Minggu, 16 Oktober 2011

Carlsen Wins Tie-Break Finale In Bilbao

There was a thrilling end to the 2011 Grand Slam Final Masters, with a blitz tie-break needed to decide the winner.
Magnus Carlsen and Vassily Ivanchuk drew their final round games against Hikaru Nakamura and Lev Aronian respectively to both finish on 15 points.
So blitz tie-breaks were needed and it was Magnus Carlsen who emerged the winner 1½-½ to deny Ivanchuk the victory that had looked all but inevitable a few rounds ago.
In the last regular time-control game to finish, Vishy Anand salvaged some dignity by beating Vallejo Pons to avoid last place.
The final standings:
 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2823 15
 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2765 15
 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2753 12
 Aronian, Levon  ARM 2807 12
 Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2817 12
 Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP 2716 10

Kasparov Beats Short In Blitz Match

Garry Kasparov beat his old adversary Nigel Short in an 8-game blitz match today in Leuven, Belgium.
It was a very closely fought contest (previewed here), going right down to the last game which Kasparov won to make the final score 4½-3½ in his favour.
The event was streamed live on the Internet via www.exqisport.be and Genna Sosonko, the former Soviet grandmaster and Dutch international, provided live commentary.
The match is part of "Your Next Move’s" 5th anniversary celebrations.
Games were played at a rate of 5 minutes plus a 2 second per move increment. The results:
 Garry Kasparov  ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 0 1
 Nigel Short ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 1 0

Despite his absence from the professional chess circuit for many years, Garry Kasparov still seems to be sharp enough to compete with the strongest players in the world.  Perhaps one day he will return to competitive chess - we can but hope!


Jumat, 11 Maret 2011

Sicilian Defense varian Taimanov

The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4. "Indeed, most statistical surveys suggest that 1.d4 is the most successful first move for White, but only because 1...c5 scores so highly against 1.e4." New in Chess stated in its 2000 Yearbook that of the games in its database, White scored 56.1% in 296,200 games beginning 1.d4, but a full two percentage points lower (54.1%) in 349,855 games beginning 1.e4. "The main culprit responsible for this state of affairs" was the Sicilian, which held White to a 52.3% score in 145,996 games. One sixth (17%) of all games between grandmasters, and one-quarter (25%) of the games in the Chess Informant database, begin with the Sicilian. Almost one-quarter of all games use the Sicilian Defence.

Among all the variants of the Sicilian Defense, the most famous is the Sicilian Najdorf, then there is the Sicilian Dragon, Sicilian Sveshnikov, and we are talking this time is the Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen. Of course there are many more other variations in Sicily. Let's get together to learn Sicilian Taimanov in my post this time. Although very brief, but rather to be read-read. At a minimum there is little description about the Sicilian Taimanov.

Nimzo Indian Defense

Opening chess game that had started with 1. D4 in the opening call Nimzo Indian Defense. then in one after another with a black Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 .. ... Type of opening in the first time in developed or in the first play by GM Aron Nimzowitsch in the early 20th century. In this opening White's earnest attempt to create a pawn center and develop his pieces to prepare for an assault on the Black position.  Black's delay in committing to a pawn structure makes the Nimzo-Indian (sometimes colloquially referred to as the "Nimzo") a very flexible defence to 1.d4in continue with step G5 7.Bg3 Ne4 .. like party between Vismanathan GM Anand GM Hikaru Nakamura fight ended a draw Tata Steel 73rd tournament in the Netherlands recently.

Minggu, 06 Februari 2011

73rd Tata Steel Tournament 2011

Hikaru Nakamura of the United States  won the first 10,000 € in the 73rd Tata Steel aan tournament after a thrilling battle for first place in the final round of chess Wijk Zee annual spectacular Sunday. World champion Viswanathan Anand of India in second place, half a point behind Nakamura, earn up to 7000 €.

Nakamura goes into the final round with the smallest possible lead over Anand played black in Ben Oni against China's Wang Hao, the treatment given to an outstanding opening to a slight lead. The advantages do not last long, however. Fifteen tracks in the game, Nakamura has been compensated seven shots later, and a random agreed.At this point, Anand  was certainly no better in his game the last round of black against the Russian national champion Ian Nepomniashchi. He opted for a Najdorf in a last attempt to catch up but in vain until Nakamura "Nepo" World Champion significant opportunities for speculative exchange sacrifice on his 21st improved. Anand tried, of course, but "could not find anything convincing air" as he called himself and suggested that the sign of peace in 17 moves later. Apparently he estimated go for a win would be too risky.

