Sunday, December 27, 2015

39th Zurich Christmas Open 2015 - after round 2


Official page




Saturday, December 26, 2015

Combination: "Qatar Masters Open 2015"

Game: Saiyn, Zhanat-Sanal, Vahap. White move, 22. ?


correct move:





Qatar Masters Open 2015 - interesting game: Swiercz-Karjakin

Swiercz-Karjakin (foto: source)






Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas,  Frohe Weihnachten,  Joyeux Noël,  ¡Feliz Navidad,  feliz Natal,  Wesołych Świąt, Buon Natale

Qatar Masters Open 2015 - interesting game Korobov-Swiercz

Dariusz Swiercz (photo: source)


Monday, December 21, 2015

Arena 3.5.1 - best chess GUI. New version!

Most important changes compared to last public versionArena 3.5.1:

Issues with large fonts or large caption bars fixed (Engine Management, Search)
Dual monitor support improved: Maximizing to secondary monitor now works
Tournament with ponder on does no longer halt if engine is resigning
Tournament with ponder on: Arena book moves during pondering no longer lead to game abort
Tournament with ponder on: Possible truncated principal variations and invalid moveerror messages in log removed
Arena restarts in tournaments now always after at 20 games or less
Tournament dialogue: Set filenames button takes path of .at-file into account
Linux/Mac: Wine support improved: Redrawing is now clean
Scroll Mainlines horizontally with Shift+Ctrl+Mousewheel
Gaviota tablebase engine updated
engines.ini updated
Rare castling bug in Chess 960 removed: If a rook is captured and then replaced by the other rook, it was falsely allowed to castle
Variation board: Engine's refutation moves now correctly marked in list
Variation board: Mouse wheel now always goes through moves, shift+mouse wheel scrolls list
DGT: Move display on DGT clock time was too short in some cases
DGT board: If position on DGT board is the same as in Arena, you can continue game, the board is not automatically cleared
Marks with very thick frames on board can no longer exceed square
Optimizations for very small board sizes

Arena 3.5.1 - zip file download    Arena 3.5.1 setup file download



Qatar Masters Open 2015 - beauty and chess: Marta Bartel

Photo: source




Qatar Masters Open 2015 - beauty and chess: Sopiko Guramishvili

Photo: source



Saturday, December 5, 2015

Female chess player

source


LONDON CHESS CLASSIC 2015 - round 1


Official page

Round 1 Friday 4 Dec
Veselin Topalov  0-1  Anish Giri
Alexander Grischuk  ½-½  Hikaru Nakamura
M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½  Magnus Carlsen
Fabiano Caruana  ½-½  Levon Aronian
Viswanathan Anand  ½-½  Michael Adams




Friday, December 4, 2015

IM Daniel Sadzikowski wins Heusenstamm Sparkassen Open 2015


Official page        Games download






Thursday, November 26, 2015

Chess Assistant 16 - released

Chess Assistant 16 - best chess software for managing chess games and databases.

Language versions: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.



Sunday, November 1, 2015

19th edition of the International Bavarian Chess Open in Bad Wiessee

source

Club 13 - Bundesliga 2000









Saturday, October 31, 2015

Interesting game: Wojtaszek-Shirov (European Club Cup 2015)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

