Before the start of Football Europe Championship, there will be held International Chess Festival "Euro Open" in Lviv (28.05 - 02.06.2012), which will include 2 open tournaments with total prize fund about 3000 USD. While participating in this tournament you can enjoy ancient Lviv and feel the atmosphere of Euro 2012!
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On open tournament in Brno (Czech Republic) Vitaliy scored 8,5 out of 9. That’s why it’s interesting that who chose the only draw game for commentaries instead of any of his victories.
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Vasylyshyn Memorial : Best games : Two games of Yildiz, Betul Cemre with comments of Lviv grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin
Yildiz, Betul Cemre (Turkey) became winner of 8th Vasylyshyn Memorial - IM. This brought for her norm of WGM and IM. Her coach Lviv grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin commented 2 games of this winning tournament.
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Yaroslav Zherebukh : Blog : "My favourite player is Akiba Rubinstein because of his perfect technique and very rich understanding of chess'.
Yaroslav Zherebukh (FIDE 2594) is a 17 year old Grandmaster from the Ukraine who earned the GM title when he was only 15 years old! He is in the top 10 highest rated U18 players in the world and shows tons of potential to become a top 2700+ super GM within the next few years with many convincing wins against many super GMs such as Pavel Elijanov and David Navara.
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Knowing Andrei attacking style, many of his opponents try to find consolation and comfort in Berlin Wall. But they forget Andrei impressing victories in this line over Karjakin and Alekseev. So one more instructive lecture in Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense (C67).
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Yuriy Kryvoruchko is a 24 year old Ukranian grandmaster with a current FIDE of over 2660. He was currently placed very well in recent tournaments with a calm positional understanding that places him as a prime candidate to break the 2700 barrier. The game we chose to cover was a game he played as white at this years Capelle la Grande in France. This was quite an exciting interview for me as this was the 5th time we we’re honored to interview a GM in the Top 100 FIDE list.
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There are no changes this year in the program of third festival: again 10 players (from Moldova, Russia, Poland, Ukraine) were fighting for the title of International Master, when young players competed in the Fide calculated open. Master round-robin winner became Nguyen Piotr (Poland). Open tournament was won by Matviyishen Viktor (Vinnitsa). Oksana Golubeva (Russia) gained the title of WIM.
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In Saturday 25th June Lviv chess federation organized granmaster's blitz-tournament dedicated to 50th anniversary of Lviv youth chess school. 50 years ago Kart started to train little Marta Litinskaya, Oleg Romanishin, Alexander Beliavsky.
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Andrew Slyusarchuk beat Rybka 4.0 in a two-game blindfold match!
Vassily Ivanchuk: I didn’t learn the details of this match. But if this man feels himself so strong, let him first play in Ukrainian championship or at least some regional championship and get some rating...
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On Europe Championship 2011 Zherebukh managed to select for World Cup, getting 7,5 points out of 11 games. Among his opponents there were such experts like Smirin, Zvjaginsev, McShane, Dreev, Kurnosov, Hracek, Andriasian, Khairullin. All players have rating above 2600! This time Yaroslav presents his commentaries to the game against the highest rated opponent 2700+.
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Being Mykhailo's coach for many years, I noticed that the tougher the situation is, the better he plays. Having black pieces against talented attacking player with 2670 ELO is not a picnic. Moreover, their head-to-head score was 0-4 prior to the game. I strongly recommend to go over Mykhailo's sincere and objective comments where he shed light on few nuances of psychological battle over the chessboard.
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Tournaments "Magic valley" : Gallery : Tournaments "Wonderful valley" - 2" and its heroes : New images
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