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Friday, 21 December 2007

Another unusual endgame


I saw a similar position like this tonight on ICC. It is White to move. Is this a win for White or a draw?
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Something to think about


If you were stranded in a deserted island, which one chess book would you want to have with you and why?

In your opinion, which is the best chess book ever published and why?

A very interesting game

Final position

IM Krush - GM Ehlvest [D31]
15.12.2007

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 0–0 7.Bd3 c5 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Nf3 Nc6 10.0–0 d4 11.Ne4 Nxe4 12.Bxe4 dxe3 13.Qc2 exf2+ 14.Kh1 Bb6 15.Bxh7+ Kh8 16.Be4 Bg4 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Ng5 g6 19.Rxf2?! (This is an interesting choice. Another possible plan would be to play Be5+ followed by Ne4) Bxf2 20.Qxf2 Kg8 (I would probably have played Qd5. It's more active and if Qh4 Bh5) 21.h3 f6 22.Ne4 Qd5 23.Re1 Bf5 24.Nd6 Rad8 25.Qh4 Rd7 (A better defense here would be g5 forcing the Queen to go back to g3) 26.Re8 Rxd6? (Ehlvest missed a very clever defense with Rf7! This would hold the attack and maintaining the material advantage. White still has some tricks left but this gives Black chances to win. The played line ended in an immediate draw) 27.Re7 Rf7 28.Re8+ Game drawn ½–½

Click here to replay the game.

Monday morning chess tactic

White to move. What is the best way for White to proceed?

Exploiting poor piece placement

White to move. How should White proceed?
White to move. What is the best continuation for White?

Special endgame


This is an actual position played against a computer program (latest version of crafty). White is Crafty. Black to move. Is this a win, loss or draw for Black?

Hint: This is a s strategic endgame

Use it or lose it!


JANE GLENN HAAS: Brain is body part worth sweating over
- Orange County Register

My brain is getting soft - and so is yours.

When I was a kid, I was taught the stuff in my head was hard-wired, came at birth and stayed that way until death.

Now we know better. Brains have what scientists call "plasticity." They can turn into a puddle of glop or they can be encouraged and exercised to stay young.

"Use it or lose it" should be the mantra for everyone 40-plus. Exercise your brain. And, yes, The New York Times crossword puzzle is a start. But only a start.

In a peculiar way, we can thank those who suffered from Alzheimer's for making us aware of brain function. Watching loved ones sink into dementia has spurred interest and determination to keep our brains fit, just like we tighten those glutes.

Posit Science in San Francisco has created the premier program to enhance brain "plasticity," as the scientists say. Their computer-based program is the only one backed by tested scientific conclusions that doing their 40-hour exercise actually reverses brain aging by 10 years.

...Hasbro says two-thirds of boomers surveyed feel their mental acuity is better than others in their group because of game playing. They say Scrabble is the best board game, edging out chess.

"It's important to play board games," says Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a clinical neuropsychologist and brain health expert who specializes in aging across the life span (www.paulnussbaum.com).

Nussbaum says the average brain weighs 2 to 4 pounds and is comprised of about 60 percent fat. The fat, he says, helps keep the information moving quickly.

Here is the full story.
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Svidler back on winning track


Final position

GM Svidler - GM Dreev [B63]
19.12.2007
Russian Championship 2007


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.0–0–0 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 0–0 10.f3 a6 11.h4 b5 12.Kb1 Bb7 13.Bd3 Rc8 14.g4 Nd7 15.Be2 Rc6 16.a3 Bxg5 17.hxg5 Qxg5 18.Rh5 Qf4 19.Rdh1 Nf6 20.R5h3 Rfc8 21.Bd3 h6 22.Ne2 Qd2 23.e5 Rxc2 24.Bxc2 Qxc2+ 25.Ka1 dxe5 26.Qxe5 Nd7 27.Qe3 Qc5 28.Rxh6 gxh6 29.Qxh6 Qe5 30.Rh5 Rc5 31.Rxe5 Rxe5 32.Nf4 Bd5 33.b4 Re1+ 34.Kb2 f6 35.Ng6 Re2+ 36.Kc1 White wins 1–0

Pure calculation

White to move. Can White hold on to this game? What is the best continuation for White?

Real game chess tactic

White to move. This is an actual position that was sent in by Adam (who is a Red Sox fan). Adam is White and it is White to move. How should White proceed?

