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Nepomniachtchi wins Aeroflot blitz after 'failing clock incident'
Friday, February 15, 2013 11:51
Ian Nepomniachtchi won the super strong blitz tournament held on Thursday in Moscow as part of the Aeroflot Chess Festival. The Russian grandmaster was leading by a full point with two rounds to go, but these were the double rounds against runner-up Peter Svidler. The first was won by Svidler, who lost the second game, in the final round, on time...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 19:20
For eleven years in row the Aeroflot Open has been a super strong chess festival in Moscow dedicated to classical chess. This year, when sponsor Aeroflot Airlines celebrates its 90th birthday, the tournament had an extreme makeover: it's all about rapid chess and blitz now. The playing hall during the first day The Russian Chess Federation has...
Sergey Karjakin
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:30
Sergey Karjakin won the original Piterenka rapid/blitz tournament on Saturday where the prize was a piece of land in the Moscow region, along the river Piterenka. In the all-decisive Armageddon game Karjakin was a full rook down against Alexander Grischuk, who allowed a stalemate. Sergey Karjakin | Photo Galina Popova for the Russian Chess...
Karjakin, Grischuk, Jakovenko, Nepomniachtchi fight for piece of land
Friday, December 28, 2012 9:07
A remarkable one-day tournament will be held tomorrow, December 29th, 2012 in Moscow with four Russian top grandmasters: Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Jakovenko and Ian Nepomniachtchi. The winner will receive a piece of land in the Moscow region, along the river Piterenka. The tournament is a round robin, with one round to be played...
Sunday, December 23, 2012 14:47
Yesterday the Russian Chess Federation announced the Aeroflot Open 2013. The good news is that it's actually going to be organized. The bad news (to many) is that the format has moved from classical chess to rapid and blitz. The chess festival will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Russia's leading airline Aeroflot. It will be held in Moscow...
Sergey Karjakin and Alexandra Kosteniuk win the blitz
Monday, December 17, 2012 16:18
Sergey Karjakin won the gold medal at the blitz chess part of the World Mind Games in Beijing, China. The Russian grandmaster scored a splendid 12.5/15 which was 1.5 points more than Hikaru Nakamura. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the bronze medal on tie-break. In the women's section Alexandra Kosteniuk edged out Anna Muzychuk on tie-break. Sergey...
The playing hall in Warsaw
Sunday, December 16, 2012 21:33
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the European Blitz Championship on Friday in Warsaw, Poland. The French grandmaster scored a splendid 18.5/22 to clinch his second European Blitz title. Gabriel Sargissian finished second with 17.5 points followed by Vladislav Tkachiev with 17. Alexey Dreev emerged as the winner on tie-break at the European Rapid...
World Mind Games take off in Beijing
Friday, December 14, 2012 12:52
The fifth edition of the World Mind Games, the second organized by SportAccord, is currently under way in Beijing, China. This multi-sport event includes five mind sports: bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi (Chinese chess). The chess players play rapid, blitz and blindfold. A scene from the opening ceremony in Beijing | All photos by...
UNAM chess festival
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:38
The 2nd UNAM Chess Festival, the largest festival of its kind in Mexico, took place from 16-25 November, in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The university played host to myriad event events for all skill levels from beginners to supergrandmasters, during this extraordinary week of chess, including simuls, opens, vote...
Auction: Bobby Fischer's handwritten annotations to 1970 blitz games
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:42
A number of rare handwritten annotations by Bobby Fischer from the historic 1970 Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament are currently auctioned at PFC Auctions. Fischer wrote down his games on paper, and added comments. He won the famous blitz tournament convincingly, scoring 19/22 points (4.5 points ahead of the rest). The item for auction has the...