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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 20:40
The 21st Russian Team Championship and the 15th Russian Team Championship for Women are under way in Loo, Sochi. As always, lots of 2700 players are participating and so many high-level games are played every day! Some big names who are active in Sochi: Leinier Dominguez, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Jakovenko, Baadur Jobava, Gata Kamsky, Sergey...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:51
The Millionaire Chess tournament, to be held in October 2014 in Las Vegas, was officially given the green light. The organizers of this potentially groundbreaking chess event had reserved the right to cancel the tournament if 1,500 participants were not registered by March 31. By that day only 76 people had entered, but the tournament will be held...
Monday, April 07, 2014 11:44
For the ninth year in a row OSG Baden-Baden won the German Team Championship. This season Baden-Baden clinched the title with two rounds to spare, once again underlining their supremacy in the Bundesliga. In the final weekend world #2 Levon Aronian scored 2.5/3, while 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov scored a draw and a win. Photo: Reinhold...
Sunday, April 06, 2014 10:17
Kiril Georgiev of Bulgaria won the strong Karpos Open in Skopje, Macedonia on Saturday. The 48-year-old Bulgarian grandmaster was the only player to finish on 7.5 points; after a somewhat slow start he won his last four games to pass by all his rivals.  Photos courtesy of Opstina Karpos on Facebook The Karpos Open was held March 29th-April 5th at...
Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:55
The World Chess Federation has extended the bidding deadline for the 2017 Cup and the 2018 Olympiad until April 15th, despite having received two bids before the original deadline of April 1st. One of the bidders, the South African Chess Federation, has filed a complaint. On Sunday March 30th, the day of the last round of the Candidates’ Tourament...
Anand: “This result for me is a bit like oxygen”
Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:50
After spending an extra free day in Khanty-Mansiysk and attending the closing ceremony, Vishy Anand travelled back to India. At a meeting organized by his sponsor he spoke to many Indian media, and in this article a selection of his comments and a full transcript of a TV interview is given. The last round of the Candidates’ Tournament was on...
Anand Back to 3rd in April FIDE Rating List
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 9:08
Thanks to his splendid performance in Khanty-Mansiysk, Viswanathan Anand moved back up to third place in the world rankings. On the April FIDE ratings list, the ex-World Champion won 15 point to reach a rating of 2785, two points more than Vladimir Kramnik. Magnus Carlsen (2881) and Levon Aronian (2812) remain number one and two. For the world's...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 8:02
Later this month U.S. President Barack Obama and President of Russia Vladimir Putin will meet at the chess board for a diplomatic match at the highest level. The chess meeting between the two world leaders is intended to “resolve the current stalemate situation” between the two countries, which has been described as “a 21st-century cold war fight...
Monday, March 31, 2014 17:05
Vassily Ivanchuk reigned supreme at the Latvian Railway Open, a strong rapid tournament held over the weekend in Latvia, Riga. The 45-year-old Ukrainian started with 9.0/9 (!) and won the tournament with 13.0/14 (two draws and twelve wins), three points more than runner-up Vladimir Malakhov of Russia. Ivanchuk scored a performance of, hold your...
Sunday, March 30, 2014 18:25
Viswanathan Anand, who had already clinched tournament victory on Saturday, finished undefeated at the FIDE Candidates' Tournament. In the last round the Indian drew with Peter Svidler to reach a final score of 8.5/14. He didn't lose a single game, like Tigran Petrosian at the 1962 Candidates’ in Curacao. Sergey Karjakin, who defeated Levon...

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