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Global Chess Festival 2018 – Chess Connects Us

Chessdom - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:44

The 4th edition of the annual Global Chess Festival (GCF) will be held on Saturday October 13th, 2018.

This year’s festival in Budapest will take place in the breathtaking location of the Hungarian National Gallery. As in previous years, a wide range of activities will be organised, all with chess as the main theme.

“Our mission has not changed”, says Judit Polgar, who is responsible for the organisation of the Global Chess Festival. “The Global Chess Festival promotes the 1000 faces of chess all around​ the world. We aim to share the beauty of chess with 5 million people by 2025, to connect and enjoy chess-related activities on the day of the festival. The power of chess connects people.”

Over 120 countries have already joined the Chess Map, which can be viewed at the following link: http://www.globalchessfestival.com/chess-connects-us/chess-map.

The GCF aims to expand the Chess Map with more countries, events and individuals connecting to it. The GCF strongly believes that Chess is a sport, an experience, an educational method, and a special connection, a common language.

“The passion for the game is the link between generations that teaches both young and old perseverance, logical thinking and respect,” says Judit Polgar.

Since the 4th edition of the Global Chess Festival will be held in the Hungarian National Gallery, the organisers plan to emphasise the strong bond between art and chess.

The connection between chess and art, one of the main themes of the 2018 festival, have been cherished by renowned chess players and artists. Enjoy a short collection of famous quotes:

“For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.” (Vladimir Kramnik)
“Chess is everything: Art, Science and Sport.” (Anatoly Karpov)
“I have come to the conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” (Marcel Duchamp)
“Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic” (Mikhail Botvinnik)

For more information vist: www.chessconnectsus.com

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Ο Νίκο Γεωργιάδης στο κλειστό του Μπιλ – σε ταμπλό κορυφαίων

Skakistiko - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:43



Πάνω: η πόλη Μπιέλ Μπιέν στο καντόνι της Βέρνης στην Ελβετία συνδυάζει στην κοινή σύγχρονη ονομασία και το ιστορικό γαλλόφωνο και το γερμανόφωνο όνομα – σκακιστικά ωστόσο έχει επικρατήσει να την λέμε Μπιλ.
Κάτω: όπως και πέρυσι, στο κλειστό τουρνουά του φεστιβάλ συμμετέχει ο Νίκο Γεωργιάδης.

Οριστικοποιήθηκαν οι συμμετοχές για το κλειστό τουρνουά των γκρανμέτρ (ACCENTUS Grandmaster Tournament) του 51ου διεθνούς φεστιβάλ του Μπιλ που θα γίνει από 21 Ιουλίου έως 1 Αυγούστου. Ο ελληνικής καταγωγής Νίκο Γεωργιάδης (gm, 2527) που ανήκει στη δύναμη της Ελβετικής Σκακιστικής Ομοσπονδίας και είναι μακράν ο πιο υποσχόμενος παίκτης της χώρας θα αγωνιστεί στο κλειστό με αντιπάλους τον παγκόσμιο πρωταθλητή Μάγκνους Κάρλσεν (Νορβηγία), τον Σαχιγιάρ Μαμεντιάροβ (νο3 στον κόσμο, Αζερμπαϊτζάν), τον Μαξίμ Βασιέ-Λαγκράβ (νο6 στον κόσμο, Γαλλία), τον Πίτερ Σβίντλερ (νο14 στον κόσμο, Ρωσία) και τον Νταβίντ Ναβάρα (νο24 στον κόσμο, Τσεχία). Δηλαδή οι 3 από τους 6 σκακιστές είναι στο τοπ-10 της παγκόσμιας κατάταξης.

Το φεστιβάλ του Μπιλ -όπως κάθε χρονιά- περιλαμβάνει πολλά τουρνουά ακόμη για παίκτες κάθε δυναμικότητας. Μπορείτε να δείτε το πλήρες πρόγραμμα όλων των εκδηλώσεων, πληροφορίες για τις συνθήκες φιλοξενίας αν αποφασίσετε το ταξίδι και τα πρώτα στοιχεία με ειδησεογραφία σχετική με τα τουρνουά στην ιστοσελίδα των διοργανωτών bielchessfestival.ch

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 9

FIDE - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:50



Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 9

The ninth game of the FIDE Women World Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel and ended up with a draw after 80 moves. The score in the match became 5:4. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi needs to win the final game to level the score and secure a playoff, while Ju Wenjun needs to make a draw to win the Match.

As in the previous round it was Ju Wenjun, who had good winning chances in the game nine. Once again Nimzo-Indian happened in the game but Tan Zhonyi chose to play 4.Qc2 compare to the seventh game. Tan Zhongyi didn`t manage to create any troubles for her opponent in the opening and after the game was transferred into the ending Black kept better chances.



In a time trouble Ju Wenjun missed a good winning chance on move 40 when she could have played 40...h4 instead of 40...Rh3. The rook ending still looked winning for Black but Tan Zhongyi found a beautiful resourse 45. e4! If Black plays 45...f4 White can make a draw after 46.Re6! with crazy rook.

The rook ending with 2 extra pawns for Black turned to be drawish and Tan Zhongyi played precisisly and didn`t give other chances for her opponent.

The tenth game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will be held on 18th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 8


The eighth game of the Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours of play and the score in the match became 4.5:3.5. Ju Wenjun missed a good chance to win the game but she still keeps on leading one point ahead.

Playing Black Tan Zhongyi decided to avoid the Catalan opening and showed her intention to fight after 4…f6 and 5…g5. Even though this variation looked risky for Black, the Women`s World Champion believed it was definitely worth a try. Ju Wenjun coped well in the unfamiliar opening and after opposite-side castling the position became sharp. The most crucial moment came after Tan Zhongyi played 26...Rxe5. It turned out to be a blunder, which gave white a great chance to get winning position after simple tactics 27.Rxe5 Nxe5 28.f4 Ng4 29.Qxf6 Nxf6 30.Bc4! Both players didn`t see this option and after that most of the pieces were traded and the peace was signed on 32nd move.



Two games left in the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match and the current Women`s Champion needs to make at least 1,5 out of 2 to equalize the score, while Ju Wenjun will win the Match if she secures 1 point out of 2. The 9th game will be held on 16th of May.

According to the regulations If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 7


The seventh game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel on 13th of May. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours fight. The score in the match is 4: 3 and three rounds to go the challenger Ju Wenjun keeps on leading in the Match one point ahead.



After 5 decisive games in a row today`s game was relatively peaceful. Both players were familiar with the opening. Even though the Women`s World Champion is definitely looking for chances to equalize the score in the match, it seems like she didn`t manage to create many problems for her opponent in the 7th game. According to Tan Zhongyi, she didn’t like Ju Wenjun’s plan 16...c4 ,18... Bd6, and 19...Qe7 and she felt she had a bit advantage at the center.

Ju Wenjun didn`t think her position was worse but didn`t mind to make a draw. She simplified the position and the game was transferred into the completely drawish ending with opposite color bishops and rooks.

Tomorrow is a free day and the 8th game will be held on 3:00pm on 15th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 6



The sixth game of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match took place on 12th of May in Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated Ju Wenjun after 125 moves and 6 hours of play. The score became 2.5:3.5 and the challenger is leading after 6 rounds.

Today’s game started with the Catalan opening same as the third game of the Match. Tan Zhongyi deviated from the course of that game on the 4th move and chose 4...Bb4 instead of 4...dc. According to Ju Wenjun, she didn`t see a principal line 19. Qb7 and missed the opportunity to grab a pawn. However, Tan Zhongyi felt confidant about her position and thought she could have got enough compensation.



When the black queenside pawns started to move forward, Ju Wenjun obviously lost her track and made few inaccurate moves in the time trouble. After 40.Bf1 she lost one pawn and ended up defending worse ending. After precise 40. f4 the position could have remained balanced. Tan Zhongyi managed to convert her advantage into the full point after 2 more hours of play. It was the longest game in this Match until now.

The 7th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will take place on 13th of May at 3 pm local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 5

Ju Wenjun lead with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games

The 5th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match took place at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 9th May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the current champion Tan Zhongyi and the score in the match became 3.5:1.5. After the first half of the Match 4 out of five games were desicive and only one game finished in a draw. Tommorow the tournament hall will be moved to Chongqing, a home town of Tan Zhongyi.

Tan Zhongyi chose to play 1.e4, a very rare move in her chess career. It seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared against the Bishop Opening and didn`t have any trouble in the opening.

Tan Zhongyi decided to sacrifice a pawn to get a pair of bishops instead. It turned out White had not enough compensation as Black managed to block the center with the knights and created dangerous attack on the King`s side. After 35 move Tan Zhongyi had to resign.



At the post-game press conference Ju Wenjun said she was surprised to lead in the Match by 2 points. She felt that Tan Zhongyi was not in good shape, but thought there is still long way to go.

The 6th game will be held on 3 pm 12th May, in Chongqing. According to the match regulations, players switched colors after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 6th round too.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 4


The fourth game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on the 7th May. After 2 losses the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated her opponent Ju Wenjun. The score in the Match is 2.5:1,5 and the challenger still leads after 4 rounds.

Playing with White pieces Tan Zhongyi started with Trompowsky Attack. She was trying to avoid theoretical lines and choose to fight in the middlegame. White was obviously looking for attacking chances on the King`s side but it seemed Black had enough forces for defence. After 21.g4 the position became sharp and according to Tan Zhongyi, she did not believe she had any advantage until Ju Wenjun made a few inaccurate moves. It seems Black got into trouble after exchanging a very strong knight (23...Nxd2) and after another mistake 26...g5 White had just to find precise moves to finish her attack.



