Thursday, September 30, 2004

Les échecs, un sport gagnant

«Le jeu d'échecs est un sport à part entière, agréé en janvier 2000. » François Bersoult, animateur et entraîneur, insiste : « ce fait n'est pas encore ancré dans l'esprit des gens, qui ont d'ailleurs beaucoup d'a priori sur la discipline. Beaucoup ont peur de s'initier. Pourtant, c'est une pratique accessible et non élitiste, malgré ce que certains peuvent croire ».
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http://www.paris-normandie.com

El ajedrez toma el frontón de Barakaldo durante una semana

Agurtzane Arizmendi / BILBAO


La disputa del XVII Open Internacional IMD de la localidad fabril congregó a más de 70 participantes desde el pasado 17 hasta el viernes 24

El ajedrez se convirtió la pasada semana -desde el viernes día 17 y hasta el viernes día 24- en el centro de atención en Barakaldo. La disputa de la decimoséptima edición del Open Internacional IMD y Ayuntamiento de Barakaldo congregó a más de 70 participantes y a numeroso público que disfrutó de la multitud de partidas diarias que se disputaron a lo largo de las ocho jornadas vespertinas.
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http://www.elmundodeportivo.es

BOLIVIA QUEDARIA FUERA DEL AJEDREZ MUNDIAL

El ajedrez boliviano quedaría excluido de toda competencia internacional y por ende el maestro internacional (MI) Osvaldo Zambrana, que busca consagrarse como Gran Maestro en las Olimpiadas 2004 que se disputará del 14 al 31 de octubre en Calvia, Palma de Mallorca, España, si la Federación Boliviana de Ajedrez (FBA) no cumple una deuda de aproximadamente 10.000 dólares con la Federación Internacional de Ajedrez (FIDE), hasta una semana del evento.
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http://www.facetasdeportivastv.com

La Fura dels Baus presenta el espectáculo SISSA en Santa Ponça


Inauguración de la 36a Olimpiada de Ajedrez Calvià 2004.
El jueves 14 de octubre en la Playa de Santa Ponça, La Fura dels Baus presentará el espectáculo SISSA, en el marco de la ceremonia de inauguración de la 36a Olimpiada de Ajedrez Calvià 2004. La actuación de la compañía catalana será a las 20:00 h pero las actividades de animación ya empezarán unas horas antes.
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http://bd.mallorcaweb.com

SITUAÇÃO CAÓTICA PROVA DEMISSÃO DE LUÍS COSTA

ALEXANDRE REIS

A Federação Portuguesa de Xadrez (FPX) encontra-se numa situação verdadeiramente caótica, facto que levou à demissão da sua Direcção, presidida por Luís Costa. O dirigente assumiu, em comunicado, as responsabilidades da grave crise financeira, cujas dívidas rondam 75 mil euros.
Já existem salários em atraso relativamente a funcionários e outros credores também estão de mãos a abanar, para além de todas as actividades da FPX ficarem comprometidas. A entidade corre mesmo o risco de perder o estatuto utilidade pública, após auditoria do IDP, que cortou os subsídios no início do ano.
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http://www.record.pt

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Senador, Gonzales to Chess Olympiad

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Philippines -- National Master Emmanuel Senador and International Master Jayson Gonzales picked up 1.5 points in the last two rounds of the National Chess Championship yesterday and completed the Philippine team for the Chess Olympiad next month in Spain.
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http://news.inq7.net

Chess grandmaster Hoang Thanh Trang ranked 20th in the world

World Chess Grandmaster Hoang Thanh Trang now ranks 20th among the 50 best chess players in the world, with an "elo" rating of 2,455 sic, according to the latest ranking released by the World Chess Federation. Trang ranked 23rd last month and she was twice selected in the top 20 women in 2003.

http://www.vov.org.vn

Un joven distinto

Luis Ibarra Chami, un campeón con carisma y alegría

Le gusta el fútbol y el ajedrez. También le gustan las computadoras, internet y el ajedrez. Y, por último, le gusta la televisión.
Los gustos de Luis Ibarra Chami, un joven de 15 años de edad, siempre están ligados al deporte ciencia, disciplina que lo flechó cuando sólo tenía seis años, y que desde ese entonces se ha convertido en la base de su existencia.
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http://edicion.yucatan.com.mx

IM Ronald Burnett Qualified for US Chess Championships

(New Windsor) The inaugural winner of the US Chess Federation, America’s Foundation for Chess, and the Internet Chess Club’s US State Champion of Champions online event is IM Ronald Burnett from Tennessee, who took the title on Sunday.
Thirty-eight USCF state champions from Eastern and Western states competed in separate Swiss style Blitz qualifying tournaments on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, hosted by the ICC. The finalists from the Eastern conference were Ronald Burnett (Tennessee) and Edward McHugh (Connecticut), with the Western conference finalists being Mark Ginsburg (Arizona) and Oleg Zaikov (Oregon).
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http://www.uschess.org

Kramnik va delante en Campeonato del Mundo de Ajedrez

Osmani Pedraza Ledón MN

El ruso Vladimir Kramnik va delante por 2-1 frente al húngaro Peter Leko, luego de ganar la primera partida y entablar las dos siguientes, en el match por el Campeonato Mundial de Ajedrez Clásico, que ambos sostienen en el centro Dannemann de Brissago, Suiza, y que está pactado a 14 encuentros.
Kramnik ganó el primer cotejo, conduciendo las piezas negras, en 65 lances de una Defensa Petrov, el segundo fue tablas en sólo 18 movimientos de una Apertura Ruy López y en el tercero, con otra Petrov, consiguió el empate en 23 evoluciones.
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http://vanguardia.co.cu

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Dannemann: Third game drawn in 23


The third game of the Dannemann World Chess Championship ended in a disappointing draw after 23 moves. Playing the black side of a Petroff, Kramnik produced a novelty with 17...Qc2. Peter Leko sank into a 40-minute think, without being able to find anything for White. The two traded pieces and the game was drawn.
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http://www.chessbase.com

Chess champion rues lack of state support:

[India News] Ahmedabad, Sep 28 : Tejas Bakre, who was recently conferred the title of grand master (GM), said Tuesday there is little encouragement for chess in the country, especially in Gujarat.
"There is no atmosphere in the state for the promotion of sports," the 23-year old said.
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http://news.newkerala.com

Laylo earns chess Olympiad berth

By Marlon Bernardino
Inquirer News Service


TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Philippines -- Standings:
Men's after Round 15: NM Laylo 11.0; NM Senador, IM Garma 10.5; IM Gonzales 10.0; NM Barbosa, FM Donguines 9.5; IM Roca 9.0; IM Nadera 7.0; FM Sales, NM Nolte, IM Dableo 6.5; So 6.0; NM Diaz 5.5; NM Carlos 5.0; NM Maga 3.0; Fazon, NM Perez 2.0. (...)

http://news.inq7.net

Tablas en la tercera partido del Kramnik-Leko

JESÚS J. BOYERO Madrid


La tercera partida del Campeonato del Mundo de Ajedrez Clásico entre el ruso Vladimir Kramnik, tercero en las listas Elo, y el húngaro Peter Leko, quinto, que se celebra en el centro Dannemann de Brissago (Suiza), concluyó en tablas en 23 movimientos tras algo más de dos horas de juego. El marcador del encuentro, programado a 14 partidas y con una bolsa en premios de 600.000 euros, favorece a Kramnik por 2-1.
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http://www.marca.com/edicion/noticia/0,2458,540055,00.html