Endgame tactic


White to move. Can White hold on to this game?

Friday morning brain teaser


White to move. Can White hold? How should White proceed? No computer please. Have fun :)

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Wednesday, 19 December 2007

New volumes on attacking chess

A couple of months ago I asked for good books on attack in chess. At the time I asked, "Why are all these books on attack so old?" I wondered why no definitive new volume has come out recently. Opening books are a penny a dozen, there are great new endgame books, what's up with the old attack books? What we need is a Silman's Endgame Course type book but for attacks!

In response to my query, Quality Chess is releasing a new two-volume set on attacking in chess, due out in January:



Very cool covers. Very important topic. Unfortunately I have never been impressed with Aagaard's books in the past, usually overrated annotated game dumps without a lot of explanatory prose to help the patzer. I.e., very much the antithesis of Silman's Endgame Course. I hope to be pleasantly surprised, though.

Please, if you get a copy write up a review!





King's Gambit and the story-teller Paul Hoffman

08.10.2007 – A new chess book is creating a buzz, and not just in the chess world. King's Gambit was written by award-winning author Paul Hoffman, who has had a life-long love affair with the royal game. The book is receiving international attention and good reviews in newspapers and magazines. Having known Paul for some time now we asked him for excerpts, which we duly received. Reviews and sampler.

Paul Hoffman:

King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game

Paul Hoffman is an award-winning, best-selling author whose books explore the fuzzy line between genius, obsession, and madness. In his latest book, King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game, Paul trains his pen and wit on the chess world.

Paul Hoffman's book has been greeted with strong reviews by large-circulation magazines. Entertainment Weekly awarded the book an A minus: "The first chapter of Hoffman's chess-obsessed book includes the phrase 'an early light-squared bishop sortie by White.' If these words send you running for the relative simplicity of a Parcheesi board, fear not. Hoffman, the former editor-in-chief of Discover, weaves a layman-friendly work about family (specifically his father, a chess-playing pathological liar) and the neurotic personalities who are consumed by bishops, rooks, and Sicilian openings. Whether pondering why top female players are so scarce or detailing his tense journey to a Libyan tournament (where he is suspected of being a CIA agent). Hoffman traps readers from his opening moves."

And People Magazine gave King's Gambit three and half out of four stars: "Chess has long been known as the game of kings, but according to journalist and former Encyclopaedia Britannica president Paul Hoffman, it also attracts models, madmen, and malcontents. Take Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of chess's international governing body, who rules the semi-autonomous Russian province of Kalmykia and believes the game has extraterrestrial origins. The author's thorough study of the sport is rife with backstabbing, suicide and adultery. The sum is a story readers will find fascinating, even if the closest they've ever come to playing the game in checkers."

In Newsday Emily Gordon writes: "Chess brings out grandeur and brutality in its human players. Hoffman's memoir, "King's Gambit," a chronicle of his and others' lives spent at that level of concentration, is as jagged, passionate and methodical as the game itself. In essay-like chapters, Hoffman ranges over the great subjects of chess: chess as war strategy, the challenge of computers, the domination of Russians, the emergence of women players, chess-world politics, and so on. Chess is truly a great subject: There's nothing sedentary about the players of this seated game. Hoffman seems to have met most of them, and he has a terrific ear for dialogue. He shows us that chess rivals can be close as lovers: "After he downed another vodka, Karpov looked a bit wistful. 'I know Kasparov as well as I know anyone,' he told me. 'I know his smell. I can read him by that.' Indeed, the two men had sat face-to-face for a total of perhaps 750 hours, their foreheads sometimes only millimeters apart as they leaned in over the chessboard. 'I recognize the smell when he is excited and I know it when he is scared. We may be enemies, but we are intimate enemies.'""

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We have known Paul for many years now, as an old friend who to our delight actually lives in

Woodstock – the Woodstock – and who turns up at many chess events in the USA. We treasure his company especially as a raconteur, someone who is able to enthrall an audience with stories from his latest research.

A typical example was a dinner, held after a Kasparov vs Computer match in New York, where a group of organisers and players gathered to unwind after a particularly exciting game. At some stage the conversation turned to Paul's latest book, Wings of Madness, and he started telling us about Alberto Santos-Dumont (you may be forgiven for never having heard the name before), an early pioneer of aviation, who was born in Brazil but spent most of his life in France, where he designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible balloons, attempting to win a prize for a controlled flight rounding the Eiffel Tower (he succeeded in 1901). Even Kasparov's exploits against the computer took back seat to Paul's gripping hour-long narrative. Probably everybody at that meal now owns the book which Paul subsequently released.

