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Intagrand wins the Freestyle Battle 2014

Freestyle Battle 2014 Games

Arno Nickel reports on the conclusion of the Freestyle 2014 chess tournament where games are played with a combination of man and machine play. Players can use unlimited resources: Read Article,

The two month battle of 30 high-skilled Freestyle chess players in an all-play-all online event had started on February 4th and finished in the night to April 11th. Anson Williams from England and his team of helpers behind the nickname 'Intagrand' won the title with 29 points a point clear of maximus. Williams is as close as there is to a veteran in such events winning tournaments as far back as 2007 ( article from the Chess Drum about him here).

Christopher Lutz anaylses the most interesting games here.

Arno Nickel has been promoting this form of chess since 2005 and is a correspondence chess Grandmaster.

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Freestyle Battle 2014 (Infinity INT)
Tue 4th Feb 2014 - Fri 11th Apr 2014 - Official Site

Freestyle Battle 2014 (30 players 29 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m+15spm) - Games in PGN: Games

John Watson Book Review #110: Repertoires in the Age of Carlsen

John Watson Book Review 110

A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White by Graham Burgess

A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White by Graham Burgess | http://www,theweekinchess.com

John Watson reviews A Cunning Repertoire for White (Gambit) by Graham Burgess which was released first on Kindle and which I (MC) have been attempting to adopt for a few months now. There is now a physical book too. John Watson also wrote a white repertoire book for Gambit starting with 1.d4 but advocating 2.c4 rather than the 2.Nf3 used in this book and he compares their approaches. Read more ....

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2014

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2014 Games and Results

Women's world champion Hou Yifan alongside FIDE Press Officer Anastasiya Karlovich at the Khanty-Mansiysk Women's Grand Prix. Photo ©

Women's world champion Hou Yifan alongside FIDE Press Officer Anastasiya Karlovich at the Khanty-Mansiysk Women's Grand Prix. Photo © | http://khantymansiysk2014.fide.com

The FIDE Women's Grand Prix taks place in Khanty-Mansiysk 9th April (Round 1) to 21st April (final round 11), There will be live video commentary in Russian and English. Round 6 Tuesday 15th April 2014: Kosteniuk-Dzagnidze, Lagno-Batchimeg, Muminova-Kosintseva, Stefanova-Hou Yifan, Ushenina-Muzychuk, Zhao Xue-Girya. Hou Yifan leads on 4.5/5. Games and results. Read more ....

Khanty-Mansiysk Women's Grand Prix 2014 (Khanty-Mansiysk RUS)
Wed 9th Apr 2014 - Mon 21st Apr 2014 - Official Site

Khanty-Mansiysk WGP 2014 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

16th Dubai Open 2014

16th Dubai Open 2014 Games and Results

The 16th Dubai Open takes place 7th to 17th April 2014. Leading players: Anton Korobov, Vladimir Akopian, Romain Edouard, Andrei Istratescu, Constantin Lupulescu, Csaba Balogh, Gawain C B Jones, Yuriy Kuzubov, Bassem Amin, Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli etc. Games and results. Read more ....

16th Dubai Chess Open 2014 (Dubai UAE)
Mon 7th Apr 2014 - Thu 17th Apr 2014 - Official Site - Results - Live

16th Dubai Chess Open (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

Russian Team Championship 2014

Russian Team Championship 2014 Games and Results

The Russian Team Championships take place in Loo, in the Krasnodar region with round 1 7th April 2014, 7 rounds finishing on 13th April. There are only 13 teams as Rostov PHMB had to withdraw at the last minute due to financial problems. Leading players include: Grischuk, Karjakin, Svidler, Vitiugov, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Morozevich, Leko, Shirov, Jobava, Bologan etc Read more ....

Russian Team Championship 2014 (Loo RUS)
Mon 7th Apr 2014 - Mon 14th Apr 2014 - Official Site - Results - Live

21st TCh-RUS 2014 (7 Rds League Club TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Men

16th TCh-RUS w 2014 (20 players 6 Rds League Club ) - Games in PGN: Games Women

College Chess Final Four 2014

College Chess Final Four 2014 Games and Results

The US College Chess Final Four takes place in the New York Athletic Club. The event is rather strong with players such as Quang Liem Le, Wesley So (who lost drastically with white in round 2 against Kore Akshayraj), Fidel Corrales Jimenez (finally US registered), Yaroslav Zherebukh, Elshan Moradiabadi, Georg Meier and Ray Robson. Read more ....

College Final Four 2014 (New York USA)
Sat 5th Apr 2014 - Sun 6th Apr 2014 - Official Site - Live

College Final Four 2014 (16 players 3 Rds League Club TC:90m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

1000 issues and a 20th year for TWIC

The Week in Chess Anniversary 1000

Me on the day of the 1000th issue. Photo © Mark Crowther

Me on the day of the 1000th issue. Photo © Mark Crowther | http://www.theweekinchess.com

An article on the occasion of the 1000th issue of TWIC outlining a short history, thanks to the many people who've helped and where I think the future may lay both for myself and the magazine. I really hope to be around in some form or another for a long time. I would welcome suggestions for improvements to the website and the magazine.

You can view the first issue here I will try and put the text of all 1000 issues up over the next few weeks and will for a start make my personal ChessBase file of all the issues available for sale. People should email me personally about that.

Read TWIC 1000, PGN file for issue 1000 and ChessBase file for issue 1000.

If you would like to support TWIC then you can do so via PayPal:

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Tournaments for Tuesday 15th April 2014 combined with links to official website, live coverage and PGN file
EventSiteFEDUK TimeRd
WebLivePGN
Live Games now here
Khanty-Mansiysk WGP 2014Khanty-MansiyskRUS10:006
16th Dubai Chess OpenDubaiUAE14:309
Other events today
TCh-CHN 2014BeijingCHN06:004
Fagernes GM Open 2014FagernesNOR08:003
14th BCC Open 2014BangkokTHA08:005
ch-DEN 2014SkorpingDEN12:004
Ladies Vienna IM 2014ViennaAUT14:004
ch-SRB 2014SuboticaSRB14:309
FSFMA April 2014BudapestHUN15:009
FSGM April 2014BudapestHUN15:009
FSIM April 2014BudapestHUN15:009
Fagernes GM Open 2014FagernesNOR15:304
37th San Sebastian ODonostiaESP16:005
45th Marcel Duchamp OpenMar del PlataARG21:005

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