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The Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir Chess 2014 takes place in Azerbaijan 20th-30th April. Free Day - 25th April. 1. Carlsen 2.5/3.
Pairings and Results of the Vugar Gashimov Chess Memorial 2014
Magnus Carlsen. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich Fabiano Caruana Hikaru Nakamura Sergey Karjakin Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Teimour Radjabov
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich.
Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir 2014. Round 3: Chess Games
Round 3: Nakamura-Mamedyarov 1-0. The Caro-Kann Defence. Hikaru had the better chances due to the more harmonic position and less weaknesses.
Karjakin-Carlsen 1/2. The Nimzo-Indian Defence, a sharp line 4.f3. Magnus had a small advantage, but in the endgame Sergey gave the knight for 3 pawns and equalized.
Radjabov-Caruana 1/2. The Gruenfeld Defence. Fabiano grabbed the a2 pawn.
Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir 2014. Round 2: Chess Games
Round 2: Mamedyarov-Radjabov 1/2. The Semi-Slav Defence. A draw.
Caruana-Karjakin 1/2. The Spanish Game. With equality. A draw.
Carlsen-Nakamura 1-0. The Slav Defence. Magnus had a tiny advantage, tried to use the dark squares with the bishop, then grabbed two pawns.
Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir 2014. Round 1: Chess Games
Round 1: Carlsen-Mamedyarov 1-0. The Queen's Gambit Declined. Since Black's bishop was bad White was better.
Nakamura-Caruana 1/2. The English Opening. Hikaru seized space on the queenside, a lot of manoeuvres. Fabiano could have won with 54...Bh5+.
Karjakin-Radjabov 1/2. The French Defence. White had a slight advantage.
Site: http://www.shamkirchess.az/

The Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament took place in Russia 8th-21st April. Free Days 13th and 18th April.
Hou Yifan. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich 1. Hou Yifan - 8.5/11, 2. Olga Girya - 7, 3. Alexandra Kosteniuk - 6.5, 4-5. Kateryna Lagno, Anna Muzychuk - 6, 6-7. Nana Dzagnidze, Antoaneta Stefanova - 5.5, 8-9. Zhao Xue, Anna Ushenina - 5, 10. Nafisa Muminova - 4, 11-12. Tatiana Kosintseva, Tuvshintugs Batchimeg - 3.5.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 11: Games
Round 11: Hou Yifan played vs Alexandra Kosteniuk, a rare opening. A draw.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 10: Games
Round 10: Anna Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan, a quick draw by repetition.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 9: Games
Round 9: Hou Yifan attacked on the kingside, won the queen and the game vs Olga Girya, the Sicilian Defence.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 8: Games
Round 8: Hou Yifan played the rare line 1.c4 b6 2.Nc3 e6 vs Zhao Xue, a draw.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 7: Games
Round 7: Hou Yifan beat Anna Ushenina in the rook endgame, the Sicilian Defence.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 6: Games
Round 6: Hou Yifan played the unusual opening 1.d4 b6 2.c4 e6 vs Antoaneta Stefanova, a draw.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 5: Games
Round 5: Great! Hou Yifan sacrificed a pawn, then a queen to checkmate Nafisa Muminova, The Catalan Opening.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 4: Games
Round 4: Hou Yifan sacrificed the exchange vs Kateryna Lagno in the Modern Benoni Defence, a draw by repetition.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 3: Games
Round 3: Hou Yifan sacrificed a rook with the powerful 21.Rxf5! to attack and beat Nana Dzagnidze in 24 moves, the Sicilian Defence.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 2: Games
Round 2: Hou Yifan attacked in the centre with the strong 13...d5! and crushed Tuvshintugs Batchimeg in 22 moves, the Nimzo-Indian Defence.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk tournament. Round 1: Games
Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan beat Tatiana Kosintseva in Round 1, the English Opening.
Games CWGPHM 2014 (66, pgn)
Site: http://khantymansiysk2014.fide.com/

17 Astonishing Chess Games with 5 and 6 Queens on the Board. By Boris Schipkov, 27.01.2014

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

The Truth About the Decisive Game Between Deep Blue and Garry Kasparov, New York 1997, Game 6. By Boris Schipkov, 20.10.2013


Openings Clubs

New ideas in various chess openings.
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Hou, Yifan (2618) - Dzagnidze, Nana (2550) [B41], Women's Grand Prix, Khanty-Mansiysk (3) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 21.04.2014

The Clash of Titans: the Millionaire Magnus Carlsen Beat the Billionaire Bill Gates: Time Dominates. By Boris Schipkov, 12.04.2014

Aronian, Levon (2830) - Kramnik, Vladimir (2787) [D36], FIDE Candidates 2014, Khanty-Mansiysk (12) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 28.03.2014

