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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:41
Guildford 1 retained their 4NCL title on Monday most convincingly after winning all their matches and thus finishing on 14 points out of 7 matches. The team, which played with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Matthew Sadler, Gawain Jones, Romain Edouard, Nigel Short, Robin van Kampen, Mark Hebden and Antoaneta Stefanova, finished two points...
Monday, May 05, 2014 13:14
Falko Bindrich, a 23-year-old grandmaster from Germany, has sued the German Chess Federation for an amount of € 68,000 ($94,336). This was mentioned in a monthly PDF magazine of the federation and picked up by the chess website Schach Welt. Bindrich was suspected of cheating in October 2012, but later his two-year ban from play was cancelled....
Sunday, May 04, 2014 18:35
What went right for World Blitz Champion GM Le Quang Liem in the first two hours of Death Match 24 Saturday? The first game. That's it. GM Dmitry Andreikin dropped the opener then pitched a shutout for the next 18 games, and eventually held off a late charge to win 18-11. In the highest-rated Death Match in history (2716), former World Champion...
Saturday, May 03, 2014 13:08
Alexander Grischuk moved up to third place in the world rankings on the May 1st FIDE rating list. Thanks to a splendid Russian Team Championship, the Russian grandmaster won 15 points to reach 2792 which is 8 points more than Vishy Anand. Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian continue to occupy spots #1 and #2. The May list was published by FIDE on...
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Friday, May 02, 2014 9:35
Besides Pavel Eljanov's B group victory win in Shamkir, there was more success for Ukrainian-born chess players this week. At the Women's World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Kateryna Lagno won the rapid section while Anna Muzychuk was the strongest at blitz. All photos courtesy of FIDE A long period of top-level chess held in...
Thursday, May 01, 2014 16:06
The current World Blitz Champion, GM Le Quang Liem, and the former World Junior Champion, GM Dmitry Andreikin, will face off in Death Match 24 on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Their average FIDE rating of 2716 makes this the highest-rated Death Match in history. At 2722, Andreikin is riding high in the chess world. He is the second-highest-rated player...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 15:59
On Wednesday Magnus Carlsen won the first edition of the Shamkir Chess tournament in Azerbaijan. In the last round the world champion defeated Fabiano Caruana with the white pieces to finish clear first, with a score of 6.5/10. Sergey Karjakin drew all his games; in the last round he split the point with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Hikaru Nakamura and...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 18:24
Fabiano Caruana caught Magnus Carlsen in first place in the penultimate round of the Shamkir Chess tournament in Azerbaijan. Both scored 5.5/9 and will face each other in tomorrow's final round. Caruana defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov today while Carlsen tried for long to beat Teimour Radjabov, but had to settle for a draw. Pavel Eljanov finished...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 16:16
The two traditional spring tournaments in Australia, the Doeberl Cup and the Sydney International, were held earlier this month. In Canberra there was a tie for first place between Romanian grandmasters Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and Levente Vajda. In Sydney a talented local player was successful: Moulthun Ly. The 52nd (!) Doeberl Cup was held between...
Monday, April 28, 2014 17:40
With a quick draw against Sergey Karjakin it's still Magnus Carlsen who is the sole leader at the Shamkir Chess tournament in Azerbaijan. Fabiano Caruana moved to clear second place with a win against Teimour Radjabov. On a bad day for Azeri chess, Hikaru Nakamura recovered with a win as Black against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Pavel Eljanov will most...

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