Archive for August, 2016

PhosAgro To Sponsor Carlsen-Karjakin

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

PhosAgro, a giant Russian producer of fertilizer products, is the first named sponsor for the world championship match in November between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin.
Agon, the company that holds the commercial rights to organize events …

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Dynamic Decision Making in Chess by Boris Gelfand

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Dynamic Decision Making in Chess by Boris Gelfand

Hardcover, 288 pages

In Dynamic Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand continues his investigation into decision-making at the top level, discussing some of his best games as well as his worst slips, giving the reader a unique insight into the mind of a world-class grandmaster.

Grandmaster Boris Gelfand has been an elite player for 30 years, winning the World Cup, Olympiad Gold, Candidates and many other top tournaments. In 2015 Positional Decision Making in Chess won the ECF Book of the Year award.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard is the only chess writer to win all the major awards for chess writing.

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September 2016 FRL

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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FIDE publishes September 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

Andreikin Wins Strong Abu Dhabi Masters

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

GM Dmitry Andreikin won a strong open tournament in Abu Dhabi as the only player to finish on 7.5/9. The Russian grandmaster earned U.S. $13,000 (€11,638).
Held for the 23rd time, the International Chess Festival in Abu Dhabi took…

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TCEC rapid starting soon with 32 engines

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Official logo of TCEC Season 9 by Santiago Mendez

Official logo of TCEC Season 9 by Santiago Mendez

The Top Chess Engines Championship, the strongest round robin event in chess history, is currently close to the end of the Candidates stage. The top two chess software programs are going to advance to the Superfinal, where they will compete for the title in an epic 100 games match. Currently after 45 games Stockfish looks like a sure finalist, as it is leading with 31,5/45. This is full three points ahead of the second engine – Houdini 5 dev – and four and a half points ahead of the third Komodo.

See the full standings and live games here / Replay all games of the stage here

Right after the conclusion of Stage 3 and before the Superfinal, a massive 32 engine TCEC rapid is going to take place. It will involve all participants of TCEC Season 9. The rapid event will be a double round robin or 992 games. The time control will be 25 min + 10 seconds. There will be no opening book and the engines are on their own from move 1.

Engine authors have the right to select the settings for their engine from Stage 1, Stage 2, or Stage 3. No further tunning is allowed. The deadline for a setting selection is September 5th.

See the full list of the engines

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Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The 42nd Chess Olympiad is scheduled to start on 1st September with a grand opening ceremony at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The team of 400 artists, choreographers, composers and support staff is making the final dry runs of the ceremony that is supposed to last about one hour. The designer of the ceremony, Viktor Nikolayevich, said the experience would be unforgettable – “The spectators will see a brilliant show.”

Opening ceremony dry runs

Opening ceremony dry runs

The chess competitions will start on 2nd September with a record-breaking participation of 182 teams representing 176 countries in Open and Women sections.

In parallel, the 87th FIDE Congress will be held from 5-13th September in the Fairmont Hotel, one of the Flame Towers. Considered to be a symbol of Baku, the Flame Towers’ impressive lightning will display the images of chess pieces and other elements of chess.

Flame Towers

Flame Towers

According to the director of the Baku Chess Olympiad Operating Committee, Mahir Mammedov, more than 3100 players, arbiters, journalists and congress delegates have been registered to attend the Olympiad.

To further prove that Baku is the real chess-city, the Chess Olympiad Operating Committee has branded two buses of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the run-up to the Olympiad and put them into operation in the capital. The double-deck buses will take passengers to the best sights of Baku and promote chess.

Chess buses launched in Baku

Browsing the preliminary lists, the top rated teams in the Open section are Russia 2768, USA 2761, China 2743, Azerbaijan 2715, Ukraine 2698 and France 2693.

The top rated teams in the Women section are China 2557, Russia 2504, Ukraine 2503, Georgia 2488 and India 2431.

The host country Azerbaijan will be represented by three teams in each section.

Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

Photo by Takis Nikolopoulos

Both sections will be completed over 11 rounds of Swiss system. Draw offers are not allowed before move 30. The playing venue is the beautiful Baku’s Crystal Hall. FIDE and the organizers have prepared strict anti-cheating procedures to avoid any form of cheating.

