Last updated: Wednesday 23rd April 2014 7:53 am
Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2014 3
Mark Crowther (Tue Apr 22 20:53:00 2014)
Mamedyarov lost to Nakamura in Round 3. Photo © | http://shamkirchess.az
Magnus Carlsen still leads the Gashimov Memorial by a point over the rest of the field but it could have been even better as he quickly gained the advantage with black against Sergey Karjakin. Hikaru Nakamura beat Shakhriyar Mamedayarov in a Caro-Kann where Mamedayarov equalised quite quickly but then got much too ambitious and was destroyed by almost perfect play from Nakamura. Teimour Radjabov hasn't played a classical event in six months after a catastrophic post-Candidates 2012 run. This event is probably about regaining some confidence. Radjabov played a variation of the Gruenfeld well understood not to be dangerous for either side with best play and a draw was the result.
Round 3 Standings: Carlsen 2.5pts, Karjakin, Caruana, Radjabov, Nakamura 1.5pts Mamedyarov 0.5pts
Round 4 Pairings: Karjakin-Mamedyarov, Radjabov-Nakamura, Caruana-Carlsen.Read more ....
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Apr 19 18:54:00 2014)
Women's world champion Hou Yifan alongside FIDE Press Officer Anastasiya Karlovich at the Khanty-Mansiysk Women's Grand Prix. Photo © | http://khantymansiysk2014.fide.com
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix taks place in Khanty-Mansiysk 9th April (Round 1) to 21st April (final round 11), There will be live video commentary in Russian and English. Round 10 Pairings Sun: Kosteniuk-Muminova, Stefanova-Lagno, Ushenina-Dzagnidze, Zhao Xue-Batchimeg, Girya-Kosintseva,T, Muzychuk-Hou Yifan. Games and results. Read more ....
13th Asian Continental 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Apr 18 18:52:00 2014)
The 13th Asian Continental Chess Championship takes place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 64 men and 32 women players from 21 countries compete. Rustam Top seed is Bu Xiangzhi of China (2699) and compatriot Tan Zhongyi in the women’s (2488). Other well known names Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Negi Parimarjan, Irene Sukandar etc The event is taking place in the plush Sharjah Chess and Cultural Club. The tournament is a 9-round Swiss with $65,000 in cash prizes. The top five players in the Open qualify to the World Cup while the women’s champion advances to the Women’s World Championship. Read more ....
Freestyle Battle 2014 Games
Mark Crowther (Tue Apr 15 20:27:00 2014)
Arno Nickel reports on the conclusion of the Freestyle 2014 chess tournament where games are played with a combination of man and machine play. Players can use unlimited resources: Read Article,
The two month battle of 30 high-skilled Freestyle chess players in an all-play-all online event had started on February 4th and finished in the night to April 11th. Anson Williams from England and his team of helpers behind the nickname 'Intagrand' won the title with 29 points a point clear of maximus. Williams is as close as there is to a veteran in such events winning tournaments as far back as 2007 ( article from the Chess Drum about him here).
Arno Nickel has been promoting this form of chess since 2005 and is a correspondence chess Grandmaster.Read more ....
John Watson Book Review 110
Mark Crowther (Mon Apr 14 20:02:00 2014)
A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White by Graham Burgess | http://www,theweekinchess.com
John Watson reviews A Cunning Repertoire for White (Gambit) by Graham Burgess which was released first on Kindle and which I (MC) have been attempting to adopt for a few months now. There is now a physical book too. John Watson also wrote a white repertoire book for Gambit starting with 1.d4 but advocating 2.c4 rather than the 2.Nf3 used in this book and he compares their approaches. Read more ....
16th Dubai Open 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Apr 7 14:55:00 2014)
The 16th Dubai Open takes place 7th to 17th April 2014. Leading players: Anton Korobov, Vladimir Akopian, Romain Edouard, Andrei Istratescu, Constantin Lupulescu, Csaba Balogh, Gawain C B Jones, Yuriy Kuzubov, Bassem Amin, Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli etc. Games and results. Read more ....
Russian Team Championship 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Apr 6 12:32:00 2014)
The Russian Team Championships take place in Loo, in the Krasnodar region with round 1 7th April 2014, 7 rounds finishing on 13th April. There are only 13 teams as Rostov PHMB had to withdraw at the last minute due to financial problems. Leading players include: Grischuk, Karjakin, Svidler, Vitiugov, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Morozevich, Leko, Shirov, Jobava, Bologan etc Read more ....
College Chess Final Four 2014 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Apr 6 12:28:00 2014)
The US College Chess Final Four takes place in the New York Athletic Club. The event is rather strong with players such as Quang Liem Le, Wesley So (who lost drastically with white in round 2 against Kore Akshayraj), Fidel Corrales Jimenez (finally US registered), Yaroslav Zherebukh, Elshan Moradiabadi, Georg Meier and Ray Robson. Read more ....
The Week in Chess Anniversary 1000
Mark Crowther (Mon Jan 6 22:26:00 2014)
Me on the day of the 1000th issue. Photo © Mark Crowther | http://www.theweekinchess.com
An article on the occasion of the 1000th issue of TWIC outlining a short history, thanks to the many people who've helped and where I think the future may lay both for myself and the magazine. I really hope to be around in some form or another for a long time. I would welcome suggestions for improvements to the website and the magazine.
You can view the first issue here I will try and put the text of all 1000 issues up over the next few weeks and will for a start make my personal ChessBase file of all the issues available for sale. People should email me personally about that.
If you would like to support TWIC then you can do so via PayPal:Read more ....
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|Zonal 1.10 2014||Larnaka||CYP||08:30||2|
|World Rapid Women 2014||Khanty-Mansiysk||RUS||10:00||1|
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|World Rapid Women 2014||Khanty-Mansiysk||RUS||10:00||3|
|World Rapid Women 2014||Khanty-Mansiysk||RUS||10:00||4|
|Vugar Gashimov Mem B 2014||Shamkir||AZE||11:00||4|
|Asian Continental w 2014||Sharjah||UAE||12:00||7|
|ch-RUS Junior 2014||Loo||RUS||12:00||8|
|ch-RUS Girls 2014||Loo||RUS||12:00||8|
|Zonal 1.10 2014||Larnaka||CYP||15:00||3|
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