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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 23:35
"Playing like a machine" has become a compliment lately in the chess world (if not an accusation!). This weekend, a top Grandmaster will make it literal. On August 23, world number 5 GM Hikaru Nakamura will play four...
Monday, August 18, 2014 16:39
Two chess players died on the last day of the Olympiad. Also on the last day, Garry Kasparov published a statement regarding the FIDE Presidential elections. He lost to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who was congratulated by...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 16:22
China won the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway on Thursday after beating Poland 3-1 in the final round. The team finished on 19 out of a possible 22 match points...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 18:34
China has excellent chances to clinch their first ever gold medals at a Chess Olympiad. In the penultimate round in Tromsø their biggest star, Yu Yangyi, decided the match with...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:57
France joined China in the lead in round 9 of the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. It was again Etienne Bacrot who clinched the two match points for the French team...
Monday, August 11, 2014 17:08
The incumbent FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov defeated his Challenger Garry Kasparov with 110 votes to 61 at the FIDE Presidential elections, held today during the General Assembly...
Sunday, August 10, 2014 23:38
China is the new leader at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. With three rounds to go they are the only team with 14 match points after beating Azerbaijan 3-1 on...
Saturday, August 09, 2014 19:38
Despite a quick loss on board one, Azerbijan managed to grabe sole lead today at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø by beating Cuba 2.5-1.5. In the women...
Saturday, August 09, 2014 0:06
After six rounds, two countries are sharing the lead at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø: Azerbaijan and Cuba. Both scored 11 match points, and will face each...
Friday, August 08, 2014 10:22
The second edition of the Sinqufield Cup, to be held August 27 - September 7, 2014 will go down in history as the first ever round robin tournament with an average Elo rating over 2800...

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