Archive for July, 2019

Young Praggnanandhaa A Surprise Winner At Xtracon Chess Open

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The Indian chess prodigy Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu made history this week to become one of the youngest winners of the traditional Copenhagen Open, now known as the Xtracon Chess Open, held in Helsingor, Denmark.
The Xtracon Chess Open was the m…

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August 2019 FIDE Rating List

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

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FIDE publishes August 2019 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

CHESS Magazine – August 2019: Aleksandra the Great

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

CHESS Magazine – August 2019
Aleksandra the Great – Goryachkina wins Women’s Candidates with two rounds to spare!

Magazine, 60 pages

All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine and more! Regular features include: How Good is Your Chess? by GM Daniel King, Saunders on ChessFind the Winning MovesNever Mind the Grandmasters…StudiesHome & Overseas NewsForthcoming Events Calendar and Book Reviews.

In this issue:

  • Editorial – Malcolm Pein on the latest developments in the game
  • 60 Seconds with…IM Adam Hunt – Adam will be commentating at the British with Danny Gormally
  • Havana Good Time! – Jose L. Vilela saw Vassily Ivanchuk return to the Capablanca Memorial
  • Is Magnus Beatable? – Magnus Carlsen triumphed yet again at the GCT event in Zagreb
  • Find the Winning Moves – There’s the odd drawing mechanism to find too this month
  • Getting Hackneyed – Paul Conway reveals how the Middlesex League was conquered
  • Readers’ Letters – Your thoughts on Paul Littlewood’s best game and Vera Menchik
  • The Rise of Aleksandra – Aleksandra Goryachkina ran away with the Candidates in Kazan
  • How Good is Your Chess? – Daniel King presents the best game from the Women’s Candidates
  • Vera Menchik: Challenging the Status Quo – 75 years after Menchik’s early death, Andrey Terekhov pays tribute
  • A New initiative – Sean Marsh organised the Teesside International Women’s Invitational
  • Women’s Chess Month – Hammersmith CC also staged a new initiative, as John White explains
  • Growing Up a Wood – Ben Graff met up for a chat with Phil Wood, BH’s youngest child
  • Never Mind the Grandmasters… – Carl Portman enjoyed visiting and playing chess at RAF Scampton
  • Studies with Stephenson – Brian pays tribute to the late Timothy Whitworth
  • Pattern Recognition – Matthew Lunn has some handy and practical advice
  • Playing chess below Canterbury Cathedral – James Essinger on his love of Canterbury and new novel
  • Overseas News – David Howell came second in St. Louis and is UK no.1 again
  • Home News – The younger generation held sway at the Steve Boniface Memorial
  • Forthcoming Events – Will you be playing anywhere this August?
  • This Month’s New Releases – The first of three volumes on Lasker comes under the microscope
  • Saunders on Chess – Inspired by the Vikings, John ponders the longest-ever hot streaks

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Vidit Charges To Victory in Biel

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

With excellent play in the final rounds the world number Vidit Gujrathi managed to pull away to win the 2019 Biel Chess Festival.
This eight-player elite round robin featured a unique format, with a mix of classical, rapid, and bl…

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Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – July 27, 2019

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
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Source: Chess Manitoba

Chilean authorities welcomed FIDE in Santiago

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

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FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, Executive Director Victor Bologan, and the councillor for chess in education Leontxo Garcia continue their Latin America tour visiting Chile.

Together with Damaris Abarca, the President of the Chile Chess Federation, the FIDE representatives met the Departmental Director of the Chilean Ministry of SportsClaudio Basualto, to discuss the development of chess in the country and the required steps to allow chess to regain the status of member of the Chilean Olympic Committee.

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Chess in schools and the benefits of chess in education were discussed at the meeting with the General Director for Education at the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Raimundo Larrain.

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FIDE representatives also met Congresswoman Camila Rojas, who expressed her will to support chess.

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Previously, the FIDE party had visited the installations of “Chile Chess Club”, and took part in the prize-giving ceremony of the tournament that was being held during their visit. Besides, a cooperation agreement was signed between FIDE and the Chilean Chess Federation.

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Paris Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour: Vachier-Lagrave Maintains Lead

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Also after the third and last day of rapid Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the leader at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. The tournament resumes with blitz on Wednesday.
Scoring 2/3 (or rather, 4/6 as rapid points count double) on Monday was just…

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Paris Rapid & Blitz Grand Chess Tour: Vachier-Lagrave Maintains Lead

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Also after the third and last day of rapid Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the leader at the Paris Grand Chess Tour. The tournament resumes with blitz on Wednesday.
Scoring 2/3 (or rather, 4/6 as rapid points count double) on Monday was just…

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Wei Yi Beats Firouzja; Will Face Xiong In Junior Speed Chess Final

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Wei Yi will be Jeffery Xiong's opponent in the final of the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship. The Chinese GM beat Alireza Firouzja 14.5-11.5 in Sunday's semifinal.
The Junior Speed Chess Championship final will be played …

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Wei Yi Beats Firouzja, Plays Xiong In Junior Speed Chess Championship Final

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Wei Yi will be Jeffery Xiong's opponent in the final of the Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championship. The Chinese GM beat Alireza Firouzja 14.5-11.5 in Sunday's semifinal.
The Junior Speed Chess Championship final will be played …

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