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Square Off, η έξυπνη σκακιέρα

Skakistiko - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:52

(αναδημοσίευση από το τεχνολογικό σάιτ insomnia.gr)

Με μια πρώτη ματιά, το Square Off μοιάζει με μια απλή, κλασική σκακιέρα. Όπως αποδεικνύεται, όμως, τίποτα δεν είναι αυτό που φαίνεται, καθώς πρόκειται για μια συσκευή που επιτρέπει στον αντίπαλό σας να βρίσκεται σε οποιοδήποτε σημείο του πλανήτη ή να μην είναι καν άνθρωπος.
Κι αν αυτό είναι κάτι που ήδη κάνουν τόσες και τόσες σκακιστικές εφαρμογές σε υπολογιστές και κινητά, το Square Off επαναφέρει στο παιχνίδι την ίδια τη σκακιέρα ως φυσικό αντικείμενο, διατηρώντας παράλληλα τις ευκολίες μιας ψηφιακής εφαρμογής. Έτσι, όταν το παιχνίδι ξεκινά, τα πιόνια του αντιπάλου κινούνται μόνα τους, κάνοντάς σας να νιώθετε λιγάκι …Χάρι Πότερ.

Πιο συγκεκριμένα, ο κάτοχος του Square Off μπορεί να προκαλέσει σε παρτίδα άλλους κατόχους μέσω της mobile εφαρμογής που τη συνοδεύει ή να επιλέξει αντίπαλο από τους online παίκτες του chess.com. Εναλλακτικά, μπορεί να παίξει απέναντι στον ίδιο τον επεξεργαστή της συσκευής, που περιλαμβάνει 20 διαφορετικά επίπεδα δυσκολίας.

Για να επιτευχθεί το εντυπωσιακό αποτέλεσμα το Square Off αξιοποιεί ένα ρομποτικό χέρι που τοποθετείται στο εσωτερικό της σκακιέρας και στην άκρη του διαθέτει ηλεκτρομαγνήτη. Τα πιόνια, με τη σειρά τους, έχουν κι αυτά στη βάση τους ηλεκτρομαγνήτες. Όταν γίνεται κίνηση στην εφαρμογή, το smartphone στέλνει το σήμα μέσω Bluetooth στο ρομποτικό χέρι και αυτό μετακινείται κάτω από την σκακιέρα, μεταφέροντας μαζί του το κατάλληλο πιόνι.

Στην ουσία, δηλαδή, η ψηφιακή κίνηση του αντιπάλου προσομοιώνεται με αναλογικό τρόπο στην σκακιέρα. Όπως μας εξήγησε άνθρωπος της εταιρείας, ακόμη και στην περίπτωση του αυτόματου παιχνιδιού κάθε κίνηση του υπολογιστή καθυστερεί δύο δευτερόλεπτα, ώστε να δοθεί η ψευδαίσθηση ότι ο αντίπαλος σκέφτεται πριν κάνει την κίνησή του.

Το Square Off έρχεται σε δύο διαφορετικές εκδόσεις: την κλασική, Kingdom Set, στα 249 δολάρια και την Grand Kindom Set στα 299 δολάρια. Η διαφορά της δεύτερης είναι ότι διαθέτει διαφορετικά πιόνια, χώρο «παρκαρίσματος» των πιονιών που βγαίνουν εκτός παιχνιδιού, καθώς και δυνατότητα αυτόματης τακτοποίησής τους στις σωστές θέσεις όταν μια νέα παρτίδα ξεκινά.

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FIDE Newsletter December 2017

FIDE - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:30



King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 24th till 31st of December 2017


Official website: riyadh2017.fide.com

The King Salman World Rapid Championship had a thrilling finale in which Viswanathan Anand claimed the title after the blitz tie-break with Vladimir Fedoseev.

Ju Wenjun of China continued the good run on the final day of the Women's Rapid Championship and after scoring two wins and three draws emerged clear winner with 11,5/15 points. Her compatriot Lei Tingjie was in position to direct a tiebreak match, but she could not win with black against Nana Dzagnidze, therefore being awarded the silver medal. Elisabeth Paehtz claimed the bronze with 10,5 points.

Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) became champions of their respective section in the King Salman World Blitz Championships.

Point and a half behind the champion are Sergey Karjakin and World Rapid Champion Viswanathan Anand. Karjakin took the silver medal on better tie-break, but the prize money will be shared.



The powerful finish of five straight victories lifted Valentina Gunina to the second place half a point behind the winner.

The rest of the field remained far behind. Ju Wenjun and Kateryna Lagno shared the third place with 14 points each, but the Rapid Champion Ju claimed the bronze in blitz thanks to the superior tie-break.

