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February 8, 2010
The winners of the Moscow Open 2010 have been defined!
The International Moscow Open 2010 ended on Saturday which was held at the Russian State Social University from January 30 till February 7.
The international grand master Konstantin Chernyshov from Voronezh won the main tournament of the festival. This is a great success for a player from Voronezh – he was only 46th in the start list of the championship. In the last tour he scored a tie with Vietnamese Le Liem and finished off the tournament with 7 points. Le Qang Liem, the multiple Olympic champion of the Russian team Evgeny Bareev and aspirant of RSSU the bronze medalist of Moscow Open 2009 Ernesto Inarkiyev showed the same results. According to additional indexes the silver medalist is the Vietnamese grand master and the bronze – Evgeny Bareev.
The victory in the women’s event shared the Georgian Salome Melia and Nazi Paikidze scoring 7,5 points each. In the last tour they beat their rivals: Melia beats Zhao Xue from China and Paikidze – the Russian Valentina Gunina. According to tie-breaks the winner is 16 year old Nazi Paikidze, the Europe and world champion among girls, representing the Georgian chess federation. Since 2006 Paikidze lives in Moscow.
Zhao Xue as well as Baira Kovanova (Saratov), Darya Pustovoitova and Marina Romanko (both from Moscow) who won the games in the last tour and scored 7 points each, shared the positions 3-6. According to tie-breaks Kovanova won the bronze. In the Amateur tournament which was open for all chess players with rankings under 2300 the winner is David Shahinyan from Armenia. In the last tour he scored a fast tie and finished off with 8,5 points out of 9 and got 64 000. Alexander Kotov was the second scoring 8 points and Nikolay Krivonos with 7,5 was the third (both Russians).
The two-time USSR champion Vitaly Tseshkovsky from Krasnodar is the first in the tournament of veterans. In the last tour he beat Alexander Zakharov (Rostov-na-Donu) and scored 7,5 points. Evgeny Vasyukov (Moscow) and Vladimir Onoprienko (Noyabrsk) shared the second-third places scoring the tournament with 7 points each.
February 7, 2010
Zhao Xue leads the woman tournament of Moscow Open
Moscow Open 2010 chess festival occurring in Russian capital is about to end. The last but one round was played on February 6.
In the woman tournament all the four leaders’ games finished successfully and all the winners played white. Zhao Xue (China) won Paehtz Elisabeth (Germany) and scored 7 points, so she solely leads the tournament. Victorious Melia Salome, Paikidze Nazi (both from Georgia) and Gunina Valentina (Russia) chase the leader after the eighth round.
The leader of the major tournament changed again. Grandmaster Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) defeated Sasikiran Krishnan (India) at the first table. Also Chernyshov Konstantin won Motylev Alexander and Bareev Evgeny bet Bologan Viktor (all from Russia). The leading trio scored 6,5 points each before the final round: Le Quang Liem, Bareev Evgeny and Chernyshov Konstantin. 6 participants scored 6 points each.
Vasiukov Evgeni reached the two-time USSR champion Tseshkovsky Vitaly, who led during several round in the veteran tournament. They both scored 6,5 points before the final round. 11 players scored 6 points each.
Shahinyan David was once again victorious in the amateur tournament. Before the final round he still has hundred-per-cent result and one point ahead of his competitors. Read more.
February 6, 2010
The winners of the Moscow Open youth championships are going to conquer international peaks
On Saturday, February 6 the youth tournament of the international chess festival Moscow Open 2010 “Heirs of Victory” held at the Russian State Social University came to an end. More than 500 young players from more than 100 Russian cities as well as from India, Ukraine and Kazakhstan participated in the tournaments.
The awarding ceremony of the winners and medalists was held at the school hall of RSSU. The president of the International school chess union, the director of the Moscow Open festival Alexander Kostyev mentioned that he sees most of the players present here at the festival not the first time. – Among today’s winners of the Moscow Open youth championships there are certainly future world and Europe champions among pupils. And some of them will enter RSSU for chess department and choose the profession of a chess coach, - added Kostyev.
The winner in team classification – “The tournament of school teams” – is the brigade from the Second Saint-Petersburg high school. As a reward the players got a pass to the Intercontinental championship among school teams which would be held in Chicago (USA) in March this year.
