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43rd World Chess Olympiad started in Batumi

FIDE - 12 hours 21 min ago
The long anticipated 43rd World Chess Olympiad began today at the brand new Batumi Sports Palace with the games of the first round.

A record breaking 185 teams compete in the Open Section, while the Women Section has 151 teams participating.

President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili attended the first round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad at the Batumi Sports Palace and made the first symbolic move for the Georgian top player GM Baadur Jobava in the game against GM Yehuda Gruenfeld.

Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili also attended the beginning of the games, having an honor to make the first symbolic move for the Georgian star Nana Dzagnidze in the game against Wang Chengjia of South Korea.


President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili making the first move for Baadur Jobava



Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili making the first move for Nana Dzagnidze


Joining the President of Georgia were FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos, ECU President and Head of the State Commission for organizing the 43rd Chess Olympiad Zurab Azmaiparashvili Georgian Chess Federation President and Charmain of the Organizing Committee Giorgi Giorgadze and other officials. A press conference devoted to the start of the Chess Olympiad was held afterwards. Brief statements are posted below.

As usual in the events run by Swiss pairing system, the first round saw the top seeded teams facing the lower rated opposition.



The team of Angola


Most of the world's best players participating in the Olympiad sat out of the first round. USA and Russia defeated Panama and Uganda respectively by maximum 4-0 score.

However, on the third table China conceded one point to Morocco as CM Mohamed-Mehdi Aithmidou beat GM Li Chao b. Azerbaijan allowed half a point to IPCA, as well as India to El Salvador and Ukraine to Zambia.

Angola took two draws from England and Madagascar achieved the same against Hungary.



The team of Azerbaijan


In the Women Section Ukraine and India were convincing, while Russia and China dropped half a point each to Costa Rica and Tajikistan.

Roza Eynula from South Korea stunned Lela Javakhisvhili from the hosting country Georgia's first team. Also Albania snatched one point from France as WCM Rozana Gjergji beat IM Sophie Milliet.





The 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi started successfully for all six of the Georgian teams. Georgia 1 in the women section outplayed against South Korea with 3-1, but Javakhisvhili lost her first game. Georgia 1 in the Open section defeated ICCD with 3,5-0,5 score. Baadur Jobava, who won the golden medal on the 1st board at the previous Chess Olympiad in Baku, gave half a point in the match.

Georgia 3 team in Open and Georgia 3 in the Women section won easily against Macau and Seychelles respectively with the 4-0 score.
As for the second teams, Georgia 2 in Women section have won 4:0 without any hesitation against South Africa and Georgia 2 in Open scored 3,5-0,5 against Liechtenstein.

Results, standings, pairings and multimedia on the official website of the 43rd Chess Olympiad












Press conference devoted to the start of the Chess Olympiad was attended by Georgian Chess Federation President and Charman of the Organizing Committee Giorgi Giorgadze, ECU President and Head of the State Commission for organizing the 43rd Chess Olympiad Zurab Azmaiparashvili and FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos.





FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos:
Georgia is a country of great chess tradition. At one point when the Soviet team was winning the Women Olympiad, it was composed entirely of Georgians. Of course, there were also strong male players, I am sitting here between two Grandmasters, ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and GCF President Giorgi Giorgadze. And together they have organized many great events, for women and men, of continental and world level.

ECU President and Head of the State Commission for organizing the 43rd Chess Olympiad Zurab Azmaiparashvili:
Georgian hospitality is well known and I believe the Olympiad is a perfect opportunity to present our country, to brand our country. And this is the reason why we had such an opening ceremony, which was highly praised by everybody, because beside our hospitality we wanted to present our culture to the world. With so many countries here at the Olympiad, Batumi and Georgia will benefit a lot, as I believe that when our guests return to their homes, they will pass a message that Georgia is peaceful country with great people welcoming the tourists from all over the world.

Georgian Chess Federation President and Charmain of the Organizing Committee Giorgi Giorgadze:
The Olympiad is a great opportunity for Georgia to become known all over the world. I agree with Mr Azmaiparashvili and Mr Makropoulos that yes, we might feel a little exhausted at this moment, but three months from now we will be seeking for new organizational challenges and what could we do next. After organizing the event of such level as is Olympiad, the next event will be a relaxation for us.



Minister Mikheil Batiashvili giving the interviews


Photos by David Llada, Lana Afandiyeva and Goran Urosevic













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43η Σκακιστική Ολυμπιάδα (24 Σεπτεμβρίου – 5 Οκτωβρίου)

Skakistiko - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:59


Από τη χτεσινή τελετή έναρξης στο Μπατούμι.

Αρχίζει σήμερα, στις 2 το μεσημέρι ώρα Ελλάδας, η 43η Σκακιστική Ολυμπιάδα, στο Μπατούμι της Γεωργίας. Στο όπεν μετέχουν 185 ομάδες από 183 χώρες και στο τουρνουά γυναικών 151 ομάδες από 149 χώρες.

