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2014-10-01
World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2014
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12 – 22 December 2014, Győr, Hungary

2014-10-01
Who is the most dangerous man in the world?
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Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov, is on a new mission to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea.



2014-10-01
Chess Expert Ernest Moore
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Ernest Moore of Fontain Street discusses how he uses chess to teach life lessons to local residents and to Temple students throughout his life.

2014-10-01
Three must-watch chess videos
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In the run-up to the Baku Grand Prix it’s been a quiet week for top-level chess, but that’s meant a chance to catch up on some essential YouTube viewing! For this selection we’ve picked a wonderful 1986 documentary which includes Boris Spassky and Viktor Korchnoi poking fun at Anatoly Karpov, a hilarious parody of World Champion Magnus Carlsen and a trailer for a documentary film on Boris Gelfand’s assault on the World Championship crown.
2014-10-01
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This month the greatest female chess player in history decided to retire. Judit Polgar has beaten the finest male Grandmasters of the modern era, including Kasparov, Karpov, Anand and today’s world number one, Magnus Carlsen. She is so good, she rarely even bothered entering the women’s chess championships, preferring to duke it out with the men because it was more fun.
2014-10-01
Sveshnikov: "Neither Kasparov Nor Carlsen Can Refute My Openings"
General News  -  Author:  Chess-news.ru
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Evgeny Sveshnikov has shared his impressions on the recent match with Chess-News. Let us remind you that the outcome was catastrophic for the veteran who lost 0.5 to 5.5. However, Evgeny keeps his spirits up:"Immediately after the end of the match... well, I had an urge to abandon serious chess and forget about playing at this level. As well as to throw in the towel and just keep silence. However, it changed after I had analysed my games and spoken to the commentators.
2014-10-01
GM Maurice Ashley on Sports Radio
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GM Maurice Ashley talks on sports radio about the Millionaire Chess Open, kicking off next week and why chess has the potential for mass media attention.
2014-10-01
Swiss Championship celebrates 125th Anniversary
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The Swiss Championships started with a special flavor in the air. The reason is that the Swiss Chess Federation is celebrating its 125th anniversary, a milestone in its seminal existence. Compare this to the US Chess Federation which is 74 years old, or the French which is just over 80. Surrounding the event is a wide range of chess activities, from simuls to an exhibit on Chess and Art.
2014-10-01
Bobby Fischer's Winning Streaks: 1963 to 1965
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When Fabiano Caruana started the Sinquefield Cup with 7.0/7, the chess world wondered whether this was indeed the best performance ever. Memories of Bobby's Fischer legendary 11.0/11 in the US-Championship 1963/1964 were evoked. But it is little known that Fischer's fantastic victory was only part of a much longer winning streak.
2014-10-01
Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament
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Chess South Africa held the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014. Grandmasters Sabino Brunello from Italy and Sahaj Grover from India shared the first place with 9,0/11 points each. Brunello took the winner’s trophy on better tie-break.
2014-10-01
Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014
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The Annual Women’s Tournament Satka Autumn 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Vertical” on 20-30th September 2014 in Satka, a town on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains in Russia. The last year’s winner IM Anastasia Bodnaruk (2434) outplayed the sole leader WGM Elmira Mirzoeva (2233) to share first place with 6,5/9 points. Four more participants had the same score: IM Evgenija Ovod (2325), WFM Dina Belenkaya (2340), WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina (2430) and WGM Elmira Mirzoeva.
2014-10-01
Baku Open: Areshchenko Takes Poisoned Pawn, Inarkiev Victorious
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The ultimate round saw the leaders facing each other over the top two boards. Ernesto Inarkiev and Constantin Lupulescu outplayed their opponents and became the triumphants. No quick draws!
2014-10-01
My Favorite Classic Games, Part 3
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This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age), strategic considerations were left behind and, as a result, were alien.
2014-09-30
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Magnus Carlsen tops the October 2014 FIDE ratings with 2863 but Fabiano Caruana, who won 43 points in Saint Louis and Bilbao, climbed to 2844, only 19 points behind the World Champion. Veselin Topalov jumped to third place; the Bulgarian has a 2800-rating for the first time in four years. Anish Giri is the new #7.
2014-09-30
Argentine Alan Pichot crowned world youth chess champion
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Buenos Aires, Sep 30 (IANS) Argentine Alan Pichot was crowned the under-16 world champion after beating Russian Maxim Litvinov during the World Youth Chess Championship in Durban, South Africa. The 16-year-old became the youngest Argentine to achieve this result in the last 22 years, finishing the meet with nine points from 11 games, half more than his closest rivals, reports Xinhua. Pichot ended with nine wins and two losses.
2014-09-30
Canadian WYCC Champion: Qiyu Zhou
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Qiyu Zhou won the World Youth Chess Championship for girls U14 today in Durban, South Africa! She scored 8.5 out of 11, going undefeated (+6 =5 -0). Her score tied her with Oliwia Kiolbasa (Poland), who drew with Qiyu in the 10th round, but Qiyu had better tie-breaks after leading the event since round 3.
2014-09-30
Jennifer Yu Earns Gold in Durban
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Congrats to gold medalist Jennifer Yu, who won the Under 12 Girls section at the World Youth in Durban, South Africa with 10/11. Look for details on Jennifer and our other medals winners in coach GM Ben Finegold's final blog tonight.
2014-09-30
Vietnam’s Anh Khoi claims World Youth Chess title
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Nguyen Anh Khoi won a gold medal in under-12 boys category at the World Youth Chess Championships in South Africa on Monday to became second player owning two youth titles in world's chess history. Earlier, the player from Ho Chi Minh City already bagged a gold at the under-10 championships in Slovenia in 2010. The other player owning two youth title is France’s Etienne Bacrot.
2014-09-30
Nagpur's Divya Deshmukh is World U-10 chess champion
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Nagpur's 8 ½-year-old Divya Deshmukh won her first World crown when she emerged as champ in the under-10 girls' section of the World Youth Chess Championship in Durban, South Africa, on Monday. The No. 13 seed put up a consistent show to earn 9 wins and 2 draws and finish the 11-round-even with 10 points.
2014-09-30
Nihal Sarin , World Chess Champion (under 10)
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Nihal Sarin sister Neha, mother Dr Shijin, grandfather Ommer and grandmother Zeenath share the excitement over Nihal's victory.
2014-09-30
World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Winners
General News  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The 2014 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships were held on 18-30th September at the International Convention Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The event was organized by the South African Chess Federation under the auspices of FIDE. India is boasting six individual medals – 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, while representatives of Russia have won one of each medal.
2014-09-30
Isenegger Memorial Study Tourney
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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The Swiss composer Samuel Isenegger, who died 50 years ago, specialized in the David vs. Goliath theme of pawns fighting pieces. To commemorate his anniversary the Dutch-Flemish endgame study society ARVES staged a tourney with this motif. The composition judge Yochanan Afek has kindly sent us the entries of the winners – wonderful chess compositions from which we can all learn.
2014-09-30
Reflections of 2014 Sinquefield Cup
General News  -  Author:  The Chess Drum
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Like everyone else I waited in great anticipation for the 2014 Sinquefield Cup… since the first one ended! The excitement was so high in last year’s successful inaugural event that fans were in anticipation of the names being bandied about. The field this year could not have been much better and it was a collective performance that will be remembered for a long time.
2014-09-30
Peter Svidler Q&A: Part 1
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Seven-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler recently spent 90 minutes answering questions from chess24 premium members. Although he prefaced his answers by saying, “people are expecting a lot from someone whose area of expertise is TV and possibly cricket”, there simply isn’t a man in world chess more suited to this formula. We decided, therefore, that it was worth transcribing Peter’s comments almost in full for those who prefer to read rather than watch.

