Rich As A King

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tashkent Grand Prix LIVE!

10 second practical tactic


White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

Robson leads SPICE Cup after 3 rounds


Standings after 3 rounds

SPICE Cup round 4 pairings


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Round 4 pairings

http://chess-results.com/tnr149389.aspx

1 Ray Robson (2628) Vasif Durarbayli (2624)
2 Razvan Preotu (2405) Kayden Troff (2532)
3 Ilya Nyzhnyk (2613) Samuel Sevian (2484)
4 David Recuero Guerra (2424) Liem Le (2706)
5 Guðmundur Kjartansson (2439) Daniel Naroditsky (2601)
6 Joel Banawa (2350) Fidel Corrales (2532)
7 Kiewra Keaton (2391) Manuel Leon Hoyos (2512)
8 Justin Tan (2346) Akshat Chandra (2488)
9 Denes Boros (2468) Safal Bora (2328)
10 Kostya Kavutskiy (2307) Priyadharshan Kannappan (2460)
11 Raymond Kaufman (2341) Alex Yermolinsky (2516)
12 Alexander Betaneli (2265) Jayaram Ashwin (2468)
13 Reinaldo Vera (2449) Daniel Gurevich (2314)
14 Orlen Ruiz Sanches (2429) Alex Richter (2016)
15 Awonder Liang (2253) Ruifeng Li (2365)
16 Michael Langer (2168) Vitaly Neimer (2344)
17 Leif Pressman (2301) Jeffrey Xiong (2470)
18 Angelo Young (2315) Nolan Hendrickson (2211)
19 Doug Eckert (2228) Jake Banawa (2306)
20 James Voelker (2159) Sean Vibbert (2302)
21 Hans Jung (2149) Erik Santarius (2296)
22 Gauri Shankar (2296) Sarah Chiang (2015)
23 Sanjay Ghatti (2120) Nicolas Checa (2266)
24 Luisa Mendoza (1982) Matthew Larson (2182)
25 Thalia Cervantes (1868) Florentino Inumerable (2101)
26 Nicholas Rosenthal (2074) Tania Perez Landeiro (unr.)

SPICE Cup 2014 Photos


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SPICE Cup round 3 results


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Round 3 results

1 0 Manuel Leon Hoyos (2512) 1 Ray Robson (2628)
2 ½ Liem Le (2706) ½ Razvan Preotu (2405)
3 1 Vasif Durarbayli (2624) 0 Reinaldo Vera (2449)
4 1 Kayden Troff (2532) 0 Orlen Ruiz Sanches (2429)
5 1 Samuel Sevian (2484) 0 Daniel Gurevich (2314)
6 ½ Fidel Corrales (2532) ½ Guðmundur Kjartansson (2439)
7 ½ Kiewra Keaton (2391) ½ Akshat Chandra (2488)
8 ½ Priyadharshan Kannappan (2460) ½ Joel Banawa (2350)
9 0 Jake Banawa (2306) 1 Ilya Nyzhnyk (2613)
10 1 Daniel Naroditsky (2601) 0 Angelo Young (2315)
11 1 David Recuero Guerra (2424) 0 Gauri Shankar (2296)
12 0 Sean Vibbert (2302) 1 Justin Tan (2346)
13 1 Safal Bora (2328) 0 Doug Eckert (2228)
14 0 Jeffrey Xiong (2470) 1 Kostya Kavutskiy (2307)
15 ½ Andre Diamant (2465) ½ Leif Pressman (2301)
16 ½ Vitaly Neimer (2344) ½ Alexander Betaneli (2265)
17 ½ Alex Richter (2016) ½ Raymond Kaufman (2341)
18 1 Ruifeng Li (2365) 0 Sarah Chiang (2015)
19 0 Matthew Larson (2182) 1 Awonder Liang (2253)
20 0 Nicolas Checa (2266) 1 Michael Langer (2168)
21 0 Florentino Inumerable (2101) 1 Erik Santarius (2296)
22 1 Nolan Hendrickson (2211) 0 Nicholas Rosenthal (2074)
23 0 Thalia Cervantes (1868) 1 James Voelker (2159)
24 0 Tania Perez Landeiro (unr.) 1 Hans Jung (2149)
25 ½ Sanjay Ghatti (2120) ½ Luisa Mendoza (1982)

MVL leads Tashkent GP after 2 rounds


Official website: http://tashkent2014.fide.com

Pawn Chain Configurations: Pawn islands 2 ... and more

Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - NM Dana Mackenzie



Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - NM Dana Mackenzie

Posted on October 22,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Pre-Endgame! Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - NM Dana Mackenzie, from the ChessLecture series. This lecture is a look at a Scotch late middle game to pre-endgame transition. Beginners and intermediate players will see the power of a 'Passed Pawn Bind' in an imbalanced material situation. The struggle to maintain the Bind is the focus of the video, and at one point White maintains the Bind but is a rook down and striving to win. The Bind is[...]

