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Secrets of the January 2017 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2017)
The Review of Chess Events for 2016 (World Championships, 42nd World Chess Olympiad)
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017 takes place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 14th-29th.
Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Anish Giri, Pentalal Harikrishna, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Pavel Eljanov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Dmitri Andreikin, Richard Rapport, Wei Yi, Loek van Wely, Baskaran Adhiban.
Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Wijk aan Zee 2017
The World Chess Championship 2016 Match - Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin - took place in New York City (USA) 11th-30th November.
Magnus Carlsen beats Sergey Karjakin 9-7. Magnus Carlsen is World Chess Champion.
World Chess Championship 2016 Match Magnus Carlsen against Sergey Karjakin, New York 2016
Women's World Chess Championship 2016 match Mariya Muzychuk vs Hou Yifan, Lviv 2016
New ideas in various chess openings.
Karjakin, Sergey (2772) - Carlsen, Magnus (2853) [C84], World Championship Tiebreak Rapid (3), New York 2016 - Notes by Boris Schipkov, 20.12.2016
Riazantsev, Alexander (2651) - Kokarev, Dmitry (2636) [D90], Russian Championship Super Final, Novosibirsk (8) 2016 - Notes by Boris Schipkov, 7.11.2016
Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2740) - Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2731) [C45], Tal Memorial, Moscow (1) 2016 - Notes by Boris Schipkov, 18.10.2016
Kramnik, Vladimir (2808) - Meier, Georg (2654) [C11], 42nd Olympiad, Baku (6) 2016 - Notes by Boris Schipkov, 16.09.2016
So, Wesley (2771) - Nakamura, Hikaru (2791) [E05], Sinquefield Cup 2016, Saint Louis (1) 2016 - Notes by Boris Schipkov, 21.08.2016
Movsesian, Sergei (2666) - Ganguly, Surya Shekhar (2676) [B48], Czech Open A, Pardubice (8) 2016 - Notes by Boris Schipkov, 5.08.2016
Carlsen, Magnus (2855) - Karjakin, Sergey (2773) [B50], Bilbao Chess Masters Final, Bilbao (3) 2016 - Notes by Boris Schipkov, 27.07.2016
Strategy for Openings: Plans. The Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange Variation, Castling on Opposite Sides - By Boris Schipkov, 23.05.2016
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
The Review of Chess Events for 2015 (World Chess Cup, Women's WCC)
The Review of Chess Events for 2014 (WCC match Carlsen-Anand, 41st World Chess Olympiad, Candidates)
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)
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
Two games of Francois-Andre Danican Philidor. By Boris Schipkov, 17.11.2012
Paul Morphy and Gioacchino Rossini (2000)
The film "Leviathan", directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev from Novosibirsk, Siberia, wins the Golden Globe Award 2015! "Leviathan" is the Best Foreign Language Film.
Mona Lisa Chess Superstar and the game of Marcel Duchamp. By Boris Schipkov. 5.03.2012
New pictures 24.02.2012
The Truth About the Decisive Game Between Deep Blue and Garry Kasparov, New York 1997, Game 6. By Boris Schipkov, 20.10.2013
The epic trilogy - Dutch Defence by Boris Schipkov (CD-ROMs, ChessBase)
Critics's Voices on the Dutch Defence trilogy by Boris Schipkov
Secrets of the January 2016 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2016)
For the first time in history Hou Yifan outstrips Judit Polgar in FIDE Rating List, March 2015. Hou Yifan is No.1 female chess player
FIDE Rating, Standard Top 100 Women March 2015
Russia leads in the number of rated chess players
Secrets of the January 2015 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 8.01.2015)
A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2882 in May 2014 FIDE Rating List
FIDE Rating, May 2014, Top 100 Players
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)
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)
The Stem Game of the Evans Gambit: Evans, William Davies - McDonnell, Alexander [C51], London 1829. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 14.08.2015
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)
Philidor is my friend, Alekhine is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Boris Ruslanovich Schipkov
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