During the opening ceremony of the World Blitz & Rapid Championships, FIDE Deputy President Mr. Makropoulos proposed to His Excellency Turki bin Abdel Muhsin Al-Asheikh, Chairman of the General Sports Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that the name of next year’s event in Riyadh can be "King Salman Peace & Friendship Rapid & Blitz World Chess Championships" and that in the spirit of the FIDE motto “Gens Una Sumus”, chess players from all nations will be welcomed and able to participate.

2nd IMSA Elite Mind Games were held in Huai’an, China from 8th to 16th of December 2017.

Official website: iemg2017.fide.com

The IMSA Elite Mind Games included five disciplines: Chess, Xiangqi, Draughts, Go, and Bridge. Moreover, the card game—Huai’an Guandan appeared as an exhibition game.

Nearly 400 participants including athletes, arbiters and officials from 44 countries and regions were involved in this event. The selection for the final list of 12 participants in each category (Men and Women) of chess was based on the average ratings for last 12 months of the player’s (three ratings for classical, blitz and rapid).

The organisers of the event are the Board and Card Games Administrative Center of the General Administration of Sport, Beijing, China together with the Municipality of Huai’an in Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China.

Open Rapid:
1. Dmitry Andreikin RUS 4½
2. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 4½
3. Le Quang Liem VIE 4½

Women Rapid:
1. Antoaneta Stefanova FID 4½
2. Anna Muzychuk UKR 4½
3. Mariya Muzychuk UKR 4½



Open Blitz:
1. Vladislav Artemiev RUS 16
2. Alexander Grischuk RUS 16
3. Dmitry Andreikin RUS 14



Women Blitz:
1. Antoaneta Stefanova FID 14½
2. Ju Wenjun CHN 13½
3. Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS 13½

Open Basque System:
1. Alexander Grischuk Alexander RUS 6½
2. Anton Korobov UKR 6½
3. Pentala Harikrishna IND 6



Women Basque System:
1. Zhao Xue CHN 7½
2. Anna Muzychuk UKR 6½
3. Kateryna Lagno RUS 5½

World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2017 took place in Ahmedabad, India from 10th to 20th of December 2017

Russia won the Gold and 1250 Euro, India Green took the Silver and 1000 Euro. Iran took the Bronze with 800 Euro.

Daily reports are available here



The prestigious and mega event attracted 30 teams from 25 (including Uganda, which did not turn up at the last minute) countries from all continents – three from India, two from South Africa, two from Kenya, two from Nepal and other federations fielding one team each. The nine round Swiss team event had 9 rounds, with a time control of 90 minutes to each player, with an increment of 30 seconds per move.

Over the years, this tournament has jumped leaps and bounds in quality, with one GM, 14 IMs, 4 WIMs, 29 FMs and 7 WFMs, providing ample opportunities for IM and WIM norm seekers. The strongest ever team in Youth chess Olympiad was fielded by India in the name of India Green which had an average rating of 2503.

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 took place in Katowice, Poland from 14th to 18th December 2017.

Official website: www.katowice2017.eu/en

The winner of the European Blitz Championship, with 18 points, is Sergei Zhigalko from Belarus. Second and third places were taken respectively by Luke J McShane and Peter Michalik. The result was decided by a tiebreak.



The winner of the European Rapid Chess Championship was nineteen-year old Maksim Vavulin from Russia, who finished the tournament with the total score of 10 points.

Jan-Krzysztof Duda stood on the second step of podium. The best chess Polish player held the lead in the tournament for 10 rounds, but in the last game he succumbed to the future champion. The third place went to Pavel Pankratov, also a representative of Russia.



African Youth Chess Championships 2017 took place in Giza, Egypt from 2nd to 10th of December 2017

The Egyptian chess federation has successfully hosted the African Youth chess championships in Cataract Pyramids resort in Giza, Egypt 2 - 10 December 2017.

The event has attracted 145 players from 13 African countries : South Africa - Nigeria - Namibia - Zambia - Angola - Kenya - Uganda - Madagascar - Morocco - Algeria - Tunisia - Libya - Egypt

Algeria won 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Egypt won 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. South Africa, Kenya Libya and Madagascar won 1 Gold medal each.

Dr. Hesham Elgendy, the President of the Egyptian chess federation has welcomed the participants and congratulated the winners. He has also held meetings and discussed plans to develop African chess with delegates of the thirteenth African countries.

RESULTS

African Junior U20 Chess Championships 2017 Lome, Togo from 21 till 31 December 2017

IM David Silva of Angola & WFM Lina Nassr of Algeria were crowned Africa Junior U20 Champions winners in their respective categories

Medals   Women section   Open section Gold   NASSR Lina (ALG)   Silva David (ANG) Silver   CAXITA Esperanca (ANG)   Fawzy Adham (EGY) Bronze   MILADI Amen (TUN)   Anwuli Daniel (NGR)

Read full report here

Panamerican School Chess Championship 2017 took place in El Salvador from 11th to 18th of December 2017.

