Archive for April, 2017

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Azeri star Shakhriyar Mamedyarov repeated the last year’s success and took another trophy at the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir.

The ten-player round robin event was held from 20-30th April in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. In the final round Vladimir Kramnik defeated Pavel Eljanov, while the remaining games were drawn.

Final standings:
1. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – 5,5
2-4. Vladimir Kramnik, Wesley So and Veselin Topalov – 5,0
5-7. Sergey Karjakin, Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Michael Adams – 4,5
8. Teimour Radjabov – 4,0
9-10. Pavel Eljanov and Pentala Harikrishna – 3,5

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir

Mahir Mammadov, Vice-president of Azerbaijan chess federation, stated:

The tournament was brilliant! Once again a high organizational level was demonstrated. Vugar Gashimov’s memorial is really an elite tournament in all aspects: a high prize fund, the organizers are keen on their work, a beautiful tournament hall, the Memorial is well covered in the press. I would also remind that FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov attended the opening ceremony.

This level is difficult to maintain, but we have to do our best. Everyone agreed that the fifth anniversary tournament will take place, and in the years to come Vugar Gashimov’s Memorial will also be held.

It is very difficult to raise the elo-category of the tournament, but on the jubilee it will be necessary to try to make sure that the world champion Magnus Carlsen takes part. I hope that he will find the time in his busy schedule.

At the moment, we have the “2:2 score” – Magnus Carlsen won the first two tournaments, and Shahriyar Mamedyarov the next two. In general, this tournament had many fighting games, which pleases me. I really hope that the next tournament will be just as wonderful.”

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Anish Giri wins Reykjavik Open

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The #1 seed Anish Giri lived up to the expectation and emerged clear winner of the 2017 GAMMA Reykjavik Open.

It wasn’t easy with two rounds to go when Anish was half a point behind the leaders and had two blacks coming up. He however showed his class beyond doubt and managed to take the lead with half a point before the last round with two consecutive wins. A win in the last round against his countryman Erwin l’Ami secured the win and the top spot.

Others winning in the last round included Gata Kamsky, Sergei Movsesian, Jorden van Foreest and last year champion, Ahijeet Gupta.

Anish Giri

Anish had a bit of a psychological battle in the last round as Erwin l’Ami has worked as one of his seconds in elite tournaments. Anish however quickly took the upper hand and didn’t let go, “sailing it home” and was the first one the top boards to finish. This left the others fighting for second place.

The 32nd Reykjavik Open 2017 took place from 19-27th April, 2017, in Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Official website

Final standings:

