Archive for June, 2019

Norway Chess: Caruana Beats Carlsen In Last Round Armageddon

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Fabiano Caruana played an excellent Armageddon game to become the only player to beat Magnus Carlsen at the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament despite missing a study-like win in the standard game. Levon Aronian and Yu Yangyi shar…

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Goryachkina Wins Women’s Candidates With 2 Rounds To Spare

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia, the youngest participant in the field, has secured victory at the FIDE women's candidates' tournament in Kazan, Russia. The 20-year-old grandmaster has a 2.5 point lead over Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) with two r…

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Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov Preview

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Sponsored by ChessKid, the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship continues on Friday with its sixth match, this time between America's top junior GM Jeffery Xiong and Australia's top junior GM Anton Smirnov.
After Alexey Sarana became the fi…

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Goryachkina wins the Candidates two rounds to spare.

Friday, June 14th, 2019

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Aleksandra Goryachkina made a draw against Tan Zhongyi in the twelfth round of the Women’s Candidates tournament, a result that ensures none of her rivals can catch her in the standings. With this draw, the youngest player in the field clinches the victory with two rounds to spare.

Goryachkina, who represents the Russian Chess Federation, gains the right to challenge the Women’s World Chess Champion Ju Wenjun of China. The finalists of the FIDE Women’s World Championship Match will play for a total prize fund of €500,000, which is 150% bigger than in the previous championship match.

The fight for the second place continues and three games of the 12th round finished with a decisive score. Anna Muzychuk defeated Kateryna Lagno and leapfrogged her opponent in the second place. Nana Dzagnidze, who could not win any game after the fourth round, outplayed Alexandra Kosteniuk. Valentina Gunina won the second game in a row this time against Mariya Muzychuk.

After 12 rounds Goryachkina is in the first place with 9 points, Anna Muzychuk is in second place with 6,5 points. Katerina Lagno is in third place with 6 points. Valentina Gunina, Tan Zhongyi, Maria Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze have 5,5 points. Alexandra Kosteniuk has 4,5 points.

Round 12 results:

Mariya Muzychuk — Valentina Gunina | 0 — 1
Nana Dzagnidze — Alexandra Kosteniuk | 1 — 0
Tan Zhongyi — Aleksandra Goryachkina | ? — ?

Anna Muzychuk — Kateryna Lagno | 1 — 0

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Chess : Magnus Carlsen takes uneven route to Altibox Norway victory

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Magnus Carlsen scored his seventh tournament victory in a row at Stavanger this week, ensuring first prize at Altibox Norway with Friday’s final round to spare. The 28-year-old’s status grows, the favourable comparisons with the all-time legends Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov become more insistent. The world chess champion’s run, in a mixture of speed and classical events, began in December with the world blitz at St Petersburg and was followed by Wijk aan Zee, Shamkir, Grenke, Abidjan, Lindores Abbey and now Altibox Norway. His current unbeaten sequence in classical stretches to 67 games, so there is still some way to go to equal Ding Liren’s round 100. Carlsen said: “I’ve been influenced by my heroes recently, which is AlphaZero and also one of my seconds from the world chess championship, [Daniil] Dubov, who has a lot of …

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3rd FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2019

Friday, June 14th, 2019

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The 3rd FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2019 will be held in Minsk, Belarus, from 15 August (arrival) to 19 August (departure) 2019. 

REGULATIONS (ENG)

REGULATIONS (RUS)

REGISTRATION FORM (ENG) (check the example)

REGISTRATION FORM (RUS) (check the example)

The venue is the Minsk Sports Palace

Minsk Sports Palace

The International Rapid Chess Tournament “Memorial tournament in honour of Viktor Kupreichik” will be held from the 14th of August 2019 (arrival date) to the 18th of August 2019 (departure date) in the Palace of Sports 

Kupreichik Memorial 2019 (ENG)

Kupreichik Memorial 2019 (RUS)

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Today: Junior Speed Chess Match Xiong vs. Smirnov

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Sponsored by ChessKid, the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship continues on Friday with its sixth match, between America's top junior GM Jeffery Xiong and Australia's top junior GM Anton Smirnov.
After Alexey Sarana became the first quarte…

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Carlsen Wins 2019 Norway Chess With Round To Spare

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Magnus Carlsen secured tournament victory in the penultimate round of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The world champion has a four-point lead after beating Yu Yangyi in the standard game whereas Levon Aronian lost to…

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Public review of the bidding procedure for chess clocks

Friday, June 14th, 2019

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As the current Agreement that designated a “Producer of the Official FIDE Chess Clock” is expiring, FIDE is preparing to open bidding for a new three-year term.

In the spirit of openness, transparency and accountability, we are pleased to publish a working draft of the bidding procedure today and we are cordially inviting everyone in the chess community to review it and to send us your comments and suggestions. Naturally, the chess equipment manufacturers and distributors that are planning to participate in the bidding are most welcome to share their opinions about the proposed procedure.

Kindly send your submissions to the FIDE Secretariat via e-mail at office@fide.com before 14:00 UTC on Friday, June 21, 2019.

FIDE Procurement Department

Working draft of the bidding procedure (pdf)

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

PRO Chess League Summer Series: Last Chance For Drama

Friday, June 14th, 2019

This Saturday's match-ups mark the end of Group A action in the PRO Chess League Summer Series, as two teams can lock their spot in the first-ever Summer Series Championship. So far the Saint Louis Arch Bishops and Chengdu Pandas have control…

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