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Women's FIDE Grand Prix, Khanty Mansyisk, Round 4

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Anna Muzychuk is trailing the tournament leader (Hou Yifan) by half a point
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Round 4 Results
  Name Rtg  Res.    Name Rtg
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527  1 0 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550  1 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496
GM Lagno Kateryna 2543  ½ - ½ GM Hou Yifan 2618
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321  0 1 GM Muzychuk Anna 2560
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489  ½ - ½ WGM Girya Olga 2450
GM Ushenina Anna 2501  ½ - ½ GM Zhao Xue 2552

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Saturday's 5-second Tactics

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

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deadline-clock

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Marcos, Marvin

3

Swapnil, S.

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!


Bogner, Sebastian

4

Tabatabaei, M

BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!


Parfenov, Viktor N.

2

Kostin, Alexey

HOW CAN WHITE INCREASE HIS ADVANTAGE?


Nepomniachtchi, Ian

1

Prizant, Jaroslav

WHAT IS WHITES BEST CONTINUATION?

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Ivkina, Olga

1

Savina, Anastasia

BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN

Shahinyan, David

2

Bortnyk, Olexandr

WHITE TO PLAY AND FORCE MATE


Solutions:

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix, Khanty Mansyisk, Round 3

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Happy birthday to GM Tatiana Kosintseva!
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Round 3 Results
  Name Rtg  Res.    Name Rtg
GM Ushenina Anna 2501  ½ - ½ GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527
GM Zhao Xue 2552  1 0 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489
WGM Girya Olga 2450  ½ - ½ WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321
GM Muzychuk Anna 2560  ½ - ½ GM Lagno Kateryna 2543
GM Hou Yifan 2618  1 0 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496  ½ - ½ WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340

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GM Duda - GM Wojtaszek annotated by GM Naiditsch

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


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We will see the crucial game of round 8 for the 1st place in the Polish Championship. At that moment the young Polish GM Duda was leading with an amazing 6/7, followed by Gajewski on 5.5/7 and Wojtaszek on 5/7. A win was almost a must for the Polish Nr1, who has been the second of Anand for many years. What is hard to say is if Radoslaw even made one move by himself in the current game!? We will witness an amazing preparation in an extremly sharp line of the Najdorf.

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Blitz w/Commentary 3

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

By IM David Pruess, USA
Best FIDE rating: 2438

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IM David Pruess plays a few blitz games & analyzes them, paying special attention to the key moments.
See how your chess thinking compares to that of a master.

Other videos by David:
Blitz w/Commentary 2
Blitz w/Commentary
Attacking in Chess: Reserves

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix, Khanty Mansyisk, Round 2

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

World Women's Chess Champion Hou Yifan is in sole lead (2/2) so far
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Round 2 Results
  Name Rtg  Res.    Name Rtg
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527  0 1 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340  0 1 GM Hou Yifan 2618
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550  ½ - ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2560
GM Lagno Kateryna 2543  1 0 WGM Girya Olga 2450
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321  1 0 GM Zhao Xue 2552
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489  1 0 GM Ushenina Anna 2501

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WGM Natalia Pogonina's Notable Games

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014


Live broadcast by CM Tryfon Gavriel.

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix, Khanty Mansyisk, Round 1

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

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Round 1 Results
  Name Rtg  Res.    Name Rtg
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489  ½ - ½ GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527
GM Ushenina Anna 2501  1 0 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321
GM Zhao Xue 2552  1 0 GM Lagno Kateryna 2543
WGM Girya Olga 2450  1 0 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Muzychuk Anna 2560  1 0 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340
GM Hou Yifan 2618  1 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496

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Stupid, meaningless questions I've thought of. Mostly about chess.

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By GM Daniel Gormally, England.
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Your move!

1. If you could get one chess player to play a game for your life, who would it be? (like in Bergman's The Seventh Seal)

2. Who is the hottest female in chess?

3. How many lives would it take you take you to watch the entire content of Youtube? (a bit like the auto-didact in Satre's Le Nausee, except for the internet generation.)

4. How many lives to read the entire content of Amazon's back catalogue? (see above.)

5. What is your favourite chess game of all time? (Viswanathan Anand was once asked this question and replied "Gormally-Sutovsky was a lot of fun." I was on the losing side.)

6. What do you think the population of the world will be in thousand years time?

7. And do you think chess will be solved by that point?

8. Who do you think will be world chess champion in ten years?

9. Do you think nuclear war will happen in the foreseeable future?

10. Who would win a match between Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen?

11. Who is the greatest chess player of all time?

12. And who is the greatest athlete in any sports?

13. If you could be given a glimpse of what the world would look like in a million years time, but to do so would mean ten years taken off your life, would you take it?

That's all the questions I can think of for now...
 

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Instructive Endgame

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Artemiev (2636) - Movsesian (2670), 2014
Black to move


Black is up two pawns, but the win isn't easy. According to the endgame database, Black has 5 winning continuations, which take from 40 to 42 moves to checkmate the opponent. Sergei played 71...g5? here and drew.

Do you know how to win this endgame?

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