Archive for June, 2014

In a Surprise, Carlsen Shows He’s a Three-Speed Champ

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Magnus Carlsen is now the world champion of chess at all speeds. Carlsen has held the title in conventional, or slow, chess since November. Now he has swept to victory at both the World Rapid Championship (fast) and the World Blitz Championship (faster), which were held in Dubai this month. He started the tournaments as the No. 4 seed at both. The World Chess Federation rates players differently according to their proficiency in slow, rapid and blitz chess. And although Carlsen, from Norway, is No. 1 at conventional chess, Hikaru Nakamura of the United States had been — until the Dubai events — the top-rated chess player in both of the faster disciplines, and he held the No. 1 seed at both events. But Nakamura finished a disappointing 29th in …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

July 2014 FRL

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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FIDE publishes July 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. Please note new Rating regulations coming into effect from July, 1 2014.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

FIDE Seminar for International Organizers in Concepci?n, Chile

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Official FIDE logoA FIDE Seminar for International Organizers will be held on 25-27th July at the University of Santo Tomas, Arturo Prat 879 Street, in Concepci?n, Chile.

Objective:
Concepcion Chess Club in conjunction with the University of Santo Tomas announces the completion of a Seminar for FIDE International Organizers This seminar gives norm Organizer (a) International. Participants wishing to obtain a standard FIDE International Organizer, must take the seminar and pass the qualifying examination.

Objetivo:
El Club de Ajedrez Concepci?n en conjunto con la Universidad Santo Tom?s anuncian la realizaci?n de un Seminario FIDE para Organizadores Internaciones. Este seminario da norma de Organizador(a) Internacional. Los participantes que quieran obtener una norma de FIDE International Organizer, deber?n cursar el seminario y aprobar el examen de calificaci?n.

Schedule / Calendario:
Friday, July 25 / viernes 25 de julio: 13 hrs – 19 hrs Seminar (Part 1)
Saturday, July 26 / s?bado 26 de julio: 10 hrs- 18 hrs (Part 2)
Sunday, July 27 / domingo 27 de julio: 10 hrs – 16 hrs Seminar (Part 3 – Exams)

Venue / Lugar:
University of Santo Tomas, Arturo Prat 879 Street, between Race and The Heras.
Universidad Santo Tomas, Calle Arturo Prat 879, entre Los Carrera y las Heras.

Seminar Topics / T?picos:
General Tournament Regulations – FIDE Events Regulations – Bid Procedure,
Evaluation Criteria – FIDE Calendar Regulations – Events’ Management.

Seminar Registration:
$ 30.000 CLP pesos until July 13.
$ 50.000 CLP pesos after July 13.

Number of participants: maximum 50.

Regulaciones Generales para Torneos – Regulaciones para eventos FIDE Procedimientos de Postulaci?n, Criterios de Evaluaci?n – Regulaciones Calendario FIDE – Administraci?n de Eventos

Inscripci?n Seminario: $ 30.000 pesos chilenos hasta 13 de Julio.
$ 50.000 pesos chilenos despu?s del 13 de Julio.

N?mero de participantes: m?ximo 50.

Lecturers / Docencia:
Beatriz Mansilla Marinello, IO, FIDE Vice President

Language / Idioma:
The seminar will be held in Spanish / El seminario ser? dictado en idioma Espa?ol

Information / Registration:
Chess Club Concepcion
Email: concepcionclubajedrez@gmail.com
CellPhone: +56-08-2724906

Payments:

Deposit Account
Account No.: 15223680-8
Bank: Banco Estado
Send the deposit to corporate email.

Club de Ajedrez Concepci?n
Email: concepcionclubajedrez@gmail.com
Fono: 92739687 y/o 82724906

Deposito en Cuenta
N? de Cuenta Rut: 15223680-8
Banco Estado

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2014 Arbiters’ Awards

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Official FIDE logoThe FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to announce the 2014 Arbiters’ Award.

The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were:

(a). to have obtained the IA title before 1979 (35 years of service as an IA)
(b). to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE major events (Olympiads, World Championships, etc.)

The Arbiters to be awarded are:
-KADRI, Sadok (Tunisia) (IA title awarded in 1973)
-BERRY, Jonathan (Canada) (IA title awarded in 1975)
-REUBEN, Stewart (England) (IA title awarded in 1976)
-BURSTEIN, Almog (Israel) (IA title awarded in 1977)
-KHACHATRYAN, Aljosha (Armenia) (IA title awarded in 1977)
-SALOOR, Hossein Gholi (Iran) (IA title awarded in 1977)
-ABUNDO, Casto (Philippines) (IA title awarded in 1978)
-WALSH, Gerry (England) (IA title awarded in 1978)

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Arbiters’ Commission Meeting of the Tromso FIDE Congress (7 August 2014, 09:00-13:00, Radisson Hotel ) and the awarded Arbiters, or their representatives, are kindly requested to be present, in order to receive their awards.

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Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

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48th Ilmar Raud Memorial 2014 LIVE!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The 48th edition of the Ilmar Raud Memorial is taking place from 30th June to 6th July 2014 at the Viljandi Sports Center in Viljandi, a town in southern Estonia.

59 players from 6 different countries will be vying for the first prize of 1.500 € in a 9 round Swiss.

Top seed is Estonian champion GM Kaido Kulaots.

Official website/ More information here

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2014 ARBITERS’ AWARDS

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission has the pleasure to announce the 2014 Arbiters’ Award.

The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were:

(a). to have obtained the IA title before 1979 (35 years of service as an IA)
(b). to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE major events (Olympiads, World Championships, etc.).

