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Alexander Ipatov scores 8/9 in Cape Town
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 16:55
Alexander Ipatov won the DSK Chess Championship 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa with a splendid score: 8/9. The Ukrainian/Turkish grandmaster finished a full point ahead of Sergey Tiviakov and collected 17.4 rating points along the way to break the 2600 barrier. German Grandmaster Raj Tischbierek, co-editor of the German chess magazine Schach,...
Saturday, June 22, 2013 14:55
Last Tuesday Alexander Ipatov, the reigning World Junior Champion, jumped off the world's second highest bungy jump platform in Macau. One of his reasons was to "promote chess", which he calls "boring". The 19-year-old grandmaster asked us to do a report, but our first thought was: what does this have to do with chess? Then we realized there's a...
Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:46
Dragan Solak won the 2013 Turkish Championship. The tournament, an 11-round Swiss, was held 1-9 February in Antalya, Turkey and the top seed finished first with 9.5/11. Baris Esen edged out Alexander Ipatov on tie-break after both finished second with 9 points. Solak is originally from Serbia but changed federations in 2011 after he married a...
Alexander Ipatov & Guo Qi
Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:54
Alexander Ipatov won the World Junior Championsip on Wednesday in Athens, Greece. The 19-year-old Ukrainian-born grandmaster, who plays for Turkey, edged out Hungarian GM Richard Rapport on tie-break after both finished on 10/13. In the girls' section the title went to Chinese WGM Guo Qi. She had the best tie-break in a group of four that scored 9...