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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:08
One of the favorites for winning the overall Grand Prix suffered a loss with the white pieces today: Peter Leko. The Hungarian, second seeded in Elista, was beaten by Alexander Grischuk, who tricked his opponent with an unexpected combination. The other winner of the day was Teimour Radjabov who grabbed an exchange in timetrouble and converted it...
Friday, December 12, 2008 0:27
England's top player Michael Adams has followed Magnus Carlsen in withdrawing from the FIDE Grand Prix Series. Nominated players Mohamad Al Modiahki and Yannick Pelletier are also out and the four will be substituted by Vladimir Akopian, Evgeny Alekseev, Pavel Eljanov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Wrap-up of new GP developments. Next Sunday is the...
Sunday, December 07, 2008 19:36
After Magnus Carlsen decided to withdraw from the Grand Prix Series, another top player has expressed his disappointment: in an open letter to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Levon Aronian requests the FIDE President to "critically view and question the GA's latest decisions and the processes to which they came." Here's the open letter that was sent to us...
Friday, December 05, 2008 9:51
What started as a promising series of tournaments has rapidly turned into a sinking ship: the FIDE Grand Prix series. After Doha was cancelled, and Montreux is also out, now top seed Magnus Carlsen decided to withdraw. Last week FIDE suddenly changed the current world championship cycle by inventing a Candidates Tournament (bidding procedure now...
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Thursday, November 27, 2008 18:59
The dates for the 2nd Bilbao Grand Slam Final have been announced: 2-15 September 2009. Meanwhile there are more details available about the planned FIDE Candidates Tournament. A wrap-up of this and other news. The 2nd edition of the Grand Slam Masters Final has been announced. The first edition of the tournament, which was held in September this...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 22:05
Armenia repeated their Olympic success of two years ago in Turin by winning gold at the 38th Olympiad in Dresden as well. Georgia, led by former world champion Chiburdanidze, won gold in the women's section. Final report with games, results, standings, prize giving and a video the full press conference given by the Armenian team. Yet again,...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 20:36
Today the General Assembly of FIDE decided on a proposal for changing the current world championship cycle. Just minutes ago FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made public that FIDE plans to organize a Candidates Tournament, which means a radical change of the current world championship cycle. The following players would be invited for this...
Monday, November 24, 2008 9:57
In the penultimate round of the Olympiad, leader Israel lost to Ukraine; they took over the lead and share it with Armenia who beat Serbia. Poland is in clear first in the women's section after they beat Armenia and Serbia-Ukraine shared match points. Full round 10 report with games, results, standings and a special press conference with Boris...
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Sunday, November 23, 2008 20:05
Anything can happen in the decisive last two rounds of the Olympiad in Dresden after Israel surprisingly but convincingly beat Armenia. The Chinese women dropped to shared 4th after losing to Ukraine, who now share first with Poland and Serbia. Round 9 report with games, results, standings and a very interesting press conference on video. The...
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Saturday, November 22, 2008 19:02
Armenia swept France 3?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? and Germany lost their first match against Israel. The Chinese ladies were held to 2-2 again, this time by Ukraine, and USA beat Russia 3-1! Round 8 report with games, results, standings and the press conference on video. The Chess Olympiad takes place 12-25 november in Dresden, Germany. ChessVibes provides on-the-...

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