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Topalov beats Laznicka 4-2 in Novi Bor
Friday, September 27, 2013 10:30
In a short match held in Nový Bor, Czech Republic Veselin Topalov defeated Viktor Laznicka with a 4-2 score. The Bulgarian won games 1, 4 and 6 and lost game 2. A second match took place at the same time in which Czech junior FM Tadeas Kriebel drew with veteran GM Oleg Romanishin. A match between Czech Republic's number two grandmaster Viktor...
China beats USA 101,5-48,5 in Ningbo
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:22
China defeated USA with an even bigger score in the rapid section of their friendly match: 70.5-29.5. This resulted in a final score of 101.5-48.5 in favour of the host country. The two countries played five classical games and ten rapid games.  Photos courtesy of The China-USA match, named "Yin Zhou Cup", took place July...
China-USA 31-19 at half-time
Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:10
China has taken a commanding lead in their friendly match with the USA, which takes place in Ningbo, China. After five classical games, the score is 31-19 for the home team. The Scheveningen match is now half way; the second part will consist of ten rapid games. All photos courtesy of The China-USA match takes place July...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:45
In a press release posted on its website, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has responded to criticsm and speculations concerning their decision to grant the World Championship match to Chennai. "FIDE has acted with full transparency during the whole process, trying its best to secure the match and standing by its obligations and reputation." Baku...
Friday, May 03, 2013 18:39
Only hours after the open letter by the Norwegian Chess Federation, we have now also received a press release and an offical support letter from the mayor of Paris that the French capital is "ready organize the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen". The bid is much higher than the one by Chennai: a 2.65 million...
Andreikin (l.) and Nepomniachtchi after their last game
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 10:22
Dmitry Andreikin won the friendly match with Ian Nepomniachtchi with a score of 3.5-2.5. The last three games ended in a draw. On the final day, one rapid game was played because the main game ended in a draw in less than three hours. Nepomniachtchi won this game. Andreikin (l.) and Nepomniachtchi after their last game | Photos courtesy of the...
Ekaterina Atalik vs Suat Atalik
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:34
In what seems to be the first* husband vs wife match ever held, GM Suat Atalik defeated his wife Ekaterina 9.5-4.5. In Chalkida, Greece two classical games, four rapid games and eight blitz games were played. The match was held to show "the true spirit of Greek hospitality, as well as the increasingly strong bonds of friendship between the Greek...
Alexei Shirov beats Viktor Laznicka 4-2
Friday, August 10, 2012 18:27
Alexei Shirov beat Viktor Laznicka in a 6-game friendly match played in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. After three draws the Latvian grandmaster won games 4 and 5, the latter due to a big blunder by Laznicka. The final game was also drawn. Alexei Shirov beats Viktor Laznicka 4-2 | Photos © Vladimir Jagr, more here Event Laznicka-Shirov | PGN via TWIC...
Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Hao shake hands at the start of round 2
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 9:02
The traditional match between Russia and China is under way in St. Petersburg. After two rounds, Russia is leading with 11-9 thanks to a 3-1 victory by the men's team in the first round. In this Scheveningen match, the teams will face each other in both classical and rapid chess. Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Hao shake hands at the start of round 1 |...
Svidler beats Navara 3-1 in Prague
Sunday, June 24, 2012 18:12
Peter Svidler defeated David Navara with a score of 3-1 in the traditional Čez Chess Trophy match in Prague, Czech Republic. The Russian grandmaster decided the match on Saturday with a second win, and then the last game was drawn on Sunday. Two wins and two draws for Peter Svidler against David Navara | Photos by Anežka Kružíková, courtesy of the...