Chess Talent: Vincent meets Garry

Chess Talent: Vincent meets Garry 10/23/2015 – He comes from a family of musicians: father teaches at the university, mother plays concert cello. Vincent himself is a budding pianist – and a very strong chess player, as became clear in a coaching session at ChessBase. So we took him to meet the 13th World Champion to get a really profound evaluation. Garry Kasparov confirmed: a truly extraordinary talent. Now guess how old Vincent is. Chess Talent: Vincent meets Garry By Frederic Friedel Here's how it began. Recently – actually at the end of August...

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Magnus Carlsen, Oslo, October 18th, 2015

After Berlin 2015 I considered myself the main favorite in the Blitz World Championship last week, but maybe it was easier to win the Rapid part. Not necessarily because of how it turned out in the end. The margins are smaller in Blitz, and my own expectations maybe too high. In the longer time control I managed to stay calm and won fairly controlled by playing reasonably well with just a few exceptions. In the Blitz I played really well the first day, but the last round loss against Karjakin (resulting in 9 out of 11 after day 1) rocked the boat. In three-days events you may win even with...

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First Saturday’: 25 years of a revered chess tradition

‘First Saturday’: 25 years of a revered chess tradition By hunonchess Az Első Szombat sakkverseny-sorozat 1992 óta létezik Budapesten, január kivételével minden hónapban van GM-IM-FM körverseny a nemzetközi GM-IM normákért és a FIDE ÉLŐ-értékszámokért. Általában itt van 40-60 sakkozó 10-15-20 országból 9..12 napra. A leghíresebb sakkozók, akik már itt játszottak: Magnus CARLSEN (nem ért el GM-normát), LÉKÓ Péter, BALOGH Csaba, HOU Yifan, KONERU Humpy, CARUANA Fabiano, NAKAMURA Hikaru, POLGÁR Zsófia, ERDŐS Viktor, BERKES Ferenc stb. Nagyon hosszú a...

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Molli 8 évesen történelmet írt

Molli 8 évesen történelmet írt Hódmezővásárhely - Ezüstérmet szerzett az ifjúsági sakk-Európa-bajnokságon Márkus Molli. A 8 éves vásárhelyi kislány a magyar csapat egyedüli dobogósa lett Horvátországban, ahol végigverte a mezőnyt. Molli már ajánlatot is kapott a fővárosi központi sportiskolától. – A török ellenfelemnek nagyon szép mattot adtam. Sokan megdicsértek és gratuláltak, hiszen a királyom mellett a vezérem, a bástyám és több gyalogom is megmaradt a parti végére – emlékezett a Horvátországban rendezett ifjúsági...

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World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship 2015 opened in Berlin

The 2015 World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship was opened today in the historical Kino International on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin, Germany. The players, official and guests were greeted by the President of German Chess Federation and FIDE Vice President Herbert Bastian, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and President of World Chess by Agon Limited Ilya Merenzon. Ilya Merenzon invited World Champion Magnus Carlsen to share his impressions about the movie “Pawn Sacrifice”, which was having the European Premiere tonight at the opening of the Championship. Magnus Carlsen, who had seen...

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