Archive for February, 2011

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Saudi Arabia – 1 to 5 February 2011, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, by the Arab Chess Federation

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The lecturer was IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer. The lectures were in Arabic language. 25 people from 10 Federations (KSA, SOM, EGY, SYR, MTN, TUR, SUD, AFG, INA and BAN) participated in the Seminar.

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FIDE March 2011 Ratings

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Top 12 women


Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Polgar, Judit g HUN 2686 0 1976
2 Koneru, Humpy g IND 2607 0 1987
3 Hou, Yifan g CHN 2602 0 1994
4 Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2567 10 1987
5 Kosintseva, Nadezhda m RUS 2567 10 1985
6 Kosintseva, Tatiana g RUS 2559 10 1986
7 Lahno, Kateryna g UKR 2531 18 1989
8 Muzychuk, Anna m SLO 2528 4 1990
9 Cmilyte, Viktorija g LTU 2526 10 1983
10 Harika, Dronavalli m IND 2524 10 1991
11 Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2523 10 1979
12 Ju, Wenjun wg CHN 2519 9 1991


Top men over 2700


Rank Name Title Country Rating Games B-Year
1 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2817 13 1969
2 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2815 13 1990
3 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2808 13 1982
4 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2785 13 1975
5 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2779 19 1969
6 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2776 0 1990
7 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2775 0 1975
8 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2774 13 1987
9 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2772 0 1985
10 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2747 13 1983
11 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2746 9 1986
12 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2744 0 1987
13 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2743 13 1983
14 Wang, Yue g CHN 2734 0 1987
15 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2733 9 1974
16 Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2733 0 1968
17 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2730 0 1976
18 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2729 13 1990
19 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2728 22 1990
20 Wang, Hao g CHN 2728 13 1989
21 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2724 0 1983
22 Navara, David g CZE 2722 22 1985
23 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2720 9 1987
24 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2719 0 1976
25 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2718 14 1983
26 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2718 9 1983
27 Leko, Peter g HUN 2717 0 1979
28 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2716 19 1992
29 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2716 18 1978
30 Adams, Michael g ENG 2716 10 1971
31 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2716 0 1983
32 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2714 0 1980
33 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2711 22 1987
34 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2708 13 1985
35 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2707 19 1982
36 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2707 9 1987
37 Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2707 0 1983
38 Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2701 13 1972

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Officially back at one

Monday, February 28th, 2011


Anand number one on the March FIDE rating list
Carlsen and Aronian above 2800

The March FIDE rating list is headed by the World Champion Viswanathan Anand. He is on top with 2817 points after gaining 7 points during the recent Tata Steel Chess. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian are above 2800, gaining 1 and 3 points respectively.

Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Topalov, Nakamura, Mamedyarov, and Grischuk are the rest of the players in top 10. Interesting to note, places 5 to 9 are squeezed in just 7 rating points. Ivanchuk is 5th with 2779 and Mamedyarov is 9th with 2772.

Judith Polagar is keeping her place as top woman, while Humpy Koneru and World Champion Yifan Hou are the other players above 2600.

Fabiano Caruana, who recently commented live on Chessdom, is top junior, followed by Anish Giri, Le Quang Liem, and Wesley So. Top girls are Yifan Hou, Harika Dronavalli, and Ju Wenjun.

Full statistics on the March rating list on FIDE.com

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Anand number one on the March FIDE rating list – Carlsen and Aronian above 2800

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The March FIDE rating list is headed by the World Champion Viswanathan Anand. He is on top with 2817 points after gaining 7 points during the recent Tata Steel Chess. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian are above 2800, gaining 1 and 3 points respectively. Judith Polagar is keeping her place as top woman, Fabiano Caruana and Yifan Hou are top junior and girl.

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Women’s Grand Prix LIVE games!

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Live chess broadcast powered by ChessBomb and Chessdom

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March 2011 FIDE Rating List

Monday, February 28th, 2011
logo4FIDE publishes March 2011 FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at dedicated page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

GM Joseph Sanchez Wins Cannes Chess Festival – 21st to 27th February in Cannes, France

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The 25th International Open “Pierre et Vacances” took place from 21st to 27th February in Cannes, France, under the management by Cannes-Echecs. 64 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event with 10000 EUR prize fund. Top prize is 2200 EUR and 17 Grandmasters attended.

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Hunting with the Polar Bear – Practical game by GM Henrik Danielsen

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Here is one more game analysis in his “The Insight” chess show. It is a practical example from a game GM Henrik Danielsen – GM Sune Berg Hansen showing the power and deep options involved with 1. f4.

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Accelerated Dragon (video game analysis) – The Insight with GM Henrik Danielsen

Monday, February 28th, 2011

After the introductory lessons to the Accelerated Dragon in the Sicilian defence, GM Henrik Danielsen takes a look at a specific game in the variation. This time subject of the discussion is the move 9. O-O. It is a central variation in the games these days and necessary to know when entering the Accelerated Dragon.

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Practical chess tactic

Monday, February 28th, 2011


White to move. How should White proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

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