World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 1-10.07.2012

26 Jun

The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2012 will take place 1-10 July in Astana, Kazakhstan. A total of 16 prominent Grandmasters will participate for the prize fund of 400 000 USD.

Tournament site with live game : http://www.worldchess.kz/en/

or livechess.chessdom.com

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For the games in the World Rapid Chess Championship each player will have 15 minutes + 10 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1. The Final Tournament will be played in three days as a single round-robin event, 5 rounds per day (or 15 rounds in three days). Here are the participants in the final.
01. Magnus Carlsen 2835
02. Teimour Radjabov 2784
03. Sergey Karjakin 2779
04. Alexander Morozevich 2769
05. Vassily Ivanchuk 2764
06. Alexander Grischuk 2761
07. Veselin Topalov 2752
08. Peter Svidler 2741
09. Boris Gelfand 2727
10. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2726
11. Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 2595
12. Ismagambetov, Anuar 2478

The final tournament consists of 16 players. Three other players will qualify for the respective Blitz or Rapid Finals from the Semi Finals to be held between the 1st and 4th July 2012. One nominee of the FIDE President is also expexted.

Tiebreak priorities for 1st place:
a) Results between the players involved;
b) Number of wins;
c) Sonneborn-Berger score;
d) Sudden death game 5’-4’.

World Blitz Chess Championship
The tournament final consists of 16 players. The time control for the World Blitz Chess Championship for each player will be 3 minutes + 2 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1. The Final Tournament will be played in two days as a double roundrobin event, 15 rounds per day (or 30 rounds in two days). The Semi-Final Tournament shall be played in one day as a Swiss tournament, 11 double rounds black and white, altogether – 22 games. This makes a total of 52 blitz games for each of the players that qualify from the semi finals.

01. Magnus Carlsen 2835
02. Teimour Radjabov 2784
03. Sergey Karjakin 2779
04. Alexander Morozevich 2769
05. Vassily Ivanchuk 2764
06. Alexander Grischuk 2761
07. Veselin Topalov 2752
08. Peter Svidler 2741
09. Boris Gelfand 2727
10. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2726
11. Jumabayev, Rinat 2556
12. Kotsur, Pavel 2548

Source: chessdom.com

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GM A.Karpov – GM Y.Seirwann Match in Saint Louis 9-13.06.2012

13 Jun

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Live games with Commentary:http://www.livestream.com/uschess

or You can watch only games with Engine evaluation: http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is proud to host former World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in a special match against four-time U.S. Champion GM Yasser Seirawan.

The two will face off June 9-13 in a unique competition that will test their classical chess skills along with their abilities at both blitz and rapid play.

Tourney Format:
– Two Classical Games: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of a 30-second increment per move starting from move one. Each Classical game is worth three points.
– Two Rapid Games: 25 minutes plus a five-second increment. Each Rapid game is worth two points.
– Ten Blitz Games: Five minutes plus a two-second increment. Each Blitz game is worth one point.

Prize Fund:
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $7,000

Source: chessdom.com

Tal Memorial 08-18.06.2012 in Moscow live video stream!

8 Jun

Live games from Tal Memorial 8-10.06.2012:

http://talmemorial2012.live.whychess.org/

http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/

Live video stream with Commentary!!!

 http://video.russiachess.org/view/1223

TOP Players: No.1, No.2, No4 in thr World!

First Round is under way, start CET 13.00

Magnus Carlsen (2835)

Vladimir Kramnik (2801)

Levon Aronian (2825)

Teimour Radjabov (2784)

Hikaru Nakamura (2775)

Fabiano Caruana (2770)

Alexander Morozevich (2769)

Alexander Grischuk (2761)

Luck McShane (2706)

Tal memorial Blitz 06.07.2012 Live

7 Jun

Live games http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/  (Tal Memorial Blitz 2012)

Live viedo stream http://video.russiachess.org/view/1219

7th Mikhail Tal Memorial starts with a blitz tournament Thursday 7th June 2012. The organisers have come up with an incredibly clever idea (one which would only work in such a well financed event) of having a blitz tournament to decide the draw numbers of the players

On the Picture: Mikhail Tal World Champion (1960)

