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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:48
Today's drawing of lots has pointed out that in tomorrow's first game of the 2008 World Chess Championship Match Vladimir Kramnik will play with the white pieces and Viswanathan Anand with the black pieces. You can follow the match live at www.chessvibes.com/live. Here's a small report on the drawing of lots. Tonight the drawing of lots was held...
Saturday, September 27, 2008 5:27
On June 1st, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov personally guaranteed the prize fund for the match Topalov-Kamsky scheduled, for November this year. Since then it has been quiet around this match - a bit too quiet, says Stefan Sergiev, President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation, in an open letter - its translation has been corrected now. Our...
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 18:11
After four rounds GMs Leonid Kritz and Victor Mikhalevski are leading the 2nd SPICE Cup International Invitational Tournament, according to the organizers "the strongest field of chess grandmasters in U.S. round-robin history". The second SPICE Cup is taking place 19-28 September at the Texas Tech University located in Lubbock, Texas. It's the...
Friday, September 12, 2008 19:50
By beating Pia Cramling 1.5-0-5, Alexandra Kosteniuk was the first player who qualified yesterday for the final of the Women World Championship in Nalchik, Russia. With a blunder in a good position Hou Yifan spoilt her one-point lead against Humpy Koneru - but today she won the playoff to qualify as well. Seven years after Kosteniuk lost the...
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 7:52
This Monday the first Grand Slam Final was officially opened and Tuesday, 17:00 CET the first round will be played in a glass cube at the Plaza Nueva in Bilbao, Spain. ChessVibes is in Bilbao to bring on-the-spot video coverage. Pairings round one: Anand - Ivanchuk, Radjabov - Topalov, Aronian - Carlsen. For the first time, Bilbao will hold its "...
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Sunday, August 31, 2008 21:09
In the last round of the NH Chess Tournament, the Rising Stars beat Experience 3?Ǭ?-1?Ǭ? thanks to victories of L'Ami (against Korchoi) and Caruana (against Agdestein), making the final score 33?Ǭ?-16?Ǭ?. We already mentioned Wang Yue's quick draw against Bareev, which means the Chinese grandmaster will be testing his rapid and blindfold...
Friday, August 22, 2008 4:50
After a tough start yesterday, in the second round the Experience team had to try and regain some confidence with the black pieces. But it only got worse: the Rising Stars beat them 4?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? today. Two more videos. The third NH Chess tournament takes place August 20-30. The venue of this clash between ?¢‚ǨÀúRising Stars' and ?¢‚ǨÀúExperience...
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Friday, August 15, 2008 0:58
In an excellent last round, Levon Aronian became the glorious winner of the 2nd FIDE Grand Prix Tournament in Sochi, Russia. And he did it in style, defeating Alexander Grischuk in a fine positional game. In a crazy game Radjabov beat Karjakin to finish clear second, followed by Wang Yue and Kamsky who share third place. Final report. After Al-...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 0:44
The 10th round of the 2nd Grand Prix Tournament in Sochi was definitely the most spectacular one, with five decisive games, and now we have a shared lead of Aronian, Gashimov, Radjabov and Wang Yue. But you might wonder why there's a photo up here of Kamsky and Jakovenko's board, without Kamsky nor Jakovenko in it! Well, that's because at 15:14...
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Thursday, August 07, 2008 18:22
After the first rest day on Tuesday, the Sochi Grand Prix tournament proceeded yesterday with the sixth round. Once more, Radjabov escaped, against Gelfand, and got a full point more than we expected, while Cheparinov won convincingly against Grischuk. Aronian and Gashimov beated Al-Modiahki and Navara respectively. During their first rest day,...

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