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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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
17th Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona | PGN via TWIC
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
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:46
Ivan Cheparinov won the Politiken Cup in Helsingør, Denmark on Sunday. The Bulgarian grandmaster edged out GMs Ivan Sokolov and Jonny Hector on tie-break after all three scored 8 out of 10. Chess legends Jan Timman and Lajos Portisch participated as well.
Ivan Cheparinov | Photos by Sigfred Haubro © Politiken Cup
Politiken Cup | PGN via...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 16:47
Ivan Sokolov won the World Open in Philadelphia on Tuesday after finishing shared first with Alexander Shabalov. The players drew their final round quickly to reach a total score of 7/9, when the Dutch grandmaster won the Armageddon game to clinch the title and the $12926.50 first prize.
Ivan Sokolov | Foto © Frans Peeters
World Open | PGN...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:58
Ni Hua of China finished first on tiebreak at the Dubai Open. The 28-year-old grandmaster from Shanghai finished shared first, together with Georgians Baadur Jobava & Mikheil Mchedlishvili as well as Normunds Miezis of Latvia and Chanda Sandipan of India.
Ni Hua wins the 14th Dubai Open | All photos courtesy of the official website