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European Club Cup With Caruana (Obiettivo Risarcimento), Giri (SOCAR), L'Ami (SG Solingen), Van Wely (Gros Xake Taldea) and Karjakin
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2014-09-20
World Youth Chess Championship 2014
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Opening Ceremony and Round 1 of the World Youth Chess Championship 2014, In ICC of Durban, South Africa.

2014-09-20
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With one round to go, Viswanathan Anand is already certain of tournament victory at the Masters Final in Bilbao. Today both games ended in draws, which means that Anand cannot be caught tomorrow, even if he loses to Levon Aronian.

SOCAR is confirming its favorite status day after day; after beating Malakhite in the penultimate round, it's very close to victory. Batumi Chess Club "Nona" has already won the cup in the women's section.

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2014-09-20
ECC 06: Winners!
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Things went as predicted in the Women's section and Nona easily beat their opponents 4-0 to officially become the ECC Women's Champion. In the Open Section a surprising demolishing occurred on the top match as Malakhite fell to SOCAR by an amazing 5.0-1.0, including an amazing king walk by Wang Hao! Bilbao's FB page (probably on tiebreak) already claims SOCAR as the champions!



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2014-09-20
Bilbao 05: Anand clinches with one round to go
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The games were relatively dry to what we have seen in the rest of the tournament, but that was perfectly ok for Vishy Anand who clinches the Bilbao Grand Slam Masters final with one round to spare. The 3-1-0 scoring system means that he is four points ahead of Aronian, who can at most reach ten points tomorrow. That's some definite pressure on Carlsen and the upcoming WCC!
2014-09-20
GM Boris Savchenko wins Zudov Memorial 2014
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The 10. Zudov Memorial Chess Tournament was held on 10-19th September 2014 in Nizhny Tagil, a city of Russia, located 25 kilometers east of the virtual border between Europe and Asia. GM Boris Savchenko (Russia) won a sharp game against his countryman GM Dmitry Bocharov in the last round to claim the tournament on 7 points. He took clear first place, leaving the nearest followers half point behind and grabbed the first prize of 75.000 RUB (nearly 1.520 €).
2014-09-20
WGM Natalia Pogonina - How to Improve at Chess
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Previously, I have interviewed GM Alexander Ipatov, and asked him quite a few questions about how to improve at chess. Today we will continue our Grandmaster interview series by discussing a similar set of questions with WGM Natalia Pogonina (2508 peak ELO), one of the strongest female chess players in the world.
2014-09-20
How to Steal a Chess Game
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All chess players, whether they're GMs or novices, have bad days. However, chess is not a cumulative game — one blunder, one moment of premature relaxation — can instantly nullify hours of hard work.A few months ago, I wrote an article on desperado defense, the ability to turn a lost position around by confronting your opponent with unexpected tactical difficulties. But what is there to do when you are on the verge of defeat and desperado defense is — for one reason or another — impossible?
2014-09-19
Carlsen to miss Zurich after sponsor loses patience
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Magnus Carlsen won the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge, until recently the highest rated tournament in chess history, but will not take part in 2015. In a new interview the main sponsor, Russian businessman Oleg Skvortsov, explained that he’d lost patience waiting for Carlsen to reply. Instead Vladimir Kramnik and Sergey Karjakin will replace Carlsen and Boris Gelfand in the event planned for February 2015.
2014-09-19
SPICE’ing up Strategy
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Webster University has the top-ranked chess program and one of the largest business schools in the country. The two have combined forces to offer a special weekend course in October that leverages the insights of both.
2014-09-19
ECC 05: Nona virtual winner
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Things are still unclear in the Open section, despite a huge triumph by SOCAR against the number two seed, Obiettivo Risarcimento. Important wins by Topalov and Korobov overshadows Caruana's continuation of his string of successes. In the Women's section it seems as if first place is virtually decided. Nona leads comfortably and has one of the "easy" pairings still left.
2014-09-19
Bilbao: Anand Wins Again, SOCAR Crosses Big Hurdle
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In the fourth round of the Masters Final in Bilbao, Viswanathan Anand won another game to increase his lead to four points. On Thursday, he got a very pleasant position out of the opening against Francisco Vallejo Pons, and forced resignation on move 33. Ruslan Ponomariov got excellent compensation for a sacrificed pawn against Levon Aronian, but couldn't get more than a draw.
2014-09-19
Bilbao Chess 2014 - round 5
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2014-09-19
Clash of Champions: Petrosian vs. Botvinnik
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Mikhail Tal had come and gone; the older Mikhail (Botvinnik) was still on the throne of chess. But in 1963, another archetypal chess player which had heretofore not been seen made his appearance. Tigran Petrosian was born in 1929 in Tbilisi, Georgia (then a part of the Soviet Union). His parents were Armenians, and he relocated first to Armenia and then to Moscow as a young man.
2014-09-18
Solberg in stalemate over Russian chess match
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg has declined attending the Chess World Championship in Sochi this November, it was announced on Wednesday.
2014-09-18
Vladimir Kramnik Chess Center in Kuban
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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov, former world champion Vladimir Kramnik and representative of Krasnodar Krai will meet during the International Investment Forum “Sochi-2014″ to sign an agreement to create a “Sports Center for Chess Training” named after Vladimir Kramnik.
2014-09-18
Bilbao Chess 2014 - restday
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2014-09-18
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Last year it lost, but today SOCAR of Azerbaijan took revenge and beat Novy Bor of Czech Republic to grab sole lead at the European Clup Cup in Bilbao. In the women's section, Batumi of Georgia keeps on winning. Wednesday was a rest day for the Masters Final, although the four participants did get a bit tired!
2014-09-18
ECC 04: SOCAR, Nona unstoppable
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In the Open section SOCAR took sweet revenge from last year's match-up against Novy Bor and took a comfortable 4-2 victory, with victories by Topalov, Giri and Radjabov. They face Obiettivo Risarcimento in a thrilling fifth round. Things are going smoothly for Batumi's Nona in the Women's section as they edged out Ugra with a 2.5-1.5 vital victory. Both teams now lead alone.
2014-09-18
Kasparov: The future of chess, not FIDE
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He ran for FIDE President, but was defeated by the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The conclusions Garry Kasparov draws from the painful loss are described in a closing essay on his campaign web site. In addition the former World Champion has been writing articles on the world situation in the Wall Street Journal and TIME, and can be seen in a remarkable interview on Fox News.

