Maurice Ashley in an overview of the 2015 Millionaire Chess Tournament


World Championship

Olympic Team Is Set

Dominguez vs Nakamura

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Women's Championship

So suffer third lost in a role at the Sinquefieldcup

Chess Around The World Memorial Title

5-Way Tie At Strong Abu Dhabi Masters


The Cage Match

The next Prodigy Tai

Championship show changing face of Chess in US.

BLITZ RATING #1

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Chess streaming from St. Louis Challenge.

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Carlsen & Karjakin

Chicago Open Championship

Women's Olympiad Team

U S Championship alone with Women's Championship

Carlsen leads after top  Resign ShankLand Resign

COLAS GET NORM

Blitz Chess Championship

Nakamura falters In finals

Spreading the love of Chess to all

-nakamura crosses 2800


42nd Chess Olympaid Opens

NEXT AMERICAN CHAMPION

History made African Chess

Covering the planet in Chess,Nigerea 

Computer Chess Battle.

London Classic

Sinquefield Cup begins with Draws.

Carauna wins Norway Championship

Suspended cheating-scandal


Daaim Shabazz, Reflect on Sinquefield Cup

A Great job Frank Johnson is doing for the kids of Atlanta..http://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2015/06/04/chess-coach-net-summer-camp-june-8th-12th/

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Look back at the Millionaire Chess 2015



Isle of Man International Open

Kentucky Governor Chess Comment

2nd youngest GrandMaster in History

Nakamura Wins Zurich Opening Blitz; Anand, Shirov Second

Computer Plays game 12



Jul 21st, 2015 by Daaim Shabazz



KCF President Githinji Hinga introduces GM Nigel Short. Photo by Kim Bhari.

Whilst the drama of the Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite event was unfolding over the weekend, GM Nigel Short was concluding his African tour with a 3- day visit to Kenya! Nigel was the guest of honour at the 2015 NAIROBI GYMKHANA BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP Championships where he conducted a 30-board simultaneous exhibition scoring a perfect 30/30 score in the process. KCF wishes to congratulate CM Ben Magana who won the rapid event and Joseph Metu who won the blitz. Results of both tournaments can be accessed below:



The British Grandmaster with Kim Bhari.

Nigel then conducted a training session for the top players and upcoming juniors and did numerous television interviews including this excellent 30-minute session on the morning sports show of K24 Alfajiri TV.

KCF Africa would like to extend our thanks to Nigel for his efforts to develop the game across the continent. He has traversed the continent visiting Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya and has been on the road road for almost three weeks in total.

We hope he can now get some hard earned rest back home in Greece at the end of a highly successful tour!

~Kasparov Chess Foundation

Kovalenko Wins Najdorf Memorial With 2902 Performance

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GM Igor Kovalenko won the Najdorf Memorial in Warsaw, Poland most convincingly. The 26-year-old Ukrainian-born Latvian GM scored 8.0/9, good for a 2902 performance rating and the € 5,000 ($5,500) first prize.

Photo courtesy of the Najdorf Memorial.

He's not that well known yet, and probably scored his career's best result last week in Poland: Igor Kovalenko. Born in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine in 1988, he switched federations to Latvia in 2013 and immediately won the Latvian championship that year and the next.

In the past few days, Kovalenko was in top shape. We know that he started with four out of four, just like GM Andrey Zhigalko of Belarus. Obviously the two played each other in round five, and despite playing Black, Kovalenko managed to keep his perfect score:








































 














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ARKANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Magnus retain Title

Caruana wins in 110moves now

Nakumara faces Carlsen

USA VS RUSSIA

China wins Olympiad 2018

The World's Best Chess Players

Colas earns 3rd GM Norm

Anand leadshigh scoring indian-contingent in pro chess round6


Olympaid first round results

Blitz Battle

Emory Tate Memorial.

Detriot Scholastic Chess

Young Indian girl beats GM

Chess Magazines on the rise or decline?

Nakamura is the man

Chess is booming in Florida would love to see more in Arkansas it's time.

