Friday, December 31, 2004

1st January 2005 FIDE Rating List

The Elista FIDE Office is pleased to present the 1st January 2005 FIDE Rating List. The list has grown to some 60,000 rated players playing close to 800 tournaments in the last quarter. Download the FIDE Rating List in text format. View the lists of Top Players, Top Women, Top Juniors and Top Girls. Download the list of Events Rated. Players may locate their records and check their calculations.

http://www.fide.com

Homeschooled chess champ illegally truant?

By Ron Strom
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com


An 8-year-old homeschooled British boy who reportedly is the best under-10 chess player in the UK is at risk of being forced back to government school – but his parents are determined to keep educating him at home.
Peter Williams' parents tell WND they removed him from public school and began homeschooling him so he'd have more time to practice chess. Peter's father says he has won some adult chess tournaments and thrives on the game.
The British Chess Federation notes Peter, his father and grandfather all share the same name and all play competitive chess, but it is the youngest Williams whom opponents "fear."
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http://www.wnd.com

Kuzubov wins Harmonie:

Another tournament pitching established players against young talent. The event was held in Groningen, Holland. Leading final scores after 6 rounds: Kuzubov, Van der Wiel, Visser, Nijboer 6; L'Ami 5.5; Gagunashvili 5; Zhigalko 3.5; Jones, Ernst 2.5; Brandenburg 2

http://www.chessnetwork.com

Permite tecnología el surgimiento de ‘‘niños genio’’ en el ajedrez

El uso de la tecnología ha permitido a los ajedrecistas alcanzar niveles más altos en menor tiempo, lo que ha provocado el surgimiento de Grandes Maestros en edades tempranas, aseguró el árbitro internacional de la FIDE, Serafín Chuit Pérez.
En entrevista en esta ciudad donde asistió al recién concluido torneo Carlos Torre Repetto, agregó que se ha vuelto algo común el hecho de ver al tablero electrónico en una computadora, lo cual pone a la mano información para quien busca aprender más de esta disciplina.
Señaló que hace 30 o 40 años era inimaginable la aplicación de una máquina para tener acceso a gran variedad de información sobre el ajedrez, lo que trajo beneficios directos como el aprendizaje más rápido del deporte ciencia.
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http://www.cronica.com.mx

"El ajedrez es un juego peligroso

El Maestro Internacional Fide habla de sus primeros pasos en el juego ciencia, del sobre ajedrez y la informática, de sus ídolos en las sesenta y cuatro casillas y sobre lo difícil que es ser ajedrecista en Venezuela
"Estoy de acuerdo con Tarrasch cuando decía que el ajedrez, como el amor y como la música, tiene la capacidad de hacer feliz al hombre. El incluso afirmaba que sentía pena por aquellos que no conocen el juego, pero yo no voy tan lejos" JUAN ROHL
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http://www.eluniversal.com

El más joven Gran Maestro en la historia del ajedrez en Cuba

Por Juan E. Batista Cruz

El Gran Maestro Lázaro Bruzón Batista, actual segundo hombre de Cuba en relación con su ELO de 2637, aprendió a jugar ajedrez en la ciudad de Las Tunas, a la que se mudó su familia en 1988, procedente de Holguín, donde había nacido seis años atrás, el 2 de mayo de 1982. Sus padres son Alfredo Bruzón Ochoa y Emilia Batista Mastrapa.
Radicado en el reparto Aeropuerto de la capital tunera, recibió las primeras nociones del Juego Ciencia junto a su hermana mayor, Virgen, de parte de un vecino llamado Reynaldo Milanés Peña, quien le inculcó el amor por el mundo de los trebejos.
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http://www.periodico26.cu

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Karjakin and Kusubov sparkle

By MANNY BENITEZ
TODAY Chess Columnist


Two young grandmasters from Ukraine, both 14 years old, are giving their elders a run for their money in two major chess tournaments on the European circuit.
In Pamplona, Spain, Sergey Karjakin, who became the world’s youngest person ever to become a GM, at the age of 12 two years ago, has been unbeaten and stayed a close second with 3.5 points to former world title candidate Boris Gelfand of Israel, who had 4.0, after five rounds.
In Groningen, the Netherlands, Yuriy Kusubov was in a tie for first to third places with 6.0 points after seven rounds. The two others having the same score were erstwhile solo leader Dutch GM John van der Wiel and International Master Yge Visser.
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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Kasparov heading for Norway


Norway's young chess champ, Magnus Carlsen, already has matched with with Garry Kasparov.
PHOTO: OMAR OSKARSSON, MORGUNBLADID, SCANPIX


The world's best chess player, Garry Kasparov, will travel to Norway in the New Year, to take part in a documentary featuring a young Norwegian chess star.

