Archive for Rapid chess

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Sunday, August 08, 2010 7:33
The budget for this year's Chess Classic in Mainz had to be cut considerably, and so this time just two simuls (by Anand and Kosteniuk) and one tournament is held. But what a tournament! A record 701 participants gathered for the Grenke Open, the unofficial Rapid World Championship. After the first day, twelve players are still on a 100% score,...
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Monday, June 07, 2010 14:56
Boris Gelfand Sunday won the 23rd Ciudad de Leon by beating Levon Aronian in the final. The Israeli grandmaster had knocked out Francisco Vallejo Pons in the first semi-final on Friday, and the Armenian had defeated Leinier Dominguez the next day. Gelfand beat Aronian in the final on Sunday | Photo: Janis Nisii The 23rd Ciudad de Leon took place...
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Friday, June 04, 2010 17:20
Very few top tournaments have been played for 23 years in a row, like the City of Leon (Spain), where chess has strong social roots that not even the financial crisis has broken. Four stars: Levon Aronian (Armenia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Leinier Dominguez (Cuba) and Paco Vallejo (Spain), will give a vibrant show, again at the Auditorium in Leon...
Saturday, May 29, 2010 17:31
Dmitry Jakovenko and Sergey Karjakin today play the final of the ACP World Rapid Cup in Odessa, Ukraine. Friday Karjakin eliminated Shirov and Grischuk, while Jakovenko was too strong for Eljanov and Gurevich. Update: After four draws in the rapids, and two in the blitz, Karjakin won the Armageddon game. The 4th ACP World Rapid Cup takes place...
Friday, May 28, 2010 18:10
Vassily Ivanchuk was eliminated by Mikhail Gurevich on the first day of the 4th ACP World Rapid Cup. This year the annual rapid knockout tournament has Bacrot, Drozdovskij, Eljanov, Gashimov, Grischuk, Gurevich, Inarkiev, Ivanchuk, Jakovenko, Karjakin, Moiseenko, Motylev, Movsesian, Naiditsch, Shirov and Tregubov. The 4th ACP World Rapid Cup...
Sunday, May 02, 2010 19:49
Vladimir Kramnik won the President's Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday. The former World Champion edged out Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Gata Kamsky on tiebreak. Kramnik vs Polgar at the President's Cup | Photo © Azerbaijan Chess Federation The President's Cup took place April 29-May 1 in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was a single round robin with eight...
Friday, April 30, 2010 1:00
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov started with two wins today at the President's Cup in Baku. The rapid tournament in memory of Azerbaijan's great leader Haydar Aliyev also has Azeri's Teimour Radjabov, Rauf Mamedov and Gadir Guseinov, and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Gata Kamsky (USA), Emil Sutovsky (Israel) and Judit Polgar (Hungary). Last year's President's...
Monday, April 26, 2010 22:57
Judit Polgar defeated David Navara 6-2 in the 2010 Cez Chess Trophy rapid match. On Friday she won games four and five, and then lost the sixth. On Saturday she won once more, and drew the last game. Games 4-8 with brief annotations. This year the Cez Chess Trophy, the traditional rapid match in Prague, was played between Judit Polgar from...
Friday, April 23, 2010 21:25
On the first playing day of the 2010 Cez Chess Trophy, Judit Polgar took a clear lead in her rapid match with David Navara. After a draw in the first game she won both the second and third game. The match takes place in Prague and consists of eight games. This year the Cez Chess Trophy, the traditional rapid match in Prague, is played between the...
Monday, December 21, 2009 18:59
After a very successful World Cup tournament, Vladimir Malakhov managed to keep his top form this weekend. The 29-year-old physicist from Russia won the European Rapid Championship with 11.5/13, beating big favourites such as Gashimov, Ivanchuk and Shirov. Update: games added. The 9th European Rapid Championship took place December 19 & 20 in...

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