Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Chess Digest ( Vol 1 Issue 7/MARCH 29-APRIL 4,2016)


WORLD


BMW I8 SUPER-CAR FOR SERGEY KARJAKIN?!


As you have registered by now, Sergey Karjakin won the Candidates Tournament in Moscow, and went home richer by €95,000. But he also received a special prize from the car manufacturer BMW: the super sports car BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid that sells at around $140,000.
Though,https://www.chess.com/ reports :"According to ACP President GM Emil Sutovsky, the BMW i8 is only Karjakin's for one month."



Sergey can now cruise the Russian highways at 250 kmh.


PHILADELPHIA OPEN 2016


The 10th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from March 23-27, 2016, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.The Open Section was a 5-day 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE norms possible. 87 players competed in this group.The 15-years old IM Ruifeng Li and 2014 Serbian champion GM Aleksandar Indjic shared the first place with 7,0/9 points to earn $5225 each. Ruifeng Li took the winner’s trophy and bonus on better tie-break.


APRIL 2016 RATINGS

The star of the newest ratings list is without question Sergey Karjakin, who gained 19 Elo after winning the Candidates Tournament with a point ahead. However, one should not discount the incredible result by Ding Liren who gained 140 Blitz Elo and is now world no.3. Also of note is the drop in 2700 players, now matching the number from 2010.http://en.chessbase.com/post/april-2016-ratings-superb-karjakin-and-ding-liren



Ding Liren gained an incredible 140 Blitz Elo, with 48 games played over two events, including the blitz tournament from the Aeroflot Open, and the IMSA Mindgames. He is now 2875, and in the mix of four players at the top and very little to separate them from each other.

SPICE WINS FINAL FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SIXTH TIME IN A ROW

Webster University’s chess team won the College Final Four Championship for the fourth consecutive time. The team finished with 8.5 points to win the tournament over three other universities.Susan Polgar’s Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) headed to New York March 31 to compete for the team’s sixth consecutive Final Four Championship and fourth consecutive championship as Webster’s chess team.The team consisted of Grand Masters Liem Le, Ray Robson, Illya Nyzhnyk, Aleksandr Shimanov, Vasif Durarbayliand Fidel Corrales Jimenez.





INDIA



DOEBERL CUP 2016: GANGULY FINISHES SECOND


Indian Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly finished second in the Doeberl Cup 2016 held from March 24-28 in Canberra, Australia. A total of 59 players competed in this event including 4 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters. Australian IM Morris James walked away with the title.

STRONG INDIAN CONTINGENT AT ASIAN YOUTH


The Asian Youth Championship 2016 will be held from April 6-16 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.India boasts a strong delegation ranging from 6-year old Jack Samuel to 18-year old International Master Krishna Teja N.Many exciting games are expected from the tournament with all the Indian players fighting for the top positions in their respective categories.



INTERVIEWS


KARJAKIN ON HIS CANDIDATES TRIUMPH


Sergey Karjakin is Magnus Carlsen’s challenger for the World Championship title after winning the Moscow Candidates Tournament by a full point.We take a look at some of his comments on the key moments of the tournament, his preparation and his expectations for the match against Carlsen this November.


INTERVIEW WITH THE WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPION


In March Hou Yifan, number one on the women's ranking list, regained the world title, which she had lost when she did not take part in the knock-out World Championship the year before. In an interview with Dagobert Kohlmeyer the World Champion criticises the mode of the Women's World Championship and reveals that her proposals for a different system were made in vain.

JU WENJUN


Ju Wenjun is one of the leading chess players of China. She has participated in many FIDE Grand Prix, finishing second many times. She has won the latest FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Tehran. She is an International Grandmaster, member of the national Chinese team, having won three Olympiads and three World Team Championships in this composition.

MUST READ ARTICLE:


LEARNED HELPLESSNESS IN CHESS

All chess players know the feeling – one or two bad or unexpected losses suddenly turn into a losing streak where nothing seems to go right. What’s going on, and what can we do to get out of that situation? Two Spanish psychologists suggest the concept of “learned helplessness” applies and suggest ways in which to overcome it, including the straightforward approach of solving simple tactical puzzles before a game.



BIOPICS OF GREAT PLAYERS




DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MIKHAIL TAL PREMIERED IN RIGA


The documentary “Mikhail Tal. From a distance.” by the award-winning director Stanislav Tokalov premiered on 31st March at the cinema Splendid Palace in Riga, Latvia.In the film, which includes archive footage and present-day interviews, the author tries to explore the feelings associated with the 8th World Chess Champion.“For me this train – Tal, is a train that rushes, sweeps, passes over us and finally shatters into pieces,” the director said in an interview for rus.lsm.lv



MAGNUS-THE CHESS MOVIE


The film "Magnus" will be aired at the prestigious TriBeCa festival in New York mid April. The 76-minute documentary has been compiled from more than 500 hours of footage shot over a decade.For now we have the trailer.






THEY SAID IT!



“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind”                                                (Blaise Pascal)


"At a chessboard, lies and hypocrisy have no place.The beauty of a chess combination lies in the fact that it is always truthful.The merciless truth, as expressed in chess, will overcome hypocrisy."                                                                                            (Emanuel Lasker)


Help your pieces so they can help you”                                             (Paul Morphy)





Magnus Carlsen while preparing openings...











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1 comment:

  1. Your chess nugget is quite useful Tarini!Keep going....

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