A few excerpts from King's Gambit

We asked Paul for a few excerpts from King's Gambit. He sent us three, which provide an unguarded look at three grandmasters: Garry Kasparov, the late Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, and Pascal Charbonneau.

On Garry Kasparov:

I first met Garry Kasparov through Bruce Pandolfini in November 2000, when Bruce was the master of ceremonies at a Manhattan charity event in which the Russian played twenty-one games simultaneously against amateurs. Kasparov had been dethroned as world champion two weeks earlier by his protégé Vladimir Kramnik, and this was the first time he had played in public since. Kasparov grimaced and grumbled when a boy offered him a draw in a position in which the boy stood much worse. Pandolfini tactfully warned the crowd that, if any draw offers were to be made, the champion would make them.

After nearly two hours, Kasparov had disposed of everyone except Nelson Farber, an attorney in his late thirties. Farber had managed to frustrate Kasparov's efforts to pull off one of his trademark flashy attacks. At one point, the Russian stared, squinting, at the ceiling for several minutes, shaking his head disapprovingly. Farber sat there stoically, only to subsequently blunder in a position that looked dead even; when he finally acknowledged defeat, Kasparov broke into a wide grin and pumped his hand.

Pandolfini and I went to dinner with Kasparov afterward, and I asked him whether Farber could have drawn the game if he hadn't made the error. "Of course," Kasparov replied, as if I had asked the world's dumbest question. "For a moment before he blundered, I thought of offering him a draw. But I didn't like the way he looked. He was too smug and self-confident. I wanted to crush him."

Later, I contacted Farber and told him that Kasparov hadn't offered him a draw because he looked too confident. "Confident?" Farber said. "That's ridiculous. I was scared shitless. It was a Walter Mitty moment with everyone crowded around the board and Kasparov staring off into space for ages. I thought etiquette required me to move instantly but here he was taking a lot of time. There was a moment when we exchanged smiles. My smile was 'I'm happy to be here, amazed I lasted this long.' His smile was 'I'm going to kill you.'"

On Aleksander Wojtkiewicz:

In a chess world full of oversized characters, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz was still a standout. He was equal part hustler and naïf, and the stories about him were endless and amusing. Like the time he wondered unknowingly into a gay bar with a male friend and a woman. At some point the woman had a nose bleed and Wojt got the attention of the place when he anxiously and loudly asked the bartender for Vaseline, an old Polish remedy for her affliction. There was also the time that he was staying with friends in Chicago, disappeared for a weekend without telling them, and returned with no explanation, as if he had just stepped out to buy a paper, except that he was now on crutches.

On Pascal Charbonneau:

At fourteen, Pascal Charbonneau personally experienced cheating for the first time at chess. In the last round of an open tournament, he faced an international master, and the two of them were in contention for $1,500 Canadian for the best performance of a player rated under 2400. "In the middle of the game the guy took out this peculiar little bottle that had a strong herbal smell," Pascal recalled. "I didn't know whether it was a drug or what. He looked nervous and started drinking it and he got pissed off when I smiled." They reached a position in time pressure where Pascal had no winning chances and his opponent was a bit better. "He repeated the position three times," Pascal said, "and I stopped the clock and claimed a draw by three-fold repetition. He said, 'No, no, it's not a draw.'" Pascal proposed calling the arbiter who'd review the score sheets to see if the same position had indeed occurred three times but his opponent objected. "He had tears in his eyes," Pascal recalled. "He was agitated and said, 'How can you do this? We should have made a deal and split the money.'" By drawing and scoring only 1/2 point each, they allowed another player to leapfrog them and win the $1,500. "He didn't propose a deal before the game—I'll give you $600 if you lose—because he thought he was going to beat me," Pascal said.

Afterward, the master challenged him to speed chess at $5 a game. Pascal refused, and the master tried to entice him by offering him time odds of five minutes to two. Still he turned him down. "My father was so offended," Pascal said, "that he got out his wallet and was ready to back me. I had to restrain him. Now that I'm older, I understand the guy's behavior, even though I don't approve. The money meant a lot to him, and many chess professionals like him were just scraping by."

