FIDE publishes August 2015 FRL FIDE Rating List. – Sakk

A Nemzetközi Sakkszövetség (FIDE) megjelentette a 2015. – augusztus 1-től érvényes, az Élő-pontszámok alapján összeállított világranglistát. A listát a Fide immáron havonta adja ki. Polgár Judit még egyszer,de már sajnos utoljára a női világranglista élén Mint ismert Polgár Judit a tavaly augusztusi, tromsői sakkolimpia után hagyta abba a versenyszerű játékot. A szabályok szerint értékszáma egy évig még automatikusan él, így fordulhatott elő, hogy bár nem ült asztalhoz, az éllovas Hou Ji-fan visszaesése miatt ismét az első helyre került. A...

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Happy 23rd Birthday to Fabiano Caruana! After winning Dortmund 2015 he’s back to the 2800 club.

Happy 23rd Birthday to Fabiano Caruana! After winning Dortmund 2015 he’s back to the 2800 club. 5 Caruana 2808.3 +11.3 2829.0 2665.0 Last update: 31 July 2015, 17:48 GMT     Full name Fabiano Luigi Caruana Country United States Born July 30, 1992 (age 23) Miami, Florida, U.S. Title Grandmaster FIDE rating 2805 (July 2015) Peak rating 2844 (October 2014) Ranking No. 2 Peak ranking No. 2 (October 2014)         Fabiano Caruana calls it a “nonviolent war game,” and he happens to be number two at it in the world. In...

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2015 Biel Chess Festival | GM Tournament Biel FINAL – VACHIER-LAGRAVE WINS BIEL

Grandmaster Tournament FINAL VACHIER-LAGRAVE WINS BIEL   Grandmaster Tournament 2015                    48th Biel GM 2015 Biel (SUI), 20-30 vii 2015 cat. XIX (2720) 1 2 3 4 5 6 1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2731 * * ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ 2828 2. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2733 ½ 1 * * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6 2789 3. Adams, Michael g ENG 2740 0 0 ½ ½ * * 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 5½ 2752 4. Navara, David g CZE 2724 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 * * 1 ½ 1 1 5½ 2755 5. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2723 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ * * ½ 1 4½ 2683 6. Rapport,...

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Granda Zuniga supreme in Andorra

Granda Zuniga supreme in Andorra At the top of the lineup is French GM Vladislav Tkachiev with 2661, followed very closely by Peruvian Julio Granda Zuniga, fresh from a good result in Benasque just before, and then the Ukrainian brothers Yuri and Andrey Vovk and Venezuelan Eduardo Iturrizaga, all over 2600. The field was over 160 players with 15 grandmasters and over 30 masters.   Granda Zuniga – Delmuth   In the final round, White needed to win in order to ensure sole first place and did so with no mistake, winning his game in under 30 moves. Here is the finale: White to...

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On Chess: 2015 World Cup of Chess has huge field, with strong American players

On Chess: 2015 World Cup of Chess has huge field, with strong American players   Every two years FIDE, the International Chess Federation, holds a World Chess Championship. One of the qualifying events to earn a seat at the tournament is the World Cup. The World Cup is different than most chess tournaments because it is a 128 player knockout event. Most chess competitions are Swiss-system or round-robin (all-play-all) events. However, the World Cup is similar to the NCAA March Madness as half the players are eliminated every round. The tournament takes a few weeks compared to most...

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