Iran's national interest sacrificed for arabs again

Iranian chessmaster, Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami declined to seat in the front of his Israeli rival.
After protesting to the executive authorities of the British international chess champion cup and expressing sympathy to arabs of the Palastine, Qaem-Maghami refrained from presence in his debut.
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http://www.iranian.ws

Kasparov not Threatened by Youth


Chess Master Garry Kasparov has come to Turkey to participate in the European Chess Champion Clubs Cup in Cesme, an Aegean coastal resort, and to take a vacation.
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http://www.zaman.com

Laylo edges closer to Olympiad berth

The Philippine Star 09/28/2004

TAGAYTAY — National Master Darwin Laylo pounced on fellow NM Mirabeau Maga’s costly blunder in the early going of their Irregular Opening game to pound out a 20-move victory late Sunday and boost his bid for a spot in the team competing in next week’s World Chess Olympiad in Spain.
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http://www.philstar.com

TORNEO DE AJEDREZ EN HOMENAJE AL "CHE" GUEVARA

LA HABANA, 27 (ANSA)- Una simultánea de ajedrez bautizada "El Che vive" se realizará en La Habana el 7 de octubre próximo, en homenaje al guerrillero argentino-cubano Ernesto Guevara al cumplirse 37 años de su violenta muerte en Bolivia.
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http://www.ansa.it

Franco Barrera ganó el torneo de ajedrez

El ajedrecista juvenil Franco Barrera se adjudicó en forma invicta el torneo Aniversario Ciudad de La Banda, que se disputó en el bar del hotel El Cid, bajo la organización del Círculo de Ajedrez bandeño, que además contó con el auspicio de la Fundación Cantos. En segundo lugar se ubicó Roberto Ruiz, mientras que Raúl Sánchez quedó tercero -en ambos casos con cinco unidades-.
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http://www.nuevodiarioweb.com.ar

Monday, September 27, 2004



Chess world champion, Vladimir Kramnik from Russia, is seen during the 2nd game at the Chess World Championship against Grandmaster Peter Leko from Hungary, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Brissago, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Karl Mathis)

http://story.news.yahoo.com

Kramnik Mantém Vantagem

A segunda partida do encontro para o título mundial oficioso de xadrez entre o campeão Vladimir Kramnik, da Rússia, e o húngaro Peter Leko saldou-se por um empate rápido em apenas 18 lances em pouco mais de duas horas. Na localidade suíça de Brissago assistiu-se a uma partida com poucos motivos de interesse para além da discussão teórica na fase de abertura.
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http://jornal.publico.pt

Chess on Sculpture

Eye-catching artwork at Winston Square Park invites an appreciative look and is great for sitting down to friendly game



By Tom Patterson

Jim Toole was walking through Winston Square Park with his three young children one early-spring day last year when he had an idea that soon turned into a personal mission. "That park is such a wonderful space, and it's woefully underutilized," Toole said. "I felt that some chess tables would change that."
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http://www.journalnow.com

Campeonato mundial: Krámnik -Leko

manuel lópez michelone/apro

México, D.F., 27 de septiembre (apro).- En unos pocos días empezará el campeonato mundial no oficial de ajedrez, pues no es sancionado directamente por la Federación Internacional, aunque en alguna medida la misma FIDE lo acepta, ya que el ganador de dicho encuentro debería medirse, por lo menos en principio, contra el ganador del eventual match entre Kaspárov y Kazimdzhanov (...)

http://www.proceso.com.mx

CHESS Lubomir Kavalek

By Lubomir Kavalek

The Classical World Championship match between titleholder Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and Hungarian challenger Peter Leko is underway in Brissago, Switzerland. Kramnik won the first game on Saturday; yesterday's game was drawn. It is Kramnik's first official title defense since he defeated Garry Kasparov in London in 2000. The 14-game match ends Oct. 18 and can be followed at www.worldchesschampionship.com.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com

Laylo keeps slim lead in nat’l chess

The Philippine Star 09/27/2004

TAGAYTAY – National Master Darwin Laylo played safe in the 12th round Saturday night to maintain his slim lead heading into the crucial stages of the National Chess Championships at the Tagaytay International Convention Center here.
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http://www.philstar.com

William Puntier, campeón del Abierto de Ajedrez 2004


El clasificado número diez del escalafón nacional, William Puntier, logró ayer la corona de campeón del torneo abierto de ajedrez 2004, copa Pinturas Tropical, dedicado a don Pepín Corripío.
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http://www.hoy.com.do

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Dannemann: Kramnik holds his lead

"I decided to play a double-edged opening and see whether Vladimir was feeling frisky," said a spirited Peter Leko in the press conference after the game. Kramnik wasn't, and the very sharp game on the board ended in a 18-move draw. (...)

http://www.chessbase.com


(Reuters)

Peter Leko (L) of Hungary thinks about his next move as Classical World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik (R) of Russia looks on during the first game of the World Chess Championship in Brissago, Switzerland, September 25, 2004.

http://story.news.yahoo.com

Profil : Vladimir Kramnik, à la recherche de la vérité échiquéenne

Quoi qu'il arrive à Brissago, Vladimir Kramnik restera dans l'histoire comme l'homme qui, en 2000, a enrayé la géniale machine à gagner qu'était Garry Kasparov. Moins flamboyant, moins touche-à-tout que son prédécesseur, le colosse (1,95 m) de Tuapse est peut-être une des personnalités les plus subtiles des échecs actuels.
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http://www.lemonde.fr

Les échecs en quête d'un roi

Le match qui va opposer en Suisse, à partir du samedi 25 septembre, le Russe Vladimir Kramnik à son challenger hongrois Peter Leko marque le début d'un processus de réunification du titre mondial.

C'est la fin d'une ère. Pour la première fois depuis 1984, un championnat du monde d'échecs va se disputer sans le Russe Garry Kasparov.(...)

http://www.lemonde.fr

Dannemann: Kramnik wins first game with black

It can't get any worse than losing the first game with white, but that's what challenger Peter Leko will have to overcome if he is to take the title. In a tremendous game Vladimir Kramnik sacrificed his queen and then squeezed a win in a difficult ending. (...)

http://www.chessbase.com

Laylo grabs solo lead in chess elims

The Philippine Star 09/26/2004

TAGAYTAY CITY–National Master Darwin Laylo gave up a pawn for tempo and space on his way a 56-move win over fellow NM Rolando Nolte yesterday in the 11th round of the National Chess Championships at the Tagaytay International Convention Center here.
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http://www.philstar.com

Crisan, Presidente Federación Rumana Ajedrez detenido por fraudes

Crisan, Presidente Federación Rumana Ajedrez detenido por fraudes

El apodado el "Ventrílocuo de los Cárpatos", Alexandru Crisan, discutido presidente de la Federación Rumana de Ajedrez (FRA) y polémico hombre de negocios, fue detenido ayer por fraude y una evasión fiscal de 300.000 millones de lei, unos ocho millones de euros.
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http://www.terra.com.gt

Friday, September 24, 2004

Chess tournament for visually challenged to begin tomorrow

Coimbatore, Sept 24 (PTI) The 15th Open Chess Tournament for the visually challenged will begin here from tomorrow.
G T Pattery, President, Giants International, local chapter, told reporters here today that the two-day tournament has attracted nearly 70 entries.
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http://www.ptinews.com

Snapshots from the Merdeka chess tournament

This week, QUAH SENG SUN puts together pictures from the recent Merdeka tournament.

