Michael Adams has won the 8th Gibtelecom Chess
Masters tournament. He did it the hard way, losing the first game of his
semi-final against German GM Jan Gustafsson and having much the worst of
the second game before Gustafsson blundered a piece. The final saw Adams
in his best form, soon securing a strong advantage which he carried
through to victory. Report with games, pictures and videos.
Maxim Turov of Russia won the Chennai Open
2010 international chess tournament. He scored 9.5 points from 11 rounds
and conceding only three draws. His title fetched him a cash prize of two
lakh rupees. GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh, R. Siddharth of Tamil Nadu and
national junior champion M.R. Lalith Babu of Andhra Pradesh, tied for the
second to fourth places scoring 9 points each. Report with games and pictures.
Magnus Carlsen, the
world's highest rated player, won the 10,000-euro first prize in the 72nd
annual Corus Chess Tournament
Kramnik and Shirov share 2nd-3rd spot. In the Group B Anish Giri grabbed
the title ahead of top seed Naiditsch.
Carlsen's FIDE ranking in the next list will most likely be the second
highest in history. Report with games and pictures.
Third seed Iranian Grandmaster Maghami Ehsan
Ghaem won the Parsvnath International Chess tournament and pocketed a
shared cash prize of 2 lakh rupees while Kryakvin finished second and
Kostur third. Maghami tied for the top spot along with Russian Grandmaster
Dmitry Kryakvin and Grandmaster Pavel Kostur of Kazakhstan with 9 points
each but better tie break score helped Maghami to grab the title. Report with games and pictures.
The 8th Parsvnath International Open Chess
Tournament got off to a surprising start as Shiv Shankar Dave of Air India
held second seed Grandmaster Lenic Luka of Slovenia in the very first
round here at Modern School, Barakhamba Road on Thursday. The other major
surprise of the round also came in the form of a draw as tenth seed Kazakh
Grandmaster Rinat Jumbayev, who was denied victory by a much lower rated
Tamilnadu lad L Barath. Report with games.
Russia defeated Israel 3-1 to win the World
Team Chess Championship. USA drew Azerbaijan on all four boards to win the
silver, while India beat Brazil 3.5:0.and win Bronze.
Nakamura, Onischuk and Ganguly performed over 2800 to win the Individual
Gold Medals. Report with games and pictures.
India A menís team won the Tata Steel Asian
Chess Championship which was concluded at the Kolkata, India. In the final
round India A overwhelmed Sri Lanka 4-0 to take their match score to 14
points well ahead of Vietnam and Iran. India A were the only team to win
all their matches. Vietnam took the silver while Iran had to be content
with the bronze. In the womenís section, overnight leaders, Vietnam
crushed Nepal 4-0 to grab the gold. Report with games and pictures.
No, this isn't a story about Alexandra
Kosteniuk (pictured) or even Arianne Caoili, the femme fatale behind
Gormallygate. It's about queens, and the part they play in the royal game.
Sometimes there can be too many queens on the board, sometimes we'd rather
they went away and got on with their knitting, and sometimes we ignore
them when there's one standing at the door waiting to come in. Read the
interesting article with excellent games.....more >>
Magnus Carlsen won the London Chess Classic
after a nail-biting finish against Nigel Short. The game ended in a draw
and the single point gained was enough to put him one point ahead of
Vladimir Kramnik, who drew with Nakamura. The other two games ended
decisively. David Howell played a superb game with Black to defeat Chinaís
Ni Hua, while Michael Adams outplayed Luke McShane in another close
struggle. Report with games, pictures and videos.....more >>
IM Adhiban won the 47th National Premier chess
championship with a round to spare. The Std XI student, Adhiban ensured a
bunch of higher-ranked players while earning valuable ELO points.
Top Seed International Master Dronavalli Harika of Andhra Pradesh won the
36th National Women Premier Chess Championship. Harika drew her last game
against WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy to take the top honor with 8.5 points. Report with games.....more >>
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