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Top GM Secrets Issue #172

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015


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Issue #172 of the weekly chess newsletter "Top GM Secrets" has been released.
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Table of Contents

Editorial Preface. French Top-12. Grand Chess Tour announcement. By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, best FIDE rating - 2737 and GM Csaba Balogh, best FIDE rating - 2672.
Two Best Games of the Week. GM Wesley So (2778) - GM Sergey Fedorchuk (2657), French Top-12, 0-1 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Alexandr Fier (2632) - GM Sebastien Feller (2626), French Top-12, 1-0 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
The K-Files. The "strange bishop retreat" 7.Bc4!? in 3.Bb5 Sicilian by GM Alexander Khalifman, ex-FIDE World Chess Champion.
David vs. Goliath David vs. Goliath. 27 upsets of the week by Peter Zhdanov, Chief Editor of Pogonina.com.
Young & Talented.  GM Dmitry Jakovenko (2738) - GM Etienne Bacrot (2704), 0-1 annotated by GM Etienne Bacrot, best FIDE rating - 2749.
10 Tactical Puzzles from Recent Games. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Endgame Section. GM Evgeny Postny (2630) - GM Iossif Dorfman (2574), 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Manuel Apicella (2510) - IM Jean-Rene Koch (2452), French Top 12, 1-0 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
Chess and the City. "Injustice to one is a threat to all". WGM Elisabeth Paehtz, best FIDE rating - 2493, on ACP's activity and European Women's Rapid Chess Championship.
Clash of the Titans. Akiba Rubinstein - Saveliy Tartakover, 1922, 1-0 annotated by GM Kamil Miton, best FIDE rating - 2655.
Surprise Section/Study. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Solutions to the puzzles from Top GM Secrets #171.

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Top GM Secrets Issue #170

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Issue #170 of the weekly chess newsletter "Top GM Secrets" has been released.
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Table of Contents

Editorial Preface. FIDE Grand Prix. Chinese Championship. American Continental Championship. Women's European Chess Championship. French Top-12. By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, best FIDE rating - 2737 and GM Csaba Balogh, best FIDE rating - 2672.
Two Best Games of the Week. GM Alexander Grischuk (2780) - GM Anish Giri (2776), FIDE Grand Prix, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Yu Yangyi (2723) - GM Ding Liren (2757), Chinese Championship, 0-1 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
David vs. Goliath David vs. Goliath. 15 upsets of the week by Peter Zhdanov, Chief Editor of Pogonina.com.
Young & Talented.  IM Jeffery Xiong (2497)- GM Lazaro Batista (2684), Chicago Open, 1-0 annotated by GM Etienne Bacrot, best FIDE rating - 2749.
10 Tactical Puzzles from Recent Games. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Endgame Section. GM Evgeny Tomashevsky (2749) - GM Leinier Dominguez Perez (2734), FIDE Grand Prix, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Baadur Jobava (2699) - GM Hikaru Nakamura (2799), FIDE Grand Prix, 0-1 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
Chess and the City. "Good, better, Georgia - Part II". WGM Elisabeth Paehtz, best FIDE rating - 2493, on the Women's European Chess Champion.
Clash of the Titans. Edward Lasker - Frank James Marshall, New York 1941, 1-0 annotated by GM Kamil Miton, best FIDE rating - 2655.
Surprise Section/Study. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Solutions to the puzzles from Top GM Secrets #169.

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Top GM Secrets Issue #168

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015


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Issue #168 of the weekly chess newsletter "Top GM Secrets" has been released.
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Editorial Preface. FIDE Grand Prix. Nakchivan Open. Fabiano Caruana's transfer to the US federation. Natalia Pogonina becomes the ambassador of Chess Heroz. By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, best FIDE rating - 2737 and GM Csaba Balogh, best FIDE rating - 2672.
Two Best Games of the Week. GM Leinier Dominguez-Perez (2734) - GM Dmitry Jakovenko (2738), FIDE Grand Prix, 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2754) - GM Boris Gelfand (2744), FIDE Grand Prix, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
David vs. Goliath David vs. Goliath. 23 upsets of the week by Peter Zhdanov, Chief Editor of Pogonina.com.
Young & Talented.  IM Aryan Tari (2520) - GM Simen Agdestein (2620), Scandinavian masters, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Etienne Bacrot, best FIDE rating - 2749.
10 Tactical Puzzles from Recent Games. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Endgame Section. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2754) - GM Baadur Jobava (2699), FIDE Grand Prix, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Dmitry Andreikin (2723) - GM Pavel Potapov (2471), Russian Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
Chess and the City. "From hell to heaven". WGM Elisabeth Paehtz, best FIDE rating - 2493, on "bad form" and handling hardships in chess.
Clash of the Titans. Mikhail Botvinnik -  Boris Goldenov, Moscow 1952, 1-0 annotated by GM Kamil Miton, best FIDE rating - 2655.
Surprise Section/Study. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Solutions to the puzzles from Top GM Secrets #167.