FINAL RESULTS






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10th Chennai Open International Chess Tournament 2018 live

Chessdom - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:42

Madras High Court

10th Chennai Open International Chess Tournament 2018 is organised by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association under the guidance of All India Chess Federation.
It will be held from 18th to 25th January 2018. Venue will be Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai,Tamil Nadu (INDIA). 260 participants are expected, top seeded are GM Timur Gareyev, GM Ivan Rozum, GM Sergei Tiviakov, GM Yiri Solodovnichenko etc…

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish

More live chess Tata Steel Chess 2018/73rd Armenian Women’s Championship 2018/Sevilla chess open 2018

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Georgian Chess Championship 2018 LIVE!

Chessdom - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:21

The 77th Georgian Championship will be held as knockout system between 16 players. Time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. The top players are GM Levan Pantsulaja, GM Luka Paichadze, GM Davit Arutinian, GM Davit Jojua, GM Tornike Sanikidze, GM Davit Benidze etc

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish

more live chess Tata Steel Chess 2018/78th Armenian Championship 2018/Dvorkovich Memorial 2018


Tournament schedule

I Round – January 16th 14:00 (Tbilisi time GMT+4)

II Round – January 17th 14:00

Tie-breaks – January 18th 12:00

I Round – January 19th 14:00

II Round – January 20th 14:00

Tie-breaks – January 21st 12:00

Semifinal:

I Round – January 22nd 14:00

II Round – January 23rd 14:00

Tie-breaks – January 24th 12:00

Final for I-II and III-IV places:

I Round – January 25th 14:00

II Round – January 26th 14:00

Tie-breaks – January 27th 12:00

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Jonny, Texel, and Laser pull ahead at TCEC Div 2

Chessdom - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:29

TCEC Season 11 logo by Santiago Mendez

Jonny, Texel and Laser have registered a fantastic start at Division 2 of premier computer chess championship TCEC. The three engines have collected 7,5/10 each, with the closest competition being already 2,5 points behind. Texel and Jonny are traditionally strong engines and have been dubbed division favorites before the start of the event. It is Laser, which qualified from Division 3 that can spoil their party, as only two engines will qualify for the prestigious Division 1.

Fritz, which dominated the field in Division 3, is now at fourth position with 5,0/10, with little chance to qualify or relegate. It will have its own mid-table battle with the newly updated Vajolet and Arasan.

Bobcat and Wasp are at the last positions. While the first did not manage to provide an update for this season, the latter did, but is lacking something to provide competitive chess in the first rounds of the division.

TCEC official website / Season 11 division system / Full list of participants / TCEC facebook page / TCEC Twitch TV channel

TCEC Division 2 standings

1. Jonny 7,5/10
2. Texel 7,5/10
3. Laser 7,5/10
4. Fritz 5,0/10
5. Vajolet 4,5/10
6. Arasan 4,5/10
7. Bobcat 2,5/10
8. Wasp 1,0/10

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Bulgaria

FIDE - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:53



FIDE are happy to announce that after communication with the temporary FIDE relationship commission members (consisting of GM Kiril Georgiev, GM Antoaneta Stefanova, GM Alexander Delchev and interim FIDE rating officer ICCF IM and FIDE IA Milen Petrov) we have come to the following agreement:

1) We will be able to register new Bulgarian players on FIDE site but only after approval and proper association from FIDE office. All newly registered players will fall under FIDE flag.

2) We will be able to start registering tournaments valid for FIDE rating and norms. All requests for FIDE rated tournaments must be sent up-front to the following email address: bgtournaments@gmail.com with copy to chessarbiter@gmail.com. After the tournament is approved by the commission, it will be registered on FIDE web site.Organizers should receive confirmation about approval/decline.

3) We will be able to send tournament reports to FIDE rating server as any other federation, but following more strict rules, specified below.

4) Every registered FIDE rated tournament must be fully compliant with FIDE rules and must be led by FIDE licensed arbiters.

5) No late tournament registrations are allowed.

6) Within 5 days after the finish of the tournament Chief Arbiter is obliged to send the tournament report to the interim rating officer and then it will be uploaded to the server, only if all necessary documentation is proper, in the prescribed 7 days period. All Tournament reports must be accompanied with payment transaction details - transaction ID, amount, payer, tournament name.

7) All organizers are obliged to pay FIDE rating fees directly to FIDE as it will be announced locally and according to the FIDE Handbook. It is their duty to sort these. No tournament report will be sent to FIDE without clear approval that the payment is made. Possible payment methods are Credit Card and Paypal.

