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Monday, November 03, 2008 18:00
Many chess players will look up in surprise when they see Dutchman Kees Hoogendijk play for the Ghanaian National team at the next Chess Olympiad. The chess enthusiast from Meppel, The Netherlands who resides in the African country for a couple of months each year, managed to qualify for the national team that will play in Dresden. It isn't...
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Saturday, October 11, 2008 18:29
The gold medal for reigning world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, which she won in the blitz event at the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, was not a big surprise. But what about Ukrainian GM Martyn Kravtsiv winning the men's blitz, or Ecuador winning the blitz for pairs? Photo: Dimitri Reinderman The first World Mind Sports Games is held in...
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Friday, October 03, 2008 20:30
A whole new and huge event starts today, and chess is involved: the World Mind Sports Games. After the Summer Olympics athletes and the Paralympics sportsmen now approximately 3,000 Bridge, Chess, Go, Draughts, and Xiangqi players from over 150 countries have travelled to Beijing. The first World Mind Sports Games is held in Beijing, China from...
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 17:38
For the first time since January 1 (or rather March 31) 2007, Veselin Topalov is the highest rated player in the world. On the new FIDE rating list, published yesterday, Magnus Carlsen is number 4 and not 3 as in Hans Arild Runde's live list. Again, FIDE has published its new rating list a few days before the official date. Since yesterday their...
Saturday, September 27, 2008 5:27
On June 1st, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov personally guaranteed the prize fund for the match Topalov-Kamsky scheduled, for November this year. Since then it has been quiet around this match - a bit too quiet, says Stefan Sergiev, President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation, in an open letter - its translation has been corrected now. Our...
Sunday, August 17, 2008 18:45
Yesterday a number of participants of the upcoming Women World Championship expressed their worries, as the event is supposed to be held August 28 - September 18 in Nalchik, a city in the Caucasus region of southern Russia. Today, FIDE President Ilyumzhinov replied. Update: reply by Boris Kutin. 2nd Update: Georgian players withdraw. Update...
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Thursday, August 14, 2008 16:57
In a textbook example of endgame play, Svidler won a very nice knight versus bishop ending against Jakovenko. Six other draws in the 12th round meant that Levon Aronian is still in sole lead at the 2nd Grand Prix in Sochi, with one round to go. Perhaps that's the secret to the succes of these 2700 players: being ever-critical to oneself. After he...
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Monday, June 02, 2008 0:25
[lang_nl]Afgelopen vrijdag was het geld van Chernenko er nog niet, dit weekend zou erover gesproken worden op de Presidential Board meeting en wat blijkt nu? Ilyumzhinov trekt zelf weer de portemonnee om de Kamsky-Topalov-match te garanderen.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Last Friday the money wasn't there yet, and the issue would be discussed during the...
Sunday, May 18, 2008 8:23
[lang_nl]Deze week stonden de schaakmedia vol van het bod op de match Kamsky-Topalov, die georganiseerd zou gaan worden in Lviv (Oekra?ɬØne) met een prijzenfonds van US $750,000. Dit nieuws is tot dusver echter nogal onnauwkeurig naar voren gebracht. ChessBase citeert Chesspro dat het bod 'bevestigd' is maar dit klopt niet.[/lang_nl][lang_en]This...
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Monday, May 05, 2008 23:22
[lang_nl]Door een overwinning op Bacrot heeft Carlsen zich in de laatste ronde nog bij de koplopers kunnen voegen en samen met de twee verrassingen van het toernooi, Gashimov en Wang Yue, is hij winnaar van Baku 2008.[/lang_nl][lang_en]By beating Bacrot, Carlsen caught the tournament leaders and together with the two surprises of the tournament,...

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