Μερικά ενδιαφέροντα σημεία:
– Στους άνδρες, πρώτη φορά μετά το 1976 όπου απείχε η Σοβιετική Ένωση, ισχυρότερη χώρα σύμφωνα με τα έλο είναι οι ΗΠΑ.
– Συμμετέχουν (στους άνδρες) οι 9 από τους καλύτερους σκακιστές του κόσμου – δεν αγωνίζεται μόνο ο Κάρλσεν..
– Στους άνδρες 5 χώρες παρουσιάζουν συνθέσεις με μέσο όρο έλο πάνω από 2700.
– Στις γυναίκες η μόνη χώρα με μέσο όρο έλο πάνω από 2500 είναι η Ρωσία.
– Συνολικά έχουν δηλωθεί 1667 σκακιστές και σκακίστριες.

Οι συνθέσεις των ελληνικών ομάδων:
Όπεν – Παπαϊωάννου, Μπανίκας, Δ. Μαστροβασίλης, Νικολαϊδης, Παυλίδης
Γυναίκες – Μπότσαρη, Τσολακίδου, Αβραμίδου, Παυλίδου, Μαρκαντωνάκη

Στη διάρκεια της Ολυμπιάδας θα επανέλθουμε και με νέες αναρτήσεις.

Το επίσημο σάιτ με ζωντανή μετάδοση των παρτίδων: http://batumi2018.fide.com/en

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2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad: Important Announcement for Arbiters

FIDE - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:32




IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ARBITERS


The Arbiters’ Meeting will start at 11.00 a.m. on the 24th September at the Sports Arena (the playing venue). Transportation will be arranged accordingly.

Arbiters shall stay in the playing hall and will not go back to their hotels, until the end of the first round.

Lunch will be served at the playing hall.

Arbiters should be dressed accordingly.


The Chief Arbiter
IA Takis Nikolopoulos

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Chess Olympiad Brilliancy Prize

Chessdom - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 08:24

The NNLE and The Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad are pleased to announce the special “Olympiad Brilliancy Prize” awards.

The prize for the most brilliant game will be awarded after each of the 11 rounds. All players are encouraged to submit their game for consideration for the daily prize to [email protected]

Every day, after each round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad, the judging committee, led by Grandmaster Susan Polgar, will choose the games (one in the Open and one Women’s Olympiad) as the “Game of the Round”.

The winners of those games will be awarded a small prize by the NNLE and The Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad.

Finally, after the last round of the Batumi Chess Olympiad, the players who won the most brilliant game overall will receive a special prize.

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Spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi

FIDE - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:22
The 43rd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Black Sea Arena, attended by the players, captains and officials of the 185 participating countries.

The ceremony started with a play re-enacting the legend of the invention of chess and the famous "wheat and chessboard problem" and then the Goodwill Ambassadors of the 43rd Chess Olympiad addressed the guests through video messages.

On the stage in the Black Sea Arena the speeches were delivered by Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili, Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Mr Tornike Rizhvadze, FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos, and President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili.

Mr Makropoulos delivered an impressive speech, stressing the need for a new era of politically and financially independent FIDE and presenting a very positive vision.

"I am certain that the Organizing Committee will do everything possible to have one of the best Chess Olympiads in the history." Mr Makropoulos said, adding "FIDE, National Chess Federations, chess players, we must all demand the best for our sport, for our game and for the image of FIDE worldwide. We have great weapons in this fight! Famous chess champions, new technologies, Chess in Schools and of course the national chess federations, who work very hard and with great dignity to develop chess in their countries!"

Mr Makropoulos opened the Olympiad: "I declare the games open, celebrating the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad!" (Full speech below)



Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia Mr Mikheil Batiashvili giving a speech



Chairman of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara Mr Tornike Rizhvadze giving a speech



FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos giving a speech



President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili giving a speech


The anthems of Georgia and FIDE were followed by the defile of flags, the trademark Georgian polyphonic songs, traditional dances, a DJ performance, a rock band, State Symphony Orchestra and Georgian National Ballet, all coupled with impressive choreography and visual effects.










"Today is a very special day and we are happy to share this moment with you", the announcer said before inviting the Chief Arbiter Takis Nikolopoulos, the Batumi Olympiad Goodwill Ambassador Viswanathan Anand and Georgian chess star Nana Dzagnidze to the stage to perform the drawing of colors.





The colors were to be decided by white and black pearls hidden inside the seashells. Viswanathan Anand picked the white pearl, meaning that the top seeded team in the Open section - USA will start the Olympiad with white pieces on the top board. Nana Dzagnidze picked the black pearl and the top seeded team in the Women section - Russia will play with black pieces on the top board.



