2015-02-23

European Individual Chess Championship 2015



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The European Individual Chess Championship 2015 is held in Jerusalem (Israel), between 23 February and 8 March 2015. The main orginiser is the Israel Chess Federation.

The championship is organized in 11-round Swiss system, in accordance with FIDE Laws of Chess and the ECU Tournament Rules.

The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

Participants


No.  
Name FED RtgI
1
GM Navara David CZE 2735
2
GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2735
3
GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2727
4
GM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2714
5
GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2711
6
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2706
7
GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2695
8
GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2695
9
GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2692
10
GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2688
11
GM Korobov Anton UKR 2687
12
GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2684
13
GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2681
14
GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2678
15
GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2677
16
GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2675
17
GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2675
18
GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2673
19
GM Grachev Boris RUS 2670

Full list

Schedule

Sunday-Monday 22-23 February Arrival of participants
Monday 23 February at 20:00 Opening ceremony
Tuesday 24 February at 10:00 Technical Meeting
Tuesday 24 February at 15:00 1st round
Wednesday 25 February at 15:00 2nd round
Thursday 26 February at 15:00 3rd round
Friday 27 February at 11:00 4th round
Saturday 28 February Rest day – A journey to the Dead Sea
Sunday 1 March at 15:00 5th round
Monday 2 March at 15:00 6th round
Tuesday 3 March at 15:00 7th round
Wednesday 4 March at 15:00 8th round
Thursday 5 March at 15:00 9th round
Friday 6 March at 11:00 10th round
Saturday 7 March Rest day – Guided tour in Jerusalem
Sunday 8 March at 13:00 11th round
Sunday 8 March at 20:30 Closing Ceremony
Monday 9 March Departure




Official website



FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi 2015: LIVE



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Tbilisi 2015





Schedule

DateEventStart
February 14 2015Opening Ceremony20-00
February 15 2015Round 115-00
February 16 2015Round 215-00
February 17 2015Round 315-00
February 18 2015Round 415-00
February 19 2015Free Day
February 20 2015Round 515-00
February 21 2015Round 615-00
February 22 2015Round 715-00
February 23 2015Round 815-00
February 24 2015Free Day
February 25 2015Round 915-00
February 26 2015Round 1015-00
February 27 2015Round 11
Closing Ceremony
13-00
20-00
Local Tbilisi time is GMT +4



Official website


2015-02-22

FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi 2015: Grischuk-Mamedyarov LIVE with commentary



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Tbilisi 2015



Today IM Tihomir Yanev provides LIVE commentary on the game between Grischuk and Mamedyarov from round 7 of FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi 2015.



Schedule

DateEventStart
February 14 2015Opening Ceremony20-00
February 15 2015Round 115-00
February 16 2015Round 215-00
February 17 2015Round 315-00
February 18 2015Round 415-00
February 19 2015Free Day
February 20 2015Round 515-00
February 21 2015Round 615-00
February 22 2015Round 715-00
February 23 2015Round 815-00
February 24 2015Free Day
February 25 2015Round 915-00
February 26 2015Round 1015-00
February 27 2015Round 11
Closing Ceremony
13-00
20-00
Local Tbilisi time is GMT +4



Official website


2015-02-20

Hikaru Nakamura - winner of Zurich Chess Challenge 2015




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Classic | Blitz | Rapid | Kortchnoi-Uhlmann


The winner of the tournament, Hikaru Nakamura, and Oleg Skvortsov // © Eteri Kublashvili


An Armageddon game decided the winner of this year's Zurich Chess Challenge.

Combined standings from classic and rapid

Rk Name ELO Pts SB
1 Anand, Viswanathan (IND) 2797 9 20.75
2 Nakamura, Hikaru (USA) 2776 9 18.5
3 Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) 2783 8.5 20.25
4 Aronian, Levon (ARM) 2777 7 15.75
5 Karjakin, Sergey (RUS) 2760 6 16
6 Caruana, Fabiano (ITA) 2811 5.5 12.5




2015-02-19

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 Rapid: LIVE




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Classic | Blitz | Rapid | Kortchnoi-Uhlmann








2015-02-18

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 Classic: LIVE




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Classic | Blitz | Rapid | Kortchnoi-Uhlmann




The Classic tournament of Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 is held between Saturday 14th February until Wednesday 18th February, every day at 15:00 CET.

Schedule

Fri, February 13:
19:00 Opening Ceremony & Blitz
(for official guests only, but live transmission via the Internet)
Sat, February 14:
15:00 Round 1
Sun, February 15:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 1+2
15:00 Round 2
Mon, February 16:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 3+4
15:00 Round 3
Tue, February 17:
15:00 Round 4
Wed, February 18:
15:00 Round 5
Thu, February 19:
13:00 Rapid Tournament
19:00 Closing Ceremony




Zurich Chess Challenge 2015: Round 4 with GM commentary




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Classic | Blitz | Rapid | Kortchnoi-Uhlmann




Round 4 game between Anand and Nakamura with commentary by GM Alexander Delchev.



