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A bit of a dash this week. We saw Vladimir Kramnik win the Bilbao Masters. The start of the European Club Cup and on Wednesday we will see the Pearl Spring tournament in China with Viswanathan Anand, who will be the new World Number One and Magnus Carlsen who will be anxious to get his show back on the road. The text is a lacking the detailed tables I normally do as I've been busy. Plenty of games to look at however.
Hope you enjoy this issue.
The Bilbao Masters Final took place October 9th-15th 2010. Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen were joined by Alexei Shirov and Vladimir Kramnik (qualifiers from the Shanghai Masters) to compete in the four player double round robin. Vladimir Kramnik took clear first place with two wins and four draws. World Champion Viswanathan Anand was 2nd, World Number One Magnus Carlsen, 3rd and Alexei Shirov 4th. Fred Lucas now had a nice gallery of photos from Bilbao at: http://fredlucas.nl/gallery/bb/
Official site: http://www.bilbaofinalmasters.com/
|Grand Slam Final Masters Bilbao (ESP), 2010.10.09 - 2010.09.15|
The European Club Cup takes place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 16th-24th October 2010. 24 players rated over 2700 Elo will participate. Top rated participant is Levon Aronian (2783) who will play on board 1 for MIKA Yerevan. The team rosters are not quite complete but a total of 135 GMs, 57 IMs, 47 FMs, and 243 titled players have signed up for the strongest club event of the year.
Official site: http://ecc2010.chessdom.com/
The Pearl Spring Masters (I'm assuming the sponsor remains the same) takes place in Nanjing 18th-30th October 2010. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue and Etienne Bacrot. 6 players 10 Round Double Round Robin.
Official site: http://www.chess-pearlspring.com/
The 9th Chess encounters Nationales and Internationales of Cap d'Agde (France) takes place 22nd - 31st October 2010 Players: Vasily Ivanchuk (2754) Ukraine ; Hikaru Nakamura (2733) USA ; Xiangzhi Bu (2695) Chine ; Liem Le Quang (2694) Vietnam ; Judith Polgar (2682) Hongrie ; Sébastien Feller (2649) France ; Romain Edouard (2636) France ; Jon Ludvig Hammer (2633) Norvège ; Truong Nguyen Ngoc (2633) Vietnam ; Anatoly Karpov (2619) Russie ; Yannick Pelletier (2592) Suisse ; Tatiana Kosintseva (2573) Russie ; Nadezhda Kosintseva (2565) Russie ; Kateryna Lahno (2539) Ukraine ; Zhu Chen (2480) Qatar ; Sophie Milliet (2388) France. Time control: 25 minutes + 10"
Info - Official site: http://www.capechecs.com/trophee_ccas.php
Viktor Korchnoi played Vlastimil Hort in a match in the Spa Resort of Vraz in the Czech Republic. The four standard games were drawn but won three of the four rapid games.
Official site: http://www.lazne-vraz.cz/cs/aktualne/
The Dutch League officially started on the 25th September 2010 (one match took place a week earlier). Round 2 was on October 9th 2010.
Official site: http://www.schaakbond.nl/wedstrijdschaak/knsb-competitie
Additional coverage: http://www.schakers.info
|Meesterklasse 2010-11 (NED), 18 ix 2010 - 15 v 2011|
The Karen Asrian Memorial took place 5th-14th October 2010 in Jermuk, Armenia. Tigran Kotanjian won with 7/9.
Official site: http://www.chessfed.am/index.php?Lang=2
The Continental Class Championships took place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA, October 7th-11th 2010. Giorgi Kacheishvili took clear first place on 7/9.
Official site: http://www.continentalclass.net/
First Saturday October tournaments take place 2nd-13th October 2010, GM, IM and FM events. Neelotpal Das edged out Tamas Banusz and Gergely Antal after all finished on 7/9. Games from the final rounds of some of the lower sections are missing.
Official site: http://www.firstsaturday.hu/1009/index.htm
The I Oliver Gonzalez Memorial took place in Madrid 9th-17th October 2010. Omar Almeida Quintana took first place with 7.5/9 half a point clear of a group including top seed Oleg Korneev.
