Archive for June, 2011

AAI Grandmasters Video – Round seven video produced by Vijay Kumar

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

India is organizing AAI International Chess Tournament, a category 17 event, from 21st June to 2nd July 2011 in New Delhi. The tournament format is six-player double round robin.

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FIDE President in Beirut, Lebanon

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

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On 30 June FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived on a working visit to Lebanon where he met the leadership of the country in Beirut. In particular the FIDE President had a meeting with the President of Lebanon, Mr. Michel Suleiman. The two Presidents discussed the issues of chess development in the Republic of Lebanon, realization of the FIDE programme “Chess in Schools” and possibilities of organization of important chess events in Lebanon.

It is also planned for the FIDE President to meet with the Ministers of Youth and Sports; Education; Economy and Trade of Lebanon.

Within the framework of his working visit, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov delivered a lecture on the subject “Chess development in the world” at Beirut University. After the lecture he answered numerous questions from the students.

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FIDE President delivered a lecture at Beirut University

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

AAI Grandmaster Chess Tournament – Round Eight – Caruana wins again, wonderful day for Indians

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Negi completed a comprehensive 27-move win over Wesley So of the Philippines while Sasikiran after draws in previous two games took just 30 moves following a Queen’s Indian opening for a full point against Czech Viktor Laznicka in the eighth round on Thursday. In the third game of the day Fabiano Caruana beat Hou Yifan to extend his lead to 1.5 points with two rounds to go.

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Opatija Chess Summer – 11th to 17th July in Opatija, the famous Croatian sea resort

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chess organizers from Rijeka are very active, having already hosted the Mediterranean Flower women tournaments, the 7th Mediterranean Men and Women Chess Championships in 2009, and the 11th European Individual Men and Women’s Chess Championship.

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Thursday chess tactic

Thursday, June 30th, 2011


White to move. How should white proceed?

Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

Source: Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

World Championship in Moscow?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011


World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow?
Moscow sent a bid for the Anand – Gelfand 2012 match (updated)

As Chessdom informed a few weeks ago, there are no official bids, but there is certainly interest in organizing the World Chess Championship 2012 after the large media success of the 2010 edition of the event. The match Anand – Gelfand is rumored to be wanted by India and several other countries, but the first one to make a move is Russia.

Moscow will send a bid for the World Chess Championship match 2012 between Anand and Gelfand. This news came via the Russian Chess Federation, cited by Moskovski Novosti, and the rumor quickly spred through the local media. The last world championships organized in Moscow were the 1985 match between Kasparov and Karpov, and the 2002 knockout World Championship won by Ponomariov.

The information about Moscow has been confirmed by Ilya Levitov according to the Russian media. Berik Balgabaev countered, “Yes, indeed there is interest from Moscow, but who has submitted a bid I will tell when I have the right to. For now I can only say that the information did not come initially from us and I cannot confirm it, but let me note that there is high interest from India and Israel also.”

The deadline for the Anand – Gelfand bids is 31 July 2011, and the full details on the bidding procedure are here

Update: Ilya Levitov confirmed that the bid to host the World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow has been sent to FIDE. The offer is 2 million USD worth, matching the prize fund provided by the Bulgarian government for the match Anand-Topalov.

The newspaper “Kommersant” notes that the bid comes shortly after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev instructed the government and Russian Olympic Committee to continue on bringing the biggest sports event to the country. A small reminder that the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup will also take place in Russia.

According to Kommersant columnist Alexey Dospehov, the challenger Boris Gelfand welcomed the bid and added that Moscow “is probably the best option.” On the question about possible bids from Israel, Gelfand said that there has been some interest but without concrete steps.

Several sources revealed that Andrey Filatov, co-owner of the “N-Trance” company and a devoted chess fan, is actually sponsoring the bid. Filatov is known for financing the restoration of Alexander Alekhine’s monument in Paris.

Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

Source: Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

Problems with blogger

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Blogger has been down since yesterday. As soon as it is back up, all posts will be published shortly after that. Thanks for your patience.

Best wishes,
Susan

Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

Source: Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

Hoy en Playchess.com: ‘Ask the experts’ y ‘Powerplay Show’

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Noticias ChessBase

Russian Championship super-final in August includes Kramnik – Final

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The Russian Chess Championships in August will be one of the highlights of the year. The field will be Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Galkin and Artyom Timofeev. The event has taken place in December in recent years but in order to secure the participation of the best players it had to move to avoid clashes with the London Chess Classic and an event in China. This news came as part of an article with an interview with Alexander Morozevich where he reveals that he considered himself retired since January 2010 but now is on the point of resuming his career.

Source: The Week in Chess

2011 June TNT has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

See the crosstable here

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak ratings:

Michael Pang 1829
Gustavo Melamedoff  2138
Perfecto Joven 2010
Theo Wolchock 1676
Bruce Leaden 1487 (provisional)
Leah Schwartz 1319  (provisional)
Philipp Gregoryanz  1459 (provisional)

Source: Chess Manitoba

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