Sunday, June 02, 2013 16:30
Levon Aronian scored a 4.5-1.5 victory in his clock simul against the six most talented young German chess players on Friday in Meissen. The Armenian grandmaster, who is the world's number 2 in the live rankings, won three games and drew three games.
It was Levon Aronian's first clock simul ever. As we announced last Thursday, it took place on...
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...
Friday, April 27, 2012 7:26
In times of crisis, when tournaments are getting smaller or even disappearing from the chess calendar, it's great news that this year's 40th anniversary edition of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund will have ten participants. They are Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Arkadij Naiditsch,...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:42
Nigel Short won the 7th Bangkok Chess Club Open on Friday. In the last round the English grandmaster drew with IM Nguyen Duc Hoa of Vietnam, who earned a GM norm. Short won 3.3 rating points to get to a virtual 2700 Elo exactly.
Nigel Short victorious in Bangkok, and back in the "2700 club"
Bangkok Chess Club Open | Details at Chess-...
Monday, April 16, 2012 16:45
Nigel Short defeated M.R. Venkatesh on Monday to take over the lead at the Bangkok Chess Club Open after six rounds. The Indian IM was the surprise leader after five rounds.
The Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, venue of the tournament
Bangkok Chess Club Open | Details at Chess-Results | PGN via TWIC
April 13-19, 2012
Monday, December 05, 2011 12:38
After Germany's surprise victory at the European Team Championship, one might have expected positive effects for German chess – even if mainstream media attention was rather limited. However, within a few days it turned out that old conflicts had never been healed and surfaced again. Last Monday this culminated in the exclusion or at least...