The 76th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place from the 10th to the 26th of January, 2014. Tata Steel Masters: GM Aronian Levon ARM 2803 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2786 GM Caruana Fabiano ITA 2782 GM Gelfand Boris ISR 2777 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2756 … Continue reading
Botvinik (on the right) versus Capablanca A.V.R.O. 1938 Botvinik (White) To Play:Click on the Diagram to step through the game. “In the latter part of [his second game against Botvinnik] Capa suddenly got up and quickly went out. I noticed that when he returned his face had a rather grayish pallor, although … Continue reading
Rd 1 Warman (2119) – GM Iordachescu (2614) Caro-Kann Defense 12.07.2013 5th Classic Open 2013 London ENG Sat 7th Dec 2013 – Sun 15th Dec 2013 Leading Round 2 (of 9) Standings: TOP 10http://www.classic.livechess.co.uk/2013/fideop/SMWSite/index.htmlRkNameTiFEDRtg12PtsTPR1Istratescu, AndreiGMFRA2670112.030412Grachev, BorisGMRUS2669112.030403Sutovsky, EmilGMISR2657112.030334Iordachescu, ViorelGMMDA2614112.029985Hammer, Jon LudvigGMNOR2612112.029966Gupta, AbhijeetGMIND2608112.029777Brunello, SabinoGMITA2603112.029658Van Kampen, RobinGMNED2601112.029679Hebden, Mark LGMENG2560112.0294010Bok, BenjaminIMNED2540112.02930 The seedings for the London … Continue reading
Sunday Checkers … Useful Positions [A]White to move and Win.. [B]White to move and Win..
Dec 5th Rating List shows Hikaru Nakamura at No.3 in the World..
MIAMI SHARKS This Year’s USCL CHAMPION defeating The New York Knights 3.5-0.5 USCL 2013 bracketBd 1 GM Becerra (2619) MIA-GM Gelashvili (2682) NY United States Chess League 2013 Final Standings (Regular season)Eastern ConferenceAtlantic DivisionWLGame PointsOpps Avg Rating# – Manhattan6.53.525.0/40 (62%)2409@ – New York5.54.521.0/40 (52%)2401X – New Jersey4.06.018.5/40 (46%)2395X – Philadelphia3.07.015.5/40 (38%)2410Northeast DivisionWLGame PointsOpps … Continue reading
The 5th London Chess Classic will take place at Olympia from Saturday December 7th to Sunday December 15th. The 5th Classic will NOT feature classical chess, but instead a world class rapid tournament.The participants are:Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, Mickey Adams, Peter Svidler, Luke McShane, Judit Polgar, Nigel … Continue reading
World Team Championship 2013 Antalya: 26th Nov 2013 – 5th Dec 2013 6/9 RoundsRkTeamGms+-=MptsBptsTB1TB21Ukraine65101014½058.502Russia6411914½051.003Netherlands6420814040.504China6420813½046.005United States of America6330613½033.006Armenia6222612033.257Germany6330611½026.508Azerbaijan6231512028.009Turkey61502806.5010Egypt606006½00.00 Dutch Team Photo/ Turkish Chess Federation Rd6 GM Korobov(2713)- GM Van Wely(2678) 0-1 The Dutch score 2.5-1.5 win over tournament leader Ukraine.The Ukrainian team suffers their first loss, as the Netherlands move up .Team USA still in the hunt..Good … Continue reading