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  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 #12: Breeze

Final position, 0-1

So I was playing against the King's Gambit and I accepted the gambit because I know that would have a very exciting outcome. White usually would have a faster development and more space while Black would counter by attacking White's fragile center and open king. It would usually go with possible tactics on the kingside where Black would harass White's king which would be forced to give up its castling rights in order to keep safe.

In the above game, we had a more or less natural King's Gambit opening and all was running smoothly until my opponent had neglected the weaknesses on his queenside and I attacked it with my queen. It would still have been a tenable position until he blundered his knight and resigned afterward. I would like to say though that White had faster development and a good control over the center but just one blunder messed up his game and he lost interest and no longer wanted to continue.

As the game stands, Black does have several options. His bishops are unimpeded and could develop freely on their diagonals while the knights are somewhat restrained from their natural developing squares due to the presence of pawns on both c6 and f6 however, I do see that there is a possible c5 push later on by Black in order to undermine White's center. Thus, we can have a plan by Black similar to the French defense or the Caro-Kann.

Nevertheless, Black still needs to be careful because if White is able to keep up the pressure by castling and moving his rooks to open or semi-open files then Black might find himself overwhelmed by all the activity. So he must take care to make his development quick.


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