Links

Paul Hoffman's book is available at Amazon at a special introductory price of 34% off. You may also be interesed in his other two books, which we are currently reading with great enjoyment.



Monday, 17 December 2007

Kejuaraan Dunia Antar Sekolah: Masuk babak 6, Aston Taminsyah masih belum terkalahkan

Halkidiki, Yunani, Aston Taminsyah, 8, pecatur cilik dari Indonesia berhasil merebut 5 VP dalam lima babak di pertandingan Antar Sekolah Sedunia (World School Chess Championship) ke II yang sedang berlangsung di kota Kathelia di selatan Yunani sejak 24 April hingga 2 Mei yang akan datang.

Acara tahun ini dihadiri oleh sekitar 300 pecatur dari 30 negara dari lima benua.

Aston menang atas pecatur tuan rumah Hatzoudis Evangelos pada babak pertama. Babak kedua dan ketiga, Aston berhasil menahan Michelle Ho dan Linson Lim dari Singapura. Di babak keempat, Aston menang atas pemain Macedonia Elena Bulgama. Pada babak V tadi, Aston berhasil memenangkan pecatur putri Styazhkina Anna dari Rusia.

Pertemuan dengan Styazhkina Anna adalah yang kedua kalinya. Pada World School Chess tahun lalu, Aston juga pernah menangkan pertandingan.

Aston merupakan juara bertahan di acara ini.

Besok pagi, Aston akan berhadapan dengan pemain Rusia Verkhovtzev Semen, yang juga telah mendapat 5 VP.

Di kelompok umur 9 ini, ada terdapat 64 pemain.

Singapura juga telah mengirimkan 4 pemain. 2 pemain di KU-9, satu di KU-7 dan satu di KU-11.

Kejuaraan Dunia Antar Sekolah: Aston masih di papan 1

Masuk babak ke 8, Aston Taminsyah yang bermain di kelompok umur 9, masih bisa bertahan dengan angka full point - 7 VP, satu point lebih dari pesaing terdekatnya.

Pada babak 6, Aston menang atas pemain Rusia Verkhovtzev Semen, sedangkan di babak 7, Aston unggul atas pemain India Pratyusha Bodda.

Aston yang sempat ikut pelajaran catur intensif di SCUA pada tahun 2005, mesti kerja keras di dua babak terakhir besok dan senin pagi untuk mempertahankan gelarnya yang diraih pada acara sama pada tahun 2005.

Aston kalah di babak 8

Setelah mengumpulkan 7 VP, Aston akhirnya kalah lawan pemain Ruiz Joshua dari Kolumbia.
Standing masuk babak 9 adalah sbb:

After round 8

NDER 7

Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts
1 4 Lim De Li Derek 0 SIN 8
2 8 Golikov Nikolay 0 RUS 7
3 9 Nikolaidou Vasiliki 0 GRE
10 Ballas Athanasios-Panagiotis 0 GRE
5 2 Gilchrist Ian 0 USA 4
6 7 Pavlidis Pavlos 0 GRE 3
7 5 Pragmateftaki Loukia 0 GRE 2
8 3 Xenos Efstathios 0 GRE 1
9 1 Mitridis Vasilis 0 GRE 0
6 Mihalakis Athanasios 0 GRE 0

