Chessolympiad in Istanbul

I visited Istanbul back in 2002 when I was a member of Estonian team playing first board.  This was second Olympiad in Istanbul and this time the premises were outside of the city next to airport. I was captain of Latvian women’s team and this made some confusion.  There was …

Draw Principle

Where to start if you like teach your child to develop some good character traits. First you need to understand that we need to teach the process, winning a game is not important. The teaching process itself using chess is important. The draw principle is important in learning process. How …

Kasparov in Tallinn

In 1981 we had USSR junior team training camp in Tallinn in Pirita Yahting Center where in 1980 during  the Moscow Olympics the sailing competition took place. This was last time Kasparov was in Tallinn. I remember we played several blitz games at that time Garry giving odds five minutes …

Vilnius blitz tournament

There is a traditional chess day in Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament). This year it was on March 9 which has some historical significance for Lithuania as the first written mention of Lithuania is found in a medieval German manuscript, the Annals of Quedlinburg, in an entry dated 9 March 1009. The …

Meeting with HE Kirsan ILYUMZHINOV

FIDE president found a moment to visit Tallinn the capital of Estonia last week. It was followed after his visit to Lithuania and Latvia. More about these meetings you may found on the official FIDE website. About his visit to Estonia one could read the following on http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/5777-working-visit-of-fide-president-to-estonia.html

Simul in Narva

There was a big chess festival the stars of Baltic Sea in Narva third largest city in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, by the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus. Jaan Ehlvest was a quest of honor and gave a …