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Fifteen leaders in Gibraltar after three rounds
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Friday, January 25, 2013 12:06
Fifteen players started with three wins at the Gibraltar Masters, among them favorites like Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The second and third rounds saw a few more upsets, most notably the loss of Radek Wojtaszek of Poland against Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria. Two Knights Game at Gibraltar beach | Photos © Zeljka Malobabic, Monroi...
Anna Ushenina is the new Women's World Champion
Saturday, December 01, 2012 23:34
Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) defeated Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) in Saturday's rapid tie-break to become the new Women's World Champion. 27-year-old Ushenina drew the first rapid game with Black and then won with White. It was the final day of the Women's World Championship, a knockout event held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia that started on November...
Stefanova levels the score in the 4th game
Friday, November 30, 2012 14:20
Just like the match between their male colleagues Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand, the final of the Women's World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk between Anna Ushenina and Antoaneta Stefanova will be decided in a rapid tie-break. After four classical games the score is 2-2 with two draws, a win for Ushenina (game 3) and a win for Stefanova (game 4...
8 women left in the playing hall in Khanty-Mansiysk
Sunday, November 25, 2012 21:00
Khanty-Mansiysk - The Women's World Championship is taking place from 11th November to 3rd December. The strongest 64 female chess players are playing in a World Cup (knock-out) format to determine who will unseat Hou Yifan as World Champion. The winner will face Hou in a World Championship match next year. Eight women left in the playing hall |...
Stefanova and Gunina winners at World Rapid and Blitz Championships
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Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:19
Antoaneta Stefanova won the Women's World Rapid Championship in Batumi, Georgia. The Bulgarian finished at 8.5/11 which was half a point more than Alexandra Kosteniuk, Humpy Koneru and Kateryna Lahno. Valentina Gunina of Russia was the convincing winner at the Women's World Blitz Championship which was held right after. Winners in Batumi:...
Sofia-Zagreb, the "bloody friendship"
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 18:55
Sofia defeated Zagreb with 30-20 points in a friendly chess match over 50 boards between the two capitals. GM Dejan Bojkov reports on the match that was held on Monday, May 28th at the “Bankya Palace” hotel in Bankya, Bulgaria. With this result, seventy years after the first match between the two capitals, the Bulgarians took their revenge. By...
Wood Green Hilsmark wins all its 4NCL matches, clinches title comfortably
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Tuesday, May 08, 2012 16:40
This season the 4 Nations Chess League's first division was won comfortably by Wood Green Hilsmark 1, who won all their matches and probably by the greatest margin in 4NCL history. The team was able to call on players such as Michael Adams, Jonathan Rowson, David Howell and Nick Pert, and almost always were able to field 8 grandmasters in their...
Dzagnidze beats Cramling in playoff, wins ACP Women Cup
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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
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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...
San Sebastian: a unique format, and a GM blogger present!
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Friday, December 30, 2011 11:26
The San Sebastian tournament is well on its way, with its unique format: players facing each other with two boards and two sets of pieces at the same time. One of the participants is GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who found the time to return to his blog at ChessVibes and posted not one but two new posts! Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, watching (and playing...