The 8th of May will be the second rest day in this match. According to the match regulations, players will switch colours after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 5th round.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 3 Ju Wenjun wins again



After the first free day the third round of the Women`s World Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 6th of May. The current Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi had to resign on 27th move. After 3 games the challenger leads with 2.5:0.5.



Today’s game started with the Catalan Opening. After Ju Wenjun moved her Queen to the King`s side hoping to creat some attacking chances, Tan Zhongyi made a serious mistake 14...g5?? And after 15.Qh5, Black lost a pawn and her position became hopeless.

Later at the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi explained that she simply missed her opponenet`s move 15.Qh5 and later 24.Ne4. Ju Wenjun said was surprised of Tan’s g5 and she felt she was going to win today after 16.Bxg5.

The 4th game will tbe held on 3:00pm on 7th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 2



The second game of the 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place in the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai on 4th of May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi with Black pieces after 55 moves.



In today’s game, Tan Zhongyi played c4 on the first more, instead of her more common 1.d4, trying to surprise her opponent. Nevertheless, Ju Wenjun was prepared well and played unexpected moves in the opening. According to Tan Zhongyi, she had no idea how to play after the 2nd move and chose relatively passive 3.d3.

As a result, Tan Zhongyi didn`t get any advantage from opening with White, while Black got very comfortable play.

The mistake on the 22 move gave Ju Wenjun the opportunity to increase her advantage. Ju Wenjun won a pawn and transferred the game into the winning rook ending. Under the time pressure the challenger made a few mistakes giving chances to Tan Zhongyi to save the game but she failed to find the precise ways to keep the balance.

After 2 games the score in the match is 1,5-0,5 in favor of Ju Wenjun. After the rest day the match will continue on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 8

FIDE - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:41



Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 8

The eighth game of the Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours of play and the score in the match became 4.5:3.5. Ju Wenjun missed a good chance to win the game but she still keeps on leading one point ahead.

Playing Black Tan Zhongyi decided to avoid the Catalan opening and showed her intention to fight after 4…f6 and 5…g5. Even though this variation looked risky for Black, the Women`s World Champion believed it was definitely worth a try. Ju Wenjun coped well in the unfamiliar opening and after opposite-side castling the position became sharp. The most crucial moment came after Tan Zhongyi played 26...Rxe5. It turned out to be a blunder, which gave white a great chance to get winning position after simple tactics 27.Rxe5 Nxe5 28.f4 Ng4 29.Qxf6 Nxf6 30.Bc4! Both players didn`t see this option and after that most of the pieces were traded and the peace was signed on 32nd move.



Two games left in the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match and the current Women`s Champion needs to make at least 1,5 out of 2 to equalize the score, while Ju Wenjun will win the Match if she secures 1 point out of 2. The 9th game will be held on 16th of May.

According to the regulations If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 7


The seventh game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel on 13th of May. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours fight. The score in the match is 4: 3 and three rounds to go the challenger Ju Wenjun keeps on leading in the Match one point ahead.



After 5 decisive games in a row today`s game was relatively peaceful. Both players were familiar with the opening. Even though the Women`s World Champion is definitely looking for chances to equalize the score in the match, it seems like she didn`t manage to create many problems for her opponent in the 7th game. According to Tan Zhongyi, she didn’t like Ju Wenjun’s plan 16...c4 ,18... Bd6, and 19...Qe7 and she felt she had a bit advantage at the center.

Ju Wenjun didn`t think her position was worse but didn`t mind to make a draw. She simplified the position and the game was transferred into the completely drawish ending with opposite color bishops and rooks.

Tomorrow is a free day and the 8th game will be held on 3:00pm on 15th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 6



The sixth game of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match took place on 12th of May in Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated Ju Wenjun after 125 moves and 6 hours of play. The score became 2.5:3.5 and the challenger is leading after 6 rounds.

Today’s game started with the Catalan opening same as the third game of the Match. Tan Zhongyi deviated from the course of that game on the 4th move and chose 4...Bb4 instead of 4...dc. According to Ju Wenjun, she didn`t see a principal line 19. Qb7 and missed the opportunity to grab a pawn. However, Tan Zhongyi felt confidant about her position and thought she could have got enough compensation.



When the black queenside pawns started to move forward, Ju Wenjun obviously lost her track and made few inaccurate moves in the time trouble. After 40.Bf1 she lost one pawn and ended up defending worse ending. After precise 40. f4 the position could have remained balanced. Tan Zhongyi managed to convert her advantage into the full point after 2 more hours of play. It was the longest game in this Match until now.

The 7th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will take place on 13th of May at 3 pm local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 5

Ju Wenjun lead with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games

The 5th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match took place at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 9th May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the current champion Tan Zhongyi and the score in the match became 3.5:1.5. After the first half of the Match 4 out of five games were desicive and only one game finished in a draw. Tommorow the tournament hall will be moved to Chongqing, a home town of Tan Zhongyi.

Tan Zhongyi chose to play 1.e4, a very rare move in her chess career. It seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared against the Bishop Opening and didn`t have any trouble in the opening.

Tan Zhongyi decided to sacrifice a pawn to get a pair of bishops instead. It turned out White had not enough compensation as Black managed to block the center with the knights and created dangerous attack on the King`s side. After 35 move Tan Zhongyi had to resign.



At the post-game press conference Ju Wenjun said she was surprised to lead in the Match by 2 points. She felt that Tan Zhongyi was not in good shape, but thought there is still long way to go.

The 6th game will be held on 3 pm 12th May, in Chongqing. According to the match regulations, players switched colors after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 6th round too.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 4


The fourth game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on the 7th May. After 2 losses the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated her opponent Ju Wenjun. The score in the Match is 2.5:1,5 and the challenger still leads after 4 rounds.

Playing with White pieces Tan Zhongyi started with Trompowsky Attack. She was trying to avoid theoretical lines and choose to fight in the middlegame. White was obviously looking for attacking chances on the King`s side but it seemed Black had enough forces for defence. After 21.g4 the position became sharp and according to Tan Zhongyi, she did not believe she had any advantage until Ju Wenjun made a few inaccurate moves. It seems Black got into trouble after exchanging a very strong knight (23...Nxd2) and after another mistake 26...g5 White had just to find precise moves to finish her attack.



The 8th of May will be the second rest day in this match. According to the match regulations, players will switch colours after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 5th round.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 3 Ju Wenjun wins again



After the first free day the third round of the Women`s World Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 6th of May. The current Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi had to resign on 27th move. After 3 games the challenger leads with 2.5:0.5.



Today’s game started with the Catalan Opening. After Ju Wenjun moved her Queen to the King`s side hoping to creat some attacking chances, Tan Zhongyi made a serious mistake 14...g5?? And after 15.Qh5, Black lost a pawn and her position became hopeless.

Later at the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi explained that she simply missed her opponenet`s move 15.Qh5 and later 24.Ne4. Ju Wenjun said was surprised of Tan’s g5 and she felt she was going to win today after 16.Bxg5.

The 4th game will tbe held on 3:00pm on 7th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 2



The second game of the 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place in the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai on 4th of May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi with Black pieces after 55 moves.



In today’s game, Tan Zhongyi played c4 on the first more, instead of her more common 1.d4, trying to surprise her opponent. Nevertheless, Ju Wenjun was prepared well and played unexpected moves in the opening. According to Tan Zhongyi, she had no idea how to play after the 2nd move and chose relatively passive 3.d3.

As a result, Tan Zhongyi didn`t get any advantage from opening with White, while Black got very comfortable play.

The mistake on the 22 move gave Ju Wenjun the opportunity to increase her advantage. Ju Wenjun won a pawn and transferred the game into the winning rook ending. Under the time pressure the challenger made a few mistakes giving chances to Tan Zhongyi to save the game but she failed to find the precise ways to keep the balance.

After 2 games the score in the match is 1,5-0,5 in favor of Ju Wenjun. After the rest day the match will continue on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

Official website: china2018.fide.com













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Nodirbek Yakubboev wins Uzbekistan Men Championship

Chessdom - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:40

Uzbekistan Men Championship (Final) was held from 3 to 15 May in Tashkent.
It was 14 players round-robin tournament.
The winner is IM Nodirbek Yakubboev with 9,5 out of 13. This is his second title, after he won the championship in 2016. Second is FM Nikita Khoroshev with 9 points and third is IM Javokhir Sindarov with 8,5 points.

