Chess

News ‘January, 2011’

Moscow Open Young Grandmasters

Moscow Open Young Grandmasters

Alexandra Kosteniuk, former Women’s World Chess Champion, Olympic champion as a member of the Russian national team, will take part in a women’s round-robin tournament of Moscow Open 2011. Despite this competition being new for the festival programme, it has immediately attracted the star players.

Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC with perfect score

Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC with perfect score

Houdini 1.5 is the new star of computer chess engines on the horizon. It proves the trend by taking early lead with perfect score at the first computer super tournament for 2011. Houdini got a kick start with 3,0/3 after defeating Naum 4.2, Shredder 12, and Hiarcs13.2 at the start of TCEC.

UT Dallas Chess Team Topples Competition

UT Dallas Chess Team Topples Competition

UT Dallas players defeated longtime rival University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as teams from Texas Tech University and emerging chess powerhouse UT Brownsville for the top spot. The tournament was played on December 27-30 in Milwaukee.

Remembering Paul Keres

Remembering Paul Keres

Remembering Paul Keres Preliminary Tournament is being played on 7th and 8th January in Tallin, Estonia. Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov is also in Estonia, participating in the events dedicated to marking 95 years from Paul Keres’ birth.

TCEC Premier Division final LIVE!

TCEC Premier Division final LIVE!

The first super tournament for computers for 2011 is starting. TCEC Premier Division finals begin today with the participation of the world’s top engines. Follow the games daily with live analysis.

WGM Soumya Swaminathan wins India Chess Championship

WGM Soumya Swaminathan wins India Chess Championship

WGM Soumya Swaminathan is the new National Champion of India after winning the 2010-2011 edition of the championship. WGM Swathi Ghate and WGM Mary Ann Gomes managed to take full point and climb into shared second, taking silver and bronze respectively.

India chess 2011

India chess 2011

Following the example of 2010-2011 analysis of the National Chess Federation of Philippines, the Indian Chess Federation has also released a new year’s article. In it, Arvind Aaron analyzes the key points of 2010 and the expectations for 2011 based on them.

Images of chess

Images of chess

Inspiring, breathtaking, awesome! This is the 2011 Images of Chess Calendar, that started out as a hobby for the love of the game. A perfect way to start 2011 with the energy of chess captured in images (video added).

1st Chess Tournament Galaxy 2011

1st Chess Tournament Galaxy 2011

The 1st Chess Tournament Galaxy 2011 is taking place on 4-9th January 2011 in Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, Greece. The event is organized in a 7-round Swiss format with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Official website

Tata Steel B group 2011

Tata Steel B group 2011

Laurent Fressinet and Zahar Efimenko complete the 2700 club favorites for top places in the group. However, their task will not be easy at all as in Tata Steel B group are the most progressing and rating hungry opponents possible – Wesley So, Le Quang Liem, and Jon Ludvig Hammer.

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