IM Manuel Bosboom wins Haarlemse Meesters 2015

Official page     Games download



GM Abhijeet Gupta wins Hoogeveen Open 2015


Hoogeveen Open 2015 - Final Standing    Official page

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2GM Sengupta, Deep6.5INDM25802636+0.8040.537.0111½10½½1
3GM Bok, Benjamin6.5NEDM25912646+0.7640.536.011½½1½½1½
4GM Werle, Jan6.5NEDM25242588+1.0139.533.7511011101½
5GM l'Ami, Erwin6.0NEDM26192617+0.1042.535.0111½½½½½½
6GM Vishnu Prasanna. V6.0INDM25032600+1.3340.532.511½1½½½½½
7GM Pavlidis, Antonios6.0GREM25222577+0.8638.030.011½011½½½
8GM Neelotpal, Das6.0INDM24652560+1.3338.029.51011½½110
9GM Pruijssers, Roeland6.0NEDM25012486+0.1337.530.7511½½0½11½
10GM Ernst, Sipke6.0NEDM25272529+0.1837.530.011½½½1½½½
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12IM Schroeder, Jan-Christian6.0GERM25192392-1.1234.527.0½1½½½1½1½
13FM Beerdsen, Thomas6.0NEDM23132436+1.5333.526.7510½10111½
14GM Debashis, Das5.5INDM25012519+0.4339.527.75111½01½0½
15GM Halkias, Stelios5.5GREM25342459-0.7138.028.25110½1½½10
16GM Ehlvest, Jaan5.5USAM25352420-1.0937.527.751½1011½0½
17GM Stocek, Jiri5.5CZEM25662446-1.2236.527.251½½1½01½½
18IM Rudolf, Anna5.5HUNF23292372+0.5435.025.251010½1101
19GM Gopal G.N.5.5INDM25362426-1.0834.527.01½½1½½0½1
20FM Maris, Ivo5.5NEDM23192358+0.5734.525.0½1½0½1101
21FM Baskin, Robert5.5GERM23382410+1.0334.524.5½1½1½01½½
22FM Van Kooten, Luuk5.5NEDM23502324-0.1033.524.01½½0½½11½
23Hulshof, Peter5.5NEDM21752368+2.2333.023.250101½½½11
24IM De Jong, Migchiel5.5NEDM23282366+0.5432.522.7510½1½1½01
25FM Dijkhuis, Tycho5.5NEDM23552248-0.8730.522.0½1010½11½
26GM Ankit, R. Rajpara5.0INDM24672500+0.4739.527.7511½½½½½0½
27Gieben, Stijn5.0NEDM19552325+3.7836.022.5101100101
28IM Das, Arghyadip5.0INDM24672355-1.0634.521.0½1½011100
29GM Bogner, Sebastian5.0SUIM25572466-0.7834.022.511½½½0½1-
30FM Clemens, Adrian5.0NEDM21752296+1.2833.021.00101½½½½1
31WFM Bluhm, Sonja Maria5.0GERF21282296+1.8833.019.25½010110½1
32WGM Paulet, Iozefina5.0NEDF21842232+0.4929.015.5101100011
33WIM Zepeda, Lorena5.0ESAF21062229+1.2628.016.5000111101
34Van Osch, Mees4.5NEDM22852332+0.5435.519.25101½½01½0
35FM Kevlishvili, Robby4.5NEDM23612314-0.5335.019.51½½1½0001
36IM Valdes Romero, Leonardo4.5CRCM23622218-1.6432.018.751001½½½10
37FM Heemskerk, Wim4.5NEDM21812213+0.2631.518.250110½0½1½
38Sparenberg, Erik4.5NEDM20882203+1.2530.016.25½0101½01½
39Klapwijk, Bram4.5NEDM21512187+0.4030.015.750101½0110
40Van der Marel, Lambertus4.5NEDM22122118-1.1328.517.50110½0011
41Schoehuijs, Erik4.5NEDM21822141-0.5627.516.751000½1110
42Schoppen, Casper4.0NEDM22202260+0.2636.017.0½101½½½00
43Den Hartog, Marijn4.0NEDM21582242+0.8234.517.2501½11000½
44Van Foreest, Lucas4.0NEDM22962261-0.3534.515.51½½011000
45Majhi, Ankit4.0NEDM22332126-1.2534.016.0011010010
46Sadallah, Osama4.0NEDM20672165+1.1631.517.001½0110½0
47Jeitz, Christian4.0LUXM21982231+0.3231.514.2510101½0½-
48Halfhide, Sebastian4.0NEDM21022095-0.1230.015.00010½110½
49Hortensius, Lisa4.0NEDF21542137-0.2929.513.50101½0½½½
50Lewin, Tammo4.0GERM20212106+0.9329.513.50½01½10½½
51Mellema, Andries4.0NEDM21622121-0.5829.513.2501½½01001
52Rosmuller, Anton4.0NEDM21372162+0.1528.013.001-011001
53Bekedam, Tyro4.0NEDM19812066+0.9527.512.0000101110
54Van Dorp, Folke4.0NEDM21682089-0.9426.511.000-110110
55Van Randtwijk, Mick4.0NEDM18522036+2.0325.012.00010½0½11
56Lecomte, Robin3.5NEDM23172225-0.9833.014.75101½0½½0-
57Hendriks, Richard3.5NEDM21072136+0.2031.514.250101½0½0½
58Hilwerda, Jonas3.5NEDM19542090+1.3930.012.75½01½0010½
59Henseler, Jorgen3.5NEDM20692035-0.4930.012.50010½10½½
60Mijnheer, Peter3.5NEDM21542048-1.4228.512.50½10½½½0½
61Poghosyan, Tigran3.5GERM21822062-1.5628.59.7510010001½
62Van der Veen, Jan3.5NEDM20702080-0.0226.512.00½½½½½½½0
63Boer, Alef3.5NEDM21512054-1.2926.511.5010½01½½0
64Berghuis, Marten3.5NEDM19812053+0.7525.512.250001½01½½
65Losekoot, Pascal3.5NEDM21262022-1.3225.08.50100½1½0½
66FM Vogel, Jaap3.5NEDM21752053-1.4324.010.50½½-½0½1½
67Munnik, Talitha3.0NEDF20371940-1.2227.59.2500½100½10
68Kokje, Joris3.0NEDM19832014+0.2827.010.0½00011½00
69Hummel, Joop3.0NEDM19902014+0.1126.59.7500-01½½01
70De Wolf, Kees3.0NEDM19821990-0.0723.57.500-00½1½1
71Boersma, Jan3.0NEDM21531967-2.1622.58.000-01½0½1
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73Van Dael, Siem2.5NEDM19781890-1.1224.54.7500000½110
74Oord, Raymon2.5NEDM18881805-0.7121.04.7500-+000½1
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76Kossen, Johannes2.0NEDM20291869-1.8227.07.0½0½001000
77De Boer, Bas2.0NEDM18631703-1.3622.53.7500½0000½+
78Kouwenhoven, Derk1.5NEDM19181838-0.9126.06.25100½00000