Chess For Peace ,Love And Tolerance.

الشطرنج من أجل السلام و الحب و التسامح


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Legendary German GM\ Artur Yusupov Is In Greece

Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (de: Jussupow; born February 13, 1960 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a German International Grandmaster of chess, and a chess writer.
He learned to play chess at the age of six and trained at the Young Pioneers' Palace in Moscow. He was a winner of the World Junior Chess Championship in 1977. This was also the year that he gained the International Master title, qualification as a grandmaster following in 1980. Second place at his first USSR Championship in 1979 (behind Geller). International tournament results in the next decade included first place at Esbjerg 1980, first at Yerevan 1982, equal fourth at Linares 1983, first at the Tunis Interzonal 1985, equal first at Montpellier Candidates 1985, and third at Linares 1988. He also won the 1986 Canadian Open Chess Championship.By this time Yusupov was also chasing World Championship qualification, reaching the semi-final of the Candidates Tournament on three occasions in 1986 ,1989 and 1992.
In the early nineties, he returned to his Moscow apartment one day and disturbed some burglars. During the struggle that broke out, he was shot and considers himself lucky to have survived. Soon after, he decided to move to Germany, which has remained his home ever since...(
The legendary GM\Artur Yusupov is now in Greece successfully coaching and training the Swiss youth national teams participating in the 2010 World Youth Championships.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Huge Success For The 2010 World Youth Chess ChampionShips In The Beautiful PortoCarras Resort ,Greece

Under the auspice of FIDE, Greek Chess Federation, Athens Chess Club, Technical Olympic (1381) youth chess players from all over the world participated in the 2010 World Youth Chess Championships which takes place at the 5 star luxury Porto Carras Grand Resort which is situated in an enchantingly verdant landscape in Halkidiki in the beautiful country of Greece from 19th -31st of October.
After 6 rounds in the boys section :(U-8) years Shevchenko Kirill from Ukraine leads (over 124 players) with 6 points (U-10)years Sevian Samuel from USA leads (over 154 players) with 5.5 points ;(U-12)years FM\Duda Jan-Krzysztof from Poland leads (over 156 players) with 5.5 points ;(U-14)years Laurusas Tomas from Lithuania leads (over 128 players) with 6 points (U-16)years Dragun Kamil from Poland leads (over 140 players) with 5.5 points ;(U-18)years GM\Ter-Sahakyan Samvel from Armenia leads (over 110 players) with 5.5 points.
In the Girls section :(U-8)years Li Yunshan from China leads (over 80 players) with 6 points ;(U-10)years Obolentseva Alexandra from Russia leads (over 104 players) with 6 points ;(U-12)years Malatsilava Volha from Belarus leads (over 119 players) with 5.5 points ;(U-14) years Lei Ting Jie from China leads (over 98 players) with 6 points ; (U-16)years WIM\Ziaziulkina Nastassia from Belarus leads (over 96 players) with 5.5 points ; (U-18)years WIM\Kazimova Narmin Nizami from Azerbaijan leads (over 72 players) with 5.5 points.
The Organizing Committee has done a huge effort to guarantee the success of the tournament.Special thanks to Mr.Georgios Makropoulos -the Fide deputy president
and the president of the Greek Chess Federation- and Chief Organizers Mr.George Mastrokoukos and Mr.Aggelos Tsermedianos;and Tournament director\IA SIotiris Logothetis and Chief-Arbiter \IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos and Deputy Chief Arbiters IA\Mihalis Prevenios and IA\Argyris Kitharidis.
The Egyptian chess delegation are :Mr.Adel Saad -head of the delegation- FM\Saad Atteia main coach and the players : in the girl's section Salma Wagdy in her first international tournament (U-10) years accompanied by her mother Eng.Dalia Tag Eldin;WGM\Mona Khaled (U-16) accompanied by her father Dr.Khaled Zaher and in the boy's section Abd El-Rahman Yasser Allam (U-10) in his first international tournament accompanied by Eng.Medhat Moheb and Allaa Elhares (U-14);Mohamed Nader (U-16)and FM\Abd El-Rahman Hesham.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Super Chess GM\ Rafael Vaganian Celebrates His Birthday !

Rafael Artemovich Vaganian, also transliterated Vahanyan (Armenian: Ռաֆայել Վահանյան, Russian: Рафаэль Артёмович Ваганян) is an Armenian chess grandmaster known for his sharp tactical style of play. Vaganian was born October 15, 1951 in Yerevan.He achieved International Grandmaster status in 1971, at the unusually young age of 19, following an excellent result at the Vrnjacka Banja tournament the same year, where he took first place ahead of Leonid Stein and Ljubomir Ljubojevic ...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WGM\ Mona Khaled Has Qualified For The 2010 Women's World Championship

