Bundesliga: Baden-Baden Wins Again, Aronian & Karpov Playing

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

For the ninth year in a row OSG Baden-Baden won the German Team Championship. This season Baden-Baden clinched the title with two rounds to spare, once again underlining their supremacy in the Bundesliga. In the final weekend world #2 Levon Aronian scored 2.5/3, while 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov scored a draw and a win.

Photo: Reinhold Faber | Other photos courtesy of the Schachbundesliga

ChessVibes

Read More

Serbian Chess Championship 2014

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The 8th Serbian Chess Championship is taking place from 7-17th April at Hotel Patria in Subotica.

Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. Top prize is 1000 EUR.

Live games with analysis here daily at 16:00 CET

Participants:
GM Perunovic Milos SRB 2631
GM Markus Robert SRB 2610
GM Miladinovic Igor SRB 2583
GM Sedlak Nikola SRB 2568
GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2566
GM Popovic Dusan SRB 2540
GM Lajthajm Borko SRB 2539
GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2523
IM Nestorovic Nikola SRB 2427
IM Nestorovic Dejan SRB 2422
IM Sarenac Ivan SRB 2407
IM Cabarkapa Novak SRB 2392

Subotica

Subotica

Chessdom

Read More

Russian Team Chess Championship 2014

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

russian teamThe Russian Team Chess Championships for Men and Women are going to take place in Loo, Russia, from 7th to 14th of April, 2014. More than 150 titled players will participate in one of the strongest team events of the year.

The first round begins on the 7th of April and games start daily at 15:00 local time (13:00 CET) and will be live here with triple engine analysis.

A total of 13 teams will play a 7 round Swiss event to determine the winner in the men section. Top players include GM Alexander Grischuk, GM Sergey Karjakin, GM Leinier Dominguez Perez, GM Peter Svidler, GM Nikita Vitiugov, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, GM Peter Leko, GM Dmitry Jakovenko, GM Alexander Morozevich, GM Gata Kamsky, GM Baadur Jobava, GM Sergei Rublevsky, GM Alexey Shirov, GM Vladimir Malakhov, all of them above 2700 ELO. From the 102 participants, 70+ are GMs and 45 are above 2600 ELO.

Official website / Detailed information in Russian / Live games with analysis / Live games with top performers standings

Four clubs – Chigorin SPB, Ladia Kazan, ShSM Moscow, and Ugra Khanty Mansiysk are going to play a round robin for the title in the women’s team section. Top players include GM Viktorija Cmilyte, GM Valentina Gunina, WGM Natalija Pogonina, IM Alisa Galliamova, IM Anastasia Bodnaruk, IM Ekaterina Atalik, IM Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, WGM Alina Kashlinskaya, etc.

Official website / Detailed information in Russian / Live games with analysis / Live games with top performers standings / TCEC Stage 2 final games

 

Participants Russian Team Championship (men)

