THE WEEK IN CHESS 814 14th June 2010 by Mark Crowther

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Contents

1) Introduction
2) Kings Tournament Medias
3) 11th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament
4) 45th Capablanca Memorial
5) 4th International Ruy Lopez Festival
6) 1st Danzhou Tournament
7) Dutch Championships
8) French League Top 16
9) Chinese Chess League Division A
10) First Saturday June 2010
11) 3rd Mumbai Open
12) Chess Summer in Varna 2010
13) Copper State International
14) National Open Las Vegas
15) French Cup
16) Teplice Open
17) 1st Citta' Di Roseto Chess Festival
18) 32nd Nezhmetdinov Memorial
19) 9th Premier League Bosnia and Herzegovina
20) 14th Voronezh International Chess Festival
21) Hustopece Open
22) NAO Oklahoma
23) Internacional Copa AES Dominicana
24) Aberto do Brasil
25) Seacoast Open
26) 7th annual Vermont Spring Open
27) Forthcoming Events and Links

Games Section
Kings Tournament Medias3 games
11th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament30 games
45th Capablanca Memorial194 games
4th International Ruy Lopez Festival12 games
1st Danzhou Tournament20 games
Dutch Championships27 games
French League Top 1623 games
Chinese Chess League Division A50 games
First Saturday June 201092 games
3rd Mumbai Open72 games
Chess Summer in Varna 2010115 games
Copper State International75 games
National Open Las Vegas140 games
French Cup8 games
Teplice Open103 games
1st Citta' Di Roseto Chess Festival139 games
9th Premier League Bosnia and Herzegovina216 games
Hustopece Open36 games
NAO Oklahoma203 games
1558 games

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1) Introduction

My thanks to Zenon Franco Ocampos, Luiz Roberto Da Costa Jr, Miklos Orso, Adolivio Capece, Gujuan Tzu, Attila Csonka, Frank Berry, George Perez, Joca Dedeus, Juan Mario Martinez, Luis Blasco de la Cruz, Mikhail Golubev, George Mirijanian, Petr Pisk, Stephane Mouchel, Swayams Mishra and everyone else who helped with the issue.

Another amazing week of chess. The start of the Kings tournament in Romania sees Magnus Carlsen return to the board after a bit of a break. Carlsen played aggressively but in the end had to be a bit careful he didn't have a disadvantage. Boris Gelfand continued his wonderful run on form with a round one win as did local Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The Poikovsky tournament was hard fought and saw Sergey Karjakin come straight from his ACP Rapid Cup victory to finish in first place with Viktor Bologan after both finished on 7/11. I always like the whole idea of the Capablanca Memorial with its history, this years field is very interesting with Vassily Ivanchuk coming back seeking a 4th victory. Short, Nepomniachtchi, Alekseev, Dominguez and Bruzon make up the rest of the field. Caruana stars in the Ruy Lopez tournament in Villafranca de los Barros, there is a strong Chinese tournament in Danzhou and the Dutch Championships with Anish Giri, Loek van Wely and Jan Smeets. Peter Svidler turned up and played a couple of games in the French Cup. The games keep coming and the busy summer season isn't even here yet.

Hope you enjoy this issue.

Mark

2) Kings Tournament Medias

The 4th Kings tournament takes place in Medias, Romania, Monday, June 14, 2010 - Friday, June 25, 2010. Play starts at 1:30pm UK time each day except for the final round which is at 11:30am.

The players will be staying in Bazna where the tournament was held before and there is the possibility that the tournament will move there in later rounds.

Round 1: Magnus Carlsen's aggressive intent on the white side of a Catalan was countered well by Ruslan Ponomariov. They agreed a draw on move 31 when it was clear Carlsen didn't have an advantage. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu defeated Teimour Radjabov on the white side of a Sicilian. Radjabov played aggressively and suddenly his position got difficult and then just fell apart. Boris Gelfand beat Wang Yue after outplaying him in a locked position with plenty of maneuvering.

The final standing of the players will be determined according to points. then greatest number of wins. - The result of the direct mini-matches between contenders.- Berger - A tie-break match will be played in case of a tie for the first place in the tournament between the first two players in the final standing (according to points, or the additional criteria). The match will consist of two games with a time-control of 15 minutes per player + 3 seconds added for every move played. In case of a tie, another match of two blitz-games will be played with a time-control of 5 minutes per player + 3 seconds for every move played. In case of another tied result - there will be played a last "sudden-death" decisive game with a time-control 5 minutes for the whole game for the White-player and 4 minutes for the whole game for Black-player. The White-player will only need a victory in this game to win the tournament, whole the Black-player will win the tournament by just not losing that final decisive game.

4th Kings Tournament Medias (ROU), 14-25 vi 2010 cat. XX (2742)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2672 * * . . . . . . . . 1 . 1
2. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2741 . . * * . . . . 1 . . . 1
3. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2813 . . . . * * ½ . . . . . ½ 2733
4. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2733 . . . . ½ . * * . . . . ½ 2813
5. Wang Yue g CHN 2752 . . 0 . . . . . * * . . 0
6. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2740 0 . . . . . . . . . * * 0

Round 1 (June 14, 2010)
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 39 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Gelfand, Boris - Wang Yue 1-0 82 D10 Slav Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 31 E06 Catalan

3) 11th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

The 11th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament took place 2nd-14th June, 2010. Sergey Karjakin came straight from his ACP Rapid Cup victory to finish in first place with Viktor Bologan after both finished on 7/11 (I'm assuming no tie-break was applied).

Official site: http://www.admoil.ru/chess_2010.html

11th Karpov Poikovsky (RUS), 2-13 vi 2010 cat. XVIII (2695)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2739 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 7 2792
2. Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2668 ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 7 2799
3. Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2725 ½ 1 * 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 2756
4. Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2707 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2758
5. Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS 2674 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6 2732
6. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2699 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2694
7. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2661 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 5 2661
8. Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2715 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2656
9. Sokolov, Ivan g BIH 2654 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 5 2662
10. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2686 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 2630
11. Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2704 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 4 2591
12. Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2704 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 4 2591
Round 7 (June 9, 2010)
Karjakin, Sergey - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 44 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Bologan, Viktor - Rublevsky, Sergei ½-½ 43 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Vitiugov, Nikita - Riazantsev, Alexander ½-½ 54 E34 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Jobava, Baadur - Motylev, Alexander 1-0 58 C42 Petroff's Defence
Sokolov, Ivan - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 29 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 36 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 8 (June 10, 2010)
Riazantsev, Alexander - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 49 E15 Queens Indian
Onischuk, Alexander - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½ 68 D38 QGD Ragozin
Sutovsky, Emil - Bologan, Viktor ½-½ 43 B19 Caro Kann
Jobava, Baadur - Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 24 E24 Nimzo Indian Saemisch
Rublevsky, Sergei - Sokolov, Ivan 0-1 33 C45 Scotch Game
Motylev, Alexander - Jakovenko, Dmitry 0-1 25 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 9 (June 11, 2010)
Karjakin, Sergey - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 80 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Bologan, Viktor - Jobava, Baadur 1-0 42 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Riazantsev, Alexander ½-½ 15 A16 English Opening
Vitiugov, Nikita - Rublevsky, Sergei 1-0 23 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Sokolov, Ivan - Sutovsky, Emil 0-1 53 D89 Gruenfeld Alekhine
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Motylev, Alexander ½-½ 17 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 10 (June 12, 2010)
Onischuk, Alexander - Jakovenko, Dmitry 1-0 38 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Sutovsky, Emil - Vitiugov, Nikita 0-1 45 C11 French Defence
Jobava, Baadur - Sokolov, Ivan ½-½ 15 C51 Evans Gambit
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Bologan, Viktor 0-1 52 B14 Caro Kann Panov
Rublevsky, Sergei - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 36 C45 Scotch Game
Motylev, Alexander - Riazantsev, Alexander ½-½ 22 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 11 (June 13, 2010)
Karjakin, Sergey - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 58 C19 French Winawer
Bologan, Viktor - Motylev, Alexander 1-0 69 C42 Petroff's Defence
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Rublevsky, Sergei ½-½ 49 D27 QGA
Vitiugov, Nikita - Jobava, Baadur ½-½ 17 E80 King's Indian Saemisch
Riazantsev, Alexander - Onischuk, Alexander ½-½ 33 D38 QGD Ragozin
Sokolov, Ivan - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 55 E48 Nimzo Indian

4) 45th Capablanca Memorial

The 45th Capablanca Memorial takes place in Havana, Cuba 9th-22nd June 2010. The Elite Group sees Vassily Ivanchuk, who won the event three times in a row 2005-7, back alongside Evgeny Alekseev, Ian Nepomniatchi, Nigel Short and Leinier Dominguez and Lazaro Bruzon. Vassily Ivanchuk beat Nigel Short in Round 1 and Evgeny Alekseev in Round 2. All three games were drawn in Round 3. Nigel Short got back to a 50% score with a sacrificial win over Evgeny Alekseev in Round 4.

Official site: http://www.capablanca.co.cu

45th Capablanca Mem Elite Havana (CUB), 10-20 vi 2010 cat. XVIII (2700)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2741 * * ½ . ½ . . . 1 . 1 . 3 2884
2. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2713 ½ . * * ½ . ½ . ½ . . . 2 2697
3. Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2668 ½ . ½ . * * ½ . . . ½ . 2 2712
4. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2695 . . ½ . ½ . * * ½ . ½ . 2 2691
5. Short, Nigel D g ENG 2685 0 . ½ . . . ½ . * * 1 . 2 2712
6. Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 2700 0 . . . ½ . ½ . 0 . * * 1 2504

Round 1 (June 10, 2010)
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Bruzon Batista, Lazaro ½-½ 78 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Alekseev, Evgeny ½-½ 23 C43 Petroff's Defence
Short, Nigel D - Ivanchuk, Vassily 0-1 43 A45 Trompowsky
Round 2 (June 11, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Alekseev, Evgeny 1-0 53 E20 Nimzo Indian
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 22 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Short, Nigel D - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 25 D13 Slav Exchange
Round 3 (June 12, 2010)
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 40 B63 Sicilian Rauzer
Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Short, Nigel D ½-½ 31 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Alekseev, Evgeny - Bruzon Batista, Lazaro ½-½ 22 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (June 13, 2010)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Bruzon Batista, Lazaro ½-½ 34 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 43 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Short, Nigel D - Alekseev, Evgeny 1-0 40 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
45th Capablanca Mem Premier Havana (CUB), 10-20 vi 2010 cat. XIII (2574)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Cordova, Emilio g PER 2552 * . . ½ . 1 . ½ 1 . 3 2789
2. Quesada Perez, Yuniesky g CUB 2582 . * ½ . 1 . . . ½ 1 3 2754
3. Almeida Quintana, Omar g CUB 2541 . ½ * . ½ . ½ 1 . . 2675
4. Khairullin, Ildar g RUS 2617 ½ . . * ½ . ½ . . 1 2652
5. Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo m CUB 2544 . 0 ½ ½ * . . . 1 . 2 2582
6. Hernandez Carmenates, Holden g CUB 2543 0 . . . . * 1 ½ . ½ 2 2579
7. Bachmann, Axel g PAR 2563 . . ½ ½ . 0 * ½ . . 2496
8. Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2634 ½ . 0 . . ½ ½ * . . 2462
9. Corrales Jimenez, Fidel g CUB 2590 0 ½ . . 0 . . . * 1 2475
10. Nogueiras Santiago, Jesus g CUB 2570 . 0 . 0 . ½ . . 0 * ½ 2261
Round 1 (June 10, 2010)
Khairullin, Ildar - Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo ½-½ 18 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Hernandez Carmenates, Holden - Nogueiras Santiago, Jesus ½-½ 24 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Bachmann, Axel - Almeida Quintana, Omar ½-½ 39 A37 English Symmetrical
Potkin, Vladimir - Cordova, Emilio ½-½ 24 E44 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Corrales Jimenez, Fidel - Quesada Perez, Yuniesky ½-½ 28 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 2 (June 11, 2010)
Cordova, Emilio - Hernandez Carmenates, Holden 1-0 34 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Almeida Quintana, Omar - Quesada Perez, Yuniesky ½-½ 14 A45 Trompowsky
Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo - Corrales Jimenez, Fidel 1-0 22 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Bachmann, Axel - Potkin, Vladimir ½-½ 27 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Nogueiras Santiago, Jesus - Khairullin, Ildar 0-1 34 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Round 3 (June 12, 2010)
Quesada Perez, Yuniesky - Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 1-0 36 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Khairullin, Ildar - Cordova, Emilio ½-½ 19 E00 Catalan
Hernandez Carmenates, Holden - Bachmann, Axel 1-0 58 B06 Modern Defence
Potkin, Vladimir - Almeida Quintana, Omar 0-1 47 A62 Benoni
Corrales Jimenez, Fidel - Nogueiras Santiago, Jesus 1-0 33 B04 Alekhine's Defence
Round 4 (June 13, 2010)
Cordova, Emilio - Corrales Jimenez, Fidel 1-0 34 E06 Catalan
Almeida Quintana, Omar - Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo ½-½ 74 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Bachmann, Axel - Khairullin, Ildar ½-½ 11 C24 Bishop's Opening
Potkin, Vladimir - Hernandez Carmenates, Holden ½-½ 50 E58 Nimzo Indian
Nogueiras Santiago, Jesus - Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 0-1 59 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening

