Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #chess

Most recents (24)

#Live from #Madrid/#Spain in half an hour: Round 8 of the #Candidates2022-tournament:

Inter alia:
#Nepomniachtchi (leader) vs #DingLiren
#Firouzja(current LAST) vs #Radjabov

Some people say that despite the rather high number of draws, the quality of the play is rather low in the #Candidates2022.
A (small) surprise today: semi-retired #Nakamura will probably defeat World-Championship-runnerup #Caruana:
Read 4 tweets
New #ChessQueens reviews: "Jennifer writes in a highly engaging style….a tour de force…amid decades of nonsense written about women chess players, this is an authentic, balanced and extremely readable celebration"- @CHESS_Magazine / IM Harriet Hunt 💥
"Jennifer (is) a barrier breaker committed to teaching us all to understand chess both as an aesthetic and a sport. A powerful example of what it means to be a feminist, advocate, and artist in the world of chess" @IBJIYONGI, author of one of my fave books, The Disordered Cosmos
"In reading [#ChessQueens, I felt a] pleasure of discovery as I’d had as a 9-year old (reading about the great legends of the game). If a young female player gets the same sense of belonging…it will have made a world of difference." @gmmds in @NewInChess Magazine
Read 7 tweets
As per the study published in two prestigious journals, #science & #cell - Ancient Harappan Genome lacks Ancestry from steppe pastoralist or Iranian farmers. This conclusion is based on an analysis of Ancient #DNA belonging to a..
Women who lived in #harappan civilization site of #Rakhigari in haryana around #2600BC.The prevalence of steppe pastoralist gene is higher among the upper caste than lower caste& that it about is twice as high among the #brahmins as compared to #SC& #ST~Tony Joseph(Early indians)
From the above findings it can be said with 100% surity that so-called upper caste & caste brahmans who call themselves carriers of vedic traditions weren't present in indus valley. So, this rules out any possibility of any cultural exchange b/t both groups. Right?
Read 16 tweets
Hoy quiero compartir con vosotros una de mis historias favoritas. En ella, el ajedrez cobra el mayor de sus significados y la persona que la protagoniza es una reina, que atravesó todo tipo de calamidades hasta coronarse.
🧵✍️Abro hilo: Image
Uganda. Una de tantas niñas marginadas abre los ojos a las cinco de la mañana. Con la sensación de que vive atrapada en el mismo día, camina durante dos horas para ir en busca de agua potable. Los pies se hunden en la tierra inundada por las lluvias torrenciales. Image
Camina entre desechos, ratas y perros callejeros en silencio, en un espacio abarrotado.
También su madre lo hace. A menudo, se ausenta varios días en busca de dinero para comida y deja a su hija a cargo de sus hermanos. Image
Read 24 tweets
Garry Kasparov shares his thoughts about Putin's invasion of Ukraine 1/4 #Ukraine #Russian #UkraineRussianWar #PutinWarCrimes #Chess @Kasparov63
@Kasparov63 says Putin is a war criminal 2/4 #Ukraine #Russian #UkraineRussianWar #PutinWarCrimes #Chess
The human rights activist and former World Chess Champion characterizes limitations on weapons we supply to Ukraine as cowardice (probably talking about US, EU, and NATO refusing to send fighter jets) 3/4 #Ukraine #Russian #UkraineRussianWar #PutinWarCrimes #Chess @Kasparov63
Read 4 tweets
Nacido en 1963, Garry Kaspárov es uno de los mejores jugadores de ajedrez de todos los tiempos.
Hoy recupero una de sus conferencias más inspiradoras, donde lanza un poderoso mensaje sobre la perseverancia.
🧵✍️Abro hilo: Image
Kaspárov es un emblema del trabajo duro. Se ha mantenido como campeón del mundo 15 años. Ha sido protagonista de algunos de los momentos culminantes de este deporte. Su rivalidad con Anatoly Kárpov y sus partidas frente a la supercomputadora Deep Blue han hecho de él una leyenda. Image
Desde 1986 hasta su retirada en 2005 encabezó la clasificación mundial de la FIDE de forma casi continua.
Él mismo narra en su libro "Cómo la vida imita al ajedrez" de qué manera nació su vocación temprana por el juego: Image
Read 15 tweets
Ok, I attended a local blitz-chess tournament yesterday and there are some things I learned:

I'm really amazed that this is a 1000+ year old game that is still played today, with lively new developments. Like bullet chess with just 1min thinking time per person. A former 4x "inofficial" world champion also attended this tournament.