1. GM Giri Anish NED 2771 – 8.5
2. GM Van Foreest Jorden NED 2584 – 8
3. GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2677 – 8
4. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2607 – 8
5. GM Kamsky Gata USA 2668 – 8
6. IM Kavutskiy Konstantin USA 2347 – 7.5
7. GM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2548 – 7.5
8. FM Pigott John C ENG 2381 – 7.5
9. GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2641 – 7.5
10. GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2696 – 7.5
11. GM Can Emre TUR 2578 – 7
12. GM Perelshteyn Eugene USA 2509 – 7
13. GM Torre Eugenio PHI 2455 – 7
14. GM L’ami Erwin NED 2614 – 7
. GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2536 – 7
. IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2429 – 7
17. GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2521 – 7
18. WGM Abrahamyan Tatev USA 2364 – 7
19. GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2566 – 7
20. IM Hambleton Aman CAN 2434 – 7
21. GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2734 – 7
22. GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2614 – 7
23. GM Beliavsky Alexander G SLO 2597 – 7
24. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2491 – 7
25. IM Thorfinnsson Bragi ISL 2457 – 7
26. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2670 – 7
27. GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2554 – 7
28. GM Landa Konstantin RUS 2611 – 7
29. IM Bailet Pierre FRA 2510 – 7
30. FM Kleinman Michael CAN 2289 – 6.5
31. FM Le Goff Damien FRA 2278 – 6.5
32. FM Kniest Oliver GER 2301 – 6.5
33. Ristoja Samu FIN 2228 – 6.5
34. GM Panchanathan Magesh Chandran IND 2494 – 6.5
35. GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2712 – 6.5
36. GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2693 – 6.5
. IM Ahlander Bjorn SWE 2416 – 6.5
38. GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2422 – 6.5
39. GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2555 – 6.5
40. IM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs MGL 2394 – 6.5
41. IM Firat Burak TUR 2503 – 6.5
. IM Kanmazalp Ogulcan TUR 2448 – 6.5
. FM Risting Eivind Olav NOR 2250 – 6.5
44. FM Plotkin Victor CAN 2243 – 6.5
45. IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2468 – 6.5
46. GM Friedel Joshua E USA 2524 – 6.5
47. IM Sarkar Justin USA 2390 – 6.5
48. GM Ziska Helgi Dam FAI 2553 – 6.5
49. FM Gislason Gudmundur ISL 2314 – 6
50. Tokranovs Dmitrijs LAT 2227 – 6
51. IM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2351 – 6
52. Alan Entem FRA 2200 – 6
53. CM Doknjas Joshua CAN 2123 – 6
54. WFM Motycakova Monika SVK 2162 – 6
55. Plotkin Mark CAN 2147 – 6
56. Yakimenko Alexander A. RUS 2145 – 6
57. GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2671 – 6
58. IM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2447 – 6
59. IM Timmermans Mark NED 2385 – 6
60. IM Tania Sachdev IND 2429 – 6
. FM Rajdeep Sarkar IND 2273 – 6
62. IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn ISL 2413 – 6
63. Laustsen Lars DEN 2169 – 6
64. Yu Jonathan CAN 2073 – 6
65. Puglia Francesco ITA 1809 – 6
66. CM Walton Alan J ENG 2199 – 6
67. FM Einarsson Halldor Gretar ISL 2257 – 6
68. Sigeman Johan SWE 2138 – 6
69. Wecker Martin GER 2134 – 6
70. IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2363 – 6
71. WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2349 – 6
72. Henderson De La Fuente Lance ESP 2372 – 6
73. FM Sarin Nihal IND 2424 – 6
74. GM Tarjan James E USA 2414 – 6
75. Pfreundt Jakob GER 2392 – 6
76. WIM Maroroa Sue ENG 2148 – 6
77. IM Karavade Eesha IND 2405 – 6
. Garg Aradhya IND 2315 – 6
79. FM Webb Laurence E ENG 2271 – 6
80. IM Liang Awonder USA 2483 – 6
81. GM Thorhallsson Throstur ISL 2423 – 6
82. FM Van Leent Dimitri NED 2230 – 5.5
83. FM Gorti Akshita USA 2261 – 5.5
. Burrows Martin P ENG 2113 – 5.5
85. FM Louis Thibault FRA 2202 – 5.5
86. WGM Ptacnikova Lenka ISL 2242 – 5.5
87. Della Pietra Andrea ITA 2228 – 5.5
88. Prieto Alberto USA 1999 – 5.5
89. Mesman Edwyn NED 2199 – 5.5
90. Ingvason Johann ISL 2121 – 5.5
91. Skaale Janus FAI 1765 – 5.5
92. Baldvinsson Loftur ISL 1971 – 5.5
93. Fehr Axel Dr. GER 2102 – 5.5
94. Halldorsson Hjorleifur ISL 1776 – 5.5
95. WGM Maisuradze Nino FRA 2273 – 5.5
96. Thorhallsson Gylfi ISL 2070 – 5.5
97. FM Buchenau Frank GER 2275 – 5.5
98. FM Dougherty Michael CAN 2171 – 5.5
99. FM Karason Askell O ISL 2289 – 5.5
100. FM Haessel Dale R. CAN 2095 – 5.5
101. Grabow Pouelsten Holm DEN 2135 – 5.5
. Jonsson Gauti Pall ISL 2087 – 5.5
103. Leosson Atli Johann ISL 1773 – 5.5
104. IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2300 – 5.5
105. IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2425 – 5.5
106. Fridjonsson Julius ISL 2126 – 5.5
107. Halldorsson Bragi ISL 2110 – 5.5
108. Bergsson Stefan ISL 2031 – 5.5
109. Viglundsson Bjorgvin ISL 2143 – 5.5
. Dietzsch Herbert GER 2106 – 5.5
111. FM Doknjas John CAN 2216 – 5.5
112. Barthel Ansgar GER 2166 – 5.5
113. Kristjansson Olafur ISL 2102 – 5.5
114. GM Lemos Damian ARG 2471 – 5.5
115. Kristinsson Jon ISL 2166 – 5.5
116. WIM Vaishali R IND 2259 – 5
117. IM L’ami Alina ROU 2324 – 5
118. FM Bjornsson Sigurbjorn ISL 2279 – 5
119. Franck Guezennec FRA 2271 – 5
120. Edvardsson Kristjan ISL 2228 – 5
