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Sunday, December 20, 2009 1:09
Two of the most legendary chess players still alive are currently playing an 8-game match in Elista, Kalmykia: 78-year-old Viktor Korchnoi and 72-year-old Boris Spassky. Korchnoi won the first game; the second ended in a draw today. Photo © Official site The match between the two chess legends, 10th World Champion Boris Spassky from Russia and...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 19:14
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, representing the World Chess Federation and Stefan Sergiev, representing the Bulgarian Chess Federation, yesterday signed the contract for the organization of the Anand-Topalov World Championship match. The prize fund for the match is 2 million Euros and the dates are April 23rd (game 1) to May 12th, 2010 (possible tiebreaks...
Saturday, October 17, 2009 2:03
Despite the fact that a formal bank guarantee still hasn't been provided, FIDE today accepted a bid from Sofia, Bulgaria to host the 2010 World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov. The dates have not yet been confirmed but the World Chess Federation suggested starting on April 5th, the birthday of its President Kirsan...
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Monday, September 28, 2009 1:11
Nigel Short won his match against Ukrainian rising star Zahar Efimenko 3.5-2.5. The Englishman lost the first game but immediately levelled the score in game 2. Another victory in game 5 turned out to be decisive. A 6-game match between Nigel Short (2706) and Zahar Efimenko (2654) took place September 20-26 in Mukachevo, Ukraine. The rate of play...
Friday, September 25, 2009 9:32
History repeated itself in Valencia this week with Karpov and Kasparov meeting each other behind the chess board again, and the third day repeated what we had seen in the rapids: quite a sharp Garry Kasparov easily beating a slow Anatoli Karpov, who just couldn't handle the clock. The 6-2 in the blitz brought the final score on 9-3 for Kasparov....
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Thursday, September 24, 2009 8:47
On the second day of the Kasparov-Karpov rapid match, the Valencian spectators were treated to some high level chess by both legends. Karpov won the third game in good style but again handled the clock poorly in the fourth to lose the match 1-3. At the press conference Kasparov said he regretted the fact that time had played such an important role...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:16
The first day of the match between the two K-legends in Valencia evoked mixed feelings all over, but did put Garry Kasparov in the lead by a comfortable margin of 2-0. Remarkably, Anatoli Karpov lost both games on time. Report, games and many photographs. Update: video added. Before saying anything about the actual match, let’s not forget what’s...
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Sunday, September 20, 2009 20:24
Nigel Short, England, former world championship contender, currently rated 2706, the world's number 29. Zahar Efimenko, Ukraine, second of Pavel Eljanov, rated 2654, the world's number 83. The two play a six-game match in Mukachevo (Ukraine), which starts today. Last year Nigel Short played a 12-game rapid match against Sergei Karjakin and this...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 16:47
It's easy to become spoiled. In my review of Kasparov's book on his first two matches against Karpov (1984-1985), I expressed the hope that his next books would be as great as the first. But now that Kasparov has written about his 1986-1987 matches, I find myself so used to the level of his books that it seems quite tedious to praise his new book...
Friday, June 26, 2009 18:13
On the day that Michael Jackson passed away, the rapid match in Paris between Armenia and France ended in a 19.5-12.5 victory for the Olympic gold medal winners. Tigran Petrossian had the highest score: 6 out of 8. Big pictorial report. Michael Jackson's marble chess set which was part of an auction which was due to take place in April but was...

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