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Closed tournaments for young talents

Closed tournaments for young talents

The months of May and June were special due to the fact that two closed tournaments for young talents were organized – Sigeman and Co 2011 and AAI Grandmaster Invitational. GM Danielsen provides once again video analysis, while the renowned producer Vijay Kumar presents daily interview with the players at AAI. How a grandmaster young talent approaches a game, see in the following links.

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

South African 19th seed FM van der Nat Nicholas P surprised every one when he defeated a much higher rated IM Grover Sahaj in a well fought game to take sole lead at the 2011 Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships the after 9th round.

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

The best watched and sought after game of the championship was played between top seed GM Nigel Short and Championship leader GM Jones Gawain which finally ended in a draw. On other tables IM D Harika crushed South African IM Watu Kobese while GM Rajaram Laxman and IM Sahaj Grover came out victorious against their opponents and joined Gawain in the battle for the Championship.

AAI Grandmasters Video

AAI Grandmasters Video

India is organizing AAI International Chess Tournament, a category 17 event, from 21st June to 2nd July 2011 in New Delhi. The tournament format is six-player double round robin.

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

On the top board International Master Grover Sahaj came well prepared to face Championship leader GM Jones Gawain. Gawain who is leading the championship by half a point was in no mood to take any risk and played a normal game which in the end resulted in a draw.

AAI Grandmasters Video

AAI Grandmasters Video

India is organizing AAI International Chess Tournament, a category 17 event, from 21st June to 2nd July 2011 in New Delhi. The tournament format is six-player double round robin.

AAI Grandmasters Videos

AAI Grandmasters Videos

India is organizing AAI International Chess Tournament, a category 17 event, from 21st June to 2nd July 2011 in New Delhi. The tournament format is six-player double round robin.

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Grandmaster Jones Gawain played a technically perfect game to beat his opponent van der Nat Nicholas and became the sole leader of the 2011 Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships with a perfect score of 6/6.

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

After 5 rounds the championship is now jointly led by top seed Nigel Short, IM Sahaj Grover, GM Jones Gawain, FM van der Nat Nicholas and CM Oatlhotse Providence. Sahaj Grover will meet Nigel Short in the 6th round.

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships

Chess South Africa on behalf of FIDE and the Commonwealth Chess Association organizes the 2011 Commonwealth & South African Open Chess Championships. The Championships run from Saturday 25th June 2011 until Sunday 3rd July 2011

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