King Salman World Blitz and Rapid Championships

For the 1st time in Saudi Arabia, the world chess championships (Rapids and Blitz)  will start on Tuesday DEC 26 .. Where ?  The  APEX Convention Center with the participation of  over 200 international players .. Visa’s were secured for the participants of Iran and Qatar.. “FIDE would like to … Continue reading

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 /Quarter Finals

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 /Quarter Finals:UPSET: Ju,Wenjun No.1 Seed knocked out by fellow compatriot Tan, Zhongyi.Tan is now moving on to the semi finals .. Russian GM Alexandra Kosteniuk will play against Ukraine’s GM Anna Muzychuk . Tan, Zhongyi[Event “WCh Women 2017”][Site “Tehran IRI”][Date “2017.02.21”][Round “4.2”][White “Ju, Wenjun”][Black “Tan, Zhongyi”][Result “0-1”][WhiteTitle … Continue reading

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz

FIDE World Chess Rapids/Blitz:47 year old Ukraine GM Vassily Ivanchuk wins FIDE World Chess Rapid Championship..   World Champion GM Ivanchuk interviewed by Chess journalist Anastazia KarlovichShe wants to talk Chess, He wants to talk Checkers……. Ivanchuk (2771) – Melkumyan (2736) 1-01. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. … Continue reading

FIDE World Chess Rapids/ Day 2

 FIDE World Chess Rapids /Day 2 in Doha,Qatar  GM Vassily Ivanchuk stealing the show with a score of 8/10..Below is the list of his opponents, Round 11 pairing- playing Black against Russian GM Nepomniachtchi..Rd.Bo.SNo NameRtgIFEDPts.Res.wew-weKrtg+/-11063GMPerez2596ARG5,0s 10,730,27205,402543GMMatlakov2662RUS5,5w 10,650,35207,003223GMTomashevsky2710RUS6,5s ½0,58-0,0820-1,604451GMVidit2643IND7,0w 10,670,33206,605311GMAronian2770ARM7,0s 00,50-0,5020-10,0061125GMDreev2705RUS5,5w 10,590,41208,20711GMCarslen2906NOR7,0w 10,320,682013,608321GMKorobov2714UKR7,0s ½0,58-0,0820-1,609556GMPantsulaia2622GEO6,0s 10,700,30206,001025GMMamedyarov2805AZE7,5w 10,450,552011,001123GMNepomniachtchi2812RUS7,5s Rd7 Ivanchuk (2771) – Carlsen (2906) 1-01. d4 … Continue reading