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Starting 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).
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
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.
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.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:02:57 GMT
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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...|
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:22:41 -0700
|Jennitha Anto Becomes IPCA World Chess Champion|
Trichy’s K Jennitha Anto won the 13th IPCA World Women’s Individual Chess Championship in Velke Losiny, Czech Republic last month.
Jennitha competed in a combined group with men and became the highest scorer among the women players and was awarded the IPCA (International Physically Disabled Chess Association) Women’s Chess Title. The title came along with the Woman International Master title.
From her nine games, Jennitha won three games, drew three and lost three to score 4.5 points. Two Russian women tied with Jennitha on points but the higher buchcholz score helped Jennitha win the title.
Jennitha had been coached by IM Raja Ravi Sekhar in the past. Following an accident to her father Kanickai Irudayaraj in 2012, the family became immobilised and her father turned into a coach using chess books as study material.
The Czech Republic event attracted 49 physically challenged players of fifteen countries of the three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe.
Jennitha being a wheel chair player participated in Fide A category and almost all the players are international rated players. Nearly nine title holders participated in this championship, five IM’s, one FM, one WFM and Two WCM’s. More than 25 wheel chair players participated. On the whole the tournament was a tough event.
The new WIM title would allow her direct entry to many of the National events for women except the premier. A strong player, Jennitha is poised to attract more attention as she is the World Women’s IPCA champion.
Final standings of Women:
Press release by All India Chess Federation
In the overall standings, IM Igor Yarmonov from Ukraine won the gold medal with 7,5/9 points and better tie-breaks. IM Andrei Obodchuk is silver with 7,5 points, while Alexander Balberov won the bronze with 6,5 points.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:01:12 +0000
|Exciting Second Round in Biel|
|Tuesday's second round at the Biel Chess Festival saw three decisive games. Etienne Bacrot, Alexander Moiseenko and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won their games and took an early lead in the Breisacher Memorial. The tournament follows the football ...|
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:04:27 -0700
|All decisive results in Biel’s second round|
After an opening day with three exciting draws, we enjoyed three decisive results in the second round. Two of these games finished with wins for the player that was leading the black pieces. Etienne Bacrot, Alexander Moiseenko and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave are now the early leaders of the event. With such a fighting spirit, they will need to keep their winning ways if they want to take home the winner’s trophy.
In today’s games we saw both tactical struggle and great technique. It is very refreshing to see the variety of styles shown by these players: from Moiseenko’s cold-blooded play to Vachier-Lagrave’s aggressive repertoire with black.
The first decisive result of the tournament was Alexander Moiseenko’s win with black over Richard Rapport. The Ukrainian took advantage of his rival’s mistakes in time trouble to get the full point after 38 moves of play. The Hungarian got in trouble right after the opening and could not handle the pressure with the clock ticking down dangerously.
Rapport answered to Moiseenko’s Sicilian with a quick Bb5, giving up the pair of bishops in exchange of quick activity against the black king. This was enough to prevent the monarch from castling. Moiseenko did not remain passive and replied with strong actions on the kingside. His pair of bishops was the key factor later when he got to totally dominate the board and force Rapport to resign.
Etienne Bacrot has always been a principled player that goes for small advantages from the opening in order to show his great technique to defeat his opponents. The young Chinese Ding Liren was not patient enough today and ended up falling against Bacrot’s style.
Ding Liren played the second King’s Indian Defense at this event, but this was not a very lucky decision for him today. Bacrot played positionally keeping a healthy pawn structure throughout the game. It seemed like the struggle would go for the long haul with the closed central position, but the Chinese blundered on move 30 and allowed his opponent to get a winning advantage. The French GM showed his class and converted the full point until move 43.
A very long fight was seen in the game Ian Nepomniachtchi – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The French got his first point with his pet defense, the Gruenfeld. This point is very important for the standings because it was achieved with the black pieces. This also might be good news for the chess fans because Nepomniachtchi is known for his fighting style with both colors; he will probably go all-in in the next rounds.
As soon as move 10, the computer disagrees with the Russian’s decision to play e3. This might be because he was not prepared for this line, or that he wanted to dazzle his opponent with a strange choice. From then on, Vachier-Lagrave handled the initiative masterfully, increasing the pressure gradually until getting to an endgame with a pawn up. Nepomniachtchi gave up on move 62 when the French is about to exchange bishops and convert his advantage easily.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:21:57 +0000
|Second Anand vs World Match Ends Undecided|
|Last Sunday World Champion Viswanathan Anand played a match against the World via Chess.com's “Vote Chess” platform. Unfortunately the game could not be finished due to technical problems, but the Indian legend did join ...|
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:21:16 -0700
|Beijing GP: Karjakin Maintains Lead, Grischuk Now Second|
|In the fifth round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, Sergey Karjakin maintained his half point lead after drawing his black game with Boris Gelfand. There's a new number two: Alexander Grischuk, who beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov with the white piece...|
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:14:59 -0700
|More Chess News from Nepal: Madan Krishna Kayastha Wins NECOS Tournament|
Chess Blog for Latest Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013
Despite losing the 10th and final round to 1996-rated fellow collegemate and Candidate Master Rupesh Jaiswal, the 2092-rated Madan clinched the trophy after former Nepal champion Punya Man Karmacharya lost to Krishna Thapa of Gajurmukhi Chess Club.
Madan Krishna, who went to the final round as an undefeated player, accumulated 8.5 points to win a cash prize of Rs 50,000. Despite tying on eight points with Rupesh, the 2022-rated Krishna finished second on Sonneborn-Berger tie-break system and took home Rs 30,000, while Rupesh received Rs 18,000.
The 2104-rated FIDE Master Bilam Lal Shrestha finished fourth with 7.5 points after playing a draw with former Nepal champion Surbir Lama, a 2050-rated from Golden Gate, in the final round. Likewise, 2012-rated Niraj Niraula of Jhapa finished sixth with a win over former Nepal champion Badri Lal Nepal, the 2131-rated top seed rounding up one of his worst outings with a loss. Punya Man and 1945-rated Prakash Nepal of Jhapa, who beat 2002-rated Ganesh Man Duwal today, finished on seventh and eighth spots respectively.
Dharam Bahadur Lama (1974), FM Sujendra Prasad Shrestha (1925), Janardan Shrestha (2025), Naveen Tandukar (1974), Prem Krishna Maharjan (1979) and Shyam Sundar Shrestha (1924) secured top 14 spots with seven points each, while 1881-rated Bibek Thing ended up on 15th spot with 6.5 points.
Other winners included Binita Kapali (women), Nabin Jaiswal (college), Lava Kumar Shrestha (above -60yrs) and Nabaraj Humagain (unrated). Likewise, Rajendra Langwa (Mechi), Mani Raj Dangi (Koshi), Nabin Kumar Chaudhary (Sagarmatha), Himal Lama (Janakpur), Shyam Lal Das (Narayani), Bhagawati Prasad Sharma (Bagmati), Mohan Singh Pradhan (Gandaki), DB Karki (Dhaulagiri), Saurav Pradhan (Lumbini), Uttam Reule (Bheri), Dirgha Raj Joshi (Seti) and Bhim Dutta Pandey (Mahakali) were declared the zone winner.
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Sat, 06 Jul 2013 20:57:00 +0000
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