Archive for April, 2015

China and Georgia won the World Team and World Women’s Team tournaments respectively, both with a clean sheet of no defeats. The Ukraine and host Armenia took silver and bronze… for the women, Russia and China. The winning teams were led by China’s Wei Yi’s 7/9 on board #4 and Georgia’s Bela Khotenashvili with 7.5/9 […]

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Match Score   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Score Kasparov ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8½ Short ½ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1½ Official Site In the aftermath of the controversy stemming from his New in Chess article, Nigel Short […]

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“Millionaire Chess” entrepreneur Maurice Ashley is again on the promotion circuit extolling the virtues of chess in a short segment titled, “The Infectious Wisdom of Maurice Ashley”. The five-minute video shows Ashley telling his story… a story that he has told one million times, but no two times appear to be the quite the same. […]

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Kasparov-Short square off in 1993 match. The Kasparov-Short in 1993 was epic for a number of reasons. The match signaled the official break from FIDE by these two national heroes. FIDE then stages a separate match between Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman. Kasparov beat Short 12½-7½ while Karpov vanquished Timman, 12½-8½. Decades later both players […]

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Since 2012 I have done a review of each issue of New in Chess (NIC), a premier Dutch magazine. When I received my New in Chess a month ago, I was pleased to see Hikaru Nakamura as the cover story as well as the Tata Steel coverage. The issue included a Carlsen interview and there […]

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Mariya Muzychuk in her first tournament since winning the women’s championships two weeks ago. Photo by Anastasia Kharlovich. The World Team Championship and the World Women’s Team Championships are being concurrently held in different countries in a 10-team round robin format. These teams qualified from their positions in respective continental championships and features among the […]

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New in Chess (2015/2)

Bobby Fischer graced the cover of the last New in Chess so it is apropos that a bearded Hikaru Nakamura is this issue’s focus. Having broken the 2800-barrier and the top-five echelon, Nakamura has started 2015 with three straight tournament wins. The issue does not cover the U.S. Championship, but his feats in Gibraltar and […]

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Millionaire Chess Open is gearing up for its second edition in October with three very important events. Back in January it was announced that the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa (KCFA) would support the MC mission by organizing three satellite tournaments in Africa. The first one will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from April 30th-May 3rd […]

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Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush… 2015 U.S. Chess Champions! On a crisp Monday night of April 13th, Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush were crowned as the U.S. Champions. It would be the 4th for Nakamura and the 7th for Krush. It also reinforces the notion of where the power lies in American chess. While there […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #11 (Sunday, 12 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM So, Wesley 5.5 2788 GM Troff, Kayden W 5.0 2532 1-0 2 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 2.5 2633 GM Kamsky, Gata 5.0 2683 ½-½ 3 GM Shankland, Samuel L 4.5 2661 GM […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #10 (Saturday, 11 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Troff, Kayden W 4.5 2532 GM Gareev, Timur 3.5 2604 ½-½ 2 GM Robson, Ray 6.0 2656 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 6.5 2798 ½-½ 3 GM Onischuk, Alexander 5.0 2665 GM Sevian, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #9 (Friday, 10 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Kamsky, Gata 4.5 2683 GM Troff, Kayden W 4.0 2532 ½-½ 2 GM So, Wesley 4.5 2788 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 3.0 2622 0F-1F 3 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 1.5 2633 GM Holt, […]

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The tournament has gone from bad to worse for Wesley So. Photo by Lennart Ootes. Everyone who follows international chess will have heard the controversy surrounding Wesley So’s forfeiture in the ninth round of the 2015 U.S. Championships. One of the pre-tournament favorites, this tournament has turned into quite a nightmare for the Filipino star […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #8 (Thursday, 9 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Troff, Kayden W 4.0 2532 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 5.0 2798 0-1 2 GM Gareev, Timur 2.0 2604 GM Sevian, Samuel 4.0 2531 1-0 3 GM Robson, Ray 5.0 2656 GM Shankland, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #7 (Wednesday, 8 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2.5 2622 GM Troff, Kayden W 3.0 2532 0-1 2 GM Kamsky, Gata 3.0 2683 GM Holt, Conrad 2.5 2530 1-0 3 GM So, Wesley 3.5 2788 GM Onischuk, […]

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