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) - Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [D23], FIDE Candidates 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 15.03.2014

Carlsen, Magnus (2881) - Rodriguez Vila, Andres (2437) [A04], Four Player Rapid Knockout, Caxias do Sul (1) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 12.03.2014

A Nice Bishop Sacrifice: The Chess Game Sergey Volkov vs Bartosz Socko, Rilton Cup, Stockholm 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 9.03.2014

The Crushing Defeat in the Opening: the Chess Game Kevin Spraggett vs Nigel Short, Gibraltar Masters 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 26.02.2014


Best Chess Players And Games Of Month 2000-2004


Philosophy And Psychology Of Chess Struggle

Theoreticians know all. The Slav Classic, the pressure on the centre, two weaknesses and a fighting spirit (by Boris Schipkov, 21.02.2012)

How To Play Against A Novelty (by Boris Schipkov, 17.11.2005)

Enlightenment (My precious)
A Marvellous Combination Of The XX Century (by Boris Schipkov, 21.05.2005)

Time trouble?! Zeitnot!
Paehtz, Thomas Sr (2450) - Schipkov, Boris [D36], Miskolc open 1989 (Notes by Boris Schipkov, 21.12.2003)

A real sacrifice
Peric, Slavisa (2345) - Schipkov, Boris (2355) [D17], Kecskemet 1992. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 10.02.2013


Interviews


Reviews Of Chess Events

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The review of chess events for 2013 (WCC match Anand-Carlsen, Candidates, World Cup)

The review of chess events for 2012 (40th Chess Olympiad, WCC match Anand-Gelfand)

The review of chess events for 2011 (Candidates Matches, World Cup)

The review of chess events for 2010 (39th Chess Olympiad, WCC match Anand-Topalov)

The review of chess events for 2009 (World Cup)


Chess And Fiction

2013: I see Google develops Google Glass. It is interesting that I described in 2008 in my unpublished science fiction novel "Svetly put'" (that was used without my permission and partly stole by infamous writer V. Pelevin, the publishing house Eksmo and others) the powerful computer glasses. The competitors of the Google - Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Baidu (Baidu Eye), Olympus, Valve, Samsung and LG - also develops various wearable computers with a head-mounted displays. If a corporation donates me some money, then I could give the pages of my novel where I wrote about the computer glasses and what people did with it, and with augmented reality. Or I could sell the pages. Probably they could be useful for development, elaboration, advertising and promotion of such computer glasses.

Peter I, Napoleon I, Ivan IV the Terrible, Tamerlan, Frederick II, Philip II, Henry I did not play golf, tennis, football or hockey. They played chess, enjoying their rest time, developing the abilities and joining the world culture.
The Game of Kings. Chaining the times (by Boris Schipkov, 5.05.2003)

Nabokov's Luzhin and his prototypes. Disclosing the mystery


Chess And Music

Two games of Francois-Andre Danican Philidor. By Boris Schipkov, 17.11.2012

Paul Morphy and Gioacchino Rossini (2000)


Chess, Cinema and Painting

Mona Lisa Chess Superstar and the game of Marcel Duchamp. By Boris Schipkov. 5.03.2012

New pictures 24.02.2012


Chess And Software

The epic trilogy - Dutch Defence by Boris Schipkov (CD-ROMs, ChessBase)
Critics's Voices on the Dutch Defence trilogy by Boris Schipkov


FIDE News

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A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2881 in March 2014 FIDE Rating List
FIDE Rating, March 2014, Top 102

Germany leads in the number of rated chess players
Secrets of the January 2014 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 9.01.2014)

A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2872 in February 2013 FIDE Rating List
FIDE Rating, February 2013, Top 100

Germany leads in the number of players with ratings. The greatest increase in the number of players was in India.
Secrets of the January 2013 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2013)

Germany leads in the number of players with rating. The greatest increase in the number of players was in Spain.
Secrets of the January 2012 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2012)
Secrets of the January 2008 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 11.02.2008)
Secrets of the July 2007 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 12.08.2007)
Secrets of the January 2007 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 11.02.2007)
There are more than 1000 chess grandmasters in the World.
Secrets of the July 2006 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 15.08.2006)


Answers

We will fly to Mars in XXI century. We must fly.

Cosmos and Stars (by Boris Schipkov, 12.04.2006)

Space (Soyuz-9) - Earth (Control Center) [D20], Radio Match 1970 (by Boris Schipkov, 15.04.2006)


Extracts From Old Chess Papers.

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The chess newspaper "64" for September, 1938. Photos by Boris Schipkov. 26.12.2013

The chess magazine "L'Italia Scacchistica" for September, 1933. Photos by Boris Schipkov. 3.02.2012

The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for December, 1937 (28.01.2004)
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Philidor is my friend, Alekhine is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Boris Ruslanovich Schipkov


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