Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Tarrasch Chess GUI - new version: Tarrasch V3 Alpha 2015.12.23-a

Tarrasch Chess GUI
Tarrasch is an extremely easy to use free chess program for Windows.

Tarrasch comes with free chess engines, so you get everything you need to enjoy computer chess with one simple free download.


Tarrasch is designed to to make it as easy as possible to perform some basic chess activities; Play a game against a chess engine, with either color, from any position, with a time handicap if desired.
Setup an arbitrary position and get the engine to analyse that position. View and play through the analysis provided by the engine.
Create and edit .pgn files (standard chess documents). Enter variations easily (just make moves anywhere). Enter and edit comments easily (just click anywhere and start typing). Promote and demote variations and even comments (so comments can change to moves and vice-versa – great for picking text off a website)..

Tarrasch Chess GUI download  


Chess is the devil's sport?

By Unknown - Punchinello, Public Domain, $3


DeKalb Chess Team

(BRITTANY KEEPERMAN
 – bkeeperman@shawmedia.com)


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tata Steel Masters 2016: interesting game Navara - Caruana

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ACO Social Chess Award

Dear chess friend,
  

on the occassion of its 5-year existence, the Amateur Chess Organization (ACO) announces the ACO Social Chess Award. The award is granted to all persons who do or did something extraordinary for the world of chess. There are no limits! Everyone can apply or suggest someone.

The ACO Social Chess Award is given to 3 persons in the following categories:
1) male over 18 years of age
2) female over 18 years of age
3) child / teenager below 18 years of age
Each of the 3 award winners receives a free starting place for the ACO World Amateur Chess Championship 2016 on Kos island (Greece) including accommodation and full board in the 5-star Helona Resort plus travel expenses. Each prize has a total value of ca. 1500 EUR.
All forms of application (text, pictures, video etc.) will be considered. It is also possible to suggest another person. Please send your application along with a meaningful description to
The deadline for applications is February 14th 2016.

Tata Steel Masters 2016 - after round 7

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78th Tata Steel GpA, Wijk aan Zee NED, 2016.01.16 - 2016.01.23, Rn mid: 2747 (Cat 20)


Player RtngAgeNat Score C C S G D H W K E M N T V A Chg
1: Caruana, Fabiano 2787 24 ITA 5.0 / 7 X = = = 1 = . . 1 . . . . 1 +12
2: Carlsen, Magnus 2844 26 NOR 5.0 / 7 = X . . . . = . 1 = = 1 1 . +4
3: So, Wesley 2773 23 USA 4.0 / 7 = . X 1 = = = = . . = . . . +2
4: Giri, Anish 2798 22 NED 4.0 / 7 = . 0 X = . = . . 1 = . 1 . -1
5: Ding, Liren 2766 24 CHN 4.0 / 7 0 . = = X = . 1 . . = . . 1 +4
6: Hou, Yifan 2673 22 CHN 3.5 / 7 = . = . = X = = . 0 1 . . . +8
7: Wei, Yi 2706 17 CHN 3.5 / 7 . = = = . = X . = . . = . = +6
8: Karjakin, Sergey 2769 26 RUS 3.5 / 7 . . = . 0 = . X = . = 1 = . -5
9: Eljanov, Pavel 2760 33 UKR 3.5 / 7 0 0 . . . . = = X 1 . = 1 . -2
10: Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2747 31 AZE 3.5 / 7 . = . 0 . 1 . . 0 X . = = 1 -1
11: Navara, David 2730 31 CZE 3.0 / 7 . = = = = 0 . = . . X . . = -1
12: Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2728 29 RUS 2.5 / 7 . 0 . . . . = 0 = = . X = = -8
13: Van Wely, Loek 2640 44 NED 2.0 / 7 . 0 . 0 . . . = 0 = . = X = -2
14: Adams, Michael 2744 45 ENG 2.0 / 7 0 . . . 0 . = . . 0 = = = X -17
49 games: +13 -4 =32



