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Nigel Short wins Canadian Open on tiebreak
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:54
Nigel Short won the Canadian Open in Ottawa on Saturday, edging out Eric Hansen on tiebreak. The two grandmasters scored 7.5/9 and finished half a point ahead of a group of five players that included Ivan Sokolov and Lazaro Bruzon. Short & Hansen playing each other in round 5 | Photos & video by John Upper, courtesy of the Canadian Open...
Reinderman & Schut are the new Dutch Champions
Friday, July 12, 2013 11:00
GM Dimitri Reinderman won his first Dutch title on Thursday after beating GM Wouter Spoelman 2-0 in a playoff. Both players had an excellent tournament and finished on 5.5/7. WIM Lisa Schut won the women's section also for the first time, but she did it most convincingly with 6/7 and a 2559 performance. Dimitri Reinderman and Lisa Schut | Photos...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:36
Both on 3.5/4, GM Wouter Spoelman and WIM Lisa Schut are the leaders after four rounds at the Dutch Championships in Amsterdam. Spoelman is half a point ahead of Roeland Pruijssers, while rating favourites Ivan Sokolov, Erwin l'Ami and especially Jan Smeets are underperforming thus far. The same goes for the women's section, where WIM Arlette van...
Rapport wins 21st Sigeman & Co on tiebreak
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:12
Richard Rapport won the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Hungarian grandmaster tied for first place with Nils Grandelius and Nigel Short, but won on tiebreak: direct encounter (the results of the players in the same point group). In the last round Rapport defeated Jonny Hector, Grandelius beat Ivan...
Short & Sokolov lead at sparkling Sigeman
Sunday, May 26, 2013 21:42
Nigel Short and Ivan Sokolov are tied for first place after five rounds at the Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden. After an early loss, Short recovered and caught Sokolov in first place by defeating Loek van Wely in a fascinating game on Sunday. In general the tournament has displayed some really sparkling chess. Nigel Short and Loek van...
21st Sigeman & Co under way
Friday, May 24, 2013 14:18
Loek van Wely, Nigel Short, Richard Rapport, Ivan Sokolov, Emanuel Berg, Nils Grandelius, Hans Tikkanen and Jonny Hector are the participants of the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament, currently under way in Malmö, Sweden. After two rounds Sokolov, Rapport and Grandelius top the standings with 1.5 points. All photos by Calle Erlandsson A good...
Thursday, February 21, 2013 13:27
After three rounds, there are still fifteen players with a 100% score at the Reykjavik Open, including top seeds Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Wednesday was the day of the gruelling double rounds – Ivan Sokolov decided to play only one, but this wasn't a successful strategy. In round 3 Fridrik Olafsson was too friendly to his opponent. A...
Hoogeveen (Netherlands) wins World Cities Team Championship
Friday, December 28, 2012 18:16
Hoogeveen (Netherlands) won the World Cities Team Championship on Friday in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The team with Anish Giri, Ivan Sokolov, Sergey Tiviakov and Jan Smeets beat Baku (Azerbaijan) 2.5-1.5 in the final thanks to a win by Tiviakov. Novi Sad (Serbia) came third, beating Tashkent (Uzbekistan) on the Berlin System with a 2-2 final...
Sanan Sjugirov
Monday, October 29, 2012 15:05
Sanan Sjugirov is leading the Casino Barcelona tournament after six rounds. The 19-year-old Russian grandmaster scored a superb 5/6 and is now half a point ahead of Danish grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen. Sanan Sjugirov | Photo courtesy of the tournament organizers Event 17th Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona | PGN via TWIC Dates October 23rd-31st,...
How is that, beating Ivan Sokolov, and two weeks later Jan Timman
Sunday, October 21, 2012 18:53
21 year old Danny de Ruiter has quickly risen to fame in the Dutch chess scene. Not even an FM yet, rated 2182, the chess player from Alkmaar, the Netherlands managed to beat two famous Dutch grandmasters in a period of two weeks: Ivan Sokolov and Jan Timman! Danny de Ruiter during the 3rd round in Hoogeveen | Photo © Lennart Ootes It happens...