Archive for October, 2015

FIDE President expresses condolences on the Russian airliner crash

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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On behalf of the global chess community, let me extend the deepest condolences to the families and friends of the Russian airliner crash victims. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy in Egypt.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Subscribe to New Blog – Daily Chess Tactics

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

To build practical strength and simply to have fun, a chessplayer needs constant practice in their tactical skills. If you want to practice your combination solving ability on a daily basis, you might want to know that I started maintaining a new blog at http://chesspublisher.blogspot.com. The puzzles appear daily and you can take you time to figure out the solution and then see the answer by clicking on the question mark. You can also have these puzzles appear in your RSS reader by subscribing to the Daily Chess Tactics feed. Please let me know if you have any feedback!

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Click on the blue spot to see the answer.

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There is already an archive for the last two months, and you can see the last 3 puzzles in this roman-chess blog in the top right corner:

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Source: chessblogger

World Youth & Cadets Championship – Round 6 Photo Gallery

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

The photo gallery of round 6 is available and you can check it at this link. The photos by A. Kontokanis and D. Matisone include players from all sections and more will be added in the next hours.

More photos will be uploaded to the official gallery of WYCC and on Flickr here.

World Youth & Cadets Championship - Round 6 Photo Gallery

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World Youth Championship 2015 – Open U10

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

The FIDE World Youth Chess Championship 2015 – Open U10 is taking place in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, from 24th October through 6th November 2015.

The event is an 11-round Swiss open tournament U10. Uzbekistan player CM Javokhir Sindarov (2299) heads the field of 187 participants from 69 different countries.

Official websiteStandings and statistics

More: Open U18Open U16Open U14Open U12Girls U18Girls U16Girls U14Girls U12Girls U10

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November 2015 FRL

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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FIDE publishes November 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

Friendship Games in Detroit, Michigan

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

The Friendship Games, a 9-round Swiss FIDE rated tournament for title norms, takes place at the Royal Dearborn Hotel and Conference Center in Dearborn, Michigan (suburban Detroit) from 28th October to 1st November.

The event is organized by Michigan Chess Festival LLC (MCFLLC) and the arbiter is IA Hal Bond of Canada.

The tournament is titled “The Friendship Games” to acknowledge and celebrate the improved relations between the United States and Cuba. Grandmaster Gata Kamsky is joined by US GMs Fidel Corrales and Jeffery Xiong, the super young talent who recently was awarded the GM title well before his 15th birthday, WIM Viktorija Ni, and many other US players.

Cuba’s “delegation” includes GMs Yuniesky Quesada (two time Cuban National Champion), Isan Ortiz (2014 Cuban Champion), and Carlos Hevia, as well as WGM Lisandra Ordaz Valdez, Cuba’s highest rated woman.

Royal Dearborn Hotel and Conference Center

Other Grandmasters competing are Roberto Mogranzini from Italy and Ashwin Jayaram from India and other “internationals” are IMs Angelo Young from the Philippines and Martha Fierro from Ecuador.

A number of strong young players compete, including several from Michigan, Ruifeng Li, and others.

Prizes: 1st: $4,000, 2d: 2,000, 3rd: 1,100, 4th: 900, 5th: 750, 6th: 500, 7th: 250, 8th: 100.
U2400 (FIDE): 1st: 600, 2d: 300; U2200 (FIDE): 1st: 500, 2d: 250.

Michigan is located in the north central region of the United States, directly across the Detroit River from Windsor Ontario. Alan Kaufman, director of Michigan Chess Festival LLC says: “I am proud to bring such a strong tournament to Michigan. I look forward to welcoming our guests from Cuba, as well as several other ‘internationals.’ Chess players in Michigan are very excited that Gata Kamsky will be visiting Michigan for the first time. We expect to welcome several strong Canadian players to The Friendship Games, as well as players from New York, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, and many other states in the United States.”

