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Polgar beats Short convincingly in's Death Match 18
Monday, October 07, 2013 9:48
By virtue of winning all three segments, GM Judit Polgar cruised over GM Nigel Short in's Death Match 18 on Saturday. The final margin was 17.5-10.5, with Polgar winning especially big in the three-minute segment (6-2). The two played 28 games with only three draws. The fighting chess drew the largest online crowd for any live...
Karjakin wins 67th Moscow Blitz Championship
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 14:26
On Sunday September 1st the tradition of Moscow Blitz Chess Championship was upheld for the 67th time at Krasnaya Presnya Park. The main triumph of the championship was Sergey Karjakin. A notable guest of the tournament was World Chess Federation (FIDE) president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Report by Eldar Mukhametov On Sunday September 1st the tradition...
Tal Memorial: Nakamura wins the blitz, full pairings now known
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 21:05
Hikaru Nakamura won the blitz tournament which opened the 8th Tal Memorial super tournament in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. The American grandmaster finished on an undefeated 7/9, half a point more than Vishy Anand. In ranking order of the blitz final standings, the players could choose their lot numbers and this led to the following first round...
Le Quang Liem wins World Blitz Championship
Monday, June 10, 2013 19:05
Le Quang Liem won the FIDE World Blitz Championship on Monday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Vietnamese grandmaster scored 20.5/30 which was half a point more than title holder Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia). Another Vietnamese player, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, also did very well, finishing...
Giri beats Ivanchuk in León's roller coaster ride
Monday, June 10, 2013 7:58
Anish Giri won his match against Vassily Ivanchuk, the 26th Ciudad de León, in a weekend that must have felt like a roller coaster ride, especially for Ivanchuk. After losing the classical games 0.5-1.5 and the rapid games 0.5-3.5, the Ukrainian even hinted at quitting chess at Saturday's press conference. Luckily for him and his fans, he managed...
26th Ciudad de León: Giri-Ivanchuk in triple format
Thursday, June 06, 2013 16:36
Creativity and good management against the financial crisis. That is the motto for the Ciudad de Leon organizers. Its 26th edition will be a clash of generations, a very attractive match: Vassily Ivanchuk (44 years old) and Anish Giri (18). The format is a new one: “Total Chess”, with two classical games (although somewhat accelerated) on Friday (...
World Rapid & Blitz Championships opened in Khanty-Mansiysk
Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:03
Yesterday the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships were officially opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It's not as strong as last year; among the 62 participants we find Alexander Grischuk, Gata Kamsky, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin as the top seeds. The...
Norway's first super tournament takes off, Karjakin wins the blitz
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 21:07
The Norway Chess tournament, Norway's first ever super tournament, took off on Tuesday night with an exciting blitz event designed as both a warm-up for the main event and a way to produce the pairing numbers for the players. The winner of this blitz was Sergey Karjakin, who chose pairing number 5 to start and finish his main tournament with White...
Friday, April 26, 2013 22:42
Between June 5 and 11, 2013 the World Rapid & Blitz Championships will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The prize money for each World Championship is 200,000 US Dollars. For the first time in the history of the events, they are open to all players nominated by their Federations or else with ratings over 2500. More at FIDE.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Saturday, February 23, 2013 15:16
Fabiano Caruana won a blitz event on Friday in Zurich of which the results were used for the drawing of lots for the Zurich Chess Challenge which begins today. The pairings for the first round are Caruana-Anand and Kramnik-Gelfand. The Zurich Chess Challenge has begun | Photo Vladimir Barsky courtesy of the Russian Chess Federation After last year...