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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 17:26
Ernesto Inarkiev won the first stage of the Russian Rapid Grand Prix on Sunday in Volgograd. The 27-year-old grandmaster finished on 10/11, half a point more than GMs Pavel Smirnov, Dmitry Bocharov and Dmitry Andreikin. The time control was 15 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move and Inarkiev won the first prize of 65,000 rubles (about 1600...
Sergey Karjakin
Monday, December 31, 2012 10:30
Sergey Karjakin won the original Piterenka rapid/blitz tournament on Saturday where the prize was a piece of land in the Moscow region, along the river Piterenka. In the all-decisive Armageddon game Karjakin was a full rook down against Alexander Grischuk, who allowed a stalemate. Sergey Karjakin | Photo Galina Popova for the Russian Chess...
Karjakin, Grischuk, Jakovenko, Nepomniachtchi fight for piece of land
Friday, December 28, 2012 9:07
A remarkable one-day tournament will be held tomorrow, December 29th, 2012 in Moscow with four Russian top grandmasters: Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Jakovenko and Ian Nepomniachtchi. The winner will receive a piece of land in the Moscow region, along the river Piterenka. The tournament is a round robin, with one round to be played...
Monday, December 24, 2012 15:26
Alexey Dreev scored another rapid success after his victory at the European Championship last week. The Russian grandmaster won the final of the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia which took place 23-24 December 2012. Dreev beat Vladislav Artemiev in the final 1.5-0.5. Below are all the games for replay, provided by TWIC: PGN file
Sunday, December 23, 2012 14:47
Yesterday the Russian Chess Federation announced the Aeroflot Open 2013. The good news is that it's actually going to be organized. The bad news (to many) is that the format has moved from classical chess to rapid and blitz. The chess festival will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Russia's leading airline Aeroflot. It will be held in Moscow...
The playing hall in Warsaw
Sunday, December 16, 2012 21:33
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the European Blitz Championship on Friday in Warsaw, Poland. The French grandmaster scored a splendid 18.5/22 to clinch his second European Blitz title. Gabriel Sargissian finished second with 17.5 points followed by Vladislav Tkachiev with 17. Alexey Dreev emerged as the winner on tie-break at the European Rapid...
Rapid gold for Laurent Fressinet & Kateryna Lahno in Beijing
Sunday, December 16, 2012 20:09
Laurent Fressinet won the rapid tournament at the World Mind Games in Beijing, China. The Frenchman edged out Hikaru Nakamura on tie-break after both players finished on 5.5/7. In the women's section the gold medal went to Kateryna Lahno, who had the better tie-break after finishing shared first with Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk....
World Mind Games take off in Beijing
Friday, December 14, 2012 12:52
The fifth edition of the World Mind Games, the second organized by SportAccord, is currently under way in Beijing, China. This multi-sport event includes five mind sports: bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi (Chinese chess). The chess players play rapid, blitz and blindfold. A scene from the opening ceremony in Beijing | All photos by...
Anna Ushenina is the new Women's World Champion
Saturday, December 01, 2012 23:34
Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) defeated Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) in Saturday's rapid tie-break to become the new Women's World Champion. 27-year-old Ushenina drew the first rapid game with Black and then won with White. It was the final day of the Women's World Championship, a knockout event held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia that started on November...
Cap d'Agde Echecs
Sunday, November 04, 2012 10:54
Beating Vassily Ivanchuk 4.5-3.5 in the final, Anatoly Karpov won the "Trophée Anatoly Karpov" in Cap d'Agde on Saturday. The 61 year old World Champion clinched the trophy named after himself when his opponent lost on time in the 6th blitz game. In the semi-finals on Friday the two players had eliminated Romain Edouard and Ju Wenjun. Event...