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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 16:23
"We would have loved to send you a positive email, announcing the dates for another great Chess Classic tournament in 2011, but unfortunately a decade full of passion and dedication for international rapid chess has come to an end in Mainz," writes press chief Eric van Reem. He sent us a statement by the chairman of the Chess Tigers e.V., Hans-...
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Saturday, August 01, 2009 19:23
He probably never had a worse start at the Chess Classic. On the first day of the GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship, World Champion Viswanathan Anand lost his first two games and now has to worry about qualifying for the final. Earlier on Friday, Alexander Grischuk emerged as the winner of the FiNet Chess960 Open. The Mainz Chess Classic,...
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Friday, July 31, 2009 20:14
There's just no stoppin' him. U.S Champ and Donostia winner Hikaru Nakamura last night defeated Levon Aronian three times in a row to clinch the Chess960 "World title" in the most convincing manner. Movsesian won the match for third place against Bologan 2.5-1.5. Video added. The Mainz Chess Classic, the big, annual festival of rapid chess (20...
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Thursday, July 30, 2009 18:41
Especially Nakamura was determined to do better on the 2nd day, and decided to spend more time in the difficult Chess960 opening phase. This approach brought the American three wins, and qualification for today's final, where he will meet Aronian, who also ended on 4/6. The Mainz Chess Classic, the big, annual festival of rapid chess (20 minutes...
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Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:17
Levon Aronian scored 3 out of 3 against Bologan, Movsesian and Nakamura during the first day of the Rapid Chess960 World Championship, part of the Mainz Chess Classic. At the moment of writing they're playing their second stage of preliminaries. This week the big, annual chess festival of rapid chess is held in Mainz, Germany: the Mainz Chess...
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Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:41
From July 27th to August 3rd the German city of Mainz will be the epicentre of rapid chess and Chess960 again. The organizers of the Mainz Chess Classic provided an interview with one of the sponsors, Wolfgang Kögler, CEO of the ORDIX AG, about parallels between chess and business, commitment, service and a high class product. Wolfgang Kögler is...
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Monday, June 29, 2009 16:50
Top seed Alexander Grischuk of Russia was in majestic form on Sunday as he easily won the Mainz Chess Classic Chess960 online title hosted on ICC. Besides 750 Euros and accommodation and breakfast at the Hilton Mainz Hotel, Grischuk won an automatic seat in two tournaments at the Mainz Chess Classic. From June 23rd to 28th the Internet Chess Club...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 22:13
The Internet Chess Club, in conjunction with Chess Tigers, organizers of the ever-popular annual Mainz Chess Classic in Germany, are again offering ICC members a unique chance to play in a free online qualifier to win 700 Euro, accommodation and breakfast at the Hilton Mainz Hotel by the banks of the Rhine, just one block from the picturesque Old...
Sunday, October 12, 2008 1:21
Last week the legendary Bent Larsen played in his first tournament since 2004. Avoiding theory in every game, the famous Dane only played very exotic openings and scored... 0 out of 9. We urge Hans-Walter Schmitt to invite Larsen for his Chess960 tournament in Mainz next year. It was Hans Ree's column in the Dutch newspaper NRC that brought our...
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Saturday, August 02, 2008 4:53
There is one big disadvantage of Sochi: I cannot visit the Mainz Chess Classic this year. Fortunately, this great tournament also provides a great media service, and helped by many press releases, here's the first report, on the FiNet Chess960 Rapid World Championship, won by Alexandra Kosteniuk. This year, the annual festival in Mainz takes...

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