Archive for August, 2018

Nakamura Wins St. Louis Rapid And Blitz, Holding Off Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

–Flash Report–
Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura thought he needed 5.5/9 in today's second blitz session to clinch his first Grand Chess Tour win on home soil. He scored exactly that, and in doing so, won the 2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz over …

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Nakamura Holds Off Vachier-Lagrave and Mamedyarov, Wins Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

–Flash Report–
Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura thought he needed 5.5/9 in today's second blitz session to clinch his first Grand Chess Tour win on home soil. He scored exactly that, and in doing so, won the 2018 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz over …

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Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – August 11, 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

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Ding Liren Beats A 2800 To Become One Himself

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

It's considered bad luck in many parts of the world to break a mirror, but for GM Ding Liren, even breaking his hip only barely slowed him down.
Just 2.5 months after falling off a bicycle in Norway and being forced to withdraw from the tourname…

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Ding Liren Beats One 2800 To Become One Himself

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

It's considered bad luck in many parts of the world to break a mirror, but for GM Ding Liren, even breaking his hip only barely slowed him down.
Just 2.5 months after falling off a bicycle in Norway and being forced to withdraw from the tourname…

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French chess championship 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

bandeau-english-siteThe French chess championship will be held in N?mes from 18 August to 26 August 2018. Nearly 1000 players from all over France are expected, with the prestigious title of French champion at stake.

In fact, there are nine tournaments that will be played, each player participating in the tournament that corresponds to his level and play nine games. The best players participate in the National tournament and in the National women’s tournament, which award the titles of French champion. The 2017 French champion ?tienne Bacrot will try to win his 9th title, and the Sophie Milliet could obtain a seventh title which would be a record.

Many animations will be organized in the city, in particular the « Chess night » organized Thursday, August 23rd, and during which it will be possible to play free against the champions of chess in the city center. Initiation stands will be deployed to introduce chess to the inhabitants, who will be invited to join the « French Championship of beginners », open to all.

It will be possible to follow the championship live on the internet, with a dedicated site, the live broadcast of the games with comments and an important emphasis on social medias. The media coverage of the championship is indeed a priority.

The French chess championship is organized by the N?mes chess club and the French Chess Federation (FFE), with the support of N?mes m?tropole, the Occitanie region and the Gard department, in partnership with Europe ?checs, Diagonale TV and Nature et D?couvertes. This is the biggest tournament of the year organized by the FFE. About 3,000 people will make the trip, taking into account families and accompanying persons.

The venue is Le Parnasse, 160 Avenue du Languedoc, 30000 N?mes.

List of the players:

1. Etienne BACROT 2709
2. Laurent FRESSINET 2649
3. Christian BAUER 2642
4. Romain EDOUARD 2634
5. S?bastien MAZ? 2622
6. Tigran GHARAMIAN 2614
7. Yannick GOZZOLI 2601
8. Matthieu CORNETTE 2597
9. Jean-Pierre LE ROUX 2544
10. Quentin LOISEAU 2399

Women’s tournament:

1 MILLIET Sophie 2389
2 GUICHARD Pauline 2365
3 BENMESBAH Natacha 2255
4 NAVROTESCU Andreea-Cristiana 2247
5 LECONTE Maria 2224
6 BOLLENGIER Andreea 2219
7 HAUSSERNOT Cecile 2198
8 SAFRANSKA Anda 2193
9 MONPEURT Cyrielle 2175
10 AFRAOUI Anaelle 2041

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Dubov wins the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Abu Dhabi Chess 2018 Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the Abu Dhabi chess festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE.

In Group A 158 players took part.
Before the last round GM Anton Korobov was leading with 7 points but he drew his game against GM Sargissian. GM Dubov defeated GM Ivan Cheparinov and GM Salem won against GM Aravindh.
So after 9 rounds three players have finished with 7,5 points. GM Daniil Dubov is the winner of the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters with the best tie-break ahead of GM Korobov and GM Salem. Sargissian is the only player with 7 points. Rapport, Wang Hao, Fedoseev, Cheparinov, Amin, Maghsoodloo, Karthikeyan, Jojua, Harsha, Abdusattorov, Debashis have finished with 6.5 points.

