Monday, January 31, 2005



Iraqi men play a game of chess as Iraqis enjoy a public holiday following Sunday's landmark national elections, in Baghdad January 31, 2005. Iraq (news - web sites)'s Electoral Commission said counting in the country's historic poll was going smoothly on Monday, as millions of Iraqis anxiously settled down to wait for the results, a process that could take up to 10 days. REUTERS/Akram Saleh

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CHESS Lubomir Kavalek

By Lubomir Kavalek

Peter Leko, the Hungarian world championship challenger, won the prestigious Corus tournament yesterday in the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee. He was the only undefeated player in the event, scoring 8 1/2 points in 13 games. Last year's winner, Vishy Anand of India, finished with eight points. Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria was third with 7 1/2 points. The world champion Vladimir Kramnik and his Russian compatriot Alexander Grischuk, together with Judit Polgar of Hungary and England's Michael Adams, all scored seven points. The Dutchman Loek van Wely, Ukraine's Ruslan Ponomariov and Lazaro Bruzon of Cuba finished with 6 1/2 points, a 50 percent score. Russia's Peter Svidler had six points; England's Nigel Short ended with 5 1/2 points; Alexander Morozevich of Russia with 4 1/2 points and Ivan Sokolov of the Netherlands was last with 3 1/2 points.
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Anand finishes second in Corus chess

[Top News]: Wijk Aan Zee (Netherlands),Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand finished second, behind Peter Leko, at the Corus Grandmasters chess tournament here Sunday.
Anand collected eight points from 13 rounds, falling half a point short of Leko who won the title for the first time.
Veselin Topalov, who had looked strong midway through the tournament was third while Vladimir Kramnik shared the fourth place with Judit Polgar, Alexander Grischuk and Michael Adams.
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http://www.keralanext.com

El húngaro Leko ganó el magistral de ajedrez

AMSTERDAM.- El húngaro Peter Leko ganó el torneo de ajedrez de Wijk aan Zee (en Holanda), el primer “Grand Slam” de la temporada, con 8,5 puntos. Lo siguió el indio Viswanathan Anand, defensor del título (8) y el búlgaro Vesselin Topalov con 7,5 puntos. Este año se invirtieron los papeles. Leko, segundo en 2004, fue ahora primero; Anand a la inversa, pero ambos se coronaron con 8,5 puntos. Leko, de 25 años, el único imbatido de los 14 grandes maestros participantes, logró ayer el medio punto decisivo al acordar tablas con su compatriota Judit Polgar en sólo 22 jugadas de una nimzoindia. En el último día, hubo pocas ganas de luchar y por eso muchas partidas terminaron en rápidos empates. Ello ocurrió con los juegos entre Vladimir Kramnik y Alexander Morozevich, Ivan Sokolov-Anand y Ruslan Ponomariov-Lázaro Bruzón. (DPA)

http://www.lagaceta.com.ar

AJEDREZ: Axel, a medio punto

El joven maestro paraguayo, número 2 en la olimpiada de Calviá, Axel Bachmann, de solo 15 años, quedó a medio punto de la norma de maestro internacional que intentó alcanzar en el torneo Categoría Especial del Clube de Xadrez São Paulo, que culminó con la consagración del maestro internacional Gustavo Giaccio tras su última victoria ante Alvaro Aranha, totalizando 8,5 puntos en 11 partidas.
Nuestro compatriota después de hacer tablas precisamente ante el MI Gustavo Giaccio, necesitaba ganar dos partidas más. Pero lamentablemente después de conseguir el primero de los dos puntos que precisaba, jugando con trebejos negros no pudo arrancarle más que un empate al máster FIDE Tsuboi, en la partida de cierre del torneo, con lo que terminó segundo pero sin la norma que buscaba.
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http://www.ultimahora.com