5) 4th International Ruy Lopez Festival

The Ruy Lopez Chess Festival 2010 takes place 11th-19th June 2010 in Villafranca de los Barros, Spain. Malakhov, Sargissian Caruana, Cheparinov, Saldago, Cramling, Perez Candelario and Cori Tello play. Play starts at 4pm UK time each day.

Official site: http://ruylopez.juntaextremadura.net/modules/news/

4th Ruy Lopez Masters Villafranca de los Barros (ESP), 12-18 vi 2010 cat. XIV (2599)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2675 * . ½ . 1 1 . . 2863
2. Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM 2677 . * . ½ 1 . . 1 2790
3. Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2640 ½ . * . . 1 1 . 2914
4. Salgado Lopez, Ivan g ESP 2606 . ½ . * . . 1 1 2853
5. Cori T., Deysi wm PER 2409 0 0 . . * . 1 . 1 2501
6. Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS 2722 0 . 0 . . * . 1 1 2492
7. Perez Candelario, Manuel m ESP 2527 . . 0 0 0 . * . 0
8. Cramling, Pia g SWE 2536 . 0 . 0 . 0 . * 0
Round 1 (June 12, 2010)
Sargissian, Gabriel - Cramling, Pia 1-0 32 D38 QGD Ragozin
Cheparinov, Ivan - Malakhov, Vladimir 1-0 42 D15 Slav Defence
Salgado Lopez, Ivan - Perez Candelario, Manuel 1-0 59 D21 QGA
Cori T., Deysi - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 32 D17 Slav Defence
Round 2 (June 13, 2010)
Caruana, Fabiano - Cheparinov, Ivan ½-½ 35 E04 Catalan
Sargissian, Gabriel - Salgado Lopez, Ivan ½-½ 29 D11 Slav Defence
Perez Candelario, Manuel - Cori T., Deysi 0-1 45 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Cramling, Pia - Malakhov, Vladimir 0-1 39 A43 Old Benoni
Round 3 (June 14, 2010)
Cheparinov, Ivan - Perez Candelario, Manuel 1-0 41 E83 King's Indian Saemisch
Salgado Lopez, Ivan - Cramling, Pia 1-0 47 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Cori T., Deysi - Sargissian, Gabriel 0-1 46 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Malakhov, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 39 A29 English Four Knights

6) 1st Danzhou Tournament

The 1st Danzhou Tournament takes place in Danzhou City, Hainan province, China.

http://chess.sport.org.cn/danzhou/

1st GM Danzhou (CHN), 11-20 vi 2010 cat. XV (2622)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2681 * 1 ½ ½ . 1 . . . . 3 2774
2. Ding Liren g CHN 2547 0 * 1 . ½ . . . . 1 2720
3. Zhou Weiqi g CHN 2585 ½ 0 * . ½ . 1 . . . 2 2633
4. Li Chao b g CHN 2619 ½ . . * . 0 ½ 1 . . 2 2641
5. Yu Yangyi g CHN 2585 . ½ ½ . * . . . ½ ½ 2 2612
6. Zhao Jun g CHN 2574 0 . . 1 . * . 0 1 . 2 2639
7. Wang Hao g CHN 2722 . . 0 ½ . . * . ½ 1 2 2630
8. Hou Yifan g CHN 2589 . . . 0 . 1 . * ½ 0 2541
9. Ni Hua g CHN 2667 . . . . ½ 0 ½ ½ * . 2530
10. Zhou Jianchao g CHN 2652 . 0 . . ½ . 0 1 . * 2523
Round 1 (June 11, 2010)
Ding Liren - Zhou Jianchao 1-0 38 D17 Slav Defence
Zhou Weiqi - Bu Xiangzhi ½-½ 32 C42 Petroff's Defence
Yu Yangyi - Ni Hua ½-½ 73 C26 Vienna Game
Wang Hao - Li Chao b ½-½ 31 D72 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Hou Yifan - Zhao Jun 1-0 34 B53 Sicilian Hungarian
Round 2 (June 12, 2010)
Bu Xiangzhi - Zhao Jun 1-0 48 E81 King's Indian Saemisch
Zhou Weiqi - Ding Liren 0-1 61 D78 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Li Chao b - Hou Yifan 1-0 29 B82 Sicilian Scheveningen
Ni Hua - Wang Hao ½-½ 32 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Zhou Jianchao - Yu Yangyi ½-½ 31 D11 Slav Defence
Round 3 (June 13, 2010)
Ding Liren - Bu Xiangzhi 0-1 41 D17 Slav Defence
Yu Yangyi - Zhou Weiqi ½-½ 39 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Zhao Jun - Li Chao b 1-0 64 D75 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Wang Hao - Zhou Jianchao 1-0 18 E81 King's Indian Saemisch
Hou Yifan - Ni Hua ½-½ 38 C50 Giuoco Piano
Round 4 (June 14, 2010)
Bu Xiangzhi - Li Chao b ½-½ 47 A16 English Opening
Ding Liren - Yu Yangyi ½-½ 37 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Zhou Weiqi - Wang Hao 1-0 35 D38 QGD Ragozin
Ni Hua - Zhao Jun 0-1 32 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Zhou Jianchao - Hou Yifan 1-0 40 D38 QGD Ragozin

7) Dutch Championships

The Dutch Championships take place in Eindhoven 11th-20th June 2010. The main question for me is whether the impression that Anish Giri is now by far the strongest player in the Netherlands is a correct one. His recent form suggests so. Loek Van Wely has returned from the US with a win in the Chicago Open. That is even not to mention that perhaps more than nominally Jan Smeets is the top seed and he returns from being a second to Veselin Topalov in the recent World Championship. Lots to look forward to! Play starts at 12:30pm UK time each day.

Official site: http://nk.schaakbond.nl/

ch-NED Eindhoven (NED), 11-20 vi 2010 cat. XIV (2581)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Nijboer, Friso g NED 2567 * . ½ . . . . 1 1 . 2770
2. Smeets, Jan g NED 2659 . * ½ . . . . 1 . 1 2812
3. Spoelman, Wouter g NED 2580 ½ ½ * . . . 1 . . . 2 2751
4. Giri, Anish g NED 2642 . . . * ½ ½ . . 1 . 2 2682
5. Ernst, Sipke g NED 2572 . . . ½ * ½ . . . 1 2 2748
6. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2620 . . . ½ ½ * ½ . . . 2622
7. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2653 . . 0 . . ½ * . ½ . 1 2435
8. Bok, Benjamin f NED 2430 0 0 . . . . . * . 1 1 2486
9. Van Kampen, Robin m NED 2481 0 . . 0 . . ½ . * . ½ 2347
10. Reinderman, Dimitri g NED 2608 . 0 . . 0 . . 0 . * 0
Round 1 (June 11, 2010)
Nijboer, Friso - Van Kampen, Robin 1-0 47 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Smeets, Jan - Spoelman, Wouter ½-½ 44 E00 Catalan
Giri, Anish - Ernst, Sipke ½-½ 55 D17 Slav Defence
Van Wely, Loek - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 38 A22 English Opening
Bok, Benjamin - Reinderman, Dimitri 1-0 42 C05 French Tarrasch
Round 2 (June 12, 2010)
Spoelman, Wouter - Nijboer, Friso ½-½ 55 E73 King's Indian Averbakh
L'Ami, Erwin - Giri, Anish ½-½ 15 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Bok, Benjamin - Smeets, Jan 0-1 44 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Van Kampen, Robin - Van Wely, Loek ½-½ 31 B35 Sicilian Defence
Reinderman, Dimitri - Ernst, Sipke 0-1 59 A09 Reti Opening
Round 3 (June 13, 2010)
Nijboer, Friso - Bok, Benjamin 1-0 51 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Smeets, Jan - Reinderman, Dimitri 1-0 36 B03 Alekhine's Defence
Giri, Anish - Van Kampen, Robin 1-0 50 D17 Slav Defence
Ernst, Sipke - L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ 31 E00 Catalan
Van Wely, Loek - Spoelman, Wouter 0-1 33 D11 Slav Defence
ch-NED w Eindhoven (NED), 11-20 vi 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Peng Zhaoqin g NED 2397 * * 1 . 1 . 1 . . . 1 . 4
2. Muhren, Bianca wg NED 2295 0 . * * ½ . 1 . ½ . . . 2 2239
3. Haast, Anne NED 2220 0 . ½ . * * . . 1 . ½ . 2 2187
4. Lanchava, Tea m NED 2364 0 . 0 . . . * * 1 . 1 . 2 2187
5. Dirksen, Marieke NED 1976 . . ½ . 0 . 0 . * * ½ . 1 2046
6. Slingerland, Caroline wf NED 2080 0 . . . ½ . 0 . ½ . * * 1 2046

Round 1 (June 11, 2010)
Peng Zhaoqin - Slingerland, Caroline 1-0 40 D55 Queens Gambit Old Lasker Variation
Muhren, Bianca - Lanchava, Tea 1-0 47 B06 Modern Defence
Dirksen, Marieke - Haast, Anne 0-1 53 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Round 2 (June 12, 2010)
Muhren, Bianca - Dirksen, Marieke ½-½ 56 B98 Sicilian Najdorf
Haast, Anne - Peng Zhaoqin 0-1 39 C18 French Winawer
Lanchava, Tea - Slingerland, Caroline 1-0 40 A30 English Symmetrical
Round 3 (June 13, 2010)
Peng Zhaoqin - Muhren, Bianca 1-0 32 D27 QGA
Dirksen, Marieke - Lanchava, Tea 0-1 38 B06 Modern Defence
Slingerland, Caroline - Haast, Anne ½-½ 25 C45 Scotch Game
Round 4 (June 14, 2010)
Peng Zhaoqin - Lanchava, Tea 1-0 40 A91 Dutch Classical
Haast, Anne - Muhren, Bianca ½-½ 44 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Slingerland, Caroline - Dirksen, Marieke ½-½ 22 B93 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.f4

8) French League Top 16

The French League Top 16 concluded in Guingamp 3rd-6th June 2010. Chalons en Champagne (Anish Giri, Loek van Wely etc) took first place ahead of Evry Grand Roque (Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler etc). Poule Haute contained the top teams. Poule Basse teams fighting relegation. Final missing games are now available

Time control 90mins for 40 moves, 30mins for the rest, 30 seconds per move from move one.

