Archive for May, 2016

Gata Kamsky clear first in Nezhmetdinov Cup Rapid

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The 38th Nezhmetdinov Cup started with the rapid tournament that was held on 29-30th May at the Central Chess School in Kazan, Russia.

The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the time control 15 min + 5 sec.

GM Gata Kamsky took a clear first place with 7,5 points in the field of 107 players.

Ivan Rozum, Azat Sharafiev, Alexander Predke, Aleksandar Indjic, Alexei Pridorozhny and Sergey Yudin shared the second place with 7,0 points each. Coming next are Alexander Morozevich, Alexei Fedorov and Vignesh N R on 6,5 points.

The total prize fund was 2300 EUR. The main event of the Nezhmetdinov Cup with standard time control has started today.

Gata Kamsky

Gata Kamsky

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Renault Russia becomes partner of RCF

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

On Tuesday Renault Russia company entered a partnership deal with the Russian Chess Federation. The papers were signed by Andrey Pankov, General Director of Renault Russia, and RCF President Andrey Filatov.

According to this deal, Renault Kaptur becomes the official car of RCF and will be granted to the winners of men’s and women’s Superfinals.

“A motor company becomes a strategic partner of Russian Chess Federation for the first time in history of our sport”, said Andrey Pankov. “We are proud that Renault Kaptur will become the official car of RCF. This is a new car designed under the control of our Russian engineering team, and it has great potential abroad. Success of this car will make us just as proud as we are proud of Russian grandmasters’ achievements.”

Renault Russia becomes partner of RCF

Mr Pankov also said that in his early years he studied chess at Junior Sports School #13 in Voronezh under the guidance of Vyacheslav Chistyakov. However, Mr Pankov admitted that his chess skill is much lower than Mr Filatov’s.

RCF President thanked Renault Russia for new opportunities provided for Russian chess players and for making the national championships even more prestigious and desired events. “We are happy that Renault becomes our strategic partner. This year this company will celebrate a hundred years of presence on the Russian market. There aren’t many companies that can boast such longevity! Our task is to make this partnership permanent”, said Mr Filatov.

The sides assured the press that they are planning to organize a number of new chess events, not only in Moscow, but in other Russian regions that have Renault dealership centers.

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Icelandic Chess Championship 2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The 2016 Icelandic Chess Championship takes place from 31st May to 11th June at the T?nlistarsk?li Seltjarnarness in Reykjavik.

Twelve players with the average elo 2403 compete in the round robin tournament.

Participants:

GM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2580
GM Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2574
GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2547
IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2457
IM Gunnarsson Jon Viktor ISL 2454
IM Thorfinnsson Bragi ISL 2426
IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn ISL 2410
FM Kjartansson David ISL 2371
IM Jensson Einar Hjalti ISL 2370
FM Gislason Gudmundur ISL 2280
Johannsson Orn Leo ISL 2226
Ingvason Johann ISL 2142

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ICCD Championships 2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The 2016 ICCD World Individual Deaf Chess Championships (Men-Ladies-Juniors-Blind-Seniors-Open-Blitz) were held from 17-25th May in Yerevan, Armenia.

The 16th ICCD Championship for men saw 24 players play in a 9 round Swiss tournament. IMs Duilio Collutiis of Italy and Milan Orsag of the Czech Republic finished with 6.5/9 points, but Collutiis won the title on tiebreak. The Open section saw 2 GMs, 3 IMs and 2 FMs out of the 24 players.

The Women’s Section, which was the 6th ICCD Championship, was a 10 player round robin event with 2 WIM’s in the field where Tatiana Baklanova of the Ukraine won with a score of 8/9.

All winners on the ICCD website

News by Jamie Kenmure

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Zalakaros: A small town with a strong open

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Zalakaros is a small town in Hungary but the traditional Zalakaros Open grows continually. This year 261 players – among them 29 GMs of which nine have a rating of 2600+ – and 38 IMs travelled to the spa town to take part in the A-Group of the 35th Zalakaros Open. After four rounds six players share the lead with 3.5/4. Report, pictures, highlights…

Noticias ChessBase

June 2016 FRL

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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FIDE publishes June 2016 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

Arturo Pomar 1931-2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

He held draws with Black against both Alexander Alekhine and Bobby Fischer. Arturo Pomar, one of the most famous sports figures in post-war Spain, died 26 May 2016 in a hospital Barcelona.
Long before Lubosh Kavalek used the term for Magnus Carl…

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

Yuliya Shvayger takes lead at EIWCC 2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) took the sole lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 after defeating WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova (AZE 2236) in the 4th round.

The Israeli player is definitely a surprise of the tournament, starting as the 15th seed and emerging as leader with the rating performance of amazing 3091 points!

The top board game between IM Inna Gaponenko (UKR 2415) and IM Ekatarina Atalik (TUR 2408) ended in a draw, which went in favour of Shvayger.

