Last updated: Wednesday 1st October 2014 9:42 am
Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Sep 30 12:13:00 2014)
The Baku FIDE Grand Prix takes place 2nd (Round 1) to 14th October 2014. This is the first of four in the series where Candidates places are at stake. Players: Caruana, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Gelfand, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky. Games and results page. Read more ....
Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014 (Baku AZE)
Wed 1st Oct 2014 - Wed 15th Oct 2014 - Official Site
Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61))
Tseshkovsky Memorial 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Sep 26 11:51:00 2014)
The Tseshkovsky Memorial took place 17th to 25th September 2014. Baadur Jobava was the top seed and finished a point clear of the field on 7.5/9. A near full game file now available. Games and Results. Read more ....
Baku Open 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Sep 22 15:39:00 2014)
The Baku Open took place 22nd to 30th September 2014.Sergei Zhigalko, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Areshchenko, Yuriy Kuzubov, Eltaj Safarli, Vladislav Artemiev, Igor Kovalenko, Ferenc Berkes, Andrei Volokitin, Zahar Efimenko, Michael Krasenkow etc. Ernesto Inarkiev edged out Constantin Lupulescu on tie-break after both scored 7/9. 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 ....
European Club Cup 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Sep 20 20:44:00 2014)
The European Club Cup took place in Bilbao 14th to 20th of September. It took place alongside the Bilbao Masters. Some top teams included: SOCAR Azerbaijan Giri, Korobov, Wang Hao, Topalov, Radjabov, Mammedyarov, Safarli and Adams. Obiettivo Risarcimento Caruana, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot, Fressinet, etc, SHSM (Moscow) Morozevich, Nepomniachtchi, Grachev, Dubov, Najer, Popov, Potkin, Dreev. SPB (Saint-Petersburg) Svidler, Leinier Dominguez, Vitiugov, Movsesian, Matlakov etc. MALAKHITE Grischuk, Karjakin, Leko, Shirov, Motylev, Malakhov, Lysyj, Bologan. Games and results. SOCAR Azerbaijan won with a perfect score on 7/7. G-Team Novy Bor won 6 of their 7 matches. Malakhite finished 3rd. Games and results. Read more ....
Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Sep 20 20:42:00 2014)
Players answer questions in Bilbao. Photo © David Kaufmann. | http://chesslive.com/blog/bilbao-da-la-bienvenida-a-la-lite-del-ajedrez
The Bilbao Chess Masters Final took place 14th to 20th September 2014. Viswanathan Anand played his last event before challenging Carlsen in Sochi in November. Levon Aronian, Ruslan Ponomariov and Paco Vallejo made up the field. 4 players 6 rounds. Took place alongside the European Club Cup. Games and results. Viswanathan Anand won due to the scoring method of 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw. He scored 11/18. Aronian defeated him in the last round but only finished on 10 points. Ponomariov and Vallejo tied for third after all tie-break systems were exhausted. Read more ....
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014
Mark Crowther (Wed Sep 10 00:41:00 2014)
Fabiano Caruana's final win in his seven game winning start was against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Photo © | http://uschesschamps.com/live
The 2nd Sinquefield Cup took place 27th August to 7th September 2014. Fabiano Caruana scored the result of his career so far winning with 8.5/10 winning his first 7 games. Magnus Carlsen finished second. There was a final chess960 match won by Hikaru Nakamura 3.5-2.5 against Levon Aronian. The PGN file may work with your software but if it doesn't recognise the format then castling breaks the games. All my stories, games and results in this section Read more ....
2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014 (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games
Sinquefield Ultimate Move (8 players 4 Rds KO Indiv TC:15m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Exhibition
Sinquefield Chess 960 m (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:15m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games 960
World Chess Championship 2014 Carlsen signs
Mark Crowther (Sun Sep 7 18:09:00 2014)
Magnus Carlsen signs the contract to play Anand. Photo © | https://twitter.com/MagnusCarlsen/status/508638286248968192/photo/1
Magnus Carlsen announced that he has signed up to defend his World Chess Championship title. Carlsen did so via a mildly cryptic tweet with a photo showing him putting pen to paper. The World Championship match takes place in Sochi, Russia, 7th to 28th November.
Magnus Carlsen @MagnusCarlsen on twitter "It has been a pleasure signing autographs for the fans in St. Louis. After the tournament I found the time for 1 more"
All the indiciations coming out of the Carlsen camp seemed to suggest he had decided not to go to Sochi due to a combination of political and contractual issues but as VG Sport reported "Magnus Carlsen took the decision at the last minute, but now it is clear: he has signed the World Championship contract from FIDE and will play World Championship match against Anand."
VG Sport has a reported the signing in detail including a photo of the contract being faxed. FIDE confirmed that they received the contract and the match will take place in Sochi.
"Magnus plays the World Championship. He wants to play. He is world champion in chess. He wants to defend his title." Espen Agdestein Carlsen's manager.
Why so long? Espen Agdestein "We do not think it has taken so long. It was not until during the Olympiad that it was clear when the match would be played and we've spent the time until now to make the decision. It was a difficult choice." Agdestein confirmed that the decision was made at the last minute but that they'd been talking about it for some time. The unstable political situation meant they had to talk to their ministry. It seems in the end Carlsen just wanted to defend his title.
"There are only two months to match - it's small, but it is probably good. Magnus is pleased to have signed and now he's going to focus on being in absolute top form when the match starts - it is in fact a real effort."Read more ....
John Watson Book Review 113
Mark Crowther (Thu Jul 10 20:19:00 2014)
John Watson takes the King's Indian Moderized by Dejan Bojkov as the starting point to look at a huge new literature. Photo © | http://www.theweekinchess.com/
Part two of John Watson's review of King's Indian literature taking as his starting point Dejan Bojkov's King's Indian Modernized:. Read Part 1 of John Watson's Book review on the King's Indian.
Systems covered: Makogonov/Bagirov Systems, Saemisch Variation and Main Line (Orthodox). Read more ....
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