Final standings
1 Yakubboev Nodirbek 9,5
2 Khoroshev Nikita 9
3 Sindarov Javokhir 8,5
4 Dzhumaev Marat 7,5
5 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 7
6 Vahidov Tair 7
7 Saydaliev Saidakbar 7
8 Iuldachev Saidali 6,5
9 Fayzullaev Akmal 6
10 Vokhidov Shamsiddin 6
11 Tillyaev Ulugbek 5,5
12 Abdisalimov Abdimalik 4,5
13 Barsov Alexei 4,5
14 Jumanov Elbek 2,5

More live chess Summer Chess Classic – Group A /Summer Chess Classic – Group B /Women’s World Championship Match 2018

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Ο πότης

Skakistiko - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:48


Φωτογραφία με το Γερμανό συγγραφέα Χανς Φάλαντα μπροστά από μια σκακιέρα. Μάλλον τραβήχτηκε πριν τον πόλεμο. “Αυτός που βλέπετε εδώ μπροστά σας είναι ο γνωστός συγγραφέας Χανς Φάλαντα, ή μάλλον ό,τι απέμεινε απ’ αυτόν, ύστερα από χρόνια εξάρτηση από το αλκοόλ και τη μορφίνη” έλεγε το 1946 στους φοιτητές του ένας καθηγητής της πανεπιστημιακής κλινικής του Βερολίνου παρουσιάζοντας τον συγγραφέα σε αναπηρικό καροτσάκι. Εκείνο το υπόλειμμα ανθρώπινης μορφής είχε μπροστά του μόνο ένα χρόνο ζωής, αλλά είχε προλάβει, έγκλειστος σε ναζιστικό ίδρυμα, να γράψει τον Πότη, το προτελευταίο συγκλονιστικό του μυθιστόρημα, τον Πότη που ήταν ο ίδιος.

Ο Χανς Φάλαντα [ψευδώνυμο του Ρούντολφ Ντίτσεν (1893-1947)] δεν ήταν απλώς ένας γνωστός λογοτέχνης στη Γερμανία όταν ο Χίτλερ ήρθε στην εξουσία αλλά βρισκόταν ήδη και στην λίστα των «ανεπιθύμητων» συγγραφέων. Εν τούτοις αρνήθηκε να εγκαταλείψει την χώρα του και τη γλώσσα του, με αποτέλεσμα να χειροτερεύει ολοένα και περισσότερο η θέση του στη νέα κοινωνία αλλά και να υφίσταται τις πιεστικές λογοτεχνικές «παραγγελίες» του Γκέμπελς. Η αιώνια αδυναμία των φασισμών: η απεγνωσμένη ανάγκη για την συμμαχία των συγγραφέων και η ανταλλακτική της χρήση. Εδώ το αντίτιμο ήταν ταπεινότερο από μια απελευθέρωση: προμήθεια με το τότε σπάνιο χαρτί. Φυσικά το επιθυμητό από το καθεστώς βιβλίο δεν γράφτηκε ποτέ· ήταν ο Πότης που γράφτηκε εξολοκλήρου στο άσυλο, κρυπτογραφημένα, με διαδοχικό γράψιμο ανάμεσα στις γραμμές, γυρίζοντας κάθε φορά και τη σελίδα ανάποδα. Μπορεί κανείς να φανταστεί την υπερπροσπάθεια των μεταγραφέων του χειρογράφου, για την μεταθανάτια έκδοση.

Εκδ. Κίχλη, Δεκ. 2012, μτφ. Έμη Βαϊκούση, 400 σελ., με 19σέλιδο επίμετρο της μεταφράστριας και 16σέλιδο παράρτημα σε γυαλιστερό φύλλο με αποσπάσματα από το αρχείο του, μυθιστορήματα, επιστολές κ.ά. καθώς και πλήθος φωτογραφιών [Hans Fallada – Der Trinker, 1950].

Πηγή και πλήρες κείμενο στο “Πανδοχείο” εδώ

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2018 National Elementary School (K-6) Chess Championship

Chessdom - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:34

NASHVILLE, TN: The 501(c)3 US Chess Federation’s 2018 National Elementary School (K-6) Championship was contested from May 11-13, at Nashville, Tennessee’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Four players tied for first in the K-6 Division. All four players are 2018 National Elementary School K-6 co-champions. Nathaniel Lande Shuman, Age 12, is from New York, New York, and attends Dalton School. Kevin Pan, Age 12, is from Fremont, California, and attends Mission San Jose Elementary. Rithik Sai Polavaram, Age 11, is from Austin, Texas, and attends Canyon Vista Middle School. Rianne Ke, Age 12, is from Irvine, California, and attends Eastshore Elementary.
Three teams tied for first in the K-6 Division. All three teams are 2018 National Elementary School K-6 team co-champions. Speyer Legacy School is in New York, New York. Dalton School is in New York, New York. Mission San Jose Elementary is in Fremont, California.
Nico Werner Chasin, Age 11, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-5 champion. Nico is from New York, New York and attends PS 41.
PS 41 of New York, New York, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-5 team champion.
Ronen Wilson, Age 9, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-3 champion. Ronen is from Ashburn, Virginia, and attends Ashburn Elementary.
Dalton School of New York, New York is the 2018 National Elementary School K-3 team champion.
Rohan Rajaram, Age 7, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-1 champion. Rohan is from Cupertino, California, and attends Harker Lower School.
Mission San Jose Elementary of Fremont, California, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-1 team champion.
Many other winners in numerous sections below the championship sections were also identified. For a full list of winners, please see here: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2018/elem/
As US Chess fulfills its mission of “empowering people through chess one move at a time,” we use our scholastic nationals to fulfill our goals of growing the game, engaging the educational community about the benefits of chess, and continuously improving our operations and member services.
US Chess Executive Director Carol Meyer notes, “We are proud of how many thousands of happy young US Chess members we have both at the beginning and the end of our championships. This is a testament to our staff, our volunteers, and the many parents and coaches of teams large and small.”

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World’s Elite Battle It Out In 5-Day Chess Tournament in Leuven (Belgium)

Chessdom - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:29

Leuven, Belgium – 11 May 2018The Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz chess tournament will be returning once again to the historical City Hall of Leuven with play scheduled to take place from Tuesday 12th June until Saturday 16th June 2018.

The best chess players in the world will compete including the 2018 World Chess Champion Challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA) and former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India).

The tournament forms part of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, a series of global chess events organized in some of the leading cities in the world. The prize money for the 2018 tournament totals US$ 150.000.

The players will compete in both Rapid and Blitz chess during the 5-day event with each player taking part in a total of 27 individual games. Both formats are much faster than the classical chess often seen in traditional chess tournaments. Rapid games typically last less than one hour while Blitz chess is even faster with both players having less than 5 minutes each to complete all their moves.

Chess fans can enjoy the experience of seeing the greatest players competing live in Leuven or they can watch the games on streaming broadcasts, complete with grandmaster commentary. In 2017, more than 1,500 chess fans attended the event in person while the online video broadcasts received more than 700,000 views.

The 2018 event will also see the return of well-known British GM Nigel Short who will again host the live commentary at the tournament venue. He will be joined by GM Maurice Ashley from the USA with the pair also featuring as part of the live broadcast production.

Registration for spectators who wish to attend the tournament in person are now open and anyone interested in visiting the tournament can register for tickets via the official tournament site. Tickets will be allocated on a first come basis.

The tournament venue can accommodate approximately 300 spectators per day and chess fans are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The event will once again feature a travelling exhibition from the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) in Saint Louis, USA. The “Art of Chess” exhibition will be installed in the City Hall for the full duration of the tournament and will feature legendary items from chess history from the WCHOF collection.

Another exciting addition to the schedule for this year is an open autograph session which will held on Monday 11th June. This session will be held in conjunction with the drawing of lots which will decide the pairings for the tournament and will start at 5pm local time. Chess players and fans who would like to secure signatures from the best players in the world are welcome to attend this session for which pre-registration will also be required to control numbers.

The Fourth Hotel in Leuven will serve as the official hotel for the tournament and is located within the Grote Markt square and less than 100 meters from the Leuven Town Hall. Fans who require accommodation may contact Joselien Cleyman at experience@th4th.com to secure reservations at the Hotel as required.
ABOUT

Your Next Move
Your Next Move, a non-profit organization and the organizer of this event, promotes chess as an educational tool for children and youngsters in Belgium. By playing chess, children and youngsters learn to analyze and assess difficult situations, to act fast and to act under pressure. Chess enables them to learn to think in a creative and strategic way. Those same qualities will prove to be indispensable in life which increasingly becomes more complex, more global, where evolutions become revolutions and communication channels multiply all the time.

Grand Chess Tour™
The Grand Chess Tour is a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players. The Tour was created in partnership between the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (Sinquefield Cup) and Chess Promotions, Ltd. (London Chess Classic). The legendary Garry Kasparov, one of the world’s greatest ambassadors for chess, inspired the Grand Chess Tour and helped solidify the partnership between the organizers.

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ACO – Κως 2018

Skakistiko - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:00

Από τις 13 έως τις 21η Μαΐου η ACO (ιδιωτικός οργανισμός με έδρα τη Γερμανία που δεν σχετίζεται με τη FIDE) διοργανώνει στο νησί της Κω -ξενοδοχείο Helona Resort- το “Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα Ερασιτεχνών 2018”. Η ΑCO (Amateur Chess Organization) σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία που η ίδια παρουσιάζει είναι οργανισμός που απευθύνεται σε σκακιστές με έλο κάτω του 2400.

Συμμετέχουν περίπου 300 σκακιστές στην μεγάλη πλειοψηφία τους από Γερμανία, Αυστρία και Ελβετία. Υπάρχουν και 5 ελληνικές συμμετοχές που προέρχονται από σκακιστές και σκακίστριες κατοίκους της Κω. Διοργανώνονται 7 ξεχωριστά γκρουπ δυναμικότητας ανά 200 μονάδες έλο (2201-2400, 2001-2200…έως 0-1200).

