Archive for January, 2018

5 For Fighting: Handful Of GMs Tied Entering Last Round Of Gibraltar Chess

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

After nine rounds of the 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, the top players have regressed to the mean. GM Hikaru Nakamura has slowed down with four straight draws after opening with five straight wins, and that has allowed the other two top…

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Five For Fighting: Handful Of GMs Tied Going Into Final Round Of Tradewise Gibraltar

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

After nine rounds of the 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, the top players have regressed to the mean. GM Hikaru Nakamura has slowed down with four straight draws after opening with five straight wins, and that has allowed the other two top…

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Zurab Azmaiparashvili to run for ECU President 2018 – 2022

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The meeting of the Georgian Chess Federation where Azmaiparashvili candidacy was confirmed

The meeting of the Georgian Chess Federation where Azmaiparashvili candidacy was confirmed

The President of ECU Zurab Azmaiparashvili will run for another term as head of the most important European chess organization. He was endorsed at a meeting of the board of the Georgian Chess Federation on January 31, 2018. The board meeting, which was led by the president of Georgian Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze, was attended by 15 out of 19 members. The board members who were present at unanimously chose the acting president of the European Chess Union, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, to be the European Chess Union presidential candidate.

The European Chess Union presidential elections will be held in Batumi, in 2018 (September-October), at the same time as the 43rd Chess Olympiad. In March of 2018 the president of the European Chess Union Zurab Azmaiparashvili, as a presidential candidate, and his team will present an 2018-2022 action plan and a new program.

More on the topic: Zurab Azmaiparashvili elected ECU President in 2014 / Campaign page for 2018 elections

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1st Vajda Arpad Memorial 2018 live

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Hungary flagThe 1st Vajda Arpad Memorial is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 29 January to 7 February 2018 in the Csili Cultural Center in Budapest, Hungary. The top players are GM Nikola Sedlak, GM Gergely Aczel, GM etc…

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish

more live chess Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018

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Elections for the Russian Chess Federation

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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Elections for the Russian Chess Federation President will take place in Moscow on 3rd February 2018. The list of the candidates for the RCF President’s office includes K. Ilyumzhinov, Z. Malsagov, S. Nesterov, I. Starikov, E. Suboch and A. Filatov.
Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for the President of Russia and the Head of the Trustees Board of the RCF, said that the Trustees Board of the RCF is supporting the candidacy of A. Filatov to the position of the Russian Chess Federation President.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Peskov: The Trustees Board supports Filatov’s candidacy to the office of the RCF President

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Moscow, 31st January, TASS. The Trustees Board of the Russian CF is supporting the candidacy of Andrey Filatov to the position of the Federation President, the Head of the Board, Press-secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov told to the TASS question.

Peskov said, “I can say on behalf of the Trustees Board, we highly appreciate the results of work of A. Filatov, who has been the head of Federation for the last four years, under his leadership the Russian national women’s team has achieved very high results in international events, and under his leadership the promotion of chess has continued at the entire territory of the Russian Federation, bringing in new regions, with the acceleration of the tempos of chess popularization in the country, and international contacts went to a new level”. He underlined: “therefore we, unconditionally, highly evaluate the results of Filatov’s work and the Trustees Board of course will support his candidacy on these elections”.

Elections of the RCF President will take place on 3rd February.

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Peskov noted “right now there is a preparation for the 13th Congress of the RCF, on February 3rd. There will be many elections, elections of the RCF President, members of the Supervisory Board, and Verification Commission members. And all of them – for four years. It is expected that the Agenda will include the issue of the candidate for the FIDE President” – Mr. Peskov enumerated. He reminded that the FIDE Presidential elections should take place in September in Batumi (Georgia).

Peskov noted: “this is an important event considering the importance of the Russian Chess Federation there. Chess has been restoring its popularity at a very high speed, and they are conquering regions as a sport, and more than a sport, and many regions demonstrate their loyalty to the development of this sport, and its introduction into the schools programmes”.

Speaking about the forthcoming elections of the RCF Head, he admitted that there is competition. Earlier there was information that the Supervisory Board of the Federation formed a list of the candidates for the RCF President’s office, comprising K. Ilyumzhinov, Z. Malsagov, S. Nesterov, I. Starikov, E. Suboch and A. Filatov.

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Interview with Boris Savchenko

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Boris Savchenko is a constant participant and several-times winner of the previous editions of the Moscow Open. The grandmaster from Moscow told the correspondents of the tournament website of his recent success in the World Rapid Championship and the way this tournament started for him.

- Hello, Boris! Several years ago you were ranked as the winner of the main tournament of the RSSU Moscow Open Cup. How do you evaluate your chances this year?

- Yes, in 2013 I was playing quite successfully, but it’s all owing to good fortune: I managed to score 3,5 points in four lost games! Probably, it was the only such case for all of the years of my participation in the Moscow Open. This year everything started quite well – my first game was not complicated. My opponent did a couple of careless moves and lost a pawn without obtaining compensation. As for the second game, my opponent obtained an attack due to pawn sacrifice in the second move, I managed to beat off and keep a pawn. We will see how the things will go on.

GM Boris Savchenko

GM Boris Savchenko receives the trophy at Moscow Open 2013

- The tournament is Gibraltar is held exactly the same dates as our festival. Many strong grandmasters from Moscow play there. Why did you decide to play in the Moscow Open?

- Recently I was playing in the Men’s Cup of Russia tournament in Taganrog, besides the dates of both tournaments coincide. And the Moscow Open is quite a strong and interesting tournament, and my wife recommended playing in Moscow.

- Not long ago you showed a great result in the World Rapid Championship. Tell us a little bit about it.

- It was sunny in Saudi Arabia, and I’m a heat-loving person. Maybe, it was a reason (laughing). Good mood for a game and a little bit of fortune – here is a receipt of success. I shared 5-12 places with Carlsen and Grishchuk in rapid chess. I was happy with the result. But I was counting for a better result in blitz.

Grandmaster Boris Savchenko

- What time control is the most convenient for you?

- Of course if to take into account the ranking, blitz is on the first place. If I may say so, I play blitz with an easy hand. However, at the board you have to solve quickly many tactical problems to take right decisions.

- Have you ever tried to work as a coach? Don’t you think of the change of form of activity?

- I’m coaching very seldom from time to time. Practice sessions and participation in tournaments occupy most of my time. But I think that it’s not such a bad idea to be a coach. However, it should be a mission, not for money.

- What are your plans for the nearest future?

- Most probably I will play in the Aeroflot Open, and then in the European Championship in Georgia.

- Thank you for the chat! We wish you best of luck!

- Thank you.

Interview by Eldar Mukhametov and Alina Bivol

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Afghanistan Chess Federation supports Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

A statement supporting Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s candidacy for FIDE Presidency issued by Afghanistan Chess Federation was received by Ilyumzhinov office in Moscow.

Afghanistan Chess Federation supports Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

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February 2018 FIDE Rating list

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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FIDE publishes February 2018 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

2018 Grand Chess Tour Invitees, Dates Announced

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, tops the list of invitees for the 2018 tour. The organizers have announced both the list of 10 invited players and the dates in a press release.
The Tour organizers explained their cr…

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