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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 #10: One Leads to Another

Final position, 0-1

I'm not really attuned to positional play. I'm sometimes unsure when to release tension between pawns and how to break down seemingly solid pawn structures. Playing slowly and accumulating small advantages is not my style but there are times when you just need to lie and wait for your opponent to make the first mistake and in this next game, that's exactly what happened. My opponent made the first mistake and I just took advantage of it, then he made another and another until it became too much.

Technically, my opponent had really good chances in this game because he was more advanced in development and I still had a few turns before I can complete my development. White, on the other hand, was two moves away from completing development. I tried to gain a little tempo but it could have been easily avoided. Instead, he didn't see my threat so on move 9, he blundered his bishop. I also made a few inaccuracies in the next several moves but Black was already taking control from move 13. The game ended with a tactic, either he loses his rook or the game. And he lost both.


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