Η ιστοσελίδα της διοργάνωσης με περισσότερες πληροφορίες amateurchess.com και η σελίδα στο facebook με φωτογραφίες εδώ

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Roeland Pruijssers wins Bodensee-Open

Chessdom - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:09

4th International Chess Bodensee-Open was held from 5 to 13 May in Bregenz.
133 players took part in the tournament.
Before the last round leader was IM Thomas Henrichs with 7 out of 8.
He was playing with white against GM Roeland Pruijssers and lost, which gave the first place to his opponent. The other top games were drawn.
Second place was for GM Leonid Milov with 7 points, third was IM Thomas Henrichs and also with 7 points was IM Ivaylo Enchev.

Final standings

1 Pruijssers Roeland 7,5
2 Milov Leonid 7
3 Henrichs Thomas 7
4 Enchev Ivajlo 7
5 Sergeev Vladimir 6,5
6 Nikolov Momchil 6,5
7 Schleining Zoya 6,5
8 Wacker Peter 6,5
9 Chetverik Maxim 6,5
10 Beshukov Sergei 6,5
11 Wunnink Michael 6
12 Bryzgalin Kirill 6
13 Roe Simon J 6
14 Bezemer Arno 6
15 Wagner Leopold Franziskus 6
16 Quinn John M 6
17 Johnsen Gunnar 6
18 Rolle Eric 6
19 Pilz Dieter 6
20 Nickel Rüdiger 6
21 Weidel Albrecht 6
22 Hovenga Alje 6
23 Osterwald Elwin 6
24 Höllrigl Wilfried 6
25 Ernst Thomas 5,5
26 Troffiguer Olivier 5,5
27 Welz Peter Dr. 5,5
28 Pfister Peter 5,5
29 Srienz Christian Mag. 5,5
30 Sucher Johannes Mag. 5,5
31 Dittmar Peter 5,5
32 Mira Helene 5,5
33 Bystrov Sergej M. 5,5
34 Hofer Maximilian 5,5
35 Nachtnebel Harry 5,5
36 Tolonen Mikko 5,5
37 Pulkkinen Kari 5
38 Maier Peter 5
39 Ballon Guenther 5
40 Gramb Marius 5
41 Zindel Ernst 5
42 Fauth Dietmar Dr. 5
43 Ladisic Alex-Sacha 5
44 Raddatz Michael 5
45 Schwenkreis Thomas 5
46 Hoyer Olaf 5
47 Ladner Peter 5
48 Reitemann Jonathan 5
49 Nesimovic Kemal 5
50 Kezic Andreas 5
51 Greussing Stefan 5
52 Reisinger Heinz DI. 5
53 Wagner Manfred 4,5
54 Kalcher Mathias Mag. 4,5
55 Tschedemnig Herbert 4,5
56 Lenninger Ralf 4,5
57 Medunova Vera 4,5
58 Savic Robert Dr. 4,5
59 Tarnutzer Werner 4,5
60 Sikkel Dirk 4,5
61 Frost Peter 4,5
62 Buchäckert Jürgen 4,5
63 Groiss Werner 4,5
64 Erwin-Casero Daniel 4,5
65 Kristofic Mario 4,5
66 Goris Ton 4,5
67 Mauthner Martin 4,5
68 Feistauer Dirk 4,5
69 Hämmerle Dietmar 4,5
70 Giselbrecht Jerrik 4,5
71 Dorner Günther 4,5
72 Loibl Johann 4,5
73 Koch Helmuth Dr. 4,5
74 Venturiello Michele 4
75 Kozissnik Christian 4
76 Leitgeber Mario 4
77 Hehle Bernhard 4
78 Hasovic Rasim 4
79 Graf David 4
80 Nisavic Uros 4
81 Haisma Henk 4
82 Berteit Peter 4
83 Stoffregen Günter 4
84 Yakovlyev Sergiy 4
85 Karner Sylvia 4
86 Plauth-Herr Sabine 4
87 Kienböck Benjamin 4
88 Veitsch Norbert 4
89 Favre Bruno 4
90 Novovic Momcilo DI 4
91 Pirveli Luca 3,5
92 Dadic Ramiz 3,5
93 Halwachs Siegfried 3,5
94 Neunkirchner Andreas 3,5
95 Weh Ludwig Dr. 3,5
96 Jetzl Julian 3,5
97 Stadelmann Markus 3,5
98 Goris-Schouwstra Adry 3,5
99 Seebacher Stefan Dr. 3,5
100 Lechenbauer Karl 3,5
101 Pribozic Sabrina 3,5
102 Injac Petar 3,5
103 Lachat Martin 3,5
104 Pribozic Manuel 3,5
105 Ditzler Jürg 3
106 Eiter Meinhard 3
107 Meister Jürg 3
108 Lincke Paul 3
109 Kirschenhofer Sabine 3
110 Dadic Hadis 3
111 Hildebrand Georg 3
112 Fröwis Gerhard Mag. 3
113 Weissenberger Julius 3
114 Chiesola Elmar 3
115 Krejci Vera Marie 3
116 Halwachs Juliane 2,5
117 Kern Beat 2,5
118 Bujard Didier 2,5
119 Albicker Laurenz 2,5
120 König Julian 2,5
121 Hüppin August 2,5
122 Beyer Edith 2,5
123 Kienböck Samuel 2,5
124 Herr Hans Otto Dr. 2
125 Grichkevitch Gilles 2
126 Flir Emilio 2
127 Mohammadi Sholeh 2
128 Bär Romano 1,5
129 Jetzl Laurence 1,5
130 Korn Julian 1
131 Skibbe Hannes 0
132 Thielemann Joachim 0
133 Vojic Isak 0

More live chess Polish Championship 2018 /Women’s World Championship Match 2018

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 7

FIDE - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:52



Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 7

The seventh game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel on 13th of May. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi made a draw after three hours fight. The score in the match is 4: 3 and three rounds to go the challenger Ju Wenjun keeps on leading in the Match one point ahead.



After 5 decisive games in a row today`s game was relatively peaceful. Both players were familiar with the opening. Even though the Women`s World Champion is definitely looking for chances to equalize the score in the match, it seems like she didn`t manage to create many problems for her opponent in the 7th game. According to Tan Zhongyi, she didn’t like Ju Wenjun’s plan 16...c4 ,18... Bd6, and 19...Qe7 and she felt she had a bit advantage at the center.

Ju Wenjun didn`t think her position was worse but didn`t mind to make a draw. She simplified the position and the game was transferred into the completely drawish ending with opposite color bishops and rooks.

Tomorrow is a free day and the 8th game will be held on 3:00pm on 15th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 6



The sixth game of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match took place on 12th of May in Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated Ju Wenjun after 125 moves and 6 hours of play. The score became 2.5:3.5 and the challenger is leading after 6 rounds.

Today’s game started with the Catalan opening same as the third game of the Match. Tan Zhongyi deviated from the course of that game on the 4th move and chose 4...Bb4 instead of 4...dc. According to Ju Wenjun, she didn`t see a principal line 19. Qb7 and missed the opportunity to grab a pawn. However, Tan Zhongyi felt confidant about her position and thought she could have got enough compensation.



When the black queenside pawns started to move forward, Ju Wenjun obviously lost her track and made few inaccurate moves in the time trouble. After 40.Bf1 she lost one pawn and ended up defending worse ending. After precise 40. f4 the position could have remained balanced. Tan Zhongyi managed to convert her advantage into the full point after 2 more hours of play. It was the longest game in this Match until now.

The 7th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will take place on 13th of May at 3 pm local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 5

Ju Wenjun lead with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games

The 5th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match took place at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 9th May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the current champion Tan Zhongyi and the score in the match became 3.5:1.5. After the first half of the Match 4 out of five games were desicive and only one game finished in a draw. Tommorow the tournament hall will be moved to Chongqing, a home town of Tan Zhongyi.

Tan Zhongyi chose to play 1.e4, a very rare move in her chess career. It seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared against the Bishop Opening and didn`t have any trouble in the opening.

Tan Zhongyi decided to sacrifice a pawn to get a pair of bishops instead. It turned out White had not enough compensation as Black managed to block the center with the knights and created dangerous attack on the King`s side. After 35 move Tan Zhongyi had to resign.



At the post-game press conference Ju Wenjun said she was surprised to lead in the Match by 2 points. She felt that Tan Zhongyi was not in good shape, but thought there is still long way to go.

The 6th game will be held on 3 pm 12th May, in Chongqing. According to the match regulations, players switched colors after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 6th round too.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 4


The fourth game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on the 7th May. After 2 losses the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated her opponent Ju Wenjun. The score in the Match is 2.5:1,5 and the challenger still leads after 4 rounds.

Playing with White pieces Tan Zhongyi started with Trompowsky Attack. She was trying to avoid theoretical lines and choose to fight in the middlegame. White was obviously looking for attacking chances on the King`s side but it seemed Black had enough forces for defence. After 21.g4 the position became sharp and according to Tan Zhongyi, she did not believe she had any advantage until Ju Wenjun made a few inaccurate moves. It seems Black got into trouble after exchanging a very strong knight (23...Nxd2) and after another mistake 26...g5 White had just to find precise moves to finish her attack.



The 8th of May will be the second rest day in this match. According to the match regulations, players will switch colours after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 5th round.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 3 Ju Wenjun wins again



After the first free day the third round of the Women`s World Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 6th of May. The current Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi had to resign on 27th move. After 3 games the challenger leads with 2.5:0.5.



Today’s game started with the Catalan Opening. After Ju Wenjun moved her Queen to the King`s side hoping to creat some attacking chances, Tan Zhongyi made a serious mistake 14...g5?? And after 15.Qh5, Black lost a pawn and her position became hopeless.

