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Friday, November 27, 2009 20:12
Jeremy Reading, a 24-year-old chess player and coach from Canberra, last night won Beauty and the Geek Australia. Both Reading and his team mate Emma Cam cashed 50,000 Australian dollars (a bit over € 30,000). A total of 7 episodes running from October 8th, Beauty and the Geek Australia's first season finished last night with a grande finale. The...
Friday, October 16, 2009 17:52
I’ve been known to defend the position that women’s tournaments are all nonsense: after all, we don’t have math competitions especially for women, nor do we have girls-only musical concourses. But a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, pleading for abolishment of women’s FIDE titles, made me think again. Barbara Jepson’s piece is actually a...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 19:28
Even when he's not talking or writing about chess (which is just about all the time these days), many chess fans still like to follow Garry Kasparov closely. That's why we gladly serve you with two links today: one to his latest Wall Street Journal article and one to a – very personal – BBC radio interview. In Why Russia Stokes Mideast Mayhem...
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Saturday, December 27, 2008 19:22
Not many chess magazines can boast about such a longstanding history as the French monthly Europe Echecs. The January 2009 issue celebrates half a century of chess news and stories in the French language, with 100 pages of looking back. The monthly French chess magazine Europe Echecs was founded in 1959 by Raoul Bertolo, who died in 1991 and who...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 19:16
Last night, Garry Kasparov gave a simul in the Alfacom studios in Lint (close to Antwerp), Belgium. His opponents: 19 Belgian CEO's and 7 primary school kids. His score: 26-0. The overall result: arguably the best broadcast of a chess event ever. Large pictorial report. Like last year, both Garry Kasparov and his 1993 PCA World Championship...
Saturday, October 04, 2008 20:30
German magazine Der Spiegel is Europe's largest and one of the most influential weekly magazines with a circulation of more than one million per week. This week's edition has an interview with Viswanathan Anand. It's a rare thing that a chess player gets such big coverage in mainstream media, and actually during the last weeks before a world...
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...
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Friday, June 20, 2008 0:20
[lang_nl]Vanavond kun je ouwehoeren met topgrootmeester GM Sergei Movsesian. Een livechatsessie begint om 20.00 uur op de website van de Novoborsky Chess Club.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Tonight it's possible to join a live chat with top grandmaster GM Sergei Movsesian. The session is starting at 20:00 hrs CET at the Novoborsky Chess Club website.[/lang_en...
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Thursday, June 12, 2008 17:15
[lang_nl]Gaguik Oganessian, Secretaris van de Armeense Schaakbond en president van FIDE Zone 1.5, heeft ons laten weten dat het "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008"-toernooi vanaf heden "Karen Asrian Memorial" heet, en dat het Asrian Memorial een traditie zal worden. Een zeer passed gebaar voor de op veel te jonge leeftijd overleden Karen Asrian.[/lang_nl...
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Monday, June 09, 2008 17:16
[lang_nl]Een week of zes geleden zagen we ex-wereldkampioen Veselin Topalov optreden in een tv-commercial. Ditmaal is het de beurt aan Viswanathan Anand en wat blijkt? Zijn plugwerk doet hij niet op een laptop met Intel Duo Core, maar met een AMD-processor![/lang_nl][lang_en]About six weeks ago we saw ex-world champion Veselin Topalov in a tv-...

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