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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 19:58
Today and tomorrow France plays Armenia in a rapid match in Paris. The home team consists of Vachier-Lagrave, Fressinet, Lautier and Bauer, who will meet the twice Olympic gold winning Armenian team: Aronian, Akopian, Sargissan and Petrosian. The match will consist of 8 rounds played on on 4 boards at a rate of 15 minutes per game with an...
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Friday, June 05, 2009 7:14
Viswanathan Anand leads 2.5-1.5 in his rapid match against Peter Leko in Miskolc, Hungary. The Indian won the second match game with White while all other games ended in a draw. In Miskolc, Hungary Peter Leko has been playing rapid matches against different opponents for years in May. This year he faces the strongest opponent possible:...
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Thursday, May 21, 2009 21:39
This week ChessBase published translations of two interesting interviews, with FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and with UEP President Joseph Resch, about the 2008 Anand-Kramnik match, the 2010-2011 World Championship cycle and the failed negotiations between FIDE and UEP. I found myself agreeing with the FIDE President for the first time in my...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 23:41
UEP, the company that organized the 2008 World Championship Match between Anand and Kramnik successfully, made an official bid to FIDE in February to organize the Candidates event in 2010 and the World Championship Match in 2011, but "due to different agendas relating to organisational sovereignty and commercial rights" (UEP) the parties failed to...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 0:03
I wouldn't have expected a book on a few World Championship matches of more than 50 years ago to reach the no. 1 spot in the New in Chess bestseller's list, but that's what happened last month. Then I discovered it contains a lot more than that. Botvinnik-Smyslov, Three World Chess Championship Matches, is a compilation of Mikhail Botvinnik's...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:56
On Sunday Viswanathan Anand defeated Chile's number one player GM Ivan Morovic Fernandez 2-0 in a short exhibition rapid match. The World Champion spends four days in the Latin American country, helping in popularizing the game of chess. Between April 25 and 28 Anand is visiting Chile, where he's involved in all kinds of activities to spread and...
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Wednesday, March 04, 2009 23:04
After the awards ceremony of the Challenger's Match in Sofia, winner Veselin Topalov talked to Chess.FM’s Macauley Peterson, before leaving the National Palace of Culture for the last time. In a video interview, Topalov speaks about the match against Kamsky but he als looks ahead to a match with World Champion Anand, the details of which remain...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:26
Using the Caro-Kann, Veselin Topalov drew Gata Kamsky today in the Challenger's Match to retain his one-point lead: 3¬?-2¬?. The Bulgarian is one win away from his second world championship match. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final Match takes place February 16th to 28th in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. The...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 1:37
In a slightly worse position that was probably tenable, Gata Kamsky blundered horribly today dropping a healthy pawn. He then decided to try his luck in a queen endgame two pawns down, but the American had to resign at move 51. In the Challenger's Match in Sofia, Veselin Topalov now leads 3-2. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final...
Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:42
Gata Kamsky defeated Veselin Topalov in the fourth game of the Challenger's Match to level the score: 2-2. In a Zaitsev Ruy Lopez, the American sacrificed a pawn for strong pressure, won two pawns back and then converted his material advantage in the ending. The Kamsky-Topalov World Championship Semi-Final Match takes place February 16th to 28th...

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