Archive for October, 2014

Tashkent Grand Prix LIVE!

Friday, October 31st, 2014
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41st National Women Premier Chess Championship 2014 LIVE!

Friday, October 31st, 2014
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2014 Chess World Cup Zonal 3.5 LIVE!

Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Fischer chess tactic

Thursday, October 30th, 2014



Black is Fischer. White is Unzicker. It is Black to move. Can you find the crushing continuation for Fischer?

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Simultaneous chess exhibition by Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala (2727), the current 2nd player of India and the 23rd player in the World, held a simultaneous chess exhibition on 29th October at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade.

GM Harikrishna played on 30 boards against public figures (actors, politicians, athletes, etc.), University professors, representatives of the media, children, etc.

The exhibition was part of “The Week of chess at the University of Belgrade”, traditionally organized by The Sport University Association of Belgrade. The “Week” is culminating with the Transatlantic Cup Svetozar Gligori? 2014 on 31st October.

The simul was introduced by the University officials and by Ambassador of India Mrs. Narinder Chauhan.

Ambassador of India Mrs. Narinder Chauhan making honorary move

Ambassador of India Mrs. Narinder Chauhan making honorary move

The participants put up a strong resistance against the renowned Grandmaster and the exhibition lasted for five hours, finishing only minutes before the midnight.

Harikrishna won 26 games and conceded only four draws, against actor Goran Danicic-Zuca, student Novak Puzovic, President of Serbia-Hungary Friendship Association Laszlo Vadleva, and journalist Ljubisa Stojiljkovic.

The Embassy of India screened a film about culture in India and organized tasting of Indian cuisine.

News by Nadezda Stojanovic and Nebojsa Baralic. Enjoy the photo gallery below.

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Famous actor Goran Danicic drew GM Harikrishna

Famous actor Goran Danicic drew GM Harikrishna

Harikrishna making his move against famous basketball coach Vlado Djurovic

Harikrishna making his move against famous basketball coach Vlado Djurovic

The made it happen - Nebojsa Baralic and Nadezda Stojanovic

They made it happen – Nebojsa Baralic and Nadezda Stojanovic

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Simultaneous chess exhibition by Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala

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Carlsen – Anand match details

Thursday, October 30th, 2014


Match Carlsen-Anand: Venue, Schedule, Tickets

Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014.

The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Vishvanathan Anand (India).

The FWCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum of twelve (12) games and the winner shall be the first player to earn 6.5 points or more. If winner scores 6.5 points in less than 12 games then Closing Ceremony will be re-scheduled for an earlier date.

Chief Arbiter is IA Andrzej Filipowicz (Poland). Deputy Arbiters are Husan Turdaliev and Anatoliy Byhovskiy.

Venue:

The Match is being held at the Olympic Media Center. It served as the main media hub during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and hosted over 8000 journalists.

Schedule:

November 7 – Opening Ceremony
November 8 – Round 1
November 9 – Round 2
November 10 – Rest Day
November 11 – Round 3
November 12 – Round 4
November 13 – Rest Day
November 14 – Round 5
November 15 – Round 6
November 16 – Rest Day
November 17 – Round 7
November 18 – Round 8
November 19 – Rest Day
November 20 – Round 9
November 21 – Round 10
November 22 – Rest Day
November 23 – Round 11
November 24 – Rest Day
November 25 – Round 12
November 26 – Rest Day
November 27 – Tie-Break Games
November 28 – Awards and Closing

The games will start daily at 3pm Moscow time (compare time zones here), with live analysis on Chessdom.com.

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Using chess to maximize profits from weak investments

Thursday, October 30th, 2014


Using chess to maximize profits from weak investments
Oct 30, 2014, 11:02am CDT
By Susan Polgar and Douglas Goldstein
St Louis Business Journal

Susan Polgar is a chess grandmaster and head of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence at Webster University.Douglas Goldstein is a certified financial planner. Together they are authors of ” Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing,” in order to give people a simple, strategic approach to taking care of their money. They agreed to share some of their insights and strategy from the book.

“Every pawn is a potential queen.” – James Mason (Chess writer, 1849-1905)

The metaphor of promoting pawns to queens applies to many areas of finance: Save your pennies, since each one can grow over time; reinvest dividends to benefit from compound interest; or even troll through your attic in case your grandmother’s old iron might have antique value. However, the metamorphosis from one piece to another has another interesting parallel in the world of investing. You’ve got a pawn that, compared with the other pieces on the board, lacks power. If treated right, though, and watched over on its journey, this meager piece can become a queen. Think of this path when choosing sectors in which to invest. Look at the relatively anemic parts of the market, find stocks with potential, buy them, and then stick with them as they slowly make it to their ultimate success.

Full article here: http://www.bizjournals.com

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Match Carlsen-Anand: Venue, Schedule, Tickets

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014.

The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Vishvanathan Anand (India).

The FWCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum of twelve (12) games and the winner shall be the first player to earn 6.5 points or more. If winner scores 6.5 points in less than 12 games then Closing Ceremony will be re-scheduled for an earlier date.

Chief Arbiter is IA Andrzej Filipowicz (Poland). Deputy Arbiters are Husan Turdaliev and Anatoliy Byhovskiy.

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The playing venue under preparation

Venue:

The Match is being held at the Olympic Media Center. It served as the main media hub during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and hosted over 8000 journalists.

There is going to be a hundred seats in the playing hall in Sochi, but the venue can accommodate more spectators in the special visitors’ areas. Both English and Russian-language commentary areas will be available for free for those who want to follow the games live.

The tickets for the FIDE World Chess Championship match are available online. Spectators can purchase either tournament passes or tickets for a specific round. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the “Chess in Schools” program.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich will host the Chess Salon at the playing venue.

