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Vallejo Pons leads Reggio Emilia

Friday, December 31st, 2010


Standings after 3 rounds

1. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2698 2?
2. Short, Nigel g ENG 2680 2
3. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2764 1?
4. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2709 1?
5. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2683 1?
6. Movsesian, Sergei g SVK 2721 1?
7. Navara, David g CZE 2708 1
8. Godena, Michele g ITA 2549 1
9. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2733 1
10. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2700 ?

http://www.ippogrifoscacchi.it/tablaGeneral.asp?iTorneoIppogrifo=25

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2 lead Rilton Cup

Friday, December 31st, 2010


Leaders after 4 rounds

Ст.ном Имя ФЕД. Рейт. Очки
1 GM Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2685 4,0
GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2525 4,0
3 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2594 3,5
GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2516 3,5
5 IM Smith Axel SWE 2448 3,5
6 GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2550 3,0
7 GM Berczes David HUN 2526 3,0
8 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2642 3,0
GM Macieja Bartlomiej POL 2636 3,0
GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2528 3,0
11 IM Semcesen Daniel SWE 2449 3,0
12 IM Furhoff Johan SWE 2365 3,0

Full standings: http://chess-results.com/tnr42335.aspx?art=1&rd=4&lan=11&flag=30&m=-1&wi=1000

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Hastings Round 3 Report – 3

Friday, December 31st, 2010

FM Steve Giddins takes at look at Round 3 of the Hastings Masters 2010-11.

Source: The Week in Chess

2 lead Hastings

Friday, December 31st, 2010


Leaders after 3 rounds

Rank Name Flags Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 1 2 3
1 GM HOWELL, David W L 3.0 ENG M 2611 3104 +0.62 1 1 1
2 GM NEVEROV, Valeriy 3.0 UKR M 2522 3053 +0.72 1 1 1
3 GM ISTRATESCU, Andrei 2.5 ROU M 2616 2631 +0.06 1 ? 1
4 GM WILLIAMS, Simon K 2.5 ENG M 2493 2497 +0.06 ? 1 1
5 GM GORMALLY, Daniel W 2.5 ENG M 2470 2566 +0.31 1 ? 1
6 IM PERT, Richard G 2.5 ENG M 2464 2541 +0.24 1 1 ?
7 IM SHYAM, Sundar M 2.5 IND M 2439 2543 +0.33 1 ? 1
8 IM WOHL, Aleksandar H 2.5 AUS M 2424 2614 +0.69 1 ? 1
9 IM RENDLE, Thomas E 2.5 ENG M 2400 2602 +0.73 1 ? 1
10 FM EGGLESTON, David J 2.5 ENG M 2307 2635 +1.22 1 1 ?
11 GM EDOUARD, Romain 2.0 FRA M 2636 2469 -0.53 1 ? ?
12 GM HEBDEN, Mark L 2.0 ENG M 2560 2319 -0.69 0 1 1
13 GM SENGUPTA, Deep 2.0 IND M 2558 2387 -0.51 1 0 1
14 IM DAS Arghyadip 2.0 IND M 2476 2277 -0.51 1 0 1
15 GM SUMMERSCALE, Aaron P 2.0 ENG M 2434 2339 -0.32 ? 1 ?
16 IM RAMNATH, Bhuvanesh R 2.0 IND M 2427 2474 +0.20 1 1 0
17 ANWESH, Upadhyaya 2.0 IND M 2426 2273 -0.50 0 1 1
18 IM SWAPNIL, S Dhopade 2.0 IND M 2409 2397 +0.07 1 0 1
19 IM PRASANNA, Rao 2.0 IND M 2400 2596 +0.78 1 1 0
20 IM BATES, Richard A 2.0 ENG M 2370 2547 +0.70 1 1 0

Full standings here: http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/2011/SMWSite/index.html

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Ochocientosmil trescientos veinticuatro…

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Noticias ChessBase

January 2011 Rating List

Friday, December 31st, 2010
logo4 FIDE publishes January 2011 FIDE rating List.
 Magnus Carlsen (NOR) is #1 in the new list with the rating of 2814. Norwegian player scored 12 rating points in Pearl Spring tournament and London Chess Classic. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand (IND) has scored 6 rating point in the same tournaments and has the second position with the rating of 2810. Levon Aronian (ARM) is the third with 2805.
 Women World Chess Champion Yifan Hou of China tops the Girls List and crosses 2600 rating level.
Magnus Carlsen left Top Juniors list and now Caruana Fabiano (ITA) is #1 in Juniors List. Current #2 is the Juniors list – Anish Giri (NED) who scored rating 98 points in the last year period.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Reggio Emilia Chess Tactic

Friday, December 31st, 2010


White to move. How should White proceed?

