THE WEEK IN CHESS 826 6th September 2010 by Mark Crowther

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1) Introduction
2) Shanghai Masters 2010
3) Baku Open
4) Russian Higher League 2010
5) Russian Women's Higher League 2010
6) 1st Campomanes Memorial Cup Open
7) US Chess League
8) Fermo Porto San Giorgio
9) 7th Kalamaria Open
10) 17th Graz Chess Festival
11) Serbian League
12) Akiba Rubinstein Memorial
13) 26th Geraardsbergen Open
14) SCCF State Championship
15) Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational 2010
16) 6th Dieppe Chess Festival
17) 7th Knokke International Open
18) 11th World University Chess Championship
19) Croatian Teams
20) 7th Dato Tan Malaysia Open
21) Spanish Championships 2010
22) Sunny Beach
23) InventiChess 2010
24) Bratto Chess Open
25) 3rd Sabadell Open
26) 4th Annual Battle at the Border
27) Persoonlijk Kampioenschap Noord-Brabant 2010
28) RAW Chess Challenge
29) Gouda Open
30) 6th European Union championship
31) First Saturday September
32) September 2010 FIDE Rating List
33) Forthcoming Events and Links

Games Section
Shanghai Masters 20108 games
Baku Open194 games
Russian Higher League 2010120 games
Russian Women's Higher League 2010153 games
1st Campomanes Memorial Cup Open69 games
US Chess League32 games
Fermo Porto San Giorgio141 games
7th Kalamaria Open90 games
17th Graz Chess Festival319 games
Serbian League72 games
Akiba Rubinstein Memorial28 games
26th Geraardsbergen Open160 games
SCCF State Championship28 games
Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational 201045 games
6th Dieppe Chess Festival50 games
11th World University Chess Championship54 games
Croatian Teams152 games
7th Dato Tan Malaysia Open346 games
Spanish Championships 2010128 games
Sunny Beach567 games
InventiChess 201020 games
4th Annual Battle at the Border28 games
2804 games

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1) Introduction

My thanks to Luiz Roberto Da Costa Jr, Luis Blasco de la Cruz, Manfred Mussnig,Aaron Kiedes, Herman Van de Wynkele, Andrei Olsen, Jack Peters, Ilgar Bajarani, Tony Ficzere and everyone else who helped with the issue.

Another hugely busy week of chess. In Shanghai Shirov and Aronian look like the qualifiers for Bilbao after Kramnik lost a favourable position against Shirov in his opponents time trouble.

The biggest news of the day is that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will not be the leader of Kalmykia after his term expires in October. A cause for rejoicing for them I have no doubt. Now it is time for him to be removed as FIDE President. His record in Kalymkia is so bad I find it impossible to understand how delegates can even consider voting for him. As one Russia article stated today " Even by Russian standards, they haven't built a normal system of government in Kalmykia, but deliberately murdered because Ilyumzhinov fears even the least competition.". Well now his base of operations will be FIDE. His style has always been autocratic and about his self-interest, this will only get worse now this post is his only one.

The upcoming deal with Chess Lane will remove most of the financial side of the organisation into private hands, along with any oversight. This may well be the very last chance of removing Ilyumzhinov who has been in charge many years too long. The campaigning has been ugly, but such is the grip that he has on the organisation it is absolutely the only way. Today he was whining about the style of campaigning the Karpov team has been using. He may have been smoother about it and more private but his tactics have been no less rough. For him to pretend to have clean hands is a total joke. Indeed it is his politicising of FIDE, no-one surely could have elected him on his chess policies, is the reason things have to be this way. For instance since he started throwing money around (the precise source of which can only be speculated upon) it suddenly becomes necessary to raise huge amounts of money even to stand, this should not be the case, and this change is entirely down to Ilyumzhinov. This election is not really even that much about Karpov, its just about who can take back FIDE for chess. It is an election for FIDE President, FIDE being an organisation, the real campaigning issues being almost nothing to do with chess but the self-interest of the electorate, the delegates, its about preserving or overthowing the status quo within an organisation, and the privileges of it's supporters, that alone may make the electoral maths tricky for Karpov, effectively there hasn't been a change of administration since Campomanes took power in 1982. However if Ilyumzhinov does not go this time, a catastrophe will overtake chess. Mark my words.

Hope you enjoy this issue.


2) Shanghai Masters 2010

The Shanghai Masters takes place 3rd-8th September 2010 just prior to the Olympiad. Wang Hao, as best Chinese player (20th ranked); Alexei Shirov, as best Spanish player (9th ranked); Levon Aronian, as winner of the Final Chess Masters 2009 (5th ranked);and Vladimir Kramnik compete for two places in the Bilbao Masters final after the Olympiad.

Official site:

Shanghai Masters Shanghai (CHN), 2010.09.03 - 2010.09.08
Name Ti FED Elo + = - Pts Gms
Shirov, Alexei GM ESP 2749 2 2 0 8 4
Aronian, Levon GM ARM 2783 1 3 0 6 4
Kramnik, Vladimir GM RUS 2780 0 3 1 3 4
Wang Hao GM CHN 2724 0 2 2 2 4
Round 1 (September 3, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 58 D52 Queens Gambit Cambridge Springs
Wang Hao - Aronian, Levon 0-1 35 E06 Catalan
Round 2 (September 4, 2010)
Aronian, Levon - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 54 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Wang Hao - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 47 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Round 3 (September 5, 2010)
Shirov, Alexei - Wang Hao 1-0 65 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 38 D19 Slav Defence
Round 4 (September 6, 2010)
Shirov, Alexei - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 38 E20 Nimzo Indian
Aronian, Levon - Wang Hao ½-½ 50 E06 Catalan

3) Baku Open

The Baku Open took place 23rd-31st August 2010. Gata Kamsky in spite of a loss to Rauf Mamedov secured victory alone with 7.5/9 half a point clear of the field.

Additional coverage at with Photos from the event.

Official site:

Open Baku (AZE), 23-31 viii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
1Kamsky GataGMUSA27137,5248670,0
2Sutovsky EmilGMISR26657,0244550,0
3Aleksandrov AleksejGMBLR26427,0241150,0
4Golizadeh AsgharFMIRI24817,0238960,0
5Abasov Nijat Azad OgluIMAZE25177,0227450,0
6Mamedov RaufGMAZE26606,5248850,0
7Miroshnichenko EvgenijGMUKR26866,5242050,0
8Agaragimov DjakhangirFMAZE23116,5241050,0
9Savchenko BorisGMRUS26236,5239560,0
10Abbasov FaridGMAZE25496,5237760,0
11Guseinov GadirGMAZE26116,5232750,0
12Esen BarisIMTUR25186,5231760,0
13Ibrahimov RasulGMAZE25346,5231350,0
14Smirin IliaGMISR26466,5231150,0
15Rahmanov Shahriyar Teymur OgluAZE22456,5226560,0
16Durarbeyli VasifGMAZE25016,5223650,0
17Sulashvili MalkhazIMGEO24986,5222640,0
18Javakhishvili LeylaIMGEO24696,5217450,0
19Safarli EltajGMAZE26036,0249440,0
20Mammadov Ayaz Arzu ogluFMAZE23276,0236440,0
21Rasulov Vugar Ural OgluIMAZE24426,0233250,0
22Shanava KonstantineGMGEO25566,0224060,0
23Orujov Shujaat Ismiali OgluAZE20776,0223560,0
24Paichadze LukaFMGEO24676,0221350,0
25Nigalidze GaiozIMGEO24786,0219350,0
26Mamedjarova ZeinabWGMAZE22316,0218860,0
158 players

4) Russian Higher League 2010

The 63rd Russian Championships Higher League takes place in Irkutsk, Siberia starting 25th August 2010 (arrival) and running to September 5th . More than 50 GMs play. The top 5 qualify for the final in December. Ian Nepomniachtchi took clear first place with 7/9 half a point clear of a large group half a point behind.

