play chess – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 06:33:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-16.png play chess – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ 32 32 Ukrainian army of chess players take up arms to subdue Putin’s forces https://tromsosjakklubb.com/ukrainian-army-of-chess-players-take-up-arms-to-subdue-putins-forces/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 06:33:28 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/ukrainian-army-of-chess-players-take-up-arms-to-subdue-putins-forces/ Bobby Fischer believed that every game of chess was a war on the board. The American went to war against Russia and triumphed by defeating one of its best grandmasters, Boris Spassky, for the World Chess Championship in 1972. Fifty years later, a battery of Ukrainian chess players is waging war. Only their war is […]]]>

Bobby Fischer believed that every game of chess was a war on the board. The American went to war against Russia and triumphed by defeating one of its best grandmasters, Boris Spassky, for the World Chess Championship in 1972.

Fifty years later, a battery of Ukrainian chess players is waging war. Only their war is more real. They too are facing the Russians, but not overboard.

Ukrainian chess players are resisting Vladimir Putin’s continued invasion of their country. Some have taken up arms to defend their homeland.

Grandmaster and captain of the Ukrainian national team, Oleksander Sulypa, waits behind a trench in the western city of Lviv, holding a rifle to confront the Russian army.

“I defend my land against enemies and ‘peacekeepers’. The truth will prevail!” he posted a week ago.

GM Georgy Timoshenko. Photo: Facebook/ @juliatimoshenko


A day later, another GM Georgy Timoshenko carried a rifle into battle.

“Yura (Georgy) went to defend the capital (Kiev) with guns in hand,” writes his partner Julia.

At 56, Timoshenko is probably the oldest professional chess player to enter this battlefield.

Aspiring Indian players may remember him as an unassuming grandfather coach, who ran chess camps in Odisha, Gujarat and several other Indian cities a few years ago.

GM Natalia Zhukova

GM Natalia Zhukova with Ukrainian fighters in Odessa. Photo: Facebook/ @nataliazhukova


Meanwhile, former European champion Natalia Zhukova proudly attends the city of Odessa in the southeast of the country, where she is now a member of the city council.

“From morning to evening, with like-minded people, we search for all the necessary things, medicines, etc. Zhukova wrote on Facebook.

General Manager Pavel Eljanov reported that General Manager Igor Kovalenko “actively volunteers in Kyiv and helps his brothers who have taken up arms”.

An unshaven and gloomy Kovalenko was last heard asking for help on his YouTube channel.

Eljanov, currently Ukraine’s second-best active player, posted on Facebook that his family was in Khrakiv, an eastern city closer to Russia that was ravaged by the onslaught.

He would be safe somewhere.

Teenage sensation Kirill Shevchenko, from Kyiv, is also hopefully not in danger.

He has been busy on social networks to inform the world of the tragic situation prevailing in his country.

Former world champion Anna Muzychuk has reached out to the chess community, especially her colleagues from Russia and Belarus, asking them to explain their position.

The Ukrainian Chess Federation documented the war from the perspective of its members. The other day he mentioned a war casualty.

“On March 2, 2022, after serious injuries caused by the Russian occupiers, FIDE arbiter and children’s coach Oleksiy Valentynovych Druzhynets died (Tokmak, Zaporizhia Oblast, January 3, 1975 – March 2, 2022),” the report said. federation.

Almost all but one of the Ukrainian players took the cudgel from the Russian attacks in one way or another.

The strange, Super GM Sergey Karjakin has been isolated, not only by Ukrainian players but by the peaceful international chess community as a whole.

What did you write? What do you advocate? asked a shocked Zhukova, after Karjakin rallied to Vladimir Putin.

Karjakin, a former world No. 4, wrote: “I express to you, our Commander-in-Chief, my full support in the interest of Russia, our multinational Russian people, the elimination of threats and the establishment of the peace !”

Ukraine is the country where Karjakin was born, learned to play chess and his family still lives.

After representing his native country throughout his teenage years, Karjakin, now 32, moved to Russia.

He has since become a strong supporter of Putin.

While Karjakin awaits the verdict of the FIDE Ethics Committee, Ukrainian chess players remain on the front line.

