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Caruana Pounces On Aronian Error To Tie For Sinquefield Lead

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Levon Aronian said before the 2019 Sinquefield Cup that he wanted to be the first to win both it and the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz in the same year. He took care of the first part of business last week, but in round four of the classical event…

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Pro University Chess League

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

PUCL is the UK’s first intercollegiate team rapid event. Fixtures are played between teams of 4 students from the same uni, in an all-play-all format, once a month during the academic year. All matches will be hosted at a venue on UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. All relevant tournament information can be found on prounichessleague.co.uk

In October we are set to kick off the inaugural season of PUCL, and we have a lot of exciting news. Chess & Bridge has partnered with us to provide all the necessary equipment for an event of this scale as well as some great prizes for the winners! This is a highly anticipated event as several universities in London and outside London have already signed up and lots of work has been put into making it a successful event, serving as an exciting way to grow the sport of chess in the UK and provide a platform for intercollegiate exchange. 

To signup a team, visit the website and click the “sign up” button from the homepage.

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Source: The Week in Chess

FEATURE: New Puzzle Rush Formats Released

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Puzzle Rushers, rejoice! For today we added several new modes to Puzzle Rush! You can think of them as time controls for Rush!

Puzzle Modes

3 min
Don't have time for a 5-minute Rush? No problem! Now you can start working on your high score…

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Sinquefield Round 3: Players Still Stuck In Neutral

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Getting 5.5% return on your money will satiate most long-term investors, but not many chess fans. After day three of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup, a field that now includes the top 10 players in the world are all choosing a conservative portfolio. Aga…

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PRO Chess League Summer Series: Action Sets Stage For Championship Weekend

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Saturday's Group D finale was only the start of an action-packed weekend in the PRO Chess League Summer Series. The Montreal Chessbrahs completed their group stage by beating the Minnesota Blizzard in their live club match…

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Firouzja Qualifies For FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship

Monday, August 19th, 2019

On Sunday, the 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy GM Alireza Firouzja weathered a seven-hour barrage of tough opponents to reach the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship.
Firouzja defeated IM Nicol…

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Jorge Cori wins the Ibero-American Championship 2019

Monday, August 19th, 2019

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Peruvian GM Jorge Cori has been crowned the winner of the VII Ibero-American Championship 2019, held in Linares (Spain), during August 10-18. Cori, who was the top-seeded player, reached the last round trailing the leaders -Francisco Vallejo and Carlos Daniel Albornoz- by half a point. But while they made a draw in the last round, the Peruvian young talent achieved the victory in a must-win situation and leapfrogged them to the top of the table thanks to a better tie-break. Sabrina Vega, from Spain, finished in 17th place, a result that gave her the gold medal for the best woman.

GM Jorge Cori  PER  7
GM Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera CUB 7
GM Francisco Vallejo ESP 7
IM Mikel Huerga ESP  6?
GM Cristobal Henriquez CHI 6
GM Diego Flores ARG 6
IM Juan Plazuelo ESP 6
8 GM Alder Escobar COL 6
9 GM Neuris Delgado PAR  6
10 IM Angel Espinosa ESP 6
11 GM David Anton ESP 6
12 GM Leandro Krysa ARG 6
13 GM Ivan Salgado ESP 6
14 GM Jose Lopez ESP 6
15 GM Alexandr Fier BRA 6
16 GM Cristhian Cruz PER 6
17 IM Sabrina Vega ESP 6
18 IM Javier Moreno Ruiz ESP 6
19 GM Jose Cuenca ESP 5?
20 IM Paolo Ladron de Guevara ESP 5?

 

Official website: www.fibda.com
Photos: Patricia Claros Aguilar (FEDA)

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

FIDE has appointed a new Technical Administrative Panel

Monday, August 19th, 2019

  FIDE Logo black and white

FIDE has renewed the Olympiad Technical Administrative Panel (TAP), being these the newly appointed members:

Alex Holowczak, from England (CHAIRMAN).
Shaun Press, from Papua New Guinea.
Sabrina de San Vicente, from Uruguay.
Vladimir Fedorov, from Russia.
Heinz Herzog, from Austria.

We believe that this renewed team, formed by young and versatile professionals from three different continents, is the most adequate to lead the necessary reforms that the Chess Olympiad requires. At this stage, TAP will work towards improving the pairing and tie-break systems for this competition.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Opening Repertoire: The Queen’s Gambit

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Opening Repertoire: The Queen’s Gambit by Damian Lemos

Grandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White in the Queen’s Gambit, one of the most famous chess openings. The Queen’s Gambit enjoys a long and illustrious past. It has been played by virtually all the strongest grandmasters in the history of chess, and today it remains a popular choice for players of all levels. White’s opening moves in the Queen’s Gambit are built on sound strategic principles, and it can lead to positions rich in both tactical and positional play. It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding.

It’s a perfect opening to use in order to develop your chess understanding. There are many defences that Black can employ against the Queen’s Gambit and it’s easy to become confused by the countless options for both White and Black. Lemos tackles this problem by providing a concise, easy-to-learn and practical repertoire that is suitable for players of all levels. Using illustrative games, Lemos examines the typical tactics and strategies for both sides, and highlights the key move order issues. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the Queen’s Gambit.

  • A complete repertoire with 1 d4 d5 2 c4 
  • Over 50 games with grandmaster analysis 
  • Written by a Queen’s Gambit expert

ISBN: 9781781942604, Paperback, pages, Everyman Chess

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Source: The Week in Chess

Anand Still Leads With Draws Galore At Sinquefield Cup

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Round two of the Sinquefield Cup leg of the Grand Chess Tour saw all six games end in a draw. Anish Giri and Ian Nepomniachtchi had the biggest chances but slipped. Viswanathan Anand still leads the event as he is the only player to win in St. Lou…

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