Credit Card
Internet Address: https://payment.fide.com/payment.phtml 
Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
Instructions: Choose enter payment manually at the top and always provide name and reason for payment

Paypal
Code: www.paypal.com 
Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs
Code: payment@fide.com

8) All Chief Arbiters must be very careful with issuing any FIDE title norms. So any FIDE player must play with at least 3 other different federations (FID not counted as a federation). This one is valid for any player under FIDE flag.

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Open di Lugano 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:18


Enjoy the holidays in one of the most beautiful Swiss cities! Lugano is considered as a part of “Mediterranean Switzerland” due to its mild climate and its location on the bay of the lake Lugano.

The city also offers wonderful landscape composed of the Alps and the quiet lake and is at the same time third financial city after Zurich and Geneva. With a population of 55,000 Lugano is easy to reach – Milan airports are at a distance of about 90 km, Bergamo (with many low-cost flights) – 120 km. Lugano also has its own airport – for domestic flights.

This edition of the New-OPEN di Lugano will take place from 15-18 February 2018 at Hotel de La Paix, Viale Giuseppe Cattori 18, Lugano (Switzerland) www.delapaix.ch

It will be separated into Open A (open to all, regardless of their rating) and Open B (open to all players rated below 2050 Elo) and it will be played in a 6-round Swiss format with a time control of 90 min.+ 30 sec./move for 40 moves, then 15 min.+ 30 sec./move till the end of the game. Both events will be valid for FIDE rating. Entry fee – OPEN A: CHF 120.– / Junior (<20) + Senior (>60) + Women CHF 100.– GM/IM: free OPEN B: CHF 80.–/ Junior (<20) + Senior (>60) + Women CHF 60.–

A total prize fund in the amount of CHF 8,300 max., CHF 5,700 min. will be granted at this year’s edition.

Schedule:
Check-in – February 15th, 16:00 pm – 18:00 pm;
Round 1 – Febr. 15th, 18:45 pm (1 hour tolerance)
Round 2 – Febr. 16th, 10:00 am
Round 3 – Febr. 16th, 16:00 pm
Round 4 – Febr. 17th, 10:00 am

Round 5 – Febr. 17th, 16:00 pm
Round 6 – Febr. 18th, 10:00 am (Rd 2-6 30 min. tolerance)
Closing ceremony – Febr. 18th, 16:30 pm

Contacts:
David Camponovo, Via San Gottardo 26, CH-6900 Lugano -

aquilelugano@hotmail.com – Mobile +41 76 328 60 90

Official website – www.scaccomatto.ch , Regulations – www.scaccomatto.ch/bandi/ol_2018.pdf

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World Senior Chess Championship 2018

FIDE - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:04



The World Chess Federation (FIDE), the Slovenian Chess Federation, the Municipality of Bled and the European Chess Academy have the honour to invite all senior women and men throughout the world to participate in the 28th World Senior Chess Championship (50+ and 65+) organised in the Olympic city of Bled, Slovenia, 17th November (arrival) to 30st November (departure) 2018.


REGULATIONS

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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2018 FIDE Candidates' Tournament Player's Contract

FIDE - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:32




FIDE announces that the deadline for player's participation in the Candidates Tournament is 26 January 2018. The event will be held in Berlin, Germany from 8 March (arrivals/opening ceremony) to 29 March 2018 (departures) and the qualifiers are:

1. Sergey Karjakin (RUS, world championship 2016 finalist)
2. Levon Aronian (ARM, world cup 2017 winner)
3. Ding Liren (CHN, world cup 2017 finalist)
4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE, grand-prix 2017 winner)
5. Alexander Grischuk (RUS, grand-prix 2017 runner-up)
6. Fabiano Caruana (USA, rating lists 2017)
7. Wesley So (USA, rating lists 2017)
8. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS, organiser's nominee)

First reserve from the FIDE Grand-Prix standings is Teimour Radjabov (AZE).

The winner of the Candidates Tournament will challenge Magnus Carlsen for the FIDE World Championship title in the last quarter of 2018.

PLAYER'S CONTRACT (pdf)

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14ος Διεθνής Παράλληλος Διαγωνισμός Λύσης Σκακιστικών Προβλημάτων

Skakistiko - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:09


Παίζουν τα λευκά και κάνουν ματ σε δυο κινήσεις. Σύνθεση του Thomas Taverner, Dubuque Chess Journal 1889. Δεν είναι δύσκολο, μπορείτε να δώσετε τη λύση; Ένας φίλος των προβλημάτων έφτιαξε ένα σύντομο βίντεο με την επεξηγηματική λύση και πρόσθεσε δεξιά ένα σκετσάκι από τους Μόντι Πάιθον για να απασχολήσει  με κάτι διαφορετικό όσους επιμένουν να βρίσκουν βαρύ το καλλιτεχνικό σκάκι.

