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Monday, March 10, 2014 0:03
On Saturday it was announced that Andrew Paulson has resigned as President of the English Chess Federation. In a statement on the ECF website it is written that the Board of the federation accepts Mr Paulson's resignation, but nominates him for the position of Deputy President of the European Chess Union. Last month Mr Paulson had lost a vote of...
Saturday, March 08, 2014 20:35
Magnus Carlsen showed his class on the first two days of the “Festa da Uva” chess festival in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. On Thursday the World Champion won a four-player double round robin with five wins and one draw. On Saturday he won the knockout phase, beating Rodriguez Vila 1.5-0.5 in the semi-final and Gilberto Milos 2-0 in the final. As you...
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Saturday, March 08, 2014 0:38
The Reykjavik Open has reached its half-way point and the tension is rising. After 5 rounds the tournament, a 10-round Swiss, has two Dutch leaders: GMs Robin van Kampen and Erwin l'Ami. They will play on board one against each other on Saturday. Note that every day you can enjoy live commentary on this tournament on Chess.com/TV! All photos ©...
Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:17
At the moment Magnus Carlsen is in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, where he will participate in the international “Festa da Uva” chess festival between March 6th and 9th. There will be different activities: a four-player knockout (rapid), simuls, a lecture and an open tournament (also rapid). All in all it's gonna be long and busy week(end) for the world...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 14:16
Yesterday FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov launched his campaign website for the 2014 FIDE presidential elections. According to the press release “the resource has been created expressly to provide quality, timely information about the progress of the FIDE President’s electoral campaign to the international chess community.” Garry Kasparov, who...
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:15
Today the 29th Reykjavik Open will take off in Harpa, the concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. More than 250 players from over 40 different federations will play, with Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) and Li Chao (China) as the top favorites. Live commentary from the playing hall will be available every round at Chess.com/TV. The...
Monday, March 03, 2014 23:21
On Monday the European Individual Chess Championship 2014 started in Yerevan, Armenia with over 260 players from 27 countries. The ceremonial first move was made by Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union. The top seeds are Etienne Bacrot (France), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) and Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia). Flags at the opening ceremony...
Monday, March 03, 2014 9:57
Until Saturday it was clear who was playing the best chess at the Batavia GM tournament in Amsterdam: David Smerdon. The 29-year-old grandmaster from Brisbane, Australia won the tournament outright, despite getting crushed in the last round by tail-ended IM Steven Geirnaert. 14-year-old FM Jorden van Foreest finished shared third and scored an IM-...
Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:47
This week Garry Kasparov was granted citizenship by the Republic of Croatia. The former world champion turned human rights activist is running for FIDE President, and wrote on his website that he did not want to “depend on Putin's Foreign Ministry” anymore while campaigning. The news was posted on the Russian version of Kasparov's personal website...
Friday, February 28, 2014 16:50
Magnus Carlsen improved his rating record of 2872 by nine points and reached 2881 on the new FIDE rating list, published today on the FIDE website. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave entered the world's top 10 for the first time in his career. Today the March FIDE rating list was published on the FIDE website. Compared to the February list, the top 9 didn't...

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