THE Philippines team (pic right) – Oliver Dimakiling, David Apelo, grandmaster Nelson Mariano and grandmaster Rogelio Antonio – showing off the Deputy Prime Minister’s challenge trophy (also known among the local chess players as the steamboat trophy) after receiving it from Astro’s Marketing manager Winnie Khong.
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http://thestar.com.my

Dos villaclareños ganan torneo de Ajedrez en Las Tunas

Osmani Pedraza Ledón MN

Los Maestros FIDE Alexey Fernández y Ermes Espinosa, de Villa Clara, hicieron el un-dos en el torneo nacional de ajedrez "Liberación de Chaparra", celebrado recientemente en el municipio tunero Jesús Menéndez, antiguo Central Chaparra.
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http://vanguardia.co.cu

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Women team capable of winning Chess Olympiad medal: Koneru Humpy

New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) Admitting that the feeling after being conferrred the Arjuna award was yet to sink in, Grandmaster Koneru Humpy said the Indian women team is capable of winning medal at the Chess Olympiad next month in Spain.
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http://www.deepikaglobal.com

Fernie claims a piece of lead

By MANNY BENITEZ
TODAY Chess Columnist


FIDE Master Fernie Donguines of Pasig City posted his fourth straight win at the expense of Bacoor boy wonder Wesley So in the eighth round Friday to join International Master Chito Garma of Manila in the lead with 5.5 points each halfway through the National Chess Championship finals in Tagaytay City.
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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Kasparov runs in Pamplona


When Garry Kasparov stopped in the Spanish province he was received like royalty. For three days the world #1 was front page news. He was honored by the mayor, met a local sports star, and of course there was some chess. And we know you're just dying to know how many times he adjusted his tie during a simul.
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http://www.chessbase.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Laylo grabs the solo lead in national chess tourney

By MANNY BENITEZ
TODAY Chess Columnist


Marikina's National Master Darwin Laylo defeated fide Master Jesse Noel Sales of Laguna to seize the solo leadership of the men’s National Chess Championship finals in Tagaytay City, the third to do so after only six rounds.
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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Oswaldo Requejo campeón internacional de ajedrez

(Huacho) El trebejista limeño Oswaldo Requejo Cotrina se proclamó campeón del II Torneo Abierto Internacional de Ajedrez organizado por el Club Sociedad Obreros La Unión de la ciudad de Huacho, en conmemoración de su 114º aniversario institucional.
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http://www.peru.com

Breaking the stalemate

By Jimbo Owen B. Gulle


“A wound can be bound up, and an insult forgiven, but he who betrays secrets does hopeless damage.”
– Sirach, from the Bible


The above quotation is one of the many I have received—via text messages every morning for the past two months—from the lawyer Samuel Estimo, the secretary-general of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines. We first talked over the phone in August this year, but I have yet to meet him in person.
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http://www.manilatimes.net

John Nunn wins World Chess Solving Championship

By Themis Argirakopoulos

The World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC) was held in Halkidiki, Greece, from September 4th to 11th, 2004. As always it was open to national teams and individual solvers. They had to tackle a variety of chess problems, and a few endgame studies to boot. In our previous article we gave you all the details of the problem types, together with a sample of problems from a previous competition.
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http://www.chessbase.com

Definen campeón del Estatal de Ajedrez Generalísimo Morelos

Edgardo Calvillo/Cambio de Michoacán

Con una participación de 120 ajedrecistas, ayer concluyó el Segundo Torneo Estatal de Ajedrez Generalísimo Morelos, que se realizó en la Preparatoria Justo Sierra, donde Octaviano Cerriteño ganó el título en primera fuerza al derrotar al ex campeón Denis Verduga.
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http://www.cambiodemichoacan.com.mx

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Xadrez: Escola Macovi precisa 35 mil dólares para o mundial infanto-juvenil

Luanda, 21/09 - A Escola Macovi, em xadrez, necessita de trinta e cinco mil dólares para participar no Campeonato do Mundo Infanto-juvenil da modalidade, a disputar-se de 03 a 13 de Novembro próximo, na Grécia, foi anunciado hoje em Luanda.
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http://www.angolapress-angop.ao

Paragua makes mark as youngest GM

The Philippine Star 09/21/2004

International Master Mark Paragua became the country’s youngest grandmaster at 20 after obtaining his third and final GM norm following a rousing victory over Russian GM Veniamen Shtyrenkov in the 14th and penultimate round of the second Alushta GMT in Alushta, Ukraine Sunday.
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http://www.philstar.com

Monday, September 20, 2004

Comissão Administrativa (CA) na FPX...!

Na Assembleia Geral histórica de 12 Setembro, a Direcção anterior só apresentou a demissão perante a moção de censura unânime das Associações presentes.
A CA deparou-se com «uma situação de extrema gravidade, passível de induzir prejuízos avultados à FPX e à modalidade. Situação extremamente grave a vários níveis: financeiro, de tesouraria, contabilístico, organizacional, institucional e desportivo».
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http://luissantosxadrez.no.sapo.pt/

Chess champions battle to draw in 'Clash of Titans'

Associated Press

LINDSBORG, Kan. - Anatoly Karpov and Susan Polgar played to a draw in the first meeting between men's and women's world champions during a weekend match that highlighted a festival of the game in this central Kansas town.
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http://www.kansascity.com

Pour son début de saison, le club d'échecs de Wissembourg a fait fort ce week-end en organisant un tournoi draînant quelques grands noms.

Un échiquier géant...Président de ce club de 44 membres, Denis Schwartz tient à ce que le public considère l'activité comme un sport : « nous sommes reconnus comme tels depuis janvier 2000 » précise d'ailleurs un des membres. Le club vient de remonter en Nationale III, ce qui est un autre motif de fierté pour ceux qui le font vivre, entre autres les deux animateurs diplômés Michael Lustig et Pascal Mannheim. Si les adultes s'entraînent tous les mardis soir dans un local privé rue de la Laine, les enfants, eux, suivent l'école d'échecs le samedi après-midi. (...)

http://www.dna.fr

National Federation Crowns Lindsborg as Chess Capital for 2004

AP

Let others fill stadiums and yell their hearts out for their favorite football teams. In Lindsborg, the big showdown this weekend features two giants in the world of chess.
Seven-time world champion Anatoly Karpov was facing four-time
women's world champ Susan Polgar in a historic six-game match.
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http://www.wibw.com

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Deadline for the bids for the World Chess Championship Match 2005 between World Champion GM R. Kasimdzhanov and World`s No 1 rated player GM G. Kasparov is extended

The FIDE President is hereby announcing that the deadline for the bids in respect of the World Chess Championship match 2005 between World Champion GM R. Kasimdzhanov and the world`s No.1 rated player, GM G. Kasparov is extended until 25 September 2004.

http://fide.com

Chess crusaders

By Bong Pedralvez

THE lawyer Constantino Marcaida and Grandmaster Nelson Mariano 2nd are an unlikely couple of crusaders. Both are low-key, soft-spoken and unassuming. Hindi makabasag pinggan, as you would describe them in the vernacular. Both of them are also avid lovers and players of the thinking game of chess. (...)

http://www.manilatimes.net

Paragua hangs on in Ukraine

By MANNY BENITEZ
TODAY Chess Columnist


Hanging on to his grandmaster’s dream, Filipino International Master Mark Paragua drew with cellar-dwelling Dane Christian Pederson in the 12th round and downed Russian IM Sergey Vokarev in the 12th to boost his score to 9.0 points entering the homestretch in the 2nd Alushta GM chess tournament in Ukraine.
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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Garma, Roca lead first round leaders

