The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of July 13 - 19/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 19/12 – Toronto International Open ( 2 Rds. To Go ).

International News Today - July 20, 2012

All draws in rd7 at Dortmund, leaving Kramnik, Karjakin, and now Naiditsch tied for 1st with 4.5. They are trailed by four players with 4.0

In Amsterdam, tomorrow is adjournment day, with 4 unfinished games being scheduled. At the moment Ivanchuk leads with +3, while Kamsky has +2 with an adjourned game in hand.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of July 20 - 26/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 26/12 - University of Prince Edward Island Open.

Starts Tomorrow!!
- featuring IM Tom O'Donnell – 18 pre-registered

: Charlottetown, PEI
Date: July 27-29, 2012
Place: Robertson Library Building, Room 208
Rds: 5
Round Times: 7:00pm, Sat 10am & 4pm, Sun 9am & 2pm
TC: 40/120, SD/60 (round 1 40/120, SD/30)

International News Today - July 22, 2012

Dortmund finished today, with Fabiano Caruana scoring his second consecutive win to take first place on tie break over Sergey Karjakin. Both scored 6/9. I would have to say the decisive event in the tournament was Caruana's Rd8 win over Vladimir Kramnik, on the white side of a Ruy Lopez (Berlin). Kramnik was among 4 players tied for third, one half point behind the leaders.

The Golden Classic finished yesterday, with Vassily Ivanchuk remaining in the lead, with 5 out of 6, followed by Gata Kamsky, one half point behind.


International News Today - July 23, 2012

In Jermuk, today was a rest day and Ju Wenjun maintains a half point lead over Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru, and Ruan Lufei. Five rounds to go in the Grand Prix event.

 Wang Hao and Anish Giri (fresh off winning the Dutch Championship) won their 1st round games today and take the early lead in Biel. Nakamura with black was able to draw Carlsen (who played 4 Qxd4 in a Sicilian).

The British Championship started today with Gawain Jones top seed in the absence of Adams and Short. Second ranked Howell was held to a draw.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of July 27 - August 2/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 2/12 - Canadian Seniors Chess Championship.

Starts tomorrow!

August 3 - August 6, 2012
7 Rounds
Kitchener City Hall
Free Refreshments & Snacks Each Day.
All Equipment Provided.
Entry Fee: $80 in advance / $100 on-site
Prizes: Winner represents Canada ( free room and board) at the World Seniors.
100% of entry fees returned as prizes
Round Times: First Round 6pm August 3rd. Rounds 2-7, 10am and 3pm daily

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of August 3 - 9/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 3/12 – World Junior/Junior Girls Chess Championships.

These two 13 round swisses are being played in Athens, Greece from August 2 – 15. Canada has sent an “ Official Representative “ to each tournament.

International News Today - August 7, 2012

It's always news when Magnus Carlsen doesn't win a chess tournament. At Biel the official winner was Wang Hao who scored 19 points in the football system to finish 1 point ahead of Carlsen. However in the traditional scoring system, Carlsen would have had a one half point lead.... Anyway you cut it Magnus remains on top of the World. Tied for third were Anish Giri and Hikaru Nakamura with 16 points.

Gawain Jones won a two game rapid play-off match over Stephen Gordon to take the British Championship. David Howell was in thid 1/2 point behind.

International News Today - August 10, 2012

The Russian Championship had a couple of interesting results this last round and all of a sudden we have a 6 way tie for 1st with two rounds to go. In order of rating: Karjakin, Grischuk, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Alekseev and Potkin. They are all +1.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of August 10 - 16/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 16/12 – World Junior/Junior Girls Results

World Junior:

Alexander Ipatov of Turkey and Richard Rapport of Hungary tied for 1st. Ipatov wins on tie-break.