UNDER 9

Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts Fide
1 55 Taminsyah Aston 0 INA 7 35
2 50 Ruiz Joshua Daniel 0 COL 7 30
3 47 Pratyusha Bodda 0 IND 30½
4 64 Verkhovtzev Semen 0 RUS 6 32
5 54 Styazhkina Anna 0 RUS 6 29
6 61 Uvarova Anastasia 0 RUS 6 28½
7 52 Sanalp Vahap 0 TUR 6 27
8 1 Agnantis Alexandros 0 GRE 6 27
9 11 Culiuc Maxim 0 MDA 27½
10 25 Iovkov Valeri 0 MDA 23
11 45 Prabhu Anand 0 IND 21
12 32 Lim De Dao Linson 0 SIN 5 27
13 13 Dastan Batuhan Muhammed 0 TUR 5 26½
14 7 Bulmaga Elena 0 MDA 5 26
15 38 Pamatmat Jarod John Munda 0 USA 5 26
16 15 Duda Jan-Krzysztof 0 POL 5 25
17 43 Pastuszko Kinga 0 POL 5 22
18 20 Gheorghiou Calin 0 ROM 5 22
19 36 Minko Vladimir 0 RUS 5 22
20 24 Ho En Ying Michelle 0 SIN 5 21
21 48 Renteria Valencia Helen Manuela 0 COL 5 17
22 44 Popov Andrey 0 RUS 23
23 31 Kourkoulos-Arditis Stamatis 0 GRE 21½
24 40 Papadopoulos Panagiotis 0 GRE 21½
25 35 Markaki Sofia 0 GRE 20
26 21 Gorbanovschi Oleg 0 MDA 19½
27 37 Naoum Spyridon 0 GRE 18
28 51 Sahinidis Evangelos 0 GRE 4 20½
29 60 Tsolaki Eleni 0 GRE 4 20
30 33 Maciazek Michal 0 POL 4 19
31 53 Serefidou Despina 0 GRE 4 19
32 5 Batzolis Georgios 0 GRE 4 19
33 41 Papathanasiou Elisavet 0 GRE 4 19
34 23 Hincu Olga 0 MDA 4 19
35 10 Chiari Gontijo Arthur 0 BRA 4 18
36 9 Byun Sungwon 0 KOR 4 17
37 58 Tildis Konstantinos 0 GRE 4 16
38 3 Asimakopoulos Anastasios 0 GRE 4 15
39 27 Kaforou Myrto-Iro 0 GRE 4 12
40 63 Van Vollenhoven Stephan 0 RSA 21
41 39 Papadopoulos Georgios 0 GRE 18½
42 17 Fraggopoulos Dimitrios 0 GRE 15½
43 42 Papavlasopoulos Dimitrios 0 GRE 14
44 12 Dadelo Aleksandra 0 POL 11
45 34 Marantidis Kiriakos 0 GRE 3 18
46 14 Diaz Urrea Christian Camilo 0 COL 3 14
47 22 Hatzoudis Evangelos 0 GRE 3 14
48 16 Filopoulos Leonidas 0 GRE 3 13
49 18 Fraggou Maria 0 GRE 3 13
50 46 Pragmateftaki Aspasia 0 GRE 3 10
51 26 Kafetzi Aggeliki 0 GRE 3 10
52 6 Boutsiouki Konstantina 0 GRE 3
53 30 Klabatseas Christos 0 GRE 3
54 28 Kanavouras Kostas 0 GRE 14
55 19 Galatas Apostolos 0 GRE 13
56 62 Vagiannis Nikolaos 0 GRE 11½
57 29 Kapetanos Konstantinos 0 GRE
58 8 Bykov Petr 0 RUS 2 11
59 49 Roinos Ilias 0 GRE 2 11
60 59 Tsiahtsiras Hristos 0 GRE 2 9
61 65 Vlahakis Nikolaos 0 GRE 2 3
62 4 Asimakopoulos Nikolaos 0 GRE 9
63 2 Antipa Dimitra 0 GRE 1 4
64 57 Tildi Anita 0 GRE 1 3
65 56 Tigani Xenia 0 GRE 0 0


Magnus Carlsen memenangkan pertarungannya melawan Loek Van Wely

Pertarungan antara Magnus Carlsen – Loek Van Wely diadakan dari tanggal 28 April – 1 Mei 2006 di kota Schagen, 65 kilometer utara dari Amsterdam. Schagen merupakan kota yang kecil dengan kira-kira penduduknya 17.000 .

Pertarungan 4 game yang dimainkan menurut pertarungan kejuaraan dunia dengan menggunakan kontrol waktu 2 jam/40 + 1jam/20 + 15 menit/sisa + 30 detik/langkah, untuk periode berikutnya. Di dalam penambahan 4 game blitz tiebreak menggunakan kontrol waktu 5 menit + 2 detik setiap langkah.

Untuk catur normal pertandingan dengan hasil seri 2 – 2. Sedangkan tiebreaknya, catur blitz dimenangkan oleh Magnus Carlsen dengan hasil akhir 3,5 – 0,5.






Loek Van Wely yang usianya kini 33 tahun, mempunyai elo rating 2655, dia ada 6 kali memenangkan kejuaraan Belanda pada tahun 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 dan 2005. Di bulan Juni dia akan mengikutinya lagi pada kejuaraan Belanda yang ke-7 pada tahun ini. Baru-baru ini pada tanggal 12 – 16 April Loek Van Wely memenangkan Foxwoods Open di negaranya. Sekali lagi dia merupakan pemain top 10 dunia, dengan rata-rata elo rating 2714. Di tahun 2005 dia bermain pada papan 1 di team Belanda yang mana memenangkan medali emas di kejuaraan team eropah di Goteborg.






