Archive for July, 2011

Dortmund R10: Kramnik pincha ante Nakamura

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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SP Girls’ Invitational: Behind the boards

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
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Adams, Short, and Jones lead British Championship

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


Round 6 top boards results

1 GM Howell, David W L
4.5 ENG 2625 GM Adams, Michael
4.0 ENG 2715 0-1
2 IM Hawkins, Jonathan
4.0 ENG 2457 GM Short, Nigel D
4.0 ENG 2687 0-1
3 GM Jones, Gawain C B
4.0 ENG 2606 IM Bates, Richard A
4.0 ENG 2373 1-0
4 IM Pert, Richard G
3.5 ENG 2459 GM Pert, Nicholas
3.5 ENG 2555 ?-?
5 IM Houska, Jovanka w 3.5 ENG 2418 GM Gordon, Stephen J
3.5 ENG 2533 1-0
6 IM Hunt, Adam C
3.5 ENG 2436 GM Hebden, Mark L
3.5 ENG 2533 ?-?
7 GM Williams, Simon K
3.5 ENG 2528 FM Griffiths, Ryan Rhys
3.5 IRL 2301 1-0
8 FM Constantinou, Peter
3.5 ENG 2292 GM Conquest, Stuart C
3.5 ENG 2519 0-1
9 Brown, Martin
3.5 ENG 2130 GM Wells, Peter K
3.5 ENG 2489 0-1
10 Chapman, Terry P D
3.0 ENG 2242 GM Summerscale, Aaron P
3.5 ENG 2415 ?-?

Leaders after 6 rounds

Rank Name Flags Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We
1 GM Adams, Michael
5.0 ENG M 2715 2749 +0.33
2 GM Short, Nigel D
5.0 ENG M 2687 2735 +0.36
3 GM Jones, Gawain C B
5.0 ENG M 2606 2702 +0.73
4 GM Howell, David W L
4.5 ENG M 2625 2708 +0.70
5 GM Williams, Simon K
4.5 ENG M 2528 2414 -0.62
6 GM Conquest, Stuart C
4.5 ENG M 2519 2573 +0.53
7 GM Wells, Peter K
4.5 ENG M 2489 2452 -0.14
8 IM Houska, Jovanka w 4.5 ENG F 2418 2475 +0.53
9 GM Pert, Nicholas
4.0 ENG M 2555 2392 -0.95
10 GM Hebden, Mark L
4.0 ENG M 2533 2375 -0.95
11 IM Pert, Richard G
4.0 ENG M 2459 2480 +0.24
12 IM Hawkins, Jonathan
4.0 ENG M 2457 2519 +0.53
13 IM Hunt, Adam C
4.0 ENG M 2436 2460 +0.26
14 GM Summerscale, Aaron P
4.0 ENG M 2415 2378 -0.19
15 IM Bates, Richard A
4.0 ENG M 2373 2430 +0.57
16 Adair, James R
4.0 ENG M 2212 2446 +1.79

Full results here: http://www.britishchess2011.com/events_championship_2011.htm

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FIDE President met with Gorbachev

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


FIDE President met with Mikhail Gorbachev
Friday, 29 July 2011 06:38

On July 28 in Moscow, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Mikhail Gorbachev, the first President of the Soviet Union, the President of International Foundation for Innovation and Investment.

The leaders discussed issues of international public life. Ilyumzhinov told Mikhail Gorbachev on the outcome of his meetings with the heads of the countries and, in particular, with the leader of Libya Muammar Gaddafi. Also, FIDE President invited Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at the upcoming FIDE General Assembly in Krakow, Poland. Gorbachev warmly thanked Ilyumzhinov for the invitation and said that chess has always played a significant role in his life and is an integral part of world civilization.

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Nakamura Beats Kramnik In Dortmund Finale

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Having already won this year’s Dortmund tournament with a round to spare, Vladimir Kramnik could have coasted past the finishing line with a quiet draw in the last round.
Fortunately for chess fans, he decided to throw caution to the wind against…

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Sunday chess tactic

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


White to move. How should white proceed?

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In spite of loss, Kramnik still easily wins Dortmund

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


In spite of over pushing and losing the final game, Kramnik still won Dortmund by 1.5 points!

Final standings

1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2781 7
2. Le, Quang Liem g VIE 2715 5?
3. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2764 5
4. Giri, Anish g NED 2701 5
5. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2770 4?
6. Meier, Georg g GER 2656 3

After this tournament, Georg Meier will soon head to Texas Tech University to begin his study. Le Quang Liem will come to Texas Tech in October to participate in the 2010 SPICE Cup A Group.

http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting.de/2011/

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Nakamura gets small compensation with final round win against Dortmund winner Kramnik – 10

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Vladimir Kramnik slightly took the shine off his fantastic performance at the 39th Dortmund tournament by losing to Hikaru Nakamura in the final round.
Kramnik had already secured first place and his 10th Dortmund title so the result was not of much relevance.
Kramnik made a rather speculative but not unsound sacrifice of a piece against Nakamura but this is not in his style and he quickly went astray.
Although Nakamura was far from clinical in finishing the game off he brought the point home securely enough
in the end. Le Quang Liem – Anish Giri and Georg Meier – Ruslan Ponomariov were fairly uninteresting draws.
Young Dutchman Robin van Kampen won the Helmut-Kohls-Turnier. Mikhail Zaitsev by far and away the highest rated player won the Open on 7.5/9 half a point clear of
Glenn De Schampheleire.

Source: The Week in Chess

Turkish Youth Championships

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


Turkish Youth Chess Championships 2011
Report by Anastasiya Karlovich

The 2011 Turkish Youth Chess Championships took place in Istanbul from July 23rd till July 28th. The tournaments were played under the Swiss system, 7 rounds, U-13 till U-18 age categories among boys and girls.

Last year 916 players participated in the Youth Chess Championship in all categories (U8-U18). This year the TCF decided to arrange two different events for different age groups in order to give a chance for all comers to participate there.

The first branch of the championship in U7-U12 age categories was held in Kemer (Antaliya) on February and had more than 1000 participants. The U13-U18 Championships gathered 380 players.

The TCF made a decision to arrange six different categories: U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18 age groups. The players who are the best in their age group have earned the right to participate in the World Youth Championships U-14, U-16 and U-18. The tournament was supported by Turkish Is Bank and Darussafaka Association.

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Armenia Takes Team Title; Chinese Player Is Top Scorer

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

The Chess Olympiad, which was first held in 1924, is the most elite national team event in the chess world. But the World Team Chess Championship is in some ways more competitive because it includes only 10 squads, so there are no easy matches. This year, Armenia, the No. 4 seed, was the runaway winner at the chess event, which ended on Tuesday in Ningbo, China. It was hardly an upset; the Armenians, behind Levon Aronian, have won two of the last three Chess Olympiads, which are held every two years. China, the No. 6 seed, finished second, and Ukraine lived up to its seeding by winning the bronze medal. Russia, which was the top seed and had won the last two Team Chess Championships, finished …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

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