Archive for August, 2012

Top Boards (Open) Slovakia 2-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Venezuela ½-3½ United States Faroe Islands ½-3½ Azerbaijan France 2½-1½ Bulgaria England 3-1 Cuba Ukraine 2½-1½ Israel Armenia 2½-1½ Spain Slovenia 1-3 India Iran 0-4 Germany Romania 1-3 China Full Results Hikaru Nakamura is on a mission. Photo by David Llada. The plot is thickening as the […]

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Top Boards (Open) Qatar 1-3 Ukraine USA 3½-½ Lithuania Azerbaijan 3½-½ Ireland Peru ½-3½ France India 3-1 Turkey 2016 Cuba 3½-½ ICSC Costa Rica 0-4 Poland Greece 1-3 Russia China 3½-½ Italy England 2½-1½ Brazil Full Results Modiakhi had just played 53.Qc8 attacking the rook. Perhaps with time running low, Ivanchuk blundered with 53…Rc6?? and […]

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Top Boards (Open) Dominican Republic ½-3½ Russia Ukraine 4-0 Iraq Bolivia 1-3 Armenia Hungary 3-1 Kyrgyzstan Jordan 0-4 USA China 3½-½ Zambia Luxembourg 0-4 Azerbaijan France 4-0 Zimbabwe Malaysia 2½-1½ Netherlands Andorra ½-3½ England Full Results After a spectacular opening, the wait is over and the fireworks in Istanbul have begun! In the Olympiad, the […]

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The audience got an entertaining display of folkloric dance. Photos by David Llada, Anastasiya Karlovich for FIDE.com.. The 2012 Chess Olympiad has already broken records for attendance with 158 teams registered for the marquee chess event. At the Opening Ceremonies of the 40th Chess Olympiad Games, there was the posting of the Turkish national flag, […]

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Chess Fans & Supporters, The time has come! The premier chess tournament is here! More than 160 federations are expected to trek across the globe to partake in this two-week festival. Many of the top players will be defending their flags and it is expected to be a competitive fight for the team medals. The […]

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The 2012 Chess Olympiad hosted by the Turkish Chess Federation hopes to keep the Olympic spirit going in the aftermath of the London Games. The tournament will boast a record-breaking number of federations participating with over 160 nations registered. While most of the top guns will be present in Istanbul, we will have to wait […]

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Greetings, Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) wishes to extend invitation to you media house for the sending off of the Senior National Team on the 23rd August 2012 at Yarona Country Lodge, time is 5pm. Please join us as we will be announcing the Men’s and Women’s team that will be leaving for Istanbul, Turkey to […]

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Kasparov being roughed up by Russian Police. Former World Champion Garry Kasparov was manhandled by Russian police officers during a protest of the Pussy Riot trial. Kasparov was not officially taking part in the protest, but his fame preceded him in more ways that one. He has become notorious as a staunch opponent of Vladimir […]

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The 40th Chess Olympiad will commence August 27th in Istanbul, Turkey. More than 160 nations will travel to the history country in the aftermath of the Olympic Games in London, England. Anticipating the largest Olympiad in history, Turkey last held the Olympiad in 2002 and hopes to be better than the last version in the […]

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New in Chess (2012/5)

Magnus Carlsen is on the cover of yet another issue of New in Chess as the magazine has made him the “cover boy” once again. Perhaps it helps sales as well. 🙂 Carlsen’s victory at the 2012 Tal Memorial is the latest in the seemingly endless headline stories about the Norwegian phenom. These accounts are […]

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Press Release 06/08/12 K.I.D.S. CHESS ACADEMY, TRINIDAD, West Indies Lesley-Ann Nelson, President of KIDS CHESS ACADEMY (front left) with young leaders and their proud parents. On 20th July, 2012 the chessists of KIDS CHESS ACADEMY was the first group of graduates, of the S.T.E.P. (Social Training and Empowerment Programme) – “We are all winners “ […]

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Jere wins 2012 Harvey Products Open IM-elect Daniel Jere of Zambia Zambia’s national champion FM Daniel Jere bested the field of 104 players to take the 2012 Harvey Products Open. He was equal first with IM Chitumbo Mwali with 7½/9, but had superior tiebreaks. There was a sextet of players tied on 7/9. This tournament […]

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With a bit less than a month left for the Chess Olympiad, teams are gearing up for the biennial festival/competition. Each year it appears that there are varying levels of preparation, but one of the most niggling issues is that of funding. A recent story came out of Kingston, Jamaica from Jamaican Chess Federation President […]

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IM Emory Tate According to Daniel Weinberg of the Brunswick Branch Library, International Master Emory Tate will be at “ChessFest 6” at the W.E.B. DuBois Branch of the Gary Public Library on August 4, 2012 from 12:30 to 3:30pm. Born on the westside of Chicago, Tate spent his most formative years near Gary, Indiana where […]

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Chess Life’s new look! Dan Lucas continues he vision to reinforce the position America’s chief chess magazine as a world-class publication. Chess Life will now be in full-color which seems to be the trend for many publications. Years ago, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times added color to their layout. New in Chess, […]

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