Babak pertama Piala Dunia Catur 2011 telah dilalui. Sebanyak 128 pecatur bertanding di sistem gugur yang berlangsung di Khanty-Mansiysk Rusia. Pecatur nasional GM Megaranto berhadapan dengan pecatur kuat dari Vietnam GM Le Quang Liem. DI babak pertama Megaranto tak kuasa menghadapi permainan Le. Di babak kedua Megaranto memegang buah putih dan perjuangannya tetap tidak mempan melawan pembelaan Le dengan pembelaan Sisilia.
2011 Chess World Cup started today with a ceremony. According to many reports, there are only two players technically missed the event, Wang Hao and Vladimir Akopian, due to health problem Their opponents GM Alexander Ivanov and GM Parimarjan Negi qualify automatically for the next round. Ivanov will play the winner of Lysyj – Kobalia, while Negi is expecting an opponent from the match Radjabov – De La Paz.
From Indonesia, Reported by potretcatur.blogspot.com, GM Susanto Megaranto just arrived on site on Friday. Susanto come with his trainer and directly from Yekaterinburg, especially trained for his round one against Vietnam super GM Le Quang Liem. Liem is hundreds point above his South Eastern Asian colleague.
I repeat the pairing and bolded some interesting pairing Pairing for round 1:
1 GM Karjakin, Sergey RUS – IM Kaabi, Mejdi TUN
2 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR – FM Steel, Henry Robert RSA
3 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE – Ibrahim, Hatim EGY
4 GM Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR – IM Gwaze, Robert ZIM
5 GM Gashimov, Vugar AZE – IM Hansen, Eric CAN
6 GM Grischuk, Alexander RUS – IM Genba, Vladimir RUS
7 GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE – GM De La Paz Perdomo, Frank CUB
8 GM Kamsky, Gata USA – IM Di Berardino, Diego Rafael BRA
Travelling to Malaysia - the Trully Asia - for this week 8th Dato Tan Malaysia Open. This chess event is big and crowded by international chess Grandmaster around the region. China, Phillipine, Australia and Vietnam are among the participant's nationalities. From Indonesia, IM Irwanto Sadikin is the highest participant to join the party in Kuala Lumpur. He draw to higher rated GM such as GM Cao Sang, GM Wen Yang and chess author IM Gary Lane among his tourney over there. GM Megaranto Susanto is likely not available now for the coming World Cup is just days from now.
FINAL Standing are:
1 7 GM Li Shilong 2520 CHN 7½ 54½ 1st
2 6 IM Lu Shanglei 2526 CHN 7 53 2nd
3 1 GM Wen Yang 2558 CHN 7 47 3rd
4 14 Wan Yunguo 2462 CHN 6½ 51 4th
5 16 GM Wang Rui 2436 CHN 6½ 49½ 5th
6 8 WGM Ju Wenjun 2515 CHN 6½ 45½ 6th
7 2 GM Sanchez Joseph 2534 PHI 6½ 44 7th
8 21 IM Dimakiling Oliver 2414 PHI 6 54 8th
9 5 GM Salvador Roland 2527 PHI 6 50½ 9th
10 15 IM Nguyen Duc Hoa 2452 VIE 6 48½ 10th
IM Lu Shanglei received new GM norm and Indonesian IM Irwanto Sadikin stayed at 4.5/9. The festive continue to rapid chess tournament.
The 26th Summer Universiade, aka Summer Games for University Students, is currently going on in Shenzhen with chess as one of the sports included. A total of 88 men and 68 women have been registered for the tournament that started on 15th Aug and the last round will be played on 21st Aug.
