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Kasparov giving a statement to the press after the acquittal
Friday, August 24, 2012 19:54
On Friday a Moscow court acquitted Gary Kasparov of participating in an "unlawful protest" last week outside the Pussy Riot trial. The court didn't trust evidence brought by the Moscow police, and decided to declare the ex-World Champion not guilty. Kasparov might still be charged with "biting a police officer". Kasparov giving a statement to the...
Garry Kasparov on Facebook
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:59
A new update on the Kasparov arrest saga includes descriptions of his meeting with the Moscow police and the Investigative Committee of Russia. Kasparov also wrote a new op-ed, now for The Moscow Times. Garry Kasparov on Facebook There have been some new developments since the last time we wrote about Kasparov's arrest last Friday outside the...
Kasparov trying to escape from the police van
Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:23
Garry Kasparov could be sentenced up to five years in jail for using violence against a state official, after allegedly biting a policeman's hand. Kasparov himself dismissed the accusation as "drivel". Meanwhile, the 13th World Champion has given an interview and written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. We give an update to the Kasparov...
Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden
Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:58
In a shocking interview for one of the leading Russian newspapers Komsomolskaya Pravda, Boris Spassky says he was "mistreated" and "kept in captivity" in France, after being diagnosed with a stroke in September 2010. The 10th World Champion has chosen to return to Russia. Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden In September 2010 we reported...
Kasparov arrested outside Pussy Riot trial courthouse
Friday, August 17, 2012 14:24
Garry Kasparov was arrested and reportedly beaten by police today in Moscow outside the courthouse where the Pussy Riot trial is taking place. Dutch journalist Olaf Koens' photo of Kasparov in a police van is quickly spreading on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet. Although protesters could be found outside the courthouse, Kasparov wasn't...
Dmitry Andreikin & Natalija Pogonina
Monday, August 13, 2012 17:23
The Russian Championship Superfinal was won on Monday by Dmitry Andreikin, who finished first in a rapid tie-break that was necessary to determine the winner. On Sunday, together with Evgeny Alekseev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Sergey Karjakin, Vladimir Potkin and Peter Svidler, Andreikin had finished shared first in the round-robin. In the women's group...
Natalija Pogonina
Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:30
The Russian Championship Superfinal is heading for a nerve-racking finish as no less than six players are tied for first place with two rounds to go. Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Dmitry Andreikin, Evgeny Alekseev and Alexander Potkin all scored 4/7 and are half a point ahead of Peter Svidler, who is defending his title....
Russian Championship Super Final
Friday, August 03, 2012 19:15
Today the Russian Championship Superfinal started in Moscow, Russia. The first round immediately saw the top pairing Grischuk-Karjakin; this game ended in a draw. Evgeny Alekseev and Dmitry Andreikin started with wins, beating Nikita Vitiugov and Vladimir Potkin respectively. In the women's section only Tatiana Kosintseva won her first game....
7th Tal Memorial starts tomorrow, Carlsen & Aronian top seeds
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:00
Tomorrow the Tal Memorial, one of the strongest round roubin tournaments of the year, takes off in the Pashkov House in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday a special opening ceremony is planned, in which the drawing of lots will be based on the results of a blitz tournament. During the main event it is not allowed to offer a draw before move 40. Event...
Anand-Gelfand, the closing ceremony (VIDEO)
Saturday, June 02, 2012 13:52
One day after the tiebreak the 2012 World Championship match came to an end with its closing ceremony, held in the Tretyakov Gallery's Engineering Building, on the same stage where the games had been played. While we were travelling back from Moscow on Friday, we also edited the following summary video of the ceremony which includes the speeches...