1. Malakhit (Avg ELO 2728)
Bo. Name Rtg FED
1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2772 RUS
2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2777 RUS
3 GM Leko Peter 2730 HUN
4 GM Shirov Alexei 2702 LAT
5 GM Malakhov Vladimir 2701 RUS
6 GM Motylev Alexander 2685 RUS
7 GM Lysyj Igor 2662 RUS
8 GM Bologan Viktor 2649 MDA
2. Sankt Peterburg (Avg ELO 2713)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Svidler Peter 2756 RUS
2 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2747 RUS
3 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2757 CUB
4 GM Movsesian Sergei 2670 ARM
5 GM Matlakov Maxim 2690 RUS
6 GM Efimenko Zahar 2657 UKR
7 GM Khairullin Ildar 2650 RUS
8 GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2637 RUS
3. Ugra (Avg ELO:2698)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2726 RUS
2 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2697 RUS
3 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2691 RUS
4 GM Khismatullin Denis 2681 RUS
5 GM Rublevsky Sergei 2706 RUS
6 GM Riazantsev Alexander 2688 RUS
7 GM Kabanov Nikolai 2514 RUS
8 GM Pridorozhni Aleksei 2519 RUS
4. ShSM Moscow (Avg ELO 2673)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2732 RUS
2 GM Morozevich Alexander 2722 RUS
3 GM Dubov Daniil 2619 RUS
4 GM Grachev Boris 2659 RUS
5 GM Najer Evgeniy 2655 RUS
6 GM Popov Ivan 2651 RUS
7 GM Potkin Vladimir 2617 RUS
8 GM Mozharov Mikhail 2557 RUS
5. Ladia Kazan(Avg ELO 2640)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Kamsky Gata 2714 USA
2 GM Dreev Aleksey 2670 RUS
3 IM Artemiev Vladislav 2636 RUS
4 GM Volokitin Andrei 2647 UKR
5 GM Timofeev Artyom 2610 RUS
6 FM Makhmutov Rail 2414 RUS
7 GM Kharlov Andrei 2496 RUS
8 GM Ibragimov Ildar 2563 USA
6. University of Belorechensk (Avg ELO 2631)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Jobava Baadur 2706 GEO
2 GM Alekseev Evgeny 2678 RUS
3 GM Kobalia Mikhail 2633 RUS
4 GM Landa Konstantin 2608 RUS
5 GM Tregubov Pavel V. 2620 RUS
6 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2539 BLR
7 GM Beshukov Sergei 2425 RUS
8 GM Cherniaev Alexander 2430 RUS
7. Zhiguli Samara (Avg ELO 2562)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2653 RUS
2 GM Bukavshin Ivan 2608 RUS
3 GM Frolyanov Dmitry 2578 RUS
4 GM Yakovich Yuri 2539 RUS
5 GM Geller Jakov 2504 RUS
6 Predke Alexandr 2491 RUS
7 FM Mokshanov Alexey 2428 RUS
8. Polytechnik NT (Avg ELO 2555)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Smirnov Pavel 2624 RUS
2 GM Shomoev Anton 2587 RUS
3 GM Kokarev Dmitry 2621 RUS
4 GM Maletin Pavel 2582 RUS
5 GM Vokarev Sergey 2468 RUS
6 IM Pogromsky Mikhail 2418 RUS
7 Ozgibcev Anatoly 2373 RUS
8 FM Solonkov Dmitrij 2449 RUS
9. Club Chigorin (Avg ELO 2549)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2663 RUS
2 GM Goganov Aleksey 2587 RUS
3 IM Rozum Ivan 2532 RUS
4 GM Makarov Marat 2511 RUS
5 GM Ionov Sergey 2538 RUS
6 FM Alekseenko Kirill 2462 RUS
7 Usmanov Vasily 2416 RUS
8 Palchun Grigory 2287 RUS
10. Turbonasos (Avg ELO 2478)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 IM Chekhov Sergei 2477 RUS
2 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2542 RUS
3 IM Sivuk Vitaly 2519 UKR
4 IM Bortnyk Olexandr 2495 UKR
5 IM Demidov Mikhail 2498 RUS
6 IM Kostin Alexey 2283 RUS
7 FM Zhurikhin Alexander 2335 RUS
8 Aminov Andrey 2176 RUS
11. Moskovskaia oblast (Avg ELO 2455)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 IM Prizant Jaroslav 2521 RUS
2 GM Chernobay Artem 2501 RUS
3 IM Nozdrachev Vladislav 2491 RUS
4 Iljiushenok Ilia 2429 RUS
5 Sarana Alexey 2372 RUS
6 FM Nozdrachev Leonid 2413 RUS
7 Klyuev Alexander S. 2260 RUS
8 Ofitserian Boris 2109 RUS
12. Iamal (Avg ELO 2417)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 IM Potapov Pavel 2475 RUS
2 IM Belyakov Bogdan 2444 RUS
3 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2423 RUS
4 FM Sergeyev Alexander 2403 RUS
5 IM Okara Andrey 2347 RUS
6 FM Savitskiy Sergey 2356 RUS
7 Rozhkov Vecheslav 2337 RUS
8 GM Potapov Alexander 2399 RUS
13. Atom Desnogorsk(Avg ELO 2337)
Bo. Name Рейт. FED
1 FM Grishchenko Sergey 2436 RUS
2 IM Baghdasaryan Vahe 2359 ARM
3 IM Simonian Tigran 2427 ARM
4 FM Shahinyan David 2362 ARM
5 FM Pogosian Georgy 2241 RUS
6 Parfenov Viktor N. 2194 RUS
7 Dominov Zagir 2092 RUS

 

Participants Russian Team Championship (women)

1. Club Chigorin (Avg ELO 2333)
Bo. Name Rtg FED
1 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia 2453 RUS
2 WGM Mammadova Gulnar 2323 AZE
3 WIM Schepetkova Margarita 2301 RUS
4 WFM Belenkaya Dina 2254 RUS
5 WIM Ivkina Olga 2239 RUS
2. Ladia Kazan (Avg ELO 2431)
Bo. Name Rtg FED
1 IM Galliamova Alisa 2458 RUS
2 IM Atalik Ekaterina 2442 TUR
3 IM Zaiatz Elena 2414 RUS
4 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2408 GEO
5 WGM Ambartsumova Karina 2342 RUS
3. ShSM Moscow (Avg ELO 2436)
Bo. Name Rtg FED
1 GM Gunina Valentina 2508 RUS
2 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2424 RUS
3 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina 2423 RUS
4 WGM Charochkina Daria 2380 RUS
5 IM Savina Anastasia 2389 RUS
4. Ugra (Avg ELO 2446)
Bo. Name Rtg FED
1 GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511 LTU
2 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2499 RUS
3 WGM Kovanova Baira 2404 RUS
4 IM Guseva Marina 2371 RUS
5 WGM Shadrina Tatiana 2355 RUS

Chessdom

Read More

Dubai Chess Open 2014 LIVE!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The 16th Dubai Open Chess Championship for the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup is taking place on 7-17th April at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club, United Arab Emirates.

