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2014-08-20
GM Nakamura Tries to Prove He is No Stockfish
General News  -  Author:  Chess.com
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"Playing like a machine" has become a compliment lately in the chess world (if not an accusation!). This weekend, a top grandmaster will make it literal.

On August 23, world number five GM Hikaru Nakamura will play four games against Stockfish, the current top chess engine. The caveat? He gets the assistance of a weaker program and will use an older computer.

The match will be in Burlingame, California in the Bay Area. You can see the details of the match on the Facebook events page.

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2014-08-20
Obert Internacional d’Escacs Igualada 2014
General News  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The Internacional Tournament d’Escacs Igualada 2014 was held on 19th August at the Teatre Municipal L’Ateneu, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Spain.

The rapid event was completed over eight rounds of Swiss system.

Peruvian players GM Julio Granda Zuniga and IM Filemon Cruz shared the first place with 7,0/8 points each. Granda Zuniga claimed the top prize of 1000 EUR thanks to the better tie-break.

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2014-08-20
Ricardo DeGuzman Tops The Field In The Valley
General News  -  Author:  USCF
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IM Ricardo DeGuzman’s long trek to the Central Valley proved to be a trip well timed. The Bay Area master scored 4.5 points after 5 rounds in the 5th Central California Open this August 15-17th in Fresno, winning the $1,300 First prize plus the $100 Bonus Prize for finishing clear first as well.

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2014-08-20
Azarov Wins in Washington, Sevian Nabs Final Norm
General News  -  Author:  USCF
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The 3rd Annual Washington International was held from August 9-14 in Rockville, MD. GM Sergei Azarov (BLR) won the A section with a score of 7/9 and took home the $4000 first place prize. A full point behind the winner, six players tied for 2nd: GM Yaroslav Zherebukh, GM Ioan Cristian Chirila, IM Akshat Chandra, IM Samuel Sevian, IM Levan Bregadze, and IM Justin Sarkar.
2014-08-20
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The chief coach of the Russian women's team Sergey Rublevsky told why women's results in team competitions are usually better than in individual tournaments. In addition the coach described the atmosphere inside the Olympic team:
2014-08-20
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Garry Kasparov tweeted he now enjoyes holiday with the family after "very long and tiring FIDE campaign. I didn't win, but my team and I did a lot of good to promote chess," and added he is not going to "abandon our supporters or the many programs we created. Our friends & allies are for life & we keep our promises."
2014-08-20
Drum Interviews @ ’14 Olympiad
General News  -  Author:  The Chess Drum
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The Olympiad is the biennial chess festival attracting players, delegates and enthusiasts far and wide. Its beauty lies in the fact that all of the chess federations have arrived at the venue in many different ways… and in some cases for the first time. The 2014 Olympiad broke a record for entrants with 174 federations represented and was hosted in Tromso, a city of 71,000 inhabitants. While the city appeared completely overwhelmed, the staging ground became an arena of hard-fought competition.

It is a hotly anticipated new TV series exploring the early Batman universe. And ahead of Gotham's première on U.S. network Fox next month, new stills from the show promise an intriguing glimpse at the motley crew of characters who go on to both help and hinder the eventual Caped Crusader. A particularly dramatic shot features Jada Pinkett Smith playing chess as gangster Fish Mooney - her short hair styled with bright red tips, with long fingernails and sleeveless scarlet dress.
2014-08-20
The geometry of expertise
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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Chess is a widely used model of human expertise. Chess experts can quickly recognize candidate moves and correctly recall a chess position much better than novices: they “see” the board differently. Two Argentinian scientists, Maria Juliana Leone and Mariano Sigman, have hypothesized that the internal representation of the board depends on the chess skill. Academic report.
2014-08-19
Bower's Gen Con 2014 Bonanza: Yamie Chess Interview
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  YouTube
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I get the low down on Yamie Chess from Jennifer Shahade.
2014-08-19
Grigoryan wins Badalona Open
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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The Badalona Open 2014 was held from 2nd to 10th August 2014. It was a fairly strong tournament with an average rating of 2160. There were 85 participants and among them six GMs and 15 IMs. It was won by GM Karen Grigoryan (2595) from Armenia, who took home his prize money and a beautiful painting. Big pictorial report by Sagar Shah from his last tournament in the Catalan circuit.
2014-08-19
In Memoriam: GM Dragoljub Ćirić
Passed Away  -  Author:  Chessdom
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Belgrade Chess Union has the sad duty to inform that Grandmaster Dragoljub Ćirić passed away at the age of 80. Ćirić was born in Novi Sad in 1935 and already as a 10-years old boy made a debut for the senior team of Čačak Chess Club.
2014-08-19
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The Norwegian Chess Federation (NCF), one of the organizers of the World Chess Olympiad in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, has apologized to the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) and Russian national team for the situation that occurred one week prior to the start of the Olympiad in which the Russian women’s national team was not permitted to take part in the competition.