Pawn Chain Configurations: Pawn islands 2

Posted on October 21,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles. Today, we continue the topic of pawn islands using examples of one simple and one difficult ending. It is often fair to state: "the ending is drawish, but the chances are not equal." In other words, the struggle is for two results only, and the weakest party still has to work hard for a draw. In my duel against well-known Russian grandmaster (a "terror" of the Apennine Peninsula) we can observe a transformation of advantage. The number of isla[...]

Crushing White with the Schliemann Gambit

Posted on October 20,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Try busting The Lopez! In this video, we see GM Sam Shankland presenting a repertoire based on meeting 1.e4 e5 for Black aimed at the club player. Coverage starts after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 when GM Shankland recommends the Schliemann variation, but played in a more classical way, aiming to take advantage of the extra central pawn in the long term instead of seeking immediate confrontation. Sam lets us know the Schliemann is a good opening and why[...]

Anti-King's Indian & Grunfeld System: The Barry Attack - GM Aaron Summerscale

Posted on October 17,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Taming the d-Pawn Sidelines with the Barry Attack! Avoiding Black's favorite lines in the Queen Pawn openings is Aaron's goal in this presentation, and he provides nice moves for White to play to achieve this. He starts by showing a way to trick KID players into a Pirc, and then continues with delaying e4, choosing Nc3 instead, and demonstrating good White plans in the Barry Attack. Aaron shows that The Barry Attack with Bf4 is logical and a dan[...]

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chess Grandmaster and CFP Team Up to Achieve Clients’ Endgame


OCTOBER 21, 2014
Chess Grandmaster and CFP Team Up to Achieve Clients’ Endgame
New book takes strategic approach to winning at investing

"Rich as a King" applies chess strategies to personal finance.

You don’t need to have a Ph.D in economics to be a successful investor, but even a Nobel Prize winner in economics can appreciate the value of viewing investing through the decision-making paradigms of a champion chess player.

Indeed, Nobel Prize laureate in economics, Michael Spence, is just one of a long list of distinguished endorsers of Rich as a King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing, already an investment bestseller today, its first day of publication (by Morgan James Publishing).

Co-written by chess grandmaster Susan Polgar and financial advisor Douglas Goldstein, the book takes the reader outside the sometimes alienating or confusing world of stocks and bonds to the excitement of the chessboard to get a more objective view of how to strategically win the game at investing.

As behavioral finance expert Meir Statman says in his endorsement (disclosure: this author is also an endorser) of the book, “We do not see the rivals on the other side of our trades, blind to the likelihood that we are the losers. But we see the rivals on the other side of our chessboards, forcing us to ask whether we are likely to be the losers.”

That point was brought home to Goldstein, an international advisor catering to U.S. and Israel-based clients from his firm’s Jerusalem headquarters, when playing against his child’s chess coach (two of Goldstein’s children were chess champions in Israel, a country that ranks high in international competitions).

“In a post-mortem on a game, [the coach] asked me ‘why didn’t you move your bishop?’ and I said I had another idea of what I was trying to accomplish,” he tells ThinkAdvisor in a phone interview.

After another losing game, the coach (who trained a World Championship contender, among others), said “my bishop was still in a bad place; why didn’t I move it?” Goldstein recalls.

“It was then that I realized that the exact same excuses I gave to my chess coach were the same ones my clients gave to me when I asked why they don’t make changes in portfolios that are underperforming. I saw exact parallels to the world of personal planning.”

Goldstein was not alone. Harvard economist Ken Rogoff (of Rogoff and Reinhart fame), himself a chess grandmaster, noted in his endorsement of the book that “chess players who know little about investing, and investors who know little about chess, will gain fresh insights into both.”

Full article here.

MVL wins again in Tashkent


Round 2 results:

12 GM Gelfand, Boris 2748 ½ - ½ GM Karjakin, Sergey 2767 7
8 GM Jakovenko, Dmitry 2747 ½ - ½ GM Radjabov, Teimour 2726 6
9 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2757 1 - 0 GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2706 5
10 GM Jobava, Baadur 2717 ½ - ½ GM Caruana, Fabiano 2844 4
11 GM Andreikin, Dmitry 2722 ½ - ½ GM Nakamura, Hikaru 2764 3
1 GM Giri, Anish 2768 ½ - ½ GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2764 2

Al Ain Chess Classics 2014


Al Ain Chess Classics 2014
Oct 22, 2014

The Al Ain Chess Club invites all FIDE rated players to participate in the 3rd Al Ain Chess Classics from 18-27th December 2014.

The 9-round Swiss tournament will take place at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel.