The tournament format is 9 round Swiss and the total prize fund is $ 50,000, with $ 10,000 reserved for the winner.

150 players from 40 federations are competing, including 47 Grandmasters. Last year winner GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov is back to defend the title.

Official website / Participants list / Live games with stats / TCEC Stage 2 final rounds

Chessdom

Read More

Krk 2014 LIVE!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The 2nd International chess tournament Golden Island Krk 2014 is organized by the Chess club “Draga” Rijeka and Chess club “Krk” on 6-12th April, 2014, at the Hotel Malin in Malinska, Island Krk, Croatia.

Tournament System: Swiss, FIDE variant, 9 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 sec increment for every move (from the beginning of the game)

Prizes: 1. 1100 EUR; 2. 700 EUR; 3. 400 EUR; 4. 300 EUR; 5. 200 EUR; 6. 100 EUR

Last year winner GM Vladislav Nevednichy is back to defend the title.

Participants / Games with analysis and standings / TCEC Stage 2 final rounds

Chessdom

Read More

Dubai Open 2014

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The 16th Dubai Open Chess Championship for the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup is taking place on 7-17th April at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club, United Arab Emirates.

The tournament format is 9 round Swiss and the total prize fund is $ 50,000, with $ 10,000 reserved for the winner.

150 players from 40 federations are competing, including 47 Grandmasters. Last year winner GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov is back to defend the title.

Dubai Chess and Culture Club

Dubai Chess and Culture Club

Participants:

