Thursday, June 07, 2012 23:00
Alexander Morozevich won the Tal Memorial blitz tournament on Thursday afternoon in Moscow. The Russian grandmaster edged out Magnus Carlsen on tiebreak (more games with black) after both players finished on 6.5/9. The tournament was held instead of a drawing of lots, and determined the draw numbers for the players at the Tal Memorial which starts...
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:...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:20
Viswanathan Anand defeated Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in the rapid tiebreak on Wednesday. The Indian won the World Championship in Moscow and retained his world title for the third time. After winning the 2007 World Championship tournament in Mexico City, Anand defeated Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 and Veselin Topalov in 2010 and now emerged as the winner...
Monday, March 19, 2012 15:28
Just after the regular tournament, won by Valentina Gunina of Russia, the European Women's Rapid and Blitz Championships were held in Gaziantep, Turkey. Gunina also took the blitz title, while Tatiana Kosintseva was the strongest in the rapid section.
By Anastasia Karlovich
Europen Women's Rapid and Blitz Championship
Saturday, March 10, 2012 21:05
The organizers informed us about the Scottish Blitz Championship which takes place on Saturday 16th June. What follows is their press release:
The first FIDE-rated Scottish Blitz Championship will be held at the Quincentenary building, Royal Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh. The international event will take place on Saturday 16th June with a guaranteed...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:41
Last Friday we reported on the Aeroflot Blitz tournament which was won by Sergey Karjakin in his hometown Moscow, Russia. Some of our readers pointed out that a number of videos have been uploaded to YouTube by Eugene Potemkin and Sergey Sorokhtin, who were filming in the playing hall. A small selection.
Friday, February 17, 2012 10:20
Sergey Karjakin won the Aeroflot Blitz tournament in his hometown Moscow, Russia. The Russian grandmaster finished on 15/18 in this double nine round event, half a point more than former blitz world champion Alexander Grischuk.
Moscovite Sergei Karjakin wins the Aeroflot Blitz | All photos in this report © Moscow Chess, more here
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 17:46
Sarkhan Gashimov, the older brother and manager of top GM Vugar Gashimov, won a strong blitz tournament in San Sebastian last week, ahead of many grandmasters. Rated 2351, the amateur player from Azerbaijan defeated Julio Granda Zuniga of Peru in the final.
Sarkhan Gahimov with Basque hat and trophy | All photos © David Llada and Anastasiya...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 13:43
Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia won the European Blitz Championship while Georgian Baadur Jobava finished first in the Rapid tournament. The events were held 16-18 December in Warsaw, Poland.
The top boards in Warsaw | All photos courtesy of the official website
European Rapid and Blitz Championship | Games in PGN: Rapid | Blitz via TWIC
Monday, December 19, 2011 11:46
At the World Mind Games in Beijing, China Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France won the blitz event while Zoltan Almasi of Hungary finished first in the blindfold tournament. World Champion Hou Yifan of China won both the blitz and the blindfold women's tournaments.
A group photo with all the winners in Beijing | All photos © FIDE for the official...