78th Tata Steel GpB, Wijk aan Zee NED, 2016.01.16 - 2016.01.23


Player RtngTiAgeNat Score A S D B N A V J B S L A A H Chg
1: Adhiban, Baskaran 2653 gm 24 IND 6.0 / 7 X . 1 . . = . 1 = . . 1 1 1 +14
2: Safarli, Eltaj 2653 gm 24 AZE 5.5 / 7 . X . . . 1 . = 1 1 . = = 1 +8
3: Dreev, Aleksey 2644 gm 47 RUS 5.0 / 7 0 . X . . 1 = 1 1 . = . . 1 +6
4: Batsiashvili, Nino 2485 im 29 GEO 4.0 / 7 . . . X 0 . 1 = = 0 . 1 1 . +13
5: Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2679 gm 40 GER 3.5 / 7 . . . 1 X . . = = = . = = 0 -15
6: Antipov, Mikhail Al. 2567 gm 19 RUS 3.5 / 7 = 0 0 . . X 1 0 . . 1 . . 1 +1
7: Van Foreest, Jorden 2541 im 17 NED 3.5 / 7 . . = 0 . 0 X . . 1 1 0 . 1 +1
8: Ju, Wenjun 2548 gm 25 CHN 3.0 / 7 0 = 0 = = 1 . X . . = . . . +2
9: Bok, Benjamin 2607 gm 21 NED 3.0 / 7 = 0 0 = = . . . X = 1 . . . -4
10: Sevian, Samuel 2578 gm 16 USA 3.0 / 7 . 0 . 1 = . 0 . = X . 1 0 . -6
11: L'Ami, Erwin 2627 gm 31 NED 3.0 / 7 . . = . . 0 0 = 0 . X . 1 1 -14
12: Abasov, Nijat 2556 gm 21 AZE 2.5 / 7 0 = . 0 = . 1 . . 0 . X = . -8
13: Admiraal, Miguoel 2441 fm 22 NED 2.5 / 7 0 = . 0 = . . . . 1 0 = X . +6
14: Haast, Anne 2391 wgm 23 NED 1.0 / 7 0 0 0 . 1 0 0 . . . 0 . . X -4
49 games: +15 -17 =17


Friday, January 22, 2016

Tata Steel Masters 2016 - after round 6

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Australian Championship - 2-12.01.2016




IM Kanan Izzat - 1st in the tournament.
IM Bobby Cheng - 2016 Australian Champion!


Final standings
1   Izzat, Kanan        OS    2480 2521 8.5
2   Cheng, Bobby        VIC   2417 2465 8    
3   Zelesco, Karl       VIC   2278 2340 7.5  
4-7  Smirnov, Anton      NSW   2465 2482 7    
      Morris, James       VIC   2422 2461 7    
      Tan, Justin         VIC   2446 2415 7    
      Ikeda, Junta        ACT   2390 2430 7    
8-9  Papin, Vasily       OS    2480 2536 6.5  
      Chow, Samuel        VIC   2301 2345 6.5  
0-14 Li, Zuhao (Luke)    OS    2311 2359 6    
      Dale, Ari           VIC   2310 2354 6    
      McClymont, Brodie   QLD   2347 2462 6    
      Loh, Zachary        VIC   2220 2231 6    
      Johansen, Darryl K  VIC   2404 2463 6 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Club 13 - Hastings 2015/2016




Chess in West Philadelphia

source
Chess in West Philadelphia - MORE


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Club 13 - Cracovia 2015/2016





GM Maxim Rodshtein wins 45th Rilton Cup, 27.12-05.01.2016


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GM Aleksander Mista wins 91st Hastings Congress takes place 28th December 2015 to 5th January 2016.



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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Chess in Trinidad and Tobago

„Internationalfinancecentre” autorstwa Chris Fitzpatrick - Chris Fitzpatrick.
Licencja GFDL na podstawie Wikimedia Commons
Chess in Trinidad and Tobago - MORE




Chess in Uganda

Uganda - source


Global Chess Rankings: Uganda now among top 100 nations - MORE


Chess in Australia

„Melbourne yarra afternoon” autorstwa No machine-readable author provided.
Diliff assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims).. Licencja CC BY 2.5 na podstawie Wikimedia Commons 


Melbourne Chess Club's 150th year - MORE



Friday, January 1, 2016

Chess Star Wars in Qatar




Final Standing:

Sanan Sjugirov, a great result:


The best was Magnus Carlsen: