“Zambia can have two Grandmasters next week”

“Zambia can have two Grandmasters next week” Report and photos by Oliver Shalala in Windhoek, Namibia Zambia’s chess talisman Stanley Chumfwa says that the African Individual Chess Championships which began on Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia, is the easiest continental chess championship yet for Zambian players to win looking at the level the country has reached now. “In the last few years, Zambian chess has improved by leaps and bounds and this time around I don’t see any other African player winning the championship apart from the Zambians in the Open section,” Chumfwa said in an...

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Interview with GM Li Chao – a 2700+ planning to become a Pro chess player (“maybe”) after his students become GM →

Interview with GM Li Chao – a 2700+ planning to become a Pro chess player (“maybe”) after his students become GM → INTERVIEW by IM/ WGM Anna Matnadze He is a nice, candid guy, always in good spirits and full of energy. He comes from a huge chess country, is a Super – GM with 2730 elo points, playing non – stop lately and collecting titles all over the World. Everything to be proud of, one would say. But for him, the greatest achievements are still to come. After that, he would finally consider being a pro (!). Do not miss this rare interview with Li Chao, conducted by the PR...

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London Chess Classic 2014 Final

Vishy Anand won the 6th London Chess Classic on tie-break from Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri after defeating Mickey Adams with the black pieces in the final round on Sunday. Final scores in tie-break order: 1 Anand 7, 2 Kramnik 7, 3 Giri 7, 4 Nakamura 6, 5 Adams 4, 6 Caruana 4. Traditional Cross table Last update: 15 December 2014, 15:08 GMT 1 Kramnik, Vladimir Russia 2782.7 +13.7 2 Anand, Viswanathan India 2796.9 +3.9 3 Giri, Anish Netherlands 2784.1 +16.1 4 Nakamura, Hikaru United-States 2777.1 +2.1 5 Caruana, Fabiano Italy 2819.9 −9.1 6 Adams, Michael England 2737.9 −7.1 Classic...

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Blitz winners Men Gold – Grischuk Alexander (RUS) Silver – Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA) Bronze – Radjabov Teimour (AZE) Full men blitz final ranking Women Gold – Hou Yifan (CHN) Silver – Gunina Valentina…

Blitz winners Men Gold – Grischuk Alexander (RUS) Silver – Vachier-Lagrave Maxime (FRA) Bronze – Radjabov Teimour (AZE) Full men blitz final ranking Women Gold – Hou Yifan (CHN) Silver – Gunina Valentina… https://hunonchess.com/world-mind-games-2014-11-dec-2014-beijing-china/ Rank Bib Name C/R Played Won Tie Points 1 2 GRISCHUK Alexander RUS 30 14 11 19.5 2 5 VACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime FRA 30 13 11 18.5 3 9 RADJABOV Teimour AZE 30 13 10 18 4 1 ARONIAN Levon ARM 30 13 9 17.5 5 6 IVANCHUK Vassily UKR 30 13 8 17 6 4 MAMEDYAROV...

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Zadar Open 2014

Zadar Open 2014 Zadar Open 2014 is taking place on 14-20th December 2014 at the Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts Borik, in Zadar, a city in Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament open to all players rated over 2200. 45 players from 9 different countries are competing for the first prize of 2.200 €. Top seed is GM Evgeny Postny (Israel) 2635. 21. ZADAR CHESS OPENZadar, 14.-20.12.2014. Online games: Round 1 – 14.12.2014. 1600 Round 2 – 15.12.2014. 0900 Round 3 – 15.12.2014. 1600 Round 4 – 16.12.2014. 1600 Round 5...

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