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Saturday, May 01, 2010 17:28
Magnus Carlsen (2813) tops the world rankings by one point. On the May 1 FIDE rating list Veselin Topalov has won seven rating points to reach 2812. Vassily Ivanchuk is not the highest rated Ukrainian anymore; Pavel Eljanov confirmed his steady progress and surpassed him to enter the world's top 10. And Alexei Shirov is back there too. FIDE...
Sunday, April 18, 2010 20:55
Viswanathan Anand and the All India Chess Federation have requested a 3-day postponement of the World Championship match, which is scheduled to start Friday, April 23rd. Due to the volcanic ash from Iceland, which has closed most of Europe's airspace, Viswanathan Anand is stuck in Frankfurt at the moment, as reported by Chessbase. Ash plume from...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 18:32
We haven't given much attention to the upcoming FIDE presidential elections in Khanty-Mansiysk yet, but the recent news that the United States Chess Federation and the German Chess Federation have given their support to Anatoly Karpov, there's no escaping the facts: the campaigns have started, and the political games have begun. In this article,...
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 15:57
Anatoly Karpov will put forward his candidacy to become FIDE President, according to reporters of Russian news agency SarInform. "It is necessary to restore order," the 12th World Champion reportedly said yesterday. Sunday night Anatoli Karpov landed at the airport of Saratov, Russia for a simul and a meeting with the local governor. There,...
Monday, March 01, 2010 23:32
Just a few days ago Veselin Topalov won the Linares tournament and narrowed the gap with Magnus Carlsen on the live rating list to just one point. On the March 1st FIDE rating list the Norwegian leads with a personal record of 2813 and is still 8 points ahead of Topalov. It's already an improvement to have six rating lists a year instead of four...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 19:14
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, representing the World Chess Federation and Stefan Sergiev, representing the Bulgarian Chess Federation, yesterday signed the contract for the organization of the Anand-Topalov World Championship match. The prize fund for the match is 2 million Euros and the dates are April 23rd (game 1) to May 12th, 2010 (possible tiebreaks...
Tuesday, November 03, 2009 17:20
The FIDE World Cup 2009 will be a knockout tournament of 128 players, held from November 20th till December 15th, 2009 in Khanty-Maniysk, Russia, just like the previous two World Cups won by Levon Aronian and Gata Kamsky respectively. After the publication of the new rating list, FIDE immediately announced the pairings of the first round. Khanty-...
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Monday, November 02, 2009 3:04
Magnus Carlsen officialy broke the 2800 barrier today. On the November 1st FIDE rating list the Norwegian is the new world's number 2, only 9 points behind Veselin Topalov (2810). Radjabov and Ivanchuk left the top 10 for Gashimov and Svidler. We all know the story of Magnus Carlsen's amazing performance at the Nanjing super-tournament, but it...
Saturday, October 17, 2009 2:03
Despite the fact that a formal bank guarantee still hasn't been provided, FIDE today accepted a bid from Sofia, Bulgaria to host the 2010 World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov. The dates have not yet been confirmed but the World Chess Federation suggested starting on April 5th, the birthday of its President Kirsan...
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Friday, October 02, 2009 17:25
"That the match between two retired champions causes more media frenzy than any other chess event tells you about the current state of affairs in the world of chess," Garry Kasparov said in Valencia last week. That the three current bids for the 2010 World Championship Match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov aren't backed by financial...

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