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is chess in the Olympics

  There is currently no chess in the Olympiad. The Chess Olympiad is a chess competition officially organized by FIDE since 1927 and takes place in even-numbered years. Before World War II the event was occasionally held every year. There was also an unofficial Chess Olympiad series that ended in 1976. Although chess is covered in the sports sections of many newspapers around the world, it is not one of the recognized sports in the Olympic Games. However, FIDE is now a member of the International Olympic Committee and follows its rules. This means that chess could one day become an Olympic event, although most knowledgeable observers say this is unlikely. The World Chess Championship is a competition held annually by the international chess organization FIDE to determine the World Champion of chess. Both men and women are eligible to participate in this championship. The World Champion does not have to be the player with the highest Elo rating: the 2006-2007 World Champion, Vladimir Kr

Game Analysis #2: Losing Sight

Final position, 0-1

Sometimes when you are playing chess and you are so focused on achieving a certain goal in your plan, you forget to look at the board and see what's going on. Sometimes you lose sight and forget which pieces are on which squares. One of the things that I learned from going through this game is that I should have as much control over my emotions and thoughts as I do with my pieces and squares because when you get too excited or too tilted at times, you begin to have tunnel vision or a myopic point of view on the game and perhaps not just in chess but in life, when we forget to look at the bigger picture or simply to look and be aware of what's going on, we lose out on a lot of things. So here I present my second rapid game online and I hope you get to learn something from it as well:


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