Archive for January, 2012

Hou Yifan wins again, leads Gibraltar

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012


Round 8 top board results

Bo. No.
Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts.
Name Rtg No.
1 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 6 ? – ? 5? GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 2
2 15 GM Short Nigel D 2677 5? ? – ? 5? GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 4
3 25 GM Hou Yifan 2605 5? 1 – 0 5? GM Le Quang Liem 2714 5
4 10 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 5? ? – ? 5? GM Gopal G N 2566 35
5 22 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 5? ? – ? 5? GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 11
6 41 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 5? 0 – 1 5 GM Svidler Peter 2749 1
7 34 GM Jussupow Artur 2569 5 0 – 1 5 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 7
8 8 GM Laznicka Viktor 2704 5 0 – 1 5 GM Howell David W L 2603 27
9 59 GM Zhu Chen 2472 5 ? – ? 5 GM Sutovsky Emil 2703 9
10 14 GM Bologan Viktor 2680 5 1 – 0 5 GM Koneru Humpy 2589 29
11 18 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2650 5 0 – 1 5 GM Rapport Richard 2543 39
12 42 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G 2531 5 ? – ? 5 GM Gustafsson Jan 2643 21
13 24 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2617 5 1 – 0 5 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce 2497 54
14 26 GM Fier Alexandr 2603 5 0 – 1 5 GM Salem A R Saleh 2505 51
15 6 GM Polgar Judit 2710 4? 1 – 0 4? IM Muzychuk Mariya 2483 57
16 12 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2699 4? 1 – 0 4? IM Hunt Adam C 2462 61
17 63 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2454 4? ? – ? 4? GM Sargissian Gabriel 2683 13
18 16 GM Fridman Daniel 2660 4? 1 – 0 4? IM Arnold Marc T 2482 58
19 70 GM Zhukova Natalia 2426 4? 0 – 1 4? GM Iturrizaga Edoardo 2649 19
20 20 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2648 4? 0 – 1 4? GM Womacka Mathias 2455 62

Full results: http://chess-results.com/tnr63931.aspx

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Interview with GM Dmitry Kokarev

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

In the stage of the Cup of Russia, which is being held as a part of the RSSU Cup “Moscow Open 2012″, Grandmaster from Penza Dmitry Kokarev is currently one of the pleading players. Kokarev had won four stages of the Cup of Russia in 2011. Julia Dogodkina interviewed him after one of the rounds. [...]

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Low-key Aronian soars high at Tata Steel

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Low-key Aronian soars high in Wijk aan Zee chess tournament
By David R. Sands and David R. Sands
The Washington Times
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Armenian GM Levon Aronian has added another chapter to a career that has been both illustrious and somewhat under the radar, capturing the 74th Tata Steel Grandmaster “A” Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, Sunday by a full point over Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov. Despite a loss to Carlsen during the Category 21 event, Aronian won going away, notching a quick last-round draw to finish at a very impressive 9-4.

The genial 29-year-old Aronian, ranked second in the world behind Carlsen, led his small country to gold in the 2006 and 2008 Olympiads and to a World Team Chess title last year. He also has racked up a slew of firsts in elite events over the past decade, and he’s the reigning world blitz champion, to boot.

Yet despite a solid and at times spectacular style at the board, he has at times been overlooked among the small class of the world’s elite players, overshadowed by rivals such as Carlsen and reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand – over whom Aronian has a 5-1 edge in classical chess games.

Playing a few more games like this win from Tata would only help Aronian’s Q rating. He schools young Dutch grandmaster Anish Giri from the Black side of a Queen’s Gambit Declined, first with a powerful exchange sacrifice to seize the initiative and then with a combination featuring a queen sacrifice to wrap up the point.

Full article here.

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Lindenwood Launches World-Class Collegiate Chess Program

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

University Offering Chess Scholarships, Forming Team for Competition St. Louis, January 31, 2012–Lindenwood University is putting out a call for some of the finest young chess players in America and abroad. And the university is willing to provide scholarship money to build the nation’s top collegiate chess program. Located in the St. Louis metropolitan area [...]

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Lindenwood Launches Collegiate Chess Program

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

PRESS RELEASE
Lindenwood Launches World-Class Collegiate Chess Program
University Offering Chess Scholarships, Forming Team for Competition

Lindenwood University is putting out a call for some of the finest young chess players in America and ab…

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Babu, Shyamsundar 26th, 27th Grandmasters

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012


Babu, Shyamsundar 26th, 27th Grandmasters
Correspondent
Guwahati, Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DULIAJAN, Jan 30 – International Chess Player Laishram Imocha of Assam represented India as the coach of the Indian youth chess team in the 87th Hastings International Chess Tournament, England. Imocha is the first person of Oil India Limited who has been appointed as a coach of any Indian sports team. He is working with Pipeline Fields Department, Oil India Limited, Duliajan.

The oldest and the prestigious chess tournament in the world was held at Multi Sports Complex, Horntye Park, Hastings, England from December 28 to January 5. Players from 19 different countries participated in the tournament. Two Indian youngsters Lalith Babu of Hydrabad and Shyamsundar of Chennai completed their final International Grandmaster norms and became the India’s 26th and 27th Grandmasters respectively. Except V Anand and Kasparov, all the world chess champions including genius Bobby Fisher played in the past Hastings chess Tournaments. The tournament was won by Chinese Super Grandmaster 24 years old Wang Yue. Wang drew with both the new Indian Grandmasters Lalith Babu and Shyamsundar in the tournament.

Source: http://www.assamtribune.com

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Gibraltar Round 7: Adams In Front

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The results of the top games in round seven:
1
2
GM
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
2747
5
?? – ??
5
GM
Negi Parimarjan
2641
22
2
3
GM
Adams Michael
2724
5
1 – 0
5
GM
Howell David W L
2603
27
3
11
GM
Sasikiran Krishnan
2700
5
?? – ??
5
GM
Gopal G N

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Chess notes

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Chess has always been a game in which votaries prefer to play rather than watch. Instead, of a stadium in which there are just a few players on the field and hundreds or more in the stands, chess usually found the field full and the stands reasonably empty. Nor could chess players get anywhere with persuading television producers to follow their contests. Now, however, with the Internet, the play and public attention has greatly expanded in a way that chess organizers have always hoped. At any particular time, there is a major world chess event going on. Chess is not seasonal like sports; so, anytime fans all over the world can tune in on the live tournaments, watch videos, and look at the positions – and as ever …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Gibraltar 7: Adams i front

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

1
2
GM
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
2747
5
?? – ??
5
GM
Negi Parimarjan
2641
22
2
3
GM
Adams Michael
2724
5
1 – 0
5
GM
Howell David W L
2603
27
3
11
GM
Sasikiran Krishnan
2700
5
?? – ??
5
GM
Gopal G N
2566
35
4
15
GM
Short Nigel D
2677
5
?? – ??
5…

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Aronian en la Final de Maestros 2012 en Bilbao y vuelve Linares

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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