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Ivanov Again Suspended by Bulgarian Chess Federation
Monday, December 23, 2013 8:50
It's the time of lists, Top 10s, Top 2000s, that kind of thing. For chess it's not difficult to determine who has been competing strongly with Magnus Carlsen for the title of person of the year: Borislav Ivanov. (We'll let our readers decide who won this contest.) And he's making our news section one more time in 2013, because it has become clear...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 21:54
GM Alexander Grischuk, well known to be even tougher as the time control shortens, won the Association of Chess Professionals Cup, a rapid event (G/25+10). The tournament took place from September 13-15, 2013 in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Sixteen grandmasters were invited for the knockout event, meaning Grischuk had to win four head-to-head...
Macieja on fighting cheating in chess
Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:53
Polish grandmaster Bartek Macieja posted a new article on his blog yesterday about fighting cheating in chess. We decided to cross-post it in full on the home page, because many of you might have missed it: A week ago Chessbase published an interview with two grandmasters: Irina Lymar and Oleg Korneev. The topic was important, many valuable...
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 23:27
"We have achieved a lot," writes Emil Sutovsky, the President of the Association of Chess Professionals at the ACP website on Christmas day. The Israeli grandmaster summarizes the achievements of the organization a year after their new board was elected. As you know, the ACP Board waived the membership fee for 2012. In spite of that, this year was...
The Full English Breakfast #24: Adjourned and Resumed
Monday, August 20, 2012 14:17
Alibanban, the ACP adjournment experience, Gordon oh-so close in Brit Champs. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #24 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast started life as a late...
Suat Atalik
Friday, August 10, 2012 11:06
Responding to the ACP's recent open letter, GM Suat Atalik states that he is not going to "take part in any negotiations with these people concerning illegal decisions they have taken so far." The Turkish grandmaster points out that the President of the Greek Chess Federation, Georgios Makropoulos, and the President of the Turkish Chess Federation...
Association of Chess Professionals (ACP)
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 12:02
In an open letter directed to "FIDE and the chess community", the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) condemns the decision of the Greek Chess Federation to not allow Atalik to participate in its competitions. "Under the eyes of the chess community, and in the absence of a specific ruling in this sense by FIDE, there is no reason for Mr....
The UvA Universum Sports Centre at Science Park
Monday, July 23, 2012 15:38
Vassily Ivanchuk won the ACP Golden Classic convincingly, finishing on +4 in the 7-round tournament. Anish Giri was in a class of his own at the Dutch Championship, scoring 6/7. The Women's Championship wasn't won, for a change, by Zhaoqin Peng but by Tea Lanchava. The SPA Open ended in a 2-way tie between IM Robert Hungaski and GM Alon Greenfeld...
The front page today of the excellent website
Sunday, July 15, 2012 22:23
In Amsterdam thee tournaments have begun: the ACP Golden Classic, the Dutch Championships and the SPA Open. So far the online spectators and Dutch chess fans present haven't been disappointed as in lots of nice games have been played in the Dutch capital already. The front page today of the excellent website Events Golden Classic | PGN Dutch Ch...
ACP Golden Classic logo
Friday, June 29, 2012 9:56
The Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) will hold a tournament in Amsterdam next month where the games will be adjourned after move 40 and resumed on another day. The time control will also be like in the old days: 2.5 hours for the first 40 moves. The tournament, called "Golden Classic", will be held 14-22 July in Amsterdam, alongside the...