"Disappointing," said Anand. "When I reached a plus-four, I felt good on my way to win a final victory, but Hikaru has just taken, pick-six straight points, which was quite surprising. But I'm not unhappy, it is more difficult-four dissatisfied customers. It is a pity that I failed to win the tournament, but I think my assessment is undertaken, not bad at all. "

Nakamura was in his hotel room to watch his opponents, based on the relay. "It was totally unexpected to see it ends in a draw," he told reporters. "I was kind of jumping up and down the hall. I was so happy. Winning a tournament is always nice, but winning a tournament elite of this kind is something completely different. I do not remember the last time an American has won a major tournament. I hope to make my victory more interested in the house of failures back to the States. "The winner of the tournament said that his" kind of chess has changed recently. "I have more and more serious failures. 2.Qh5 No more, no more openings crazy for me. My improved results. I hope I can go. I hope in 2800 to the end of this year to break, "he said.

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has agreed to a draw after 19 moves with black Chigorin against Russia, Alexander Grischuk , to exit the tournament in third place. Levon Aronian of Armenia fought the Dutch National Champion Jan Smeets a circulation of more than 61 moves from a Semi-Slav come near Norway. They share the € 6.000 third and fourth world champion Vladimir prize.Former Kamnik and World Junior Champion-Maximilian Vachier Lagrave declared void on the last lap uninspired match after 23 moves in a green field, the tournament in fifth place shared . The two remaining matches of the series were also moved to Holland Anish Giri and Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine  Stop the clock to 32 from a Bogo-Indian and Spaniard Alexei Shirov and Erwin Ami Holland admits defeat established after 35 moves from a Ruy Lopez Open.

Disappointed by a tour with the results anything but peaceful, GM Ivan Sokolov any decision of the A-group competitors won the 500-euro "Piet Zwart Prize for the best game in the day.Italy the Vocaturo Daniele  took first place in Group C after having moved the 14-year Ilya Nyzhnyk Ukraine to a draw in 39 with a white Najdorf. The Italian won € 1,000 and an invitation to participate in group B of the 2012 edition tournament.

The "Price Piet Zwart" at 100 € in group C was Mark Bluvshtein of Canada for his victory in 47 moves with white quality in an English game of Serbia Ivan Ivanisevic.

1. Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 9/13 (+6 -1 =6)
2. Viswanathan Anand (India) 8.5/13 (+4 -0 =9)
3. Magnus Carlsen 8/13 (Norwegia) (+5 -2 =6)
4. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 7.5/13 (+3 -1 =9)
5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (French) (7.5/13 (+3 -1 =9)
6. Levon Aronian (Armenia) 7.5/12 (+3 -0 =9)
7. Anish Giri (Netherlands) 6/12  (+2 -2 =8)
8. Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 6/12 (+2 -2 =8)
9. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 6/13 (+3 -4 =6)
10. Wang Hao (China) 6/13 (+3 -4 =6)
11. Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 5/13 (+1 -5 =8)
12. Erwin L'Ami (Netherlands) 4.5/13 (+0 -4 =9)
13. Jan Smeets (Netherlands) 4/12 (+2 -6 =4)
14. Alexey Shirov (Spain) 3.5/12 (+1 -6 =5)

The match when Nakamura and Anand played a draw in round 9


Sabtu, 05 Februari 2011

Chess Computers - Should You Get One?

The chess computer is a tool, a skill builder if you want. For those who really enjoy the game of chess, there is no better partner to play. While many who want to play chess to enjoy one of these computers, I have to say, they are often expensive and are often use complicated for a novice computer user. But for others it is very great tools for your chess career.

I recommend you to use Houdini also rybka 1.5 and 4 for the study.

The name Houdini was chosen because of the engine's positionaly style, its tenacity in difficult positions and its ability to defend stubbornly and escape with a draw – sometimes by the narrowest of margins. On the other hand Houdini will often use razor-sharp tactics to deny its opponents escape routes when it has the better position.
The Rybka 4 opening book is a high-class compilation of opening theory. It was developed for the world’s strongest chess program Rybka 4 and will maximize the program’s playing strength. The choice of variations in the book is well suited to the style of the program, and the book has been fine-tuned and checked in thousands of games.