Ajedrez: Húngaro Leko gana torneo de Wijk aan Zee

WIJK AAN ZEE/HAMBURGO.- El húngaro Peter Leko ganó hoy el torneo de ajedrez de Wijk aan Zee, el primer "Grand Slam" de la temporada, con 8,5 puntos, seguido del indio Viswanathan Anand, defensor del título (8,0), y del búlgaro Vesselin Topalov con 7,5 puntos.
Este año se invirtieron los papeles. Leko, segundo en 2004, fue ahora primero y Anand a la inversa. Ambos ganaron con 8,5 puntos.
Leko, de 25 años, fue el único imbatido de los 14 grandes maestros participantes, y logró hoy el medio punto decisivo al acordar tablas con su compatriota Judit Polgar en sólo 22 jugadas de una nimzoindia.
Hoy, último día, hubo pocas ganas de luchar y muchas partidas terminaron en rápidos empates. El campeón mundial Vladimir Kramnik se repartió el punto con su compatriota Alexander Morozevich en sólo 11 jugadas de una defensa francesa con todas las piezas en el tablero a excepción de un caballo.
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Excelente el desempeño de Bruzón en supertorneo Corus

La Habana, 31 ene.- Con unas tablas en 62 movimientos ante el ucraniano Ruslan Ponomariov, concluyó el Gran Maestro cubano Lázaro Bruzón su excelente desempeño en el supertorneo de ajedrez Corus, que finalizó en Holanda.
Pese a que su coeficiente ELO (2652) resultaba el más bajo entre los 14 jugadores participantes y era inferior en 69 unidades al promedio de la competencia, el joven campeón de la Isla logró llegar al 50 por ciento de los puntos, al acumular 6,5 en las 13 rondas efectuadas.
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http://www.cadenagramonte.cubaweb.cu

Leko Reina

Por JORGE GUIMARÃES

O húngaro Peter Leko venceu o Magistral de xadrez de Corus, que se realizou na localidade holandesa de Wikj aan Zee, totalizando 8,5 pontos em 13 possíveis, mais meio que o indiano Anand, e foi o único jogador que terminou invicto a prova. Foi uma vitória inteiramente merecida do húngaro que se apresentou com uma excelente preparação e condição física, tendo passado por dificuldades apenas numa única partida.
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http://jornal.publico.pt

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Leko leads into last round at Corus:

In round 12, Anand beat Adams to move into sole second spot, while Polgar beat Sokolov and Morozevich lost to Ponomariov. Leko leads buy half a point going into the final round. In the B event, Mamedyarov regained the joint lead.

http://www.chessnetwork.com

Anand beats Adams at Corus chess tournament

Press Trust of India

World rapid champion Viswanathan Anand put it across world championship finalist Michael Adams of England to move within striking distance of tournament leader Peter Leko of Hungary in the 12th and penultimate round of Corus chess tournament now drawing to a close in the Netherlands.
Anand took his tally to 7.5 points from 12 games in the event and with just one round to go trails Leko by just a half point.

http://www.hindustantimes.com

Unas tablas separan al húngaro Peter Leko de ganar el torneo Corus

Unas tablas separan al húngaro Peter Leko del primer premio en el torneo Corus de Wijk aan Zee (Holanda). El subcampeón del mundo de ajedrez clásico necesita este resultado ante su compatriota Judit Polgar para empezar la temporada de manera inmejorable y abordar con las máximas aspiraciones el torneo de Linares, en el que intervendrá el ruso Gary Kasparov, número uno en las listas mundiales, a finales de febrero.
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http://www.marca.com

Buscando talentos para el ajedrez

(Lima) La Federación Deportiva Peruana de Ajedrez, en su afán de captar nuevas figuras para el deporte ciencia, realizará del 28 al 30 de enero el Primer Torneo de Ajedrez “Buscando Talentos 2005”, en su sede institucional, ubicada en la puerta 4 del Estadio Nacional.
El certamen tiene como propósito buscar niños de las categorías Sub 10 y Sub 14, con habilidades para la práctica de este deporte, que puedan emular a las actuales estrellas del ajedrez peruano como los campeones panamericanos infantiles y juveniles.
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http://www.peru.com

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Chess Legend Fischer Could Become Icelander

Iceland is considering granting citizenship to United States chess legend Bobby Fischer, a parliamentary official said in Reykjavik today.