Because, as former world champion Garry Kasparov said, condemning the Russian invasion: “It’s not a game of chess. There’s no draw, no stalemate. “

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Top NFL Draft prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux steals moves and uses chess strategies to hone his skills https://tromsosjakklubb.com/top-nfl-draft-prospect-kayvon-thibodeaux-steals-moves-and-uses-chess-strategies-to-hone-his-skills/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 18:17:24 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/top-nfl-draft-prospect-kayvon-thibodeaux-steals-moves-and-uses-chess-strategies-to-hone-his-skills/ INDIANAPOLIS — Study, flight and strategy. This is how Kayvon Thibodeaux approaches rushing the ferryman. It worked pretty well for him in Oregon, so there’s no reason for him to quit now. He’s going to continue to relentlessly watch the movies of some of the NFL’s top pass rushers and copy what he sees so […]]]>

INDIANAPOLIS — Study, flight and strategy.

This is how Kayvon Thibodeaux approaches rushing the ferryman. It worked pretty well for him in Oregon, so there’s no reason for him to quit now. He’s going to continue to relentlessly watch the movies of some of the NFL’s top pass rushers and copy what he sees so he can add it to his game.

And he’s also not shy about making sure everyone knows it.

“I kind of rob everybody,” Thibodeaux said Friday at the NFL scouting meeting. “I’m a student of the game, so I don’t really have a favorite [pass rusher in the NFL now]but I just like stealing…a little bit everyone and implementing that into my game and starting to grow.”

It started with him watching clips on the internet of players like Willie McGinest when Thibodeaux was at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California. During his three seasons at Oregon, he watched even more – from players like Maxx Crosby, TJWattFromMarcus Ware, chandler jones and Von Miller.

When he saw a move he liked or wanted to use, he worked on it the next practice — especially if it came from Miller, who the 6-foot-5, 258-pound Thibodeaux idolizes.

“If I don’t do a move, I’m going to learn how to work that move and I’m going to learn how to improve,” Thibodeaux said. “I’m going to implement it in practice and then I’m going to translate it into the game.

“…I’m a guy who can pull it off film and I can take it straight out into the field, so I’ve been able to do that a lot. Literally, on most [Miller’s] rush pass, I went from film to field and it helped me a lot.”

Thibodeaux said he studied Miller’s footwork and body lean and said it helped him be a much better standing rusher for the Ducks last season, when he had seven sacks and 12 tackles for the loss to go along with a career-high 49 tackles.

Thibodeaux, who said he was just a speed rusher in his freshman year at Oregon, said one of the things he learned from studying others was the importance of being strategic. He loves to play chess, and he compared the game to the rush of the passer because you have to think two or three moves ahead.

“I’m not the biggest guy, I’m not the strongest guy and I’m not the fastest guy,” Thibodeaux said, “…Just like Von Miller, you have to understand what going to give you that edge, and to me, my mind is what gives me that edge. I’m a chess player, so the thinking goes forward. How do I define the game and dictate what the chess player does? offensive tackle so I can get what I want out of the game situation?

“…I mean, you know, chess is life and chess is football. You’re talking about making your first move, and your first move is going to prepare your second move, isn’t Then you have to think about your third move in front, so when you say pass rush I’m gonna hit you with speed first I always hit you with speed, speed, speed speed. And then that’s going to set up my power moves, and then my power moves are going to set up my meter.”

After being named USA Today High School Football’s 2018 Defensive Player of the Year, Thibodeaux became the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. He won the Morris Trophy — awarded to the conference’s top offensive and defensive lineman selected by players — as a sophomore, and he was a unanimous All-American last season. He had 19 sacks and 35.5 tackles for a loss in 30 games at Oregon.

And now he is a candidate to be the first overall selection in the NFL Draft next month.

“I think the most important thing I want to say to teams is that I’m really a student of the game, or I really love this game,” Thibodeaux said. “It did a lot for me. Football taught me a lot. It helped me grow a lot throughout my life. It will be there until the day I die. … No matter what I do anything else off the pitch, football is my main focus.

“Winning a Super Bowl, getting a yellow jacket, being defensive rookie of the year is on my to-do list.”

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Checkmate! National Chess Tournament moves to Collingwood https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-national-chess-tournament-moves-to-collingwood/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-national-chess-tournament-moves-to-collingwood/ New tournament in Collingwood on May 7 and 8; organizer hoping to attract national grandmasters Playing chess can be good for the mind, but if you’re good at it, it can also be good for the wallet. The Canadian Chess Federation will hold its first chess tournament in Collingwood on May 7-8 at the Living […]]]>

New tournament in Collingwood on May 7 and 8; organizer hoping to attract national grandmasters

Playing chess can be good for the mind, but if you’re good at it, it can also be good for the wallet.

