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News ‘June, 2010’

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round Two

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round Two

The main event of the Festival is the round robin Master Tournament with 8 players, which continued on Sunday with round two. Last year winner Ivan Cheparinov sacrificed the piece from the Black side of the Catalan opening against Fabiano Caruana for a powerful central pawn mass. But the Italian was cautious and didn’t wait too long before returning the material to secure an equal Rook endgame.

Bu Xiangzhi defeats Ding Liren in Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament

Bu Xiangzhi defeats Ding Liren in Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament

Bu Xiangzhi defeated Ding Liren after a neat counterattack on the kingside and replaced him as the tournament leader. Ding Liren, who caused major surprise by winning the 2009 China chess champion, and at 2547 elo is still the lowest rated player in the event, had a good start when he won two consecutive games.

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round One

Ruy Lopez International Festival – Round One

The main event of the Festival is the round robin Master Tournament with 8 players. First round was played on Saturday and all four games finished with decisive results. Ivan Cheparinov won a pawn of Vladimir Malakhov and after the exchange of all heavy pieces, routinely converted the advantage into full point.

Ding Liren takes early lead at Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament

Ding Liren takes early lead at Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament

The First Danzhou Hainan Super Tournament is being held from 11th June to 20th June 2010 in Danzhou city, Hainan province, China. Ten top Chinese Grandmasters compete, with the exception of GM Wang Yue who will play Bazna Kings in Romania from Monday. The playing format is round robin and the time control will be 90 minutes per player with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move.

The 2010 Susan Polgar World Open for Boys and Girls

The 2010 Susan Polgar World Open for Boys and Girls

The event started on Friday with a lecture to a big crowd, the SPWO Puzzle Solving, followed by a Simul. The main event will begin Saturday. Over 260 players have already pre-registered for just the main event alone. The winner(s) of each of the girl’s section will qualify for the 2010 Susan Polgar Girl’s Invitational which will take place at Texas Tech University on July 25-30, 2010.

1st Roseto International Chess Festival

1st Roseto International Chess Festival

The 1st Roseto International Festival was held on 4th – 12th June at the “Villaggio di Abruzzo” in Roseto degli Abruzzi, on the Adriatic coast in central Italy. GM Vladimir Epishin from Russia was the top seed, while IM Axel Rombaldoni was top rated Italian player. After nine rounds of play GM Oleg Romanishin took a clear first place with 7.0 points. Half a point behind are IM Misa Pap (Serbia) and GM Vladimir Epishin.

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Ten

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Ten

Derby games of round ten, Dreev-Kokarev and Turov-Fier, ended in draws, which was wonderful opportunity for Grandmasters Maletin, Luther and Aleksandrov to beat the respective opposition and surge ahead to the shared second place. The mentioned players are in best position to fight for the winner’s trophy in Thursday’s final round.

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Nine

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Nine

Action packed round nine saw three victories for white pieces on top boards and gave us better insight on who might be the eventual winner of the tournament. GM Dmirty Kokarev maintains a half-point advantage after another victory, while top-seed Alexey Dreev and Brazilian star Alexandr Fier are sharing the second place with 7.5 points each. Behind them is a group of seven Grandmasters tied on 4th, all of whom will be seeking an opportunity to attack the top positions.

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Eight

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Eight

In round eight top five boards delivered draws, allowing GM Dmitry Kokarev to retain the lead with 7.0 points. Grandmasters Anton Kovalyov and Alexandr Fier won further bellow to advance to the shared second place, half a point behind Kokarev.

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Seven

Mumbai Mayor’s Cup – Round Seven

The third edition of the Mumbai Mayor’s Cup chess tournament started on 2nd June and continues over eleven rounds of Swiss system until 10th June. The event, which is being organised by Venus Chess Academy and conducted by the Bombay Chess Association, is taking place at the Goregaon Sports Club.

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