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Friday, November 21, 2008 19:14
In the 7th round of the Olympiad the Armenian team did very well in their efforts to win another gold medal by beating the Russian favorites 2?Ǭ?-1?Ǭ?. Still undefeated, Germany is now sharing second with Israel and France. The Chinese women dropped their first match point against the USA. Round 7 report with games, results, standings and the...
Friday, November 21, 2008 4:28
Today the teams of Topalov and Kamsky have signed the contracts for their match, and so Sofia as the venue, and 16th to 28th February, 2009 as the dates, are now official. We have the full press conferences with Danailov (manager of Topalov) and Sutovsky (manager of Kamsky) on video. Hosted by Susan Polgar, this afternoon two separate press...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:45
3nd update, November 20: Silvio Danailov confirmed that today both parties have signed the contracts. Today all parties involved reached an agreement on the Kamsky-Topalov match. The match that should provide a challenger to world champion Anand is now scheduled to take place in February 2009 in Sofia. Update November 20, 2008, 17:33 CET: Today...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:38
After Naiditsch and Kramnik had shaken hands relatively quickly, three hard-fought draws resulted in an exciting 2-2 between Germany and Russia - an excellent result for the home team. The two countries now share the lead with Armenia, Azerbaijan, England and Ukraine who all won their 5th round. In the women's section China crushed Poland to take...
Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:04
The Kamsky-Topalov match / FIDE saga continues with two more open letters: one by the Bulgarian Chess Federation and one by Kamsky's manager Chernenko, but there's not much new under the sun. To get you updated: on November 3, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov received a letter by Oleg Chernenko, the manager of Gata Kamsky, that stated that the...
Thursday, November 13, 2008 9:00
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov could not attend the opening ceremony of the Olympiad in Dresden as he was involved in a car accident on his way to the airport. Russian media report that he was taken to hospital with a concussion. While a chauffeur was driving him to the airport to go to Dresden, Ilyumzhinov's Mercedes hit a Ford Focus of a 21-...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 18:38
Today the 38th Chess Olympiad starts in Dresden, Germany. There will be 152 federations participating and this is a historical mark of number of participants in an Olympiad. ChessVibes will bring daily coverage. Dresden is most probably hosting the largest Chess Olympiad of all times. After the final closing of the registration on 19 September...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 23:18
FIDE is failing terribly in dealing with the Topalov-Kamsky match in a correct and transparent way. It's also clear to virtually everyone that the FIDE President and his staff have generally ruined the whole system in the past ten years or more, despite their efforts to organize a lot of events. Things have gone horribly wrong ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú it reminded...
Saturday, November 08, 2008 19:31
In an attempt to support Gata Kamsky in the FIDE/Topalov match saga, the board of the United States Chess Federation once again revealed its internal disunity. We received several "open emails" by different board members quibbling. The sanest person seems to be Kamsky himself, who requested "all USCF Board members to unite and find ways to make...
Friday, November 07, 2008 0:47
2nd UPDATE: open letter by Rustam KamskyUpdate: No Chernenko money, Iluymzhinov gives Bulgarian Chess Federation another chance. By now nobody believes the Kamsky-Topalov match will still take place before the end of the year, if at all, but after receiving another letter by Kamsky's manager Chernenko, FIDE President Ilyumzhinov decided to...

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