UPDATED FINAL ROUND
Top seed filled by Chinese GM (Li Chao b, Wang Hao, Wang Yue, Ni Hua etc.) and seconded by Armenian nationality. Li Chao close the tournament with 8.5/9 defeating all 7 Grandmasters in a row, thus get the gold medal. Last round standing position is :
1 GM Li Chao CHN 2669 8.5 2 GM Wang Hao CHN 2718 6.5 3 GM Wang Yue CHN 2709 6.5
4 GM Andriasyan Zaven ARM 2616 6.5
5 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2571 6.5
6 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2585 6.5
7 GM Papin Vasily RUS 2565 6.5
8 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2608 6.0
9 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2600 6.0
10 GM Ni Hua CHN 2662 6.0
Dua Indonesian player, IM Tirta Purnama and Hakiki Kaisar Jenius also playing and take time to learn from their stronger opponent. Tirta finished 5.0/9 , Kaisar and Wahyudi at 4.5/9.
As shown in the game below between Kaisar vs Wang Yue, the 2700 rated opponent gone victorious using chess opening Sicilian Defence.
In Women section, Mariya Muzychuck top the rating list with WGM Shen Yang second. Again Chinese Tan Zhongyi hold the gold medal with Munguntuul at second, sharing 7.0/9. Round 9 positions:
1 WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2396 7.0 2 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag MGL 2457 7.0 3 WGM Huang Qian CHN 2404 7.0
4 IM Vasilevich Irina RUS 2367 6.5
5 WGM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2381 6.5
6 WGM Stojanovic Andelija SRB 2293 6.5
7 WIM Kalinina Olga UKR 2222 6.0
8 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre TUR 2282 6.0
9 WGM Shen Yang CHN 2459 6.0
10 IM Purtseladze Maka GEO 2364 6.0
11 Anna Muzychuck 6.0
Irene Sukandar is on 5.5/9, travelling to Shenzhen also two other university students: Ferdiana and Felica. So far a good tournament that promote chess as one of medal competitive sports. Irene defeated Tamara Cheremnova on final round as well.
Berikut sebuah translation komentar partai catur antara GM Peter Svidler melawan mantan juara dunia GM Vladimir Kramnik. Ini dimainkan di turnamen super final Rusia yang sedang berlangsung bulan Agustus 2011. Di sini Peter mengalahkan Vladimir melalui partai yang cukup posisional. Enjoy.
Hou Yifan scored another win over Alexandra Kosteniuk in round three FIDE Woman GP Rostov. For this she is now featured as sole leader on the board. All games in round three are decisive except the Kosintseva sisters, which continue to teach a how to draw a chess games lesson. Standing and live games can be found http://rostov2011.fide.com/ :
All boys and girls travel to Chennai, India for a World under 20 chess championship, now on round 3 onward. Top player from Russian GM Matlakov and Sanan Sjugirov made slow start and now only at 2/3, while third seed Grandmaster Ivan Salgado Lopez of Spain, along with Italian Rombaldoni Axel and Polish Grandmaster Piorun Kacper led the field with 3.0 points after as many rounds.
The girls section saw WGM Paikidze Nazi (Georgia), Cori T Deysi (Peru), Padmini Rout (India), Girya Olga (Russia), Bulmaga Irina (Romania) and Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi (Azerbaijan) sharing the lead with 3.0 points. LIVE GAMES http://www.wjcc2011.org/LiveGames.aspx
We'll see who the young and dangerous for this year edition, last year winner was GM Dmitry Andreikin and Anna Muzyhuck.Again tih world championship did not joined by China federation, which is usually their speciality in creating young sport athletes.
Round 3 Ramco World Junior Chess:
1. GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2626 3.0
2 IM Piorun Kacper POL 2514 3.0
3 IM Rombaldoni Axel ITA 2459 3.0
4 FM Getz Nicolai NOR 2385 2.5
5 Janev Tihomir BUL 2349 2.5
Round 3 Ramco World Junior Chess Girls:
1. WGM Paikidze Nazi GEO 2416 3.0
2 WGM Cori T Deysi PER 2376 3.0
3 WGM Padmini Rout IND 2348 3.0
4 WGM Girya Olga RUS 2371 3.0
5 WIM Bulmaga Irina ROU 2293 3.0
6 WIM Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi AZE 2292 3.0
7 WIM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan KAZ 2222 2.5