Kasparov will be picked up at Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen in a limousine on January 3. He and his fiancée will be driven to Oslo's Grand Hotel, where they'll be put up in the hotel's so-called "tower suite."
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http://www.aftenposten.no

Boris Gelfand se proclama campeón del Torneo Internacional de Pamplona/Iruña

El Gran Maestro israelí Boris Gelfand se proclamó campeón del Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Pamplona/Iruña de ajedrez al mantener su dominio en la última jornada.
A Gelfand, que tras la penúltima jornada concluida anoche era virtual campeón del torneo, ya que únicamente una carambola podía hacer peligrar el título, le bastó con hacer tablas esta tarde ante Rafael Vaganian para imponerse el torneo navideño pamplonés.
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Clasificación final

.1. Boris Gelfand (ISR) 5.5 puntos
.2. Sergey Karjakin (UKR) 4.5
.3. Lázaro Bruzón (CUB) 4
.4. Oscar de la Riva (ESP) 3.5
.5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 3
.6. Arkadij Naiditsch (GER) 3
.7. Emil Sutovsky (ISR) 3
.8. Rafael Vaganian (ARM) 1.5


http://www.eitb24.com

Ajedrez: Uzbeko Kasimdzhanov sustituye al ruso Kramnik

El uzbeko Rustam Kasimdzhanov sustituirá en la nueva edición de Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares al ruso Vladimir Kramnik, que no participará al alegar motivos personales.

El joven uzbeco, que ocupa el puesto 47 en el ránking de la Federación Internacional de Ajedrez con 2.650 puntos de Elo, protagonizó la gran sorpresa en el último Mundial de ajedrez celebrado en Libia, donde se proclamó campeón por delante de grandes jugadores como Vasili Ivanchuk, Alexander Grischuk, Veselin Topalov, a los que superó en semifinales, y Michael Adams, en la final.
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http://www.terra.com.gt

Cidade: Xadrez na sala de aula

Lançado este mês pelo Ministério da Educação (MEC) como uma novidade para o ano letivo de 2005, o projeto Xadrez nas Escolas pretende levar o jogo de tabuleiro para as salas de aulas brasileiras como forma de estimular o raciocínio e melhorar o rendimento escolar. Em Pelotas, o jogo-ciência-arte ou ginástica do cérebro, como definem os enxadristas, é oferecido aos alunos das duas maiores escolas particulares há pelo menos dois anos. A experiência pioneira garante aos educadores pelotenses autoridade para atestar: o projeto tem tudo para dar certo.
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http://www.diariopopular.com.br

Friday, December 24, 2004

China wins Tigran Petrosian Memorial Internet Tournament:

An unusual teams event featuring Armenia (Aronian, Lputian, Sargissian, Minasian), Russia (Svidler, Dreev, Khalifman, Zvjaginsev), France (Lautier Fressinet, Bauer, Nataf) and China (Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Zhang Zhong, Wang Yue). Being an internet tournament, the teams were located separately in Paris, St. Petersburg, Yerevan and Beijing.
Final scores: China 14.0; France, Russia 13.0; Armenia 8.0.
Round 1: Armenia-Russia 2-2; China-France 2-2.
Round 2: France-Armenia 3-1; China-Russia 2-2.
Round 3: Russia-France 3-1; China-Armenia 3.5-0.5.
Round 4: Russia-Armenia 2.5-1.5; France-China 2.0-2.0.
Round 5: France-Russia 2.5-1.5; China-Armenia 2.5-1.5.
Round 6: Russia-China 2.0-2.0; France-Armenia 2.5-1.5.