Η Παγκόσμια Ομοσπονδία για το Καλλιτεχνικό Σκάκι WFCC (World Federation for Chess Composition) προκήρυξε τον 14ο Διεθνή Παράλληλο Διαγωνισμό Λύσης Σκακιστικών Προβλημάτων. Ο διαγωνισμός θα διεξαχθεί την ίδια ημέρα και ώρα στις χώρες που έχουν δηλώσει συμμετοχή.
Η ημερομηνία και τόπος διεξαγωγής για την Αθήνα είναι η Κυριακή 28 Ιανουαρίου, 10:30 ώρα Ελλάδας, στην αίθουσα του Σκακιστικού Ομίλου Ηλιούπολης, στην οδό Παπαναστασίου 12-14, στο συγκρότημα των πολυκλαδικών σχολείων, που είναι κάθετη στην Βουλιαγμένης, πολύ κοντά στο Μετρό Αλίμου (έξοδος προς Αθήνα). Ο διαγωνισμός θα διεξαχθεί σε 3 τμήματα:

• Το πρώτο τμήμα προορίζεται για έμπειρους λύτες και τα αποτελέσματα μετρούν για απόκτηση βαθμών διεθνούς αξιολόγησης (δύο γύροι με ένα ορθόδοξο 2 κινήσεων, ένα ορθόδοξο 3 κινήσεων, ένα ορθόδοξο πολλών κινήσεων, μία σπουδή, ένα βοηθητικό και ένα αντίστροφο ανά γύρο).
• Το δεύτερο τμήμα απευθύνεται σε λιγότερο έμπειρους λύτες με βαθμό αξιολόγησης μικρότερο του 1700. Θα περιλαμβάνει ευκολότερα προβλήματα (δύο γύροι με 4 προβλήματα ανά γύρο από τις ίδιες κατηγορίες όπως στο πρώτο τμήμα) και τα αποτελέσματα μετρούν για απόκτηση βαθμών διεθνούς αξιολόγησης.
• Το τρίτο τμήμα των παίδων-κορασίδων (γέννηση μετά την 31-12-2004) θα είναι ενός γύρου με 6 απλά προβλήματα προς λύση (δύο ορθόδοξα 2 κινήσεων, δύο ορθόδοξα 3 κινήσεων, ένα ορθόδοξο πολλών κινήσεων και μία σπουδή).

Ο χρόνος σκέψης για κάθε γύρο είναι δύο ώρες, ενώ προβλέπεται διάλειμμα μισής ώρας μεταξύ τους. Η κατάταξη θα γίνει με βάση τους βαθμούς που θα συγκεντρώσει κάθε λύτης. Σε περίπτωση ισοβαθμίας, δεύτερο κριτήριο είναι ο συντομότερος χρόνος.
Η κατάταξη των λυτών θα είναι ατομική και δεν προβλέπεται κατάταξη χωρών.
Την ευθύνη διεξαγωγής του διαγωνισμού στην Ελλάδα έχει η Επιτροπή Καλλιτεχνικού Σκακιού της ΕΣΟ.
Για κάθε χώρα έχει ορισθεί από την WFCC ένας τοπικός διοργανωτής, για την Αθήνα ο Γιάννης Γαρουφαλίδης και για την Πάτρα ο Τάσος Αλεξάνδρου.

Υποβολές συμμετοχής θα γίνονται δεκτές μέχρι το Σάββατο 27 Ιανουαρίου 2018.
Αθήνα: Γιάννης Γαρουφαλίδης, τηλέφωνο 6938792281, email ggaroufalidis@yahoo.gr
Πάτρα: Τάσος Αλεξάνδρου, τηλέφωνο 6975926236, email sopatron@otenet.gr