Vishy Anand picking a white pearl


At the end of the ceremony there was huge fireworks show in the skies above the Black Sea Arena.

The ceremony was broadcasted live on the Georgian TV First Channel.

The first round of the competition will start on 24th September at 15:00 local time. There will be 185 teams competing in the Open section (full list here) and 151 teams in the Women section (full list here).

For more information visit the official website of the 43rd Chess Olympiad.



President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili with Georgian organizers and the guests



Former Women's World Champion Mrs Susan Polgar, President of Georgia Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili, FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos and ECU President Mr Zurab Azmaiparashvili



FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos with Georgian chess stars Nana Aleksandria, Nana Ioseliani and Maia Chiburdanidze


The full speech of FIDE Deputy President Mr Georgios Makropoulos:

Dear chess friends,

Welcome to the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad!

Dear Georgian friends! Congratulations for a spectacular opening ceremony!

I am certain that the Organizing Committee will do everything possible to have one of the best Chess Olympiads in the history.

I have said many times in the past months that FIDE must and will move to a new era! Today, the Georgian organizers have made one big step towards this! And we all have many more steps to make, in order to achieve what is better for chess, what is better for FIDE and the 189 national chess federations!

Georgia is a country of chess legends, such as Nona Gaprindashvilli and Maia Chiburdanidze who held for 29 years the women's world champion title. Independent Georgia has won Olympiads 4 times. World and European level tournaments have been organized in Batumi for 20 years now, and I would like to thank my good friend, the European Chess Union President Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

But an Olympiad is, of course, the highest difficulty level. I know it personally since the memories from when I organized the Olympiads in 1984 and 1988 in Greece are still vivid - and I also know that the active support from the state is necessary to organize an Olympiad. This is why we all have to give special thanks to the former Prime Minister and greatest Georgian Maecenas, Bidzina Ivanishvili! We also have to thank the Georgian Chess Federation.

Each chess Olympiad reminds us the Olympic dream that we have for chess, to one day be included in the Olympic Games. FIDE is already a member of the IOC and we are grateful for the examples and the guidance that the IOC gives us, for Good Governance and a politically and financially independent FIDE.

The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius! Faster, higher, stronger! FIDE’s motto is Gens Una Sumus! We are all one family! Let’s do it! Let’s be united, let’s fight for the best, in our games, over the chess board and besides the chess board, in our national federations, and in our world chess federation!

This must be our goal! FIDE, National Chess Federations, chess players, we must all demand the best for our sport, for our game and for the image of FIDE worldwide. We have great weapons in this fight! Famous chess champions, new technologies, Chess in Schools and of course the national chess federations, who work very hard and with great dignity to develop chess in their countries!

We must use this talent, we must make the right moves, and I promise you we have a winning position to accomplish our dreams for a new era for FIDE, for a FIDE which will achieve the Olympic destiny of chess, for a FIDE where everybody will be proud to be a member, proud to represent chess in their countries, proud to have a strong, active, independent voice!

I declare the games open, celebrating the 43rd Batumi Chess Olympiad!



Batumi is ready for the start of the Chess Olympiad

The Organizing Committee of the 43rd Chess Olympiad is concluding the preparation for the start of the event. At the same time the players, arbiters and officials are arriving to Batumi.

The Chess Olympiad will start on 23rd September with a grandiose Opening Ceremony at the Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili.

Specially for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympiad - Maestro Nikoloz Rachveli and DJ Kordzi have created music, Nina Ananiashvili choreographed a ballet performance and the Sukhishvili ensemble will present the new dance, choreographed by Iliko Sukhishvili.

On the stage will be the famous Georgian singer Nino Katamadze, Georgian baritone Lado Ataneli, singers Liza Bagrationi, Giorgi Ushikishvili, violist Giorgi Tsagareli, the indie rock band Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz, the folklore ensemble Lashari, the Batumi cappella, the Evgeni Mikeladze State Symphony Orchestra directed by Nikoloz Rachveli and the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet.
Distinguished Georgian writer Aka Morchiladze is the author of the text for the Opening Ceremony booklet.

The actual competition will start on 24th September at 15:00 local time with the games of the first round.

There will be 185 teams competing in the Open section (full list here) and 151 teams in the Women section (full list here).

For more information visit the official website of the 43rd Chess Olympiad.































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Batumi is ready for the start of the Chess Olympiad

FIDE - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:22
The Organizing Committee of the 43rd Chess Olympiad is concluding the preparation for the start of the event. At the same time the players, arbiters and officials are arriving to Batumi.

The Chess Olympiad will start on 23rd September with a grandiose Opening Ceremony at the Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili.