http://www.chessnetwork.com

Ex-chess champ Fischer asks to go to Iceland

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fugitive chess master Bobby Fischer, who is fighting deportation to the United States, has asked Japan to allow him to go to Iceland, which has offered him a home.
Fischer's spirits are high since Iceland last week extended a residency permit to the former world chess champion, who has been detainted by Japanese immigration authorities for almost half a year, his lawyer said on Friday.
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http://www.reuters.co.uk

Most and least aggressive world champions

Which world champion played the largest number of quick draws? Petrosian, Spassky, Kramnik? Who was the champion with the greatest fighting spirit? Fischer? Alekhine? Kasparov? And finally who showed the least willingness to fight in his younger years? There are some surprising answers in this statistical analysis by Johannes Fischer.
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http://www.chessbase.com

Bobby Fischer demande au Japon le droit de se rendre en Islande

TOKYO (AFP) - 24/12/2004 06h40 - L'ancien champion du monde d'échecs Bobby Fischer, détenu au Japon et passible d'une peine de dix ans de prison aux Etats-Unis, a adressé une lettre manuscrite aux autorités japonaises pour leur demander l'autorisation de se rendre en Islande, ont indiqué ses avocats vendredi. "Je demande par la présente un départ autonome du Japon vers l'Islande", a écrit Fischer dans un courrier rédigé à la main depuis sa cellule d'Ushiku (centre du Japon).
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http://www.tv5.org

Ciudad israelí se convierte en potencia del ajedrez

GAVIN RABINOWITZ
Associated Press


BERSHEBA, Israel - Sorpresivamente, la ciudad con mayor cantidad de grandes maestros de ajedrez del mundo per cápita es Bersheba.
Mejor conocida como un oasis bíblico o, posteriormente, como un lugar atrasado en el desierto, Bersheba está cambiando su imagen de ciudad de camellos y conjuntos habitacionales de mal aspecto por las torres y reyes del tablero de ajedrez.
"Tenemos un gran maestro por cada 20.000 habitantes", dijo Eliyahu Levant, fundador del club de ajedrez de Bersheba, refiriéndose a sus ocho miembros que han alcanzado el mayor grado que se otorga en este juego.
En realidad hay un gran maestro por cada 22.875 habitantes en esta ciudad de 183.000. Eso sigue siendo impresionante, en comparación con centros tradicionalmente ajedrecistas en Rusia, como Moscú, donde hay un gran maestro por cada 170.000 personas, o San Petersburgo, con uno por cada 215.000, según cifras de la Federación Rusa de Ajedrez.

http://www.miami.com

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Iran wins West Asian chess title

Iran was crowned at the West Asian men's and women's chess events in Beirut on Tuesday. Iranian grand master Ehsan Qaem-Maqami beat Jassem Saleh from the United Arab Emirates, a FIDE master, in the last round, standing top on 5.5 points.
Atoussa Pourkashian, who represented Iran in women's challenges, overcame her Lebanese rival, Maya, to celebrate the title with an asset of 8.5 points.
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http://www.iranian.ws

Cambios en el Torre

En 2005 se buscará que las partidas sean menos cansadas

Para el Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez “GM Carlos Torre Repetto In Memoriam” soplan vientos de cambio. Apenas se hacían los últimos movimientos de la edición 17 del prestigioso evento yucateco, y los organizadores ya planeaban el siguiente.
“Habrá cambios, de eso estamos seguros”, dijo Jorge Esquivel León, integrante del comité organizador del evento.
La primera decisión es que se cambiará el ritmo de juego y ahora todo el evento se jugará bajo el sistema de la FIDE (siglas en francés de Federación Internacional de Ajedrez). “Ya no habrá partidas de seis horas, sino de cuatro, con el ritmo que establece la FIDE”, dijo Esquivel.
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http://edicion.yucatan.com.mx