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Εικόνες

Skakistiko - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:50

Το ίδιο βράδυ ο Ντάσιελ Χάμμετ με ρώτησε: «Γιατί είπες ότι είμαι ένας αμαρτωλός άγιος του Ντοστογιέφσκι; Τι σημαίνει αυτό;» του απάντησα ότι δεν είχα την παραμικρή ιδέα. Χρόνια μετά, όταν η ζωή του είχε αλλάξει, κατάλαβα τι ήθελα να πω εκείνη την ημέρα: Είχα δει τον αμαρτωλό – οτιδήποτε μπορεί να είναι ένας αμαρτωλός- και είχα εντοπίσει την αλλαγή πριν εκδηλωθεί. Όταν του το είπα ο Χάμμετ απάντησε ότι δεν ήξερε για τι μιλούσα και ότι για αυτόν τέτοιου είδους συζητήσεις ήταν πολύ «θρησκευτικές». Αλλά ήξερε ότι είχα δίκιο (Λίλιαν Χέλμαν).
Φωτογραφία του 1946, που παραδόξως δεν προέρχεται από τις σελίδες κάποιου νουάρ αναγνώσματος. Άνδρες της Σκότλαντ Γιάρντ παίζουν σκάκι στο γραφείο Τύπου της υπηρεσίας, περιμένοντας την είδηση που θα διακόψει την παρτίδα. Οποιαδήποτε εξέλιξη ρουτίνας όπως διάρρηξη σε οικία, ατύχημα με άμαξα, πυρκαγιά σε αποθήκη, είναι πολύ αμφίβολο αν θα αφήσει στη μέση και ξεκρέμαστη, δώδεκα παρά εικοσιπέντε όπως δείχνει το ρολόι τοίχου, την βαριεστημένη συγκέντρωση των παικτών. Το πολύ πολύ να δοθεί σαν δουλειά στον μαθητευόμενο του κάτω ορόφου. Μόνο ένας φόνος θα τα καταφέρει – και ο φόνος σαν τέχνη.

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16th Delhi GM Open: Naiditsch breaks through Karthikeyan’s Berlin Wall

Chessdom - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:58

The eighth round of the 16th Delhi GM Open was destined to be a cracker of a contest. There were two players tied in the lead with 6.5/7 — Double Indian champion GM Karthikeyan Murali, rated 2580, and the top seed GM Arkadij Naiditsch of Azerbaijan rated 2701. Furthermore, there were 15 players tied just behind them at 5.5/7.

Naiditsch had the white pieces against Karthikeyan and he decided to open with the king’s pawn, to which the Indian replied with the notoriously famous Berlin Defence. The resulting queenless position is a well-known middlegame that is closer to the endgame than most other structures. Naiditsch displayed supreme strategic understanding to use his minor pieces to dominate over Karthikeyan’s army. Karthikeyan surrendered on the 29th move.

Arkadij Naiditsch now leads with 7.5/8 and has all but sealed his victory.

Arkadij Naiditsch

Among the fifteen players pursuing the Azeri and Indian, four games saw results. GM Sergei Tiviakov, rated 2584, effortlessly crushed Indian IM Harsha Bharathakoti.

Bangladesh’s GM Ziaur Rahman made a good comeback after a sad loss to the top seed in the last round. He defeated the fifth-seeded Russian GM Ivan Rozum rated 2595 with the black pieces. Rozum allowed his queenside pawns to be clamped down by Rahman’s monstrously strong knight in the center. This allowed the Bangladeshi to weave threats around the white king on the kingside and force a dangerous passed pawn on f4 that finished the story for the Russian.

In a surprise victory, newly crowned International Master Akash Pc Iyer managed to outwit Ukrainian GM Vitaly Sivuk, rated 2550. On the second table, Russian GM Andrey Deviatkin rated 2471 defeated defending champion and second seed GM Farrukh Amonatov of Tajikistan.

Farrukh Amonatov

Delhi GM Open 2018 has been home to several norm seekers over the years and this edition is no different. Tamil Nadu’s IM Aakash Pc Iyer needs a draw on the top table against the top seed Naiditsch to score a GM norm. Maharashtra’s IM Md. Nubairshah Shaikh needs a win against IM P. Karthikeyan, rated 2497, to score a GM norm.

West Bengal’s Kaustuv Kundu rated 2324 needs a draw against IM Harsha Bharathakoti to score an IM norm. Arjun Tiwari of the Railways with a humble rating for 2179 has outperformed the expectations and now needs a draw in the final round against IM Rahul Sangma to score an IM norm.

Maharashtra’s Sammed Shete rated 2337 has completed his IM norm requirements with a round to spare. Shete had caused a flutter in the eighth round when he defeated GM Timur Gareyev of the USA rated 2605.

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78th Armenian Championship 2018 live

Chessdom - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:31

The 78th Armenian Highest League is a 11-player round-robin tournament taking place from 12-22 January 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

more live chess Tata Steel Chess 2018/73rd Armenian Women’s Championship 2018

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73rd Armenian Women’s Championship 2018 live

Chessdom - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:23

The 73rd Armenian Women’s Highest League is a 9-round single round-robin tournament taking place from 12-20 January 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

more live chess Sevilla chess open 2018/ Tata Steel 2018

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Fritz 16 dominates TCEC Div 3

Chessdom - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:45

The new entrant in the TCEC competition Fritz 16 has won division 3 of the competition. It finished with 18,5/28, a full point ahead of Laser 1.5. Fritz won 10 games and drew 17 games, losing only one along the way – against the bronze medalist of the division Nemorino.