Specially for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympiad - Maestro Nikoloz Rachveli and DJ Kordzi have created music, Nina Ananiashvili choreographed a ballet performance and the Sukhishvili ensemble will present the new dance, choreographed by Iliko Sukhishvili.

On the stage will be the famous Georgian singer Nino Katamadze, Georgian baritone Lado Ataneli, singers Liza Bagrationi, Giorgi Ushikishvili, violist Giorgi Tsagareli, the indie rock band Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz, the folklore ensemble Lashari, the Batumi cappella, the Evgeni Mikeladze State Symphony Orchestra directed by Nikoloz Rachveli and the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet.
Distinguished Georgian writer Aka Morchiladze is the author of the text for the Opening Ceremony booklet.

The actual competition will start on 24th September at 15:00 local time with the games of the first round.

There will be 185 teams competing in the Open section (full list here) and 151 teams in the Women section (full list here).

For more information visit the official website of the 43rd Chess Olympiad.































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89th FIDE Congress: Information for Delegates

FIDE - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 15:55




Information for Delegates: Pick up the accreditation badges at the information desk at the Sheraton hotel from tomorrow, 23rd September, from 9 am.

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Vladislav Artemiev Wins 40th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial in Kazan

Chessdom - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 12:59

The 40th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial, a stage of the Russian Cup, finished in Kazan. 108 chess players from 7 national chess federations, including 20 grandmasters, took part in the tournament.

Vladislav Artemiev from Kazan won the tournament having scored 7 points out of 9 and edged out Tigran Harutyunian (Armenia) who took the second place. Dmitry Kokarev (Penza) won the bronze medal with 6.5 points.

5 additional nominations were established; the prizewinners are:

Seniors:

1st place – GM Gennady Tunik (Saratov Oblast)
2nd place – IM Evgenij Kalegin (Republic of Bashkortostan)
3rd place – IM Alexander Filipenko (Udmurtia),

Women:

1st place – WFM Thalia Cervantes Landeiro (USA)
2nd place – WFM Lubov Markelova (Republic of Tatarstan)
3rd place – WGM Turkan Mamedjarova (Azerbaijan),

Juniors:

1st place – Tagir Salemgareev (Kurgan Oblast)
2nd place – FM Konstantin Zhitnikov (Mari El)
3rd place – FM Ruslan Murtazin (Republic of Tatarstan),

Chess players of Republic of Tatarstan:

1st place – GM Artyom Timofeev
2nd place – FM Ramil Sadykov
3rd place – GM Ramil Hasangatin,

Chess players with rating below 2450:

1st place – FM Dmitry Tsoi (Moscow Oblast)
2nd place – Sergey Pogorelskikh (Samara Oblast)
3rd place – IM Ramil Faizrakhmanov (Republic of Tatarstan).

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England supports the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos

Chessdom - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 12:05

At an ECF Board meeting held on 20th September the ECF Board decided by a clear majority to support the Presidential ticket of Georgios Makropoulos in the FIDE Presidential elections to be held alongside the Chess Olympiad at Batumi on 3rd October.

The Board felt it was paramount to support a strong ticket with English participation, and it was apparent that Nigel Short’s campaign had gained little traction.

Furthermore, in view of current UK – Russian relations, the Board felt unable to support the candidacy of Arkady Dvorkovich, or anyone connected with it. The board felt this particularly in the light of Mr Dvorkovich’s highly political interview on BBC Hard Talk on 10th September in which he ridiculed Britain’s concerns about Russian involvement in the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Moreover, given the threat of the FIDE Presidency continuing as an adjunct of Russian foreign policy, as it had been under Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Board felt that abstention was not a responsible option. The Board was of the view that under Mr Makropoulos’ ticket, with Malcolm Pein as Deputy President, FIDE would have a better chance of becoming an independent sports organisation free of political influence.

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Vladimir Putin with Russian national chess teams

Chessdom - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with members of Russian national chess teams who are currently training in Sochi ahead of the Chess Olympiad.

The President wished the players success at the upcoming 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi. They also had a short conversation about promoting chess in Russia and training a new generation of chess players, including at the Sirius centre, where this activity is led by Vladimir Kramnik.

Taking part in the meeting were members of the men’s team Vladimir Kramnik, Sergei Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Dmitry Jakovenko and Nikita Vityugov; while Alexandra Kosteniuk, Alexandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Valentina Gunina and Olga Girya represented the women’s team. President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov also attended the meeting.

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World Chess Championship 2018 live with a Neural Network

Chessdom - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 00:09

The World Chess Championship 2018 is the first in history that will have live analysis by a Neural Network. Carlsen – Caruana is going to be commented by Lc0 (aka Leela Chess Zero), the neural network project based on ideas of Alpha Zero by Google DeepMind.

The Lc0 Neural Network analysis of the World Chess Championship 2018 match, the most important chess event of the year, is now possible thanks to the work of a multitude of volunteers around the globe and the tests conducted during the regular season of the Top Chess Engine Championship

When will the Carlsen – Caruana match start?

