Sunday, January 01, 2012 20:30
For the third year in a row Magnus Carlsen tops the FIDE rating list at the start of the new year. The Norwegian reached his career's highest Elo: 2835 - only 16 points below Garry Kasparov's peak rating of 2851 which the 13th World Champion reached in July 1999. On the previous list (November 2011) Carlsen equaled his earlier highest rating of...
Thursday, December 01, 2011 9:51
Mikhail Gorbachev closed the Women's World Championship match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Konery on Wednesday. The closing ceremony was held in the Presidential Palace in the capital of Albania on the evening of the 30th of November.
Report & photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova & Anastasiya Karlovich
The ceremony was attended by Mikhail...
Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:30
In an interview taken by Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova on the day after the decisive 8th game of the WWCC match, 17-year-old World Champion Hou Yifan from China talks about the match, the hospital story, her hobbies and her view on life.
Photos & interview © FIDE by Anastasiya Karlovich and Anna Burtasova
Congratulations on the...
Thursday, November 24, 2011 18:29
Hou Yifan retained her world title on Thursday in Tirana, Albania after drawing the 8th match game with Humpy Koneru.
The reigning Women's World Champion was and is Hou Yifan | All photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova & Anastasiya Karlovich
Women's World Championship | PGN via TWIC
November 13th-30th, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 23:20
Hou Yifan needs only one draw in the last three games of the Women's World Championship Match to retain her world title. The Chinese grandmaster also won the 7th match game against Humpy Koneru of India on Wednesday in Tirana, Albania.
Hou Yifan needs a draw on Thursday to retain her world title | All photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova &...
Monday, November 21, 2011 19:44
Hou Yifan took a 2-point lead on Monday in the Women's World Championship Match. In the 6th match game she defeated her opponent Humpy Koneru for the second time, with the black pieces, despite having spent a few hours in the hospital the night before.
Hou Yifan wins again in game 6 | All photos © FIDE by Anna Burtasova & Anastasiya Karlovich...
Sunday, November 20, 2011 21:19
The fifth game of the Women's World Championship match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru also ended in a draw. At half-time, title holder Hou Yifan still leads by a point. The sixth game will be played on Monday, November 21st. The match takes place in in Tirana, Albania and is played over 10 classical games and a possible tiebreak.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 11:56
The fourth game of the Women's World Championship match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru ended in a draw. The reigning champion was better throughout the game, but after five hours of play the Indian grandmaster saved the draw. The match takes place in in Tirana, Albania and is played over 10 classical games and a possible tiebreak.
Game 4 under...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 19:35
Hou Yifan scored the first win in the World Championship match in Tirana, Albania. The Chinese grandmaster, who defends her world title in a match over 10 classical games against Humpy Koneru of India, won the third game with the black pieces.
The start of the third game in Tirana | All photos © FIDE by Anastasiya Karlovich
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 18:43
Humpy Koneru drew the second game in her World Championship match against Hou Yifan most comfortably. If anyone was better in the game it was the Indian grandmaster. The match is played over 10 classical games and if necessary there will be a rapid (and possible blitz) tie-break. The event takes place in Tirana, Albania.
The second game under way...