Russian 16-year old WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina (2485) defeated IM Olga Zimina (ITA 2361) and joined Gaponenko and Atalik, as all the other games of the favourites were drawn.

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Standings after round 4:
1 Shvayger – 4 points
2-4 Atalik, Gaponenko and Goryachkina – 3.5 points
5-25. Z.Mamedjarova ,Arabidze, Kursova, Khurtsidze, Houska, Arakhamia-Grant, Foisor, T.Gara, Paehtz, Socko, Vega, G.Mammadzada, A.Gara, Mkrtchian, Stefanova, Charochkina, Bulmaga, Osmak, Brunello, Lazarne and Bodnaruk – 3 points, etc.

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Top pairings of round 5:
Shvayger vs Gaponenko, Atalik vs Goryachkina, Charochkina vs Stefanova, Bulmaga vs Paehtz, Bodnaruk vs A.Gara, T.Gara vs Socko, etc.

The round 5 is played on Tuesday 31st May at 3.00 pm local time, after which the players are going to well deserved rest, to recharge their batteries and get ready for the second half of the tournament.

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Azlan Iqbal: Studies and a Decade in Development

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Chesthetica, a computationally creative chess problem composer, has added studies to its repertoire. Dr. Azlan Iqbal shows us examples and looks back upon a decade of its development. He also describes the challenges he faced in trying to introduce the technology in the field of protein folding which might have yielded cures to diabetes, cancer and other deadly diseases. From chess to computers to medicine.

Noticias ChessBase

Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev winner of Kadyrov Memorial

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The 2016 Kadyrov Memorial rapid chess tournament was held on 28-29th May at the Olympic Sports Hall in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia.

130 players competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control 15 min + 10 sec. Grandmaster Adam Tukhaev from Ukraine took a clear first place with 9 points. Full standings below.

The tournament was organzied by the Russian Chess Federation, Chechen Republic Sports Ministry and Chess Federation of the North Caucasian Federal District.

The total prize fund was 7100 EUR and the results are valid for Rapid Grand-Prix of Russia.

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Grozny

Final standings:

