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Friday, December 18, 2009 21:20
And you thought you had seen the last chess moves of 2009 from the top players. Well, no, there's one more gig with 2700 players before the year ends: the 9th European Rapid Championship, the upcoming weekend, with Vassily Ivanchuk and Alexei Shirov among its participants. We have an interview with top seed Vugar Gashimov, by GM Bartlomiej Macieja...
Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:08
After Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Svidler, today five more players qualified for the World Cup's quarter-finals: Gashimov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Malakhov and Ponomariov. Pairings for tomorrow's 6th round: Karjakin-Mamedyarov, Gelfand-Jakovenko, Ponomariov-Gashimov and Svidler-Malakhov. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-December 15th...
Monday, November 30, 2009 19:55
Favourites Gelfand, Gashimov, Svidler and Grischuk all reached the World Cup's 4th round yesterday, winning their minimatches in the tiebreaks. The story of the day was the forfeit of Li Chao and Wang Yue in their second rapid game. They arrived too late at the board, having a smoke in between games. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:25
After Yu Yangyi's surprising success of yesterday, two more famous grandmasters were eliminated by Chinese rising stars in the tiebreaks today. Gabriel Sargissian lost to Li Chao and Emil Sutovsky went down against Zhou Weiqi. Tomorrow is already the second round and we're left with 64 players. The FIDE World Chess Cup takes place November 20th-...
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Tuesday, November 03, 2009 1:22
Part of this year's Corsican Circuit was a rapid match of four games, held in both Bastia (games 1 and 2) and Ajaccio (games 3 and 4), between Viswanathan Anand and Anatoly Karpov. Anand won the match 3.5-0.5 on the same day that the 2nd Kasparov-Karpov rapid match, scheduled for December in Paris, was cancelled. Photo Leo Battesti, Corsican...
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Thursday, September 24, 2009 8:47
On the second day of the Kasparov-Karpov rapid match, the Valencian spectators were treated to some high level chess by both legends. Karpov won the third game in good style but again handled the clock poorly in the fourth to lose the match 1-3. At the press conference Kasparov said he regretted the fact that time had played such an important role...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:16
The first day of the match between the two K-legends in Valencia evoked mixed feelings all over, but did put Garry Kasparov in the lead by a comfortable margin of 2-0. Remarkably, Anatoli Karpov lost both games on time. Report, games and many photographs. Update: video added. Before saying anything about the actual match, let’s not forget what’s...
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Sunday, September 20, 2009 20:24
Nigel Short, England, former world championship contender, currently rated 2706, the world's number 29. Zahar Efimenko, Ukraine, second of Pavel Eljanov, rated 2654, the world's number 83. The two play a six-game match in Mukachevo (Ukraine), which starts today. Last year Nigel Short played a 12-game rapid match against Sergei Karjakin and this...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 4:57
Vladimir Kramnik won the Zurich Jubilee Rapid Tournament on Sunday, finishing on an undefeated 5/7, half a point ahead of Viswanathan Anand. Local hero Werner Hug managed to draw with Khalifman, Topalov, Kramnik, Karpov and Polgar. Pictorial report on the Saturday simuls and the Sunday rapid. By Christian Rohrer Thousands of curious spectators in...
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Sunday, August 23, 2009 22:36
This weekend ten world famous chess champions are playing at the jubilee festivities of the Schachgesellschaft Zürich. Legends of the past 50 years are joining in simultaneous exhibitions and a rapid tournament at Zurich Main Station. Videos by Europe-Echecs (including an interview with Kasparov). Today, 200 amateurs are playing against eight...

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