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Monday, August 03, 2009 16:49
Beating Ian Nepomniachtchi 3-1 in the final, Armenia's number one grandmaster Levon Aronian won the Grenkeleasing Rapid World Championship last night. Eaerlier on Sunday the strong Ordix Open was won by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The Mainz Chess Classic, the big, annual festival of rapid chess (20 minutes for the game + 5 seconds increment per move...
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Sunday, August 02, 2009 19:18
Last night in Mainz, an era came to an end. On the second day of the unofficial Rapid World Championship, eleven times winner Viswanathan Anand failed to qualify for the final. During the press conference after the games, Anand proved to be a fair sportsman and congratulated his opponents: “I think the two people who deserved to qualify, qualified...
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Saturday, August 01, 2009 19:23
He probably never had a worse start at the Chess Classic. On the first day of the GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship, World Champion Viswanathan Anand lost his first two games and now has to worry about qualifying for the final. Earlier on Friday, Alexander Grischuk emerged as the winner of the FiNet Chess960 Open. The Mainz Chess Classic,...
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Friday, July 31, 2009 20:14
There's just no stoppin' him. U.S Champ and Donostia winner Hikaru Nakamura last night defeated Levon Aronian three times in a row to clinch the Chess960 "World title" in the most convincing manner. Movsesian won the match for third place against Bologan 2.5-1.5. Video added. The Mainz Chess Classic, the big, annual festival of rapid chess (20...
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Thursday, July 30, 2009 18:41
Especially Nakamura was determined to do better on the 2nd day, and decided to spend more time in the difficult Chess960 opening phase. This approach brought the American three wins, and qualification for today's final, where he will meet Aronian, who also ended on 4/6. The Mainz Chess Classic, the big, annual festival of rapid chess (20 minutes...
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Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:17
Levon Aronian scored 3 out of 3 against Bologan, Movsesian and Nakamura during the first day of the Rapid Chess960 World Championship, part of the Mainz Chess Classic. At the moment of writing they're playing their second stage of preliminaries. This week the big, annual chess festival of rapid chess is held in Mainz, Germany: the Mainz Chess...
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Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:41
From July 27th to August 3rd the German city of Mainz will be the epicentre of rapid chess and Chess960 again. The organizers of the Mainz Chess Classic provided an interview with one of the sponsors, Wolfgang Kögler, CEO of the ORDIX AG, about parallels between chess and business, commitment, service and a high class product. Wolfgang Kögler is...
Friday, June 26, 2009 18:13
On the day that Michael Jackson passed away, the rapid match in Paris between Armenia and France ended in a 19.5-12.5 victory for the Olympic gold medal winners. Tigran Petrossian had the highest score: 6 out of 8. Big pictorial report. Michael Jackson's marble chess set which was part of an auction which was due to take place in April but was...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 19:58
Today and tomorrow France plays Armenia in a rapid match in Paris. The home team consists of Vachier-Lagrave, Fressinet, Lautier and Bauer, who will meet the twice Olympic gold winning Armenian team: Aronian, Akopian, Sargissan and Petrosian. The match will consist of 8 rounds played on on 4 boards at a rate of 15 minutes per game with an...
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Tuesday, June 09, 2009 3:05
On Sunday, Viswanathan Anand won his rapid match against Peter Leko 5-3. The Indian won the second and the fifth match game while all other games ended in a draw. Peter Leko played his 5th rapid match in a row in Miskolc, Hungary. In 2005, he drew 4-4 against Michael Adams in a match where only the last two games ended in a draw! A year later,...

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