Top seeds include Naiditsch, Li Chao, Berkes, Rapport, A Bassem, G Jones, Kobalia, L'ami, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Axel Bachmann beat Sergei Azarov on tiebreaks, both with 7.5/9. Other top seeds included Ding Liren, Iturrizaga, Negi, Gupta, Ganguly, et al.
15th European Individual Championships
Top seeds include Bacrot, Eljanov, Jakovenko, Korobov, Malakhov, Tomashevsky, Wojtaszek, Moiseenko, Fressinet, Almasi, Areshchenko, Judit Polgar, and more. 263 players in all; discussion forum now open.
David Bronstein Memorial
Top seed Baadur Jobava edged out Fedorchuk and Oleksienko on tiebreaks, all finishing with 7/9.
World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament
A double round-robin to determine Carlsen's challenger in November. The all-star participants are: Anand, Kramnik, Andreikin, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Aronian, Karjakin, and Svidler. Discussion forum now open.
Bunratty Chess Festival
Gawain Jones wins with 5.5/6.
Jan 28-Feb 6
Cheparniov beat out Ivanchuk on tiebreaks. Other top players included Adams, Vachier-Lagrave, Kamsky, Short, et al.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Jan 29-Feb 4
Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand made this the strongest Zurich Challenge ever. There were five rounds of blitz, five rounds of classical, and five rounds of rapid. Magnus Carlsen was the overall winner, winning the blitz on tiebreak and the classical. Caruana won the rapid.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Five rounds with Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand. Caruana won the event with 4/5, but that wasn't quite enough to displace Carlsen as the overall winner.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
The blitz tournament serves as an introduction to the main event, and will also be used to determine coloration and break ties if necessary. It was won by Carlsen on tiebreaks against Aronian.
Moscow Championship Superfinal Rapid
A ten player round robin rapid that includes Grischuk, Morozevich and Nepomniachtchi. The women's section includes Kosteniuk, Kovalevskaya and Gunina.
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Aronian won the tournament by a point and a half (8/11) in spite of a surprise upset against Van Wely in the final round.
Tata Steel (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Ivan Saric won with 10/13 a point and a half clear of Timman and Jobava.
New Zealand Championship
Auckland, New Zealand
Won by Pu Chen Wang with 7.5/9.
Dec 27-Jan 5
Top seeds include Bartosz Socko, Ilya Smirin, Michal Krasenkow, Sergey Volkov and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Discussion forum now open.
89th Hastings Chess Congress
Dec 28-Jan 5
Top seeds include Mchedlishvili, Khenkin, Qun Ma, Hebden, Pert, Gormally, Flear, et al.
51st Groningen Chess Festival
Four way tie for first place among Andriasian, L'Ami, Bok, and Ernst.
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Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- H Wirthensohn vs Topalov, 1990 1-0
- M Bain vs Z L Hoover, 1938 1-0
- D Dvirnyy vs Judit Polgar, 2014 0-1
- B Amin vs Li Chao, 2014 0-1
- Gligoric vs Fischer, 1992 0-1
- Naiditsch vs E Hansen, 2014 0-1
- D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 0-1
- Li Chao vs F Restuccia, 2014 1-0
- Carlsen vs F de Cresce El Debs, 2014 1-0
- Tomashevsky vs M Perunovic, 2014 0-1
Kibitzing over Judit Polgar
Kibitzing over Fischer
Peter Clarke's Ponderings on Petrosian
Ernest Pecci, the psychatrist who beats Fritz
Chess author Jeremy Silman
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Alekhine plays the Alekhine
Capablanca's rare losses
Great Match-Ups: Schlechter vs Mieses
Great Match-Ups: Botvinnik vs Smyslov
Kramnik's Endgame Prowess
Balashov plays an offbeat Sicilian
How not to play the Sicilian Dragon
Rare victories by that perennial amateur, "NN"
Game Collection: "X" vs Computer
Game Collection: Be Treated Like a King!
"My Best Games with White" by Viktor Korchnoi
"My Best Games of Chess" by Anand
"107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945" by Alekhine
"Dreihundert Schachpartien" by Tarrasch
The Chess Book Forum
|Li Chao vs R Rapport, 2014|
|H Wirthensohn vs Topalov, 1990|
|World Chess Championship Candidates (2014)|
|D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956|
|M Bain vs Z L Hoover, 1938|
|J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901|
|Robert James Fischer|
|A Ramirez vs D Harika, 2014|
|Anand vs Carlsen, 2013|
|D Harika vs D Bekker-Jensen, 2014|
|Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858|
|L O Hauge vs M Szalontay, 2014|
|G Thorhallsson vs A L'Ami, 2014|
|Julio Catalino Sadorra|
|Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994|
|Eu Wen Aron Teh vs J Farine, 2014|
|Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901|
|D Dvirnyy vs Judit Polgar, 2014|
|Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1980|
|Taimanov vs Stein, 1967|
|J Gallagher vs Conquest, 1988|
|European Individual Championships (2014)|
|Gligoric vs Fischer, 1992|
|Galego vs Li Chao, 2014|
|Judit Polgar vs R Hovhannisyan, 2014|
|R van Kampen vs R Rapport, 2014|
|Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963|
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|Quote of the Day
The old dogmas, such as the ossified teaching on the center,
the worship of the open game, and in general the whole formalistic
conception of the game, who bothers himself today about
any of these?
| || --- Nimzowitsch|