Official site:

ch-RUS Higher League Irkutsk (RUS), 26 viii - 5 ix 2010
Leading Round 10 (of 10) Standings:
1Nepomniachtchi, IanGMRUS27067.02788+1.1059.0
2Khismatullin, DenisGMRUS26676.52749+1.0960.0
3Potkin, VladimirGMRUS26266.52741+1.6059.0
4Zvjaginsev, VadimGMRUS26566.52742+1.1958.5
5Kurnosov, IgorGMRUS26626.52746+1.1558.0
6Tomashevsky, EvgenyGMRUS27086.52740+0.4458.0
7Riazantsev, AlexanderGMRUS26826.52718+0.4856.0
8Khairullin, IldarGMRUS26206.52744+1.7056.0
9Alekseev, EvgenyGMRUS26916.52728+0.5154.0
10Belov, VladimirGMRUS26256.52704+1.0652.5
11Maletin, PavelGMRUS26176.02728+1.5457.0
12Yevseev, DenisGMRUS25316.02672+1.9350.0
13Timofeev, ArtyomGMRUS26905.52677-0.1761.0
14Frolyanov, DmitryGMRUS25875.52676+1.2259.0
15Inarkiev, ErnestoGMRUS26715.52639-0.4256.5
16Shomoev, AntonGMRUS25615.52643+1.1352.5
17Kryakvin, DmitryGMRUS26035.52613+0.1550.5
18Sjugirov, SananGMRUS26105.52629+0.2749.0
19Bocharov, DmitryGMRUS26185.02606-0.1755.5
20Rychagov, AndreyGMRUS25385.02620+1.1154.0
21Galkin, AlexanderGMRUS25975.02586-0.1653.5
22Grigoriants, SergeyGMRUS25665.02611+0.6151.5
23Rublevsky, SergeiGMRUS26885.02595-1.2751.0
24Grachev, BorisGMRUS26685.02576-1.2651.0
25Kokarev, DmitryGMRUS26295.02558-0.9550.0
26Volkov, SergeyGMRUS25975.02593-0.0449.5
48 players

5) Russian Women's Higher League 2010

The Russian Women's Higher League took place in St Petersburg 26th August - 3rd September 2010. Nazi Paikidze took clear first place with 7/9 half a point clear of Olga Girya and Tatiana Sharina.

Official site:

ch-RUS Higher League w St Petersburg (RUS), 26 viii - 3 ix 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
1Paikidze, NaziWGMGEO23467.02534+2.161
2Girya, OlgaWGMRUS23766.52479+1.251
3Shadrina, TatianaWGMRUS23746.52413+0.541
4Zaiatz, ElenaIMRUS23986.02447+0.570
5Matveeva, SvetlanaIMRUS23796.02462+0.99½
6Nebolsina, VeraWGMRUS23496.02440+1.16½
7Romanko, MarinaIMRUS24115.52422+0.151
8Savina, AnastasiaWGMRUS23925.52359-0.35½
9Manakova, MariaWGMSRB23065.52456+1.871
10Ivakhinova, InnaWIMRUS22795.52373+1.17½
11Molchanova, TatjanaWGMRUS23815.02294-1.03½
12Kovanova, BairaWGMRUS23765.02347-0.36½
13Stepovaia, TatianaWGMRUS23755.02367-0.131
14Kharashuta, EkaterinaWIMRUS22985.02356+0.71½
15Kovalevskaya, EkaterinaIMRUS24474.52270-2.000
16Bodnaruk, AnastasiaIMRUS23974.52321-0.93½
17Kashlinskaya, AlinaWGMRUS23524.52173-2.060
18Severiukhina, ZojaWIMRUS23414.52339+0.011
19 Pustovoitova, DariaRUS23384.52265-0.850
20Demina, JuliaWGMRUS23364.52226-1.28½
21Tomilova, ElenaWIMRUS23114.02256-0.610
22Gromova, IuliaWIMRUS22414.02226-0.180
23Shaydullina, SandugachWGMRUS22104.02246+0.45½
24Bezgodova, MariaWFMRUS21704.02301+1.48½
25 Bezgodova, SvetlanaRUS21144.02236+1.400
26Fominykh, MariaWIMRUS23133.52293-0.241
34 players

6) 1st Campomanes Memorial Cup Open

The 1st Campomanes Memorial Cup Open took place in Manila 28th August - 3rd September 2010. Zhao Jun took first place on tie-break from Le Quang Liem after both finished with 7/9. Games from rounds 3 and 6-9 are not available.

Official site: (Under construction when I last checked)


1st Campomanes Memorial Cup Open Manila (PHI), 28 viii - 3 ix 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
1ZHAO JunGMCHN25867,0261226432651
2LE Quang LiemGMVIE26817,0254225642592
3DING LirenGMCHN25746,5259826272635
4ZHOU JianchaoGMCHN26686,5255425692581
5GAGUNASHVILI MerabGMGEO25966,5253725572581
6FILIPPOV AntonGMUZB26096,5246824822493
7SO WesleyGMPHI26746,0255825772596
8LAYLO DarwinGMPHI25226,0254225762610
9GHAEM MAGHAMI EhsanGMIRI25856,0252825562584
10KAZHGALEYEV MurtasGMKAZ26196,0251425262542
11LI Chao BGMCHN26296,0249225022511
12BITOON RichardIMPHI24476,0249125242563
13GELASHVILI TamazGMGEO26056,0243624472457
14NI HuaGMCHN26455,5250725232537
15ZHANG ZhongGMSIN25825,5249625222544
16SENADOR EmmanuelPHI23935,5247925222563
17BARBOSA OliverIMPHI24585,5242724492473
18NOLTE RolandoIMPHI24255,0247725022534
19SHARAVDORJ DashzegveGMMGL24485,0246324962534
20DABLEO RonaldIMPHI24485,0245324742498
21SAPTARSHI RoyIMIND23875,0245124792508
22LOU YipingCHN24255,0245024762507
23SANDIPAN ChandaGMIND26375,0244824602477
24TORRE EugenioGMPHI24895,0243524612492
25ANKIT R RajparaIND23625,0242924542481
26IRWANTO SadikinIMINA24195,0242024412466
72 players

7) US Chess League

The US Chess League takes place August 23rd - 20th November 2010.

Time Controls range from 60+30 to 90+30 depending on the start time and time zone. Games take place on ICC.

Official site:

