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Sberbank rapid day 1: Topalov on 3/3
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 20:15
A brand new chess festival, sponsored by Sberbank, took off today in Kiev, Ukraine The main event is a rapid tournament with Alexander Areschenko, Pavel Eljanov, Sergey Karjakin, Anatoly Karpov, Anton Korobov, Peter Leko, Arkady Naiditsch, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Veselin Topalov and Sergei Zhigalko. After three rounds, Topalov is in the lead with a...
Alekseev & Huzman tie for first at Beersheba 40th anniversary rapid
Monday, June 03, 2013 12:51
Evgeny Alekseev and Alexander Huzman finished in shared first place at the rapid tournament specially dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Beersheba chess club. It was a 12-player round robin with eight of the city’s grandmasters and four European guests. The tournament took place in the local town hall and had a prize fund of 20,000 US $. By...
Beersheba chess club turns 40
Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:11
Beersheba, or the “Capital of the Negev desert” of southern Israel as it often referred to, is the seventh-largest city in Israel with a population of approximately 200,000. The municipal chess club of the city, the country’s largest one, is celebrating four decades of highly successful local and International activity. By Yochanan Afek The...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 17:35
Chess-news reports that 3-8 June there will be a strong rapid tournament in Kiev, Ukraine: the international festival "Sberbank Open". The main event is a 10-player rapid event with Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Veselin Topalov, Peter Leko, Arkady Naiditsch, Sergei Zhigalko, Pavel Eljanov, Anton Korobov and Alexander...
Friday, April 26, 2013 22:42
Between June 5 and 11, 2013 the World Rapid & Blitz Championships will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The prize money for each World Championship is 200,000 US Dollars. For the first time in the history of the events, they are open to all players nominated by their Federations or else with ratings over 2500. More at FIDE.
Strongest French rapid event of the year this weekend in Nancy
Friday, March 08, 2013 22:12
The strongest rapid tournament of the year in France will take place this weekend (9-10 March) in Nancy. It is the first step of the French rapid Grand Prix 2013. GM Etienne Bacrot won the final of the 2012 edition in Corsica last November (beating GM Laurent Fressinet in final). 232 players are registered from 20 different countries, including 23...
Radek Wojtaszek
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:00
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won the 2nd Vladimir Petrov Memorial, another strong rapid event which took place this weekend in Jurmala, Latvia. The Polish grandmaster edged out Vladimir Malakhov of Russia on tie-break after both players finished on 10.5/14. Third came Vassily Ivanchuk with half a point less. The Ukrainian dramatically lost in the last round...
Aeroflot's top 4 with the national coach: Sergey Karjakin, Yuri Dokhoian, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk and Peter Svidler
Monday, February 18, 2013 12:17
Sergey Karjakin won the 2013 Aeroflot Open, the super strong rapid chess event that was spread out over several days and saw its dramatic conclusion on Sunday. Karjakin beat Alexander Grischuk in the Armageddon game of the final, winning on time in a lost position. Aeroflot's top 4 with the national coach: Sergey Karjakin, Yuri Dokhoian, Ian...
Aeroflot rapid
Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:35
Wednesday was the second day of the Aeroflot chess festival in Moscow, when the last five rounds of the big Swiss rapid tournament were held. The 32 qualifiers for the rapid knockout final are known (among them Gata Kamsky and Le Quang Liem), and one of the seeded players they might face is none other than Anatoly Karpov. All photos by Eteri...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 19:20
For eleven years in row the Aeroflot Open has been a super strong chess festival in Moscow dedicated to classical chess. This year, when sponsor Aeroflot Airlines celebrates its 90th birthday, the tournament had an extreme makeover: it's all about rapid chess and blitz now. The playing hall during the first day The Russian Chess Federation has...