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Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Round 7

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Official site of the event

Standings after Round 6, group A

1-2. Radjabov, Carlsen - 3.5; 3-5. Nakamura, Karjakin, Caruana - 3; 6. Mamedyarov - 2

Standings after Round 6, group B

1. Bacrot - 4.5; 2-5. Wojtaszek, Eljanov, Motylev, Guseinov - 3.5; 6. Wang Hao - 3; 7-8. Mamedov, Abasov - 2.5; 9. Durarbayli - 2; 10. Safarli - 1.5

Here are the pairings & odds for Group A, Round 7 (starts April 27, 3 p.m. local time).



The pairings & odds for Group B, Round 7




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Anna Muzychuk is leading the Women's World Blitz Championship

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Saturday, 26 April 2014


The Women's World Blitz Chess Championship is taking place in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia. With 20 more rounds to go Anna Muzychuk is in clear lead with a fantastic score: 9/10.

Standings after Day 1:

1. Muzychuk A - 9/10
2. Stefanova - 7.5
3-5. Dzagnidze, Dronavalli, Gunina - 7
6-8. Lagno, Zhao Xue, Krush - 6.5
9-12. Paehtz, Cramling, Kosteniuk, Gaponenko - 6
13-16. Kosintseva T, Zhu Chen, Charochkina, Muzychuk M - 5.5
17-18. Girya, Bezgodova - 5
19-23. Ambartsumova, Khotenashvili, Muminova, Ushenina, Drozdova - 4.5
24-25. Guseva, Goryachkina - 4
26-28. Ubiennykh, Zhukova, Sviridova - 3.5
29-31. Batchimeg, Sukhareva, Shaydullina - 3
32-33. Kashlinskaya, Popova - 2.5
34. Fominykh - 2

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Saturday's Chess Tactics Training

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Saturday, 26 April 2014
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By GM Kevin Spraggett, Canada.
Best FIDE rating: 2633
Kevin's blog (parental advisory)

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Huynh, Arthur

GM  Vajda, Levente

Sydney Open, Austrália, just the other day.  Position after 18 moves.  Black had just played 18Bd7, connecting his Rooks and almost completing his mobilization.  Unfortunately, his sense of danger was not yet connected .

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!

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Kateryna Lagno is the new Women's World Rapid Chess Champion

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Friday, 25 April 2014
The Women's World Rapid Chess Championship was full of drama. Before the final round 5 players were leading the event - Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno, Tatiana Kosintseva, Antoaneta Stefanova and Anna Muzychuk.


The players are waiting for Round 14 to end. Women's tournaments are a pleasure to follow!


In one of the most shocking games of the final round of the championship Valentina Gunina blundered a mate in 1 in an equal position against Kateryna Lagno


This image was taken after the Women's FIDE Grand Prix. Who would have thought that Kateryna and Alexandra would tie for 1st in the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship a few days later? Source: Alexandra's Instagram


The final standings (listed according to the tie-breakers):

1-2. Lagno, Kosteniuk - 10.5/15
3-5. Girya, Stefanova, Muzychuk A - 10
6. Kosintseva T - 9.5
7-12. Ushenina, Krush, Khotenashvili, Zhao Xue, Gunina, Dzagnidze - 8.5
13-14. Gaponenko, Bezgodova - 8
15-21. Kashlinskaya, Guseva, Paehtz, Dronavalli, Goryachkina, Zhu Chen, Cramling - 7.5
22-26. Drozdova, Zhukova, Batchimeg, Muminova, Ambartsumova - 7
27. Muzychuk M - 6.5
28. Fominykh - 6
29-31. Ubiennykh, Charochkina, Shaydullina - 5.5
32. Sukhareva - 5
33. Popova - 4
34. Sviridova - 2

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Round 6

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Official site of the event

Standings after Round 5, group A

1. Radjabov - 3; 2-5. Carlsen, Nakamura, Karjakin, Caruana; 6. Mamedyarov - 2

Standings after Round 5, group B

1. Bacrot - 4; 2. Eljanov - 3.5; 3-4. Wojtaszek, Guseinov; 5. Motylev - 2.5;  6-8. Wang Hao, Abasov, Mamedov - 2; 9-10. Safarli, Durarbayli - 1.5

Here are the pairings & odds for Group A, Round 6 (starts April 26, 3 p.m. local time).