USCL ICC (INT), 23 viii - 20 xi 2010
New JerseyvsNew York
1.GMBoris Gulko NJvsGMGiorgi Kacheishvili NY 1-0
2.GMAlex Lenderman NYvsIMDean Ippolito NJ 1/2-1/2
3.FMVictor Shen NJvsFMAlec Getz NY 1-0
4.NMAleksandr Ostrovskiy NYvsFMArthur Shen NJ 1-0
CarolinavsNew England
1.IMJonathan Schroer CARvsIMRobert Hungaski NE 1/2-1/2
2.IMDavid Vigorito NEvsFMRon Simpson CAR 1-0
3.NMChris Mabe CARvsFMCharles Riordan NE 0-1
4.NMCarey Thiel NEvsNMCraig Jones CAR 0-1
MiamivsSan Francisco
1.GMJulio Becerra MIAvsGMPatrick Wolff SF 1/2-1/2
2.IMDavid Pruess SFvsGMRenier Gonzalez MIA 1/2-1/2
3.NMEric Rodriguez MIAvsFMDaniel Naroditsky SF 0-1
4.NMYian Liou SFvsNMRobert Perez MIA 1-0
1.IMLevon Altounian ARZvsFMCostin Cozianu SEA 1/2-1/2
2.FMSlava Mikhailuk SEAvsIMRogelio Barcenilla ARZ 0-1
3.FMRobby Adamson ARZvsWGMKaterina Rohonyan SEA 1/2-1/2
4.Michael Wang SEAvsNMNick Thompson ARZ 0-1
1.GMLarry Christiansen BOSvsGMMagesh Panchanathan PHI 1/2-1/2
2.IMBryan Smith PHIvsGMEugene Perelshteyn BOS 0-1
3.SMDenys Shmelov BOSvsFMTom Bartell PHI 0-1
4.Kavinayan Sivakumar PHIvsGrant Xu BOS 0-1
1.GMSergey Erenburg BALvsGMAlex Stripunsky MAN 1-0
2.IMLev Milman MANvsGMLarry Kaufman BAL 0-1
3.IMTegshsuren Enkhbat BALvsIMEli Vovsha MAN 0-1
4.James Black MANvsNMIan Schoch BAL 0-1
ChicagovsSt. Louis
1.GMDmitry Gurevich CHCvsGMHikaru Nakamura STL 0-1
2.GMYury Shulman STLvsIMFlorin Felecan CHC 0-1
3.IMAngelo Young CHCvsGMBen Finegold STL 0-1
4.Spencer Finegold STLvsWIMCindy Tsai CHC 0-1
Los AngelesvsDallas
1.GMMelikset Khachiyan LAvsGMAlejandro Ramirez DAL 1/2-1/2
2.NMTyler Hughes DALvsFMAlexandre Kretchetov LA 1-0
3.FMJoel Banawa LAvsFMKeaton Kiewra DAL 1/2-1/2
4.NMNelson Lopez DALvsNMAnkit Gupta LA 1-0

8) Fermo Porto San Giorgio

The 1st Fermo Chess Festival took place in Porto San Giorgio International Open 21st-29th August 2010, at the Astoria Hotel in Fermo, Italy. Roland Salvador took first place on tie-break from a group of 6 players on 7/9.

Official site:

1st Fermo Open Porto san Giorgio (ITA), 21-29 viii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
1 Salvador Roland IM PHI 2585 7.0 51.00 55.50 2365.33
2 Epishin Vladimir GM RUS 2585 7.0 50.00 54.00 2365.22
3 Prohaszka Peter GM HUN 2559 7.0 49.50 54.00 2338.56
4 Meijers Viesturs GM LAT 2542 7.0 49.50 53.00 2322.22
5 David Alberto GM LUX 2523 7.0 47.50 50.00 2302.67
6 Leon Hoyos Manuel GM MEX 2457 7.0 43.50 45.00 2236.67
7 Naumkin Igor GM RUS 2437 6.5 47.50 51.50 2271.00
8 Mogranzini Roberto IM ITA 2444 6.5 46.50 50.00 2277.56
9 Raineri Valerio -- ITA 2298 6.5 38.50 41.50 2132.33
10 Vezzosi Paolo IM ITA 2497 6.0 49.50 54.00 2371.89
11 Fierro Baquero Marth IM ECU 2432 6.0 48.50 52.50 2306.89
12 Pap Gyula IM HUN 2377 6.0 47.00 52.00 2252.11
13 Cordova Emilio GM PER 2350 6.0 44.50 48.50 2225.44
14 Dervishi Erald GM ALB 2323 6.0 44.00 48.50 2198.00
15 Calavalle Giulio -- ITA 2297 6.0 44.00 47.00 2171.56
16 Calandri Fausto -- ITA 2177 6.0 40.00 43.50 2052.44
17 Vuelban Virgilio IM PHI 2218 6.0 39.00 42.50 2092.56
18 Certic Branimir IM SRB 2352 5.5 47.00 50.50 2271.89
19 Panjkovic Aleksandar CM SRB 2290 5.5 44.50 48.00 2209.89
20 Martinez Rolly IM PHI 2316 5.5 43.00 46.50 2235.67
21 Borgiani Flavio -- ITA 2211 5.5 42.00 45.50 2130.78
22 Spornberger Maximili -- ITA 2251 5.5 42.00 44.00 2171.00
23 Boscolo Marco -- ITA 2197 5.5 40.00 43.50 2116.67
24 Damia Angelo FM ITA 2131 5.5 39.00 42.00 2051.11
25 Tomini Marco -- ITA 2130 5.5 37.00 40.00 2049.56
26 Garro Beraza Haritz -- ESP 2104 5.5 35.50 38.50 2023.67
27 GRAZIANI Claudio CM MC 2258 5.0 45.00 49.00 2215.33
103 players

9) 7th Kalamaria Open

The 7th Kalamaria Open took place 25th August - 1st September 2010. Zaven Andriasian won with 7/9.

Official site:


7th Open Kalamaria (GRE), 25 viii - 1 ix 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
1Andriasian ZavenGMARM25887,00,042,0
2Atalik SuatGMTUR26076,50,042,5
3Drozdovskij YuriGMUKR26246,50,042,0
4Nikolaidis IoannisGMGRE24936,50,041,5
5Radulski JulianGMBUL25746,50,041,5
6Mastrovasilis DimitriosGMGRE25836,50,040,5
7Mastrovasilis AthanasiosGMGRE25396,00,041,5
8Iotov ValentinGMBUL25816,00,038,5
9Petrov MarijanGMBUL25356,00,038,5
10Fakhiridou EkateriniWIMGRE22386,00,032,5
11Pavlidis AntoniosGRE23695,50,044,0
12Zdebskaja NataliaWGMUKR23835,50,041,0
13Malikentzos SotiriosGRE22395,50,040,0
14Grigorov GrigorIMBUL25035,50,039,5
15Shavtvaladze NikolozIMGEO24245,50,039,5
16Argiroudis StamatisGRE23155,50,039,0
17Baghdasaryan VaheARM22295,50,038,5
18Atalik EkaterinaIMTUR24445,50,038,5
19Raykhman AlexanderFMGER23625,50,037,0
20Ntiloudi DespinaGRE20465,50,033,0
21Radovanovic JovicaFMSRB23295,00,038,5
22Erdogdu MertIMTUR24485,00,037,0
23Exizoglou DimitriosGRE22625,00,035,5
24Moshoutas NikolaosGRE18675,00,035,5
25Spirliadis AchileasGRE20155,00,034,0
26Papadopoulos PanayotisGRE19515,00,034,0
68 players

10) 17th Graz Chess Festival

The 17th Graz Festival took place 28th August - 5th September 2010. The 17th Graz International Open was won by Georg Mohr with 7/9. Patrick Zelbel won the IM event with 6/9. Carolina Lujan won the WGM event with 8/9. My thanks to Manfred Mussnig for the games.

Official site:


