Archive for category: Site News

No Handshake, No Game

20 January, 2008 (11:00) | Site News | By: James Yates

Nigel Short recently won a Chess game by default after raising a formal complaint against his opponent Ivan Cheparinov, who had refused to shake his hand at the start of their tournament game. Short reportedly offered a “traditional” handshake to Cheparinov, who had arrived late, as he took his seat at the board. Cheparinov ignored […]

Bobby Fischer Dead at 64

18 January, 2008 (14:04) | Site News | By: James Yates

The world-famous American Grandmaster, and one of the best all-time Chess players, Bobby Fischer has died at the age of 64 from a serious but unspecified illness in Reykjavik. While in recent years Fischer was known for his shocking activities away from the Chess board, including racist radio ramblings and wild conspiracy theories targeted against […]

Blackjack and Video Poker are back

31 December, 2007 (14:18) | Site News | By: James Yates

After receiving several emails as to why we removed the Blackjack and Jacks or Better Video Poker strategy guides from our main site the decision was clear: bring ’em back and make them even better than they were before! Located in the strategy guide list on our home page you can now once again select […]

Carcassonne Strategy Guide!

31 December, 2007 (14:15) | Site News | By: James Yates

We are immensely pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of our Carcassonne strategy guide! If you’ve never heard of this game, you’ll definitely want to check it out as it covers the rules in great detail and even includes the basic strategy of the game. The game of Carcassonne is hands-down the most addictive game […]

Chess and Poker Resolutions

31 December, 2007 (14:10) | Site News | By: James Yates

It’s New Years Eve and therefore time for the prerequisite listing of the ChessandPoker.com New Year’s resolutions! Much more Content: This year we’ll be rolling out the new Chess and Poker sections, which focus entirely on our two namesake games. Along with this, there are always several in-depth strategy guides in production so stay tuned […]

Annette Wins Best Poker Performance

9 December, 2007 (21:28) | Site News | By: James Yates

Annette Obrestad has won “Tournament Performance of the Year” at the European Poker Awards, once again the youngest player to ever achieve that honor. The online wunderkind earned this recognition by besting a stacked field of live-action tournament pros en route to winning the inaugural WSOPE Main Event, considered by many to be one of […]

New Strategy Guides Up

9 December, 2007 (14:34) | Site News | By: James Yates

We are excited to announce a new strategy guide section, which will be located on our blog under the ‘Back of the Napkin‘ section. In this section we’ll be featuring mini strategy guides for games that aren’t featured on the ChessandPoker.com main site. To celebrate it’s release, we’ve already launched the first guide for a […]

Chip Reese Dies at Age 56

4 December, 2007 (20:14) | Site News | By: James Yates

I almost thought it was a misprint when I first came across the announcement… Poker legend Chip Reese has passed away at the age of 56 from undetermined causes.  The man was a legend amongst Poker’s elite, garnering respect from all of the top players who whole-heartedly proclaimed him to be one of the best, […]

Kasparov Arrested, Ivanchuck Wins

24 November, 2007 (15:17) | Site News | By: James Yates

Garry Kasparov, former world champion and one of the most dominant players in Chess history, has been arrested in Russia while participating in a political rally in Moscow. Kasparov is a leading figure in Russian politics and a staunch opponent of the current “regime”. He was recently interviewed by several United States media outlets, including […]

Annette Wins WSOPE Main Event

16 September, 2007 (22:36) | Site News | By: James Yates

In an unprecedented event, Annette Obrestad has won the $10,000 main event at the World Series of Poker Europe! All at once she becomes the youngest player to win a bracelet and the only woman to win a $10k buy-in event. The fact that she took down her first WSOP tournament is almost too surreal […]