Tuesday, October 30, 2012 14:03
In yet another rapid event in France, Vassily Ivanchuk and Anatoly Karpov are sharing the lead in the preliminary phase of the Cap d'Agde "Trophée Anatoly Karpov". Both scored 6.5/8 in a field with Christian Bauer, Romain Edouard, Marie Sebag, Ju Wenjun, Sophie Milliet and Aleksandra Goryachkina. Six more rounds will be played on Tuesday,...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 13:23
This year's Corsican chess festival will have an all-French final with Etienne Bacrot and Laurent Fressinet. The two grandmasters defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nigel Short respectively in the semi-finals on Monday.
The semi-finals in Bastia | Photo courtesy of the tournament organizers
Corsica Masters | PGN via TWIC
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 16:53
Three interesting and strong chess events are starting soon: the annual rapid event in Corsica, the postponed Kings' Tournament and the second FIDE Grand Prix. We give dates, participants and other details.
The 16th Corsica Circuit chess festival takes place October 27-31 in Bastia and Ajaccio. Alongside simuls by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 13:30
Leinier Dominguez won a strong 12-player rapid event in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The Cuban grandmaster edged out local hero Peter Svidler on tie-break as both finished on 7.5/11. Another St Petersburg citizen finished third: Nikita Vitiugov.
Leinier Dominguez | Photos © Ray Morris-Hill
St Petersburg Rapid Cup | PGN via TWIC
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:40
Loek van Wely won the third 'Grand Prix FFE' in Aix-les-Bains on Sunday. In doing so the Dutchman, who defeated Laurent Fressinet in the final, also qualified for the annual rapid event in Bastia, Corsica later this year.
Loek van Wely beats Laurent Fressinet in the final | Image courtsy of the French Chess Federation
3rd Grand Prix FFE | ...
Sunday, July 08, 2012 16:21
Sergey Karjakin won the FIDE World Rapid Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday. The Moscovite finished on 11.5/15, a point more than Magnus Carlsen, who lost to Vassily Ivanchuk and Alexander Grischuk on the last day. Veselin Topalov finished in third place. The Bulgarian edged out Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on tiebreak.
Sergey Karjakin wins the...
Saturday, July 07, 2012 16:52
After ten rounds of play, Magnus Carlsen has a 1.5 point lead over Sergey Karjakin and Veselin Topalov. Tomorrow the last five rounds of the World Rapid Championship will be played in Astana, Kazakhstan. Carlsen still has to play against Ismagambetov, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Radjabov and in the final round Topalov.
Magnus Carlsen poised to win the...
Friday, July 06, 2012 16:28
After five rounds of play, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are sharing the lead at the World Rapid Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. Both players scored 4.5/5, and are followed by Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk and Teimour Radjabov, who have a point less.
The playing hall on the third floor of the Radisson Astana | All photos ©...
Thursday, July 05, 2012 17:36
On Thursday the Rapid & Blitz World Championship in Astana was officially opened by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. After the ceremony, the drawing of lots of both events was performed by Chief Arbiter Andrzej Filipowicz. The Rapid Championship starts on Friday at 15:00 local time (11:00 CET).
Le Quang Liem picks lot number 1...
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:59
Alexey Dreev (Russia), Igor Kurnosov (Russia) and Vladislav Tkachiev (France) qualified for the Rapid World Championship final which starts next Friday. Kurnosov won the semi-finals on Tuesday with a score of 6.5/9 while Dreev and Tkachiev edged out Andreikin and Moiseenko on tie-break after these four grandmasters all finished on 6/9. There were...