3rd Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

The event started a few days ago and the field is very impressive with 17 players being over 2600!

24 players share 1st place with 2 points.

Some games of the previous rounds

Top pairings of the 3rd round

1 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2688 2 – 2 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2580
2 GM Paichadze Luka GEO 2561 2 – 2 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2681
3 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2672 2 – 2 GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2526
4 GM Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2536 2 – 2 GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2661
5 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2511 2 – 2 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2651
6 GM Abasov Nijat AZE 2509 2 – 2 GM Shankland Samuel L USA 2642
7 GM Grover Sahaj IND 2505 2 – 2 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2625
8 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2621 2 – 2 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2505
9 GM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2494 2 – 2 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2618
10 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2617 2 – 2 GM Babujian Levon ARM 2471

Official site.

The 26th Weekend Sale

All the material is in Fritz/ChessBase, pgn format and is sent by e-mail. Here are the “Study chess on the weekend!” offers:

Openings:

1.e4 repertoire (for the White side – ALL openings after 1.e4)- US$ 100

1.e4 e5 repertoire (for the Black side – ALL openings after 1.e4 e5) – US$ 100

1.d4 repertoire (for the White side – ALL openings after 1.d4) – US$ 100

Gruenfeld – US$ 25

Sicilian – US$ 35

Scotch – US$ 10

All the openings I currently have – US$ 550

View more openings & prices here.

Middlegame:

10 examples of Pawn sacrifice for initiative – US$ 5

10 examples of Opening of position – US$ 5

10 examples of Moves backwards lose – US$ 5

10 examples of realization of winning position – US$ 5

10 examples of “Blow back” (counterattacking move) – US$ 5

A variety of sacrifices near the King (30 examples) – US$ 10

Endgame:

10 examples of Bishop endgames – US$ 5

10 examples of Knight endgames – US$ 5

10 examples of Rook endgames – US$ 5

10 examples of Queen endgames – US$ 5

A variety of Basic endgames (50 examples) – US$ 10

For questions about the material or anything else, please send an e-mail to yelena@yelenadembo.com .