Carlsen – Caruana 2018 match will be played will be played in London, at The College in Holborn, between 9 and 28 November 2018. Game 1 of Carlsen – Caruana will take place on November 9th at 15:00 CET

Where to watch the World Championship 2018 live with Leela?

The top chess event of the year calls for a top notch website to follow it. For the occasion the TCEC admins have created a special design with all options that one can desire – a customizable board with night and day modes, a variety of boards and pieces style to choose from, evaluation graphs of the current Carlsen – Caruana live position, a sneak peek into Leela’s Neural Network thinking process, and a customizable chat. The broadcast will be available at this address and you can take a look at the live broadcast elements at the beta website

A Twitch Chess video channel will also be available, as embed in the webpage or as standalone commentary here, where a Grandmaster will also provide his thoughts and analysis in a live video.

What will be the hardware used?

Leela Chess Zero (aka Lc0) will analyze live positions with multiple Tesla V100 GPUs on Google infrastructure, currently the fastest-performing hardware compatible with a chess neural network.

On this ultra-strong hardware platform Leela’s analysis is expected to be in the 3500 Elo range, comparable to the strongest chess program/hardware combination ever created. Leela Chess Zero will have an interesting contribution compared to the standard chess engines – being a Neural Network, it possesses natural intuition and ability to consider the positional flow of the game and will be specifically useful with its potent positional analysis.

How much does it cost to watch?

As every event organized by Chessdom.com and TCEC, the World Chess Championship 2018 live broadcast with Leela analysis will be free to watch. The broadcast is powered by donations and the voluntary work of the TCEC staff. If you would like to help the Leela project to run on maximum GPU power, enhance further the user experience, or support the project, feel free to pass by the donation and support page of TCEC

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Όταν ο Απόλλωνας συνάντησε την Κάισσα

Skakistiko - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:59

Ένα πρωτότυπο happening γύρω από το σκάκι και τη μουσική, που θα ξεκινήσει στις 20:00 και θα ολοκληρωθεί μετά τα μεσάνυχτα, διοργανώνουν την Παρασκευή 5 Οκτωβρίου η Μουσική Βιβλιοθήκη «Λίλιαν Βουδούρη» του Συλλόγου Οι Φίλοι της Μουσικής και το Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών.

Στο πρώτο μέρος της βραδιάς, στις 20:00, ο μουσικός και σκακιστής Αχιλλέας Ζωγράφος, συγγραφέας του βιβλίου «Music and Chess: Apollo Meets Caissa» (εκδ. Russell Enterprises, 2017), θα μιλήσει για τη σχέση της σκακιστικής σκέψης με τη μουσική σύνθεση και εκτέλεση, ενώ παράλληλα θα ερμηνεύσει στο πιάνο μουσικά έργα συνθετών από τον Μπαχ ως τον Πιατσόλα, αναδεικνύοντας την εκλεκτική τους συγγένεια με τα διαφορετικά στυλ παιξίματος μεγάλων σκακιστών.

Στο δεύτερο μέρος, που θα αρχίσει στις 21:30, οι διεθνείς μετρ Ηλίας Κουρκουνάκηςκαι Εύα Κόντου, ο FIDE master Βασίλης Κοτρότσοςκαι η πρωταθλήτρια Ελλάδος Νέων Γυναικών Αμαλία Κουτσίδη, θα αντιμετωπίσουν, σε τέσσερα παράλληλα σκακιστικά σιμουλτανέ, γνωστούς μουσικούς, συγγραφείς, ποιητές, ζωγράφους, ηθοποιούς, αλλά και άλλους φίλους της Βιβλιοθήκης και του Μεγάρου που θα δηλώσουν ενεργή συμμετοχή σε αυτήν μουσική σκακιστική αναμέτρηση!

Η εκδήλωση πραγματοποιείται στο πλαίσιο της Νύχτας Πολιτισμού του Athens Culture Net και της «Αθήνα 2018 – Παγκόσμια Πρωτεύουσα Βιβλίου» του δήμου Αθηναίων.