French Chess Federation: http://www.echecs.asso.fr

9) Chinese Chess League Division A

The Youngor Chinese Chess League Division A takes place April 16th - December 30th 2010 in China. 10 teams compete in the Double Round-Robin event.

Time control: 1 hour 30 minutes for the whole game with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move.

Prize: 500,000 yuan or Euro 50,000.

The first 3 rounds took place in Ningbo city.

Official website : http://ccl.sports.cn/ - http://games.sports.cn/chessorg.ccl2010/index.html

The live games broadcast : http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

Archive of games should be here eventually: http://ccl.sports.cn/2010/news/2010-04-01/1995059.html

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr32818.aspx

Rounds 4-6 take place June 6th - June 9th 2010 in Shenzhen

Rounds 7-9 in July 23th - July 26th 2010 in Shanghai

Rounds 10-12 9th-11th Sept 2010 in Guangzhou

Rounds 13-15 in Oct. 10th-13th 2010

Round 16-18 in Dec. 28th-30th 2010 in Beijing.

Leading players: Wang Yue g CHN 2749; Wang Hao g CHN 2713; Alexander Motylev g RUS 2705; Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2682; Zhou Jianchao g CHN 2650; Li Chao b g CHN 2613; Zhang Pengxiang g CHN 2605; Zhou Weiqi g CHN 2585; Peng Xiaominn g CHN 2581; Zhao Jun g CHN 2575; Yu Yangyi g CHN 2574; Hou Yifan g CHN 2570; Ding Liren g CHN 2564; Wen Yang g CHN 2520; Li Shilong g CHN 2514; Xu Jun g CHN 2513; Liang Chong g CHN 2502; Ju Wenjun wg CHN 2500; Xiu Deshun CHN 2493; Zhao Xue g CHN 2490; Ruan Lufei wg CHN 2479; Xu Yuhua g CHN 2478; Zhu Chen g QAT 2476; Tan Zhongyi wg CHN 2464; Wu Shaobin g SIN 2453; Lin Chen CHN 2448; Liu Qingnan m CHN 2445; Shen Yang wg CHN 2444; Huang Qian wg CHN 2439; Zhang Xiaowen wg CHN 2437; Le Thanh Tu wg VIE 2318

Gujuan Tzu Blog is http://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews

6th TCh-CHN (CHN), 16 iv-30 xii 2010
Round 5 (of 18) Standings:
Rk.Team1a1b2a2b3a3b4a4b5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b10a10b TB1 TB2
1SHANGDONG Linglong * * 33916,5
2HEBEI * * 334815,0
3Lanpo JIANGSU2 * * 33714,0
4BEIJING Aigo * * 2234615,5
5ZHEJIANG2 * * 44615,0
6SHANGHAI Jianqiao23 * * 613,5
China Mobile CHONGQING3 * * 2613,5
8TIANJIN Nan Kai½2213 * * 28,5
9GUANGDONG Huateng121 * * 07,0
10BEIJING Rendafuzhong2½1 * * 06,5

10) First Saturday June 2010

The First Saturday June tournaments take place 5th-15th June 2010, Budapest. Imre Balog achieved his 2nd GM norm in winning the top group.

Official site: http://www.firstsaturday.hu/

FSGM June Budapest (HUN), 5-13 vi 2010 cat. VII (2411)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Balog, Imre m HUN 2494 * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 7 2622
2. Fogarasi, Tibor g HUN 2425 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2489
3. Kovacs, Gabor2 m HUN 2521 0 0 * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 2479
4. Vajda, Levente g ROU 2519 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 2442
5. Mihok, Oliver f HUN 2425 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 2409
6. Toth, Ervin m HUN 2360 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 2417
7. Ilincic, Zlatko g SRB 2447 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ 4 2364
8. Kislik, Erik Andrew f USA 2353 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 2337
9. Husari, Satea m SYR 2334 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 * ½ 2340
10. Nadig, Kruttika wg IND 2236 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 2 2210
FSIMA June Budapest (HUN), 5-15 vi 2010 cat. I (2266)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Lengyel, Bela m HUN 2266 * . 1 1 . ½ ½ 1 . ½ 1 ½ 6 2457
2. Szeberenyi, Adam m HUN 2308 . * 1 ½ . 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ . 1 2418
3. Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2394 0 0 * . ½ 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 2412
4. Njili, Kamel f TUN 2247 0 ½ . * ½ . 1 0 1 . 1 ½ 2299
5. Iwamoto, Takashi f USA 2268 . . ½ ½ * 0 1 . 0 1 ½ 1 2294
6. Kett, Tim WLS 2223 ½ 0 0 . 1 * . . ½ 1 1 . 4 2318
7. Kahn, Evarth m HUN 2247 ½ ½ . 0 0 . * 1 1 ½ . ½ 4 2274
8. Rooze, Jan f BEL 2338 0 ½ 0 1 . . 0 * . . 1 1 2264
9. Antipov, Mikhail Al RUS 2237 . ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 . * 1 . . 3 2230
10. Szalanczy, Emil m HUN 2277 ½ ½ 0 . 0 0 ½ . 0 * 1 . 2118
11. Tavoularis, Nicholas GRE 2130 0 . . 0 ½ 0 . 0 . 0 * 1 2037
12. Brustkern, Juergen f GER 2256 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 . ½ 0 . . 0 * 2023
FSIMB June Budapest (HUN), 5-14 vi 2010 cat. I (2264)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. To, Nhat Minh m HUN 2413 * * ½ . ½ . 1 . 1 1 1 1 6 2560
2. Qu Yanqiao CHN 2105 ½ . * * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 . 1 . 2381
3. Farago, Sandor m HUN 2268 ½ . 1 0 * * 0 . ½ ½ 1 . 2248
4. Tran Tuan Minh f VIE 2211 0 . ½ ½ 1 . * * 0 . 1 0 3 2199
5. Parkanyi, Attila m HUN 2321 0 0 0 . ½ ½ 1 . * * ½ . 2175
6. Mitchell, Martin SCO 2266 0 0 0 . 0 . 0 1 ½ . * * 2047

11) 3rd Mumbai Open

The 3rd Mumbai Open took place 2nd-10th June 2010. Dmitry Kokarev took clear first place with 9/11.

Official site: http://www.mumbaichess.org/

3rd Mayor's Cup Mumbai (IND), 2-10 vi 2010
Leading Round 11 (of 11) Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgPts.TB1
1Kokarev DmitryGMRUS26129,078,0
2Maletin PavelGMRUS25848,579,0
3Dreev AlexeyGMRUS26558,577,5
4Aleksandrov AleksejGMBLR26048,577,0
5Bocharov DmitryGMRUS25928,576,5
6Fier AlexandrGMBRA25818,573,5
7Luther ThomasGMGER25418,571,5
8Kovalyov AntonGMARG26158,076,5
9Khusnutdinov RustamGMKAZ25258,072,0
10Varga ZoltanGMHUN24798,071,0
11Hera Imre JrGMHUN25588,071,0
12Turov MaximGMRUS26248,070,5
13Kunte AbhijitGMIND25238,070,5
14Greenfeld AlonGMISR25618,070,5
15Kravtsiv MartynGMUKR25468,069,5
16Himanshu SharmaIMIND24408,069,0
17Ashwin JayaramIMIND24578,069,0
18Pogorelov RuslanGMUKR24548,069,0
19Ovetchkin RomanGMRUS25198,068,5
20TirtoIMINA23588,065,0
21Debashis DasIMIND24008,063,0
22Harutjunyan GevorgGMARM24607,577,0
23Vorobiov Evgeny EGMRUS26127,573,0
24Venkatesh M RIMIND24527,572,5
25Temirbayev SerikbayGMKAZ24557,571,0
26Roy Chowdhury SaptarshiIMIND24737,570,5
27Lafuente PabloGMARG25877,570,5
28Narayanan SrinathIMIND23937,569,5
29Ismagambetov AnuarGMKAZ25247,568,5
30Ankit R RajparaIND23507,568,0
31Vidit Santosh GujrathiIMIND25047,568,0
32Joshi PankajFMIND22917,567,5
33Iuldachev SaidaliGMUZB25117,567,0
34Konguvel PonnuswamyIMIND24127,566,0
35Neelotpal DasGMIND24537,566,0
36Vokarev SergeyGMRUS25017,566,0
37Karthikeyan PIMIND24117,566,0
38Girinath P D SIMIND23897,565,5
39Stany G AIND23307,565,5
40Tiwari ArjunIND22747,563,5
354 players

12) Chess Summer in Varna 2010

V European OPEN Chess ClubTeams Championship and the VII European OPEN Festival "The Hopes of the World" - for school champions and IV International Open Chess Festival Varna takes place 11th-21st and 22nd-29th June 2010 in "Grand Hotel Varna", located in the Black Sea resort named "St. Constantine and Elena", 8 kilometers away from the city of Varna, Bulgaria.

Official site: http://www.euroschoolchess.org/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr35100.aspx

4th Open Varna (BUL), 12-20 vi 2010
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgPts.TB1
1Parligras MirceaGMROU25653,02,0
2Rusev KrasimirGMBUL25533,02,0
3Georgiev VladimirGMMKD25673,02,0
4Janev TihomirNMBUL23303,02,0
5Lewicki MiroslawPOL20943,02,0
6Kazimova Narmin Nizami QiziWIMAZE22272,52,0
7Jojua DavitGMGEO25372,52,0
8Sadzikowski DanielPOL22582,52,0
9Komarov DimitriGMUKR25212,52,0
10Abdulla Khayala Mardan qiziAZE21832,51,5
11Arnaudov G PetarIMBUL24162,51,5
12Styazhkina AnnaWFMRUS19732,51,5
13Panbukchian ValentinIMBUL23812,51,0
14Dimitrov RadoslavIMBUL23932,02,0
15Shishkov MinkoNMBUL22772,02,0
16Stjazhkina OlgaWGMRUS22802,02,0
17Babazade Javidan Elnur OgluAZE20562,02,0
18Spiridonov NikolaGMBUL23132,02,0
19Kirchev KrasimirBUL21042,02,0
20Dimov DianNMBUL23012,01,5
21Savenkov KonstantinRUS19272,01,5
22Ivelinov HristoNMBUL22272,01,5
23Shafarostov ArtemRUS20612,01,5
24Dimitrov PavelIMBUL23512,01,5
25Aleksandrov Georgi ValentinovBUL18502,01,5
26Musayev Eldar Elman OgluAZE21952,01,0
27Arnaudov PetarNMBUL22162,01,0
28Aliyev Elnur Fakhraddin OgluAZE21522,01,0
29Chakov PlamenNMBUL23642,01,0
30Ljangov PetarNMBUL21182,01,0
31Vasenina AnnaWFMRUS18542,01,0
32Konstantinov AleksandarBUL18852,01,0
33Hristov Hristo St.BUL19052,01,0
34Soyunlu Narmin Asat QiziAZE17862,01,0
35Subbotsky MikhailRUS19542,01,0
36Mammadov Gulam Ilham OgluAZE17732,01,0
37Emdin MarkRUS19462,01,0
38Mammadzada Gunay Vuqar QiziAZE17881,51,5
39Rzayev Bahruz Iqbal OgluAZE22661,51,5
40Dokuchaev AndreyRUS22311,51,5
82 players

13) Copper State International

The Copper State International took place in Mesa, USA, 3rd-9th June 2010. Mackenzie Molner made his 2nd and final GM norm he finished level with Timur Gareev on 6/9. Quite why they didn't record all the games from the A-Group when they covered so many games from the B-Group is a complete mystery. Daniel Fridman, Giorgi Kacheishvili and Miheil Kekelidze shared first place with 6.5/9 in the B-Group.