In addition, all visitors of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad will have a unique opportunity to see an exhibition of the Russian Chess Federation’s Chess Museum. Rare exhibits and vintage posters from various historical competitions will be on show.

The participants and guests are looking forward to attend an unforgettable Chess Olympiad!

Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

Record-breaking Chess Olympiad to start in Baku

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Dmitry Andreikin crowned winner in Abu Dhabi Masters

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Andreikin defeated his compatriot Alexandr Predke in the final round of the 23rd Abu Dhabi Masters to emerge clear winner with 7,5/9 points.

On the shared second place are B Adhiban (India) and Bassem Amin (Egypt) with 7 points each. Full standings below.

The 23rd Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2016 was held from 21-29th August at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. Official website.

Video courtesy of Vijay Kumar

Final standings:

1. GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2733 – 7.5
2. GM Adhiban B. IND 2671 – 7
3. GM Amin Bassem EGY 2654 – 7
4. GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2553 – 6.5
5. GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2617 – 6.5
6. GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2665 – 6.5
7. GM Dragun Kamil POL 2609 – 6.5
8. GM Lalith Babu M R IND 2575 – 6.5
9. GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2626 – 6.5
10. GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2600 – 6
11. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2639 – 6
12. GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2606 – 6
13. GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2602 – 6
14. IM Aryan Chopra IND 2485 – 6
15. GM Wang Hao CHN 2712 – 6
16. GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2604 – 6
17. GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2603 – 6
18. GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2616 – 6
19. GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2621 – 6
20. IM Krishna C R G IND 2401 – 6
21. GM Azarov Sergei BLR 2581 – 6
22. GM Vaibhav Suri IND 2556 – 6
23. GM Laxman R.R. IND 2374 – 5.5
24. GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2550 – 5.5
25. GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2565 – 5.5
26. IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2501 – 5.5
27. GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2670 – 5.5
28. GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2512 – 5.5
29. GM Oleksiyenko Mykhaylo UKR 2610 – 5.5
30. GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2661 – 5.5
31. GM Sengupta Deep IND 2571 – 5.5
32. GM Kovalyov Anton CAN 2617 – 5.5
33. GM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2617 – 5.5
34. IM Vignesh N R IND 2423 – 5.5
35. IM Eggleston David J ENG 2384 – 5.5
36. IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2382 – 5.5
37. Antonio Viani D’cunha IND 2346 – 5.5
38. IM Sadzikowski Daniel POL 2551 – 5
39. Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh IND 2415 – 5
40. GM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2500 – 5
41. GM Bortnyk Olexandr UKR 2588 – 5
42. WGM Lei Tingjie CHN 2480 – 5
43. IM Pascua Haridas PHI 2404 – 5
44. GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2613 – 5
45. IM Karavade Eesha IND 2415 – 5
46. GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2650 – 5
47. Iniyan P IND 2368 – 5
48. IM Shyaamnikhil P IND 2421 – 5
49. IM Ziska Helgi Dam FAI 2546 – 5
50. IM Thejkumar M. S. IND 2445 – 5
51. IM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2469 – 5
52. IM Abhishek Kelkar IND 2380 – 5
53. Kunal M. IND 2302 – 5
54. IM Ravi Teja S. IND 2387 – 5
55. Sankalp Gupta IND 1990 – 5
56. IM Savanovic Aleksandar BIH 2440 – 5
57. GM Illingworth Max AUS 2458 – 5
58. Sidhant Mohapatra IND 2259 – 5
