Archive for June, 2016

Jon Speelman’s Agony Column #8

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Which openings to play, going quickly all-out for an attack or patiently steering the game into quieter waters, which pieces to exchange and which to keep, where to put one’s pawns, when to offer a draw and how to win a winning position against a higher-rated player. Questions that all come up – and are answered – in Jon Speelman’s Agony Column #8.

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World Chess Open 2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The 44th Annual World Open will be held from June 30-July 4, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated.

The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, 5-day tournament (June 30-July 4) with FIDE norms possible. The Under 2200 to Under 1200 Sections have either a 5-day schedule (June 30-July 4), 4-day schedule (July 1-4) or 3-day schedule (July 2-4) to participate in while the Under 900 and Unrated Sections are 3-day tournaments (July 2-4).

Open Section, June 30-July 4 only: 40/2, SD/30 d10.
Under 2200 to Under 1200 Sections, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4: 40/2, SD/30 d10 (4-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10; 3-day option, rds. 1-5 G/35 d10). Unrated not allowed in U1200, U1400, U1600 or U1800.
Under 900 Section & Unrated Section, July 2-4 only: G/60 d10, plays separate schedule.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

The event has a $225,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed.

Open Section: $20000-10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-700-600-500, clear winner bonus $500, top FIDE 2300-2449 $5000-2500-1500, top FIDE 2200-2299 $5000-2500-1500, top FIDE Under 2200/Unr $5000-2500-1500.
If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 10 pm 7/4 for title & bonus prize. GM & IM norms possible. FIDE rated.

Under 2200/Unr Section: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U2100 (no unr) $2000-1000, unrated limit $2000.
Under 2000/Unr Section: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1900 (no unr) $2000-1000, unrated limit $1000.
Under 1800 Section: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1700 $2000-1000.
Under 1600 Section: $10000-5000-2500-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1500 $2000-1000.
Under 1400 Section: $8000-4000-2000-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1300 $1600-800.
Under 1200 Section: $4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top U1000 $1000-500.
Under 900 Section: $600-400-300-200-100, plaques to top 10.
Unrated Section: $600-400-300-200-100, plaques to top 10.

Entry fees from $308-350

Additional events:
World Open Daily Blitz Events (July 1-3)
World Open Game/10 Championship (July 3)
World Open Blitz Championship (July 4)

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International Conference Chess Education in Schools

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

CIS Conference

Chess Academy of Armenia and Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, cooperating with FIDE, Armenian Chess Federation, and Armenian State Pedagogical University are organizing an International Conference, entitled “Theoretical and Practical Issues of Chess Education in Schools”. The Conference is to take place on 30 September (arrival day) – 3 October (departure day), 2016, at “Russia hotel”, in Tsaghkadzor, Republic of Armenia.

The main topics of the Conference are the following:

· Chess Education and Personality Development

· Socio-psychological issues of Chess Education

· Chess Teachers’ Training and Professional Development

· Technological and Methodological Aspects of Chess Education

· Chess and Inclusive Education Practices

Official website

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Dubai Chess and Culture Club will host a Fide Trainer’s Seminar on July 11-13 to be conducted by renowned Greek chess coach and author Grandmaster (GM) Efstratios Grivas.

“The seminar supports the club’s mission of promoting chess in the grassroots by providing better access to world-class chess training and coaching resources,” said Yahya Mohamed, Planning & Development Manager. “We want to empower local chess coaches in Dubai and raise the standard of chess training among the partner schools and clubs of Dubai Chess and Culture Club across the emirate.”

Dubai Chess Club organises Fide Trainer’s Seminar

All participants will be awarded certifications from the International Chess Federation (FIDE), while Grivas, a Fide Senior Trainer and Secretary of the Fide Trainers’ Commission, will confer Fide-approved titles to qualified participants based on their performance during the seminar and a written exam. Other criteria for awarding a title include a player’s Fide rating, published material and coaching experience.

The titles to be awarded are Fide Trainer, Fide Instructor, National Instructor and Developmental Instructor.

Limited to a maximum of 30 participants, the seminar will cover a broad range of topics that include “Physical and Psychological Factors”, “Building a Repertoire”, “How to Teach Beginners”, “Differences Between Boys and Girls in Chess” and “Chess Intuition” among others. There will also be discussions on opening, middlegame and endgame theory.

Those who are interested may register from the link, http://www.dubaichess.ae/seminar/. Registration fee is Dh 420, inclusive of a workbook. Those who will be eligible for any of the Fide-approved coaching titles will be officially conferred the title after paying the title and licence fees to Fide.

Obtaining a Fide-approved coaching title is one of the requirements for acceptance as a chess coach or trainer at prestigious chess training academies and clubs, including the Dubai Chess and Culture Club.