17th Open Graz (AUT), 28 viii - 5 ix 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
1Mohr GeorgGMSLO25117,052,541,040,75
2Shengelia DavidGMAUT25826,552,541,537,00
3Kasparov SergeyGMBLR24926,551,540,035,50
4Fauland AlexanderIMAUT24066,551,540,035,25
5Lanka ZigurdsGMLAT24686,549,540,032,50
6Rabiega RobertGMGER25086,545,035,029,50
7Danner GeorgIMAUT24186,048,538,029,00
8Fahrner KurtFMAUT23146,045,536,028,50
9Schachinger MarioFMAUT23536,044,535,530,25
10Diermair AndreasIMAUT23126,040,031,025,75
11Buzeti JernejSLO22515,546,536,024,25
12Basagic ZlatkoIMSLO23275,544,034,025,25
13Tomazini AljosaSLO22345,543,534,519,25
14Halvax GeorgAUT22555,542,032,525,00
15Tomazini ZanSLO21885,541,532,523,00
16Sakelsek TadejIMSLO24075,048,539,022,00
17Krumpacnik DomenIMSLO23315,047,537,521,75
18Webersberger JohannFMAUT23685,045,536,520,50
19Huber Martin ChristianAUT19515,044,535,023,00
20Mihevc IvoNMSLO21935,043,534,019,00
21Kreiner StefanAUT19265,042,033,020,75
22Wertjanz DavidAUT21755,040,531,020,50
23Schweitzer WernerAUT20895,040,031,016,50
24Stagl MarcoAUT21065,040,030,514,25
25Wiedermann DanielNMAUT21985,038,030,017,50
26Wegerer Fred IngFMAUT22075,038,029,016,50
27Zankl ThomasGER21225,037,527,519,00
28Toefferl HeimoMKAUT21315,036,527,517,25
29Bensch PatrickGER22135,034,528,017,75
30Nickl KlausMKAUT21624,544,535,519,75
31Wallner Dieter Dr.MKAUT21174,544,034,015,25
32Teuschler Hugo Mag.AUT20434,538,531,014,75
33Loebler Heimo Mag.NMAUT21674,537,531,016,75
34Brandstetter DieterAUT20824,532,525,014,00
35Strobel MatthiasGER20864,040,532,516,00
36Huber AdolfAUT20724,039,031,015,00
37Trummer RobertAUT04,038,530,516,25
38Holzbauer Johannes Mag.AUT20364,038,530,514,75
39Steininger FriedrichAUT21294,037,028,511,50
40Boehmer Ernst DIAUT21284,036,528,013,00
62 players
17th IM Graz (AUT), 21 viii-5 ix 2010 cat. III (2321)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Zelbel, Patrick f GER 2348 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6 2442
2. Poetz, Florian AUT 2364 1 * 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 5 2359
3. Csiszar, Csaba m HUN 2450 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 5 2349
4. Handler, Lukas AUT 2115 0 1 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5 2386
5. Lendwai, Reinhard m AUT 2424 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2309
6. Schnider, Gert f AUT 2309 0 1 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 2322
7. Gruskovnjak, Tomislav f SLO 2363 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 2316
8. Schreiner, Peter AUT 2188 ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 2335
9. Cigan, Stefan m SLO 2374 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 2235
10. Wittmann, Walter m AUT 2274 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 2160
17th WGM Graz (AUT), 21 viii-5 ix 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Lujan, Carolina m ARG 2296 * ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 8 2577
2. Moser, Eva m AUT 2440 ½ * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 2483
3. Schneider, Veronika wm HUN 2292 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 5 2270
4. Limontaite, Simona wm LTU 2230 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2234
5. Daulyte, Deimante wm LTU 2333 0 ½ 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 2222
6. Pertlova, Sona wm CZE 2206 0 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 2236
7. Kopinits, Anna-Christina wm AUT 2187 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 4 2195
8. Exler, Veronika AUT 2143 0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 2077
9. Schink, Barbara AUT 2052 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 * ½ 2087
10. Novkovic, Julia wf AUT 2157 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 2 2022

11) Serbian League

The Serbian League took place in Vrnjacka Banja 21st-31st August 2010. Smederevski SK took first place.

Official site:


12) Akiba Rubinstein Memorial

The 46th Akiba Rubinstein Memorial Chess Festival took place in Polanica Zdroj 18th-28th August 2010. IM Kacper Piorun won on tie-break with 7.5/10 ahead of Zbigniew Strzemiecki. Extra games now available.

Official site:

13) 26th Geraardsbergen Open

The 26th Geraardsbergen Open took place 11th-15th August 2010. Johan Goormachtigh took first place with 7.5/9.

Official site:

14) SCCF State Championship

Jack Peters reports that the SCCF State Championship took place in LA 14th-23rd August 2010. Philip Wang and Joel Banawa tie, Wang first on tiebreak.

Official site:

15) Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational 2010

The second annual Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational was held from August 13-22nd. The idea is to give several types of often overlooked players the opportunity to achieve a FIDE rating. Academy members, long-time experts and masters, and up-and-coming nationally ranked scholastic players are the three groups meant to have this opportunity.

This year there were 3 FIDE hopefuls. All of them were successful in obtaining a FIDE rating. IM Dean Ippolito won the event with a 9/9 score. For the second year in a row David Grasso finished second, this year with 5.5/9. James West and Rahul Swaminathan finished tied for third with 5/9 points. All of the games can be found at:

We would like to thank Aaron Kiedes who directed the event. More such events are planned as the second Dean of Chess Academy is opening next month in Flemington, NJ. Between both centers, more than 50 events will be run on a monthly basis in the 5,000+ square feet available. We are looking forward to attracting all types of players, and are holding Grand Prix events every week.

Here are the final standings: 1st-IM Dean Ippolito 9.0 2nd-NM David Grasso 5.5 3rd-4th- LM James West, Rahul Swaminathan 5.0 5th-Andrew Walker 4.5 6th-8th- FM Stephen Stoyko, Steve Ferrero, Daniel Zhu 4.0 9th-10th- Kevin Chen, Mattew O'Brien 2.0

Aaron Kiedes reports.

16) 6th Dieppe Chess Festival

The 6th Dieppe Chess Festival took place in France 22nd to 29th August 2010. Igor Rausis took first place from Kamran Shirazi on tie-break after both scored 7.5/9.

Official site:

17) 7th Knokke International Open

The 7th Knokke International Open took place August 26th-29th 2010, consisting of 7 rounds "Swiss system" - 2 hours K.O. Maaren Larmuseau finished first with 6/7. I couldn't see the games from the event but I will round them up next week if some turn up.

Official site:

18) 11th World University Chess Championship

Zurich hosts the World University Chess Championship 2010 5th-11th September 2010.

The 11th World University Chess Championship takes place in Zuerich, Switzerland, 5th-11th September 2010. GM Wang Yue, Igor Lysyj, Pavel Ponkratov, Jan Markos, Dusan Popovic etc compete. Men's and Women's Groups.

Official site:

WUCC 2010 is an event of the FISU:

11th WUCC Zuerich (SUI), 5-11 vii 2010
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
1Khmelniker IlyaIMISR24833,03,02,05,0
2Wang YueGMCHN27323,03,01,54,0
3Megaranto SusantoGMINA25162,52,52,06,5
4Jurcik MarianIMSVK24662,52,52,05,5
5Gundavaa BayarsaikhanMGL24602,52,51,55,5
6Jumabayev RinatGMKAZ25472,52,51,55,0
Miljkovic Miroslav DIMSRB25102,52,51,55,0
Mohajerin PeymanFMIRI23662,52,51,55,0
9Ismagambetov AnuarGMKAZ24922,52,51,54,5
10Benidze DavitIMGEO25042,02,02,06,0
11Popovic DusanGMSRB25652,02,02,05,0
Nestorovic NikolaIMSRB24202,02,02,05,0
13Kuipers StefanFMNED23702,02,01,54,5
14Papin VasilyIMRUS25342,02,01,54,0
Pruijssers RoelandIMNED24832,02,01,54,0
Swinkels RobinGMNED24782,02,01,54,0
17Nikolov MomchilGMBUL25492,02,01,05,0
18Pitra AndikaINA22832,02,01,04,5
19Lysyj IgorGMRUS26382,02,01,04,0
Erdene GanzorigMGL23302,02,01,04,0
21Darini PouriaIRI24302,02,01,03,5
Panjwani RajaIMCAN24292,02,01,03,5
23Burg TwanIMNED24552,02,01,03,0
24Poobalasingam Peter SFMENG23321,51,52,06,0
25Purnama Tirta ChandraIMINA24001,51,52,05,0
57 players
11th WUCC w Zuerich (SUI), 5-11 vii 2010
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
1Severiukhina ZojaWIMRUS23133,03,02,05,0
2Borosova ZuzanaWIMSVK22773,03,02,04,5
3Tsereteli TamarWGMGEO23842,52,52,06,0
4Lkhamsuren UuganbayarMGL22062,52,51,54,5
5Hoolt SarahWIMGER22512,02,02,06,0
6Guramishvili SopikoWGMGEO23432,02,02,05,5
7Munguntuul BatkhuyagIMMGL24122,02,02,05,0
Stojanovic AndjelijaWGMSRB23372,02,02,05,0
9Cheremnova TamaraWFMRUS22252,02,02,04,5
10Yanjindulam DulamsurenWIMMGL22122,02,02,04,0
11Fuchs JudithWIMGER22372,02,01,55,0
12Drljevic LjiljaWIMSRB22732,02,01,54,5
13Zhang YingCHN22102,02,01,05,0
14Djukic SandraSRB21982,02,01,04,5
15Sukandar Irine KharismaWGMINA23722,02,01,03,5
Tuvshintugs BatchimegWGMMGL23332,02,01,03,5
Melekhina AlisaWIMUSA22732,02,01,03,5
18Seps MonikaWIMSUI21842,02,00,52,5
19Salman Mahini MonaWFMIRI20011,51,52,05,5
20Kharashuta EkaterinaWIMRUS22981,51,51,55,0
21Lestari Baiq VinaINA21771,51,51,54,5
22Nakhbayeva GuliskhanWFMKAZ22431,51,51,54,0
23Lindiawati EviWCMINA21331,51,51,53,5
Hemmatizadeh NinaIRI18911,51,51,53,5
25Alavi HomaIRI19531,01,02,05,5
39 players

