Trophies for 1st – 15th place and top 3 school teams Participation Ribbons for All Players!
Team Rules: Minimum 2 players in same section from same school or feeder school (if feeder school parent / coach must provide proof). Top 2 scores count if more than 2 players on a team. A single school with many players cannot create additional teams in the same section. 1 team per section per school.
Site: Hyatt Regency Schaumburg – 1800 E Golf Road – Schaumburg, IL 60173.
Hotel: $89/night – call 847-605-1234 and ask for CHESS rate. Reserve by Oct 11. Free parking.
Entries: If postmarked or online by 10/4 $40; online or postmarked by 10/18 $50,$60 thereafter. Puzzle Solving, Blitz, Simul Side Events EF – $20 each. Camp EF – $40 by 10/4, $50 by 10/18, $60 thereafter and onsite. 1-day scholastic: $30 by 10/18, $40 thereafter and onsite. Credit Cards onsite OK. No checks onsite.
Other info: Boards, sets, and clocks provided. None for skittles. Must use organizer provided equipment. Chess store onsite. November rating supplement used. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org (ONLY). On tournament day (ONLY) 847.274.1352
Complex Endgames - GM Bryan Smith Posted on October 01,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Try this if your final phase needs help. Complex Endgames by GM Bryan Smith, from The ChessLecture series. This lecture follows a game between two strong Russian Grandmasters, which features the Sicilian Richter Rauzer a sharp sub-opening of the Sicilian. Bryan examines the consequences of moving your king twice in the early stages of the game and then analyzes the ''pre-endgame factors", including the 'better placed bishop to help with winning c[...]
How Passed Pawns Can Affect the Game Posted on September 30,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Passed pawns are pawns that do not have opposing pawns in front of them on adjacent files. A passed pawn can become a serious advantage as it is quite hard to block. The opponent has to involve his pieces to prevent a passed pawn from promoting. This tactic has obvious weakness, as blocking pieces would become passive and limited to the defensive job. Passed Pawns in the Middle Game A passed pawn may give a very solid advantage in the middle game[...]
Bb5 Systems to Destroy the Sicilian Defense - GM Damian Lemos Posted on September 29,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Sicilian squeeze! This DVD (part 2 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! Lemos shows the following analysis and concepts; Part 1: 2…d6 3.Bb5+ A look at 3…Nd7 4.a4! The position is still good for White without a4 as White can still do his traditional plan of Qe1-h4. 3…Nd7 4.a4! N(g)f6 5.d3 e6 6.f4 Be7 with 7.Nf3 and a nice King side[...]
Alekhine Defence - FM Chris Dunworth Posted on September 26,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Fast Knight development! British FIDE Master Chris Dunworth, an expert in the Alekhine Defence, lets us in to the crazy Horse world of 1.e4 Nf6. Chris starts by showing us that allowing a massive center is okay, as Black can undermine it and still have a strong defensive position. Then he outlines the 3 main White responses before showing us basic ideas for both sides and the current theoretical status of each of the critical moves. The 4 Paw[...]
Gull 3 is Fabiano Caruana’s impersonation at the seventh season of the strongest computer competitionTCEC. The engine is leading with 7,5 points out of 9 rounds, just like Caruana during the strongest closed tournament ever Sinquefield Cup 2014.
Gull scored another victory in the ninth round outplaying Hannibal 1.5×5 with White pieces.
Critter 1.6a and Chiron 2 are the nearest followers on 6,5 points, while the reigning TCEC Grand champion Stockfish is on fourth position with 6 points.
Right now Stockfish is playing the KIA, Yugoslav Variation of the Reti System with Black pieces against Toga. Follow the game LIVE at the official website and join the chat for a chance to speak to the engine creators themselves – look for the VIP or Engine status in the chat.
GM Davorin Kuljasevic was invited inside the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on 15th September 2014 to deliver a chess lecture and a simultaneous exhibition.
The invitation came from the famous Chess Club Europchess, founded in 1972 under the official name “cercle d’échecs des Communautés européennes C.E.C.E”. Such invitations have been a tradition since 1973 when GM O’Kelly delivered a simultaneous exhibition.
Croatian GM Davorin Kuljasevic delivered a one-hour lecture, followed by three-and-a-half-hour simultaneous exhibition on 24 boards. Enjoy the photos below!
Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2014 on DD TV Oct 1, 2014
India’s biggest television network Doordarshan will telecast four exclusive Highlights of the 21st Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2014 on its DD Sports Channel from 5-8th October.