121. Heimisson Hilmir Freyr ISL 2152 – 5
122. Magnusson Magnus ISL 1978 – 5
123. Byrne Alex IRL 1976 – 5
124. Saren Bjorn SWE 2067 – 5
125. Magnussen Pal SWE 1909 – 5
126. FM Stefansson Vignir Vatnar ISL 2341 – 5
. Thorgeirsson Jon Kristinn ISL 2189 – 5
128. CM Kiese Matthias Prof. Dr. GER 2247 – 5
. Haraldsson Haraldur ISL 1941 – 5
130. WIM Acevedo Mendez Lisseth CRC 1845 – 5
131. Agustsson Hafsteinn ISL 1921 – 5
132. Persson Anders SWE 2078 – 5
133. Arnalds Stefan ISL 2035 – 5
134. Steincamp Isaac K USA 2009 – 5
135. Moller Mikael SWE 1965 – 5
136. Lemery Jon Thor ISL 1708 – 5
137. IM Esserman Marc USA 2458 – 5
. IM Ris Robert NED 2419 – 5
139. WGM Nebolsina Vera RUS 2285 – 5
140. Sigurjonsson Siguringi ISL 1997 – 5
141. Spence David J ENG 2168 – 5
142. Kolka Dawid ISL 1931 – 5
143. FM Savage Allan G USA 2067 – 5
144. Birkisson Bardur Orn ISL 2146 – 5
145. Johansson Jukka FIN 2122 – 5
146. Davidsdottir Nansy ISL 1864 – 5
147. WIM Zemlickova Olena UKR 2053 – 5
148. Bottema Martin NED 2114 – 5
149. Tunge Christian NOR 2055 – 4.5
. Doknjas Neil CAN 1784 – 4.5
151. Birkisson Bjorn Holm ISL 2057 – 4.5
152. CM Vistisen Lars DEN 2097 – 4.5
153. Pedersen Soren Sandmann USA 1794 – 4.5
154. Eiriksson Sigurdur ISL 1928 – 4.5
. Jonsson Pall G ISL 1833 – 4.5
156. Carr Jay A USA 2086 – 4.5
. Valtysson Thor ISL 1955 – 4.5
158. Zybura Andre CAN 1894 – 4.5
159. Gudmarsson Olafur ISL 1721 – 4.5
. Eminov Sinan BUL 1537 – 4.5
161. Le Creurer Kilian ITA 1942 – 4.5
162. Gopakumar Siddharth IND 1826 – 4.5
163. Green Per SWE 1966 – 4.5
164. Jacobsen Heidrikur T. FAI 1951 – 4.5
165. WFM Thorsteinsdottir Gudlaug ISL 2013 – 4.5
166. Mai Aron Thor ISL 1956 – 4.5
167. Finnsson Johann Arnar ISL 1655 – 4.5
168. Mulleady Peter J ENG 1949 – 4.5
169. Timmermans Adri NED 1861 – 4.5
170. Fjallheim Leif Reinert FAI 1667 – 4.5
171. Johannsson Orn Leo ISL 2236 – 4.5
172. Kvamme John A NOR 2151 – 4.5
173. Heidarsson Arnar ISL 1391 – 4.5
174. Daly Patrick IRL 1804 – 4.5
175. Hill Alistair ENG 2209 – 4.5
176. CM Harding Tim D IRL 2017 – 4.5
177. Johannsson Birkir Isak ISL 1567 – 4.5
178. Meyer Juergen GER 1944 – 4
179. WCM Kakulidis Ellen DEN 1892 – 4
180. Ulfsson Olafur Evert ISL 1802 – 4
181. Nielsen Jon I Horni FAI 1454 – 4
182. Apol Luitjen Akselsson FAI 1561 – 4
183. Hrafnsson Hreinn ISL 1621 – 4
184. Briem Stephan ISL 1865 – 4
185. Baliuniene Margarita DEN 1897 – 4
. Holm Fridgeir K ISL 1726 – 4
187. Mai Alexander Oliver ISL 1813 – 4
188. Scheele Marcus GER 2030 – 4
189. Johannesson Haki ISL 1705 – 4
190. Thorsteinsson Hilmar ISL 1875 – 4
. WCM Smith Lynda WLS 1849 – 4
. De Winter Eric NED 1786 – 4
193. Sidali Elias Hulleberg NOR 1724 – 4
194. Gudmundsson Einar S. ISL 1739 – 4
195. Fjallheim Elmar Reinert FAI 1691 – 4
196. Vignisson Ingvar Egill ISL 1693 – 4
197. Arnarsson Hrannar ISL 2046 – 4
198. Gardarsson Hordur ISL 1700 – 4
199. Davidsson Oskar Vikingur ISL 1818 – 4
200. Murray Peter CAN 2235 – 4
201. Runarsson Gunnar ISL 2006 – 4
202. Larson Gerald A USA 2104 – 4
. Olafsson Smari ISL 1998 – 4
204. Gunnarsson Helgi Petur ISL 1669 – 4
. Njardarson Daniel Ernir ISL 1378 – 4
. Bjarnason Olafur ISL 0 – 4
207. Einarsson Oskar Long ISL 1681 – 4
208. Fridthjofsdottir Sigurl. Regi ISL 1750 – 4
209. Huber-Delle Guenther USA 1891 – 4
210. Murray Jim G. IRL 1896 – 4
211. Zemlicka Vit CZE 1984 – 4
212. Marhoefer Daniel GER 1714 – 4
213. Jonasson Hordur ISL 1513 – 4
214. Ragnarsson Heimir Pall ISL 1608 – 4
215. Gasanova Ulker ISL 1591 – 4
216. Tijssens Rob NED 1799 – 3.5
. Arnarson Smari ISL 1550 – 3.5
218. Steingrimsson Karl Egill ISL 1664 – 3.5
219. Nielsen Allan FAI 1606 – 3.5
220. Theuer Lorenz SWE 1583 – 3.5
221. Thorarensen Adalsteinn ISL 1686 – 3.5
222. Barillaro Luca ITA 2164 – 3.5
223. Kristinsson Magnus ISL 1783 – 3.5
224. Breidfjord Palmar ISL 1866 – 3.5
225. Opasiak Dustin Tennessee POL 1885 – 3.5
226. Briem Benedikt ISL 1446 – 3.5
227. Tan Teck Woon SGP 1636 – 3.5
228. Thorsteinsdottir Svava ISL 1358 – 3.5
229. Boron Anthony CAN 1865 – 3.5
. Gudmundsson Thordur ISL 0 – 3.5
231. Arnason Saemundur ISL 1232 – 3
232. Thordarson Sigurdur ISL 1275 – 3
233. Fjallheim Benjamin Reinert FAI 1322 – 3
234. Petursson Armann ISL 1227 – 3
235. Meier Gerd GER 1779 – 3
236. Berg Margar M. FAI 1813 – 3
237. Kvamme Ingrid Jodre NOR 1444 – 3
238. Ontiveros John ISL 1741 – 3
239. Muhr Andreas AUT 1801 – 3
. Nergard Ole-Kristian NOR 0 – 3
241. Hart Alexander SWE 1806 – 3
242. Fournier Martin CAN 1524 – 3
243. Roebuck Derek AUS 1661 – 3
244. Smith Chris P ENG 1504 – 3
245. Gunnarsson Baltasar Mani Wedh ISL 1230 – 3
. Kristofersson Sindri Snaer ISL 1197 – 3
247. Davidsson Stefan Orri ISL 1490 – 3
248. Thorsson Pall ISL 1688 – 3
249. Sigurvaldason Hjalmar ISL 1441 – 3
250. Peat Matthew ENG 2014 – 3
251. Kauch Markus GER 2193 – 3
252. Axelsson Thomas SWE 1799 – 2.5
253. Steinthorsson Birgir Logi ISL 1040 – 2.5
254. Haile Batel Goitom ISL 1197 – 2.5
255. Nielsen Suni I Horni FAI 1167 – 2.5
256. Hjaltason Magnus ISL 1205 – 2.5
257. Magnusson Thorsteinn ISL 1489 – 2
258. Thorisson Benedikt ISL 1057 – 2
259. Tummasarson Flovin M. FAI 1224 – 2
260. Thorisson Bjartur ISL 1071 – 2
261. Hjaltason Elvar Orn ISL 1643 – 2
262. Kristbergsson Bjorgvin ISL 1060 – 2
263. Johannesson Petur ISL 1004 – 1
264. Hardarson Jon Trausti ISL 2157 0

