Archive for January, 2015

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess – Masterclass with Veselin Topalov

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Veselin Topalov explains his thinking behind one of his favourite games, then answers questions from the audience.

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LIVE games from Gibraltar

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February 2015 FRL

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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FIDE publishes February 2015 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

Lienz Open 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

The 18th International Lienz Open will be held from 7-14th February, 2015, at the RGO-Arena Julius-Durst-Stra?e 6, 9900 Lienz, Austria.

The biennial event is organized by the Schachklub Volksbank Lienz. There will be two sections: Group A and Group B (< 2000 Elo). Both to be completed over nine rounds of Swiss system.

Social events for players and families include sledging tour, trip to the Weissensee, trip to Innichen (ITA) with sightseeing, social evening etc.

The total prize fund is 10,000 EUR with 1900 EUR reserved for the winner of Open A.

17th Lienz Open in 2013 / Official website

RGO-Arena

RGO-Arena

Open A participants:

1. GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2706
2. GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2591
3. GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2577
4. GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2546
5. IM Tomic Bosko BIH 2471
6. GM Prasanna. V Vishnu IND 2463
7. GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2460
8. IM Kumar Thej IND 2459
9. IM Loetscher Roland SUI 2444
10. GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2437
11. GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2431
12. IM Pulvett Daniel VEN 2426
13. IM Sequera Paolini Jose VEN 2413
14. GM Sriram Jha IND 2413
15. FM Singer Christoph GER 2366
16. IM Novoselski Zoran SRB 2365
17. IM Mazi Leon SLO 2359
18. IM Koepke Christian GER 2337
19. FM Mesaros Florian AUT 2325
20. FM Bubalovic Davorin CRO 2269
21. Haessler Wolfgang GER 2261
22. IM Rigo Janos HUN 2251
23. FM Gatterer Florian ITA 2223
24. Rieger Robert AUT 2222
25. Hofmann Thomas AUT 2213
26. Frank Emanuel AUT 2194
27. Arztmann Wolfgang AUT 2189
28. Poenisch Eckehard GER 2179
29. Mostbauer Florian AUT 2175
30. Zoernpfenning Siegfried AUT 2158
31. Lipp Alfred AUT 2143
32. Mueller Marcus GER 2134
33. Piotraschke Jens, Dr. GER 2129
34. Papakonstantinou Spyridon GRE 2111
35. Langwieser Alexander AUT 2098
36. FM Neumann Han H.W.M. AHO 2098
37. Vergeiner Franz AUT 2095
38. Tegzes Laszlo HUN 2083
39. R?scher Christian AUT 2079
40. Hafner Robert AUT 2071
41. Pregl Walter AUT 2065
42. Giese Tilman GER 2060
43. Steiner Karl AUT 2039
44. Natter Markus AUT 2032
45. Diotallevi Maurizio ITA 2016
46. Turian Hans AUT 2006
47. Hartig Uwe GER 2001
48. Huber Johannes AUT 1995
49. Lakovic Igor ITA 1977
50. Dellert Lena GER 1974
51. Van den Berg Kees NED 1972
52. Bachlechner Julian AUT 1964
53. Amon Hannes AUT 1962
54. Horvath Dominik AUT 1962
55. Di Lazzaro Gabriele ITA 1956
56. Arztmann Nils AUT 1955
57. Karall Lorenz AUT 1953
58. Oberbichler Robert AUT 1942
59. Bodner Alfred AUT 1905
60. Hrdina Karl Dr. AUT 1898
61. Reinhard Ralf-Peter GER 1856
62. Simon Tessa GER 1831
63. Antoniacci Riccardo ITA 1825
64. Braun Eric NED 1817
65. Kawinek Arnold AUT 1773
66. Kruckenhauser Arthur AUT 1637
67. Kellner Nikolaus AUT 1614
68. Fritzenwanger Johann AUT 1474
69. Orsario Wolfgang AUT 0
70. Asaad Moulay Baba MAR 0
71. Khalaf Adnan Barada SYR 0
72. Satardekar Pushpashil IND 0
73. Souid Hazem TUN 0
74. Worch Andreas GER 0

Open B participants:

