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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 16:22
On Tuesday Ukraine clinched the gold medals at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. The team, consisting of Kateryna Lagno, Anna Ushenina, Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Zhukova and Inna Yanovska-Gaponenko, won seven matches and drew two to reach 16 match points. Silver went to China (15 points) and Russia got bronze (13 points)....
Women's World Teams: 2-point lead for Ukraine, 2 rounds to go
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Monday, March 11, 2013 9:07
Ukraine has excellent chances to clinch gold at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. After seven of a total of nine rounds, the team led by Kateryna Lagno and Anna Ushenina is 2 match points ahead of China and 3 ahead of Russia, who lost to the USA in round 7. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of FIDE Friday was...
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Friday, March 08, 2013 14:10
Russia and Ukraine are in shared first place with four rounds to go at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. In the fifth round China lost ground after losing 1-3 to Ukraine, while Russia was too strong for France: 3.5-0.5. Friday, international Women's Day in many countries, is a rest day at the tournament. Photos by ...
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Thursday, March 07, 2013 11:39
After four rounds China, Russia and Ukraine are tied for first place with 7 match points at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. In round 4 the top match China-Russia ended in 2-2 while Ukraine beat Kazakhstan 2.5-1.5. Round 3 The third round started with the symbolic move in the game Ju Wenjun-Anna Zatonskikh made by Chinese...
China & Russian lead Women's World Teams after round 2
Monday, March 04, 2013 16:24
China and Russia started the Women's World Team Championship in Astana with two victories, and are tied for first place after two rounds. China beat France and Georgia while Russia won against Romania and Kazakhstan. Round 1 under way in the Duma Hotel in Astana | Photos © Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of FIDE The Women's World Team Championship...
Grischuk raises the trophy, standing behind his $40,000 cheque
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 17:10
Alexander Grischuk won his second World Blitz Championship on Tuesday in Astana, Kazakhstan. Six years after his first title, won in in Rishon Lezion, Israel the Russian grandmaster finished clear first in Astana. Just like in the Rapid World Championship, Magnus Carlsen of Norway finished second. The third place went to the winner of the rapid...
Alexander Grischuk, the leader after 15 rounds | All photos © ChessVibes
Monday, July 09, 2012 15:23
Alexander Grischuk is leading the FIDE World Blitz Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan after 15 of the 30 rounds in total. The Moscovite scored 10.5/15 and has one point more than Dmitry Andreikin, Vassily Ivanchuk and Sergey Karjakin. Magnus Carlsen, who started badly, still has chances to win the event. The Norwegian is in sole 5th place with 8.5...
Sergey Karjakin wins the first official Rapid World Championship
Sunday, July 08, 2012 16:21
Sergey Karjakin won the FIDE World Rapid Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday. The Moscovite finished on 11.5/15, a point more than Magnus Carlsen, who lost to Vassily Ivanchuk and Alexander Grischuk on the last day. Veselin Topalov finished in third place. The Bulgarian edged out Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on tiebreak. Sergey Karjakin wins the...
Magnus Carlsen poised to win the World Rapid Championship in Astana
Saturday, July 07, 2012 16:52
After ten rounds of play, Magnus Carlsen has a 1.5 point lead over Sergey Karjakin and Veselin Topalov. Tomorrow the last five rounds of the World Rapid Championship will be played in Astana, Kazakhstan. Carlsen still has to play against Ismagambetov, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Radjabov and in the final round Topalov. Magnus Carlsen poised to win the...
Carlsen & Karjakin lead World Rapid Championship after day 1 (VIDEO)
Friday, July 06, 2012 16:28
After five rounds of play, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are sharing the lead at the World Rapid Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. Both players scored 4.5/5, and are followed by Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk and Teimour Radjabov, who have a point less. The playing hall on the third floor of the Radisson Astana | All photos ©...

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