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

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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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Magnus Carlsen Visits Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

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On April 8 World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has visited the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, one of the best and most prestigious Russian universities.


The Q & A session with Magnus was hosted by Tina Kandelaki


Magnus played a simul against 13 students of the university and a journalist from RSport


Aisa Imeeva (4th year student, FIDE 2077) was fortunate enough to earn half a point


Sergey Trofimov (graduate student, FIDE 2399 - Kasparov wouldn't have been happy) made a draw as well

The last person to hold Carlsen to a draw was freshman Arman Geivondian (FIDE 2220). All the people who drew Carlsen have received memorable gifts (chessboards with the World Chess Champion's autographs).

The other 10 students and the journalist have lost their matches.

Below you can watch a video from the event:



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Videos from the Russian Team Chess Championship

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Other videos from the Russian Team Chess Championship by Eugene Potemkin can be found on his YouTube channel.

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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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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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Videos from the Russian Team Chess Championship

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Eugene Potemkin has recorded lots of videos from the first round of the event. You can find them on his YouTube channel.

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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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Russian Team Chess Championship 2014

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Location: Loo, Russia
Dates: April 7-13
Format: Swiss (7 rounds) in the men's championship; round robin in the women's event
Participants: 14 teams in the male division, 4 in the female section
Time control: 90m/40+30m, 30s per move increment from move 1; no draw offers allowed until move 40


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Will Peter Svidler's Spbchess retain the title? Malakhit, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie and Ugra are serious rivals.

Notable players, (ex)-members of the 2700+ club:
Alexander Grischuk (2777), #6 in the world, Malakhit
Sergey Karjakin (2772), #7, Malakhit
Leinier Dominguez Perez (2757), Cuba, #12, Spbchess
Peter Svidler (2756), #13, Spbchess
Nikita Vitiugov (2747), #17, Spbchess
Ian Nepomniatchi (2732), #22, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Peter Leko (2730), Hungary, #23, Malakhit
Dmitry Jakovenko (2724), #26, Ugra
Alexander Morozevich (2722), #29, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Gata Kamsky (2714), USA, #32, Ladia
Baadur Jobava (2706), Georgia, #41, Universitet Belorechensk
Sergei Rublevsky (2706), #42, Ugra
Alexei Shirov (2702), Latvia, #44, Malakhit
Vladimir Malakhov (2701), #46, Malakhit
Evgeny Tomashevsky (2697), #50, Ugra
Ernesto Inarkiev (2691), #54, Ugra
Maxim Matlakov (2690), #55, Spbchess
Alexander Riazantsev (2688), #56, Ugra
Alexander Motylev (2685), #59, Malakhit
Denis Khismatullin (2681), #64, Ugra
Evgeny Alekseev (2678), #68, Universitet Belorechensk
Alexey Dreev (2670), #75, Ladia
Sergei Movsesian (2670), Armenia, #76, Spbchess
Boris Grachev (2659), #87, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Zahar Efimenko (2657), Ukraine, #88, Spbchess
Viktor Bologan (2649), Moldova, #108, Malakhit
Andrei Volokitin (2647), Ukraine, #111, Ladia

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Last year Natalia Pogonina had the best performance in the women's section (2757, super GM level!) and helped her team Ugra win the Russian Chess Championship. How will this year's event unfold?

Notable players (women, 2400+):
Viktoria Cmilyte (2511),
Lithuania, #13 on the women's rankings, Ugra
Valentina Gunina (2508), #14, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Anna Ushenina (2501), Ukraine, #19, Ugra
Natalia Pogonina (2499), #20, Ugra
Anna Zatonskih (2475), USA, #28, Ladia
Alisa Galliamova (2458), inactive, Ladia
Anastacia Bodnaruk (2453), #35, Chigorin Club
Ekaterina Atalik (2442), Turkey, #42, Ladia
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (2424), #51, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Alina Kashlinskaya (2423), #53, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie
Elena Zaiatz (2414), #60, Ladia
Nino Batsiashvili (2408), Georgia, #62, Ladia
Baira Kovanova (2404), #66, Ugra

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Blitz w/Commentary 2

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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.

The featured openings are the French Defense (x2), the Benko gambit and the Albin counter-gambit.

Other videos by David:
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Attacking in Chess: Reserves

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