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Linares cancelled for second consecutive year
Monday, April 02, 2012 21:21
For the second year in a row there will be no super tournament in the town of Linares, Spain. The reason is not a lack of financial means, but of proper dates in the chess calendar. This was confirmed to us today by the organizers. During the final weekend of this year's Tata Steel tournament, the organizers of the Magistral de Ajedrez Torneo...
Grand Slam Chess Association confirms Linares 2012, sets dates for Masters Final
Monday, January 30, 2012 22:19
The Grand Slam Chess Association announced on Sunday that the world famous tournament in Linares, Spain will be held again this year, after it was cancelled in 2011. The Association also communicated the dates for the 5th Grand Slam Masters Final, and requested FIDE to "avoid any conflicts with our schedules". The following press release was...
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 17:14
Veselin Topalov hasn't played much after he lost the 2010 World Championship match against Vishy Anand last year, but soon he'll be 'back in the saddle'. Yesterday in Dublin he told Jonathan O'Connor, the chairman of the Irish Chess Union, that he'll be playing in the European Team championships in November in Greece, and 'also Wijk aan Zee and...