It comes after Fischer’s friend Saemundur Palsson filed a petition with the parliament which was discussed by its general committee on Thursday.
It will be considered again at a meeting next week.
Gurun Ogmundsdottir, a member of the nine-member Parliament General Committee, said that although there were mixed feelings about granting Fischer citizenship, the committee was likely to approve it.
“Usually these things are settled with unanimous vote, but in this case a majority might suffice, and it seems to me the majority is in favour of granting citizenship,” Ogmundsdottir said.
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http://news.scotsman.com

Josh Waitzkin, Subject of "Searching For Bobby Fischer," wins World Championship in Martial Arts.

(PRWEB) December 16, 2004 -- International Chess Master Josh Waitzkin defies odds winning the Middleweight World Championship Title in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands (Fixed Step), and becomes the Middleweight World Co-Champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands (Moving Step), after competing in the 7th Chung Hwa Cup International Tai Chi Chuan Championships in Taiwan December 5th. Waitzkin, who came to fame as the subject of the highly acclaimed book Searching For Bobby Fischer (written by his father, Fred Waitzkin), was immortalized in the Paramount film of the same name as a chess prodigy winning his first National Championship.
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Corus 11: Leko favourite to win Wijk

Peter Leko beat Lazaro Bruzon to take a commanding lead and has become the clear favourite to win the Corus tournament. Peter Svidler and Alexander Morozevich got into an insane battle which ended in a draw. Vladimir Kramnik pressed very hard against Alexander Grischuk, but the latter found a miracle draw.(...)

http://www.chessbase.com

Leko dispone aún de más ventaja tras ganar a Bruzón

Jesús J. Boyero

El húngaro Peter Leko comienza a soñar ya con el primer premio en el torneo Corus de Wijk aan Zee (Holanda), el más importante del año junto con Linares, después de superar al cubano Lazaron Bruzón y empatar el resto de jugadores que aspiran al triunfo final. Con un punto de ventaja sobre sus más directos rivales, cuando faltan dos jornadas para la conclusión de la prueba, sólo una derrota ante el búlgaro Veselin Topalov dificultaría sus aspiraciones, algo que no suele ser habitual ya que el gran maestro húngaro tiene un estilo de juego y una tenacidad defensiva que hacen que pierda muy pocas partidas al año.
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http://www.marca.com

Friday, January 28, 2005

Top chess-playing nations

By QUAH SENG SUN

According to the World Chess Federation (Fide), Russia is the strongest chess-playing nation in the world today. Actually, we do not need Fide to tell us this, because all of us do know for a fact that Russia is untouchable as a chess-playing nation. But how strong is Russia? And how do we measure the comparative chess strengths among countries? According to Fide, the definition of a country’s chess strength is the average rating of the country’s top 10 active Fide-rated players.
In this respect, Russia is way ahead of all the other countries. The top 10 players have an average chess rating of 2,717. This comes as no surprise as Gary Kasparov himself is already rated at 2,804 while Vladimir Kramnik comes next at 2,754. The other players in the Russian top 10 are Alexander Morozevich (2,741), Peter Svidler (2,735), Alexander Grischuk (2,710), Evgeny Bareev (2,709), Alexey Dreev (2,704), Konstantin Sakaev (2,677), Anatoly Karpov (2,674) and Alexander Motylev (2,665).
Ukraine comes in second with an average rating of 2,639 for the top 10 players. Vassily Ivanchuk at 2,711 remains as Ukraine’s top player. The other top 10 players are Ruslan Ponomariov (2,700), Andrei Volokitin (2,685), Alexander Moiseenko (2,669), Pavel Eljanov (2,643), Evgenij Miroshnichenko (2,620), Zahar Efimenko (2,601), Sergey Karjakin (2,599), Vladislav Borovikov (2,595) and Vereslav Eingorn (2,587).
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http://thestar.com.my

Handheld Chess Program Defeats Grandmaster

By Ed Hardy

Earlier this week, Palm HIARCS 9.5 played a four-game friendly match over the Internet against Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson of Germany. The Palm application emerged victorious, with 2 wins and 2 draws.
This is the first time that a Palm chess program has won a match with a Grandmaster.
The match took place on the Chessbase Play Chess Internet Server. The rate of play was game in 30 minutes with 10 seconds extra per move.
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http://brighthand.com