Top prizes are 1st $11,000 / $8,500 / $6,000 / $4,500 / $3,000 / $2,000 etc (20 regular prizes)
There are also special prizes for women, juniors, regional players and elo sections.

Time Control: All moves in 90 minutes for 40 moves then players get additional 30 Minutes to complete their games , with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Last year winner was GM Abhijeet Gupta

Contacts: Alainclassic2014@gmail.com;
Mr. Qadoomi, Ebrahim for hotel accommodation +971506810075
Mr. Ahmed Adel for registration to the tournament after scanning the entry fee slip and e mailing it to the above address +971-50-4374221
Mr. Rafiq Thengil for VISA process +9715-9314161

http://www.alainchess.com

Registration fee is 100 USD for entry visa and bus transport from airport and return including accreditation, but is refundable for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs. All payments should be made before the Technical Meeting.

SPICE Cup round 3 pairings


Round 3 pairings

1 Manuel Leon Hoyos (2512) Ray Robson (2628)
2 Liem Le (2706) Razvan Preotu (2405)
3 Vasif Durarbayli (2624) Reinaldo Vera (2449)
4 Fidel Corrales (2532) Guðmundur Kjartansson (2439)
5 Kayden Troff (2532) Orlen Ruiz Sanches (2429)
6 Kiewra Keaton (2391) Akshat Chandra (2488)
7 Samuel Sevian (2484) Daniel Gurevich (2314)
8 Priyadharshan Kannappan (2460) Joel Banawa (2350)
9 Jake Banawa (2306) Ilya Nyzhnyk (2613)
10 Daniel Naroditsky (2601) Angelo Young (2315)
11 Jeffrey Xiong (2470) Kostya Kavutskiy (2307)
12 Andre Diamant (2465) Leif Pressman (2301)
13 David Recuero Guerra (2424) Gauri Shankar (2296)
14 Sean Vibbert (2302) Justin Tan (2346)
15 Vitaly Neimer (2344) Alexander Betaneli (2265)
16 Alex Richter (2016) Raymond Kaufman (2341)
17 Safal Bora (2328) Doug Eckert (2228)
18 Ruifeng Li (2365) Sarah Chiang (2015)
19 Nicolas Checa (2266) Michael Langer (2168)
20 Matthew Larson (2182) Awonder Liang (2253)
21 Florentino Inumerable (2101) Erik Santarius (2296)
22 Nolan Hendrickson (2211) Nicholas Rosenthal (2074)
23 Thalia Cervantes (1868) James Voelker (2159)
24 Tania Perez Landeiro (unr.) Hans Jung (2149)
25 Sanjay Ghatti (2120) Luisa Mendoza (1982)

SPICE Cup round 2 results


Round 2 results

1 ½ Guðmundur Kjartansson (2439) ½ Liem Le (2706)
2 1 Ray Robson (2628) 0 David Recuero Guerra (2424)
3 ½ Orlken Ruiz Sanches (2429) ½ Vasif Durarbayli (2624)
4 1 Razvan Preotu (2405) 0 Daniel Naroditsky (2601)
5 ½ Fidel Corrales (2532) ½ Kiewra Keaton (2391)
6 ½ Joel Banawa (2350) ½ Kayden Troff (2532)
7 1 Manuel Leon Hoyos (2512) 0 Vitaly Neimer (2344)
8 0 Justin Tan (2346) 1 Denes Boros (2468)
9 ½ Daniel Gurevich (2314) ½ Priyadharshan Kannappan (2460)
10 1 Akshat Chandra (2488) 0 Alex Richter (2016)
11 1 Samuel Sevian (2484) 0 Michael Langer (2168)
12 ½ Gauri Shankar (2296) ½ Jeffrey Xiong (2470)
13 1 Jayaram Ashwin (2468) 0 Nicolas Checa (2266)
14 1 Reinaldo Vera (2449) 0 Awonder Liang (2253)
15 ½ Alexander Betaneli (2265) ½ Jake Banawa (2306)
16 1 Ilya Nyzhnyk (2613) 0 Nolan Hendrickson (2211)
17 ½ Ruifeng Li (2365) ½ Matthew Larson (2182)
18 1 Raymond Kaufman (2341) 0 Hans Jung (2149)
19 0 James Voelker (2159) 1 Safal Bora (2328)
20 1 Angelo Young (2315) 0 Sanjay Ghatti (2120)
21 1 Kostya Kavutskiy (2307) 0 Florentino Inumerable (2101)
22 0 Nicholas Rosenthal (2074) 1 Sean Vibbert (2302)
23 1 Leif Pressman (2301) 0 Luisa Mendoza (1982)
24 1 Sarah Chiang (2015) 0 Tania Perez Landeiro (unr.)
25 1 Doug Eckert (2228) 0 Thalia Cervantes (1868)

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