Official site: http://www.memorialolivergonzalez.com/
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: http://www.uschessleague.com/
|USCL ICC (INT), 23 viii - 20 xi 2010|
|1.||GM||Joel Benjamin||NJ||vs||IM||Lev Milman||MAN||1-0|
|2.||IM||Eli Vovsha||MAN||vs||IM||Mackenzie Molner||NJ||1-0|
|3.||FM||Victor Shen||NJ||vs||SM||Gregory Braylovsky||MAN||0-1|
|4.||Shaun Smith||MAN||vs||FM||Arthur Shen||NJ||0-1|
|1.||GM||Sergey Erenburg||BAL||vs||FM||Tom Bartell||PHI||1-0|
|2.||IM||Jay Bonin||PHI||vs||FM||Ralph Zimmer||BAL||1/2-1/2|
|3.||NM||Adithya Balasubramanian||BAL||vs||FM||Karl Dehmelt||PHI||1-0|
|4.||IM||Richard Costigan||PHI||vs||NM||Ricky Selzler||BAL||1-0|
|1.||IM||Salvijus Bercys||DAL||vs||FM||Costin Cozianu||SEA||1-0|
|2.||FM||Slava Mikhailuk||SEA||vs||IM||Julio Sadorra||DAL||0-1|
|3.||FM||Keaton Kiewra||DAL||vs||FM||Marcel Milat||SEA||0-1|
|4.||Alex Guo||SEA||vs||WFM||Bayaraa Zorigt||DAL||0-1|
|1.||IM||Levon Altounian||ARZ||vs||GM||Mesgen Amanov||CHC||1-0|
|2.||IM||Angelo Young||CHC||vs||IM||Dionisio Aldama||ARZ||0-1|
|3.||FM||Robby Adamson||ARZ||vs||IM||Arjun Visnuvardhan||CHC||1/2-1/2|
|4.||FM||Gauri Shankar||CHC||vs||John Gurczak||ARZ||1-0|
|New York||vs||New England|
|1.||GM||Giorgi Kacheishvili||NY||vs||IM||Sam Shankland||NE||0-1|
|2.||FM||Charles Riordan||NE||vs||GM||Pascal Charbonneau||NY||0-1|
|3.||IM||Irina Krush||NY||vs||FM||Braden Bournival||NE||1/2-1/2|
|4.||NM||Alex Cherniack||NE||vs||Alexander Katz||NY||1-0|
|1.||IM||Jonathan Schroer||CAR||vs||GM||Larry Christiansen||BOS||0-1|
|2.||SM||Jorge Sammour-Hasbun||BOS||vs||NM||Carlito Agner||CAR||0-1|
|3.||NM||Udayan Bapat||CAR||vs||NM||Vadim Martirosov||BOS||0-1|
|4.||NM||Evan Rabin||BOS||vs||Richard Herbst||CAR||0-1|
|St. Louis||vs||San Francisco|
|1.||GM||Hikaru Nakamura||STL||vs||GM||Josh Friedel||SF||1-0|
|2.||FM||Daniel Naroditsky||SF||vs||GM||Yury Shulman||STL||1/2-1/2|
|3.||GM||Ben Finegold||STL||vs||FM||Steven Zierk||SF||1-0|
|4.||FM||Andy Lee||SF||vs||Spencer Finegold||STL||1-0|
|1.||GM||Julio Becerra||MIA||vs||GM||Melikset Khachiyan||LA||1-0|
|2.||FM||Alexandre Kretchetov||LA||vs||GM||Renier Gonzalez||MIA||1/2-1/2|
|3.||FM||Marcel Martinez||MIA||vs||NM||Konstantin Kavutskiy||LA||1-0|
|4.||NM||Ankit Gupta||LA||vs||Nicholas Rosenthal||MIA||1/2-1/2|
|USCL ICC (INT), 23 viii - 20 xi 2010|
|EASTERN DIVISION||W||L||Game Points||Opps Avg Rating||Opps Record|
|@ - New England||7.5||0.5||21.0/32 (66%)||2358||26.0 - 28.0 (48%)|
|Boston||5.5||2.5||17.0/32 (53%)||2398||25.0 - 29.0 (46%)|
|New York||4.5||3.5||20.0/32 (63%)||2407||27.5 - 28.5 (49%)|
|Baltimore||4.5||3.5||17.5/32 (55%)||2414||25.0 - 27.0 (48%)|
|Manhattan||3.5||4.5||13.0/32 (41%)||2406||22.5 - 29.5 (43%)|
|New Jersey||2.5||5.5||13.0/32 (41%)||2402||26.0 - 28.0 (48%)|
|X - Carolina||2.0||6.0||12.5/32 (39%)||2412||27.5 - 26.5 (51%)|
|X - Philadelphia||1.5||6.5||13.0/32 (41%)||2410||31.0 - 21.0 (60%)|
|WESTERN DIVISION||W||L||Game Points||Opps Avg Rating||Opps Record|
