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Jaime Santos Latasa wins 7º Open Internacional LLucmajor

Chessdom - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:27

The 7th international Llucmajor is a 9-round Swiss open which took place from 13-20 May, 2018 in Llucmajor, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
138 players took part in the tournament, among them 18 GMs.
After 9 rounds 3 players have finished with 7 points out of 9.
The winner is GM Jaime Santos Latasa with the best tie-break. Second is GM Sergey Fedorchuk and third is GM Alvar Alonso Rosell.

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Final standings

1 Santos Latasa Jaime 7
2 Fedorchuk Sergey A. 7
3 Alonso Rosell Alvar 7
4 Zhigalko Sergei 6,5
5 Sumets Andrey 6,5
6 Zumsande Martin 6,5
7 Swayams Mishra 6,5
8 Hamitevici Vladimir 6,5
9 Santos Ruiz Miguel 6,5
10 Postny Evgeny 6,5
11 Prithu Gupta 6,5
12 Fier Alexandr 6,5
13 Rotstein Arkadij 6,5
14 Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis 6
15 Aroshidze Levan 6
16 Movsziszian Karen 6
17 Abdumalik Zhansaya 6
18 Javakhishvili Lela 6
19 Melia Salome 6
20 Akash Pc Iyer 6
21 Bracker Frank 6
22 Alonso Bouza Julio Javier 6
23 Shailesh Dravid 6
24 Flermoen Peter 6
25 Lillo Castany Victor 6
26 Can Isik 6
27 Zagorskis Darius 6
28 Levin Felix 5,5
29 Roeder Matthias 5,5
30 Sadhwani Raunak 5,5
31 Stany G.A. 5,5
32 Kumar Nikhil 5,5
33 Garcia Del Rey Senen 5,5
34 Iagar Razvan-Gabriel 5,5
35 Ubilava Elizbar 5,5
36 Paquico Rodriguez Ivan 5,5
37 Batsiashvili Nino 5
38 Naumkin Igor 5
39 Di Benedetto Edoardo 5
40 Garcia Martin Marta 5
41 Medarde Santiago Luis Marcos 5
42 Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 5
43 Panelo Marcelo 5
44 Khotenashvili Bela 5
45 Vicient Calvo Ramon 5
46 Grove Michael 5
47 Larino Nieto David 5
48 Dolzhikova Olga 5
49 Di Benedetto Desiree 5
50 Mikalsen Erlend 5
51 Galiana Salom Juan Ramon 5
52 Galchenko Matvey 5
53 Kumar Naman 5
54 Martinez Lopez Ivan 5
55 Abella Vazquez Cesar 5
56 Maisuradze Nino 5
57 Mercant Simo Jaime 5
58 Ruiz Vinals Matias 5
59 Perez Ruiz Santiago 5
60 Vega Gutierrez Belinda 5
61 Mikalsen Harald 5
62 Trias Ramos Diego Jose 5
63 Thiel Thomas 4,5
64 Ballesteros Gonzalez David 4,5
65 Saizew Valeri 4,5
66 Terradas Calafell Jaume 4,5
67 Amengual Perello Jordi 4,5
68 Sayrol Clols Josep Maria 4,5
69 Biedekoepper Robert 4,5
70 Planas Gene Juan 4,5
71 Ermachenko Manuel 4,5
72 Lazarte Anello David Emiliano 4
73 Semenova Elena 4
74 Hill Alistair 4
75 Maloberti David 4
76 Namini Armin 4
77 Vinal Gutierrez Pedro 4
78 Galiana Fernandez Adrian 4
79 Gorny Michael 4
80 Rodes Apilluelo Jose Maria 4
81 Partac Elena 4
82 Aan Sikka 4
83 Castillo Fernandez Carles 4
84 Deruelle Sala Albert 4
85 Fernandez Soriano Ruben 4
86 Vicens Company Maria Antonia 4
87 Revo Tatiana 4
88 Mikalsen Odd Erling 4
89 Cemborain Oricain Alfonso 4
90 Munar Mut Antonio 4
91 Hynna Kevin 4
92 Brasoy Aksel 4
93 Roca Barcelo Nicolau 4
94 Moreno Mateos Jose Luis 4
95 Ballester Cladera Antonio 4
96 Lacrosse Marc 3,5
97 Aguado Doncel Pablo Luis 3,5
98 Meyer Peter 3,5
99 Parramon Guillaumet Jaime 3,5
100 Selva Salvador Antonio 3,5
101 Gonzalez Pabollet Jesus Maria S 3,5
102 Gimenez Garcia Emilio 3,5
103 Baldo Company Jordi 3,5
104 Fentes Caceres Daniel 3,5
105 Montoliu Daroca Imma 3,5
106 Ramon Sanchez Campins Pedro 3,5
107 Perez Bolanos Joel 3,5
108 Llabres Coll Juan 3,5
109 Navarro Cazorla Juan 3
110 Schweighofer Josef 3
111 Navarrete Terrasa Antonio 3
112 Penas Fuster Jaime 3
113 Schindele Andreas 3
114 Ferrer Mygina Juan 3
115 Jaume Pons Antonio 3
116 Cerdo Fernandez Miguel 3
117 Ramis Sebastia Jordi Salvador 3
118 Jonckers Marie-Jeanne 3
119 Sanchez Esteban Emilio 3
120 Garcia Verd Francisco 3
121 Carranza Pons Ricardo Nelson 3
122 Rossello Sanchez Bartolome 3
123 Been Klaas 3
124 Santandreu Tost Josep 2,5
125 Perez Bolanos David 2,5
126 Burset Camps Guillem 2,5
127 Matas Artigues Josep 2,5
128 Castaneda Gonzalez Fernando 2,5
129 Martinsen Harald 2,5
130 Pons Escanellas Antonio M 2
131 Domenech Sanchez Antonio 2
132 Luostarinen Asmo 2
133 Leost Joel 2
134 Pifarre Gene Joan Baptista 1,5
135 De Wit Albert 1
136 Aguilo Pons Francesc 0,5
137 Chakravarthi Reddy M 0
Srinath Rao S.V. 0

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Igor Kovalenko wins Baltic Zonal – Tallinn Stage

Chessdom - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:10

The Baltic Zonal -Tallinn Stage was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 14-20 May 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the first of three Baltic Zonal tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup.
In a total of three stages, each participant will have 24 competitors (8 from each of the Baltic States), and the winner of the overall calculation will have access to the 2019 World Cup.

The winner is GM Igor Kovalenko with 7 points out of 9. Second is IM Tomas Laurusas with 6 points and third is GM Arturs Neiksans with 5,5 points and best tie-break.

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Final standings

1 Kovalenko Igor 7
2 Laurusas Tomas 6
3 Neiksans Arturs 5,5
4 Starostits Ilmars 5,5
5 Sulskis Sarunas 5,5
6 Miezis Normunds 5,5
7 Kanep Meelis 5,5
8 Meshkovs Nikita 5
9 Rozentalis Eduardas 5
10 Kantans Toms 5
11 Kulaots Kaido 5
12 Sarakauskas Gediminas 5
13 Seeman Tarvo 5
14 Narva Mai 4,5
15 Ladva Ottomar 4
16 Stremavicius Titas 4
17 Beinoras Mindaugas 4
18 Vorobjov Pavel 4
19 Chukavin Kirill 3,5
20 Tokranovs Dmitrijs 3
21 Haavamae Henrik 3
22 Berzina Ilze 3
23 Vicas Marijus 2,5
24 Kalvaitis Sigitas 2

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Cristhian Cruz wins Open La Habana 2018

Chessdom - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:01

53rd edition of the Capablanca Memorial Chess took place from May 9-19 in the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, Cuba.
The tournament was divided in two sections, Elite group and Open tournament.
205 players took part in the open.
After 10 rounds five players have finished with 7,5 points out of 10.
The winner is GM Cristhian Cruz, second is GM Stanley Martinez Duany Lelys and third is GM Ernesto Gomez Garrido Camilo .

