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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 23:41
UEP, the company that organized the 2008 World Championship Match between Anand and Kramnik successfully, made an official bid to FIDE in February to organize the Candidates event in 2010 and the World Championship Match in 2011, but "due to different agendas relating to organisational sovereignty and commercial rights" (UEP) the parties failed to...
Monday, May 04, 2009 3:02
Since FIDE announced her own concerns about the planned increase of the K-factor, there is suddenly a hot debate around the subject. It seems as if supporters like GM Bartlomiej Macieja and opponents like GM John Nunn both have strong arguments. This might be confusing for anyone who never really put any thought into the subject, but even if you...
Thursday, April 16, 2009 16:44
Many people say that FIDE is destroying chess with its chaotic handling of the World Championship cycle. The Grand Prix series in particular has been the subject of many debates. Chess politics aside, however, it’s great that these tournaments exist. Six big round-robin tournaments with many fantastic players, that’s 546 high-level games! By...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:50
Flying via Moscow to Mineralnye Vody airport, from where I was picked up by the organisers, I arrived in Nalchik about two hours ago. Here, in the capital of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, the 4th FIDE Grand Prix will start tomorrow. Round one pairings: Leko - Kamsky, Mamedyarov-Aronian, Akopian-Kasimdzhanov, Karjakin-Eljanov, Grischuk-Gelfand,...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 23:23
After finally receiving his 13 points gained at the Pearl Spring tournament in December and earning 3 more from his match against Kamsky, Veselin Topalov tops the April 2009 FIDE rating list at 2812. Radjabov, Jakovenko and Morozevich all lost points and so without playing rated games Kramnik climbed to 4th behind Anand and Carlsen. Ivanchuk lost...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 19:10
In a press release the organizers of the 4th FIDE Grand Prix announce their tournament, to be held 14th-29th April 2009 in Nalchik, Russia. Akopian (Armenia), Alekseev (Russia), Aronian (Armenia), Bacrot (France), Eljanov (Ukraine), Gelfand (Israel), Grischuk (Russia), Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Kamsky (USA), Karjakin (Ukraine), Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan...
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Saturday, March 21, 2009 21:19
In Istanbul, Humpy Koneru (India) won the first FIDE Women Grand Prix. In St. Petersburg Tatiana Kosintseva was the strongest at the European Women Championship. A wrap-up of two top-level women events that finished this week. Istanbul The 1st FIDE Women Grand Prix took place March 5-20 in Istanbul, Turkey. Humpy Koneru, Hou Yifan, Antoaneta...
Friday, March 13, 2009 3:42
To the astonishment of ECU President Boris Kutin and everybody else (well, perhaps except for our distinguished FIDE President) two highly important women events are taking place at the same time: the European Championship in St. Petersburg and the first Grand Prix in Istanbul. A brief update on these two tournaments. The 10th European Individual...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 22:54
The World Championship match between Anand and Topalov will be delayed until spring 2010, and the UEP bid for organizing the Wch cycle 2010-2011 has been accepted by FIDE. In 2011 there will be either Candidates Matches or a Candidates Tournament with Kamsky, the loser of Anand-Topalov, two players from the Grand Prix, the winner of the World Cup...
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Friday, March 06, 2009 21:58
Today the 10th European Chess Championship takes off in Budva, Montenegro, where Tiviakov will defend his title in a huge, 11-round Swiss. There's turmoil in the women's section: Sunday is the first round of the European Women's Championship (held in St. Petersburg), while on Saturday the first FIDE Women Grand Prix starts in Istanbul. Europan...

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