Thursday, August 01, 2013 11:26
Winning six straight games, Ivan Cheparinov is the sole leader at the Politiken Cup in Helsingor, Denmark with four rounds to go. The Bulgarian grandmaster is half a point ahead of GMs Parimarjan Negi (India) and GM Sergey Erenburg (Israel). In today's 7th round Ivan Cheparinov plays against Negi, who has the white pieces. Erenburg has black...
Sunday, February 10, 2013 20:11
Every week we present you an endgame study selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Good luck solving!
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S. Didukh 2012
White to play and draw
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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
Friday, October 19, 2012 11:09
Last weekend a very special chess event was held at Kaiserbahnhof train station in Potsdam, Germany: nine teams consisting of railway employees, three youth players and one chess legend faced eachother. Especially Anatoly Karpov played an excellent tournament and led Russia to victory, ahead of Germany (with Robert Hübner on board one) and the...
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...
Friday, January 20, 2012 11:08
Finally, we hear you say. Here's the first video from the Wijk aan Zee press room, with Jan Timman showing his victory over his compatriot, grandmaster Sipke Ernst. In fact it was the first press conference organized so far, so that's why it's also the first one published here. Enjoy!
Jan Timman showing his game...
...while some of his friends...
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:51
We continue our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the second interview we have Dutch chess legend Jan Timman, one of the world's leading players for two decades. At the peak of his career he was considered to be the best non-Soviet player and was known as "The...
Thursday, December 15, 2011 10:22
Yesterday Jan Timman turned 60 years old. Two decades among the very best, many times World Championship contender and once second in the world rankings, he is still the most successful Dutch professional chess player ever. Recently a biography on Timman was published in the Dutch language.
Jan Timman in 2007 | Photo by Winicjusz Drozdowski