Archive for September, 2017

Carlsen-Nakamura To Play For Isle Of Man Title

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Carlsen. Nakamura. Board one. Final round. Sometimes the headline writes itself.
GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hikaru Nakamura have never faced each other in the last round of an open tournament before, or likely in an open event at all. That will al…

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Levon Aronian secures World Cup victory to accompany Candidates place

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Levon Aronian, the 34-year-old Armenian world No2 who has dominated recent chess tournaments, took the $120,000 first prize at the World Chess Cup in Tbilisi by beating China’s Ding Liren 4-2 in the final. Both qualified for the eight-player Candidates in Berlin in March 2018 which will decide who challenges for Magnus Carlsen’s world title later next year. Aronian stood better in four drawn classical games but was unable to convert against Ding’s stubborn defence. He switched to a more fluid attacking style in the fifth, a speed tie-break, provoked errors and broke through for a mating attack. Faced with a must-win sixth game, Ding mishandled a promising position and was overwhelmed by a swift counter. The problem for Aronian in Berlin will be his history of below-par results in previous Candidates, plus the presence of …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Children who play chess have moves mapped out to the boardroom, says Lord Price

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

He has spent decades at the helm of Britain’s biggest companies and most recently, representing the nation’s trade interests on the global stage. Now Lord Price, the former managing director of Waitrose who is affectionately known in retail as the “Chubby Grocer”, has revealed the secret of boardroom success: mastering chess at a young age. Lord Price, who earlier this month stepped down from his role as minister of state for trade and investment, said that the skills he learned from playing chess at school have proved invaluable in business. “You need to try and understand the game from your opponent’s point of view,” he said. “So much of life is about thinking about the people around you – what are they thinking? What are they going to do?” Lord Price, 56, said that a good chess player does not rush in, but rather, they stop and …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

October 2017 FIDE Rating list

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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FIDE publishes October 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

Isle Of Man Set For Sprint Finish

Friday, September 29th, 2017

One of the Isle of Man’s most famous sons is a sprinter. Bicyclist Mark Cavendish, born in the capital of Douglas, is known for breaking out of the pack right at the finish.
The “Tour de Isle of Man,” better known as the Chess.com Isle of Man In…

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2017 October TNT starts Tuesday, Oct 3

Friday, September 29th, 2017

2017 October TNT – CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) rated.
$15 entry fee – Prizes will be based on entries.
Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42
4 rounds – 1 game on each of Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4 rounds) (Players may take up to 1 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.
Half-point byes for round 4  must be requested before Round 2.
Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
There is one game per week.
All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hour 50 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be approx. 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum].
We will also be using FIDE Rule Appendix G.4 for situations with players having under 2 minutes remaining. .
Start time is 7:00 pm
All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site)
[$ 20 for a one-tournament adult membership or $ 49 for 12 months- new adult members pay only $ 36 for a twelve-month CFC membership, or $ 16 for a one-tournament membership] Junior (under 20) members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 34 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only $ 24 for a twelve month CFC membership, or $ 8 for a one-tournament membership]
Registration for tournament -Tuesday, October 3 – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm
Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm.
 before 5 pm (you can try later, but the wireless access at the U may be problematic).
Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1.
Tournament contact will be Ken Einarsson – Phone or text 204-999-3069 or email ken659@mymts.net
Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42 Easiest way to get there is to take the elevator at the north end (Ellice) to the 5th Floor(if that Elevator is operating) Otherwise, there is an elevator just to the west of the old Bookstore location. Our goal is to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Source: Chess Manitoba

CHESS Magazine – October 2017: Garry Kasparov, Chairman of the Board

Friday, September 29th, 2017

CHESS Magazine – October 2017
Garry Kasparov: Chairman of the Board

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UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue:

  • In the Shadow of a Legend – Garry Kasparov had to play second fiddle to Aronian in St. Louis
  • Continuing the Success – Sarah Hegarty reports on a dramatic finish to the UK Chess Challenge
  • Llandudno Eye-Catchers – John Emms annotates his prize-winning best game from the British
  • Everyone’s a Winner! – Robert Page enjoys a weekend congress on the Kent coast
  • Opening Trends – The Sicilian Kan is trendy thanks to Caruana and Artemiev
  • The Neos’ European Vacation – Junior Tay’s pupils took in plenty of chess while in England & France
  • Successful Simuls – Stephen Greep reports from Hull, the UK City of Culture
  • You Can Win Something with Kids – Alan Burke explains all about the ever-successful 3Cs
  • World Cup Wizardry – Further tactics training for the new season courtesy of Tbilisi
  • Steel Success – The Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay was enjoyed by Chris Ross

Plus all the regular features such as: How Good is Your Chess?, Saunders on Chess, Find the Winning Moves, Never Mind the Grandmasters, Studies, Home & Overseas News, Calendar and Book Reviews.

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Source: The Week in Chess

Carlsen Is ‘The Man’ Of The Island, Takes Sole Lead

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

King Magnus III ruled the Isle of Man from 1099 to 1103. One millennium later, King Magnus IV is attempting to conquer the quaint island a second time.
While Magnus Carlsen is not actual royalty, his name being preceded by “GM” rather than a dyn…

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12-Year-Old Praggnanandhaa Defeats 2700-GM David Howell In Isle Of Man

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is the youngest IM in history, earning the title at only 10 years of age. Last year at the Chess.com Isle of Man International, he made headlines by defeating GM Axel Bachmann as Black in only 18 moves. This year, he achi…

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12-Year-Old Praggnandhaa Defeats 2700-GM David Howell In Isle Of Man

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is the youngest IM in history, earning the title at only 10 years of age. Last year at the Chess.com Isle of Man International, he made headlines by defeating GM Axel Bachmann as Black in only 18 moves. This year, he achi…

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