In Round 1, we saw Ian Nepomniachtchi winning against Evgeny Tomashevsky, while in Round 2, Viswanathan Anand won against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Anish Giri toppled Boris Gelfand.
Thus, ranking after Round 2 follows:
Continue reading “Tal Memorial 2016 Ranking After Round 2”
The Chess.com Isle of Man International Chess Tournament is happening next weekend, from Sat 1st to Sun 9th October 2016. The Masters section is a 138-player 9-round Swiss system of play.
Rate of play (Masters): 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.
The top 20 participants in the Masters section follow:
Title Surname Firstnames Country Rating GM Caruana Fabiano United States 2808 GM Nakamura Hikaru United States 2789 GM So Wesley United States 2782 GM Eljanov Pavel Ukraine 2739 GM Adams Michael England 2738 GM Wang Hao China 2710 GM Leko Peter Hungary 2709 GM Naiditsch Arkadij Azerbaijan 2696 GM Safarli Eltaj Azerbaijan 2688 GM Rodshtein Maxim Israel 2687 GM Movsesian Sergei Armenia 2677 GM Shirov Alexei Latvia 2673 GM Melkumyan Hrant Armenia 2671 GM Sargissian Gabriel Armenia 2670 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi India 2669 GM Howell David England 2665 GM Fressinet Laurent France 2664 GM Hou Yifan China 2658 GM Meier Georg Germany 2654 GM Granda Zuniga Julio Peru 2648
Check out the rest of the
Masters participants here.
Another strong tournament is happening beginning this weekend. It is still strong, with an average rating of 2760, despite the absence of the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, and the Americans (you know who).
See line up in the press release below:
Continue reading “Tal Memorial 2016”
Chess24 had a great
interview with the Rapport couple. Richard Rapport (ELO 2752) played Board 1 for Hungary Open team, while his wife Jovana is a WGM (ELO 2318) and also played Board 1 for Serbia Women’s team, in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.
I think they’re a great chess couple:
The Rapports. Photo by: Camilla Jovard
And I wonder what Mr. Sinquefield has to say about bringing the Rapports to the U.S.?
Norway, the country and team represented by the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, finished strong at
fifth place in the last Olympiad.
tweets from Carlsen right after the conclusion of the event drew interests and intrigues among chess fans:
World Champion Magnus Carlsen tweets on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Continue reading “Magnus Carlsen on the Olympiad”
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Then he tightens the screws: a mating attack or an endgame. It makes no difference. In Baku, he was playing like he was in his 20s, with energy and not taking any breaks.
It is no wonder that many Filipinos who used to love chess passionately until their careers demanded their attention would comment joyfully, even Torre wins on Facebook.
We can celebrate the outstanding performance of
GM Eugene Torre in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad all we want, but let’s not overlook the fact that when a 64-year-old Torre leads the Philippine team in the Chess Olympiad is reminiscent of the sorry state of Philippine Chess.
This is on top of the WGM title she already earned.
Janelle Mae Frayna playing in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. Photo credit: David Llada
It was reported earlier that
Janelle May Frayna earned her WGM title. On top of that, she actually also completed all her required IM norms in Baku. Continue reading “WGM Frayna Completed Her IM Norms as well in Baku”
The United States and China took the gold in the Open and Women sections, respectively.
After 40 years of gold medal drought, the United States was finally able to bag home one in this year’s 42nd Chess Olympiad (Open Section) in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Winners of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open)
Rk. SNo Team Team Games + = - TB1 TB2 1 2 United States USA 11 9 2 0 20 413.5 2 5 Ukraine UKR 11 10 0 1 20 404.5 3 1 Russia RUS 11 8 2 1 18 419
Continue reading “Baku 2016 42nd Chess Olympiad Winners”
At the conclusion of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad, here are the Board Prizes winners for the Open Section. Board Prizes are awarded to top players in each board in terms of rating performance, not winning percentage nor game points.
Replay all the games of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open). 42nd Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners – Open
Board 1 Winners – Open
Rk. Name Rtg Team Rp Pts. % Games 1 GM Jobava Baadur 2665 Georgia 2926 8,0 80,0 10 2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2720 Cuba 2839 7,5 75,0 10 3 GM Caruana Fabiano 2808 United States 2838 7,0 70,0 10
Continue reading “Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners”
For the final round,
GM Eugenio Torre delivered anew with a win for Team Philippines, but once again it was not enough, as GM John Paul Gomez on board 2 and GM Rogelio Barcenilla lost their games to the Aussies.
Bo. 53 Philippines (PHI) Rtg 1½:2½ 45 Australia (AUS) Rtg 21/1 GM Sadorra, Julio Catalino (w) 2560 ½ - ½ GM Smerdon, David C (b) 2531 21/2 GM Gomez, John Paul (b) 2492 0 - 1 GM Zhao, Zong-Yuan (w) 2550 21/3 GM Torre, Eugenio (w) 2447 1 - 0 IM Ly, Moulthun (b) 2513 21/4 GM Barcenilla, Rogelio (b) 2455 0 - 1 IM Smirnov, Anton (w) 2482
Replay the Round 11 games below:
Thus, the Philippines, with 5 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses, takes the 58th place in the
final ranking, down from their 53rd seed at the start of the tournament.