The Good
There are a number of advantages of owning your own chess computer. For example, you can play whenever your heart tells you in the morning in the middle of the night. You do not have to wait until your friend is in the mood. You also have the option of tutorials to help you learn, play, or your ability to play with them can increase your own computer. They are designed to allow all kinds of games, so you do what you deem necessary. You can restore a game that was bad ;-)

The Bad
There are some drawbacks, these machines also. A chess player who can not not man the error that man can do. Therefore, the computer is a competitor much more difficult. Not only that, but they are not, as you play for the reactions of the human preparation. And of course they may have an investment as well. You can take several options to choose from, but from the software programs to complete.
The Verdict
It is important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages when it comes to computers like these chess computers comes. For many it is the goal of owning a chess computer is only a dream. You have to understand that especially for those who acts experienced players who play chess in the club. Again to have to this point many a chess coach. The chess computer can be the chess coach, you need to can take the game to a higher level less. If the funds for a chess computer and a genuine love for the game, so the purchase, you can put on the rest.

"Today, without helping of computers,

it is hard to imagine playing chess".

(GM Viswanathan Anand)

Jumat, 28 Januari 2011

10 Most Beautiful Women in the World Chess players

10. USA - Rusudan Goletiani (2371)
9. Turkey - Zehra Topel (2132)

8. Argentina - Maria Belen Sarquis

7. Peru - Ingrid Aliaga (2019)

6. Slovakia - Regina Pokorna (2338)

5. Indonesia - Irene Kharisma (2300)
4. UAE - Mariam Mansur (1838)
3. Russia - Alexandra Kosteniuk (2540)
2. Slovenia - Vesna Rozic (2277)
1. Bosnia Herzegovina - Sanja Dedijer (2068)

How about your opinion....!!!

Magnus Carlsen, the boy wonder from Norway

We all agreed that it was a young chess player from Norway named Magnus Carlsen is truly extraordinary achievements in world chess. Even when it has reached the peak of its golden ages by having the highest ELO rating number 1 in the world (as of January 1, 2011 rating 2814) of all chess players on the planet earth. He holds a Grandmaster in a very young age once (13 years), won the elite world of chess tournaments, chess players makes this much in love by the human chess in the world. Maybe that has not been achieved was to win the world chess championship race bilingual which will make it as World Chess Champion TRUE. Currently the official title is still held Chess World Champion chess player GM Viswanathan Anand of India. No doubt many of us who want to know what the secret. How does his thinking. The story of his life, including his work with GM's former world champion Garry Kasparov (Russia). Carlsen started playing chess at the age of 8 years. that time he played with his older perempuannya.hanya within a few weeks Carlsen was able to beat her sister. A year later Carlsen routinely able to defeat his father, a member of the chess club in norwegia.Carlsen a child a simple, generous smile and the love of many people. Carlsen practicing very hard for the progress of his chess game. Initially only 2-3 hours per day, now about 4-5 hours per day. Carlsen spent much time reading chess theory books, play chess online on the internet, and of course train with the coach.

There are three essential components according to Carlsen to be owned by a player to be able to become successful and succeed .. 1. Having talent and memory as well as positional sensitivity in playing chess. 2. Want to work hard by practicing at least 4-5 hours per day to hone intuition. 3. Diligently to compete by following the match or tournament in order to form a competing mentally strong and tough. Its end I think if we have the talent should also be in Balance with training, hard work, sacrifice time and price, and support from people who are around us.

Rabu, 26 Januari 2011

Top 20 World Chess Engine - 1.1.2011 [VERSION Ipon]

Rank Name Engine_Rating
1 Houdini 1.5 - 3008
2 Deep Rybka 4 - 2953
3 Stockfish 2.0.1 JA - 2919
4 Critter 0.90 SSE42 - 2892
5 Komodo64 1.3 JA - 2829
6 Naum 4.2 - 2822
7 Deep Shredder 12 - 2800
8 Gull 1.1 - 2788
9 Deep Fritz 12 - 2779
10 Deep Sjeng c't 2010 32b - 2777
11 Protector 1.4.0 - 2758
12 Spark-1.0 SSE42 - 2754
13 Hiarcs 13.2 MP 32b - 2751
14 Zappa Mexico II - 2713
15 Deep Onno 1.2.70 - 2684
16 Hannibal 1.0a - 2681
17 Deep Junior 12 - 2679
18 Toga II 1.4 besta5c BB - 2671
19 Umko 1.1 SSE42 - 2632
20 Jonny 4.00 32b - 2616
Source  http://www.inwoba.de/bayeselo.html