Archive for Paris

Friday, August 30, 2013 0:43
The last leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2012-2013 will be held September 21st-October 5th in Paris, France. FIDE had to find replacements for the three players that stepped out from the tournament for personal reasons: Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin and Teimour Radjabov. They have been replaced by Laurent Fressinet, Etienne Bacrot and Evgeny...
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...
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Monday, April 29, 2013 11:06
While our hosting provider's crew was doing its best to get the site back up again, we decided to spend our time wisely, on something we're good at: making chess videos. During the Alekhine Memorial in Paris (the 2nd half is currently under way in St Petersburg) we asked several top players about the 4th World Chess Champion who is remembered by...
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 20:12
The Alekhine Memorial started with an amazing first round in many ways. At least a thousand spectators visited the tournament hall on Sunday and saw World Champion Vishy Anand losing with the white pieces to Michael Adams and world's number three Levon Aronian lose to the Chinese participant, Ding Liren. World number two Vladimir Kramnik started...
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:42
The Alekhine Memorial was opened on Saturday in the in a special pavilion built in the Tuileries Garden in Paris, France. This brand new super tournament takes place 21 April - 1 May in both Paris and St Petersburg and has Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Michael...
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-...
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...
Nostalgia in Paris
Monday, March 05, 2012 11:28
In Woody Allen’s recent movie Midnight in Paris (2011), a young Hollywood writer named Gil Pender (played by Owen Wilson) is brought back to Paris of the 1920’s. There, to his delight, he meets his heroes Hemmingway and Fitzgerald as well as artists such as Picasso, Dali and Man Ray. For chess players, the movie has just one flaw: Marcel Duchamp...