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ChessHouse Coupons – May 2010

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

New Chess House Coupons are now available for the month of May 2010. Click the image to open ChessHouse in a new window and start shopping and saving! :)

As an aside, it turns out the 13 consecutive moves by Anand’s knight in Game 6 set a new record in World Chess Championship play. The previous having been held by Tal during his 10th game loss to Botvinnik in their 1961 match. And four of those were part of a repetition sequence to gain time on the clock.

ChessHouse Coupon Codes April 2009

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Passing along the savings here, folks. Thought you might be interested in these coupon codes for

Click the image below to bring up their site in a new window or tab. Happy shopping! :)

Thursday Thrashing

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Thought you might enjoy the quick finish on this one played today at the International Open in Balaguer, Spain.

9.dxc5 appears to be a new move with which White built an active position. It went downhill fast for Black when he played the queen to b7. White jumped on the pin—or should I say pins!?—ripping things open with the lever 16.c4.

I encourage you to stop around move 20 and work out the mate on each of Black’s responses. The patterns are quite enjoyable.

[Event "Ciutat de Balaguer"]
[Site "Noguera, Spain"]
[Date "2008.07.17"]
[White "IM Corrales"]
[Black "IM Sengupta"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2504"]
[BlackElo "2454"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 b6 5. a3 Bxc3+
6. bxc3 Ba6 7. Qg4 Kf8 8. Bd3 c5 9. dxc5 Qc7 10. Nf3 Qxc5
11. O-O Ne7 12. a4 Qc8 13. Ba3 Nc6 14. h4 h6 15. h5 Qb7
16. c4 dxc4 17. Be4 Qc8 18. Qh4 Ke8 19. Nd4 Kd7 20. Nxc6 Nxc6
21. Rfd1+ Kc7 22. Bd6+ Kd7 23. Bb8+

Quick heads up! I got an email today with a coupon code for 10% off at ChessHouse thru the end of the month. Just enter July08 on the order page for your discount. Shhh…   ;)

Serious chess. Serious fun!