can help the Old Course bare its vicious fangs.

The Open Championship returns to St Andrews every five years. And given the state of his injury-ravaged body – Woods was forced to pull out of the PGA Championship at Tulsa in May when his body just couldn’t cope with the cold and hilly terrain – many believe that could be his last open championship on this course.

There really can’t be a better swansong than Woods conjuring up a bit of magic and trying to help the thousands of people who converge on this otherwise sleepy college town on Scotland’s Fife coast to live out their fantasy.

It’s not an unlikely scenario. With just the beach separating the sea and the golf course, you’d think the flat surface gives Woods the edge. He will be able to walk much better and not put unnecessary strain on his surgically reconstructed foot following the car accident last February.

But this is only a small part of the optimism. To borrow a line from golf television, Woods knows how to play the Old Course “better than most.” It is a place where the brain exceeds the muscles.

When he won the 2000 Open, the 15-time major champion didn’t step into a single bunker, one of the main defenses the golf course has. There are 112, deep and dangerous, lurking in every nook and cranny. Woods managed to avoid them all, not just for one round, but for all four days and 72 holes. In the end, he won by a whopping eight strokes.

Five years later, he wins by five strokes.

So when McIlroy was asked if he thought Woods could wrestle this year, he didn’t have to think or water down his answer.

“I think the way the golf course is and the conditions are, I could definitely see it,” said the Northern Irishman, who played a round with Woods at Ballybunion last week.

“It’s going to be a game of chess this week, and no one has been better at playing that kind of game of chess on a golf course than Tiger in the last 20 years.”

Woods himself isn’t sure this will be his last appearance at St Andrews, a golf course he has always called his “most favorite in the world”.

“Who knows? I don’t know if I will be able to physically compete at this level by then (next Open at St Andrews),” said Woods, the most successful player in PGA Tour history with 82 titles. alongside Sam Snead.

“I will never play a full program again. My body doesn’t allow me to do that. I don’t know how many Open Championships I have left here at St Andrews, but I wanted this one. It started here for me in 1995, and if it ends here in 22, it does. If it’s not, it’s not. If I get the chance to play one more that would be great, but there are no guarantees.

Woods said as soon as he could start walking, he desperately wanted to make it to the 150th Open Championship.

“For most of my rehabilitation, I was just hoping to be able to walk normally and have a normal life and maybe play golf with my son or my friends back home,” added Woods, who finished 47th. in the Masters, but pulled out after making the cut to the PGA Championship.

“But hey, I played championship golf this year. And once I realized I could possibly play at a high level, my goal was to come back here to St Andrews to play in what was the most historic league we’ve ever had. I just didn’t want to miss this Open here at the Home of Golf.

When asked how he felt physically before the tournament, the three-time Open champion said: “Well, my body can definitely improve, but realistically not much. It’s been through a lot and at 46 you don’t heal as well as you did at 26.

“So that’s how it is. Just the chance to be able to play as long as we can. On golf courses like this you can keep going until you’re 50. We’ve seen Tom (Watson) have it on his putter to win in his late 50s (age 59 at the 2009 Open at Turnberry).

“It can be done. It just takes a lot of knowledge and understanding of how to play this type of golf. And with the fast and firm fairways, it allows older players to throw the ball in and have a chance. .

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Checkmate Coronavirus: Road to Chennai https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-coronavirus-road-to-chennai/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:41:19 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-coronavirus-road-to-chennai/ In 2020, chess has been affected by the pandemic like any other sport, with tournaments postponed or canceled and clubs temporarily closed. Still, the nature of chess has helped players, fans and game enthusiasts stay active and involved during this crisis, while online chess has been given an unprecedented boost. In May 2020, FIDE launched […]]]>

In 2020, chess has been affected by the pandemic like any other sport, with tournaments postponed or canceled and clubs temporarily closed. Still, the nature of chess has helped players, fans and game enthusiasts stay active and involved during this crisis, while online chess has been given an unprecedented boost.

