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News ‘November, 2014’

December ELO Ratings with Carlsen, Caruana, Grischuk and Topalov over 2800

December ELO Ratings with Carlsen, Caruana, Grischuk and Topalov over 2800

The December FIDE rating List has been published with Magnus Carlsen (2862) and Fabiano Caruana (2829) on top once again. Alexander Grischuk climbed up to third position passing the 2800 barrier with new rating of 2810, while Veselin Topalov remained fourth with 2800. Thus the new rating list is led by four players over 2800.     Standard [...]

GM Ivan Bukavshin wins Kharlov Memorial in Kazan

GM Ivan Bukavshin wins Kharlov Memorial in Kazan

Rapid Chess Tournament in memory of GM Andrei Kharlov was held on 29-30th November at the Nezhmetdinov Chess Club in Kazan, Russia. The Tatarstan Chess Federation organized the 9-round Swiss event with the time control 15′+5” and prize fund of 1700 EUR. Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving FM Dmitry Ospennikov [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 4 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 4 Video

Top seed Anish Giri is the sole leader at the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship with perfect score after four rounds of play. Half a point behind him are as many as five players including Evgeny Tomashevsky, Nils Grandelius, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov and Yuriy Kryvoruchko all on 3,5 points. Replay games with analysis [...]

Can Norway beat Magnus Carlsen?

Can Norway beat Magnus Carlsen?

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will be the main star in an epic three-hour long entertainment show on NRK1 on Sunday 30th November. All Norwegians will have the opportunity to play against the chess king. Magnus Carlsen recently returned from Sochi, Russia, after winning the World Chess Championship for the second year in a row. [...]

Myanmar Open – Belous and Short joint winners

Myanmar Open – Belous and Short joint winners

In the end Englishman Nigel Short and Russian Vladimir Belous were declared joint champions of the Zaw Win Lay Myanmar International Open when both finished equal on points and the tie-break calculation showed two different results when done manually from the official Swiss Manager computer program! But it was the three rounds after the rest [...]

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Arabic language

Internet Refreshing Courses for Arbiters in Arabic language

FIDE and FIDE Arbiters’ Commission are going to organize on Internet a Refreshing Course for Arbiters in Arabic language. The following subjects will be discussed: (a) The changes of the Laws of Chess that have been in effect since 1 July 2014. (b) The changes of FIDE Titles, Ratings Regulations and Swiss System regulations that [...]

GM Amin and WGM Wafa winners of African Zone 4.2

GM Amin and WGM Wafa winners of African Zone 4.2

The 2014 edition of African Zone 4.2 Open tournament and African Zone 4.2 Women’s tournament were organized by the Egyptian Chess Federation on 22-29th November 2014 in Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East. The Open Section was a 9-round Swiss tournament, won by GM Bassem Amin (Egypt) on [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 3 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 3 Video

GM Anish Giri continued his winning spree in the 3rd round of the Qatar Masters Open being played in Doha’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. There are now four joint leaders in Anish Giri, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Mikhailo Oleksienko and Nils Grandelius on 3 points each after 3 rounds. Vladimir Kramnik, who drew his first two games, finally [...]

Houdini vs. Stockfish LIVE on TCEC

Houdini vs. Stockfish LIVE on TCEC

The TCEC – Season 6 Grand champion Stockfish, modification 091114, maintains the lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 3 with 17/24 points. Komodo 1324 is clear second with 16 points. The third seeded Houdini is facing Stockfish right now. Follow the encounter LIVE at the official website or replay the games in the Archive mode. Stage 3 rules Stage 3 [...]

Ciutat de Barcelona Promotional U12 LIVE!

Ciutat de Barcelona Promotional U12 LIVE!

The Promotional U12 Tournament Ciutat de Barcelona 2014 is organized by the Catalonian Chess Federation and sponsored by Catalonia Hotels, the Barcelona City Hall and the Government (Generalitat) of Catalonia from 28th November to 2nd December 2014 in Hotel Catalonia, Eixample 1864, situated at Roger de Llúria Str., 60 (08009) in Barcelona, the second largest city [...]

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