News from all around the chess-world this past weekend, presented in gallery format. Just click on any image to get embedded information/links. The Asian Continental final results, the American Continental sees Cordova, Lenderman, Kovalyov and Flores advance to the World Cup, final results from the Zalakaros International, European Women’s Championship goes into penultimate round, French Top-12, Gashimov Memorial won by Mamy’d, Bosna and other tournaments and results. Plus items from Facebook, Twitter, chess-blogs and main-stream media. Will be updated as the day goes along.
Caruana getting ‘robbed’ by the tiebreak rules. Don’t these players know how to say ‘no’ to certain silly clauses in the rules before accepting to play in these tournaments? http://www.shamkirchess.az/content/99
I love it! Reti Wine. Very hypermodern…
Very Nice! http://www.claus-in-iceland.com/09-03/b2338e.php
Canadian Chess News. Most of it embarrassing. The rest just laughable. Like the $80,0000 that the Canadian Chess Federation openly accepted from Kirsan to vote for him instead of Gary Kasparov
Hard to believe that the Canadian Chess Federation left Canada’s most active grandmaster off of the next Olympiad Team! He has vowed to never represent Canada again! http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/article/gmi-bator-sambuev-remporte-le-toro-2016
Bator Sambuev has been living in Canada for about a decade now. He is Canada’s most active grandmaster, has won virtually every tournament in Canada.
From a Canadian chess message board. Sambuev feeling rightlyfully ignored and hurt. http://forum.chesstalk.com/showthread.php?13821-Canada-welcomes-GM-Evgeny-Bareev&p=104133&viewfull=1#post104133
Youngster Zhou Qiyu is playing in a Grandmaster tournament in Finland right now. (See the Finland news hereabouts) Gaining valuable experience, Canada does not promote junior chess to the level necessary to compete at a world level, so Qiyu’s efforts are all the more remarkable. She has a blog: https://qiyuzhou.wordpress.com/