Sunday, January 05, 2014

8th International Lyon Trophy

The 8th International Lyon Trophy was held on 26-30th December 2013 at 3 rue de l'Angile 69005 Lyon, France.

The tournament was played over nine rounds of Swiss system with 81 participants. The total prize fund was 4000 EUR.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Krishnan Sasikiran is Champion of India

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran became the new Champion of India after winning the Bhavarlal and Kantabai Jain 51st National Premier Chess Championship that was held on 17-30th December in Jalgoan.
Sasikiran concluded the tournament in style, by defeating IM Shyam Nikil for the total score of 10,5/13 points.
Sasikiran’s nearest followers GM Adhiban and GM Lalith Babu were also victorious in the last round to finish the event with 10,0 and 9,5 points respectively.
Krishnan Sasikiran
Krishnan Sasikiran
The Championship was organized by the Jalgoan District Chess Association & Jain Sports Academy. The playing format returned to the round robin with 14 players.
Final standings:
1. GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2666 – 10,5
2. GM Adhiban B. 2569 – 10,0
3. GM Lalith Babu M.R. 2569 – 9,5
4. IM Thejkumar M. S. 2452 – 8,0
5-6. IM Ashwin Jayaram 2487 and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2462 – 7,0
7-9. IM Debashis Das 2507, IM Stany G.A. 2397 and GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2523 – 5,5
10-11. GM Negi Parimarjan 2671 and IM Shyam Nikil P. 2420 – 5,0
12. IM Akshat Khamparia 2409 – 4,5
13-14. IM Rathnakaran K. 2411 and IM G. Akash 2343 – 4,0

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Chess Festival Groningen 2013

Wednesday, 01 January 2014 11:19 The 51st Groningen Chess Festival was held from 21st to 30th December at the Sport Centre Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, Netherlands.

The highlight of the festival was the exhibition match between Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman. The

Groningen Chess Festival

12/31/2013 – The Groningen Chess Festival has concluded. Attractions included several amateur tournaments, many scholastic events, simultaneous exhibitions and book signings. However the two obvious main events were the Open section and the rematch between Karpov and Timman, replaying the FIDE World Championship of 1993 in which the Russian convincingly won. See Karpov's repeat.

Al Ain Open won by Abhijeet Gupta

12/31/2013 – In parallel to the World Youth Championship in Al Ain, U.A.E, two swiss opens were held. One for players rated 2000 FIDE or less, and one open to all. The top Open attracted dozens of grandmasters, the strongest being Georgian GM Baadur Jobava


fide arbiters seminar

The Commission for Women’s Chess in cooperation with the Costa Rica Chess Federation, is going to organize an Internet Based FIDE Arbiters' Seminar, from 27 January to 2 February 2014, under the auspices of FIDE.

FIDE Arbiters' Seminar in Moscow, Russia

fide arbiters seminar

A FIDE Arbiters' Seminar is going to be organized from 2 to 5 February 2014 in Moscow, Russia, by the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE.

January 2014 Fide Rating List

FIDE publishes January 2014 FRL FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Working trip to UAE, Abu Dhabi


FIDE President had a working trip to the UAE and held a meeting with Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development which was held in Abu Dhabi. The Parties discussed issues of mutual cooperation and noted that chess is now more promoted in the UAE. This is why it was decided to open a regional FIDE office in the Chess Palace in Sharjah and this

GM Wojtaszek wins Zurich Christmas Open

The 37th Zurich Christmas Open took place on 26-30th December at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland.

The 7-round Master Tournament, for players rated over 2000, had 118 participants. Polish Grandmaster Radoslaw Wojtaszek took a clear first place with 6,0/7 points to claim the top prize of CHF 5000.

Paul Keres Memorial Festival in Tallinn

chess news

From January 3 to January 16, the Estonian Chess Federation will hold a Paul Keres Memorial Chess Festival in Tallinn. Paul Keres was elected the Estonian Sportsman of the 20th century.

BhavarlalKhantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation 51st National Indian Premier Chess Championship

All the seven games in action
All the seven games in action
A rest day after the sixth round had changed the entire status of theBhavarlalKhantabai Jain Multipurpose Foundation 51st Indian Premier Chess Championship, being held at Jain Hills, Jalgoan.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dr Adrian Siegel joins Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s ticket

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is delighted to announce that Professor Dr. Adrian Siegel, the President of the Swiss Chess Federation, has accepted his invitation to be Treasurer on his ticket in the forthcoming FIDE elections.
Ilyumzhinov is honoured that one of the most important European chess federations is willing to work together with him for the future of chess.

Carlsen – the nettlesome World Champion

12/29/2013 – "Carlsen won because he is the better athlete and not the better chess player," wrote a commentator after the Chennai match. In drawn positions the Norwegian plays on and on, sitting his opponent out, waiting for errors. That is profoundly misleading: Magnus Carlsen's success lies in his ability to play "consistently accurate moves that also maximise the chances of inaccuracies from the opponent," writes GM Jonathan Rowson.