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2014-12-16
Finals Dutch Chess Championship for Schools
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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Finals Dutch Chess Championship for Schools
prelude to Tata Steel Chess Tournament

The national finals of the Dutch Chess Championship for Secondary Schools will take place in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee from 11 am until 15.30 pm on Friday 9 January. Twelve teams of four students each will face-off for the title. They will do so on the podium where Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and the other grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters will play their first round in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015 the following day. During the opening ceremony of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament Dutch grandmaster Anish Giri will award the prizes to the winning teams in both categories. The opening ceremony will start at Tata Steel in IJmuiden at 4 pm on Friday 9 January. The Dutch Championship for Schools is organised by the Royal Dutch Chess Federation.read more...
2014-12-15
European Individual Chess Championship 2015
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Dear chessfriends,

I attach my first newsletter from the European Individual Chess Championship to be held in Jerusalem on February 23- March 8 2015. Despite objective difficulties we do our best to attract players from all continent's federations and therefore I would be most grateful if you could kindly publish this newsletter on your website with the special interview video with PCU president GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili during his visit in Israel last weekend.


Please feel free to publish the attached photo showing GM Azmaiparashvili and his wife, chairman of ICF Moshe Slav and their guide NM Peter Gokhbat.


Since the closing date for registration is next Saturday I would appreciate your kind effort to publish this report as early as possible. More information: Read on (pdf)

Later I will provide you with more updated information regarding the preparations as well as notable entries.
If any queries I am at your service by mail: as well as on my Facebook page. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Kind rgeards,
Yochanan Afek, spokesman of EICC 2015
2014-12-14
First Saturday December Budapest: Results and games
General News  -  Author:  Twan Burg
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2014-12-09
ARVES Solving in Wijk aan Zee 2015
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The sixth international ARVES Study solving Day will be held on Saturday, January 24th 2015 in De Moriaan Dorpsduinen 4, 1949 EG Wijk aan Zee (the venue of the world famous Tata Steel tournament)
2014-12-09
Radoslaw Wojtaszek 14th player
General News  -  Author:  Tata Steel Chess
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Today Polish grandmaster Radoslaw Wojtaszek has accepted the invitation to be the 14th participant of the Tata Steel Masters.

The Russian Chess Super Finals 2014 concluded with the victory of Igor Lysyj, with a final score of 5.5 points in the open tournament, and the triumph of Valentina Gunina, who won the women’s tournament and retained her title.
2014-12-06
First Saturday Budapest chess tournaments
Reports  -  Author:  IO Nagy Laszlo
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2014-12-04
Participants Challengers Tata Steel Chess Tournament
General News  -  Author:  Tata Steel Chess
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The participants of the Tata Steel Challengers were announced this morning. Five of the fourteen players in this group are Dutch, among them Jan Timman and Anne Haast, reigning Dutch women champion.
2014-11-26
Amateur tournaments Tata Steel Chess Tournament in demand
General News  -  Author:  Tata Steel Chess
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More than 1,500 chess aficionados have so far submitted their entries for one of the many amateur tournaments during the 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament.

