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.