Praggnanandhaa and Poetsch winners in Crete

Praggnanandhaa and Poetsch winners in Crete The Fischer and Capablanca Memorial tournaments were held April 9th to 17th in Heraklion, on the Greek island of Crete. The pair of closed round-robin tournaments were won by IMs Praggnanandhaa and Hagen Poetsch respectively. GM DANIEL FERNANDEZ was one of the grandmaster guests and sends this report of the highlights. Plus, IM SAGAR SHAH goes through Pragg’s tournament in detail. | Pictured: ViceGovernor of Crete, Evripidis Koukiadakis, makes the first move on the game Praggnanandhaa vs Taylor | Photo: Kostas Klokas A Mediterranean...

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The Tigress of Madras: Aruna Anand

The Tigress of Madras: Aruna Anand When 26-year-old Vishy Anand got married to Aruna, his career was at a very delicate juncture. He was one of the top chess players in the world, but had not yet become a world champion. If the marriage didn’t suit him well, he would have bled a lot of rating points. However, the marriage worked like a charm. Within a few years Vishy not only reached the number one ranking in the world, but also became multiple time World Champion. If there was one person who would get the major credit for all of Vishy’s successes, it has to be his wife and...

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Russia and Italy won gold medals!- European Senior Team Championship

Russia and Italy won gold medals!- European Senior Team Championship Teams of Italy and Russia became the European Senior Team Chess Champions 2018 in sections 50+ and 65+, respectively. Both teams finished the event unattainable with 9 consecutive victories and perfect result! Congratulations to the Winners! European Senior Team Championship 50+ 2018-04-14 – 2018-04-23 European Senior Team Championship 65+ 2018-04-14 – 2018-04-23 GM Balashov Yuri S (RUS, 2421) IM Zhelnin Vladimir V (RUS, 2458) GM Tunik Gennady (RUS, 2351) GM Pushkov Nikolai (RUS, 2304) IM Lisenko...

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World School Championship 2018 2018-04-21 – 2018-04-30

World School Championship 2018 2018-04-21 – 2018-04-30 The 2018 World School Chess Championships are 9-round Swiss tournaments in various age groups taking place from 21-29 Aril in the Fafa Resort Hotel in Durres, Albania. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Official website: www.durres2018.com games pgn PGN DOWNLOAD [Event “World Schools-ch 2018”] [Site “Durres”] [Date “2018.04.21”] [Round “1”] [White “Ibrahimli,...

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Gashimov Memorial Round 1-5 video Recap-CBASE PGN

Gashimov Memorial Round 1-5 video Recap-CBASE PGN SZUPERVERSENY 18 – 28 Apr 2018 Gashimov Memorial 2018, 18 – 28 Apr 2018, Shamkir (Azerbaijan) INFO LIVE RESULTS PGN Shamkir 2018 on Livestream rOUND 1-5 PGN DOWNLOAD [Event “5th Shamkir Chess 2018”] [Site “Shamkir”] [Date “2018.04.19”] [Round “1”] [White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”] [Black “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “E61”] [WhiteElo “2814”] [BlackElo “2842”] [Annotator...

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