Evento de xadrez muda rotina de supermercado

A 9ª etapa do Circuito Catarinense de Xadrez Rápido mudou a rotina de um dos maiores supermercados de Joinville no último final de semana. Cerca de 200 enxadristas entre crianças e adultos de todo o Estado revezaram-se nas mesas montadas entre as gôndolas de mercadoria e área de circulação. O objetivo, segundo os organizadores, foi promover a integração entre os enxadristas e o público em geral, difundindo o esporte, que está relacionado ao conhecimento de lógica, estratégia e matemática. "Quesitos em que as donas- de-casa, maioria num supermercado, dominam bem", argumentou o coordenador de xadrez da Fundação Municipal de Esportes de Joinville, Haroldo Cunha dos Santos Júnior.
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http://an.uol.com.br

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Torre, Paragua eye world chess seats

By NM Marlon Bernardino
Inquirer News Service


ASIA'S First Grandmaster Eugene Torre and GM-candidate Mark Paragua will compete in the Asian Continental Individual Chess Championship from Jan. 14 to 23 next year at the Hotel Riviera Suites in Kerala, India.
The Fide 11-round Swiss system tournament offers 13 slots for the World Chess Championships where Torre and Paragua are hoping to earn return tickets.
Torre and Paragua narrowly missed qualifying in the last edition of the Asian Continental, dropping their final round assignments against FM Hameed Mansour Ali Kadhi of Yemen and GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India, respectively. Those setbacks yanked them out of the top 10 who all advanced to the world championships.
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http://news.inq7.net

HIARCS, High-powered Chess Coming to OS X

The folks behind Sigma Chess and HIARCS are teaming up to create what they think will be the best, most powerful chess game for OS X. Going by the name Sigma Chess 6.1, the title will feature the GUI interface of Sigma coupled with the HIARCS chess engine to create a game capable of playing at World Class Championship levels.

Some of the engine's listed features are as follows:

Suitable for all players from absolute beginners to World Chess Championship strength (1250 Elo – 2750+ Elo!).
Can play at any chess strength you set in Elo offering a challenging learning experience for all players.
Monitors your play and measures your progress in Elo including Elo history graph and statistics.
Endgame database support of Nalimov tablebases up to 6 pieces for perfect play in the endgame.
Unlimited levels and time controls including Casual, Blitz, Active, Fischer and Tournament.
The final release will be available in 3 versions, including a lite version, a regular version, and a pro version. More details can be found at Sigma GameWare's site.

http://www.insidemacgames.com

US threatens Iceland, Fischer Committee appeals

22.12.2004 Iceland is under US pressure to drop plans to offer a home to fugitive former chess champion Bobby Fischer, the Reuters news agency tells us. But the Icelandic government has stated that it's offer "will not be withdrawn despite pressure from the United States." How do we know that? Among other things we read it in Aljazeera, would you believe.(...)

http://www.chessbase.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Endorsement of electronic chess clocks, message from the Chairman of the Technical Commission, Mr. Werner Stubenvoll

The FIDE Technical Commission in its meeting during the Congress of Calvia, Mallorca, dealt with three applications for FIDE endorsement of the following electronic chess clocks.

1) Chess timer “Silver” from Germany
The clock functions well when used in "Fischer mode."
During testing in Calvia it was found that in the mode for classical chess – 40 moves in 2 hours, 20 moves in 1 hour and then 30 minutes to finish the game – the flag sign is shown only if one of the players oversteps the time limit. Therefore the chess timer “Silver” was not endorsed by FIDE and the producers were asked to update the software. Fide awaits a new application for endorsement through the new endorsement procedures.

2) Chess clock “LISA” from Czech Republic.
There was only a report from one tournament observed by the chairman of FIDE Technical Commission. Therefore the producers were asked to submit some more units of the clock and to have more investigations by several International Arbiters. Fide awaits a new application for endorsement through the new endorsement procedures.

