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2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 2
Mark Crowther (Tue Apr 21 00:38:00 2015)
Wesley So leads the Gashimov Memorial with 3.5/4. Photo © | http://www.shamkirchess.az
Wesley So secured a large advantage against Rauf Mamedov and ground him down in an ending to take the sole lead in the Gashimov Memorial.
Joint leader Magnus Carlsen got into time trouble trying to find resources against Michael Adams but had to settle for a draw. Viswanathan Anand held Vladimir Kramnik quite comfortably in a theoretical Semi-Slav which clearly had been studied deeply by him. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave didn't get anything against Fabiano Caruana's Gruenfeld and the game was drawn. Anish Giri and Shakhriyar drew a Slav.
Round 4 Standings: So 3.5pts/4, Carlsen 3pts, Kramnik 2.5pts, Anand, Vachier-Lagrave 2pts, Mamedov, Giri, Mamedyarov, Caruana 1.5pts, Adams 1pt.
Round 5 Pairings: Mamedov-Adams, Anand-So, Mamedyarov-Kramnik, Caruana-Giri, Carlsen-Vachier-Lagrave.Read more ....
10th World Teams 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Apr 19 23:46:00 2015)
The 10th World Team Championship takes place 18th to 29th April 2015. Read more ....
US Chess Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Apr 13 12:29:00 2015)
The US Chess Championships took place in St Louis 1st to 12th April 2015.Players men: Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Daniel Naroditsky, Sam Shankland, Varuzhan Akobian, Timur Gareev, Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Conrad Holt. The women's event has Irina Krush, Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Sharevich etc. Play starts 1pm local time 7pm BST. Top seeds Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush took the men's and women's title. Wesley So was controversially defaulted a game after taking inspirational notes to his game vs Var Akobian after warnings about similar messages on his score sheets. I also wonder if we'll look back at this event as Sam Sevian's debut, the 14 year old finished on 50% after winning on time in a position he was only trying to save against Conrad Holt. Games and results. Read more ....
15th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Apr 13 12:24:00 2015)
The 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open takes place in Pattaya 12th to 19th April 2015. The open is also called the Thailand open and takes place in Bangkok only in the even years. Players: Wang Hao, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Nigel Short, Jan Gustafsson, Bartosz Socko etc. Read more ....
17th Dubai Chess Open 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Apr 10 21:04:00 2015)
The 17th Dubai Chess Open takes place 6th to 15th April 2015. Leading players: David Howell, Vladimir Fedoseev, Igor Kovalenko, Tigran L Petrosian, Yuriy Kuzubov, Sergei Zhigalko etc Read more ....
Aeroflot Open 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Mar 28 11:46:00 2015)
The 2015 Aeroflot Open takes place in Moscow 27th March to 5th April 2015. Leading players: Mamedyarov, Nepomniachtchi, Ponomariov, Rapport, Vallejo etc, Read more ....
Aeroflot Open A 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games
Aeroflot Open B 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))
Aeroflot Open C 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m+30spm(1))
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship KO 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Mar 16 13:21:00 2015)
The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship knockout tournament takes place 16th March (opening ceremony first round on 17th March 12pm GMT) to 7th April 2015. World Champion Hou Yifan does not defend her title although she is already qualified for the scheduled title match later in the year via the women's Grand Prix. Top seeds: Humpy Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Anna Muzychuk, Viktorija Cmilyte, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Valentina Gunina. Read more ....
Reykjavik Open 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Mar 10 14:00:00 2015)
The Reykjavik Open takes place 10th to 18th March 2015. Leading players: Mamedyarov, Navara, Eljanov, Melkumyan, Movsesian, Hammer, Granda Zuniga, Gawain Jones, Naroditsky etc. Read more ....
India-China Summit Match 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Mar 10 13:08:00 2015)
The India-China Summit Match took place in Hyderabad 2nd to 10th March 2015. Players: India Krishnan Sasikiran, M.R. Lalith Babu, B. Adhiban and national champion S.P. Sethuraman. China: Ding Liren, Wang Chen, Wei Yi and Zhou Jianchoa. China beat India 18-14. Read more ....
16th European Individual Championship 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Mar 9 12:05:00 2015)
The 16th European Individual Championship took place in Jerusalem 23rd February to 8th March 2015. Leading players: David Navara, Nikita Vitiugov, Pavel Eljanov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Etienne Bacrot, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Maxim Matlakov, Alexander Moiseenko, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Alexander Riazantsev, Anton Korobov etc. Evgeniy took clear first with 8.5/11. Read more ....
Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Mar 9 12:04:00 2015)
The Vladimir Petrov Memorial took place in Jurmala 6th to 8th March 2015. There were blitz and rapid open events with a very strong field. Vladimir Malakhov won the blitz and Vassily Ivanchuk the rapid. Read more ....
Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Feb 27 15:51:00 2015)
The Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix took place 15th February (Round 1) to 27th February 2015. Players: Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radjabov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Baadur Jobava. The favourites Anish Giri and Alexander Grischuk both had disappointing results. The event was dominated by Evgeny Tomashevsky scoring 8/11 a point and a half clear of Dmitry Jakovenko. Tomashevsky goes to the top of the Grand Prix standings and will also play the final event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 13th to 27th May 2015. It seems likely Tomashevsky, Caruana, Nakamura and maybe Gelfand and Jakovenko will fight it out for the two Candidates places. Karjakin, Grischuk and Giri will no doubt have to win the event to have any chance at all of qualifying by this route. Mamedyarov currently stands second but he will inevitably be overtaken in the final tournament. FIDE Grand Prix Wiki page. Read more ....
John Watson Book Review 114
IM John Watson (Wed Nov 26 20:12:00 2014)
MChess one of several apps discussed by John Watson. Photo © | http://mchessapp.com/
IM John Watson looks again at more Electronic Publications by MChess, EPlus, Everyman Books, Gambit Studio, ForwardChess, ChessApps and SmartChess and some of the publications within them. Read more ....
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 ....
|Live Games now here|
|Women's World Teams 2015||Chengdu||CHN||08:00||3|
|Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015||Shamkir||AZE||11:00||5|
|10th World Teams 2015||Tsaghkadzor||ARM||12:00||3|
|Other events today|
|ch-SRB w 2015||Vrbas||SRB||4|
|ch-VIE w 2015||Ho Chi Minh City||VIE||02:30||5|
|ch-VIE 2015||Ho Chi Minh City||VIE||02:30||5|
|Japfa GM 2015||Jakarta||INA||05:00||9|
|World Amateur Open 2015||Halkidiki||GRE||08:00||9|
|World Amateur Women 2015||Halkidiki||GRE||08:00||9|
|ch-VIE w 2015||Ho Chi Minh City||VIE||09:00||6|
|ch-VIE 2015||Ho Chi Minh City||VIE||09:00||6|
|ch-ROU w 2015||Calimanesti-Caciulata||ROU||13:00||4|
|64th ch-BUL w 2015||Pleven||BUL||13:00||4|
|79th ch-BUL 2015||Pleven||BUL||13:00||4|
|Japfa GM 2015||Jakarta||INA||13:30||10|
|4th TchEuro Small Nation||Saint Peter Port||GCI||14:30||4|
|Zagreb Open 2015||Zagreb||CRO||16:00||6|
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