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The Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament takes place in the United Arab Emirates 24th August - 6th September. Free Days 29th August and 3rd September. 1-2. Ju Wenjun, Hou Yifan 6/7.
Ju Wenjun. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich
Ju Wenjun leads in the tournament. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament. Round 7: Games
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament. Round 6: Games
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament. Round 5: Games
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament. Round 4: Games
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament. Round 3: Games and Photos
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament. Round 2: Games and Photos
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah tournament. Round 1: Games
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2014 Sharjah Tournament. Opening Ceremony
Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Harika Dronavalli, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Elina Danielian, Anna Ushenina, Zhu Chen, Alina L'Ami, Tuvshintugs Batchimeg, Nafisa Muminova.
Site: http://sharjah2014.fide.com/

The Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM double-round robin tournament takes place in Saint Louis (USA) 27th August - 7th September. 1. Fabiano Caruana 5 out of 5 scores!
Round 5: Caruana outplayed Nakamura in the Slav Defence. Aronian had weak pawns and lost in the rook endgame vs Carlsen. Topalov beat Vachier-Lagrave in the Sicilian.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 5: Games
Round 4: Fabiano Caruana beat Aronian in the Spanish with a fab knight sacrifice 29.Na5! and 30.Nxe5! to push pawns on the kingside. A fabulous win! Carlsen made a draw vs Topalov in the endgame. Nakamura easily equalized vs Vachier-Lagrave.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 4: Games
Round 3: Carlsen played badly in the opening (11.Bg3?!, 13.h3?!), then sacrificed the bishop 15.Bxf7+, 16.Nh4+ was better, Caruana found the strong 20...Nd3! and won. Vachier-Lagrave obtained a big advantage with 20.d5 and beat Aronian. Nakamura could have won with the nice 21...Bxf2+!, but lost after mistakes vs Topalov.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 3: Games
Round 2: Carlsen sacrificed a piece to draw by perpetual check vs Nakamura. Caruana sacrificed a pawn in the Caro-Kann, and after Vachier-Lagrave's mistake 17...Nh6? quickly won. Topalov grabbed the exchange vs Aronian, and quickly lost after errors.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 2: Games
Round 1: Perpetual check in Vachier-Carlsen, Caruana beat Topalov, Aronian-Nakamura a draw in the Slav Defence, the Dutch Variation.
Sinquefield Cup 2014 Super GM chess tournament, Saint Louis 2014. Round 1: Games
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Site: http://uschesschamps.com/live


Openings Clubs

New ideas in various chess openings.
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Ding, Liren (2742) - Gajewski, Grzegorz (2659) [E11], World Chess Olympiad, Tromso (11) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 18.08.2014

So, Wesley (2744) - Jobava, Baadur (2713) [A40], ACP Golden Classic, Bergamo (6) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 31.07.2014

Van Wely, Loek (2657) - L'Ami, Erwin (2650) [A04], NED-ch, Amsterdam (6) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 22.07.2014

Hou, Yifan (2629) - Stefanova, Antoaneta (2488) [A35], Women's Grand Prix, Lopota (5) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 9.07.2014

Carlsen, Magnus (2837) - Polgar, Judit (2673) [E81], World Blitz Chess Championship, Dubai (14) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 27.06.2014

Caruana, Fabiano (2791) - Karjakin, Sergey (2771) [A34], Norway Chess, Stavanger (Round 9) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 18.06.2014

Kamsky, Gata (2713) - Akobian, Varuzhan (2643) [D02], USA Chess Championship TB, Saint Louis (2) 2014. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 30.05.2014


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, 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.

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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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