It's the only sport (chess it definitely a sport of sorts) I know where you can have players aged from 10 to 70 in the same tournament, potentially playing against each other.

Read 9 tweets
El ajedrez es, para muchos, una mano que se tiende en la oscuridad. Su capacidad terapéutica es una de las vertientes más nobles de este juego, que extiende su papel a todos los ámbitos de la sociedad y nos regala historias increíbles.
🧵✍️Abro hilo: Image
El ajedrez ha cambiado la vida a personas con Alzheimer, síndrome de Asperger, autismo, síndrome de Down y TDAH. Forma parte del tratamiento y rehabilitación de drogodependencias y ha conseguido reducir los síntomas en ataques de pánico. Image
Ayuda a reclusos y a personas invidentes. Acompaña desde enfermos de cáncer, ictus, Parkinson, esclerosis múltiple y parálisis cerebral hasta indigentes. Image
Read 21 tweets
This is a tough learning position for me. I don't see White's weakness, but the move I settle on is a blunder and the computer reveals it by honing in on the weakness I missed.

Look for yourself before reading comments. White to move.

#chess 4rbk1/R4p1p/2p3pq/2Nr1b2/2NPp3/4P3/P4PPP/2R1Q2K w - - 1 29
I noticed white's strengths. Extra passed pawn, great dark square pawn chain, excellently positioned Knights and Rook on the 7th rank.

Weaknesses I saw for white was the knight on c5 was under threat. That's it.
I missed...Ph2 as a big weakness! Petrosian played Qg1 to defend it. I didn't even think White had anything needing real defending.

I liked Nb6, pushing back the Rook and preparing to push the passed pawn. The computer replies ...Bd6, targeting Ph2. White's advantage is gone.
Read 5 tweets
None of the 30 @NATO countries have any twitter handle like @NATOinUkraine. A special aspiration of @NATO to bring @Ukraine under their fold. Twitter handle created back in 2015 - long term game. What does Ukraine have that @NATO was so eager towards @Ukraine? Image
Current 30 countries by year of joining @NATO 30 Nato Countries by year o...
A map of how @NATO expanded in europe… Image
Read 49 tweets
شطرنج کی تاریخ (History of Chess)
کھیلوں کی بادشاہ
"اس کی ابتداء اٹلی ھے" یہ غلط ھے۔
1500 سال پر محیط شطرنج کھیل کا سب سےقدیم پیشرو چھٹی صدی عیسوی سے پہلے ہندوستان تھا جہاں سےیہ کھیل فارس(موجودہ ایران) تک پھیلا۔
ھندوستان میں یہ ایک کھیل "چترانگہ" (Chaturanga) سےتخلیق شدہ
#History ImageImage
ھے جسے "اشٹاپاد" کے نام سے جانا جاتا تھا۔ اشٹاپاد کا مطلب سنسکرت میں 64 مربعوں کا مربع بورڈ، 8 چوکوں کی 8 قطاریں ہیں۔
جب عربوں نے فارس کو فتح کیا تو شطرنج کو مسلم دنیا نے اپنے ہاتھ میں لیا۔
پندرہویں صدی کے اختتام پر چین میں بھی یہ کھیل شمالی ھندوستان سے ہی داخل ھوا لیکن 220 سال
قبل مسیح چینی ہن خاندان (Hun Dynasty) کے عہد میں بھی اس کا تعارف ملتا ھے۔ چینی شطرنج آج 9x8 مربع یا 10x9 کناروں والے بورڈ پر کھیلی جاتی ھے۔
مغرب نے سولہویں صدی میں اس کھیل کا کھلی بانہوں سے استقبال کیا اور شطرنج کا پہلا ماسٹر ہسپانوی راہب (Priest) Luy Ropez تھا۔
1800 میں شطرنج نے
Read 6 tweets
1. India is rejoicing the victory of 6 years old R. Praggnanandha over world chess champion, @MagnusCarlsen. It might seem like a victory but from the intersectional point of view, it is a great disaster, which will only increase Brahmanical patriarchy in India.
2. For starters, see the Vibhuti on his forehead. If that is not the example of Brahmanical patriarchy, I don't know what is. It is a sign of how this victory will legitimize the systemic oppression in a deeply unequal and racist society like India.
3. The beautiful individual that he has defeated is a Norwegian. Intersectionality does not believe in nationality, except when it is one of the beautiful Scandinavian countries or any Islamic country. Nationality in these nations is a boost to the intersectional universe.
Read 12 tweets
This was a fun one, and the comments were really good too. So let's do a thread on the position and positional #chess in general.
High level guide to assessing a chess position.