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Reggio Emilia round 3 report

Friday, December 31st, 2010


Reggio Emilia round 3 report

Thursday December 30th 2010

The match Caruana against Short is already becoming a classic in tournaments , we can remember the dramatic game in corus B 2009 that qualified Fabiano to play the A on 2010. Will Fabiano know how to stop the “on fire” GM. The opening seem a quiet French-tarrash
variation and around move 21 the game become very alive with an f5 played by black that seem to weaken the kingside but opens the position and after some exchanges Fabiano enters in a queen endgame with an advantage and was able to collect the whole point.

Movsesisan –Godena is a theoric encounter in Michele “ pet line” . The Armenian GM ( from today he returns to represent Armenia) at move 15 decided to change and went for Na3 instead of 15. Qg3. It was a very complicated game but during the time pressure many pieces were exchange and at the end Godena was a pawn up but it seems it was not enough advantage to win.

Paco is inspired ! In the opening his queen takes the b7 pawn that seems a bit poison, but with an exchange sacrifice his keeps the possibility to attack and finally has the chance to play 27.Rxg7 that forces Navara into a very inferior endgame. In analisis room both players gave great commentaries. And now he leads with 2.5 out of 3

Onischuk and Ivanchuk made a draw. The American GM seem to have an advantage but it was not sufficient to win, but in the postmortem there was an interesting move Rc1 instead of c5.

Morozevich-Gashimov was a very long battle, seem during the game Morozevich had an slight advantage but it was a very close position but after five long hours playing the scenary changes a bit and now it seems Gashimov stands slightly better but maybe not enough to win. And draw was agreed after six hours of combativity.

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Video interview with Ivanchuk and Caruana

Friday, December 31st, 2010
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Many norms earned in Groningen

Friday, December 31st, 2010


14 year old Nyzhnyk earned his final GM norm

Final top 25

Rk Name Ti FED Rtg Pts TPR
1 Bojkov, Dejan GM BUL 2542 6.5 2631
2 Nyzhnyk, Illya IM UKR 2535 6.5 2671
3 Bluvshtein, Mark GM CAN 2587 6.5 2606
4 Brandenburg, Daan IM NED 2515 6.5 2639
5 Ernst, Sipke GM NED 2590 6.5 2628
6 Van Kampen, Robin IM NED 2454 6.5 2627
7 Andriasian, Zaven GM ARM 2585 5.5 2540
8 Prohaszka, Peter GM HUN 2536 5.5 2550
9 Gupta, Abhijeet GM IND 2600 5.5 2550
10 Rotstein, Arkadij GM GER 2538 5.5 2551
11 Lobzhanidze, Davit IM GEO 2496 5.5 2471
12 Grover, Sahaj IM IND 2432 5.5 2475
13 Bok, Benjamin IM NED 2458 5.5 2390
14 Baklan, Vladimir GM UKR 2613 5.5 2502
15 Naroditsky, Daniel FM USA 2425 5.5 2474
16 Van Oosterom, Chiel IM NED 2426 5.5 2398
17 Baghdasaryan, Vahe ARM 2303 5.0 2474
18 Werle, Jan GM NED 2578 5.0 2466
19 Romanishin, Oleg M GM UKR 2534 5.0 2437
20 Nijboer, Friso GM NED 2583 5.0 2423
21 Shiven, Khosla IND 2354 5.0 2467
22 Herman, Matthew USA 2149 5.0 2429
23 Poetsch, Hagen FM GER 2408 5.0 2377
24 Ashwin, Jayaram IM IND 2420 5.0 2367
25 Stjazhkina, Olga WGM RUS 2240 5.0 2310

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