19) Croatian Teams

The 19th Croatian Team Championships take place in Sibenik 4th-12th September 2010. Pavel Eljanov, Vladimir Malakhov, Sergei Movsesian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vugar Gashimov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Bologan, Boris Grachev, Alexey Dreev, Sergei Tiviakov etc make it a strong event.

19th Croatian Teams 2010 (Sibenik CRO)

Sat 4th Sep 2010 - Sun 12th Sep 2010 - Official Site - Results - Live

20) 7th Dato Tan Malaysia Open

The 7th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2010 takes place in Kuala Lumpur 1st-7th September 2010.

Malaysian Open 2010 (Kuala Lumpur MAS)

Wed 1st Sep 2010 - Tue 7th Sep 2010 - Official Site - Results - Live

7th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open Kuala Lumpur (MAS), 1-7 ix 2010
Leading Round 7 (of 9) Standings:
1Zhou WeiqiGMCHN25706,031,022,026,50
2Gupta AbhijeetGMIND25875,533,524,525,50
Wen YangGMCHN25075,533,524,525,50
4Cao SangGMVIE25405,533,024,525,25
5Wan YunguoCHN24535,530,522,023,00
6Guo QiCHN21655,530,021,523,50
7Sethuraman S PIMIND25135,529,021,521,50
8Nguyen Duc HoaFMVIE23605,033,024,021,50
9Nguyen Van HuyIMVIE24265,031,523,020,50
10Nadanian AshotIMARM24115,031,022,020,50
11Swayangsu SatyapragyanIMIND24445,030,522,020,00
12Wang ChenCHN24115,030,021,519,25
13Xu YuhuaGMCHN24885,030,021,021,00
14Nguyen Anh DungGMVIE25005,029,021,019,25
15Smerdon DavidGMAUS25265,029,020,520,25
16Yu RuiyuanCHN23875,028,521,020,00
17Wang LiCHN23905,027,519,017,00
18Mok Tze-MengIMMAS24165,026,018,517,75
19Pham ChuongFMVIE23755,024,017,014,50
20Dzhumaev MaratGMUZB24844,530,521,017,25
21Vijayalakshmi SubbaramanIMIND24664,530,021,017,50
22Gao RuiIMCHN24554,529,520,516,75
23Lim Chuin Hoong RonnieMAS23024,529,021,018,75
24Swapnil S DhopadeIMIND24264,528,520,516,25
25Das NeelotpalGMIND24374,528,520,016,75
26Iuldachev SaidaliGMUZB24964,528,019,516,00
133 players

21) Spanish Championships 2010

The Spanish Championships take place in El Sauzal, Tenerife, 4th-12th September 2010. Francisco Vallejo Pons, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Jordi Magem Badals, Marc Narciso Dublan and Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez are the top seeds in this 9 round swiss.

Spanish Championships 2010 (El Sauzal ESP)

Sat 4th Sep 2010 - Sun 12th Sep 2010 - Official Site - Results - Live

ch-ESP El Sauzal (ESP), 4 - 12 ix 2010
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
1ARIZMENDI MARTINEZ Julen LuisGMESP25403,04,02,06,0
3HERRAIZ HIDALGO HerminioGMESP24803,04,02,05,5
4VALLEJO PONS FranciscoGMESP26973,04,02,05,0
FRANCO ALONSO AlejandroIMESP24903,04,02,05,0
6ILLESCAS CORDOBA MiguelGMESP25913,03,51,54,5
ALONSO ROSELL AlvarIMESP24853,03,51,54,5
8MAGEM BADALS JordiGMESP25893,03,01,03,5
9NARCISO DUBLAN MarcGMESP25532,54,52,06,0
10ALSINA LEAL DanielGMESP25232,54,52,05,5
ESPINOSA ARANDA AngelFMESP24032,54,52,05,5
DEL REY DiegoFMESP23962,54,52,05,5
VEGA GUTIERREZ SabrinaWGMESP23682,54,52,05,5
15SALGADO LOPEZ IvanGMESP25952,54,52,05,5
16ESPINEIRA GONZALEZ DiegoFMESP23052,54,01,55,0
17MORENO RUIZ JavierIMESP24912,53,51,55,0
18ARRIBAS LOPEZ AngelFMESP24542,53,01,54,0
PENA GOMEZ ManuelIMESP24212,53,01,54,0
20RECUERO GUERRA DavidIMESP24572,05,02,06,0
ARGANDONA RIVEIRO InigoIMESP24082,05,02,06,0
ANTON GUIJARRO DavidFMESP24032,05,02,06,0
23LEON VARELA LuisESP21682,05,02,05,0
RODRIGUEZ LAPETRA PabloESP21052,05,02,05,0
25GUTIERREZ OLIVARES DanielESP21752,04,52,04,5
26VASSALLO BARROCHE MauricioIMESP24222,04,51,55,5
114 players

22) Sunny Beach

The 9th Georgiev-Kesarovsky's Memorial - Sunny Beach, Bulgaria took place 28th August - 5th September 2010. Krasimir Rusev edged out Radoslav Dimitrov on tie-break after both finished on 7.5/9.

Official site:

