Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Chess Digest ( Vol 1 Issue 2/FEB 23-29,2016)


WORLD

JU WENJUN TRIUMPHS IN IRAN

The final round of the tournament was no less thrilling than the rest, with the leader Ju Wenjun walking away with the gold. It was a fitting result as she was the only undefeated player. In second was the Cinderalla story with Iranian IM Sarasadat "Sara" Khademalsharieh, the lowest rated by far,  taking a fantastic silver.


DMITRY ANDREIKIN FIRST IN SERPUKHOV RAPID

The 2016 Serpukhov Rapid tournament was held on 22nd February in Serpukhov, Moscow Oblast, Russia.The 7-round Swiss tournament with the time control 10′+5” was organized by the Serpukhov City Administration and Moscow Oblast Chess Federation. Former World Championship candidate GM Dmitry Andreikin took a clear first place with 6.5/7 points.


MAGNUS CARLSEN'S HUGE HAMBURG SIMUL

These days wherever Magnus Carlsen appears, prestige and recognition are sure to follow. His very presence grabs attention and provides it with an air of "quality", not to mention worldwide media coverage. This is exactly what the German newspaper DIE ZEIT was after, celebrating their 70th anniversary in Hamburg this month, in part by organising a simultaneous exhibition where readers and invited guests could challenge the World Champion.


NIGEL SHORT WINS BUNRATTY MASTERS

There are many good reasons to play in the Bunratty Chess Festival, particularly if you believe that Guiness is indeed good for you. After all, Bunratty's pub is one of Ireland's oldest. But whatever his approach to beer, Nigel Short definitely likes the chess in Bunratty. After winning the event he called the festival "the Rolls Royce of chess weekenders".



FOLLOW THE WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016 between the current World Champion Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine and Challenger Hou Yifan of China (former World Champion 2010-2012, 2013-2015) will take place in Lviv, Ukraine, from March 1-18, 2016. The first game is scheduled to start at 3 pm local time on 2nd of March 2016.



VIDEOS THIS WEEK (you can watch these videos on youtube)

Anna Rudolf plays Quantum Chess
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LikdmXfWO2A)

GM Ronen Har-Zvi's Greatest Hits! - Mikhail Botvinnik #1
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMd-TuWgXZc)

GM Joel Benjamin's Game Of the Week
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSu4Mln-psU)




INDIA

THE INDIAN 'CANDIDATE' IN MOSCOW

The Next World Championship Match will be held in the USA in November 2016. Who will be the Challenger to Magnus Carlsen on this occasion?The answer to this question will be decided by the Candidates Tournament that will be held at the Central Telegraph building in Moscow, Russia from the 11th to the 30th of March 2016.The interest of Indian fans is sparked by the qualification of Vishy Anand – the greatest chess player that our country has ever seen.

YOUNG INDIAN STAR-NIHAL SARIN

Most titled players in India agree that Nihal Sarin from Kerela is a super-talent. Last year, he was crowned the World U-10 champion at Durban, South Africa. This year, aged eleven, he started the World U-12 at Halkidiki, Greece, as the twenty-eighth seed and bagged the silver medal.
Recently,in the Cappelle la Grande Open, which was held in France last month,this eleven-year-old was the toast of the tournament as the players, officials and even the media were left enchanted at the freshness he brought to the games. He held former World Championship Candidate Kevin Spragget (2522) of Canada to an exciting draw.With a rating performance of 2459, he earned his career’s first International Master Norm for his efforts.



TOURNAMENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO

INDIA


Delhi FIDE Rated - 2016
(http://aicf.in/calendar/delhi-fide-rated-2016)

INTERNATIONAL

18th Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2016
(http://www.dubaichess.ae/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20160109-DO-2016-Regulation.pdf)

16th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2016
 (http://bangkokchess.com/)


THEY SAID IT!

"Chess doesn't drive people mad,it keeps mad people sane."--Bill Hartston

"The Pin is mightier than the sword"--Fred Reinfeld


5 comments:

  1. Superb work...Keep it up tarini :)

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  4. All the best promising blogger/Chess player! :)

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