Standings after round 4

#NamePtsSB
1Anand, Viswanathan813.5
2Nakamura, Hikaru78
3Kramnik, Vladimir410.5
4Caruana, Fabiano37
Aronian, Levon35
Karjakin, Sergey35


Schedule

Fri, February 13:
19:00 Opening Ceremony & Blitz
(for official guests only, but live transmission via the Internet)
Sat, February 14:
15:00 Round 1
Sun, February 15:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 1+2
15:00 Round 2
Mon, February 16:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 3+4
15:00 Round 3
Tue, February 17:
15:00 Round 4
Wed, February 18:
15:00 Round 5
Thu, February 19:
13:00 Rapid Tournament
19:00 Closing Ceremony




2015-02-14

FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi



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Tbilisi 2015



The third stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 was officially inaugurated in the presence of the players, FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg, President of the Georgian Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze, Chairman of the Appeals Committee Nona Gaprindashvili and Chief Arbiter Faik Gasanov.

The Grand Prix is taking place in Tbilisi (Georgia) from the 14th until 27th of February 2015. The organizers of the tournament are the Georgian Chess Federation, the Ministry of Sport and Youth of Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall. SOCAR Energy Georgia is the general sponsor of the event.

Chief Arbiter announced the round one pairings as follows:

L.Dominguez – T.Radjabov
P.Svidler – A.Giri
M.Vachier-Lagrave – S.Mamedyarov
R.Kasimdzhanov – A.Grischuk
D.Andreikin – D.Jakovenko
E.Tomashevsky – B.Jobava

Players

FIDE IDNameTitleFed.Birth Y.Rating
4126025Grischuk, AlexanderGMRUS19832810
24116068Giri, AnishGMNED19942797
623539Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGMFRA19902775
13401319Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarGMAZE19852759
4102142Svidler, PeterGMRUS19762739
4158814Andreikin, DmitryGMRUS19902737
4122356Jakovenko, DmitryGMRUS19832733
13400924Radjabov, TeimourGMAZE19872731
3503240Dominguez Perez, LeinierGMCUB19832726
4147235Tomashevsky, EvgenyGMRUS19872716
14200244Kasimdzhanov, RustamGMUZB19792705
13601520Jobava, BaadurGMGEO19832696


Schedule

DateEventStart
February 14 2015Opening Ceremony20-00
February 15 2015Round 115-00
February 16 2015Round 215-00
February 17 2015Round 315-00
February 18 2015Round 415-00
February 19 2015Free Day
February 20 2015Round 515-00
February 21 2015Round 615-00
February 22 2015Round 715-00
February 23 2015Round 815-00
February 24 2015Free Day
February 25 2015Round 915-00
February 26 2015Round 1015-00
February 27 2015Round 11
Closing Ceremony
13-00
20-00
Local Tbilisi time is GMT +4



Official website


2015-02-13

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 starts with blitz




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The Blitz tournament of Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 starts tonight, Friday 13th February, after the official opening ceremony, at 19:30 CET.

Schedule

Fri, February 13:
19:00 Opening Ceremony & Blitz
(for official guests only, but live transmission via the Internet)
Sat, February 14:
15:00 Round 1
Sun, February 15:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 1+2
15:00 Round 2
Mon, February 16:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 3+4
15:00 Round 3
Tue, February 17:
15:00 Round 4
Wed, February 18:
15:00 Round 5
Thu, February 19:
13:00 Rapid Tournament
19:00 Closing Ceremony




2015-02-12

Zurich Chess Challenge 2015




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This year's Zurich Chess Challenge will take place between 13th and 19th February 2015. Together with the six players of the leading elite, there will join in a group of legendary personalities from the world of chess at the 4th edition of the "Zurich Chess Challenge 2015".

The GM's Nigel Short, Jan Rogers, Gennadi Sosonko and Ljubomir Ljubojevic will support GM Yannick Pelletier and IM Werner Hug as guest commentators in the worldwide live broadcast at www.zurich-cc.com/games.html.

The supporting programme features Sergej Karjakin who will be playing a simultaneous exhibition against representatives of the sponsors at the "Zunfthaus zur Saffran" on February 12th.

Furthermore, we are particularily looking forward to a Rapid Competition between the two famous chessplayers Viktor Kortchnoi and Wolfgang Uhlmann who both made a lasting impression on the chess scene at their height. They will celebrate their 84th and 80th birthday respectively in March 2015! This event will be held on February 15th (rounds 1 and 2) and February 16th( rounds 3 and 4), both days at 11am at the Hotel "Savoy Baur en Ville" and preceded by a short overview about the bygone chess history by the president of the "Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft", Paul Werner Wagner (Homepage Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft).

History

The Zurich Chess Challenge is one of the major recurring international chess tournaments. It takes place in Zurich, Switzerland.