9th Georgiev-Kesarovsky's Memorial Sunny Beach (BUL), 28 viii - 5 ix 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
11Rusev KrasimirGM2543BUL7.54355.569
213Dimitrov RadoslavIM2380BUL7.538.550722
37Ermenkov EvgenijGM2431PLE74355.5516
42Nanu Ciprian-CosticaGM2515ROU742.553.551
53Drenchev PetarIM2514BUL6.54152.54-1
69Nikolov SashoIM2409BUL6.54152513
74Vasilev MilenGM2473BUL6.540.55251
815Pantev VeselinFM2371BUL6.538.550616
923Todorov OgnjanIM2303BUL6.53644.554
1025Lamorelle Julien2278FRA6.535.54668
1119Hadzimanolis AntoniosFM2341GRE6.533.543.554
128Faibisovich Vadim ZIM2410RUS639503-1
1311Kizov AtanasIM2397MKD638495-5
1420Kosanovic DraganFM2324SRB63748.5511
1517Markidis Konstantinos2342GRE6374840
1627Nikolaou Georgios2275GRE63747.547
1718Galunov TodorFM2341BUL637465-6
1837Orev PetarIM2224BUL63746528
1921Estrada Nieto JulianIM2320MEX636.54758
2029Golcman Evgeny2270RUS636.54750
2124Raeva ElitsaWIM2286BUL636.5475-9
2272Ninov Dayan2020BUL63343559
235Filip LucianIM2470ROU5.539.5504-10
2457Nikolov Jordan2097BUL5.538.548.5333
2514Spassov LiubenGM2376BUL5.537.5484-7
2630Spiridonov NikolaGM2262BUL5.536.547.54-1
2740Sokalsky Alexander2211UKR5.536.546.5414
2816Vasilev Vasil Aleksandrov2368BUL5.536474-19
2938Ivanov Stojan Lubomirov2223BUL5.53646.549
3034Popov PetarIM2240BUL5.535.545.539
3128Kjurkchiiski Georgi2271BUL5.535454-6
3271Daskalov Dimitar2021BUL5.53545427
3326Rusev Jeliazko2276BUL5.534.5453-3
346Georgiev KrumGM2445BUL5.534.5444-19
3588Danov Lyubomir1941BUL5.533414
3636Ivelinov Hristo2228BUL5.533405-3
3731Manolov IvanIM2261BUL5.53140.54-18
3862Janev Pavel2062BUL5.528.537.553
3910Mitkov MarjanIM2398MKD540.552.54-4
4032Zwardon Vojtech2247CZE539493-1
4153Monev Alexander2107BUL53746.5322
4241Yakimenko Alexander A2211RUS536.5483-17
4344Ni ViktorijaWFM2199LAT536.5474-7
4452Melich Jindrich2123CZE53647415
4542Kostadinov Rumen2207BUL535.5455-5
4664Dimitrov Dejan2053BUL535.545414
4782Somova Nadezda1968LAT534.544327
4833Popovic Aleksandar MFM2244SRB534444-12
4951Dalmau Jorgen2138SWE53443.549
5066Novosadova Kristyna2043CZE533.544411
5187Koelbl Wolfgang1943GER533.542.5412
5247Ivanov Bogidar2188BUL53343.54-11
5359Asparuhov Parvan2074BUL533423-2
5454Kanazirev Pavel2104BUL53341511
5545Kaderabek Jiri2192CZE532.5424-13
5665Kolev Atanas Tonchev2048BUL53139.551
5792Valev Valentin1911BUL53139.5433
5875Nadrchal Tomas2010CZE5313946
5973Hristov Petar2015BUL528.537.54-12
6035Angelov Angel2230BUL4.535434-27
6158Bassel Charaf2089LIB4.534.544.542
6243Popov Georgi2202BUL4.534.5444-18
6348Johansson Thomas2173SWE4.534.5433-9
64106Sirpas Argiris1825GRE4.533.542434
6581Hronik Petr1978CZE4.532414-3
66114Pantev Tsvetelin1747BUL4.531.539.5358
6763Kirchev Krasimir2062BUL4.531383-15
6856Todorov Todor Kost2103BUL4.53137.54-32
6955Ljangov Petar2103BUL4.53037.54-20
7050Gschwendtner Klaus2139GER4.529.5383-16
71108Kosturski Ivan1794BUL4.52936.5439
7290Hacaperka Michal1938CZE4.529363-1
7339Randjelovic Boban2222SRB4.528.5373-69
74100Badik Maksym1836UKR4.52634412
133 players

23) InventiChess 2010

The InventiChess tournament takes place in Antwerp 3rd-11th September 2010.

Official site:

InventiChess GM Antwerp (BEL), 3-11 ix 2010 cat. X (2478)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Meier, Georg g GER 2659 * . ½ ½ . . ½ . 1 . 2642
2. Hautot, Stephane f BEL 2409 . * ½ . ½ . ½ 1 . . 2579
3. De Jong, Jan-Willem m NED 2444 ½ ½ * . . . ½ . 1 . 2640
4. Istratescu, Andrei g ROU 2631 ½ . . * ½ ½ . . . 1 2542
5. Michiels, Bart m BEL 2459 . ½ . ½ * . . ½ . 1 2535
6. Docx, Stefan f BEL 2342 . . . ½ . * 1 0 ½ . 2 2534
7. Sokolov, Ivan g BIH 2641 ½ ½ ½ . . 0 * . . . 2376
8. Van der Stricht, Geert m BEL 2392 . 0 . . ½ 1 . * . 0 2298
9. Hovhanisian, Mher m ARM 2474 0 . 0 . . ½ . . * 1 2356
10. Piceu, Tom f BEL 2330 . . . 0 0 . . 1 0 * 1 2296
Round 1 (September 3, 2010)
Meier, Georg - De Jong, Jan-Willem ½-½ 46 C63 Ruy Lopez Schliemann
Michiels, Bart - Istratescu, Andrei ½-½ 38 B18 Caro Kann
Docx, Stefan - Sokolov, Ivan 1-0 32 D11 Slav Defence
Van der Stricht, Geert - Hautot, Stephane 0-1 71 E97 King's Indian Classical
Piceu, Tom - Hovhanisian, Mher 0-1 63 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 2 (September 4, 2010)
Hautot, Stephane - De Jong, Jan-Willem ½-½ 31 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Istratescu, Andrei - Piceu, Tom 1-0 47 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Sokolov, Ivan - Meier, Georg ½-½ 46 E42 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Van der Stricht, Geert - Michiels, Bart ½-½ 39 D20 QGA
Hovhanisian, Mher - Docx, Stefan ½-½ 38 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Round 3 (September 5, 2010)
Meier, Georg - Hovhanisian, Mher 1-0 46 A14 Reti Opening
De Jong, Jan-Willem - Sokolov, Ivan ½-½ 24 D17 Slav Defence
Michiels, Bart - Hautot, Stephane ½-½ 24 B01 Centre Counter
Docx, Stefan - Istratescu, Andrei ½-½ 47 E00 Catalan
Piceu, Tom - Van der Stricht, Geert 1-0 50 B50 Sicilian Defence
Round 4 (September 6, 2010)
Hautot, Stephane - Sokolov, Ivan ½-½ 30 C44 Scotch Gambit
Istratescu, Andrei - Meier, Georg ½-½ 25 C10 French Rubinstein
Michiels, Bart - Piceu, Tom 1-0 56 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Van der Stricht, Geert - Docx, Stefan 1-0 33 E58 Nimzo Indian
Hovhanisian, Mher - De Jong, Jan-Willem 0-1 36 A56 Old Indian Defence

24) Bratto Chess Open

The 28th Bratto Chess Open took place 22nd-30th August 2010. Vladimir Burmakin won with 7/9. Sabino Brunello made his final GM norm finishing with 6/9. Final results and games not available at the time of writing as the offical site was still down.

Official site:

25) 3rd Sabadell Open

The 3rd Sabadell Open takes place 1st-10th September 2010.

Official site:


26) 4th Annual Battle at the Border

The 4th Annual Battle at the Border 2010 is a 6 Round Swiss which is made special by the participation of Hikaru Nakamura. GM Charbonneau, IM Hansen, IM Teplitsky, FM Jack Yoos also play.

BATB Open 2010 (Lloydminster CAN)

Sat 4th Sep 2010 - Mon 6th Sep 2010 - Official Site - Results - Live

27) Persoonlijk Kampioenschap Noord-Brabant 2010

The Persoonlijk Kampioenschap Noord-Brabant took place in Roosendaal, Netherlands 27th-29th August 2010. Erik van den Doel took first place. I seem to have given the games twice last week.

Official site:

28) RAW Chess Challenge

The RAW World Chess Challenge under the tag-line "CAN YOU BEAT MAGNUS CARLSEN?" takes place the Cooper Star Hotel in New York City in New York City on Friday September 10th 2010. This one day match is part of Magnus Carlsen's G-Star fashion sponsorship (their RAW brand) and represents some of the best news for chess in years. The challenge see Carlsen take on registered viewers from throughout the world, they will receive help from Maxime Vachier-Lagrave from France, Hikaru Nakamura from the United States and Judit Polgar from Hungary who will suggest moves that will be voted on. The event is just one day but is similar to the hugely successful Kasparov versus the World in 1999. Kasparov will also be on hand as an Ambassador for this match.

