Archive for May, 2010

Interview with Viswanathan Anand – For NDTV, part 2

Monday, May 31st, 2010

In part two World Champion Viswanathan Anand, the viewers are joined by Aruna Anand and his mother and father.

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GM Antonio rules Angping Chess Cup

Monday, May 31st, 2010


GM Antonio rules Angping Chess Cup

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Posted at 05/31/2010 12:27 PM Updated as of 05/31/2010 12:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio “Joey” Antonio, Jr., dominated the first Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Harry Angping Cup rapid chess championships in Pasig City over the weekend.

The twelve-time RP Open champion Antonio, defeated US-based International Master (IM) Julio Catalino Sadorra to capture the Open division title and the top purse of P50,000 in the two-day event held last Friday and Saturday at the PhilSports Arena (formerly ULTRA).

Antonio, the reigning ASEAN blitz champion, toppled Nhatz Loyaga, Samson Lim, Jr., Christian Arroyo, Conrado Diaz, FIDE Master (FM) David Elorta and FM Jan Emmanuel Garcia.

He settled for a truce with top seed GM Wesley So in the 7th round and GM John Paul Gomez in the 8th round before beating Sadorra in the 9th and final round to finish with 8 points in 9 games of play.

So, meantime, defeated Garcia in the final round to finish among the 2nd to 4th placers together with IM Rolando Nolte and NM Alex Milagrosa. They tallied 7.5 points apiece. Garcia was stuck at 7 points and dropped to a tie for 5th to 9th places in the company of IM Emmanuel Senador, Pascua, Elorta and Sadorra.

Here is the full article.

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Muzychuk perfect at Maia Chiburdanidze Cup

Monday, May 31st, 2010


Maia Chiburdanidze Cup
Women International Chess Tournament in Tbilisi, Georgia
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The Women International Chess Tournament “Maia Chiburdanidze Cup” is being held from 25th May to 3rd June in Tbilisi, under management by the Georgian Chess Federation. 58 players from four countries are taking participation.

Top-seed IM Anna Muzychuk is smashing through the opposition having won all five games prior to the only rest day. Muzychuk is now full point ahead of IM Nino Khurtsidze, whom she meets in the 6th round, and WMG Nino Batsiashvili.

Live games broadcast link can be found on the GCF page, but the rest of the website is a mess.

Round 5 top results:

WIM Umudova Nargiz – IM Muzychuk Anna 0 – 1
WGM Batsiashvili Nino – IM Khotenashvili Bela ? – ?
IM Javakhishvili Lela – WGM Guramishvili Sopiko ? – ?
WIM Arabidze Meri – IM Khurtsidze Nino 0 – 1
WGM Charkhalashvili Inga – WFM Mammadova Gulnar Marfat Qizi ? – ?
WGM Tqeshelashvili Sopio – WIM Mikadze Miranda ? – ?
IM Purtseladze Maka – WIM Nikoladze Sopio ? – ?
WIM Khurtsilava Inga – IM Gvetadze Sopio ? – ?
Jalabadze Natia – IM Melia Salome ? – ?
Ugulava Lela – WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab 0 – 1
WIM Danelia Mariam – WIM Tereladze Sopiko 0 – 1
WFM Martirosyan Lia – IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 0 – 1
Mzhavia Kristine – WGM Galojan Lilit 0 – 1

Round 5 standings:

1. IM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2529 – 5.0 2-3. WGM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2325 and IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2448 – 4.0
4-16. WGM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2289, WIM Umudova Nargiz AZE 2214, WIM Nikoladze Sopio GEO 2214, IM Purtseladze Maka GEO 2317, IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2482, WFM Mammadova Gulnar Marfat Qizi AZE 2287, IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2410, WIM Mikadze Miranda GEO 2351, WGM Charkhalashvili Inga GEO 2352, WIM Khurtsilava Inga GEO 2269, WGM Tqeshelashvili Sopio GEO 2274, WIM Tereladze Sopiko GEO 2196 and WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2269 3.5 etc

Round 6 top pairings:

IM Muzychuk Anna – IM Khurtsidze Nino
IM Javakhishvili Lela – WGM Batsiashvili Nino
IM Khotenashvili Bela – WGM Tqeshelashvili Sopio
WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab – WGM Charkhalashvili Inga
WIM Mikadze Miranda – WIM Khurtsilava Inga
WIM Tereladze Sopiko – IM Purtseladze Maka
WGM Guramishvili Sopiko – WIM Umudova Nargiz
WIM Nikoladze Sopio – WFM Mammadova Gulnar Marfat Qizi
IM Melia Salome – WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar
IM Khukhashvili Sopiko – WIM Gavasheli Ana
WGM Galojan Lilit – WFM Zhorzholiani Meri
IM Gvetadze Sopio – Jalabadze Natia
Vakhania Alexandra – WIM Arabidze Meri
WGM Mamedjarova Turkan – Khazhomia Salome

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Six Seasons WIM International 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The Six Seasons International Chess Tournament for WIM Norm took place in Narayanganj, Bangladesh
7 players participated in a double round robin league system.
Dutta Joydeep won with 10/12.
News Haroon Rashid.

Source: The Week in Chess

Battle of Grandmasters – Round Seven – GM Antonio takes Harry Angping Cup, then forfeits game against GM So

Monday, May 31st, 2010

However, returning to the duties at the Battle of Grandmasters, GM Antonio forfeited the sixth round game to GM Wesley So, with whom he was tied on the second place earlier. Though Antonio appeared at the venue, he requested that his game with So be postponed as he wasn’t feeling well after the weekend tournament. Tournament director Willie Abalos, however, did not accede to Antonio’s request and declared him loser by forfeiture.

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2nd Limpedea Cup 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The 2nd Limpedea Cup GM Norm Tournament takes place 23th May – 3rd June 2010 organised by the Baia Mare Chess Club, in cooperation with
Romanian Chess Federation and the local authorities, organizing at Limpedea Hostel in Baia Sprie (Maramures County).

Source: The Week in Chess

Match Arbiters at Olympiad

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Olympiad_2010_logo

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

FIDE and the Organising Committee (OC) of the Olympiad have received several requests to consider raising the stipends for the match arbiters because of the high cost of the flights to Khanty-Mansiysk.

FIDE and the OC have therefore agreed to accept these requests and are pleased to announce that a sum of 800 euro will be added to the amount paid to each arbiter. Consequently, the stipends for European and ex-Soviet federation arbiters will be EUR 1,800 and for other arbiters will be EUR 2,300.

Please inform the Secretariat if you have any comments or questions.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Sunday night chess tactic

Monday, May 31st, 2010


White to move. How should White proceed?

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3rd Battle of Grandmasters Round 5 and Round 6 (MEN) VIEW GAMES

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Thanks to the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) for making the games available, via chess-results.com.

REQUIRES JAVA TO VIEW THE GAMES

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3rd Battle of Grandmasters Round 4 and Round 5 (WOMEN) VIEW GAMES

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Thanks to the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) for making the games available, via chess-results.com.

REQUIRES JAVA TO VIEW THE GAMES

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