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Saturday, April 30, 2011 20:20
Today the World Chess Federation already published its May 1st Elo rating list. With the absence of rated super tournaments in March and April, it's no surprise that the top 10 has barely changed. U.S. Women's Champion Anna Zatonskih entered the female top 10 list for the first time. We've received quite a few comments and emails about Hans Arild...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 22:18
In exactly one week eight days from today, the first games of the FIDE Candidates matches will be played. In Kazan, Russia the first round will have Veselin Topalov vs Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Kramnik vs Teimour Radjabov, Levon Aronian vs Alexander Grischuk and Boris Gelfand vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Who do you think will qualify for a match with...
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 0:54
At 2817 World Champion Viswanathan Anand is officially the highest rated player again. On the March 1st FIDE rating list the Indian switched places with Magnus Carlsen from Norway, who has 2815. Vassily Ivanchuk is back on 5th place, while Hikaru Nakamura climbed further from 10th to 8th. Also in November 2010 Vishy Anand surpassed Magnus Carlsen...
Monday, February 07, 2011 23:35
The pairings for the upcoming FIDE Candidates matches are Topalov vs Kamsky, Kramnik vs Radjabov, Aronian vs Grischuk and Gelfand vs Mamedyarov. This was confirmed today by FIDE on its website. The matches will be held 3rd to 27th May, 2011 in Kazan, Russia. The following announcement was published today on the FIDE website: FIDE announces the...
Friday, February 04, 2011 2:51
Chess events organising body Chess Promotions Limited today withdrew their bid to organize the World Chess Championship in 2012. After lengthy negotiations with the World Chess Federation (FIDE), a deadline was set on Saturday 29th January 2011 for a proposal to the organisation. FIDE didn't respond. "The value of the match diminished by the day...
Friday, January 28, 2011 6:10
Ten days ago we published an open letter signed by eighteen participants of the 2010 Women’s World Championship in Hatay, Turkey. The players expressed disappointment about the way the event was organized, addressing several issues concerning accommodation and food. Today FIDE finally responded, with a letter from Deputy President Georgios...
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Monday, January 03, 2011 6:02
At 2814 Magnus Carlsen is officially the highest rated player again. On the January 1st FIDE rating list the Norwegian switched places with World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India, who has 2810. Sergei Karjakin climbed further to a 5th place, while Hikaru Nakamura entered the top 10 for the first time. For two months World Champion...
Friday, December 24, 2010 7:12
On Thursday the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has announced on its website that Levon Aronian, Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grischuk, Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov and Veselin Topalov have all confirmed their participation for the 2011 Candidates Matches. Grischuk replaces Magnus Carlsen, who declined his...
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Saturday, November 13, 2010 22:27
In a short match consisting of four classical games and two rapid games, Anatoly Karpov defeated Hou Yifan 3.5-2.5. In the city of Sanya, Hainan, China the 12th World Champion won the first game; the rest ended in draws. Photo © Ye Rongguang The Anatoli Karpov - Hou Yifan Match took place from 6 to 11 November 2010 at the Wenhua Oriental Hotel in...
Thursday, November 11, 2010 2:50
Today in an official statement the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has announced that Alexander Grischuk will replace Magnus Carlsen in the 2011 Candidates matches. In a first reaction, Grischuk said: "It's nice, I enjoyed his decision." World Champion Viswanathan Anand called Carlsen's decision "sad". Here's today's statement by FIDE: FIDE...

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