Official site: http://americanchess.net/

Copper State Int A Mesa (USA), 4-9 vi 2010 cat. X (2497)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Gareev, Timur g UZB 2599 * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6 2610
2. Molner, Mackenzie USA 2439 ½ * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6 2628
3. Ramirez, Alejandro g CRC 2556 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2570
4. Shankland, Samuel L m USA 2507 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 2575
5. Lenderman, Alex m USA 2598 1 1 0 0 * 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 4 2442
6. Ippolito, Dean m USA 2480 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 1 0 ½ 4 2455
7. Krush, Irina m USA 2455 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ ½ 4 2458
8. Andrianov, Nikolai m RUS 2409 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 4 2463
9. Bartholomew, John m USA 2451 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 * 0 3 2376
10. Stopa, Jacek m POL 2474 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * 3 2374
Round 1 (June 4, 2010)
Gareev, Timur - Krush, Irina 1-0 40 B40 Sicilian Classical
Shankland, Samuel L - Andrianov, Nikolai ½-½ 0
Lenderman, Alex - Molner, Mackenzie 1-0 36 E00 Catalan
Bartholomew, John - Ippolito, Dean 1-0 52 E43 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Stopa, Jacek - Ramirez, Alejandro 0-1 38 B40 Sicilian Classical
Round 2 (June 4, 2010)
Molner, Mackenzie - Gareev, Timur ½-½ 25 C51 Evans Gambit
Ippolito, Dean - Ramirez, Alejandro ½-½ 27 A57 Volga Gambit
Krush, Irina - Shankland, Samuel L ½-½ 37 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Andrianov, Nikolai - Stopa, Jacek 1-0 23 A04 Dutch System
Bartholomew, John - Lenderman, Alex 1-0 51 D15 Slav Defence
Round 3 (June 5, 2010)
Gareev, Timur - Bartholomew, John 1-0 41 D12 Slav Defence
Ramirez, Alejandro - Andrianov, Nikolai 1-0 49 A30 English Symmetrical
Shankland, Samuel L - Molner, Mackenzie 0-1 35 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Lenderman, Alex - Ippolito, Dean 1-0 55 E00 Catalan
Stopa, Jacek - Krush, Irina ½-½ 35 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 4 (June 6, 2010)
Molner, Mackenzie - Stopa, Jacek 1-0 39 C58 Two Knights Defence
Lenderman, Alex - Gareev, Timur 1-0 30 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Ippolito, Dean - Andrianov, Nikolai 1-0 52 A56 Old Indian Defence
Krush, Irina - Ramirez, Alejandro ½-½ 42 D15 Slav Defence
Bartholomew, John - Shankland, Samuel L 0-1 48 D17 Slav Defence
Round 5 (June 6, 2010)
Gareev, Timur - Ippolito, Dean ½-½ 45 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Ramirez, Alejandro - Molner, Mackenzie ½-½ 21 E45 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Shankland, Samuel L - Lenderman, Alex 1-0 0
Andrianov, Nikolai - Krush, Irina ½-½ 42 A06 Zukertort Opening
Stopa, Jacek - Bartholomew, John 1-0 37 C52 Evans Gambit
Round 6 (June 7, 2010)
Gareev, Timur - Shankland, Samuel L 1-0 24 B10 Caro Kann
Molner, Mackenzie - Andrianov, Nikolai 1-0 45 B35 Sicilian Defence
Lenderman, Alex - Stopa, Jacek ½-½ 42 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Ippolito, Dean - Krush, Irina 1-0 30 D20 QGA
Bartholomew, John - Ramirez, Alejandro ½-½ 31 D15 Slav Defence
Round 7 (June 8, 2010)
Ramirez, Alejandro - Lenderman, Alex 1-0 33 D12 Slav Defence
Shankland, Samuel L - Ippolito, Dean 1-0 51 D38 QGD Ragozin
Krush, Irina - Molner, Mackenzie ½-½ 59 E35 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Andrianov, Nikolai - Bartholomew, John 1-0 54 D13 Slav Exchange
Stopa, Jacek - Gareev, Timur ½-½ 21 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Round 8 (June 8, 2010)
Gareev, Timur - Ramirez, Alejandro 1-0 45 D15 Slav Defence
Shankland, Samuel L - Stopa, Jacek 1-0 0
Lenderman, Alex - Andrianov, Nikolai ½-½ 0
Ippolito, Dean - Molner, Mackenzie ½-½ 26 A59 Volga Gambit
Bartholomew, John - Krush, Irina ½-½ 21 E58 Nimzo Indian
Round 9 (June 9, 2010)
Molner, Mackenzie - Bartholomew, John 1-0 33 C52 Evans Gambit
Ramirez, Alejandro - Shankland, Samuel L ½-½ 50 D12 Slav Defence
Krush, Irina - Lenderman, Alex 1-0 51 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Andrianov, Nikolai - Gareev, Timur ½-½ 19 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Stopa, Jacek - Ippolito, Dean ½-½ 27 C43 Petroff's Defence

14) National Open Las Vegas

The National Open took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, 10th-13th June 2010. Varuzhan Akobian lead on 5/5 going into the final and had a chance of a $1600 bonus for a perfect score but he lost first place by losing to Timur Gareev in a sacraficial game. Gareev took clear first place with 5.5/6.

Official site: http://vegaschessfestival.com/

15) French Cup

The French Cup final will be between Metz Fischer and Evry Grand Roque on June 27th. The Quarter and Semi-Finals of the competition took place over the weekend of 12th-13th June 2010 in Noyon and Marseilles. Only one match each day was broadcast from Marseilles. I couldn't find any of the other games.

French Chess Federation: http://www.echecs.asso.fr

French Cup (FRA), 12-13 vi 2010
Semi-Finals 13th June 2010
Evry Grand Roque 1 - 0 Marseille Echecs
gVACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime2710 1 - 0 mGOZZOLI Yannick2524
gSVIDLER Peter2735 X - X gBACROT Etienne2710
gDORFMAN Iossif2581 X - X mMARZOLO Cyril2452
gFELLER Sebastien2593 X - X gDEGRAEVE Jean-Marc2561
Noyon 1 - 2 Metz Fischer
mHOUSIEAUX David2431 0 - 1 gSVETUSHKIN Dmitry2547
mNGUYEN Chi-Minh2406 1 - 0 mCHERNOV Vadim2452
mAGUETTAZ Maxime2404 0 - 1 fNEIMAN Emmanuel2348
fCLERY Nicolas2377 X - X fTADDEI Benoit2311
Quarter-Finals 12th June 2010
Clichy 0 - 4 Marseille Echecs
mMULLON Jean-Baptiste2456 0 - 1 gDEGRAEVE Jean-Marc2561
EID Amine1874 0 - 1 gBACROT Etienne2710
ANE Cedric2111 0 - 1 mMARZOLO Cyril2452
EID Maha2048 0 - 1 mGOZZOLI Yannick2524
Lyon O E 1 - 2 Evry Grand Roque
mVERNAY Clovis2442 X - X gFELLER Sebastien2593
mBENITAH Yohan2385 0 - 1 gSVIDLER Peter2735
GUERICHE Guillaume2042 0 - 1 gVACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime2710
mDONCEA Vladimir2465 1 - 0 gHAUCHARD Arnaud2526
Tours 0 - 2 Metz Fischer
LE CORRE Benjamin2280 X - X mCHERNOV Vadim2452
WENZEL Johannes2123 0 - 1 gSVETUSHKIN Dmitry2547
SALLY Paul-Adrien1989 0 - 1 fTADDEI Benoit2311
GIACOMINI Hector2285 X - X fELBILIA Jacques2402
Bourg en Bresse 0 - 4 Noyon
ONDOZI Murtez2364 0 - 1 mAGUETTAZ Maxime2404
SCHWEITZER Olaf2044 0 - 1 mNGUYEN Chi-Minh2406
MOURAD Houssam1951 0 - 1 fCLERY Nicolas2377
SCHWEITZER Adrien2037 0 - 1 CARTON Camille2212

16) Teplice Open

The Teplice Open takes place 12th-20th June 2010.

Official site: http://www.openteplice.cz

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr31478.aspx

Open Teplice (CZE), 12-20 vi 2010
Leading Round 2 (of 9) Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgIPts.TB1TB2
1Ivanov Mikhail MGMRUS24802,02,00,0
2Spirin OlegIMRUS24622,02,00,0
3Grabarczyk MiroslawGMPOL24562,02,00,0
4Kovar VojtechCZE23372,02,00,0
5Vagner TomasCZE22632,02,00,0
6Mojzis JaroslavFMCZE22052,02,00,0
7Bartos JanFMCZE22012,02,00,0
8Bernasek JanIMCZE24952,02,00,0
9Neuman PetrIMCZE24632,02,00,0
10Volosin LeonidGMCZE24522,02,00,0
11Dolezal RadoslavIMCZE24292,02,00,0
12Straka JosefFMSVK23232,02,00,0
13Lyell MarkFMENG21322,02,00,0
14Hausner IvanIMCZE24512,02,00,0
15Novosadova KristynaCZE20542,02,00,0
16Sisak RichardCZE20382,02,00,0
17Natsidis ChristophFMGER23042,02,00,0
18Kriebel TadeasCZE22652,02,00,0
19Zwardon VojtechCZE22052,02,00,0
20Braun MarekCZE21871,51,50,0
21Kotva MilanCZE20661,51,50,0
22Tuma JakubCZE23251,51,50,0
23Hadraba VladimirCZE22441,51,50,0
24Dgebuadze AlexandreGMBEL25511,51,50,0
25Priehoda VitezslavIMCZE23841,51,50,0
26Stransky VojtechCZE17491,51,50,0
27Popelka PavelCZE20391,51,50,0
28Kopecky JiriCZE20231,51,50,0
29Vales VaclavCZE22301,51,50,0
30Roesemann RainerGER22511,51,50,0
31Friml AntoninCZE21421,01,00,0
32Kantorik MarianIMSVK23901,01,00,0
33Cerveny MartinFMCZE23501,01,00,0
34Zahour IvanCZE20361,01,00,0
35Jedlicka AlesFMCZE22931,01,00,0
Rubes JanCZE19841,01,00,0
37Kovar JosefCZE20241,01,00,0
38Cerny MartinCZE21931,01,00,0
39Smolik BorisCZE18431,01,00,0
40Kozak MilosFMCZE21841,01,00,0
106 players

17) 1st Citta' Di Roseto Chess Festival

The 1st Festival Internazionale took place 4th - 12th June 2010 in the Citta' Di Roseto. Veteran Oleg Romanishin took clear first place with 7/9.

http://www.rosetoscacchi.net/Roseto_scacchi/Home_page.html

Live: http://www.scacchirandagi.com/diretta/

1st Citta' Di Roseto Chess Festival (ITA), 4-12 vi 2010
Pos Name T FedPts Rtg Buc1 BucT AROPRtg
1Romanishin Oleg M GM UKR7251946502409.112629
2Pap Misa IM SRB6.5250444.548.52396.442562
3Epishin Vladimir GM RUS6.526114346.52376.332542
4Rombaldoni Axel IM ITA624364447.52362.222487
5Salvador Roland IM PHI6248543.546.52364.332489
6Rotstein Arkadij GM GER625384144.52297.672423
7Bove Alessandro FM ITA5.5234648512436.222516
8Sveshnikov Evgeny GM LAT5.524934448.52306.442386
9Ansell Simon T IM ENG5.5238444482383.112463
10Samolins Vitalijs IM LAT5.5242641452317.782398
11Sveshnikov Vladimir FM LAT5.5238240.54322982378
12Marholev Dimitar IM BUL524334849.52411.332454
13Vuelban Virgilio IM PHI5236946.551.52331.332374
14Yurenok Maria S WFM ENG5198438422268.442311
15Napoli Nicolo' FM ITA5233437.5392260.112303
16Braschi Giancarlo CM ITA520623638.52213.222256
17Ori Marco CM ITA521063537.52210.782254
18Naumkin Igor GM RUS4.5248044482317.892318
19Cocchi Andrea FM ITA4.5224438.542.52217.332217
20Barlocco Carlo FM ITA4.521563839.52237.672238
21Porat Maya -- ISR4.5218236.539.52161.112161
22Di Donatantonio Fran CM ITA4.521363233.52117.112117
23Lauria Amilcare CM ITA4211639.5422208.332165
24Dinter Brian -- CRO421163940.52219.562177
25Seyfried Claus -- GER4208734.5362113.892071
26Bellincampi Stefano CM ITA4204633362093.222050
27Pienabarca Nicola CM ITA420973234.52098.782056
28Sautto Alessandra CM ITA4193431342101.782059
29Vita Fabrizio CM ITA4208230.53221152072
30Maksimovic Miodrag -- ITA420962829.52108.672023
31Prelati Maurizio CM ITA3.521203334.52171.332091
32Franceschi Riccardo CM ITA3.521183031.521172037
33Neubauer Kai CM ITA320283435.52126.672002
34Palermo Stefano CM ITA320973132.52117.331992
35Luigini Ottavio CM ITA2.5206735.5392137.671972
36Procacci Sergio (W) CM ITA220603334.52114.671972
37Spada Angelo CM ITA2205830.5322121.891808
38Sbraccia Giovanni CM ITA1.5209132352163.221890

18) 32nd Nezhmetdinov Memorial

The 32nd Nezhmetdinov Memorial takes place in Kazan 31st May - 7th June 2010. Viacheslav Zakhartsov won with 7.5/. No games seem to be available.

