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Saturday, July 21, 2012 19:31
Simpson’s-in-the-Strand will be the venue for the first FIDE Grand Prix, starting September 20th. This was announced (or rather: confirmed) in a separate press release by Agon this week. Simpson is one of London's oldest traditional English restaurants and also the place where the "Immortal game" between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky was...
FIDE/AGON Grand Prix
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:36
The full list of participants of the new Grand Prix series has been announced on the FIDE website. Besides World Champion Vishy Anand, the world's top three players, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik, have decided not to participate. Here's Tuesday's press release by FIDE/Agon: Following a technical clarification, FIDE and AGON...
Koneru & Muzychuk share Grand Prix victory in Kazan
Friday, June 22, 2012 17:50
Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk finished shared first at the Women's Grand Prix in Kazan, Russia. Both the Indian and the Slovenian scored 7.5/11 and according to the regulations, prizes and GP ranking points are shared equally, in case of a tie, for the individual GP tournaments. World Champion Hou Yifan leads the overall Grand Prix standings,...
FIDE announces new Grand Prix series, contracts to be signed before June 1st
Friday, May 25, 2012 14:05
While the current World Championship cycle is about to reach its climax, the next cycles are well under way. The player who will challenge the winner of the Anand-Gelfand match in a new title match, will be coming from the 8-player Candidates tournament, to be held March 2013 in London. The cycle after that has already started as well, and...
FIDE confirms agreements with CNC/Agon and Tretyakov
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:14
FIDE has signed an agreement with the companies CNC and Agon for the next World Championship cycle. CNC will be responsible for media, web and software rights, while Agon will be organising and funding the events. The contract with the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, where Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand will play the 2012 World Championship match in...
Zhao Xue wins 3rd Women GP with super score
Saturday, October 22, 2011 13:35
Zhao Xue won the 3rd Women's Grand Prix tournament in Nalchik, Russia with the super score of 9.5/11. The Chinese grandmaster had even started with 9.5/10 but lost in the last round. Nonetheless she finished 2.5 points ahead of the rest of the field. Event 3rd Women's Grand Prix | PGN via TWIC Dates October 8th-22nd, 2011 Location Nalchik, Russia...
Hou Yifan also wins in Shenzhen
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...
Shezhen Women GP: Hou Yifan leads, three rounds to go
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...
Sunday, March 06, 2011 8:37
It was practically impossible, but Humpy Koneru did it anyway. In the last two rounds the Indian caught Elina Danielian in the standings at the FIDE Grand Prix in Doha. In doing so, Koneru finished ahead of Nana Dzagnidze in the overall GP standings and qualified for a World Title match against Hou Yifan. Final standings 6th FIDE Women GP, L-R:...
Saturday, March 05, 2011 7:25
With one more round to go in the final event of the FIDE Women Grand Prix series, anything can happen. Friday's results were excellent for Humpy Koneru: she won her game against Lilit Mkrtchian while tournament leader Elina Danielian lost to Pia Cramling. Nana Dzagnidze lost yet again, and so Koneru still has some chances to finish ahead of her in...