Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
30th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013 is currently underway in Tromso, Norway for Game 1 between Vladimir Kramnik and Dmitry Andreikin.
Twelve moves has been made so far and position is fairly even.
30th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – For those serious chess players intending to improve your chess game, the thematic tournaments is being organised by FGM in Ipoh, Perak on 5-6th October 2013.
First GM Thematic Chess Tournament
5 & 6 October 2013
Day 1 - Saturday, 5 October 2013
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Short talk on purpose of Thematics followed
by Q&A session. Refreshments provided.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Day 2 - Sunday, 6 October 2013
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Prize Champion of higher rated category RM 300
Tournament venue Syuen Hotel Ipoh
Accommodation Special rates for Syuen Hotel - check-in 4 Oct / check-out 6 Oct (noon)
RM 99 per day* (no meals) OR RM 139 per day* (with breakfast)
*Booking via First GM only - first come first serve basis. Payment to hotel on check-in.
Registration fee RM 50 - tournament only
RM 75 - tournament + material on French Defense
Payment info Maybank A/C name: FIRST GM CHESS ACADEMY
Maybank A/C no: 508289109255
Closing date 12:00 noon - 28 September 2013
*Please email registration form + bank-in slip to email@example.com before closing date. Raymond Siew h/p 016-5117308 for further information.
Syuen Hotel booking:
To read more please visit firstGM website or click here.
The French Defence will be the upcoming thematic starting position.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
28th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Andreikin won decisively his fourth game, round 6, FIDE World Cup 2013 giving him a 2.5-1.5 over Tomashevsky.
As a result, Kramnik will meet Dmitry Andreikin in the finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway on the 30th August 2013.
Here is Andreikin’s fourth game against Tomashevsky during round 6 of the Tromso World Cup 2013.
28th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Kramnik was the first to qualify to the finals of the FIDE World Cup 2013 by winning the tie-breaks tonight against Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime by winning in the first game tonight, Game 3, Round 6 of the Tromso World Cup 2013.
Kramnik wins 2.5-1.5 after the fourth game against Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime.
Here is the winning game 3, round 6 for Vladimir Kramnik in the semi-finals of FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
28 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur - The UTP Chess Club is going to organise the UTP Invitational Chess Team Tournament 2013.
The invitation is opened to any team from schools, IPTs, government institutions and Petronas OPUs.
The details are as follow:
Date: 27, 28 & 29 September 2013
Venue: Main Hall, University Technology PETRONAS, Tronoh, Perak.
Format: Team (4 players), 7 rounds.
Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move 1.
Please contact the following persons for more information:
Hoong Wei, 016-526 6218, or, Velmurugan, 013-521 2916, or, Vijay Nair, 012-720 9917.
For more information, please kindly refer to http://utpinvitational2013.wix.com/utpchessdragon.
28th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur - Kramnik blunders to end his game to a draw with MVL of France during game 2, round 6 of the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
Here is the 128 move game between Kramnik and Vachier in game 2, round 6, Semi-Finals, FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso.
Andreikin and Tomashevsky also ended in a draw. All four players in the semi-finals will be playing the tie-break later tonight.
(Picture from official website of tournament)
Monday, August 26, 2013
26th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Two quick draws transpired in the two semi-final games of Round 6, Game 1, FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway. Andreikin-Tomashevsky ended in move 14 and Vachier-La – V Kramnik in move 16.
26th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Dmitry Andreikin and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France both won their respective tie-breaks last night and are the last two candidates checking in for the semi-finals of the Tromso World Cup 2013. Round 6 will start later tonight.
Three Russians and one Frenchman are left standing after the dust of the quarter-finals have settled. Tomashevsky, Vachier, Kramnik and Andreikin are the last four players in the knock-out format of the chess World Cup 2013.
(Picture from official website of Tromso World Cup 2013)
Sunday, August 25, 2013
25th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Last night two candidates have checked-in for the round 6 of the Tromso World Cup 2013 while four are still slugging it out to decide the final two slots of the semi-finals.
As predicted Kramnik got his draw in the second game last night and his 1.5-0.5 was enough to see him through to the next round while Tomashevsky played decisively in a Marshall type of the Ruy Lopez opening. He was two pawns down but had a good position for black and won in quick fashion for a major black win.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
24th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The game 2, round 5 has started and is underway in Tromso World Cup 2013. Eight players are vying for the last four spots into the semi-finals of World Cup 2013. No Asians survived through the round 5. Four Russians, One French, One Ukrainian, One American and One Italian are left standing in the current fifth round.
Only Kramnik won in the first game and only needs a draw tonight to go through to the sixth round. The others still have the fight of their lives to stay in the World Cup.
24th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur - Here is the winning game by V Kramnik in round 5, game 1 against Korobov in the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
The week-in-chess website reported that Vladimir Kramnik managed to beat Anton Korobov after five hours play in the only decisive game of the first day of the quarter-finals of the FIDE World Cup. Korobov was highly critical of his opening choice and "I was completely unprepared for the game, it was the wrong opening I think after move 15 I was nearly hopeless or immediately lost and it's a bad thing the torure last for five hours else I could just go home and prepare for my service with the white game. The position it was the wrong strategy at all, just to choose this with the isolated pawn he is very strong and he played very convincingly but then he gave me chances." Kramnik was happy to have won and with his early play but highly critical he didn't find an almost immediate win with 38...Qb4 and he even wondered if Korobov was close to a draw at one stage. "My play should be better." was his verdict.