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Final standings

1 Cruz Cristhian 7,5
2 Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley 7,5
3 Gomez Garrido Camilo Ernesto 7,5
4 Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 7,5
5 Sambuev Bator 7,5
6 Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo 7
7 Almeida Quintana Omar 7
8 Berdayes Ason Dylan Isidro 7
9 Quesada Perez Luis Ernesto 7
10 Vera Siguenas Deivy 7
11 Albornoz Cabrera Carlos Daniel 7
12 Oliva Castaneda Kevel 7
13 Cori Quispe Kevin Joel 7
14 Fernandez De La Vara Arnaldo 7
15 Jimenez Fraga Pedro Alejandro 7
16 Hernandez Sanchez Jairo Andres 7
17 Quesada Perez Yasser 6,5
18 Gonzalez Vidal Yuri 6,5
19 Diaz Perez Michel Alejandro 6,5
20 Espinosa Veloz Ermes 6,5
21 Hernandez Gonzalez William 6,5
22 Martinez Martin David 6,5
23 Dieguez Alvarez Mario Enrique 6,5
24 Fernandez Guillen Ernesto J. 6,5
25 Aguero Jimenez Luis Lazaro 6,5
26 Lopez Gonzalez Abel Fabian 6,5
27 Quesada Vera Liordis 6,5
28 Borges Feria Yasel 6,5
29 Cori T. Deysi 6,5
30 Garcia Pantoja Roberto 6
31 Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo 6
32 Diaz Murgada Rider 6
33 Soto Hernandez Henry 6
34 Mendez Fortes Eduardo Jesus 6
35 Nogueiras Santiago Jesus 6
36 Borges Matos Juan 6
37 Rios Cristhian Camilo 6
38 Ordaz Valdes Lisandra Teresa 6
39 Ruiz Castillo Joshua Daniel 6
40 Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo Reynaldo 6
41 Hernandez Sotelo Jose I. 6
42 Fuentes Dominguez Felix 6
43 Rodriguez Rodriguez Javier 6
44 Duran Vega Sergio 6
45 Otero Acosta Diasmany 6
46 Gomez Sanchez Jorge Marcos 6
47 Garcia Carey Osmel 6
48 Ochoa De La Rosa Manuel Dario 6
49 Gomez Fontal Felix Manuel 6
50 Cardoso Cardoso Jose Gabriel 6
51 Dragicevic Drazen 6
52 Marrero Lopez Yaniet 6
53 Cruz De La Osa Reyder 6
54 Morales Jhon Alexander 5,5
55 Panesso Rivera Henry 5,5
56 Perera Alfonso Rene Humberto 5,5
57 Forgas Moreno Yaniela 5,5
58 Aguilera Rodriguez Alfredo R. 5,5
59 Vitier Vazquez Cristian 5,5
60 Gonzalez Acosta Bernal 5,5
61 Perez Rodriguez Luis Manuel 5,5
62 Alvarez Fernandez Carlos Rene 5,5
63 Gutierrez Delgado Yusuan A. 5,5
64 Medina Diaz Rafael Alejandro 5,5
65 Cuenca Gomez Jesus 5,5
66 Vega Chirino Lemay 5,5
67 Fernandez Cardoso Alexey 5,5
68 Campos Jimenez Augusto Cesar 5,5
69 Valdes Romero Leonardo 5,5
70 Linares Napoles Oleiny 5,5
71 Pulido Alvarez Ariel 5,5
72 Fernandez Mayola Reynold Rafael 5,5
73 Duong Thanh Nha 5,5
74 Silveira Garcia Yosdan 5,5
75 Morales Marmol Marcos Antonio 5,5
76 Diaz Hernandez Heriberto 5,5
77 Garcia Matos Richard Alejandro 5,5
78 Saiz Rodriguez Daniel Evelio 5,5
79 Cazulo Ramirez Jesus David 5,5
80 Elias Reyes Jorge Roberto 5,5
81 Ibanez Milian Dagoberto 5,5
82 Hedman Senarega Jose Antonio 5,5
83 Rodriguez Gutierrez Brayans 5,5
84 Rosabal Contreras Yonisbel 5,5
85 Galaviz Medina Sion Radam 5,5
86 Morales Romero Pedro 5
87 Martinez Ramirez Lennis 5
88 Leon Valdes Jony Wilson 5
89 De La Fe Almeida Enmanuel Jesus 5
90 Avila Pavas Santiago 5
91 Fernandez Garcia Arturo 5
92 Amaro Alfonso Raynner 5
93 Gutierrez Espinosa Karen 5
94 Lopez Gari Osvaldo 5
95 Heredia Perez Hector 5
96 Soria Delgado Kadir 5
97 Mateus Alejandro 5
98 Arribas Robaina Maritza 5
99 Flores Quillas Diego Saul Rodri 5
100 Rodriguez Rivera Pedro 5
101 Garcia Garcia Alejandro 5
102 Yanes Canizares Alejandro 5
103 Toledo Fernandez Lazaro Yunior 5
104 Morales Romero Romaris 5
105 Cantillo Barroso Rafael 5
106 Estrada Nieto Julian 5
107 Perez Perez Osniel 5
108 Vargas Rodriguez Wilver 5
109 Pazos Gambarrotti Plinio 4,5
110 Coto Mederos Michel 4,5
111 Gonzalez Gomez Ronier 4,5
112 Llaudy Pupo Lisandra 4,5
113 Becquer Valdes Alain 4,5
114 Argote Heredia Valentina 4,5
115 Soto Miguel Angel 4,5
116 Fernandez Bustamante Leancy B. 4,5
117 Obregon Garcia Roxangel 4,5
118 Miranda Llanes Yerisbel 4,5
119 Echevarria Del Toro Vladimir 4,5
120 Salgado Segui Roberto 4,5
121 Ulloa Ruben Guillermo 4,5
122 Herrera Aruca Jorge Frank 4,5
123 Mantilla Gras Geydis De La C. 4,5
124 Herrera Juan Sebastian 4,5
125 Garcia Martinez Omar 4,5
126 Gonzalez Arredondo Lazaro A. 4,5
127 Fernandez Rivero Karla July 4,5
128 Viveros Erica Johana 4,5
129 Jaksland Tim 4,5
130 Munoz Perez Rolando 4,5
131 Alvarez Calzadilla Jose Avelino 4,5
132 Ramon Pita Vivian 4,5
133 Hernandez Barrera Yerandy Jose 4,5
134 Martin Del Campo C. Roberto 4,5
135 Lavigne Lopez Raul Leonardo 4,5
136 Valido Barroso Melissa 4,5
137 Otero Marino Vladimir 4,5
138 Sanchez Ones Yeny 4,5
139 Morales Garcia Alexei 4,5
140 Roca Rojas Ana Flavia 4,5
141 Calvo Gutierrez Luis Guillermo 4,5
142 Miranda Rodriguez Tania 4,5
143 Soler Guerra Jennys Dailin 4,5
144 Bosch Valls Leannet Mariah 4,5
145 Mateus Martha 4
146 Quesada Chow Ismael Adan 4
147 Zambrano Junior 4
148 Ojeda Lago Ariadna 4
149 Alfonso Ruisanchez Laritza 4
150 Bueno Gauna Cristian Alejandro 4
151 Gonzalez Ochoa Yoana 4
152 Hernandez Carmenate Holman 4
153 Arguelles Loy Felix Orlando 4
154 Blanco Garcia Liliam Barbara 4
155 Lebredo Zaragoitia Gerardo 4
156 Perez Ramirez Kenia 4
157 Avila Fraire Ameyalli 4
158 Interian Rodriguez Alberto D. 3,5
159 Romero Nunez Wendy 3,5
160 Frometa Castillo Zirka 3,5
161 Hernandez Moya Yuleisy 3,5
162 Maso Fonseca Rider 3,5
163 Palmero Martinez Rachel 3,5
164 Gonzalez Rondon Gelacio 3,5
165 Martinez Piqueras Carlos 3,5
166 Rodriguez Balart Alain 3,5
167 De La Torre Rodriguez Elizabeth 3,5
168 Diaz Del Valle Laura Beatriz 3,5
169 Blanco Milhet Leandro 3,5
170 Aponte Castillo Ernesto 3,5
171 Cabrera Ladron De Guevara Mayra 3,5
172 Perez Lorenzo Enmanuel 3,5
173 Pages Roman Seidy 3,5
174 Hart Alexander 3,5
175 Sanchez Cabrera Circe Consuelo 3,5
176 Palsson Halldor Peter 3,5
177 Puga Bravo Marcelo 3
178 Varela Maria De Los Angeles 3
179 Lopez Rippel Ricardo 3
180 Cardoso Jaidy Marcela 3
181 Alarcon Casellas Rolando 2,5
182 Galaviz Valdez Manuel Antonino 2,5
183 Lopez Vilier Luis Angel 2,5
184 Gomez Arnau Reinerio 2,5
185 Lopez Gonzalez Carlos Andres 2,5
186 Sierra Cartaya Ana Barbara 2,5
187 Venzant Batista Marcia Camila 2,5
188 Garcia Matos Maury 2,5
189 Martin Campos Beatriz Josefa 2,5
190 Nieto Rego Ana 2
191 Werren Hugo 1,5
192 Alvarez Pedraza Aramis 0,5
193 Delgado Ramos Hector 0
Ruiz Sanchez Orlen 0
Rodriguez Hernandez Luis Daniel 0
Abreu Jean Carlos Paul 0
Pomares Diaz Manuel Alejandro 0
Perez Rodriguez Cesar Alejandro 0
Gil Alba Hector Luis 0
Bueno Abalo Manuel 0
Fernandez Rodriguez Angel Luis 0
Roca Mendoza Yurien 0
Ubaldo Suarez Maria Gisela 0
Rodriguez Guerra Melissa 0
205 Galeev Yurii 0

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Sam Shankland wins 53rd Capablanca Memorial

Chessdom - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:47

53rd edition of the Capablanca Memorial Chess took place from May 9-19 in the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, Cuba.
The tournament was divided in two sections, Elite group and Open tournament.
The elite group of 6 players was honouring the Cuban Chess World Champion José Raúl Capablanca in a double round-robin with new US Champion GM Sam Shankland the top seed.
He was leading all the time and in the end with the impressive score 7,5 out of 10 was the winner, 1,5 points ahead of GM Aleksey Dreev, who is second. Third is GM David Anton Guijarro with 5,5 points.

