In fact, chess is much more than just fun, it is a beautiful way to train the brain to think analytically and logically to achieve an objective, a skill which helps you succeed professionally too.
A good chess player is generally regarded as an intellectual with above average intelligence due to the amount of skill it takes to be one. Playing good chess can certainly provide you with the “cool” tag amongst your peers.
Chess manifests most of the characteristics that one requires to become successful in life i.e. Discipline, responsibility, planning and strategy, respect for rules, etc. Play Chess regularly and live a better life.
The Russian Team Chess Championship is taking place from 1st to 10th May 2016, in Sochi. It is a 5-team double round-robin tournament. Vladimir Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk from Siberia are the defending chess champions. The main challengers are ShSM with Karjakin. The other participants include Ladiya Kazan, Mednii Vsandnik, and Zhiguli. The details of Round 1 are as follows: GM Peter Svidler vs GM Ian Nepomniachtchi [1/2-1/2], GM Ernesto Inarkiev vs GM Perez Dominguez, Leinier [0-1] GM Nikita Vitiugov vs GM Evgeniy Najer [1-0] GM Vadim Zvjaginsev vs GM Xiangzhi Bu [1/2-1/2] GM Maxim Matlakov vs GM Daniil Dubov [1/2-1/2] GM Vladimir Malakhov vs GM Maxim Rodshtein [1/2-1/2].
The 2016 edition of the Norway Chess Tournament will be held from 18th to 30th April 2016 in Stavanger. It will be a ten player, single round robin event. Already, six chess players have been announced, and they include the World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway), as well as other Chess Champions like Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Anish Giri (Nederlands), and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France). This is the fourth year of the tournament, and it is the blitz section of the event. Sponsored by Altibox, Norway Chess is one of the strongest events in the first half of 2016.