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2015-03-03
The lead is overtaken in the European Championship
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The European championship is half way to go and business start warming up with not less than four decisive games on the top five boards. Moreover, the proud Ukrainian leader Anton Korobov was finally beaten falling victim to an excellent preparation of his opponent, the former European champion Ian Nepomniachtchi. Three of his runners up were also defeated for the first time: the top seed Czech David Navara by Polish Mateusz Bartel; Ukrainian Yuri Vovk by the current European champion Alexander Motylev and Polish Robert Kempinski by Armenian Gabriel Sargissian.

Only one top game between the Russian Evgeny Najer and Ukrainian Pavel Eljanov ended in a draw. The best Israeli players so far are GMs Ilya Smirin and Emil Sutovsky and the highly surprising untitled Pinchas Kantraji who beat another former European champion, Croatian Zdenko Kozul. Young Israelis Ariel Erenberg and Ohad Kraus astonished by beating GM Gil Popilski and IM Sergey Chekhov.

After the sixth round there are four players at the lead: Nepomniachtchi, Motylev, Sargissian and Bartel with 5 points each ahead of 26 players with 4.5 each.

The 7th round will start Tuesday in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem. The summit meetings Motylev- Nepomnianchtchi and Bartel- Sargissian are naturally at the focus. All games, results, photos and reports may be found in the official website: www.eicc2015.com
2015-03-02
Major upsets in the European championship
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Three major upsets were scored in the fifth round of the European championship when three experienced grandmasters were beaten once again by young Israeli players. Israeli Alex Khuzman by Omer Reshef, another Israeli Dan Zoler by Matan Gorodetsky (more than 300 Elo points lower) and Russian Mikhail Antipov by Jonathan Bakalchuk (more than 250 points lower).