Official site: http://tatchess.ucoz.ru/

32nd Nezhmetdinov Memorial Kazan (RUS), 31v - 2-7 vi 2010
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
PlNameTiEloPtsT/B1T/B2T/B3
1Zakhartsov, Viacheslav V.GM25867.550.54140.5
2Kharlov, AndreiGM2516749.537.536.75
3Sharafiev, AzatFM24476.5503435
4Shcherbakov, RuslanGM25166.549.53534
5Predke, Alexandr24176.547.533.532.5
6Shaposhnikov, EvgenyGM25506.54732.531.75
7Bezgodov, AlexeiGM24946.5473133
8Pridorozhni, AlekseiIM25546.544.52931
9Isajevsky, AntonFM242465234.532.25
10Ponfilenok, Vladimir24516523433.75
11Galliamova, AlisaIM2487650.53332.5
12Mokshanov, Alexey2227647.52829.25
13Poniaev, RuslanFM225664730.528.75
14Tokarev, IlyaFM22576473028.5
15Skomorokhin, RomanIM2447646.531.530.25
16Zenzera, Alexey2170646.527.528.25
17Filipenko, Alexander VIM2345645.528.528.25
18Gubaydulin, TalgatFM22986443027.25
19Sadykov, Ramil22075.552.533.530
96 players

19) 9th Premier League Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 9th Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina took place 5th-13th May 2010. SK Bihac took the title.

Official site: http://www.bihchess.ba/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr34704.aspx

20) 14th Voronezh International Chess Festival

The 14th Voronezh International Chess Festival takes place June 10th-21st 2010.

Official site: http://homes.relex.ru/~xuser/voronezh_open/

21) Hustopece Open

There was a strong Rapid tournament in Hustopece, in the Czech Republic with David Navara and Sergei Movsesian. Viktor Laznicka took clear first place with 8/9.

Official site: http://www.nss.cz/?modul=zpravodajstvi&akce=aktual&orderby=3456&strankovani=0#prispevky_zalozka

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr34774.aspx

Rapid Hustopece (CZE), 5 vi 2010
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgPts.TB1
1Laznička ViktorGMCZE26368,043,5
2Navara DavidGMCZE27187,542,5
3Haba PetrGMCZE25137,540,5
4Rašik VitězslavIMCZE24807,041,0
5Sosna JanIMCZE23967,037,0
6Movsesian SergeiGMSVK27176,543,5
7Sergeev VladimirGMUKR24736,540,5
8Škliba MartinFMCZE23096,540,0
9Cvek RobertGMCZE24956,539,5
10Plachetka JanGMSVK23486,539,5
11Babula VlastimilGMCZE25366,539,5
12Zpěvak PavelIMCZE24016,538,5
13Petrik TomasGMSVK25326,537,0
14Bernašek JanIMCZE24956,537,0
15Polak TomašGMCZE25256,042,0
16Hraček ZbyněkGMCZE26326,042,0
17Štohl IgorGMSVK25146,041,5
18Vokač MarekGMCZE24546,040,5
19Jirovsky PavelIMCZE23186,040,0
20Urbanec LadislavCZE23186,038,5
21Kochetkova JuliaWGMSVK23026,037,5
22Holemař DavidFMCZE22896,037,0
23Velička PetrGMCZE24796,036,5
24Federič JozefSVK22836,035,0
25Vyskočil NeklanIMCZE23906,029,5
26Plat VojtěchIMCZE24015,538,5
27Juřek JosefIMCZE23405,537,5
28Kulovana EvaWGMCZE23625,537,0
29Bažant PetrCZE24035,536,0
30Zezula RudolfCZE18965,535,0
138 players

22) NAO Oklahoma

The 29th North American Open in Springwater Oklahoma, players from 11 states completed in the event 28th-31st May 2010. 37 of the 74 players were FIDE rated. One game lasted 141 moves - probably a record in organized events in Oklahoma. Brian Wall took clear first place with 8.5/10.

Official site: okchess.org

29th North American Open Springwater (USA), 28-31 v 2010
Leading Final Round 10 Standings:
PlNameTiFederationFideTot
1Brian WallNMDenver, CO22008.5
2Pete KaragianisIowa22178
3Chuck JohnsonTulsa17427.5
4John CopeTulsa7
5Orgil BatsaikhanMongolia7
6Tim McEnteeIowa21557
7Devin HughesEdmond20807
8George TrammellOKC20457
9Jacob BergerEdmond19676.5
10Ryan FarellTulsa6
11Larry CohenChicago, IL20316
12J. HollingsworthFt Worth, TX6
13J. WawrzaszekWichita, KS20186
14Matt AnzisIowa20856
15Taimoor NoorKansas6
16Jeremy MadisonIowa19686
17Phil IrwinTexas6
18Tom PattonEnid20786
19Tim SteinerKansas City21476
20Kenny LinBrkn Arrw18716
21Bran WhitcombTulsa19796
22James LongArk20875.5
23Kushan TyagiIowa5.5
24Jaime FernandezWichita, KS20215.5
25William MolinaAustin, TX5.5
26Jay MitchellMississippi5.5
27Prez Jim BerryStillwater20095.5
28Howard CohenChicago, IL5.5
29Wayne HatcherAlb, NM5.5
30David MelitiColorado5.5
31Carl LatinoStillwater20155.5
32C BaumgartnerChicago, IL18945.5
33John DotsonAustin, TX5
34Paul HodgdenEnid5
35David LuscombTulsa18565
36Art GlassmanNew Mexico20355
37Mark AndersonTulsa18065
38Judson TempleO K C19215
39Mike LandolfiEdmond5
60 players

23) Internacional Copa AES Dominicana

The Internacional Copa AES Dominicana took place 2nd-6th 2010. Jaan Ehlvest took clear first place with 6.5/9. At the moment only games from the first couple of rounds are available.

Official site: http://fdajedrez.com/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr34750.aspx

International Cup Santo Domingo (DOM), 2-6 vi 2010
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgIPts.TB1
1Ehlvest JaanGMUSA25916,536,5
2Becerra Rivero JulioGMUSA25476,036,0
3Mitkov NikolaGMMKD25096,035,5
4Perez Garcia RodneyIMCUB24246,034,0
5Martinez Duany Lelys StanleyGMCUB25155,533,5
6Mateo RamonGMDOM24555,531,5
7Machin Rivera MarkPUR22125,530,5
8Puntier WilliamFMDOM23275,530,0
9Estrada Nieto JulianIMMEX23045,530,0
10Vega LemayFMCUB23575,031,5
11Munoz LisandroIMDOM23735,031,0
12Smith Bryan GIMUSA24685,030,5
13Vazquez Reyes RaulPUR22185,029,5
14Infante MiguelDOM22775,029,5
15Douriet Duany AlexisFMCUB22915,029,0
16Pinal Nelson BIMDOM23185,026,5
17Berrios Echevarria GabrielFMPUR21875,025,5
18Duarte MartiresDOM21815,025,5
19Michelen Victor IsaacDOM21345,025,0
20Alvarez FranklinDOM21565,025,0
60 players

24) Aberto do Brasil

Aberto do Brasil took place in Etapa Fortaleza 3rd-6th June 2010. Rafael Leitao edged out Reis Paulo Jatoba De Oliveira and Darcy Lima on tie-break after all finished with 6/7. I will try and sort the games out for next week which looks a bit of a task.

Official site: http://www.aeecxadrez.com.br/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr34706.aspx

25) Seacoast Open

George Mirijanian reports: The Seacoast Open took place on June 5, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. GM Alexander Ivanov of Newton, Massachusetts and IM David Vigorito of Somerville, Mass. tied for first place with scores of 3.5-0.5, including a draw with one another in the third round. Tying as runners-up with 3-1 tallies were FIDE master Nelson Castaneda of New Britain, Connecticut and U.S. Chess Federation-rated expert Michael Niemczyk of New York. The tournament drew 49 players in three sections and was directed by FIDE arbiter F. Alexander Relyea of Bedford, New Hampshire, with assistance from his wife, USCF-certified local TD Nita Patel.

26) 7th annual Vermont Spring Open

George Mirijanian reports: The 7th annual Vermont Spring Open took place June 11-13, 2010 at the Stratton Mountain Inn in West Wardsboro, Vermont, USA. GM Alexander Ivanov of Newton, Massachusetts scored a perfect 5-0 to finish in first place. Tying for 2nd-3rd place with 3.5-1.5 tallies were FIDE master Nelson Castaneda of New Britain, Connecticut, who lost to Ivanov in the third round, and U.S. Chess Federation-rated Class A player Chen Qu of New York, who lost to Ivanov in the final round. The tournament drew 32 players in three sections and was directed by International Arbiter William Goichberg for the sponsoring Continental Chess Association.

27) Forthcoming Events and Links

Geller Memorial 2010

The 6th Efim Geller Memorial (Open) will take place in Odessa, Ukraine on 21-29 August 2010 (Open A, Open B), the children's open will take place on 16-19 August. There also will be a blitz tournament on 30 August.

Details in Russian: http://chessportal.od.ua/news.php?extend.758.10

Contact with organisers: chess@te.net.ua

X Savaria Summer Chess Festival

X Savaria Summer Chess Festival 27.07.2010.- 04.08.2010. Szombathely, Hungary GM,IM Round-Rubin, Open A,B,C Group Contact: Csonka Attila attila_csonka@hotmail.com

Details: http://chess-results.com/Tnr31363.aspx?lan=1

Asian Junior Chess Championship

The Asian Junior Chess Championship starts June 14th 2010.

Official site: http://www.indianchessfed.org

London Chess Classic 2010

Viswanathan Anand will become the first reigning world chess champion to play in a major tournament in London since Anatoly Karpov in 1984 when he joins the eight-player field for the second London Chess Classic, which runs from 8-15 December 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre.

Alongside him will be World Number one Magnus Carlsen, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, US number one Hikaru Nakamura and the top four English players Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell.

IM Malcolm Pein is back as tournament director.

Vishy Anand is the one change from the stellar field which brought spectators flocking to London to watch elite chess in December 2009. The great Indian player, who will turn 41 during the tournament, recently retained his title as the undisputed champion of the world by defeating Veselin Topalov in the latter’s home city of Sofia, Bulgaria. In London he will meet his immediate predecessor as champion, Vladimir Kramnik, 36, of Russia, and also the young man who is currently riding high as the world’s highest rated player and widely tipped to be Anand’s next challenger – Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who will be 20 by the time the tournament starts.

