Interview with Russian Champion

The reigning Champion of Russia told the correspondent of the Moscow Open official website about his start at the tournament and shared his plans for the rest of the year.   Q: Igor, tell us about your start at the Moscow Open, please. A: The start was quite hard: I won one game playing with the white and finished two other games with draws. I played with black in both of them. There was neither a chance, nor even a possibility of a chance in both of them. My opponents didn’t have high ranking, but despite this they were playing effectively and it was felt, both of them have been...

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2015 Moscow Open – 11th RSSU Chess Cup

The 2015 Moscow Open – 11th International RSSU Chess Cup is scheduled to take place from 29th January to 9th February in Moscow, Russia. The total prize fund of the festival is 4,300,000 RUB (approximately 57,000 €), more information here. Top seeded players are: GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2714, GM Lysyj, Igor 2700, GM Alekseev, Evgeny 2679, GM Sjugirov, Sanan 2678, GM Inarkiev, Ernesto 2675, GM Grachev, Boris 2670, GM Fedoseev, Vladimir 2668, GM Artemiev, Vladislav 2659, GM Kokarev, Dmitry 2645.   he Festival 2015 Consists of Eight Tournaments: – Tournament A – Men’s Cup of...

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GRENKE Chess Classic 2015

The Baden-Baden Chess Centre (Schachzentrum Baden-Baden) is holding the GRENKE Chess Classic 2015 from 2nd to 9th February, 2015. The following eight grandmasters participate in the event, playing each other once over seven rounds: Magnus Carlsen, World Champion (rated: 2862), 24, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, World no. 2 (2820), 22, Italy, Viswanathan Anand, World no. 5 (2797), 45, India, Levon Aronian, World no. 6 (2797), 32, Armenia, Michael Adams, World no. 17 (2738), 43, England, Etienne Bacrot, World no. 39 (2711), 31, France, Arkadij Naiditsch, World no. 49 (2694), 29, Germany and David...

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Ismét jelesre vizsgáztak jótékonyságból

Ismét jelesre vizsgáztak jótékonyságból Tíz darab sakk készletet ajándékozott az SOS Gyermekfaluban elindult szakkörnek a KTE-KISOKOS férfi kézilabdacsapata. A kecskeméti kézisek már karácsonykor is segítettek a falu lakóinak, a gyerekek akkor és most is nagy örömmel fogadták az ajándékokat. Karácsonykor a cipős doboz akcióban vettek részt a KTE-KISOKOS férfi kézilabdázói, és a szállításban segédkeztek. Már akkor lehetett tudni, hogy az SOS Gyermekfaluban februárban sakk szakkör indul. A kézisek nem is tétlenkedtek sokat, rögtön az első...

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Hikaru Nakamura (USA) has won the 13th Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Hikaru Nakamura (USA) has won the 13th Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, which concluded at the Caleta Hotel on Thursday 5 February 2015. Nakamura drew his last round game with Pentala Harikrishna (India), which took him to 8½/10. David Howell, playing Black against Hou Yifan, could have reached 8½ had he won but, in trying to do so, overreached and was lost at one stage, but Hou Yifan missed her best chance and the game was eventually drawn. Leading final scores: 1 Nakamura (USA) 8½/10 (£20,000), 2 Howell (England) 8 (£16,000), 3-11 Hou Yifan (China), Vitiugov (Russia), Topalov...

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£1 million ‘Golden League’ is leaked

It was in the middle of a chat in his Masterclass that Veselin Topalov let slip there would be a series akin to the FIDE Grand Prix, but in this case including the top tournaments in St. Louis, Stavangar, and London, with more to come. GM Ian Rogers got the scoop and posted on Twitter, and it was confirmed. Here is what is known so far about this breaking news. Although chess journalist GM Ian Rogers was the first to officially break the scoop, Veselin Topalov actually let the cat out of the bag a bit before, though in less detail. Though the Masterclass by Topalov is wonderful to watch,...

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