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Final standings

1 Shankland Samuel L 7,5
2 Dreev Aleksey 6
3 Anton Guijarro David 5,5
4 Rakhmanov Aleksandr 4
5 Bacallao Alonso Yusnel 3,5
Bruzon Batista Lazaro 3,5

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Εικόνες

Skakistiko - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 15:28


Ο Φρανκ Μάρσαλ και ο Εμάνουελ Λάσκερ αναλύουν την παρτίδα που βρέθηκαν αντίπαλοι, Νέα Υόρκη 1924.  Το σούπερ τουρνουά του 1924 στην αμερικανική μεγαλούπολη γινόταν τις μέρες που ο Τζορτζ Γκέρσουιν παρουσίασε για πρώτη φορά στο κοινό το Rhapsody in Blue και που ανέβαινε στη σκηνή της πόλης η Αγία Ιωάννα του Μπέρναρ Σω. Ο Εμάνουελ Λάσκερ που είχε καταστραφεί στον ΑΠΠ ενώ είχε χάσει και τον τίτλο του παγκόσμιου πρωταθλητή από τον Καπαμπλάνκα κέρδισε το τουρνουά με 16/20. Ο Κουβανός Χοσέ Ραούλ Καπαμπλάνκα ήρθε δεύτερος με 14.5 β. και τρίτος ο Αλεξάντερ Αλιέχιν με 12 β.
Για το τουρνουά έχει γραφτεί κλασικό βιβλίο με αναλυμένες όλες τις παρτίδες από τον Αλιέχιν που κυκλοφορεί και σε σύγχρονη ανατύπωση.
Ο Αμερικανός Έντουαρντ Λάσκερ που μετείχε στο τουρνουά συνδεόταν με καλή φιλία με τον Εμάνουελ Λάσκερ (αλλά όχι με οποιαδήποτε συγγένεια) και πολύ αργότερα, δεκαετίες, έγραφε πως θαύμασε τον Γερμανό σκακιστή για το μοναδικό του ταλέντο. Ο Σόλτις στον πρόλογο γράφει πως οι δυο “Λ” έκαναν βόλτες στην πόλη που δεν κοιμάται ποτέ και ο Έντουαρντ σε μια τους κουβέντα ανακάλυψε με έκπληξη πως ο Εμάνουελ Λάσκερ δεν γνώριζε καθόλου την περίφημη παρτίδα Καπαμπλάνκα – Μάρσαλ του 1916 όπου ο Μάρσαλ παρουσίασε το γκαμπί της Ισπανικής που φέρει το όνομά του. “Είχε μεσολαβήσει όμως ο πόλεμος και τα σκακιστικά νέα δεν πέρναγαν εύκολα τον Ατλαντικό”.
Ο Έντουαρντ Λάσκερ ήταν πολυταξιδευτής. Σκακιστές της δεκαετίας του 60 θυμούνται σε ένα ελληνικό σκακιστικό καφενείο έναν ηλικιωμένο ξένο που πέρασε μερικές μέρες από την Αθήνα και έπαιξε μερικές φιλικές παρτίδες, ήταν ο Έντουαρντ.
Το τουρνουά της Νέας Υόρκης του 1924 στη wikipedia εδώ

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Ju Wenjun wins Women’s World Championship Match

Chessdom - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 13:30

The tenth game of the Women’s World Chess Championship Match finished with a draw and with the final score 4.5-5.5.the challenger Ju Wenjun became the new Women’s World Champion.
After the 9th game, Ju Wenjun has got the match point, she needed a draw to win the match. It was a difficult task for the current champion Tan Zhongyi, to win with black was the only way to bring the match to tie-break.
Ju Wenjun played white today, she started with 1.d4, Tan Zhongyi reacted with 1…g6 and the game went to Pirc defence. She wanted to complicate the game and to avoid the opening preparation. Ju Wenjun played solid and keep small advantage. In the middle game, Tan Zhongyi played 19…g5 trying to fight in the king side. However it looks a little bit premature. That didn’t scare Ju Wenjun, she reacted to it actively. Quickly she had a pawn up, and got total control on the board.
As she needed a draw Ju Wenjun’s last moves were quite solid trying to avoid any complication. In the end, after 4hours 10 minute, Ju Wenjun was with advantage, but accepted Tan Zhongyi’s draw offer to end the game.

At the post game conference, the two players analyzed the game. In both their opinion, 19…g5 was a dubious move, but Tan Zhongyi said that she had to fight to win due to the score situation, so she had no choice but give it a go. Mr. Ye Jiangchuan, the coach of Chinese national team, attended today’s conference, in his opinion, g5 was moved in a wrong time, 19…Nf6 could be a better choice back to that time, and then black can wait for better opportunities. Ju Wenjun said it was a task for her when after 19…g5, whether go 20.h4 to make the position complicated or not to, eventually she decided to accept the fight with 20.h4. And at the end, she knew she was with big advantage, but draw was enough for her to win this championship match, so she accepted Tan Zhongyi’s draw suggestion.

In the following interview section, both players expressed their gratitude to their team, their hometown leaders, friends, family and fans. Ju Wenjun gave her special thanks to her coach GM Ni Hua for so much support, Tan Zhongyi said her coach GM Zhou Weiqi worked harder then her from the match preparation until the end. Even though she didn’t win, she is looking forward for future cooperation. She had not too much regret for the last game, she thought the main problem was that she played terrible in the second and third games in Shanghai. Because psychological and mentally for both it was very tough, she prefers the knockout system for the World championship.
Ju Wenjun said, that being a chess player, she preffered so just focus and play, not to think about winning or losing before this championship. And she of course is happy with the victory. The most difficult moment was 7th game. Because after 6 hours fierce battle in 6th game, it took her too much physical effort, and then she lost, so she was in a really bad mood too. So the 7th game is extremely hard. The good thing is that she adjusted the state of mind in time.
Mr. Ye Jiangchuan says, it was a fierce competition. 10 games, is a competion of chess skills, psychology and other skills. Ju Wenjun showed us her strong ability of controlling; she was leading all the time. Tan Zhongyi never gave up, she always fought hard. Anyway, Congratulations to Ju Wenjun. Apart from that, he understands the stress, but it is a big honour to participate in this event. Hope that the two girls can keep working hard.

After then it was relaxed question section, When Ju Wenjun was asked, why she was never seen with make up during the mach, and never changed her dress , she usually loves to dress pretty in normal day. She said, when she does make up, she does it carefully, but was nervous during the match, so decided not to. And about the clothes, because the clothesare from the sponsor, She believes she should wear it, so she wore it. Everyday’s cloth looks the same because she has two sets. Tan Zhongyi says she loves wearing lipstick everyday.
So now, the winner of 2018 FIDE women’s world chess championship match has born. After 10 games, Ju Wenjun 5.5: 4.5 Tan Zhongyi becomes the 17th champion of FIDE women’s world chess. Also she is the 6th Chinese female chess player who reached FIDE chess champion. According to rule, she will get the winning prize, 120,000 Euros (After tax), it is approximately 900,000RMB. Tan Zhongy will get prize of 80,000 Euros (After tax).

Tomorrow we will have the closing ceremony.
Report and photos Gu Xiaobing 

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Στιγμές παγκόσμιων πρωταθλητών – μέρος 2

Skakistiko - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:26

Ο Μαξ Όιβε με το ποδήλατό του στο Άμστερνταμ το 1948. Σήμερα η πρωτεύουσα της Ολλανδίας είναι μια πόλη με μανιασμένη τουριστική κίνηση σε όλη τη διάρκεια του χρόνου και ιδιαίτερα ακριβή και για τους Ολλανδούς. Ελάχιστοι παλιοί κάτοικοι εξακολουθούν να μένουν παρότι όπως λέει ένα παλιό τραγούδι που είχε αφήσει εποχή “ο Αμστερντάμερ είναι με τον ομφάλιο λώρο στο κανάλι”. Ο Ολλανδός παγκόσμιος πρωταθλητής 1935-1937 δεν απομακρύνθηκε ποτέ μόνιμα από την πόλη. Εκείνη τον τίμησε με το μουσείο και την πλατεία Μαξ Όιβε σε κεντρικό σημείο. Τα πλήθη των τουριστών καθώς περπατούν φτάνουν και στην πλατεία, φωτογραφίζονται στην επιδαπέδια σκακιέρα και αν τους αφήσουν οι μόνιμοι θαμώνες παίρνουν και θέση για μια παρτίδα, αλλά ελάχιστοι καταλαβαίνουν, αν δεν διαβάσουν τα χαραγμένα γράμματα στη βάση πως η παρακείμενη προτομή ανήκει σε έναν παγκόσμιο πρωταθλητή του σκακιού.

