Archive for Rapid chess

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 19:29
Today one of the biggest sports events in Asia finishes: the 16th Asian Games. Similar to the Olympics, the Asian Games is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. For the second time, chess was one of the sports. The Asian Games were held for the 16th times this year. The history of this sports event goes back...
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Saturday, November 06, 2010 20:20
Corsica, famous for being the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte, is also famous for being a land of chess. "L’île de beauté" ('isle of beauty') again hosted a powerful event. The 14th "Corsican Circuit" was held in Bastia and Aiacciu from October 24th to November 1st 2010 and arbiter FM Akkhavanh Vilaisarn reports. By FM Akkhavanh Vilaisarn In...
Monday, November 01, 2010 9:45
This year's rapid tournament in Cap d'Agde was won by Vassily Ivanchuk, who beat Hikaru Nakamura in the final 1.5-0.5 yesterday. In doing so the Ukrainian grandmaster took revenge for his loss in the final last year against the same opponent. Photo © | Europe-Echecs General info The 9th Chess encounters Nationales and Internationales of Cap d'...
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 16:48
This year's rapid tournament in Cap d'Agde, France has Ivanchuk, Nakamura, Bu Xiangzhi, Le Quang Liem, Polgar, Feller, Edouard, Hammer, Nguyen Ngoc Truong, Karpov (!), Pelletier, the Kosintseva sisters, Lahno, Zhu Chen and Milliet. Yesterday eight of them reached the quarter-finals. Photo © Official website The 9th Chess encounters Nationales and...
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 17:50
A match between Viktor Korchnoi and Vlasimil Hort held in Stara Vraz, Czech Republic last week ended in a 5.5-2.5 victory for Korchnoi. The two legends first drew all four classical games, but then Korchnoi got it going with three wins in a row in the rapids, to end with another draw. The match between the legendary grandmasters Viktor Korchnoi (...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:39
Magnus Carlsen won the Arctic Securities Chess Stars rapid tournament by beating Viswanathan Anand 1.5-0.5 in the final. Jon Ludvig Hammer came third after he won his minimatch against Judit Polgar with the same score. The Arctic Securities Chess Stars rapid tournament took place August 28-30 in Kristiansund, Norway. Anand, Carlsen, Polgar and...
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Monday, August 30, 2010 20:44
There was more rapid chess this week, as the traditional match with Peter Leko in Miskolc, Hungary was also held. This year his opponent was Boris Gelfand, who won a very theoretical match 4.5-3.5. Peter Leko played his 6th rapid match in a row in Miskolc, Hungary. In 2005, he drew 4-4 against Michael Adams in a match where only the last two...
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Monday, August 30, 2010 19:05
Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen today play the final of the Arctic Securities Chess Stars in Kristiansund, Norway. The bronze final will be played between Judit Polgar and Jon Ludvig Hammer, who beat Carlsen with White yesterday. This rapid event takes place August 28-30 in Kristiansund, Norway. Anand, Carlsen, Polgar and Hammer first played...
Saturday, August 28, 2010 20:12
The coming three days world's number one Magnus Carlsen and World Champion Viswanathan Anand meet with the world's best female player Judit Polgar and Norway's number two player Jon Ludvig Hammer in a rapidplay event in Kristiansund, Norway. The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK is broadcasting live on their website with several cameras....
Monday, August 09, 2010 2:53
Gata Kamsky today won the super strong Grenke Open rapid tournament in Mainz, Germany. The reigning US Champion started with a stunning 9/9 and then drew with Gashimov and Grischuk to clinch the title smoothly. Gata Kamsky, the unofficial Rapid World Champion 2010 | Photo Christian Bossert Gata Kamsky is the one and only winner of the Grenke Open...

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