- Material
- King safety
- Piece Activity
- Pawn structure

Stronger players have much deeper understandings of these concepts and sub-factors within, but we all can use these at our own levels.
So in this position:

- White is down in material (1 less pawn).
- Black's king is safer (less access points to it)
- White has a better pawn structure (that pawn on d6 can't be defended by pawns)
- Black has more active and scary pieces (Queen and Bishop near white king) r2r2k1/pp3pbp/3p1np1/1N2p3/...
Read 12 tweets
Last night a #VotingRights bill died in the #Senate as two Democrats sided with Republicans against changing the #FILIBUSTER rules.

So what is a filibuster? Check out our #thread to find out the history of this controversial practice.
You might be thinking of a #filibuster as a sweaty congressman holding the House hostage by talking for hours. That’s not really the case anymore.
Instead it’s more of a silent game of #political #chess.
Read 8 tweets
#CarlsenNepo World Chess Championship G9:

Rise and shine! Will #Nepo fight and claw his way back into contention today or will he fold like a cheap tent? It's GAME TIME! You can be certain #Magnus is ready!

Via @chesscom.
#CarlsenNepo World Chess Championship G9:

#Nepo shows up the board first with a new haircut! The man-bun thing or whatever you called that haircut is gone! #Magnus changed his come-over too, so there's that today.

Via @ChessBase.
#CarlsenNepo World Chess Championship G9:

A slight view of #Magnus new hair-style as we see #Nepo started with 1. c4 and now we have a possible Carlsbad-type pawn structure today as #Fabi noted on the @chesscom broadcast. #Magnus has played both side many times.

Via @chesscom.
Read 33 tweets
My top 5 FREE online chess tools and how to use them together. Read the entire thread please.
1. @lichess study feature, there can't be anything better as an alternative to chessbase. You can import any pgn or FEN of any position to analyse it. CONT
2. @ChessvisionAI extension. Imagine watching a chess video or analysing a position and you want to set the position up in lichess study but you don't have FEN and it takes ages to set up the board. Now you can scan the position from the screen and copy the FEN to the study!
3. Chess com game collection.
If you scan the position via chessvision and the position is from a certain game you can acess that game on chesscom with one click and quickly copy the pgn to the lichess study. No need to search it on chessgames.

Read 5 tweets
Rapport has jumped up from the crowded 2760-3 pack and now among the top 10 of the world. #chess

Can Alireza "Firo" Firouzja pull a similar with two rounds remaining from #NorwayChess ? He will be playing against the bottom (fellow Iranian Aryan Tari) and top, Rapport. Image
Yes, in fact Norwegian Aryan Tari is actually Aryan "Taheri", son of Iranian parents (perhaps changed names after emigrating to Norway).
#BREAKING He did it! The 18-year-old Alireza "Firo" Firouzja now among the top 10 in the world! My guess is he is the youngest but cannot be sure. #Chess

#NorwayChess Image
Read 4 tweets
Time to separate wheat and chaff.
One time potent inhibitor studied and demonised early on via inclusion in The Lancet early on in 2020.
Lancet forced to retract June 2020,yet damage done, stigma remained.
What if it really worked? How many could have been saved ?
And what is this about cows and horses anyway?
What is it really about?
And why have the top vaccine researchers in the FDA started resigning ?
The Truth matters
Time to connect the dots.
@Elizabe32413720 @OSTERElizabeth1 @bim_pure @RWMaloneMD @nuala1990 @edthetechie @WSJ @WSJhealth @WSJIndia
Read 19 tweets
Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/25/2021…
Quarantined spaces are everywhere—and they’re much more influential than you think…