24th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – DAT Chess Center, the event manager in collaboration with The Royal Selangor Club (Chess Section) has announced the 2013 Royal Selangor Club Chess Open on the 29th September 2013 to be held at Royal Selangor Club Dataran Merdeka Kuala Lumpur.
Closing Date: 22nd September 2013.
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(Attn: Abd. Hamid Majid, not later than 22 Sept 2013)
2. Bank Account: DAT CHESS CENTRE - Maybank Current Account: 5145 9822 0396
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24th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Vladimir Kramnik was the only one who won his first game of round 5 in the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
Friday, August 23, 2013
23 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The final eight players, Tomashevsky, Caruana, Kramnik, Svidler, Andreikin, Korobov, Vachier and Kamsky. Le Quang Liem lost the last rapid game last night in a marathon fourth game of round 4 and allowed Peter Svidler to progress to round 5.
The week-in-chess website reported that Peter Svidler was again not impressed with his own play against Le Quang Liem, he seemed in quite some trouble in the first rapid game before getting active and obtaining a draw. The second game was level for a very long time but Svidler first won bishop and knight for rook and then in a still more or less equal position found a way eventually to cause his opponent real problems. Svidler's play in the latter part of the game was pretty impressive.
With the loss of Le, Asia’s hopes were also dashed. There are now four Russians, one Italian, one American, one French and one Ukrainian left standing.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
22 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The game 3 for the four remaining pairs of round 4 in the Tromso World Cup 2013 has started. Le has a slight edge and has more time than Svidler.
Game 3 resulted in two draws and two wins for Andreikin and Vachier-Lagrave. Tomashevsky – Morozevich and Le – Svidler ended in draws in tonight’s first rapid game.
22 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Caruana, Kramnik, Korobov and Kamsky are the four that have made through to round 5. The rest would have to go through tie-breaks tonight. Le and Svidler drew their game 2, round 4 of the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
Round 4 Standings after game 2, FIDE World Cup 2013, Tromso, Norway:
Here is the game 2, round 4 between GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam and GM Peter Svidler of Russia in Tromso, Norway played last night, 21st August 2013.
[Event "FIDE World Cup 2013"] [Site "Tromso NOR"] [Date "2013.08.21"] [Round "4.2"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Le, Quang Liem"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteElo "2746"] [BlackElo "2702"] [PlyCount "48"] [EventDate "2013.08.11"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. e3 a6 7. Be2 e6 8. Rc1 Be7 9. Bd3 O-O 10. h3 h6 11. Nf3 Bd6 12. O-O Bxf4 13. exf4 Qd6 14. Qd2 b6 15. Bb1 Bb7 16. Rfe1 Rac8 17. Ne5 Ne7 18. f3 Rc7 19. a3 Rfc8 20. Na4 a5 21. Rxc7 Qxc7 22. b4 Bc6 23. Rc1 Qb8 24. Nb2 axb4 1/2-1/2 [Black "Le, Quang Liem"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteElo "2746"] [BlackElo "2702"] [PlyCount "48"] [EventDate "2013.08.11"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. e3 a6 7. Be2 e6 8. Rc1 Be7 9. Bd3 O-O 10. h3 h6 11. Nf3 Bd6 12. O-O Bxf4 13. exf4 Qd6 14. Qd2 b6 15. Bb1 Bb7 16. Rfe1 Rac8 17. Ne5 Ne7 18. f3 Rc7 19. a3 Rfc8 20. Na4 a5 21. Rxc7 Qxc7 22. b4 Bc6 23. Rc1 Qb8 24. Nb2 axb4 1/2-1/2 '/>
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Pix 1. Le vs Svidler, Round 4, Game 1, FIDE World Cup 2013, Tromso, Norway last night, 20 Aug 2013. (Photo from official website of FIDE World Cup 2013)
21 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The round 4, game 2 has started in the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway and if you wish to follow live, please click here.
In last night’s first game of round 4, the week in chess website mentioned that Peter Svidler got into a terrible mess against Le Quang Liem, Svidler knew more theory but this in fact did not help as Le's new 13.0-0-0 (Fressinet went the other way in the Alekhine Memorial against Vitiugov a game Le did not remember) covering the b-pawn left Svidler struggling. 14...f5 may not be the right move as 15.Nd5! is very annoying. 23.Rxd5! Rxd5 24.e6+! was white's concrete win missed by both players. After Le missed this Svidler was back in the game. 33.Kb3 allowed Svidler to equalise and 38...Ke6 playing for a win may have been best although probably the position should be drawn. Svidler was just relieved to have escaped.
No early draws in game 2 of round 4 and the commentators take a short early coffee break.
Kramnik is the first person to get through to round 5 after drawing his second game against Ivanchuk. Black played 30…f5, Ivanchuk offered a draw and his hand reached over the board and Kramnik accepted the offer. Congratulations to Kramnik.
21st August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – In round 4 of the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway, three games were decisive wins and five boards were drawn. The decisive games were won by Caruana, Kramnik and Kamsky.
In Peter Svidler vs Le Quang Liem game ended in a draw. The game is shown below:-
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Here is the fourth game between Le Quang Lieam and Alexander Grischuk which ended in a draw in the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
FIDE World Cup 2013 (Tromso NOR)
Sat 10th Aug 2013 - Thu 5th Sep 2013 - Official Site -Results
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