February 9, 2009
Onischuk and Pogonina are Moscow Open 2009 winners
International Chess Moscow Open 2009 festival taking place in Russian State Social University (January 31st – February 8th) has finished today on Sunday evening. International Grandmaster Alexander Onischuk (USA) has won the main tournament of the festival. In final round his game with Sergey Tiviakov (NED) ended in a draw and he got 7.5 points from 9. Other competitors have lagged behind on 0.5 points. Natalya Pogonona leaded in the female tournament “C”. She defeated Marina Romanko and got 8 points among 9 and went one point ahead the opponent.
February 8, 2009
Onischuk takes a leadership in tournament «A»
Festival Moscow Open 2009 taking part in Moscow comes to the end. Penultimate round finished on February, 7th. Only one party in group of leaders in the main tournament «A» came to the end productively: Alexander Onishchuk (USA), won against Boris Savchenko (Russia) by black. Before the last round Onishchuk individually heads tournament with 7 points from 8. The group of the pursuer who are lagging behind on a half-point, includes Ernesto Inarkiev, Nepomniachtchi Ian (both Russia), Sergey Tiviakov (Netherlands), Viorel Iordachescu (Moldova). They finished the games in a draw, and also Alexey Korotylev who has won Artyom Timofeev (both Russia).
Central game of tournament «C» between two Russians Natalia Pogonina and Svetlana Matveeva finished in a draw. This result has allowed for Pogonina keep the first line in standings having typed 7 points from 8.
February, 07, 2009
Game of the day
The tournament approaches to finish. Pressure of the struggle has increased and the weariness starts to affect. No wonder, that participants showing the most interesting plans, also supposed some errors which have deformed a logical course of many duels in the 7th round games.
In this connection the game Tiviakov - Vaganian, having spent in good tournament style, deserved to be noted be our commentator GM Alexander Kalinin.
February 7, 2009
Arbiters increase their qualify at “Moscow Open 2009” festival
FIDE Arbiters Seminar takes place in RSSU as part of “Moscow Open 2009” festival. International arbiters Panagiotis Nikolopulos (Greece) with the participation of Eduard Dubov (Russia) are in charge of this festival.
Panagiotis Nikolopulos, who is also the main arbiter of “Moscow Open 2009” festival, shared his impressions:
- Moscow Open 2009 festival is the one of the largest tournaments around the world – quantity of participants really impresses us every time. Lots of strong chess players take part in this festival. As the matter of fact, high image and big prize found attract participants’ attention. This tournament has high level of organization, arbiters work very professionally.
February 6, 2009
Russians have a leadership in tournament «C»
Games of 6th round have been played at the international festival Moscow Open 2009 on Thursday.
Russians Natalia Pogonina and Varvara Repina are leaders in the tournament «C» of festival Moscow Open 2009. Pogonina won against less skilled compatriot Karina Ambartsumova in the 6th round. At the same time Repina the silver prize-winner of the European championship 2008 in an age category till 16 years, has presented sensation, having beaten Shen Yang from China national team. Leaders have 5,5 points, seven chess players have on a half-point less.
In the main tournament open «A» the table is headed by three chess players. They are Nepomniachtchi Ian, Ernesto Inarkiev (both is Russian) and Onischuk Alexander (USA). After 6 rounds they have typed 5,5 points. Five participants have 5 points.
February 5, 2009
Nepomniachtchi is an individual leader of Moscow Open 2009
The big half of distance is passed at Moscow open 2009 festival.
In the main tournament of festival open «A» there was an individual leader. It is Nepomniachtchi Ian, who won by black against Pavel Smirnov (both are from Russia). The 18-year-old chess player became the winner of other prestigious Moscow festival «Aeroflot-open» last year and also has divided 2 place in tournament of 18th category FIDE in Dortmund (Germany).
Six persecutors are behind in a half-point. They are Ernesto Inarkiev, Vitaly Tseshkovsky and Igor Kurnosov from Russia, Dmitri Svetushkin from Moldova, Sergei Tiviakov from Holland the current champion of Europe and Alexander Onischuk the USA champion 2006.
February 4, 2009
3 reasons of Ernesto Inarkiev
A Grand-Prix FIDE participant Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS) told Elmira Mirzoeva why he takes part in “Moscow Open” chess festival:
- There are several reasons in my participating in “Moscow Open”. Firstly, it is very serious festival where I have an opportunity to play with strong competitors. Secondly, I study at the Russian State Social University and spend lots of time in here. Therefore it’s easier to play here for me. Besides, this tournament has very high prize fund.
See details in video review of the tournament 4th day.
February 4, 2009
When native walls help
At festival Moscow open 2009 the next, fourth round has come to the end. While to festival it is safely possible to apply expression: «Native walls help»- many students of chess chair of the Russian State Social University (RSSU), taking part in festival tournaments, started successfully.
The absolute indicator is kept by four sportsmen in the main tournament of festival «Open A». There are two students of RSSU among them. They are Ernesto Inarkiev the participant of a series of Grand prix of FIDE and Nepomniachtchi Ian the winner of prestigious festival «Aeroflot open». Pavel Smirnov (Russia) and Dmitry Svetushkin (Moldova) also have absolute indicator.
