Last updated: Tuesday 7th July 2015 2:31 pm
43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2015 7
Mark Crowther (Sun Jul 5 23:58:00 2015)
Fabiano Caruana won the 43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting after winning a sharp Evans Gambit as black against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu who needed a win to take the tournament himself. Caruana scored 5.5/7 including winning his final 5 games.
Wesley So caught Nisipeanu on 4 points after a marathon win against Vladimir Kramnik in a Berlin Defence.
Naiditch-Meier and Hou Yifan-Nepomniachtchi were both drawn.
Caruana 5.5pts, So, Nisipeanu 4pts, Kramnik 3.5pts, Nepomniachtchi, Naiditsch 3pts, Hou Yifan, Meier 2.5pts.Read more ....
43rd GM 2015 (8 players 7 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games
Helmut-Kohls-Turnier 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv )
43rd Sparkassen Open (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:120m+30m)
43rd Annual World Open 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Jul 2 20:45:00 2015)
The 43rd Annual World Open takes place 1st to 5th July 2015. Players: Luke McShane, Gata Kamsky, Ilia Smirin, Rauf Mamedov, Axel Bachmann, Varuzhan Akobian etc Read more ....
6th Hainan Danzhou GM 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Jul 2 11:21:00 2015)
The 6th 6th Hainan Danzhou GM tournament takes place 2nd to 11th July 2015. Players: Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Wang Yue, Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Krishnan Sasikiran, Lu Shanglei and Wang Chen. Read more ....
10th Edmonton International 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Jun 29 08:10:00 2015)
The 10th Edmonton International took place 20th to 28th June 2015. Vassily Ivanchuk, Pentala Harikrishna, Wang Hao, Sam Shankland, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Aman Hambleton, Vladimir Pechenkin, Agnieszka Matras-Clement, Dale Haessel and Robert Gardner.. Pentala Harikrishna won with 7.5/9 a point clear of Wang Hao, Ganguly and Ivanchuk on 6.5 with Sam Shankland a further half point back on 6. Read more ....
3rd Norway Chess 2015 9
Mark Crowther (Thu Jun 25 21:13:00 2015)
Jon Ludwig Hammer beat Magnus Carlsen in the final round. Carlsen's bad form and Topalov's win were the stories of the event. :Photo © | http://2015.norwaychess.com/
Veselin Topalov managed to steer his final round game against Viswanathan Anand into a quick draw which gave him clear first place in the Norway Chess tournament 2015. The game saw the same moves seen in Ivanchuk-Carlsen Wijk aan Zee 2015 but also as far back as 2007 in Roiz-Adams. Anand didn't seem too displeased to secure second place either and didn't really have an opportunity to make a fight of it. Anand seems really back in form and should be a danger for the rest of the year.
Magnus Carlsen played very poorly again losing to Jon Ludwig Hammer for the first time since he was 10. Carlsen was surprised in the opening but also continued to make mistakes. 5...dxc4 was poor but after Hammer's reaction 10...Qd7 may have been reasonaly alright for Carlsen, instead he spent a lot of time before playing 10...Kh8?! after which he was in big trouble. However a few inferior moves culminating in 27.b3 should have led to a draw with the fairly obvious 27...c5, instead 27...Rd8 led to the loss. Afterwards on Facebook Carlsen said "It's just extremely frustrating not to be able to show anything close to what I am capable of in my home country." All this following on from a great result in Shamkir. Hammer finished on 3/10 and performed to about his rating.
Hikaru Nakamura beat Levon Aronian in a sharp interesting game. Aronian's 19.Rc1 was a very poor move and Nakamura took full advantage of it. Nakamura's result are very good and very stable at the moment. Aronian seems a long way off his best.
Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri drew an interesting Open Ruy Lopez. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave had the better of his draw against Alexander Grischuk.
Final Standings: 1st Topalov 6.5pts, 2nd Anand 6pts, 3rd Nakamura 6pts, 4th Giri 5.5pts, 5th Caruana 4pts, 6th Vachier-Lagrave 4pts, 7th Carlsen 3.5pts, 8th Grischuk 3.5pts, 9th Aronian 3pts, 10th Hammer 3pts.
