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Wang Hao and Kosteniuk rapid winners at World Mind Games
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Monday, December 12, 2011 12:34
At the Sport Accord World Mind Games, which currently take place in Beijing, China Wang Hao won the rapid tournament in the men's section and Alexandra Kosteniuk in the women's section. The chess part of the World Mind Games continues after the weekend with blitz and blindfold tournaments. Wang Hao receives the first prize with Vugar Gashimov (...
First rapid and blitz rating lists to appear July 1st, 2012
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 15:06
The first official FIDE rapid and blitz rating lists will be published on July 1st, 2012. The World Chess Federation plans to publish new lists every month. For the first list, rapid and blitz tournaments can be rated per January 1st, 2012. All this was published last Wednesday at the FIDE website. We might as well copy the full text here: The...
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Sunday, October 30, 2011 14:08
2ND CHESSVIBES BLITZ TOURNAMENT Keep this date free in your agenda: Saturday, February 4th, 2012 (More info to follow...)
Kasparov beats Short 4.5-3.5 in blitz match
Sunday, October 09, 2011 22:38
(UPDATED) Garry Kasparov beat Nigel Short 4.5-3.5 in the YourNextMove blitz match that took place on Sunday evening in Leuven, Belgium. In a match that wasn't without mistakes, Kasparov had a 2-point lead after five games, but Short levelled the score with two consecutive wins. Kasparov then won the last game, and the match. Event Kasparov-Short...
Monday, October 03, 2011 8:00
Garry Kasparov will play an 8-game blitz match against Nigel Short, on October 9th in Leuven, Belgium. Venue is the Leuven city hall and the match will start at 18.30 local (Central European) time. Chess-news reports that the time control will be 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment, but Nigel Short told us that he thought it was only 2 seconds...
Kasparov back at the chessboard, beats Vachier-Lagrave
Sunday, September 18, 2011 18:00
On Saturday in Clichy, France Garry Kasparov showed that he's still capable of beating today's top players in blitz. The 13th World Champion won a 2-game exhibition match against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1.5-0.5. The match was part of a bigger event which promoted the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s work with chess in schools. Photo © Yann Buisson |...
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Monday, May 30, 2011 22:10
In a press release the Internet Chess Club (ICC) announces its first "ICC Open", an online blitz tournament with a $3,500 prize fund. Besides a main event where IMs and GMs will fight for the prizes, there will be U2200, U2000, U1800 and U1600 sections. PRESS RELEASE 1ST ICC OPEN, 3-5 JUNE WITH $3,500 IN PRIZES Summer officially starts now on...
Friday, February 18, 2011 17:52
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the World Blitz qualifier, held on the last day of the Aeroflot Open Chess Festival in Moscow, Russia. The Azeri grandmaster scored 14.5/18, half a point more than Ruslan Ponomariov. Together with Dmitry Andreikin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Wesley So and Nikita Vitiugov they qualified for the World Blitz Championship, to be...
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Monday, January 10, 2011 19:34
In a small match for the Russian State Social University (RSCU) championship, Sergey Karjakin took a mini revenge for his lost tie-break final of the Russian Championship Superfinal last month. Again his opponent was Ian Nepomniachtchi, again the rapid and blitz games ended in a tie, and again the Armageddon game was drawn, but this time with...
Friday, November 26, 2010 3:24
In this second and last report we return once more to the World Blitz Championship in Moscow. We give even more games and videos than last time, one edited by Macauley Peterson - Nakamura-Andreikin, a nice King's Gambit Accepted, Muzio Gambit. Enjoy! Update: Going through these games again, because of the videos, it struck me that probably more...

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