Σεπτέμβριος 1982, Ιντερζόναλ της Μόσχας. Η φωτογραφία έχει μια ιδιότυπη μοναδικότητα, ποτέ άλλοτε δεν νομίζω να έχει καταγραφεί οπτικά τέτοια υψηλή παρέα σε διοργάνωση καλλιτεχνικού σκακιού. Ήταν ένας παράλλληλος διαγωνισμός ή επίδειξη προβλημάτων – κατά τον φωτογράφο Ντολματόβσκι. Από αριστερά προς τα δεξιά: Μιγκέλ Νάιντορφ, Τίγκραν Πετροσιάν, Αλεξάντερ Κόμπλεντς (ο δάσκαλος και προπονητής του Ταλ), Ισαάκ Ρομανόφ (ιστορικός του παιχνιδιού), Ιοσίφ Ντόρφμαν, Βίκτορ Καρτ (ονομαστός προπονητής της σχολής του Λβοβ). Ο Τίγκραν Πετροσιάν (παγκόσμιος πρωταθλητής 1963-1969) πέθανε σε λιγότερα από δυο χρόνια. Παρά τη σύγχρονη φήμη του Αρονιάν, στην πατρίδα του την Αρμενία ο Πετροσιάν έχει δημιουργήσει έναν αθλητικό θρύλο που συντηρείται ακέραιος. Ή πιο ρεαλιστικά, γιατί και οι μνήμες πεθαίνουν: σχεδόν ακέραιος.

* Οι φωτό της ανάρτησης μεγεθύνονται με κλικ. Θα ακολουθήσουν και άλλες αναρτήσεις στη σειρά με στιγμές παγκόσμιων πρωταθλητών εικονίζοντας όμως επιλεκτικά στιγμές τους ευρύτερα άγνωστες, ελάχιστα και τρεμουλιαστά φωτισμένες.

* Το πρώτο μέρος εδώ

* Ξοδεύουν χρόνια ή και όλη τους τη ζωή, προσπαθώντας να συλλάβουν στιγμές στο φακό που αν τις προσθέσεις δεν φτάνουν ούτε τις δύο ώρες. James Lalropui Keivom.

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Ju Wenjun became the new Women`s World Champion!

FIDE - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:11



Ju Wenjun became the new Women`s World Champion!

Ju Wenjun made a draw with Tan Zhongyi in the last classical game of the Women`s World Chmpionship Match and became the 17th Women`s World Champion in the history of chess. She is also the 6th Chinese player who achived this title.

Tan Zhongyi had to win the final game to level the score and secure a playoff, while Ju Wenjun needed to make a draw to win the Match. Tan Zhongyi who had Black pieces tried to surprise her opponent with the Hippopotamus Defence but it seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared and got an advantage out of the opening. Trying to create some conterplay Tan Zhongyi chose a risky line and ended up in a lost position. Despite having absolutely wining position Ju Wenjun decided to secure a draw and finish the game peacefully.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 9


The ninth game of the FIDE Women World Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel and ended up with a draw after 80 moves. The score in the match became 5:4. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi needs to win the final game to level the score and secure a playoff, while Ju Wenjun needs to make a draw to win the Match.

As in the previous round it was Ju Wenjun, who had good winning chances in the game nine. Once again Nimzo-Indian happened in the game but Tan Zhonyi chose to play 4.Qc2 compare to the seventh game. Tan Zhongyi didn`t manage to create any troubles for her opponent in the opening and after the game was transferred into the ending Black kept better chances.



In a time trouble Ju Wenjun missed a good winning chance on move 40 when she could have played 40...h4 instead of 40...Rh3. The rook ending still looked winning for Black but Tan Zhongyi found a beautiful resourse 45. e4! If Black plays 45...f4 White can make a draw after 46.Re6! with crazy rook.

The rook ending with 2 extra pawns for Black turned to be drawish and Tan Zhongyi played precisisly and didn`t give other chances for her opponent.

The tenth game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will be held on 18th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 8


The eighth game of the Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours of play and the score in the match became 4.5:3.5. Ju Wenjun missed a good chance to win the game but she still keeps on leading one point ahead.

Playing Black Tan Zhongyi decided to avoid the Catalan opening and showed her intention to fight after 4…f6 and 5…g5. Even though this variation looked risky for Black, the Women`s World Champion believed it was definitely worth a try. Ju Wenjun coped well in the unfamiliar opening and after opposite-side castling the position became sharp. The most crucial moment came after Tan Zhongyi played 26...Rxe5. It turned out to be a blunder, which gave white a great chance to get winning position after simple tactics 27.Rxe5 Nxe5 28.f4 Ng4 29.Qxf6 Nxf6 30.Bc4! Both players didn`t see this option and after that most of the pieces were traded and the peace was signed on 32nd move.



Two games left in the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match and the current Women`s Champion needs to make at least 1,5 out of 2 to equalize the score, while Ju Wenjun will win the Match if she secures 1 point out of 2. The 9th game will be held on 16th of May.

According to the regulations If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 7


The seventh game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel on 13th of May. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours fight. The score in the match is 4: 3 and three rounds to go the challenger Ju Wenjun keeps on leading in the Match one point ahead.



After 5 decisive games in a row today`s game was relatively peaceful. Both players were familiar with the opening. Even though the Women`s World Champion is definitely looking for chances to equalize the score in the match, it seems like she didn`t manage to create many problems for her opponent in the 7th game. According to Tan Zhongyi, she didn’t like Ju Wenjun’s plan 16...c4 ,18... Bd6, and 19...Qe7 and she felt she had a bit advantage at the center.

Ju Wenjun didn`t think her position was worse but didn`t mind to make a draw. She simplified the position and the game was transferred into the completely drawish ending with opposite color bishops and rooks.

Tomorrow is a free day and the 8th game will be held on 3:00pm on 15th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 6



The sixth game of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match took place on 12th of May in Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated Ju Wenjun after 125 moves and 6 hours of play. The score became 2.5:3.5 and the challenger is leading after 6 rounds.

Today’s game started with the Catalan opening same as the third game of the Match. Tan Zhongyi deviated from the course of that game on the 4th move and chose 4...Bb4 instead of 4...dc. According to Ju Wenjun, she didn`t see a principal line 19. Qb7 and missed the opportunity to grab a pawn. However, Tan Zhongyi felt confidant about her position and thought she could have got enough compensation.



When the black queenside pawns started to move forward, Ju Wenjun obviously lost her track and made few inaccurate moves in the time trouble. After 40.Bf1 she lost one pawn and ended up defending worse ending. After precise 40. f4 the position could have remained balanced. Tan Zhongyi managed to convert her advantage into the full point after 2 more hours of play. It was the longest game in this Match until now.

The 7th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will take place on 13th of May at 3 pm local time.

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 5

Ju Wenjun lead with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games

The 5th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match took place at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 9th May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the current champion Tan Zhongyi and the score in the match became 3.5:1.5. After the first half of the Match 4 out of five games were desicive and only one game finished in a draw. Tommorow the tournament hall will be moved to Chongqing, a home town of Tan Zhongyi.

Tan Zhongyi chose to play 1.e4, a very rare move in her chess career. It seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared against the Bishop Opening and didn`t have any trouble in the opening.

Tan Zhongyi decided to sacrifice a pawn to get a pair of bishops instead. It turned out White had not enough compensation as Black managed to block the center with the knights and created dangerous attack on the King`s side. After 35 move Tan Zhongyi had to resign.



At the post-game press conference Ju Wenjun said she was surprised to lead in the Match by 2 points. She felt that Tan Zhongyi was not in good shape, but thought there is still long way to go.

The 6th game will be held on 3 pm 12th May, in Chongqing. According to the match regulations, players switched colors after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 6th round too.


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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 4


The fourth game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on the 7th May. After 2 losses the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated her opponent Ju Wenjun. The score in the Match is 2.5:1,5 and the challenger still leads after 4 rounds.

Playing with White pieces Tan Zhongyi started with Trompowsky Attack. She was trying to avoid theoretical lines and choose to fight in the middlegame. White was obviously looking for attacking chances on the King`s side but it seemed Black had enough forces for defence. After 21.g4 the position became sharp and according to Tan Zhongyi, she did not believe she had any advantage until Ju Wenjun made a few inaccurate moves. It seems Black got into trouble after exchanging a very strong knight (23...Nxd2) and after another mistake 26...g5 White had just to find precise moves to finish her attack.



The 8th of May will be the second rest day in this match. According to the match regulations, players will switch colours after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 5th round.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 3 Ju Wenjun wins again



After the first free day the third round of the Women`s World Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 6th of May. The current Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi had to resign on 27th move. After 3 games the challenger leads with 2.5:0.5.



Today’s game started with the Catalan Opening. After Ju Wenjun moved her Queen to the King`s side hoping to creat some attacking chances, Tan Zhongyi made a serious mistake 14...g5?? And after 15.Qh5, Black lost a pawn and her position became hopeless.

Later at the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi explained that she simply missed her opponenet`s move 15.Qh5 and later 24.Ne4. Ju Wenjun said was surprised of Tan’s g5 and she felt she was going to win today after 16.Bxg5.

The 4th game will tbe held on 3:00pm on 7th May.

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 2



The second game of the 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place in the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai on 4th of May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi with Black pieces after 55 moves.



