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A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 2 of 2)
Sunday, May 27, 2012 18:05
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
Macieja starts the discussion: new FIDE title, above GM?
Thursday, March 08, 2012 22:32
In a new blog post on ChessVibes, Polish GM Bartek Macieja started a discussion on a topic that almost any chess player will have discussed at some point with his friends: should we introduce a new FIDE title, above GM? In this article we summarize Macieja's post, which you can read it in full here. Macieja, who is the General Secretary of the...
Dzagnidze beats Cramling in playoff, wins ACP Women Cup
Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:17
Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia won the ACP Women Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia on Tuesday after beating Pia Cramling of Sweden in a blitz playoff. Both ladies had finished on 8/11 in the rapid event, half a point ahead of Kateryna Lahno.  Nana Dzagnidze receives the first prize - here together with (L-R) President of ACP, Emil Sutovky, Director General of...
Anna Muzychuk leads ACP Women Cup after five rounds
Monday, February 20, 2012 8:06
Top seed Anna Muzychuk had a good start in Tbilisi, Georgia where she is leading the ACP Women Cup after five rounds. The Ukrainian born IM, who has been playing for Slovenia since 2004, scored 4.5/5 while Kateryna Lahno and Pia Cramling are trailing by half a point. The ACP Women Cup is one of the strongest rapid events for women ever held, with...
 ACP and FIDE agree on close cooperation
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:24
Last week the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE) agreed on working together more closely. It was decided that the ACP will be actively involved in the decision-making process within FIDE and that for the next World Championship cycle (2013-2014), the winner of the ACP Tour will be included as one of the...
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 18:13
The Association of Chess Professionals and the Georgian Chess Federation today announced the ACP Women Cup 2012 - the final tournament of the ACP Women Series 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 to be staged at Sheraton Hotel, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, from the 17th to 22nd of February 2012. This will be one of the strongest tournaments in the history of...
Rebirth of the ACP? (And a new organization...)
Thursday, December 29, 2011 12:43
In the past few years we've rarely heard anything from the Association of Chess Professionals, but perhaps things will change a little. A new board will take office on January 1st, 2012 and with many new faces and fresh input, the organization might be up for something. In the mean time, former ACP members have founded their own organization for...
Friday, May 28, 2010 18:10
Vassily Ivanchuk was eliminated by Mikhail Gurevich on the first day of the 4th ACP World Rapid Cup. This year the annual rapid knockout tournament has Bacrot, Drozdovskij, Eljanov, Gashimov, Grischuk, Gurevich, Inarkiev, Ivanchuk, Jakovenko, Karjakin, Moiseenko, Motylev, Movsesian, Naiditsch, Shirov and Tregubov. The 4th ACP World Rapid Cup...
Sunday, May 24, 2009 23:19
Boris Gelfand won the 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup today by beating Peter Svidler 3-1 in the final. The first two rapid games had ended in a draw and despite reaching very good positions twice, Svidler lost both games 3 and 4. Scoring 9.5 out of 13 rapid games, Gelfand earned US $ 10,000 in one weekend of chess in Odessa. The 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup...
Saturday, May 23, 2009 22:00
This weekend the 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup takes place; a rapid knockout tournament with Grischuk, Eljanov, Moiseenko, Bacrot, Movsesian, Tregubov, Karpov, Svidler, M.Gurevich, Jakovenko, Drozdovskij, Naiditsch, Najer, Gelfand, Gashimov and Efimenko. The 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup takes place May 22-24 in Odessa, Ukraine. The venue the Odessa National...