Baadur Jobava (Georgia) is the thirteenth participant in the Tata Steel Masters during the 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The flamboyant Jobava is widely admired for his unorthodox style of playing, never hesitating to shove aside accepted wisdom.
2014-10-22
Ssonko wins in Mombasa
General News  -  Author:  The Star
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Uganda's Ssonko is new Mombasa Open chess tournament champion - See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-194979/ugandas-ssonko-new-mombasa-open-chess-tournament-champion#sthash.zllu5C29.dpuf
2014-10-18
First Saturday 4th-14th October GM-IM-FM tmt Budapest
Press Reports  -  Author:  IO Nagy Laszlo
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2014-10-16
Gelfand and Caruana share first place in Baku Grand Prix
Press Reports  -  Author:  Tournament-organisation
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Boris Gelfand and Fabiano Caruana finished joint winners of the Grand Prix in Baku after drawing their respective games in the final round. Their nearest followers didn't win either, and the only decisive match was Alexander Grischuk's victory against Leinier Dominguez.
2014-10-16
Wesley So Wins the Millionaire Chess Open
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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The event in Las Vegas, the brainchild of GM Maurice Ashley, promised $1 million in prize money, spread over six different sections. The starting fee was $1,000 and nearly 600 players signed up. Philippine GM Wesley So, 21, took the first prize of $100,000, the largest in the history of open tournaments. GM Lubomir Kavalek annotates a wonderful game by the second-placed Ray Robson.
2014-10-16
World Championship Guide to Sochi
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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The World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand is just three weeks away. It takes place in a volatile political region of Russia, but in a city that is a very attractive seaside resort. It can be reached in half-hourly flights from Moscow or in two hours from Istanbul, and stay in a five-star hotel for a special rate of €88 (US $112) per night. Here are all the details.
2014-10-15
Las Vegas chess tournament hopes to make game cool
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  BBC News
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2014-10-15
Don’t Mourn the Passing of the New York Times Chess Column
Newspapers and magazines  -  Author:  Matt Gaffney/slate.com
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2014-10-13
Baku GP, Round 9: 6 lead as Caruana & Gelfand lose
General News  -  Author:  Chess 24
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Does anyone want to win the 2014 Baku Grand Prix? Fabiano Caruana lost his second game in three, but still held on to the joint lead after Boris Gelfand was outplayed by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Hikaru Nakamura was the player to move up, exploiting a one-move blunder from Rustam Kasimdzhanov to join a log-jam of six players on 5/9, including Sergey Karjakin, Teimour Radjabov and Peter Svidler, who all drew.
2014-10-13
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Chess is among the oldest and most venerated games of strategy, one with all the tension and drama of traditional spectator sports and the emerging e-sports market. But it’s difficult to fully appreciate the game without an expert understanding of how it is played at the highest level, and that makes it hard for most people to follow. Maurice Ashley wants to change that.
2014-10-13
The Isle of Man: Clear First for Nigel Short by 1-Point Margin
General News  -  Author:  Chess-news.ru
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Nigel Short has achieved a big success in the strong Poker Stars open on the Isle of Man, winning his last round game over David Howell and taking the clear 1st place with 7.5 points out of 9.
2014-10-13
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The first game in the 6-game match between Jan Timman and Baadur Jobava (played in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands) ended in a draw. Timman speaks about the game and his opponent. Anish Giri won his first game against Alexei Shirov in their 6-game match played in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands. Giri explains the game and talks about his opponent.
2014-10-13
Judit Polgar sets Guinness record
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  Chessbase
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"The longest time a female player has been consecutively ranked chess world number one is 25 years and 1 month and was achieved by Judit Polgar". That's what the official certificate of the Guinness organisation reads. Thousands of chess lovers filled the Budapest Palace of Arts completely, to honor their queen at the Aquaprofit Polgar Chess Festival 2014. Big pictorial report + video.
2014-10-09
Grand Prix in Baku -R6 Caruana defeated Svidler
Press Reports  -  Author:  Official tournamentsite
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Fabiano Caruana defeated Peter Svidler in the 6th round of FIDE Grand Prix in Baku to move into sole lead with 4,5 points. Yesterday's co-leader Boris Gelfand was held to a draw by Sergey Karjakin.
2014-10-09
World Junior Chess Championships R3-5
Press Reports  -  Author:  Official tournamentsite
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Lesser fancied Indians continued to impress, while the fancied ones struggled to score even as overseas Grandmasters took charge in the third round of the World Junior Chess Championships being played at Hotel Hyatt. S L Narayanan was one of the early finishers holding second seed and super GM Robin Van Kampen(2641) to a draw while...
2014-10-09
Chess art at the Swiss Championship
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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10/8/2014 – In the recently held Swiss Championship, a wide variety of activities, events, and exhibits were held in honor of the Swiss Chess Federation's 125h anniversary, a milestone in organized chess. One of these was an art exhibit related to chess, with original chess sets of all kinds as well as numerous humorous drawings and paintings. Peruse this fun pictorial.
2014-10-08
Life lessons from chess and other games
General News  -  Author:  James Altucher
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The author spent a lot of time in his life playing chess, poker, backgammon and other games. The time was not wasted: he learned a lot from it. The strategies you pick up from games can be applied to business, relationships, and basically everything in life.
2014-10-07
World Junior Chess Championships in Pune (India) underway
General News  -  Author:  Herman Grooten
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Problably the most strong World Junior Chess Championships is underway in Pune (India). No less than 20 IGM’s and 18 IM’s take part in this Championship.
2014-10-06
Baku. Behind The Scenes
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  Chess-news.ru
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2014-10-06
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A decade ago, Magnus Carlsen, who at the time was only 13 years old, created a sensation in the chess world when he defeated former world champion Anatoly Karpov at a chess tournament in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the next day played then-top-rated Garry Kasparov — who is widely regarded as the best chess player of all time — to a draw. Carlsen’s subsequent rise to chess stardom was meteoric, becoming the highest-rated player in history.What explains this sort of spectacular success?
2014-10-06
Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo
General News  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The 2014 Oslo Chess International tournament was held from 28th September to 5th October at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway. GM Jan Werle (NED), GM Maxim Turov (RUS) and GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (UKR) split the first place on 6,5/9 points each.

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