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Anand allows Van Wely to slip away in Corus chess:

[World News]: Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 27 : Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, needing to win the 10th round to remain in the fray to retain the Corus Grand Masters title, let go of a great chance against local man Loek Van Wely, the game ultimately ending in a draw Wednesday.
After 10 rounds, Anand has six points and is in a three-way tie for second place with Michael Adams and Veselin Topalov.
Peter Leko leads the field with 6.5 points.
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http://www.newkerala.com

Tercer éxito para cubano Bruzón en torneo de ajedrez en Holanda

Amsterdam, 26 ene (PL) El cubano Lázaro Bruzón revirtió de nuevo una desventaja en el tablero y derrotó hoy al holandés de origen bosnio Ivan Sokolov, en la décima ronda del torneo ajedrecístico de Wijk ann Zee, Holanda.
Tras varias horas de enconado duelo mental el Gran Maestro (GM) caribeño superó a su homólogo en 66 movidas de una apertura Ruy López, coronada después de aciertos y errores en ambos extremos de la mesa.
Ahora Bruzón acumula cinco puntos y medio, producto de tres victorias, cinco tablas y dos derrotas.
El cubano, único latinoamericano que compite en el Grupo A del fuerte torneo holandés, enfrentará mañana al GM húngaro Petr Leko, cuyas tablas de este miércoles ante el ruso Alexander Morozevich le garantizaron el liderazgo único del certamen.
Leko y Morozevich pactaron las tablas tras 64 movimientos de una defensa numantina, un resultado salvador para el ruso, que marchaba en desventaja con su estrategia inicial, una eslava.
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http://www.prensalatina.com.mx

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Leko whips Short

By MANNY BENITEZ

Hungarian superstar Peter Leko caught up with erstwhile solo leader Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria with an impressive 37-move win against Nigel Short of England in a battle between former world title challengers in the ninth round of the Corus Chess Championships in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
The race for the plum tightened as another Englishman, Michael Adams, and top seed Viswanathan Anand of India continued to chase the two leaders with crucial draws.
With four rounds to go, Leko and Topalov were only half a point each ahead of Adams and Anand, both of them among the world’s top 10 over the past decade.
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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com

Chess Forum

Players who have studied chess for a long time tend to fall into a pattern of finding restricted candidate moves. Each time you begin to assess a position before moving, you are taught to come up with several candidate moves to analyze.
The problem with this arises when you develop such an engrained natural ability to find moves that "look right." While this skill will permit you to play more quickly and with fewer crucial errors, you may be missing some tactical brilliancies.
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http://www.towntopics.com

Chess: Not All About Logic?

By: Jason Williams

Summary: Spatial processing may be the key to a good game. Chess is not necessarily a game reserved for people with IQ scores on par with Einstein. In fact, chess strategy may rely more heavily on spatial processing than on logic and computational skills.

Chess is not necessarily a game reserved for people with IQ scores on par with Einstein. In fact, chess strategy may rely more heavily on spatial processing than on logic and computational skills. Researchers at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis used functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brains of novice players during a match and found a flurry of activity in the parietal and occipital lobes, areas not associated with general intelligence.
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http://cms.psychologytoday.com

Anand draws with Topalov in Dutch chess meet

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Jan 26 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov played a solid draw in the ninth round of the Corus Grandmasters' Chess tournament here as Peter Leko joined the latter at the top of the standings.
With four more rounds to go, Topalov, the joint leader with six points with Peter Leko, is half a point ahead of Anand and Michael Adams.
Last year Anand lost to Topalov, though he went on to win the title.
Playing the Petroff defence against Topalov, Anand took no chances. Topalov threw a bait with his 14th move, but Anand was up to it and did not fall for it.
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http://www.eians.net

Malta International Open Chess Tournament

On Friday 21st January the Paradise Bay ICT came to its final moments. The seventh and last round closed the programme of play.
On first board GM Stefan Djuric and IM Saad Belouadah made an early draw; they started the round with 5 points each and thought they would be unreachable at the level of 5.5 points. In fact the only one within reach was Torben Sorensen who however faced the visitor from Monaco Patrick van Hoolandth; his sole hope to reach the top two was in winning the full point; winning strategy would lay him open to grave risks. Van Hoolandth would defend with drawing possibilities without risking dangerous skirmishing.
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http://www.di-ve.com