#quarantines #history #effectiveness
Read 8 tweets
#InternationalChessDay 2021: History, Theme, Motto, Key Facts & Significance:
#chess is #strategic #boardgame in which 2 players compete to capture other's king on 64-square checkerboard. One of oldest games in world "Chess".
#Thread #WorldChessDay #chessday @vishy64theking Image
To honor foundation of Federation Internationale des Eches/ International Chess Federation (FIDES @FIDE_chess) created in 1924. Popular activity among adults and children alike.
Created in India around fifth century. Given name “Chaturanga" at first. Without doubt, one of era’s..
Earliest games. Later, moved to #Persian, and when #Arabs invaded #Persians, became important part of #Muslim population’s existence, and spread to Southern #Europe from there. Took on modern shape in Europe during 15th century. By late 15th century, evolved into #Contemporary..
Read 17 tweets
Chess Grandmaster Anna Muzychuk, on refusing to play in Saudi Arabia.
'In a few days, I'll lose two world titles, one after another. Because I decided not to go to Saudi Arabia. I refuse to play by special rules, wear abaya, be accompanied by a man,
—-> Image
so I can get out of the hotel, so I don't feel like a second-class person.

'I will follow my principles and not compete in the fast chess and blitz world championship where in just 5 days I could have made more money than with dozens of other combined tournaments. —->
This is all very unpleasant, but the sad part is that no one seems to care. Bitter feelings, but I can't go back.'

Anna Muzychuk
#genderequality #principles #values #humanrights #saudiarabia #women #men #chess #individual #empowerment
Read 3 tweets
1) Play Magnus Group Q1 $PMG
• Bookings up 221% Y/Y to $5.3m
• Rev up 301% Y/Y to $4.6m
• Monthly paying users up 113% Y/Y to 58.7k
• ARPU up 50% Y/Y to $17.6
• New bookings target $21-$23m (previous guidance $19-21m & $14-16m)
• Cash position of $33.5m
• EBITDA -$2.5m
2) Breaking down the growth, we see that inorganic bookings only accounts for $0.9m whereas organic bookings growth accounts for the remaining $2.8m (168%) growth. Interesting is that repeat & recurring revenue from subscriptions and courses is up 115%
3) The tour is progressing as planned. In addition a six-year deal has been signed with FIDE for a Chessable Youth Academy, and broadcasting rights for the World Chess Championships and other major events for Chess24 (have written about this before)

#Chess #FIDE $chess #pmg
Read 13 tweets
@oyostategovt medal winners @nsf_edo
David Joseph - Gold 🥇
Sarah Adegoke - Gold 🥇
Men's Doubles - Gold 🥇
Mixed Doubles - Silver 🥈
Sarah Ochiba - Gold 🥇
Edward Shinyi - Silver 🥈
#TradoSport (Ayo Olopon)
Johnson Adeoye - Gold 🥇
Men's Team - Gold 🥇
#TradoSport (Ayo Olopon)
Mixed Doubles - Gold 🥇
Seun Aiyedun - Silver 🥈
Yakubu Adesokan - Gold 🥇
Mimo Olabode - Silver 🥈
Noah Adeola - Silver 🥈
Ibrahim Dauda - Silver 🥈
Kazeem Oseni - Silver 🥈
Osewa Toyosi - Bronze 🥉
Rofiat Aanuoluwa Lawal - 3️⃣ Gold🥇🥇🥇
Taiwo Liadi - 2️⃣ Gold🥇🥇 & 1️⃣ Silver🥈
Taiwo Osijo - 1️⃣ Gold🥇 & 2️⃣ Silver 🥈🥈
Latifat Lawal - 3️⃣ Silver🥈🥈🥈
Saheed Adeyemi - 1️⃣ Gold 🥇 & 1️⃣ Silver 🥈
Men's Doubles - Gold 🥇
Alao Adedolapo - 2 Bronze 🥉🥉
Read 13 tweets
A former professor in Chennai is trying to take chess to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. R Raghavan, an engineering graduate, a teacher and an international-ranked chess player, is coaching kids from poor backgrounds who cannot afford training.
“I have attended chess tournaments across the country, and my ob had helped me fund my expenses. It helped me get the international rating,” said Raghavan.
Raghvan, 32, once came across an interview of a Sakthivel, a six-year-old boy from Arakkonam. He excelled in chess but couldn’t afford proper coaching.
Read 7 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!