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Monday, June 08, 2009 17:49
In a tense and balanced final on Sunday Magnus Carlsen won the Leon rapid knockout by beating Vassily Ivanchuk 4-3. After four rapid games and two blitz games the score was still even, and drawing White for the Armageddon game Carlsen had to win, and he did. Photos and video added. ChessVibes brings on-the-spot coverage of the XXII Magistral de...
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Sunday, June 07, 2009 4:55
Tomorrow the grande finale of the Le??n rapid tournament will be played between Magnus Carlsen and Vassily Ivanchuk. Today Carlsen defeated Wang Yue 3.5-2.5, deciding the match in the second blitz game. Full report; video added. ChessVibes brings on-the-spot coverage of the XXII Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Le??n. The rapid knockout takes place...
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Saturday, June 06, 2009 22:55
Vassily Ivanchuk will play the final of the Le??n rapid tournament on Sunday. Yesterday he qualified by beating Morozevich 2.5-1.5 where a win in the first game turned out to be enough. Video added. ChessVibes brings on-the-spot coverage of the XXII Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Le??n. The rapid knockout takes place June 4th to 7th and has...
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Saturday, June 06, 2009 1:10
ChessVibes is in Leon and we'll be providing on-the-spot coverage of the 22nd edition of the Ciudad de Leon rapid tournament, which took off just one and a half hours ago with the first semi-final between Ivanchuk and Morozevich. In this post we have yesterday's opening press conference on video. The XXII Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Leon takes...
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Friday, June 05, 2009 7:14
Viswanathan Anand leads 2.5-1.5 in his rapid match against Peter Leko in Miskolc, Hungary. The Indian won the second match game with White while all other games ended in a draw. In Miskolc, Hungary Peter Leko has been playing rapid matches against different opponents for years in May. This year he faces the strongest opponent possible:...
Monday, June 01, 2009 6:35
In the Cez Chess Trophy rapid match Ivanchuk beat Navara 5.5-2.5. The Czech grandmaster started the second half with a win, but then lost two more games. The last ended in a draw. From May 27 to 31 Ivanchuk and Navara played an eight-game rapid match at the Best Western Kampa hotel in Prague. The match was the main attraction of the chess...
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Friday, May 29, 2009 16:41
After four of the eight games, Vassily Ivanchuk is leading his rapid match in Prague against David Navara 3-1. Thus far the Ukrainian follows the perfect match strategy of drawing with Black and winning with White. However, in game 4 Navara was very close to winning. From May 27 to 31, Ivanchuk and Navara play an eight-game rapid match at the...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 18:32
After the ACP World Rapid Cup, three more rapid events will be held this month. Already tomorrow a match between Ivanchuk and Navara starts in Prague and next week there's both a match between Anand and Leko in Miskolc, and the traditional event in Leon with this year Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Morozevich and Wang Yue playing. Ivanchuk is in Prague...
Sunday, May 24, 2009 23:19
Boris Gelfand won the 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup today by beating Peter Svidler 3-1 in the final. The first two rapid games had ended in a draw and despite reaching very good positions twice, Svidler lost both games 3 and 4. Scoring 9.5 out of 13 rapid games, Gelfand earned US $ 10,000 in one weekend of chess in Odessa. The 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup...
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Saturday, May 23, 2009 22:00
This weekend the 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup takes place; a rapid knockout tournament with Grischuk, Eljanov, Moiseenko, Bacrot, Movsesian, Tregubov, Karpov, Svidler, M.Gurevich, Jakovenko, Drozdovskij, Naiditsch, Najer, Gelfand, Gashimov and Efimenko. The 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup takes place May 22-24 in Odessa, Ukraine. The venue the Odessa National...

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