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Russian Team Chess Chamionship 2017 LIVE!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The Russian Team Chess Championship 2017 aka Premier League is going to take place 1-10 May, 2017, in Sochi, Russia. It will consist of eight teams. Top seeded are the team of Sibir with Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Andreikin, Anton Korobov, and Denis Khismatullin.

Their main opponents are Malakhit with Anatoly Karpov, Alexei Shirov, and Alexander Riazantsev as well as Medni Vsadnik with Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, and Maxim Matlakov. See the full list of participants below.

The Russian Team Chess Championship will be live on Chessdom and you can also follow it live on your mobile via the Chess Arena phone application. Games start at 14:00 CET

 

1. “Сибирь-Сириус” (Новосибирская область) (РейтСр:2765 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2811 RUS
2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2772 AZE
3 GM Giri Anish 2785 NED
4 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2751 RUS
5 GM Grischuk Alexander 2750 RUS
6 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2723 RUS
7 GM Korobov Anton 2688 UKR
8 GM Khismatullin Denis 2651 RUS
2. “Малахит” (г. Екатеринбург) (РейтСр:2662 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Karpov Anatoly 2624 RUS
2 GM Shirov Alexei 2664 LAT
3 GM Riazantsev Alexander 2659 RUS
4 GM Rublevsky Sergei 2682 RUS
5 GM Motylev Alexander 2665 RUS
6 GM Kovalenko Igor 2657 LAT
7 GM Lysyj Igor 2643 RUS
8 GM Shariyazdanov Andrey 2529 RUS
3. “Медный всадник” (г. Санкт-Петербург) (РейтСр:2702 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Svidler Peter 2755 RUS
2 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2731 RUS
3 GM Matlakov Maxim 2714 RUS
4 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2698 ISR
5 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2690 RUS
6 GM Khairullin Ildar 2624 RUS
7 GM Goganov Aleksey 2592 RUS
4. ШСМ “Legacy Square Capital” (г. Москва) (РейтСр:2665 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Malakhov Vladimir 2712 RUS
2 GM Najer Evgeniy 2682 RUS
3 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2661 RUS
4 GM Dubov Daniil 2660 RUS
5 GM Grachev Boris 2658 RUS
6 GM Popov Ivan 2618 RUS
7 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2604 RUS
8 IM Vavulin Maksim 2599 RUS
5. “Жигули” (Самарская область) (РейтСр:2440 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Predke Alexandr 2566 RUS
2 GM Geller Jakov 2505 RUS
3 FM Elistratov Semen 2417 RUS
4 IM Mokshanov Alexey 2402 RUS
5 FM Palachev Petr 2382 RUS
6 FM Natacheev Peter 2296 RUS
7 IM Slavin Alexey 2367 RUS
8 FM Pogorelskikh Sergey 2233 RUS
6. “СДЮСШОР ШШ” (г. Санкт-Петербург) (РейтСр:2529 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Romanov Evgeny 2636 RUS
2 GM Alekseev Evgeny 2610 RUS
3 GM Alekseenko Kirill 2585 RUS
4 GM Popov Valerij 2528 RUS
5 IM Usmanov Vasily 2443 RUS
6 Saveliev Alexei 2369 RUS
7 Palchun Grigory 2354 RUS
7. “Шахматная федерация ЦФО” (РейтСр:2545 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Rozum Ivan 2606 RUS
2 GM Shomoev Anton 2550 RUS
3 FM Esipenko Andrey 2509 RUS
4 GM Bocharov Dmitry 2574 RUS
5 GM Chigaev Maksim 2559 RUS
6 IM Zabotin Alexander 2473 RUS
8. “Ладья” (Республика Татарстан) (РейтСр:2566 / Доп1: 0 / Доп2: 0)
Bo. Имя Рейт. ФЕД.
1 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2682 RUS
2 GM Kamsky Gata 2676 USA
3 GM Timofeev Artyom 2555 RUS
4 GM Hasangatin Ramil 2509 RUS
5 FM Faizrakhmanov Ramil 2439 RUS
6 FM Makhmutov Rail 2437 RUS
7 Korovin Mikhail 2316 RUS
8 GM Ibragimov Ildar 2537 RUS