Despite being highly disputed competition, the first three places in Division 3 were occupied by the engines that are in the division by right as per the Season 10 standings. Fritz and Laser will continue their journey in Division 2, where they will face tougher and more experienced opposition. Nemorino deserved its stage medal thanks to a strong showing in the second half of the event. A fixed Pedone edged the Division 4 winner Defenchess on tiebreak for fourth position. Senpai is the other engine that will continue in the same division, while ChessBrainVB and Ethereal are relegated and will have to prove their right to join the division again in about three months time.

TCEC official website / Season 11 division system / Full list of participants / TCEC facebook page / TCEC Twitch TV channel

Full standings TCEC Division 3

1. Fritz 18,5/28
2. Laser 17,5
3. Nemorino 14,5
4. Pedone 14,0
5. Defenchess 14,0
6. Senpai 12,5
7. ChessBrainVB 11,0
8. Ethereal 10,0

TCEC Division 2 roster and official poll

TCEC Division 2 starts today, parallel to the Tata Steel 2018 competition and you can follow it live on the official site. The roaster includes Jonny, Bobcat, Texel, Vajolet, Wasp, Arasan, and the newly promoted Fritz and laser.

This is the official poll on Division 2, to predict the top 3 and the medal winners of this stage.

#qp_main2003486 .qp_btna:hover input {background:rgb(150,150,150)!important} Which engines will be in the top 3 of TCEC div 2? (select 3 answers) Jonny Bobcat Texel Vajolet Wasp Arasan Fritz Laser

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Prague Chess Open 2018 live

Chessdom - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:43

The Prague Chess Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 12-19 January 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.226 players are participating,among them top seeds are GM Peter Kiriakov, GM Hannes Stefansson,IM Manuel Pena Gomez, GM Konstantin Chernyshov etc..

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

more live chess Sevilla chess open 2018/Tata Steel Chess 2018

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Διασυλλογικές διοργανώσεις ΕΣΣΝΑ αρχών 2018

Skakistiko - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:56

Αρχίζουν αύριο Κυριακή 14 Ιανουαρίου, ώρα 10:30 το πρωί, οι διασυλλογικές διοργανώσεις εθνικών και τοπικών κατηγοριών στην Αττική. Στις ομαδικές συναντήσεις θα αγωνίζονται στη διάρκεια των διοργανώσεων εκατοντάδες σκακιστές και σκακίστριες από τους συλλόγους της Αθήνας, του Πειραιά και της Αττικής.

Στον ΠΟΑ Αττικής (όπου οι τρεις πρώτες ομάδες εξασφαλίζουν το δικαίωμα συμμετοχής στην τελική φάση της Α’ Εθνικής τον Ιούλιο) συμμετέχουν, με σειρά κλήρωσης: ΣΟ Αιγάλεω, ΣΟ Κορυδαλλού, Πανελλήνιος, ΑΟ Κηφισσιάς, ΣΟ Ν. Φιλαδέλφειας, Σκακιστική Άνοιξη, ΣΟ Κορωπίου, ΣΟ Θωμάς Γεωργίου, Πειραϊκός.

Αρχίζουν επίσης: η Β’ Εθνική, η Γ’ Εθνική, η Α’ Τοπική, η Β’ Τοπική. Παράλληλα θα γίνεται το Κύπελλο Αττικής Φιλίας.

* Το σάιτ της ΕΣΣΝΑ όπου τα αποτελέσματα με ευθύνη των συλλόγων καταχωρούνται συνήθως από τις Κυριακές το μεσημέρι και έπειτα εδώ και ο σύνδεσμος chess-results για τις διοργανώσεις εδώ

* Αρχίζουν επίσης αυτή την Κυριακή και τις επόμενες οι διασυλλογικές διοργανώσεις σε άλλες Ενώσεις της χώρας. Σχετική ανάρτηση με ενδεικτικές πληροφορίες θα δημοσιευτεί σύντομα.

* Στη φωτογραφία: Ένας στους δυο επιβάτες στα μέσα μαζικής μεταφοράς, ένας στους δυο περιπατητές στο δρόμο και ένας στους δυο πελάτες σε μαγαζιά για καφέ take away γύρω στις 9.30 με 10 το πρωί της Κυριακής είναι σκακιστής – έχει αποδείξει η πολυετής παρατήρηση.

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Start of 80th edition Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Chessdom - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 03:31

The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament has started today. The jubilee event has a strong field of participants, which should yield exciting and surprising matches.

The only two grandmasters ever to win the tournament five times, world champion Carlsen and his predecessor Anand, are both participating. The latter has just won the world rapid championship. The world’s strongest female grandmaster, Hou Yifan returns to Wijk aan Zee this year.