In addition to The Friendship Games, MCFLLC will present “The Fifth Fall Festival,” a typical five round weekend Swiss (not FIDE rated) at the same hotel, 3 day schedule: October 30 – November 1, or two day schedule: October 31 – November 1. Grandmaster Alex Lenderman will be the featured player at the Fifth Fall Festival.

To round out the significant chess activities of the week, well-known Detroit chess organizer and coach Kevin Fite, who leads “Young Detroit Thinkers,” and his collaborators “We Play Chess” will present The International Renaissance Chess Classic, a six round scholastic tourney at the same hotel. Several time US Womens’ champion Grandmaster Irina Krush will be the special guest at the Renaissance Chess Classic.

Both The Friendship Games and The Fifth Fall Festival are part of the “Trophies Plus Grand Prix,” a sponsored year-long “grand prix” inside the USA which awards significant cash prizes to players who accumulate the highest point totals. A sponsored program of USChess, leading players avidly compete in several tournaments to improve their position. The Friendship Games will award 200 “Grand Prix” points, and The Fifth Fall Festival will award 50 “Grand Prix” points. GM Kamsky currently is in the (USChess) Grand Prix lead, GM Lenderman is in third place. See http://www.uschess.org/datapage/GP-standings.php

The Royal Dearborn Hotel and Conference Center is located a few miles from Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Ariport (dtw). Rooms at the Hotel can be booked at: http://www.hotel-dearborn.com/, or call 313-592-3622, use group code 3887.

To enter The Friendship Games, or either of the other two tourneys taking place the same weekend, go to www.weplaychess.webs.com

More information about MCFLLC is at http://michiganchessfestival.com

The organizer can be contacted at info@michiganchessfestival.com

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9th Kings Tournament 2015 LIVE!

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

The 9th edition of the Kings Tournament is taking place from 30th October to 3rd November, 2015, in Medias, Romania.

The tournament is a 5-player Sheveningen match between Germany and host Romania.

Germany is represented by Daniel Fridman GM 2649, Rainer Buhmann GM 2615, Matthias Bluebaum GM 2588, Alexander Donchenko GM 2577 and Dennis Wagner GM 2575, while the players from Romania are: Constantin Lupulescu GM 2626, Mircea Parligras GM 2586, Mihail Marin GM 2580, Nevednichy Vladislav GM 2557 and Deac Bogdan-Daniel IM 2455.

Official website/ Standings and statistics/ 8th Kings Tournament 2014

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Giri Beats Anand, Catches So In Bilbao

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

For the first time in his career Anish Giri defeated Viswanathan Anand in a classical game of chess. The Dutchman joined Wesley So in the lead at the Bilbao Masters Final.
“I don’t know how I did it,” said Giri. “Generally…

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

Jaime Santos derrota contra pron?stico a Vallejo

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

El talento del maestro internacional leon?s Jaime Santos es evidente desde que con s?lo 9 a?os ganase a Magnus Carlsen, actual campe?n del Mundo, en una exhibici?n de partidas simult?neas con motivo del torneo Magistral de su ciudad. Leer

Ajedrez // marca.com

Kings Tournament 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

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The 9th edition of the Kings Tournament is taking place from 30th October to 3rd November, 2015, in Medias, Romania.

The tournament is a 5-player Sheveningen match between Germany and host Romania.

Germany:
Daniel Fridman GM 2649
Rainer Buhmann GM 2615
Matthias Bluebaum GM 2588
Alexander Donchenko GM 2577
Dennis Wagner GM 2575

Romania:
Constantin Lupulescu GM 2626
Mircea Parligras GM 2586
Mihail Marin GM 2580
Nevednichy Vladislav GM 2557
Deac Bogdan-Daniel IM 2455

In the first round Germany took a 3,5-1,5 lead as Donchenko defeated Nevednichy and Bluebaum scored against Lupulescu. The games Parligras-Fridman, Marin-Buhmann and Wagner-Daec were drawn.

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