|@ - Arizona||6.0||2.0||19.5/32 (61%)||2402||28.0 - 26.0 (52%)|
|Chicago||4.5||3.5||16.0/32 (50%)||2411||26.5 - 25.5 (51%)|
|St. Louis||4.5||3.5||15.5/32 (48%)||2411||30.0 - 22.0 (58%)|
|San Francisco||4.0||4.0||17.5/32 (55%)||2425||30.0 - 26.0 (54%)|
|Miami||4.0||4.0||16.0/32 (50%)||2415||26.0 - 28.0 (48%)|
|Dallas||3.5||4.5||15.5/32 (48%)||2403||25.0 - 29.0 (46%)|
|Seattle||3.0||5.0||15.5/32 (48%)||2394||26.0 - 28.0 (48%)|
|Los Angeles||3.0||5.0||13.5/32 (42%)||2410||28.0 - 28.0 (50%)|
The Skanderborg GM tournament takes place 16th-23rd October 2010.
Official site: http://www.d2d4.dk/st_inv.aspx
|GM Skanderborg (DEN), 16-23 x 2010||cat. X (2477)|
|6.||Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek||m||DEN||2436||.||0||0||.||.||*||.||1||.||1||2||2465|
|Round 1 (October 16, 2010)|
|Miton, Kamil||- Brunello, Sabino||1-0||37||E00||Catalan|
|Smith, Axel||- Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek||1-0||33||A13||Reti Opening|
|Danielsen, Henrik||- Teplyi, Igor||1-0||33||B23||Sicilian Closed|
|Berg, Klaus||- Petkov, Vladimir||½-½||61||A45||Trompowsky|
|Drazic, Sinisa||- Andersen, Jackie||0-1||27||A36||English Botvinnik|
|Round 2 (October 17, 2010)|
|Miton, Kamil||- Drazic, Sinisa||1-0||35||A40||Unusual Replies to 1.d4|
|Brunello, Sabino||- Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek||1-0||38||A43||Old Benoni|
|Andersen, Jackie||- Berg, Klaus||½-½||12||A11||Reti Opening|
|Petkov, Vladimir||- Danielsen, Henrik||½-½||51||B08||Pirc Defence|
|Teplyi, Igor||- Smith, Axel||½-½||70||D20||QGA|
|Round 3 (October 17, 2010)|
|Smith, Axel||- Petkov, Vladimir||½-½||52||E11||Bogo Indian Defence|
|Danielsen, Henrik||- Andersen, Jackie||1-0||38||A04||Dutch System|
|Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek||- Teplyi, Igor||1-0||75||D86||Gruenfeld Simagin|
|Berg, Klaus||- Miton, Kamil||½-½||15||D31||Semi-Slav Defence|
|Drazic, Sinisa||- Brunello, Sabino||0-1||47||E04||Catalan|
|Round 4 (October 18, 2010)|
|Miton, Kamil||- Danielsen, Henrik||1-0||29||B08||Pirc Defence|
|Brunello, Sabino||- Teplyi, Igor||1-0||55||E60||King's Indian without Nc3|
|Andersen, Jackie||- Smith, Axel||½-½||16||E20||Nimzo Indian|
|Petkov, Vladimir||- Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek||0-1||60||A57||Volga Gambit|
|Drazic, Sinisa||- Berg, Klaus||1-0||53||D20||QGA|
The 10th Winterthurer Schachwoche took place 9th-16th October 2010. Milos Perunovic took first on tie-break from Anthony Bellaiche after both finished on 7/9.
Official site: http://schachwoche.org/
The 7th Lippe Cup took place 15th-17th October 2010. 5 Round Swiss won by Olaf Heinsel who beat Igor Zuyev in the final round (the only player on 4/4) to take clear first place.
Official site: http://www.sf-lieme.de/LippeCup/index.php
The Lichtenrader Autumn tournament takes place in Berlin 16th-24th October 2010.
Official site: http://sw-lichtenrade.de/LichtenraderHerbst.html
32nd Arco Open takes place 16th-24th October 2010.
