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Scandal in Montenegro – Players and clubs accuse Federation President Sakotic

Scandal in Montenegro – Players and clubs accuse Federation President Sakotic | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
Open letter by Montenegro chess clubs and national players:
The European Youth Chess Championship were opened in Budva, Montenegro, on 28th September, and will continue until 9th October.

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Scandal in Montenegro – Players and clubs accuse Federation President Sakotic

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Joshua Friedel Wins 114th United States Open Chess Championship | Chessdom

Joshua Friedel Wins 114th United States Open Chess Championship | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The 114th Annual United States Open Chess Championship took place on 27 July – 4 August 2013 at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Grandmaster Joshua Friedel won a tiebreak playoff against IM Mackenzie Molner to become the US Open Chess Champion. Friedel also qualified for the 2014 US Championship.

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Trip to South Africa

Trip to South Africa | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
Jacob Zuma vs Keagan Rowe FIDE Treasurer and Executive Director, Nigel Freeman, together with African Chess Union President, Lakhdar Mazouz, FIDE Zone 4.3 President, Tshepo Sitale and FIDE Development Secretary, Rupert Jones visited southern Africa...

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Chess News & Events: Hoang Thanh Trang is European Women’s Chess Champion

Chess News & Events: Hoang Thanh Trang is European Women’s Chess Champion | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Hungarian Grandmaster Hoang Thanh Trang drew her last round game against the former continental champion Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania) to secure the first place in the tournament and claim the title of 2013 European Women’s Chess Champion.

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4th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” | Chessdom

4th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Again the wonderful city of Erice hosted our Festival! Erice which is situated in western Sicily (Italy) is only 15 km away from airport “Vincenzo Florio” in Trapani (Ryanair Hub) and is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily.

Located about 700 meters above sea level it is overlooking the Mediterranean sea and from almost every corner you can enjoy breathtaking views and even see Mount Etna in the distance.

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2nd Noel Skelton Open

2nd Noel Skelton Open | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
The 2nd Noel Skelton Open will take place from 31st August to 1st September (Labor Day Weekend) at the Crown Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, Minnesota.

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Lucas Liascovich tops Maikoova Cup 2013

Lucas Liascovich tops Maikoova Cup 2013 | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
International Master Lucas Liascovich took home the winner’s trophy at the First MAIKOOVA Cup after obtaining 7.5 points and get the title at the strongest Argentine rapid championship of the year.

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Hilton Chess Festival in Basel, Switzerland

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Der Verein Schachfestival Basel is organizing the Hilton Chess Festival Basel on 1-5th January 2014 at Hilton, Aeschengraben 31, in Basel, Switzerland.

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The Boy King: An Interview with Magnus Carlsen | The Classical

The Boy King: An Interview with Magnus Carlsen | The Classical | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Should Carlsen prove prescient and win in November, he’d become the first chess player from the “West” to win the world championship since American Bobby Fischer defeated Russian Boris Spassky in Reykjavik in 1972, which ended 24 straight years of Soviet chess dominance.

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Hikaru Nakamura makes appearance in 2013 Houston Open | Chessdom

Hikaru Nakamura makes appearance in 2013 Houston Open | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Although the world’s 7th ranked player gave up 2 draws and finished with 4 points behind GM Julio Sadorra and GM Bartlomiej Macieja, the 2013 Houston Open will be remembered for Hikaru Nakamura’s totally unexpected appearance.

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Chess for All Ages set for July 31

The Mount Prospect Public Library hosts Chess for All Ages on Wednesday, July 31.
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China beats USA in Ningbo | Chessdom

China beats USA in Ningbo | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The China – USA Match 2013 took place in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China on 19th-27th July 2013. The next match will be held in 2014 in New York.

The overall result showed the superiority of the Asian team during this particular encounter. After winning the Classical section 31-19, the Chinese went on to get an even bigger margin in the rapid: 69.5-30.5.

The rapid phase saw the men’s team from the USA get a better score than the women’s roster. This can be easily explained by the big rating differences seen among the female compared to their Chinese counterparts.

First seed Wang Yue got the best scores in both sections. The women’s category saw Ju Wenjun getting the best score in the Classical phase and Tan Zhongyi dominating the rapid with an impressive 9.5/10.

The best American representatives were Samuel Shankland and Tatev Abrahamyan.