Schachgesellschaft Z├╝rich has a long history dating back to 1809...
Zurich Chess Challenge - 205 years of chess history

You can see games from previous editions of Zurich Chess Challenge with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Zurich Chess Challenge 2014 (won by GM Magnus Carlsen)
Zurich Chess Challenge 2013 (won by GM Fabiano Caruana)

Players 2015

Vladimir Kramnik

Born 1975 in Tuapse/Russia;
Grandmaster 1992;
peak Elo rating: 2811;
actual Elo rating (as of 02-10-2010): 2783 and #8 on the current World ranking list.
World Champion 2000-2007

Hikaru Nakamura

Born 1987 in Hirakata, Japan;
Grandmaster 2003;
peak Elo rating: 2789;
actual Elo rating (as of 02-10-2015): 2776 and #10 on the current World ranking list.
US Champion: 2005, 2009, 2012
World Team Chess Championship: Individual Gold Medal for board 1, 2010

Viswanathan Anand

Born 1969 in Chennai/India;
Grandmaster 1988;
peak Elo rating: 2817
actual Elo rating: 2797 (as of 02-10-2015) and #6 on the current World ranking list.
World Champion 2007-2013
World Champion (FIDE) 2000-2002
FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion 2003

Fabiano Caruana

Born 1992 in Miami/Florida;
Grandmaster 2007 (youngest ever American to become a Grandmaster);
peak Elo rating: 2836
actual Elo rating (as of 02-10-2015): 2811 and #2 on the current World ranking list.
Italian Champion 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Levon Aronian

aronianBorn 1982 in Yerevan, Armenia;
Grandmaster 2000;
peak Elo rating: 2830;
actual Elo rating (as of 02-10-2015): 2777 and #9 on the current World ranking list.
World Junior Champion: 2002
Chess Olympiad Gold Medal: 2006, 2008, 2010
World Team Chess Chamionship Gold Medal: 2011
Armenian Champion: 2002

Sergey Karjakin

karjakinBorn 1990 in Simferopol/Ukraine;
Grandmaster 2002;
peak Elo rating: 2788
actual Elo rating (as of 02-10-2015): 2760 and #12 on the current World ranking list.





Schedule

Fri, February 13:
19:00 Opening Ceremony & Blitz
(for official guests only, but live transmission via the Internet)
Sat, February 14:
15:00 Round 1
Sun, February 15:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 1+2
15:00 Round 2
Mon, February 16:
11:00 Rapid Games Kortchnoi - Uhlmann, round 3+4
15:00 Round 3
Tue, February 17:
15:00 Round 4
Wed, February 18:
15:00 Round 5
Thu, February 19:
13:00 Rapid Tournament
19:00 Closing Ceremony


More info

Official page
Jubilee webpage
Wikipedia


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Official page: Zurich Chess Challenge

Regular updates are also posted on Twitter and Facebook.


2015-02-09

GRENKE 2015: Tie-Breaks for the first place between Carlsen and Naiditsch



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Tie-breaks: ARMAGEDON


Tie-breaks: Round 4


Tie-breaks: Round 3


Tie-breaks: Round 2


Tie-breaks: Round 1


Final Standings

#NamePtsSB
1Naiditsch, Arkadij4.514.75
Carlsen, Magnus4.513.5
3Caruana, Fabiano413.75
Adams, Michael411.75
5Bacrot, Etienne3.512.25
Aronian, Levon3.511.5
7Anand, Viswanathan2.57.5
8Baramidze, David1.55.5



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Grenke Chess Classic 2015: decisive final round



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Magnus Carlsen and Arkadij Naiditsch - final round to decide the winner.





Standings after round 6

#NamePtsSB
1Naiditsch, Arkadij411
Carlsen, Magnus49.75
3Caruana, Fabiano3.511.25
4Bacrot, Etienne38.5
Aronian, Levon38
Adams, Michael37.75
7Anand, Viswanathan2.56.25
8Baramidze, David13


Official website


2015-02-08

GRENKE Chess Classic: Round 6



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Today's top game is between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.



Standings after round 5

#NamePtsSB
1Naiditsch, Arkadij3.58
Carlsen, Magnus3.56.25
3Caruana, Fabiano37.5
4Adams, Michael2.55.5
Bacrot, Etienne2.55.25
Aronian, Levon2.55
7Anand, Viswanathan1.54.5
8Baramidze, David12.5


Naiditsch has real chance of winning



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2015-02-07

GRENKE Chess Classic 2015: Round 5



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2015-02-06

GRENKE Chess Classic - round 4: Anand - Carlsen



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Today's top game is between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand -- with live commentary br GM Alexander Delchev.





2015-02-04

GRENKE Chess Classic 2015



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Today's top game is between Magnus Carlsen and Arkadij Naiditsch. Watch out this space -- our commentator GM Alexander Delchev will share his commentary on the game later today.



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