Chocolate bar chess champion

JIM MCBETH

AN EMINENT writer on chess recorded that Jonathan Rowson’s triumph in the British Championship was achieved by "holding his nerve". Not to demean the author, but it was probably the Snickers bar that clinched it.
In overcoming diabetes, a most physically and intellectually debilitating illness, restoration of acceptable blood-sugars level may be the easy part.
But it was Rowson’s 21-year-long "Zen" defiance of the "inevitable" effects of the disease - blindness and often premature death - that made him the first Scot to win the title in 58 years.
The Aberdeen player, who has suffered from Type 1 diabetes since he was six, was in the 11th and final game of the tournament in Scarborough last weekend when he went "hypo" - debilitating, low blood-sugar level.
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http://news.scotsman.com

Shirov wins Paul Keres Memorial

The International Chess Tournament in Tallinn, Estonia, has a tradition that goes back to 1969. In the past it was won by Leonid Stein, Mikhail Tal (five times!) and Paul Keres, who has given it the present-day name. This year Alexei Shirov triumphed (over Anatoly Karpov and Boris Gelfand) and won it for the second year in succession.
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http://www.chessbase.com

Leko gana a Short y alcanza a Topalov en el primer puesto

Jesús J. Boyero

El húngaro Peter Leko no desaprovechó la ligera ventaja de jugar con las piezas blancas para derrotar al inglés Nigel Short, subcampeón del mundo en 1993, y alcanzar al búllgaro Veseline Topalov en el primer puesto de la clasificación del torneo Corus de Wijk aan Zee (Holanda). A falta de cuatro jornadas para la conclusión, estos dos grandes maestros aventajan en medio punto al indio Viswanathan Anand y el inglés Michael Adams.
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http://www.marca.com

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Bobby Fischer applies for Icelandic Citizenship


After the Japanese authorities last week refused Fischer's request to be extradited to Iceland the chess legend, who is being held in a Japanese detention facility, has today written to the President of the Icelandic Althingi (picture), applying for Icelandic citizenship. A special law would have to be passed to grant Fischer's request.
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http://www.chessbase.com

Monday, January 24, 2005

Anand draws with Kramnik in Corus chess tourney

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands) Jan 24 (PTI) Back in contention with three consecutive wins, Viswanathan Anand opted to quickly split points with Braingames champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 8th round of the Corus Chess tournament here.
After a relatively indifferent start to his campaign, Anand cruised to victories over Ruslan Ponomoriov, Alexander Morozevich and Lazaro Bruzon to join the leaders but chose to play it safe against Kramnik ahead of today's second rest day of this category-19 event being played under Classical time control.
With five rounds remaining, Anand is in joint second place along with Hungarian Peter Leko and Brit Michael Adams with five points from the possible eight while Bulgarian Veselin Topalov shot in to sole lead with a finely crafted victory over Bruzon of Cuba. He has 5.5 points.
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http://www.ptinews.com

Some chess enthusiasts feel rooked by databases

By Bill Zlatos

Databases maintained by Pittsburgh chess enthusiasts won't help you find Bobby Fischer -- but they might help you beat him.
The city is home to the Internet Chess Club and the University of Pittsburgh Chess Club, whose databases offer millions of computer games that players use to prepare for opponents.
The for-profit Internet Chess Club allows its 30,000 members to play chess on the Web and makes 5 million games available.
"The purpose is mainly to have fun," said founder and chairman Danny Sleator, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. "It's a way for chess players at any level from beginner to grandmaster to connect. "
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http://www.pittsburghlive.com

CHESS Lubomir Kavalek

By Lubomir Kavalek

Yesterday, the top-rated Vishy Anand of India and the classical world champion, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, played each other to a draw at the prestigious 14-player Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. After suffering setbacks in the second round, they fought well last week and made up the deficit. After eight rounds Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov is in the lead with 5 1/2 points. He is followed by Anand, England's Michael Adams and Hungary's Peter Leko, all with 5 points. Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk of Russia have 4 1/2 points. All these grandmasters have a chance to win the event, which concludes Sunday.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com

Jean-Claude Moingt nouveau président de la FFE

Jean-Claude Moingt élu nouveau président de la Fédération Française des Echecs !