Southern Open




Next Move Blitz

Jamaican Champion 2018

Carlsen vs Karjakin

FIDE RATING 2016

Chicago Chess Club host GM

U. S. Junior Championship

World Championship Carlsen wins again!!!!

MAGNUS CARLSEN WINS

Justin,Coles young masters

US Championship round 4

http://www.chess.com/news/magnus-carlsen-proposes-different-world-championship-format-2693

caruana beats-nakamura

Lengendary Chess Players passes away



Caruna wins fide canditates tournament

Proud of these Kids

Anand a historic career

Blitz Championship winner to play Carlsen

Norway Championship 

Carlsen Wins Again To Catch Aronian, Topalov Falters

Chess Team Under Fire

Carlsen vs. Nakamura Showdown on 10-27!

JUSTUS WILLIAMS WINS SCOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP..

Sinquefield Cup 2018


2017 Spice Cup

Death Match Returns

14 year old wins National Championship

My man Nakamura gives back to Detriot community...

Who Is Magnus Carlsen's Secret Second?

Egypt first 2700 Rated Player..

Battle of the States Cleveland/ Chicago

https://www.chess.com/news/view/Nakamura wins in Paris

Justuswilliams  continue to grow stronger!!!!

Maurice Ashley day in Houston

Nakamura battles for America



Carlson vs So

Post Sinquefield (Live) Ratings: Nakamura World #2, Aronian #7

Top Players play in French Tournament of 2015  http://www.chess.com/news/top-gms-play-in-top-12-french-league

Carlson leads Biel Field

Bug House Championship

117th U.S. Open

Carlson score 62-2 in Simul

The Legend Returns!!!

Nakamura on CNN Money


Making A living Playing Chess

Nakamura wins in Paris

The women's list saw less significant changes. GM Hou Yifan (2686) didn't play this month (but she's playing the Nakhchivan Open, which starts today!), and is still 11 points ahead of GM Judit Polgar (2675). The Hungarian chess legend has retired, and will be considered inactve by FIDE a year after her last rated game.

GM Ju Wenjun lost 12 points at the Women's World Championship, the Women's World Team Championship and the Chinese league, and dropped from #5 to #6. GM Bela Khotenashvili won 14 points at the the same three events.

World Champion IM Mariya Muzychuk ironically lost two rating points in Sochi, but won four in Chengdu. GM Harika Dronavalli, WGM Olga Girya and WGM Natalija Pogonina won 16, 15 and 18 points respectively. 

GM Elina Danielian had a bad month: she lost no fewer than 30 points at the Women's World Championship, the Women's World Team Championship and the Aeroflot Open.

Where are they now?

Nakamura is still hanging tuff!!!!

Carlson Takes Lead

Carlson wins Fischer tournament

Jamaica girl wins large

Interview with WGM Jennifer Shahade

Anand is the big winner

kasparov continue his return to Tournament Chess


My Man Josh

2015 U.S. Chess Championships (St. Louis, USA)



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Weeks ago, we announced the coming of the 2015 U.S. Championship and the historic nature of this year’s edition. Headlined by two of the world’s top ten players, a mixture of veterans and several rising stars, it will prove to be perhaps the most anticipated championship in many years. While attention is aimed at Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, Gata Kamsky is attempting to defend his title and notch his sixth victory. Such would tie Walter Browne and put him within striking distance of Bobby Fischer’s eight championships.

In the women’s field there are some new faces. Irina Krush will remain the top seed while defending her title and going for her seventh. She will meet resistance from mainstays Tatev Abrahamyan and 2005 champion, returnee Rusudan Goletiani and six-time participant Sabina Foisor. However, there are some not-so-familiar faces including Katerina Nemcova and debutantes Anna Sharevich and Nazi Paikidze, all of whom are attending universities in the U.S. New York attorney Alisa Melekhina will be looking for her breakthrough and Viktojia Ni will try to improve last year’s showing. The field gets even younger with three junior players in Apurva Virkud (16), Jennifer Yu (13) and Annie Wang (12).