1. Pr?ll Lukas AUT 1995
2. Koban Markus AUT 1936
3. Mattersberger Robert AUT 1923
4. Mesaros Sebastian AUT 1919
5. K?nzl Michael AUT 1916
6. Knollmueller Peter GER 1910
7. Juhasz-Nagy Sandor HUN 1904
8. Perez Reisler Jose PUR 1892
9. Saxer Bernhard AUT 1887
10. Dangl Christian AUT 1869
11. Reutimann Hans Peter SUI 1849
12. Lederer Peter AUT 1844
13. Dlauchy Peter HUN 1841
14. Rozman Monika SLO 1838
15. Weiler Oswald AUT 1823
16. Pichler Gerhard AUT 1822
17. Rabovszky Gyorgy HUN 1822
18. Rathmanner Anton AUT 1822
19. Schett Franz Mag. AUT 1810
20. Barbulowic Nikola AUT 1808
21. K?nzl Martin AUT 1800
22. Meszar Thomas AUT 1796
23. Lentner Gerwald Dr. AUT 1791
24. Unterreiner Simon AUT 1790
25. Bortolin Bruno ITA 1778
26. Langbauer Johann DI. AUT 1778
27. WMK Unger Eva AUT 1768
28. Egger Oliver AUT 1764
29. Huemer Gerald AUT 1763
30. Goelles Walter AUT 1762
31. Slaman Rik NED 1759
32. Grubauer Gerhard AUT 1750
33. Winkler Walter AUT 1750
34. Toth Charles FRA 1746
35. Chesi Saverio Dr. ITA 1743
36. G?nther Manfred Ing. AUT 1742
37. Krammer Wilhelm AUT 1730
38. Mattersberger Melanie AUT 1730
39. Flatscher Tobias ITA 1713
40. Baronbeck Johann AUT 1704
41. Laengert Holger GER 1676
42. Maresic Julian AUT 1664
43. Mircoli Filippo ITA 1659
44. K?gler Margarete AUT 1652
45. Pillath Marcus GER 1634
46. Huber Ruth SUI 1625
47. Kern Beat SUI 1625
48. Fazekas Tibor Mag. AUT 1610
49. Stoefan Gottfried AUT 1608
50. Fankhauser Richard AUT 1546
51. Hollnbuchner August AUT 1537
52. Helsen Roger BEL 1500
53. Pawlik Noel AUT 1475
54. Lang Maximilian AUT 1458
55. Hoek Tjerk NED 1434
56. Berger Josef AUT 0
57. Mayrhofer Rudolf AUT 0
58. Sch?nberger Martin AUT 0
59. Pfister Michael Dr. AUT 0
60. Trausnitz Karlheinz Dr. AUT 0
61. Wolfsohn Heinrich AUT 0
62. Niedertscheider Franz AUT 0
63. Maresic Bodo AUT 0
64. Meller Richard AUT 0
65. Salcher Eckart AUT 0
66. Hell Eduard AUT 0
67. Walder Elias AUT 0
68. Reiner Robert DI. AUT 0
69. Rettl Moritz AUT 0
70. M?ller Volker GER 0
71. Weel Nico NED 0

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Sharp eye chess tactic

Saturday, January 31st, 2015



White to move. How can White get out of this mess?

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The Day’s Play – TV Show – Tradewise Gibraltar Open Chess Tournament 2015 Episode 5

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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4 players remain perfect after 4 in Gibraltar

Saturday, January 31st, 2015


Full pairings here: http://chess-results.com/tnr158561.aspx

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Gibraltar round 4 results – More upsets

Saturday, January 31st, 2015


Full results: http://chess-results.com/tnr158561.aspx

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2015 Moscow Open – 11th RSSU Chess Cup LIVE!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

The 2015 Moscow Open – 11th International RSSU Chess Cup is scheduled to take place from 29th January to 9th February in Moscow, Russia.

The total prize fund of the festival is 4,300,000 RUB (approximately 57,000 €), more information here.

Top seeded players are:  GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2714, GM Lysyj, Igor 2700, GM Alekseev, Evgeny 2679, GM Sjugirov, Sanan 2678, GM Inarkiev, Ernesto 2675, GM Grachev, Boris 2670, GM Fedoseev, Vladimir 2668, GM Artemiev, Vladislav 2659, GM Kokarev, Dmitry 2645.

Tournament website

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Young people becoming "Great Thinkers" through Chess

Friday, January 30th, 2015


Iredell chess-playing students becoming ‘great thinkers’
Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 9:28 am | Updated: 9:29 am, Fri Jan 30, 2015.
By Preston Spencer

A group of students huddled around a cafeteria table on Thursday, leaning in to get a better look at the next move being made.

But it wasn’t necessarily what you might expect from elementary and middle schoolers. This was no video game they cared about. It was a chess match.

“It has so many dimensions,” said Lakeshore Elementary teacher Charlotte Hickam, who helped organized Thursday’s chess tournament. “It makes great thinkers.”

Lakeshore Elementary’s cafeteria was transformed on Thursday after-school into a series of one-on-one chess battles, as eight elementary and middle schools brought their chess club students in to see exactly who is master of the board. The event’s been held for several years now, as an incentive to get kids to play the game and to allow them to test the skills they hone at their individual schools.

“I love the strategy of it,” Woodland Heights Elementary fifth-grader Reif Snyder said before a match. “I’ve played for two years now, and I’ve found I’m pretty good at it.”

Students as young as 5 participated on Thursday, along with those into middle school. Hickam said she’s been a little surprised at the amount of interest.

“I’m amazed at it, but these are high-level kids who choose to do this,” Hickam said.

Ann Marie McKean, whose son, Hayden, a Troutman Middle sixth-grader, was competing, loves that her son prefers to play Chess over games more popular with those his age. She said he got a new chess board for Christmas and is obsessed.

“It keeps him from playing Minecraft and other sort of stupid-izing games,” said McKean.

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

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SPICE-y’ Reboot

Friday, January 30th, 2015


Feb. 16: You’re Invited to the Luhr Building ‘SPICE-y’ Reboot
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 03:10 PM PST

Come celebrate the “reboot” of the Luhr Building with your colleagues in Information Technology and SPICE.

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Z. Schuster invite the Webster University community to:

A ‘SPICE-y’ Reboot for the Luhr Building

11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Luhr Building – 475 East Lockwood

Join the celebration of the new home for Information Technology and the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE).

RSVP to Nancy Higgins at higgins@webster.edu or 314-968-6959.

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