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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 17:55
During the World Blitz Championship, won by Levon Aronian last week, we filmed quite a lot of games. So many, that it wasn't possible to produce and present them in time for the final report, in which we concentrated on photos. But this week in two separate reports we''ll return to Moscow and show you a number of games with videos and a game...
Monday, November 22, 2010 19:17
Judit Polgar scored one of her best results in years on Sunday by winning the first UNAM quickplay knockout tournament in Mexico City. She first beat Vassily Ivanchuk in the semi-finals and then also managed to win the final against former world number one Veselin Topalov. Polgar wins in Mexico | Photo Europe-Echecs The first UNAM chess festival...
Thursday, November 18, 2010 23:17
Levon Aronian today won the 2010 World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia. The Armenian scored 24.5 points out of 38 games and finished half a point ahead of Teimour Radjabov from Azerbaijan. Third came Magnus Carlsen from Norway, who won the title in 2009. First video, audio clip Aronian and many photos. The World Blitz Championship took place...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 16:45
Today the World Blitz Championship starts in Moscow. Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk and Hikaru Nakamura are among the favorites in a group of twenty top players, who will play a double round-robin over three days. Who do you think will win? The World Blitz Championship will be held, again at the GUM department store on Red Square in Moscow,...
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Sunday, September 19, 2010 20:23
Kateryna Lahno yesterday won the 2010 Women's World Blitz Championship in Moscow. Ukraine's best female player finished with a 20/30 score in the Final tournament. Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia) won the silver medal and Valentina Gunina (Russia) took bronze. The first ever FIDE Women's World Blitz Championship took place September 15-18 at the...
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Monday, June 07, 2010 14:56
Boris Gelfand Sunday won the 23rd Ciudad de Leon by beating Levon Aronian in the final. The Israeli grandmaster had knocked out Francisco Vallejo Pons in the first semi-final on Friday, and the Armenian had defeated Leinier Dominguez the next day. Gelfand beat Aronian in the final on Sunday | Photo: Janis Nisii The 23rd Ciudad de Leon took place...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 23:09
Dos Hermanas has always been considered the biggest, best and strongest online blitz tournament in the world - and fittingly, the latest edition, the 11th Dos Hermanas online tournament, hosted exclusively on www.chessclub.com, was won in convincing style by arguably the strongest and best online blitz player in the world today: GM Hikaru Nakamura...
Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:08
After Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Svidler, today five more players qualified for the World Cup's quarter-finals: Gashimov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Malakhov and Ponomariov. Pairings for tomorrow's 6th round: Karjakin-Mamedyarov, Gelfand-Jakovenko, Ponomariov-Gashimov and Svidler-Malakhov. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-December 15th...
Monday, November 30, 2009 19:55
Favourites Gelfand, Gashimov, Svidler and Grischuk all reached the World Cup's 4th round yesterday, winning their minimatches in the tiebreaks. The story of the day was the forfeit of Li Chao and Wang Yue in their second rapid game. They arrived too late at the board, having a smoke in between games. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November...
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Monday, November 30, 2009 17:54
Hikarua Nakamura defeated Magnus Carlsen 3-1 in the final of the BNbank Blitz tournament, held Saturday, November 28th in Oslo, Norway. Carlsen won the first game and had good positions in games 2 and 4, but Nakamura had the strongest nerves. The one-day blitz tourney sponsored by BNBank, a Norwegian retail and corporate bank, took place in Oslo...

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