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Monday chess tactic

Monday, January 31st, 2011


White to move. Which side is better? What is the best continuation for White?

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Holliday visit

Monday, January 31st, 2011


Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2011
Monday 24 January – Thursday 3 February 2011
PRESS RELEASE 31 JANUARY 2011

GIBRALTAR’S DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER VISITS

TRADEWISE CHESS FESTIVAL

Gibraltar’s Deputy Chief Minister Joe Holliday paid a visit to the Tradewise Chess Festival 2011 today. In th Alice Suite at the Caleta Hotel, where the main concentration of play in the Gibraltar Masters is taking place every afternoon starting 3pm, the Minister was shown round by festival director Stuart Conquest, and event organiser Brian Callaghan.

Mr Holliday, a chess player himself, spent a few minutes analysing the games on the main boards. Admitting he had a soft sport for the game of chess, he said, it was clear that the Tradewise Chess Festival, and Gibraltar itself, had made and continued to “make its mark on the world of chess”.

The Deputy Chief Minister spoke of the amazing growth of the festival pointing out that it was easy to see how it had grown from one year to the next. The orgnaisers, he added, were now also looking forward to the tenth anniversary of the festival next year and were keen to make it even bigger and better.

“It is very impressive to see the many number of players representing over 50 countries from all over the world making their moves and particiapting in the festival,” he said.

Alice Mascarenhas, Chess Press Officer
chesspressoffice@caletahotel.gi or gibchesspress@gmail.com
John Saunders, Webmaster gibchesspress@gmail.com
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TRADEWISE GIBRALTAR CHESS FESTIVAL Official website: www.gibraltarchesscongress.com

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Andrew Martin desvela los entresijos de la Ruy L?pez Abierta

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Noticias ChessBase

Campeonato Femenino de Cuba 2011 en Holgu?n

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Noticias ChessBase

El expreso de Madr?s y el g?lido Tolia en el AVE

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Noticias ChessBase

Gibraltar R6: Ivanchuk vence a Short y toma el liderato

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Noticias ChessBase

Nakamura Wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Hikaru Nakamura of the United States emerged as the winner of the elite section of the Tata Steel chess tournament in the Netherlands after a spate of draws in the final round on Sunday. Nakamura finished with 9 points, a half point ahead of Viswanathan Anand of India, the world chess champion. Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Levon Aronian of Armenia tied for third, with 8 points each, while Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France were another half point back, tied for fifth. In the final round, Nakamura had Black against Wang Hao of China. Rather than act like a wallflower and try not to lose, Nakamura played aggressively, even offering to sacrifice …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Ivanchuk defeats Short in Round 6 to take the lead – 6

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Nigel Short’s run of 5 wins came to an end when he was defeated by Vassily Ivanchuk in Round 6. Ivanchuk now leads on 5.5/6 half a point clear of the field. Stewart Reuben reports on a couple of other interesting games.

Source: The Week in Chess

Gibraltar LIVE games

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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One of the greatest Jamaican

Monday, January 31st, 2011


Shane Matthews now FIDE Master
Monday, January 31, 2011

SEVEN-TIME national chess champion Shane Matthews was recently awarded the international chess title of ‘FIDE Master’ (FM), by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

Matthews achieved the necessary requirements for the title at the 1998 Chess Olympiad in Elista, Russia. However, he was not awarded the title due to an unfortunate technicality, that has now been resolved. It has been a long journey for Matthews, a very personable and well-liked figure in international chess.

The travesty is that Matthews has had to wait 12 years when the title could have possibly opened up additional opportunities. Although Matthews becomes officially the fourth Jamaica to be awarded the title, chronologically he would have been the first Jamaican to earn an international title.

Known in most chess circles as the ‘Magician’, Matthew’s strongest quality is probably his great determination and fighting spirit even in inferior positions. His real strength is best seen in the middle game, when theory recedes in the background and tactical blows and concrete variations become of paramount importance.

While his years of experience have enabled him to develop a keen strategic and positional understanding, Matthews is first and foremost a chess tactician par excellence.

Matthews has captured the national chess champion title a record seven times, in addition to countless other triumphs in local and international chess over the last three decades.

He is indisputably one of the greatest players in the history of chess in Jamaica, and his contribution to the development of Jamaican chess, his longevity, his achievements and his sportsmanship are remarkable.

Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com

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