The Canadian Chess Federation will hold its first chess tournament in Collingwood on May 7-8 at the Living Stone Resort. Brought to town by organizer and Collingwood resident Milan Somborac, this year’s event is set to become an annual tournament, bringing competitors to Collingwood from across Canada.

Somborac was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He remembers that in Belgrade, chess is to people what hockey is to Canadians.

“They erect statues to chess champions,” he said. “It’s part of the culture there.”

Somborac says he’s noticed over the years that chess culture isn’t as big in Canada, which has led him to do what he can to start a local tournament. In the past, he says he taught a chess class at Georgian College, which led to the formation of a local chess club.

“Collingwood is a very attractive community. It has a high recognition factor for a community of its size. Everyone has heard of Collingwood,” he said. “If we hold this as an annual festival, it will be another Collingwood attraction.”

The Canadian Chess Federation (CFE), founded in 1872, is a registered non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote and encourage the knowledge, study and play of chess. Celebrating 150 years in 2022, it is the national governing body for chess in Canada.

This year, Somborac invested $3,000 of its own funds as prize money for the Collingwood tournament ($1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second and $500 for third), which hopefully he, will bring forth masters and grandmasters this year and in the years to come.

He is also looking for sponsors to help fund the event over time.

“I would like to create something that will continue,” he said.

Membership in the Canadian Chess Federation is required for all participants and can be purchased upon registration.

More information on all CFC events can be viewed here.

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Ernest Levert Jr. finds a home for the Cooperative Chess Cultural Center https://tromsosjakklubb.com/ernest-levert-jr-finds-a-home-for-the-cooperative-chess-cultural-center/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 20:33:54 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/ernest-levert-jr-finds-a-home-for-the-cooperative-chess-cultural-center/ November 28, 2021 was one of the best days yet for Ernest Levert Jr. Olde Towne East’s bi-weekly Chess Rallies at Upper Cup Coffee on Parsons Avenue. After meeting regularly from 3-6 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month for about six months, more than 30 people came to the event on […]]]>

November 28, 2021 was one of the best days yet for Ernest Levert Jr. Olde Towne East’s bi-weekly Chess Rallies at Upper Cup Coffee on Parsons Avenue. After meeting regularly from 3-6 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month for about six months, more than 30 people came to the event on the last Sunday in November. A chessboard topped each table in the shop.

With so many people crammed into a small space during an ongoing pandemic, Levert’s anxiety surfaced, so he stepped out into the cold to greet people in an effort to keep people from congregating inside the store. Sitting at a table on the sidewalk, Levert looked across the street and noticed a sign outside an old tattoo shop. The space was available. A place like this, right across from the Upper Cup, could not only be an overflow room for chess events; it could be a community gathering space and the future home of a chess training center.

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Trevor Noah: Russia loves to play chess https://tromsosjakklubb.com/trevor-noah-russia-loves-to-play-chess/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 07:17:05 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/trevor-noah-russia-loves-to-play-chess/ “But America is certain – it is certain – that Russia is still planning to invade. In fact, today the US Secretary of State even said that what Russia could do to justify an invasion is to launch fake or even real chemical weapons at itself and then blame the ‘Ukraine. Yeah, yeah, first of […]]]>

“But America is certain – it is certain – that Russia is still planning to invade. In fact, today the US Secretary of State even said that what Russia could do to justify an invasion is to launch fake or even real chemical weapons at itself and then blame the ‘Ukraine. Yeah, yeah, first of all, uh, spoilers, hello! — TREVOR NOAH

“Secondly, can you imagine this, staging a chemical attack on yourself to justify your invasion? It’s pretty messed up, especially for the Russian soldiers who have to carry out the mission: [imitating Russian soldier] “So we throw that at ourselves but it’s fake, huh?” [imitating another Russian soldier] “Yes, we will know when the bomb explodes. Mystery, excitement.’” — TREVOR NOAH

“And you know, people, as erratic as the Russians’ actions may seem, you understand what they’re doing right now, don’t you? They are playing chess. This is literally what chess is: [imitating chess player] ‘Oh, I’m moving on. I move back. I attack. No I’m not. The horse goes this way, then it turns. That’s what Russia does – and Russians love to play chess. They were designed for this moment. Meanwhile, the rest of us don’t play chess anymore. We love silly games now. We’re like, ‘Uh, I need a five-letter word that ends in de. Plaque? No.'” — TREVOR NOAH