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Natalia Pogonina Becomes the Official Ambassador of Chess Heroz

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Natalia Pogonina,

the Vice Women's World Chess Champion, becomes

the official ambassador of "CHESS HEROZ.

 
 
 

 

 


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Tokyo (HEROZ, Inc.) HEROZ, Inc. (HEROZ), providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Natalia Pogonina (Natalia), who is
the Vice Womens World Chess Champion, have mutually agreed to popularize Chess through a mobile app, CHESS HEROZ. From here on, Natalia Pogonina will be the official partner of HEROZ.

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Natalia is a chess grandmaster and one of the best female chess players in the world. Since 2004 she has been a member of Team Russia and is the reigning Olympic Women's Chess Champion.

 

AI x mobile as the key concept, HEROZ takes on the challenge in the world stage, providing mobile applications with AI function such as Shogi Wars (Japanese Chess app) and other new apps in various fields. CHESS HEROZ is one new app released in 2014 with the world-class AI function, allowing online match-ups all around the world. Thanks to all chess players, fans and users, CHESS HEROZ has been featured in more than 50 countries, including Russia, US, UK, Germany and India etc, at the Google Play Store and at the App Store.

 

HEROZ has been impressed by Natalias charm, wisdom and fighting spirit. She does her best to excel in every chess tournament and to share with people all over the world the joy of playing the game. Natalia, at the same time, also appreciates HEROZs concept and way of thinking, which is how the agreement has come into effect.

 

From here on, Natalia will support CHESS HEROZ activities as the official ambassador. She will be online in CHESS HEROZ and look forward to playing with you. Some activities featuring Natalia will be announced in advance so that you can actually challenge her or see her in the app.

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Ugra Wins Three Medals at Russian Team Championship

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Team Ugra: Anna Ushenina, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian (missing on the image), Baira Kovanova, Marina Guseva
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The Russian Team Chess Championship took place in Sochi from April 30 to May 10. Ten women's teams competed in the classical section, eight in rapid chess and seven in blitz. Congratulations to the winners!

Classical chess: 1. SHSM-Nashe Nasledie 2. SDUSHOR 3. Ugra
Rapid chess: 1. Ugra 2. SHSM-Nashe Nasledie 3. Boavishta
Blitz: 1. SHSM-Nashe Nasledie 2. UGRA 3.Universitet

As you can see, Natalila Pogonina won gold in rapid, silver in blitz and bronze in classical chess playing Board 2 for Ugra.
Her personal score was 3.5/6 in classical chess, 5/7 in rapid and a fantasic 5/6 undefeated in blitz.

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Top GM Secrets Issue #167

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Monday, 11 May 2015


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Issue #167 of the weekly chess newsletter "Top GM Secrets" has been released.
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Table of Contents

Editorial Preface. Russian Team Championship. Italian Team Championship. Nakchivan Open. By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, best FIDE rating - 2737 and GM Csaba Balogh, best FIDE rating - 2672.
Two Best Games of the Week. GM Vladimir Kramnik (2783) - GM Peter Svidler (2729), Russian Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Levon Aronian (2770) - GM Samy Shoker (2466), World Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
David vs. Goliath David vs. Goliath. 16 upsets of the week, including two 2700+ ones, by Peter Zhdanov, Chief Editor of Pogonina.com.
Young & Talented.  GM Kayden Troff (2532) - GM Samuel Sevian (2531), US Championship, 0-1 annotated by GM Etienne Bacrot, best FIDE rating - 2749.
10 Tactical Puzzles from Recent Games. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Endgame Section. GM Alexei Shirov (2691) - GM Vladimir Kramnik (2783), Russian Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Anton Korobov (2694) - GM Ildar Khairullin (2630), Russian Team Championship, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
Chess and the City. "Manger comme un Dieu...". WGM Elisabeth Paehtz, best FIDE rating - 2493, comments on the French chess league.
Clash of the Titans. Vassily Smyslov - Efim Geller, USSR Championship playoff 1955, 0-1 annotated by GM Kamil Miton, best FIDE rating - 2655.
Surprise Section/Study. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Solutions to the puzzles from Top GM Secrets #166.