Παρασκευή 5 Οκτωβρίου, από τις 20:00 ως μετά τα μεσάνυχτα

 ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ

ΦΟΥΑΓΙΕ ΑΙΘΟΥΣΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΑ ΤΡΙΑΝΤΗ

ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ

20:00 Ομιλία και συναυλία πιάνου του συγγραφέα και σκακιστή Αχιλλέα Ζωγράφου, που θα φωτίσει η αναπάντεχη σχέση της σκακιστικής σκέψης με τη μουσική σύνθεση και εκτέλεση. Θα ακουστούν τα έργα:

  1. J.S. BachΠρελούδιο και φούγκα σε μι ύφεση ελάσσονα αρ.8, WKI, BWV853 (Aντίστιξη, Μποτβίνικ)
  2. Τ. Monk: Ask me now, walking ballad.(Παράδοξο, Ταλ)
  3. P. Glass:Glassworks, I. Opening. (Μινιμαλισμός, Πέτροβιτς)
  4. A. Piazzolla: La muerte del ángel, Τango (Πάθος, Μπρόνσταϊν)
  5. J. Brahms: Intermezzo σελαμείζονααρ. 2, έργο118, Andante teneramente. (Μυστικισμός, Πετροσιάν)
  6. R. Schumann: Παιδικές σκηνές, αρ. 11 Fürchtenmachenσε μι ελάσσονα, έργο 15. (Ψυχώσεις, Φίσερ)
  7. F. Chopin: Σπουδή σε Ντο δίεση ελάσσονα, αρ. 7, έργο 25,Lento(Πολυπλοκότητα, Κασπάροβ)

Αχιλλέας Ζωγράφος πιάνο

 

21:30 Σιμουλτανέ δίνουν ο Ηλίας Κουρκουνάκης, η Εύα Κόντου, ο Βασίλης Κοτρότσος και η Αμαλία Κουτσίδη.

 Η ομιλία και η ταυτόχρονη συναυλία πιάνου θα γίνει στον Πολυχώρο του Συλλόγου Οι Φίλοι της Μουσικής στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών, ενώ τα σκακιστικά σιμουλτανέ θα διεξαχθούν στους χώρους της Μουσικής Βιβλιοθήκης και στο Φουαγιέ της Αίθουσας Αλεξάνδρα Τριάντη του Μεγάρου Μουσικής Αθηνών.

 Είσοδος ελεύθερη

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Chess Training στο youtube με τον Ανδρέα Τζερμιαδιανό

Skakistiko - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:10

Μετά από πολλές ώρες εργασίας και προσπάθειας, το κανάλι του διεθνή μετρ και προπονητή Ανδρέα Τζερμιαδιανού στο YouTube: “Chess Training”.

Θα βοηθήσει κυρίως σκακιστές ηλικίας άνω των 20 ετών και με αξιολόγηση (έλο) 1600-2200. Τα πρώτα 9 βίντεο ασχολούνται με την αξιολόγηση μιας σκακιστικής θέσης, βοηθητικούς κανόνες για στρατηγική και πολλά παραδείγματα. Ακολουθήστε τα παρακάτω βήματα:

1) Εγγραφείτε στο κανάλι. 2) Για να δείτε όλα τα βίντεο πατήστε το πλήκτρο ΔΕΙΤΕ ΠΕΡΙΣΟΤΕΡΑ για να δείτε όλα τα βίντεο ή μεταβείτε στην καρτέλα ΒΙΝΤΕΟ. 3) Το κανάλι θα έχει 3-4 νέα βίντεο κάθε εβδομάδα, οπότε μην ξεχάσετε να έρχεστε κάθε 2 ημέρες για να δείτε καινούρια βίντεο.

Το κανάλι που μπορείτε να εγγραφείτε ΕΔΩ

Ενδεικτικά εδώ το μάθημα “Βασική στρατηγική”

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Chess Olympiad 2018 (women)

Chessdom - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:44

The Chess Olympiad 2018 is going to take place from 23rd of September until 6th of October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia. The 43rd Chess Olympiad is open to all National Federations affiliated to FIDE and will be divided in two sections – open and women.

Starting September 24th at 15:00 local time, this page will have live coverage of the women section of the Chess Olympiad 2018 Live games with analysis will be daily on Chessdom.com with triple engine analysis by the Top Chess Engine Championship best software Stockfish, Komodo, and Houdini.

Chess Olympiad information / Chess Olympiad 2018 live (open) / Chess Olympiad 2018 live (women)

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Chess Olympiad 2018 LIVE!

Chessdom - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:38

The Chess Olympiad 2018 is going to take place from 23rd of September until 6th of October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia. The 43rd Chess Olympiad is open to all National Federations affiliated to FIDE and will be divided in two sections – open and women.

Live games with analysis will be daily on Chessdom.com with triple engine analysis by the Top Chess Engine Championship best software Stockfish, Komodo, and Houdini.

Chess Olympiad information / Chess Olympiad 2018 live (open) / Chess Olympiad 2018 live (women)

The Chess Olympiad will be played according to the FIDE Chess Olympiad Rules, in 11 rounds, with time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves and 30 minutes until the end of the game, with 30 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1. Pairing rules of the Chess Olympiad can be found here.

The event will be played in the Olympiad venue, Sport Palace, situated on the center of Batumi. The venue has been built in 2018 and the first event to be held there will be the Batumi chess Olympiad. The Sport Palace is a very spacious modern complex.

