Monday, 25 November 2013

Ryde-Eastwood Club Chess Club - Annual Presentetion & Dinner 2013

Dear Member,

You and your partner are invited to our annual presentation followed by dinner in the Golden Hawk Restaurant.
The presentation will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th December in our chess room.
If you would like to come to dinner the cost would be;
Member - $25
Partner   - $40
If the member is a child and orders form the children’s menu – free
If your partner is a child and orders from the children’s menu - $10
The menu is attached.
Please let me know ASAP if you wish to attend dinner and pay Greig Edwards before 7.30pm Wednesday 11th.

Kind regards

Les Mikolajczyk

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Countdown to the 2103 World Chess Championship_Post #1

Unless you have been in seclusion doing serious training, you would know that the greatest World Chess Championship of the new millennium has begun and Round 1 starts today at 8:30 pm AEST. The world champion is GM Viswanathan Anand and the challenger is GM Magnus Carlsen. The venue: Chennai, India.

Lots of information about the game can be found at the following sites:
Official website
Chessvibes (very good summary here)
Crestbook - Preview by super-commentator GM Sergey Shipov (in Russian but link is to GoogleTranslate version)

Live video streaming: official website
All India Chess Federation (official Youtube Channel)

Mobile devices:
IOS (eg iPad) (free official app)
Android (free official app)

Live games can be followed:
Chessbase - Playchess (pay subscription)
ChessTV (pay subscription)
ICC ChessFM (note that ICC is offering first two days commentary free but there is a one month free trial for ICC membership.)
ChessTV with super-commentator GM Sergey Shipov (not sure whether it will be in English or Russian)

BUT if you wish to have an on the ground Australian GM commentary, go to for a preview by GM Ian Rogers.  BUT only if you sign up (free 10 day trial) and post a comment or two will commission more articles from Ian Rogers. Please support fellow Australian.