Archive for October, 2011

Endgame chess tactic

Monday, October 31st, 2011


Black to move. How should black proceed?

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Russia takes gold at the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Russian team played a very convincing finish, overtook the top position in the penultimate round and eventually clinched the gold medal.

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Unbelievable!

Monday, October 31st, 2011


72 days ago, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries had a $10 million wedding. 72 days later, she filed for a divorce. This is equivalent to $138,888 for each day it lasted. Is this a joke?

In the mean time, the unemployment rate in America is over 9% and the unemployment / under-employment rate is nearly 20%.

Perhaps the “Occupy Wall Street” and everywhere else folks are camping out at the wrong place? This reality stuff has gone too far while our kids are failing left and right. Unbelievable! How about donating that $10 million to help educate our kids to do better in school and in life through chess?

What is your take?

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WC Anand knocked out Mamedyarov 2-0

Monday, October 31st, 2011


[Event "Corsica Masters 2011"]
[Date "2011.10.31"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D70"]
[WhiteElo "2817"]
[BlackElo "2746"]
[EventDate "2011.10.28"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. O-O-O Qd6 10. Kb1 Rd8 11. Nb5 Qd7 12. d5 Ne5 13. Qc2 c6 14. Nxa7 Rxa7 15. Bxb6 Ra8 16. Ne2 Re8 17. Nc3 Qd6 18. Be3 Bd7 19. dxc6 Qxc6 20. Bb5 Qe6 21. Bxd7 Nxd7 22. Qb3 Qxb3 23. axb3 Ne5 24. Nd5 Rac8 25. Rd2 e6 26. Nb6 Rcd8 27. Rhd1 Rxd2 28. Rxd2 f5 29. Nc4 fxe4 30. fxe4 Rf8 31. h3 Rf1+ 32. Kc2 Nc6 33. Rd1 Rf7 34. Rd6 Re7 35. Bc5 Rf7 36. Rxe6 Bd4 37. Rxc6 Rf2+ 38. Kd3 bxc6 39. Bxd4 Rxg2 40. Ne5 Rg3+ 41. Kc4 Rxh3 42. Nxc6 h5 43. b4 1-0

[Event "Corsica Masters 2011"]
[Date "2011.10.31"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2746"]
[BlackElo "2817"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. g4 dxc4 8. Bxc4 c5 9. g5 Nh5 10. Be5 a6 11. Bd3 g6 12. h4 Nxe5 13. dxe5 b5 14. Nh2 Ra7 15. Qe2 c4 16. Bc2 Qa5 17. O-O b4 18. Ne4 Qxe5 19. Ng4 Qc7 20. Rad1 a5 21. Rd4 Ba6 22. Rfd1 c3 23. Bd3 Bxd3 24. R4xd3 Qc4 25. Nef6+ Bxf6 26. gxf6 Qc5 27. bxc3 bxc3 28. Rd8 h6 29. Rxf8+ Qxf8 30. Qc4 Qb4 31. Qc8+ Kh7 32. f3 Qb7 33. Qf8 Ra8 34. Qxh6+ Kg8 35. Ne5 Nxf6 36. Qf4 Nd5 37. Qd4 Qb2 38. Nd3 Qe2 39. Re1 Qxf3 40. h5 0-1

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Queenstown Chess Classic

Monday, October 31st, 2011


Leading chess players boost for event
SARAH LAMONT
Last updated 05:00 01/11/2011

An international chess tournament is returning to Queenstown for the third time, attracting some of the highest-ranked players it has ever seen.

New Zealand Chess Federation president and chief organiser Paul Spiller said Queenstown was the ideal place for the tournament because it catered to the tourism aspect of the competition.

It was also chosen as the destination by event sponsor Murray Chandler, New Zealand’s only grandmaster, because he liked Queenstown.

The event had been held every three years in Queenstown since the inaugural contest in 2006.

It was “pretty much unique” and had proved to be successful in the past, attracting top players from around the world. Next year’s tournament had already attracted some of the highest- ranked players so far, he said.

Twelve grandmasters had confirmed their entries including grandmaster Li Chao who was the third-best Chinese player and about 35th in the world, Indian grandmaster Surya Ganguly, who has won the Indian Chess Championship six times and is rated in the top 100 in the world, grandmaster Gawain Jones of England who recently won the Commonwealth Chess Championships in South Africa, Oceania Champion grandmaster Zong-Yuan Zhao of Australia and top female Zhao Xue of China who recently won the Women’s World Cup tournament.

The tournament will also include top players from New Zealand and Australia, he said.

“It’s a serious business playing chess … very intense.”

He hoped to get 150 players plus an entourage of supporters.

He estimated it brought in about $2 million to the local economy.

Chess as a sport was growing, especially in the junior ranks, he said. New Zealand had a strong inter-school tournament system and it was very popular. It would be interesting to see if some of those talented young players competed in this tournament, he said.

The tournament consists of nine games. One is played each day, running four to six hours on an electronic clock.

The competition was open to anyone, with $30,000 in prizemoney. In co-operation with the New Zealand Chess Federation, the Queenstown Chess Classic will also combine the official 119th New Zealand Chess Championships. This event has two automatic Olympiad team qualification places on offer, one each for both the open and the women’s team.The 2012 Queenstown Chess Classic takes places at the Millennium Hotel from January 15 to 23.

Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz

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November 2011 FIDE Rating List

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Vladimir Kramnik’s recent good form sees him rejoin the 2800+ Elo club in the official FIDE ranking list for November 2011, but with no gain on his #4 spot from the previous list in September.
Magnus Carlsen remains the #1 ranked player, slightly…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

Greetings from up North!

Monday, October 31st, 2011


(Lifestyles Magazine Founder Gabriel Erem and Oscar Winner Michael Douglas)

Greetings from Canada! I arrived in Toronto for the special 40th anniversary bash of Lifestyles Magazine and to help with the 2016 Toronto World Chess Olympiad bid.

With over 140 nations taking part, this is an outstanding opportunity to advertise both Toronto and Canada to the world. The multicultural make-up of Toronto makes this city the perfect host.

As an intermediate step, we also aim to host the Commonwealth Chess Championship and the Pan-American Chess Championship. Various World Chess Championship are also available for bidding, such as the World Youth Chess Championships and the World Chess Championship itself.

This is an excellent opportunity to market Canadian products and services to countries around the world. The event will also be of interest to Canadian and global firms interested in reaching Canadian customers.

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Monster Chess Mash

Monday, October 31st, 2011


Halloween artwork by Mike Magnan

Happy Monster Chess Mash :)

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SPICE Halloween

Monday, October 31st, 2011


Happy Halloween from SPICE :)

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Armenia captures silver at World Youth Chess Olympiad

Monday, October 31st, 2011


Armenia captures silver at World Youth Chess Olympiad

October 31, 2011 | 15:44

KOCAELI. – Armenia’s national team won silver medal at World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad, which is being held in Kocaeli, Turkey.

At the final round, Armenia defeated Kyrgyzstan, tallied 28.5 points, and remained a mere 0.5 points behind the leader, Russia, which defeated the Czech Republic.

Iran was also in contention for second place, and, had it defeated Kazakhstan 4-0, it would have taken the silver medal away from Armenia, but the Iranians defeated the Kazakhs 3-1, received 27.5 points, in total, and thus remained third.

Armenia’s under-sixteen national chess squad comprises Karen Grigoryan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Tigran Harutyunyan, Arman Mikealyan, and Zohrak Apresyan. The team’s head coach is Arsen Yeghiazaryan.

Source: http://news.am

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