Archive for Rapid chess

Sunday, May 10, 2009 19:08
The President's Cup in Baku yesterday ended in a crushing victory for the FIDE World team, who defeated Azerbaijan 21.5-10.5. Especially Vladimir Kramnik showed great form, scoring 6.5/8. All games are now available for replay - some of them truly great fights! President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov making the first move in...
Friday, May 08, 2009 20:17
The FIDE World team (with Anand, Kramnik, Shirov and Karjakin) is leading by a point againt Azerbaijan (with Radjabov, Mamedyarov, Guseinov and Gashimov) after two rounds of the President's Cup in Baku. The coverage on the official website has been disappointing so far and even the games are not yet available and / or incomplete. Last year the...
(8)
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 17:40
With the FIDE Grand Prix in Nalchik less than a week behind us, it seems to be a pretty quiet period for top chess. However, many very strong events will be held this month: the President's Cup (Azerbaijan vs Rest of the World, with Anand and Kramnik playing!), the US Championship (with both Kamsky and Nakamura!), the 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup and,...
(2)
Sunday, May 03, 2009 18:53
From July 27th to August 2nd, Viswanathan Anand will defend his title of Rapid World Champion, which he won already 11 times, against Levon Aronian, Arkadij Naiditsch and Ian Nepomniachtchi. In an interview with Harry Schaack the World Champion reviews the events of the last half year – and looks ahead to the Grenkeleasing Rapid World...
(4)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:56
On Sunday Viswanathan Anand defeated Chile's number one player GM Ivan Morovic Fernandez 2-0 in a short exhibition rapid match. The World Champion spends four days in the Latin American country, helping in popularizing the game of chess. Between April 25 and 28 Anand is visiting Chile, where he's involved in all kinds of activities to spread and...
Friday, March 27, 2009 0:11
Levon Aronian won the 18th Amber tournament after a dramatic last round in Nice today. He had a narrow escape in his blindfold game against Topalov and drew his rapid game quickly to secure victory, since both Anand and Carlsen couldn't catch him anymore. Just like last year the Armenian grandmaster was the strongest player in the combined...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:07
Beating Wang Yue 1¬?-¬? today, Levon Aronian is back in sole lead at the Amber tournament with just one more round to go, tomorrow at 12.30. Anand blundered a queen today against Morozevich in the blindfold while Carlsen lost 1¬?-¬? to Kramnik after playing far below his normal level in the first game. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid...
(8)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:35
With just two rounds to go at the Amber tournament in Nice, Anand, Aronian and Carlsen are sharing the lead with 11.5 points out of 18 games. Anand drew twice with Topalov today while Aronian and Carlsen scored 1¬?-¬? against Morozevich and Karjakin respectively. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, organized by the Association Max Euwe...
(9)
Monday, March 23, 2009 3:23
Beating Kramnik 1¬?-¬?, Anand grabbed sole lead today at the Amber tournament in Nice. Carlsen also scored 1¬?-¬?, against Topalov, and now leads the blindfold tournament a point clear while Aronian, Anand and Kamsky are sharing first place in the rapid section. Monday is the second and last rest day. The 18th Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament...
Monday, March 23, 2009 0:59
That the first edition of the Amber tournament had rapid and blitz games, and blitz was changed for blindfold starting from the second edition? That players like Ivanchuk, Kramnik and Topalov always ask for a bulletin after the round? That Peter and Sofi Leko are very good in table football? Did you know... ...that the tournament has reached its...

Pages