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GM Kevin Spraggett's Tactics

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Friday, 16 May 2014
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By GM Kevin Spraggett, Canada.
Best FIDE rating: 2633
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Today some tactical examples from my own games
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 Monnard,Laurent


Andorra Open, 1991.  Position before Blacks 24th move.  A sharp Leningrad Dutch has given way to White being  near winning on the Queenside but having his King wide open on the other side.  At first I thought of playing 24Ng4!?, but did not see a clear line after 25.Qf3!, though Black maintains a strong and dangerous initiative.  Then a clever idea came to my minddo you see it also?


BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!

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Poikovsky, Round 6 Odds

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Friday, 16 May 2014

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XV-th tournament dedicated to Anatoly Karpov is taking place in Poikovsky, Russia.

This year's participants are: Ian Nepomniatchi (2735, Russia), Pavel Eljanov (2732, Ukraine), Dmitry Jakovenko (2730, Russia), Etienne Bacrot (2721, France), Alexander Morozevich (2719, Russia), Alexei Shirov (2703, Latvia), Alexander Motylev (2687, Russia), Ivan Saric (2666, Croatia), Viktor Bologan (2655, Moldova), Emil Sutovsky (2642, Israel).

Current standings
: 1-2. Morozevich, Saric - 4/5; 3. Jakovenko - 3.5; 4-6. Shirov, Bacrot, Motylev - 2.5; 7.Nepomniachtchi - 2; 8-9.Eljanov, Bologan - 1.5; 10. Sutovsky - 1

Round 5 results:

Alexander Morozevich (2719) - Ivan Saric (2666), 1/2-1/2
Dmitry Jakovenko (2730) - Emil Sutovsky (2642), 1-0
Etienne Bacrot (2721) - Alexei Shirov (2703), 1/2-1/2
Pavel Eljanov (2732) - Viktor Bologan (2655), 0-1
Ian Nepomniachtchi (2735) - Alexander Motylev (2687), 0-1

Odds for Round 6, May 17:





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Capablanca Memorial, Round 8 Odds

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The 49th Capablanca Memorial is taking place in Havana, Cuba from May 8 to 18. The Elite group is comprised of Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768, Cuba), Vassily Ivanchuk (2753, Ukraine), Wesley So (2731, Philippines), Francisco Vallejo (2700, Spain), Zoltan Almasi (2693, Hungary) and Lazaro Bruzon (2682, Cuba).

There is also a Premier group (10 GMs/IMs) and an Open tournament.

Current standings in the Elite group: 1. So - 4.5; 2. Dominguez - 4, 3-4. Vallejo, Bruzon - 3.5; 5. Almasi - 3; 6. Ivanchuk - 2.5

Round 7 results of the Elite group:

Vassily Ivanchuk (2753) - Lazaro Bruzon Batista (2682), 1/2-1/2
Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768) - Zoltan Almasi (2693), 1/2-1/2
Francisco Vallejo Pons (2700) - Wesley So (2731), 1/2-1/2

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Lei Tingije wins 4th Women Master Tournament

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Lei Tingije is a rising star from China. We have reported on her progress earlier

Untitled young player Lei Tingije won the 4th Women's Master Tournament in China due to having a better tie-break score than women's world top-10 WGM Ju Wenjun. Congratulations!




TB1: Direct encounter
TB2: Sonneborn-Berger Tie-Break
TB3: Number of victories


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GM David - GM Vachier-Lagrave annotated by GM Balogh

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A nice example on the theme how to launch an effective attack in case of same side castling.

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Capablanca Memorial, Round 7 Odds

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

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The 49th Capablanca Memorial is taking place in Havana, Cuba from May 8 to 18. The Elite group is comprised of Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768, Cuba), Vassily Ivanchuk (2753, Ukraine), Wesley So (2731, Philippines), Francisco Vallejo (2700, Spain), Zoltan Almasi (2693, Hungary) and Lazaro Bruzon (2682, Cuba).