Other participants include Aryan Tari, the new junior world champion and fellow countryman of Carlsen, reigning European champion Maxim Matlakov and his fellow countryman Peter Svidler. The latter has recently won the Russian championship for the 8th time, a unique record.

In all, six of the world’s top 10 players are participating in ‘the Wimbledon of chess’, among which the numbers two and three, Caruana and Mamedyarov.

LIVE games with analysis

Fraternal battle

The drawing of lots has yielded an interesting clash for tomorrow, between the world’s number one and two players, Carlsen versus Caruana. In the Tata Steel Challengers brothers Jorden and Lucas van Foreest will face-off. Lucas won the Top Nine Round Event last year, thus earning promotion to the Tata Steel Challengers.

Double jubilee

Theo Henrar, chairman of Tata Steel Nederland: “The 80th edition is extra special, since our company is also celebrating its centennial this year. Not only the chess tournament, but also our steelworks are inseparably linked to Wijk aan Zee and the IJmond region. Without cooperation with and support from the region we would not have become such a successful high-tech steel company”.

Steel and chess: creativity and innovation

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has a long tradition. Starting as an employee tournament, it has grown into an international tournament of world class renown, for which grand masters and amateurs alike will clear their diaries. Tata Steel has chosen for chess, because chess entails strategic thinking and focuses on finding creative solutions for complex issues. Tata Steel has that very same focus. Steelmaking is a high-tech process with a crucial role for innovation. Tata Steel employees are continuously and relentlessly working on finding clever solutions to improve processes and products. That is how Tata Steel is able to provide top products to its customers, allowing them to distinguish themselves in their markets. At the same time Tata Steel contributes to creating a sustainable society through its product and process innovations.

For info about the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, go to: www.tatasteelchess.com.

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Tata Steel Chess 2018 LIVE!

Chessdom - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:45

Tata Steel Chess 2018 is traditionally the first super open chess tournament of the year. The 80th edition of the Tata Steel will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 12 – 28 January 2018. As part of Tata Steel Chess On Tour the Tata Steel Masters will play a round in Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum on Wednesday 17 January and a round in the Academiegebouw of Groningen University on Wednesday 24 January. All matches, including the ones in Hilversum and Groningen, are open to the public free of charge.

There will be 3 sections: Masters, Challengers and Amateurs. Chessdom will have daily coverage with the top computer engines of TCEC – Houdini, Komodo, and Stockfish

Live: Tata Steel 2018 Masters / Tata Steel 2018 Challengers / TCEC with Twitch video

Masters

GM Carlsen, Magnus (NOR) 2834
GM Caruana, Fabiano (USA) 2811
GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE) 2804
GM So, Wesley (USA) 2792
GM Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) 2787
GM Svidler, Peter (RUS) 2768
GM Anand, Viswanathan (IND) 2767
GM Karjakin, Sergey (RUS) 2753
GM Giri, Anish (NED) 2752
GM Wei, Yi CHN 2743
GM Matlakov, Maxim (RUS) 2718
GM Hou, Yifan (CHN) 2680
GM Adhiban, B. (IND) 2655
GM Jones, Gawain C B (ENG) 2640

Tata Steel will also have a strong Challengers section. Click here to follow the Challengers section live

Challengers

GM Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 2718
GM Amin, Bassem EGY 2693
GM Krasenkow, Michal POL 2671
GM Korobov, Anton UKR 2652
GM Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2640
GM L’Ami, Erwin NED 2634
GM Xiong, Jeffery USA 2634
GM Van Foreest, Jorden NED 2629
GM Gordievsky, Dmitry RUS 2622
GM Bok, Benjamin NED 2607
GM Tari, Aryan NOR 2599
GM Harika, Dronavalli IND 2497
WGM Girya, Olga RUS 2489
IM Van Foreest, Lucas NED 2481

Official website Tata Steel Chess Tournament.

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ECU files a criminal complaint in Slovenia

Chessdom - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:00

On 11th January 2018, the European Chess Union filed a criminal complaint in Slovenia against anyone responsible for the shadow operation of the offshore company ECU LLC Delaware and the faked ECU Bank account in Slovenia involved, till now, in known transactions of more than 1 million euros.

All the timeline of the story, court decisions, and important material will be released the following period for the chess public to be fully informed about the heaviest crime that took place in chess.

Based on the decisions of the ECU Board and the ECU General Assembly, ECU will investigate this case, in the administrative, sport, criminal and civil level of justice till all the persons involved committing or covering criminal actions will be revealed.

The next actions of the European Chess Union will focus in seeking serious financial compensation in various countries from physical persons and entities who caused serious moral & financial damage to ECU, creating shadow operations, using fraud documents, as well as publishing statements and faked material without checking the sources and the European Chess Union position.

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