59. Aradhya Garg IND 2262 – 5
60. Kulkarni Rakesh IND 2316 – 5
61. IM Swayams Mishra IND 2468 – 4.5
62. IM Tania Sachdev IND 2396 – 4.5
63. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2637 – 4.5
64. IM Estremera Panos Sergio ESP 2360 – 4.5
65. IM Ameir Moheb EGY 2431 – 4.5
66. IM Das Sayantan IND 2399 – 4.5
67. IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2477 – 4.5
68. IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2380 – 4.5
69. IM Fawzy Adham EGY 2440 – 4.5
70. GM Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian ROU 2463 – 4.5
71. IM Golubov Saveliy RUS 2481 – 4.5
72. IM Kathmale Sameer IND 2248 – 4.5
73. GM Raetsky Alexander RUS 2384 – 4.5
74. FM Thavandiran Shiyam CAN 2344 – 4.5
75. Ashwath R. IND 2227 – 4.5
76. WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2175 – 4.5
77. IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R IND 2307 – 4.5
78. IM Sarkar Justin USA 2434 – 4
79. IM Girish A. Koushik IND 2399 – 4
80. IM Mohota Nisha IND 2257 – 4
81. Harikrishnan.A.Ra IND 2280 – 4
82. IM Das Arghyadip IND 2457 – 4
83. Muthaiah Al IND 2289 – 4
84. Gusain Himal IND 2453 – 4
85. WFM Tarini Goyal IND 2142 – 4
86. FM Derakhshani Borna IRI 2265 – 4
87. IM Rajesh V A V IND 2346 – 4
88. IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2442 – 4
89. Rayes Abdul Kader SYR 2254 – 4
90. CM Sadhwani Raunak IND 2069 – 4
91. FM Srinath Rao S.V. IND 2261 – 4
92. IM Sardana Rishi AUS 2403 – 4
93. WIM Severina Maria RUS 2262 – 4
94. WIM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2405 – 4
95. IM Igonin Temur UZB 2466 – 3.5
96. Hill Alistair ENG 2257 – 3.5
97. Dimarucut Francis Erwin PHI 2172 – 3.5
98. Manush Shah IND 2151 – 3.5
99. Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2219 – 3.5
100. Raja Harshit IND 2354 – 3.5
101. IM Siva Mahadevan IND 2352 – 3.5
102. Patil Pratik IND 2216 – 3.5
103. GM Troff Kayden W USA 2522 – 3.5
104. AGM Lakshmi Narayanan M V IND 2155 – 3.5
105. IM Omar Noaman UAE 2377 – 3.5
106. Likhit Chilukuri IND 2133 – 3.5
107. Ajay Krishna S IND 2125 – 3.5
108. WIM Wafa Shahenda EGY 2113 – 3.5
109. Senthil Maran K IND 2208 – 3
110. WFM Pujari Rucha IND 2137 – 3
111. FM Mehar Chinna Reddy C.H. IND 2373 – 3
112. Pranavananda V IND 2271 – 3
113. FM Saim Mohamed Ilias ALG 2109 – 3
114. FM Mayed Alrashedi UAE 2023 – 3
115. WFM Hallaeva Bahar TKM 2103 – 3
116. WGM Calzetta Ruiz Monica ESP 2257 – 3
117. CM Aditya Mittal IND 2140 – 2.5
118. CM Dargan Paul A G ENG 2159 – 2.5
119. CM Al-Zaabi Sultan UAE 1698 – 2.5
120. Al Ghamdi Ahmed M KSA 2192 – 2.5
121. Wang Xinyue CHN 2092 – 2.5
122. WGM Geldiyeva Mahri TKM 2285 – 2.5
123. WGM Wafa Shrook EGY 2106 – 2
124. FM Khouri Ahmed Abbas UAE 2061 – 2
125. Zayed Ali Al-Hamed UAE 2002 – 2
126. Mohamed Anwar SUD 2146 – 2
127. Krueger Norbert GER 2091 – 1.5
128. GM Gopal G.N. IND 2565 – 1
129. Marcos Marvin PHI 2147 – 0.5
130. FM Alhuwar Jasem UAE 2291 – 0.5

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42nd Chess Olympiad Starts In 2 Days

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

We’re only two days away from the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday,  September 1; the first round will be played on Friday. 
About 3,000 players and officials will b…

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42nd Olympiad Starts In 2 Days

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

We’re only two days away from the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday,  September 1; the first round will be played on Friday. 
About 3,000 players and officials will b…

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17-Year-Old Wins Dutch Championship

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Besides GM Anish Giri, there’s a new and bright Dutch chess star: GM Jorden van Foreest. The eldest in a big chess family won his first Dutch Championship on Sunday.
Shortly before the UEFA Euro 1992 football champi…

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