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News ‘March, 2014’

250 pages of Chess Insider March so far, a unique PDF and PGN read

250 pages of Chess Insider March so far, a unique PDF and PGN read

All games of the Candidates annotated

Day of draws in Candidates Tournament, Anand still in full point lead

Day of draws in Candidates Tournament, Anand still in full point lead

All four games of the 11th round of the FIDE World Candidates Tournament ended in draws. The first to split the point were former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand. Peter Svidler and Levon Aronian, Dmitry Andreikin and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, followed the suit around the first time control. Sergey Karjakin was pressing for a [...]

Serbian Women’s Chess Championship 2014

Serbian Women’s Chess Championship 2014

The 8th Serbian Chess Championship for women is taking place from 27th March to 6th April in Banja Junaković, Apatin. Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The defending champion is WGM Marija Manakova. Participants: WGM Vojinovic Jovana 2323 WIM Rakic Marija 2304 WGM Stojanovic Andjelija 2295 WGM Manakova Marija 2289 WGM Maksimovic [...]

Anand wins Novelty of the Year award

Anand wins Novelty of the Year award

Game commentary by Vishy Anand himself

GM Saša Martinović wins Zagreb Open on tie-break

GM Saša Martinović wins Zagreb Open on tie-break

The 2014 Zagreb Chess Open was held on 17-24th March at the Panorama Zagreb Hotel, Krešimir Ćosić Square in Zagreb, Croatia. The nine round Swiss tournament was organized by the Zagreb Chess Union and the Zagreb Sports Union. 197 players from ten countries competed. There were 16 Grandmasters and 15 International Masters in the field. [...]

Anand maintains one point lead after round 10

Anand maintains one point lead after round 10

Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand maintained a full point lead in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament after playing a draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round 10. Anand’s nearest rival Levon Aronian also made a draw, with white against Veselin Topalov. In the all-Russian matches Peter Svidler defeated Vladimir Kramnik, while Sergey Karjakin and Dmitry Andreikin [...]

Team Guam heads to Tromso Chess Olympiad

Team Guam heads to Tromso Chess Olympiad

Guam Echecs, established in 2010, will send a team to the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. This will be the first participation of Guam in the most important chess event. The team includes, from left: (front row) Jun Moguel (secretary general), Leon Ryan (president and delegate), and Noly Caluag (vice president and team captain); [...]

Anand, Mamedyarov draw in Candidates Tournament R10

Anand, Mamedyarov draw in Candidates Tournament R10

The 6.h3 Naidorf Sicilian is all rage now in the FIDE World Candidates Tournament. In round 10 Viswanathan Anand again used the system, this time against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The game was similar to Anand’s match against Topalov, but this time black was more vigorous to trade the pieces, counter in the center and achieve good [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

The 4th tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 is taking place from 7th to 22nd April in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Twelve players will compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, FIDE, Russian Chess Federation and Ugra Chess Academy. The Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 will give qualification to the [...]

GM Anton Demchenko is champion of the Russian Southern Federal District

GM Anton Demchenko is champion of the Russian Southern Federal District

The Championship of Russian Southern Federal District for men concluded this weekend in Astrakhan. The playing field consisted of 42 participants, including two Grandmasters and five International Masters. Grandmaster Anton Demchenko from Novorossiysk emerged convincing winner of the tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving the second placed GM Alexander Evdokimov (Astrakhan) a full point behind. IM [...]

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