Chess For Peace ,Love And Tolerance.

الشطرنج من أجل السلام و الحب و التسامح


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SCCA Second Chess Tournament For Youth U- 9,11,13,15,17,19 Age Groups Started On Monday the 28th Of June With Great Success

The tournament is considered one of the most important Egyptian youth chess tournaments with (104) players from many regions in Egypt ;(3) titled players FM\Abd Elrahman Hesham (2179) CM\Moheb Ameir (2167) ,WGM\Mona Khaled (2143) and (8) rated players. The tournament takes place from 28\6 to 3\7 at Smouha club in Alexandria Under the auspice of Engineer\Farag Amer -Chairman Of Smouha Club and member of the Senate-and the Egyptian Chess Federation (Chairman Mr.Hussein Nefady) .Future Protectors association (Vice President Engineer\Marwa Eldriny) participates in sponsoring the event.
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International arbiter :Mr.Yehya Mosalem ,Pairings by International Arbiter Eng.Hassan Khaled and tournament Director is Eng.Medhat Moheb.
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World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik Celebrates His 35th Birthday

Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik
(Russian: Влади́мир Бори́сович Кра́мник; born 25 June 1975) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006, and the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007.In October 2000, he defeated Garry Kasparov in a match played in London, and became the Classical World Chess Champion. In late 2004, Kramnik successfully defended his title against challenger Péter Lékó in a drawn match played in Brissago, Switzerland.In October 2006, Kramnik, the Classical World Champion, defeated reigning FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov in a unification match, the World Chess Championship 2006. As a result Kramnik became the first undisputed World Champion, holding both the FIDE and Classical titles, since Kasparov split from FIDE in 1993....
I would like to wish the World Chess Champion a very Happy Birthday !
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Monday, June 28, 2010

2 Great Egyptian Chess Figures :IM\Farag Amre And IM\Mohamed Emad Abd Elnabbi Visited SCCA

Two great Egyptian chess figures :IM\Farag Amre and IM\Mohamed Emad Abd Elnaby visited SCCA on Sunday 20th of June 2010.The great Coaches delivered very instructive lectures especially prepared for SCCA advanced players whom enjoyed the lectures a lot.
IM\Farag Amre is an international master who played for Egypt's national team in many international ,Arabic and African tournaments ;he is now the technical director for Egypt's national team and El Sharkia Eastern Company team and member of the Trainer's committee.
IM\Mohamed Emad Abd Elnabbi is the winner of the golden medal in Dubai Chess Olympic games (1986) and he is considered the first Egyptian IM ;he is now considered Egypt's national team Captain and member of the Trainer's committee.
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Friday, June 25, 2010

International Player And Coach Mr.Sayed Elwardany visited SCCA

International player and trainer Mr.Sayed Elwardany -the current rapporteur of the Egyptian Trainer's Committee-visited SCCA on Saturday the 19th of June and gave a very instructive lecture on the role of good nutrition and psychology to the tournament player ;he gave many tips combined with critical examples and ideas.On behalf of my self and all SCCA staff and players we would like to thank Captain\Sayed for his instructive lecture.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Mankind Must Put An End To War, Or War Will Put An End To Mankind" The Legendary U.S President John Kennedy :Another Tribute To JFK ,RFK And MLK

يتعين على البشر وضع حد للحرب ، أو الحرب ستضع حداً للبشرية
Although Chess is a game of war it is featured by not a single drop of blood is shed ;on the contrary chess has many values that we crucially need in this turbulent world which is full of hatred , ill bigotry, division and violence ;In chess people learn to respect their minds and others too ;and also to respect their differences and be compassionate towards one another as we are all human beings ; in chess there are beautiful values such as:Peace ,love , tolerance and wisdom .
We need to accelerate the publicity of the game in the world and especially in the developing countries such as our beloved country :Egypt ....I hope my dream comes true soon....
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The song is "Hurt" by the late genius Johnny Cash

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Simple And Must Know Chess Endgame !