Later at the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi explained that she simply missed her opponenet`s move 15.Qh5 and later 24.Ne4. Ju Wenjun said was surprised of Tan’s g5 and she felt she was going to win today after 16.Bxg5.

The 4th game will tbe held on 3:00pm on 7th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 2



The second game of the 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place in the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai on 4th of May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi with Black pieces after 55 moves.



In today’s game, Tan Zhongyi played c4 on the first more, instead of her more common 1.d4, trying to surprise her opponent. Nevertheless, Ju Wenjun was prepared well and played unexpected moves in the opening. According to Tan Zhongyi, she had no idea how to play after the 2nd move and chose relatively passive 3.d3.

As a result, Tan Zhongyi didn`t get any advantage from opening with White, while Black got very comfortable play.

The mistake on the 22 move gave Ju Wenjun the opportunity to increase her advantage. Ju Wenjun won a pawn and transferred the game into the winning rook ending. Under the time pressure the challenger made a few mistakes giving chances to Tan Zhongyi to save the game but she failed to find the precise ways to keep the balance.

After 2 games the score in the match is 1,5-0,5 in favor of Ju Wenjun. After the rest day the match will continue on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

Official website: china2018.fide.com













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Vitaly Kunin wins Bamberg Open

Chessdom - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:45

The Bamberg Open (Prof. Dr. Robert Pfleger Memorial) was a 7-round Swiss tournament which took place from 6-13 May 2018 in Bamberg, Germany.
125 players took part in the tournament.
Before the last round they were 6 players with 5 out of 6 and plenty more with 4,5 points. Two of the games between 5 pointed players were drawn and it looked like it can be a very big sharing of the 1 place. But finally GM Vitaly Kunin won against IM Christian Scholz and took the first place with 6 points out of 7.
Seven players have made 5,5 points. Second place was for GM Leon Mons and third is IM Vincent Keymer.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Kunin Vitaly 6
2 Mons Leon 5,5
3 Keymer Vincent 5,5
4 Danin Alexandre 5,5
5 Karpatchev Aleksandr 5,5
6 Noe Christopher 5,5
7 Vogel Roven 5,5
8 Chatalbashev Boris 5,5
9 Donchenko Alexander 5
10 Mazur Stefan 5
11 Maier Alexander 5
12 Gegenfurtner Juergen 5
13 Scholz Christian Dr. 5
14 Schulz Karsten 5
15 Boehme Markus 5
16 Thrish Karthik 4,5
17 Troyke Christian 4,5
18 Hovsepyan Vardan 4,5
19 Donchenko Anatoly 4,5
20 Paehtz Thomas 4,5
21 Goldbeck Lars 4,5
22 Spitzl Vinzent 4,5
23 Tscharotschkin Michael 4,5
24 Huemmer Bernd 4,5
25 Pribyl Josef 4,5
26 Pfadenhauer Johannes 4,5
27 Friedel Marcus 4,5
28 Tong Kevin 4,5
29 Promyshlyansky Vitaliy 4,5
30 Kraich Klaus 4,5
31 Meulner Klaus 4,5
32 Adelhuette Dennis 4,5
33 Schulz Lukas 4
34 Wagner Florian 4
35 Grosshans Ralf-Michael 4
36 Schmidt Justus 4
37 Korolev Alexandr 4
38 Achatz Michael 4
39 Neubauer Bernd 4
40 Krauseneck Peter Prof. Dr. 4
41 Loew Gerald 4
42 Dettmann Gerd 4
43 Troyke Doreen 4
44 Muskat Gunter 4
45 Ploehn Heiko Dr. 4
46 Fabregas Oliver 4
47 Gass Ulrich 4
48 Hoffmann Sebastian 4
49 Mittag Ralf 3,5
50 Walter Thomas 3,5
51 Schmitz Bjoern 3,5
52 Delitzsch Juergen 3,5
53 Kolthoff Siegmund 3,5
54 Winterholler Christina 3,5
55 Mock Markus 3,5
56 Schulte Juergen 3,5
57 Brenner Markus 3,5
58 Mueller Thorsten 3,5
59 Elsner Norbert 3,5
60 Dobierzin Olaf 3,5
61 Wichmann Adrian 3,5
62 Deml Tilo 3,5
63 Berthold Andreas 3,5
64 Seibold Hubert Dr. 3,5
65 Roehl Rainer 3,5
66 Andersen Jens Knud 3,5
67 Schuh Ruediger 3,5
68 Schellmann Frank 3,5
69 Helms Sven 3,5
70 Westphal Wolfgang 3,5
71 Epding Olaf 3
72 Heppert Lars 3
73 Rieder Johannes 3
74 Walther Cliff 3
75 Popvasilev Kaloyan 3
76 Roettig Hans-Peter 3
77 Achatz Kirstin 3
78 Wolf Pablo 3
79 Kroencke Manfred 3
80 Link Oliver 3
81 Duetsch Gerald Dr. 3
82 Adler Herbert 3
83 Nicklis Tobias 3
84 Schreiter Thomas 3
85 Voelz Stephan 3
86 Bauer Leon 3
87 Beulertz Stefan Dr. 3
88 Spitzl Bertram 3
89 Leisner Ekkehardt 3
90 Chennaoui Yasin 3
91 Vetter Torsten 3
92 Braun Kristin 3
93 Heldt Nils-Lennart 3
94 Waltenberger Udo 3
95 Gaertner Frank 3
96 Gradl Winfried 3
97 Schoenbeck Stephan 3
98 Hetzner Hannes 2,5
99 Boss Rolf 2,5
100 Lindenmair Anton 2,5
101 Wiese Frank 2,5
102 Riemer Ralf 2,5
103 Ruffenach Alain 2,5
104 Gebhardt Christian 2,5
105 Petz Stephan 2,5
106 Rein Joachim 2,5
107 Piekorz Roland 2,5
108 Geisensetter Franz 2,5
109 Haasner Tom 2,5
110 Bachhuber Dominik 2,5
111 Niedermaier Barbara 2,5
112 Hiemer Bernd 2
113 Herold Hansjoerg 2
114 Lenhardt Stefan 2
115 Dittrich Carsten 2
116 Korth Manfred Dr. 2
117 Gebhardt Uwe 2
118 Fischer Klaus 2
119 Schmitz Marc 2
120 Penn Peter 1,5
121 Zoll Detlef 1,5
122 Schoene Maria 1,5
123 Link Klaus 1,5
124 Pohlers Juergen 1,5
125 Pribylova Ruzena 1,5

More live chess Women’s World Championship Match 2018 /53rd Capablanca Memorial/Polish Championship 2018

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FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018

Chessdom - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:34

The 2nd FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2018 will be held from 21 June (arrival) to 25 June (departure) 2018 at the Sports Palace in Minsk, Belarus.

There is no limit of participants per federation in each of the categories ‐ U8, U10, and U12 (boys and girls). A player must not reach his/her 8th, 10th, 12th birthday, respectively, before 1 January 2018.

The tournaments are based on Swiss System with nine rounds. If a player does not have an existing FIDE rapid or blitz rating, then his/her standard rating will be used, if applicable.

The playing time for the Rapid Championships is 10 minutes with an increment of 5 seconds per move starting with white’s first move.
The playing time for the Blitz Championships is 5 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds per move starting with white’s first move.

The registration deadline is extended to 15 May 2018. A player may apply for the Championships individually or via a National Federation.

The Entrance Fee for both Championships is 70 EUR according to FIDE Financial Regulations. The Entrance Fee for each Championship is 35 EUR.

Each player and each accompanying official/person shall pay the Registration Fee (30 EUR) at the moment of their registration. This Registration Fee is compulsory and confirms the player’s participation in the Championship. This payment includes official accreditation, identification, badges and organization costs.

The Champions of the previous World Rapid and Blitz Cadet Championships (2017) shall have the personal right to participate in the World Rapid and Blitz Cadet Championships of the corresponding age category or a higher age category, if the above age requirements are met. These players are subject to free accommodation (lodging and breakfast) and waiver of the Registration Fee. Such players shall also be treated as invited players and have to be registered by their National Federations.
Invited players shall pay the Entrance Fee according to FIDE Financial Regulations.

Vivid video at the closing ceremony of the 2017 World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships

Commission-free payments by credit cards VISA, MASTERCARD, Maestro are also accepted.
For more information about the payments, please visit http://openchess.by/eurominsk2017/kadetyoplata/

Prizes:
Each participant will receive the Certificate of Participation. Special prizes may be awarded.
Prizes for Players of each of the 12 Groups (Open and Girls)
I Title of World Champion (for respective event) + Cup + Medal
II Title of Vice World Champion (for respective event) + Cup + Medal
III Cup + Bronze Medal

Contact:
General Secretary:
Maria Tamkovich
Mobile: (+ 375) 29 2391088
Email: infofide@tut.by

On 23 June 2018 at 15.30, there will be a guided city tour for players and accompanying persons. The price is 20 EUR for adults / 10 EUR for children.

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Polish Championship 2018 live

Chessdom - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:08

The 2018 LOTTO Polish Championship is a 10-player single round-robin taking place in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange from 12-20 May. The top prize is 20,000 PLN (about $5,500) with the top two qualifying for the Polish Olympiad team. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30.

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 Women’s World Championship Match 2018 /53rd Capablanca Memorial /Open La Habana 2018

Players list

Radoslaw Wojtaszek , Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Kacper Piorun , Michal Krasenkow , Mateusz Bartel, Grzegorz Gajewski , Bartosz Socko, Aleksander Mista , Jacek Tomczak , Daniel Sadzikowski .

