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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.

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The Biel International 2015 Chess Festival took place in Switzerland 20th-30th July.
1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 6.5 out of 10, 2. Radoslaw Wojtaszek - 6, 3-4. David Navara, Michael Adams - 5.5, 5. Pavel Eljanov - 4.5, 6. Richard Rapport - 2.
Biel International 2015 Chess Festival. 30 GM Games
Games BICFG 2015 (30, pgn)
Site: http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/grandmaster-tournament/

The Czech Open 2015 took place in Pardubice 24th July - 2nd August.
1. Viktor Laznicka - 7.5 out of 9, 2-5. Sergei Movsesian, Robert Cvek, Andrei Kovalev, Danny Raznikov - 7.
Viktor Laznicka, Czech Open 2015: 9 Games
Site: http://www.czechopen.net/en/, http://chess-results.com/tnr180752

The Politiken Cup 2015 took place in Helsingor (Denmark) 25th July - 2nd August.
1-10. Markus Ragger, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Laurent Fressinet, Tiger Hillarp-Persson, Samuel Shankland, Sebastien Maze, Mihail Marin, Sune Berg Hansen, Vitaly Kunin - 8 out of 10 scores.
Markus Ragger, Politiken Cup, Helsingor 2015: 10 Games
Site: http://www.ksu.dk/politiken_cup/

The Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2015 took place in Dortmund (Germany) 27th June - 5th July. 1. Fabiano Caruana - 5.5 out of 7, 2-3. Wesley So, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu - 4.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2015

Women's World Chess Championship 2015 Knock-Out, Sochi 2015


Openings Clubs

New ideas in various chess openings.
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Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (2654) - Caruana, Fabiano (2805) [C52], Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund (7) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 23.07.2015

Hou, Yifan (2676) - Kramnik, Vladimir (2783) [C65], Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund (2) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 7.07.2015

Anand, Viswanathan (2804) - Carlsen, Magnus (2876) [C95], Norway Chess, Stavanger (4) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 29.06.2015

Nakamura, Hikaru (2799) - Vachier Lagrave, Maxime (2754) [A45], Chess Grand Prix, Khanty-Mansiysk (7) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 12.06.2015

Caruana, Fabiano (2803) - Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2749) [D15], Chess Grand Prix, Khanty-Mansiysk (3) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 5.06.2015

The Sicilian Defence B33, Variation 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Nb8 9.Qf3. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 19.04.2015

Muzychuk, Mariya (2526) - Koneru, Humpy (2581) [C45], Women's World Championship KO, Sochi (4.1) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 9.04.2015


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 Truth About the Decisive Game Between Deep Blue and Garry Kasparov, New York 1997, Game 6. By Boris Schipkov, 20.10.2013

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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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)
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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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