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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

Bullet Chess #16: The Rooks Stand Off

Sometimes you make moves which you don't realize are mistakes until after you've made them. After analyzing this game, there were several points in which it was clear that I made either an inaccurate move or a mistake. However, my opponent didn't pick up on those so I was able to get away with them. And so after most of the pieces were exchanged, we reach this point in the game which was when I felt confident that I had the advantage.

There's not much for my opponent to do here since I have a passed pawn in the center. Right now, it's blockaded by my opponent's rooks but later on, that will be resolved. My opponent also just lost one of their pawns on the kingside so that leaves them with little counterplay. Of course, they could also move their rooks to one of the other open files but that could easily be addressed by one of my rooks.

The game continued with neither side making any progress until my opponent made a blunder, most likely due to being down on time or simply because of a mouse slip. I took that chance and won the game handily not long thereafter. But if one were to analyze the whole game, it will put things into perspective. Black's position was actually better for the first half of the game until he lost one of his kingside pawns. From that point on, White just dominated.


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