Archive for March, 2014

2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #14 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 12.1 Mamedyarov 2757 ½-½ Kramnik 2810 12.2 Topalov 2785 ½-½ Andreikin 2709 12.3 Aronian 2830 0-1 Karjakin 2766 12.4 Anand 2773 ½-½ Svidler 2758 Games Viswanathan Anand The final round was a formality. The only uncertainty […]

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FIDE Zone 2.3.5 is conducting it subzonal in Trinidad and Tobago. There are more than 50 players from nine countries have assembled. Trinidad tops the list with a whopping 32 players. Suriname has five. The venue is the Ambassador Hotel in Port of Spain. The Ministry of Tourism and First Citizens Asset Management are sponsors […]

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Next month, Diamond Shakoor is scheduled to take part in three National events including the All-Girls National Championship in Northbrook, Illinois. Shakoor, a 12-year old, recently got 5.5/6 at the Gateway Classic. While her rating has hovered around 1270-1370 the last couple of years, she is playing on a consistent basis and trying to improve. […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #13 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 12.1 Andreikin 2709 1-0 Aronian 2830 12.2 Karjakin 2766 ½-½ Anand 2773 12.3 Svidler 2758 ½-½ Mamedyarov 2757 12.4 Kramnik 2810 1-0 Topalov 2785 Games With a tough draw against Sergey Karjakin today, Viswanathan Anand has […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #12 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 12.1 Topalov 2785 1-0 Svidler 2758 12.2 Mamedyarov 2757 ½-½ Karjakin 2766 12.3 Aronian 2830 ½-½ Kramnik 2810 12.4 Anand 2773 ½-½ Andreikin 2709 Games Anand almost scored a full point against Andreikin. Fantastic game! This […]

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With four days left until the March 31st target for 1500 entrants, GM Maurice Ashley has released an important statement about the Millionaire Chess Open. After announcing the idea in December, Ashley pledged to move chess into the realm of marketability with a high-stakes format. The discussion thereafter produced a wide range of viewpoints and […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #11 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 11.1 Svidler 2758 ½-½ Aronian 2830 11.2 Topalov 2785 ½-½ Karjakin 2766 11.3 Kramnik 2810 ½-½ Anand 2773 11.4 Andreikin 2709 ½-½ Mamedyarov 2757 Games A champion has to have determination and Anand has shown what […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #10 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 10.1 Karjakin 2766 ½-½ Andreikin 2709 10.2 Anand 2773 ½-½ Mamedyarov 2757 10.3 Topalov 2785 ½-½ Aronian 2830 10.4 Kramnik 2810 0-1 Svidler 2758 Games A befuddled Vladimir Kramnik seems at a loss for his uneven […]

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The Carolinas Chess Initiative are hosting a tournament in the memory of FIDE Master Ron Simpson who succumbed last year to Stage Four cancer. He was loved and respected in his home of New York and his second home in North Carolina. Simpson was known as a resourceful, tactical player who enjoyed complications and wading […]

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Can Robert Gwaze resurrect the magic from 2002? Photo by Cathy Rogers. Zimbabwe has named its team to compete in the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. The team consists of veterans and newcomers alike. IM Robert Gwaze will lead the tables for Zimbabwe as he will play in his 5th Olympiad. It was in […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #9 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 9.1 Andreikin 2709 ½-½ Svidler 2758 9.2 Karjakin 2766 1-0 Kramnik 2810 9.3 Mamedyarov 2757 1-0 Aronian 2830 9.4 Anand 2773 1-0 Topalov 2785 Games Viswanathan Anand won a beautiful game against Veselin Topalov in a […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #8 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 8.1 Topalov 2785 ½-½ Mamedyarov 2757 8.2 Aronian 2830 ½-½ Anand 2773 8.3 Kramnik 2810 ½-½ Andreikin 2709 8.4 Svidler 2758 0-1 Karjakin 2766 Games Official Site: https://candidates2014.fide.com/ Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2014/03/13/2014-world-chess-candidates-khanty-mansiysk-rus/ Video Commentary by GM Daniel […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #7 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 7.1 Karjakin 2766 0-1 Aronian 2830 7.2 Svidler 2758 ½-½ Anand 2773 7.3 Kramnik 2810 1-0 Mamedyarov 2757 7.4 Andreikin 2709 1-0 Topalov 2785 Games Official Site: https://candidates2014.fide.com/ Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2014/03/13/2014-world-chess-candidates-khanty-mansiysk-rus/ Video Commentary by GM Daniel […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #6 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 6.1 Topalov 2785 1-0 Kramnik 2810 6.2 Anand 2773 ½-½ Karjakin 2766 6.3 Mamedyarov 2757 1-0 Svidler 2758 6.4 Aronian 2830 ½-½ Andreikin 2709 Games The tournament has turned into a dog-eat-dog world. Veselin Topalov crushed […]

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2014 World Championship CandidatesMarch 11th-April 1st, 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) Round #5 # Name Flag Rating Result Name Flag Rating 5.1 Svidler 2758 1-0 Topalov 2785 5.2 Kramnik 2810 ½-½ Aronian 2830 5.3 Andreikin 2709 ½-½ Anand 2773 5.4 Karjakin 2766 ½-½ Mamedyarov 2757 Games Peter Svidler’s selection as a wildcard in the Candidate’s caused a […]

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