Archive for September, 2010

ECU Board Completed – Kurt Gretener, Jean-Claude Moingt and Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou elected

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Following the election of Silvio Danailov as the new ECU President, and members of his ticket being incorporated into the new ECU Board, the remaining three seats in the Board were decided in the evening session of the ECU GA in Khanty-Mansyisk.

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Espa?a se impone a Croacia y alcanza la novena plaza

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Espa?a gan? a Croacia por 2,5-1,5 en la novena jornada de la 39? Olimpiada que se celebra en Khanty Mansiysk (Rusia). El triunfo parcial de Francisco Vallejo ante Zdenko Kozul en el segundo tablero abri? el camino hacia la victoria. Leer

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Olympiad Chess Trivia

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Can you name this very good chess player?

Hint: She is a star player in her country.

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Ivanchuk Tamed, But Ukraine March On

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

All good things come to an end, and Vassily Ivanchuk’s hot streak at the Olympiad was finally ended decisively by a Shak attack! Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan beat Chucky, but wins by Eljanov and Efimenko ensured a team victory for Ukraine. …

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D V Sundar Elected Vice President in FIDE

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Noted sports administrator and secretary of All India Chess Federation Mr. D V Sundar was elected Vice President in FIDE, the World Chess federation following an election that is still in progress here.

After the election of the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and his team for another term in the FIDE, this was another major boost for the supporters of Illyumzhinov who won an exciting battle off the chess board against Karpov, a former world champion on the 64 squares.

Following the election of Mr. Bharat Singh Chauhan as Presdient of Commonwealth Chess Association and Mr. R M Dongre as the President of Asian zone 3.2, the election of Mr. Sundar in the FIDE office will serve as a major boost to Chess in India as many big events are likely to come to the birthplace of the game of chess with these officials in key positions.

Mr. Sundar appointment is ofcourse the biggest as he will now be responsible for FIDE affairs as well as represent India in the world body as one of the main office-bearer. It may be mentioned here that Mr. Sundar had pledged the support of All India Chess Federation to the election campaign of Mr. Ilyumzhinov a few weeks before FIDE
elections.

The mandate was clearly in Mr. Sundar’s favour with the support of Ilyumzhinov. It was an election for three posts for Vice Presidents in which there were seven contestants. In the first round of ballet anyone over 50% votes was  suppose to be elected and the remaining would again need to battle it out for the remaining posts.

As it happened, Mr. Sundar qualified in the first round of voting itself garnering as many as 74 votes. The other candidate to qualify vide the first round of voting was Iranian representative Mr. Mohammad Jafar Kambuzia and for the last candidate the voting will continue on Friday.

Down to earth as he is, Mr. Sundar candidly admitted he is yet to get in to the groove of FIDE. “I don’t know yet what it means to be Vice President in such a mamooth organisation, I am sure it will bring a lot of reponsibility as well as I hope it will help the growth of Chess in our country”, he said soon after getting elected.
Interestingly, Mr. Sundar had filed his nomination just a day before the elections.

Mr. Sundar’s appointment is likely to help bring in more FIDE and other International events to India which, in turn, will help the Indian players more chances to play in various International events.
Currently Indian youngsters are dominant in Asian chess and consistently win medals in world events too, with this it seems a certainty that more opportunities will cultivate much stronger players who bring more laurels for the country.

Source: Delhi Chess Association- Official Blog

D V Sundar and Mohammad Jafar Kambuzia elected FIDE Vice Presidents – After voting on the second day of the FIDE General Assembly

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

“As it happened, Mr. Sundar qualified in the first round of voting itself garnering as many as 74 votes. The other candidate to qualify vide the first round of voting was Iranian representative Mr. Mohammad Jafar Kambuzia and for the last candidate the voting will continue on Friday.”

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Ukraine stay top, Russia I second and France move 3rd – 9

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Wins for the Ukraine and Russia I kept them at the top of the standings. France moved third. Vassily Ivanchuk lost his first game of the event. Magnus Carlsen and Veselin Topalov both draw in losing causes.

Source: The Week in Chess

Thursday chess tactic

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


White to move. How can White save this game?

5nk1/2p5/5R2/1pb1NNp1/4PpP1/p1P2P2/6r1/3K4 w – - 0 1

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39th Chess Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 – 9

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The 39th Chess Olympiad takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 21st September (Round 1) – 3rd October (11th Round) 2010. Live coverage of the top boards from 10am each day.

Source: The Week in Chess

At Chess Olympiad, No Team Is Perfect

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

It turns out that no team is capable of running away from the field at the Chess Olympiad, at least in the open section. Monday, the last three undefeated and untied teams in the competition — Hungary, Armenia and the Republic of Georgia — failed to win their matches. Armenia and Georgia played each other and drew, while Hungary lost to Ukraine. Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine are now tied for the lead with five wins and one draw, for a total of 11 points each. The two top Russian teams, Poland, the United States, Azerbaijan and Hungary are tied for fourth, each with 10 points. In the women’s portion of the Chess Olympiad, one team — the top one from Russia — remains perfect, though …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

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