Clubs : 882
Voix : 2112
Clubs votants : 580
Voix exprimées : 1573

Christian Bernard : 409 voix
Jean-Claude Moingt : 1041 voix

Sièges pour Christian Bernard : 3
Sièges pour Jean-Claude Moingt : 21
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Topalov es el puntero en el ajedrez

AMSTERDAM.- El búlgaro Vesselin Topalov derrotó con negras en brillante partida de ataque al cubano Lázaro Bruzón y con 5,5 puntos es líder del torneo magistral de ajedrez de Wijk aan Zee (Holanda), al término de la octava ronda. Siguen a continuación Leko, Adams y Anand con 5,0, delante de Kramnik y Grischuk con 4,5 puntos. En tanto, el ruso Alexander Morozevich logró su primera victoria del torneo al batir a la húngara Judit Polgar en 59 jugadas de un gambito de dama. (DPA)

http://www.lagaceta.com.ar

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Corus Chess: Viswanathan Anand inches closer to leaders

Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands): Viswanathan Anand recorded second victory on the trot crushing former World champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine to inch closer to the leaders after the sixth round of the Corus Chess tournament underway here.
Anand, who had a forgettable start here, has moved to 3.5 points from six games and is now just a half point behind four leaders Britain's Michael Adams, Hungarian Peter Leko, Bulgarian Veselin Topalov and Cuban Lazaro Bruzon, who is turning out to be the biggest surprise of the event.
While all the leaders have 4 points apiece, Russians Vladimir Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk are next in line on 3.5 along with Anand, who is looking for hat-trick of title here.
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http://sify.com

Cuádruple empate en Supertorneo de Ajedrez de Wijk ann Zee

Amsterdam, 22 ene (PL) Concluida la primera mitad del Supertorneo Clase A de Wijk ann Zee, Holanda, en el que participa la crema del ajedrez mundial, hay un empate entre cuatro Grandes Maestros.
Con 4.5 puntos marchan al frente de la justa luego de siete rondas el búlgaro Vesselin Topalov, el húngaro Peter Leko, el inglés Michael Adams y el indio Viswanathan Anand.
Y a tan solo medio punto, aparecen el cubano Lázaro Bruzón y los rusos Alexander Grischuk y el campeón mundial (oficioso) Vladimir Kranmik, en lo que hasta ahora constituye uno de los torneos más disputados y reñidos en la historia en Wijk ann Zee.
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http://www.prensalatina.com.mx

Portugal vence VI edição da Taça Latina

Portugal vence pela primeira vez uma reputada competição internacional de xadrez por correspondência.
Apesar de ainda faltarem 4 jogos para terminar o torneio, Portugal é já o virtual vencedor devido à distância que leva do segundo classificado.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Anand registers second victory in Corus Chess tournament

World Rapid Champion Viswanathan Anand inched closer to the leaders with a crushing victory over former World champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine in the sixth round of the Corus Chess tournament.
With his second victory on the trot after a forgettable start, Anand, who is looking for his hat-trick, moved to 3.5 points from six games and is now just a half point behind three leaders Brit Michael Adams, Hungarian Peter Leko and Bulgarian Veselin Topalov.
It turned out be another exciting game for Anand as white as Ponomariov opted for the Sicilian Nazdorf and tackled the English attack in a rather off beat fashion right from the opening.
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http://www.hindustantimes.com

LE RETOUR DE JUDIT POLGAR.

