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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...
Tal Memorial starts tomorrow with Carlsen, Kramnik & Anand as top seeds
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 19:42
One of the strongest chess tournaments of 2013 is starting tomorrow: the Tal Memorial. The top seeds are Magnus Carlsen (2864, Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (2803, Russia) and Viswanathan Anand (2786, India) so it will surely be a memorable event. The tournament is held in the memory of the 8th World Champion, Mikhail Tal. Here's a preview with all...
Saturday, March 02, 2013 11:36
According to DGT, their clock did not malfunction during the Aeroflot blitz final in February. The strange behavior of the clock in the Nepomniachtchi-Svidler game was a rather the result of a manual clock setting by an arbiter who preferred to keep the option of two flags falling. The final moments of the Nepomniachtchi-Svidler game, with the...
Boris Savchenko wins Moscow Open
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 13:52
The top group of the Moscow Open chess festival was won by Boris Savchenko. In the final round the Russian grandmaster kept his head cool in a highly complex with his compatriot Pavel Ponkratov, where both sides made mistakes while playing for a win. Savchenko emerged as the winner and became the only player to finish on 7.5 points, half a point...
Sergey Karjakin
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:30
Sergey Karjakin won the original Piterenka rapid/blitz tournament on Saturday where the prize was a piece of land in the Moscow region, along the river Piterenka. In the all-decisive Armageddon game Karjakin was a full rook down against Alexander Grischuk, who allowed a stalemate. Sergey Karjakin | Photo Galina Popova for the Russian Chess...
Sunday, December 23, 2012 14:47
Yesterday the Russian Chess Federation announced the Aeroflot Open 2013. The good news is that it's actually going to be organized. The bad news (to many) is that the format has moved from classical chess to rapid and blitz. The chess festival will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Russia's leading airline Aeroflot. It will be held in Moscow...
Anna Ushenina receives the Caissa Award from Mikhail Gorbachev
Thursday, December 20, 2012 16:00
On December 17th, in Moscow's Central House of Literature, the Caissa Award was awared to 16 individuals. Sergey Karjakin (who couldn't attend the evening because he participated in the Mind Games in Beijing) and Valentina Gunina received the best players awards. Anna Ushenina receives the Caissa Award from Mikhail Gorbachev A chess night devoted...
Boris Spassky
Friday, October 05, 2012 11:58
For the first time since he moved back from France to Russia, Boris Spassky has appeared in front of a TV camera and the footage has appeared online. The 10th World Champion is doing reasonably well, and says he was not abducted but chose to return to Moscow himself. Abduction or escape? What actually happened to chess legend Boris Spassky, who...
Videos from the Moscow Blitz
Thursday, September 06, 2012 18:54
Last Sunday we reported on the Moscow Blitz tournament which was won by Alexander Morozevich. Meanwhile, videos from this event have appeared on YouTube. As we reported on Sunday, Alexander Morozevich won the Moscow Blitz Championship for this 6th time. He finished on 17/21 which was two points more than Vladimir Malakhov. The tournament itself...
Alexander Morozevich
Sunday, September 02, 2012 23:18
Alexander Morozevich won the Moscow Blitz Championship on Sunday. The Russian top grandmaster, who recently had to withdraw from the Biel tournament and also the Olympiad squad, secured victory with a round to spare. It was the 6th time that Morozevich won the Moscow Blitz. Alexander Morozevich | Photo courtesy of the official website The...