Author archives: wimcarolina

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    2016 All Girls High School and Elementary Chess National Championship

    June 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results1158

    By WIM Carolina Blanco After a fructiferous year in training and playing in local tournaments, a group of my students got motivated to play at three national events in a row!   I decided to go with them to these prestigious events to support them and to be...

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    2015 Top 100 FIDE Classic Rapid and Blitz Chess Rating

    February 1, 2015 • Featured, News1756

    By Carolina Blanco Officially the world chess federation publishes the top 100 by categories at the beginning of every new year. I want to highlight the consistency in the top 10 players in the main classic ranking as well as in the rapid and blitz ranking....

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    44th Rilton Chess Cup 2014-2015 Results

    February 1, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results1084

    By Carolina Blanco One of the most traditional tournaments to ring in the new year is the Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. This year the tournament ran from December 27, 2014 to January 5, 2015. The event was spread out over three tournaments, with the Rilton...

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    Impressions from the Millionaire Chess Open

    December 1, 2014 • Featured, News1510

    By WIM Carolina Blanco The first ever Millionaire Chess Open was held this year in Las Vegas from October 9-13th. The mastermind of this wonderful event was the American and exceptional GM Maurice Ashley. He managed to make his dream come true with his...

  • Carolina 41st Chess Olympiad TROMSO 2014 September 2014

    41st Chess Olympiad Tromso, NORWAY 2014

    September 2, 2014 • Featured, News, Open Events8458

    by WIM Carolina Blanco The Chess Olympiad, the major festivity of the chess world, is celebrated every two years. This year the event was held August 3-15th in Tromso, Norway, a country well known for their endless summer days and for being the native country...

  • Vilnius, Lithuania: Palace of Grand Dukes

    World Senior Team Chess Championship

    August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1129

    By WIM Carolina Blanco The first World Senior Team Chess Championship was organized on the Isle of Man by IO Stewart Reuben in 2004 for players aged 60 and over. In 2013 FIDE Congress in Tallinn decided to accept proposals from the cities of Vilnius and...

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    16th Dubai Chess Open

    July 1, 2014 • Featured, News1124

    By WIM Carolina Blanco This was my third year playing the Dubai Chess Open tournament and I had a great time both playing in the tournament and during my free time. Many players had the opportunity to get to know more about the amazing development of the city...

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    Chess in Films

    June 1, 2014 • Featured2292

    by WIM Carolina Blanco Chess has been part of numerous films around the world and although sometimes it is not the subject of the movie, there are many scenes in non-chess movies featuring a chess set or something related to the game. Below are my favorites...

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    The Candidates Tournament

    April 30, 2014 • Featured, News13346

    By Carolina Blanco The Candidates Tournament was an eight players double round-robin event played over fourteen rounds in all. It was held in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk between 03/13-03/30/2014. The winner, Anand Viswanathan, will now challenge...

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    76th Tata Steel Chess Master 2014: Two Game Analysis

    March 31, 2014 • Featured, News3646

    The 76th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament took place January 10-26, 2014 in the city of Wijk aan zee in the Netherlands. The top players competed in two groups (previously there were three), with twelve players in each, instead of fourteen. The...