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Don't miss the second chess train!
Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:43
From October 12th till 16th, the second edition of a unique tournament will be held: Chess Train 2012! This year the train will follow the route Prague – Dresden – Wroclaw – Piestany – Vienna - Prague. Don't miss it! You'll probably remember our reports of the first Chess Train tournament, held about half a year ago. In two parts we told the story...
Jan Timman, Tata GM group B: "I don't have illusions"
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:51
We continue our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the second interview we have Dutch chess legend Jan Timman, one of the world's leading players for two decades. At the peak of his career he was considered to be the best non-Soviet player and was known as "The...
Outsiders win European Blitz and Rapid Championships
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 13:43
Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia won the European Blitz Championship while Georgian Baadur Jobava finished first in the Rapid tournament. The events were held 16-18 December in Warsaw, Poland. The top boards in Warsaw | All photos courtesy of the official website Event European Rapid and Blitz Championship | Games in PGN: Rapid | Blitz via TWIC Dates...
World Mind Games: blitz and blindfold
Monday, December 19, 2011 11:46
At the World Mind Games in Beijing, China Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France won the blitz event while Zoltan Almasi of Hungary finished first in the blindfold tournament. World Champion Hou Yifan of China won both the blitz and the blindfold women's tournaments. A group photo with all the winners in Beijing | All photos © FIDE for the official...
Wang Hao and Kosteniuk rapid winners at World Mind Games
Monday, December 12, 2011 12:34
At the Sport Accord World Mind Games, which currently take place in Beijing, China Wang Hao won the rapid tournament in the men's section and Alexandra Kosteniuk in the women's section. The chess part of the World Mind Games continues after the weekend with blitz and blindfold tournaments. Wang Hao receives the first prize with Vugar Gashimov (...
First rapid and blitz rating lists to appear July 1st, 2012
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 15:06
The first official FIDE rapid and blitz rating lists will be published on July 1st, 2012. The World Chess Federation plans to publish new lists every month. For the first list, rapid and blitz tournaments can be rated per January 1st, 2012. All this was published last Wednesday at the FIDE website. We might as well copy the full text here: The...
Anand wins Corsica Masters Knockout
Monday, October 31, 2011 16:51
Vishy Anand won the Corsica Masters Knockout on Monday in Ajaccio, Corsica. The World Champion beat 2010 winner Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan 2-0 in the final. In the semifinal Anand had a narrow escape against Krishnan Sasikiran, who had earlier won the 9-round Swiss. Event Corsica Masters 2011 | Masters: PGN | Knockout: PGN via TWIC Dates...
Train chess, part 2 - more photos and a video
Friday, October 21, 2011 16:45
Here's our second and final report on the train tournament that was held between October 14 and 18 in five different countries. 64 chess players travelled from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague. In the mornings they played a rapid tournament of 15 rounds and in the afternoons and evenings they transformed into...
Train chess - the most unique tournament ever? Part 1
Sunday, October 16, 2011 16:01
Playing chess in a train that goes from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague - it is arguably the most unique ever, and currently under way. ChessVibes hopped on the train to join this wonderful experience and see five beautiful cities. It's actually strange that this was never done before, isn't it? A real chess...
Kings clinch gender match with a day to spare
Thursday, September 15, 2011 18:31
ROUNDS 3-4 Kings steamroll Queens to widen gap What a difference a day makes! Only one day after their strong showing, the Queens had a ‘very bad day at the office.’ A near perfect 4.5 – 0.5 result in the chess960 round, combined with a 3.5 -1.5 score in the rapids added 6 full points to Kings’ lead, for a total of a mountainous 10-point advantage...