 

Rating List World Championship

Charles Covington Life Master


Nakamura's WINS BLITZ

Womens World Championship 2018

Chess Olympian


The Millionare  tournament is going down!!! join in on the fun

SO LEADS US CHESS

Webster New York Chess

London Classic

The Chess drum Blitz tournament

 New Queen Of African Chess

So, last American Standing

Carlsen to lead Norway Championship

SO wins-sinquefield


Aronian wins 2015 Sinquefield Cup!

KENYAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Millionaire Chess Winner 2016

World Cup: Nakamura Wins Armageddon, Nepomniachtchi Appeal Rejected

Aronian wins in Palma

Carlsen wins again

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMP GM JEFFEREY XIONG

With a 5-0 sweep on Sunday, GM Garry Kasparov crushed GM Nigel Short in the Battle of the Legends match in St. Louis. The final score was 8.5-1.5 for the 13th world champion, who said that he “enjoyed it immensely.”

One of the young talents in the Chess World Joshua Coles

Congradulation Justus

So, begins to defend Champioship Title

America wins 2016 Olympic Chess

Nakamura siege victory

American Chess Championship Continues

Chicago Vs Detroit

fide rating point with Carlsen leading


Carlson wins Championship

With a 10-move draw (yes, they still exist!) with Michal Krasenkow, Kovalenko clinched the 5000 euro first prize. His 8.0/9 was a full point more than that of runner-up Cheparinov, and Kovalenko performed just above 2900.

 

2015 Najdorf Memorial | Final Standings (Top 20)

Place S.No. Title Name Fed. FIDE Total MBch. Bch. Perf
1 2 GM Kovalenko, Igor LAT 2682 8.0 40.50 52.00 2902
2 1 GM Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2683 7.0 37.50 48.00 2739
3 8 GM Krasenkow, Michal POL 2610 6.5 40.00 52.50 2652
4 21 IM Kanarek, Marcel POL 2508 6.5 36.00 45.00 2667
5 14 GM Tomczak, Jacek POL 2579 6.5 35.00 46.00 2621
6 15 GM Zhigalko, Andrey BLR 2574 6.0 40.50 52.00 2658
7 30 IM Meskovs, Nikita LAT 2457 6.0 39.00 52.00 2695
8 5 GM Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2649 6.0 39.00 50.00 2603
9 10 GM Piorun, Kacper POL 2591 6.0 37.50 48.50 2597
10 16 GM Markowski, Tomasz POL 2566 6.0 37.50 48.50 2634
11 4 GM Efimenko, Zahar UKR 2652 6.0 35.50 46.00 2591
12 26 IM Klekowski, Maciej POL 2475 6.0 35.00 42.00 2597
13 20 GM Bajarani, Ulvi AZE 2515 6.0 33.50 43.50 2564
14 19 GM Rozentalis, Eduardas LTU 2530 6.0 32.00 40.50 2508
15 13 GM Miśta, Aleksander POL 2585 5.5 41.00 52.00 2611
16 31 IM Warakomski, Tomasz POL 2449 5.5 37.50 47.50 2584
17 29 IM Drozdowski, Kacper POL 2468 5.5 36.00 45.00 2522
18 9 GM Neiksans, Arturs LAT 2597 5.5 35.50 45.50 2519
19 25 IM Sunilduth Lyna, Narayanan IND 2475 5.5 34.50 45.50 2547
20 23 IM Sadzikowski, Daniel POL 2477 5.5 34.50 44.50 2488

Full final standings here.

My man Nakamura!!!.

 Rivairly on the chessboard

Stockfish wins Computer Championship

Leaders after the first four rounds in the Millonaire tournament from the GM perspective

who will be the 1st Nigerian Grand Master

Aronian beats Carlson

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GM Viswanathan Anand climbed to second place in the May 1 FIDE rating list. GM Magnus Carlsen is getting close to his all-time best rating.

Now that a super tournament is just behind us, it's interesting to look at the new FIDE rating list published yesterday. The biggest news, resulting from the Shamkir Chess tournament, is that GM Viswanathan Anand climbed back to the second spot in the world rankings. The 45-year-old Indian player's new rating is 2804.

