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2014-10-22
Ssonko wins in Mombasa
General News  -  Author:  The Star
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Uganda’s Olympian Mathias Ssonko is the Mombasa Open Chess champion (MOCC) 2014 after beating a field of 66 players, in a tournament played at the Technical University of Mombasa over the Mashujaa Day weekend. He scored an impressive 6.5/7 points, beating fellow Olympiad teammates, FM Harold Wanyama and FM Arthur Ssegwanyi.

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2014-10-18
First Saturday 4th-14th October GM-IM-FM tmt Budapest
Press Reports  -  Author:  IO Nagy Laszlo
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The publicity in the internet about the above mentioned First Saturday tournament.
The Chinese 14 year girl, Yao Lan reached her 1st WIM-norm.
www.firstsaturday.hu
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.
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(Photo by M.Emelianova from the tournamentsite)
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.
2014-10-06
A history of cheating in chess (5)
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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A few weeks ago FIDE took first executive steps to combat the most serious threat that the game of chess currently faces: the secret use of computer assistance during the game. In a paper written fourteen years ago Frederic Friedel had first drawn attention to the dangers that are lurking. We re-published this historical document in four parts. Here is the fifth and final section.
2014-10-06
The 10 Chess Pieces Least Likely to Survive a Game
General News  -  Author:  Chess.com
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Most of us have our favorite openings to play, and lots of players know their favorite chess piece. Despite our preferences and best intentions, though, most of the actual pieces on the chessboard don’t survive to the end of the game. Chess is a brutal game of captures, exchanges, and sacrifices. It’s not uncommon to throw pieces and pawns away to achieve a greater goal. So which chess pieces and pawns are the least likely to survive until the end of the game?
2014-10-06
Don't Get Brainwashed!
General News  -  Author:  Chess.com
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I bet you've all heard an old joke where a man returns from a business trip one day earlier than planned and catches his wife with another man. She denies that anything is going on between her and that man, even though the obvious evidence points otherwise. As her final argument, the woman asks: who are you going to trust, me or your lying eyes? You might wonder what this old joke has to do with chess. Well, recently I was teaching beginners in a local school...
2014-10-05
Chess - Unofficial Trailer 2014
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  YouTube
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Chess isn't only an intellectual game, but also a sport full of drama, emotions and adrenaline. Followed by this principles I tried to present all the sides of it in the trailer. Let spread chess around the Globe!
2014-10-05
World Junior 2014 in Pune starts on Monday
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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Remember the days when young players wanted to win the World Junior Championship because it gave them an automatic GM title? How things have changed: this year a total of 139 players from 47 countries are participating, among them 18 GMs and 20 IMs, led by Russian GM Vladimir Fedoseev, clocked at Elo 2677. V. Saravanan reports on final preparations in Pune, India.
2014-10-05
Baku 04: Fabi unstoppable
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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He could have been 4.0/4 as he had a strong advantage aginst both Nakamura and Gelfand in previous rounds, but his 3.0/4 is far from shabby! He beat Mamedyarov with a computer-like defense and precision. As many pieces as Mamedyarov sacrificed and as weak as Caruana's kind seemed, he survived and his material advantage was too big. He now shares the lead with Gelfand.
2014-10-05
Novy Bor: Laznicka Wins Game 5
General News  -  Author:  Chess-news.ru
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The penultimate game have been the first success for Viktor Laznicka in his match vs Richard Rapport in Novy Bor. As a result of the risky opening by Rapport, Laznicka got a stable advantage and converted it into the victory soon. The final position is a good example of domination in chess.
2014-10-05
Harlem’s Flower and Chess Man
General News  -  Author:  The Chess Drum
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There are a lot of human interest stories that are not told in chess. While the world fawns over Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, there is another side of chess that is often overlooked. James “Black Knight” Taylor suggested (before he passed away) that “street chess” deserves recognition and should be memorialized.
2014-10-05
GM Ziaur Rahman is 2014 Bangladesh chess champion
General News  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess Championship-2014 was organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation and sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited from 20th September 2014 to 4th October 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. GM Ziaur Rahman emerged a clear winner with 11 points, leaving the runner-up GM Niaz Murshed a full point behind.
2014-10-05
Baku 03: Grischuk flags; Gelfand leads
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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Some interesting games in Baku. The highlights are Grischuk's frantic endgame against Gelfand. Due to time pressure neither side played particularly well, and in a drawn position Grischuk flagged! Gelfand now leads solo with 2.5/3. Missing a good chance to keep up was Caruana who was winning against Nakamura... who, in his own words, should have castled like a man.

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