The Philippine Star 09/20/2004

TAGAYTAY CITY — International Masters Chito Garma and Petronio Roca began their campaign for a place in the Olympics-bound national team by winning their opening round matches Saturday in the National Chess Championships at the Tagaytay International Convention Center here.
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http://www.philstar.com

Gonzales, Sales draw in national chess opener

The Philippine Star 09/19/2004

TAGAYTAY CITY — Brothers-in-law International Master Jayson Gonzales and FIDE Master Jesse Noel Sales agreed to a quick draw at the start of the National Chess Championships yesterday at the Tagaytay International Convention Center here.
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http://www.philstar.com

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Anand takes on 25 in simultaneous chess:

[Sports India] New Delhi, Sept 18 : World number 2 Viswanathan Anand was at his dazzling best when he took on an eclectic group of 25 in a simultaneous chess match here and emerged victorious against 24, with one game being drawn.
Among those who matched their skills against Anand were Rajya Sabha MP Karan Singh and artist Jatin Das. Ashok Alexander was the lone player who managed to pull off a draw.
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http://athens-olympics-2004.newkerala.com

Elmira Skripcenko Loses World Fast Chess Championship Semifinal

International great master Elmira Skripcenko, who was born in Chisinau but represents France, lost on Thursday, in New York, 0.5:1.5 the semifinal mini-match for the world fast chess champion title vs American Irina Krush.
According to observers, Skripcenko failed the time, though she was on positive positions in the first round. A drawn result was registered in the second round.
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http://www.azi.md

World's Largest Open Chess Tournament Ever Planned for Minneapolis in May 2005; With Top Players Participating
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)

More than 4,000 players from around the world expected to participate in the HB Global Chess Challenge, with its $500,000 prize fund

A new international chess tournament has been announced for May 2005 in Minneapolis that will attract more players and have larger cash prizes than any open chess competition ever held. Called the HB Global Chess Challenge, the event is expected to set new standards for the world of chess in player satisfaction and being "fan friendly," while the winners will receive cash prizes that more than double any previously awarded in open competitions.
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http://home.businesswire.com

Less politics please: Anand

TIMES NEWS NETWORK

NEW DELHI: World's No 2 chess player Viswanathan Anand feels that Indian sports need less politics. He was answering a query on his suggestions for avoiding the controversies on the selection of sportspersons for the Arjuna Awards during a felicitation organised by NIIT in the Capital on Friday.
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Friday, September 17, 2004

Chess group shuts door on Mariano in RP team

The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) has shut the door on Grand Master (GM) Nelson Mariano II possible inclusion to the Philippine team in the coming Chess Olympiad next month in Spain.
Newly-elected NCFP president Go Teng Kok yesterday declared that unless Mariano competes in the national championship finals and finishes in the top three, there is no way that Mariano can earn a free ticket to majorca like those earned by International Master Mark Paragua and GMs Eugene Torre and Joey Antonio.
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http://www.tribune.net.ph

Anand seeks Unified World Chess Championship

New Delhi, Sep 17.(PTI): World No. 2 Viswanathan Anand today said that the need of the hour is to have an unified World Chess Championship which will pit the best players against each other.
"We now have different world chess events and the sport is getting hurt with the top players not taking on each other in a unified World Chess Championship," Anand told reporters here.
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http://www.hinduonnet.com

Grandmaster's gambit

By Julia Kennard, The Journal

Chess expert Charlie Storey believes he has all the right moves to create an army of chess champions in the North.
Charlie, 33, of Clayton Street, in Newcastle city centre, is on his way to becoming the North's first grand-master.
And he wants to see chess rival football - which he coaches - as a major sport.
Charlie has devised a revolutionary training system for young chess players.
It uses mental disciplines from his other sporting interest - martial arts.
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http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk

Kansas town site for battle between chess champions

ROXANA HEGEMAN
Associated Press


LINDSBORG, Kan. - This central Kansas community, which bills itself as the "Little Sweden" of the United States, has for decades touted its Scandinavian heritage with traditional festivals, foods and folk art.
But a Russian immigrant's passion for chess turned this city of 3,200 people into an international Mecca for the world's most talented chess players. Along the way, its reputation has spread globally as a training ground for young students of the game.
This weekend, Lindsborg will host seven-time world chess champion Anatoly Karpov and four-time women's world champion Susan Polgar for a historic six-game match it dubs the "Clash of the Titans."
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http://www.kansascity.com

Torre, Antonio also seeded into RP chess team

By Gerry Carpio
The Philippine Star 09/17/2004


Underscoring the need to send only the best, the National Chess Federation of the Philippines yesterday announced the seeding of two grandmasters aside from top-ranked Mark Paragua to the national team for next month’s World Chess Olympiad in La Majorca, Spain.
Newly-elected NCFP president Go Teng Kok made the announcement after a board meeting which considered the Olympic track records of GMs Eugene Torre and Joey Antonio, and Paragua’s status as the country’s highest-rated chess player.
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http://www.philstar.com

Anand engages 21 school kids at a time

VIVIDHA KAUL
TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2004 01:27:00 AM ]

NEW DELHI: Twenty-one students of an elite south Delhi school, from Classes II to XII, all pitted simultaneously against Grandmaster Vishwan-athan Anand. And though their teachers prayed and waited with bated breath for Anand to make that one elusive mistake, he didn't quite oblige, beating all 21 of them.
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http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Chess as a team game

By GABRIEL SCHWARTZMAN

If there is one common perception about chess, it is that of an individual game (...)
s opposed to sports such as football, soccer, basketball and so on, we know chess is a game where all the decisions are made by only one person. A one vs. one game is what chess is known for and perhaps what a lot of people like about it.
However, in our constant search to socialize, we have managed to turn chess into a team game. There are two main ways this has been happening. The most frequent scenario, encountered in scholastic competitions, is for the individual players to belong to a certain team, such as from a school.
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http://www.gainesville.com

Major Development in the World of Chess Affecting Minnesota to Be Announced

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The HB Foundation will hold a news conference to announce a major development for the world of chess and for Minnesota at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2004, at the Mall of America, followed by compelling and colorful demonstrations involving hundreds of chess playing children.
Taking part in the news conference will be HB Foundation Executive Director Brian Molohon and the world's first African American International Grandmaster, Maurice Ashley, who has been called "the Tiger Woods of chess." Also participating will be Randy Bauer of the U.S. Chess Federation. The announcement will attract attention worldwide and have substantial significance for the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
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http://home.businesswire.com

Anand, Humpy to lead India in Chess Olympiad

Kozhikode, Sep 16 (PTI) Viswanathan Anand and Koneru Humpy will lead India in the men's and women's sections respectively in the Chess Olympiad scheduled to be held in Madrid, Spain from October 14.
Krishnan Sasikiran, P Harikrishna, Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Chanda Sandipan and Abhijit Kunte (men) and Subbaraman Vijyalakshmi, Dronavalli Harika and Nisha Mohota (women) would be the other members of the team, FIDE Vice-President and All-India Chess Federation Secretary General P T Ummer Koya told a press meet here today.
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http://www.ptinews.com

Chess player Garry Kasparov blames Putin for destroying democracy in Russia

The European and Russian governments are living in two different worlds

"Business is politics in up-to-date Russia. The government controls all aspects of the nation's life and the commercial field is not an exception," the chairman of the committee "2008: Free Choice", Grand Master Garry Kasparov said on September 13th at the Baltic Forum of Development in Hamburg. Below you can find excerpts from the chess player's speech.
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http://english.pravda.ru

