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Dutch Federation: 'FIDE rating system threatened'
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 15:36
In a letter to the FIDE Executive Board members, the Dutch Chess Federation expresses its concern about the proposals of the Events Commission for the Executive Board Meeting to be held from 15 to 22 October 2011 in Krakow, Poland. We received the letter as well and publish it here. Haarlem, 21 September 2011 Dear Mr. President, dear Board Members...
Svidler, Grischuk and Ivanchuk qualified for... what exactly?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:45
In this year's FIDE World Cup, which concluded last Monday, the first three players qualified for the next Candidates event. But what will this event look like? What we know is that, like in Kazan in May this year, there will be eight players. But will there be matches again, or will there be a round-robin tournament? Until early September, the...
Hou Yifan also wins in Shenzhen
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:52
Hou Yifan also won the second tournament in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Series 2011-2012. Just like last month in Rostov, the reigning World Champion from China scored 8/11 and this time she remained undefeated. IM Anna Muzychuk, from Ukraine but playing for Slovenia, finished a full point behind the winner, and also undefeated. 2-1-3 in Shenzhen...
Svidler wins FIDE World Cup, Ivanchuk 3rd
Monday, September 19, 2011 14:31
(FULL REPORT) Peter Svidler won the FIDE World up 2011 after drawing the 4th game of the final against Alexander Grischuk today. The grandmaster from St. Petersburg set the final score at 2.5-1.5 and clinched the title and US $120,000 first prize. Vassily Ivanchuk managed to draw a difficult ending for the second time against Ruslan Ponomariov and...
Two draws on day 3 World Cup finals
Sunday, September 18, 2011 15:59
(FULL REPORT) On the third day of the World Cup finals both games ended in draws. This means that in both matches a fourth classical game will be played, and both Alexander Grischuk and Ruslan Ponomariov need to win on Monday to force tie-breaks on Tuesday. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knock-out taking place August 27-...
Ivanchuk wins on second day World Cup finals
Saturday, September 17, 2011 23:31
(FULL REPORT) The second game of the World Cup final between Alexander Grischuk and Peter Svidler ended in a rather quick draw on Saturday. In the match for 3rd and 4th place, Vassily Ivanchuk took the lead; he beat Ruslan Ponomariov with the black pieces. General info The 2011 FIDE World Cup is a 128-player knock-out taking place August 27-...
Svidler wins first game World Cup final
Friday, September 16, 2011 15:18
(FULL REPORT) Peter Svidler immediately took the lead in his World Cup final against Alexander Grischuk. In a Kan Sicilian, Svidler's opening set-up looked suspicious but Grischuk's time management even more: in heavy timetrouble he let a nice position fall apart. In the match for 3rd and 4th place, the first game between Vassily Ivanchuk and...
Shezhen Women GP: Hou Yifan leads, three rounds to go
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Friday, September 16, 2011 0:15
After winning the first Women Grand Prix last month, Hou Yifan has good chances to win the second as well. The Women's World Champion is leading the standings in Shenzhen, China after eight rounds, with six points - half a point more than her compatriot Zhao Xue. General info The second event in the FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011-2012 series takes...
Grischuk reaches World Cup final after thrilling tie-break
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 14:49
(FULL REPORT) Alexander Grischuk is Peter Svidler's opponent in the final of the FIDE World Cup which starts on Friday in Khanty-Mansiysk. Today, in a thrllling tie-break semi-final, Grischuk defeated Vassily Ivanchuk, who will play against his compatriot Ruslan Ponomariov in a match for 3rd and 4th place to decide on the third spot in the next...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 14:46
(FULL REPORT) Peter Svidler is the first player who reached the final of the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. On Tuesday Svidler defeated Ruslan Ponomariov with Black to set the score to a decisive 1.5-0.5. Alexander Grischuk and Vassily Ivanchuk drew both classical games and a tie-break on Wednesday will decide which player will face Svidler in...

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