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Sunday, March 15, 2009 21:40
Now in its tenth consecutive year, the annual "Ciudad de Dos Hermanas" 2009, the biggest and best online blitz tournament is set to be hosted March 13th to 21st yet again on the Internet Chess Club. You can play one of the qualifiers till and including Wednesday. The cash prize fund amounts to EUR 7,600 (about $9,600), with Euro 2,000 (roughly $...
Friday, February 27, 2009 23:14
French GM Etienne Bacrot has won the 2009 Aeroflot Open in Moscow. He finished on on 6.5/9 alongside Alexander Moiseenko but the Frenchman took first place because he played more games with the black pieces than Moiseenko. Corus winner Sergey Karjakin took first prize at the World Blitz Championship Preliminaries. The 8th International Chess...
Sunday, November 02, 2008 22:00
OK, American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is a strong blitz player, we knew that. But what about rapid chess? And what about opponents like Karpov and Ivanchuk? Well, he just beat them both, the former world champion in the semi-final and the Ukrainian in the final, and so Nakamura became the convincing winner of the 2008 Troph?ɬ©e CCAS in Cap d'...
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Saturday, October 11, 2008 18:29
The gold medal for reigning world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, which she won in the blitz event at the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, was not a big surprise. But what about Ukrainian GM Martyn Kravtsiv winning the men's blitz, or Ecuador winning the blitz for pairs? Photo: Dimitri Reinderman The first World Mind Sports Games is held in...
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Friday, October 03, 2008 20:30
A whole new and huge event starts today, and chess is involved: the World Mind Sports Games. After the Summer Olympics athletes and the Paralympics sportsmen now approximately 3,000 Bridge, Chess, Go, Draughts, and Xiangqi players from over 150 countries have travelled to Beijing. The first World Mind Sports Games is held in Beijing, China from...
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008 21:50
[lang_nl]Opnieuw moest een 'Armageddon'-partij de beslissing brengen in een Amerikaans toernooi, maar het publiek en winnaar Evgeny Najer zullen er niet om geklaagd hebben. De Rus won zondag de World Open in Philadelphia.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Again, an "Armageddon" game had to decide a major event in the United States, but the spectators and winner...
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 18:20
[lang_nl]Duitslands sterkste grootmeester Daniel Fridman is ook geen slechte snelschaker lightningspeler. Vorige week won hij het Open NK Lightning, waarvan veel spectaculaire video's werden opgenomen.[/lang_nl] [lang_en]Germany's strongest grandmaster Daniel Fridman is not a bad blitz lightning player either. Last week he won the Open Dutch...
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 0:18
[lang_nl]De als tweede geplaatste Amerikaanse GM Hikaru Nakamura (Smallville) bewees gisteren weer eens zijn klasse als een van de allerbeste snelschakers op ICC door de Mainz Chess Classic online Chess960-titel te winnen.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Second seed GM Hikaru Nakamura (Smallville) of the USA reasserted his authority as one of the top dogs on...
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Monday, June 02, 2008 21:57
[lang_nl]Op weerstand heeft Pavel Tregubov de vierde Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup gewonnen nadat hij gelijk bovenaan eindigde met Yuri Drozdovskij, Boris Gelfand en Ruslan Ponomariov, een halfje voor Anatoly Karpov. Een uitgebreid fotoverslag dit keer.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Pavel Tregubov won the 4th Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup on tiebreak, after finishing...
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Saturday, May 31, 2008 19:00
[lang_nl]Tijdens de vierde Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup, een snelschaaktoernooi in Odessa (Oekra?ɬØne), komen de oude rivalen Karpov en Korchnoi weer tegen elkaar te zitten. Na vijf rondes staan Drozdovskij en Ponomariov bovenaan.[/lang_nl][lang_en]During the 4th Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup, a blitz tournament in Odessa (Ukraine), the old rivals Karpov...

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