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Final standings

1 Dubov Daniil 7,5
2 Korobov Anton 7,5
3 Salem A.R. Saleh 7,5
4 Sargissian Gabriel 7
5 Rapport Richard 6,5
6 Wang Hao 6,5
7 Cheparinov Ivan 6,5
8 Fedoseev Vladimir 6,5
9 Amin Bassem 6,5
10 Maghsoodloo Parham 6,5
11 Karthikeyan Murali 6,5
12 Jojua Davit 6,5
13 Harsha Bharathakoti 6,5
14 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 6,5
15 Debashis Das 6,5
16 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 6
17 Erigaisi Arjun 6
18 Akopian Vladimir 6
19 Puranik Abhimanyu 6
20 Short Nigel D 6
21 Dimakiling Oliver 6
22 Yuffa Daniil 6
23 Istratescu Andrei 6
24 Nihal Sarin 5,5
25 Kuybokarov Temur 5,5
26 Kravtsiv Martyn 5,5
27 Firouzja Alireza 5,5
28 Pantsulaia Levan 5,5
29 Vocaturo Daniele 5,5
30 Nguyen Anh Khoi 5,5
31 Kadric Denis 5,5
32 Nitin S. 5,5
33 Narayanan.S.L 5,5
34 Aryan Chopra 5,5
35 Fier Alexandr 5,5
36 Le Quang Liem 5,5
37 Swapnil S. Dhopade 5,5
38 Akash G 5,5
39 Sindarov Javokhir 5,5
40 Mammadzada Gunay 5,5
41 Petrosian Tigran L. 5,5
42 Kunte Abhijit 5,5
43 Lalith Babu M R 5,5
44 Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim 5,5
45 Iniyan P 5
46 Gukesh D 5
47 Andersen Mads 5
48 Sankalp Gupta 5
49 Adly Ahmed 5
50 Lupulescu Constantin 5
51 Rathanvel V S 5
52 Muthaiah Al 5
53 Soumya Swaminathan 5
54 Sadhwani Raunak 5
55 Shailesh Dravid 5
56 Sjugirov Sanan 5
57 Saduakassova Dinara 5
58 Halvax Georg 5
59 Parligras Mircea-Emilian 5
60 Rakesh Kumar Jena 5
61 Krishna Teja N 5
62 Pranav V 5
63 Ikeda Junta 5
64 Jubin Jimmy 5
65 Samhouri A. 5
66 Jonkman Harmen 5
67 Ahmad Al Khatib 4,5
68 Raetsky Alexander 4,5
69 Siva Mahadevan 4,5
70 Koustav Chatterjee 4,5
71 Sundararajan Kidambi 4,5
72 Omar Noaman 4,5
73 Zuo Yifan 4,5
74 Vishnu Prasanna. V 4,5
75 Dushyant Sharma 4,5
76 Raahul V S 4,5
77 Gupta Abhijeet 4,5
78 Tabatabaei M.Amin 4,5
79 Padmini Rout 4,5
80 Aaryan Varshney 4,5
81 Anand Nadar 4,5
82 Krishnater Kushager 4,5
83 Jeet Jain 4,5
84 Rapport Jovana 4,5
85 Kathmale Sameer 4,5
86 Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari 4,5
87 Shyam Sundar M. 4,5
88 Aronyak Ghosh 4,5
89 Adnan Habib 4,5
90 Patil Pratik 4,5
91 Karthik Kumar Pradeep 4,5
92 Navalgund Niranjan 4,5
93 Aliyev Ravan 4
94 Pranav Anand 4
95 Sharma Dinesh K. 4
96 Dixit Nikhil 4
97 Sidhant Mohapatra 4
98 Laxman R.R. 4
99 Sammed Jaykumar Shete 4
100 Arjun Kalyan 4
101 Bhambure Shantanu 4
102 Kushagra Mohan 4
103 Raja Rithvik R 4
104 Kulkarni Chinmay 4
105 Gomes Mary Ann 4
106 Ajay Karthikeyan 4
107 Kigigha Bomo 4
108 Saravana Krishnan P. 4
109 Gajwa Ankit 4
110 Bartakke Amardeep S. 4
111 Mohota Nisha 4
112 Srija Seshadri 4
113 Pranavananda V 4
114 Esenbek Uulu Ilimbek 4
115 Sahil Tickoo 4
116 Mayank Pal 4
117 Divya Deshmukh 4
118 Mithil Ajgaonkar 3,5
119 Vignesh N R 3,5
120 Alinasab Mobina 3,5
121 Senthil Maran K 3,5
122 Priyanka K 3,5
123 Mendonca Leon Luke 3,5
124 Hamidi Amir Mohammad 3,5
125 Samant Aditya S 3,5
126 Daneshvar Bardiya 3,5
127 Salonika Saina 3,5
128 Wagh Suyog 3,5
129 Song Yuxin 3
130 Hejazipour Mitra 3
131 Ivana Maria Furtado 3
132 Rakshitta Ravi 3
133 Michelle Catherina P 3
134 Mohamed Faisal 3
135 Eric Jovana 3
136 Byron Alan M 3
137 Panda Sambit 3
138 Al Hosani Omran 3
139 Hakobyan Eduard 3
140 Mansour Sameer 3
141 Villanueva Nelson 3
142 Al-Hajiri Bader 3
143 Moayed Obied 3
144 Sultan Ibrahim 3
145 Rayes Abdul Kader 2,5
146 Srihari L R 2,5
147 Idani Pouya 2,5
148 Kulkarni Bhakti 2,5
149 Varshini V 2,5
150 Sarvesh Kumar A 2,5
151 Srinivasa Rao M. 2
152 Parnali S Dharia 2
153 Thompson Ian D 2
154 Isha Sharma 2
155 Al-Zaabi Sultan 2
156 Vantika Agrawal 1,5
157 Ali Nehad 1,5
158 Polakhare Aryan 1

