Chess Siberia
Home page News Openings Best players/games Software Donate Video Philosophy Interviews Reviews Literature Music Cinema FIDE Answers Old newspapers Correspondence Chess Downloads Links Chess

Chess Siberia
www.chessib.com

E-mail:

Novosibirsk,
Siberia
Russia

Privacy Policy

Welcome to Chess Siberia - our comprehensive chess guide, providing you news, tips, reading and software on the game we all love. Chess certainly isn't easy and it's definitely not a game of luck, unlike casino type games. It takes study, time and patience to develop your game and become a truly great chess player.

News

The Women's World Chess Championship 2015, knock-out tournament takes place in Sochi (Russia) March 16th - April 7th.
Ju Wenjun of China vs Natalija Pogonina of Russia. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich
Ju Wenjun and Natalija Pogonina. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich
Round 4, Game 2: Koneru - Muzychuk M .
Zhao-Pogonina .
Muzychuk A - Cramling .
Harika-Arabidze .
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 4, Game 1
Round 4, Game 1: Muzychuk M - Koneru 1-0. The Scotch Game, unclear. Humpy made a mistake, 25...f6? and Mariya won with the powerful queen sacrifice 26.Qd2! and 29.Qf7!.
Pogonina-Zhao 0-1. The Catalan Opening, with equality. But the endgame was better for Xue.
Cramling-Muzychuk A 1/2. The Queen's Gambit, with counterplay.
Arabidze-Harika 1/2. The Queen's Gambit, the Exchange Variation. Meri had a small advantage, two bishops. A quick draw in 15 moves.
Round 3 Results. Women's World Chess Championship Knock-Out, Sochi 2015
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 3, Tiebreak
Round 3, Tiebreak: Harika-Kosteniuk 1.5-0.5 (total 2.5-1.5). Sebag-Pogonina 0-2 (1-3). Cmilyte-Arabidze 0.5-1.5 (1.5-2.5).
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 3, Game 2
Round 3, Game 2: Gunina-Cramling 1/2, the Nimzo-Indian Defence, 4.Qc2, Valentina gained a small edge due to the good rooks on the open c-file and pawns on the queenside, but Pia defended well, a draw. Harika-Kosteniuk 0-1, the King's Indian Defence with g3, Alexandra had a small advantage and could attack weak pawns, but Dronavalli counterattacked on the kingside, then Alexandra won the pawn with the powerful 39...Rxb2! and the game (so 1-1, tiebreak). Pogonina-Sebag 1-0, the Semi-Slav Defence, 18.Rxd6 was better, but then Natalija grabbed a pawn and gave the exchange for pawns, won the rook endgame.
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 3, Game 1
Round 3, Game 1: Cramling-Gunina 1-0, the Slav Defence, I like this line, but 9...Bg4 is better. After 10...a5?! (10...Bg6) Black's position looks even worse than in my game. Koneru beat Galliamova.
Round 2 Results. Women's World Chess Championship Knock-Out, Sochi 2015
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 2, Tiebreak
Round 2, Tiebreak: Muzychuk M - Socko 3-1. Harika-Krush 2.5-1.5. Sebag-Ushenina 2.5-1.5 (Anna Ushenina was late, therefore she lost the 1st tiebreak game by default according to the "zero tolerance" rule, 2nd was drawn, so Marie Sebag won the tiebreak 1.5-0.5). Khotenashvili-Huang 3.5-2.5.
Photos and 16 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 2, Game 2
Round 2, Game 2: Ushenina had a small advantage, two bishops vs Sebag, but the endgame was drawn. Pogonina pressured in the centre vs Ju, grabbed a pawn and won in the rook endgame.
Photos and 16 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 2, Game 1
Round 2, Game 1: Sebag-Ushenina 1/2. Kosteniuk beat Shen in the Queen's Gambit.
Round 1, Tiebreak: Games 1-20, Women's World Chess Championship 2015
Round 1, Tiebreak: Games 21-40, Women's World Chess Championship 2015
Round 1, Tiebreak: Yuan - M Muzychuk 0.5-1.5, total 1.5-2.5. Lujan-Galliamova 1.5-2.5, total 2.5-3.5. Gomes-Kosintseva 4-4, Armageddon 0-1. Goryachkina-Mkrtchian 4-4, Armageddon 1-0. Here in the Armageddon White has 5 minutes, Black - 4 minutes, and plus 3 seconds per move after move 61, White must win the game and Black can draw the game to win the tiebreak.
32 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 1, Game 2
Round 1, Game 2: Muzychuk-Yuan 1-0, the Dutch Defence, Mariya sacrificed the exchange to attack, had an advantage after 9...e6? 10.Nxe4 and won, better was 9...d6= with equality. Galliamova beat Lujan, also 1-1.
32 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 1, Game 1
Round 1, Game 1: Lujan beat Galliamova, Yuan beat M Muzychuk (Mariya could have won with 32...Rh2, 35...Bc5), Khurtsidze lost to Kovalevskaya.
Humpy Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Anna Muzychuk, Viktorija Cmilyte, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Zhao Xue, Mariya Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Bela Khotenashvili, Anna Ushenina, Tatiana Kosintseva, Marie Sebag, Elisabeth Paehtz, Irina Krush.
Site: http://sochi2015.fide.com/, Live-video


Openings Clubs

New ideas in various chess openings.
New!
Navara, David (2735) - Najer, Evgeniy (2634) [E11], European Individual Chess Championship, Jerusalem (4) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 9.03.2015

Carlsen, Magnus (2865) - Naiditsch, Arkadij (2706) [B91], GRENKE Classic Tiebreak Armageddon, Baden-Baden 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 3.03.2015

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


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

New!
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

New!
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)


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)
View 2 games (javascript)

Philidor is my friend, Alekhine is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Boris Ruslanovich Schipkov


Photos: Novosibirsk and Siberia


Chess Siberia is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com.



Top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Boris Schipkov. All rights reserved.