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Friday, May 31, 2013 16:25
This week representatives of the World Chess Federation were in Saint Petersburg, attending the 2013 SportAccord Convention. On Wednesday a chess presentation was given by local grandmasters Nikita Vitiugov & Maxim Matlakov, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was elected President of the International Mind Sports Association and the FIDE people...
The Louvre (top) and the Mikhailovsky Palace of the State Russian Museum (down)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 17:18
A new super tournament will take place 21 April - 1 May in both Paris and St Petersburg under the name "Alekhine Memorial". The same sponsors who were behind the Anand-Gelfand match are supporting the tournament, which will be held in the Louvre and the State Russian Museum. The participants are Anand, Kramnik, Aronian, Svidler, Gelfand, Vachier-...
Tournament winner Nikita Vitiugov giving a very concise speech at the closing ceremony
Saturday, February 02, 2013 13:12
We created one last video in Gibraltar (well, in fact it was edited mostly at Málaga airport!) about the play-off between Chanda Sandipan (India), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Nigel Short (England) and the eventual winner Nikita Vitiugov (Russia), who is also interviewed. Tournament winner Nikita Vitiugov giving a very concise speech at the...
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...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:41
Nobody has won the Gibraltar Masters more than he, and yet again he is playing for first place: Nigel Short. The Englishman managed to defeated Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem with the black pieces on Tuesday, and is now tied for first place with Nikita Vitiugov, who drew with Gata Kamsky. The night before Vassily Ivanchuk gave an absolutely...
Juga di Prima
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:02
Nikita Vitiugov, Russia's 12th grandmaster, is the sole leader in Gibraltar after 7 rounds with 6.5 points. Three players follow close behind, with 6 points: Le Quang Liem, Gata Kamsky and Nigel Short. We've produced a number of videos at the tournament, and one of them is about what was called the "Battle of the Sexes"! On one of the nights, two...
Leinier Dominguez wins St Petersburg Rapid on tie-break
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 13:30
Leinier Dominguez won a strong 12-player rapid event in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The Cuban grandmaster edged out local hero Peter Svidler on tie-break as both finished on 7.5/11. Another St Petersburg citizen finished third: Nikita Vitiugov. Leinier Dominguez | Photos © Ray Morris-Hill Event St Petersburg Rapid Cup | PGN via TWIC Dates October 5...
Dubov dominates Russian Championship Higher League, shares win with Andreikin &
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 15:58
Dmitry Andreikin, Daniil Dubov and Nikita Vitiugov finished shared first at the Russian Championship Higher League, the tournament that always provides qualification spots for the Russian Championship Superfinal. Dubov was the surprise of the tournament – rated 2569, the 16-year-old grandmaster was leading for most of the time, but he eventually...
European Championship starts with many upsets
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:38
The European Championship started on Tuesday in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. There was quite a number of upsets in the first round: IM Filiop Pancevski beat GM Andrei Volokitin, FM David Klein won against GM Ivan Saric and IM Evgenija Ovod defeated GM Eltaj Safarli, to name a few. Besides, the new ECU dress code is in effect at the tournament. A scene from...