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Danzhou-2014, Round 3

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Arkadij Naiditsch defeated Zhao Jun in Round 3 and joined the leaders Ding Liren and Bu Xiangzhi

Round 3 results:

Arkadij Naiditsch (2705) - Zhao Jun (2603), 1-0
Bu Xiangzhi (2693) - Ding Liren (2714), 1/2-1/2
Wey Yi (2634) - Xiu Deshun (2550), 1/2-1/2
Ruslan Ponomariov (2723) - Ma Qun (2609), 1/2-1/2
Zhou Weiqi (2601) - Yu Yangyi (2675), 1/2-1/2

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 7

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Hou Yifan is unstoppable at Lopota so far. She has 6.5/7 points.
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 7 results:

Ju Wenjun (2532) - Antoaneta Stefanova (2488), 1-0
Nana Dzagnidze (2540) - Hou Yifan (2629), 0-1
Harika Dronavalli (2503) - Zhao Xue (2538), 1/2-1/2
Anna Muzychuk (2561) - Humpy Koneru (2613), 1/2-1/2
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532) - Bela Khotenashvili (2518), 1-0
Elina Danielian (2460) - Nafisa Muminova (2332), 1-0

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 June 2014 )
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Danzhou-2014, Round 2

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Bu Xiangzhi is co-leading the Danzhou super tournament with Ding Liren after Round 2

Round 2 results:

Yu Yangyi (2675) - Ruslan Ponomariov (2723), 1/2-1/2
Ding Liren (2714) - Arkadij Naiditsch (2705), 1/2-1/2
Xiu Deshun (2550) - Bu Xiangzhi (2693), 0-1
Ma Qun (2609) - Wey Yi (2634), 1/2-1/2
Zhou Weiqi (2601) - Zhao Jun (2603), 1/2-1/2

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GM Caruana - GM Jobava annotated by GM Balogh

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Thursday, 26 June 2014
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A nice attacking game by Fabiano Caruana, who intuitively sacrificed two pawns for longterm compensation.

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 6

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Alexandra Kosteniuk won her first game in Lopota
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 6 results:

Antoaneta Stefanova (2488) - Elina Danielian (2460), 1/2-1/2
Nafisa Muminova (2332) - Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532), 0-1
Bela Khotenashvili (2518) - Anna Muzychuk (2561), 0-1
Humpy Koneru (2613) - Harika Dronavalli (2503), 1-0
Zhao Xue (2538) - Nana Dzagnidze (2540), 0-1
Hou Yifan (2629) - Ju Wenjun (2532), 1-0

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 June 2014 )
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Danzhou-2014, Round 1

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014


The 5th edition of Danzou super tournament is underway in China (June 25 - July 5, round robin). Previously only Chinese players used to participate in it, but this time ex-FIDE World Chess Champion Ruslan Ponomariov and German #1 player Arkadij Naiditsch have been invited as well. Notable absentees are Wang Hao (2729), Wang Yue (2713) and Li Chao (2711). Could it be a qualification event for the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Norway? Who knows.

The time control is 90m/40 moves, another 30m added after move 40, 30s/move increment starting from move one. The official prize fund is 320,000 yuan (roughly $50,000).

Round 1 results:

Ding Liren (2714) - Zhao Jun (2603), 1-0
Arkadij Naiditsch (2705) - Xiu Deshun (2550), 1/2-1/2
Bu Xiangzhi (2693) - Ma Qun (2609), 1-0
Wey Yi (2634) - Yu Yangyi (2675), 1/2-1/2
Ruslan Ponomariov (2723) - Zhou Weiqi (2601), 1/2-1/2

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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 5

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hou Yifan is leading the tournament (4.5/5), while Ju Wenjun and Nana Dzagnidze (pictured) are at 4/5
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 5 results:

Hou Yifan (2629) - Antoaneta Stefanova (2488), 1-0
Ju Wenjun (2532) - Zhao Xue (2538), 1-0
Nana Dzagnidze (2540) - Humpy Koneru (2613), 1-0
Harika Dronavalli (2503) - Bela Khotenashvili (2518), 1/2-1/2
Anna Muzychuk (2561) - Nafisa Muminova (2332), 1-0
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532) - Elina Danielian (2460) , 1/2-1/2

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 June 2014 )
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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

By candidate master Peter Zhdanov, Editor of Pogonina.com

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In this special weekly column we will be looking at the most unexpected upsets that happened last week. Players usually face opponents of a similar level. Considerably less frequent are situations when a significantly lower-rated player succeeds in beating a much stronger adversary.

The World Blitz Chess Championship has produced quite a few upsets, including Kryvoruchko (2707) - Omar (2366), 0-1. However, only 8 out of the 23 featured games were played there. Other David vs. Goliath encounters took place at tournaments with a standard time control.

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Chess Week on Twitter

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Monday, 23 June 2014
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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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Last Updated ( Monday, 23 June 2014 )
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix in Lopota, Round 4

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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Harika Dronavalli is sharing 2-4 places with Ju Wenjun and Nana Dzagnidze after Round 4
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Women's FIDE Grand Prix is taking place in Lopota, Georgia from June 18 to July 2.

Round 4 results:

Antoaneta Stefanova (2488) - Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532), 1-0
Elina Danielian (2460) - Anna Muzychuk (2561), 1-0
Nafisa Muminova (2332) - Harika Dronavalli (2503), 0-1
Bela Khotenashvili (2518) - Nana Dzagnidze (2540), 0-1
Humpy Koneru (2613) - Ju Wenjun (2532), 1/2-1/2
Zhao Xue (2538) - Hou Yifan (2629), 0-1

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 June 2014 )
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