Official site:

29) Gouda Open

The Gouda Open took place on the 4th September 2010. 7 Round Rapid. Anish Giri, Erik van den Doel, Sipke Ernst, Daniel Fridman, Anna Zatonskih, Matthew Sadler play. Dimitri Reinderman took first place on tie-break from Erik van den Doel, both scored 6/7. Daniel Fridman and Anna Zatonskih finished on 5.5, Anish Giri and Matthew Sadler on 5/7. There don't seem to have been any games recorded.

Official site:

30) 6th European Union championship

The 6th European Union championship takes place in ARVIER (Aosta Valley) - September, 4th-12th 2010. (open, 9 rounds)

Official site:

31) First Saturday September

First Saturday September tournaments are under way.

Official site:

32) September 2010 FIDE Rating List

The September rating list didn't see a lot of dramatic changes.

It was steady as you go at the top with Carlsen, Topalov, Anand and Aronian not playing any rated games. Aronian did move from 5 to 4 because of Kramnik's lost rating points in Dortmund. Ivanchuk and Gelfand move back into the top 10.

Sergey Zhigalko, Michael Roiz and Ivan Sokolov dropped out of the top 100. Viktor Laznicka, Luke McShane and Sebastien Feller came in.

The rating required to be in the top 100 moved up from 2639 to 2642. Michael Adams moves up to 18 from 35, Laurent Freseeinet from 40 to 27 both in part from becoming their national champions. Radoslaw Wojtaszek moved up from 75 to 42.

Full list available at:

FIDE Rating List September 2010 Top 100
11 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR1990277227722801281028132813282628260
22 Topalov, Veselin g BUL1975281328132810280528052812280328030
33 Anand, Viswanathan g IND1969278827882788279027872789280028000
45 Aronian, Levon g ARM1982276827732786278127822783278327830
54 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS19752759277227722788279027902790278010
68 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR19832716271727292736273627512755276110
77 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS1983273327332736273627562760276027600
86 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE19852717272127192741276027632761275610
912 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR1969270327562739274927482741273927549
1013 Gelfand, Boris g ISR19682755275627582761275027412739275110
1114 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR19832727274127392737273727332734274910
129 Shirov, Alexei g ESP1972273227302719272327372742274927490
1310 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE1987275627572748273327402740274827480
1411 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS1990271727222723272027252739274727470
1519 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA19872710273527152708273527332729273310
1628 Wang, Yue g CHN1987273627362734274927492752271627328
1715 Svidler, Peter g RUS19762739274127542744275027352734273110
1835 Adams, Michael g ENG19712699268226982694270426972706272821
1920 Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS1983276027422736273027252725272627260
2017 Malakhov, Vladimir g RUS1980270727152706271627212722273227258
2116 Leko, Peter g HUN19792756276227522739273527352734272410
2221 Wang, Hao g CHN1989269026902708271527152722272427248
2323 Movsesian, Sergei g SVK1978271627112718270827092717272327230
2418 Navara, David g CZE1985268726922707270827082718273127227
2522 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA19902703271827182730272727102723272110
2626 Gashimov, Vugar g AZE1986274027402758275927402734271927190
2740 Fressinet, Laurent g FRA19812667265826532670267026892697271820
2825 Bacrot, Etienne g FRA19832721270927002713271427102720271611
2929 Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB1983271627192719271227132713271627160
3032 Jobava, Baadur g GEO1983268426962696270426952715271027100
3124 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS1987268126812694269227102707272227095
3227 Almasi, Zoltan g HUN19762684268527042710272027252717270710
3334 Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS1990263226322626265826562695270627060
3431 Kamsky, Gata g USA1974271726922695269327022702271327059
3533 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS1987268926882708270527012708270827019
3639 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA19922670266226522675268026752697270019
3730 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS1977275127502750273227152715271527009
3841 Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP1982269326962711270527082703269726979
3958 Bu, Xiangzhi g CHN1985270227022682267326822681267626958
4055 Le, Quang Liem g VIE19912602260226242647268926872681269410
4150 Motylev, Alexander g RUS1979271027102695269727052704268526943
4275 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL19872637264026372639266026632663269218
4344 Akopian, Vladimir g ARM1971271226982700267826882694269126910
4443 Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS1985271427252715270327002700269126910
45-- Laznicka, Viktor g CZE19882617263426372652265926362638269019
4642 Bologan, Viktor g MDA19712689268826922692268426682695269013
4745 Timofeev, Artyom g RUS1985268126682651265226552677269026905
4846 Short, Nigel D g ENG1965268427062707269626862685269026900
4936 Onischuk, Alexander g USA1975269926992672267026872699270126887
5053 Riazantsev, Alexander g RUS19852647264626612661266026742682268611
5159 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL19652645266326722672266926622675268522
5238 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB19792672270227052702270226992699268513
5347 Efimenko, Zahar g UKR1985265426542668265726402677268926836
5448 Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS1974270327032697269726972704268826835
5552 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU1976267526642677268126612672268326830
5654 Polgar, Judit g HUN1976268726872680268226822682268226820
5756 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND1981266926612664265326862690267926819
5885 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB19822619261926192615264126682653267944
5957 Van Wely, Loek g NED19722655265026522641263926532677267928
6065 Berkes, Ferenc g HUN19852647266326612659265926762670267819
6162 Giri, Anish g NED19942518255225852588262426422672267719
6261 Sargissian, Gabriel g ARM19832667267826762680267526772673267718
6349 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij g UKR19782696269026862686268626842686267713
6451 Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER19852697268526892687269126862684267423
6571 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. g UKR19812655264326192641264926462665267127
6664 Inarkiev, Ernesto g RUS1985267526642645264926672669267126710
6737 Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN19732680268726972697269726982700267017
6881 Korobov, Anton g UKR1985262326332642264826632649265726709
6986 Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS19902648265926362635264526432650266922
7066 Smeets, Jan g NED1985263226422650265726512659266926690
7160 So, Wesley g PHI19932646264026402656266526652674266819
7268 Grachev, Boris g RUS1986266926842652265326672667266826680
7372 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR1977267526762666265726502661266526650
7483 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS1976263526352641264226432656265626649
7573 Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR1986265126672664267026702663266426640
7674 Bareev, Evgeny g RUS1966263426332634264326672663266326630
7777 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL1986267826672671266026572640266126610
7878 Volokitin, Andrei g UKR1986267826812691269226872664266126610
7967 Zhou, Jianchao g CHN1988262326232629263226502652266826608
8080 Mamedov, Rauf g AZE1988264526262626264026392653266026600
8188 Meier, Georg g GER19872658266426532658266326382648265919
8276 Kurnosov, Igor g RUS1985266926692666266826742680266226599
8370 Moiseenko, Alexander g UKR19802682269426772677266826692667265818
8487 Gharamian, Tigran g FRA1984261526112614260925972632265026589
85-- McShane, Luke J g ENG19842620261526152616262826232624265717
8663 Najer, Evgeniy g RUS1977266326812666266526652663267226579
8791 Smirin, Ilia g ISR1968265026482662266826472634264626579
8892 Socko, Bartosz g POL1978265626372643264326372644264626579
8989 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS1978264526482643263726372648264826569
9069 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS19842604261426432651265726572667265427
9184 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar g IND19832637263426542654267226722655265028
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9479 Dreev, Alexey g RUS1969266026622655265026532655266026495
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9896 Milov, Vadim g SUI1972265926592652264426442644264426440
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33) Forthcoming Events and Links

4ncl Team and Individual Rapidplay Championship

The 4ncl Team and Individual Rapidplay Championship on takes place 9th-10th October 2010 at Harben House, Milton Keynes. Saturday - team championship Saturday - individual championship

Official site:

Paignton Congress

This year's week-long Paignton Congress starts on Sunday September 5th, the 60th consecutive congress held in the same room, the magnificent Ballroom of Oldway Mansion. This record of consistency is probably unique in chess.