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FIDE Treasurer's Letter

FIDE - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 16:31



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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 6

FIDE - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 10:25



The sixth game of the FIDE Women's World Championship Match took place on 12th of May in Chongqing Sun Kingdom Hotel. The Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated Ju Wenjun after 125 moves and 6 hours of play. The score became 2.5:3.5 and the challenger is leading after 6 rounds.

Today’s game started with the Catalan opening same as the third game of the Match. Tan Zhongyi deviated from the course of that game on the 4th move and chose 4...Bb4 instead of 4...dc. According to Ju Wenjun, she didn`t see a principal line 19. Qb7 and missed the opportunity to grab a pawn. However, Tan Zhongyi felt confidant about her position and thought she could have got enough compensation.



When the black queenside pawns started to move forward, Ju Wenjun obviously lost her track and made few inaccurate moves in the time trouble. After 40.Bf1 she lost one pawn and ended up defending worse ending. After precise 40. f4 the position could have remained balanced. Tan Zhongyi managed to convert her advantage into the full point after 2 more hours of play. It was the longest game in this Match until now.

The 7th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match will take place on 13th of May at 3 pm local time.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 5

Ju Wenjun lead with 3.5-1.5 after 5 games

The 5th game of the FIDE Women`s World Championship Match took place at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 9th May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the current champion Tan Zhongyi and the score in the match became 3.5:1.5. After the first half of the Match 4 out of five games were desicive and only one game finished in a draw. Tommorow the tournament hall will be moved to Chongqing, a home town of Tan Zhongyi.

Tan Zhongyi chose to play 1.e4, a very rare move in her chess career. It seems Ju Wenjun was well prepared against the Bishop Opening and didn`t have any trouble in the opening.

Tan Zhongyi decided to sacrifice a pawn to get a pair of bishops instead. It turned out White had not enough compensation as Black managed to block the center with the knights and created dangerous attack on the King`s side. After 35 move Tan Zhongyi had to resign.



At the post-game press conference Ju Wenjun said she was surprised to lead in the Match by 2 points. She felt that Tan Zhongyi was not in good shape, but thought there is still long way to go.

The 6th game will be held on 3 pm 12th May, in Chongqing. According to the match regulations, players switched colors after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 6th round too.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 4


The fourth game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on the 7th May. After 2 losses the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi defeated her opponent Ju Wenjun. The score in the Match is 2.5:1,5 and the challenger still leads after 4 rounds.

Playing with White pieces Tan Zhongyi started with Trompowsky Attack. She was trying to avoid theoretical lines and choose to fight in the middlegame. White was obviously looking for attacking chances on the King`s side but it seemed Black had enough forces for defence. After 21.g4 the position became sharp and according to Tan Zhongyi, she did not believe she had any advantage until Ju Wenjun made a few inaccurate moves. It seems Black got into trouble after exchanging a very strong knight (23...Nxd2) and after another mistake 26...g5 White had just to find precise moves to finish her attack.



The 8th of May will be the second rest day in this match. According to the match regulations, players will switch colours after 4 games and it means Tan Zhongyi will have white pieces on the 5th round.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 3 Ju Wenjun wins again



After the first free day the third round of the Women`s World Championship Match was held at the InterContinental Hotel Shanghai on 6th of May. The current Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi had to resign on 27th move. After 3 games the challenger leads with 2.5:0.5.



Today’s game started with the Catalan Opening. After Ju Wenjun moved her Queen to the King`s side hoping to creat some attacking chances, Tan Zhongyi made a serious mistake 14...g5?? And after 15.Qh5, Black lost a pawn and her position became hopeless.

Later at the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi explained that she simply missed her opponenet`s move 15.Qh5 and later 24.Ne4. Ju Wenjun said was surprised of Tan’s g5 and she felt she was going to win today after 16.Bxg5.

The 4th game will tbe held on 3:00pm on 7th May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 2



The second game of the 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match took place in the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai on 4th of May. The challenger Ju Wenjun defeated the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi with Black pieces after 55 moves.



In today’s game, Tan Zhongyi played c4 on the first more, instead of her more common 1.d4, trying to surprise her opponent. Nevertheless, Ju Wenjun was prepared well and played unexpected moves in the opening. According to Tan Zhongyi, she had no idea how to play after the 2nd move and chose relatively passive 3.d3.

As a result, Tan Zhongyi didn`t get any advantage from opening with White, while Black got very comfortable play.

The mistake on the 22 move gave Ju Wenjun the opportunity to increase her advantage. Ju Wenjun won a pawn and transferred the game into the winning rook ending. Under the time pressure the challenger made a few mistakes giving chances to Tan Zhongyi to save the game but she failed to find the precise ways to keep the balance.

After 2 games the score in the match is 1,5-0,5 in favor of Ju Wenjun. After the rest day the match will continue on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Round 1



3:00pm 3rd May Beijing Time, 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match begins inside InterContinental Hotel Jing’an Suburb Shanghai. After 5 hours long contest, the challenger Ju Wenjun and the current champion Tan Zhongyi end up with a draw in this first game.

In the opening, Tan Zhongyi chose the queen’s gambit accepted with black,that was not what Ju Wenjun was expected for. Ju Wenjun spent a lot of time on opening, whereas Tan Zhongyi did it quick and meant to maintain the complex position.




There is big time difference on the clock, however there in no obvious advantage on the board. Been a while, Tan Zhongyi was the more active side. And then the fight was concentrated in the middle of the board. After a sharp move 14...Ne5,Tan Zhongyi decided to brought the game into a fierce battle. Later in the post game conference, they had different opinion about this move, Tan Zhongyi believed that was necessary while Ju Wenjun thought that another simple move such as 14...Be5 will bring black into a better position. In their game, after some fight under time control, Ju Wenjun brought it to a Knight Pawn – Bishop Pawn ending. Continuous Pressure from Ju Wenjun during the next nearly 30 rounds, Tan Zhongyi dealt with them all. Drew is announced and ended this 63 moves first game.



Later in the post game conference, Tan Zhongyi says she was psychological prepared. Be honest, was more prefer to have the white in the first game. But accepted the challenge and did it well since already had the black. Ju Wenjun says it is not rare having a 5 hours matching. Quality is what she cares about.
Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi are the same age. Being teammates fighting for honor, they are more like good friends. In the past 3 years, Ju Wenjun’s score doesn’t look as good as Tan Zhongyi’s. Ju Wenjun was asked wheather this gonna be a pressure? She says: Past results never be my concern, every match is a new beginning. Tan Zhongyi and me we know each other very well, that will make this match a brand new experience and I am excited for it.

When they were asked about the difference between classical robin tournament and this match, Tan Zhongyi said this is a challenge for her, while Ju Wenjun felt this kind of form helps players stay focused. And both of them were satisfied with today’s game and result.

3:00pm 4th May, will knock the 2nd match bell. Tan Zhongyi will play white.


Official website: china2018.fide.com

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Women's World Championship Match 2018: Opening Ceremony



Women's World Championship Match 2018 between the Women`s World Champion Tan Zhongyi and the winner of FIDE Grand Prix Series Ju Wenjun will be organized from 2nd to 9th of May in Shanghai and the latter half from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

Challenger Ju Wenjun selected the Black queen with a white base at the opening ceremony in Shanghai and will play white in the first game against Tan Zhongyi. Players will switch colours after 4 games.

The time control for the game is: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The winner of the ten-game match is the first player to reach 5.5 points or more. If the scores are level after the regular ten games, after a new drawing of colours, four tie-break games will be played, with 25 minutes for each player and an increment of ten seconds after each move.

If the scores are level after the four rapid games, then, after a new drawing of colours, a match of two games will be played with a time control of five minutes plus three seconds' increment after each move. In case of a level score, another two-game match will be played to determine a winner. If there is still no winner after five such matches (i.e. after ten games), one sudden-death game will be played. This involves a drawing of lots, the winner being able to choose the colour. The player with the white pieces receives five minutes, the player with the black pieces four minutes, with an increment of three seconds per move from move 61 on. In case of a draw, the player with the black pieces is declared the winner. The games will start at 3 p.m. local time.

The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%.

