CHESS POWER 214708 https://www.chesspower.co.nz en-nz Chess Power Ltd 30 Hora Hora Primary School chess club numbers double after students win https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/834481 The number of kids attending chess club has gone from about 10 to 20. These guys had such success that they really deserve to be recognised. 028, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/834481 The Dark Knights, New Zealand's latest Dark Horse-inspired chess club https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/799471 Staff at Korowai Manaaki are always looking for relief valves to stop the kids from acting out. There are the usual staples of sport and music, but the Dark Knights chess club is an unlikely success story. The Dark Knights team recently attended the Chess Power Ngatea Zone regionals, performing very well. One of the players even managed to qualify for the National Champions Trophy, showing this kids are more than capable of competing with the best. 032, 11 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/799471 Soundland Express : Your Move https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/789373 About 130 pupils from 15 schools throughout Southland took part in the Chess Power regional tournament organised for primary, intermediate and secondary schools. "We want to teach children that chess can be fun. It helps them develop, they learn how to check things and they get immediate feedback. It's really good watching them learn" - Bruce Pollard 020, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/789373 Southland Express : Mind Games https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/788248 Chess rewards focus and concentration and it opens the door for all kids to participate regardless of the background, gender, age, religion and regardless of the physical aptitude. 019, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/788248 Principal says chess is the right move for Avalon School https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/783412 As the principal at Avalon School, he has encouraged the school's chess club and believes it is a game that has a range of educational benefits. Last year, the decile two Lower Hutt school attended the nationals and came a creditable fifth. 013, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/783412 McGlashan 5 have all the right moves https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/718322 John McGlashan College chess team members celebrate after winning the intermediate New Zealand chess power interschools national final. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH 007, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/718322 Whangaparaoa Primary students focus on chess https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/678909 Chess is taking off in a big way at Whangaparaoa School – a recent open day there attracted more than 50 students keen to learn from scratch, or improve their game. 021, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/678909 Chess enthusiasts battle it out https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/636098 Five schools gave their best at the Chess Power tournament at Morrinsville Intermediate recently. 037, 10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/636098 Life skills from smart moves - Nelson Mail https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/579475 Board games, a wet school holiday afternoon and a hall packed with children usually result in chaos and noise. But the main sounds at the Chess Power Nationals at Annesbrook Church were the slapping of the timer and the occasional sharp intake of breath. 041, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/579475 Chess Teams Tie for Eighth at Nationals https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/579474 Paeroa and Hauraki Plains colleges chess teams combined travelling arrangements to head to Nelson last weekend for the National Secondary Schools Chess Finals. 041, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/579474 Hauraki Plains College - Knights and Pawns: HPC Chess Tournament https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/438484 The Hub was bursting with 59 enthusiastic chess players on the 27th of June. Players had arrived from Morrinsville Intermediate, Stanley Avenue, Paeroa College and Te Puru Primary along with Hauraki Plains College. 033, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/438484 Tauhara College - Right Moves Made https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/441888 One event which has a highlight for a number of students this past week was the Chess competition. We were delighted to win the overall competition. 031, 3 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/441888 Chess mates bring home silver https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/433314 Winning a chess game isn't as black and white as it may seem. That's how Dargaville Intermediate students managed to bring home silver medals from the Northland Zone Chess Tournament at Whangarei Boys' High School 028, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/433314 Gold for young chess star https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/432794 When it comes to chess, 10-year-old Devon Gamble, of Dunedin, is proving to be king. Devon was taught the game six months ago and surprised everyone, including herself, when she won two gold medals at Chess Power's interschool championship in Dunedin this week. 025, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/432794 NZ teams win 8th Chess Interschool Open Championships https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/396599 A brilliant and concerted effort in both Junior and Senior divisions saw New Zealand teams conquer the Aussies! 052, 18 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/396599 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Gisborne Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366033 Gisborne Boys' High and Nuhaka qualify convincingly for the National Finals with Lytton High and Tolaga Bay Area School showing good promise. 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366033 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Christchurch Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366032 Christchurch Boys High reigns supreme in the Senior Division with Cobham Intermediate coming out tops in the Junior Division. 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366032 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Blenheim Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366079 The hosts Riverlands Primary take a commanding lead over Rapaura School to win the tournament convincingly. 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366079 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Hawera Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366098 Our very own Chess Power team took on Matapu School head to head and managed to take the win by half a point on the final round! 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/366098 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Taupo Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/365836 Tauhara College hosts the Taupo Zone Tournament and attracts over 50 participants! 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/365836 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Timaru Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/363586 Bluestone School hosts the Timaru Zone Tournament and some amazing Chess girl power shines through! 027, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/363586 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Oamaru Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/363415 Ardgowan School plays host to our first tournament in Oamaru with no less 38 competitors in 7 teams! 027, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/363415 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Dunedin Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/363169 We ventured south to the highest school in Dunedin, Brockville Primary to enter a battle of Chess with ALTITUDE! 027, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/363169 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - South Auckland Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/371320 The hosts Rosehill Intermediate show why they are the best of the South! 023, 1 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/371320 Riverhead may be home to a group of Chess prodigies https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/352521 Rodney Times - Riverhead may be home to a group of Chess prodigies, judging by their students' results at an interschool chess tournament. 021, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/352521 Hou Yifan https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347714 Hou Yifan (born February 27, 1994, in Xinghua, Taizhou, Jiangsu, China)is a Chinese chess prodigy. She is the current Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest ever, and the youngest ever female player to qualify for the title of Grandmaster. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347714 Nona Gaprindashvili https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347704 Nona Gaprindashvili (born 3 May 1941) is a Georgian chess player, the sixth women's world chess champion (1962–1978), and first female Grandmaster. Born in Zugdidi, Georgia (then part of the Soviet Union), she was the strongest female player of her generation. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347704 Tigran Petrosian (June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347726 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was an Armenian World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" due to his playing style because of his almost impenetrable defence, which emphasised safety above all else. He was arguably the hardest player to beat in the history of chess. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347726 Humpy Koneru https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347705 Humpy Koneru (born 31 March 1987 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh) is a chess grandmaster from India. Her January 2010 FIDE Elo rating is 2614, placing her number two in the world for women (behind Judit Polgár). In 2007 she surpassed the rating of 2577 set by Susan Polgar to become the second-highest ranked female player in history. She became the second female player ever, after Judit Polgár, to exceed the 2600 Elo mark. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347705 Xie Jun https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347715 Xie Jun (born October 30, 1970, Baoding, Hebei) is a chess grandmaster from China. She had two reigns as Women's World Chess Champion, from 1991 to 1996 and again from 1999 to 2001. Xie is only the second woman to have two reigns, the other being Elisabeth Bykova. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347715 Maia Chiburdanidze https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347706 Maia Chiburdanidze (born January 17, 1961) is a Georgian chess grandmaster, and the seventh (and then youngest) Women's World Chess Champion. She is the only chess player in history who has won nine Chess Olympiads. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347706 Vera Menchik https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347713 Vera Menchik (16 February 1906–27 June 1944) was a British-Czech chess player who gained renown as the world's first women's chess champion. She also competed in chess tournaments with some of the world's leading male chess masters, defeating many of them, including future World Champion Max Euwe. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347713 José Raúl Capablanca (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347716 José Raúl Capablanca (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. One of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Due to his achievements in the chess world, mastery over the board and his relatively simple style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine". 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/347716 Term 1 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Rodney Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/343311 With 115 players from 11 different schools, the first Chess Power interschools tournament for 2011 was a cracker! 014, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/343311 Siegbert Tarrasch (March 5, 1862 – February 17, 1934) https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/329582 Siegbert Tarrasch was one of the strongest chess players and most influential chess teachers of the late 19th century and early 20th century. Tarrasch was a highly esteemed chess writer. It was Tarrasch who wrote in his Preface to The Game of Chess (1931) the often repeated line: “Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.” 003, 12 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/329582 Sean Valvoi - Chess at Parakai School https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/327017 Parakai School has been witness to major behavioural changes for students previously not able to focus, children that normally who have previously had difficulty is class. Chess isn't just seen as for the children that are bright. Children is an inclusive activity that everybody can enjoy. 051, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/327017 Helensville School Chess Club impresses in the National Finals https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/327120 The Helensville Community News - In their very first year of both learning the game and competing, Helensville Primary School Chess Club qualified for the 2010 National Chess Competition. 050, 10 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/327120 Judith Polgar https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325743 Judit Polgár (born July 23, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. She is by far the strongest female chess player in history. In 1991, she achieved the title of Grandmaster (GM) at the age of 15 years and 4 months. She was, at that time, the youngest person ever to do so. Polgár is ranked number 49 in the world on the November 2010 FIDE rating list with an Elo rating of 2686, the only[update] woman on FIDE's Top 100 Players list, and has been ranked as high as eighth (in 2005) 050, 5 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325743 Term 4 2010 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Rodney Zone https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324408 The first Chess Power interschools tournament was a great success and very competitive! Helensville Primary sneaked in ahead of Riverhead School by just half a point! 048, 24 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324408 Students have the right chess moves https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324227 Rodney Times - Helensville Primary School "can stand tall" with its fourth place in the primary school division at a national chess tournament. 048, 23 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324227 Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324099 Emanuel Lasker was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever. 048, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324099 Wilhelm Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324098 Wilhelm Steinitz, sometimes called William, was an Austrian and then American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. Steinitz was also a prolific writer on chess, and defended his new ideas vigorously. The debate was so bitter and sometimes abusive that it became known as the "Ink War". 048, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/324098 Alexander Alekhine - October 31, 1892 – March 24, 1946 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/323973 Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine was the fourth World Chess Champion. He is often considered one of the greatest chess players ever. By the age of twenty-two, he was already among the strongest chess players in the world. 048, 21 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/323973 Chess Rookies do well https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325610 Norwest News - Strategic moves have come up trumps for the Helensville Primary School Chess Club. In just their first year of both learning the game and competing, the club qualified for the 2010 National Chess Competition. 046, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325610 Chess kids head to national contest https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325609 Rodney Times - Helensville and Parakai schools will compete in a national chess competition after winning an interschool tournament at Waioneke School. 039, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325609 New moves for chess club https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325611 Hibiscus Coast Matters - Orewa Primary School students are working hard on their game plan for an upcoming chess tournament. 034, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/325611 Norwest News - Chess kids learn Skills https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/327371 As pawns and knights negotiate the board, norwest children are also learning life skills. Since the beginning of the year, Paul Macdonald has been coaching chess to youngsters in the district. 029, 17 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.chesspower.co.nz/blog/327371