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Learning From Top Players by GM Alex Finkel | Chess Strategy

Learning From Top Players by GM Alex Finkel | Chess Strategy | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

However if we are inclined to learn about deep positional play and carrying out complex strategic plans I can’t think of player whose games are more suitable and comprehensive for this purpose than Peter Leko!

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Wisconsin chess player takes first in U.S. Open Chess Championship

Wisconsin chess player takes first in U.S. Open Chess Championship | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

When chess grandmaster Joshua Friedel of Brookfield resumes teaching through the Wisconsin Chess Academy this fall, he'll have quite an inspirational story to share about what he did over the summer break.

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I am just starting to learn playing chess. So far I am finding it as a good type of game as it develops both my physical and intellectual skills. But what if I will become an expert player soon? Will I also be a champion in the US Open Chess Championship? Hahaha. Why not, right? Just a thought.

 

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8th Bone Blitz Tournament in Cuprija

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The 8th Bone Blitz tournament was played on 4th August in Cuprija, Serbia.

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Chess: Soumya Swaminathan wins National challengers’ title

Chess: Soumya Swaminathan wins National challengers’ title | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The final day of the 40th National women’s challengers’ chess championship witnessed several battles. Not surprisingly, because there were places up for grabs in the National premier championship at Kolkata from August 25.

Leading the list of eight qualifiers will be Soumya Swaminathan, a 24-year-old from Pune with a disarming smile. She won the championship quite comfortably in the end, with a point separating her from runner-up Swati Ghate.

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Chess News & Events: Interview with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Biel

Interview with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, winner of the 2013 Biel Grandmaster Tournament

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Why is Magnus Carlsen not playing in the FIDE World Cup?

Why is Magnus Carlsen not playing in the FIDE World Cup? | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

Norwegian Grandmaster Leif Erlend Johannessen explains why the world ranked #1 - Magnus Carlsen - is not playing in the FIDE World Cup.

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DSK Chess Open 2013

DSK Chess Open 2013 | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The Deutsche Schule Kapstadt was this year’s proud host of the international chess tournament – “DSK International Chess Open 2013” which ran from the 19-29 July.

Junior world champion Alexander Ipatov from Turkey played impressively to finally get 8/9 points and leave second placed Sergei Tiviakov a whole point behind.

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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins the Olivier Breisacher Memorial | Chessdom

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins the Olivier Breisacher Memorial | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

One of the most interesting tournaments seen in the last couple of months finished in Switzerland. The Olivier Breisacher Memorial went to tiebreaks after four players tied on first place. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took home the winner’s trophy after defeating Alexander Moiseenko in the rapid final match.

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Both Kramnik and Adams win and increase their lead in Dortmund | Chessdom

Both Kramnik and Adams win and increase their lead in Dortmund | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

It was an exciting day in Dortmund. Five very entertaining fights left us with three decisive results. Co-leaders Vladimir Kramnik and Michael Adams defeated Peter Leko and Wang Hao, respectively, to increase their advantage at the top of the standings. Yesterday, Wang Hao was half a point behind them, while today, the Chinese and Georg Meier are trailing by a point and a half.

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Ding Liren gains the lead with two rounds to go in Biel | Chessdom

Ding Liren gains the lead with two rounds to go in Biel | Chessdom | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it

The very dynamic Grandmaster Tournament in Biel keeps giving us thrills. Today’s round saw a change in the lead: Ding Liren took over Etienne Bacrot’s place at the top. The Chinese beat Richard Rapport with black and added three points to his tournament score. The young national champion played very creatively during all the event and is now the favorite to take overall victory.

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India pip Russia for gold in U-16 chess

KOLKATA: The Indian youngsters repeated what their seniors have failed to do in several attempts so far. The five-member Under-16 side won the gold medal in the World Youth Chess Olympiad meet which...
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Top US and International Chess Players to Compete in Washington International Chess Festival in Rockville, Maryland

Top US and international players, including current and previous US women’s and men’s champions, and a previous world women’s champion, are playing in the Washington International Chess Festival August 6th – 12th at the Rockville Hilton. The Festival offers five tournaments of various lengths and playing levels.

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Israel gewinnt souverän die 15. Europäische Senioren Mannschaftsmeisterschaft | SCHACH – TICKER

Israel gewinnt souverän die 15. Europäische Senioren Mannschaftsmeisterschaft | SCHACH – TICKER | Chess Around The World | Scoop.it
#Schach_Festival Israel gewinnt souverän die 15. Europäische Seniorenmannschaftsmeisterschaft:... http://t.co/rdDrupNIkz #schachticker

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