Official website: china2018.fide.com













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Brazil Open – Three Borders

Chessdom - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 08:50

The Brazil Open – Three Borders is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 16-20 May 2018 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. The venue is hotel Da AVM .
Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.
Around 100 players are expected to take part. Top seeded players are GM Sandro Mareco, GM Rafael Leitao, GM Neuris Delgado Ramirez 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 7º Open Internacional LLucmajor /Women’s World Championship Match 2018 /Polish Championship 2018

Starting list

1 Mareco Sandro
2 Leitao Rafael
3 Delgado Ramirez Neuris
4 Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag
5 El Debs Felipe De Cresce
6 Di Berardino Diego Rafael
7 Barbosa Evandro Amorim
8 Martinez Carlos Alejandro
9 Sunye Neto Jaime
10 Matsuura Everaldo
11 Rodriguez Vila Andres
12 Perdomo Leandro
13 Cubas Jose Fernando
14 Stamenkovic Dragan
15 Brito Luismar
16 Jimenez Jose Mauricio
17 Larrea Manuel
18 Martins Carlos
19 Jodorcovsky Werjivker Paulo
20 Gauche Charles
21 Terao Juliana Sayumi
22 Coppola Claudio
23 Pina Ulises
24 Kropff Ricardo
25 Malbran Guillermo
26 Borges Guilherme Deola
27 Zacarias M Ruben D
28 Osipi Jair
29 Oliveira Jonathan De
30 Trois Francisco R.T.
31 Nery Junior Jose Antonio
32 Alboredo Julia
33 Carvalho Herbert Abreu
34 Guerrero Alvaro
35 Donoso Diaz Sebastian
36 Calcado Acyr Rogerio
37 Rothebarth Ana Vitoria De Paula
38 Urquiza Marcello De Albuquerque
39 Iurk Jonel Nazareno
40 Bassani Jaison Jose
41 Medeiros Thauane Ferreira
42 Aguero Centurio Abel Alejandro
43 Chang Suzana
44 De Arruda Filho Nivaldo Jesus
45 Canalli Juliano Jose
46 Van Riemsdijk Dirk D.
47 Zimmermann Kleber Renato P.
48 Acosta Pablo Alejandro
49 Deus Filho Joaquim De
50 Gamarra Ramon
51 Torres Eduardo Lisboa
52 Franca Junior Jairo
53 Gatelli Jacson Henrique
54 De Almeida Guilherme Pereira
55 Viaro Baccarin Natalia
56 Cordioli Jairo Ribeiro
57 Santos Dwlyan Da Silva
58 Predebon Eduardo Angonesi
59 Boabaid Jorge Alberto Duardes
60 Da Silva Joao Carlos Orguim
61 Silva Janderson Rossi Da
62 Franco Pinanez Miguel A
63 Nobre Jailson Altair Barbosa
64 Cabral Mesquita Jussier
65 Pereira Armando Scharlau
66 Melo Sergio Roberto Sampaio
67 Fernandez Tatiane Cristina Coelho
68 Larrea Osvaldo
69 Rodio Julia Brunetto
70 Lahoz Cassiano
71 Brandt Ladir Albano Becker
72 Passos Coutinho Eduardo
73 Gomes Marco Tulio Caldeira
74 Jodorcovsky Paulo Leonardo
75 Durante Taina
76 Do Prado Hamilton Mesquita
77 Gomes Carlos
78 Schultz Rauanda
79 Bergo Felipe Paulo Guazzi
80 Riquelme Oviedo Fabio
81 Sirahata Hasegava Flavia
82 Monteiro Daniel Zotelli
83 Born Ary
84 Ermel Francisco Roberto
85 Arnauts Hachisuca Antonio Marcos Shiro
86 Damian Luiz Laura de Paula
87 De Lima Joel Maximino

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Μια συνέντευξη του Αλιέχιν, 1929

Skakistiko - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 13:40



Το φύλλο της εφημερίδας Allgemeine Zeitung (Chemnitz) του 1929, όπου δημοσιεύεται στα γερμανικά η συνέντευξη του Αλιέχιν, αμέσως μετά το ματς που έπαιξε για το παγκόσμιο πρωτάθλημα με αντίπαλο τον Μπογκολιούμποβ.
Στην κάτω φωτογραφία σιμουλτανέ του Αλεξάντερ Αλιέχιν στο Βερολίνο, την ίδια χρονιά.

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Συνάντησα τον Αλεξάντερ Αλιέχιν στο ξενοδοχείο. Η τελευταία παρτίδα μόλις είχε τελειώσει και του έδωσα τα συγχαρητήριά μου, με το σχόλιο πως τώρα μπορεί κάπως να ξεκουραστεί.

Ξεκούραση; Δεν γνωρίζω τι είναι. Τώρα θα δημοσιεύσω αναλυμένες όλες τις παρτίδες του ματς σε βιβλίο με τίτλο “Σκακιστικές σκέψεις στο ματς με τον Μπογκολιούμποβ”  και θα ξεκαθαρίσω το νόημα όλων των παρτίδων,  το οποίο δεν γινόταν πάντα αντιληπτό στο κοινό.  Και στις 15 Ιανουαρίου αρχίζει το Σαν Ρέμο, όπου θα λάβω μέρος.

Και το ματς με τον Καπαμπλάνκα;
Αν πάρω την πρόσκληση θα τον αντιμετωπίσω την επόμενη χρονιά, πιθανότατα στην Αμερική, εκεί όπου είναι εύκολο για εκείνον να συγκεντρώσει το χρηματικό ποσό που απαιτείται.

Πρέπει  να προετοιμαστείτε για αυτό το ματς.
Αλήθεια είναι. Ωστόσο έχω την προσωπική μου ιδιοσυγκρασική μέθοδο προετοιμασίας. Βασικά, προετοιμάζομαι μόνο κατά τη διάρκεια των πρώτων παρτίδων. Βλέπω ποιες βαριάντες επιλέγει ο αντίπαλος και ανάλογα επιλέγω τα ανοίγματα που θα παίξω και προσανατολίζω έτσι την τακτική μου. Νομίζω πως ο κάθε σκακιστής πρέπει να παίζει ανάλογα με το στυλ του, αλλά φυσικά είναι αναγκαίο να προσπαθεί να κερδίσει κάποιος τον αντίπαλό του, με τα δικά του όπλα. Σε μια περίπτωση, ανακάλυψα μια θεωρητική καινοτομία ενώ βρισκόμουν σε έναν κινηματογράφο στη Χάγη.

Τι πρόσφερε το ματς που μόλις παίξατε;
Πρώτα από όλα πως όλα όσα έχουν γραφτεί για το θάνατο του παιχνιδιού λόγω των ισοπαλιών δεν έχουν νόημα. Κάθε θέση, ακόμα και η πιο γνωστή, παρέχει τόσες πολλές δυνατότητες.  Το μεγαλύτερο ποσοστό ισοπαλιών καταγράφτηκε στο ματς Λάσκερ – Σλέχτερ και στα ματς του Καπαμπλάνκα. Ωστόσο, αυτό δεν είναι «λάθος του σκακιού», αλλά του στυλ παιχνιδιού  των συγκεκριμένων παικτών.  Ακόμη, ο νέος μύθος που λέει πως με την πρόοδο που συντελείται και την αύξηση των τουρνουά ο αριθμός των ισοδυνάμων σκακιστών κορυφής θα μεγαλώσει πολύ, είναι απολύτως ψευδής. Αναμφίβολα, θα υπάρχει ένας παγκόσμιος πρωταθλητής που θα κατέχει την υψηλότερη θέση.

Και ο Νίμτσοβιτς;
Πολύ ιδιαίτερος και ισχυρός παίκτης με τον οποίο είναι δύσκολο να παίξεις. Όμως, για αυτόν ορισμένες ψυχολογικές στιγμές παίζουν αποφασιστικό ρόλο και αν η τύχη δεν τον βοηθήσει στην αρχή του τουρνουά, επηρεάζεται δυσμενώς. Από αυτήν την άποψη, εκφράζω την εκτίμησή μου στον Μπογκολιούμποβ, επειδή παραμένει πάντα ψύχραιμος, ακόμη κι όταν το αποτέλεσμα είναι κακό για εκείνον. Είναι ευχάριστη προσωπικότητα.

Ποιον θεωρείτε ισχυρότερο; Τον Καπαμπλάνκα ή τον Μπογκολιούμποβ;
Δεν μπορώ να συγκρίνω τους δυο σκακιστές. Με τον Καπαμπλάνκα κάθε τι είναι λογικό και φυσικό στη σκακιέρα. Γνωρίζεις ακριβώς ποιο είναι το σχέδιό του, τι θέλει να κάνει. Με τον Μπογκολιούμποβ μπαίνεις σε μια περιπέτεια που δεν ξέρεις που σε οδηγεί.  Γίνεται πιο επικίνδυνος, αν και είναι πολύ πιο δύσκολο να κερδίσεις τον Καπαμπλάνκα.

Είστε ευχαριστημένος από τις συνθήκες διεξαγωγής του ματς;
Ναι, η οργάνωση ήταν καλή.  Υπάρχει ένα πράγμα που θα προτιμούσα να αλλάξει στο μέλλον: οι παρτίδες δεν πρέπει να παίζονται ενώπιον κοινού. Από σκακιστής μεταβάλλεσαι σε διασκεδαστής, καλλιτέχνης.  Το κοινό ενδιαφέρεται περισσότερο για την παρουσία και τη συμπεριφορά των παικτών και λιγότερο για τις παρτίδες. Ήταν καλύτερα στο Μπουένος Άιρες, στο ματς με τον Καπαμπλάνκα, που δεν ήμασταν άμεσα εκτεθειμένοι στα μάτια των θεατών.

