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1st Colossus Chess Cup of Rhodes 2015 LIVE!

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The 1st International Tournament “Colossus Chess Cup of Rhodes 2015″ takes place from September 1-9, at the Amathus Hotel & SPA*****, in Rhodes, Greece.

The event is organized by Organizing Committee of Rhodes Chess Club “Knight”, in collaboration with Decentralized Administration of South Aegean Region and Municipality of Rhodes in a 9-round Swiss format.

Top seed is Israeli GM Evgeny Postny (2642), while the first prize is 2,500 €.

Tournament website/ Standings and statistics

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Five players above 2800 ELO in the September rating list

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Official FIDE logoThe September FIDE rating list is now published, with 5 players over 2800 ELO. For the 51st time Carlsen leads the ratings, this time with 2856 ELO, unchanged since he has not played any rated games in the month of August. Anand, Topalov, Nakamura, and Caruana have not participated in rated events either, and they continue as part of the 2800 ELO club.

Ding Liren has added 12 points to his rating, and with 2782 ELO is right behind Anish Giri, who continues at 6th with 2793 ELO.

The Turkish Super League has added 5 points to the rating of Wesley So, something he is quickly losing with his participation at the Sinquefield Cup. Exactly the opposite is the situation with Levon Aronian, who is out of top 10, but will return after his nice performance in the USA.

New: Stage 1b of the Top Computer Chess Championship is now live, follow the games in real time here

Rank Name Country Rating
1  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2853
2  Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2816
3  Topalov, Veselin  BUL 2816
4  Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2814
5  Caruana, Fabiano  USA 2808
6  Giri, Anish  NED 2793
7  Ding, Liren  CHN 2782
8  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2777
9  So, Wesley  USA 2773
10  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 2771
11  Aronian, Levon  ARM 2765
12  Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2762
13  Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS 2758
14  Li, Chao b  CHN 2756
15  Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS 2748
16  Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2744
17  Adams, Michael  ENG 2742
18  Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  POL 2741
19  Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2741
20  Radjabov, Teimour  AZE 2738
21  Harikrishna, P.  IND 2737
22  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2736
23  Wei, Yi  CHN 2734
24  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2732
25  Navara, David  CZE 2728
26  Svidler, Peter  RUS 2727
27  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2726
28  Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2725
29  Wang, Yue  CHN 2724
30  Yu, Yangyi  CHN 2721
31  Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS 2720
32  Eljanov, Pavel  UKR 2717
33  Shirov, Alexei  LAT 2712
34  Wang, Hao  CHN 2712
35  Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2711
36  Kryvoruchko, Yuriy  UKR 2710
37  Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2710
38  Bu, Xiangzhi  CHN 2710
39  Leko, Peter  HUN 2707
40  Howell, David W L  ENG 2705
41  Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS 2705
42  Ni, Hua  CHN 2704
43  Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2704
44  Fressinet, Laurent  FRA 2702
45  Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS 2702
46  Korobov, Anton  UKR 2700
47  Almasi, Zoltan  HUN 2700
48  Kovalenko, Igor  LAT 2699
49  Le, Quang Liem  VIE 2697
50  Ragger, Markus  AUT 2695
51  Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS 2694
52  Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR 2692
53  Bacrot, Etienne  FRA 2692
54  Kamsky, Gata  USA 2691
55  Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP 2689
56  Matlakov, Maxim  RUS 2689
57  Naiditsch, Arkadij  AZE 2684
58  Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR 2683
59  Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL 2681
60  Robson, Ray  USA 2680
61  Sargissian, Gabriel  ARM 2679
62  Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  GER 2678
63  Saric, Ivan  CRO 2678
64  Short, Nigel D  ENG 2678
65  Laznicka, Viktor  CZE 2676
66  Artemiev, Vladislav  RUS 2675
67  Adhiban, B.  IND 2674
68  McShane, Luke J  ENG 2674
69  Rodshtein, Maxim  ISR 2673
70  Lysyj, Igor  RUS 2671
71  Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2671
72  Hou, Yifan  CHN 2671
73  Bareev, Evgeny  RUS 2669
74  Granda Zuniga, Julio E  PER 2667
75  Negi, Parimarjan  IND 2664
76  Sjugirov, Sanan  RUS 2664
77  Onischuk, Alexander  USA 2662
78  Dubov, Daniil  RUS 2661
79  Popov, Ivan  RUS 2661
80  Areshchenko, Alexander  UKR 2661
81  Gharamian, Tigran  FRA 2660
82  Zvjaginsev, Vadim  RUS 2660
83  Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS 2660
84  Balogh, Csaba  HUN 2659
85  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  CUB 2659
86  Fedoseev, Vladimir  RUS 2659
87  Sadler, Matthew D  ENG 2659
88  Ivanisevic, Ivan  SRB 2658
89  Movsesian, Sergei  ARM 2658
90  Tkachiev, Vladislav  FRA 2658
91  Najer, Evgeniy  RUS 2658
92  Safarli, Eltaj  AZE 2657
93  Bukavshin, Ivan  RUS 2657
94  Mamedov, Rauf  AZE 2657
95  Zhigalko, Sergei  BLR 2656
96  Meier, Georg  GER 2656
97  Shankland, Samuel L  USA 2656
98  Smirin, Ilia  ISR 2655
99  Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN 2655
100  Postny, Evgeny  ISR 2653