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Samples of Best Combinations of 2016 – Now as Paperback

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

My ebook Modern Chess Combinations: October, November, December 2016 is now also available in paperback format, so you can order a physical copy and have it delivered to you like most chess books you probably already own. Here is a sample set of exercises for you to get the taste of it. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the solutions.

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This publication is a collection of over 140 best combinations played by strong chess players in tournaments that took place in the fourth quarter of 2016. This book is the eighth in the “Quarterly Tactics” series, which provides instructive tactical positions from the most recent top chess tournaments. 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

The highlight of this edition are the games from the World Championshop match between Karjakin and Carlsen, and World Rapid and Blitz Championship. The combination played by Magnus Carlsen in the last game of the tie-break – was found by him instantly and was a worthy finish to the tough match. It proved yet again, that being able to spot tactics quickly and effortlessly is an essential part of being a strong player.

Nabaty, T. – Vaganian, R.
   2016.10.07   

17

White’s turn


Nenezic, M. – Miladinovic, I.
   2016.10.01   

18

White’s turn


Flores, Di – Real de Azua, E.
   2016.07.20   

19

White’s turn


Bosiocic, Mari – Fercec, N.
   2016.10.12   

20

White’s turn

 

 


Solutions

Nabaty, T. – Vaganian, R.
1st Yerevan Open 2016   2016.10.07   

152

28. Qxc8+

Black resigned in view of

28. … Rxc8 29. Ne6+ Kf7 30. Nxg5+ 1-0


Nenezic, M. – Miladinovic, I.
TCh-SRB Premier 2016   2016.10.01   

153

21. c4 bxc4 22. Qxb7 Nxd4 23. Bxc4


Flores, Di – Real de Azua, E.
91st ch-ARG 2016   2016.07.20   

154

40. Rxe6

Black resigned in view of

40. … Qxe6 41. Bd5 1-0


Bosiocic, Mari – Fercec, N.
25th TCh-CRO Div 1b 2016   2016.10.12   

155

18. Nxd5 cxd5 19. Rxd5 Bd6

( 19. … Rxd5 20. Bxd5 Qd7 21. Qxb7+ Qxb7 22. Rc8# )

20. Qxb7+ Kxb7 21. Rxd6+ 1-0

Source: chessblogger

Best Combinations of 2016 – Find the right move

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Scroll down to see the solutions

Nabaty, T. – Vaganian, R.
   2016.10.07   

17

White’s turn


Nenezic, M. – Miladinovic, I.
   2016.10.01   

18

White’s turn


Flores, Di – Real de Azua, E.
   2016.07.20   

19

White’s turn


Bosiocic, Mari – Fercec, N.
   2016.10.12   

20

White’s turn

 


Solutions

 

Nabaty, T. – Vaganian, R.
1st Yerevan Open 2016   2016.10.07   

152

28. Qxc8+

Black resigned in view of

28. … Rxc8 29. Ne6+ Kf7 30. Nxg5+ 1-0


Nenezic, M. – Miladinovic, I.
TCh-SRB Premier 2016   2016.10.01   

153

21. c4 bxc4 22. Qxb7 Nxd4 23. Bxc4


Flores, Di – Real de Azua, E.
91st ch-ARG 2016   2016.07.20   

154

40. Rxe6

Black resigned in view of

40. … Qxe6 41. Bd5 1-0


Bosiocic, Mari – Fercec, N.
25th TCh-CRO Div 1b 2016   2016.10.12   

155

18. Nxd5 cxd5 19. Rxd5 Bd6

( 19. … Rxd5 20. Bxd5 Qd7 21. Qxb7+ Qxb7 22. Rc8# )

