Chess Digest ( Vol 1 Issue 8)
NORWAY CHESS 2016
The Norway Chess 2016, sponsored by Altibox, is being held in Stavanger from April 18-30. It is a ten player single round robin event and is one of the strongest events of the first half of 2016.After 6 rounds, Current World Champion Magnus Carlsen is leading the tournament.The Norway Chess 2016 organizers note in a new press release, “The tournament takes great pride in being amongst the top rated chess tournaments in the world and has received a lot of attention by being a unique and different chess tournament.”
|On the rest day, the players visited scholastic players at a local science museum, in addition to some friendly competition of "bubble soccer", fencing, and archery.|
US CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 - CARUANA AND PAIKIDZE TRIUMPH
Fabiano Caruana won the US Chess Championship held from April 13-26,2016 at Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis by a full point. Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura drew their final games to ensure they finished in joint second place, qualifying for an 18-round blitz tournament with Garry Kasparov that takes place from April 28-29,2016. Nazi Paikidze’s win in the US Women’s Championship was more dramatic, with pre-round leader Tatev Abrahamyan losing to 15-year-old Ashritha Eswaran, while Paikidze beat Irina Krush with Black.
|Alexandra Wiener congratulates Caruana on his US triumph!|
|As the football cliche goes, it was men against boys in the last round...|
BATUMI FIDE WOMEN'S GRAND PRIX
The Georgian Chess Federation, in partnership with the International Chess Federation (FIDE), is organizing the third leg of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix series 2015/2016.A round robin tournament with twelve of the best women players is being held in Batumi from the 19th of April until 2nd of May 2016.The participation of the two former Women's World Champions Maria Muzychuk and Alexandra Kosteniuk is an important part of attraction as well as the participation of 4(!) Georgian top women players : Nana Dzagnidze, Nino Batskiashvili, Bella Khotenashvili and Lela Javakishvili. After 6 rounds,Ukranian GM Anna Muzychuk is in the lead with 4/7 points.
PARLIGRAS IS ROMANIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION AFTER 15 YEARS
The Romanian National Championships were held from April 2-10 2016 in Baile Olanesti, a mountain resort famous for its thermal springs.It was a 51-player, nine round Swiss event with GM Constantin Lupulescu (2624) as the top seed. GM Mircea Parligras, who began as the second seed played sublime chess and won the tournament by a full point with a score of 7.5/9.
|Parligras - "Follow your dreams, and one day they will come true!"|
DUBAI OPEN 2016
England’s Grandmaster Gawain Jones claimed the Dubai Open Chess Tournament after a masterful performance in the final round.
SURYA GANGULY WINS BANGKOK OPEN 2016
The 16th Bangkok Chess Club Open was held in Thailand from April 10-17 with a record 331 players from 43 countries in the Open, Challengers and Blitz tournaments, including 13 Grandmasters. India's Surya Shekhar Ganguly won the tournament finishing ahead in the tiebreaker by the narrowest of margins over Spain's Paco Vallejo.
ASIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016
came to a close on 14 April 2016 with the Indians scooping up a total of eight medals — three golds, two silvers, and three bronzes.While Divya Deshmukh, Praggnanandhaa R., and Anwesha Mishra dominated their respective categories to win the gold medals, Harshita Guddanti, and Iniyan P. got home the silver medals. Khushi Khandelwal, Aditya Mittal, and Vaishali R. also scored the bronze in their categories.
|Team India with their prizes and medals. The winners in the rapid and blitz competitions were also awarded prizes simultaneously with the standard results.|
MAGNUS SPEAKS WITH THE "DEUTSCHE WELLE"
Three days before the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Klaudia Prevezanos interviewed Current World Champion Magnus Carlsen for the "Deutsche Welle" and Carlsen talked about computers, his preparation for the Norway Chess tournament, the World Championship, and his relationship to Sergey Karjakin .
THEY SAID IT!
“The most powerful weapon in Chess is to have the next move” (David Bronstein)
“Later, I began to succeed in decisive games. Perhaps because I realized a very simple truth: not only was I worried, but also my opponent” (Mikhail Tal)
“Chess is everything: art, science and sport” (Anatoly Karpov)