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World Chess Champion Anand's Seconds: Sandipan Chanda, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Radoslaw Wojtaszek
Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 
Indian newspapers have reported that World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand's new team member is Indian Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda. Chanda belongs to the same city as another of Anand's seconds - Kolkata. Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly, from Kolkata, continues in Anand's team. Anand takes on World No. 1 Carlsen for the world championship in November. (Photo: Sandipan Chanda - new addition to Viswanathan Anand's team.)

Chanda, 30, is the second Indian player to be hired by the 42-year-old Anand. Ganguly, a five-time national champion, Pieter Heine Nielsen of Denmark, former world champion in the knock-out format, Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan and Polish GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek have been core members of Team Anand in the last three World Championships. 

Ganguly and Wojtaszek will continue to assist the world No. 7. Chanda had accompanied Anand during a recent GM tournament in Norway. 


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http://www.chessblog.com/2013/08/world-chess-champion-anands-seconds.html
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:35:00 +0000
 
 
 
TCEC marks two records on the first day of competition

TCEC2TCEC, the unofficial world computer championship by Martin Thoresen, started this August 26th with the participation of the top chess engines.

It is the second season of the championship, and everyone expects to see how the defending champion Houdini 3 will perform against the new version of Stockfish 4, the new entry Bouquet, and the established Rybka, Komodo, Critter, Gull, and Equinox, all above 3000 ELO.

Right on day 1, TCEC broke two of it’s own records. The first one is the record of highest number of visitors on day 1 of the competition, beating the past January 22nd with close to 175% higher interest. The other one is record of the highest hour EVER registered, beating the previous record hour of May 4th, the most active day during the finals of the previous season.

The tournament director Martin Thoresen comments, “I am very happy about these numbers since they clearly show that there is a big audience out there interested in high quality computer chess. I can’t wait to see how the Season unfolds, it will be a great few months ahead.”

Replay the games of Stage 1 / See the current live gameFull list of participants / Information / Play online at Chessdom Arena

Results from the first 24 hours

Delphi 3 – Toga II 0-1
Junior 13.3 – Arminius 1-0
Minkochess 1.3 – Nebula 2 1-0
Firefly 2.6 – Onno 0-1
The Baron 3.35a – Spark 1 1/2-1/2

Click here for the current live game of TCEC

Remaining pairings of round 1

Houdini 3 – Sjeng WC2008
Tornado 4.88 – Stockfish 4
Rybka 4.1 – Scorpio 2.76
Jonny 6 – Komodo 1063
Critter 1.6a – Bugchess2 1.9
Crafty 23.6 – Bouquet 1.8
Gull 2.2 – Gaviota 0.87a8
Arasan 16 – Equinox 2b
Naum 4.2 – Exchess 7.15b
Octochess 5178 – Hiarcs 14
Hannibal 220813 – Alfil 13.1
Hamsters 0.71 – Shredder 12
Spike 1.4 – Redqueen 1.14

 
http://www.chessdom.com/tcec-marks-two-records-on-the-first-day-of-competition/
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:04:29 +0000
 
 
 
Ecos de los campeonatos por edades sub-8, sub-10 y sub-12
Según nos ha comentado Vicente, los jovenes gomeros realizaron un muy buen papel en los pasados campeonatos de Canarias por edades sub-8, sub-10 y sub-12. Felicidades a los jovenes deportistas y a su entrenador!




 
http://ajedrezlagomera.blogspot.com/2013/06/ecos-de-los-campeonatos-por-edades-sub.html
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000
 
 
 
DE LA RECONCENTRACIÓN AL CAMPO DE CONCENTRACIÓN
La derrota, en 1898,  del ejército colonialista español en Cuba no solamente significó un golpe mortal para el sistema esclavista, sino además la libertad para otras trescientas mil personas confinadas en condiciones de vida inhumas como producto de la puesta en práctica de una idea estratégica cuya patente  debe ser aribuída al penúltimo  Capitán General de Cuba, don  Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau, Márques de Tenerife (después de machacar a los filipinos se ejercitó pacificando a los canarios) y Duque de Rubí.  

