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Sunday, December 08, 2013 3:27
Sad news reached the Dutch chess community this week: the well-known author, commentator and chess player Lex Jongsma passed away last Tuesday at the age of 75.
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Lex Jongsma was born June 1st, 1938. In 1957 he became Dutch Youth Champion, and finished third at the World Youth in Canada. He played in the Dutch Championship three...
Friday, December 06, 2013 22:28
Today the world stood still for a moment, mourning the death of one of the true greats of recent history. It was one man who dominated the newspapers, websites and tv programs: Nelson Mandela. The South African leader, who passed away on December 5th at the age of 95, was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. There's a chess connection...
Thursday, December 05, 2013 16:04
Russia expectedly won the gold medals at the World Team Championship in Kemer, Antalya (Turkey). Ian Nepomniachtchi was again the one who decided the match in Russia's favor - he beat Samy Shoker, while the other three games against Egypt were drawn. China clinched the silver medals, while bronze went to Ukraine.
It's not common to start with the...
Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:57
After beating Ukraine in round 8, Russia is very close to winning the World Team Championship in Kemer, Antalya (Turkey). Ian Nepomniachtchi decided the match in Russia's favor by beating Yuriy Kryvoruchko. China and Ukraine are now one point behind Russia, who play Egypt in Thursday's last round.
All photos courtesy of the Turkish Chess...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 16:39
The traditional "Snow Drops vs. Old Hands" tournament, the annual match between talented ladies and chess veterans, is under way in Podebrady, Czech Republic. After four of the eight rounds, the "Snow Drops" are leading 10-6. Can the legends fight back in the second half?
The Czech Republic already has a long chess tradition, and the restless...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:36
The World Team Championship is about to reach its climax with just two rounds to go in Kemer, Antalya (Turkey). On Tuesday all the favorites won their important matches: tournament leader Ukraine beat Egypt (but only with 2.5-1.5), Russia outclassed the Netherlands 3.5-0.5 and the matches Armenia-Turkey, USA-Germany and China-Azerbaijan all ended...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 17:24
The 5th London Chess Classic festival starts on Saturday, December 7th in the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London. Besides several chess tournaments, there will be a chess in schools conference this year. In this 5th edition the top GMs will be playing a rapid tournament from Wednesday, December 11th-Sunday, December 15th.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:28
Starting with two losses, the Netherlands recovered and even joined the group of favorites on Monday at the World Team Championship in Kemer, Antalya, Ukraine with a 2.5-1.5 win over tournament leader Ukraine. Beating Anton Korobov, it was former top 10 player Loek van Wely who was the match winner for the Dutch. Russia must be grateful as they...
Monday, December 02, 2013 11:40
In the last week of the year, Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman will be playing a four-game match alongside the Groningen Chess Festival. The match between Karpov and Timman, which is held twenty years after their historic world title match, will be held in the Groninger Museum.
The 51st edition of the Groningen Chess Festival will be held 21st-30th...