Archive for May, 2014

Icelandic Championship 2014

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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French Highest League TOP-12 LIVE!

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Zalakaros chess open 2014

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Nezhmetdinov Rapid Cup 2014

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Lithuanian teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Lithuania FlagThe captains of the Lithuanian national teams have selected the players for the 41st Chess Olympiad in Troms?, Norway.

Open team:
GM ?ar?nas ?ulskis (2550), GM Eduardas Rozentalis (2618), IM Tomas Lauru?as (2426), IM Mindaugas Beinoras (2402) and IM Emilis Pileckis (2447).

Women team:
WGM Deimant? Daulyt? (2406), WIM Salom?ja Zaksait? (2192), WFM Laima Domarkait? (2161), Dominyka Batkovskyt? (2117) and Giedr? Vanagait? (2044).

Source: Delfi.lt

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June 2014 FRL

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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FIDE publishes June 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

Grandmaster Chess Tactic

Saturday, May 31st, 2014


White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

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Young Chinese Phenom aims to challenge Magnus Carlsen

Friday, May 30th, 2014


Wei Yi aiming to become China’s first real challenger to Magnus Carlsen
Leonard Barden
The Guardian, Friday 30 May 2014 12.11 EDT

The world’s youngest grandmaster turns 15 on Monday as he aims to become his country’s first player to contend seriously for the global crown.

China’s Wei Yi qualified as a GM at 13 years eight months, putting him fourth youngest on the all-time list where the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, is third. Wei Yi also became the youngest ever to reach a 2600 rating and in the 2013 World Cup he knocked out the former finalist Alexei Shirov.

His subsequent progress has been slower, but his current 2634 rating is close to the world top 100 and makes him one of a handful of talents who can legitimately hope to become a future candidate for Carlsen’s throne.

A few weeks ago Wei Yi tied for third in the Chinese championship, half a point behind the winner, Yu Yangyi, who was the only player to beat the teenager. This week’s puzzle shows Yi’s best finish.

However, there are special problems for Wei Yi as he targets the world elite. China is unique among the leading chess nations in that it has several players in the top 100 despite little interest among its general population. The national game remains Chinese chess, which has different rules, and the country’s successes in international chess are due to well-directed government backing to identify young talent at an early age and provide intensive coaching and opportunities.

China will again be going for medals in the 150-nation world team Olympiad at Tromso, Norway in August. It will expect a top six finish among the men, and could take gold in the women’s event.

The frustrating development for Beijing is that, while its women players have won several world titles and the current champion, Hou Yifan, is the No2 female of all time behind only the legendary Judit Polgar, its male grandmasters seem to stall once they reach the world top 20-50. These have included Bu Xiangzhi, who was at one time the youngest ever GM, and Wang Hao and Wang Yue who have performed well in elite tournaments but have lacked consistency at the highest level.

China is still producing significant talents, among whom Li Chao, Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi are all in their early twenties and placing highly at international opens. But whereas a decade ago Chinese grandmasters often hunted in packs, the impression now is that, once established, they usually go their own way in gaining invitations. Arguably Chinese sports officials have been discouraged by the limited success of their previous efforts to develop a truly world class talent. Hence Wei Yi’s career has a wider significance in that, if his results take off, it will give chess a higher profile in the sports budget.

Full article here.

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Stockfish is the new TCEC Grand Champion

Friday, May 30th, 2014

TCEC Season 6 - SuperfinalStockfish deservedly won this year’s edition of the world strongest computer chess championship TCEC.

The Superfinal of Thoresen Computer Engine Competition made us witnesses of another great battle between the giants Komodo and Stockfish. This time the latter didn’t give a chance, leaving the former TCEC champion Komodo full 7 points behind.

With a final score 35,5:28,5 Stockfish is the new reigning TCEC Grand champion. Congratulations Stockfish!

Visit the official TCEC website to replay the games in the Archive mode and do not miss  Komodo – Stockfish (TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3), annotated by GM Davorin Kuljasevic.

Read the exclusive interview with TCEC organizer and director Martin Thoresen, taken by GM Davorin Kuljasevic.

Final standings:

1. Stockfish 170514 3164 – (35.5)
2. Komodo 7x 3155 – (28.5)

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Tromso Olympiad: Registration deadline, travel fund and accommodation

Friday, May 30th, 2014


Registration deadline June 1st

Please note that according to regulations all federations have to inform the organizer with full names of all players, delegates and congress participants by Sunday June 1st.

Federations will inform the organizer through the registrations system where you accepted the invitation to join the Olympiad. All federations have received a private link to finalize the registration with full names and positions. Please contact Kema Goryaeva ( kema@tromso2014.no) if you have any questions about registration.

The organizer will not accept emails as registration and will not accept registrations after June 1st.

Travel fund

Please note that the deadline for applying for the travel fund is June 15th. The Travel Fund is provided for players. Federation captains, heads of delegations, arbiters, experts, volunteers and trainers are not entitled to receive a travel subsidy. Each federation must apply using the standard application form that can be found at the Travel Fund page.

Accommodation

181 federations and 3 affiliated members will attend the Chess Olympiad 2014, which is a record for Chess Olympiads. Tromso is a small city with a limited number of hotels, so we will kindly ask you to finalize your hotel request by June 15th. We have many request form federations about accompanying persons, and to meet this we need to know the full picture of players and delegates.

Accompanying persons (subject to capacity)
Single room: NOK 900/? 111* per room per day
Double room: NOK 1000/? 124* per room per day
Food: NOK 650 pr day/ ? 80 *
* according to currency NOK per. ? 1 – 28.5.2014: 8,1020

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