1 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2698
2 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2674
3 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2670
4 GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2667
5 GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2660
6 GM Balogh Csaba HUN 2656
7 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2650
8 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2639
9 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2637
10 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2635
11 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2630
12 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2628
13 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2627
14 GM Azarov Sergei BLR 2610
15 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2610
16 GM Stevic Hrvoje CRO 2607
17 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2603
18 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2601
19 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2600
20 GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2598
21 GM Lalith Babu M.R. IND 2594
22 GM Bogner Sebastian SUI 2587
23 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2580
24 GM Brkic Ante CRO 2568
25 GM Stojanovic Mihajlo SRB 2568
26 GM Kotsur Pavel KAZ 2557
27 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2556
28 GM Jankovic Alojzije CRO 2554
29 GM Bosiocic Marin CRO 2542
30 IM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2536
31 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2535
32 GM Dizdar Goran CRO 2513
33 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2513
34 GM Cicak Slavko SWE 2507
35 GM Kostenko Petr KAZ 2506
36 GM Debashis Das IND 2504
37 GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2493
38 GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2486
39 IM Ghosh Diptayan IND 2485
40 IM Demuth Adrien FRA 2482
41 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2481
42 GM Grover Sahaj IND 2475
43 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2475
44 IM Vakhidov Jahongir UZB 2472
45 IM Melia Salome GEO 2459
46 IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2454
47 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2440
48 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2438
49 FM Pourramezanali Amirreza IRI 2435
50 IM Georgiadis Nico SUI 2421
51 IM Kanter Eduard RUS 2406
52 IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2380
53 IM Sharma Dinesh K. IND 2372
54 IM Das Sayantan IND 2371
55 IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2366
56 IM Ekdyshman Mikhail RUS 2365
57 Ravi Teja S. IND 2354
58 IM Ahmadinia Ebrahim IRI 2353
59 Krishna C.R.G. IND 2343
60 WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2342
61 IM Darban Morteza IRI 2340
62 IM Abdulov Orkhan AZE 2336
63 WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2336
64 IM Isaev Jamshed TJK 2331
65 CM Prince Bajaj IND 2319
66 FM Mohannad Farhan JOR 2313
67 WGM Schneider Veronika HUN 2307
68 Nasri Amin IRI 2306
69 Abhishek Kelkar IND 2300
70 FM Gulamali Kazim USA 2293
71 WGM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2292
72 Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2287
73 Lokander Martin SWE 2280
74 CM Faisal Abdulla UAE 2270
75 Karthik V. Ap IND 2250
76 Raes Abdul Kader SYR 2248
77 WIM Raghavi N. IND 2231
78 WGM Kryvoruchko Vita UKR 2229
79 Elsayed Mohamed Samir EGY 2227
80 FM Chahrani Ibrahim LBA 2220
81 Tabada Jobannie C. PHI 2210
82 WIM Ivana Maria Furtado IND 2204
83 IM Adu Oladapo NGR 2203
84 WGM Makropoulou Marina GRE 2201
85 FM Igonin Temur UZB 2194
86 Momeni E. IRI 2194
87 FM Yaaqoub Rashid SUD 2173
88 Abdel Hai Hany EGY 2168
89 WFM Khalafova Narmin AZE 2160
90 Basil Alshouha JOR 2160
91 WFM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2154
92 Fries Frederik GER 2154
93 Osman Abdelgadir SUD 2153
94 WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2140
95 Ahmed Abuzied SUD 2139
96 Nishant Malhotra IND 2118
97 Nimmy A.G. IND 2116
98 Marcos Marvin PHI 2111
99 Moayed Obied JOR 2102
100 WGM Partac Elena MDA 2101
101 Ahmed Al Khatib JOR 2101
102 WFM Nekrasova Elena LIB 2076
103 Asmar Elie LIB 2062
104 CM Alattar Rakan JOR 2059
105 Abo-Hazeem Mohanned JOR 2058
106 Jacobson Erik SWE 2056
107 WIM Blanco Acevedo Maria Carolina VEN 2051
108 Bennett John M ENG 2043
109 CM Ahmed Holi Ali Moawia SUD 2039
110 Al Yaghshi M. Hisham SYR 2037
111 Sultan Ibrahim UAE 2037
112 Jalal Hazhar IRQ 2035
113 Rodrigues Inacio IND 2019
114 Rice Chris B ENG 2014
115 Hamad Abdul Razzaq UAE 2007
116 Turar KAZ 1997
117 Afshar Niusha IRI 1993
118 Mahmoud Haitham SUD 1979
119 Guliyev Gasan Alipasha AZE 1974
120 CM Derakhshani Borna IRI 1964
121 FM Elmejbri Ali A. LBA 1962
122 Tuomainen Felix SWE 1940
123 CM Meier Kurt SEY 1936
124 Vojdani Siavosh IRI 1927
125 WFM Boshra Alshaeby JOR 1925
126 WFM Alattar Ghayda M. JOR 1917
127 Rafee Mohd Hayel SYR 1907
128 WFM Assaubayeva Bibissara KAZ 1891
129 Bit-Narva David SWE 1882
130 Akshay V Halagannavar IND 1878
131 WFM Nouman Amna UAE 1854
132 FM Mayed Al-Rashedi UAE 1838
133 Gahfer Khaled LBA 1801
134 Adarsh Saji IND 1777
135 Holi Sief Al Din SUD 1776
136 Ahmed Fareed UAE 1767
137 Hamed Mohamed SUD 1759
138 Ali Abdulaziz UAE 1728
139 Montaser Kamil SUD 1719
140 Sasikumar Anusweud IND 1715
141 Halvarsson Gustav SWE 1714
142 Abdulla Al-Hamed UAE 1688
143 Bashaer Khalil UAE 1619
144 Al Hamed Saif Idrees UAE 1589
145 Jehad Aysha UAE 1575
146 WCM Kalbani Wadema UAE 1526
147 Al Maamari Wafia Darwish UAE 1456
148 Mariam Essa UAE 1391
149 Alshamsi Amal Fadel UAE 1295
150 AlMajed Anwahi UAE 0

Chessdom

Read More

7th NY International

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

The world famous Marshall Chess Club is organizing the 7th NY International on 18-22th June. The event will have three sections: FIDE Norm, U2200 and U1900.

FIDE Norm Section is open to all players rated 2200 or above (USCF or FIDE) and special invitees. The playing format is 9 rounds, Swiss System, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment.

The section prize fund is $ 12,500 unconditionally guaranteed: $ 5000-2500-1500-1000, U2500 FIDE $ 1000, U2400 $ 1000, U2300 $ 500, plus special brilliancy prize.

Last year 2 GM and 3 IM Norms were achieved.

Manhattan aerial view

The U2200 Section is open to all players rated under 2200 and unrated. The playing format is 6 rounds, Swiss System, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment.

The section prize fund is $ 4000 based on 60 entries (which is also a maximum): $ 1500-800-500-200, Top U2100 $ 500, Top U2000 $ 500. FIDE rated, USCF ratings used for pairings and prizes.

The U1900 Section is open to all players rated under 1900 and unrated. The playing format is 5 rounds, Swiss System, 40/115, SD/30; 5d.

The section prize fund is $ 4500 based on 70 entries: $ 1500-800-500-200, Top U1750 $ 500, Top U1600 $ 500, Top U1450 $ 500.

Registration is now possible at: http://www.marshallchessclub.org/tournaments/international2014

Chessdom

Read More