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The FIDE World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi tournament took place in Georgia 14th-27th February. Free Days 19th and 24th February. 1. Evgeny Tomashevsky - 8 out of 11, 2. Dmitry Jakovenko - 6.5, 3. Teimour Radjabov - 6, 4-7. Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 5.5, 8-10. Alexander Grischuk, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Baadur Jobava - 5, 11. Peter Svidler - 4.5, 12. Dmitry Andreikin - 4.
Evgeny Tomashevsky. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich Dmitry Jakovenko Teimour Radjabov Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Rustam Kasimdzhanov Leinier Dominguez Perez
Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radjabov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Leinier Dominguez Perez.
Anish Giri Alexander Grischuk Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Baadur Jobava Peter Svidler Dmitry Andreikin
Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Baadur Jobava, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 11: Games
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 10: Games and Photos
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 9: Games and Photos
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 8: Games
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 7: Games
Round 7: Giri played the Dutch Defence vs Jakovenko like the game Radjabov-Ivanchuk, 2013, White had a small advantage, 16.Qd2?! is a novelty, Black could have played 16...f4! with equality, the endgame was drawish, but Anish made a mistake, 46...Ra2+? and lost, 46...Nf3= was better. Mamedyarov had a clear edge vs Grischuk and won. Jobava beat Dominguez. Kasimdzhanov-Radjabov 1/2, a draw.
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 6: Games
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 5: Games and Photos
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 4: Games
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 3: Games
Round 3: Jakovenko grabbed a pawn with 16...Nxd4 vs Jobava and quickly won in 22 moves. Andreikin sacrificed a knight, but Mamedyarov did not take the knight, played 18...Be7, won two pawns and the game. Tomashevsky beat Grischuk.
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 2: Games and Photos
World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament. Round 1: Games and Photos
Opening Ceremony, World Chess Grand Prix 2015 Tbilisi Tournament
Games WCGP Tbilisi 2015 (66, pgn)
Site: http://tbilisi2015.fide.com/en/

The European Individual Chess Championship 2015 takes place in Jerusalem (Israel) 24th February - 8th March. 1. Korobov 4 out of 4 scores.
Motylev, Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov, Nepomniachtchi, Bacrot, Vallejo, Matlakov, Moiseenko, Kryvoruchko, Riazantsev, Korobov, Fedoseev, Howell, Dreev.
Site: http://www.eicc2015.com/

The Zurich Chess Challenge 2015 took place in Switzerland 13th-19th February. Tiebreak: Viswanathan Anand - Hikaru Nakamura 0-1 (Armageddon).
Zurich Chess Challenge 2015

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2015 took place in Gibraltar 27th January - 5th February.
The winner Hikaru Nakamura and Mariagrazia De Rosa
The winner Hikaru Nakamura with Mariagrazia De Rosa. Photo by Sophie Triay.
Final Standings: 1. Hikaru Nakamura - 8.5 out of 10 scores, 2. David Howell - 8, 3-11. Hou Yifan, Nikita Vitiugov, Veselin Topalov, Dennis Wagner, Wei Yi, B. Adhiban, P. Harikrishna, Axel Bachmann, Maxim Matlakov - 7.5.
Hikaru Nakamura, Gibraltar Masters 2015: All 10 Games
In round 10 Nakamura grabbed a pawn in the endgame vs Harikrishna, a draw. Vitiugov-Bachmann 1/2, Nikita seized space on the queenside, a draw. Hou-Howell 1/2, Yifan attacked in the centre with 13.d4, could have won with 42.Rc3, a draw.
In round 9 Nakamura played 1...d5 and 3...Bg4 in the Reti Opening vs Bachmann, with counterplay, but Hikaru traded the light-squared bishop, and Axel attacked Black's pawns to have a small edge, 20.Qxe6 or 20.e3 was better, the endgame was drawn. Hou Yifan beat Rapport.
In round 8 Nakamura had an advantage in the Sicilian due to better development and two bishops vs Yu, and won. Svidler-Hou 1/2, a draw.
In round 7 Nakamura seized the open c-file with rooks and had a small advantage vs Howell, a draw.
In round 6 Nakamura won two pawns and the game vs Topalov. Hou Yifan had the good d5-knight, pushed pawns on the queenside and outplayed Mareco.
In round 5 Hikaru Nakamura sacrificed the exchange in the Queen's Gambit Accepted, had two strong passed pawns b3 and c3, and beat Adhiban.
In round 4 Hikaru Nakamura grabbed a pawn in the centre vs Nils Grandelius and won.
In round 3 Ju Wenjun successfully attacked Richard Rapport on the kingside.
In round 2 Hou Yifan beat Arghyadip Das after an interesting tactical struggle.
In round 1 Hikaru Nakamura beat Jovana Vojinovic in the Dutch Defence.
Hou Yifan, Gibraltar Chess Masters 2015, Round 7
Women's World Champion Hou Yifan, Gibraltar Chess Masters 2015. Photo by John Saunders.
Women's prizes: 1. Hou Yifan - 7.5, 2-5. Rout Padmini, Anna Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun, Antoaneta Stefanova - 6.5.
Hou Yifan, Gibraltar Chess Masters 2015: All 10 Games and Photos
Hou Yifan, Nakamura, Topalov, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Yu, Harikrishna, Rapport, Ju, Muzychuk, Spraggett.
Site: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/


Openings Clubs

New ideas in various chess openings.
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Anand, Viswanathan (2797) - Nakamura, Hikaru (2776) [D37], Zurich Chess Challenge Tiebreak Armageddon, Zurich 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 23.02.2015

Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano [A88], Zurich Chess Challenge Blitz, Zurich (2) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 18.02.2015

Hou, Yifan (2673) - Mareco, Sandro (2583) [B90], Gibraltar Masters (6) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 13.02.2015

Adhiban, Baskaran (2630) - Nakamura, Hikaru (2776) [D20], Gibraltar Masters 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 9.02.2015

Carlsen, Magnus (2862) - Hou, Yifan (2673) [B32], 77th Tata Steel Chess Masters, Wijk aan Zee (7) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 31.01.2015

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2744) - Carlsen, Magnus (2862) [A84], 77th Tata Steel Chess Masters, Wijk aan Zee (3) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 19.01.2015

Ding, Liren (2732) - Caruana, Fabiano (2820) [D78], Tata Steel Chess Masters, Wijk aan Zee (1) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 15.01.2015


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 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)


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

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


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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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)


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.

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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