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News ‘May, 2010’

Leaders draw, four-way tie atop U.S. Chess Championship leaderboard

Leaders draw, four-way tie atop U.S. Chess Championship leaderboard

GM Gata Kamsky and GM Hikaru Nakamura have met over the board three times, and all three games failed to produce a winner. They battled to a 37-move draw Sunday at the 2010 U.S. Championship, held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Their draw last year at the same event was two fewer moves, but both games were hard fought.

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Playing with white pieces in Slav Defence, Maletin produced great attacking moves towards the end to outplay his Indian rival in 43 moves. Meanwhile, continuing his fine run in the Championship, Mumbai youngster Prasanna Rao held Asian Chess Championship bronze medalist Grandmaster Abhijit Gupta to a creditable draw with black pieces.

Top Two Face Off Tomorrow at U.S. Chess Championship

Top Two Face Off Tomorrow at U.S. Chess Championship

Chess fans will not have to wait much longer for the strongest matchup of the 2010 U.S. Championship, as the top two seeds will face each other in round three. Both GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Gata Kamsky, the first and second seeds of the tournament, won again today to push their totals to 2-0.

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

With another impressive day in the office, overnight sole leader second seed Parimarjan Negi beat fifth seed Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli to maintain his sole lead with seven and half points in the ongoing Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship here at Clarks Inn, Pacific Mall on today.

Hao Wang Claims Bosna Open 2010

Hao Wang Claims Bosna Open 2010

The 40th International Chess Tournament Bosna ended Friday after ten rounds of interesting battles on the chess board. The winner of the tournament is Hao Wang from China, the top seed and the only player rated higher than 2700 elo points. He scored 23 points according to the system which was applied here in Sarajevo (or 8 with the usual system).

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Playing with black pieces in English Opening, Negi outwitted his city mate in 44 moves. After an unexpected first round draw versus 1964-rated player, Negi added speed and scored six straight wins. Meanwhile overnight joint leader Russian Grandmaster Maletin Pavel signed the peace treaty in 31 moves with top seed and fellow Russian Grandmaster Alexey Dreev.

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Second seed and leader of Indian hopes Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi along with his fellow city mate Grandmaster Sriram Jha and Russian Grandmaster Pavel Maletin share the lead with five and half points after sixth round matches in the Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship here at Clarks Inn, Pacific Mall on today.

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Following the footsteps of World Champion Viswanathan Anand, Indian youngsters proved too hot for foreign Grandmasters in the ongoing Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship here at Clarks Inn, Pacific Mall, NCR. In the fourth round matches, Grandmasters Enamul Hossain of Bangladesh, Pablo Lafuente of Argentina, Ruslan Pogorelov of Ukraine tasted defeats from the hands of Indian youngsters Narayanan Srinath, K Priyadharshan and Karma Pandya respectively.

Artyom Timofeev takes sole lead at Bosna Open

Artyom Timofeev takes sole lead at Bosna Open

GM Artyom Timofeev emerged on the top of the International Chess Tournament Bosna 2010 after beating the earlier co-leader GM Jan Gustafsson in round seven. The game started as a boring Anti-Marshall in Ruy Lopez, but the players didn’t wait long before creating the fireworks. Timofeev sacrificed a Knight for a strong attack, and Gustafsson was forced to fight for the survival. After simplifications, Timofeev brought the advantage home in a deep ending.

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Meanwhile top seed Alexey Dreev of Russia had another easy day in the office as he outwitted Ramnath Bhuvanesh in the third round outing while his Russian counterparts Dmitry Bocharov and Pavel Maletin beat GA Stany and Women Grandmaster Nisha Mohota respectively.

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