The team “Maestro” from Berdsk of Novosibirsk region is the first at the “Tournament of school clubs”. Winning the last round the Siberians beat the team of the Moscow school ¹1189 which was leading till the last day. “Maestro” players won passes to the Europe tournament among children’s chess clubs.
In individual classification - “Tournament of school champions” – the winners were awarded by a paid trip to the Europe championship among pupils which would be held in Greek Kaliteya at the beginning of April. Read more.
February 6, 2010
Sasikiran forge ahead in major tournament of Moscow Open festival
In two rounds before final, a sole leader in the major tournament of the festival was set - Sasikiran Krishnan, who bet Andreikin Dmitry (Russia). Indian grandmaster scored 6 points, and he is 0,5 points ahead of one's competitors.
A group of 6 participants scored 6 points each. Among them Bareev Evgeny and Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) tied the score with each other; and also victorious Bologan Viktor (Moldova), bronze medalist of Moscow Open-2009 Inarkiev Ernesto, Moscow Open-2005 winner Amonatov Farrukh and Chernyshov Konstantin (all from Russia).
In the woman tournament of Moscow Open festival the leading trio of today’s victorious players was set. Playing black, Zhao Xue (team China) won Grabuzova Tatiana (Russia); Paehtz Elisabeth (Germany) bet Pourkashiyan Atousa (Iran); Romanko Marina (Russia) defeated Galojan Lilit (Armenia). The leaders scored 6 points each.
Shahinyan David solely leads the amateur tournament. Being once again victorious in the seventh round, he leads with hundred-per-cent result. He is chased by 13 players scored 6 points each. The key matches finished with the draw score in the veteran tournament. Tseshkovsky Vitaly tied the score with Vasiukov Evgeni, and kept his leading position. After seventh round Tseshkovsky scored 6 points; seven chess players scored 5,5 points each. Read more.
February 5, 2010
Nikolay Naumov: Everything is organized here as it should be
Chess players from different countries, cities and of various ages participate in the Moscow Open 2010 festival tournaments. The youngest players are only 6 years old, the oldest – 91. The veteran of the Great Patriotic War, cavalier of many orders and medals Nikolay Naumov from faraway Sakhalin plays at the tournament “Contemporary of the Victory”.
Prior to the very beginning of the game of the 7th round Nikolay answered some questions.
- Nikolay Stepanovich, tell us please about your impressions from the tournament.
- My impressions are quite positive. The organization of the festival is great: many people, many rooms. As a veteran I am happy that the tournament is held dedicated to the Great Patriotic War.
- Don’t you regret that you have made such a long way to participate in the tournament?
- No, of course. I participate in such a big chess event for the first time. I play the tournaments at home every year.
February 5, 2010
The fight has become more stubborn
6 round games were played on Thursday at the Moscow Open 2010 festival 5 chess players are heading the competitions: Sasikiran Krishnan (India), Le Quang Liem (Vietnam), Andreikin Dmitry (Russia), Bareev Evgeny (Russsia), Kurnosov Igor (Russia) – they all scored by 5 points.
The game of the round between Dmitry Andreikin (Russia) and Moldavian Viktor Bologan (Moldovia) had 75 chess moves and ended up in a draw in the queen’s endgame, which allowed four other chess players catch up with the leading group.
In this round Bareev defeated with the black pieces his compatriot Motylev Alexander, Igor Kurnosov (Russia) was stronger than Matlakov Maxim (Russia). The leader of team India Sasikiran Krishnan defeated with the black pieces Khismatullin Denis (Russia); Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) took down Zhigalko Sergei (Belarus). 13 players are half points behind the leaders.
In Female tournament 8 participants, who scored 5 points, are leading after 6 round games. Two key games of this tournament ended up in a draw. Galojan Lilit (Armenia) tied the score with Paehtz Elisabeth (Germany); Melia Salome (Georgia) shared the points with Grabuzova Tatiana (Russia). Also Zhao Xue (China), Pourkashiyan Atousa (Iran), Romanko Marina (Russia) and Manakova Maria joined the leaders defeating their opponents.
11 participants scored 4,5 points.