In today’s game, Tan Zhongyi played c4 on the first more, instead of her more common 1.d4, trying to surprise her opponent. Nevertheless, Ju Wenjun was prepared well and played unexpected moves in the opening. According to Tan Zhongyi, she had no idea how to play after the 2nd move and chose relatively passive 3.d3.

As a result, Tan Zhongyi didn`t get any advantage from opening with White, while Black got very comfortable play.

The mistake on the 22 move gave Ju Wenjun the opportunity to increase her advantage. Ju Wenjun won a pawn and transferred the game into the winning rook ending. Under the time pressure the challenger made a few mistakes giving chances to Tan Zhongyi to save the game but she failed to find the precise ways to keep the balance.

After 2 games the score in the match is 1,5-0,5 in favor of Ju Wenjun. After the rest day the match will continue on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is following closely the situation in FIDE

Chessdom - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:19

In a recent letter-reply to GM Kevin Spraggett, concerning the US sanctions against Kirsan Ilyumhinov, the FIDE Deputy President Mr. Georgios Makropoulos dropped a bombshell by mentioning the following:

“FIDE board members have also seen the letter FIDE received from the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), regarding the current situation in FIDE, but unfortunately the IOC have asked us to keep its content confidential so we are not allowed to publish it for now. I am afraid that if we do not solve our problems in Batumi, the IOC will have to follow its principles and this was made very clear to us during our recent meeting with them in Lausanne.”

Is the IOC membership of FIDE in danger because of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov? Let’s hope things go the right way for the sake of chess… On the issue of the next FIDE elections, Georgios Makropoulos mentioned the following:

“Allow me to predict also for this year that Kirsan’s absolutely maximum percentage of votes, if there is a second round, cannot exceed 35%”

and

“As a last note I re-assure you that, even with 3 candidates (if Short decides to help Kirsan and run), I will win the elections from the first round. And if you think that I am too optimistic, see again above my prediction for the results of 2014, ten months before the actual elections.”

You can read the full version of the very interesting letter of Georgios Makropoulos here.

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Behgjet Pacolli still hasn’t decided to join Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket

Chessdom - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:16

Gazeta Express reported that Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli “joins” Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s team for the upcoming FIDE election.

But further in the article the portal cites a slightly different statement. “Of course they have proposed my name, but I did not take any decision,” Pacolli told Express, when asked whether he was proposed by FIDE or he supports current President of FIDE for another term.

Pacolli added: “I know the president of Kalmykia, I know him very well.”

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met Behgjet Pacolli in August 2017 in Doha, presenting him as a “businessman from Albania”.

It would indeed be very unusual if the Foreign Minister of the entity with disputed status, which is receiving strong political support from the US, joins the team of the person that is on US sanctions list and promotes a fake American persona Glen Stark.

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Global Chess Festival 2018 – Chess Connects Us

Chessdom - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:44

The 4th edition of the annual Global Chess Festival (GCF) will be held on Saturday October 13th, 2018.

This year’s festival in Budapest will take place in the breathtaking location of the Hungarian National Gallery. As in previous years, a wide range of activities will be organised, all with chess as the main theme.

“Our mission has not changed”, says Judit Polgar, who is responsible for the organisation of the Global Chess Festival. “The Global Chess Festival promotes the 1000 faces of chess all around​ the world. We aim to share the beauty of chess with 5 million people by 2025, to connect and enjoy chess-related activities on the day of the festival. The power of chess connects people.”

Over 120 countries have already joined the Chess Map, which can be viewed at the following link: http://www.globalchessfestival.com/chess-connects-us/chess-map.

The GCF aims to expand the Chess Map with more countries, events and individuals connecting to it. The GCF strongly believes that Chess is a sport, an experience, an educational method, and a special connection, a common language.

“The passion for the game is the link between generations that teaches both young and old perseverance, logical thinking and respect,” says Judit Polgar.

Since the 4th edition of the Global Chess Festival will be held in the Hungarian National Gallery, the organisers plan to emphasise the strong bond between art and chess.

The connection between chess and art, one of the main themes of the 2018 festival, have been cherished by renowned chess players and artists. Enjoy a short collection of famous quotes:

“For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.” (Vladimir Kramnik)
“Chess is everything: Art, Science and Sport.” (Anatoly Karpov)
“I have come to the conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” (Marcel Duchamp)
“Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic” (Mikhail Botvinnik)

For more information vist: www.chessconnectsus.com

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Ο Νίκο Γεωργιάδης στο κλειστό του Μπιλ – σε ταμπλό κορυφαίων

Skakistiko - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:43



Πάνω: η πόλη Μπιέλ Μπιέν στο καντόνι της Βέρνης στην Ελβετία συνδυάζει στην κοινή σύγχρονη ονομασία και το ιστορικό γαλλόφωνο και το γερμανόφωνο όνομα – σκακιστικά ωστόσο έχει επικρατήσει να την λέμε Μπιλ.
Κάτω: όπως και πέρυσι, στο κλειστό τουρνουά του φεστιβάλ συμμετέχει ο Νίκο Γεωργιάδης.

Οριστικοποιήθηκαν οι συμμετοχές για το κλειστό τουρνουά των γκρανμέτρ (ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament) του 51ου διεθνούς φεστιβάλ του Μπιλ που θα γίνει από 21 Ιουλίου έως 1 Αυγούστου. Ο ελληνικής καταγωγής Νίκο Γεωργιάδης (gm, 2527) που ανήκει στη δύναμη της Ελβετικής Σκακιστικής Ομοσπονδίας και είναι μακράν ο πιο υποσχόμενος παίκτης της χώρας θα αγωνιστεί στο κλειστό με αντιπάλους τον παγκόσμιο πρωταθλητή Μάγκνους Κάρλσεν (Νορβηγία), τον Σαχιγιάρ Μαμεντιάροβ (νο3 στον κόσμο, Αζερμπαϊτζάν), τον Μαξίμ Βασιέ-Λαγκράβ (νο6 στον κόσμο, Γαλλία), τον Πίτερ Σβίντλερ (νο14 στον κόσμο, Ρωσία) και τον Νταβίντ Ναβάρα (νο24 στον κόσμο, Τσεχία). Δηλαδή οι 3 από τους 6 σκακιστές είναι στο τοπ-10 της παγκόσμιας κατάταξης.

Το φεστιβάλ του Μπιλ -όπως κάθε χρονιά- περιλαμβάνει πολλά τουρνουά ακόμη για παίκτες κάθε δυναμικότητας. Μπορείτε να δείτε το πλήρες πρόγραμμα όλων των εκδηλώσεων, πληροφορίες για τις συνθήκες φιλοξενίας αν αποφασίσετε το ταξίδι και τα πρώτα στοιχεία με ειδησεογραφία σχετική με τα τουρνουά στην ιστοσελίδα των διοργανωτών bielchessfestival.ch

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 9

FIDE - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:50



Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 9

The ninth game of the FIDE Women World Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel and ended up with a draw after 80 moves. The score in the match became 5:4. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi needs to win the final game to level the score and secure a playoff, while Ju Wenjun needs to make a draw to win the Match.

As in the previous round it was Ju Wenjun, who had good winning chances in the game nine. Once again Nimzo-Indian happened in the game but Tan Zhonyi chose to play 4.Qc2 compare to the seventh game. Tan Zhongyi didn`t manage to create any troubles for her opponent in the opening and after the game was transferred into the ending Black kept better chances.



In a time trouble Ju Wenjun missed a good winning chance on move 40 when she could have played 40...h4 instead of 40...Rh3. The rook ending still looked winning for Black but Tan Zhongyi found a beautiful resourse 45. e4! If Black plays 45...f4 White can make a draw after 46.Re6! with crazy rook.

The rook ending with 2 extra pawns for Black turned to be drawish and Tan Zhongyi played precisisly and didn`t give other chances for her opponent.

The tenth game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will be held on 18th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 8


The eighth game of the Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours of play and the score in the match became 4.5:3.5. Ju Wenjun missed a good chance to win the game but she still keeps on leading one point ahead.

Playing Black Tan Zhongyi decided to avoid the Catalan opening and showed her intention to fight after 4…f6 and 5…g5. Even though this variation looked risky for Black, the Women`s World Champion believed it was definitely worth a try. Ju Wenjun coped well in the unfamiliar opening and after opposite-side castling the position became sharp. The most crucial moment came after Tan Zhongyi played 26...Rxe5. It turned out to be a blunder, which gave white a great chance to get winning position after simple tactics 27.Rxe5 Nxe5 28.f4 Ng4 29.Qxf6 Nxf6 30.Bc4! Both players didn`t see this option and after that most of the pieces were traded and the peace was signed on 32nd move.



Two games left in the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match and the current Women`s Champion needs to make at least 1,5 out of 2 to equalize the score, while Ju Wenjun will win the Match if she secures 1 point out of 2. The 9th game will be held on 16th of May.

According to the regulations If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 7


The seventh game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel on 13th of May. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours fight. The score in the match is 4: 3 and three rounds to go the challenger Ju Wenjun keeps on leading in the Match one point ahead.



