World School Chess Championship 2010

Photos by WGM Anastazia Karlovich

The 6th World School Chess Championship (under 7, under 9, under 11, under 13, under 15 and under 17 years old – open and girls) is taking place between July the 20th, 2010 (arrival) and July 31st, 2010 (departure) in Kayseri, Turkey, under the aegis of the Turkish First Lady Hayrünnisa Gül.

The first winner in each open age category is the FIDE World School Champion for 2010 and the first girl in each girl age category is the FIDE World Girl School Champions for 2010. According to the regulations they are awarded with the FIDE Candidate Master title.

Special offer: The 5 FIDE Champions (U9, U11, U13, U15, and U17) and the 5 Girls FIDE Champions (U9, U11, U13, U15, and U17) will play as personal right players (free accommodation) in the 2010 World Youth Chess Championship in Porto Carras, Greece. The invitation is a very kind offer of the Greek Chess Federation.

All photos courtesy of WGM Anastazia Karlovich. Read also Sevan Muradian’s impressions, while results and more information are on the official website.

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Anand – Topalov Photo Gallery

Large photo gallery from the World Chess Championship

Chessdom.com has completed a large photo gallery with hundreds of photos of the match Anand – Topalov. They have been compiled in a special album in which today more photos will be added.

Each photo is equipped with zoom view (click on it to open in original version). Voting system is also active, and you can vote for the photo and emotions that you most like.

Game 10 photos

Game 9 photos

Game 8 photos

Game 7 photos

IM Ipatov’s simul

Game 6 photos

Game 5 photos

Game 4 photos

Game 3 photos

Game 2 photos

Game 1 photos

Opening ceremony

Press conference

Playing hall

Topalov Anand g10 2

One of the photos in the Anand – Topalov photo gallery

Anand – Topalov photo gallery

Large photo gallery from the World Chess Championship

Chessdom.com has completed a large photo gallery with hundreds of photos of the match Anand – Topalov. They have been compiled in a special album in which today more photos will be added.

Each photo is equiped with zoom view (click on it to open in original version). Voting system is also active, and you can vote for the photo and emotions that you most like.

Visit the photo gallery

Anand Topalov

One of the photos in the Anand – Topalov photo gallery

Anand – Topalov playing hall second inspection

Special curtain installed and tested

While it is still uncertain when will Anand arrive to Sofia, and whether the schedule will be altered, another inspection of the playing hall took place Monday afternoon.

See all photos in the full gallery

All news about Anand – Topalov match

MC inspection 7

MC inspection 6

Mr. Hans-Walter Schmitt (second from left), who is representing Anand’s team, is politely declining interviews and statements. We respect Anand’s wish to maintain privacy before the match start.

MC inspection 4

MC inspection 5

The stage is spacious and well illuminated

MC inspection 3

The space for the observers

MC inspection 2

The special curtain was installed and tested

MC inspection 1

The outside view on the Military Club

The logo of Chess Olympiad 2010 Khanty Mansyisk

The logo, information, and more details on the Chess Olympiad 2010

Chess Olympiad 2010

The Chess Olympiad 2010 will take place in Khanty Mansyisk 19 September – 4 October. It is the strongest and most massive chess event in the FIDE calendar. The venue of the Olympiad will be the Tennis Sport Development Center with capacity of 3500 spectators, with press conference center, and stable internet.

As the tradition goes, the 2010 Chess Olympiad is going to have its own logo (photo left). The elephant is a central figure in the design and we can expect it to be the mascot of the competition.

More information about Chess Olympiad 2010

Chess Olympiad 2010 teams

Venue

History and details

Iranian Chess Championships

Results and photos by Reza Mahdipour

Iranian Chess Championship Finals for Men and Women are taking place on 3-14 March, 2010. Three rounds have already been played, results and photos by Reza Mahdipour are bellow.

Iran 2010 hall

The tournament hall

Round 1 results:

Hosseinzadeh Nima 1 – 0 Noroozi Omid

FM Golizadeh Asghar 0 – 1 GM Ghane Shojaat

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 1 – 0 Darini Pouria

Pourramezanali Amirreza ½ – ½ Idani Pouya

FM Sharbaf Mohsen 1 – 0 FM Moosavian S Hamed

Asgari Morteza bye

Round 2 results:

Idani Pouya 0 – 1 FM Sharbaf Mohsen

Darini Pouria 1 – 0 Pourramezanali Amirreza

GM Ghane Shojaat ½ – ½ GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

Noroozi Omid 0 – 1 FM Golizadeh Asghar

Asgari Morteza ½ – ½ Hosseinzadeh Nima

FM Moosavian S Hamed bye

Round 3 results:

FM Golizadeh Asghar ½ – ½ Asgari Morteza

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 1 – 0 Noroozi Omid

Pourramezanali Amirreza 1 – 0 GM Ghane Shojaat

FM Sharbaf Mohsen ½ – ½ Darini Pouria

FM Moosavian S Hamed 0 – 1 Idani Pouya

Hosseinzadeh Nima bye

Iran GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami

GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami

Iran GM Shojaat Ghane

GM Shojaat Ghane

Iran FM Asghar Golizadeh

FM Asghar Golizadeh

Round 1 results (women):

Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush 1 – 0 Hakimifard Raana

WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 0 – 1 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa

WFM Hakimifard Ghazal 1 – 0 Jafari Golnaz

Rahimi Tara ½ – ½ Azadvari Zahra

Afshar Niusha 1 – 0 WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh

Asgarizadeh Minoo ½ – ½ Alavi Homa

Khalaji Hanieh bye

Round 2 results (women):

WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh 1 – 0 Asgarizadeh Minoo

Azadvari Zahra 1 – 0 Afshar Niusha

Jafari Golnaz 0 – 1 Rahimi Tara

WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 0 – 1 WFM Hakimifard Ghazal

Hakimifard Raana 0 – 1 WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat

Khalaji Hanieh ½ – ½ Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush

Alavi Homa bye

Round 3 results (women):

WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 1 – 0 Khalaji Hanieh

WFM Hakimifard Ghazal 1 – 0 Hakimifard Raana

Rahimi Tara 0 – 1 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa

Afshar Niusha 1 – 0 Jafari Golnaz

Asgarizadeh Minoo 0 – 1 Azadvari Zahra

Alavi Homa ½ – ½ WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh

Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush bye

Iran WGM Atousa Pourkashian

WGM Atousa Pourkashian, the defending champion

Iran WIM Shayesteh Ghaderpour

WIM Shayesteh Ghaderpour

Iran WFM Ghazal Hakimifard

WFM Ghazal Hakimifard

Iran Sarasadat Khadem

Sarasadat Khadem, the current World U12 champion

Simul by GM Julio Granda Zuniga in Nancy

Introduction for the 8th Nancy Chess Festival

The Nancy Chess Festival 2010, which took place on 22-28th February in Nancy, France, was introduced on 20th February by a simultaneous exhibition with GM Julio Granda Zuniga. GM Granda, who later participated int he main Nancy tournament, scored 16 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Photos by IM Christophe Philippe.

Granda simul 1

Granda simul 2

Granda simul 3

Granda simul 4

Members of the chess club Nancy-Stanislas snatched a win and a draw

Granda simul 5

Members of the chess club Nancy-Est-Echecs

Granda simul 6

Members of the chess club Vandoeuvre-Echecs

Granda simul 7

The Red Devils from Seichamps-Echecs

Granda simul 8

Richard and Yann from the chess club Echiquier Nancéien

Photos from Corus (part one)

by Giorgio Gozzi for Scacchierando blog

Linares super tournament has started today, but we still have some photos from the recently finished Corus for presentation. Courtesy of our friends from the popular Italian website Scacchierando, Dario Pedini and the photographer Giorgio Gozzi. Part two will follow soon.

Corus 1

Corus 10 Shirov-Kramnik

Alexei Shirov – Vladimir Kramnik

Corus 10 Ivanchuk-Karjakin

Vassily Ivanchuk – Sergey Karjakin

Corus 10 Short-Caruana

Nigel Short – Fabiano Caruana

Corus 10 Wesley So

Wesley So

Corus 10 Anna Muzychuk

Anna Muzychuk

Corus 10 Tomi Nyback

Tomi Nyback

Corus 10 Parimarjan Negi

Parimarjan Negi

Corus 10 Vocaturo-Peng

Daniele Vocaturo – Zhaoqin Peng

Corus 10 Plukkel-Kujpers

Sjoerd Plukkel – FM Stefan Kuipers

Corus Chess 2010

first photos from Corus 2010

Corus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen, the world N1, is top seeded at Corus 2010

Corus Muzychuk

The sisters Anna and Maria Muzychuk competing at Corus B and C

Corus Gupta

Soumya Swaminathan and Abhijeet Gupta

Corus Karjakin

Sergei Karjakin, winner of Corus A, with his mother in Wijk Aan Zee

Corus Grandelius

Nils Grandelius, the superstar from Sweden

Corus 2010

The Nordic power – Nils Grandelius, Magnus Carlsen and Kjetil Lie

All photos are kindly provided to Chessdom.com by Fred Lucas, Corus 2010 official photographer.