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Wednesday, March 04, 2009 23:04
After the awards ceremony of the Challenger's Match in Sofia, winner Veselin Topalov talked to Chess.FM’s Macauley Peterson, before leaving the National Palace of Culture for the last time. In a video interview, Topalov speaks about the match against Kamsky but he als looks ahead to a match with World Champion Anand, the details of which remain...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:26
Using the Caro-Kann, Veselin Topalov drew Gata Kamsky today in the Challenger's Match to retain his one-point lead: 3¬?-2¬?. The Bulgarian is one win away from his second world championship match. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final Match takes place February 16th to 28th in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. The...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 1:37
In a slightly worse position that was probably tenable, Gata Kamsky blundered horribly today dropping a healthy pawn. He then decided to try his luck in a queen endgame two pawns down, but the American had to resign at move 51. In the Challenger's Match in Sofia, Veselin Topalov now leads 3-2. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final...
Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:42
Gata Kamsky defeated Veselin Topalov in the fourth game of the Challenger's Match to level the score: 2-2. In a Zaitsev Ruy Lopez, the American sacrificed a pawn for strong pressure, won two pawns back and then converted his material advantage in the ending. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final Match takes place February 16th to 28th...
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Saturday, February 21, 2009 3:42
The third game in the Challenger's Match between Veselin Topalov and Gata Kamsky has ended in a draw. Against Kamsky's Gr?ºnfeld, Topalov went for the Russian Variation (4.Qb3) this time, but again the American grandmaster had no trouble reaching a comfortable position out of the opening. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final Match...
Friday, February 20, 2009 19:06
The 4th FIDE Grand Prix will take place April 14th to 30th in Nalchik, Russia - the same location where the 2008 Women World Championship was held. This was announced earlier this week in Sofia by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. After Baku, Sochi and Elista, where the first three Grand Prix tournaments were held, the participants still won't...
Thursday, February 19, 2009 4:47
Veselin Topalov won the second game today in his Challenger's Match with Gata Kamsky. With Black he answered 1.e4 with 1...e5 and came under pressure after grabbing a dangerous pawn, but Kamsky used too much time in the opening phase and couldn't make use of his activity. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final Match takes place February...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:36
In a great fighting game, Veselin Topalov and Gata Kamsky have started their Challenger's Match with a draw. In a Grünfeld-Indian, Topalov sacrificed a pawn for some attacking chances but Kamsky comfortably held his own and even took over the initiative for a moment. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final Match takes place February 16th...
Friday, February 13, 2009 1:19
For two long months, Vassily Ivanchuk's future in chess was in some doubt. After failing to respond to a request for a drug test following his last round loss at the Dresden Olympiad, he faced a potential two year suspension. Macauley Peterson provides us long-awaited details from the FIDE Doping Hearing Panel. During the Corus tournament, of...
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Thursday, February 12, 2009 0:43
A brief note that had been on the FIDE website for a few days was followed by an official press release by UEP today: Universal Event Promotion, who were responsible for the Anand-Kramnik World Championship match in October last year, have made an official proposal for the organisation of the forthcoming World Championship cycle. PRESS RELEASE...

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