Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich
Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich
Round 6 more for white
Round 5 draw most one white lost
Round 4 more for white
Round 3 more for black
Round 2 for white
Round 1 for black!
MANNY PACQUIAO CUP ASIAN CONTINENTAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - 17 May - 27 May 2013 Official site Live pgn results
Top Chinese GM Players Live
by Sina Chess News Blog
Rank Name of player 棋手 Title FED Rating April Change Games B-Year
01 Wang Hao 王 皓 GM CHN 2752.1 2743 +9.1 13 1989
02 Ding Liren 丁立人 GM CHN 2708.1 2707 +1.1 15 1992
03 Wang Yue 王 玥 GM CHN 2705.4 2706 -0.6 15 1987
04 Li Chao b 李 超 GM CHN 2690.8 2686 +4.8 36 1989
05 Ni Hua 倪 华 GM CHN 2665.3 2646 +19.3 10 1983
06 Yu Yangyi 余泱漪 GM CHN 2662.8 2675 -12.2 21 1994
07 Bu Xiangzhi 卜祥志 GM CHN 2662.2 2662 +0.2 21 1985
08 Zhou Weiqi 周唯奇 GM CHN 2603.7 2590 +13.7 21 1986
09 Wen Yang 温 阳 GM CHN 2596.2 2631 -34.8 19 1988
10 Hou Yifan w 侯逸凡 GM CHN 2594.0 2617 -23.0 22 1994
11 Zhao Jun 赵 骏 GM CHN 2591.7 2589 +2.7 15 1986
12 Zhou Jianchao 周健超 GM CHN 2584.0 2607 -23.0 21 1988
13 Ma Qun 马 群 GM CHN 2583.9 2559 +24.9 15 1991
14 Zhang Pengxiang 张鹏翔 GM CHN 2576.0 2576 0.0 00 1980
15 Yu Ruiyuan 余瑞源 GM CHN 2562.8 2559 +3.8 04 1991
16 Xiu Deshun 修德顺 GM CHN 2561.0 2534 +27.0 21 1989
17 Zhao Xue w 赵 雪 GM CHN 2552.7 2565 -12.3 04 1985
18 Wei Yi 韦 奕 GM CHN 2544.0 2530 +14.0 20 1999
19 Lu Shanglei 卢尚磊 GM CHN 2539.4 2562 -22.6 19 1995
20 Li Shilong 李师龙 GM CHN 2527.6 2558 -30.4 21 1977
21 Xu Jun 徐 俊 GM CHN 2510.0 2510 0.0 00 1962
22 Zeng Chongsheng 曾重生 GM CHN 2503.6 2504 -0.4 13 1993
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BBC广播：二人谈-目睹卡斯帕洛夫与IBM电脑深蓝大战。It was the
first time a computer had beaten a reigning world champion chess
player.The Deep Blue computer had been designed by a team at
IBM.Hear from two people who were at the match.
the chess calendar of 2013 will see a new, super strong chess tournament. It will be held 7-18 May, 2013 in Sandnes and Stavanger. The organizers are aiming high: they hope to hold the strongest tournament ever held, with ten participants.
On Friday Norwegian media reported that five names are known already. Besides Magnus Carlsen himself, confirmed participants are said to be Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Wang Hao. The players will be fighting for a € 100,000 first prize.
The Reykjavik Open 2013 will be held for the 28th time from February 19th to February 27, 2013 in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall. The 2013 tournament is expected to be very strong. The 2012 edition included for example the Women World Champion, Hou Yifan, and world no. 7 at that time, Fabiano Caruana, who won the tournament.
the 2013 Tradewise Masters, which starts on 21 January and runs until 31 January 2013.
Vassily Ivanchuk (URK 2771)，Gata Kamsky
(USA 2755), Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL 2733), Mickey Adams (ENG 2720),
Alexei Shirov (LAT 2718), Lazaro Bruzon Batista (CUB 2717), Alexei
Shirov Nigel Short (ENG 2707), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA 2705)
and Liem Le Quang (VIE 2703). Anna Muzychuk 2606， Kateryna Lahno
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Wang Hao, Peter Leko, Anish Giri, Pentala Harikrishna, Loek van Wely, Ivan Sokolov, Erwin l’Ami and Hou Yifan are the names of the Tata Steel tournament's A group in January 2013. The 75th edition will be held 11-27 January, 2013 in Wijk aan Zee and today the participants of GM groups A and B have been announced in a press release.