London is thus privileged to witness a clash of the past, present and likely future chess champions. At the time of writing Carlsen is world number one on the FIDE (World Chess Federation) Rating List, Kramnik is number three and Anand number four. Looking forward, London is also bidding to host the 2012 World Championship title match, so Anand’s clashes with Carlsen and Kramnik could well be a preview of what happens in London’s Olympic year.

Five more players make up the field of eight, all of whom played in the exciting 2009 event. Each one earned his place for his fighting play last year. The fourth non-British player is Hikaru Nakamura, USA, who will turn 23 during the London event. The American is known as the ‘H-Bomb’ for his explosive and totally uncompromising style of play. He has won the US Championship twice and also won major events in San Sebastian and Gibraltar in the past couple of years. He is improving all the time and can be expected to press hard for wins against the leading trio of players.

England has an established quartet of elite players and all four will be playing in London. Michael Adams, 39, from Cornwall, has recently wrested back his position as England number one and he spent a number of years as the world number four. He is fresh from winning the prestigious Gibraltar International. Nigel Short, 45, became a chess legend when he broke the Kasparov-Karpov strangehold on world title matches, beating Anatoly Karpov on the way to a title match with Garry Kasparov in 1993. He is still one of the most entertaining players on the circuit – and not to be missed in the commentary room after the game! Luke McShane, 26, started a financial career after university but couldn’t resist the lure of the international chess scene. He is now re-establishing his status as one of the most talented of the world’s young grandmasters. David Howell, 20 in November, had a sensational elite tournament debut in this event last year when he finished third behind Carlsen and Kramnik. He had recently won the British Championship by a handsome margin and has subsequently shared first at Hastings and won the British Rapidplay Championship for the second year in succession. Tournament Line-Up

NameTitleCountryRating (May 2010)World Rnk MayDate of Birth
Carlsen, Magnus grandmasterNOR2813130.11.1990
Kramnik, Vladimirex-world championRUS2790325.06.1975
Anand, Viswanathanworld championIND2789411.12.1969
Nakamura, HikarugrandmasterUSA27331909.12.1987
Adams, MichaelgrandmasterENG26974117.11.1971
Short, NigelgrandmasterENG26854801.06.1965
McShane, LukegrandmasterENG262313807.01.1984
Howell, DavidgrandmasterENG262014414.11.1990

For more information and to buy tickets to The London Chess Classic, please go to www.londonchessclassic.com Tickets will go on sale in July.

For further information please call:

Malcolm Pein

Tournament Director, London Chess Classic

T: 020 7388 2404

E: info@chess.co.uk

14th Unive Tournament

The 14th Unive Tournament takes place in Hoogeveen, Netherlands Fri 22nd - Sat 30th Oct 2010.

The 4 player double round robin sees Alexei Shirov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri and Sergei Tiviakov compete.

There is an open alongside for which entry is invited on the official site. Both events don't have a rest day in order to accommodate travel to Bulgaria for the European Club Cup.

(4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1))

Official Site

14th Unive Chess Tournament (NED), 25-30 x 2010 cat. XVIII (2682)
NameNATMay EloWorld Rnk
Alexei ShirovESP274210
Maxime Vachier-LagraveFRA271030
Anish GiriNED264297
Sergey TiviakovNED2634111

VIII Marx Gyorgy Memorial

The VIII Marx Gyorgy Memorial takes place 5th-16th August, 2010.

Double Round Robin with 6 players.

Time limit: 100 minutes/40 moves+40minutes+30 seconds/move from the first move. Sophia rule: The players can offer a draw in the first 40 moves only with arbiter’s permission in particular cases. Criteria used for tie: 1. more wins, 2. result against each other, 3. Berger.

http://www.ase.hu/marxgy

XIV. Paks open 11th-15th August 2010

7 rounds swiss tournament A and B (under1900) groups, 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move.

Application and information Videki Sandor (0036-75421225; 0036-304012866 Email: videkis2001@yahoo.com )

Children-tournament 8th August, 2010 Rapid-tournament 10th August, 2010 Blitz-tournament 13th August, 2010

VIII Gyorgy Marx Memorial Men Paks (HUN), 5-16 viii 2010 cat. XVI (2627)
TiNameRatingCountry
gAlmasi, Zoltan2725HUN
gBerkes, Ferenc2676HUN
gLaznicka, Viktor2636CZE
gTimman, Jan2586NED
gAcs, Peter2569HUN
gRobson, Ray2569USA
VIII Gyorgy Marx Memorial Women Paks (HUN), 5-16 viii 2010 cat. IV (2343)
TiNameRatingCountry
wgGalojan, Lilit2402ARM
mMadl, Ildiko2393HUN
mKononenko, Tatiana2374UKR
mVajda, Szidonia2363HUN
gGaprindashvili, Nona2348GEO
wmToth, Lili2175HUN

European Individual Senior Championship 2011

The European Individual Senior Championship 2011 has been awarded by the ECU to Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy 10th-20th April 2010.

Official site: http://www.scacchivda.com

38th Annual World Open

38th Annual World Open Chess Championships take place June 29th - July 5th 2010 at the Valley Forge Convention Center Scanticon and Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Official site: http://www.worldopen.com/

IV Torneo Internacional A.D.San Juan

The IV Torneo Internacional A.D.San Juan takes place in Cerrado 24th July - 1st August 2010. Alexander Morozevich is the star. This actually appears to be the Pamplona tournament although this is completely unclear from the chess-results entry.

Chess Results entry: http://chess-results.com/tnr34216.aspx

http://www.clubajedrezorvina.com/Foro.aspx?postid=3208#3208

IV Torneo Internacional A.D.San Juan Cerrado (ESP), 24 vii - i viii 2009.
Players
No.TiNameFEDRtg
10GMMorozevich AlexanderRUS2715
5GMFressinet LaurentFRA2689
8GMKurnosov IgorRUS2680
3GMWojtaszek RadoslawPOL2663
7GMZvjaginsev VadimRUS2656
9GMFedorchuk Sergey AUKR2646
4GMGranda Zuniga Julio EPER2639
1GMIturrizaga EduardoVEN2599
6GMLopez Martinez Josep ManuelESP2548
2IMReinaldo Castineira RoiESP2511

7th South Wales International

The 7th South Wales International takes place 10th -15th July 2010. 4 GM’s and 2 IM’s are confirmed entrants to this year’s Tournament.

Titled Entrants so far: GM K.Arkell ENG, GM P.Wells ENG, GM K.Rusev BUL, GM V.Georgiev MAC, IM J.Rudd ENG and IM P.Marusenko UKR.

Official site: http://www.southwaleschess.co.uk/SWI/home.html

Kfar Saba Experience vs Youth

The Experience against Youth Scheveningen tournament in Kfar Saba takes place 20th June - 1st July 2010. Most of the young players are the students of Yoel Geva's young chess talents project and the representatives of the local Kfar Saba Chess Club .

Experience: Lerner K. ( GM, UKR, 2530); Zilberman Y. ( GM, 2437);Nedobora M. ( IM, UKR, 2388); Kudischevitsch D. (IM, RUS, 2352);Botvinnik M.( 2348); ); Belytsky A. ( FM, RUS,2323); Tarnopolski A. ( FM, 2312); Arlinsky A. (2293); Shnaider D. ( RUS, 2247); Libov G ( FM, BLR, 2198).

Average 2342.8 , IM - norm - 6.5; WGM - 6; WIM - 4.

Youth : Steinberg N. ( 2221);Efroimski M. ( WF, 2170 - current World and European Champion G14); Boruchovsky A. (2159); Ben Artzi I.(2143) ; Foo, Benjamin (SIN, 2112) ; Levine Y. ( 2085); Wee, Chun Jie Eugene (SIN, 2024); Veinberg N. (1952); Reshef O. (1950); Beker Ziv (1834).

News: Dr. Mark Berkovich,IM, captain of the national youth team.

Royal Residence Cup IM

Royal Residence Cup IM takes place June 8th-16th 2010 in Zhovkva (25 km north of Lviv and 35 kilometers east of the Polish border).

Organisers: (Zhovkva Region Chess & Checkers Federation). Yuri Galkin and Yuri Vovk (International Grandmaster; responsible for participants invitation and contacts with invited players) and Anton Romashov.

Round robin system . The playing time will be 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. 12 players to participate in the tournament. All players are offered a comfortable rooms on villa(2-3 persons per room).Accommodation + 2 meals per day(breakfast + evening meal) costs 120 UAH(12,5 Euros) per person per day. Villa is not far from playing hall.

To participate the tournament please contact the responsible for contacts tournament director GM Yuri Vovk (English,Ukrainian,Russian languages ) via:

e-mail:wolfisthegreatestpredator@gmail.com
mobile phone:+380 673912027
skype:Imperator15chess
ICC: Imperator15
Playchess: JohnConnor
Facebook: Yuri Vovk

Canadian Open Chess Championship 2010

The 47th Canadian Open Chess Championship takes place 10th-18th July, in Westin Harbour Castle, downtown Toronto, Ontario. This is a 9-round one-game-per-day single-section Swiss with a guaranteed prize fund of C$ 32,000. Additional side events will include the Speed Chess Championship, GM simuls (including one by GM Mark Bluvshtein), lectures, Chess960, and a chess camp for kids. Grandmasters already confirmed are P. Harikrishna, E. Bareev, L. McShane, E. Rozentalis, A. Shabalov, J. Friedel , M. Gagunashvili and W. Arencibia.

Contacts: Michael Barron ( barron045@yahoo.com ) and Brian Fiedler (fiedlerbrian@yahoo.com.au )

Registration form and more information is available at http://www.chess.ca/canopen.shtml, and http://www.monroi.com.

24th Pula Open 2010

The 24th International Chess Tournament "Pula Open 2010" takes place 19th-26th June 2010 in Hotel Histria, Pula, Croatia. Swiss system 9 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 seconds per every move (from the beginning of the game). Prize fund is 11 000 EUR net (in Croatian kunas). There are 53 prizes in total. The prizes are not cumulative. Entry fee is 50 EUR but players younger that 18 years pay 25 EUR and IM-s and GM-s do not pay. Last year 295 players from 25 counties participated.

On 30th May 2010, a preliminary list had 204 players from 25 countries: ARG, AUT, BIH, CHI, CRO, ESP, FIN, FRA, GER, HUN, IRL, ITA, MDA, MNC, NED, NOR, POL, ROU, RUS, SLO, SRB, SUI, SVK, SWE, UKR. There are 49 titled players - 8 GM, 1 WGM, 11 IM, 2 WIM, 23 FM, 4 WFM. 186 players are FIDE rated.

Details: http://www.skpula.hr

Results/Preliminary Entries: http://chess-results.com/Tnr34498.aspx

E-mail: pulaopen@gmail.com

You can also contact the tournament director Mr. Denis Vretenar: +385/ 91/ 5268340

Satu Mare Romanian Open

SPI Open" International Chess Tournament Venue: Satu Mare Organiser: IO Ciprian-Sorin Muntean Period: 16-23 July 2010 Prize fund: 2000 Euro (1st place: 700 Euro) Free entrance for IM, WIM, GM and WGM (with FIDE rating >2400) Contact: ciprimuntean@yahoo.com

11th World University Chess Championship

The 11th World University Chess Championship takes place in Zurich 5th-11th September 2010.

Official site: http://www.wucc2010.ch/

Chinese Events 2010

Gujuan Tzu sends new of events in China in 2010. At the moment if you don't grab the games live they have a tendency to disappear (although http://ccl.sports.cn/2010/news/2010-04-01/1995059.html does now seem to have the early rounds of the Chinese League). It would be nice to find one spot where the Chinese Federation archives all their games.

