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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 17:13
In a new press release the Association of Chess Professionals calls for an "even higher standard of management" and recommends tournament organizers to "act carefully when announcing events which are not completely guaranteed yet." They argue that by kicking Al Modiahki and Pelletier out of the Grand Prix, "players' rights have been neglected"....
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:02
After co-winning the first Grand Prix as the nominated player in Baku, Vuigar Gashimov is also a serious candidate for winning the third, in Elista. Today he trapped Mamedyarov's queen and rejoined Grischuk in the lead, with 6.0/9. Overall leader Wang Yue beat Cheparinov while Kasimdzhanov lost again, to Jakovenko. The 3rd Grand Prix takes place...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 5:34
Alexander Grischuk beat Wang Yue today to score his third victory in a row in Elista. The Russian leads the 3rd Grand Prix with 5.5/8. Cheparinov sacrificed his queen to force Alekseev's resignation and Kasimdzhanov got his first win, against Akopian. The 3rd Grand Prix takes place December 13-29 in Elista, Kalmykia. Radjabov, Leko, Jakovenko,...
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Monday, December 22, 2008 4:16
In round 7 of the Grand Prix in Elista, Inarkiev escaped from a totally lost position and even beat one of the tournament leaders, Radjabov. Eljanov won against Cheparinov and Grischuk beat Alekseev, to share the lead with Gashimov. The 3rd Grand Prix takes place December 13-29 in Elista, Kalmykia. Radjabov, Leko, Jakovenko, Wang Yue, Mamedyarov...
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Sunday, December 21, 2008 4:53
After the restday, play resumed in Elista today. In a complicated middlegame Akopian lost an exchange to Alekseev who then showed no mercy. In yet another Berlin Wall Eljanov tried an interesting pawn sacrifice with Black against Grischuk. It didn't really work out but the Ukrainian managed to reach a drawn a+c rook ending, which then proved too...
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Friday, December 19, 2008 10:38
In a crazy game Gashimov defeated Grischuk to join the lead with his compatriot Radjabov, who drew with Leko. In this 5th round in Elista, Cheparinov won his first game, with Black against Inarkiev. The 3rd Grand Prix takes place December 13-29 in Elista, Kalmykia. The 14 participants are Radjabov, Leko, Jakovenko, Wang Yue, Mamedyarov, Eljanov,...
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Thursday, December 18, 2008 5:13
Peter Leko suffered his second loss in Elista today; this time it was Frenchman Etienne Bacrot who forced the Hungarian to resign with a beautiful queen sacrice. Wang Yue ground down Eljanov while Alekseev beat Kasimdzhanov with Black. The 3rd Grand Prix takes place December 13-29 in Elista, Kalmykia. The 14 participants are Radjabov, Leko,...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 21:01
Rating lists will be published every two months, the k-factor will change accordingly, the rating floor has been decreased from 1400 to 1200 and it will be more difficult to score norms. These are some of the important decisions that were taken during the FIDE Congress that was held during the Olympiad in Dresden. GM Bartlomiej Macieja reports....
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 4:15
Radjabov reacted well to a new idea tried by Kasimdzhanov in a razor sharp Sicilian Dragon, and won in 35 moves. Eljanov and Leko also won, but it's the Azeri grandmaster who leads the Elista Grand Prix with 2.5/3. The 3rd Grand Prix takes place December 13-29 in Elista, Kalmykia. The 14 participants are Radjabov, Leko, Jakovenko, Wang Yue,...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 19:00
In a press release today the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) joins the debate surrounding the World Chess Championship cycle. Pinpointing the weak (and strong) aspects of the recent changes, they recommend FIDE "to build a sustainable dialog with chess players, where the ACP could play a role of mediator." The ACP objects to the...

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