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Philadelphia International and World Open 2010

Philadelphia International and World Open 2010

The World Open 2010 will take place from June 29 to July 5, 2010 at the Valley Forge Convention Plaza, Scanticon and Radisson Hotels. Each tournament will be over 9 rounds with norms available in the Open and Under 2400 Sections.

International Chess Festival Eforie 2010

International Chess Festival Eforie 2010

Romanian Grandmaster Marius Manolache together with his Russian colleagues Maxim Turov and Alexei Gavrilov entered the final round tied on the first place. And while Russians signed a 7-moves draw to peacefully wait the closing ceremony, Manolache had to defend with black pieces against the aggressive youngster Aleksandr Fier.

5th Polonia Wroclaw International Chess Festival

5th Polonia Wroclaw International Chess Festival

Nearly 300 players are competing in four groups: Open A (for players rated 2000 and above), Open B (for players under 2100), Open C for kids born in 1997 and later and Open D for kids born in 2001 and later. All events will be played over 9 rounds with Swiss pairing system.

Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament

Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament

Bu Xiangzhi returned to leading position after a brief setback and loss in round seven when Ding Liren and Li Chao b caught him up on the first place tie. But in round eight Bu defeated Zhou Jianchao, while Ding and Li split point in their match.

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round Six

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round Six

Ivan Cheparinov defeated Deisy Cori in round six and secured at least shared first place in the competition. Cheparinov also won the last year edition. The other three games were tied, but curiously, all draws were reached after fearless struggle and with perpetual checks. The organizers really did fantastic job in player selection.

Bazna Kings Round Four Report

Bazna Kings Round Four Report

Carlsen also anticipated Petroff defence from Wang Yue and that is why he “deviated” and played King’s Gambit!? A nice reminder of the romantic 19th century… Black defended with Falkber countergambit, but chose a modest version with 3…exf4.

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round Five

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round Five

Ivan Salgado singled out on the top after round four, but in the 5th round he was beaten by the last-year winner Ivan Cheparinov, who took over the pole position. Cheparinov crushes another Chebanenko Slav, in a beautiful tactical manner too, so make sure to review the game. Salgado stays on the second place though, as both Caruana and Sargissian were defeated.

Bazna Kings Round Three Report

Bazna Kings Round Three Report

Ponomariov certainly expected nothing else but the King’s Indian defence as Radjabov’s reply to 1.d4 and he prepared a Saemisch variation. After discouraging long castling, Black attempted the usual kingside counterplay, before suddenly shifting focus to the other side of the board.

Bazna Kings Round Two Report

Bazna Kings Round Two Report

The Romanian representative Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu is a very versatile player and his opening choices are difficult to be predicted. Against Gelfand he defended with Queen’s Gambit Accepted, and White took up the sharpest variation 3. e4. What was easier to guess, is that Nisipeanu would trade the Knights for Bishops or vice versa. As early as move 12 he had two Knights against two Bishops, with all heavy pieces present on the board.

Bazna Kings Round One Report

Bazna Kings Round One Report

Radjabov returned to his trademark Sveshnikov Sicilian in the game against Nisipeanu. As it was to be expected, top Romanian player opted for a quiet continuation 11.c4, hoping to gradually collect small positional pluses. Further, Nisipeanu traded his fianchettoed Bishop and continued to play N vs B with all heavy pieces on the board. He commonly induces such small imbalances…

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