Wednesday, December 31, 2014

13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments - 11- 18 February 2015 in Rasht city, Iran

13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments

A (+2100)
B (-2100)
C (Women) & D (Youth U 14)

Date: February 11 –18, 2015, Rasht – Iran

Chess Association of “Gilan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments 
from 11- 18 February 2015 in Rasht city, Iran.


Viswanathan Anand about chess, Carlsen, etc.

Source: wikimedia

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Budapest Gambit in Al Ain Classic (December 2014), game: Zhigalko - Onischukr and Nigalidze - Elmejbri

Chess in Nigeria

Best players from Nigeria:

Bomo Kigigha - 2291 ELO,
IM Odion Aikhoje - 2274 ELO,
Fola Akintola - 2248 ELO,
Bunmi Olape - 2232 ELO.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Open, 18-27 December 2014, United Arab Emirates

Official page    games download    all result     gallery


Starts today - Rilton Cup (27.12.2014 - 05.01.2015)

Top 10 players:
1 GM Smirin Ilia  ISR 2644
2 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2640
3 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2638
4 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2615
5 GM Krasenkow Michal POL 2614 
6 GM Roiz Michael ISR 2592
7 GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2591
8 GM Turov Maxim RUS 2591
9 GM Karen Grigoryan ARM 2586 
10 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2581

Official page

Polish 16-years-old Grandmaster Jan Krzysztof Duda won the European Championship in Rapid

All games download

Official page

Bobby Fischer - interesting pictures

Bobby Fischer (wikimedia)
The New York Times foto - MORE

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lucas Chess 8.10a new official version - best chess software

You have an extensive list of trainings with which to try to improve your chess:
- Training positions
- Play like a grandmaster
- Training mates
- Find best move
- Learn openings by repetition
 - Training with a book
- Your daily test
 - Resistance Test
 - Learn tactics by repetition
- Check your memory on a chessboard
- Find all moves
- Becoming a knight tamer
 - Moves between two positions
 - Determine your calculating power
- Learn a game

The program has 21 engines prepared to play from the start, and with very different levels, from 1300 to 3000 elo.
This list of engines is not closed and you can add other ones with the only limitation that they use the UCI protocol.
The game can be set, limiting the depth of analysis of the motor or the time used to think, or by modifying the way in which it decides. You can also choose the opening, or start in a certain position, or that the engine uses a book of openings or more or less aid.
Younger children will be able to begin their apprenticeship with special engines that know little more than moving the pieces, and this will enable them to win against the engines from the very beginning.

 LucasChess 8.10a download

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Alabama chess - Magic City Classic


Results and latest chess news - MORE

Freeware-Schach Chess GUI and engine. New version 3.42

Schach GUI Notably points:
 Free of charge
Simple use
Opening database
Protocol Setting the level of difficulty
Cancel moves
Exchange chessmen
Setting chessmen (chess puzzle)
Save and load of games in PGN
Provide FEN (Forsyth-Edwards Notation)
UCI: Automaticly play against another chess program (example: Stockfish)
Languages: English, German and French
Small and portabel (starting up from a USB-Stick)
No installation is necessary (copy one executable file to a folder you like)
No adware, no spyware, no commercial
Doesn't call home

Changes 3.42

Enhancement: Exchange chessmen with function key F3
ELO-Value and Date added in the dialog "Save game" 
Error: Save window position with two screens 
Improvement of the compatibility of PGN-files
Fix in "Save PGN file" 
Improvement of stability 

Schach download

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Buddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka wins Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014


Tata Steel Masters - 9-21.01.2015


Participants of Tata Steel Masters   - homepage
1. GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2862
2. GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829
3. GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2797
4. GM Giri, Anish NED 2768
5. GM So, Wesley USA 2762
6. GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2758
7. GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744
8. GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2734
9. GM Jobava, Baadur GEO 2733
10. GM Ding, Liren CHN 2732
11. GM Ivanchuk, Vasil UKR 2715
12. GM Saric, Ivan CRO 2679
13. GM Hou, Yifan CHN 2673
14. GM Van Wely, Loek NED 2667
Average rating : 2747 Category : 20

Monday, December 8, 2014

Putin - grandmaster!

CraftyChess Interface. New version 10.0

Crafty Chess interface

The main improvements are some graphical tweaks, fixed bugs, latest Crafty engine and additional columns for PGN library (rating, time control) which allow sorting by that parameter.

added new tournament mode, for engines and users as well, with four tournament modes, modified Buchholz tie breaking algorithm and ability to suspend tournament for later resuming (when not in machine vs human mode) etc.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sergei Zhuck wins XVII memorial M. Gardzielewski, Miloradz - Poland (6.12.2014)

Zhuck, SergeiR 23218.540.5052.0082461
24I++Janik, IgorR 21047.039.5052.0062301
36k+Olszewski, MarekR 20756.538.0050.5062271
49FMKot, JerzyR 20366.538.0049.0062171
58kWiśniewski, PrzemysławR 20576.037.0048.5052150
65kUlanowski, KarolR 20905.541.0054.5052191
73kBieluszewski, PiotrR 21575.541.0053.5052251
82kDąbrowski, Wojciech22425.537.5051.0052191
913II+Wojtacha, PiotrR 17915.537.0049.0041961
107kJurkiewicz, KrzysztofR 20735.537.0048.0052010
1110II+Dackiewicz, MarekR 19165.534.5045.5052021
1214IIAlbin, GrzegorzR 17845.534.5043.5041900
1311CMTyda, KrzysztofR 19045.532.5043.0052040
1415I++Panek, TadeuszR 17575.036.0045.5051920
1521IIWieczorek, JanR 16115.034.0043.5051820
1612I+Starzyński, WaldemarR 18645.033.0042.0051910
1716IDaniszkowicz, BohdanR 17275.029.5040.0041760
1824IINiedźwiecki, SławomirR 14655.028.5036.5051620
1918IDobrowolski, HenrykR 16814.535.0042.0041880
2017IPaziak, PatrykR 17144.533.0042.0041770
2120ILes, CzeslawR 16394.530.0040.0041591
2227IIIZieliński, Edmund04.529.0036.5041630
2331IVRóżycki, Adam04.031.5040.0031689
2422II+Ossowski, BolesławR 15944.030.0038.0041760
2530IVNierzwicki, Adam04.029.5037.5041640
2626IVTanona, RomanR 12754.029.5036.5041480
2719IISmoliński, DawidR 16544.029.0036.0041630
Fryszka, Henryk04.028.5037.5031455
2932VPruchniewski, Edwin04.024.5032.5021278
3023IIIDorau, ZygmuntR 15724.024.0031.5041380
3125IIIUlanowski, MarekR 13594.024.0031.0041440
Wysocki, Ryszard03.530.5039.5031470
Szramka, Mirosław03.529.5037.0031440
Krych, Radosław03.519.0024.5021189
3528IIICharyga, Władysław03.025.5032.5021366
3629IVZalewski, Jan03.025.5031.5021222
Rutkowski, Jakub03.025.0030.0021166
Kohnert, Marian02.027.0032.0011177
Krych, Julia01.021.5027.5001000

6th London Chess Classic 2014 - rapid. Game: Nakamura - Anand

Hastings International Chess Congress


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Yu Yangyi wins Qatar Masters Open 2014

Official page      All results    games download