Mestre de xadrez russo é pai de gêmeos aos 78 anos

Moscou, 16 set (EFE).- O grande mestre russo de xadrez Mark Taimanov se tornou pai de gêmeos aos 78 anos, depois que sua mulher, 35 anos mais nova, deu à luz em uma clínica de São Petersburgo, informou nesta quinta-feira o jornal "Trud".
"A melhor jogada do grande mestre", intitula o jornal, cujo artigo é acompanhado de uma foto de Taimanov e sua mulher, Nadezhda, com os bebês Dmitri e Maria nos braços.
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http://br.news.yahoo.com

Professor links Lindsborg to masters of chess world

BY KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH
The Wichita Eagle


LINDSBORG - Do not have a hundred rubles; have instead a hundred friends, Mikhail Korenman says, reciting a Russian proverb.
Korenman, 42, leans back in his worn brown chair in the storefront World Champion Anatoly Karpov School of International Chess along Main Street. He smiles.
He has built the school, and the town, into an international focal point, drawing chess stars to competitions and training children.
Chess players, townsfolk, children -- the game is growing him new friends.
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http://www.kansas.com

Mostra do Sesc leva o xadrez ao público infantil

"Xadrez e Cia" é o título da exposição que o Sesc Sorocaba abre nesta 5a. feira (16/09) e que fica até o dia 30 de setembro. A mostra pretende apresentar um pouco do universo deste jogo ao público infantil. A exposição é formada por painéis que contam a história do xadrez e tipos de peças, além de caricaturas dos grandes mestres do jogo.
O xadrez é um esporte olímpico reconhecido pelo COI - Comitê Olímpico Internacional desde 1999. O título máximo que um jogador consegue atingir é de Campeão Mundial Absoluto. Hoje, no Brasil, há 23 federações estaduais que abrigam mais de 10 mil jogadores e 300 clubes fechados.
Quem visitar a exposição conhecerá um pouco sobre a história dos grandes enxadristas como Henrique da Costa Mecking (conhecido como Mequinho); Bobby Fisher; Anatoly Karpov; Garry Kasparov e Judit Polgar (a primeira mulher que entrou no seleto grupo dos 10 melhores jogadores).
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http://www.cruzeironet.com.br

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Paragua rips GM

By MANNY BENITEZ
TODAY Chess Columnist


Still unbeaten after seven rounds, Mark Paragua took the scalp of his second grandmaster and downed a fellow international master to stay ahead with two Russian IMs in the 2nd Alushta GM chess tournament in Ukraine.
The 20-year-old Filipino IM moved another step closer to his goal of becoming the country’s sixth GM with 5.0 points from three wins and four draws. In the joint lead were Russian IMs Sergey Vokarev and Alexander Obukhov.

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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Échecs : Les jeunes vietnamiens s'affirment dans les tournois internationaux


La délégation vietnamienne a remporté 19 médailles dont huit or (sur le total de 12 catégories d'âge) du tournoi d'échecs de l'Asie du Sud-est.
Les compétitions qui ont attiré la participation des sportifs venus de Chine, Singapour, etc. se sont terminés le 9 septembre à Bà Ria - Vung Tàu. Il s'agit de la deuxième fois que cette province méridionale organise un tournoi au niveau régional. À rappeler que l'échec est une discipline forte du Vietnam lors des compétitions internationales.
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http://lecourrier.vnagency.com.vn

Withdrawals loom in Open as Mariano boycotts meet

By Ma. Anna Pesigan

Newly-installed National Chess Federation of the Philippines president Go Teng Kok yesterday admitted the decision to seed Grand Master aspirant Mark Paragua was wrong, but told GM Nelson Mariano and Joey Antonio he could do nothing about it despite getting a recent mandate from the troubled NCFP.
Other players, according to sources, are also contemplating on joining Mariano's cause and would announce their withdrawal from the tournament soon.
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http://www.tribune.net.ph

Viswanathan Anand unveils NIIT's IT Aptitude Test

World Rapid Chess and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand today unveiled NIIT's National IT Aptitude Test 2004. The NITAT 2004 is the first ever nation-wide talent hunt for IT manpower aimed at identifying students who have the potential for the booming IT and ITeS industries.
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http://www.indiainfoline.com

I am aiming for 2800 Elo points

The Rediff Interview/Viswanathan Anand



Chess wizard Vishwanathan Anand is one of the greats of the game. In the last two years, he has won almost everything that has come his way, including his third Chess Oscar, which he had earlier won in 1997 and 1998. In doing so, he became only the second non-Russian after Bobby Fischer of the United States (in 1970, 1971 and 1972) to win the coveted award.
This year he already has three major crowns resting on his head -- the Corus Super Grandmaster's title, the Dortmund Super Grandmaster's title and the Mainz Classic -- and beaten all the leading players in the process.
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http://www.rediff.com

Seeding chess players to overseas
tilts bad for sport, says Mariano


By Bong Pedralvez, Subeditor

SEEDING Filipino chess players to major international tournaments such as the World Chess Olympiad would be detrimental to the development of the sport in the country and diminishes the hopes of other players to compete for the Philippines overseas.
This was the response of Nelson Mariano, the country’s latest Grandmaster, yesterday to plans by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines to seed International Master Mark Paragua to the 36th Chess Olympiad opening in Majorca, Spain on October 13.
Paragua, who gained his second GM norm while competing in Alushta, Ukraine, reportedly will not make it to the national chess championship—the qualifying event for the Olympiad—so the NCFP is keen on seeding him to the Majorca chessfest.
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http://www.manilatimes.net

Moldova Shared 4th-5th Places at World Chess Universiada

Moldova shared the 4th and 5th places with Switzerland at the World Chess Universiada, which closed on Saturday in Istanbul, Turkey. Both competitors gained by 15.5 points.
Moldova had visible chances to gain in premiere the bronze medals, but their leader Dumitru Svetuschin lost a match vs Florian Jenni from Switzerland because of shortage of time.
Svetuschin would gained the bronze of individual event, if he won this match. However, he registered 5.5 points and ranked the 8th plAce.
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http://www.azi.md

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Learn to checkmate the master

By Ian Tan
tanyhi@sph.com.sg



I GROANED when I saw the title of this game. Chessmaster 10th Edition was not exactly a very cool game title to review.
I may have been in the Chess Club briefly in primary school, but I spent my latter part of teenage life trying to hide that fact.
Unlike the Cold War era when hearts were gripped worldwide as Bobby Fischer battled Boris Spassky over the chess board, the game is not really in the limelight these days.
So it was with a heavy heart that I installed Chessmaster on my computer. But I received a pleasant surprise.
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http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg

NCFP digs deep into GTK’s pocket for Olympic stint

By rey bancod

THE NATIONAL Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) will comply with the financial requirements of the World Chess Olympiad regarding the country’s participation in the World Chess Olympiad next month. This was announced by NCFP president Go Teng Kok following a caucus with four other board members yesterday at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
The NCFP will pay half of the 10,000 Swiss francs it owes FIDE and the 12,000 euros required for the country’s Olympic participation.
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http://www.mb.com.ph

Fischer sous clés

« Libérer Bobby Fischer ? Impossible : les murs d'un échiquier sont infranchissables. »
Patrick Besson