Black wishes if he gets rid of his h3 pawn out of the board because the position becomes a theoretical draw but now white wins by force !
How should white proceed in this position ?
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Smouha Club Holds SCCA Second Chess Tournament For Youth U- 9,11,13,15,17,19 Age Groups From 28\6 - 3\7\بطولة سموحة الثانية للناشئين و الناشئات 2010

Under the auspice of Engineer\Farag Amer -Chairman Of Smouha Club and member of the Senate-and the Egyptian Chess Federation (Chairman Mr.Hussein Nefady) SCCA holds the Second Chess Tournament for Youth U-9,11,13,15,17,19 age groups from 28\6 to 3\7\2010.Future Protectors association (Vice President Engineer\Marwa Eldriny) will participate in sponsoring the event.
The tournament regulations could be downloaded from the following link:Download لائحة سموحة الثانية 2010 for free on

تحت رعاية السيد المهندس/محمد فرج عامر -رئيس مجلس ادارة نادى سموحة الرياضي و عضو مجلس الشورى وتحت إشراف الإتحاد المصرى للشطرنج برئاسة الأستاذ/حسين نفادى رئيس مجلس الإدارة ينظم نادى سموحة بطولة الشطرنج الثانية للناشئين و الناشئات للمراحل السنية تحت 9,11,13,15,17,19 سنة للجنسين فى الفترة من 28/6 إلى 3/7 و سوف تشارك جمعية حماة المستقبل فى رعاية البطولة
يمكن تحميل لائحة البطولة من الرابط التالى
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WGM\Deimantė Daulytė Chess Masterpiece ! (The Fearful Dragon)

WGM\Deimantė Daulytė was born in Lithuania on the 22nd of February 1989.She gained the title of Woman Grand Master in 2009.
How should Black continue in the diagrammed position on the right ?
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'Some Men See Things As They Are And Say Why ? I Dream Things That Never Were And Say Why Not ?" Senator Robert Kennedy :A Tribute To My Hero

بعض الرجال يرون الأشياء كما هي و يتساءلون لماذا ؟ أن أحلم بأشياء لم تكن أبداً كائنة و أتساءل لم لا ؟
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic Senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisers during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S. Attorney General.Following his brother John's assassination on November 22, 1963, Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months. In September 1964, Kennedy resigned to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November. Within a few years, he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the California presidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a fellow U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan. Mortally wounded and unconscious, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.(
Immediately following the Requiem Mass, his body was transported by a special private train to Washington, D.C. Thousands of mourners lined the tracks and stations along the route, paying their respect as the train passed (in an attitude that has never done before to any politician in the world) as in the following video:

Rest in peace Bobby.God Bless Your Soul my hero !
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

GM\Pavel Eljanov Masterpiece !

GM\Pavel Eljanov (playing with the black pieces) won this game impressively with a nice combination.Could you figure the solution out before playing through the game ?
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

GM\Pavel Eljanov Convincingly Won The Sixth FIDE Grand Prix With A 2809 Performance !

Pavel Eljanov was born May 10th, 1983 in Kharkiv, USSR (now Ukraine) and was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2000. In 1999, Eljanov was a member of the Ukrainian national youth team, which won the U-16 Chess Olympiad in Artek, Ukraine ...(
GM\Pavel Eljanov won convincingly the 6th Fide Grand Prix which took place
from May 10th to 25th in the new State Drama Theatre of the city of Astrakhan ;Russia.
Now 7 players qualified for the candidates matches in
Azerbaijan :(1)GM\Levon Aronian Winner of the FIDE Grand Prix 2008-2010,(2)GM\Teimour RadjabovRunner-up of the FIDE Grand Prix 2008-2010 (3)GM\Boris Gelfand Winner of the Chess World Cup 2009 (4)GM\Vaselin Topalov Loser of the World Chess Championship 2010 match (5)GM\Gata Kamsky Loser of the 2009 Challenger Match (6) and (7)GM\Magnus Carlsen and GM\Vladimir Kramnik The next two highest rated players in the world (average of July 2009 and January 2010 ratings) (8)To be announced soon ( Tournament organisers' nominee must have Elo rating over 2700)
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The Great Egyptian Coach And The International Player And Endgame Expert Captain\Ahmed Yeheya Visited SCCA

The Great Egyptian Coach and the International player -who was a former member of the Egyptian National team- and former Head of the Trainers Committee and well known Chess Endgame expert Captain\Ahmed Yeheya visited SCCA on Saturday 22\5\2010.
He gave a very instructive lecture on new ideas in some chess Openings related to pawn structure and many complicated endgame studies for SCCA advanced players who enjoyed the lecture.
On behalf of my self and all SCCA staff and players we would like to thank Captain\Ahmed for his instructive lecture.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Every Chess Player Should Know This Endgame !

If it is Black to move then Black is either mated or loses the Rook for example:
A)1... Kh6 2.Qf8 or B)1... Rg8 2)Qh5# or c)1... Rg1 2.Qe4+ Kg8 3.Qh8+ Kh7 4.Qa7+ wins the Rook.
If it is White to move ....How to proceed ?
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