Next major events Dortmund Round 1 Saturday 27th June: Nepomniachtchi-Caruana, Meier-Hou, Kramnik-Naiditsch, Nisipeanu-So.
Next Grand Tour event 21st August, the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis.Read more ....
Watter Browne 1949-2015
Mark Crowther (Thu Jun 25 11:26:00 2015)
Walter Browne wrote a book "The Stress of Chess (and its infinite finesse) My Life, Career and 101 Best Games" in 2012. Photo © | https://www.newinchess.com/The_Stress_of_Chess__and_its_infinite_finesse_-p-968.html
Walter Shawn Browne born 10th January 1949 in Sydney Australia, died 24th June 2015 in Las Vegas Navada.
Walter Browne was six time US Champion (1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983) as well as numerous opens, Wijk aan Zee (twice), Lone Pine, and five medals in the Olympiad. He was also a professional poker player often financing his chess this way. By the mid-1980s his chess was in decline and poker gradually became his main game although he played many others throughout his life. In recent years Browne became more visable in the chess world again giving interviews and finally producing a chess book of his games "The Stress of Chess ... and its Infinite Finesse."
Browne was known for his deep calculations, high energy and severe time trouble. One of the great characters of the game and a legend of US Chess.
He was already in decline when I started to take a real interest in international chess so I don't know his career as well as those slightly older than myself but there is already a lot of material available. Many links below.Read more ....
50th Capablanca Memorial 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Jun 17 16:20:00 2015)
Round 2 Nepomniachtchi had a bad start to the event losing his second game in a row, this time to Dominguez Perez. Photo © Miguel E. Gomez Masjuan | http://columnadeportiva.com
The 50th Capablanca Memorial takes place 15th to 25th June 2015. The elite event is a 6 player double round robin with Leinier Dominguez Perez, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Dmitry Andreikin, Pavel Eljanov, Yu Yangyi and Lazaro Bruzon Batista. Daily local coverage in Spanish by Miguel E. Gomez Masjuan at: http://columnadeportiva.com/ Games and results. Read more ....
50th Capablanca Mem Elite (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Elite
50th Capablanca Mem Prem (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Premier
50th Capablanca Mem Open (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))
Cez Trophy Navara vs So 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Jun 16 10:56:00 2015)
The Week in Chess Anniversary 20 years
Mark Crowther (Wed Sep 17 16:20:00 2014)
Mark Crowther on the 20th Anniversary of TWIC on Wednesday September 17th 2014. Photo © | http://www.theweekinchess.com/
The Week in Chess is 20 years old today. The first issue of the magazine was published on Saturday 17th September 1994. In the full article below I give an update from the 1000th issue earlier in the year. I list all 1036 issues so far along with their text and with a donation button to get all the games in ChessBase format. I feel a great sense of achievement in reaching this landmark. I hope that in some small way I've helped players all over the world keep in touch with chess and have access to almost every top class game over that time no matter how rich or poor they are. Now I have to look to the future. I plan to be around a long while. I have some obvious additions I can make to the website that only require some programming but also my personal financial stability has to come to the fore now. Read more ....
Games, results and stories gathered together on one page
28th Leon GM 2015
Mark Crowther (Sun Jun 14 18:34:00 2015)
French Team Championship Top 12 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Jun 9 19:29:00 2015)
Chinese Team Championship 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Jun 3 15:07:00 2015)
Chinese Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri May 29 12:16:00 2015)
10th American Continental 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed May 27 19:03:00 2015)
FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue May 26 17:20:00 2015)
16th European Women's Individuals 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue May 19 12:17:00 2015)
6th Rabat Blitz Marathon 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat May 16 21:16:00 2015)
Scandinavian Masters 2015
Mark Crowther (Fri May 15 22:10:00 2015)
Russian Rapid and Blitz Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed May 13 14:21:00 2015)
Russian Team Rapid Championship 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat May 9 10:55:00 2015)
15th European Senior Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri May 8 15:29:00 2015)
Russian Team Championship 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri May 8 15:05:00 2015)
47th Italian Teams 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun May 3 12:56:00 2015)