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 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup is being held from 22nd August to 3rd September 2015, at the CCSCSL – Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis-USA. Some of the top players in the world will participate in this grand tournament, who shall try to take the crown from Fabiano Caruana, winner of 2014 Sinquefield Cup. The contestants are: reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen 2853 – NOR, World #2 Viswanathan Anand 2816 – IND, #3 Veselin Topalov 2816 – BUL, #4 Hikaru Nakamura 2814 – USA, last-year’s winner and World #5 Fabiano Caruana 2797 – USA, #6 Anish Giri 2791 – NED, #8 Wesley So 2780 – USA, #9 Alexander Grischuk 2771 – RUS, #10 Levon Aronian 2765 and #26 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2731 – FRA.
The 2015 edition of Serbian Premier League for men and women – a round robin tournament is being held from 20th to 30th August, 2015 in Hotel Sumarice, Kragujevac; and in Novi Sad respectively. Top rated male chess players are Ivanisevic Ivan 2662, Dreev Aleksey 2638, Solak Dragan 2622, Markus Robert 2621, Predojevic Borki 2621, Perunovic Milos 2614, Georgiev Kiril 2607, Nikolic Predrag 2606, Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2587. Whereas, the top rated female chess players are GM Zhukova Natalia 2482, IM Bojkovic Natasa 2404, WGM Gara Ticia 2367, IM Madl Ildiko 2366, IM Foisor Cristina-Adela 2361, WIM Rakic Marija 2354, WGM Voiska Margarita 2328, WIM Blagojevic Tijana 2323.