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OLYMPIAD 2014: Announcement

Monday, March 31st, 2014


Dear friends,

Please note that according to Regulations the deadline to inform the organizers of the World Chess Olympiad 2014 about the intention to participate is April 1st 2014. Federations which have registration problems with the registration system can simply send an email message with confirmation to organizing committee kema@tromso2014.no. <!– var prefix = 'mailto:'; var suffix = ''; var attribs = ''; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy93387 = 'kema' + '@'; addy93387 = addy93387 + 'tromso2014' + '.' + 'no'; document.write( '‘ ); document.write( addy93387 ); document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ‘>

Contact details can be found at https://chess24.com/en/olympiad2014/official-info/organising-committee.

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Georgia bids for the Chess Olympiad 2018 and World Cup 2017

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Georgia FlagThe 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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Karpos Open 2014 LIVE!

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Polish Championship LIVE!

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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OLYMPIAD 2014: Announcement

Monday, March 31st, 2014

tromso logo

Dear friends,

Please note that according to Regulations the deadline to inform the organizers of the World Chess Olympiad 2014 about the intention to participate is April 1st 2014. Federations which have registration problems with the registration system can simply send an email message with confirmation to organizing committee kema@tromso2014.no.

Contact details can be found at https://chess24.com/en/olympiad2014/official-info/organising-committee.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Official FIDE logoThe FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014 will be held at the Dubai Culture & Chess Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 15th June to 21st June 2014.

The events will be both Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over two days for Blitz and three days for Rapid.

The Blitz will have twenty one (21) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event. The Rapid will be fifteen (15) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event.

In the Blitz Championship, each player will have 3 minutes + 2 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.

In the Rapid Championship, each player will have 15 minutes + 10 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.

Participation
1. All players rated at least 2500 in any of the three FIDE rating lists (Standard, Blitz or Rapid) as at the 1st of March 2014 are eligible to participate in the World Blitz Championship.
2. The Blitz & Rapid Championships are open to all the National Champions representing their National Chess Federation regardless of their title or rating.
3. Applications have to be sent by the national federations only.
4. Application form must be submitted online on www.Dubai2014wrb.com/registration not later than 10.05.2014.

The prize fund for each event, Rapid and Blitz, is 200,000 USD. The respective winners will be awarded with 40,000 USD each.

Regulations

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April 2014 FRL

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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FIDE publishes April 2014 FRL FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Brilliant chess tactic

Monday, March 31st, 2014

White to move and win! It is a good one.


Lamoss, 1968, presented by Andreas

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2014 April TNT starts Tuesday, April 1

Monday, March 31st, 2014

2014 April TNT starts Tuesday, April 1 ( no fooling !)

2014 April TNT Tournament  $ 15 entry fee  -   Prizes will be based on entries.
Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42

5 rounds – April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 5 rounds)
Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp. There is one game per week.

Tuesday Night Tournaments are held every month of the year, (except for November and December when things are organized a little differently).

All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hour 50 minutes  to complete their moves, the game will be be 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum]

The TNTs are typically 4 round events (one game for 4 consecutive Tuesdays in the month), with the occasional exception for months with 5 Tuesdays.

Start time is 7:00 pm and the TD will confirm costs
$ 15 entry fee and CFC membership required.

All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site)
[$ 20 for a one-tournament adult membership or $ 49 for 12 months- new adult members pay only $ 36 for a twelve-month CFC membership;
Junior (under 20)  members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 34 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only  $ 24 for a twelve month CFC membership]

Registration for tournament -Tuesday, April 1  – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm

Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm. (If you think you may be late, please send an email to
chessmanitoba ‘at’ gmail.com) before 5 pm (you can try later, but the wireless access at the U may be problematic) . Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1.

Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42

Easiest way to get there is to take the elevator at the north end (Ellice) to the 5th Floor(if that Elevator is operating) Otherwise, there is an elevator just to the west of the old Bookstore location.  Our goal is to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp. 

Source: Chess Manitoba

Anand thanked Kramnik for urging him to play in the Candidates Tournament

Monday, March 31st, 2014


Viswanathan Anand thanks Vladimir Kramnik for urging him to play
Susan Ninan, TNN | Mar 30, 2014, 11.56 PM IST

CHENNAI: There was a quiet sense of accomplishment as Viswanathan Anand brokered peace with Peter Svidler in their Candidates final round encounter at Khanty Mansiysk, Russia on Sunday.

Not that the result would have altered the final standings as Anand had already earned a rematch with reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen, but the Indian was keen to keep his slate clean. The draw left him 8.5 points, one point clear of second-placed Segey Karjakin.

“Last night (Saturday) was easily the one with least sleep, at least as far as pre-match days are concerned,” the Indian said following Sunday’s game.

“I woke up at 6 am. It was quite turbulent. One must decide what one is aiming and playing for. It’s easy to drift and a loss can always leave a bad taste in the mouth.” Anand has won many tournaments before, but this one meant a lot.

“I liked all my wins. My first-ever win against Aronian with white was impressive and I was also happy with the way I played against Topalov. The one that I agreed for a draw with Dmitry (Andreikin) though I felt I could have done slightly differently.”

There was a time last year when Anand was not sure whether he would be playing the Candidates. It was his long-time rival Kramnik who urged him to take part in the tournament.

“During the Chess Classic in London in January, Kramnik lost one of those bad games against Hikaru and we went for dinner so that he could feel better. But it turned the other way round. He was trying to cheer me up and was persuasive about me playing Candidates.”

With the venue of this year’s title match yet to be decided, the obvious poser to the challenger was his preferred location.

“Maybe it would eventually come down to where I ended up winning. Obviously, there’s little sense in playing in an idyllic setting and doing badly. Like what happened in Chennai for instance (where he lost to Carlsen without winning a game). The location doesn’t matter as long as I feel good about my game.”

On his apparent weight loss and fitness regime in a bid to play better, Anand said: “That’s what all the medical evidence says. It’s sensible to exercise, not just for matches, even otherwise.”

So is he tired of playing in world title matches? The indefatigable Anand paused before saying “no”, drawing laughter from the gathering.

Final standings: Anand 8.5 points, Sergey Karjakin 7.5 points, Vladimir Kramnik 7 points, Dmitry Andreikin 7, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 7, Peter Svidler 6.5 points, Levon Aronian 6.5 points, Veselin Topalov 6 points.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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