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Demchenko wins Pontevedra Open 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

DSC_0138VI Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Pontevedra was held from 8 to 14 August in Pontevedra,Spain.
The tournament was divided in 2 groups.
In the Group A 64 players took part.
The winner is GM Anton Demchenko with 7,5 out of 9 and better tie-break from the second GM M.R. Venkatesh.
Both players were dominating and with draws in the final round they shared the 1 place.
Third is IM Joel Cori with 7 out of 9.

Final standing

1 Demchenko Anton 7,5
2 Venkatesh M.R. 7,5
3 Cori Quispe Kevin Joel 7
4 Suarez Gomez Julio 6,5
5 Manolache Marius 6
6 Pena Gomez Manuel 6
7 Ruck Robert 6
8 Oratovsky Michael 6
9 Nayhebaver Martin 6
10 Petkov Vladimir 5,5
11 Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley 5,5
12 Dionisi Thomas 5,5
13 Khamrakulov Ibragim S. 5,5
14 Merario Alarcon Andres 5,5
15 Cabezas Ayala Ivan 5,5
16 Starostits Ilmars 5,5
17 Samoun Florent 5,5
18 Pazos Porta Antonio 5
19 Senlle Caride Miguel 5
20 Estremera Panos Sergio 5
21 Horton Andrew P 5
22 Fernandes Ricardo Paulos 5
23 Praveen Kumar C 5
24 Rodriguez Lopez Rafael 5
25 Torrado Quintela Julio 5
26 Rebole Arbea Jose Ignacio 5
27 Silva Luis Neves Da 5
28 Galiana Fernandez Adrian 5
29 Villar Perez Samuel 5
30 Costa Paulo 4,5
31 Krutti Valer 4,5
32 Guerra Bastida Diego 4,5
33 Forgas Moreno Yaniela 4,5
34 Calzetta Ruiz Monica 4,5
35 Andias Joao Pedro Menezes 4,5
36 Garcia Sobrino David 4
37 Prado Lobo Jonas 4
38 Fernandez Garcia Gumersindo 4
39 Perez Carballo David 4
40 Cinza Lopez Javier 4
41 Santos Ricardo Alexandre Luis 4
42 Fernandez Lopez Ruben 4
43 Lemstra Bart 4
44 Gil Reguera Juan Carlos 4
45 Alvarez Pampillon Antonio 4
46 Van Der Veen Ronald 4
47 Paiva Henrique M A Albergaria 3,5
48 Vidal Fernandez Pablo 3,5
49 Puga Sanchez Miguel 3,5
50 Levi Netanel 3,5
51 Otero Nogueira Brais 3,5
52 Casares Cabanas Carlos 3,5
53 Gonzalez Perez Jose Ramon 3,5
54 Adams Philip 3,5
55 Bottazzi Ulysse 3
56 Lopez De Turiso Jose Angel 3
57 Avelino Camila Biscaya 3
58 Florez Rodriguez Diego 3
59 Del Prado Rodriguez Xulio 3
60 Garcia Trobat Francisco 2,5
61 Vazquez Alvarez Antonio Jose 2,5
62 Ferreno Sanmartin Angel 1
63 Uranga Odriozola Inaki 1
64 Krishna C R G 0
Mehar Chinna Reddy C.H. 0
Carrascoso Morales Abel 0
Otero Sanchez Alejandro 0

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Ding wins the match against Topalov, breaks 2800.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

wKhpB1tzmOKAfH56AAUroqsh__Y851Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren returns after injury in his home city of Wenzhou with a 4-game match against former World Champion Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria. The match is accompanied by a match between former Women’s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

On the morning of August 15th, the “Heart Bridge Cup” China·Wenzhou Chess Grand Master Contest Closing Ceremony was held in Wenzhou Huaqiao Hotel.
In yesterday’s decisive round, Ding Liren defeated Bulgarian top player Topalov and won the men’s victory in this match with a total score of 3:1.
This is the first time Ding crosses the 2800 barier. His run is already more then one year since he lost competitive classical game.

In the womens match Tan Zhongyi defeated Georgian Dzagnidze and won the championship with a 3:1 record.

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Vachier-Lagrave Shines In St. Louis As Nakamura, Mamedyarov Still Lead

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

To begin day one of the St. Louis blitz, Hikaru Nakamura and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov led the field. To end day one, they were still tied for the lead. However, the day could not have been more dramatic as the lead changed hands in every one of the n…

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