Official site: http://www.arcoworldchess.com/
The 36th Guernsey chess festival takes place 17th-23rd of October 2010, at the Peninsula Hotel, Grand Havre Bay.
Official site: http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/festival/information.htm
The Swedish Elitserien league takes place 8th October 2010 - 13th March 2011. I couldn't see any games so far.
Official site: http://www.schack.se/
The 49th Danish XtraCon Chess League takes place 6th November 2010 - 13th March 2011. I couldn't see any games so far.
Official site: http://www.divisionsskak.dk/holdarkiv/div1011/
The 9th Forchheim Open took place 1st-3rd October 2010. FM Harald Golda won the Open.
Official site: http://www.schachclub-forchheim.de/aktuelles/
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
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 http://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews
|6th TCh-CHN (CHN), 16 iv-30 xii 2010
Round 15 (of 18) Standings:
|6||7||China Mobile CHONGQING||15||6||4||5||16||42,5|
|8||4||TIANJIN Nan Kai||15||4||2||9||10||31,0|
The 70th Italian Championship takes place 23rd November - 4th December 2010. The tournament will consist of 12 players in a round robin at the 4 star Hotel Athena in Siena. Games will be played on DGT boards, and viewable live at the Italian Chess Federation's web site. The players are: GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Michele Godena, GM Sabino Brunello, GM Lexy Ortega, GM Carlos Garcia Palermo, IM Denis Rombaldoni, IM Carlo D'Amore, IM Daniyyl Dvirnyy, IM Axel Rombaldoni, IM Daniele Genocchio, IM Pierluigi Piscopo, and FM Alessandro Bonafede.
Official federation site: http://www.federscacchi.it/
The Schachbundesliga takes place 9th October 2010 - 10th April 2011.
Official site: http://www.schachbundesliga.de/
The 73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 takes place Friday 14th to Sunday, January 30th, 2011, in the traditional "De Moriaan" venue in Wijk aan Zee. The event which has taken place since 1938 will carry a new name, that of Tata Steel, they bought Corus a number of years ago.
Confirmed players are: World Number One Magnus Carlsen (last year's winner), reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand and his predecessor Vladimir Kramnik along with Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov doesn't play. The composition of the A-Group is expected to be finalised shortly after the conclusion of the Olympiad in early October with the remaining groups to follow after that. The start for the registration for the amateur groups is on November 1, 2010. The official website will change to http://www.tatasteelchess.com/ (not yet active probably from October the old Official Site is currently the one to look at)
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.
|Name||Title||Country||Rating (May 2010)||World Rnk May||Date of Birth|
|Kramnik, Vladimir||ex-world champion||RUS||2790||3||25.06.1975|
|Anand, Viswanathan||world champion||IND||2789||4||11.12.1969|
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.
The London Chess Classic doesn't just feature the World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and the World Number one Magnus Carlsen and a strong field of English and foreign stars. There are a large number of side events for amateur and professional alike. There are two simuls with chess legend Viktor Korchnoi, the very popular daily blitz tournaments, weekend and rapidplays. Finally, and definitely not least, there is the FIDE rated open which last year was won by Jon Ludvig Hammer with a first prize of £2500. This year you can play the full schedule 8th-15th December or the busy person's 11th-15th December.
The Entry form is now available.
DOWNLOAD PDF Entry form
See body of this article for links to tickets and downloads and a grid of the schedule of the events.
The 4NCL takes place 6th November 2010 - 2nd May 2011.
Official site: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
The Vasylyshyn Memorial Chess Festival takes place in Lviv, Ukraine November 23rd - December 1st 2010. Men's and women's events.
For more details: http://www.grandcoach.com/en/students/11/blog/31/
Men's event tournament director GM Yuri Vovk (English, Ukrainian, Russian languages ) via: e-mail:email@example.com mobile phone:+380 673912027 skype:Imperator15chess ICC: Imperator15 Playchess: JohnConnor
Women's tournament director IM Vladimir Grabinsky (English, Ukrainian, Russian languages) via: e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org mobile phone:+380 977471673 skype: perfectchess ICC: grandcoach
Final list of players in the GM event so far: GM round robin: Oleksienko, Mikhailo g UKR 2559; Vysochin Spartak g UKR 2550; Vovk, Andrey g UKR 2540; Fedoseev Vladimir m RUS 2477;Petr, Martin m CZE 2468; Smith, Axel m SWE 2445; Bernadskiy, Vitaliy m UKR 2430; Semcesen Daniel m SWE 2416; Grabliauskas, Virginijus m LTU 2404; Polivanov Anatoliy m UKR 2388.
