Today in Chess History

Birth Death Event

September 23

images/birth_ico.pngLeinier Dominguez Perez, 1983, Havana, Cuba
images/death_ico.pngEduard Gufeld, 2002, Los Angeles, USA
images/birth_ico.pngMark Tseitlin, 1943, Leningrad, USSR
images/birth_ico.pngTibor Tolnai, 1964, Hungary
images/birth_ico.pngMichal Olszewski, 1989, Warsaw, Poland
images/birth_ico.pngJohn Collins, 1912, Newburgh, USA
images/birth_ico.pngAlex Lenderman, 1989, USSR
images/event_ico.png2006: Viktor Kortchnoi wins the 16th World Senior Championship in Arvier, Italy

FIDE Ratings September 2014

1 Magnus Carlsen NORWAY 2870
2 Levon Aronian ARMENIA 2804
3 Fabiano Caruana ITALY 2801
4 Alexander Grischuk RUSSIA 2789
5 Viswanathan Anand INDIA 2785
6 Veselin Topalov BULGARIA 2784
7  Hikaru Nakamura USA 2782
8 Sergey Karajakin RUSSIA 2777
9 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRANCE 2768
10 Vladimir Kramnik RUSSIA 2760

Women FIDE September 2014

1 Judit Polgar HUNGARY 2676
2 Yifan Hou CHINA 2663
3 Humpy Koneru INDIA 2598
4 Nana Dziganidze GEORGIA 2566
5 Wenjun Ju CHINA 2561
6 Anna Muzychuk UKRAINE 2551
7 Alexandra Kosteniuk RUSSIA 2543
8 Valentina Gunina RUSSIA 2540
9 Kateryno Lagno RUSSIA 2540
10 Viktoria Cmiltye LITHUANIA 2525

Computer Chess Rating List February 22 2014

1. Houdini 3 64-bit 4CPU 3252

2. Stockfish DD 64 bit 4CPU 3244

3. Komodo TCEC 64 bit 4CPU 3238

4. Critter 1.6a 64 bit 4CPU 3175

5. Rybka 4 64 bit 4CPU 3160

6. Fire 3.0 64 bit 4CPU 3158

7. Gull 2.3 64 bit 4CPU 3155

8. Strelka 5.5 64-bit 3118

9. Hannibal 1.4b 64-bit 4CPU 3095

10. Chiron 2 64 bit 4CPU 3094

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The Story Behind the Creation of Chess Quotes

If you are like me ... an occasional half-decent chess club contender, it is very likely that you have quite the collection of chess books ...

"It has been said that man is distinguished from animal in that he buys more books than he can read. I should like to suggest that the inclusion of a few chess books would help to make the distinction unmistakable."  -  Edward Lasker

One day upon working my way through Garry Kasparov's excellent and inspirational "How Life Imitates Chess", I noticed that a chess quotation was referenced at the beginning of every chapter ... I also thought about a chess publication that used a collection of quotes on chess - some of them simply quite terrible and some not suitable to everyone's taste - and I thought about my rather large collection of chess books ... and the fact that I didn't know much of anything about websites ... what a great opportunity it would be to learn about web design and create a site on Chess Quotes before someone else takes the idea ! .. and I was 'off to the races' as they say!

Of course I now have a defence should 'the better half' chose to complain about the purchase of a chess magazine or a chess book ... Dear, this is an important part of my research ...