Se trata de un hecho histórico que es omitido intencionadamente  cuando se lanzan anatemas  contra el expansionismo yanqui, la Doctrina Monroe y John Quncy Adams; porque la historia siempre podremos contarla como corresponda a nuestros intereses y mejor nos parezca.

Pero  fue en este contexto posterior al fin de la guerra  que un soldado español, entre  aquellos que formaron en las fuerza que defendieron la Isla ante el empuje criollo-yanqui combinado, decidió un buen día asentarse con carácter definitivo en nuestro país y crearse  para su bienestar  una familia.  Se nombraba Angel Castro Argiz y era oriundo de la provincia gallega de Lugo.

Casó en un primer matrimonio con una maestra de la que tuvo descendencia y le ayudó a fijar una  imagen  de empresario agrícola con futuro; pero se entretuvo a las sombras con una chica como él, sin instrucción, aunque más joven que su esposa, con la que trajo  al mundo a estos  dos personajes que han gobernado Cuba durante las ses últimas décadas.

Con tales antecedentes no se puede explicar de dónde estos dos vástagos del ex-soldado del ejército colonialista se sacaron el amor por la Patria Cubana  y la admiración por la obra de José Martí, pero lo cierto es que nunca dejaron de cantarle loas  al apóstol mientras volvían a aplicar, desde el poder, perfeccionándola, la idea estratégica de Valeriano Weyler   Porque ha sido así como la población cubana, a mediados del siglo XX,  quedó atrapada en una tela de araña de leyes y disposiciones extraoficiales  que confinaban  a todos los cubanos a un único espacio territorial en el  que, curiosamente, odían entrar y salir con total libertad los extranjeros y se abría una vía de escape   para los hijos y nietos de españoles nacidos en la Isla.

Podrá argumentase lo que se quiera argumentar en defensa de esta última circunstancia  que, por otra parte, en nada nos disgusta a los nacionalistas; pero: ¿No se abre un espacio a la suspicacia cundo se reflexiona en torno a esta particularidad?  ¿No es una evidencia, acaso, del sustrato mental de estos hermanos que, como tales, comparten ADN, taras y musarañas mentales?   Y si  agregamos al tema los ires y venires de la descendencia de los descendientes directos  de Angel Castro Argiz y de su parentela  española cruzando el charco en la una y la otra dirección: ¿No tendríamos que dedicarles un poco de atención? 

Está claro que todavía se sienten poderosos, y tratan de transmitir a sus clientes el mensaje de ser ellos los únicos amos de la situación.   Es verdad  que   todavía no se pecibe en el ambiente  el menor intento de insubordinación; pero  es también verdad que la inconformidad con el régimen registra en estos momentos las cotas más altas de su historia y que, consecuentemente, los niveles de la represión política en el país han llegado a límites insuperables.   Por todo lo cual debemos concluir que la caldera, en el volcán,  está a punto de estallar  y que las consecuencias serán,  sencillamente,  impredecibles.   El precedente rumano puede citarse a colación: Nicolás Ceausescu, congregó a las masas  para un acto político de los acostumbrados y unos horas más tarde murió fusilado junto a su esposa.
 
http://elcriolloinsurrecto.blogspot.com/2013/08/de-la-reconcentracion-al-campo-de.html
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:24:00 +0000
 
 
 
Leko &amp; Shirov Eliminated in Second Round World Cup
On the second day of the FIDE World Cup's second round, two famous grandmasters were eliminated: Peter Leko of Hungary and Alexei Shirov of Latvia. Leko, who lost his first game with white against Julio Granda Zuniga on Wednesday, didn't come clos...
 
http://www.chess.com/news/leko-amp-shirov-eliminated-in-second-round-world-cup-6743
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:46:08 -0700
 
 
 
Yuri Solodovnichenko Wins Fano Chess Second Time
Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

Ukrainian Yuri Solodovnichenko got his second straight win at the Fano on the Sea Chess Master Tournament. The event took place from 29th July to 4th August in Fano, Italy, next to the Adriatic Sea. The first edition was also won by Solodvnichenko, who was able to celebrate again after the tiebreaks calculation put him in first place over two other players that arrived at the same 6.5/9 score.