Last Saturday was the first of two free days and most foreign guests joined the excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea we have already reported about. The general enthusiasm from this highly enjoyable experience definitely had a positive influence on the fighting spirit, however not on the number of decisive games in the fifth round. On the first 20 boards only five games were decided including the loss of the highest Israeli player in the tournament Maxim Rodshtein against Russian Alexander Shimanov. The Ukrainian Anton Korobov drew his game with Czech David Navara but owing to the multiple draws among the runners up he still kept the lead though not with a perfect score anymore. Following the fifth round Korobov was still leading with 4.5 points, ahead of not less than 15 grandmasters with 4 points.
2015-03-01
Murmansk winner 1st Basamro Chess Match
General News  -  Author:  Website organisation
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After a heavy fight and some technical improvisations the Murmansk-team decisively won the 1st Basamro internetmatch. They scored a total of 10 points out of 16 games and won both turns. In The Netherlands the match was facilitated very well by the Central Library of Rotterdam, in Murmansk the team played in an internet cafe. The teams could see each other by webcams and used the web version of Playchess. With this user-friendly interface it was also possible for spectators who hadn’t opportunity to come to the library to view the games online.
Alik TikranianTop-seed Alik Tikranian scored two full points for Rotterdam against first board Vadim Galchenko but his brother Matvey Galchenko retaliated againt Twan van der Togt. Alexander Janse and Ilya Natarov had a fierce Najdorf-battle which was decided in Ilya’s favour when he established a very fine knight on e3. In the second game Alexander was maybe better at some moment but had to accept a draw in a rook ending. Joris Kokje had a very decent win in the first round, but blundered a knight in the second. The king-side attack of Sebastiaan Janse didn’t work out in his first encounter against Ana Novozhenova; in the second game he won a pawn, but forgot to activate one of his rooks (for example with 31. … Re8 instead of 31. … Qe8) in the heavy piece endgame and lost this game. Diego Kaersenhout played a very good game in the first round, but lost an exchange in the returning game. Although he managed to fight on with a play around a passed pawn he had to lay down his arms when the connection failed and no moves were forwarded. Even more pitiful was it for Circe Janse and Dmitry Kovalenko who could not play their first game at all due to technical problems. Fortunately the second game could be played and was won by Dmitry. Last board Ismar Jeginovic who was outplayed in round 1, was clearly better in round 2 so he could proudly collect the full point.Read on...
2015-03-01
What's Your Dream Team
General News  -  Author:  YouTube
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US Chess Scoop at the World Amateur: What's Your Dream Team
2015-03-01
A Sole Leader after four rounds
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The special guest of the fourth round in the European chess championship in Jerusalem was yesterday no other than Mikhael Tal who was given the honor to hit the gong for starting the games.
2015-02-27
Five at the lead in the European championship
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The second round of the European chess championship in Jerusalem already brought together a great deal of the 112 participating grandmasters and therefore no sensational upsets were witnessed, at least not of the kind we saw in round one. In the end of round two 25 GMs and a single IM were on perfect score. Russian GM Alexander Motylev, the current European champion, won both his games by then however the other six past champions already dropped half a point each.
2015-02-25
A Stunning opening in Jerusalem Opening and Round one report
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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As expected, the highest rated players in such a field already met fairly strong opposition as early as in the first round. While the first four favourites in the initial rating list (Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov and Nepomniatchi) managed to score a first full point, the remaining two 2700+ players, Spain’s No.1 Vllejo-Pons and France No.2 Bacrot had to settle for a draw against former Israeli champion GM Yehuda Grunfeld and Swiss IM Richard Forster respectively.
2015-02-22
First Saturday PGN-files
General News  -  Author:  Laszlo Nagy
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I send you hereby some pgn files, the work of IM Jovanovic Dusan (SRB).
2015-02-21
The European championship -press release
General News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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Next Monday, February 23rd, the European Individual Chess Championship 2015 will be officially opened in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem
2015-02-13
7th Batavia Tournament, 20 February – 1 March 2015
General News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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The 7th Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Friday, February 20th to Sunday, March 1st, 2015 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The games will start each day at 14:00 hrs. The final round starts at 12.00 hrs. Wednesday, February 25th is a rest day.
2015-02-08
Information about dates and kinds of tournaments
General News  -  Author:  Jan Mazuch
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The recent and undeniable chess swell felt around the nation rises to serve one epic event: the fight for the American throne.
2015-02-02
‘Carlsen is a psychologist’
News  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2015-01-28
The Queen with "The Queen"
News  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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The world chess champion Hou Yifan was pleasantly surprised by Dutch chess ambassador Hans Bohm during the prizegiving of Tata Steel tournament last Sunday in Wijk aan Zee.
2015-01-27
Tata 2015
Tournaments  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2015-01-25
Carlsen wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015
Tournaments  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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Magnus Carlsen has won the 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, with a half-point lead. It is his 4th win in Wijk aan Zee.
2015-01-23
Tata on tour
Tournaments  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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2015-01-22
Jerusalem is awaiting the seniors!
Tournaments  -  Author:  Yochanan Afek
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2015-01-13
ARVES Solving in Wijk aan Zee 2015
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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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)
2015-01-13
Sensational victory Dutch women’s champion
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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Anne Haast has caused a sensation in the Tata Steel Challengers by beating Dutch chess legend Jan Timman this afternoon
2015-01-10
Singer opens 1st round Tata Steel Chess Tournament
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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Famous Dutch singer Nick Schilder, a real chess aficionado, has opened the 1st round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee this afternoon.
2015-01-09
Big match on Saturday: Giri versus world champion Carlsen
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Hou Yifan (China), the two chess world champions stood on the podium together at the opening of the 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament at Tata Steel in IJmuiden this afternoon. They were joined by the 12 other grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters, among which Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri.
2015-01-09
Prelude to opening Tata Steel Chess Tournament
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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The Erasmiaans Gymnasium from Rotterdam and the Stedelijk Gymnasium from Leiden have won the national finals of the Dutch Chess Championship for Secondary Schools in Wijk aan Zee this afternoon.
2015-01-08
Je Suis Charlie
General News  -  Author:  Kees Schrijvers
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2015-01-08
Playing scheme Tata Steel Challengers
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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The playing scheme of the Tata Steel Challengers for the 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament was made public this evening, during an informal meeting of grandmasters from the Tata Steel Masters and Tata Steel Challengers in Wijk aan Zee. Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Levon Aronian were among those present.
2015-01-07
Special chess train Dutch Rail
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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A special Dutch Rail chess train travelled between The Hague Central Station and Venlo today. Dutch grandmaster Anish Giri and Dutch national women’s champion Anne Haast were on board.
2015-01-06
Tata Steel Chess Tournament about to start
General News  -  Author:  Tournament organisation
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Wijk aan Zee is preparing for the start of the 77th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday 9 January. The first round commences on Saturday 10 January.
2015-01-04
A tribute to IM Manuel Bosboom
General News  -  Author:  Herman Grooten
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One of the most creative players that I know is IM Manuel Bosboom. He is one of those chess players of which you can say that he has an authentic way of thinking.
2015-01-04
Do you respect the officials FIDE law ????
General News  -  Author:  Mostafa Mokhtar a.o.
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2015-01-02
Groningen 2014 Final
Tournaments  -  Author:  Newsaboutchess
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