Chigorin Memorial: Alekseenko wins; Abdusattorov shines

Chigorin Memorial: Alekseenko wins; Abdusattorov shines Photos by Alina Bivol, Sergey Sorokhtin and Boris Oskina Chigorin Memorial 2016 (St Petersburg RUS) Fri 14th Oct 2016 – Mon 24th Oct 2016 – Official Site Chigorin Memorial 2016 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games | Live Results Final Ranking after 9 Rounds Rk. SNo Name Typ FED Rtg Club/City Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 1 27 GM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2554 Санкт-Петербург 8,0 56,0 51,0 7,0 2 7 GM Romanov...

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Leonard Barden still going strong – at 87

Leonard Barden still going strong – at 87 He has been writing his weekly chess column in The Guardian uninterrupted for sixty-one years now, breaking all records for this area of publication. Leonard’s observations on the contemporary chess scene are well written and meticulously researched, and each column contains a game and, very enticingly, an entertaining and instructive chess puzzle. Visit the Guardian chess page on Friday – you will never regret it.   The Guardian chess column By Leonard Barden Leonard Barden’s weekly Guardian chess column began in September...

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Riazentsev, Kosteniuk Win Russian Superfinal, And A

Riazentsev, Kosteniuk Win Russian Superfinal, And A Car GMs Alexander Riazantsev and Alexandra Kosteniuk are the winners of this year’s Russian Championship Superfinal. Kosteniuk claimed the women’s title with a round to spare; Riazantsev decided matters today. Both won a Renault Kaptur. PGN 69th ch-RUS 2016 (Novosibirsk RUS) Sat 15th Oct 2016 – Fri 28th Oct 2016 – Official Site 69th ch-RUS 2016 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Games Men | Live 66th ch-RUS w 2016 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))...

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Carlsen vs Nakamura: Who Science Says Will Win

Carlsen vs Nakamura: Who Science Says Will Win In boxing there was Ali vs Frazier; in tennis, Navratilova against Evert. In online chess there is Carlsen vs Nakamura. Although World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and four-time U.S. champion GM Hikaru Nakamura have not rumbled in the jungle or played each other for 14 grand slam titles, they will meet on October 27 in the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. The two will duke it out for the undisputed title of best online chess player. Before diving into a statistical analysis of the players, let’s recount how the players...

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Russian grandmaster aims to dethrone chess king Carlsen

Russian grandmaster aims to dethrone chess king Carlsen   Sitting next to an ornate chess board in his home outside Moscow, 26-year-old Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin lowers his gaze as he ponders how to beat reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen. “He has to prove that he’s better than me,” Karyakin told AFP. “If he tries too hard, I can beat him on the counterattack. That’s my plan.” Next month Karyakin will have his stab at dethroning Carlsen, 25, in New York as he takes on the Norwegian phenomenon in a 600,000-euro ($668,000) match some...

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