20. Qxb7+ Kxb7 21. Rxd6+ 1-0

Source: chessblogger

May 2017 FRL

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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FIDE publishes May 2017 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

Attack with Morozevich–book samples part 2

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The book Attack with Alexander Morozevich – Selected Games and Best Combinations is a collection of his selected games, with each game focusing on a tactical shot delivered by Alexander. Here are some sample combinations for you to solve (scroll down for solutions)

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Morozevich, Alexander    –    Pushkov, Nikolai
   1995     *

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. c3 a5 6. Be2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 e5 9. Bf1 Bg4 10. Qc2 dxe4 11. dxe4 Bc5 12. h3 Bh5 13. Rb1 Qe7 14. Nh4 Rfd8 15. Nf5 Qf8 16. Nc4 Nd7 17. Nce3 Bxe3 18. Bxe3 Nc5 19. b4 axb4 20. cxb4 Ne6 21. b5 Ncd4 22. Bxd4 exd4 23. Bc4 Ra3 24. Qd2 Bg6 25. Rbc1 Nc5 26. Qg5 Bxf5 27. exf5 h6 28. Qh4 Qd6 29. Bxf7+ Kxf7 30. Rxc5 d3 31. Qc4+ Kf8 32. Rxc7 Qd5 33. Qg4 Qd4

# White’s turn 

wsq[309] bsq[277] wsq[310] bbr[23] wsq[311] bbk[9] wsq[312] bsq[278]
bsq[279] wbp[43] bwr[17] wsq[313] bsq[280] wsq[314] bbp[25] wsq[315]
wsq[316] bsq[281] wsq[317] bsq[282] wsq[318] bsq[283] wsq[319] bbp[26]
bsq[284] wwp[41] bsq[285] wsq[320] bsq[286] wwp[42] bsq[287] wsq[321]
wsq[322] bsq[288] wsq[323] bbq[11] wsq[324] bsq[289] wwq[5] bsq[290]
bbr[24] wsq[325] bsq[291] wbp[44] bsq[292] wsq[326] bsq[293] wwp[43]
wwp[44] bsq[294] wsq[327] bsq[295] wsq[328] bwp[41] wwp[45] bsq[296]
bsq[297] wsq[329] bsq[298] wsq[330] bwr[18] wsq[331] bwk[15] wsq[332]

*


Morozevich, Alexander    –    Ree, Hans
   1994     *

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 Nge7 5. Bg2 g6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bg7 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. Qd6 Ba6 10. Nc3 Qb6 11. Qa3 Bd4 12. Nd1 Rb8 13. c3 Bc5 14. b4 Bd6 15. Be3 Qb7 16. f4 e5 17. Nf2 Bc4 18. Rd1 Nc8 19. Ng4 Be6 20. Nf6+ Ke7 21. O-O exf4 22. gxf4 Kd8 23. Bd4 Qc7

# White’s turn 

wsq[877] bbr[63] wbn[19] bbk[23] wsq[878] bsq[785] wsq[879] bbr[64]
bbp[69] wsq[880] bbq[29] wbp[123] bsq[786] wbp[124] bsq[787] wbp[125]
wsq[881] bsq[788] wbp[126] bbb[31] wbb[25] bwn[13] wbp[127] bsq[789]
bsq[790] wsq[882] bsq[791] wsq[883] bsq[792] wsq[884] bsq[793] wsq[885]
wsq[886] bwp[119] wsq[887] bwb[31] wwp[111] bwp[120] wsq[888] bsq[794]
bwq[31] wsq[889] bwp[121] wsq[890] bsq[795] wsq[891] bsq[796] wsq[892]
wwp[112] bsq[797] wsq[893] bsq[798] wsq[894] bsq[799] wwb[31] bwp[122]
bsq[800] wsq[895] bsq[801] wwr[37] bsq[802] wwr[38] bwk[41] wsq[896]

*


Morozevich    –    Sveshnikov
   1995     *

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. c3 d5 6. e5 Bd7 7. Re1 Nf5 8. Bf1 Be7 9. d3 O-O 10. g3 f6 11. exf6 Bxf6 12. Na3 g5 13. Bg2 h6 14. Nc2 Qb6 15. Qe2 Rae8 16. Ne3 Bg7 17. Qc2 Nxe3 18. Bxe3 e5 19. h4 g4 20. Nd2 Be6 21. b4 d4 22. bxc5 Qa6 23. cxd4 e4 24. Nxe4 Nxd4 25. Qd2 Bd5