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Telegraph chess players ‘appalled’ after games halted by altercation with gun https://tromsosjakklubb.com/telegraph-chess-players-appalled-after-games-halted-by-altercation-with-gun/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:45:15 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/telegraph-chess-players-appalled-after-games-halted-by-altercation-with-gun/ Chess players play at the free chess club on Telegraph Avenue. 1 credit Community chess games on Telegraph Avenue are suspended due to safety concerns after organizer Jesse Sheehan was injured trying to restrain a man who brought a gun to the tables, players say Chess, Sheehan and Berkeley Police. California students, residents and passersby […]]]>
Chess players play at the free chess club on Telegraph Avenue. 1 credit

Community chess games on Telegraph Avenue are suspended due to safety concerns after organizer Jesse Sheehan was injured trying to restrain a man who brought a gun to the tables, players say Chess, Sheehan and Berkeley Police.

California students, residents and passersby have been playing chess for free since last summer, when Sheehan organized community donations for a chess club at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.

On January 31, Sheehan and Brandon Buters, another chess club regular who goes by the name “Soul,” were involved in an altercation with a man who had in his possession a “12-gauge, side-loading shotgun.” gun-style mouth” at the tables, according to Berkeley police spokesman Byron White.

The three men were arrested. Sheehan was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and Buters was arrested for aggravated assault. The man with the gun was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm and battery with bodily harm.

Sheehan said he was setting the tables that morning as he does every weekday when a man who had once threatened players at the tables arrived in the area. According to Sheehan, the man had indicated to a player and a coach a week earlier that he had a gun and wanted to shoot someone.

When the man arrived at the tables on Jan. 31, Sheehan said the man asked to play with him. Sheehan said he refused and started walking to his car to retrieve his cellphone with the intention of calling the police. At this point, Sheehan said he and Buters observed the man talking to each other and holding his bag in a disturbing manner.

Sheehan said the man then jumped on Buters, who pushed him away, and the man then lunged for his bag as Sheehan returned to the tables to block his access to the bag. During the ensuing altercation, Sheehan was able to grab the bag with the gun inside and cross the street to a local dispensary, who secured the gun inside. their doors.

“My adrenaline shot up, I screamed ‘Help, he’s got a gun,'” Sheehan said, adding that he then asked the clinic to call the police.

Police say Buters punched the man in the face multiple times, causing him “serious bodily harm” including a bloody mouth and a missing tooth. The man kicked Buters back, causing him an open wound that required stitches to his right ring finger. Police said Sheehan struck the man with a pipe, causing a visible injury to his arm.

“I said, ‘Man, I don’t want to hurt you, stay back! ‘” Sheehan recounted before hitting the man with the object. At this point, he said their objective was to hold the man until the police arrived on the scene. Buters and Sheehan were restraining the man when the police arrived, and Sheehan said it would have appeared to the officers that “at first glance it was two white people hitting a black person”.

Sheehan and Buters were handcuffed, Sheehan said, while officers spoke to the other man and eventually recovered the gun and bag from the nearby dispensary.

Sheehan, Buters and the man found with the gun were all incarcerated in Santa Rita Jail and released on bail or bond and receiving treatment at local hospitals. Buters and Sheehan said Tuesday they are still recovering and trying to stay positive about the potential consequences ahead. Sheehan was the only one to post bail, while Buters and the other man were cited free, according to police.

The three men have not yet been charged, according to records from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Sheehan hasn’t officially hosted the games since Jan. 31. He was never arrested in Berkeley and said he suffered from PTSD preventing him from returning to the area and inviting others to play there. Chess players who held their own game around the corner last week told Berkeleyside, they were devastated by what had happened and concerned about Sheehan’s injuries.

“With this looming threat…it’s one thing if people decide to pull out a board and play around, it’s another for me to set up a chess cafe and make it nice and safe. “Sheehan said, explaining that he can’t in good conscience host the games if he thinks patrons would be threatened.

He criticized Berkeley police for failing to restrain the man during his arrest and for failing to respond to reports that the man continued to threaten the group of chess players. After the man was released on bail, Sheehan said he was told he had returned to the area and had additional weapons and would return with them to harm someone.

“What I’ve seen from the Berkeley Police Department, they’re not interested in Telegraph Avenue security,” Sheehan added. “I don’t like the connotation of [the attack] with the chess club, but if it hadn’t been for our tables and chairs, he would have done it to someone on the sidewalk.

Sheehan is considering filing a restraining order against the man and has filed an additional report with UC police. He is due back in court in April.

