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Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:56
Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura are the top favourites to win tomorrow's BNbank Blitz 2009, a one-day blitz tournament in Oslo, Norway. A strong field of players will participate in the BNbank Blitz 2009 which takes place in Oslo on Saturday, November 28. Among the ten invited players is the 18-year-old Norwegian chess wonder Magnus Carlsen,...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:25
After Yu Yangyi's surprising success of yesterday, two more famous grandmasters were eliminated by Chinese rising stars in the tiebreaks today. Gabriel Sargissian lost to Li Chao and Emil Sutovsky went down against Zhou Weiqi. Tomorrow is already the second round and we're left with 64 players. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-...
Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:34
Magnus Carlsen has won the World Blitz Championship in Moscow. The Norwegian scored 10/14 on the third day and eventually finished three points ahead of Viswanathan Anand, who scored 'only' 8/14, just like yesterday, but still finished 2nd in the standings, 3 points ahead of Sergei Karjakin. Vugar Gashimov apparently had enough of his bad play and...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:05
Magnus Carlsen has taken over the lead from Viswanathan Anand on the second day of the World Blitz Championship in Moscow. The Norwegian scored 11/14 today (no draws!) while Anand 'only' managed 8/14, but he's is still 2nd in the standings. Day 2 saw excellent scores for Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Kosteniuk. The World Blitz Championship, the second...
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:03
After the first day of play in Moscow, World Champion Viswanathan Anand has become the favourite to win the World Blitz title as well. The Indian started with a fine score of 12 out of 14 and is 2 points ahead of Magnus Carlsen. On third place after 14 rounds we find... 12th World Champion Anatoli Karpov! The World Blitz Championship, the second...
Friday, September 25, 2009 9:32
History repeated itself in Valencia this week with Karpov and Kasparov meeting each other behind the chess board again, and the third day repeated what we had seen in the rapids: quite a sharp Garry Kasparov easily beating a slow Anatoli Karpov, who just couldn't handle the clock. The 6-2 in the blitz brought the final score on 9-3 for Kasparov....
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Thursday, September 03, 2009 19:22
Former blitz world champion Alexander Grischuk was the strongest on Sunday in the Moscow blitz championship, held in a park in the Russian capital. Alexander Morozevich shared second place with Sergey Karjakin who is now a Muscovite as well. The 63rd Moscow Blitz Championships took place on Sunday, August 30th and was sponsored, as always, by the...
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Monday, July 20, 2009 14:45
This early morning we received an email from David Llada, one of the organizers of the Donostia (San Sebastián) Chess Festival who made those great pictures there and who... also tried out his video camera, as it turned out. The two blitz games between Nakamura and Ponomariov were recorded and so you can watch both tiebreak games on video (and...
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Monday, June 08, 2009 17:49
In a tense and balanced final on Sunday Magnus Carlsen won the Leon rapid knockout by beating Vassily Ivanchuk 4-3. After four rapid games and two blitz games the score was still even, and drawing White for the Armageddon game Carlsen had to win, and he did. Photos and video added. ChessVibes brings on-the-spot coverage of the XXII Magistral de...
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Sunday, June 07, 2009 4:55
Tomorrow the grande finale of the Le??n rapid tournament will be played between Magnus Carlsen and Vassily Ivanchuk. Today Carlsen defeated Wang Yue 3.5-2.5, deciding the match in the second blitz game. Full report; video added. ChessVibes brings on-the-spot coverage of the XXII Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Le??n. The rapid knockout takes place...

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