# White’s turn 

wsq[897] bsq[803] wsq[898] bsq[804] wbr[13] bbr[65] wbk[19] bsq[805]
bbp[70] wbp[128] bsq[806] wsq[899] bsq[807] wsq[900] bbb[32] wsq[901]
wbq[13] bsq[808] wsq[902] bsq[809] wsq[903] bsq[810] wsq[904] bbp[71]
bsq[811] wsq[905] bwp[123] wbb[26] bsq[812] wsq[906] bsq[813] wsq[907]
wsq[908] bsq[814] wsq[909] bbn[13] wwn[13] bsq[815] wbp[129] bwp[124]
bsq[816] wsq[910] bsq[817] wwp[113] bwb[32] wsq[911] bwp[125] wsq[912]
wwp[114] bsq[818] wsq[913] bwq[32] wsq[914] bwp[126] wwb[32] bsq[819]
bwr[45] wsq[915] bsq[820] wsq[916] bwr[46] wsq[917] bwk[42] wsq[918]

*



Solutions:

Morozevich, Alexander    –    Pushkov, Nikolai
Russian Championship   1995     1-0

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. c3 a5 6. Be2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 e5 9. Bf1 Bg4 10. Qc2 dxe4 11. dxe4 Bc5 12. h3 Bh5 13. Rb1 Qe7 14. Nh4 Rfd8 15. Nf5 Qf8 16. Nc4 Nd7 17. Nce3 Bxe3 18. Bxe3 Nc5 19. b4 axb4 20. cxb4 Ne6 21. b5 Ncd4 22. Bxd4 exd4 23. Bc4 Ra3 24. Qd2 Bg6 25. Rbc1 Nc5 26. Qg5 Bxf5 27. exf5 h6 28. Qh4 Qd6 29. Bxf7+ Kxf7 30. Rxc5 d3 31. Qc4+ Kf8 32. Rxc7 Qd5 33. Qg4 Qd4

# 

wsq[919] bsq[821] wsq[920] bbr[66] wsq[921] bbk[24] wsq[922] bsq[822]
bsq[823] wbp[130] bwr[47] wsq[923] bsq[824] wsq[924] bbp[72] wsq[925]
wsq[926] bsq[825] wsq[927] bsq[826] wsq[928] bsq[827] wsq[929] bbp[73]
bsq[828] wwp[115] bsq[829] wsq[930] bsq[830] wwp[116] bsq[831] wsq[931]
wsq[932] bsq[832] wsq[933] bbq[30] wsq[934] bsq[833] wwq[11] bsq[834]
bbr[67] wsq[935] bsq[835] wbp[131] bsq[836] wsq[936] bsq[837] wwp[117]
wwp[118] bsq[838] wsq[937] bsq[839] wsq[938] bwp[127] wwp[119] bsq[840]
bsq[841] wsq[939] bsq[842] wsq[940] bwr[48] wsq[941] bwk[43] wsq[942]

34. Re8+

( Black resigned because either capture loses immediately: 34. Re8+ Kxe8 ( 34. … Rxe8 35. Qxd4 ) 35. Qg6+ Kf8 36. Qf7# )

1-0


Morozevich, Alexander    –    Ree, Hans
Tilburg   1994     1-0

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 Nge7 5. Bg2 g6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bg7 8. Nxc6 bxc6 9. Qd6 Ba6 10. Nc3 Qb6 11. Qa3 Bd4 12. Nd1 Rb8 13. c3 Bc5 14. b4 Bd6 15. Be3 Qb7 16. f4 e5 17. Nf2 Bc4 18. Rd1 Nc8 19. Ng4 Be6 20. Nf6+ Ke7 21. O-O exf4 22. gxf4 Kd8 23. Bd4 Qc7

# 

wsq[943] bbr[68] wbn[20] bbk[25] wsq[944] bsq[843] wsq[945] bbr[69]
bbp[74] wsq[946] bbq[31] wbp[132] bsq[844] wbp[133] bsq[845] wbp[134]
wsq[947] bsq[846] wbp[135] bbb[33] wbb[27] bwn[14] wbp[136] bsq[847]
bsq[848] wsq[948] bsq[849] wsq[949] bsq[850] wsq[950] bsq[851] wsq[951]
wsq[952] bwp[128] wsq[953] bwb[33] wwp[120] bwp[129] wsq[954] bsq[852]
bwq[33] wsq[955] bwp[130] wsq[956] bsq[853] wsq[957] bsq[854] wsq[958]
wwp[121] bsq[855] wsq[959] bsq[856] wsq[960] bsq[857] wwb[33] bwp[131]
bsq[858] wsq[961] bsq[859] wwr[39] bsq[860] wwr[40] bwk[44] wsq[962]

24. Nxd7!

In addition to the discovered attack on the rook this also opens up the ‘d’ file with decisive effect.

24. … Bxd7 25. Bxh8 +- Bxf4 26. e5! g5 27. b5! Ke8

( 27. … Rxb5 28. Qf8# )

28. e6! fxe6 29. Rxd7!