Piumini Danesi is an Italian company for duvets, pillows, and bed comfort, that has the sport of chess as one of their primary research methods. As an Italian company, they had many exciting late night chess experiences with the recent success of Fabiano Caruana at the Sinquefield Cup. Can chesscollect primary interest in a football country like Italy? Interview with Daniele from Piumini Danesi
2014-09-18
GM Sergey Fedorchuk winner in Villepinte
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The 16th International Villepinte Rapid Chess Tournament took place on 14th September 2014 at the Gymnase Victor Hugo, avenue du President Kennedy parc de la Noue 93420, in Villepinte, a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. GM Sergey Fedorchuk and GM Andrei Shchekachev split the first place on 8/9 points, but Fedorchuk took the gold edging the runner-up on tie-break.
2014-09-18
Changes of the article 11.3.b. of the Laws of Chess
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During the 2014 Tromso FIDE Congress the Rules Commission, in order to reflect to the Anti cheating Committee’s request, altered the wording of the article 11.3.b.
2014-09-18
5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever: Part 2
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Solving chess tactics is an important part of any chess training program. Today we present a continuation of the first series of 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever that was released previously.

If you love history, drama and strategy the re-enactment of a medieval chess set played with real-life people and horses in Veneto, Italy, is something that has to be seen. The unique game is played bi-annually in September at the Piazza degli Scacchi (Chess Square) in Marostica. The remarkable two-hour extravaganza is played out with intrinsic medieval detail and a mix of 550 walk-on parts, all of whom are dressed in full medieval costume.
2014-09-17
ECC 03: Leaders emerge
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SOCAR was able to easily vanquish Oslo Schakselskap while Novy Bor squashed SK Rockaden 6-0. These two victories put both teams as the leaders since SPB and Obiettivo Risarcimento split the point with six draws each. Tomorrow's match will be crucial to the standings. In the Women's section Monter Carlo finally won a match, though barely, while SHSM could not hold the lead.
2014-09-17
Bilbao Masters 3: Ponomariov shows he can play
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Ruslan Ponomariov put two losses behind him to beat Paco Vallejo with a sparkling combination in Round 3 of the Bilbao Masters. Afterwards the Ukrainian commented that he “wanted to show my friends and people that support me here that I can play”.
2014-09-17
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After two losses with the black pieces, on Tuesday Ruslan Ponomariov defeated Francisco Vallejo Pons as White in round three of the Chess Masters Final in Bilbao. The Ukrainan grandmaster switched places with his opponent in the leaderboard, where Viswanathan Anand and Levon Aronian remain first and second after drawing their game.
2014-09-17
Bilbao Chess 2014 round 3
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2014-09-17
My Favorite Classic Games, Part 1
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When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far harder to find.
2014-09-17
Chess Life Editor To Run a Marathon for the USCF
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Daniel Lucas, the Director of Publications for the USCF as well as the editor of Chess Life magazine, is running the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon this November 2.

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