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Polgar beats Short convincingly in's Death Match 18
Monday, October 07, 2013 9:48
By virtue of winning all three segments, GM Judit Polgar cruised over GM Nigel Short in's Death Match 18 on Saturday. The final margin was 17.5-10.5, with Polgar winning especially big in the three-minute segment (6-2). The two played 28 games with only three draws. The fighting chess drew the largest online crowd for any live...
Nigel Short wins Canadian Open on tiebreak
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:54
Nigel Short won the Canadian Open in Ottawa on Saturday, edging out Eric Hansen on tiebreak. The two grandmasters scored 7.5/9 and finished half a point ahead of a group of five players that included Ivan Sokolov and Lazaro Bruzon. Short & Hansen playing each other in round 5 | Photos & video by John Upper, courtesy of the Canadian Open...
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 14:08
Lazaron Bruzon Batista won the 8th Edmonton International most convincingly. The Cuban grandmaster scored 8/9 (a 2771 performance) and finished two full points ahead of Nigel Short. No norms were scored in the GM group this year. All photos thanks to the organizers The 8th Edmonton International Chess Festival was held at the Edmonton Chess Club...
Rapport wins 21st Sigeman & Co on tiebreak
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:12
Richard Rapport won the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Hungarian grandmaster tied for first place with Nils Grandelius and Nigel Short, but won on tiebreak: direct encounter (the results of the players in the same point group). In the last round Rapport defeated Jonny Hector, Grandelius beat Ivan...
Short & Sokolov lead at sparkling Sigeman
Sunday, May 26, 2013 21:42
Nigel Short and Ivan Sokolov are tied for first place after five rounds at the Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden. After an early loss, Short recovered and caught Sokolov in first place by defeating Loek van Wely in a fascinating game on Sunday. In general the tournament has displayed some really sparkling chess. Nigel Short and Loek van...
21st Sigeman & Co under way
Friday, May 24, 2013 14:18
Loek van Wely, Nigel Short, Richard Rapport, Ivan Sokolov, Emanuel Berg, Nils Grandelius, Hans Tikkanen and Jonny Hector are the participants of the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament, currently under way in Malmö, Sweden. After two rounds Sokolov, Rapport and Grandelius top the standings with 1.5 points. All photos by Calle Erlandsson A good...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 19:47
After four rounds of play, IM Roy Saptarshi and GMs Mark Paragua and Zhao Zong-Yuan are tied for first place at the 13th Bangkok Chess Club Open. Especially for Saptarshi, who defeated Nigel Short in round 3, this is an excellent start. The beautiful Dusit Thani Hotel in Pattaya, location of the Bangkok Open Peter Darby sent us the following...
Monday, March 04, 2013 9:35
Michael Adams won the 20th Bunratty Chess Festival which took place over the weekend at the Bunratty Castle Hotel in Ireland. The English grandmaster won his first five games and then drew in the last round to finish ahead of Nigel Short and Richard Bates. Mark Hebden won the first edition of the Bunratty Masters, a 10-player GM group. Michael...
Nigel Short resigns his first play-off game against Nikita Vitiugov
Friday, February 01, 2013 3:50
In a thrilling play-off, together with Chanda Sandipan, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nigel Short, it was Nikita Vitiugov who proved to be the strongest chess player at the 11th Tradewise Gibraltar Festival. The Russian grandmaster beat Chanda Sandipan in the "semifinals" and then Nigel Short in the final, both times by winning the first game and...
The Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar, where the tournament takes place, as seen from the top of the Rock
Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:41
The Gibraltar Masters will see a very interesting final round on Thursday with Nigel Short, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nikita Vitiugov tied for first place on 7.5/9 and seven players with half a point less: Le Quang Liem, Mickey Adams, David Navara, Kiril Georgiev, Vassily Ivanchuk, Chanda Sandipan and Zhao Xue. The latter has excellent chances to...