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Monday, August 02, 2010 17:59
Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Alexei Shirov and Wang Hao are the participants of the first part of this year's Grand Slam Masters Final, which will be held 3-8 September in Shanghai, China. The top two qualified in Shanghai will play along with Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand in Bilbao, October 9-15. As we reported earlier this year, the...
Monday, June 07, 2010 20:56
World Champion Viswanathan Anand will play in this year's London Chess Classic, where he will face Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik as his main rivals. Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell complete the field of the second edition that runs 8-15 December 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre in London....
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Thursday, June 03, 2010 18:44
Alexei Shirov will play in the Crown Group in Hoogeveen this year. At the annual Univé Tournament, the world's number 10 will meet Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri and Sergei Tiviakov. This was confirmed in a press release by the organization today. Alexei Shirov (Spain) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) will be making their debut in the...
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Thursday, March 25, 2010 0:50
In 2010 the Mainz Chess Classic will be a much smaller event than in other years. Financial woes have hit the annual Rapid and Chess960 event hard: only two simuls, by Anand and Kosteniuk, and the Grenke Rapid World Championship will be held. Press release. Chess Classic Mainz 2010 – „Back to the roots“ „Making a virtue out of necessity“„ is the...
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Monday, August 17, 2009 0:36
GMs Alexander Areshchenko and Boris Avrukh were leading after 8 rounds and both won their last-round game on Saturday to share first prize at the Zurich Jubilee Open. Next weekend will be very exciting, with Anand, Karpov, Kasparov, Khalifman, Korchnoi, Kramnik, Spassky, Polgar, Ponomariov and Topalov coming to Zurich. The Zurich Jubilee Open...
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Thursday, June 18, 2009 15:50
For the moment the K-factor won't be changed, but instead "studied further to clarify all aspects and consequences of a possible change". FIDE writes this in a press release on their website about the Presidential Board meeting which was held June 16-17 in Krakow, Poland. The press release below was published on the FIDE website but as so often...
Friday, June 12, 2009 6:04
A collection of valuables and belongings of Bobby Fischer, which appeared as an item on eBay several times in recent years, was yesterday purchased by Rex Sinquefield, founder and board president of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Photo © Bonhams On May 27th we reported that a remarkable item could be found at the website of...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 19:10
In a press release the organizers of the 4th FIDE Grand Prix announce their tournament, to be held 14th-29th April 2009 in Nalchik, Russia. Akopian (Armenia), Alekseev (Russia), Aronian (Armenia), Bacrot (France), Eljanov (Ukraine), Gelfand (Israel), Grischuk (Russia), Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Kamsky (USA), Karjakin (Ukraine), Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 22:54
The World Championship match between Anand and Topalov will be delayed until spring 2010, and the UEP bid for organizing the Wch cycle 2010-2011 has been accepted by FIDE. In 2011 there will be either Candidates Matches or a Candidates Tournament with Kamsky, the loser of Anand-Topalov, two players from the Grand Prix, the winner of the World Cup...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 17:37
For the first time in 25 years, London will have a chess tournament with the world's best players. From December 10 to 17, 2009 a single round-robin with eight players (five world-class grandmasters and three English players) will be held in the capital of the United Kingdom. The tournament boasts a minimum prize fund of € 100,000 and has...

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