Tuesday, April 16, 2013 19:47
After four rounds of play, IM Roy Saptarshi and GMs Mark Paragua and Zhao Zong-Yuan are tied for first place at the 13th Bangkok Chess Club Open. Especially for Saptarshi, who defeated Nigel Short in round 3, this is an excellent start.
The beautiful Dusit Thani Hotel in Pattaya, location of the Bangkok Open
Peter Darby sent us the following...
Thursday, November 15, 2012 16:38
Khanty-Mansiysk - The Women's World Championship is taking place from 11th November to 3rd December. The strongest 64 female chess players are playing in a World Cup (knock-out) format to determine who will unseat Hou Yifan as World Champion. The winner will face Hou in a World Championship match next year. (If Hou herself wins, she will face the...
Friday, September 28, 2012 17:33
Humpy Koneru won the sixth and last FIDE Women's Grand Prix on Friday in Ankara, Turkey. The Indian grandmaster scored 8/11, half a point more than Anna Muzychuk. Humpy finished second in the overall Grand Prix series behind Hou Yifan. The Chinese had already clinched the first place at the previous GP in Jermuk.
Humpy Koneru | Photo © Anastasiya...
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:19
Magnus Carlsen tops the May 1st FIDE rating list with the same rating as two months ago: 2835. Howevever, his lead has decreased to 10 points as Levon Aronian of Armenia won 5 points to get to 2825.
There were few changes in the world's top 10 in the past two months. At the moment of writing, Aronian's live rating is in fact 2826 so just 9 points...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 17:39
For the first time in his career, Fabiano Caruana (Italy) entered the world's top 10. On the March 1 FIDE rating list, the 19-year-old Italian grandmaster occupies the 7th spot with a 2767 rating. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) re-entered the top 10 and is 6th, with 2771. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) still tops the list with a rating of 2835.
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 &...