Official Website of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014

Official Twitter of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014

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Official Facebook of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014

Henrik Carlsen inspecting the area

Henrik Carlsen inspecting the area

Currently it is sunny in Sochi with temperatures as high as 20°C. The forecast for November predicts mostly sunny weather with occasional showers and temperatures ranging between 5-15°C.

View from the official hotel where the players will stay

View from the official hotel where the players will stay

Schedule:

November 7 – Opening Ceremony
November 8 – Round 1
November 9 – Round 2
November 10 – Rest Day
November 11 – Round 3
November 12 – Round 4
November 13 – Rest Day
November 14 – Round 5
November 15 – Round 6
November 16 – Rest Day
November 17 – Round 7
November 18 – Round 8
November 19 – Rest Day
November 20 – Round 9
November 21 – Round 10
November 22 – Rest Day
November 23 – Round 11
November 24 – Rest Day
November 25 – Round 12
November 26 – Rest Day
November 27 – Tie-Break Games
November 28 – Awards and Closing

The games will start daily at 3pm Moscow time (compare time zones here), with live analysis on Chessdom.com.

Photos courtesy of the Organizing Committee and Danara Shovunova

Sunset in Sochi

Sunset in Sochi

Meanwhile in Sochi... The weather is nice and all the preparations in progress

Meanwhile in Sochi… The weather is nice and all the preparations in progress

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Guide to the World Chess Championship Match Carlsen – Anand

Thursday, October 30th, 2014


Russian Federation and the city of Sochi are hosting the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014. It will take place from November 7th to November 28th, 2014.

The match is between World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and winner of the Candidates Tournament 2014 Vishvanathan Anand (India).

The WCM 2014 shall be played over a maximum of twelve (12) games and the winner shall be the first player to earn 6.5 points or more. If winner scores 6.5 points in less than 12 games then Closing Ceremony will be re-scheduled for an earlier date.

The FIDE Presidential Board will take place during the FWCM. It starts November 8th and ends November 10th.

The event is organized by World Chess Events, FIDE, and Russian Chess Federation.

Contact information of the organizers:
Natalia Saliy, Coordinator: +7(926)924-1138, salienatalie@gmail.com
Alvina Chalova, Media Accreditation: +7(916)885-9084, alvina.chalova@gmail.com
Ilya Merenzon, General Director: +7(926)3328401, merenzon@agonlimited.com

The Match will take place in the Sochi Media Center
Address: 11 Nesebrskaya St, Sochi, Russia.

The playing hall and related venues will be located there:
• Playing Hall
• Press Center
• Green Room
• Press Conference Hall
• VIP zone
• Organizing Committee Office
• FIDE President Office
• Souvenir Shop

International airport Sochi Adler is located in 7 km from the Olympic Park where match will take place. For visitors getting from abroad, the most convenient way to get to Sochi is via Moscow or Istanbul.

There are flights to Sochi from Moscow departing to Sochi every 30 minutes. Flight time from Moscow to Sochi is 2.5 hours. Flight time from Istanbul to Sochi is 2 hours. We suggest using Aeroflot, Transaero, and S7 Airlines.

The drive time from the airport to the venue is approximately 30 minutes. It should cost about 1200 rubles ($30).

Official Hotels

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa (*****)
http://www.radissonblu.com/resort-spa-sochi
65 Let Pobety Street, 50, Adler District, Imeretin
Lowland, Sochi, Russia
Phone: +7 (862) 243 33 33
Contacts for booking:
+7 (862) 243 33 54
Email: reservations.spa.sochi@radissonblu.com
All guests of FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014 are offered the special discount in the hotel.
To apply the service you need to enter promo code “CHESS” when you book room on the website.
If you want to book rooms by phone just notify that you are guest of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014.
Standard Room — EUR 88.00

Tulip Inn Omega Sochi (***)
http://www.tulipinnomega.com
Olympiyskiy avenue, 3, Imeretinskaya valley, Adler district,
Sochi, Russia
+7 (862) 262 72 72
The main advantage of the Tulip Inn Omega Sochi is its location – the hotel is situated next to the Sochi Media Center where the Match takes place and Press Center is located. Walk to the main facilities of the FWCM won’t take more than 3-5 minutes.
Contacts for booking:
+7 (862) 262 72 72, Email: reservations@tulipinnomega.com
Use “SOCHI_CHESS” when you book a room by phone or email.
Standard Room — EUR 40.00

There are 3 restaurants in Radisson Paradise and Spa and 2 restaurants in Tulip Inn that work from 6AM to 11PM. However, Sochi is a lively city with many restaurants and other sights.

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UTDallas Fall FIDE Open

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

ut-dallasThe University of Texas at Dallas is organizing the 2014 UTDallas Fall FIDE Open from 21-26th November at the Embassy Suites Dallas – Park Central, 13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, USA.

The 9-round Swiss event with the time control G/90+30sec is open to players rated over 2000 FIDE or 2200 USCF. The event is FIDE rated and FIDE title norms are possible.

Tournament is limited to a total of around 40 players. To improve chances to make GM Norms, a maximum of one-third of the total field will be permitted to be U2200 FIDE.

The prize fund is $7,500 guaranteed.
Prizes: $$3000-1500-1000, U2500 $$1000, U2300 $$1000.

Tournament will be run using FIDE Rules. Chief Arbiter is IA Francisco Guadalupe.

Entries: Dallas Chess Club, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. 214.632.9000.
Info: Barb Swafford or Luis Salinas, info@dallaschess.com or Luis.Salinas@utdallas.edu.
www.utdallas.edu/chess

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