The Arbiters to be awarded are:

-KADRI, Sadok (TUNISIA) (IA title awarded in 1973)
-BERRY, Jonathan (CANADA) (IA title awarded in 1975)
-REUBEN, Stewart (ENGLAND) (IA title awarded in 1976)
-BURSTEIN, Almog (ISRAEL) (IA title awarded in 1977)
-KHACHATRYAN, Aljosha (ARMENIA) (IA title awarded in 1977)
-SALOOR, Hossein Gholi (IRAN) (IA title awarded in 1977)
-ABUNDO, Casto (PHILIPPINES) (IA title awarded in 1978)
-WALSH, Gerry (ENGLAND) (IA title awarded in 1978)

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Arbiters’ Commission Meeting of the Tromso FIDE Congress (7 August 2014, 09:00-13:00, Radisson Hotel ) and the awarded Arbiters, or their representatives, are kindly requested to be present, in order to receive their awards.

—–
Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Dutch Women Championship 2014 LIVE!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Dutch Individual Chess Championship for women is taking place from 6th to 13th July 2014 at the Manor Hotel in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands.

GM Peng, Zhaoqin, WGM Muhren, Bianca, WIM Haast, Anne, IM Lanchava, Tea, WGM Paulet, Iozefina, WIM Padurariu, Smaranda, Hortensius, Lisa and WFM Kazarian, Anna-Maja 2025 will be vying in a 7 round round-robin tournament.

Follow live at 13:00 CET.

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Dutch Men Championship 2014 LIVE!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Dutch Individual Chess Championship for men is taking place from 6th to 13th July 2014 at the Manor Hotel in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands.

GM Tiviakov, SergeiGM Van Wely, LoekGM L’Ami, ErwinGM Van Kampen, RobinGM Reinderman, Dimitri, GM Bok, Benjamin, GM Spoelman, Wouter and GM Ernst, Sipke will be vying in a 7 round round-robin tournament.

Follow live at 13:00 CET.

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Magnus Carlsen ?on losing 2 games in a row

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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In New In Chess 2014#4 Magnus Carlsen speaks out about losing 2 games in a row, how it feels to be treated like royalty and why, in a friendly soccer game, he torpedoed a 73-year-old chess arbiter.
Our triple world champion Magnus Carlsen is always ready: ,,I feel every tournament should be an event, it should be something I look forward to”, Carlsen says in an interview for New In Chess magazine. When he is playing, he is not calculating what score he might need to reach a 2900 ELO-rating. He simply wants to win all his games.  When Carlsen? played in Azerbaijan, the World Champion felt very strong after he won his first two games: ,,It just seemed to me that there was no reason to give up half a point in any game.”

Even after Carlsen surprisingly lost two games in a row, against Caruana and Radjabov, it didn’t shake his confidence. A win in the next round, inspired him to contemplate a strong finish: ,,I thought: why not score five from five in the second half instead? (…) The plan is just to play well, win all my games. I mean, that is never, at least probably, going to work out ever, but I think it’s not a bad mind-set.”
Quite often, the game of Carlsen is the longest game of the round. During the tournament in Azerbaijan, Carlsen was pushing in his second game against Radjabov. He kept going till far into the endgame, hoping to get his revenge. ,,My thought process is basically that I will be able to agree a draw in such positions when I am 40 or 50, but that right now I should try and find every little chance of winning. And as long as there is no risk and a two percent chance of winning, I think it’s worth the two hours of extra effort.”
New In Chess 2014#4 furthermore has:
  • Exclusive game annotations by Caruana, Grischuk, Radjabov, Giri, Jobava and many others
  • Matthew Sadler: why play f3 in the opening?
  • Carlsen’s second Nielsen on the games of his boss
  • KingLoek: how to loose 30 rating points Down Under
  • Nigel Short: chess and God
  • Jan Timman: how Fressinet won Sigeman
  • Chess fanatic Stanley Kubrick
  • Dutch Champion Reinderman on his desire to be a cat
  • And much, much more
The full interview with Carlsen is available in New In Chess 2014#4. This issue has annotated games by Caruana, Grischuk, Giri, Radjabov, Heine Nielsen, Timman and many others.
You can order the magazine at www.newinchess.com or read it digitally in the New In Chess magazine app on your iPad or on your Android tablet.

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Dutch Chess Championships 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

NCh_NetherlandsDutch Individual Chess Championships for men and women are scheduled to take place from 6th to 13th July 2014 at the Manor Hotel in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands.

Both tournaments will be played in 8 player round-robin format.

Men Section has the strong participation of 8 GMs, including the last-year’s winner GM Dmitri Reinderman.

Top seed is GM Sergei Tiviakov, while GM Zhaoqin Peng is the highest rated participant among women.

Follow the event live at 13:oo CET.

Official website / Men Section LIVE / Women Section LIVE

Men Section starting list:

1. GM Tiviakov, Sergei 2656
2. GM Van Wely, Loek 2654
3. GM L’Ami, Erwin 2647
4. GM Van Kampen, Robin 2631
5. GM Reinderman, Dimitri 2617
6. GM Bok, Benjamin 2591
7. GM Spoelman, Wouter 2571
8. GM Ernst, Sipke 2567

Women Section starting list:

1. GM Peng, Zhaoqin 2402
2. WGM Muhren, Bianca 2296
3. WIM Haast, Anne 2296
4. IM Lanchava, Tea 2286
5. WGM Paulet, Iozefina 2227
6. WIM Padurariu, Smaranda 2205
7. Hortensius, Lisa 2162
8. WFM Kazarian, Anna-Maja 2025

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