Like Anand, GM Magnus Carlsen won 13 points, to reach 2876. That is only six points below his all-time high rating, which he achieved exactly one year ago, after winning the first edition of the Gashimov Memorial: 2882.

In the same period three other players in the top 10 dropped points. GM Alexander Grischuk lost 14 points at the World Team Championship, GM Wesley So lost 10 points in St. Louis and Shamkir (but still climbed one spot!) and GM Anish Giri dropped 14 points in Shamkir (and one game in the Dutch league).

A big winner was GM Li Chao, who gained 18 points at the Neckar Open and the Bundesliga, and climbed from #27 to #16. GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov dropped out of the top 20(!): he went from #13 to #23 after losing 19 points at the Aeroflot Open and Shamkir Chess.

FIDE Ratings  May 1, 2015 (Top 50)

Rank Old Name Fed Title Rating Old # games
1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR GM 2876 +13 2863 9
2 6 Anand, Viswanathan IND GM 2804 +13 2791 9
3 2 Caruana, Fabiano ITA GM 2803 +1 2802 9
4 3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA GM 2799 +1 2798 11
5 4 Topalov, Veselin BUL GM 2798 2798 0
6 5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS GM 2780 -14 2794 9
7 8 So, Wesley USA GM 2778 -10 2788 20
8 9 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS GM 2777 -6 2783 9
9 7 Giri, Anish NED GM 2776 -14 2790 10
10 10 Aronian, Levon ARM GM 2776 +6 2770 9
11 14 Ding, Liren CHN GM 2757 +6 2751 9
12 11 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA GM 2754 -8 2762 9
13 12 Karjakin, Sergey RUS GM 2753 -4 2757 8
14 18 Navara, David CZE GM 2751 +7 2744 6
15 17 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS GM 2749 +4 2745 8
16 27 Li, Chao b CHN GM 2748 +18 2730 11
17 20 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL GM 2746 +8 2738 2
18 15 Gelfand, Boris ISR GM 2744 -3 2747 9
19 16 Adams, Michael ENG GM 2740 -6 2746 11
20 19 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS GM 2738 -6 2744 4
21 21 Radjabov, Teimour AZE GM 2738 2738 0
22 22 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS GM 2736 2736 7
23 13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE GM 2735 -19 2754 18
24 28 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB GM 2734 +5 2729 9
25 23 Svidler, Peter RUS GM 2734 2734 0
26 25 Harikrishna, P. IND GM 2733 +2 2731 9
27 26 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR GM 2733 +2 2731 9
28 33 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS GM 2728 +12 2716 9
29 29 Wang, Yue CHN GM 2724 -2 2726 4
30 30 Yu, Yangyi CHN GM 2723 -1 2724 13
31 31 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS GM 2723 2723 0
32 32 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER GM 2720 2720 12
33 45 Wei, Yi CHN GM 2718 +15 2703 13
34 24 Eljanov, Pavel UKR GM 2718 -15 2733 9
35 38 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB GM 2715 +3 2712 2
36 35 Leko, Peter HUN GM 2714 +1 2713 8
37 37 Fressinet, Laurent FRA GM 2712 2712 0
38 34 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR GM 2711 -3 2714 8
39 39 Morozevich, Alexander RUS GM 2711 2711 0
40 36 Wang, Hao CHN GM 2710 -3 2713 10
41 41 Korobov, Anton UKR GM 2708 +1 2707 9
42 50 Moiseenko, Alexander UKR GM 2707 +10 2697 10
43 42 Bacrot, Etienne FRA GM 2704 -2 2706 11
44 43 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS GM 2702 -4 2706 4
45 44 Ni, Hua CHN GM 2701 -3 2704 3
46 48 Almasi, Zoltan HUN GM 2700 +2 2698 10
47 58 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy UKR GM 2700 +14 2686 8
48 47 Jobava, Baadur GEO GM 2699 2699 0
49 61 Bu, Xiangzhi CHN GM 2696 +15 2681 12
50 57 Howell, David W L ENG GM 2696 +9 2687 11