Filmed and Produced by Vijay Kumar the 30 minutes highlights of each episode will be telecast as under:
1st Episode on 5 October from 11pm to 11:30 pm (GMT 18:30hrs to 19:00hrs) 2nd Episode on 6 October from 11pm to 11:30 pm 3rd Episode on 7 October from 11pm to 11:30 pm 4th Episode on 8 October from 11pm to 11:30 pm
The Telecast will also be available in 48 countries including parts of Europe, Middle East and South East Asia on FREE TO AIR Platform of INSAT 4B satellite.
Belgrade Chess Federation organize Belgrade Trophy, XXVII INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP OF BELGRADE, from November 24th to December 2nd in Belgrade. The Championship will be played in 9 rounds according to the FIDE Swiss System. The rate of play is 2 hours for 40 moves plus 30 minutes till the end of the game.
More information about the tournament format and prizes here.
The preliminary list of players consists of 20 players from 10 different federations (Albania, Bosna and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FIDE, Greece, Italy, Former YUG Rep of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), including 11 GMs, 2 IMs and 1 WGM.
Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev took the winner’s trophy and top prize in Baku Open A after edging Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each, in the field of 70 participants from 20 countries, including 28 Grandmasters.
1 IM Bodnaruk, Anastasia Санкт-Петербург 6.5 F 2434 2 IM Ovod, Evgenija Сланцы 6.5 F 2325 3 WFM Belenkaya, Dina Санкт-Петербург 6.5 F 2340 4 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra Салехард 6.5 F 2430 5 WGM Mirzoeva, Elmira Москва 6.5 F 2233 6 Sukhareva, Evgeniya Волгодонск 5.5 F 2196 7 WIM Turebayeva, Alfiya Сатка 5.5 F 2102 8 WIM Baraeva, Irina Белореченск 5.5 F 2197 9 Trapeznikova, Darya Иркутск 5.5 F 2036 10 Alieva, Alexandra Самара 5.0 F 2085
Vidit Gujarathi set to make October his own Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 5:15am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Nashik's chess GM looks forward to winning the world junior championships starting in Pune starting this Sunday
Vidit Gujarathi's rise to the top has been prodigious. At 14, when kids are busy gearing up for their final years in school, Gujarathi has become the first Indian to win the World Youth Chess Championship (U-14) in Vietnam. It didn't stop there. By the time the Nashik resident turned 18, he was India's 30th Grandmaster.
Gujarathi couldn't have asked for a better chance to win something in front of his home crowd as the World Junior Chess Championship beginning on October 5 in Pune.
Ranked sixth in the world junior rankings, Gujarathi will spearhead the Indian challenge in the Open category in a tournament what will see more than 125 players from 45 countries taking part. A special feature of this edition will be that both the Open and Women's section will boast of players featuring in the top hundred in the World and will include six super Grandmasters (Above ELO 2600) apart from Grandmasters and International Masters.
Vladimir Fedoseev (2677) and Alexandra Goryachkina (2430) from Russia are the top seeds in the open and girls categories, respectively.
Home advantage will play a huge rule for Gujarathi but there is something more important that will tell the difference between winning and losing. "It'll be an amazing feeling to play at home with so many people watching you.
But it's home food more than home support that is important. We tend to travel abroad for tournaments and we miss our food more than the support. It also becomes a huge problem for those who are vegetarian. Also, there is no issue of jet lag this time. Such small things go a huge way in deciding how well your tournament pans out," said Gujarathi, who doesn't eat non-veg on select days of the week.
Gujarathi goes into the competition with a feeling of improving his bronze performance at the previous edition in Kocaeli, Turkey. He is motivated enough to make up for his poor show this August at the Abu Dhabi Masters, where he was joint leader going into the final day only to let this lead slip. "I have learnt a lot in this one year. I need to avoid the mistakes I made in Turkey and see to it that a repeat of the Abu Dhabi performance doesn't happen again. I don't have any coach at the moment, so I'm on my own now. I need to be more confident about my opponent's moves and not be caught unawares."
The icing on the cake for Gujarathi is the fact that he will turn 20 just four days after the tournament ends on October 24. Will he celebrate it with a gold medal?
"Certainly it'll be my win here. It's a prestigious tournament with all the chess greats having won it when they were young. Viswanathan Anand won it in 1987, so I can surely add another name to the list. Plus, October has been a very lucky month for me as I achieved my final Grandmaster norm in October 2012 at the Rose Valley Kolkata Open Grandmasters tournament," said Gujarathi.