Sunday, August 31, 2014

Soon - 17th Chess Tournament for the Cup of the Malbork Castle 20-21.09.2014

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FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Sharjah - after round 6

Sharjah Women Grand Prix 2014, Sharjah UAE, 2014.08.25 - 2014.08.31, Mid ELO: 2490 (Cat 10)

P Player ELOTAgeFed Score H J B U K H D Z M K Z L Chg
1: Hou, Yifan 2661 gm 20 CHN 5.0 / 6 X . . 1 1 = . = 1 1 . . +6
2: Ju, Wenjun 2559 wgm 23 CHN 5.0 / 6 . X = = . . 1 1 . . 1 1 +11
3: Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs 2346 wgm 28 MGL 4.0 / 6 . = X = = . = . . 1 1 . +24
4: Ushenina, Anna 2487 gm 29 UKR 3.5 / 6 0 = = X . . 1 . = . . 1 +3
5: Kosintseva, Tatiana 2494 gm 28 RUS 3.5 / 6 0 . = . X 1 = . = . . 1 +2
6: Harika, Dronavalli 2521 gm 23 IND 3.5 / 6 = . . . 0 X . = 1 = . 1 +3
7: Danielian, Elina 2490 gm 36 ARM 3.0 / 6 . 0 = 0 = . X 1 . . 1 . -2
8: Zhao, Xue 2508 gm 29 CHN 3.0 / 6 = 0 . . . = 0 X . 1 1 . +4
9: Muminova, Nafisa 2315 wgm 24 UZB 2.0 / 6 0 . . = = 0 . . X = = . +7
10 Koneru, Humpy 2598 gm 27 IND 2.0 / 6 0 . 0 . . = . 0 = X . 1 -21
11 Zhu, Chen 2461 gm 38 QAT 1.0 / 6 . 0 0 . . . 0 0 = . X = -22
12 L'Ami, Alina 2446 wgm 29 ROU 0.5 / 6 . 0 . 0 0 0 . . . 0 = X -19
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Erfurt Women Chess Festival. 24-31.08.2014 Germany - blitz (movie)

Monika Socko wins Erfurt Women Chess Festival. 24-31.08.2014 Germany

Source

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Rk. 
NameRtgFED12345678910Pts. TB1 
1
GMSocko Monika2470POL*001½111116.56.5
2
GMKhotenashvili Bela2494GEO1*10½1½½½16.06.0
3
IMShen Yang2470CHN10*1½011015.55.5


IMJavakhishvili Lela2477GEO010*½1½1½15.55.5


IMPähtz Elisabeth2464GER½½½½*½½½115.55.5
6
IMBodnaruk Anastasia2434RUS0010½*11½15.05.0
7
IMMkrtchian Lilit2453ARM0½0½½0*½1½3.53.5
8
GMArakhamia-Grant Ketevan2394SCO0½00½0½*1½3.03.0


WGMMelamed Tetyana2364GER0½1½0½00*½3.03.0
10
IMKachiani-Gersinska Ketino2361GER000000½½½*1.51.5

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen could be stripped of title? - article in The Guardian

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen could be stripped of title? - MORE

Chess in the Time of War - article Lubomir Kavalek

Lubomir Kavalek (source)
Chess in the Time of War - MORE

Lisbon Christmas International Chess Open, 26-30.12.2014 - invitation

Lisbon  (source)


Lisbon Christmas International Chess Open 

Schedule: 
26/12 – 15.00 h – Reception / 16.30 h – Round 1 
27/12 – 10,00 h – Round 2 / 16,30 h – Round 3 
28/12 – 10,00 h – Round 4 / 16.30 h – Round 5 
29/12 – 10,00 h – Round 6 / 16.30 h – Round 7 
30/12 – 09,00 h – Round 8 / 15,30 h – Round 9 / Close Tournament (30m after the last match) 

Technical info: 
Open to all players registered in FPX /FIDE 
Valid for the ranking and FIDE norms 
Swiss system, 9 rounds, 90m+30s /player 
FPX/FIDE rules 
30m tolerance 
3 byes ½ point may be required in the first 6 rounds
Unexpected situations will be worked out by the members of the organization 

All regulations

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sinquefield Cup 2014. Caruana beats Carlsen

2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014, Saint Louis USA, 2014.08.27 - 2014.08.29, Mid ELO: 2801 (Cat 23)


Player ELO Ti Age Nat Score C V A N C T Chg +/-/=
1: Caruana, Fabiano 2801 gm 22 ITA 3.0 / 3 X 1 . . 1 1 +15 (+3 -0 =0)
2: Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2768 gm 24 FRA 1.5 / 3 0 X 1 . = . +3 (+1 -1 =1)
3: Aronian, Levon 2805 gm 32 ARM 1.5 / 3 . 0 X = . 1 -2 (+1 -1 =1)
4: Nakamura, Hikaru 2787 gm 27 USA 1.0 / 3 . . = X = 0 -4 (+0 -1 =2)
5: Carlsen, Magnus 2877 gm 24 NOR 1.0 / 3 0 = . = X . -9 (+0 -1 =2)
6: Topalov, Veselin 2772 gm 39 BUL 1.0 / 3 0 . 0 1 . X -4 (+1 -2 =0)

Official page    games download


FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Sharjah - after round 4


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Anand agrees with FIDE for chess crown game against Carlsen in Sochi

Anand agrees with FIDE for chess crown game against Carlsen in Sochi - more

Grandmaster Deep Sengupta

Grandmaster Deep Sengupta  - more

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Interesting game (King's Gambit): Guasti - Kuhr, Lichtenberger Sommer, 2014.08.17

Scandinav Gambit - games: Blank - Weiland, Arber-Open, 2014.08.23

Interesting game (Morra Gambit): Pirrot - Hocke, ZMDI Open, August 2014

Interesting game (King's Gambit): Budzyn - Wilhelm, ZMDI Open, August 2014

Interesting game (Morra Gambit): Pirrot - Nguyen, ZMDI Open, August 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Sharjah - round 1

Round 1, 2014/07/25

GM Zhu Chen 2461 0 - 1 GM Zhao Xue 2508
WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 ½ - ½ GM Ushenina Anna 248
GM Danielian Elina 2490 ½ - ½ GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 1 - 0 GM Koneru Humpy 2598
WGM L'ami Alina 2446 0 - 1 GM Harika Dronavalli 2521
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 0 - 1 GM Hou Yifan 2661

Official page

GM Hrant Melkumyan wins Riga Technical University Open. 15-24.08.2014 Riga, Latvia


All results (211 players)     Official page      Games download

WIM Klaudia Kulon wins World University Chess Championship- women! 18-24.08.2014Katowice, Poland


All results (26 players)     Official page      Games download

Sanan Sjugirov wins World University Chess Championship! 18-24.08.2014Katowice, Poland


All results (46 players)     Official page      Games download

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

IM Evgenij Kalegin wins Split Chess Open, 16-23.08.2014 Split, Croatia


All results (184 players)     Official page      Games download

GM Vitaly Kunin wins 29th Schwarzacher Open, 16-23.08.2014 Schwarzach im Pongau, Austria


All results (64 players)     Official page      Games download

GM Vadim Malakhatko wins 4th Hermann Moser Memorial, 16- 23.08.2014 Feffernitz, Austria


All results (96 players)     Official page      Games download

Sagar Shah wins (surprise) ZMDI Open 15-23.08.2014 Dresden, Germany


All results (112 players)     Official page      Games download

Just Chess Games - update 23.08.2014. More than 115,000 games, ELO 2450 plus



Just Chess Games 2450 plus - pgn file download

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Freeware-Schach Chess GUI and engine. New version 3.40

Schach GUI Notably points:
 Free of charge
Simple use
Opening database
Protocol Setting the level of difficulty
Proposals
Cancel moves
Exchange chessmen
Setting chessmen (chess puzzle)
Save and load of games in PGN
Provide FEN (Forsyth-Edwards Notation)
UCI: Automaticly play against another chess program (example: Stockfish)
Languages: English, German and French
Small and portabel (starting up from a USB-Stick)
No installation is necessary (copy one executable file to a folder you like)
No adware, no spyware, no commercial
Doesn't call home

Schach download

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jurek Chess Engines Rating - Live rating 18.08.2014


Full list

FM Kevel Oliva Castaneda wins Figueres Open. 11-18.08.2014, Spain


All results (37 players)     Official page      Games download

Momchil Todorov wins 29th Teteven Open. 9-17.08.2014 Teteven, Bulgaria


All results (106 players)     Official page      Games download

GM Sergei Ovsejevitsch win GM Turnier Lueneburg. 9-17.08.2014 Lueneburg, Germany


Official page      Games download

Two players die at chess tournament in Norway

Chess Olympiad Tromso - official page    Games download


Mars 3.1 - (strong) chess engines UCI (based on Ippolit) . New version 17.08.2014

Mars - UCI chess engines
 
Ratings JCER older version:
Mars 2.1 = 3059, Mars 1.5 = 3029, Mars 1.7 = 3018, Mars 2.0 = 3015, Mars 1.1 = 2981, 
Mars 1.8 = 2956, Mars 1.6 = 2886, 


Mars 3.1 download

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chess Olympiad Tromso 2014 - China (open) and Russia (women) wins!

Chess Olympiad Tromso - official page    Games download

 

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds - Open (top 20)

Rk.SNo TeamTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
17
ChinaCHN1183019422.531.5155.00
25
HungaryHUN1173117372.029.0152.00
319
IndiaIND1173117371.530.5140.00
41
RussiaRUS1173117352.028.5146.00
58
AzerbaijanAZE1173117345.028.0149.00
62
UkraineUKR1164116377.529.0145.00
713
CubaCUB1172216361.029.5145.00
84
ArmeniaARM1164116350.528.5146.00
99
IsraelISR1172216348.028.0143.00
1017
SpainESP1172216334.528.0142.00
1127
BelarusBLR1172216304.527.0136.00
1211
NetherlandsNED1163215367.529.5148.00
133
FranceFRA1171315357.528.5151.00
146
United States of AmericaUSA1163215348.028.0143.00
1515
PolandPOL1171315335.528.5140.00
1629
SerbiaSRB1163215324.027.5147.00
1733
UzbekistanUZB1171315320.525.5149.00
1835
ArgentinaARG1171315316.028.0136.00
1922
PeruPER1171315313.028.0130.00
2032
RomaniaROU1163215310.027.5137.00



Final Ranking after 11 Rounds - Women (top 20)

Rk.SNo TeamTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
12
RussiaRUS11100120420.532.0154.00
21
ChinaCHN1182118406.032.5149.00
33
UkraineUKR1182118383.028.5156.00
44
GeorgiaGEO1181217390.032.0145.00
510
ArmeniaARM1181217350.529.0142.00
617
KazakhstanKAZ1181217320.027.0143.00
78
PolandPOL1172216362.026.5152.00
87
United States of AmericaUSA1172216339.529.5139.00
912
GermanyGER1180316304.026.5143.00
105
IndiaIND1163215380.030.5143.00
116
RomaniaROU1171315353.527.5137.00
129
FranceFRA1171315351.527.5157.00
1311
SpainESP1163215346.528.0145.00
1414
BulgariaBUL1171315334.530.0139.00
1516
NetherlandsNED1171315311.027.0139.00
1628
MongoliaMGL1171315307.029.0131.00
1718
SlovakiaSVK1171315302.527.5133.00
1836
LithuaniaLTU1171315291.027.5126.00
1920
VietnamVIE1162314339.528.0141.00
2021
IranIRI1162314328.030.0129.00