Archive for June, 2010

Interview with Elina Danielian

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010


Interview with Elina Danielian
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Official website: http://jermuk2010.fide.com

Do you remember your first impressions about the city of Jermuk?

I have been in Jermuk many times but this is my first tournament here. I like here very much, very beautiful nature.
Which of the previous Grand Prix tournaments was more successful for you and what was the reason of it?

The first leg of Grand Prix held in Istanbul where I took the second place.

What expectations and objectives do you have from this tournament?

To exert in maximum and show deserved result.

All Grand Prix tournaments have rather strong participants. What can you say about the participants of this tournament? Do you think there are favorites?

Everybody from participants is equally deserving to win the tournament. There is no weak player here. Whoever’s game is in sync, that one will win.

Which important traits do you appreciate in people? How do you want to see the world champion?

First of all I don’t like betrayal. I appreciate nobility and I expect to see this characteristic in a champion.

The Grand Prix men’s tournament was devoted to the 80th anniversary of the world champion Tigran Petrosian and this tournament is devoted to the 100th anniversary of the famous chess composer Genrikh Kasparian. Are you familiar with his creations?

I am familiar with his creations very well. I have spent considerable time solving them, something which has helped me to become stronger in the endgame. I would like to advise young chess-players to study compositions, especially those by G. Kasparian.

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July 2010 FIDE Rating List published

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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FIDE published July 2010 Rating List.
World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand (IND) increased his rating to 2800 in the World Championship Match in Bulgaria. World #1 rated player Magnus Carlsen (NOR) scored 7.5/10 in Kings Tournament in Romania and added 13 points to his own history maximum up to 2816. Please view top lists at http://ratings.fide.com/toplist.phtml. All ratings are available at http://ratings.fide.com/.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Mesa redonda: c?mo hacer m?s popular al ajedrez

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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Women’s Grand Prix round 7 games LIVE

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Live chess broadcast powered by ChessBomb.com

You can view multiple LIVE games at once. There is a tab at the top which says Jermuk. There is also a list of all games. Click on any game you would like to see with full computer analysis. Then if you want to see another game, simply click the tab Jermuk and it will bring you back to the main menu. Click on another game you would like to see and there it is. If you would like to see a previous game, just click on that specific tab. This new technology allows you to view multiple LIVE games at once in real time. You can also see games from previous rounds with full computer analysis. Have fun :)

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38th World Open 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The World Open takes place in King of Prussia, Philadelphia June 29th – 5th July 2010. The event is extremely difficult to cover as it has multiple schedules and allows byes, re-entry if you start badly (although quite what Re-entry: $160, no re-entry from Open to Open means I’m not sure). Leading players from round 1: Francisco Vallejo Pons, Alexander Onischuk, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Evgeny Najer, P Harikrishna, Loek Van Wely, Sandipan Chanda, Jan Gustafsson, Luke McShane etc. Gata Kamsky is in the list of advance entries.

Source: The Week in Chess

4th International Chess Open Avenida de Canarias – GM Salgado Lopez top seeded, strong women participation

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The 4th International Chess Open Avenida de Canarias will take place 18th to 25th of July, 2010 in Vecindario, Santa Lucia, Gran Canaria. A total of 30 titled players have signed up, led by the Spanish young talent GM Ivan Salgado Lopez. There is strong international participation with players like GM Bojan Kurajica, GM Reynaldo Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo, and GM Dragan Barlov, as well as some of the top world female players – IM Tania Sachdev, WGM Anna Rudolf, and WGM Sabrina Vega Gutierrez.

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Ciutat de Badalona – 36th edition of the International Chess Tournament

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The 36th International Tournament Ciutat de Badalona will take place August 2nd – 10th, 2010 in Spain. The event is part of the VII Catalan Chess Circuit, classified as A category in the general standings and A special category in the rating standings section.
The tournament will be a Swiss System at 6 rounds. After 6th game, the 8 first players in the general standing will play a playoff (qualifying rounds) to clarify the final standings. Meanwhile, all other players will continue the Swiss System event.

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Endgame improvement

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010


White to move. Can White save this game? How should White proceed?

5k2/5p2/2K2P2/p3Q3/1q5p/1P4p1/P7/5n2 w – - 0 1

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Carlsen reaches all time high at 2826

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010


LIVE Ratings:

Rank Name Rating Change # games Born
01 Carlsen 2826,4 +13,4 10 1990
02 Topalov 2803,4 -8,6 12 1975
03 Anand 2799,8 +10,8 13 1969
04 Kramnik 2790,0 0 0 1975
05 Aronian 2783,0 0 0 1982
06 Mamedyarov 2761,4 -1,6 13 1985
07 Grischuk 2760,0 0 0 1983
08 Eljanov 2754,9 +3,9 16 1983
09 Shirov 2748,6 +6,6 7 1972
10 Radjabov 2748,3 +8,3 23 1987
11 Karjakin 2746,6 +7,6 11 1990
12 Gelfand 2738,9 -2,1 23 1968
13 Ivanchuk 2738,7 -2,3 25 1969
14 Svidler 2734,2 -0,8 18 1976
15 Leko 2734,0 -1 13 1979
16 Ponomariov 2733,9 +0,9 23 1983
17 Malakhov 2732,1 +10,1 16 1980
18 Navara 2731,4 +13,4 9 1985
19 Nakamura 2728,8 -4,2 10 1987
20 Wang Hao 2725,8 +3,8 38 1989
21 Jakovenko 2725,6 +0,6 27 1983
22 Vachier-Lagrave 2723,4 +13,4 12 1990
23 Movsesian 2723,1 +6,1 2 1978
24 Vitiugov 2722,1 +15,1 18 1987
25 Bacrot 2720,3 +10,3 11 1983
26 Gashimov 2718,7 -15,3 17 1986
27 Almasi 2717,3 -7,7 2 1976
28 Wang Yue 2716,0 -36 29 1987
29 Dominguez 2715,8 +2,8 10 1983
30 Morozevich 2715,0 0 0 1977
31 Kamsky 2712,9 +10,9 10 1974
32 Jobava 2710,4 -4,6 17 1983
33 Tomashevsky 2708,0 0 0 1987
34 Adams 2706,1 +9,1 15 1971
35 Nepomniachtchi 2706,0 +11 10 1990
36 Onischuk 2700,6 +1,6 21 1975
37 Nielsen 2700,2 +2,2 2 1973

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Anand to tackle 40 math wizards

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010


Vishy Anand to tackle 40 math wizards simultaneously at ICM
Press Trust of India, Updated: June 29, 2010 16:42 IST

New Delhi: It promises to be an exciting encounter of its kind as chess ace Viswanathan Anand takes on 40 math wizards at the same time in August.

Anand, the world chess champion, will engage 40 best mathematical minds in a game of chess, perhaps the most cerebral of all sport.

The contest will take place on the sidelines of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), the biggest and the most prestigious such gathering in the world, being held in Hyderabad in August.

The Grandmaster himself is a keen follower of mathematics as he feels it approach to problem solving is similar to that in chess.

“I am quite looking forward to attending the congress and maybe even hear some lectures,” Anand was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the ICM organising committee.

Here is the full article.

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