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Cez Chess Trophy: Hou Yifan beats Navara in Armageddon
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Monday, June 17, 2013 9:14
Hou Yifan defeated David Navara on Friday in the Cez Chess Trophy match by the smallest possible margin. The 19-year-old Chinese won the all-decisive Armageddon game after all four classical games had ended in draws, and both players had exchanged victories in two blitz games. All photos © Anežka Kružíková The short match between Hou Yifan and...
Navara-Hou Yifan match starts with two draws
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 17:20
In his traditional Cez Chess Trophy match, David Navara this year faces Hou Yifan. The first two games ended in draws. The festival started with a simul by Hou Yifan, there is an exhibition on chess themes in heraldry, a quiz by GM Vlastimil Hort, a lecture by GM Robert Cvek on chess improvement and a lecture on the history of blindfold chess. All...
Anish Giri during the Golden Circle tour on Friday
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Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:21
No less than seven grandmaster are tied for first after this round: Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Yu Yangyi (China), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Wesley So (Philippines), Ivan Cheparinov (Bulgaria) and Grzegorz Gajewski (Poland). Here's a report of rounds 4 and 5. Anish Giri during the Golden Circle tour on Friday As Oscar...
Harpa
Thursday, February 21, 2013 13:27
After three rounds, there are still fifteen players with a 100% score at the Reykjavik Open, including top seeds Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Wednesday was the day of the gruelling double rounds – Ivan Sokolov decided to play only one, but this wasn't a successful strategy. In round 3 Fridrik Olafsson was too friendly to his opponent. A...
The Iceland-China rapid match: a warm-up for the Reykjavik Open
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Monday, February 18, 2013 20:52
On Tuesday, at 16:30 local time (17:30 CET), the 28th Reykjavik Open starts in the capital of Iceland. Last weekend, as a warm-up, a rapid match between China and Iceland was played. The guests won expectedly: the score was 47.5-24.5. The 28th Reykjavik Open runs 19-27 February, again at the magnificent 28.000 m² Harpa concert hall. At the moment...
Ivanchuk & Kamsky held to a draw in first round Gibraltar
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 17:43
Big upsets were seen during the first round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival's Masters tournament as top seeds GMs Vassily Ivanchuk and Gata Kamsky were both held to a draw. The tournament is a 10-round Swiss played in the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar and has live online commentary every day and several side events. Andreas Aerni of...
Svidler beats Navara 3-1 in Prague
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Sunday, June 24, 2012 18:12
Peter Svidler defeated David Navara with a score of 3-1 in the traditional Čez Chess Trophy match in Prague, Czech Republic. The Russian grandmaster decided the match on Saturday with a second win, and then the last game was drawn on Sunday. Two wins and two draws for Peter Svidler against David Navara | Photos by Anežka Kružíková, courtesy of the...
Svidler-Navara 1.5-0.5 at half time
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Friday, June 22, 2012 10:33
The traditional Čez Chess Trophy is under way in Prague, and this year David Navara's opponent is Peter Svidler. The Russian grandmaster and World Cup 2011 winner took the lead with a win in the second game on Thursday. Two more games will be played; Friday is a rest day. The poster of the Čez Chess Trophy with Svidler reading a book titled '...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 2 of 2)
Sunday, May 27, 2012 18:05
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 1 of 2)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 22:06
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...

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