1. The 4th All China Games in cluding chess game in 17-23 May 2010 in Hefei, Anhui, China. 11 rounds rapid games, Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

2. Chinese Championships: in 23 May-4 June 2010 in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

3. Chinese League A, Round 4-6, in 6-9 June 2010 in Shenzhan, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

4. The 1st Chinese GM Super Tournament in 10-20 June 2010 in Hainan, China. 10 players: Wang Hao 2722; Bu Xiangzhi 2682; Ni Hua 2667; Zhou Jianchao 2652; Li Chao b 2619; Hou Yifan 2589; Yu Yangyi 2585; Zhou Weiqi 2585; Zhao Jun 2575; Ding liren 2547. Prize fund: 500,000 yuan or 50,000€. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

5. Hou Yifan vs Kapov Match : 4-game and 4-rapid game in 9-15 July 2010 in Hainan, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

6. Asia Boys and Girls in 8-18 July 2010 in Beijing, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

7. Chinese League A Round 7-9 in 23-25 July 2010 in Shanghai, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

8. The 7th China vs Russia Match in 14-25 August 2010 in Ningbo, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

9. The 2nd Chess King and Queen Matches in 29 August-3 Sept. 2010 in Jiangzhou, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

10. Chinese League A Round 10-12 in 9-12 Sept. 2010 in Guangzhou, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

11. Chinese League A Round 13-15 in 10-13 October 2010 in Hangzhou, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

11. The 3rd Nanjing Super Chess Tournament in 18-28 October 2010 in Nanjing, China. 6 players, Official site: http://www.chess-pearlspring.com/www/chess_pk/2009/cn/index.htm

12. The second half of Bilbao Final Masters in 10-16 October 2010 in Shanghai, China. Official site: http://www.bilbaofinalmasters.com/

13. Chinese League A Round 16-18 in 28-30 December 2010 in Beijing, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

Gujuan Tzu Website: http://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews

Ikaros Chess Festival (Aegean Open) 2010

The Ikaros Chess Festival 2010 is a traditional annual chess event which sees its 33rd consecutive edition on the picturesque island of Ikaria in Greece.

The main event of the festival, the International Aegean Open Championship, takes place from 13th-21st July 2010.

It is a 9 round swiss event with prize fund 3600 Euros in total (1st prize 1000 Euros, special money prizes for ladies and veterans). Special conditions are offered to GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs. Special discounts for families and club teams are also offered.

Apart from the Aegean Open, Ikaros Chess Festival 2010 also includes the 1st Mediterranean Rapid Team Tournament 2010 that will be a 5 round swiss event for 4-member teams coming from the countries of the Mediterranean Sea.

Detail: http://www.chess.gr/ikaros

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E-mail is: ikaroschess@gmail.com (Mr. Ulysses Vazelakis) while participants can also call: (++30) 6947-829772 (Mr. Dimitris Kapagiannidis) or (++30) 6977-730286 (Mrs. Antzela Shiaka)

The island of Ikaria is a good choice for combining chess and vacation in a relaxing atmosphere - particiants can check at: http://www.island-ikaria.com

Grandcoach friends IM and CM Tournament

Two tournaments "Grandcoach friends IM and CM" take place June 18th-26th 2010 in Lviv, Ukraine. The tournaments will be held by round robin system with 10 participants. In IM tournament there will be norm of International Master, CM will be Fide rating calculated. To participate the tournament contact FIDE senior trainer Vladimir Grabinsky by email perfectchess@gmail.com

Official site: http://www.grandcoach.com. Also Read more about grandmasters Andrei Volokitin, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Yuri Vovk, Martyn Kravtsiv, their commented games, many photos, blogs at this website.

World Chess Tour Events

Tournaments, simuls and classes in Moscow.

Contact: Contact: Igor Glek, International Grandmaster, FIDE Trainer, Deputy Chairman of the RSUPES&T Chess Chair E-mail: worldchesstour@gmail.com Russia: (7)903-5593052, (Germany/World): (49)152-04014194

Web-site: http://www.chess-events.org

Guadeloupe tournament

The Guadeloupe tournament takes place 12th-13th June 2010.

Details: http://www.echecs-guadeloupe.com/

1st Marrakech International

The 1st Marrakech International takes place June 25th - July 1st 2010. 9 rounds - Swiss system - 75 min per player. · Registration : 50 Euros - Limited to 150 players · Registration at least (June 15th 2010)

Contact: Subscription from Morocco : inscription-maroc@callson.fr · Other subscriptions: inscription-international@callson.fr · Menara Chess Club : saidarif401@hotmail.com

Official site: http://www.callson.fr/chess/tournament.htm

King's Gambit Tournament Lipetsk

The "King's Gambit" Chess Festival takes place in Lipetsk, Russia, June 22nd (arrival day) - July 1st, 2009. The festival consists of two round-robin tournaments (one with GM norm and one with IM norm) and an open for FIDE rating.

Opening ceremony: 2.30 p.m. on July 23, 1st round at 3 p.m. Festival director: Zimmerman, Yuri . Tel.: +7-4742-720064, or +7-980-250-4375. E-mail: zimmerman@lipetsk.ru.

News: http://www.obninskchess.ru/news/

King's Gambit Tournament Lipetsk (RUS), 22 vi-1 vii 2010
Participants GM-tournament: Average rating 2459
1Neverov, Valeriyg2542UKR
2Zontakh, Andreyg2532UKR
3Kasparov, Sergeyg2504BLR
4Gladyszev, Olegm2480RUS
5Slugin, Sergeym2439RUS
6Chernobay, Artemm2431RUS
7Lomako, Pavelm2430BLR
8Airapetian, Gorm2429RUS
9Romanko, Marinam2411RUS
10Kargin, Arsenym2392RUS
King's Gambit Tournament Lipetsk (RUS), 22 vi-1 vii 2010
Participants IM-tournament: Average rating 2315
1Ivanov, Olegm2491UKR
2Tarlev, Konstantinm2484UKR
3Skurygin, Antonm2319KAZ
4Venevtsev, Andrey2310RUS
5Morev, Ivan2286RUS
6Nikitin, Yurif2283RUS
7Apryshko, Gleb2283RUS
8Vakhlamov, Igor2280RUS
9Rysbayeva, Aigerimwf2219KAZ
10Bezgodova, Mariawf2193RUS

Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting

The Sparkassen Chess-Meeting in Dortmund takes place 15th - 25th July 2010. Former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik is the top seed. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Arkadij Naiditsch and the winner of the Aeroflot Open Le Quang Liem compete.

Official site: http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting.de/2010/

Sparkassen Chess-Meeting Dortmund (GER), 15-25 vii 2010
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Mamedyarov, ShakhriyargAZE27601985
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Le, Quang Liem gVIE26891991

FISCA Chess Romania

International Chess Festival "FISCA 2010" Venue: Cap Aurora, on the Black Sea Coast Organiser: IO Mariana Ionita (vicepresident of Romanian Chess Federation and former champion of Romania) Period: 18-27 June 2010 There will be a main open for FIDE registered players, three tournaments for juniors (U8, U10, U12) and a solving tournament for all the categories. For children there are entertaining programs and an excursion to the historical places of Balchik.

Official site: http://sahaurora.blogspot.com

Contact: IO Mariana Ionita, tel.+40723.574.212 , mail: ionitamar@yahoo.com

15th Pannonia-Nitrokemia Cup

The 15th Pannonia-Nitrokemia Cup takes place in Balatonalmadi 28th July - 1st August 2010.

Group A: International Open Tournament for FIDE ratings. Group B: International Open Tournament for FIDE ratings, but competitors over 2000 ELO points can't attend, and competitors under 18 years will be rated separately.

Swiss system chess competition with 7 rounds and without age limits

Venue: The air-conditioned Conference Hall of Pannonia Kulturalis Kozpont es Konyvtar Address: Balatonalmadi, Varoshaz Square 6.

Details: http://fancsyimi.fw.hu

Entry Address and further information Address: Fancsy Imre: 8222. Balatonalmadi, Gabor Aron utca 15. HUNGARY E-mail: almadikupa@freemail.hu

Eforie Chess Festival 2010

Eforie Chess Festival takes place 17th-27th June 2010.

Website http://www.clubulregilor.ro

Women's Grand Prix 2009-10

The Women's Grand Prix series will see four more events in 2010.

The 4th Grand Prix will take place in Jermuk, Armenia, on 23rd June - 6th July 2010

The 5th Grand Prix will take place in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, on 29 July - 12 August 2010

The 6th Grand Prix will take place in Santiago, Chile, on 27th October - 9th November 2010

The first Grand Prix was in Istanbul 5th-20th March 2009 and was won by Humpy Koneru. The 2nd Grand Prix was in Nanjing, China, 27th Sept - 9th October 2009 and was won by Xu Yuhua.

Swiss Team Championships 2010

The Nationalliga A of Switzerland takes place 14th February - 7th November 2010. Round 2 games not yet available.

Dates: Round 1 (2010.02.14), Round 2 (2010.03.21), Round 3 (2010.04.25), Round 4 (2010.06.13), Round 5 (2010.06.27), Round 6 (2010.08.28), Round 7 (2010.08.29), Round 8 (2010.11.06) and Round 9 (2010.11.07).

Details

TCh-SUI NatLigaA Switzerland (SUI), 14 ii-7 xi 2010
Round 2 21st March 2010
Tribschen 1-Wollishofen 12:6
Reichenstein 1-Bern 1:
Zuerich 1-Genčve 16:2
Luzern 1-Riehen 15:3
Joueur 1-Winterthur 1:

Mihajlo Savic Website

The international arbiter, FIDE master and international organizer, Mihajlo Savic, the author of the book Commentary on the Laws of chess, has launched a new column You ask, we answer at website: http://www.chessdiagonals.com

Chess Classic Mainz 2010

The 17th Chess Classic Mainz takes place 6th-8th August 2010. The festival has suffered from the general economic slowdown with the open taking the lead along with simuls.

The rapid chess open has been upgraded to the Grenke Rapid World Championship. The tenth edition of the Chess Classic in Mainz is sponsored by GRENKE Group, FiNet AG, Livingston GmbH, Hilton Mainz, Congress Centre Mainz, Stadtwerke Mainz AG and our Prime-Partners ChessBase, DGT and Schach Niggemann.

The prize fund for the rapid chess world championship is no less than Euro 30.000. Chess960 has to take a break for a year.

On the first day of the event, 6th August 2010, Anand will play a standard simul on 40 boards. On the same day, Alexandra Kosteniuk will play a 20-board Chess960 simul.

The Grenke Rapid World Championship will also be a treat for chess lovers: Levon Aronian, who is the current rapid chess world champion and the winner of the 2009 ORDIX Open, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, will play the open tournament to face a unique mixture of numerous world-class grandmasters and amateurs.

The Open will be played in the same established format as in the previous editions. On 7th-8th August 2010 11 rounds will be played, in which the time control is 20 minutes + 5 seconds per move.

Official site: http://www.chesstigers.de

Torino Rapid Open

Rapid Open - TORINO - June, 19 2010. TORINO open - June 20-27 2010 tournaments for women and for not rated players during the Italian Champioships the former capital of Italy prepares itself to celebrate the 150 years of unity of Italy http://www.scacchisticatorinese.it

Arvier (Aosta Valley) July

ARVIER (Aosta Valley) - July, 3-9 2010. 2nd Festival Francophone (open, 9 rounds) - http://www.scacchivda.com Free to all the players of the about 70 countries belonging to the "Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie" (OIF) http://www.francophonie.org Aosta Valley is one of the most famous touristic regions in Italy, very well known for its castles, food and wines

Arvier (Aosta Valley) - September

ARVIER (Aosta Valley) - September, 4-12 2010. 6th European Union championship (open, 9 rounds) - http://www.scacchivda.com Free to all the players of the countries belonging to European Union, plus players from Croatia, Fyrom and Turkey without the right to the title. Aosta Valley is one of the most famous touristic regions in Italy, very well known for its castles, food and wines

Livigno (Sondrio, Valtellina)

LIVIGNO (Sondrio, Valtellina) - September, 10-18 2010. Open A (players more than 2000 elo) Open B (players less than 2000 elo) Open C (players without elo) http://www.livignoscacchi.it - http://www.livigno.eu Livigno is very well known as touristic skying town. It is said "the little Tibet". A few km far there is the village of Trepalle at 2250 metres above sea level, the highest inhabited place of Europe!