Axel Rombaldoni and Peter Prohaszka arrived to the last round as leaders with 6 points each. The Italian drew his game against Vladimir Burmakin and finished second on tiebreaks, while the Hungarian lost against Ivan Ivanisevic, who incidentally was third on tiebreaks.

The tournament was organized by the Fano Chess Club 1988 and Dario Pedini. The club celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2013.

Official website

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http://www.chessblog.com/2013/08/yuri-solodovnichenko-wins-fano-chess.html
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 16:35:00 +0000
 
 
 
Become “future premium” at Chessdom Arena, play dedicated games vs Grandmasters

chessdom chess arenaStarting this month, Chessdom Arena launches a special future premium package. If you like the way Chessdom Arena is developing and if you want to bring your chess a step further, this is the service you want to have. Chessdom Chess Arena is a brand new platform for online chess games. In it’s basis it is free and will always be free for the guest, registered users, and frequent players. However, as every large scale project it needs a healthy financial model to develop.

Becoming “future premium” now will support us and provide you with all premium services that Chessdom Arena will have until the end of 2014 (17 months).

Get the future premium pack here

Here is a list of what you can expect:

1. Extra games vs titled players

The Master Challenges will continue in their free form. However, due to the high interest, waiting times have spiked, while Grandmasters often do not have the capacity to finish the entire queue.

Future premium gives you a simple solution – more games, with less waiting time. Special queues will be opened for “future premiums” where you will have a chance to play several games per hour at different time zones of the day

Estimated launch: August 15th, 2013

2. Simuls

All “future premiums” will have the option to participate in simuls vs titled players. Minimum one simul per month is guaranteed.

Estimated launch: September 2013

3. Download of all games in pgn format

Currently, Chessdom Arena users can download each game individually. Buttons will be added for downloading group of games or all games, and these will be made available for the “future premiums”

Estimated launch: September 2013

4. Removing the advertisement

Chessdom Arena is a free online chess server and it’s aim is to be free forever. One of the means to achieve this is by showing advertisements to the users. However, helping Chessdom Arena development with the “future premium” pack is a great support, and in this case advertisement will be removed and substituted with more interesting elements : friends lists, direct challenges, etc.

Estimated: Novemer 2013

5. Many more options

The list above is just for the short term benefits of the premium accounts. In the next several months the “future premiums” will be able to enjoy more game options, better statistics, direct tournament qualifications, enhanced automatic analysis, as well as multiple services that are currently not available at any other service.

Support us now by acquiring the future premiums pack here and be the first get all the enhanced options that any premium user will have for the next 1 year and a half.

 
http://www.chessdom.com/become-future-premium-at-chessdom-arena-play-dedicated-games-vs-grandmasters/
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:10:29 +0000
 
 
 
Michael Adams beats world champion Vishy Anand for second time

Michael Adams, the England No1, has beaten the world champion, Vishy Anand, with the black pieces for the second time in four months. The 41-year-old Cornishman, who scored against the Indian at the London Classic, did it again this week in the opening round of the Alekhine Memorial in Paris, where his king and rook defeated the champion's king and three pawns in 56 moves.

In contrast to Adams's rapid double there was a colossal gap of 61 years in the doldrums of English chess between Joseph Blackburne's win from Emanuel Lasker at London 1899 and Jonathan Penrose's defeat of Mikhail Tal at Leipzig 1960. The champions José Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine and Mikhail Botvinnik never lost to an Englishman while they held the crown.

Matters improved with the 'English chess explosion' of the 1970s, when the standout game was Anatoly Karpov v Tony Miles at the European team championship in 1980 where Black's bizarre opening 1 e4 a6!? shattered the Russia's equanimity. Nigel Short beat Garry Kasparov once during their 1993 title match and once in a 1986 tournament; his other wins were only in rapid and exhibition games. Adams beat Vlad Kramnik as champion twice, at Wijk 2004 and Sofia 2005.

