Tata Steel GpB : Jeffery Xiong on his win against Ilia Smirin in Round 11

Tata Steel GpB : Jeffery Xiong on his win against Ilia Smirin in Round 11

Erdemes megnezni Jeffery xiongot a Tata B-csoportjaban,alig 16 eves 2670. Nagyön erősen van menedzselve es fantasztikusan fejlodik. És mindig nyeresre jatszik!Nem véletlenül vette a szárnyai alá Kaszparov. A Kaszparov-program szakmai felelőse a Caruanát is korábban edző Csernyin Alexander nagymester! (Korábban is, most is!) Ez a srác Wei Yi-vel egyutt ma a vilag legtehetsegesebb juniorja.Rapport Richárd (Szombathely, 1996. március 25. –) Magyar vonatkozása is van a dolognak. Korábban Kállai Gábor nemzetközi nagymester, szakíró,korábbi szövetségi kapitány is segtette szakmai tapasztalataival a rendkívül tehetsges srácot. http://kasparovchessfoundation.org/?p=382 “Since the inception of the program in 2012 Jeffery has been coached by grandmasters Alexander Chernin (head coach of the Young Stars program) and Gabor Kallai, both from Hungary.” (2015)

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[Event “Wijk aan Zee NED”]
[Site “Wijk aan Zee NED”]
[Date “2017.01.27”]
[Round “11”]
[White “Xiong, Jeffery”]
[Black “Smirin, I.”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E60”]
[WhiteElo “2667”]
[BlackElo “2667”]
[PlyCount “98”]
[EventDate “2017.01.13”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Nc3 Ne4 8.
Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qb3 Bc6 10. O-O Nxc3 11. bxc3 Nd7 12. a4 O-O 13. a5 b6 14. Qa2 bxa5
15. Nd2 Nb6 16. Qxa5 e5 17. Ba3 Re8 18. e3 Qd7 19. Rfd1 Bf6 20. dxe5 Bxe5 21.
Bc5 Rec8 22. Bd4 Qe7 23. Bxe5 Qxe5 24. c4 Qe6 25. c5 Nc4 26. Nxc4 dxc4 27. Rd6
Qe8 28. Bxc6 Rxc6 29. Rad1 Qe4 30. Qc3 Re8 31. Rxc6 Qxc6 32. Qxc4 Rc8 33. h4 h5
34. Kh2 Kg7 35. Qc3+ Kh7 36. Qc4 Rc7 37. Rd5 a5 38. Qd4 Rc8 39. e4 a4 40. Rd7
Kg8 41. Rd6 Qb5 42. c6 a3 43. Kg2 Qb2 44. Qd5 Kg7 45. Rxg6+ fxg6 46. Qd7+ Kh6
47. Qxc8 Qe5 48. c7 Qxe4+ 49. Kh2 Qd4 1-0

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Xiong, Jeffery (USA)

Jeffery Xiong (born October 30, 2000) is a United States chess grandmaster. He is the second youngest grandmaster in the US (after Samuel Sevian) having been awarded the GM title in September 2015.

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Jeffery in Tata Steel. Photo by Alina l’Ami.

It was also a good day for Jeffery in  Wijk aan Zee’s Tata Steel tournament, as he defeated tournament co-leader Gawain Jones and moves to only half a point behind the leaders.

You can read more about the announcement at uschess.org

 

Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2017 Individual and Team Regional Scholastic Championships; Kicks Off 15 Year Anniversary with First of 15 Worldwide Events

New York, NY, Jan. 23, 2017 — Kasparov Chess Foundation is celebrating its 15thanniversary with a slate of 15 major events scheduled around the world, the first of which are the Greater New York, Greater Chicago, and Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships, in Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, and Baltimore, MD, respectively. The events are all commencing on Feb. 4th, 2017, and welcome students from K – 12 grades.

The Foundation is sponsoring these tournaments in association with local chess organizations in each region, including Maryland State Chess Association in the Mid-Atlantic, and Renaissance Knights Foundation in Chicago. Additionally, Garry Kasparov will be offering encouragement to players and their families at the Greater New York competition.

The tournament schedules are as follows:

Feb. 4 – 5, Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships at the The New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street (near Borough Hall), Brooklyn, NY 11201; eMail: director@gnyscc.com; visit: http://www.gnyscc.com/ for more information.

Feb. 4, Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD; eMail: tournaments@mdchess.com; visit: http://www.mdchess.com for more information.

Feb. 4, Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships at the McCormick Place – West Building, 2301 South Drive, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL. For further information, contact Renaissance Knights at david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org; visit: www.rknights.org/greaterchicago; via phone at (773) 844-0701. To register online, visit: http://rknights.org/registration/tournaments/greater-chicago-championships/.