 

In the women section, Hou Yifan continues her undisputed lead with 2671 ELO, close to a hundred points ahead of opposition. No one else on the list is above 2600 ELO, and only 15 other players are above 2500 ELO.

That trend brings a logical result and we see a deflation in women ratings. While the average ELO of top 100 women was 2442 in August, this September it drops full 5 ELO points to 2437.

 

Rank Name Country Rating
1  Hou, Yifan  CHN 2671
2  Koneru, Humpy  IND 2578
3  Dzagnidze, Nana  GEO 2573
4  Muzychuk, Anna  UKR 2549
5  Ju, Wenjun  CHN 2542
6  Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 2534
7  Kosteniuk, Alexandra  RUS 2530
8  Gunina, Valentina  RUS 2529
9  Muzychuk, Mariya  UKR 2528
10  Zhao, Xue  CHN 2524
11  Lagno, Kateryna  RUS 2523
12  Cramling, Pia  SWE 2513
13  Harika, Dronavalli  IND 2508
14  Khotenashvili, Bela  GEO 2502
15  Batsiashvili, Nino  GEO 2500
16  Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL 2500
17  Goryachkina, Aleksandra  RUS 2497
18  Sebag, Marie  FRA 2496
19  Tan, Zhongyi  CHN 2492
20  Kosintseva, Nadezhda  RUS 2489
21  Girya, Olga  RUS 2483
22  Zhukova, Natalia  UKR 2482
23  Zatonskih, Anna  USA 2476
24  Galliamova, Alisa  RUS 2475
25  Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS 2475
26  Krush, Irina  USA 2475
27  Danielian, Elina  ARM 2474
28  Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  RUS 2464
29  Hoang, Thanh Trang  HUN 2464
30  Javakhishvili, Lela  GEO 2463
31  Shen, Yang  CHN 2460
32  Socko, Monika  POL 2456
33  Paehtz, Elisabeth  GER 2452
34  Melia, Salome  GEO 2452
35  Bodnaruk, Anastasia  RUS 2451
36  Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  MGL 2448
37  Pogonina, Natalija  RUS 2445
38  Moser, Eva  AUT 2442
39  Skripchenko, Almira  FRA 2441
40  Mkrtchian, Lilit  ARM 2440
41  Hunt, Harriet V  ENG 2439
42  Huang, Qian  CHN 2438
43  Padmini, Rout  IND 2437
44  Ding, Yixin  CHN 2435
45  Savina, Anastasia  RUS 2434
46  Nomin-Erdene, Davaademberel  MGL 2434
47  Lei, Tingjie  CHN 2431
48  Zawadzka, Jolanta  POL 2430
49  Guo, Qi  CHN 2427
50  Ushenina, Anna  UKR 2426
51  Khurtsidze, Nino  GEO 2425
52  Kashlinskaya, Alina  RUS 2424
53  Peptan, Corina-Isabela  ROU 2423
54  Cori T., Deysi  PER 2419
55  Turova, Irina  RUS 2419
56  Alexandrova, Olga  ESP 2418
57  Zhu, Chen  QAT 2418
58  Aulia, Medina Warda  INA 2417
59  Guseva, Marina  RUS 2411
60  Sukandar, Irine Kharisma  INA 2411
61  Saduakassova, Dinara  KAZ 2409
62  Bojkovic, Natasa  SRB 2404
63  Arabidze, Meri  GEO 2403
64  Gaponenko, Inna  UKR 2402
65  Karavade, Eesha  IND 2401
66  Ziaziulkina, Nastassia  BLR 2401
67  Ni, Shiqun  CHN 2399
68  Michna, Marta  GER 2398
69  Zhai, Mo  CHN 2397
70  Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat  IRI 2397
71  Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs  MGL 2395
72  Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina  POL 2395
73  Daulyte, Deimante  LTU 2392
74  Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna  POL 2391
75  Rajlich, Iweta  POL 2389
76  Ryjanova, Julia  RUS 2387
77  Tania, Sachdev  IND 2385
78  Zaiatz, Elena  RUS 2385
79  Atalik, Ekaterina  TUR 2384
80  Haast, Anne  NED 2384
81  Videnova, Iva  BUL 2384
82  Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina  ESP 2383
83  Stockova, Zuzana  SVK 2382
84  Velikic, Adela  SRB 2381
85  Abdumalik, Zhansaya  KAZ 2380
86  Vasilevich, Tatjana  UKR 2380
87  L’Ami, Alina  ROU 2379
88  Zhang, Xiaowen  CHN 2377
89  Charochkina, Daria  RUS 2376
90  Kovanova, Baira  RUS 2376
91  Peng, Zhaoqin  NED 2376
92  Matveeva, Svetlana  RUS 2375
93  Houska, Jovanka  ENG 2374
94  Bulmaga, Irina  ROU 2372
95  Lujan, Carolina  ARG 2372
96  Li, Ruofan  SIN 2370
97  Berend, Elvira  LUX 2370
98  Guramishvili, Sopiko  GEO 2370
99  Lomineishvili, Maia  GEO 2369
100  Milliet, Sophie  FRA 2368
101  Zimina, Olga  ITA 2368

