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News ‘December, 2010’

Bansko Open Round Four

Bansko Open Round Four

The 2nd-seeded GM Boris Savchenko won yet another game and is topping the standings with perfect score, together with International Masters Nanko Dobrev and Tamir Nabaty. Dobrev defeated another Grandmaster, this time his victim was GM Athanasios Mastrovasilis.

India National Premier Chess Championship

India National Premier Chess Championship

Playing black side of Queen’s Gambit Accepted game, Negi had shown great end game skills as he sacrificed his bishop for two pawns in the fifty first move and garnered full point after seven more moves.

London Chess Classic – Round Six

London Chess Classic – Round Six

The first game to finish was the all-English battle between Nigel Short and David Howell. Nigel treated us to some 19th century romanticism – a King’s Gambit. David chose a 1870s continuation by Blackburne (7…Bg7) rather than the older 7…Bd6, as played by Staunton amongst others.

Bansko Open Round Three (replayable games added)

Bansko Open Round Three (replayable games added)

Bansko Grand Chess Open 2010 continued on Tuesday with a double round. The standings have dispersed and now we have six players in the lead with three points each. Among them are the top Grandmaster Boris Savchenko and experienced IM Nanko Dobrev who surprised GM Henrik Danielsen with black pieces.

India National Premier Chess Championship

India National Premier Chess Championship

Playing with white pieces in Modern Line of Caro-Kann defence game, Negi displayed great attacking skills in the middle game to outwit his rival in 36 moves. Meanwhile playing white side of Nimzo-Indian Classical variation, overnight sole leader S P Sethuraman settled for half point after a marathon match that lasted 92 moves against Grandmaster R R Laxman of Railways.

Bansko Open Round One

Bansko Open Round One

The tournament continues on Tuesday with a double round, the first one starting at 10:00 local time. There will be some interesting games, as the top rated Grandmasters already match up against FIDE Masters.

London Chess Classic – Round Five

London Chess Classic – Round Five

This third success for Magnus catapulted him into the joint lead with Vishy Anand and Luke McShane; technically he is the leader on tie-break because he has had more Blacks (and more wins) than his rivals.

India National Premier Chess Championship

India National Premier Chess Championship

International Master S P Sethuraman defeated overnight joint leader Grandmaster B Adhiban in the fourth round to take the sole lead with three and half points in the REC National Premier Chess Championhip here at K R Mangalam World School, GK-II on Sunday.

London Chess Classic – Round Four

London Chess Classic – Round Four

The tournament has passed the midway point and we now have joint leaders. World champion Vishy Anand celebrated his 41st birthday by defeating backmarker Nigel Short to join Luke McShane (who drew with Mickey Adams) in the lead. It wasn’t quite such a good day for the English players as Friday as David Howell also lost, to Vladimir Kramnik.

India National Premier Chess Championship

India National Premier Chess Championship

Playing with white pieces in Sicilian Scheveningen opening, Gopal taken an early initiative but Negi stood firm on the grounds in the early hours of the game and went on to take his chances at the later stages of the much awaited battle between the duo…

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