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FIDE May 2014 Rating List

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014


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The # of 2700+ players has increased from 46 to 47 as compared to April 2014.

Magnus Carlsen has set another all-time record: 2882. Alexander Grischuk (2792) and Leinier Dominguez-Perez (2768) have improved their personal top ratings. Richard Rapport (2701) has entered the 2700+ club for the first time. Congratulations!

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Round 10

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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Standings after Round 9, group A

1-2. Carlsen, Caruana - 5.5; 3-5. Nakamura, Karjakin, Radjabov - 4.5; 6. Mamedyarov - 2.5

Final standings, group B

1. Eljanov - 6; 2. Motylev - 5.5; 3-4. Bacrot, Wang Hao - 5; 5. Wojtaszek - 4.5; 6-9. Mamedov, Guseinov, Durarbayli, Abasov - 4; 10. Safarli - 3

Here are the pairings & odds for Group A, final round (starts April 30, 1:30 p.m. local time).



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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

By candidate master Peter Zhdanov, Editor of Pogonina.com

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In this special weekly column we will be looking at the most unexpected upsets that happened last week. Players usually face opponents of a similar level. Considerably less frequent are situations when a significantly lower-rated player succeeds in beating a much stronger adversary.

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Round 9

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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Standings after Round 8, group A

1. Carlsen - 5; 2. Caruana - 4.5; 3-5. Nakamura, Karjakin, Radjabov - 4; 6. Mamedyarov - 2.5

Standings after Round 8, group B

1. Eljanov - 5.5; 2-5. Wojtaszek, Motylev, Wang Hao, Bacrot -4.5; 6. Guseinov - 4; 7-8. Abasov, Durarbayli - 3.5; 9. Mamedov - 3; 10. Safarli - 2.5

Here are the pairings & odds for Group A, Round 9 (starts April 29, 3 p.m. local time).



The pairings & odds for Group B, Round 9




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Chess Week on Twitter

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Pogonina.com offers you a selection of the top-10 chess tweets from last week - a digest of the most important chess news in one short post.

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Anna Muzychuk is the new Women's World Blitz Chess Champion

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Monday, 28 April 2014


Anna Muzychuk won the Women's World Blitz Chess Championship with two games to go. Interestingly, she was the leader after Day 1, Day 2 and the overall winner. Such a stability is remarkable for blitz chess.

Final standings:

1. Muzychuk A - 23
2. Dzagdnize - 20.5
3. Kosintseva T - 20
4. Zhao Xue - 19.5
5. Stefanova - 18.5
6-7. Paehtz, Gunina - 18
8. Kosteniuk - 17.5
9. Lagno - 17
10. Dronavalli - 16.5
11-13. Muzychuk M, Guseva, Cramling - 16
14-15. Kashlinskaya, Ambartsumova - 15.5
16-18. Zhu Chen, Gaponenko, Goryachkina - 15
19-22. Girya, Ushenina, Ubiennykh, Khotenashvli - 14.5
23-26. Charochkina, Muminova, Krush, Zhukova - 14
27-28. Drozdova, Shaydullina - 12.5
29-30. Batchimeg, Sukhareva - 12
31-32. Sviridova, Bezgodova - 11
33. Fominykh - 7.5
34. Popova - 5.5

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Round 8

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Monday, 28 April 2014

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Standings after Round 7, group A

1. Carlsen - 4.5; 2. Radjabov - 4; 3-4. Karjakin, Caruana - 3.5; 5. Nakamura - 3; 6. Mamedyarov - 2.5

Standings after Round 7, group B

1-2. Eljanov, Bacrot - 4.5; 3-5. Wojtaszek, Guseinov, Wang Hao - 4; 6. Motylev - 3.5; 7-8. Mamedov, Abasov - 3; 9. Durarbayli - 2.5; 10. Safarli - 2

Here are the pairings & odds for Group A, Round 8 (starts April 28, 3 p.m. local time).



The pairings & odds for Group B, Round 8




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Dzagnidze & Muzychuk A are leading Women's Blitz Chess Championship

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Nana Dzagnidze managed to catch up with Anna Muzychuk

Before the final 10 rounds we have the following standings:

1-2. Muzychuk A, Dzagnidze - 15/20
3-4. Zhao Xue, Stefanova - 13
5-6. Dronavalli, Lagno - 12.5
7-8. Kosteniuk, Kosintseva T - 12
9-11. Paehtz, Zhukova, Gunina - 11
12-16. Charochkina, Ubiennykh, Ushenina, Gaponenko, Khotenashvili - 10.5
17-21. Muzychuk M, Guseva, Cramling, Girya, Kashlinskaya - 10
22-23. Ambartsumova, Zhu Chen - 9.5
24-25. Goryachkina, Sukhareva - 9
26-27. Krush, Bezgodova  - 8.5
28-30. Shaydullina, Muminova, Drozdova - 7.5
31-32. Batchimeg, Sviridova - 6.5
33. Fominykh - 5.5
34. Popova - 4.5

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Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Round 7

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

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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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