There is also a Premier group (10 GMs/IMs) and an Open tournament.

Current standings in the Elite group: 1. So - 4; 2. Dominguez - 3.5, 3-4. Vallejo, Bruzon - 3; 5. Almasi - 2.5; 6. Ivanchuk - 2

Round 6 results of the Elite group:

Lazaro Bruzon Batista (2682) - Wesley So (2731), 1/2-1/2
Zoltan Almasi (2693) - Francisco Vallejo Pons (2700), 0-1
Vassily Ivanchuk (2753) - Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768), 1/2-1/2

Pairings and odds for Round 7:



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Chess Tactics

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rapid chess, White to move

One of the key differences between average and really strong players is that the latter are more resilient and are able to come up with tricky ideas even in the most desperate situations. For example, in the position on the diagram above White resigned due to not being able to convey an attack on the opponent's king and losing even more material after Black's last move Qb2. Do you have a better suggestion?

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Poikovsky, Round 5 Odds

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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XV-th tournament dedicated to Anatoly Karpov is taking place in Poikovsky, Russia.

This year's participants are: Ian Nepomniatchi (2735, Russia), Pavel Eljanov (2732, Ukraine), Dmitry Jakovenko (2730, Russia), Etienne Bacrot (2721, France), Alexander Morozevich (2719, Russia), Alexei Shirov (2703, Latvia), Alexander Motylev (2687, Russia), Ivan Saric (2666, Croatia), Viktor Bologan (2655, Moldova), Emil Sutovsky (2642, Israel).

Current standings
: 1-2. Morozevich, Saric - 3.5/4; 3. Jakovenko - 2.5; 4-6. Shirov, Bacrot, Nepomniachtchi - 2; 7-8.Eljanov, Motylev - 1.5; 9. Sutovsky - 1; 10. Bologan - 0.5

Round 4 results:

Ivan Saric (2666) - Pavel Eljanov (2732), 1-0
Viktor Bologan (2655) - Ian Nepomniachtchi (2735), 0-1
Alexander Motylev (2687) - Etienne Bacrot (2721), 1/2-1/2
Alexei Shirov (2703) - Dmitry Jakovenko (2730), 1/2-1/2
Emil Sutovsky (2642) - Alexander Morozevich (2719), 0-1

Odds for Round 5, May 15:





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Chess Week on Twitter

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Pogonina.com offers you a selection of the top-10 chess tweets from last week - a digest of the most important chess news in one short post.

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Poikovsky, Round 4 Odds

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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XV-th tournament dedicated to Anatoly Karpov is taking place in Poikovsky, Russia.

This year's participants are: Ian Nepomniatchi (2735, Russia), Pavel Eljanov (2732, Ukraine), Dmitry Jakovenko (2730, Russia), Etienne Bacrot (2721, France), Alexander Morozevich (2719, Russia), Alexei Shirov (2703, Latvia), Alexander Motylev (2687, Russia), Ivan Saric (2666, Croatia), Viktor Bologan (2655, Moldova), Emil Sutovsky (2642, Israel).

Current standings
: 1-2. Morozevich, Saric - 2.5/3; 3. Jakovenko - 2; 4-6. Shirov, Bacrot, Eljanov - 1.5; 7-9. Sutovsky, Nepomniachtchi, Motylev - 1; 10. Bologan - 0.5

Round 3 results:

Emil Sutovsky (2642) - Ivan Saric (2666), 0-1
Alexander Morozevich (2719) - Alexei Shirov (2703), 1/2-1/2
Dmitry Jakovenko (2730) - Alexander Motylev (2687), 1/2-1/2
Etienne Bacrot (2721) - Viktor Bologan (2655), 1/2-1/2
Ian Nepomniachtchi (2735) - Pavel Eljanov (2732), 1/2-1/2

Odds for Round 4, May 14:





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