Archive for November, 2011

London Chess Classic Grandmasters challenge the world on Twitter – Press Conference

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The 3rd London Chess Classic opening press conference takes place on Friday December 2nd at 13:45 at the Olympia Conference Centre. Journalists who cannot attend can submit questions to the organisers that may be asked at this event. The event’s twitter account is @londonclassic. As part of this there will be an exhibition game between the players and moves suggested by the public via twitter starting at 14.45 GMT 09.45 EST. Moves should be suggested using the hash-tag #lccvworld. Read Tournament Director Malcolm Pein’s full press release below. We’re also suggesting the use of the hash-tag of #lcc11 for comments on the event itself.

Source: The Week in Chess

Tiviakov, sin miedo

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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La pr?xima estrella de ajedrez de Am?rica

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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CBM Blog: de t?cticas caballos, paraguas y carreras de peones

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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Entrevista con Hou Yifan

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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CCSCSL Invitational: Day 1 Recap

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The tournament has been designed to give American players GM norms, and the score necessary this event is 6.5 out of 9.

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Bad day for Black in round 2 in St. Louis

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011


Round 2 results

Table White Fed. Rating Black Fed. Rating Result
1 IM Krush, Irina USA 2476 IM Arnold, Marc T USA 2504 1/2
2 WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev USA 2264 IM Young, Angelo PHI 2350 1-0
3 GM Diamant, Andre BRA 2489 IM Shahade, Gregory USA 2459 1-0
4 GM Amanov, Mesgen TKM 2524 IM Rensch, Daniel USA 2416 1-0
5 GM Kacheishvili, Giorgi GEO 2590 IM Yang, Darwin USA 2442 1-0


Round 3 pairings

Table White Fed. Rating Black Fed. Rating Result
1 IM Yang, Darwin USA 2442 IM Krush, Irina USA 2476
2 IM Rensch, Daniel USA 2416 GM Kacheishvili, Giorgi GEO 2590
3 IM Shahade, Gregory USA 2459 GM Amanov, Mesgen TKM 2524
4 IM Young, Angelo PHI 2350 GM Diamant, Andre BRA 2489
5 IM Arnold, Marc T USA 2504 WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev USA 2264

LIVE games: http://saintlouischessclub.org/live-games-1

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Communication cable, the Arctic, geothermal energy, and chess?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011


Iceland and Russia: communication cable, adoption, the Arctic and geothermal energy

Foreign Minister ?ssur Skarph??insson met yesterday with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow. The meeting was a part of the Foreign Minister’s official visit to the Russian Federation. He also visited the headquarters of the Russian Chess Federation and spoke with its leaders regarding Icelandic views on international chess competitions. The Foreign Minister had earlier signed an agreement that facilitates trade in dairy products from Iceland to Russia.

Submarine communications cable

The Foreign Ministers spoke at length on the possibility of laying a submarine communications cable from Russia to Iceland. Foreign Minister Skarph??insson declared that Iceland aims to become a telecommunications hub in the High North. The Icelandic company Norline and the Russian company Polarnet are now developing joint plans to lay the cable and its representatives will meet later this week in Moscow. If an agreement is reached, a cable may be ready as soon as the end of 2013. Total investment in the cable project is roughly 150 million USD. The cable could greatly improve Russian communications and prove a backbone in the establishment of future data storage facilities in Iceland.

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Peru closer to becoming a world power in chess

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011


Peru closer to becoming a world power in chess
PeruthisWeek.com
November 30, 2011

On Wednesday under-16 world chess champion, Jorge Cori, said Peru’s level of chess had made significant strides in recent years, and was edging closer to world chess powers like Russia.

“There is something that has not been mentioned recently, and it is the fact that the Peruvian team ranked sixth [in the recent tournament held in Brazil],” Cori said.

“Russia is a world chess power and is currently ranked first but we are getting close to them,” he said to local radio RPP.

“We are making progress and winning more medals.”

Deysi Cori, Jorge’s sister, and under-18 world champion, agreed that Peruvian chess players who participated in the latest World Youth tournament had raised Peru’s international chess profile.

“Our teammates have been good at different tables, to the point of getting medals”, said Deysi, who also won the 29th World Junior Girls Chess Championships in Chennai, India, earlier this year.

Source: http://www.peruthisweek.com

Chess daily news from Susan Polgar

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CCSCSL Invitational: Day 1

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

? By GM Ben Finegold
SAINT LOUIS, November 30, 2011 — The CCSCSL Invitational GM Norm tournament began with Executive Director Tony Rich answering a question about the draw rules.?  Many tournament organizers nowadays, especially those overs…

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