Sedangkan Magnus Carlsen yang usianya kini 15 tahun, mempunyai elo rating 2646. Dengan ingatan yang masih segar, sebelumnya dia pernah mengalahkan Anand pada catur blitz dengan hasil 2-0 di turnamen Reykjavik dan salah satu finalis yang masuk kualifikasi final kejuaraan dunia . Lelaki kecil dari Norwegia ini sangat terbuka dan mengundang perhatian. Dia orangnya sangat santai, maka perhatian pribadi dari organisasi Schagen diberikan kepadanya. Pada waktu yang senggang dia terkadang bergembira, dia relatif tidak tahu di dalam kota. Jadi dia bisa berjalan-jalan mengelilingi tanpa ada diganggu oleh orang-orang.

NIGEL SHORT TERPURUK DI TURNAMEN CATUR INTERNASIONAL MONTREAL KE-8 DI KANADA.


Pada Turnamen Catur Internasional Montreal ke-8 di Kanada yang berlangsung sejak tanggal 19 Juli 2007 dan akan berakhir pada tanggal 29 Juli 2007 diikuti 10 GM top dunia.

3 dari 8 GM Super bahkan memiliki rating diatas 2700 (GM Vassily Ivanchuk, 2762; GM Gata Kamsky, 2718 dan GM Pavel Eljanov, 2701). (GM Nigel Short, 2683 ; GM Pentala Harikrishna, 2664; GM Emil Sutovsky, 2656; GM Sergey Tiviakov, 2648 dan GM Kamil Miton, 2648). 2 GM lainnya merupakan wakil dari tuan rumah, GM Mark Bluvshtein (2520) yang baru berusia 19 tahun dan GM Pascal Charbonneau (2503) yang menundukkan GM Nigel Short pada babak 6.

Sampai menyelesaian babak ke enam pada turnamen catur internasional Montreal yang ke-8 di Kanada, GM Nigel Short (England, 2683) baru mengumpulkan point ½ hasil remis pada babak ke 5 ketika berhadapan dengan GM Emil Sutovski (Israel,2656) yang sempat juga rokade panjang 0-0-0 ditiga babak awal, namun tiga babak berikutnya berhasil meraih point 2 dari menang melawan GM Pascal Charbonneau di babak 4 dan remis pada babak 5 dan 6 ketika berhadapan dengan GM Nigel Short dan GM Gata Kamsky.

5 kekalahan Short dideritanya ketika harus mengakui keunggulan GM Kamil Miton, GM Pentala Harikrishna, GM Sergei Tiviakov, GM Vassily Ivanchuk berturut-turut pada 4 babak awal dan pada babak 6 ketika berhadapan dengan pemain tuan rumah GM Charbonneau.

Dan untuk sementara GM Sergey Tiviakov memimpin sendirian dengan point 4 1/2 dibanyangi oleh GM Gata Kamsky, GM IVassily vanchuk dan GM Pentala Harikrishna dengan point 4 .

Salah satu partai GM Nigel Short ketika berhadapan dengan GM Pentala Harikrishna

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d3 Nf6 6.d4 d5 7.Bd3 Bd6 8.0–0 0–0 9.h3 h6 10.Nc3 c6 11.Re1 Re8 12.Rxe8+ Nxe8 13.Ne5 Nd7 14.Bf4 Nf8 15.Qh5 Be6 16.Rb1 f6 17.Ng6 Bf7 18.Bxd6 Nxd6 19.g4 Ne4 0–1


Oleh: Syamsuddin

Negi Parimarjan Grandmaster termuda di India


Negi Parimarjan membuat record baru dinegaranya sendiri, setelah menerima grandmaster penuhnya pada usia 13 tahun , 3 bulan 22 hari dan menjadi grandmaster termuda di India. Sebelumnya di India record dipecahkan oleh Pentala Harikrisna pada usia 15 tahun 99 hari. Dan Harikrisna sendiri telah memecahkan record bintang nomor satu di India Grandmaster Viswanatan Anand selama 14 tahun yang menjadi grandmaster termuda pada usia 18 tahun.