His two victories against Anand since the Indian won the title in 2007 represent a historic achievement, tnerefore, which may remain unmatched for a long time. The next world champion is likely to be Magnus Carlsen, who rarely loses, and England currently has no rising talents with obvious potential to challenge the very best.

The nine-round Alekhine Memorial, which also includes the world No2, Levon Aronian, and world No3, Vlad Kramnik, is still in progress and transfers to St Petersburg this weekend. Adams continued his good start and has 3/5. Round six is tomorrow, when he faces Aronian.

Play starts at 11am and the games can be viewed live and free online at www.alekhine-memorial.com.

Anand was heading for a draw but spoilt his position by 20 exd5? (20 Nc6!) then erred by 39 Rb7+? (39 g4!) after which Black's distant passed b pawn proved a winning trump.

Vishy Anand v Michael Adams

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 O-O Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 O-O 8 a4 b4 9 d4 d6 10 dxe5 dxe5 11 Qxd8 Rxd8 12 Nbd2 Bc5 13 Bc4 Ng4 14 Re2 Na5 15 Bd5 Rb8 16 Nb3 Nxb3 17 cxb3 h6 18 h3 Nf6 19 Nxe5 Nxd5 20 exd5? Rxd5 21 Bf4 Be6 22 Rc1 Bd6 23 Bg3 Re8 24 Re3 c5 25 Nd3 Bxg3 26 fxg3 Red8 27 Nf4 Rd1+ 28 Rxd1 Rxd1+ 29 Kh2 Rd2 30 Nxe6 fxe6 31 Rxe6 Rxb2 32 Rxa6 Rxb3 33 Rc6 Rc3 34 a5 Kf7 35 a6 Ke7 36 a7 Ra3 37 Rxc5 Rxa7 38 Rb5 Ra4 39 Rb7+? Kd6 40 Rxg7 Kc5 41 Rc7+ Kd4 42 Rd7+ Kc3 43 Rc7+ Kd3 44 Rb7 Kc3 45 Rc7+ Kb2 46 Rc6 b3 47 Rxh6 Kc3 48 Rb6 b2 49 Rxb2 Kxb2 50 g4 Kc3 51 Kg3 Re4 52 Kh4 Kd4 53 Kg5 Ke5 54 Kg6 Re2 55 g5 Rxg2 56 h4 Kf4 0-1

3303 1 Kf6 Kg4! 2 g6 Kh5! 3 g7 Kh6 4 Kf7 Kh7 wins.


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http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/apr/26/chess-michael-adams-vishy-anand
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:02:57 GMT
 
 
 
Un Québécois a Philadelphie
Réjean Tremblay 2357 FQE 

 Philadelphia Open 2011

Messagepar Réjean Tremblay le Mar Avr 19, 2011 
Salut tout le monde, c'est aujourd'hui que je quitte pour participer au Philadelphia Open. Mon feeling est bon, je pars de Québec avec 10 victoires consécutives et quand le championnat du club de Charlesbourg sera coté, j'aurai une nouvelle cote FQE de 2357, (Félicitations!! Stef) un nouveau sommet pour moi.
Je mettrai mes parties jouées là-bas dans cette enfilade au plus tard le lendemain qu'elles auront été jouées. En espérant jouer des parties aussi excitantes qu'à New-York l'an dernier!
Liens pour suivre les comptes rendus de Réjean ! ICI
Annonce du tournoi: http://www.chesstour.com/po11.htm
Lien pour le tournoi: http://www.philadelphiaopen.net/
Reggie                             
 
http://casetete64.blogspot.com/2011/04/un-quebecois-philadelphie.html
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 05:32:00 +0000
 
 
 
Biel: Ding Liren Beats Moiseenko, Now Second Behind Bacrot
Etienne Bacrot maintained his lead at the Biel Chess Festival on Saturday with a quick draw against Ian Nepomniachtchi in a Grünfeld. After round 6, Ding Liren is in second place; the Chinese GM beat Alexander Moiseenko in a 5.Bf4 Q...
 
http://www.chess.com/news/biel-ding-liren-beats-moiseenko-now-second-behind-bacrot-7208
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:22:41 -0700
 
 
 
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