Chess For Peace ,Love And Tolerance.

الشطرنج من أجل السلام و الحب و التسامح


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

GM\ Alexei Shirov's Most Famous Endgame Chess Move :An Incredible Move !

Alexei Dmitrievich Shirov (Russian: Алексей Дмитриевич Широв, Latvian: Aleksejs Širovs; born July 4, 1972) is a Soviet-born Spanish chess grandmaster .He has consistently ranked among the world's top players since the early 1990s, and reached a ranking as high as number four in 1998. Shirov is also a well-regarded chess author...(
During the 1998 Linares chess tournament Shirov played black against future FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov and won by means of an incredible move that is placed number one in John Emms' book "The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time" and was described by GM\Nigel Short as follows "It was perhaps one of the greatest moves I have seen in my life"
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Chess Endgame Technique !

  In chess the endgame (or end game or ending) refers to the stage of the game when there are few pieces left on the board. Endgames can be divided into three categories:
  1. Theoretical endgames – positions where the correct line of play is generally known and well-analyzed, so the solution is a matter of technique
  2. Practical endgames – positions arising in actual games, where skillful play should transform it into a theoretical endgame position
  3. Artistic endgames (studies) – contrived positions which contain a theoretical endgame hidden by problematic complications
    In the diagrammed position white plays and wins by force .How ?

Friday, March 18, 2011

We Are All Japanese !

 An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Japan on 11\3\2011. The quake -- one of the largest in recorded history -- triggered a 23-foot tsunami that battered Japan's coast, killing and injuring thousands and sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, and boats.The situation in Japan remains a concern. All eyes are on the plant in Fukushima, where multiple reactors are already out of control and fight against time to cool and prevent a nuclear catastrophe. In addition, the Government has warned Japan the risk of a blackout which could occur  due to electricity supply problems. The level of radiation around the plant, is 3,000 microsievert per hour, compared to 1,000 microsievert a year that are safe for human health.
Japan has donated and helped many countries during catastrophes and disasters ..It is time to reciprocate: Kindly if you wish you may donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross on their website : or
I know that nothing I say or do can take away the pain ,the sorrow and the grieve .You are in my heart and in my prayers. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead and may the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.God bless Japan and the Japanese people .
深く 感動 しました 私は非常に悲しいよう 
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Egypt Votes : Saturday The 19th Of March ..A Critical Moment In Egypt's History :The People Demand A New Constitution !

On Saturday the 19th of March the Egyptian people will go to the vote on the proposed constitutional amendments with Yes Or No .I believe that the country needs a new constitution as that was one of the main demands of 25th of January white revolution .NO for the proposed constitutional amendments ...Yes for a new constitution to rebuild Egypt as a new civil country .God bless Egypt and the Egyptian people

Thursday, March 10, 2011

GM\ Alexander Kotov's Most Famous Chess Game : One Of The All-Time Greats Of sacrificial Chess


Alexander Alexandrovich Kotov (Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Ко́тов; 12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1913 – 8 January 1981) was a Soviet chess grandmaster and author. He was a Soviet champion, a two-time world title Candidate, and a prolific chess author ...While best remembered today as an author, Kotov also had a number of good results as a player. One of his best early results was his second place finish in the 1939 USSR Championship, just missing out to Mikhail Botvinnik in the final round. This result won him the Soviet Grandmaster title, the third Soviet player to hold the title after Botvinnik and Grigory Levenfish. Kotov was Moscow champion in 1941. He won the Soviet title jointly with David Bronstein in 1948, and won at Venice in 1950, ahead of Vasily Smyslov...Kotov developed a sharp style, was definitely not afraid of complications on the chessboard, and willingly entered into them against even the greatest of opponents. He favoured the closed openings with White, and was a terror with the Sicilian Defence as Black.(
During the 1953 Candidates Tournament in Zurich GM \Kotov faced -with the black pieces-GM \Averbach in a game that will become world wide famous as described in the book: "Winning Chess Tactics" by GM \Yasser Seirawan that "It has what is considered one of the world's most beautiful combinations".

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Young Talented Youth From SCCA Achieve Huge Suceess In Egypt

After 2 years of hard and sincere work 3 of my young talented students made a huge achievement and a great breakthrough by acquiring international rating and joining the list of highest rated players in the world.
Abdel Rahman Yasser Allam -11 years old -Egypt's National Chess Champion U-10 years obtained an Elo rating of (2052) to make him 28th in the world  and no. 1 in Africa and in Egypt (U-12 years).
Heba Hassan Elwazzan -11 years old-had an Elo rating of (2027) to make her no.3 in the world and no.1 in Africa and in Egypt (Female U-12 years) ,also Perihan Assem -13 years old- had an Elo rating of (1781) to make her no. 167 in the world and no. 1 in Africa and in Egypt (Female U-14 years).
On the left photo I am between the young talented Heba Elwazzan (left) and Perihan Assem (right) and on the right with the young talented Abdel Rahman Yasser Allam .
Congratulations to all !

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Great Egyptian Chess Trainer :International Lecturer IA. Engineer\Hassan Khaled Visited SCCA

 The great Egyptian chess trainer and International Lecturer and Arbiter Engineer\Hassan Khaled visited SCCA on 18th & 19th of February .The famous Egyptian Chess Expert gave 2 instructive lectures that attracted the attention of SCCA students and enjoyed a lot as the well known Fide Trainer focused on important chess themes such as : Tactics , traps in the opening strategy and how an advanced chess player should prepare using chess software ...etc.
On behalf of myself and all SCCA staff and players I would like to thank Eng\Hassan for his honorable visit and instructive lectures .