Negi Parimarjan sekarang menjadi urutan kedua grandmaster termuda didunia yang pernah ada, dan hanya selisih 5 hari saja dari Magnus Carlsen yang berasal dari Norwegia. Sergey Karyakin dari Ukraina masih menempati urutan pertama pada usia 12 tahun 7 bulan yang sampai saat ini menerima gelar Grandmaster paling muda di dunia.

Inilah daftar Grandmaster termuda di dunia:

No.

Player

Nat.

years

months

days

year

1

Sergey Karjakin

UKR

12

7

0

2002

2

Parimarjan Negi
IND

13

3

22

2006

3

Magnus Carlsen

NOR

13

3

27

2004

4

Bu Xiangzhi

CHN

13

10

13

1999

5

Teimour Radjabov

AZE

14

0

14

2001

6

Ruslan Ponomaryov

UKR

14

0

17

1997

7

Etienne Bacrot

FRA

14

2

0

1997

8

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

FRA

14

4

0

2005

9

Peter Leko

HUN

14

4

22

1994

10

Yuri Kuzubov

UKR

14

7

12

2004

11

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son

VIE

14

10

0

2004

12

Hikaru Nakamura

USA

15

2

19

2003

13

Pentala Harikrishna

IND

15

3

5

2001

14

Koneru Humpy

IND

15

4

28

2002

15

Judit Polgar

HUN

15

4

28

1991

16

Alejandro Ramirez

CRI

15

5

14

2003

17

Bobby Fischer

USA

15

6

1

1958


Evgeny Alekseev memenangkan turnamen Aeroflot Open 2007

Grandmaster Evgeny Alekseev, memenangkan Kejuaraan Russian Superfinal, dan menempatkan dirinya urutan pertama di turnamen Aeroflot Open 2007 dan untuk pertama sekali disejarah turnamen. Diantaranya Evgeny memenangkan St. Petersburg Blitz Championship, juga pada turnamen Aeroflot dengan poin 7 dari sembilan babak yang dimainkan.

Evgeny menang sebanyak 5 kali dan draw 4 kali. Hasil yang diperolehnya sangat bagus, Evgeny memainkan babak demi babak dengan baik. Dia mengidolakan Capablanca, permainannya mudah tetapi sangat menyenangi catur posisional dengan sedikit kombinasi.

Evgeny Tomashevsky, pemain yang saat ini sedang dipromosikan Rusia, menempati urutan kedua dengan meraih 6,5 poin. Tomashevsky ini juga tipe pemain posisional, tetapi dia lebih secara original. Begitu juga dengan Dmitry Jakovenko yang meraih 6,5 poin menempati urutan ketiga.

Evgeny Alekseev, menyelesaikan draw pada babak pertama dan keduanya dengan kesimpulan utama dari Aeroflot 2007. Pertama, situasi finansial para pemain catur jelas sedang diperbaiki. Beberapa dari mereka bisa melewati di turnamen dengan hadiah pertama US $30.000. Kedua, investasi dari Federasi Catur Rusia mulai kerja cepat daripada menerima. Coba perhatikan ketika pada babak terakhir Evgeny Alekseev memukul juara Olimpiade Gabriel Sargissian. Penyeleksian sebuah tim untuk kompetisi internasional berikutnya tidak akan otomatis sebelumnya.

Manusia vs. Program Catur Komputer


7 Pertarungan di Maastricht ada di buka oleh Prof. Dr. Jaap van den Herik, penulis di kepala berita dari ICGA dan direktur turnamen dari beberapa Kejuaraan Dunia Catur Komputer. Di pembicaraan pembukaannya, Van Den Herik berbicara tentang turnamen sensasional Zappa yang dimainkan di Reykjavik 2005. Zappa dikembangkan oleh Anthony Cozzie, yang memenangkan kejuaraan dunia catur computer dengan meraih poin 10,5 dari 11 babak yang dimainkan.


Grandmaster Erwin L’Ami dari Belanda bertarung di dua game lawan program komputer catur Zap. Juara dunia komputer tahun 2005 itu ada baru-baru saja ditingkatkan programnya dan sekarang menjadi daftar komputer teratas. Permainan ada dimainkan dengan waktu yang berbeda, komputer mendapatkan waktu 30 menit ( dan tidak boleh berpikir pada saat lawannya waktu giliran melangkah) sedangkan manusianya diberi waktu pikir 4 ½ jam. Hasil akhir saat ini 1 – 1 dengan draw 2 kali.

Sumber: chessbaase
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