Monday, November 14, 2011 8:51
Hou Yifan plays black in the first game of the Women's World Championship which starts today at 15:00 CET in Tirana, Albania. The Chinese grandmaster defends her world title against Humpy Koneru of India, who is rated 22 points higher.
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Women's World Championship
November 13th-30th, 2011...
Monday, November 07, 2011 15:46
On 26 November, it will be thirty years since former Dutch World Champion Dr. Max Euwe passed away. To honour his memory, the first Max Euwe Tournament will be held November 13-20 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Two groups of four will play a double round robin tournament in the "Openbare Bibliotheek" (public library), very close to Amsterdam's...
Sunday, November 06, 2011 10:43
The Full English Breakfast #14 is out! Introducing Pub Talk, 60 seconds with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, big news round-up including Nakamura and Kasparov, Bilbao's "toiletgate", and an interview with Judit Polgar.
About the Full English Breakfast
Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue...
Thursday, November 03, 2011 15:09
Already eleven GMs have entered the Waling Dijkstra tournament that will be held November 18-20, 2011 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The list of participants includes Namig Guliyev from Azerbaijan and his strong compatriot Rauf Mamedov. The Haije Kramer Vierkamp, a group of four invited players, has GMs Sipke Ernst, Jan Werle and Daan Brandenburg...
Thursday, November 03, 2011 10:58
Did you know? If you subscribe to both of our magazines, you get an 8 Euro discount! Our weekly PDF & PGN magazines ChessVibes Openings and ChessVibes Training complement each other wonderfully. CVO helps your understanding of openings and keeps your repertoire up to date, while CVT provides instructive middlegame and endgame lessons, and a...
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 10:32
Tomorrow the 18th European Team Championship starts in Halkidiki, Greece. Again it's an incredibly strong team event: the twenty highest rated individual participants are Aronian, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Topalov, Karjakin, Morozevich, Gashimov, Svidler, Grischuk, Adams, Mamedyarov, Nepomniachtchi, Caruana, Navara, Ponomariov, Leko, Moiseenko, Bacrot,...
Monday, October 31, 2011 11:41
There's a good chance that some of you have missed the recent blog posts by a number of GMs who have a blog on this site. That's why we'll point you to these recent articles:
Losing in style
GM Ruslan Ponomariov writes about his high number of games in recent months, and about the way he dresses! (And more.)
Unexpected King Move
GM Michael Adams...
Sunday, October 30, 2011 14:08
2ND CHESSVIBES BLITZ TOURNAMENT
Keep this date free in your agenda: Saturday, February 4th, 2012
(More info to follow...)
Monday, October 24, 2011 13:50
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin and Veselin Topalov are the four highest rated players in the upcoming Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The 74th edition will be held January 13-29, 2012 in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. Despite the absence of World Champion Vishy Anand and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik the Tata tournament will...
Monday, October 03, 2011 12:44
Sergei Karjakin, who declined an invitation for this year's Grand Slam Masters Final, is the top seed at the 12th Karpov tournament in Poikovsky, Russia. The event takes place October 4-13, with a rest day on the 9th. In this strong 10-player, single round robin, the participants are:
Sergey Karjakin (Russia, 2772)
Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia, 2716)...