Monday, August 29, 2011

Partai Catur Piala Dunia Megaranto vs Le Quang Liem

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.

Akses menonton catur LIVE bisa dilihat di link atau

Berikut terjemahan komentar dari GM Sebastian Maze yang disampaikan LIVE pada waktu pertandingan berlangsung.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chess World Cup 2011 Susanto Megaranto arrived

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, 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

9 GM Svidler, Peter RUS – GM Lima, Darcy BRA

10 GM Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS – GM Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE

11 GM Vitiugov, Nikita RUS – GM Bezgodov, Alexei RUS

12 GM Almasi, Zoltan HUN – GM El Gindy, Essam EGY

13 GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP – GM Cori, Jorge PER

14 GM Navara, David CZE – GM Kabanov, Nikolai RUS

15 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA – GM Rahman, Ziaur BAN

16 GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB – GM Moradiabadi, Elshan IRI

17 GM Wang, Hao CHN – GM Ivanov, Alexander USA

18 GM Leko, Peter HUN – GM Shankland, Samuel L USA

19 GM Moiseenko, Alexander UKR – GM Esen, Baris TUR

20 GM Le, Quang Liem VIE – GM Megaranto, Susanto INA

21 GM Adams, Michael ENG – GM Paragua, Mark PHI

22 GM Shirov, Alexei ESP – GM Leon Hoyos, Manuel MEX

23 GM Jobava, Baadur GEO – GM Guliyev, Namig AZE

24 GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA – GM Pridorozhni, Aleksei RUS

25 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS – IM Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynald CUB

26 GM Bacrot, Etienne FRA – GM Robson, Ray USA

27 GM Wang, Yue CHN – GM Fier, Alexandr BRA

28 GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS – GM Zhao, Zong-Yuan AUS

29 GM Efimenko, Zahar UKR – GM Babula, Vlastimil CZE

30 GM Malakhov, Vladimir RUS – GM Felgaer, Ruben ARG

31 GM Sutovsky, Emil ISR – GM Vorobiov, Evgeny E. RUS

32 GM Movsesian, Sergei ARM – GM Hou, Yifan CHN

33 GM Polgar, Judit HUN – GM Corrales Jimenez, Fidel CUB

34 GM Fressinet, Laurent FRA – GM Jumabayev, Rinat KAZ

35 GM Eljanov, Pavel UKR – GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav UKR

36 GM Berkes, Ferenc HUN – GM Mareco, Sandro ARG

37 GM Andreikin, Dmitry RUS – GM Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ

38 GM Morozevich, Alexander RUS – GM Halkias, Stelios GRE

39 GM Zhigalko, Sergei BLR – GM Filippov, Anton UZB

40 GM Riazantsev, Alexander RUS – GM Bluvshtein, Mark CAN

41 GM Motylev, Alexander RUS – GM Drozdovskij, Yuri UKR

42 GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL – GM Pashikian, Arman ARM

43 GM Potkin, Vladimir RUS – GM Shulman, Yuri USA

44 GM Nielsen, Peter Heine DEN – GM Postny, Evgeny ISR

45 GM Grachev, Boris RUS – GM Romanov, Evgeny RUS

46 GM Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS – GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP

47 GM Mamedov, Rauf AZE – GM Gupta, Abhijeet IND

48 GM Kobalia, Mikhail RUS – GM Lysyj, Igor RUS

49 GM Bologan, Viktor MDA – GM Socko, Bartosz POL

50 GM Bu, Xiangzhi CHN – GM Adly, Ahmed EGY

51 GM Onischuk, Alexander USA – GM Ivanisevic, Ivan SRB

52 GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB – GM Quesada Perez, Yuniesky CUB

53 GM Yu, Yangyi CHN – GM Parligras, Mircea-Emilian ROU

54 GM Korobov, Anton UKR – GM Zhou, Jianchao CHN

55 GM Harikrishna, P. IND – GM Rodshtein, Maxim ISR

56 GM Li, Chao b CHN – GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son VIE

57 GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB – GM Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU

58 GM Akopian, Vladimir ARM – GM Negi, Parimarjan IND

59 GM Feller, Sebastien FRA – GM Iordachescu, Viorel MDA

60 GM Timofeev, Artyom RUS – GM Azarov, Sergei BLR

61 GM Ni, Hua CHN – GM Khairullin, Ildar RUS

62 GM Fridman, Daniel GER – GM Lupulescu, Constantin ROU

63 GM Alekseev, Evgeny RUS – GM Ragger, Markus AUT

64 GM So, Wesley PHI – GM Ding, Liren CHN

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

8th Dato Tan Malaysia Open 2011

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.

chess-result link, and organizer's blog here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2011 Shenzhen Universiade Chess

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.


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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Komentar Partai Catur Peter Svidler vs Vladimir Kramnik

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.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hou Yifan Wins again in Women Grand Prix Rostov 2011

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 :

Round 3 FIDE GP Rostov 2011:
1. Hou Yifan – 3/3
2-3. N. Kosintseva, Muzychuk – 2/3
4-8. Danielian, T. Kosintseva, Koneru, Lahno, Ruan Lufei – 1.5/3
9-11. Galliamov, Kosteniuk, Stefanova – 1/3
12. Kovalevskaya – 0.5/3

Other chess live can be watched over the weekend:

World Junior Championship in Chennai:

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

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

British Championship 2011:
From UK, Nigel Short just win a 1.b3 games against GM Peter Wells in round 10. Nigel now join Adams in top standing, because Adams 10th result was a draw against Nicholas Pert. Live games

Politiken Cup 2011:
From Sheffield to Copenhagen, the Politiken Cup takes place and now on round 9. GM Igor Kurnosov and Julian Raduvsky on top standing at the moment. Live Games

Hogeschool Zeeland 2011:
And now to Holland, GM Yasser Seirawan is playing, as a active chess book author, his comeback is on the watch by all chess fans. Live games

Hogeschool Zeeland result after round 7:
1 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij Duitsland 6.0
2 GM Landa, Konstantin Rusland 6.0
3 GM Smeets, Jan Oegstgeest 6.0
4 GM Postny, Evgeny Israƫl 6.0
5 GM Hoffmann, Michael Duitsland 6.0
6 IM Burg, Twan Schijndel 6.0
7 GM Seirawan, Yasser 5.5
8 GM L'Ami, Erwin Woerden 5.5
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