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Остановить слезы невозможно, сердце разрывается от переживания и обиды на весь мир... Сегодня случилась самая большая потеря - потерялся игрушечный коала, талисман, подаренный на удачу, как раз накануне моего первого чемпионата мира среди девочек до 12 лет, моим любимым дядей, гроссмейстером Виктором Купрейчиком! 

The Oepidus Complex, narcissism, a battle of masculinities – is all of this about chess?

Text: Oksana Rumyantseva

The clocks insist its August. The weather is no longer breaking Olympic records and an air conditioner has long since ceased to be your best friend and companion. Everything's returning to normal - even posts on Facebook have become regular again, and football's on the agenda. I've always been amazed at what forces people, regardless of rain, snow or a heat wave, to chase a leather ball around a restricted space? Perhaps it's pleasant company, maintaining your physical shape... or sublimation? I recently came across a remarkable article about football and its subtexts. Naturally, I took a lively interest in the comparison between football and chess:

Chess and fashion…

I’ve always loved haikus. Mainly, perhaps, for their brevity and concision: that ability to make every word matter. A magical reticence, a wizardry of simple words. It’s as if you’re offered a thought in a plainly packaged bottle, and it’s up to you to dilute it, almost like Yupi’s famous catchphrase: “Just add water!”

Grand Asia Chess Challenge (part 1)

December 14th-21st, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That was the time and place when I was again lucky enough to represent NGTU (Novosibirsk State Technical University) – this time at an international competition. The event at the end of last year was the third away performance for our team. The previous two were student games, first on a Siberian, and then on a Russian scale, where we finished first and third respectively.

Incredible India

I’ve got the necessity for playing “the game of association” in my blood.

I’ve always been trying to assign some shape, colour, taste, etc. to abstract words, i.e. words that don’t have a physical equivalent.

Incredible India

I’ve got the necessity for playing “the game of association” in my blood.

I’ve always been trying to assign some shape, colour, taste, etc. to abstract words, i.e. words that don’t have a physical equivalent.

Incredible India

I’ve got the necessity for playing “the game of association” in my blood.

I’ve always been trying to assign some shape, colour, taste, etc. to abstract words, i.e. words that don’t have a physical equivalent.

Why is there no sex in chess?

It’s incredibly difficult topic. Mental efforts resulted in a headache but the idea about how to begin the discourse starting out from the meaningful phrase "Why is there no sex in chess?" had never come to my mind. I decided to lay down my cards right away and say the truth: there will be neither beautiful preface nor virtuosic exercices. The whole idea is diabolically simple and with the declarative intonation: there is no sex in chess. Sometimes it seems to me the word combination “chess and sex” is a striking example of oxymoron – a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. But why is it so?

Why is there no sex in chess?

It’s incredibly difficult topic. Mental efforts resulted in a headache but the idea about how to begin the discourse starting out from the meaningful phrase "Why is there no sex in chess?" had never come to my mind. I decided to lay down my cards right away and say the truth: there will be neither beautiful preface nor virtuosic exercices. The whole idea is diabolically simple and with the declarative intonation: there is no sex in chess. Sometimes it seems to me the word combination “chess and sex” is a striking example of oxymoron – a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. But why is it so?

King's game in Queer Street?

 

On October 16th, 2010, in the city of Malaga, Spain, there was held the 1st Gay Chess Open Championship (those who don’t hide their names). The first prize amounted to 1,500 EUR. 81 chess players took part in that tournament won by Ibarra Jerez Jose Carlos (07.08.1985, Spain). The second place was taken by Rivas Pastor Manuel (13.07.1960, Spain) and the file of three gay leaders is closed by Munoz Pantoja Miguel (10.10.1975, Peru). The lineup is pretty imposing even for the first time. We’re waiting for continuation…