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Thursday, May 19, 2011 17:07
For the ChessBase founders it is not easy to determine the exact date when their company was born, but in the end they decided that it was on May 19th, 1986. In other words: exactly 25 years ago. We congratulate the Hamburg based company with reaching this wonderful milestone. Today, for a period of 24 hours, ChessBase offers a 25% discount to...
Sunday, April 10, 2011 18:24
On Saturday morning, April 9th Aruna Anand, the wife of World Champion Vishy Anand, gave birth to a son. Mother and child are doing well. The name of the baby is not known yet. Aruna Anand is often to be found reading a book, in a hotel lobby or a press room, while her husband is playing in a chess tournament. However, since last summer she didn'...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 17:35
Today the legendary Viktor Korchnoi celebrates his 80th birthday. He played two matches for the World Championship against Anatoly Karpov in 1978 and 1981. By beating Fabiano Caruana last January in Gibraltar, Viktor the Terrible showed once again that he still plays chess at a very high level. Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (who himself writes his...
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 19:46
While translating Sergey Shipov’s commentary on the recent tournament in Bilbao, Colin McGourty came up against a minor problem – how best to convey Magnus Carlsen’s Russian nickname, “Malysh”? He went with “the Kid”, but his uncertainty was picked up by a Russian reader who wrote in to explain the surprising story behind it. By Colin McGourty...
Thursday, March 04, 2010 20:51
Today is the 75th birthday of the legendary Bent Larsen, the strongest Danish grandmaster in history and together with Bobby Fischer the "Best of the West", before this title went to Jan Timman. We're congratulating with unique photos from the past and present. Photo: Peter Heine Nielsen His full name is Jørgen Bent Larsen. He was born March 4,...
Friday, April 03, 2009 16:02
Ever wanted to know which is the oldest chess club in the world? Well, the answer is the Schachgesellschaft Z?ºrich, founded in 1809. In August the club commemorates its 200th anniversary and it gives everyone the opportunity to take part of the jubilee. You can win a seat in a simul against either Anand, Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnoi, Kramnik,...
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Saturday, December 27, 2008 19:22
Not many chess magazines can boast about such a longstanding history as the French monthly Europe Echecs. The January 2009 issue celebrates half a century of chess news and stories in the French language, with 100 pages of looking back. The monthly French chess magazine Europe Echecs was founded in 1959 by Raoul Bertolo, who died in 1991 and who...
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Thursday, November 06, 2008 17:56
Today is the 60th birthday of Robert H?ɬºbner. Andr?ɬ© Schulz wrote about it at Chessbase and a rare interview (by Stefan L?ɬ?ffler) was published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 17:19
[lang_nl]Tijdens het wereldkampioenschap in Mexico City vorig jaar bewees hij andermaal wat een groot speler hij is. Een van de sympathiekste topschakers is vandaag veertig geworden: Boris Gelfand.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Last year, during the world championship in Mexico City, he proved once again how terribly strong he is. One of the nicest top...
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Thursday, September 13, 2007 4:52
[lang_nl]Het nummer van Chess Today van vandaag was een speciale, het was namelijk de 2500ste editie. Een prachtige prestatie van het CT-team, dat bestaat uit GM Alexander Baburin (hoofdredacteur), GM Mikhail Golubev, IM Andrei Deviatkin en IM Vladimir Barsky (naast vele titelhouders die af en toe bijdragen). We hebben CT regelmatig genoemd hier...

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