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
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 13:25
The final phase of the Spanish Team Championship is currently under way in León. Many strong grandmasters can be found at the chess board in north west Spain, e.g. Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ivan Cheparinov, Laurent Fressinet, Etienne Bacrot, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Loek van Wely,...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:40
Loek van Wely won the third 'Grand Prix FFE' in Aix-les-Bains on Sunday. In doing so the Dutchman, who defeated Laurent Fressinet in the final, also qualified for the annual rapid event in Bastia, Corsica later this year.
Loek van Wely beats Laurent Fressinet in the final | Image courtsy of the French Chess Federation
3rd Grand Prix FFE | ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 22:05
On Monday night at Newark Airport Loek van Wely was denied to enter the United States because he "lacked a work visa". When the Dutch grandmaster told the authorities that, among other things, he was going to teach chess to American kids, they considered this an illegal working activity. As a result of that, Van Wely's entry was refused, he got...
Friday, June 15, 2012 18:40
After our lengthy interview with challenger Boris Gelfand, obviously we also took the time to speak to Vishy Anand, who was, and still is, the World Champion. We spoke to him on Skype on June 8th and 9th, exactly one week ago, and also one week after he had returned back to India.
Photos by Alexey Yushenkov & Anastasia Karlovich
On June 3rd,...
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
Friday, April 20, 2012 17:58
Vladimir Akopian of Armenia and Ni Hua of China are in shared first place after five rounds at the Dubai Open. Both GMs scored 4.5/5 and will meet each other in round 6 on Saturday.
Chief Arbiter Mahdi Abdulrahim watching the top board of round 5: Jobava vs Ni Hua | All photos courtesy of the official website
14th Dubai Open | Chess-Results...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 17:46
Sarkhan Gashimov, the older brother and manager of top GM Vugar Gashimov, won a strong blitz tournament in San Sebastian last week, ahead of many grandmasters. Rated 2351, the amateur player from Azerbaijan defeated Julio Granda Zuniga of Peru in the final.
Sarkhan Gahimov with Basque hat and trophy | All photos © David Llada and Anastasiya...