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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.

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).


The first-ever international match at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis begins 3:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday. Article by Ken West.

The marquis match-up features GM Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine against GM Hikaru Nakamura of Saint Louis. The Chess Club's Resident GM Ben Finegold also will take on 16-year-old GM Ray Robson, of Florida. The matches take place May 17-25.

Ponomariov will have white for the first game in his 10-game match against Nakamura. Robson will begin with black against Finegold in the other match. Each match will consist of six games played with a classical time control and four rapid games.

Короче Нака с Поной сыграют 6 партий в классику, а потом 4 в быструшки

The 46th Capablanca Chess Memorial will take place on May 9-21 at the Riviera Hotel in Havana, Cuba. A number of different tournaments will take place here - Elite Group, Premier Group, Open Group I, Open Group II, and Open Group Children.
The main competition is the Elite Group, traditionally a six-player double round robin. Four-time winner Vasyl Ivanchuk of Ukraine is back in attempt to add another Cuban trophy to his collection. Top local players, Leinier Dominguez (three times winner of Capablanca Memorial) and Lazaro Bruzon (with one Capablanca trophy), will also compete. Participating in the tournament will be also Czech champion David Navara, world youth champion Dmitry Andreikin of Russia, and Vietnamese Quan Liem Le, the highest-ranked player of this Asian nation.


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