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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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GM Alojzije Jankovic (Croatia)

GM Alojzije Jankovic (Croatia)

GM Alojzije Jankovic (2550) is a 32-year-old International Grandmaster and FIDE Trainer with current Elo rating 2550, while his career high was 2586 (July 2011).

Alojzije graduated the Faculty of Economics and Business in the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He is a very experienced chess trainer and reigning Croatian champion for men.

Alojzije has been part of the Men’s National Team to represent Croatia at Olympiads and European Team Championships.

His successful performances include many trophies from international tournaments, as well as winning Mitropa Cup twice, most recently in 2013.

 

GM Davorin Kuljasevic (Croatia)

GM Davorin Kuljasevic (Croatia)

GM Davorin Kuljasevic (2546) is a Croatian GM, born 1986 in Zagreb, who lives in Rijeka, Croatia recently.

Davorin graduated from Texas Tech University with MS in Finance and has been an International Grandmaster since 2010.

He is an experienced coach and a winner of many tournaments: Castelfranco Veneto 2014,  Split Open 2013Mitropa Cup 2013 with the team of Croatia, Lubbock Spice Cup Spring 2011, Rijeka Open 2011, etc.

His peak rating was 2591 in September – December 2013.

 

 

GM Boris Chatalbashev (Bulgaria)

GM Boris Chatalbashev (Bulgaria)

GM Boris Chatalbashev (2541) is a  Bulgarian GM, four times national champion for men.

As an active player Boris has won more than 30 tournaments in his career and has been a part of the Bulgarian Olympic Team.

He has been a successful trainer of the Bulgarian National Women’s Team for many years, including 2010, when the Bulgarian Olympic Team for women shared 3rd place at the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia.

In 2010 Boris joined the 2600+ ELO club, reaching his peak rating of 2613.

 

 

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Open Queima das Fitas 2015 LIVE!

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The International Open “Queima das Fitas” 2015 is taking place from 30th April to 3rd May at the Hotel D. Luis, in Coimbra, Portugal.

The tournament is part of the National Circuit in Classical Chess 2014/2015.

The 7-round Swiss event is organized by the Chess Section of the Academic Association of Coimbra, with the support of the Portuguese Chess Federation, of the Chess Association of Coimbra District and the Hotel D. Lu?s.

The total prize fund is 1850 EUR. Top seed is  GM Kevin Spraggett from Canada (2543).

Official website

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Queima das Fitas 2015 LIVE!

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The International Open “Queima das Fitas” 2015 is taking place from 30th April to 3rd May at the Hotel D. Luis, in Coimbra, Portugal.

The tournament is part of the National Circuit in Classical Chess 2014/2015.

The 7-round Swiss event is organized by the Chess Section of the Academic Association of Coimbra, with the support of the Portuguese Chess Federation, of the Chess Association of Coimbra District and the Hotel D. Lu?s.

The total prize fund is 1850 EUR. Top seed is  GM Kevin Spraggett from Canada (2543).

Official website

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Amateur Player Caught Cheating At Tournament In New Delhi

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

A chess player was caught cheating at the Dr. Hedgewar Open in New Delhi. The 1500-player, who beat several much stronger opponents, was caught after round five carrying two mobile phones strapped to his legs. 
Photos by Dharmendr…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

May 2015 FRL

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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FIDE publishes May 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

11th Copenhagen Chess Challenge LIVE!

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The 11th Copenhagen Chess Festival is taking place from 29th April to 3rd May, 2015, in Ballerup, a Danish town, seat of the Ballerup Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden.

The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control of 90′ + 30″. It’s organized by Chess Club BMS Skak, in collaboration with the Copenhagen Chess Federation (KSU), the Danish Chess Federation (DSU), the Support Federation of the Danish Chess Federation (DSUS).

The field of 83 players is headed by 6 GMs and 10 IMs.

Top seed is GM Hans Tikkanen from Sweden (2537).

Tournament website

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11th Copenhagen Chess Challenge

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The 11th Copenhagen Chess Festival is taking place from 29th April to 3rd May, 2015, in Ballerup, a Danish town, seat of the Ballerup Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden.

The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control of 90′ + 30″. It’s organized by Chess Club club BMS Skak in collaboration with the Copenhagen Chess Federation (KSU), the Danish Chess Federation (DSU), the Support Federation of the Danish Chess Federation (DSUS).

The field of 83 players is headed by 6 GMs and 10 IMs.

Top seed is GM Hans Tikkanen from Sweden (2537).

Tournament website

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Reykjavik Chess Open 2015 on DD TV

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

India’s biggest television network Doordarshan will telecast four exclusive Highlights of the Reykjavik Chess Open 2015 on its DD Sports Channel from 1-4th May.

Filmed and Produced by Vijay Kumar the 30 minutes highlights of each episode will be telecast as under:

1st Episode on 1st May 2015 from 11 to 11.30 pm (GMT 17:30hrs)
2nd Episode on 2nd May 2015 from 11 to 11.30 pm
3rd Episode on 3rd May 2015 from 11 to 11.30 pm
4th Episode on 4th May 2015 from 11 to 11.30 pm

Those who miss the night telecast can watch the REPEAT next day at 11.30 am.

The Telecast will also be available in 48 countries including parts of Europe, Middle East and South East Asia on FREE TO AIR Platform of INSAT 4B satellite.

Happy viewing

Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

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Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3 … and more

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

My Best Games from the Spice Cup Invitational – GM Eugene Perelshteyn
Posted on April 27,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Averbakh variation Krushed! My Best Games from the Spice Cup Invitational: Presenter GM Eugene Perelshteyn from ChessLecture. Perelshteyn – Krush features the King’s Indian Defense, Averbakh and Eugene’s favorite response 5…Na6. Beginners will enjoy Eugene’s positional evaluations, while advanced players will like his explanation of how he takes advantage on the king side (normally by deflecting the f3 knight to the central square d4 with e[...]

Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3
Posted on April 22,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the previous two parts of this article series, we are going to talk about more ways to take advantage of our opponent’s opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things that you must understand in any opening that you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes ,such as tactics th[...]

Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 2
Posted on April 21,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings. Continuing the subject of the first part of this article series, we are going to talk about ways to take advantage of our opponent’s opening mistakes in the 1.e4 e5 openings. One of the main things you must understand in any opening you play, is the type of mistakes that your opponent can make in the opening. This can involve small mistakes, such as letting you develop a piece with tempo, or big mistakes, such as tactics that allow you to win a l[...]

A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto – IM Bryan Smith
Posted on April 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. Tired of not getting your dynamic King’s Indian Defense in because White plays a positional Fianchetto? Then perhaps you are ready for: A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto, presented by IM Bryan Smith. This ChessLecture shows a game from IM Bryan Smith’s personal collection, with a game on The King’s Indian and White’s attempt for advantage with a King Side Fianchetto.  Focus quickly shifts upon 6…N(b)d7 with Black playing a quick 7..[...]

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2015 April TNT has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The CFC has rated the tournament – please see the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new established peak ratings:

Marcos Valentino 2129
Collin Anderson 1932
Jason Evans 1645
Derek Ma 1892
Ante Mandusic 1250

Source: Chess Manitoba

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