3) Chess clock "Phileon".
FIDE Technical Commission rejected the application for endorsement.
The main reasons were:
Flag fall in Fischer mode: if the stop button is not pressed, the clocks keep running.
30 seconds increment is only added when the opponent starts the clock.
Time corrections are very complicated.
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http://www.fide.com

Vietnamese boy a GM at 14:

Ngoc Troungson Nguyen, aged 14 and rated 2527, has gained his third and final GM norm at the First Saturday tournament in Budapest. Although there have been several youngish GMs such as Carlsen and Karjakin recently, Ngoc Troungson Nguyen hails from a developing country, which makes his achievement even more impressive.

http://www.chessnetwork.com

Torben Sorensen wins the 2004 Annual Alekhine-Attard Chess Tournament

by di-ve.com

The 2004 Annual Chess Tournament dubbed Alekhine-Attard Memorial was won on Thursday evening by Danish Master Torben Sorenson who is currently on a work assignment in Malta.
The event was limited to 30 players and in fact five of them were Russians marshaled by M. Archangelsky of the Association of Russian Chess Federations of Moscow.
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http://www.di-ve.com

Iceland will not withdraw permit for chess legend

Reykjavik -- Iceland's offer to grant U.S. chess legend Bobby Fischer a residency permit will not be withdrawn despite pressure from the United States to do so, the Icelandic government said yesterday.
"The U.S. ambassador to Iceland was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and was told that Iceland's offer to Fischer stands," the ministry said in a statement.
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Ivanchuk wins Mexican chess tournament after Graf loses pawn in second game

Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk won the Carlos Torre Repetto chess tournament Monday after defeating German Grand Master Alexander Graf in both of the last two games of their final match.
Graf, playing with the white pieces, lost a pawn in the opening of the second game, handing the victory to Ivanchuk after 31 moves. Ivanchuk, ranked 14 in the International Chess Federation, or FIDE as it is known by its French initials, took advantage of his adversary's misstep and forced him to surrender by threatening to advance a free pawn to the eighth row.
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http://sfgate.com

I Torneig Internacional d'escacs de Cala Millor - Sant Llorenç des Cardassar

El Maestro Internacional Ibragim Khamrakulov (Uzbekistán) ha ganado el I Torneig Internacional d'escacs de Cala Millor, que se ha celebrado del 13 al 19 de diciembre en el Auditorium de Sa Maniga, uno de los centros culturales más importantes de la isla de Mallorca.
La segunda plaza ha sido para el MI español Juan Mellado, mientras que Pontus Carlsson (Suecia) y Steve Berger (Alemania) han conseguido norma de Maestro Internacional.
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http://www.chessmallorca.com

Ciutat de Barcelona

El ciutat de Barcelona llenó de Ajedrez las Cotxeres de Sants durante todo el fin de semana. Si el sábado casi 300 jugadores y jugadoras participaron en las 4 categorías de edades, el domingo 221 lucharon por los trofeos del Internacional.
La victoria final fue para el GM búlgaro Iván Cheparinov que después de ganar en Elgoibar realizó unos excelentes 9 de 10 para llevarse el anfora de los vencedores. Gran actuación de los MI José Gonzalez de Mejico, reciente fichaje del Ateneu Colón y del especialista en ritmos rápidos Miguel Muñoz que la próxima temporada defenderá el primer tablero del Sitges.

http://www.ajedreznd.com

Ivanchuk, rey del Carlos Torre

El gran maestro ucraniano Vassily Ivanchuk, el gran favorito, no dejó dudas de su calidad y contundencia al convertirse anoche en el nuevo campeón del Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez “GM Carlos Torre Repetto In Memóriam”.
Con maestría, Ivanchuk se impuso en las dos partidas al GM alemán Alexander Graf y confirmó su calidad y posición en el ránking mundial.
“Estoy satisfecho de haber participado en un torneo tan fuerte”, dijo el ucraniano, luego de convertirse en el nuevo rey del “Torre”.
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http://edicion.yucatan.com.mx

Campeonato Nacional Feminino - WIM Catarina Leite hexacampeã!