After 5 decisive games in a row today`s game was relatively peaceful. Both players were familiar with the opening. Even though the Women`s World Champion is definitely looking for chances to equalize the score in the match, it seems like she didn`t manage to create many problems for her opponent in the 7th game. According to Tan Zhongyi, she didn’t like Ju Wenjun’s plan 16...c4 ,18... Bd6, and 19...Qe7 and she felt she had a bit advantage at the center.

Ju Wenjun didn`t think her position was worse but didn`t mind to make a draw. She simplified the position and the game was transferred into the completely drawish ending with opposite color bishops and rooks.

Tomorrow is a free day and the 8th game will be held on 3:00pm on 15th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 6



The sixth game of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match took place on 12th of May in Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated Ju Wenjun after 125 moves and 6 hours of play. The score became 2.5:3.5 and the challenger is leading after 6 rounds.

Today’s game started with the Catalan opening same as the third game of the Match. Tan Zhongyi deviated from the course of that game on the 4th move and chose 4...Bb4 instead of 4...dc. According to Ju Wenjun, she didn`t see a principal line 19. Qb7 and missed the opportunity to grab a pawn. However, Tan Zhongyi felt confidant about her position and thought she could have got enough compensation.



When the black queenside pawns started to move forward, Ju Wenjun obviously lost her track and made few inaccurate moves in the time trouble. After 40.Bf1 she lost one pawn and ended up defending worse ending. After precise 40. f4 the position could have remained balanced. Tan Zhongyi managed to convert her advantage into the full point after 2 more hours of play. It was the longest game in this Match until now.

The 7th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will take place on 13th of May at 3 pm local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 5

Ju Wenjun lead with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games

The 5th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match took place at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 9th May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the current champion Tan Zhongyi and the score in the match became 3.5:1.5. After the first half of the Match 4 out of five games were desicive and only one game finished in a draw. Tommorow the tournament hall will be moved to Chongqing, a home town of Tan Zhongyi.

Tan Zhongyi chose to play 1.e4, a very rare move in her chess career. It seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared against the Bishop Opening and didn`t have any trouble in the opening.

Tan Zhongyi decided to sacrifice a pawn to get a pair of bishops instead. It turned out White had not enough compensation as Black managed to block the center with the knights and created dangerous attack on the King`s side. After 35 move Tan Zhongyi had to resign.



At the post-game press conference Ju Wenjun said she was surprised to lead in the Match by 2 points. She felt that Tan Zhongyi was not in good shape, but thought there is still long way to go.

The 6th game will be held on 3 pm 12th May, in Chongqing. According to the match regulations, players switched colors after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 6th round too.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 4


The fourth game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on the 7th May. After 2 losses the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated her opponent Ju Wenjun. The score in the Match is 2.5:1,5 and the challenger still leads after 4 rounds.

Playing with White pieces Tan Zhongyi started with Trompowsky Attack. She was trying to avoid theoretical lines and choose to fight in the middlegame. White was obviously looking for attacking chances on the King`s side but it seemed Black had enough forces for defence. After 21.g4 the position became sharp and according to Tan Zhongyi, she did not believe she had any advantage until Ju Wenjun made a few inaccurate moves. It seems Black got into trouble after exchanging a very strong knight (23...Nxd2) and after another mistake 26...g5 White had just to find precise moves to finish her attack.



The 8th of May will be the second rest day in this match. According to the match regulations, players will switch colours after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 5th round.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 3 Ju Wenjun wins again



After the first free day the third round of the Women`s World Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 6th of May. The current Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi had to resign on 27th move. After 3 games the challenger leads with 2.5:0.5.



Today’s game started with the Catalan Opening. After Ju Wenjun moved her Queen to the King`s side hoping to creat some attacking chances, Tan Zhongyi made a serious mistake 14...g5?? And after 15.Qh5, Black lost a pawn and her position became hopeless.

Later at the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi explained that she simply missed her opponenet`s move 15.Qh5 and later 24.Ne4. Ju Wenjun said was surprised of Tan’s g5 and she felt she was going to win today after 16.Bxg5.

The 4th game will tbe held on 3:00pm on 7th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 2



The second game of the 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place in the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai on 4th of May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi with Black pieces after 55 moves.



In today’s game, Tan Zhongyi played c4 on the first more, instead of her more common 1.d4, trying to surprise her opponent. Nevertheless, Ju Wenjun was prepared well and played unexpected moves in the opening. According to Tan Zhongyi, she had no idea how to play after the 2nd move and chose relatively passive 3.d3.

As a result, Tan Zhongyi didn`t get any advantage from opening with White, while Black got very comfortable play.

The mistake on the 22 move gave Ju Wenjun the opportunity to increase her advantage. Ju Wenjun won a pawn and transferred the game into the winning rook ending. Under the time pressure the challenger made a few mistakes giving chances to Tan Zhongyi to save the game but she failed to find the precise ways to keep the balance.

After 2 games the score in the match is 1,5-0,5 in favor of Ju Wenjun. After the rest day the match will continue on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 8

FIDE - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:41



Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 8

The eighth game of the Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours of play and the score in the match became 4.5:3.5. Ju Wenjun missed a good chance to win the game but she still keeps on leading one point ahead.

Playing Black Tan Zhongyi decided to avoid the Catalan opening and showed her intention to fight after 4…f6 and 5…g5. Even though this variation looked risky for Black, the Women`s World Champion believed it was definitely worth a try. Ju Wenjun coped well in the unfamiliar opening and after opposite-side castling the position became sharp. The most crucial moment came after Tan Zhongyi played 26...Rxe5. It turned out to be a blunder, which gave white a great chance to get winning position after simple tactics 27.Rxe5 Nxe5 28.f4 Ng4 29.Qxf6 Nxf6 30.Bc4! Both players didn`t see this option and after that most of the pieces were traded and the peace was signed on 32nd move.



Two games left in the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match and the current Women`s Champion needs to make at least 1,5 out of 2 to equalize the score, while Ju Wenjun will win the Match if she secures 1 point out of 2. The 9th game will be held on 16th of May.

According to the regulations If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 7


The seventh game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel on 13th of May. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours fight. The score in the match is 4: 3 and three rounds to go the challenger Ju Wenjun keeps on leading in the Match one point ahead.



After 5 decisive games in a row today`s game was relatively peaceful. Both players were familiar with the opening. Even though the Women`s World Champion is definitely looking for chances to equalize the score in the match, it seems like she didn`t manage to create many problems for her opponent in the 7th game. According to Tan Zhongyi, she didn’t like Ju Wenjun’s plan 16...c4 ,18... Bd6, and 19...Qe7 and she felt she had a bit advantage at the center.

Ju Wenjun didn`t think her position was worse but didn`t mind to make a draw. She simplified the position and the game was transferred into the completely drawish ending with opposite color bishops and rooks.

Tomorrow is a free day and the 8th game will be held on 3:00pm on 15th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 6



The sixth game of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match took place on 12th of May in Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated Ju Wenjun after 125 moves and 6 hours of play. The score became 2.5:3.5 and the challenger is leading after 6 rounds.

Today’s game started with the Catalan opening same as the third game of the Match. Tan Zhongyi deviated from the course of that game on the 4th move and chose 4...Bb4 instead of 4...dc. According to Ju Wenjun, she didn`t see a principal line 19. Qb7 and missed the opportunity to grab a pawn. However, Tan Zhongyi felt confidant about her position and thought she could have got enough compensation.



When the black queenside pawns started to move forward, Ju Wenjun obviously lost her track and made few inaccurate moves in the time trouble. After 40.Bf1 she lost one pawn and ended up defending worse ending. After precise 40. f4 the position could have remained balanced. Tan Zhongyi managed to convert her advantage into the full point after 2 more hours of play. It was the longest game in this Match until now.

The 7th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will take place on 13th of May at 3 pm local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 5

Ju Wenjun lead with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games

The 5th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match took place at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 9th May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the current champion Tan Zhongyi and the score in the match became 3.5:1.5. After the first half of the Match 4 out of five games were desicive and only one game finished in a draw. Tommorow the tournament hall will be moved to Chongqing, a home town of Tan Zhongyi.

Tan Zhongyi chose to play 1.e4, a very rare move in her chess career. It seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared against the Bishop Opening and didn`t have any trouble in the opening.

Tan Zhongyi decided to sacrifice a pawn to get a pair of bishops instead. It turned out White had not enough compensation as Black managed to block the center with the knights and created dangerous attack on the King`s side. After 35 move Tan Zhongyi had to resign.



At the post-game press conference Ju Wenjun said she was surprised to lead in the Match by 2 points. She felt that Tan Zhongyi was not in good shape, but thought there is still long way to go.

The 6th game will be held on 3 pm 12th May, in Chongqing. According to the match regulations, players switched colors after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 6th round too.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 4


The fourth game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on the 7th May. After 2 losses the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated her opponent Ju Wenjun. The score in the Match is 2.5:1,5 and the challenger still leads after 4 rounds.