WGM\ Mona Khaled has deservedly qualified for the 2010 Women's World Championship that will take place in Hatay, Turkey 2-25 December 2010.
WGM Mona Khaled was born in the USA in 1994. She now represents Egypt. She won the African Womens Championship in 2007 and in 2008 she won the Arab Womens Championship scoring seven wins and one draw from eight games.Champion of Egypt 2010 (with 9/9){}
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Congratulations to WGM\ Mona Khaled with my best wishes of success .
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Bilbao Final Masters 2010 :The Highest-level tournament in Chess History

The 3rd Final of the Masters of Grand Slam Chess has become the highest-level tournament in the history of the discipline, with four players taking part. In the final this year are Viswanathan Anand, current world champion and world number two; Magnus Carlsen, winner of the Wijk aan Zee, Nanking and Bazna tournaments and current world number one; Alexei Shírov, best Spanish player and ranked tenth in the world; and Vladimir Kramnik, world number five. These last two qualified after placing first and second respectively in the preliminaries played in Shanghai from September 3 to 8. These four players raise the Bilbao Final to level 22, making it the highest-level tournament in Chess history, surpassing in ELO points the first Masters Final, also held in Bilbao in 2008 and which also achieved the same level.
The presentation of the tournament which took place today, Friday 8, in front of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum was attended by the Mayor of Bilbao, Iñaki Azkuna, and the four main stars of the Final. Also attending the ceremony were Coordinator of the Final, Andoni Madariaga, and Juan Carlos Fernández, Technical Director, together with representatives from collaborating companies and institutions.
The Tournament, which is officially recognized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE), will again be played in Bilbao for the third time, with the Grand Slam Chess Association...(
Standings after 2 rounds:
1 Vladimir Krámnik 2w 0d 0l 6 points
2 Viswanathan Anand 1w 1d 0l 4 points
3 Alexei Shirov 0w 1d 1l 1 point
4 Magnus Carlsen 0w 0d 2l 0 point
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Tribute To The Legendary Third Egyptian President \Muhammad Anwar El Sadat (25 December 1918 – 6 October 1981) السلام إلى روح الرئيس الشهيد الراحل/ محمد أنور السادات بطل الحرب و السلام

عاش من أجل السلام .. و مات من أجل المبادئ
تحية صادقة من القلب إلى روح الرئيس الراحل و الشهيد/ محمد أنور السادات بطل الحرب و السلام فى ذكراه
Lived For Peace ..And Died For Principals
Sincere tribute from the heart to the spirit of the late President and martyr / Muhammad Anwar El Sadat hero of war and peace in his memory...Rest in peace Mr.President

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Egypt Celebrates The 6Th Of Ocotober War Victory مصر تحتفل بذكرى انتصار حرب السادس من أكتوبر 1973

تحية إلى بطل الحرب و السلام الرئيس الراحل / محمد أنور السادات صاحب قرار العبور و تحية إلى كل قادة الجيش و الضباط و الجنود و تحية إلى كل الشعب المصرى فى ذكرى حرب أكتوبر المجيدة التى أعادت العزة و الكرامة و الحق و مهدت الطريق للسلام العادل و التنمية و الرخاء
" وربما جاء يوم نجلس فيه معاً لا لكي نتفاخر ونتباهى، ولكن لكي نتذكر وندرس ونعلم أولادنا وأحفادنا جيلاً بعد جيل، قصة الكفاح ومشاقة، مرارة الهزيمة وآلامها، وحلاوة النصروآماله.  نعم سوف يجئ يوم نجلس فيه لنقص ونروى ماذا فعل كل منا في موقعه ... وكيف حمل كل منا أمانته وأدى دوره، كيف خرج الأبطال من هذا الشعب وهذه الأمة في فترة حالكة ساد فيها الظلام، ليحملوا مشاعل النور وليضيئوا الطريق حتى تستطيع أمتهم أن تعبر الجسر ما بين اليأس والرجاء  "
محمد أنور السادات
 The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War or October War (Hebrew: מלחמת יום הכיפורים‎; transliterated: Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim or מלחמת יום כיפור, Milẖemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: حرب أكتوبر‎; transliterated: ħarb Aktoobar or حرب تشرين, ħarb Tishrin), also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, was fought from October 6 to 25, 1973, between Israel and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria. The war began with a joint surprise attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, which coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Egypt and Syria crossed ceasefire lines to enter the Israeli-held Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights respectively, which had been captured and occupied since the 1967 Six-Day War. The conflict led to a near-confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, both of whom initiated massive resupply efforts to their allies during the war.
The war began with a massive and successful Egyptian attack across the heavily fortified Suez Canal...
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Marvellous Closing Ceremony Of The 39th World Chess Olympiad 2010 In Khanty-Mansiysk