Tseshkovsky Vitaly keep on hold the leadership in Contemporaries of the Victory tournament: after the draw game with Zaitsev Igor in 6 round, Vitaly scored 5,5. Zaitsev, Vasiukov Evgeni, Zilbert Oleg, Kremenietsky Anatoly are behind in the score 0,5 points. Read more.
February 4, 2010
Igor Zaitsev: It is remarkable that we have a chance to celebrate the anniversary of Victory in this tournament
This year's festival Moscow Open program included a new tournament “Contemporary of Victory” on the 65th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War. More than 100 players who were born in 1945 and earlier take part in the competition.
Igor Arkadievich Zaitsev, one of the participants of this tournament, a well known chess analyst, coach of Anatoly Karpov, and the multiple World champions told us why he decided to take part in the Moscow Open.
Igor Arkadievich, have you ever participated in the festival Moscow open previously?
- Previously I played in “Aeroflot open” tournament. I have taking part in Moscow Open for the first time. In Moscow, and even Russia it is a very big festival, which is becoming increasingly famous.
February 4, 2010
Dear Moscow Open chess festival participants!
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February 3, 2010
The seminar of arbiters started its work under Eduard Dubov supervision
The seminar of arbiters started its work in the hall of Electronic library at the Russian State Social University within the Moscow Open festival program. The supervisor of the seminar is the international arbiter Eduard Dubov, the secretary – Karen Izraelyanc. During 4 days several reporters will tell the audience about the theory and practice of the chess competitions’ system.
In the first working day of the seminar that was scheduled to be on Feb. 2, international arbiters Stanislav Yanushevsky (Samara) and Yuriy Lokhov (Moscow) were acted with their reports. The next day was full of international arbiters Evgeny Eletsky (Moscow) and Igor Vereshagin (Volgograd).
On the Feb. 5, visitors of the seminar are supposed to pass exam. According to its results the visitors are to be handled certificates on getting appropriate FIDE arbiters categories.
February 3, 2010
RSSU student forge ahead in Moscow Open festival
The fourth round of Moscow Open 2010 festival in RSSU classrooms was over on Tuesday late evening.
RSSU student Munguntuul Batkhuyag (Mongolia) solely leads the woman tournament. Playing black, she won international master Ghader Pour Shayesteh (Iran). After four rounds, Munguntuul has hundred-per-cent result.
Two other games in the leading group – Paehtz Elisabeth (Germany) vs. Bodnaruk Anastasia and Pustovoitova Daria vs. Romanko Marina (both from Russia) finished with draw scores. Before the fifth round, 12 participants are close to the leading positions.
The main tournament has no obvious leader: 11 players scored 3,5 points and lead the participant list. Game winners: Bologan Viktor (Moldavia), Le Quang Liem (Vietnam), Zhigalko Sergei (Belorussia), Kurnosov Igor, Grachev Boris, Inarkiev Ernesto, Bareev Evgeny, Andreikin Dmitry and Mozharov Mikhail joint Motylev Alexander and Khismatullin Denis, who quickly drew their games. Read more.
February 2, 2010
The game of the day
A sportscaster and an international master Vladimir Barsky commented on the game of the grandmaster Alexander Evdokimov vs. international master David Gochelashvili in the 3rd round of the Moscow Open chess festival.
As a rule top-rated players win more often at such tournaments but there are exceptions. Thus Gochelashvili managed to beat his higher rated rival playing black in King’s Indian defense.
February 2, 2010
Scientific Conference: School subject - Chess!
The second day of research and practice conference “Chess as an innovating school subject in educational system” work was even more informative and insensitive.
The audience warmly welcomed Republic of Kalmykia counselor of state Elena Pokaninova. She read out the President of International Chess Federation, Head of Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s greeting speech.
Most of the speeches were dedicated to a thought that general chess education can not stand without a scientific basis. Irina Mikhailova Candidate of Educational Science made a speech about “Formation of scientific basis for Pedagogy Department and chess work organization in RSSU”. Igor Suhin Candidate of Educational Science’ report “Chess as an innovating school subject in the context of super national education” evoked a wide response. Read more.
February 1, 2010
Scientific conference: Chess should be taught at elementary classes
On the last day of January research and practice conference Chess as an innovating school subject in educational system started within the framework of international Moscow Open chess festival.