Sur mon bel échiquier en bois - acheté où et quand ? -, je rejoue la partie qui a coûté, le 13 juillet dernier, sa liberté à Bobby Fischer. Elle avait commencé le 2 septembre 1992 à 15 h 30 dans la presqu'île - et non île, comme s'obstinent à l'écrire les journalistes européens - de Sveti Stefan (en français, Saint-Etienne), au Monténégro. La preuve que Sveti Stefan n'est pas une île, c'est qu'on n'y va pas en bateau ! L'Angleterre, par exemple, n'est plus une île. Ni l'île de Ré, qu'on devrait appeler désormais la presqu'île de Ré. Au contraire, par exemple, de l'île aux Moines. Ou de Sainte-Hélène !
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http://www.lepoint.fr

Bobby Fischer aurait demandé l'asile en Suisse

Berne (AP) L'ancien champion du monde d'échecs, l'Américain Bobby Fischer, aurait demandé l'asile politique en Suisse. Cependant, sa demande aurait été rejetée, selon le quotidien bernois «Der Bund». A Berne, l'Office fédéral des réfugiés (ODR) observe un mutisme complet sur ce dossier.
L'ODR ne donne des informations sur un cas individuel que lorsque la personne concernée a elle-même rendu public sa requête, a expliqué mardi Dominique Boillat, son porte-parole. Or, ce n'est pas le cas de Bobby Fischer.
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http://www.edicom.ch

Paragua crushes Russian GM for share of the lead

By MANNY BENITEZ
TODAY Chess Columnist


Filipino International Master Mark Paragua defeated Russian Grandmaster Ramail Hasangatin in the fifth round to join three others at the helm of the second Alushta GM chess tournament in Ukraine.
With 3.5 points from two wins and three draws, Paragua moved a step close to his goal of achieving his third and final norm to become the country’s sixth GM.
Three others with the same score after five-of-15 rounds were IMs Das Neelotpal of India and Sergey Vokarev and Alexander Obukhov, both of Russia.
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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Chess Player Kasparov Calls Putin ’Exemplary Stalinist’

MosNews


Former chess world champion, chairman of the liberal organization Committee 2008: Free Choice, Garry Kasparov, called Russian president Vladimir Putin an “exemplary Stalinist”.
“He speaks the old Soviet language in virtually all areas. He presses the freedom of press, hinders free commerce, he has knocked Russia off its democratic path,” Kasparov said speaking in Hamburg on Monday, at the Baltic Development Forum. His statement was published by the News.Ru web agency.
The chess player added that modern Russia is too tied with its Soviet past. He expressed regret that Russia had not admitted the guilt of its Soviet predecessors. “There is no place in the Russian press for the Committee 2008 and for a real opposition,” Kasparov said.
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http://www.mosnews.com

Searching for the Best Women's Chess Player in the World

The ACCOONA French-American Women's Chess Championship in New York City at The Russian Samovar, 1pm Thursday September 16, 2004

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the World's best women Chess Players are set to face off in the ACCOONA French-American Women's Chess Championship on Thursday September 16, at the Russian Samovar*, in the heart of Times Square, New York City.
French Champion, Almira Skripchenko, will meet American Champion, Irina Krush, in this ACCOONA World Chess Championship Series Match. The winner earns the right to challenge Zhu Chen, Women's World Champion from China, in the ACCOONA Women's World Chess Championship Finals, slated for December 7, 2004 at the ABC Television Times Square Studios.
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http://biz.yahoo.com

Video gameS versus chess



Q. Does playing chess actually improve your mind more than, say, playing a video game?

Men's Health Magazine: Ah, the ongoing dilemma — take the queen or unleash some true crime on the streets of L.A. We say, why limit your thinking — and your choices? There are benefits to both diversions.

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http://www.kansascity.com

Anand urges more corporates to back chess

Mumbai, Sept. 14. (UNI): India has a lot of talent in chess, but what is required is corporate sponsorship for the game in the country, said chess wizard Vishwanathan Anand.
Speaking at a meet the press programme here on Monday, Anand said that the Indian Chess Federation should improve the financial condition of the players instead of taking entrance fees and part of their earnings from the tournament.
He said he had written to the Federation in support of the players against the 10 per cent cut from the prize money of the players and suggested other ways to increase revenues.

http://www.hinduonnet.com

Nisipeanu wins after final round loss

AMIT KARMARKAR
TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12


PUNE: World champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov punished Emil Sutovsky with a beautiful queen and rook combination to win their last-round tussle. The Uzbek was the only undefeated player of the Category 16 Closed Grand Master (GM) chess tournament. But that wasn't enough to claim the Mayor's Trophy.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu of Romania scored four wins in this strong tournament. That made his tie-break score better and gave him the title at the Residency Club here on Sunday. Kasimdzhanov, who also finished on six points in nine rounds, didn't get the trophy but he shared the prize money with Nisipeanu.
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Mestre, mentor e oponente

Marcelo Morais


O game Chess Master 10th Edition mostra talento para ser mestre, mentor e oponente. E, verdade seja dita, ele realmente faz os três papeis muito bem. O jogo desenvolvido pela Ubisoft e lançado no Brasil pela Electronic Arts tem tudo para agradar os fãs do Xadrez.
Porém, não estão apenas nas qualidades enxadrísticas, os destaques da nova versão do mais popular dos simuladores de xadrez. A grande diferença em Chess Master 10th Edition são os gráficos.

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http://games.terra.com.br

Warm Reception For Brunei Chess Players From Vietnam

By James Kon


Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei chess players were given a warm reception at the airport upon their return from Vietnam after a record four silvers and four bronze medals haul in the recent 5th Asean Age Group Chess Tournament.
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http://www.brudirect.com

Eves placed better: Anand

Mumbai: The Indian women’s team has a chance to win a medal than their male counterparts in the forthcoming Chess Olympiad, feels world rapid chess champion Viswanathan Anand.
“We will be playing some top chess playing countries like Russia, Israel, Ukraine, USA and Armenia among others and it will be a tough task for us to win a medal,” Anand said on Monday.
“Compared to the men’s team, probably the women has a chance of winning a medal as they not only have a very good team, but their opponents too are not as formidable as in the men’s field,” he added. (PTI)

http://www.telegraphindia.com

'Clash of the Titans' set for this weekend at Lindsborg school

LINDSBORG -- The first official chess match between a men's world chess champion and a women's world chess champion will take place in Lindsborg this weekend.
The United States Chess Federation and the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess have announced a six-game "Clash of the Titans Chess Battle" between seven-time World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov and four-time Women's World Champion Susan Polgar.
The legendary world chess champions will compete on Saturday and Sunday in the triple challenge of Rapid Chess, Blitz Chess and Fischer Randon Chess. Karpov and Polgar have long been true ambassadors to chess. This time, their mammoth battle is designed to help promote chess in the United States.
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http://www.mcphersonsentinel.com

Monday, September 13, 2004

Lack of funds perils chess Olympic stint

By rey bancod

Faced with a fiscal crisis and domestic problems, the Philippines is in danger of not taking part in the World Chess Olympiad set next month in Majorca, Spain. The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) has requested the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to extend the deadline set for the payment of dues and the submission of entries for the Olympiad.
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http://www.mb.com.ph

Paragua remains unbeaten

By MANNY BENITEZ
TODAY Chess Columnist


Filipino International Master Mark Paragua remained unbeaten after four rounds of the second Alushta Grandmasters chess tournament in Ukraine.
Paragua bested Ukrainian Woman GM Olga Alexandrova in the third round and drew with IM Dmitry Tishin in the fourth to boost his score to 2.5 points.
The 16-player, 15-round all-play-all tournament requires a player to earn at least 11 points to achieve a GM result.
Paragua, who earned his first GM norm three years ago in Spain and his second norm last week in Alushta, is seeking his third and final norm to capture the coveted title.
Paragua faces Russian GMs Ramil Hasangatin and Andrey Nikitin in the fifth and sixth rounds will only face his third GM, Veniamen Shtyrenkov also of Russia, in the 14th.