(εκτεταμένα αποσπάσματα από τη συνέντευξη. Πηγή: www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter92.html

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Emre Can wins Bosna Open 2018

Chessdom - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 09:57

8th International Chess Tournament „Bosna 2018“ was held from 5 to 11 May at hotel „SARAJ“, Sarajevo.
135 players took part in the tournament.
Until the round 7 GM Zdenko Kozul and IM Velimir Ivic were leaders with 6 points. In round 8 they both lost to Turkish GMs Mustafa Yilmaz and Emre Can. The third player who went on 6,5 out of 8 was GM Aleksandr Predke.
In the last round Yilmaz and Predke drew, while Can won with white against GM Ante Brkic and won the tournament with 7,5 out of 9.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 Can Emre 7,5
2 Predke Alexandr 7
3 Kozul Zdenko 7
4 Yilmaz Mustafa 7
5 Djukic Nikola 6,5
6 Ivic Velimir 6,5
7 Cvitan Ognjen 6,5
8 Kadric Denis 6,5
9 Fier Alexandr 6,5
10 Sadikhov Ulvi 6,5
11 Radovanovic Nikola 6,5
12 Brkic Ante 6
13 Diermair Andreas 6
14 Dizdarevic Emir 6
15 Kurajica Bojan 6
16 Nestorovic Lazar 6
17 Blagojevic Dragisa 6
18 Ozen Bahadir 6
19 Manea Alexandru 6
20 Tratar Marko 6
21 Stoyanov Tsvetan 6
22 Nestorovic Dejan 6
23 Schreiner Peter 5,5
24 Subelj Jan 5,5
25 Burovic Rijad 5,5
26 Runic Zoran 5,5
27 Pecnik Leo 5,5
28 Bistric Faruk 5,5
29 Kalezic Blazo 5,5
30 Dietmayer-Kraeutler Marco 5,5
31 Eric Jovana 5,5
32 Arapovic Vitomir 5,5
33 Medancic Rikard 5,5
34 Hodzic Nihad 5,5
35 Drasko Milan 5,5
36 Vlatkovic Milos 5,5
37 Doric Nenad 5,5
38 Angun Batu 5,5
39 Ababneh Ghayth 5,5
40 Tarun Kanyamarala 5,5
41 Krishna C R G 5
42 Marjanovic Dejan 5
43 Urh Zala 5
44 Obad Andrija 5
45 Vajic Goran 5
46 Cerovic Danilo 5
47 Alaz Ahmet Efekan 5
48 Sitnic Adnan 5
49 Jakupovic Neven 5
50 Levar Nenad 5
51 Halilovic Fahrudin 5
52 Nenezic Danilo 5
53 Sadikovic Jasmin 5
54 Konjicanin Muris 5
55 Hoeneveld Maarten 5
56 Petrovic Marija 5
57 Selimovic Amir 5
58 Nestorovic Katarina 5
59 Okovic Edin 5
60 Kurtcehajic Suad 5
61 Bajic Salko 5
62 Hadzovic Amir 4,5
63 Kersic Matej 4,5
64 Shah Rishab 4,5
65 Maksimovic Bojan 4,5
66 Aleksic Neven 4,5
67 Yerden Huseyin Eren 4,5
68 Marn Jan 4,5
69 Zenelaj Fisnik 4,5
70 Zenelaj Samuel 4,5
71 Korjenic Esef 4,5
72 Tomic Jelena 4,5
73 Janjic Nikola 4,5
74 Mahmutbegovic Muharem 4,5
75 Kabadayi Suleyman Arda 4,5
76 Strinic Halid 4
77 Bucan Eldin 4
78 Sesar Ivan 4
79 Trisha Kanyamarala 4
80 Salkic Mahir 4
81 Bies Brian 4
82 Stankovic Dragan 4
83 Pantovic Dragan M 4
84 Zechner Andrea 4
85 Odzak Senad 4
86 Basic Nemanja 4
87 Terzic Enes 4
88 Vujicic Dragisa 4
89 Celik Eda 4
90 Comor Harun 4
91 Janjic Jovo 4
92 Muhibic Cazim 4
93 Strinic Hamdija 4
94 Markovic Rade A 4
95 Cabric Izet 4
96 Jovovic Milan 4
97 Maksimovic Masa 4
98 Colpa Husein 4
99 Kajevic Dzevad 4
100 Erceg Slobodan 3,5
101 Camdzija Samir 3,5
102 Herega Nejc 3,5
103 Hasanovic Jakub 3,5
104 Pleh Semir 3,5
105 Djapic Nenad 3,5
106 Sitnic Ahmed 3,5
107 Bavcic Fuad 3,5
108 Rakita Jandrija 3,5
109 Stanivukovic Drago 3
Oberman Armin 3
111 Kozarcanin Sead 3
112 Haskovic Salih 3
113 Musinovic Mirsad 3
114 Smajic Ervin 3
115 Radaca Nasir 3
116 Mattersberger Melanie 3
117 Manic Mujo 3
118 Fejzic Danis 3
119 Mrkovic Nikola 3
120 Grubauer Gerhard 3
121 Beslija Ismir 2,5
122 Odzak Tarik 2,5
123 Taylor Robert Graham 2,5
124 Beslija Hana 2,5
125 Alispahic Armin 2
126 Dedic Nedzad 2
127 Lakota Izet 2
128 Mujicic Benjamin 2
129 Hamzic Adil 1,5
130 Luetic Ante 1,5
131 Mahmutagic Mevlida 1,5
132 Tutic Amina 1,5
133 Akinal Sinan 1
134 Sisman Muhammed Ibrahim 0,5
135 Gazija Tarik 0,5

More live chess Women’s World Championship Match 2018 /53rd Capablanca Memorial /Polish Women’s Championship 2018

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Glen Stark? Gary? Or maybe …Igor Shinder? Now officially #KirsanGate

Chessdom - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:03

Initially we called it the Glen Stark affair, but after the most recent findings this has to be promoted to #KirsanGate. It took some time and lots of effort of our investigative journalists, but now we are confident that the pieces of the #KirsanGate scandal are coming together. A huge scandal of FIDE’s President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov himself and of his struggling efforts for a re-election bid on October 3rd during the Chess Olympiad in Batumi.

This scandal now goes beyond any expectation. The most recent findings rise even more questions about the tactics of Mr. Ilyumzhinov that require answers. Are the rest of the ticket members aware of the multiple identities of their co-candidate? Is the Russian Chess Federation aware for this defaming situation? Is #KirsanGate going to affect Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s decision to run as a FIDE President?

The story so far

May 5: Virtual candidate on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket?
May 6: The chess world reacts to the Glen Stark case
May 6: Ilyumzhinov gets RCF support / Filatov says support may be revoked if ticket changes
May 8: The largest Norwegian newspaper on the FIDE elections and the Glen Stark affair
May 10: Glen Stark affair is a year long story

#KirsanGate pieces together

The name of Glen Stark first came into the chess world in a phone conversation with Ms. Beatriz Marinello, where he introduced himself as the “CEO of Kirsan Fund”. The Kirsan Fund has been registered in Wyoming, USA and Chessdom.com has obtained a copy of its articles of organization, as approved by the State government of Wyoming, USA. In page 1 it is written that the entity will be managed by its only member named Igor Shinder, resident of 110 Lowell Ct., Princeton, New Jersey. In the whole registration the name “Ilyumzhinov” has been strategically avoided as he is under US Sanctions. As expected no Glen Stark is mentioned either.

The name of the registered agent of the Limited Liability Company is MyCompanyWorks, Inc. with address 1603 Capitol Ave Ste 310, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Now here is where things get more interesting: As you can see from an online profile of Igor Shinder on Google his date of birth is mentioned as 27.09.1966 which is exactly the same birth date of “Glen Stark” in his Russian-language CV

Igor Shinder, a man of thousand names, one of which is Glen Stark

Coincidence of birth dates of Igor Shinder and Glen Stark

Unless there is a serious crime of identity theft performed by the people who registered or ordered to register the “Kirsan Fund”, it is more than obvious how the common birthday (27.09.1966), the common town of residence (Princeton, NJ) and the connection of both to the “Kirsan Fund” direct us to the conclusion that Igor Shinder and “Glen Stark” are the same person.

European Chess Union LLC, the striking similarity

In May 2015 the Budva Investigation discovered the existence of a private company in USA, with the name European Union LCC, which was using the name and making deals as if it were the original ECU. It turned out that a significant amount of money was siphoned to the fake ECU during the leadership of Danailov which led to criminal complaints and severe problems for the Bulgarian Chess Federation.

Timeline of the fake ECU:

12.06.2017 – CAS AWARD ECU VS BULGARIAN CHESS FEDERATION

12.08.2017 CAS AWARD FIDE VS Vladimir Sakotic

22.06.2015 – ECU PRESS STATEMENT

21.05.2015 – ECU ANNOUNCEMENT

Now another fake comes out of USA and surfaces with the name of Glen Stark and fabricated CV. It is rather striking how many similarities this scandal has with the recent scandal of the fake “European Chess Union LLC”. Both entities registered in USA and both entities associated publicly with fake names. Is it only a coincidence that Silvio Danailov, currently investigated for the fake “European Chess Union LLC”, has tweeted that he knows Glen Stark personally? Is it another coincidence that the only chess related tweets that Glen Stark posts are the tweets of Silvio Danailov? And is Glen Stark i.e. Igor Shinder the missing link in the mysterious unexpected handshake between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Silvio Danailov? This certainly looks like another important piece of the #KirsanGate puzzle.

Danailov confirms he knows Glen Stark / Igor Shinder

Glen Stark only tweets related to chess are from Silvio Danailov

Why the drama?

If there is no crime of identity theft, there are plenty of explanations that the chess community, and very possibly the FIDE Ethics Commission, deserve.

Why has all this drama with fake names and fraudulent characters been produced by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and his election team? Possibly to convince the other members of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket that he has US supporters and the US sanctions do not affect him? Or to create a US corporate structure, with chess in the background as an excuse, in order to bypass illegally the US sanctions?

We will also contact MyCompanyWorks Inc., the organizing agency of the “Kirsan Fund”, and Bank of America for their opinion as these companies might also have to defend themselves, either in the case of identity theft or in the case of a group structure trying to abuse the US corporate and banking system in order to bypass the US sanctions.

#KirsanGate is a developing story, more is coming in the next hours

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