Com 3 jogadoras filiadas na AXP entre as 24 participantes, 7 das quais com Elo Fide, decorreu de 18 a 20 de Dezembro no Museu Alberto Sampaio, em Guimarães, o Campeonato Nacional Feminino de 2004. Na 5ª e última sessão bastou um empate à WIM CATARINA LEITE para manter o seu título, naquele que terá sido o mais curto da sua história, alcançado com 4 pontos, tantos como as 2ª, 3ª e 4ª classificadas.

http://www.axp.pt/

Monday, December 20, 2004

Chess: Ganguly retains National 'A' title

Visakhapatnam, Dec. 18 (PTI): Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board edged out teammate Sandipan Chanda yet again to defend his title in the 42nd National 'A' chess championship here at Waltair club.
At the end of the 19th and final round of this marathon event both Ganguly and Chanda scored an identical 12 points and eventually the tiebreaker of Ganguly proved superior under the 'Koya System'.
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http://www.hinduonnet.com

Does Venkatesh's death make a difference?:

[India News]: New Delhi, Dec 19 : K Venkatesh, a 25-year-old patient suffering from an incurable disease, muscular dystrophy, took his last breath on December 17, but his death has compelled legal luminaries to give a second thought to the issue of euthanasia.
The former chess champion had expressed his wish to donate his organs in a non-heart beating condition, but the Andhra Pradesh High Court dismissed the petition saying that under the Organ Transplantation Act only brain dead or natural death allows for donation of organs.
He appealed one more time, arguing that his organs would deteriorate if he were not allowed to commit euthanasia. The court set up a team to conduct a detailed study on Venkatesh's condition, but it forgot that death can't wait. Venakatesh died, with his wish unfulfilled, but his death raised many questions, which are yet to be answered.
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http://athens-olympics-2004.newkerala.com

Sunday, December 19, 2004

ARMENIA TO HOST WORLD'S FIRST ONLINE CHESS COMPETITION

YEREVAN, December 18 (RIA Novosti's Gamlet Matevosyan) - Yerevan, Armenian capital, is hosting the world's first international online chess tournament.
Dedicated to the 75th birth anniversary of Tigran Petrosyan, 9th world chess champion, the event opened today to last into Thursday, December 23.
To make Armenia a known presence not in chess alone but in other fields is the main tournament goal, say spokesmen for the Armenian Chess Academy Director.
Armenian, Russian, French and Chinese teams are competing. Pyotr Svidler, Alexei Dreyev, Alexander Halifman and Vadim Zvyagintsev are on the Russian team, strongest for its average coefficient, 2,688.
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http://en.rian.ru

Clinton, Kasparov at the Accoona launch

Accoona is a new company that specializes in two things: creating and running an advanced Google-style search engine, and building business relations between China and the rest of the world. And they are interested in chess. Last week the company was launched, in a swanky restaurant in New York with a glittering array of special guests.
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http://www.chessbase.com

Mémorial Pétrossian

Après la première ronde du Mémorial petrossian, une conférence de presse était organisée, à laquelle ont participé les 4 joueurs de l'équipe de France (J. Lautier, L. Fressinet, C. Bauer, I-A Nataf) ainsi que les organisateurs (A. Vardapetyan, A. Arsenyan, représentants l'Arménie, et J-C. Moingt).
En voici quelques extraits :
Q- Quelle est la différence entre le jeu classique et le jeu sur Internet ? Lautier - Il faut remarquer que si l'on ne voit pas l'adversaire physiquement, nous avons tout de même des indications, notamment en regardant le temps utilisé sur un coup. De plus, nous pouvons passer de l'autre côté de l'échiquier "physique", et voir la position du point de vue de l'adversaire.
Bauer- Je suis plus habitué à jouer des parties rapides sur Internet. Cela dit, cette formule permet de réaliser des économies conséquentes, et devrait connaître un développement important ces prochaines années.
Nataf- Il faut juste s'assurer de la présence d'un arbitre de bon niveau, afin d'éviter toute triche potentielle que permet le jeu par Internet. Le seul souci est d'ordre technique, en cas de panne informatique : c'est ce qui s'était produit lors du premier match organisé sur Internet, un match France-Usa qui avait dû être interrompu à cause d'un ouragan qui a privé une partie de l'Arizona d'électricité !
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http://www.europe-echecs.com/

Torneo MAGISTRAL DE ELGOIBAR'04

IVAN CHEPARINOV - Un gran campeón para un gran torneo.

El búlgaro que llevaba ventaja sobre el conquense, observó que el argentino Rubén Felgaer ganaba ante el gran maestro Mario Gómez y tuvo que jugar fino en un final ventajoso para asegurarse la txapela, ganando tras cuatro horas y media de juego ...

