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Final Chess Masters 2010 – Bilbao – Shanghai 2010, participants and information

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The competition will consist of two parts. The first one will be a qualification tournament in Shanghai with the participation of Hao Wang, Alexey Shirov, Levon Aronian, and Vladimir Kramnik. Two players from Shanghai will qualify for the final in Bilbao, where they will meet Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand.

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Saturday chess tactic

Saturday, July 31st, 2010


White to move. How should White proceed?

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Edmonton Chess Festival

Saturday, July 31st, 2010


Edmonton Chess Festival
IM Norm = 6/9

Round 5, Saturday, July 31, 11:00 am
1. Van Heirzeele-Gardner
2. GM Kekelidze-FM Pechenkin
3. FM Haessel-Wang
4. FM Langer-GM Panchanathan
5. GM Kraai-IM Porper

Round 6, Saturday, July 31, 6:00 pm
1. Gardner-IM Porper
2. GM Panchanathan-GM Kraai
3. Wang-FM Langer
4. FM Pechenkin-FM Haessel
5. Van Heirzeele-GM Kekelidze

Round 7, Sunday, August 1, 11:00 am
1. GM Kekelidze-Gardner
2. FM Haessel-Van Heirzeele
3. FM Langer-FM Pechenkin
4. GM Kraai-Wang
5. IM Porper-GM Panchanathan

Round 8, Sunday, August 1, 6:00 pm
1. Gardner-GM Panchanathan
2. Wang-IM Porper
3. FM Pechenkin-GM Kraai
4. Van Heirzeele-FM Langer
5. GM Kekelidze-FM Haessel

Round 9, Monday, August 2, 11:00 am
1. FM Haessel-Gardner
2. FM Langer-GM Kekelidze
3. GM Kraai-Van Heirzeele
4. IM Porper-FM Pechenkin
5. FM Panchanathan-Wang

http://www.albertachess.org/2010ECF/2010ECFHome.html

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The Chess Olympiad, in Khanty-Mansiysk. Where? Khanty-Mansiysk.

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

As the biennial Chess Olympiad approaches, the World Chess Federation has released a schedule of charter flights to the site of the event. The need for such planning has a lot to do with where the competition is being held. It is in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia. It begins Sept. 19 and ends Oct. 3. If Khanty-Mansiysk does not ring a bell in the same way as places such as Paris or London, here are a few facts about the place, courtesy of its official Web site. The city’s population is 62,000 and it is about 1,800 miles from Moscow. Among its amenities, it has 19 medical facilities, five museums, five public libraries (do they have chess sections?), a theater complex, a sports and cultural complex, a pool, five …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Women’s GP round 2

Saturday, July 31st, 2010


Round 2 results:

SNo.
Name Rtg Res.
Name Rtg SNo.
12 WGM Shen Yang 2435 0 – 1 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2421 7
8 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2560 ? – ? GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2514 6
9 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2562 1 – 0 GM Zhu Chen 2476 5
10 GM Zhao Xue 2462 ? – ? GM Hou Yifan 2577 4
11 GM Xu Yuhua 2488 1 – 0 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2235 3
1 GM Koneru Humpy 2600 1 – 0 GM Sebag Marie 2519 2

Standings after 2 rounds:

Rank SNo.
Name Rtg FED Pts
1 1 GM Koneru Humpy 2600 IND 2
2 6 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2514 GEO 1?
3 9 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2562 RUS 1?
4 10 GM Zhao Xue 2462 CHN 1?
5 11 GM Xu Yuhua 2488 CHN 1?
6 4 GM Hou Yifan 2577 CHN 1
7 8 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2560 BUL 1
8 7 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2421 MGL 1
9 2 GM Sebag Marie 2519 FRA ?
10 5 GM Zhu Chen 2476 QAT ?
11 3 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2235 TUR 0

12 WGM Shen Yang 2435 CHN 0

Official website: http://ulaanbaatar2010.fide.com/

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FIDE President at the International Sports Forum in Moscow

Saturday, July 31st, 2010


FIDE President at the International Sports Forum in Moscow

Today, July 30, within the framework of the International Sports Forum “Russia – Country of Sports” in Moscow from 29 July to 1 August, Head of Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov participated in the meeting of the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev with the heads of international sports federations: Denis Oswald (President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, President of the International Rowing Federation), Ren? Fasel (President of the Association of Winter Olympic International Federations, President of the International Ice Hockey Federation), George Killian (President of the International University Sports Federation), John Fahey (President of the World Anti-Doping Agency), Jos? Perurena Lopez (President of the International Canoe Federation) and others.

During the meeting, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gave a brief report. On behalf of FIDE Presidential Board, which was just held in Tromso from 23 to 26 July, FIDE President officialy invited Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to participate in the opening ceremony of the 39th World Chess Olympiad which will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk from September till October this year and to make the first symbolic move.

In addition, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov addressed in his speech to the heads of international sports federations with the proposal to support the inclusion of chess in the Olympic games. It should be noted that this proposal has found support among the influential leaders of international sports federations.

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Politiken Cup 2010

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The Politiken Cup takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 31st July – 8th August 2010. Pavel Eljanov is the lead player in the main Open. There will also be a celebration of the 75th year of Bent Larsen. Peter Svidler and Peter Heine Nielsen play a match 2nd-5th August 2010.

Source: The Week in Chess

AY 2010 Pre-Registrations as of July 27

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
CFC FIDE
Zaczek Jonathon 2189 2066
Nikouline Alex 2122
Schulz Waldemar 2066 2021
Raihman Igal 2015 1974
Rutter Blair 1942
Swift Ryne 1794
 
 

Source: Chess Manitoba

Jos? Ram?n Arrupe empata con el campe?n mundial Anand

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Jos? Ram?n Arrupe, jugador de ajedrez de 80 a?os que en el pasado fue jugador con ficha por el Real Madrid CF, ha sido el ?nico invicto ante el campe?n mundial Viswanathan Anand en las partidas simult?neas jugadas en Bilbao a modo de introducci?n a la futura Final de Maestros de Ajedrez del Grand Slam. Leer

Ajedrez // marca.com

Bobby Fischer movie

Saturday, July 31st, 2010


Youngs to help in making of Fischer movie
by Peter Atencio

JINKY Young, the nine-year-old girl claiming to be the daughter of chess legend Bobby Fischer, stands to receive royalties from a movie to be made about the late chess genius.

Jinky’s lawyer Sammy Estimo said his counterpart in Iceland had already received feelers from a Hollywood producer, who is in the process of gathering materials to be used in the Fischer movie.

“The lawyer we have in Iceland has been receiving calls from the producers. Pinupukol na lang siya sa amin dito sa Pilipinas. His (Fischer’s) daughter can get royalties from this,” said Estimo, who added that Jinky and her mother Marilyn Young have agreed to help in the making of the movie.

Estimo said he had been contacted by filmmaker Kevin MacDonald, who is piecing together Fischer’s story.

The plot of the story will center around Fischer’s championship match in 1972 against Boris Spassky of the then Soviet Union and the events which unfolded afterwards.

The film, which will have Spiderman star Tobey Maguire in the lead role, will be produced by Universal Pictures with Working Title Films as co-producer.

Here is the full article.

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