# This will be followed by Bxc6 so Black resigned. It is impressive how Morozevich tore apart Black’s position with the last few energetic moves. 

wsq[963] bbr[70] wbn[21] bsq[861] wbk[20] bsq[862] wsq[964] bwb[34]
bbp[75] wsq[965] bbq[32] wwr[41] bsq[863] wsq[966] bsq[864] wbp[137]
wsq[967] bsq[865] wbp[138] bsq[866] wbp[139] bsq[867] wsq[968] bsq[868]
bsq[869] wwp[122] bsq[870] wsq[969] bsq[871] wsq[970] bbp[76] wsq[971]
wsq[972] bsq[872] wsq[973] bsq[873] wsq[974] bbb[34] wsq[975] bsq[874]
bwq[34] wsq[976] bwp[132] wsq[977] bsq[875] wsq[978] bsq[876] wsq[979]
wwp[123] bsq[877] wsq[980] bsq[878] wsq[981] bsq[879] wwb[34] bwp[133]
bsq[880] wsq[982] bsq[881] wsq[983] bsq[882] wwr[42] bwk[45] wsq[984]

1-0


Morozevich    –    Sveshnikov
Russian Championship   1995     1-0

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. c3 d5 6. e5 Bd7 7. Re1 Nf5 8. Bf1 Be7 9. d3 O-O 10. g3 f6 11. exf6 Bxf6 12. Na3 g5 13. Bg2 h6 14. Nc2 Qb6 15. Qe2 Rae8 16. Ne3 Bg7 17. Qc2 Nxe3 18. Bxe3 e5 19. h4 g4 20. Nd2 Be6 21. b4 d4 22. bxc5 Qa6 23. cxd4 e4 24. Nxe4 Nxd4 25. Qd2 Bd5

# 

wsq[985] bsq[883] wsq[986] bsq[884] wbr[14] bbr[71] wbk[21] bsq[885]
bbp[77] wbp[140] bsq[886] wsq[987] bsq[887] wsq[988] bbb[35] wsq[989]
wbq[14] bsq[888] wsq[990] bsq[889] wsq[991] bsq[890] wsq[992] bbp[78]
bsq[891] wsq[993] bwp[134] wbb[28] bsq[892] wsq[994] bsq[893] wsq[995]
wsq[996] bsq[894] wsq[997] bbn[14] wwn[14] bsq[895] wbp[141] bwp[135]
bsq[896] wsq[998] bsq[897] wwp[124] bwb[35] wsq[999] bwp[136] wsq[1000]
wwp[125] bsq[898] wsq[1001] bwq[35] wsq[1002] bwp[137] wwb[35] bsq[899]
bwr[49] wsq[1003] bsq[900] wsq[1004] bwr[50] wsq[1005] bwk[46] wsq[1006]

26. Nf6+!

The quickest way to wrap up the game as White adds the advantage of two bishops to his two extra pawns.

26. … Qxf6 27. Bxd5+ +- Kh7 28. Rab1 b6 29. cxb6 axb6 30. Rb4 Nf3+ 31. Bxf3 gxf3 32. Rxb6 Re6 33. Rxe6 Qxe6 34. Kh2 Qf5 35. Rc1 Rb8 36. d4 Qg4 37. Rc7 Kh8 38. Qc2 Qe6 39. Rxg7 1-0



Source: chessblogger

England’s top seeds lose to Armenia at world senior chess championship

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

England’s over-50 chess team are the No1 seeds in the world senior chess championship which has its closing rounds in Crete this weekend. Yet their chances of gold are only slender after a 1-3 defeat by the No4 seeds, Armenia, a reversal which carries an uncomfortable echo of former times. A crucial battle will be in Saturday’s sixth round (of nine) when England, four match wins and a loss, play St Petersburg, who have beaten Armenia and won all their five matches. Back in the 1980s England were three times Chess Olympiad silver medallists behind the legendary Soviets led by Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov but it was the nearest miss, at Dubai 1986, which proved traumatic. Five rounds from the finish England were well ahead and a Guardian leader writer was already preparing editorial congratulations. Then …

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CHESS Magazine – May 2017: David Howell wins the inaugural 2017 Winter Classic in Saint Louis

Friday, April 28th, 2017

CHESS Magazine – May 2017
David Howell wins the inaugural 2017 Winter Classic in Saint Louis

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FIDE Online Arena updates its daily tournament schedule

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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FIDE Online Arena updates its daily tournament schedule

FIDE Online Arena is updating its daily tournament schedule. More Rapid, Blitz and bullet tournaments are available for FIDE and Platinum members. The new program is enriched with thematic tournaments, chess Marathons and occasionally special competitions such as the FIDE Online Grand Prix series.

Thematic tournaments use the same opening line or a whole week, so that the players have the opportunity to test their ideas with different opponents. The first week of May is dedicated to the Italian game.

Marathons are 20 round competitions. A daily 1 minute bullet competition has been added to the daily schedule.

The next FIDE Online Grand Prix is scheduled for June 3rd 2017. It is dedicated to the memory of Viktor Korchnoi who died last year.

Annual membership for FIDE members costs 25 euros. Players with title GM/WGM and IM/WIM are entitled of free membership. All FIDE and Platinum members are eligible for Amateur titles recognized by FIDE.

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