The pairings & odds for Group B, Round 6




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Lagno, Kosteniuk, Stefanova lead Women's World Rapid Chess Championship

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Kateryna Lagno (pictured), Alexandra Kosteniuk and Antoaneta Stefanova are leading WWRCC at 7/10.

Tatiana Kosintseva had a bad Day 2 and scored only 1.5/5, thus letting a few other players overtake her on the current standings:

1-3. Lagno, Kosteniuk, Stefanova - 7/10
4-6. Girya, Muzychuk A, Guseva - 6.5
7-12. Kosintseva T, Ushenina, Muzychuk M, Krush, Zhao Xue, Gaponenko - 6
13-16. Fominykh, Dronavalli, Kashlinskaya, Cramling - 5.5
17-19. Paehtz, Gunina, Zhu Chen - 5
20-26. Drozdova, Batchimeg, Muminova, Zhukova, Khotenashvili, Dzagnidze, Ambartsumova - 4.5
27-28. Bezgodova, Charochkina - 4
29-31. Goryachkina, Ubiennykh, Popova - 3.5
32-33. Shaydullina, Sukhareva - 3
34. Sviridova - 0.5

On April 25 we will find out the name of the new champion!

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Why banning draws completely might not be such a bad idea

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Thursday, 24 April 2014
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By GM Daniel Gormally, England.
Best rating: FIDE 2573


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Nick Pert- deserved winner at Sunningdale.


I just played a tournament in Sunningdale and in the last round, I lost my nerve.

The situation was as follows- I was playing Nick Pert, with him leading the tournament with 6.5/8 while I was in clear second with 6/8.

No one else could catch him so a draw would suffice for him to clinch outright first. I had to win. This wasn't a great situation for me for several reasons:

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Last Updated ( Friday, 25 April 2014 )
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GM Korobov - GM Edouard annotated by GM Naiditsch

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, #1 German chess player
Best FIDE rating: 2737


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We are in the last round of Dubai Open. Korobov is on 6/8 and Edouard is leading with a fantastic score of 7/8. For Korobov the deal is easy, win or nothing, which doesn't make the game easier to play for Edouard, who can be sure that his oponent will try everything to win.

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Round 5

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Official site of the event

Standings after Round 4, group A

1-2. Carlsen, Caruana - 2.5; 3-5. Nakamura, Karjakin, Radjabov - 2; 6. Mamedyarov - 1

Standings after Round 4, group B

1. Bacrot - 3; 2-3. Eljanov, Wojtaszek; 4-7. Motylev, Guseinov, Abasov, Mamedov - 2; 8-9. Safarli, Wang Hao - 1.5; 10. Durarbayli - 1

Here are the pairings & odds for Group A, Round 5 (starts April 24, 3 p.m. local time).



The pairings & odds for Group B, Round 5




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Tatiana Kosintseva Leads Women's Rapid Chess Championship

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tatiana Kosintseva in in clear 1st place after Day 1

The Women's Rapid Chess Championship is taking place in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia.

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After 5 rounds we have the following standings:

1. Kosintseva Tatiana - 4.5/5
2-4. Lagno, Kosteniuk, Muzychuk Maria - 4
5-7. Girya, Dzagnidze, Ushenina - 3.5
8-12. Krush, Paehtz, Zhao Xue, Muzychuk Anna , Stefanova - 3
13-21. Fominykh, Dronavalli, Charochkina, Ubiennykh, Khotenashvili, Guseva, Muminova, Gaponenko, Cramling - 2.5
22-28. Drozdova, Goryachkina, Gunina, Zhu Chen, Kashlinskaya, Zhukova, Batchmeg - 2
29-31. Popova, Ambartsumova, Sukhareva - 1.5
32-33. Bezgodova, Shaydullina - 1
34. Sviridova - 0

10 more rounds will be played on Days 2 & 3.

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