Chess Olympiad attracts many people who follow the performance of the best national teams. Normally they follow the games of top players, when few of them realize how much is left behind the scenes at Olympiad. It’s like an iceberg, when you only see the top of it. Captains’ work is also left behind the scene. Previously this position was not always taken seriously. There used to be teams with local officials in role of captains, whose main task were photo shooting and sightseeing.
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Dear chess friends! We are happy to inform you the strongest traditional chess festival "XIII Vasylyshyn Memorial" will take place from 3 to 11 of December 2016. Festival will consist of 2 international round robin tournaments: 1) with GM norm 2) with IM norm.
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Andrei Volokitin demonstrated extraordinary performance at Olympiad 8,5 out of 9. That's the record performance for whole history of Chess Olympiads - 2992. To realise his much it is one can compare it to previous records. Garry Kasparov in Slovenia, 2002, shooted 2933, and Sergey Karjakin in Spain, 2004 performed 2929 I suggest you to see the best game of Volokitin on Olympiad played against Grischuk with very beautiful combination
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Woman Grandmaster Vita Kryvoruchko shows the kids her game from the 2016 Metro Saint Louis Class Championships against IM Eric Rosen. See if you can find the best moves in each position. This lecture was prepared for Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
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Yuriy Vovk made furore at the World Blitz Championship 2015. Being ranked 113th Yuriy took 9th place. He had chance to face many elite players for the first time in his life. Yuriy beated Aronian, Movsesian, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Malakhov, and drew with Carlsen, Leko, Gelfand and Svidler. After 19th round Yuriy was leading at the world championship and played with Kramnik. Enjoy the video of his games vs Carlsen and Kramnik with commentaries
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An video-interview with chess legend Alexander Beliavsky, participant of the Univé Chess tournament. Beliavsky speaks about winning the Soviet Championship four times and interview with chess legend Oleg Romanishin. Romanishin tells about his contributions to opening theory and his second place at the 1975 Soviet Championship.
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Here you can find cross results of GMs and IMs tournaments of the "XII Vasylyshyn Memorial - 2015". In this tournament will participate players from Poland, Russia, India, Turkey, Ukraine. Results + games (9 rounds)
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The World Junior Champion Nataliya Buksa answered Vladimir Barsky's questions. "It was a very tense tournament for me; I think hardly anyone could predict before the start that I would even make it to the top ten. After winning this championship, I can say that it's not any specific preparation for a game that decides in sports, but your work as a whole and your attitude to the game. A strong will is important, and the desire to win. In every game!"
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GM Jan Gustafsson takes us through some amazing chess played between Yuri Vovk (2617) and Wei Yi (2734) in the FIDE World Cup 2015.
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Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson takes a look at the most spectacular Round 1 game of the FIDE Chess World Cup, played between the US-American prodigy Ray Robson and GM Yuriy Vovk from Ukraine.
"The game of the day was, in my opinion, Vovk's excellent victory over Robson" GM Alejandro Ramirez.
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Every month FIDE Trainers Comission publishes on its web page 2 articles written by leading coaches. These materials may be found here. I suggest to your attention my article which hopefully will be interesting for trainers who work with young players
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Four-time USSR Champion Alexander Beliavsky is still an active chess player at the age of 61, and in a recent interview he talked about the challenge Vassily Ivanchuk and Viswanathan Anand face playing elite chess in their mid-40s. As a coach for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, though, he’s also very much in tune with the new generation, and explains what sets Magnus Carlsen and Anatoly Karpov apart from other chess players.
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