The last Chess Olympiad 2016 took place 1-22 September in Baku, Azerbaijan. You can replay the games here

Chess Olympiad 2018 live

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European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018

Chessdom - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:34

European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 5th-9th December 2018, in hotel Aleksandar Palace, in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia.

The event will start with European Blitz Chess Championship 2018, which will take place on 6th and 7th of December, and will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 paired rounds, with the time control 3 minutes game + 2 seconds per move starting from the first move.

European Rapid Chess Championship 2018 will be played on 8th and 9th of December, according to the Swiss system, in 11 rounds with the time control 15 minutes game + 10 seconds per move starting from the first move.

Both events are open to all the players who represent Chess federations listed as ECU members, regardless of their title or rating.

Registrations for the events will start on 25th of September and will last until 26th of November 2018, which is the registration deadline. All the registrations shall be done through the Official website of the Championship, by filling the Online registration form.

Players rated over 2600 and women players rated over 2400 from October rating list, respectively in Blitz and Rapid, are released from paying the entry fee.

The total prize fund of the event 30.000 EUR + 4.000 EUR of special prizes. The special prizes will be awarded to the best ranked player rated under 2600, the best ranked player rated under 2300, the best ranked players rated under 2000, the best ranked players rated under 1700, the best female players, the best senior players, the best Junior players and the best Macedonian players.

All the players are invited to stay in one of the Official Hotels of the Championship: 5 * hotel Aleksandar palace (the official venue of the Championship), 4* Royal Hotel, 3* hotel Vergina, 3* Monaco hotel, 3* hotel Skopje and 3* hotel Portal, all located in city of Skopje.

The organizers will also provide transfer from Skopje Airport to the official hotels on 5th December and from the official hotels to Airports on 9th December. Two ways, price is 15 EUR. On a special request, it is possible to organize a transfer from Sofia airport. (Estimated price for taxi is round 100EUR).

Technical Organizer of the Championship is Chess Club Gambit Asseco See and Chess Federation of FYR of Macedonia, supported by European Chess Union.

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World’s Elite Chess Players Battle in Champions Showdown at the Saint Louis Chess Club

Chessdom - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:21

Over four days of exciting Chess 960, also known as Fischer Random, fans enjoyed watching ten of the strongest chess players in the world dazzle with their creativity and skill during 6 rapid and 14 blitz games. During the event, each player faced the same opponent in head-to-head matches, including former world champions Garry Kasparov and Veselin Topalov. In the end, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won their matches against Garry Kasparov, Peter Svidler, Anish Giri, Leinier Dominguez, and Sam Shankland, respectively.

At the start of the tournament, the Universal Rating System announced plans to begin including Chess 960 events in their rating calculations, making this a rated tournament. “I believe we opened a new chapter in the development of chess. It is a great experiment when top players contribute their creativity and skills in something new, which may become a mainstream game in the future,” explains Garry Kasparov.

At the start of each day, Chess Club Executive Director Tony Rich randomly selected the day’s arrangement of pieces. Players then had one hour to prepare before the start of play. Interestingly enough, many players chose to prepare for that hour with other match participants. Members of the U.S. Chess Olympiad team practiced each day together, giving a special glimpse to the comradery that will be shared at the Olympiad in Batumi later this month. Once games began, players had to test their creativity with this unusual format.

“The Saint Louis Chess Club likes to host matches each year that experiment with the boundaries of chess,” explained Tony Rich. “I think Chess 960 was the perfect way to show that elite players exhibit their mastery with any variant of the game, as well as giving fans a fun show to watch.”

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Stockfish dominates TCEC Premier Division

Chessdom - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:01

After two out of six double round robins, the international open source project Stockfish is dominating the Premier Division of the Top Chess Engine Championship. Stockfish has collected 21,0/28, with 14 wins and 14 draws. This leaves Stockfish 3,5 points ahead of competition and adds extra 71 ELO points for a performance close to 3600 ELO.

Official website of TCEC / Test beta GUI for TCEC / Full participants list / Leela Chess Zero wins TCEC Div 4 / Ethereal wins TCEC Div 3 / Ethereal wins TCEC Div 2 / Ethereal wins TCEC Div 1

The winner of TCEC S10 Houdini, playing with the same version as one year ago, is the closest competitor of Stockfish. So far they had four direct encounters and all of them finished draw. Houdini also drew all its matches with Fire and Ethereal, but has a solid 3,0/4 score against S7 and S8 winner Komodo, thus putting Houdini ahead in the race for the Superfinal qualification race.

Komodo had a rough start and at a certain point even its third position seemed endangered by Fire and Ethereal, which both came at striking distance. Direct wins vs Fire in game 98 and Ethereal in game 107 put it back on track and Komodo is for now at a safe third place, with chances to go for second.

