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Etienne Bacrot
Thursday, November 01, 2012 10:33
Etienne Bacrot won the Corsica Masters on Wednesday in Ajaccio. In the final, the French grandmaster defeated his compatriot Laurent Fressinet 2-0. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nigel Short were eliminated in the semi-finals on Monday. Etienne Bacrot, the winner in Ajaccio Event Corsica Masters | PGN via TWIC Dates October 27th-31st, 2012 Location...
Bacrot and Fressinet in tomorrow's Corsica Masters final
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 13:23
This year's Corsican chess festival will have an all-French final with Etienne Bacrot and Laurent Fressinet. The two grandmasters defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nigel Short respectively in the semi-finals on Monday. The semi-finals in Bastia | Photo courtesy of the tournament organizers Event Corsica Masters | PGN via TWIC Dates October 27th...
Coming soon: Corsica, Bucharest, Tashkent
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 16:53
Three interesting and strong chess events are starting soon: the annual rapid event in Corsica, the postponed Kings' Tournament and the second FIDE Grand Prix. We give dates, participants and other details. Corsica The 16th Corsica Circuit chess festival takes place October 27-31 in Bastia and Ajaccio. Alongside simuls by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...
Anand wins Corsica Masters Knockout
Monday, October 31, 2011 16:51
Vishy Anand won the Corsica Masters Knockout on Monday in Ajaccio, Corsica. The World Champion beat 2010 winner Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan 2-0 in the final. In the semifinal Anand had a narrow escape against Krishnan Sasikiran, who had earlier won the 9-round Swiss. Event Corsica Masters 2011 | Masters: PGN | Knockout: PGN via TWIC Dates...
Iranian GM refuses to play Israeli opponent, gets excluded from Corsican Circuit
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 15:53
Iranian GM Eshan Ghaem Maghami was excluded from the Corsican Circuit on Monday after he had told the organizers he refused to play against the opponent he was paired for in the 4th round: FM Ehud Shachar of Israel. "I want to emphasize that personally I don't have any bad relations with anyone from Israel," Ghaem Maghami told us. Yesterday the...