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Richmond Chess Club returns after 120 years https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-chess-club-returns-after-120-years/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 13:32:51 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-chess-club-returns-after-120-years/ The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club has returned to the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after 120 years. The club, formerly known as Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moving and two months without a venue. Just over 120 years ago, in October 1901, the Surrey Comet announced that the […]]]>

The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club has returned to the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after 120 years.

The club, formerly known as Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moving and two months without a venue.

Just over 120 years ago, in October 1901, the Surrey Comet announced that the Richmond Chess Club would play at the Adelaide Inn, then known as the Clarence Hotel. The club described the venue as a “popular, friendly pub” and invited members to weekly social test matches.

Daniel O’Shaughnessy, 58, of Atbara Road, Teddington, is a local chess coach and has been with the club since the 1980s.

He said: “I have been involved with the club for years and we have encountered obstacles along the way, but we are happy to be back in our place of origin.”

According to Richmond Council, chess club membership has doubled since 2020 due to renewed interest in chess during national shutdowns, and the Queen’s Gambit series on Netflix.

The period drama, written by Scott Frank and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, depicts the story of a young girl learning to play chess while dealing with drug addiction and the loss of her parents.

Following the show’s release in 2020, eBay reported a 216% increase in sales of chess-related products.

Maria Prescott, 33, is an administrative assistant and lives on King Street, Twickenham. She joined the Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club in 2020.

She said: “The sport is very mentally demanding, but I feel like I’m getting better every time I play.”

Prescott was inspired by her friend to start performing.

She said: “There are hardly any girls playing chess, so when my friend became interested in the sport, I thought it would be nice to try it with her. We really appreciate it so far”.

The weekly tournaments will take place every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club finds new home in Teddington https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-twickenham-chess-club-finds-new-home-in-teddington/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-twickenham-chess-club-finds-new-home-in-teddington/ The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club have taken up residence at the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after two months without a venue. The club, which is a merger of the Richmond Chess Club and the Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moves and two months without a venue. It […]]]>

The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club have taken up residence at the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after two months without a venue.

The club, which is a merger of the Richmond Chess Club and the Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moves and two months without a venue.

It has been around 170 years since the very first chess club in Richmond, which operated in the 1850s.

However, the very first Twickenham Chess Club, which also operated in Adelaide in 1901, eventually merged with the Kingston Chess Club.

The second Richmond Chess Club, which has existed since 1893, took on its present form following the 1958 amalgamation.

According to Richmond Council, chess club membership has doubled since 2020 due to renewed interest in chess during national shutdowns, and the Queen’s Gambit series on Netflix.

The period drama, written by Scott Frank and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, depicts the story of a young girl learning to play chess while dealing with drug addiction and the loss of her parents.

Following the show’s release in 2020, eBay reported a 216% increase in sales of chess-related products.

Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club chairman Richard James, also a chess historian, writes a series of articles about members of chess clubs in the area over the years, which are published by British Chess News in part of the Minor Pieces series.

The weekly tournaments will take place every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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On Chess: Living the Dream and Reality of a Professional Chess Player https://tromsosjakklubb.com/on-chess-living-the-dream-and-reality-of-a-professional-chess-player/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 22:07:52 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/on-chess-living-the-dream-and-reality-of-a-professional-chess-player/ Imagine waking up in the morning, having your favorite breakfast with fried eggs or an omelet with a piece of toast, drinking orange juice and sipping aromatic coffee or tea, being able to read the news , check Instagram on the 10th floor of your hotel room and then watch the sun rise. Taking the […]]]>

Imagine waking up in the morning, having your favorite breakfast with fried eggs or an omelet with a piece of toast, drinking orange juice and sipping aromatic coffee or tea, being able to read the news , check Instagram on the 10th floor of your hotel room and then watch the sun rise. Taking the time to plan your day to go for a long walk, visit museums, play chess… that’s where your thoughts end.

“I’m here to win!” you tell yourself giving up the idea of ​​reading a good book, going to a museum or a concert, and having so much more fun than you can imagine. This is when chess becomes your job.

Learning to play chess at a young age was a blessing, but it came with many personal challenges. Many consider the life of a chess player to be glamorous and fun if they have seen the popular Netflix show, The Queen’s Bet. However, the life of a chess player includes serious training, study, time and dedication. The amount of energy and man-hours spent preparing for the event sometimes exceeds the number of hours of actual daily play.

