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Monday, June 10, 2013 7:58
Anish Giri won his match against Vassily Ivanchuk, the 26th Ciudad de León, in a weekend that must have felt like a roller coaster ride, especially for Ivanchuk. After losing the classical games 0.5-1.5 and the rapid games 0.5-3.5, the Ukrainian even hinted at quitting chess at Saturday's press conference. Luckily for him and his fans, he managed...
Saturday, June 08, 2013 19:43
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the FIDE World Rapid Championship on Saturday in Khanty-Mansiysk. The grandmaster from Azerbaijan scored 11.5/15, after winning all five games on the final day. He finished half a point ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi, the Russian grandmaster who was enjoying a two-point leader after ten rounds but only scored 2/5 on Saturday...
Saturday, June 08, 2013 1:58
Sergey Karjakin won the Sberbank rapid tournament in Kiev, Ukraine on Friday. The Russian grandmaster finished strongly with 2.5/3 and surpassed Veselin Topalov, who lost to Pavel Eljanov in the eighth round. Anatoly Karpov finished in 9th place with 3/9.
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The Sberbank International Chess Festival finished on...
Friday, June 07, 2013 10:27
At the Sberbank rapid tournament in Kiev, Veselin Topalov started with 3/3 and still leads after the second day of play. The Bulgarian grandmaster is the only player on 4.5/6, and is followed by Peter Leko, Sergey Zhigalko and Sergey Karjakin.
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On the second day of the Sberbank International Chess Festival in Kiev...
Friday, June 07, 2013 9:45
Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexey Dreev are tied for first place after five rounds at the World Rapid Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The two Russian grandmasters scored 4.5/5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Ildar Khairullin are half a point behind them. The tournament finishes on Saturday.
Report by Anastasiya Karlovich
The first day of the FIDE...
Thursday, June 06, 2013 16:36
Creativity and good management against the financial crisis. That is the motto for the Ciudad de Leon organizers. Its 26th edition will be a clash of generations, a very attractive match: Vassily Ivanchuk (44 years old) and Anish Giri (18). The format is a new one: “Total Chess”, with two classical games (although somewhat accelerated) on Friday (...
Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:03
Yesterday the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships were officially opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It's not as strong as last year; among the 62 participants we find Alexander Grischuk, Gata Kamsky, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin as the top seeds.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 20:15
A brand new chess festival, sponsored by Sberbank, took off today in Kiev, Ukraine The main event is a rapid tournament with Alexander Areschenko, Pavel Eljanov, Sergey Karjakin, Anatoly Karpov, Anton Korobov, Peter Leko, Arkady Naiditsch, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Veselin Topalov and Sergei Zhigalko. After three rounds, Topalov is in the lead with a...
Monday, June 03, 2013 12:51
Evgeny Alekseev and Alexander Huzman finished in shared first place at the rapid tournament specially dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Beersheba chess club. It was a 12-player round robin with eight of the city’s grandmasters and four European guests. The tournament took place in the local town hall and had a prize fund of 20,000 US $.