mercredi 2 novembre 2016

Corsica Masters: MVL beats Anand in final

11/2/2016 – The cover picture to the left best describes what happened in the Sunday clash between MVL and Anand. It was a fighting match to be fair. Anand sacrificed his queen in the first game with the black pieces but had to build a fortress in the end to secure a draw. He might have fancied his chances of pushing with white against MVL. But the Frenchman is popular all over the world for his expertise in Sicilian Najdorf. The audience were praying for the Najdorf to appear and the Frenchman obliged. 

samedi 29 octobre 2016

Corsica Masters: Anand vs MVL in final

by Priyadarshan Banjan
10/29/2016 – The surprising thing about Corsica is the inherent diversity of the small Mediterranean island, one of the regions under France. It is a bit like a game between two fighting chessplayers — glittering bays, relaxed beaches, dense forests, mountain peaks. The geography is never constant. Corsica is hosting a notable chess festival with the chief attraction being a rapid tournament featuring MVL and Anand. Illustrated report with analyses.

Portrait: Maître Lambda

Les jeunes pépites des échecs insulaires sur le Corsican Circuit

vendredi 28 octobre 2016

Trophée de jeunes BNP Paribas : Quand les échecs sont un succès

 L’amour de jeunes corse pour les échecs n’est plus à démontrer : encore une affluence record pour l’édition 2016 du Trophée BNP Paribas avec plus de 200 joueurs. Rendez-vous sportif incontournable pour les grandes maîtres internationaux des échecs, le...

Anand moves to the quarter finals of the Corsica Masters

by Sagar Shah - 28 October 2016
The Corsica Masters 2016, is taking place in the island of Corsica, south of mainland France, from the 27th to the 30th of October 2016. It's a sixteen player knockout event, with a time control of 15 minutes + 3 second increment. Vishy Anand is the second seed and he has some tough competition in the form of Maxime Vachier Lagrave and Teimour Radjabov. Anand won the pre-quarter finals with 2-0 destruction of IM Koen Leenhouts. In the quarters he will face Tigran Gharamian. We have the full report, pictures, analysis and an interesting video which teaches you that in a game of chess you must never lose your focus!

jeudi 20 octobre 2016

Corsican Circuit 2016 : La Corse accueille les reines et les rois des Echecs

 C’est l’un des rendez-vous sportif les plus immuables mais aussi les plus attendus par les joueurs d’échecs du monde entier. Au tournant entre le sport cérébral et l’affrontement physique, l’ile de beauté accueillera le vingtième Corsican Circuit, le plus...

dimanche 16 octobre 2016

Le Corsican Circuit a 20 ans : La Corse capitale mondiale des Échecs du 22 au 30 octobre

 Le Théâtre de Bastia puis le Palais des Congrès d’Aiacciu accueilleront 700 joueurs en provenance d’une trentaine de Pays ! Tout au long de ces 20 années, la compétition s’est affirmée comme l’une des plus importante sur la scène internationale. Le cru 2016...

dimanche 25 septembre 2016

Championnats du monde des jeunes d'échecs : Albert Tomasi brille en Sibérie -

Albert Tomasi participe aux championnats des jeunes d'échecs qui se disputent en Russie. Ce dimanche Albert Tomasi a réalisé la meilleure performance de la délégation française !

mercredi 13 juillet 2016

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave campeón en Cimannacce

13/07/2016 – Cimannacce es un pueblo pequeñito en las montañas de Córcega con solo e132 habitantes. Pero eso no quita que allí se haya organizado un gran torneo de ajedrez relámpago, cuyo principal favorito era el número cuatro del mundo, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Finalmente se alzó con la victoria, superándoles a sus competidores grandes maestros Bacrot, Laznicka, Areshchenko, Jones, Grandelius, Zhigalko, etc. La estrella francés sumó 8 puntos en 9 rondas. Reportaje ilustrado del torneo de ajedrez relámpago, por Amruta Mokal y Sagar Shah (en inglés)...

Vachier-Lagrave wins Cimannacce Blitz English

7/13/2016 – Cimannacce, a village in the mountains of Corsica with a population of just 132 people (!), was host to a strong blitz tournament. World number four Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was the top seed of the event and was up against strong players like Bacrot, Laznicka, Areshchenko, Jones, Grandelius, Zhigalko, etc. The French number one scored 8.0/9 and won the event in style. In this report we have two games sent to us by MVL from the event. We also show you how a high class blitz tournament is organized. Discuss

lundi 11 juillet 2016

Valentina Gunina remporte le huitième Open de Blitz

Third Porticcio Open 2016 in Corsica (2)

In part one of our report on the Porticcio Open we showed how beautiful the venue is, and described the progress of the top three finishers Areshchenko, Naroditsky and Sengupta. In the second part we bring you details about the players from four to ten, with some lessons to improve your chess. We also tell you the reasons why you should seriously think about making space in your calendar for the fourth edition of the event in 2017. Report from Corsica by Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal. Discuss

samedi 9 juillet 2016

Corsica: Land of Chess

When the first edition of the Porticcio Open was announced in the early months of 2014, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Not only am I half Corsican (well, French technically, but I like to think those are two very distinct things), but we also happen to have aa holiday home in the very city of Purtichju, as it’s called in the local language. I went ahead and participated in the tournament, while last year I helped the Corsican Chess League President Léo Battesti produce daily video reports. This year I attended purely as a tourist (and a second for my 1591-rated dad), giving me the opportunity to follow the action while soaking up some sun in preparation for my return to rainy Hamburg.

vendredi 8 juillet 2016

Les vice-champions de France d'échecs mis à l'honneur

Abierto de Porticcio en Córcega

Se disputó entre el 25 de junio y el 1 de julio. El torneo tenía varios grandes atractivos: precioso paisaje, mar, playas, montañas, naturaleza, gente y organización excelente. Además los participantes eran bastante fuertes. Al igual que el año pasado se coronó campeón el ucranio Alexander Areshenko al tener la mejor valoración de desempate. Segundo quedó Daniel Naroditsky. Reportaje... Comentar

Otra vez Córcega!

Los editores de ChessBase India, el matrimonio Amruta Mokal y Sagar Shah, participaron en el III Abierto de Porticcio, en Córcega. Como no puede ser de otra manera, ellos también nos mandaron un reportaje con sus impresiones gráficas en forma de fotos y vídeos. ¡Hasta nos permiten acompañarlos en el propio vuelo a Córcega (en forma de vídeo)! Reportaje gráfico... Comentar

Areshchenko wins the 3rd Porticcio Open 2016

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea located to the south of mainland France. It was home to an extremely strong tournament – the 3rd Porticcio Open 2016. Ten players above the rating of 2600 participated in the event, which ended in a six way tie. The winner was Alexander Areshchenko who went back home richer by €3000. ChessBase authors Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal were in Porticcio and they bring us a beautiful report rich in pictures, videos and detailed analysis. Discuss

jeudi 7 juillet 2016

Ein Vergnügen: Das Porticcio Open in Korsika

Das Porticcio Open in Korsika fand dieses Jahr zum dritten Mal statt und hat Einiges zu bieten. Die Landschaft Korsikas bot Meer, Strand, Berge, Natur, die Organisation war hervorragend und das Teilnehmerfeld stark. Wie im Vorjahr ging Platz eins an den Ukrainer Alexander Areshchenko, der nach Wertung vor Daniel Naroditsky aus den USA gewann. Mehr... Diskutieren