According to Kasparov Chess Foundation President, Michael Khodarkovsky, the tournaments are convenient to the largest population areas within each region, and underscore the Foundation’s philanthropic mission of making chess accessible, fun, and competitive to all children. Let the games begin!

About Kasparov Chess Foundation

Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children worldwide by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The Foundation promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool in curricular classes and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high schools, both in the public and private school sectors. The not-for-profit educational organization also organizes tournaments and competitions on a local and national basis. For more information, please visit http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.

 

79th Tata Steel 2017 (Wijk aan Zee NED)
Fri 13th Jan 2017 – Sun 29th Jan 2017 – Official Site

79th Tata Steel GpB (14 players 13 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 100:50:15+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: GGpB |

9th Tata Steel GpB Wijk aan Zee (NED), 13-29 i 2017 cat. XIV (2593)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
1. Xiong, Jeffery g USA 2667 * 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ . . 1 1 1 1 8 2760
2. Jones, Gawain C B g ENG 2665 0 * 1 0 1 . ½ ½ 1 1 . 1 ½ 1 2725
3. Ragger, Markus g AUT 2697 1 0 * ½ 1 ½ ? . ½ ½ 1 . 1 1 7 2723
4. Smirin, Ilia g ISR 2667 0 1 ½ * . 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 . 1 7 2698
5. Hansen, Eric g CAN 2603 1 0 0 . * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ . 2670
6. Lu, Shanglei g CHN 2612 ½ . ½ 0 0 * . ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 2644
7. Grandelius, Nils g SWE 2642 0 ½ ? ½ ½ . * ½ ½ ½ 1 . 1 1 6 2645
8. L’Ami, Erwin g NED 2605 ½ ½ . ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ . ½ 0 1 1 6 2616
9. Tari, Aryan g NOR 2584 . 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ . 1 2598
10. Bok, Benjamin g NED 2608 . 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ . ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 2518
11. Dobrov, Vladimir g RUS 2499 0 . 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 1 . 2481
12. Van Foreest, Jorden g NED 2612 0 0 . 0 0 0 . 1 ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ 2444
13. Lei, Tingjie wg CHN 2467 0 ½ 0 . ½ ½ 0 0 . 0 0 1 * 1 2465
14. Guramishvili, Sopiko m GEO 2370 0 0 0 0 . ½ 0 0 0 0 . ½ 0 * 1 2237
Round 1 (January 14, 2017)
Jones, Gawain C B – Grandelius, Nils ½-½ 20 C45 Scotch Game
Ragger, Markus – Xiong, Jeffery 1-0 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Smirin, Ilia – Dobrov, Vladimir ½-½ 34 B93 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.f4
Tari, Aryan – Hansen, Eric ½-½ 49 C96 Ruy Lopez
Bok, Benjamin – Lei, Tingjie 1-0 40 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Van Foreest, Jorden – L’Ami, Erwin 1-0 40 B19 Caro Kann
Guramishvili, Sopiko – Lu, Shanglei ½-½ 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 2 (January 15, 2017)
Xiong, Jeffery – Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0 64 E62 King’s Indian 6…Nc6
Jones, Gawain C B – Guramishvili, Sopiko 1-0 35 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Hansen, Eric – Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 26 B94 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5
Lu, Shanglei – Smirin, Ilia 0-1 37 B40 Sicilian Classical
Grandelius, Nils – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 37 C07 French Tarrasch
Dobrov, Vladimir – Tari, Aryan ½-½ 40 D96 Gruenfeld Russian
Lei, Tingjie – Ragger, Markus 0-1 84 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
Round 3 (January 16, 2017)
Ragger, Markus – Hansen, Eric 1-0 24 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Smirin, Ilia – Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 36 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
L’Ami, Erwin – Xiong, Jeffery ½-½ 29 D20 QGA
Tari, Aryan – Lu, Shanglei 0-1 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Bok, Benjamin – Dobrov, Vladimir 0-1 39 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Van Foreest, Jorden – Lei, Tingjie 0-1 65 B10 Caro Kann
Guramishvili, Sopiko – Grandelius, Nils 0-1 34 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 4 (January 17, 2017)