Although a chess player can enjoy sipping their morning coffee in different places around the world, the focus and nervousness put into this event can be overwhelming at times. Every half point counts, and every opening pick or bad strategy can make or break an event for a player.

Even though chess players like to travel to different places, there are a lot of challenges and reservations they need to make to make this event run smoothly. Sleeping hours are all the more important when playing in a prestigious event as everything, even food and water, can affect your game.

As a professional chess player, you must be prepared to face challenges and lose as part of the improvement process. But to maintain a good ranking and compete in high-level events, you can’t just play for fun. When it comes to competing; so winning is everything.

Chess players enter this competitive atmosphere and have little time to visit and experience the places they go. The routine is usually something like: waking up early in the morning, having a really good breakfast, maybe going for a short walk or exercising, depending on the location. Followed by finding pairings and studying the opponent’s plays from that round. Next comes thinking about how my style is different from my opponent’s and what would be the best strategy to respond to my opponent’s style of play. What he/she might not like so I can try to get into that kind of position. Deciding what to focus on in preparation is never easy given that the opposition are doing the same thing. This preparation often lasts a few hours after which it is time for lunch, maybe a little rest and then comes time to play.

Once your turn begins, your focus and attention are all in the game. The pressure is gone and it’s you against the opponent. A game can last up to six hours. Then you’re probably exhausted, but you make time for dinner and maybe a walk. Then you need to review the game you just played and finally mentally prepare for the next day and go to bed. Then you wake up and repeat the routine from the night before.

The greatest victory is to discover the beauty of learning, to become stronger, psychologically, mentally and to gain the experience necessary to move on to the next event.

Overall, chess is a beautiful game that I am constantly learning and developing. Although it allows traveling abroad and experiencing new cultures, it takes serious dedication and hard work, but ultimately the result of continuing to learn and grow is what makes it my passion to always.

Female Grandmaster Sabina Foisor is a Romanian-American chess player and was a member of the United States Women’s Olympic Chess Team at five consecutive Olympiads (2010-2018) and four World Championships by female team. Her greatest achievement to date is winning the 2017 U.S. Women’s Championship. Along with her fiancé, Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi, Sabina co-wrote a book, Sherlock’s Method, which is intended as a working tool for club players who are looking for a holistic way to train before the tournament.

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Why is Daniil Medvedev called the “chess player” of tennis? https://tromsosjakklubb.com/why-is-daniil-medvedev-called-the-chess-player-of-tennis/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/why-is-daniil-medvedev-called-the-chess-player-of-tennis/ Chess and tennis are two very different games. The simple comparison between the two is unreasonable, but players are often linked to different sports directly or indirectly. The current number 2 tennis player Daniil Medvedev, who faced Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2022, is called the chess player of tennis. ADVERTISING The article continues […]]]>

Chess and tennis are two very different games. The simple comparison between the two is unreasonable, but players are often linked to different sports directly or indirectly. The current number 2 tennis player Daniil Medvedev, who faced Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2022, is called the chess player of tennis.

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The Russian tennis star is known by this title because of his style of play. Just like in chess, the world number 2 is often seen engaging in mind games on the court. He is one of the most versatile tennis players of all time and has posted surprising returns on several occasions.

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Medvedev is always busy with something or the other. He is delicate in the game, talkative with the referee and the public, and attacks the minds of his opponents.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 26, 2022 Daniil Medvedev of Russia in action during his quarter-final against Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Fourth Grand Slam final for Daniil Medvedev

The 25-year-old will make his fourth Grand Slam final against world number 5 Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2022. According to the former world number 1, Swedish player Mats Wilander Medvedev is a “Chess player on a tennis court.”

He says, “He’s a chess player. He hits the shot he thinks is right at the moment, not because of where the score is, he’s just a really good tactician on the court.

Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 30, 2022 Daniil Medvedev of Russia in action during the final against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

A perfect entertainer

The only thing that is true about Daniil Medvedev is that he is a perfect artist. His games are full of crowd-loving activity and he’s often quirky on the pitch. In the Australian Open semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas, he got into an argument with chair umpire Jaume Campistol and was fined $12,000 by Tennis Australia.

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After the game, he said, “I regret it all the time because I don’t think it’s right. I know every referee tries to do their best.

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The game of chess is unpredictable, just like Daniil Medvedev, on the tennis court. Moreover, his confidence is his greatest strength and he is never afraid to experiment or play unorthodox moves, even at crucial moments. It’s his nimble personality and aggressive attitude that always keep him at the top of his game.

Can he beat Nadal in the Australian Open final?

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