1 GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2549 – 9
2 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2629 – 8.5
3 IM Oganian Miran RUS 2542 – 8
4 Vastrukhin Oleg RUS 2498 – 8
5 GM Papin Vasily RUS 2543 – 8
6 GM Chernobay Artem RUS 2487 – 8
7 IM Lugovskoy Maxim RUS 2462 – 8
8 WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2399 – 8
9 Kozak Alexander RUS 2387 – 8
10 FM Tekeyev Zaur RUS 2403 – 8
11 FM Chernyavsky Alexander RUS 2339 – 8
12 IM Matinian Nikita RUS 2517 – 7.5
13 FM Nechaev Oleg RUS 2366 – 7.5
14 Taysayev Timur RUS 2224 – 7.5
15 IM Yandarbiev Ruslan RUS 2257 – 7.5
16 FM Ibragimov Vladislav RUS 2300 – 7.5
17 FM Bariyev Tata RUS 2227 – 7.5
18 WFM Travkina Anastasia RUS 2277 – 7
19 Kardashev Kamil RUS 2284 – 7
20 Karmov Mazhmudin RUS 2212 – 7
21 Kapov Albert RUS 2266 – 7
22 Sukhareva Evgeniya RUS 2177 – 7
23 IM Musalov Ruslan RUS 2288 – 7
24 Basiev V P RUS 2081 – 7
25 Bykov Oleg RUS 2106 – 7
26 Maltsevskaya Aleksandra RUS 2171 – 7
27 FM Rozhko Dmitry RUS 2345 – 7
28 Shakhzadov Smbat RUS 2063 – 7
29 Tsukhaev Isa RUS 1795 – 7
30 Goncharova Oksana RUS 1918 – 7
31 Utnasunov Alexander RUS 2408 – 6.5
32 Nazaretyan Tigran RUS 2357 – 6.5
33 Eremin Mikhail RUS 2206 – 6.5
34 Bimiev Ahmad RUS 2153 – 6.5
35 Satuev Emin RUS 1980 – 6.5
36 WGM Shaydullina Sandugach RUS 2189 – 6.5
37 Ivaschenko Vadim RUS 2170 – 6.5
38 FM Tekeyev Yusuf RUS 2136 – 6.5
39 Ilaldaev Rustam RUS 2062 – 6.5
40 WFM Gorovenko Darya RUS 1972 – 6.5
41 Nuristani Iman RUS 1932 – 6.5
42 Gedgafov Chamal RUS 2149 – 6.5
43 Saidaev Arslan RUS 1920 – 6.5
44 Movldiev Ibragim RUS 2062 – 6
45 FM Bykov Egor RUS 2256 – 6
46 Daurbekov Murad RUS 2079 – 6
47 Pliev Musa RUS 1985 – 6
48 Kairov Viktor RUS 2000 – 6
49 Abdurzukov Khasbulat RUS 1996 – 6
50 Abaev Zaindi RUS 1995 – 6
51 Vulakh Valeri RUS 1951 – 6
52 Tsukhaev Musa RUS 1526 – 6
53 Abilov Abdulgamit RUS 0 – 6
54 Shapiyanov Adam RUS 1896 – 6
55 Dzhavathanov Magomed RUS 1847 – 6
56 Magomedov Abdul-Kadyr RUS 1886 – 6
57 Satuev Khasan RUS 1859 – 6
58 Geliskhanov Hysein RUS 0 – 6
59 Zhilyagov Vakha RUS 1886 – 6
60 Kiloev Rustam RUS 1847 – 6
61 Mrykhin Igor RUS 2148 – 5.5
62 Gaparkhoev Savarbek RUS 2119 – 5.5
63 WCM Stepanyan Eva RUS 1745 – 5.5
64 Morozov Vadim RUS 1948 – 5.5
65 Shaykhaliev Dzhokhar RUS 1925 – 5.5
66 Idigov Abubakar RUS 1969 – 5.5
67 Bocharova Ulyana RUS 1887 – 5.5
68 Kodzoev Mussa RUS 1991 – 5.5
69 Balaev Osman RUS 1633 – 5.5
70 Gambotov Bashir RUS 1637 – 5.5
71 Kuliev Sergey RUS 1999 – 5.5
72 Abakarova Amina RUS 1867 – 5.5
73 Tataev Salakh RUS 0 – 5.5
74 Balayan Eduard RUS 1405 – 5
75 Ryzhkov Daniil RUS 2065 – 5
76 Asuev Sand-Emi RUS 1986 – 5
77 Debziev Dzhabrail RUS 2139 – 5
78 Sukhareva Valentina RUS 1919 – 5
79 Gaparkhoev Islam RUS 2091 – 5
80 Lorsanov Turpal RUS 1816 – 5
81 Naurbiev Ahmed RUS 1729 – 5
82 Magomedov Eldar RUS 1551 – 5
83 Balikoev Omar RUS 1753 – 5
84 Mazaev Aisar RUS 1749 – 5
85 Ozdoev Makhmud RUS 0 – 5
86 Laipanov Magomed RUS 1907 – 5
87 Khachubarov Mustapa RUS 0 – 5
88 Satueva Laila RUS 1760 – 5
89 Dzagov Kambulat RUS 1650 – 5
90 Zhosan Iannis RUS 1075 – 5
91 Getman Dmitriy RUS 1790 – 4.5
92 Barakhoev Husein RUS 1777 – 4.5
93 Getman Tatyana RUS 1858 – 4.5
94 Evloev Osman RUS 1739 – 4.5
95 Dzhabrailov Idris RUS 1802 – 4.5
96 Khadaev Shadid RUS 1782 – 4.5
97 Akhmedov Bakir RUS 0 – 4.5
98 Chanakanov Ali RUS 1738 – 4.5
99 Bekmurzaev Sat-Emi RUS 1838 – 4.5
100 Zekeeva Natalia RUS 1794 – 4.5
101 Dzhunaidov Mansur RUS 1675 – 4.5
102 Gishkaev Akhiad RUS 0 – 4.5
103 Ireziev Ibragim RUS 1854 – 4
104 Khatuev Isa RUS 1688 – 4
105 Baisultanov Khavazhi RUS 1628 – 4
106 Yakubov Ruslan RUS 0 – 4
107 Barzaev Akhpyat RUS 0 – 4
108 Kurbanov Musa RUS 1548 – 4
109 Agkatsev Marat RUS 1742 – 4
110 Mazhiev Salam RUS 0 – 4
111 Shuaipov Islam RUS 1933 – 4
112 Nirov Sultan RUS 1750 – 4
113 Zakaryaev Murad RUS 1484 – 4
114 Ryabenko Yuri RUS 1711 – 4
115 Kasumov Timur RUS 0 – 4
116 Satueva Khava RUS 1581 – 4
117 Molov Idar RUS 1600 – 3.5
118 Magomedova Saida RUS 1459 – 3.5
119 Otmakhov Nikita RUS 1579 – 3.5
120 Kertiev Mukhamed RUS 1524 – 3.5
121 Valiev Azamat RUS 0 – 3
122 Kanukov Zaur RUS 0 – 3
123 Shamaev Yusup RUS 0 – 3
124 Anvarbegov Sadrydin RUS 0 – 3
125 Adilsultanov Bilal RUS 0 – 2.5
126 Chanakanova Patimat RUS 0 – 2.5
127 Bogdasarov Boris RUS 0 – 2
128 Abdulaev Salakh RUS 0 – 1
129 Elmurzaev Magomed RUS 0 – 1
130 Alikov Georgiy RUS 1916 – 0.5

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