Chess Life - Jan 2010 by Daniel Lucas

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S. finisher in the Women’s Open was WIM Iryna Zenyuk. S. Women’s Championship. Zenyuk is a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon. She is researching renewable energy. Her chess accomplishments include earning a woman’s grandmaster norm and an international master norm. com The only controversy in the Okie Chess Festival happened in round 1 in the Women’s Open. As I played my game with Zenyuk, I heard Airapetian saying something about passing move 40. How odd, I thought. The time control was Game/90 plus a 30 second increment, so move 40 was not a magic number.

With the queen and bishop, if you can’t force a win directly, don’t bother playing this out. PART 2 Queen Endings Lazy chessplayers tend to be scared of queen endings, believing that they require hard work to win or draw. While this may be true occasionally, if a player can overcome their fear of checks and acquire knowledge of a few general rules, queen endgames should prove much easier to play than rook endgames. Rule 1: An outside passed pawn almost always wins, unless the defender has perpetual check.

But endgame theory changes with the speed of glaciers. So why don’t we appreciate it when a glacier takes a big step? By GM Andy Soltis In every game, there’s a new move. It’s typically an opening idea that hasn’t been played before. When one occurs in an international tournament, it’s hailed as a “theoretical novelty,” or TN, and quickly becomes one of the rock stars of opening theory. Fans following a game online eagerly watch for them, such as in last year’s Melody Amber tournament, when they plugged Gata Kamsky’s opening moves into a database and realized he had just introduced a TN in the Caro-Kann Defense.

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