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Puzzle of the Day

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Friday, 08 May 2015


Black to move. Warning: difficult.

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Top GM Secrets Issue #166

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Monday, 04 May 2015


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Issue #166 of the weekly chess newsletter "Top GM Secrets" has been released.
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Editorial Preface. Shamkir. World Team Chess Championships. Kasparov - Short match. By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, best FIDE rating - 2737 and GM Csaba Balogh, best FIDE rating - 2672.
Two Best Games of the Week. GM Michael Adams (2745) - GM Anish Giri (2790), Shamkir, 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Garry Kasparov (2812) - GM Nigel Short (2664), Saint Louis, 1/2-1/2 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
The K-Files. The Blumenfeld Gambit, Part III by GM Alexander Khalifman, ex-FIDE World Chess Champion.
David vs. Goliath David vs. Goliath. 19 upsets of the week by Peter Zhdanov, Chief Editor of Pogonina.com.
Young & Talented.  GM Wei Yi (2703) - GM Maxim Rodshtein (2667), World Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Etienne Bacrot, best FIDE rating - 2749.
10 Tactical Puzzles from Recent Games. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Endgame Section. GM Sethurman (2623) - GM Yu Yangyi (2724), World Team Championship, 0-1 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Gabriel Sargissian (2668) - GM Sergey Karjakin (2757), World Team Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
Chess and the City. "Trudno skazat?!" (Hard to say) - WGM Elisabeth Paehtz, best FIDE rating - 2493, comments on the results of the World Team Chess Championship. 
Clash of the Titans. Dawid Janowski - Emanuel Lasker, Cambridge Springs 1904, 0-1 annotated by GM Kamil Miton, best FIDE rating - 2655.
Surprise Section/Study. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Solutions to the puzzles from Top GM Secrets #165.

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Natalia Pogonina Plays the Benko

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In these two videos Tryfon Gavriel aka Kingscrusher annotates two Volga Gambit games played by Natalia Pogonina vs. Zhao Xue at the recent Women's World Chess Championship. Enjoy!

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Georgia Wins World Women's Chess Team Championship

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Team Georgia: Bela Khotenashvili, Lela Javakhishvili, Meri Arabidze, Nino Batsiashvili, Salome Melia
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The World Women's Team Chess Championship took place in Chengdu, China from April 18 to 29. The format was a round robin featuring 10 teams which have qualified for the event. Here is the final standings:

1. Georgia - 17 match points, 25 board points
2. Russia - 15, 25
3. China - 11, 22
4. India - 10, 22
5. Ukraine - 10, 20
6. Kazakhstan - 9, 17.5
7. Armenia - 7, 16
8. Poland - 6, 15.5
9. USA - 5, 13
10. Egypt - 0, 4


The Olympic champions from Russia won silver: Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Alexandra Goryachkina, Olga Girya


The mighty Chinese team earned bronze medals: Ju Wenjun, Tan Zhonqyi, Shen Yang, Lei Tingije, Ding Yixin

The best individual results:

Board 1: Bela Khotenashvili - gold, Valentina Gunina - silver, Humpy Koneru - bronze
Board 2: Lilit Mkrtchian - gold, Harika Dronavalli - silver, Mariya Muzychuk - bronze
Board 3: Meri Arabidze - gold, Natalia Pogonina - silver, Shen Yang - bronze
Board 4: Lei Tingije - gold, Alexandra Goryachkina - silver, Nino Batsiashvili - bronze
Board 5: Olga Girya - gold, Ding Yixin - silver, Salome Melia - bronze

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