It should be noted that last year at festival Moscow open Inarkiev has show a 7 victories series, but having suffered defeat in a final decisive round from Artyom Timofeev the future winner of tournament, and he has appeared out of prize-winners.
February 03, 2009
Chess education congress should be organized in Khanty-Mansiisk
The International science-practical conference “Chess within the system of education in Russia and in the world” which took place at the Russian State Social University (RSSU) finished on Tuesday.
The conference was dedicated to the problem of chess integration into education program in many countries and was organized under the aegis of World Chess Federation (FIDE). Two representatives of the federation have done their reports - the Chairman of the FIDE committee “Chess in school” professor from Venezuela Uvensio Blanco and the chairman of the FIDE coach committee Russians Jury Razuvaev.
The final resolution was adopted after the conference. It was recommended to government institutions to work out the problem of introducing into the state classifier the new profession “Chess teacher in the initial classes”. Also the recommendation of the Russian chess federation about carrying out of the next congress during 39th chess Olympic Games in Khanty-Mansisk autonomous region devoted to questions of chess education has been accepted.
February 03, 2009
The game of the day
According to our expert GM Alexander Kalinin’s opinion the most interesting game in the third round at the international chess festival Moscow Open 2009 was the battle between Russian GM Vladimir Burmakin and GM Rasit Ziatdinov who live in the USA.
February 02, 2009
Chess education problems are being discussed at Moscow Open festival
International science-practical conference “Chess within the system of education in Russia and in the world” takes place at the Russian State Social University (RSSU) under the aegis of World Chess Federation during the first days of chess festival Moscow Open 2009.
Research officers from 6 countries have come to Moscow to participate in the conference and to discuss main development directions in the system of education in Russia and abroad. The conference covers both theoretical and practical lines of chess overall education. The head specialists from all over the world made their reports on this topic.
A lot of famous specialist took part in the discussion of infant chess development topic. Among them are: professor of the Warsaw University of the Physical Culture Agneshka Urban, President of the infant chess fund «Morsko Konche» Boris Khristov (Bulgaria), expert from the Institute of theory and history of education of the Russian Education Academy Igor Georgievitch Suhin. The president of the International School Chess Unit Alexander Kostyev presented a speech named “Problems of chess education in Russia and abroad” on the first day of the conference. The Chairman of the FIDE committee “Chess in school” professor from Venezuela Uvensio Blanco told about measures taken by World Chess Federation on involving chess into the school program.
February 02, 2009
Gunina has suffered her first defeat
Games of the second round have come to the end at the international chess festival Moscow Open 2009. In the female tournament "C" two representatives of Ukrainian team, favorites of competition GM Anna Ushenina and Natalia Zhukov finished games in a draw with Russians Svetlana Bezgodova and Tatiana Bogumil. Defeat of the Russian state university student, the participant of the Russian championship Superfinal Valentina Gunina from compatriot Lyudmila Karpova also became unexpected.
February 01, 2009
George Yevseyev is a winner of World Chess Composition Tournament
The first International “Moscow Open 2009” tournament has finished on Sunday 1st. That is called the World Chess Composition Tournament. George Yevseyev, a multiple World champion and GM for Chess Composition, won the competition. As the result he scored 80 points for all 4 rounds. Alexander Leontjev got the second place and Valery Kopyl has the third one. He scored 71 points. The main judge of the World Cup, a vice-president of FIDE, Andrej Selivanov noticed that the line-up of this tournament was extremely strong.
- Russia has lots of chess solvers, and Chess Composition became more popular. George Yevseev (the multiple World Champion) and Boyan Vuckovich (GM and the member of Chess team Serbia) took part in that Cup. Boyan’s also participating in the main tournament of festival. Also there were Oleg Pevarkov (a helpmate World Champion), juniors Andrej Petrov and Evgenij Viktorov.
February 01, 2009
Favorites had a rough time
Chess first round games were played on Saturday 31st January. Chess players from more than 30 countries continue to compete for the main awards.
The drawing of the first three rounds in Open “A” was held with the use of new methods. The point is that participants with higher level get their competitors with the same level. Therefore in the first round the most of the games ended in a draw. This doesn’t usually happen. First game, where Dreev Alexey (RUS) competed with Vasilij Emelin (RUS), ended in a draw. Last year’s winner Artyom Timofeev neck-to neck with Alexander Zubov.
January 31, 2009
The opening of the fifth international Chess Festival "Moscow Open 2009" has been held in the Russian State Social University. The organizers of this Festival warmly welcomed participants after the introduction. The head of the Moscow City Department of Physical Culture and Sport Mikhail Stepanyants underlined that Chess Festival is a significant event in Russia and this year it became an annual event. Also he noticed that 1579 chess players would take part in “Moscow Open 2009”.
- The Festival gives juniors a chance to acquit themselves and give a shot. An example, that is being shown all the time by GM, provides a powerful impetus for living and sport.
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