Friday, March 08, 2013 22:12
The strongest rapid tournament of the year in France will take place this weekend (9-10 March) in Nancy. It is the first step of the French rapid Grand Prix 2013. GM Etienne Bacrot won the final of the 2012 edition in Corsica last November (beating GM Laurent Fressinet in final).
232 players are registered from 20 different countries, including 23...
Friday, February 08, 2013 12:45
The 26th edition of the traditional tournament in León, Spain will see a battle between Vassily Ivanchuk and Anish Giri. Here's the press release:
XXVI MAGISTRAL CIUDAD DE LEÓN
One tournament, two generations, three time-controls
LEONTXO GARCÍA (Press Officer)
After 25 consecutive years of full success, the 26th Magistral Ciudad de Leon opens up a...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 19:41
The Reykjavik Open is now only in a few weeks time and is scheduled to take place 19th-27th February in Harpa, the glamorous glass hall along the Reykjavik Harbour, and probably the most spectacular playing hall any chess tournament has ever seen.
Last year, there was a record number of participants, when 198 players from 33...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 18:18
Like every year, New In Chess is asking its readers what they think was the best opening novelty of 2012. The inventor of the novelty will receive a prize of €350 ($450). Among those who have voted for the winning novelty, a one-year subscription to the Yearbook will be raffled.
The voting for 2012 Novelty of the Year has now started. Candidate...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 22:24
On December 23rd we announced our new product: "CVO Bundles", collections of all analyzed games and annotations in a specific opening that were previously published in our weekly magazine ChessVibes Openings. One bundle contains all material from January 1st, 2009 until present, nicely packed together in a PGN file.
Today we've added four more...
Monday, December 24, 2012 22:15
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
On behalf of the whole ChessVibes crew,
Sunday, December 23, 2012 17:00
Today we have some great news about our products ChessVibes Openings and ChessVibes Training. New 1: We've created a separate area where you can find all our products nicely together. New 2: We're launching "CVO Bundles": PGN files with all material published since January 2009 on a specific opening variation. New 3: You can now pay with credit...
Friday, December 21, 2012 12:25
In his latest blog, posted the night before the infamous 21/12 (which happens to be today), GM David Smerdon comforts us all. Whatever happens, he'll be on a plane to Australia and consequently "one of the few survivors"...
Tomorrow is December 21, 2012: The day the world ends, at least according to the ancient Mayans. I’ve always loved those...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 23:10
It's episode #26, featuring: No Bucharest for the weary! Bilbao, London, Israel too.
Congratulations to Martin Gill for winning our most recent raffle prize: The autographed Kramnik-Aronian postcard!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:56
The World Champion Viswanathan Anand, his most recent challenger Boris Gelfand, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and rising star Fabiano Caruana will be competing in the second Zurich Chess Challenge. From 23 February to 1 March 2013 they will face each other in a double round-robin tournament at the Savoy Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. In...