The chief coach of the Ukrainian me's team told about the problems the team is facing:"The main problem is that the super talented players are leaving us," xport.ua quotes Oleksandr Sulypa. "Yaroslav Zherebukh moved to US for studying, Ilya Nizhnyk from Vinnytsia also entered college in Texas.
2014-08-19
After the Olympiad
General News  -  Author:  Chess.com
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Two chess players died on the last day of the Olympiad. Also on the last day, Garry Kasparov published a statement regarding the FIDE Presidential elections. He lost to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who was congratulated by none other than Vladimir Putin.
2014-08-18
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Ukrainian national teams were met by xsport journalists at the airport. Namely, Natalia Zhukova who won individual gold on the 4th board gave a short interview. According to Natalia the women's team (which finished third) could show a better result if all of the members of the team were in an optimal shape.
2014-08-18
David Fitzsimons wins Summer Prague Open
General News  -  Author:  Irish Chess Union
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Elm Mount's FM David Fitzsimons (pictured with the trophy) made Irish chess history on 16th August 2014 by winning the inaugural Summer Prague Open with an unbeaten score of 7½/9.
2014-08-18
FM Robert Veleski claims Topusko Open 2014
General News  -  Author:  Chessdom
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The Amateur Chess Tournament Open Topusko 2014 was organized by Chess Society Sisak, Chess Union of Sisak Moslavina County and TEOS Zagreb at the Grand Hall of Hotel Toplica in Topusko, a spa town in Croatia on 8-15th August 2014.Macedonian FM Robert Veleski emerged a clear winner on 8/9 points, gaining the first prize of 4.000 HRK and adding 52 (!) ELO points to his rating.
2014-08-18
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2014-08-18
August Debut for Lalith
General News  -  Author:  The New Indian Express
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It was his maiden Chess Olympiad and MR Lalith Babu was part of the men’s team that created history at Tromso in Norway by clinching their first-ever bronze medal. “I felt very happy to be part of the Indian team. In fact, it is the dream of every chess player to participate in an Olympiad.
2014-08-17
The Olympiad in Tweets – Hangover edition
General News  -  Author:  Chess in Tweets
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First news on Friday, just after the Olympiad was over: @europeechecs: “It seems that FIDE website http://www.fide.com has been hacked”.
2014-08-17
Looking back: Tromso
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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The Tromso Olympiad has come and gone, and we are left with beautiful memories of the most important chess gathering that happens every two years. Of course, not everything was positive. We bring you a review of the tournament, some of the highlights and lowlights, the ups and the downs, the final quickchats and a pictorial overview of what happened at the closing ceremony.
2014-08-17
SL strikes gold at Chess Olympiad
General News  -  Author:  Daily Mirror
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Sri Lanka won the Gold for the best performance among teams in its category at the Chess Olympiad which ended on Thursday in Tromso, Norway. This was the first time that a Sri Lankan team returns with a Gold from an Olympiad in over 30 years.
2014-08-17
Rooks on the Seventh, Revisited
General News  -  Author:  Chess.com
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Despite his irritable personality and somewhat dogmatic assertions, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935) is the undisputed patriarch of modern positional thought. In his magnum opus My System (1925), Nimzowitsch formulated and verbalized a litany of strategic concepts (prophylaxis, overprotection, and blockade, just to name a few) that we now take for granted.
2014-08-16
HZ Chess Open won by Krasenkow
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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Coinciding with the Olympiad, the HZ Chess Tournament was held in Vlissingen, Holland, featuring a very healthy lineup of grandmasters, masters and amateurs, and brought in as its showcase player, Chinese GM Bu Xiangzhi, rated 2707. The tournament was announced as having a maximum of 250 players allowed to play, and the roster was filled up quite easily. An illustrated report.
2014-08-16
Judit Polgar: the greatest prodigy ever
General News  -  Author:  Chessbase
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Judit Polgar's announced retirement from chess competitions at the 41st Chess Olympiad marks the end of an era the likes of which none could foresee, but that galvanized women chess for all time. She did not simply break the barriers of a highly prejudiced establishment, she shattered them with records that no male has come close to. Here is a profile with videos of her greatest triumphs.
2014-08-16
Official Chess Olympiad Show, CHESS BRAINS
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  Chess Olympiad Tromsø YouTube channel
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Susan Polgar interviews a director of an upcoming documentary movie CHESS BRAINS.
2014-08-16
Why chess is really an extreme sport
General News  -  Author:  The Guardian
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The deaths of two players at the Chess Olympiad in Norway shows that it’s time tournaments came with a health warning.
2014-08-16
Sports Tonight: China Wins 2014 World Chess Olympiad, As EPL Resumes
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  Channelstv.com
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Analyst on Sports Tonight discusses the World Chess Olympiad.
2014-08-15
Official Press conference after round 11 WINNERS (open section)
Video (YouTube)  -  Author:  Chess Olympiad Tromsø YouTube channel
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The official press conference with winning team for the open section, hosted by Susan Polgar after Round 11 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad.

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