Round 1 (June 7, 2012)
Carlsen, Magnus McShane, Luke J
Aronian, Levon Tomashevsky, Evgeny
Kramnik, Vladimir Grischuk, Alexander
Radjabov, Teimour Morozevich, Alexander
Nakamura, Hikaru Caruana, Fabiano
Round 2 (June 7, 2012)
Carlsen, Magnus Aronian, Levon
Grischuk, Alexander Radjabov, Teimour
Morozevich, Alexander Nakamura, Hikaru
Tomashevsky, Evgeny Kramnik, Vladimir
McShane, Luke J Caruana, Fabiano
Round 3 (June 7, 2012)
Aronian, Levon McShane, Luke J
Kramnik, Vladimir Carlsen, Magnus
Radjabov, Teimour Tomashevsky, Evgeny
Nakamura, Hikaru Grischuk, Alexander
Caruana, Fabiano Morozevich, Alexander
Round 4 (June 7, 2012)
Carlsen, Magnus Radjabov, Teimour
Aronian, Levon Kramnik, Vladimir
Grischuk, Alexander Caruana, Fabiano
Tomashevsky, Evgeny Nakamura, Hikaru
McShane, Luke J Morozevich, Alexander
Round 5 (June 7, 2012)
Kramnik, Vladimir McShane, Luke J
Radjabov, Teimour Aronian, Levon
Nakamura, Hikaru Carlsen, Magnus
Caruana, Fabiano Tomashevsky, Evgeny
Morozevich, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander
Round 6 (June 7, 2012)
Carlsen, Magnus Caruana, Fabiano
Aronian, Levon Nakamura, Hikaru
Kramnik, Vladimir Radjabov, Teimour
Tomashevsky, Evgeny Morozevich, Alexander
McShane, Luke J Grischuk, Alexander
Round 7 (June 7, 2012)
Radjabov, Teimour McShane, Luke J
Grischuk, Alexander Tomashevsky, Evgeny
Nakamura, Hikaru Kramnik, Vladimir
Caruana, Fabiano Aronian, Levon
Morozevich, Alexander Carlsen, Magnus
Round 8 (June 7, 2012)
Carlsen, Magnus Grischuk, Alexander
Aronian, Levon Morozevich, Alexander
Kramnik, Vladimir Caruana, Fabiano
Radjabov, Teimour Nakamura, Hikaru
McShane, Luke J Tomashevsky, Evgeny
Round 9 (June 7, 2012)
Grischuk, Alexander Aronian, Levon
Nakamura, Hikaru McShane, Luke J
Caruana, Fabiano Radjabov, Teimour
Morozevich, Alexander Kramnik, Vladimir
Tomashevsky, Evgeny Carlsen, Magnus

Veselin Topalov (2752) – Vallejo Pons (2697) Friendly Rapid Match 8-10.06.2012

5 Jun

Two great tactical chess fighters V.Topalov and V.Pons will play a friendly rapid match in Spain 8-10.06.2012.

http://www.advancedchessleon.com/ingles/jugadores.html  (Official Page)

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Source: chessvibees.com

More about V.Topalov: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=2900084

More about Vallejo Pons : http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=2205530

1). The matches will take place in Leon from 08 to 10 June 2012 (both inclusive) with the following schedule:

Day 08 June 2012 Topalov – Vallejo 1st and 2nd Games.
Day 09 June 2012 Topalov – Vallejo 3rd and 4th Games.
Day 10 June 2012 Topalov – Vallejo 5th and 6th Games.
Drawings lots will be place on 07 June at 20,00 hours.

2). Two games per day will be played with the following schedule:
1st at 16,30 hours.
2nd at 18,40 hours.
There will be 10 minutes break among the games. Each player will have 45 minutes+15 secons/move for the whole game.

3). In a match of a draw it will be decided by a match. The match will consist of two games with a time-control 5 minutes per player + 3 seconds for every move played. In case of another tied result – there will be played a last “sudden-death” decisive game with a time-control 6 minutes for the whole game for the White-player and 5 minutes for the whole game for Black-player. The White-player will only need a victory in this game to win the tournament, whole the Black-player will win the tournament by just not losing that final decisive game.

More details about Match in Susan Blog http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2012/03/leon-surviving-25-consecutive-years.html

Source of information: chessdom.com

French TOP 2012 with many 2700 Players

3 Jun

Currently 4 Round underway Games start at 14:30 CET

http://www.chessdom.com/french-top-12-live/

Tournament page: http://www.echecs.asso.fr/

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Picture: Standing after 3 Rounds

Games from round 1-3

http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Visualiser.aspx?URL=Equipes/2012/Groupe2&Nom=Top%2012

The French Top 12 is the strongest team chess event of the month of June with participants

Ivanchuk, Bacrot, Naiditsch, Leko, Jakovenko, Bartel, Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Nisipeanu, Van Wely, Giri, Navara, Dreev, Salgado, Miton, Delchev, Cornette, Maze, Gozzoli, Le Quang Liem, Feller, Meier, Riazantsev, Postny, Millet, Skripchenko, Bologan, Llanes Hurtado, Georgiev, Quesada Perez, Short, Smirin, Kasimdzhanov, Bauer, Fressinet, etc.

Source: http://www.chessdom.com

Viswanathan Anand wins 2012 World Chess Championship

30 May

Welcome in amazing SAP ABAP World!

Viswanathan Anand won in tie-break 2,5-1,5 World Chess Championship!

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Picture: Anand in Press Conference 30.05.2012 

Source of Information: http://moscow2012.fide.com/en/

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