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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Mariano decries 'unfair seeding' of Paragua

By Marc Anthony Reyes
Inquirer News Service


GRANDMASTER Nelson Mariano II yesterday denied having made a threat to back out of the national chess championships but declared nonetheless that he would ask his fellow GMs to act against what he described as the "unfair seeding" given to GM-candidate Mark Paragua.
Mariano said he is speaking on behalf of other players who don't have the same foreign exposure as Paragua, who was seeded by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines to the Chess Olympiad next month in Majorca, Spain.
"They are depriving other players of a chance to be in the Olympiad which doesn't come often," said Mariano.
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http://news.inq7.net

Viswanathan Anand predicts tough Olympiad for men's team

MUMBAI, SEP 13 (PTI)
World Rapid Chess champion Viswanathan Anand today said it would be a tough task for the Indian men's team to win a medal at the forthcoming Olympiad at Spain as they would be up against some strong opposition.
"We will be playing some top chess playing countries like Russia, Israel, Ukraine, USA and Armenia among others and it will be a tough task for us to win a medal as all the members of the team will have to do well consistently," Anand told reporters here.
"Compared to the men's team, probably the women's team has a very good chance of winning a medal as they not only have a very good team but their opponents too are not as formidable as in the men's field," he added.
Touching on various topics, the champion said that his next important assignements are to see that his team does well at the Olympiad and to win the Chess Oscar.
On his recent performances this year, Anand said, "this year has been very good for me and I hope it will continue for some time. I think I did pretty well to win the Corus Grandmasters tournament in Wijk Aan Zee and then the Dortmund Chess and Mainz Chess in Germany which had chess greats like Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik in the fray.
"Infact, at the Corus Grandmasters, I was under tremendous pressure as I had a very slim lead of .5 points with still five rounds to go from the second placed player and I needed a win desperately to have some sort of a cushion. Luckily for me, I not only won the next round but also managed to win all the matches in the remaining rounds which I thought was a big bonus for me," Anand added.
"In fact, after a very good period in 1997 and 1998, when I won Chess Oscars, I went through a lean period as I was not able to concentrate completely. But this year I think I am in good nick and I hope it will continue and I have a very good chance of winning the Chess Oscar like I did in 2003," Anand said.
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FULL ARTICLE: http://www.outlookindia.com

CHESS Lubomir Kavalek

By Lubomir Kavalek
Monday, September 13, 2004

Current FIDE world champion Uzbek Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan shared first place with Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu of Romania in a major all-grandmaster tournament that ended yesterday in Pune, India. They scored 6 points in nine games. Pentala Harikrishna of India, 18, was third with 5 points.
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FULL ARTICLE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/

Pararon la deportación a EE.UU. de Bobby Fischer

El tribunal del distrito de Tokio ha emitido un mandato que bloquea la orden para deportar a Estados Unidos al ex campeón del mundo de ajedrez, según informó hoy su abogada, la nipona Masako Suzuki. Fischer planea casarse para quedarse en Japón.

El mandato establece que el ajedrecista no podrá ser deportado hasta que la corte emita un fallo sobre la demanda interpuesta por Fischer tras serle notificada el pasado 24 de agosto una orden de deportación del Ministerio de Justicia japonés.
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FULL ARTICLE:http://www.ole.clarin.com

AJEDREZ: Lo prometido es deuda

manuel lópez michelone/ apro

México, D.F., 13 de septiembre (apro).- Ahora que Robert Fischer, el excampeón mundial estadunidense, está en dificultades con la justicia de su país, me ha llegado a la memoria lo que Bobby representó para el ajedrez mundial. Finalmente venció a los soviéticos y les quitó un título que parecía inamovible.
Fischer –al derrotar a Boris Spassky en 1972, en Rejkyavic– se convirtió en el héroe norteamericano, en la demostración de que el trabajo individual puede vencer al trabajo colectivo. Bobby representaba incluso toda la filosofía capitalista, con su triunfo en lo que se llamó en ese tiempo “el match del siglo”.
Se dice fácil, pero debieron pasar muchos años de reveses para que Robert Fischer se convirtiera en campeón del mundo. Cuando apenas era un juvenil, Bobby protestó contra las tácticas marrulleras de los soviéticos, los que al ver a un potencial rival de peligro, lo eliminaban fácilmente, pero no jugando contra él, sino que el bloque soviético en el torneo en cuestión seleccionaba a uno de sus jugadores, y los demás cedían sus puntos en la justa sin prácticamente luchar.
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FULL ARTICLE: http://www.proceso.com.mx

Antonio, Mariano to boycott chess finals?

By Dante Navarro
The Philippine Star 09/13/2004


Slighted over the decision to seed Mark Paragua to the Olympiad-bound national team, grandmasters Joey Antonio and Nelson Mariano II yesterday threatened to boycott the National Chess Championships slated this weekend in Tagaytay.
"I have nothing against Mark but if they want him to be seeded they should have basis for doing so," said Antonio. "I know that they want to put up a strong team, but I believe there are more deserving players than Mark."
In a resolution issued Friday, the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) guaranteed Paragua a spot in the men’s team competing in next month’s Chess Olympiad in Majorca, Spain.
The 20-year-old Paragua, just a norm shy of a dream GM title bid, is currently chasing his third and final GM result in the second Alushta Grandmaster Tournaments in Ukraine and will not be able to compete in the national finals set Sept. 18-29 which serves as the Olympiad qualifier.

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FULL: http://www.philstar.com

Sunday, September 12, 2004

INTERNATIONAL MASTER Mark Paragua yesterday made himself available to play for the Philippines in the World Chess Olympiad set next month in Majorca, Spain.

"It has always been an honour to represent the country in the world’s biggest chess event," said the 20-year-old top-ranked player who had initially given up hope to play in the Olympiad.
By going to Europe to campaign for his grandmaster title, Paragua decided to skip the coming National Chess Championship, which serves as a qualifying tournament for the Olympics.
In fact, Paragua had committed to play in the money-rich Corsica Masters in Bastia, France which coincides with the Olympiad.
But after being seeded outright by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Friday, Paragua did not think twice to accept the opportunity to play in the Olympics for the second straight time.

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http://www.mb.com.ph

Nissipeanu wins Super-GM chess tourney

Pune, Sept. 12 (PTI): Top seed Liviu-Dieter Nissipeanu of Romania, won the Category-16 Super Grandmasters chess tournament of Pune International Chess festival with a quick draw with GM Abhijit Kunte in the ninth and final round game at Le Royale Residency Club here today.
The Romanian scoring six points out of a possible nine and won his first event on the Indian soil, thanks to his better tie-break than World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan, who won his last round game against Israeli former World Junior Champion Emil Sutovsky.

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http://www.hinduonnet.com

Shogi champion Habu calls on gov't to support Fischer

Japanese shogi champion Yoshiharu Habu has sent an e-mail to a government Web site, calling on the government to act with consideration in its dealings with former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, who is incarcerated in Japan facing deportation.
Habu, 33, sent the e-mail to the Web site of the Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet, it was learned on Saturday.
"Can't you give (Fischer) Japanese citizenship and provide an environment in which he can devote himself to chess?" Habu reportedly asked in the message.

