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Sergey Shipov commentating live on Tata Steel Chess 2011

Grandmaster Sergey Shipov is providing live commentary at Crestbook on the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk-aan-Zee, and I’ll once again be taking on the foolhardy task of trying to translate his words almost immediately into English, here at Chess in Translation.

Sergey Shipov needs little introduction. Although he’s taken on many roles in his time – elite grandmaster, Garry Kasparov’s blitz sparring partner, author (The Complete Hedgehog) and trainer (Nepomniachtchi is one student he’s worked with) – he’s best known for his internet journalism, and especially his live commentary. His combination of chess knowledge, speed of thought (and computer skills) and a wonderful turn of phrase, makes for a final product that’s usually worth reading long after you know which passed pawn prevailed.

I’ll be translating Sergey’s commentary each day live, from about 13:30 CET, here: http://www.chessintranslation.com/live-game/

Below I’ve gathered together links to all of Shipov’s live commentary since I started this site:

London Chess Classic 2010

Rd 7: Viswanathan Anand 1/2 – 1/2 Vladimir Kramnik
Rd 6: Vladimir Kramnik 1/2 – 1/2 Magnus Carlsen
Rd 5: Viswanathan Anand 1/2 – 1/2 Luke McShane
Rd 4: Magnus Carlsen 1 – 0 Hikaru Nakamura
Rd 3: Viswanathan Anand 1 – 0 Magnus Carlsen
Rd 2: Vladimir Kramnik 0 – 1 Hikaru Nakamura
Rd 1: Viswanathan Anand 1/2 – 1/2 Hikaru Nakamura

Links to tournament information: Official site, TWIC

Bilbao Masters Final 2010

Rd 6: Viswanathan Anand 1/2 – 1/2 Magnus Carlsen
Rd 5: Magnus Carlsen 1 – 0 Alexey Shirov
Rd 4: Magnus Carlsen 1/2 – 1/2 Vladimir Kramnik
Rd 3: Viswanathan Anand 1/2 – 1/2 Vladimir Kramnik
Rd 2: Magnus Carlsen 0 – 1 Viswanathan Anand
Rd 1: Vladimir Kramnik 1 – 0 Magnus Carlsen 

The Bilbao games can now be viewed in a game viewer, where you can follow all the moves and analysis on a chessboard while also reading Shipov’s comments (many thanks to Pulastya, who did all the work to produce the PGN file!): http://www.chessintranslation.com/bilbao-2010/

Links to tournament information: Official site, TWIC

Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2010

Half of the Dortmund games were translated by my fellow Crestbook translator, Dana Mackenzie. He’s a man of many talents, as you can see from his homepage, and his entertaining chess blog.

Rd 10: Ruslan Ponomariov – Le Quang Liem 1/2 – 1/2 (Dana Mackenzie)
Rd 9: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Ruslan Ponomariov 1/2 – 1/2
Rd 8: Peter Leko – Vladimir Kramnik 1/2 – 1/2 (Dana Mackenzie)
Rd 7: Vladimir Kramnik – Ruslan Ponomariov 1/2 – 1/2 (Dana Mackenzie)
Rd 6: Le Quang Liem – Vladimir Kramnik 1/2 – 1/2
Rd 5: Vladimir Kramnik – Arkadiy Naiditsch 1 – 0
Rd 4: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Vladimir Kramnik 1/2 – 1/2 (Dana Mackenzie)
Rd 3: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Le Quang Liem 1 – 0 (Dana Mackenzie)
Rd 2: Ruslan Ponomariov – Vladimir Kramnik 1 – 0
Rd 1: Vladimir Kramnik – Le Quang Liem 1/2 – 1/2

Links to tournament information: official site, TWIC

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