In May 2020, FIDE launched a massive online project, Checkmate Coronavirus, a nonstop 720-hour marathon and 2,762 tournaments played by 120,000 unique participants from at least 140 countries. The sequels of the project are no less exciting than chess battles in its tournaments. The winners of the event received mini matches and master classes with top GMs, 800 souvenir prizes with FIDE Checkmate Coronavirus memorabilia. The main winners were invited to the Chess Olympiad 2022. A 6-night trip to Chennai with paid plane tickets, full board and a chance to meet the greatest chess players of our time was awarded to chess enthusiasts representing Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden and Thailand. Very soon, they will travel to Chennai to enjoy the mecca of Indian chess, and attend FIDE’s flagship event with 187 open teams and 162 women’s teams participating.

We have received many stories from the main winners, some of which are heartwarming.

44 years Nicolas Noel comes from France but lives in Thailand. He started playing chess for fun in the 2000s in France with friends, never in clubs, and played his first FIDE-rated classic tournament in Bangkok in 2012. many platforms. He has played in hundreds of Checkmate Coronavirus tournaments! Still, he was very surprised to realize that he had won a trip to the Chess Olympiad. “I checked out your Facebook page and couldn’t believe my eyes. I almost dropped my coffee cup!” he says.

“I mainly want to enjoy the Chess Olympiad and play as many side events as possible. If there is free time between chess games, I will be happy to enjoy a walk around the city. I’m a very basic tourist and like to see cities on my own, not a big fan of tourist attractions.

Elshad Abdullayev is 30 years old; he lives in Baku, Azerbaijan. He started learning chess at the age of ten. He is now a chess coach and international referee. Elshad has profiles on Chess.com, Lichess, Chess24. He played about 15 tournaments and got two tickets without even knowing it. He never could have imagined that he could win the first prize. “I saw the post on Emil Sutovsky’s FB profile, he said, that we have winners from Algeria, Azerbaijan and ….. and I became curious. Who was the winner from Azerbaijan? I found the Checkmate Coronavirus page and saw my name First I didn’t believe it could be me! I’m very happy. And I’m already looking forward to this Olympiad!”

Alain Borda is 35 years old and originally from the city of El Alto, Bolivia. Alan has been playing chess since the age of 14 and has participated in several international tournaments representing Bolivia. In 2010, Alan participated with the Bolivian team in the World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansysk, Russia. “I used to play online once in a while, but since I saw the news about the FIDE Checkmate Coronavirus program, I’ve been playing a lot more,” – he says. Alan was watching the broadcast of the draw in the living room of his house. “I was away for a while, and when I came back to the room, they were just saying my nickname YODITA, and I was very happy because I thought I had won the mini-match with a top GM, but a few minutes later, I went to the FIDE Checkmate Coronavirus Facebook page and there I could see that I had won the invitation to the Chess Olympiad. I couldn’t believe it! An incredible feeling of happiness! I celebrated raising their hands in victory.

Victor Perez Diez is 28 years old, he lives in Madrid, Spain. His father taught him to play chess when he was 6 years old, but he started with chess lessons and tournaments when he was 11 years old. “I usually play chess online. During this lockdown, I was alone and with little to do, so I played chess online more often. I think I played more than 100 tournaments during this lockdown. Checkmate Coronavirus was great news for me”, – says Victor, – “I was watching the draw with Anish Giri on Youtube, and he took my number. I couldn’t believe it. I started jumping and screaming , I sent a capture with my name and prize to my family and friends. It was an amazing moment. I still can’t believe it. After almost three months of loneliness, it was something wonderful for me. It was a big surprise and a lot of joy”. Victor has never participated in a high-level chess tournament. “I want to see how an elite tournament works, and meeting some of these players, who are my idols, that would be amazing,” he added.

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, will host the 44th Chess Olympiad, which runs from July 28 to August 10. Located in the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, this city of 7 million people is home to the legendary world champion Viswanathan AnandIndia’s first-ever grandmaster.

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