The B group is strong as well, and sees a mixture of young talents and experienced GMs. The top three players of the last World Junior Championship are present (Alexander Ipatov, Richard Rapport and Nils Grandelius), and also youngsters Daniil Dubov (who performed strongly at the Russian Championship) and Robin van Kampen (currently Holland's biggest talent). Former winners Jan Timman (1981 and 1985) and Predrag Nikolic (1989 and 1994) have accepted their invitation as well.
World Women's Team Chess Championship without Kosintseva Sisters http://pogonina.com/
The information that
was previously available only to the members of the team and the
Russian Chess Federation officials has been made public. In
interview chief coach of the Russian
chess teams Evgeny Bareev announced that the Kosintseva sisters
won't be playing for Russia in March at the World Women's Team
Chess Championship. According to him, they gave an ultimatum:
replace women's chess team captain Sergey Rublevsky, or they are
not taking part. While the sisters have not provided the exact
reason for this demand, Sergey himself mentioned to Evgeny that it
might have to do with him acting overemotionally after the match
with Ukraine and trying to "shake up" the team. GM Bareev said that
the sisters were asked to explain their position in writing, and
after that a final decision will be made.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian
Federation and Head of the Russian Chess Federation Arkady
Dvorkovich tweeted to Natalia Pogonina: "We have done everything we
could to make sure they do play. I don't understand why they refuse
to play for Russia..."
P.S. January 2013 FIDE ratings of top-11 Russian female players:
Wei Yi, 13, is the new youngest GM：http://t.cn/zYnKpra Malcolm Pein reports on how China's rising star became the new youngest Grandmaster” http://t.cn/zYnor5M
Russian WGM Girya Olga maintained her lead at the end of the 3rd round in the AICF-KIIT Cup Women Chess Chp here at Bhubaneswar. Olga and IM Nisha Mohota of India were involved in a theoretical battle from the Slav defense.Nisha approached the game positively facing an opponent of 100 Elo points by winning a pawn as early as 12th move.Olga accepted the challenge and entered complications, but when the smoke cleared it was a good old draw from the Rook and pawn endgame. Like the game against Qi in previous round , Nisha’s extra pawn was not productive and the game ended in 47 moves.
Similar ending with rooks were seen in both Eesha – Danielian & Swathi Ghate – Paehtz game. GM Danielian accepted the pawn in queen’s gambit and defended actively. Eesha opened up the files for her major pieces to end up with a drawish rook endgame in 56 moves.
Meanwhile IM Elizabeth Paehtz won her first game of the championship by capitalizing on the not so ambitious play by Swathi. The German chose to castle in the opposite from the black side of the closed Italian. For Paehtz it worked well when the endgame came to limelight her queen side pawns were quick enough to move on supported by the two rooks . When things were going tough , Swathi made a blunder losing a pawn and resigned immediately.
Armenian IM Lilit Mkrtchyan utilised the blunder of a knight by Qi Guo who overlooked an intermediate move on the 21st turn. Until then Qi was doing well with black pieces but succumbed to material deficit and resigned on the 39th move.
In a interesting dual between Orissa talents WGM Padmini Rout and Kiran Manisha Mohanty , the former surprised her opponent with a rare Sicilian defense. Neverthless Kiran had a tight grip over the position until 25th move. Padmini’s knight movement to d2 square exchanging one of the two bishops brought Kiran to earth. Later Padmini increased to a two pawn advantage forced resignation in 50 moves.
IM Cristina once again involved in the last game to finish but was determined to go with a win, did she , against WGM Mary Ann Gomes of India. Coasting along the book lines of the English opening, Mary unwisely gave the control of c file to the Romanian IM and also a pawn on the 30th move. Thereafter Cristina played to perfection in the Rook and Bishop ending to pocket a point.
Zhonghai Huashan Cup Women Stars Chess Tournament will take place from 16 March - 22 March 2013 in Huashan, Huyin, China. 7 rounds rapid chess. The time control is 25 minutes per game, plus 10 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Chess Safari © 2013, José Diaz
Women chess stars play an exhibition match with kids at a school
Photos by Xia Qi
Photos from GM Xu Yuhua