CLASIFICACIÓN FINAL

1. Cheparinov Ivan IM 2576BUL 7
2. Felgaer Ruben GM 2569ARG 6½
3. Mirzoev Azer GM 2513AZE 5½
4. Flear Glenn C GM 2457ENG 5½
5. Perez Candelario Manuel IM 2474ESP 5
6. Herraiz Hidalgo Hermin IM 2474ESP 4½
7. Ivanov Jordan IM 2395BUL 4
8. Gomez Esteban Mario IM 2475ESP 4
9. Saldaño Horacio IM 2482ARG 2½
10. Gonzalez De La Torre Sant FM 2384ESP ½

* Clasificación provisiona

http://www.xake.net

Yo, robot

Las sospechas sobre el match que Gary Kasparov perdió en 1997 ante la Deep Blue de IBM.

Días atrás se estrenó en Nueva York un documental que revive un episodio decisivo en la historia del ajedrez y la inteligencia artificial. El hecho supo generar cierta controversia en 1997, cuando sucedió, y nunca quedó cerrado. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (Final de juego: Kasparov y la máquina) indaga en los sucesos e hipótesis que rodearon la derrota del campeón mundial ante Deep Blue, la supercomputadora de IBM. Para muchos fue un duelo entre dos máquinas, pero lo que esta flamante película de Vikram Jayanti intenta postular con los recursos del film noir y el thriller paranoico conspirativo es que hubo oscuros intereses corporativos en juego, y que la derrota de Kasparov, mitad judío mitad armenio, así como su encumbramiento a lo largo de los doce años previos, tuvieron una enorme significación política.
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http://www.pagina12web.com.ar

Vence Ivanchuk a Nogueiras en internacional de ajedrez

Mérida (Yucatán), México, 18 dic (AIN) El Gran Maestro (GM) ucraniano Vassily Ivanchuk venció aquí al GM cubano Jesús Nogueiras (de Villa Clara) en la partida más esperada de la jornada inicial de la etapa final del XVII Carlos Torre Repetto de Ajedrez.
Ivanchuk superó con piezas blancas a Nogueiras en una reñida lucha, luego de penetrar en la posición y trasladar la ofensiva del flanco de dama al de rey, e intercambiar en el centro una de sus torres y combinar la fuerza de la dama con un caballo, lo cual le garantizó una pieza menor.
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http://vanguardia.co.cu

Saturday, December 18, 2004


AP

John Bosnitch, head of a committee to free former chess champion Bobby Fischer, speaks as Fischer's Japanese lawayer Masako Suzuki, left, listens during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 17, 2004. Although the chess master is wanted in the United States, Fischer seeks freedom from detention in Japan to go live in Iceland, which has offered him a residence permit, Bosnitch said. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Chess champ Fischer wants to take up Iceland asylum offer

[JURIST] Iceland has offered a residency permit to Bobby Fisher, the US chess champion now detained in Japan and wanted for extradition to the US who beat Russian Boris Spassky in a famous international chess match in Reykyavik in 1972. Fischer accepted the offer Friday, although it's still unclear whether he'll be allowed to take it up. (...)

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Mémorial Petrosian

Le Mémorial Petrosian, célébrant le Champion du Monde (1963-1969) se déroulera du 18 au 23 décembre Cette rencontre internationale opposera la Russie, la Chine, l’Arménie et la France, dans des matchs disputés sur Internet.
Composition des équipes :
RUSSIE :
gm Peter SVIDLER, gm Alexey DREEV, gm Alexander KHALIFMAN (en photo), gm Vadim ZVJAGINSEV.
CHINE:
gm Zhang ZHONG, gm Ni HUA, gm Bu XIANGZHI, gm Wang YUE.
ARMENIE:
gm levon ARONIAN, gm Smbat LPUTIAN, gm Gabriel SARGISSIAN, gm Artashes MINASSIAN.
FRANCE:
gm Joël LAUTIER, gm Laurent FRESSINET, gm Christian BAUER, gm Igor NATAF
(...)

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