March 13-25, 2010, Nice, France

The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the Association Max Euwe in Monaco, takes place from March 13 (first round) to March 25 (last round) at the Palais de la Mediterranée, splendidly located on the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The total prize-fund is € 216,000.

Amber 2010

Carlsen and Ivanchuk win 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament

The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament has ended in an overall victory for Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Ukraine’s Vasily Ivanchuk. In the 11th and final round Ivanchuk caught up with Carlsen thanks to a 1½-½ victory over Boris Gelfand. In the rapid session Carlsen had to defeat Alexander Grischuk to assemble the same number of points as Ivanchuk after he had dropped his queen in the blindfold game. Alexander Grischuk won the blindfold section one and a half point ahead of Carlsen, Ivanchuk and Kramnik. In the rapid section Carlsen and Ivanchuk finished on top together.


Москва Суперфинал чемпионата России (женщины) - 2011

Суперфинал 61-го чемпионата России среди женщин пройдет с 18 по 28 августа 2011 года в ЦДШ им. М.М. Ботвинника, по адресу: г. Москва, Гоголевский бульвар, 14. Турнир посвящен 100-летию М.М. Ботвинника.

Открытие турнира и жеребьевка пройдут 18 августа в 19.00 в ЦДШ им. М.М.Ботвинника.

В этом году женский суперфинал проводится при десяти участницах. В турнире принимают участие: действующая чемпионка страны Алиса Галлямова (2492), экс-чемпионка мира Александра Костенюк (2497) , ведущие шахматистки страны Валентина Гунина (2487), Наталия Погонина (2442), Анастасия Боднарук (2431), Елена Заяц (2419), Татьяна Шадрина (2373), Ольга Гиря (2371), Баира Кованова (2354), Дарья Чарочкина (2310).

Валентина Гунина

Ростов 2011 - Женский Гран-при ФИДЕ (1 этап)

FIDE is announcing the list of players for the 1st tournament of the Women's Grand-Prix 2011-2012 in Rostov, Russia (1-15 August 2011):

01. Hou Yifan (CHN)
02. Humpy Koneru (IND)
03. Nadezhda Kosintseva (RUS)
04. Tatiana Kosintseva (RUS)
05. Anna Muzychuk (SLO)
06. Kateryna Lahno (UKR)
07. Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)
08. Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL)
09. Elina Danielian (ARM)
10. Alisa Galliamova (RUS)
11. Ruan Lufei (CHN)
12. Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (RUS)

Ифанька - 4 из 4 ! 

Хоу Ифань

Улан-Батор - Женский Гран-при ФИДЕ 2010 (5 этап)

The closing ceremony of the fifth stage of FIDE Women Grand Prix State took part in the State Drama Art Theater of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Нью Дели 2011

New Delhi, June 24: India’s Krishnan Sasikiran grinded it out for 72 moves before registering his first win over Viktor Laznicka of the Czech Republic in the third round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Championships at the AAI Officer’s Institute on Friday. It also opened the scoring for Sasi.

Top seeded Fabiano Caruana of Italy maintained his winning streak with a third successive win, this one over women’s World champion, Hou Yifan of China, while Parimarjan Negi drew with Filipino Wesley So.

Sasi, who had lost his first two games, played white in a Catalan Opening and for most of the game held an advantage. But Viktor Laznicka put up a spirited defense and hung in there for a long time. Laznicka was passive, but once he opened the position, he seemed to be creating weaknesses. Into the third time control, the Czech finally resigned and gave the Indian a well-deserved win.

Мальме 2011

Быстротечный турнир в Мальме близится к завершению. Сегодня в 14.00 по московскому времени состоятся партии пятого, заключительного тура. Впереди с 2.5 очками Аниш Гири и Ганс Тикканен, и эти двое сразятся между собой. На пол-очка отстают Широв (играет с Гранделиусом) и Со (с Хектором).