Mr Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation since 2005, has kindly agreed to an interview with Chessdom.com.
2014-09-30
GM Solodovnichenko claims 6th Vasteras Open 2014
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The 6th edition of Västerås Open was played on 26-28th September 2014 in Växhuset, Viktor Larssons plats, in Västerås, a city in central Sweden. Ukrainian GM Yuri Solodovnichenko emerged a clear winner on 7,5/8 points and took the first prize of 12.000 SEK (nearly 1.300 €).
2014-09-30
The 9 Chess GIFs You Have to See
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GIFs are a fun and quick way to share an animated image. These animations are short and soundless, so they do not require the viewer to invest as much time and attention as full videos.It’s no surprise that GIF animations are some of the most popular content on the Internet. As chess fans, you’ve probably seen or shared a few chess GIFs to your friends or family as a way of appreciating the game we all love. Here’s a collection of our nine favorite chess GIF animations.
2014-09-29
Round11-World Youth Chess Championships 2014
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2014-09-29
WYCC Gold Medal Game
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Going in to the final round, Canada's Qiyu Zhou was tied for 1st with Oliwia Kiolbasa from Poland with 8/10. They had played to a draw in round 10. If both players won or drew, they would be tied for first and the title would be decided by tie-breaks. At the start of the round all three of their tie-breaks were equal. So if they were tied at the end of the round (e.g. if both won or drew) the title would be determined by the Bucholtz system.
2014-09-29
WYCC 2014: The sprint to the finish
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For one player, Dinara Saduakassova, the gold is decided, as she crushed her Girls Under-18 rivals a round in advance, but for others, it will all be decided in the final round. Some will be between two or three dominant forces, and others will be a mad sprint to the end, such as the Boys Under-16 where six have claims on the gold. Once more we bring a wonderful pictorial.

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