See more ratings on the official FIDE rating page

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September 2015 FRL

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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FIDE publishes September 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

Grandelius Wins Abu Dhabi Masters On Tiebreak

Monday, August 31st, 2015

On Sunday GM Nils Grandelius scored his career’st best result, winning the strong Abu Dhabi Masters on tiebreak. The 22-year-old Swedish GM edged out GMs Martyn Kravtsiv, Baadur Jobava, Alexander Areshchenko and Richard&nb…

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

Francisco Vallejo, campe?n de Espa?a por cuarta vez

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Vallejo, en la ?ltima jornada y con piezas blancas, se enfrent? a Josep Manuel L?pez, que sumaba seis puntos, y las tablas le bastaron para ser campe?nLeer

Ajedrez // marca.com

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival – Round 8 Video

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The 22nd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival is taking place from August 23-31, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Festival consists of the Masters, Open, Juniors, Blitz, Family and Homeland Protectors tournaments.

The main event is the 9-round Swiss Masters, open for players rated 2000 Elo or above. 147 players from 35 different countries, including 57 Grandmasters, compete in this section.

After eight rounds of play Grandmasters Martin Kravtsiv and Alexander Areshchenko (both Ukraine) were leading with 6,5/8 points each.

Vijay Kumar kindly provides round 7 and round 8 videos including interviews with the players and clips from the excursion to the Ferrari World, Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Mall.

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Aronian afianza el liderato ganando a Nakamura

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Segunda derrota de Carlsen, campe?n del mundo, ante Grischuk. Leer

Ajedrez // marca.com

Aronian Learns His Lesson, Vaults To Lead

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The first two-thirds of the 2015 Sinquefield Cup portended a photo finish, but round seven suggested you may need a wide-angle lens.
GM Levon Aronian used a painful lesson from two years ago to beat GM Hikaru Nakamura after a surprisingly l…

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Best Combinations of 2015 – Quarterly Chess Tactics – Volume 2

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Best Combinations of 2015 – Quarterly Chess Tactics – Volume 2 is now out with over 200 puzzles for you to solve. It is available on Amazon. The Kindle free sample contains dozens of combinations, so you can first practice those positions and see if you like the selection. Volume One was out back in July.

This publication is a collection of over 200 best combinations played by strong chess players in tournaments that took place the second quarter of 2015. To see the solution for the combination – go to the next page in your e-reader. The book is the second in the “Quarterly Chess Tactics” series, which provides instructive tactical positions from the most recent top chess tournaments.
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Quarterly Chess Tactics will allow you to
* Follow the recent games of top grandmasters
* Improve your game
* Study combinations any time and anywhere
* Enjoy a collection of annotated puzzles that you have not seen in any other tactics books
* Maintain regular practice by solving several puzzles every day

In this new series, all the puzzles have been carefully checked to ensure the correctness and uniqueness of solutions, so you can be certain that there is only one winning continuation in each position. This series is a continuation of the Monthly Chess Tactics series from 2014 that included 12 collection of puzzles:

Source: chessblogger

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – Results

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Official FIDE logoFrom 13 to 19 August 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, by the Trinidad &Tobago Chess Association and under the auspices of FIDE.

The lecturer was IA Serafin Chuit Perez (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was IA Russel Smith (TTO).

The lectures were in Spanish language.

Twenty eight (28) people from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Surinam, Aruba, Dominican Republic and Venezuela participated in the Seminar.

All of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm for the FIDE Arbiter title and after the approval of the next FIDE Congress:

Smith, Vandoff 7700458 (TTO)
Flower, Trevor 7701470 (TTO)
Singh, Naroutan 7702957 (TTO)
Smith, Alpacino 7700423 (TTO)
Ortiz, Olson 6400531 (DOM)

IA Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

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