Archive for Alexei Shirov

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Friday, June 21, 2013 14:18
Earlier this week Alexei Shirov gave a clock simul in St. Petersburg. The rivals of the famous grandmaster were young students of a school from the Northwestern Federal District. The time control was 90 minutes per game + 10 seconds increment per move. Even under such tough conditions, Shirov managed to win all twelve games. After the session he...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:41
Nobody has won the Gibraltar Masters more than he, and yet again he is playing for first place: Nigel Short. The Englishman managed to defeated Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem with the black pieces on Tuesday, and is now tied for first place with Nikita Vitiugov, who drew with Gata Kamsky. The night before Vassily Ivanchuk gave an absolutely...
Paul Keres Memorial Rapid
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 17:54
Alexei Shirov won the 22nd Paul Keres Memorial on Sunday. The Latvian grandmaster scored 6.5/9 and finished half a point ahead of Jaan Ehlvest, Aleksandr Volodin and Daniel Fridman. The rapid tournament was a 10-player round robin held 11-13 January in Tallinn, Estonia. The time control was 15 minutes and 10 seconds increment per move. Shirov won...
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Monday, December 31, 2012 11:10
Levente Vajda finished sole first at the strong 36th edition of the Christmas Open in Zurich. The tournament took place 26-30 December at hotel Crowne Plaza in Zurich and lasted 7 rounds. Vajda started with 5/5, including wins over Alexei Shirov and Hrant Melkumyan. With two draws against Istratescu and Bartel the Romanian grandmaster kept his...
Bacrot and Shirov top seeds in Switzerland
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Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:03
Both Etienne Bacrot and Alexei Shirov are playing in small opens currently under way in Switzerland. Alexei Shirov is the top seeded player in the Zurich Christmas Open. The 36th edition of this traditional late December event is taking place December 26-30 at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland. The strongest player in this 7-rounder...
Alexei Shirov beats Viktor Laznicka 4-2
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Friday, August 10, 2012 18:27
Alexei Shirov beat Viktor Laznicka in a 6-game friendly match played in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. After three draws the Latvian grandmaster won games 4 and 5, the latter due to a big blunder by Laznicka. The final game was also drawn. Alexei Shirov beats Viktor Laznicka 4-2 | Photos © Vladimir Jagr, more here Event Laznicka-Shirov | PGN via TWIC...
An update on several events around the globe
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Monday, June 04, 2012 16:25
In the past few weeks the World Championship in Moscow dominated the news, and also for us it was impossible to cover all of the major chess events that took place at the same time. In this article we give an update of some of the news we had missed, covering events on several continents! Ukraine beats Poland in match  The city of Lublin in Poland...
Morozevich wins Vladimir Petrov Memorial
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Monday, February 20, 2012 8:12
Alexander Morozevich won the Vladimir Petrov Memorial in Jurmala, Latvia on Sunday. The Russian grandmaster scored 5/7 and finished half a point clear of Alexei Shirov and Igor Kovalenko. Alexander Morozevich, winner in Jurmala | Photo © Latvian Chess Federation Event Vladimir Petrov Memorial | Games in PGN: Preliminary games | Final games via...
Bundesliga: Baden-Baden in the lead, Aronian playing board 2
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Monday, February 06, 2012 15:07
Last weekend the 8th and 9th round of the Schachbundesliga were played in four different cities in Germany: Berlin, Emsdetten, Solingen and Dresden. We can describe a familiar Bundesliga picture: Baden-Baden is leading the German league, and Werder Bremen is trailing by a point, together with SC Eppingen. More surprising perhaps was the appearance...