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http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp

TODAY COMPUTERS 'THINK' DIFFERENTLY

That's been the conventional wisdom about computer chess for decades.
Even after Deep Blue embarrassed Garry Kasparov in 1997, masters believed that computers could only make moves based on the "brute force" calculation of hundreds of variations.
Computers would never be able to make intuitive decisions based on vague terms such as "compensation," they said.
But this view is being challenged by several machines these days, including Deep Junior, the Israeli program that recently won the 12th World Computer Championship.
Junior can make sound, speculative sacrifices: It gives up material in a position that cannot be calculated to a conclusion.

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http://www.nypost.com

Bobby Fischer says he's been kidnapped

Ushiku, Japan, Sep. 12 (UPI) -- Chess star Bobby Fischer, incarcerated in an immigration bureau detention cell in Japan, said he's been "kidnapped" by the Japanese government.

"I am a kidnap victim of the Japanese government and they have kidnapped me at the behest of a corrupt, criminal U.S. regime," Fischer said in an Aug. 31 interview with Radio DZRH that was released on the Internet this weekend.

The Mainichi Daily News reported Sunday that Fischer believes he would be murdered if he returned to the United States.

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GM Mariano slams NCFP brass for Paragua seeding in Olympiad

By Ma. Anna Pesigan and Olmin Leyba
Monday, 09 13, 2004

Newly-minted Grandmaster (GM) Nelson Mariano II yesterday hit the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) for seeding International Master Mark Paragua into the national team that will play in the forthcoming 36th World Chess Olympiad in Majorca, Spain; citing that it will “create division among chessers in the country.”

Currently in the hunt for his third and final GM norm in the 2nd Alushta Closed Tournament in Ukraine, the highest-rated Filipino chesser was allowed last Friday by the NCFP board to skip the National Open Chess Championships Grand Finals that unreels this Saturday at Tagaytay City and was given an automatic berth on the RP men's squad that will take part in the Calvia Olympiad.

Mariano added such an arbitrary move by the NCFP, now under the helm of sportsman Go Teng Kok, is “unfair” because there has been no formal criterion set forth by the sport's ruling body to make such a decision.

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Nisipeanu in lead, Sandipan loses

Pune: Top-seeded Grandmaster Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu of Romania regained sole lead with a fine victory over out-of-form Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky of Israel in the eighth and penultimate round of category-16 Super Grandmasters chess tournament on Saturday.

GM Abhijit Kunte finally struck form and scored his first victory in the event with a win over Sandipan Chanda.

As things stand now, 1998 World Championship semi-finalist Nisipeanu looks set to add another feather to his cap as he took his tally to 5.5 points out of a possible 8. Half a point behind the leader was world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan while P. Harikrishna was on the third spot on 4.5 points.


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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Le Vietnam domine le 5è tournoi d'échecs d'Asie du Sud-Est

Hanoi, 11 septembre (AVI) - Le Vietnam a conservé son titre lors du 5è tournoi d'échecs (tous les groupes d'âge confondus) d'Asie du Sud-Est en postulant 9 des 10 médailles d'or d'échecs rapides et 26 médailles de même couleur dans les autres parties, devant Singapour (4 médailles d'or).

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Karpov vs. Polgar: Chess showdown in Lindsborg

LINDSBORG -- The United States Chess Federation (USCF) and the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess will host a six-game "Clash of The Titans" chess battle between seven-time world chess champion Anatoly Karpov and four-time women's world champion Susan Polgar.

The legendary champions will compete in Lindsborg Sept. 18 and 19 in the triple challenge of Rapid Chess, Blitz Chess and Fischer Random Chess. This historic colossal battle and unique match will mark the first-ever official chess match between a men's world chess champion and a women's world chess champion. Karpov and Polgar have long been ambassadors to chess. This time, their battle is designed to help promote chess in the United States.

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http://www.thekansan.com

Dubai Chess Club winner of Arabian Cup of Champion club

DUBAI — The Dubai Chess Club won prestigious Arabian Cup of Champion Club title in a league tournament held at Amman, Jordan from September 1 to 9. Dubai improved on their previous attempt by winning gold with a tally of 29 points from 36 games. Egypt was runner-up with 27 points while Jordan took bronze with 26.5 points.

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Friday, September 10, 2004

Ganguly scores over Sasikiran

National champion Surya Shekhar Ganguly struck form to defeat fellow-Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran in the seventh round of the category-16 Super Grandmasters chess section, in the Pune International Chess Festival at Le Royale Residency club on Friday.

Since the day produced just one decisive game out of five, the lead positions remained unchanged.

For the record, GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu of Romania and World champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan continue to lead the 10-player field with 4.5 points out of seven games played so far.

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Krylov gana el II Mundial de Ajedrez tras una dura pugna con Dukaczewski

El ruso Sergey Krylov se ha proclamado ganador del II Campeonato del Mundo Individual IBCA de Ajedrez para Ciegos y Deficientes Visuales, que se ha disputado desde el 9 de septiembre hasta el pasado miércoles en Mondariz (Pontevedra) y que se ha resuelto tras una dura pugna con el polaco Piotr Dukaczewski, quien también sumó 6'5 puntos en las nueve rondas disputadas.

El Mundial reunió en Mondariz a 10 de los mejores ajedrecistas con discapacidad visual del mundo, si bien en esta ciudad también se celebró un torneo paralelo, la II Copa Presidente FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, que contó con la presencia de 16 jugadores, procedentes de España, Polonia, Suecia y Brasil.
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Tribunal japonês suspende extradição de Bobby Fischer para os EUA

Um tribunal de Tóquio suspendeu hoje a extradição de Bobby Fischer para os Estados Unidos da América. O ex-campeão do mundo de xadrez é acusado pela justiça norte-americana de ter desrespeitado um embargo internacional imposto à Jugoslávia, quando em 1992 se deslocou ao Montenegro para disputar uma partida.

Fisher está detido no Japão, desde 13 de Julho, por ter utilizado um passaporte que, segundo as autoridades americanas, fora revogado. Depois da decisão de hoje, que lhe garante o adiamento de uma possível extradição, o norte-americano de 61 anos espera pela decisão de um segundo recurso, onde é pedida a anulação definitiva do processo. No entanto, esta é uma decisão que poderá levar algum tempo a ser tomada. John Bosnitch, que dirige o grupo de voluntários empenhados na sua libertação, afirmou já que "este processo poderá durar um ano".

Para além desta nova evolução no seu processo de extradição, o antigo campeão beneficiou ainda de um parecer favorável por parte das autoridades japonesas ao seu pedido de autorização de casamento com Miyoko Watai, sua companheira de longa data. Pedido esse que tinha sido recusado anteriormente, devido à falta de certos documentos, entre os quais o passaporte, que fora revogado pelas autoridades americanas. O Ministério da Justiça japonês, no entanto, ainda deverá analisar este parecer antes de poder ser passado um certificado de casamento. As autoridades norte-americanas, por seu lado, afirmaram já que mesmo que haja uma decisão favorável nesse sentido, ela não terá qualquer influência na decisão sobre a sua libertação.

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Anand to tour India for promoting chess

[Sports India] New Delhi, Sep 10 : Chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand will tour various Indian cities next week to promote the game before he leads the national team at the Chess Olympiad in Spain next month.

The Chennai-born Anand, who won the prestigious Chess Oscar besides other titles this year, is home for a short break, said a statement from NIIT, the IT company of which he is the brand ambassador.

Anand will be travelling to different cities to interact with the youngsters and share his success mantras.

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Anand did not play Linares this year.

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--Indo-Asian News Service