Archive for March, 2014

Brilliant game saving tactic

Monday, March 31st, 2014


White to move and draw.

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The rejuvenated Anand and his secret weapon

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Anand’s new approach to the 2014 World Championship against Carlsen :)

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Boy with Asperger excels in chess

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Justin Hack, 11, sits at home with the first-place trophy he won in the city-wide Grade 6 chess tournament. (DEREK RUTTAN, The London Free Press)

Asperger syndrome gives Justin Hack, 11, the focus to excel in the world of chess
By Dale Carruthers, The London Free Press
Monday, March 31, 2014 3:16:56 EDT PM

He might struggle at school but in the sport of kings, Justin Hack is the undisputed head of the class.

The Grade 6 pupil at Tweedsmuir public school has Asperger syndrome, a form of autism that means he has difficulty making social connections and sometimes has a restricted range of interests.

But everyone shines somewhere, and Justin has found his sweet spot in chess, a game where his challenges become his strengths and where his quest to bring order from chaos finds a welcome home.

Justin’s mother Kim says people often have difficulty understanding her son’s disorder because he’s smart and looks like an average boy.

“It’s a struggle. Our day-to-day life is a struggle,” she said.

But chess has made that struggle a little easier. Justin loves playing the game online, taking lessons from chess masters around the world.

In that world, his differences — he also has Tourette’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder — are part of what make him good at chess.

Very good.

He has now become the talk of his school after making quick work of the competition at the 2014 Grade By Grade chess tournament in London.

After winning 15 straight games in about an hour, Justin won two playoff matches to bring home the championship trophy for his age group.

“It was easy,” he said of his tournament success.

Although he picked up the game only a year ago and some of his competitors have played for three years or more, the game is a good fit for him because it doesn’t require talking or physical contact, and it allows him to use his photographic memory and his analytical bent.

“I calculate each move,” he said.

Justin hopes to travel to Mont­real on the Easter weekend for the Ontario chess championships.

His newfound passion means he’s spending a little less time on his other passion: Breeding crickets to feed to his pet frog.

“He wants to put them (crickets) in the fridge, but that’s where I draw the line,” Kim said.


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Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014


The Limhamn Chess Club is announcing that the 22nd Annual Sigeman Chess Tournament will take place on 15-19th May at the classical Hipp Theater in central Malmo, Sweden.

Participants:
GM Laurent Fressinet 2709, France
GM Jon Ludvig Hammer 2647, Norway
GM Jan Timman 2626, Holland
GM Nils Grandelius 2600, Sweden
GM Erik Blomqvist 2497, Sweden
IM Axel Smith 2473, Sweden

Last year winner (on tiebreak) was GM Richard Rapport

Tournament website

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Georgia bids for the Chess Olympiad 2018 and World Cup 2017

Monday, March 31st, 2014


The Georgian Chess Federation sent an official bid for the Chess Olympiad 2018 and the World Cup 2017 to FIDE today, with all the necessary guarantees.

Thanks to the personal efforts of the Deputy Minister of Sports and candidate for the post of ECU President, GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili, more than 20 millions USD are allocated to both events!

About 2 millions USD will be spent on parallel development and promotion programs in Europe and the rest of the World.

This is a clear message for the challenges and opportunities of the new upcoming ECU administration.

Danailov spends ECU funds on his Campaign!

Silvio Danailov and his partners stay quiet about the serious questions raised by our campaign and a number of journalists and chess people. It seems that they are lacking any funds for this campaign and they are instead using the ECU budget on it.

Meanwhile Danailov also announced that he wants to terminate the meetings of the ECU Board 7 months before the elections(!), which is a serious violation of the statutes!

We will come back to all these matters with more details, but for the moment we ensure you that after the elections we will prove that funds from the ECU budget were spent on Danailov’s campaign and all this money will be returned after the 11th August.

Every single euro will be back in the ECU accounts.

With kind regards on the behalf of the “ECU Back to Europe” Team

Fiona Steil-Antoni
Campaign Press officer

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COMMISSION for WOMEN’S CHESS 2014 ECUADOR FIDE ARBITERS’ SEMINAR

Monday, March 31st, 2014


The Commission for Women’s Chess, in cooperation with the Ecuador Chess Federation, is going to organize a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 9 to 11 June 2014, under the auspices of FIDE.

The venue will be the Sheraton Hotel (5*) in Guayaquil.

The Lecturer will be IA Cherafin Chuit (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer will be IA Dynarin Menendez (ECU).

The lectures will be in Spanish language.

The Seminar will give FIDE Arbiter norms, according to the Regulations for the titles of the Arbiters.

For more detailed information please contact:
IM Martha Fierro
email: wgmmarthafierro@gmail.com

Application Form

IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

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Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Sigeman Chess

The Limhamn Chess Club is announcing that the 22nd Annual Sigeman Chess Tournament will take place on 15-19th May at the classical Hipp Theater in central Malmo, Sweden.

Participants:
GM Laurent Fressinet 2709, France
GM Jon Ludvig Hammer 2647, Norway
GM Jan Timman 2626, Holland
GM Nils Grandelius 2600, Sweden
GM Erik Blomqvist 2497, Sweden
IM Axel Smith 2473, Sweden

Last year winner (on tiebreak) was GM Richard Rapport

Tournament website

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Carlsen firmly at #1, Anand up to #3

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Giri #1 junior, Robson #8

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 on DD TV

Monday, March 31st, 2014

India’s biggest television network Doordarshan will telecast four exclusive Highlights of the Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 held at Zurich, Switzerland on its DD Sports Channel.

Filmed and Produced by Vijay Kumar the 30 minutes highlights of each episode will be telecast as under:

1st Episode on 1 April 2014 from 11pm to 11:30 pm (GMT 19:00hrs to 19:30hrs)
2nd Episode on 2 April 2014 from 11pm to 11:30 pm
3rd Episode on 3 April 2014 from 11pm to 11:30 pm
4th Episode on 4 April 2014 from 11pm to 11:30 pm

The Telecast will also be available in 48 countries including parts of Europe, Middle East and South East Asia on FREE TO AIR Platform of INSAT 4A satellite.

Happy Viewing

Vijay Kumar

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