List of players in the IM event so far (9 of 10 players): Grekh, Andrey m UKR 2373; Nester, Ihor m UKR 2340; Duzhakov, Ilya f RUS 2336; Tsyhanchuk, Stanislav f BLR 2328; Orzechowski, Jacek POL 2283; Vovk, Ilja f EST 2267; Vetoshko, Volodymyr UKR 2211; Terletsky, Oleg UKR 2170; Leinov, Roman BLR 2162;
List of players in the WGM event so far (7 of 10 players): Hryhorenko, Nataliya wm UKR 2344; Soloviova, Liza wg UKR 2315; Matseyko, Katerina wg UKR 2243; Chulivska, Vita wm UKR 2215; Gasik, Anna wf POL 2203; Cherednichenko, Elena wf UKR 2147; Chlost, Marlena wf POL 2146;
The Chigorin Memorial takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 26th to November 5th 2010 and will consist of a rapid and a classic tournament. Details and regulations at: http://www.totalchess.spb.ru/
The 53rd "Torneo di Capodanno", takes place December 28th 2010 - January 6th 2011. Venue hotel Astoria Mercure in Reggio Emilia. Games start at 2.30 pm. Free day: Jan 01, 2011 - Press conference December 28th, morning.
|53rd Reggio Emilia Tournament (ITA), 28 xii 2010 - 6 i 2011||cat. XVIII (2696)|
|Vallejo Pons, Francisco||SPA||2697|
The Bansko Grand Chess Open 12th-19th December 2010, Bansko - Bulgaria.
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: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com
Official site: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/
The X Benidorm Chess Festival takes place 3rd-12th December 2010.
Official site: http://www.ajedrezenelbali.com
The XL Rilton Cup takes place in Stockholm, Sweden 27th December 2010 - 5th January 2211.
PDF Invitation: http://www.rilton.se/1011/inbjudan_eng/XL_RILTON_CUP_eng.pdf
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.
The IX Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Benidorm 2010 takes place 3rd-12th December 2010.
Further details: http://www.ajedrezenelbali.com
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))
|14th Unive Chess Tournament (NED), 25-30 x 2010||cat. XVIII (2682)|
|Name||NAT||May Elo||World Rnk|
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
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 2nd Chess King and Queen Matches in 29 August-3 Sept. 2010 in Jiangzhou, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html
2. Chinese League A Round 10-12 in 9-12 Sept. 2010 in Guangzhou, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html
3. Chinese League A Round 13-15 in 10-13 October 2010 in Hangzhou, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html
4. 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
5. The second half of Bilbao Final Masters in 10-16 October 2010 in Shanghai, China. Official site: http://www.bilbaofinalmasters.com/
6. 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
Tournaments, simuls and classes in Moscow.
Contact: Contact: Igor Glek, International Grandmaster, FIDE Trainer, Deputy Chairman of the RSUPES&T Chess Chair E-mail: email@example.com Russia: (7)903-5593052, (Germany/World): (49)152-04014194
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 1||2||:||6|
|Reichenstein 1||-||Bern 1||5½||:||2½|
|Zuerich 1||-||Geneve 1||6||:||2|
|Luzern 1||-||Riehen 1||5||:||3|
|Joueur 1||-||Winterthur 1||5½||:||2½|
The 10th International Chess Festivals Series Czech Tour 2010-11 has the following preliminary list. (Subject to small changes.)
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.
Czech Chess Christmas 2010 Litomysl (CZE) 26.12.2010-2.1.2011
12th christmas chess FIDE tournament, swiss system of 9 round, rate of game 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move, prize fund 33.000 CZK (1st prize 10.000 CZK = 400 EUR), special conditions for IM, WGM and GM, New Year’s Eve programme.
Children's Chess Christmas 2010 Litomysl (CZE) 28.-30.12.2010 1st international chess tournament of youth under 12, categories U10 and U12, swiss system of 9 rounds, rate of game 2 x 1 h.
Contact: Proclient s.r.o., Jaroslav Fuksik, Svedska 3, 772 00 Olomouc,
mobile: +420 608 364 664, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web:
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: email@example.com
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.