Jones, Gawain C B – Tari, Aryan 1-0 57 A48 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Hansen, Eric – Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0 33 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Lu, Shanglei – Bok, Benjamin 1-0 52 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Grandelius, Nils – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 27 B01 Centre Counter
Dobrov, Vladimir – Ragger, Markus 0-1 45 A34 English Symmetrical
Lei, Tingjie – L’Ami, Erwin 0-1 41 A62 Benoni
Guramishvili, Sopiko – Smirin, Ilia 0-1 46 A25 English Sicilian Attack
Round 5 (January 19, 2017)
Xiong, Jeffery – Lei, Tingjie 1-0 55 D11 Slav Defence
Ragger, Markus – Lu, Shanglei ½-½ 33 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Smirin, Ilia – Grandelius, Nils ½-½ 43 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
L’Ami, Erwin – Hansen, Eric ½-½ 37 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Tari, Aryan – Guramishvili, Sopiko 1-0 65 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Bok, Benjamin – Jones, Gawain C B 0-1 57 E70 King’s Indian Fianchetto
Van Foreest, Jorden – Dobrov, Vladimir 1-0 59 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 6 (January 20, 2017)
Jones, Gawain C B – Ragger, Markus 1-0 50 C45 Scotch Game
Smirin, Ilia – Tari, Aryan 0-1 31 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Hansen, Eric – Xiong, Jeffery 1-0 42 B04 Alekhine’s Defence
Lu, Shanglei – Van Foreest, Jorden 1-0 42 B40 Sicilian Classical
Grandelius, Nils – Lei, Tingjie 1-0 63 B18 Caro Kann
Dobrov, Vladimir – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 54 A83 Dutch Staunton Gambit
Guramishvili, Sopiko – Bok, Benjamin 0-1 22 C03 French Tarrasch
Round 7 (January 21, 2017)
Xiong, Jeffery – Dobrov, Vladimir 1-0 38 B27 Sicilian Early Fianchetto
Ragger, Markus – Guramishvili, Sopiko 1-0 32 B50 Sicilian Defence
L’Ami, Erwin – Lu, Shanglei ½-½ 31 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Tari, Aryan – Grandelius, Nils ½-½ 88 A13 Reti Opening
Bok, Benjamin – Smirin, Ilia 0-1 38 B06 Modern Defence
Van Foreest, Jorden – Jones, Gawain C B 0-1 56 C50 Giuoco Piano
Lei, Tingjie – Hansen, Eric ½-½ 41 D74 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Round 8 (January 22, 2017)
Jones, Gawain C B – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 43 C45 Scotch Game
Smirin, Ilia – Ragger, Markus ½-½ 30 C26 Vienna Game
Lu, Shanglei – Xiong, Jeffery ½-½ 37 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Grandelius, Nils – Hansen, Eric ½-½ 34 C50 Giuoco Piano
Tari, Aryan – Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 27 C11 French Defence
Dobrov, Vladimir – Lei, Tingjie 1-0 39 A11 Reti Opening
Guramishvili, Sopiko – Van Foreest, Jorden ½-½ 36 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Round 9 (January 24, 2017)
Xiong, Jeffery – Jones, Gawain C B 1-0 55 E64 King’s Indian Fianchetto
Ragger, Markus – Tari, Aryan ½-½ 29 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Hansen, Eric – Dobrov, Vladimir 1-0 27 C11 French Defence
L’Ami, Erwin – Guramishvili, Sopiko 1-0 39 A49 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Bok, Benjamin – Grandelius, Nils ½-½ 36 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
Van Foreest, Jorden – Smirin, Ilia 0-1 55 B06 Modern Defence
Lei, Tingjie – Lu, Shanglei ½-½ 49 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 10 (January 25, 2017)
Jones, Gawain C B – Lei, Tingjie ½-½ 120 C07 French Tarrasch
Smirin, Ilia – L’Ami, Erwin ½-½ 31 C91 Ruy Lopez
Lu, Shanglei – Hansen, Eric 0-1 20 A00 Irregular Openings
Grandelius, Nils – Dobrov, Vladimir 1-0 31 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Tari, Aryan – Van Foreest, Jorden ½-½ 64 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Bok, Benjamin – Ragger, Markus ½-½ 30 C50 Giuoco Piano
Guramishvili, Sopiko – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 40 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 11 (January 27, 2017)
Xiong, Jeffery – Smirin, Ilia 1-0 49 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
Ragger, Markus – Grandelius, Nils * 118 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Hansen, Eric – Jones, Gawain C B 0-1 62 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
L’Ami, Erwin – Tari, Aryan ½-½ 33 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Dobrov, Vladimir – Lu, Shanglei 0-1 39 A04 Dutch System
Van Foreest, Jorden – Bok, Benjamin ½-½ 25 C44 Scotch Gambit
Lei, Tingjie – Guramishvili, Sopiko 1-0 35 E73 King’s Indian Averbakh