Playing with White pieces Tan Zhongyi started with Trompowsky Attack. She was trying to avoid theoretical lines and choose to fight in the middlegame. White was obviously looking for attacking chances on the King`s side but it seemed Black had enough forces for defence. After 21.g4 the position became sharp and according to Tan Zhongyi, she did not believe she had any advantage until Ju Wenjun made a few inaccurate moves. It seems Black got into trouble after exchanging a very strong knight (23...Nxd2) and after another mistake 26...g5 White had just to find precise moves to finish her attack.



The 8th of May will be the second rest day in this match. According to the match regulations, players will switch colours after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 5th round.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 3 Ju Wenjun wins again



After the first free day the third round of the Women`s World Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 6th of May. The current Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi had to resign on 27th move. After 3 games the challenger leads with 2.5:0.5.



Today’s game started with the Catalan Opening. After Ju Wenjun moved her Queen to the King`s side hoping to creat some attacking chances, Tan Zhongyi made a serious mistake 14...g5?? And after 15.Qh5, Black lost a pawn and her position became hopeless.

Later at the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi explained that she simply missed her opponenet`s move 15.Qh5 and later 24.Ne4. Ju Wenjun said was surprised of Tan’s g5 and she felt she was going to win today after 16.Bxg5.

The 4th game will tbe held on 3:00pm on 7th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 2



The second game of the 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place in the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai on 4th of May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi with Black pieces after 55 moves.



In today’s game, Tan Zhongyi played c4 on the first more, instead of her more common 1.d4, trying to surprise her opponent. Nevertheless, Ju Wenjun was prepared well and played unexpected moves in the opening. According to Tan Zhongyi, she had no idea how to play after the 2nd move and chose relatively passive 3.d3.

As a result, Tan Zhongyi didn`t get any advantage from opening with White, while Black got very comfortable play.

The mistake on the 22 move gave Ju Wenjun the opportunity to increase her advantage. Ju Wenjun won a pawn and transferred the game into the winning rook ending. Under the time pressure the challenger made a few mistakes giving chances to Tan Zhongyi to save the game but she failed to find the precise ways to keep the balance.

After 2 games the score in the match is 1,5-0,5 in favor of Ju Wenjun. After the rest day the match will continue on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

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Nodirbek Yakubboev wins Uzbekistan Men Championship

Chessdom - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:40

Uzbekistan Men Championship (Final) was held from 3 to 15 May in Tashkent.
It was 14 players round-robin tournament.
The winner is IM Nodirbek Yakubboev with 9,5 out of 13. This is his second title, after he won the championship in 2016. Second is FM Nikita Khoroshev with 9 points and third is IM Javokhir Sindarov with 8,5 points.

Final standings
1 Yakubboev Nodirbek 9,5
2 Khoroshev Nikita 9
3 Sindarov Javokhir 8,5
4 Dzhumaev Marat 7,5
5 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 7
6 Vahidov Tair 7
7 Saydaliev Saidakbar 7
8 Iuldachev Saidali 6,5
9 Fayzullaev Akmal 6
10 Vokhidov Shamsiddin 6
11 Tillyaev Ulugbek 5,5
12 Abdisalimov Abdimalik 4,5
13 Barsov Alexei 4,5
14 Jumanov Elbek 2,5

More live chess Summer Chess Classic – Group A /Summer Chess Classic – Group B /Women’s World Championship Match 2018

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Ο πότης

Skakistiko - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:48


Φωτογραφία με το Γερμανό συγγραφέα Χανς Φάλαντα μπροστά από μια σκακιέρα. Μάλλον τραβήχτηκε πριν τον πόλεμο. “Αυτός που βλέπετε εδώ μπροστά σας είναι ο γνωστός συγγραφέας Χανς Φάλαντα, ή μάλλον ό,τι απέμεινε απ’ αυτόν, ύστερα από χρόνια εξάρτηση από το αλκοόλ και τη μορφίνη” έλεγε το 1946 στους φοιτητές του ένας καθηγητής της πανεπιστημιακής κλινικής του Βερολίνου παρουσιάζοντας τον συγγραφέα σε αναπηρικό καροτσάκι. Εκείνο το υπόλειμμα ανθρώπινης μορφής είχε μπροστά του μόνο ένα χρόνο ζωής, αλλά είχε προλάβει, έγκλειστος σε ναζιστικό ίδρυμα, να γράψει τον Πότη, το προτελευταίο συγκλονιστικό του μυθιστόρημα, τον Πότη που ήταν ο ίδιος.

Ο Χανς Φάλαντα [ψευδώνυμο του Ρούντολφ Ντίτσεν (1893-1947)] δεν ήταν απλώς ένας γνωστός λογοτέχνης στη Γερμανία όταν ο Χίτλερ ήρθε στην εξουσία αλλά βρισκόταν ήδη και στην λίστα των «ανεπιθύμητων» συγγραφέων. Εν τούτοις αρνήθηκε να εγκαταλείψει την χώρα του και τη γλώσσα του, με αποτέλεσμα να χειροτερεύει ολοένα και περισσότερο η θέση του στη νέα κοινωνία αλλά και να υφίσταται τις πιεστικές λογοτεχνικές «παραγγελίες» του Γκέμπελς. Η αιώνια αδυναμία των φασισμών: η απεγνωσμένη ανάγκη για την συμμαχία των συγγραφέων και η ανταλλακτική της χρήση. Εδώ το αντίτιμο ήταν ταπεινότερο από μια απελευθέρωση: προμήθεια με το τότε σπάνιο χαρτί. Φυσικά το επιθυμητό από το καθεστώς βιβλίο δεν γράφτηκε ποτέ· ήταν ο Πότης που γράφτηκε εξολοκλήρου στο άσυλο, κρυπτογραφημένα, με διαδοχικό γράψιμο ανάμεσα στις γραμμές, γυρίζοντας κάθε φορά και τη σελίδα ανάποδα. Μπορεί κανείς να φανταστεί την υπερπροσπάθεια των μεταγραφέων του χειρογράφου, για την μεταθανάτια έκδοση.

Εκδ. Κίχλη, Δεκ. 2012, μτφ. Έμη Βαϊκούση, 400 σελ., με 19σέλιδο επίμετρο της μεταφράστριας και 16σέλιδο παράρτημα σε γυαλιστερό φύλλο με αποσπάσματα από το αρχείο του, μυθιστορήματα, επιστολές κ.ά. καθώς και πλήθος φωτογραφιών [Hans Fallada – Der Trinker, 1950].

Πηγή και πλήρες κείμενο στο “Πανδοχείο” εδώ

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2018 National Elementary School (K-6) Chess Championship

Chessdom - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:34

NASHVILLE, TN: The 501(c)3 US Chess Federation’s 2018 National Elementary School (K-6) Championship was contested from May 11-13, at Nashville, Tennessee’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Four players tied for first in the K-6 Division. All four players are 2018 National Elementary School K-6 co-champions. Nathaniel Lande Shuman, Age 12, is from New York, New York, and attends Dalton School. Kevin Pan, Age 12, is from Fremont, California, and attends Mission San Jose Elementary. Rithik Sai Polavaram, Age 11, is from Austin, Texas, and attends Canyon Vista Middle School. Rianne Ke, Age 12, is from Irvine, California, and attends Eastshore Elementary.
Three teams tied for first in the K-6 Division. All three teams are 2018 National Elementary School K-6 team co-champions. Speyer Legacy School is in New York, New York. Dalton School is in New York, New York. Mission San Jose Elementary is in Fremont, California.
Nico Werner Chasin, Age 11, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-5 champion. Nico is from New York, New York and attends PS 41.
PS 41 of New York, New York, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-5 team champion.
Ronen Wilson, Age 9, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-3 champion. Ronen is from Ashburn, Virginia, and attends Ashburn Elementary.
Dalton School of New York, New York is the 2018 National Elementary School K-3 team champion.
Rohan Rajaram, Age 7, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-1 champion. Rohan is from Cupertino, California, and attends Harker Lower School.
Mission San Jose Elementary of Fremont, California, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-1 team champion.
Many other winners in numerous sections below the championship sections were also identified. For a full list of winners, please see here: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2018/elem/
As US Chess fulfills its mission of “empowering people through chess one move at a time,” we use our scholastic nationals to fulfill our goals of growing the game, engaging the educational community about the benefits of chess, and continuously improving our operations and member services.
US Chess Executive Director Carol Meyer notes, “We are proud of how many thousands of happy young US Chess members we have both at the beginning and the end of our championships. This is a testament to our staff, our volunteers, and the many parents and coaches of teams large and small.”

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World’s Elite Battle It Out In 5-Day Chess Tournament in Leuven (Belgium)

Chessdom - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:29

Leuven, Belgium – 11 May 2018The Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz chess tournament will be returning once again to the historical City Hall of Leuven with play scheduled to take place from Tuesday 12th June until Saturday 16th June 2018.

The best chess players in the world will compete including the 2018 World Chess Champion Challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA) and former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India).

The tournament forms part of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, a series of global chess events organized in some of the leading cities in the world. The prize money for the 2018 tournament totals US$ 150.000.