The rising star of the season Ethereal, which stormed through Division 3, Division 2, and Division 1, is on a roller coaster in the Premier Division. It went from challenging the third position in the event to fighting for staying out of the relegation zone in just a few rounds. Currently it is sharing 5th-6th position with Andscacs, just a point ahead of Chiron and 1,5 points ahead of Ginkgo.

Standings after 28 games

Crosstable

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M.Chigorin Memorial 2018

Chessdom - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:52

International chess festival “M.Chigorin Memorial”, part of the Russian Cup Stage, will be held from October 26 – November 5.

The venue is “Park” hotel (metro station “Krestovsky ostrov”, Severnaya doroga 12, St. Petersburg, Russia).
Prize fund is 1650000 RUR.
Time control: 90 minutes and 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

Last year 360 players took part in the open and the winner was GM Kirill Alekseenko.

The schedule:

round 1

27.10 at 17:00

round 2

28.10 at 17:00

round 3

29.10 в 17:00

round 4

30.10 at 17:00

round 5

31.10 at 17:00

round 6

01.11 at 17:00

round 7

02.11 at 17:00

round 8

03.11 at 17:00

round 9

04.11 at 12:00

Closing ceremony

04.11 at 19:00

Starting list top 15

1 Kamsky, Gata GM 2666
2 Dreev, Aleksey GM 2649
3 Khismatullin, Denis GM 2634
4 Paravyan, David GM 2629
5 Khalifman, Alexander GM 2617
6 Popov, Ivan GM 2611
7 Kokarev, Dmitry GM 2595
8 Idani, Pouya GM 2589
9 Timofeev, Artyom GM 2588
10 Stupak, Kirill GM 2583
11 Firouzja, Alireza GM 2582
12 Volkov, Sergey GM 2580
13 Vorobiov, Evgeny E. GM 2561
14 Sengupta, Deep GM 2557
15 Tazbir, Marcin GM 2525

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Dimitrov wins 17th Memorial Kesarovski-Stanchev

Chessdom - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 21:40

17th Memorial Kesarovski-Stanchev “ was held from 06.09. – 15.09 in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.
The venue was Park hotel Continental. The tournament was divided in 3 sections.

In group A 62 players took part.
The winner is IM Radoslav Dimitrov with 7 points out of 9.
Six players have finished with 6,5 points. Second is FM Lucas Ranaldi and third is IM Martin Petrov.

Final standings

1 Dimitrov Radoslav 7
2 Ranaldi Lucas 6,5
3 Petrov Martin 6,5
4 Haug Johannes 6,5
5 Kaasen Tor Fredrik 6,5
6 Jasny Stanislav 6,5
7 Tryggestad Andreas Garberg 6,5
8 Galinsky Timofey 6
9 Yordanov Lachezar 6
10 Rabatin Jakub 6
11 Tilicheev Viacheslav 5,5
12 Daskalov Dimitar 5,5
13 Dimitrov Dejan 5,5
14 Bonev Todor 5,5
15 Ivanov Bogidar 5,5
16 Risting Eivind Olav 5,5
17 Ivelinov Hristo 5,5
18 Pantzar Milton 5
19 Storme Isak 5
20 Mishev Liubomir 5
21 Tashev Aleksandar 5
22 Bochev Krasimir 5
23 Nordquelle Daniel 4,5
24 Miroshnichenko Pavel 4,5
25 Lindbol Aleksander 4,5
26 Georgiev Krum 4,5
27 Friedland Moshe 4,5
28 Todorov Ognjan 4,5
29 Gramb Marius 4,5
30 Dyulgerov Dimitar 4,5
31 Tashkov Rumen 4,5
32 Dolzhikova Olga 4,5
33 Angelov Zvetomir 4,5
34 Glavchev Stanislav 4,5
35 Yakimenko Alexander A. 4,5
36 Bukhteeva Viktoria 4,5
37 Velikov Petar 4
38 Huse Sigurd Kjelsbol 4
39 Van Der Valk Niklas 4
40 Popov Petar 4
41 Zherebtsova Alexandra 4
42 Kantorik Marian 4
43 Nielsen Andre 4
44 Paldus Petr 4
45 Sarmir Milos 3,5
46 Bruaset Eivind 3,5
47 Todorov Kaloyan 3,5
48 Loukopoulos Panagiotis-Athanasi 3,5
49 Wallace Paul 3,5
50 Shoshin Kirill 3,5
51 Cakl Zdenek 3,5
52 Scholzen Wolfgang 3
53 Angelov Angel 3
54 Blum Gernot 3
55 Toncheva Nadya 3
56 Melaa Sondre 3
57 Horsak Jan 3
58 Csiki Endre 2,5
59 Dimitrov Petko 2,5
60 Gochev Mladen 2
61 Hewson Brian W R 2
62 Miedema David 0

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