Greeting speeches from Russian State Social University rector Vasily Zhukov, the Federation Council and others government structure was read out to participants. The head of the pedagogic and chess work organization department RSSU Aleksandr Kostiev told about the successful undertaking publishing the information from chess education conference, which took place in RSSU, and a publication of premiere collection Project Chess in RSSU. Volume 1. International research and practice conference materials Chess in Russian and World educational system (2009).
The leitmotif of the conference was the article Russian Chess Education of the First President of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), deputy chairman of the Federation Council Mikhail Nikolaev. This article was quoted in many speeches. Read more.
Febãuary 1, 2010
Second round – fighting began
The second round games have been finished at the International chess festival Moscow Open 2010. The main favorites of the tournament keep on winning the games. There was a meeting between two grand masters, originally from Yekaterinburg, at the first table of tournament “A”. Alexander Motylev (number one of the start list) defeated Mikhail Ulybin. Also Bu Xiangzhi (China) won the game against Eldar Gasanov
Meanwhile, there were lots of chess standoffs at the group “A”. For instance, Sergey Rublevsky ended the game in a draw with Pridorozhni Aleksei; Victor Bologan (Moldova) shared the score with the Ukrainian Yaroslav Zinchenko. The leader of Brazilian team Jovany Veskovi did not manage to overcome Alexander Shimanov, Ian Nepomnyashij ended the game in a draw with Ruslan Sherbakov.
After two round games 20 chess players have 100 percent result at this tournament.
A favorite of the women tournament Ju Wenjun (China) defeated Elena Semenova. In terms of muffin-choking news, Valentina Gunina (National team Russia) has been beaten by Shayesteh Ghader (Iran); Maria Manakova, the Moscow champion, failed and yielded the championship to Alena Suslova. Read more.
January 31, 2010
Game of the day
The most interesting games of Moscow Open festival are commented by the International Master Vkadimir Barsky. In the first round he chose a duel Victor Balagana (Moldova) versus Dmitriy Lavrik (Russia) to comment.
January 30, 2010
The opening ceremony of the 6th international chess festival Moscow Open was held in RSSU main building ballroom. In the beginning, vocal and dancing groups performed a chess-players audience. After the introduction passed, the festival providers greeted participants.
First Deputy Head of the Sport Department Yury Nagornykh wished good luck on behalf of Moscow mayer Yuri Luzhkov. He also underlined that the tournament became one of the biggest in the world, in a short period of time. And Russian State Social University is the most dedicated to chess university in the world.
“More than 1000 people and more than 100 grand chess masters take part in the festival. Despite financial difficulties, the tradition of Moscow Open will remain” – said Nagornyh. For more on. Read more.
January 29, 2010
Participants’ registration will be held on January 29
To the attention of Moscow Open participants!
All the festival’s participants should register for the tournament on January 29 from 10:00am to 7:00 pm. In order to be included in the drawing of lots, the participants need to get a registration badge in person at the (building 4, Vilgelma Pika street).
Foreign participants should pay the tournament fee in Rubles (according to the date of registration form’s postage), and register on January 29 from 10:00am to 7:00pm or on January 30 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Russian State Social University.
27 January 2010
Elisabeth Paehtz: Pleased that Russia is developing womens chess
Elisabeth Paehtz, one of the top seeds of the womens tournament of Moscow Open 2010, the strongest WGM in Germany, answered the questions about the forthcoming tournament:
- How many times did you participate in Moscow Open? And how successful was it?
- I played last year. It was neither good nor bad. And two years ago I came to visit Anna Burtasova, and was helping her. Read more.
January 7, 2010
Anatoly Karpov: RSSU created remarkable conditions for festival
In the main building of the Russian state social university took place a closing ceremony of international chess festival Moscow Open 2009. The rector of the Russian state social university Vasily Zhukov, 12th world champion Anatoly Karpov, senator Alexander Pochinok, CEO of Global Chess company Geoffrey Borg took part in the ceremony.
Ex-world champion Anatoly Karpov told about history and prospects of the festival. - When the festival only began, nobody thought that it would increase till such big size – today Moscow open beats all records, - he noted. The university created remarkable conditions for festival. Today RSSU is serious base for development of chess. And not only sports, higher skill, but also curriculums. In the near future the international seminars will be organized, there is already begun the program on development of chess at schools, and I think that all will develop in a positive direction in the future.
February 8, 2009
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