The players will compete in both Rapid and Blitz chess during the 5-day event with each player taking part in a total of 27 individual games. Both formats are much faster than the classical chess often seen in traditional chess tournaments. Rapid games typically last less than one hour while Blitz chess is even faster with both players having less than 5 minutes each to complete all their moves.

Chess fans can enjoy the experience of seeing the greatest players competing live in Leuven or they can watch the games on streaming broadcasts, complete with grandmaster commentary. In 2017, more than 1,500 chess fans attended the event in person while the online video broadcasts received more than 700,000 views.

The 2018 event will also see the return of well-known British GM Nigel Short who will again host the live commentary at the tournament venue. He will be joined by GM Maurice Ashley from the USA with the pair also featuring as part of the live broadcast production.

Registration for spectators who wish to attend the tournament in person are now open and anyone interested in visiting the tournament can register for tickets via the official tournament site. Tickets will be allocated on a first come basis.

The tournament venue can accommodate approximately 300 spectators per day and chess fans are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The event will once again feature a travelling exhibition from the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) in Saint Louis, USA. The “Art of Chess” exhibition will be installed in the City Hall for the full duration of the tournament and will feature legendary items from chess history from the WCHOF collection.

Another exciting addition to the schedule for this year is an open autograph session which will held on Monday 11th June. This session will be held in conjunction with the drawing of lots which will decide the pairings for the tournament and will start at 5pm local time. Chess players and fans who would like to secure signatures from the best players in the world are welcome to attend this session for which pre-registration will also be required to control numbers.

The Fourth Hotel in Leuven will serve as the official hotel for the tournament and is located within the Grote Markt square and less than 100 meters from the Leuven Town Hall. Fans who require accommodation may contact Joselien Cleyman at [email protected] to secure reservations at the Hotel as required.
ABOUT

Your Next Move
Your Next Move, a non-profit organization and the organizer of this event, promotes chess as an educational tool for children and youngsters in Belgium. By playing chess, children and youngsters learn to analyze and assess difficult situations, to act fast and to act under pressure. Chess enables them to learn to think in a creative and strategic way. Those same qualities will prove to be indispensable in life which increasingly becomes more complex, more global, where evolutions become revolutions and communication channels multiply all the time.

Grand Chess Tour™
The Grand Chess Tour is a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players. The Tour was created in partnership between the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (Sinquefield Cup) and Chess Promotions, Ltd. (London Chess Classic). The legendary Garry Kasparov, one of the world’s greatest ambassadors for chess, inspired the Grand Chess Tour and helped solidify the partnership between the organizers.

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ACO – Κως 2018

Skakistiko - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:00

Από τις 13 έως τις 21η Μαΐου η ACO (ιδιωτικός οργανισμός με έδρα τη Γερμανία που δεν σχετίζεται με τη FIDE) διοργανώνει στο νησί της Κω -ξενοδοχείο Helona Resort- το “Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα Ερασιτεχνών 2018”. Η ΑCO (Amateur Chess Organization) σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία που η ίδια παρουσιάζει είναι οργανισμός που απευθύνεται σε σκακιστές με έλο κάτω του 2400.

Συμμετέχουν περίπου 300 σκακιστές στην μεγάλη πλειοψηφία τους από Γερμανία, Αυστρία και Ελβετία. Υπάρχουν και 5 ελληνικές συμμετοχές που προέρχονται από σκακιστές και σκακίστριες κατοίκους της Κω. Διοργανώνονται 7 ξεχωριστά γκρουπ δυναμικότητας ανά 200 μονάδες έλο (2201-2400, 2001-2200…έως 0-1200).

Η ιστοσελίδα της διοργάνωσης με περισσότερες πληροφορίες amateurchess.com και η σελίδα στο facebook με φωτογραφίες εδώ

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Roeland Pruijssers wins Bodensee-Open

Chessdom - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:09

4th International Chess Bodensee-Open was held from 5 to 13 May in Bregenz.
133 players took part in the tournament.
Before the last round leader was IM Thomas Henrichs with 7 out of 8.
He was playing with white against GM Roeland Pruijssers and lost, which gave the first place to his opponent. The other top games were drawn.
Second place was for GM Leonid Milov with 7 points, third was IM Thomas Henrichs and also with 7 points was IM Ivaylo Enchev.

Final standings

1 Pruijssers Roeland 7,5
2 Milov Leonid 7
3 Henrichs Thomas 7
4 Enchev Ivajlo 7
5 Sergeev Vladimir 6,5
6 Nikolov Momchil 6,5
7 Schleining Zoya 6,5
8 Wacker Peter 6,5
9 Chetverik Maxim 6,5
10 Beshukov Sergei 6,5
11 Wunnink Michael 6
12 Bryzgalin Kirill 6
13 Roe Simon J 6
14 Bezemer Arno 6
15 Wagner Leopold Franziskus 6
16 Quinn John M 6
17 Johnsen Gunnar 6
18 Rolle Eric 6
19 Pilz Dieter 6
20 Nickel Rüdiger 6
21 Weidel Albrecht 6
22 Hovenga Alje 6
23 Osterwald Elwin 6
24 Höllrigl Wilfried 6
25 Ernst Thomas 5,5
26 Troffiguer Olivier 5,5
27 Welz Peter Dr. 5,5
28 Pfister Peter 5,5
29 Srienz Christian Mag. 5,5
30 Sucher Johannes Mag. 5,5
31 Dittmar Peter 5,5
32 Mira Helene 5,5
33 Bystrov Sergej M. 5,5
34 Hofer Maximilian 5,5
35 Nachtnebel Harry 5,5
36 Tolonen Mikko 5,5
37 Pulkkinen Kari 5
38 Maier Peter 5
39 Ballon Guenther 5
40 Gramb Marius 5
41 Zindel Ernst 5
42 Fauth Dietmar Dr. 5
43 Ladisic Alex-Sacha 5
44 Raddatz Michael 5
45 Schwenkreis Thomas 5
46 Hoyer Olaf 5
47 Ladner Peter 5
48 Reitemann Jonathan 5
49 Nesimovic Kemal 5
50 Kezic Andreas 5
51 Greussing Stefan 5
52 Reisinger Heinz DI. 5
53 Wagner Manfred 4,5
54 Kalcher Mathias Mag. 4,5
55 Tschedemnig Herbert 4,5
56 Lenninger Ralf 4,5
57 Medunova Vera 4,5
58 Savic Robert Dr. 4,5
59 Tarnutzer Werner 4,5
60 Sikkel Dirk 4,5
61 Frost Peter 4,5
62 Buchäckert Jürgen 4,5
63 Groiss Werner 4,5
64 Erwin-Casero Daniel 4,5
65 Kristofic Mario 4,5
66 Goris Ton 4,5
67 Mauthner Martin 4,5
68 Feistauer Dirk 4,5
69 Hämmerle Dietmar 4,5
70 Giselbrecht Jerrik 4,5
71 Dorner Günther 4,5
72 Loibl Johann 4,5
73 Koch Helmuth Dr. 4,5
74 Venturiello Michele 4
75 Kozissnik Christian 4
76 Leitgeber Mario 4
77 Hehle Bernhard 4
78 Hasovic Rasim 4
79 Graf David 4
80 Nisavic Uros 4
81 Haisma Henk 4
82 Berteit Peter 4
83 Stoffregen Günter 4
84 Yakovlyev Sergiy 4
85 Karner Sylvia 4
86 Plauth-Herr Sabine 4
87 Kienböck Benjamin 4
88 Veitsch Norbert 4
89 Favre Bruno 4
90 Novovic Momcilo DI 4
91 Pirveli Luca 3,5
92 Dadic Ramiz 3,5
93 Halwachs Siegfried 3,5
94 Neunkirchner Andreas 3,5
95 Weh Ludwig Dr. 3,5
96 Jetzl Julian 3,5
97 Stadelmann Markus 3,5
98 Goris-Schouwstra Adry 3,5
99 Seebacher Stefan Dr. 3,5
100 Lechenbauer Karl 3,5
101 Pribozic Sabrina 3,5
102 Injac Petar 3,5
103 Lachat Martin 3,5
104 Pribozic Manuel 3,5
105 Ditzler Jürg 3
106 Eiter Meinhard 3
107 Meister Jürg 3
108 Lincke Paul 3
109 Kirschenhofer Sabine 3
110 Dadic Hadis 3
111 Hildebrand Georg 3
112 Fröwis Gerhard Mag. 3
113 Weissenberger Julius 3
114 Chiesola Elmar 3
115 Krejci Vera Marie 3
116 Halwachs Juliane 2,5
117 Kern Beat 2,5
118 Bujard Didier 2,5
119 Albicker Laurenz 2,5
120 König Julian 2,5
121 Hüppin August 2,5
122 Beyer Edith 2,5
123 Kienböck Samuel 2,5
124 Herr Hans Otto Dr. 2
125 Grichkevitch Gilles 2
126 Flir Emilio 2
127 Mohammadi Sholeh 2
128 Bär Romano 1,5
129 Jetzl Laurence 1,5
130 Korn Julian 1
131 Skibbe Hannes 0
132 Thielemann Joachim 0
133 Vojic Isak 0

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