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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 15:37
The Tromsø Chess Olympiad, which is scheduled for the first two weeks of August, is having serious budget problems. 15 million kroner (1.8 million euros) are still missing, and according to Norwegian media the event might be cancelled. “We are with our back against the wall,” says Jøran Aulin-Jansson, the President of the Norwegian Chess...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 20:01
Alexander Morozevich got off to a flying start at the Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky, Russia. The Muscovite started with two wins, and was close to a third on Tuesday againt Alexei Shirov. He was caught by Ivan Saric of Croatia - both lead the tournament with 2.5/3. Photos © Evgenya Vashenyaka courtesy of the Russian Chess Federation This year the...
Monday, May 12, 2014 15:34
Aleksandr Lenderman tops the leaderboard after four rounds at the U.S. Championship in St Louis. The 2005 World Youth Champion under 16 is on 3.5/4 and half a point ahead of Timur Gareev. Top seed Gata Kamsky is in shared third place together with Alexander Onischuk. In the women's section there was a rest day on Sunday - there Anna Zatonskih and...
Sunday, May 11, 2014 14:31
The Capablanca Memorial is underway in Havana, Cuba and after three rounds GMs Zoltan Almasi of Hungary and Wesley So of the Philippines are in shared first place in the Elite Group. They have both scored one win and two draws. The tournament is held for the 49th time. The 2014 Capablanca Memorial is again taking place at the Habana Riviera hotel...
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:53
Two rounds underway the U.S. Championship in St Louis is a tight affair, as ten of the twelve games played so far ended in draws. But hard-fought draws they were! Ray Robson and Aleksandr Lendrman are the ones who have 1.5 points. The women's section, on the other hand, saw only three draws out of ten games, and there Irina Krush is tied for first...
Friday, May 09, 2014 10:58
On Thursday a chess game between Magnus Carlsen and “Norway”, played in a shopping center in Oslo, ended in a draw. The World Champion each time had only one minute to move, while his opponent(s) - online chess fans, helped by three grandmasters - had five, and could even consult a computer. Images courtesy of VG The special game between Carlsen...
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Thursday, May 08, 2014 20:10
The 2014 U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women's Championship both begin today in St. Louis, Missouri. For the sixth straight year, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis will play host to both events. The first round has started and you can follow it live also on Chess.com/TV! A strong group of GMs seeking their first title (left to...
Thursday, May 08, 2014 14:17
An interesting video interview with Vladimir Kramnik has appeared online, conducted by the independent Brazilian film maker Clara Cavour. She spoke with the 14th World Champion in a conference room of a Paris hotel, shortly after the Candidates’ Tournament. “Speaking as fast as he calculates moves, the Russian gave me a good afternoon chatting...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 14:32
On Tuesday the field for the Norway Chess tournament in June was completed with Anish Giri of the Netherlands. He will play together with Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler and Simen Agdestein, who qualified by beating Jon Ludvig Hammer in a rapid...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 18:51
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is stil looking for a host city to organize the second world title match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. The match is scheduled for November 2014, but on the deadline of April 30th, 2014 FIDE had not received any bids. It's a disturbing and perhaps unique situation for the chess world, at least in...

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