The 39th Chess Olympiad that took place In Khanty-Mansiysk from 19 September to 4 October came to an end with a huge success.In the Open section : Ukraine took the gold with 19 points ,followed by Russia 1 with 18 points then came Israel with 17 points.In the women section :Russia 1 deservedly took the gold with 22 points ,followed by China with 18 points then came Georgia with 16 points.
The Medal winners in the open section were:
Board 1:
Gold medal Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), 8/10, TPR 2890
Silver medal Levon Aronian (Armenia), 7.5/10, TPR 2888
Bronze medal Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia 2), 6.5/9, TPR 2821
Board 2:
Gold medal Emil Sutovsky (Israel), 6.5/8, TPR 2895
Silver medal Zoltan Almasi (Hungary), 7/10, 2801
Bronze medal Wang Hao (China), 7.5/10, TPR 2783
Board 3:
Gold medal Vitaly Teterev (Belarus), 7/8, TPR 2853
Silver medal Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine), 7/10, TPR 2737
Bronze medal Sergei Rublevsky (Russia 3), 8/11, TPR 2727
Board 4:
Gold medal Sergey Karjakin (Russia 1), 8/10, TPR 2859
Silver medal Zahar Efimenko (Ukraine), 8.5/11, TPR 2783
Bronze medal Anish Giri (The Netherlands), 8/11, TPR 2730
Board 5:
Gold medal Sebastien Feller (France), 6/9, TPR 2708
Silver medal Mateusz Bartel (Poland), 7/9, TPR 2706
Bronze medal Vlastimil Babula (Czech Republic), 7/9, TPR 2668
The Medal winners in the women section were:
Board 1:
Gold medal Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia 1), 7/10, TPR 2628
Silver medal Zeinab Mamedjarova (Azerbaijan), 9/11, TPR 2623
Bronze medal Hou Yifan (China), 8/11, TPR 2573
Board 2:
Gold medal Nadezhda Kosintseva (Russia 1), 8.5/10, TPR 2662
Silver medal Ju Wenjun (China), 9.5/11, TPR 2636
Bronze medal Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vietnam), 8.5/10, TPR 2481
Board 3:
Gold medal Yaniet Marrero Lopez (Cuba), 7/8, TPR 2511
Silver medal Salome Melia (Georgia), 7/10, TPR 2458
Bronze medal Ilze Berzina (Latvia), 9/11, TPR 2450
Board 4:
Gold medal Inna Gaponenko (Ukraine), 7.5/8, TPR 2691
Silver medal Anastasia Bodnaruk (Russia 2), 7/8, TPR 2569
Bronze medal Olga Vasiliev (Israel), 7/9, TPR 2379
Board 5:
Gold medal Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine), 6.5/9, TPR 2431
Silver medal Alina Kashlinskaya (Russia 2), 5.5/9, TPR 2327
Bronze medal Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia), 5/8, TPR 2289
The Egyptian team -in the open section ranked 40th-came in the 41 place and in the women section ranked 73 came int 85th place .The Egyptian team were -in the open section-GM\Ahmed Adly (2630) ,GM\Bassem Amin (2578) who came the 10th in the final standing on board (2) with 8.5 out of 10 games without any loss   ,IM\Khaled Abd ELrazik (2480) ,IM\Samy Shoker (2458) and IM\ Mohamed Ezzat (2448) .
In the Women section were:Myada Elgohary (1751) ,Eman El Ansary (1830) ,WGM\Mona Khaled , WIM\Sohair Basta (2030) ,Fayrouz Elgohary (1820)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Joueuse -Queen To Play- A Beautiful Movie Based On Chess !

In Caroline Bottaro’s polished debut, Helene (Sandrine Bonnaire), in the course of her work at a seaside motel, chances upon a scene that briefly mesmerises her: through a wind-blown wispy curtain, she sees a man and his female companion (Jennifer Beals) engaged in a game of chess. It stirs something in her, a dormant cognitive spark, so long held in check by her unadorned life as a dutiful wife and mother. The near-opacity of the curtain veiling the scene seems to enhance the mystifying attraction of something foreign to her...(
Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire ,Kevin Kline ,Valérie Lagrange ,Francis Renaud ,Jennifer Beals written by Caroline Bottaro, Bertina Henrichs and directed by Caroline Bottaro (
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Mr.Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Has Been Re-Elected As The President Of The Fide (The World Chess Federation)

After one of the hottest chess presidential elections ever Mr.Kirsan Ilyumzhinov {Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov (Russian: Кирса́н Никола́евич Илюмжи́нов) (born April 5, 1962, in Elista)who is a Kalmyk multi-millionaire businessman and politician and also is the President of the Republic of Kalmykia of the Russian Federation} has been re-elected as president of Fide (he won 95 votes against 55 votes to his rival the 12th World Chess Champion GM\Anatoly Karpov .Mr.Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will be heading FIDE for one more term until 2014.Mr.Kirsan has offered GM\Karpov the position of Vice President.The Fide Presidential Board include:Deputy President - Mr. Georgios Makropoulos and Vice President - Mr. Lewis Ncube ,Vice President - Mrs. Beatriz Marinello and General Secretary - Mr. Ignatius Leong and Treasurer - Mr. Nigel Freeman.
I would like to congratulate Mr.Kirsan and wish him ;and all members of board the best of luck and success .
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