Le tournoi Corus se déroule actuellement à Wijk an Zee (Pays-Bas) jusqu’au au 30 janvier. L’un des plus beaux de l’année avec sept des dix meilleurs joueurs de la dernière liste Elo.
Liste des participants : Anand, Viswanathan g (IND 2786); Topalov, Veselin g (BUL 2757); Kramnik, Vladimir g (RUS 2754); Leko, Peter g (HUN 2749); Morozevich, Alexander g (RUS 2741) ; Adams, Michael g (ENG 2741) ; Svidler, Peter g (RUS 2735); Polgar, Judit g (HUN 2728); Grischuk, Alexander g (RUS 2710); Ponomariov, Ruslan g (UKR 2700); Sokolov, Ivan g (NED 2685); Van Wely, Loek g (NED 2679); Short, Nigel D g (ENG 2674) et Bruzon, Lazaro g ( CUB 2652).
Moyenne Elo 2721 ; Catégorie 19
Lors de la première ronde, la meilleure féminine de tous les temps, la jeune Judit Polgar marque avec fracas son retour à la compétition après un congé maternité de plus d’un an.
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http://www.europe-echecs.com

Cuatro líderes en el ajedrez

AMSTERDAM.- Una apasionante lucha por la vanguardia con cuatro líderes y la “resurrección” del ruso Vladimir Kramnik y del indio Viswanathan Anand, con sendas victorias, dieron colorido a la sexta ronda del torneo magistral de ajedrez de Wijk aan Zee (Holanda). El húngaro Peter Leko, el inglés Michael Adams, el búlgaro Vesselin Topalov y el cubano Lázaro Bruzón van al frente de la tabla con 4 unidades. A medio punto los sigue un trío integrado por Kramnik, Anand y otro ruso, Alexander Grischuk.
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http://www.lagaceta.com.ar

Kasparov declina jugar match mundial; la FIDE se lamenta

Londres, 21 ene (PL) La Federación Internacional de Ajedrez (FIDE) lamentó la decisión del Gran Maestro ruso Garry Kasparov de retirarse del match pactado por la reunificación de la corona mundial, previsto originalmente del 25 de abril al 14 de mayo en Turquía.
En virtud del Acuerdo de Praga, Kasparov se comprometió a enfrentar en 2005 al titular del Campeonato del Mundo de la FIDE, que en la versión de 2004 resultó ser el uzbeco Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
Pero por razones financieras que no responden a sus exigencias el trebejista ruso se retractó de participar.
En un comunicado que aparece en su sitio en Internet, la FIDE se queja de que Kasparov, "quien ha cooperado sinceramente con la concreción del Acuerdo de Praga, debió al menos haber mostrado respeto hacia su oponente Rustam Kasimdzhanov".
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Bruzón comparte la cima del torneo de ajedrez Wijk aand Zee en Holanda

Wijk aan Zee, Holanda- (RHC) El Gran Maestro cubano Lázaro Bruzón pasó este viernes a compartir la cima del torneo Corus de ajedrez, al vencer en la sexta ronda al campeón de Rusia, Alexander Morozevich
Bruzón necesito 69 movimientos de la defensa Petrov para desbancar al monarca ruso y así llegar a la punta con cuatro puntos, el mismo acumulado del húngaro Peter Leko, el ingles Michael Adams y el búlgaro Veselin Topalov.

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Friday, January 21, 2005

Cubano Bruzón doblega al inglés Short en SuperTorneo de ajedrez

Amsterdam, 20 ene (PL) El Gran Maestro (GM) cubano Lázaro Bruzón doblegó hoy a su homólogo inglés Nigel Short en la quinta ronda del SuperTorneo de ajedrez de Wijk ann Zee, Holanda.
Bruzón, con un coeficiente ELO de dos mil 652 puntos, jugó con piezas blancas y alcanzó su primera victoria de la justa, luego de 48 lances de un Gambito de Dama.
El antillano superó al titular de la mancomunidad británica y número 28 del ranking de la Federación Internacional de la disciplina, con dos mil 674 unidades ELO.
En sus primeras presentaciones, Bruzón dividió el punto ante el campeón del mundo, el ruso Vladimir Gramnik, dos mil 754 ELO; el mejor tablero holandés Loek Van Wely, dos mil 679; el inglés Michael Adams, dos mil 741 y el ruso Alexander Grischuk, dos mil 710.
Con este resultado, el cubano llegó a tres puntos y ascendió a la tercera posición, igualado con Grischuk, el búlgaro Veselin Topalov y el ucraniano Ruslan Ponomariov.
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