Vitoria-Gasteiz Open

The Vitoria-Gasteiz Open takes place 26th July 2010 - 1st August 2010.

Details: http://sites.google.com/site/openvitoriagasteiz2010/Home/bases-del-torneo-1

Victor Mikhalevski Website

GM, author and coach Victor Mikhalevski has launched a new website at: http://vmikhalevski.webs.com/

33nd Taminco Open

33nd Taminco Open International Chess Tournament Gent (Belgium) takes place 17th-21st July 2010, 9 rounds Swiss, two hours KO chess, prize money 6875 Euros for 300 participants, first price 1800 Euros Guaranteed This traditional open tournament takes place near the center of the medieval town of Gent in the week of the famous annual Gent festivities. Organisers Royal Gent Chessclub (KGSRL).

Information and registration: http://www.kgsrl.be

Email: open2010@kgsrl.be

Info Gent annual festivities: http://www.gentsefeesten.be/

7th Knokke International Open

The 7th Knokke International Open takes place August 26th-29th 2010, consisting of 7 rounds "Swiss system" - 2 hours K.O.

Prize fund for a total amount of 3.730 Euros (increased by 1000 Euro this year)

Official site: http://www.knokkeschaak.be

email: knokkeschaak@knokkeschaak.be

11th World University Chess Championship

Zurich hosts the World University Chess Championship 2010 5th-11th September 2010. The Academic Chess Club Reti, which is organising the event, is expecting that up to 150 participants from over 25 countries will enter the contest, to be held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Many international masters and grandmasters between 18 and 28 years of age will fight for individual and team medals. The tournament will comprise nine rounds and will be played in accordance with the Swiss System.

The World University Chess Championship is held under the auspices of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU). The organising club, the Academic Chess Club Reti in Zurich, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. It is one of the four largest clubs in Zurich and has an ambitious team in the Swiss League. In 2009 many of the greatest champions and legends in the history of the game participated in the Zurich Chess Club’s 200-year jubilee. This year, some of the strongest champions of the future will be in Zurich.

Official site: http://www.wucc2010.ch

WUCC 2010 is an event of the FISU: http://www.fisu.net

1st Vaujany International Chess Festival

The 1st Vaujany International Chess Festival takes place July 10th-18th 2010.

Details: http://promoechecs.free.fr/

XXX Villa de Benasque Open

The XXX Open Internacional "Villa de Benasque" takes place 8th-17th July 2010.

Official site: http;//www.openbenasque.com

Hungarian Tournaments March - October 2010

The list of the HUN GM-IM norm and Open chess tournaments from March until October 2010:

1. 6th-18th of March, FIRST SATURDAY (FS) GM-IM-rating Budapest, Org: Nagy Laszlo, http://www.firstsaturday.hu

2. 19th-28th of March, 26th Budapest Spring Festival, 9 rounds Swiss Open, org: Nagy Laszlo

3. 19th-27th of March IM + rating CAISSA Kecskemet (85 km from Budapest), Org: Dr.Erdelyi, http://www.caissachessbooks.com

4. 3rd-16th of April FIRST SATURDAY GM-IM-rating Budapest, org: Nagy L,

5. 17th-25th of April, CAISSA Kecskemet, IM + rating, org: Erdelyi,

6. 1st-13th May, FIRST SATURDAY, Budapest, GM-IM-rating - org: Nagy L,

7. 14th-22nd May CAISSA Kecskemet IM + rating, org: Erdelyi,

8. 26th May-3rd June ZALAKAROS open, org: IM Horvath, Tamas, http://www.csutisk.hu,

9. 5th-17th June, FIRST SATURDAY Budapest, GM-IM-rating, org Nagy L,

10.19th-27h June, Balaton Open, HEVÍZ, GM-IM, org: IM Rigo, e-mail: me-ri@t-online.hu

11.19th-27th June, CAISSA Kecskemet, IM + rating, Org: Erdelyi,

12.3rd-15th July, FIRST SATURDAY Budapest, GM+IM+rating, org: Nagy L,

13.17th-25th July, CAISSA Kecskemet, GM+IM+rating, org: Erdelyi,

14.27th July-4th August, GM-IM + Open, Szombathely (250 km West from Budapest), org: Csonka, Attila, e-mail: attila.csonka@lamived.hu

15.7th-19th August, FIRST SATURDAY Budapest GM+IM+rating, org: Nagy L

16.21st-29th August, CAISSA Kecskemet, GM+IM+rating, org: Erdelyi

17.4th-16th Sept, FIRST SATURDAY GM+IM+rating Budapest, org: Nagy L

18.17th-25th Sept CAISSA Kecskemet IM+rating, org: Erdelyi.

8th Davos Open

The 8th Davos Open takes place August, 8th-14th 2010, in the Hotel "Sunstar". Sinisa Joksic will organise the event which he hopes to be an old fashioned friendly tournament.

All information at: http://www.sinchess.com/davos

Aosta Valley

Championship of Francophone countries, July 3th-10th 2010.

UE Championship, September 4th-12th 2010.

Official site: http:\\www.scacchivda.com

XXVIII Andorra International Chess Open

The XXVIII Andorra International Chess Open takes place 17th-25th July 2010. Prizes: 10.000 Euros / 1st Prize: 2.100 Euros

Details: http://www.escacsandorra.com

Contact: open@escacsandorra.com - FEVA - Tel/Fax: 00.376.824465

Czech Tour 2010-11

The 10th International Chess Festivals Series Czech Tour 2010-11 has the following preliminary list. (Subject to small changes.)

1st HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 15th-22nd May 2010.

21st CZECH OPEN - Pardubice (European Youth Chess Teams Championship, European Amateurs Championship, GM open taken in ACP-TOUR, 4 FIDE opens, Open Championship of the Czech Republic in active chess taken in ACP-TOUR, Open Championship of the Czech Republic of 4-member teams, in blitz marathon, bughouse and Fischerandom chess, problem solving competition, blitz tournaments for individuals, pairs and teams, pairs active chess, youth tournament etc.). 15th July - 1st August 2010. http://www.czechopen.net

13th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER - Olomouc (FIDE open, closed GM and IM tournaments, seniors tournament, active chess, blitz chess tournament). 4th-12th August 2010.

9th Georgiev's and Kesarovsky´s Memorial - Sunny Beach, Bulgaria (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 28th August - 5th September 2010.

7th HIGHLANDS OPEN - Zdar nad Sazavou (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 25th September - 2nd October 2010.

11th LIBEREC OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 23rd-30th October 2010.

1st BRNO OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 14th-20th November 2010

4th SOUTH BOHEMIA OPEN - Cesky Krumlov (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 21st-27th November 2010.

2nd PILSNER OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament).4th-11th December 2010.

10th PRAGUE OPEN (2 FIDE opens, one of them with IM norm, active chess, blitz tournament). 7th-14th January 2011.

10th MARIENBAD OPEN (FIDE open, closed GM and IM tournaments, active chess, blitz tournament). 15th-22nd January 2011.

2nd NOVY BOR OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 12th-19th February 2011.

More detailed information: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Sukova 1556, 530 02 Pardubice, Czech Republic tel./fax + 420 466 535 200, mobile phone + 420 608 203 007 e-mail: j.mazuch@avekont.cz

http://www.czechtour.net

9th Czech Tour 2009/2010

13-20.2. 2010 1st NOVY BOR OPEN (the Prazak Grandhotel) http://www.czechtour.net/novy-bor-open/

8.-15.1. 2010 9th PRAGUE OPEN (TOP HOTEL Praha) http://www.czechtour.net/prague-open/

16.-23.1. 2010 9th MARIENBAD OPEN (the Kossuth hotel) http://www.czechtour.net/marienbad-open/

Dates of the first tournaments of the 10th jubilee CZECH TOUR 2010 / 2011 Series:

15.-22.5. 2010 1st HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN (the Cernigov hotel)

15.7.-1.8. 2010 21st CZECH OPEN (Pardubice, CEZ Arena)

4.-12.8. 2010 13th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER (the Sigma hotel)

Official site: http://www.czechtour.net/news/

International Correspondence Chess Federation

The International Correspondence Chess Federation has announced the Preliminary Sections of the World Correspondence Chess Championship will start on March 10th. 2010.

Also Slovenia's 15 Years Membership of ICCF tournament semi-finals.

Details on the ICCF Official site: http://www.iccf.com/content/index.php

FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship

FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship - an Official FIDE World Chess Championship! 9R-SS G/90 + 30/sec increment. Holiday Inn Hotel: 5300 W Touhy Ave Skokie, IL 60077. 847.679.8900. $20,000 Guaranteed. Open to players with no FIDE title and rated under 2000 FIDE. All players compete in a single section. Please see tournament website for more detailed rating regulations.

Prizes: Overall: $3000-2000-1600-1400; Top Women: $1000-600-400-200; (1799-1600): $1000-600-400-200; (1599-1400): $1000-600-400-200; (U1400): $1000-600-400-200; (Unrated): $1000-600-400-200;

EF: $120 by 6pm 02/15, $150 by 6pm 03/15; $200 thereafter and onsite. No re-entries allowed. No half-point byes allowed (zero point byes only). Onsite registration from 3-5pm 03/19.

Rds: 3/19 - 6:30pm; 3/20-21 - 12pm and 6:30pm per day; 3/22-25 - 6:30pm per night.

Mail entries with registration information to: North American Chess Association (make checks payable to) 4957 Oakton Street, Suite 113, Skokie, IL 60077.

More information and online registration available at: http://www.worldchesschamps.com. Questions via email only: sevan@worldchesschamps.com

South Lakes Congress

The South Lakes Congress is taking place on w/e of 11-13th June 2010 at The Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands. The contact for the event is: Trevor Blower, 18 Blackbutts Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 3AP. email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net, Phone No 01229 472100.

Mundial Chess Internet Tournament

The organising Committee Mundial Chess invites all the players (from the amateurs to Grandmasters) to take part in the 1st Internet tournament with the prize fund of more than 130.000 EUR in cash and many special prizes. The 1st prize in the main tournament will be not less than 10.000 EUR.

Registration (and information in English) in the tournament is possible following the link - http://www.mundialchess.com/chess-online/en/zvfdxt6 Registration and information in Spanish - http://www.mundialchess.com/chess-online/es/zvfdxt6 Registration and information in Russian - http://www.mundialchess.com/chess-online/ru/zvfdxt6

Ajedrez 21 English site

Ajedrez 21 now has an English site: http://www.ajedrez21.com/en/

Kingpin Magazine

The humourous and satirical chess magazine Kingpin has a new website.

New website address: http://www.kingpinchess.net

Historical Elo Ratings

http://www.shakki.net/history/elotop.htm has a list of historical top ten FIDE lists. The text is in Finnish but is understandable anyhow.

European Union Website

The European Chess Union Website ECU website has changed address to http://www.europechess.org

Chess Study

Dr Robert Howard is making a study of rated chess players.

The full article: http://education.arts.unsw.edu.au/fidestudy/results

If you would like to participate, please go to this website: http://education.arts.unsw.edu.au/fidestudy/

For any queries, please contact Dr Robert Howard, University of New South Wales, on rwh@unsw.edu.au