To commemorate this milestone, the committee has planned several extra features. Michael Adams is coming to put on a simultaneous display, and there will be a Junior International tournament held in the Mayor's Parlour.

In addition, Committee Member, Bob Jones, is publishing a book on the history of the event, which was won spectacularly by Harry Golombek after he beat the former World Champion, Max Euwe, on the very first day of the first congress. Since that day, many top players have tested the Paignton waters; from the likes of Barden, Wade, Yanofsky, Alexander and Clarke in the early days, to youngsters like Keene, Hartston, Adams, Hodgson, Norwood, Arkell, the list goes on.

Details can be found on the chessdevon website, or obtained from the Congress Secretary, Alan Crickmore on 01752-768206.

Bansko Grand Chess Open

The Bansko Grand Chess Open 12th-19th December 2010, Bansko - Bulgaria.


Izmir Open

Izmir International Open Chess Tournament which was supposed to take place 28th August - 5th September 2010 has been postponed after it clashed with

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2011

The 2011 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival takes place at the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar, from Monday 24 January to Thursday 3 February 2011. The new primary sponsors, Tradewise Insurance Company Ltd, have enabled the prize fund to be increased to £126,000, with £17,500 going to the winner of the Gibraltar Masters, £10,000 to the top woman scorer and two extra rating prizes (of £2,000 and £1,000) being awarded to each of two further rating bands (2000-2099 and under 2000) in the Masters. The tournament will be powered by previous primary sponsors Gibtelecom.

Official site:

Bilbao Masters Final 2010

The Bilbao Masters Final takes place October 9th-15th 2010. Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen plus two players from the Shanghai Masters compete in the four player double round robin.

Official site:

Pearl Spring Masters Nanjing 2010

The Pearl Spring Masters (I'm assuming the sponsor remains the same) takes place in Nanjing 18th-30th October 2010. ChessDom reports that the field has been finalised and that it should be just about the strongest of the year with Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue and Etienne Bacrot. 6 players 10 Round Double Round Robin.

Official site:

Gibraltar Masters

The 2011 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival takes place at the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar, from Monday 24 January to Thursday 3 February 2011. The new primary sponsors, Tradewise Insurance Company Ltd, have enabled the prize fund to be increased to £126,000, with £17,500 going to the winner of the Gibraltar Masters, £10,000 to the top woman scorer and two extra rating prizes (of £2,000 and £1,000) being awarded to each of two further rating bands (2000-2099 and under 2000) in the Masters. The tournament will be powered by previous primary sponsors Gibtelecom.

Official site:

Tal Memorial 2010

The likely dates for the Tal Memorial are 4th-13th November 2010. As yet there seem to be no details at all as to the composition of the field. I would welcome any news as to any early indications of the players and confirmation of the dates.

Shanghai and Bilbao Masters

The Shanghai and Bilbao Masters takes place in two stages. The First stage is in Shanghai September 3rd-8th 2010. The Final in Bilbao, October 9th-15th 2010.

The four players who will participate in the first stage in Shanghai are: Wang Hao, as best Chinese player (20th ranked); Alexei Shirov, as best Spanish player (9th ranked); Levon Aronian, as winner of the Final Chess Masters 2009 (5th ranked);and Vladimir Kramnik, as fourth ranked in the world ranking (4th ranked).

The top two qualified in Shanghai will play in Bilbao along with Magnus Carlsen, winner of the tournaments of Wijk aan Zee, Nankin and Bazna, and current number one of the world (1st ranked) and Viswanathan Anand, current World Champion (3rd ranked). Among the best players of the world, only Veselin Topalov (winner of Linares and number 2 of the world) will miss the Final, due to personal reasons.

Official site:

X Benidorm Chess Festival 2010

The X Benidorm Chess Festival takes place 3rd-12th December 2010.

Official site:

Vasylyshyn Memorial

The Vasylyshyn Memorial Chess Festival takes place in Lviv, Ukraine November 23rd - December 1st 2010. Men's and women's events.

For more details:

Men's event tournament director GM Yuri Vovk (English, Ukrainian, Russian languages ) via: mobile phone:+380 673912027 skype:Imperator15chess ICC: Imperator15 Playchess: JohnConnor

Women's tournament director IM Vladimir Grabinsky (English, Ukrainian, Russian languages) via: mobile phone:+380 977471673 skype: perfectchess ICC: grandcoach

Players in the GM event so far: GM round robin : Oleksienko, Mikhailo g UKR 2548 Vovk, Andrey g UKR 2522 Petr, Martin m CZE 2511 Semcesen, Daniel m SWE 2420 Smith, Axel m SWE 2416 Bernadskiy, Vitaliy m UKR 2414 Grabliauskas, Virginijus m LTU 2404

XL Rilton Cup 2010-11

The XL Rilton Cup takes place in Stockholm, Sweden 27th December 2010 - 5th January 2211.


PDF Invitation:

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 : -

The live games broadcast :

Archive of games should be here eventually:


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

Rounds 7-9 July 23rd - 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

6th TCh-CHN (CHN), 16 iv-30 xii 2010
Round 8 (of 18) Standings:
Rk.Team1a1b2a2b3a3b4a4b5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b10a10b TB1 TB2
1SHANGDONG Linglong * * 333341526,5
2SHANGHAI Jianqiao * * 233241022,5
3HEBEI3 * * 113341020,0
4BEIJING Aigo224 * * 234924,0
5ZHEJIANG22 * * 444923,5
6China Mobile CHONGQING243 * * 2922,0
7Lanpo JIANGSU22 * * 33921,0
8TIANJIN Nan Kai½32213 * * 616,5
9GUANGDONG Huateng11112 * * 213,5
10BEIJING Rendafuzhong1½12½ * * 110,5

4th Rijeka open chess tournament "Mediterranean 2017"

The 4th Rijeka open chess tournament "Mediterranean 2017" takes place 13th-20th November 2010 in the city of Rijeka, located at the North-west part of the Croatian coast of the Adriatic sea.

The president of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, has accepted to be a sponsor of this chess event while the County primorsko-goranska and the City of Rijeka are the co-sponsors.


IX Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Benidorm 2010

The IX Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Benidorm 2010 takes place 3rd-12th December 2010.

Further details:



Mobile: 0034-615547567

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 Tickets will go on sale in July.

For further information please call:

Malcolm Pein

Tournament Director, London Chess Classic

T: 020 7388 2404


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

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:

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 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 2nd Chess King and Queen Matches in 29 August-3 Sept. 2010 in Jiangzhou, China. Live games:

2. Chinese League A Round 10-12 in 9-12 Sept. 2010 in Guangzhou, China. Live Games:

3. Chinese League A Round 13-15 in 10-13 October 2010 in Hangzhou, China. Live Games:

4. The 3rd Nanjing Super Chess Tournament in 18-28 October 2010 in Nanjing, China. 6 players, Official site:

5. The second half of Bilbao Final Masters in 10-16 October 2010 in Shanghai, China. Official site:

6. Chinese League A Round 16-18 in 28-30 December 2010 in Beijing, China. Live Games:

Gujuan Tzu 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: Russia: (7)903-5593052, (Germany/World): (49)152-04014194


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).


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-Geneve 16:2
Luzern 1-Riehen 15:3
Joueur 1-Winterthur 1:

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) - 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!

Hungarian Tournaments March - October 2010

1.21st-29th August, CAISSA Kecskemet, GM+IM+rating, org: Erdelyi

2.4th-16th Sept, FIRST SATURDAY GM+IM+rating Budapest, org: Nagy L

3.17th-25th Sept CAISSA Kecskemet IM+rating, org: Erdelyi.

Czech Tour 2010-11

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

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:

Historical Elo Ratings has a list of historical top ten FIDE lists. The text is in Finnish but is understandable anyhow.