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CSIT World Workers Chess Championship 2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

CSITThe CSIT World Workers Chess Championship will be held in Puebla, Mexico, from November 12/13 (arrival days) through November 19/20 (departure days) 2016.

The CSIT World Workers Chess Championship is open to all chess players who have FIDE ID Number and had neither FIDE title above FIDE Master (FM) nor FIDE rating above 2350 as per January 1st 2016.

There is no limit on the number of participants per country or organization. The Championship will be played only if there are at least 10 players from 3 different countries. A separate championship for women shall be organized if there are at least 6 women for this championship.

The tournament will be held in the Club Sportway Puebla, Camino a la Costa #8740, Fracc. Lomas del Valle, Puebla, C.P. 72595. Tel: (52) (222) 244-6999.
The official accommodating hotel will be Hotel Lastra, Calz. De los Fuertas # 2633, Rincon del Bosque, Puebla, C.P. 72290. Tel: (52) (222) 235-9755.

The Championship shall be played in 7 rounds following the Swiss System.

Time control is 90 minutes for each player for all moves. Each player will additionally receive 30 seconds for each move.

The Blitz Championship shall be held on November 16th from 17:00. The participation is open to all players (including officials, arbiters etc.) who have FIDE (World Chess Federation) ID Number.
The championship will be held according to the Swiss System with 7-9 rounds.
The rate of play will be: 4 minutes for the whole game plus 2 seconds for each move.

Official website

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Carlsen-Grischuk, Nakamura-MVL Blitz Battle Dates Set

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The dates for the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship’s semifinals are set. Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Grischuk will be played on August 18 and Hikaru Nakamura vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will be on  August 24.
Soon after th…

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Dates Set For Carlsen-Grischuk, Nakamura-MVL Blitz Battles

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The dates for the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship’s semifinals are set. Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Grischuk will be played on 18 August and Hikaru Nakamura vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on 24 August.
Soon after the last quarterfinal…

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

Ildar Raud Memorial 2016 LIVE!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The Ildar Raud Memorial 2016 is taking place 27 June – July 3, 2016. It is the 50th edition of the tournament and it will be a Swiss tournament with 70 players. The first prize is 1500 EUR.

Live games will be daily on Chessdom.com and ChessArena.com with computer analysis by the TCEC participants Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini.

More: Live games with analysis / Watch Stage 2 of TCEC / Play free online chess

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MTS Logistics GM Tournament 2016 LIVE!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The fifth edition of the MTS Logistics GM Tournament is taking place in Izmir, Turkey between June 28-July 2 at Izmir Vesta Fuar Hotel. There are two groups and both groups play with double round Scheveningen system. The tournament provides an opportunity for the young and ambitious Turkish players to get GM and IM norms. MTS Logistics, the sponsor of the tournament is an international logistics company acting as a broker and acting as agencies to all Turkish ports, founded in 1990 in Izmir, headquarters located in Istanbul today.

Scroll down for the full participant lists. Games are played daily at 10:00 CET and 16:00 CET

Live games will be daily on Chessdom.com and ChessArena.com with computer analysis by the TCEC participants Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini.

More: Live games with analysis / Watch Stage 2 of TCEC / Play free online chess

Smyrna Group

GM Ante Saric CRO 2587
GM Boris Chatalbahsev BUL 2551 (get your repertoire vs 1.d4 by GM Chatalbashev)
GM Bojan Kurajica BIH 2529
GM Costica-Ciprian Nanu ROM 2517
IM Tervel Serafimov BUL 2381
IM Burak Firat TUR 2487
IM Batuhan Dastan TUR 2480
IM Vahap ?anal TUR 2478
IM Cemil Can Ali Marandi TUR 2472
IM Ogulcan Kanmazalp 2437

The rating average is 2513 and it is a category 11 tournament. Scoring 6.5 points and above is required for a GM norm.

Ephesus Group

GM Alexander A. Evdokimov RUS 2503
GM Vladimir Petkov BUL 2493
GM Emir Dizdarevic BIH 2492
IM Milan Mrdja CRO 2356
IM Johan Furhof SWE 2296
IM Mert Yilmazyerli 2439
IM Ufuk Sezen Arat 2420
FM Serkan Soysal 2334
FM Melih Yurtseven 2318
FM Cankut Emiroglu 2304

The rating average of this group is 2428 and it is a category 8 tournament where scoring 7.5 points and above is required for a GM norm while scoring 5.5 points is the minimum for an IM norm.

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How to learn from chess studies

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Regular over-the-board players are often suspicious about chess studies and problems. The positions are considered artificial, the solutions extravagant and of little use to practical play. But that is not always the case. Here’s a prize-winning study that requires strategic ideas and manoeuvres that are genuinely useful in over-the-board play. You can analyse and solve it, with engine support, right here on our news page!

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