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Ukrainian Championship: Kryvoruchko edges out Ponomariov
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 16:40
Yuriy Kryvoruchko is the new Ukrainian Champion. The 26-year-old grandmaster from Lviv edged out Ruslan Ponomariov on tiebreak (Sonneborn-Berger) after both grandmasters had finished on 7.5/11. For Ponomariov this was a normal score, but for Kryvoruchko, as the 8th seeded player, this was excellent. Yuri Kryvoruchko wins in Kiev | Photo official...
Ruslan Ponomariov
Friday, June 21, 2013 10:27
Ruslan Ponomariov tops the standings of the Ukrainian Championship after six rounds. The top seed scored 4.5/6 and is half a point ahead of Yuriy Kryvoruchko. Alexander Moiseenko, Zahar Efimenko, Anton Korobov and Pavel Eljanov started with 3.5/6. The tournament is a 12-player round robin and takes place in Kiev, Ukraine. Ruslan Ponomariov leads...
Le Quang Liem wins World Blitz Championship
Monday, June 10, 2013 19:05
Le Quang Liem won the FIDE World Blitz Championship on Monday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Vietnamese grandmaster scored 20.5/30 which was half a point more than title holder Alexander Grischuk (Russia), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia). Another Vietnamese player, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, also did very well, finishing...
World Rapid & Blitz Championships opened in Khanty-Mansiysk
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. The...
Candidates: Predictions by Caruana, Ponomariov, Jones and l'Ami
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:55
Now that the first round of the FIDE Candidates tournament is just two days away, it's high time for some predictions! Will it be a walk in the park for Magnus? Can we expect surprises from outsiders like Svidler or Gelfand? Will Ivanchuk be the decisive factor in the end? GMs Fabiano Caruana, Ruslan Ponomariov, Gawain Jones and Erwin l'Ami look...
Svidler vs Morozevich
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 16:35
Just like the first Grand Prix in London, the second Grand Prix in Tashkent was won by three players. The first to reach the top of the standings was Wang Hao, who beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Alexander Morozevich joined the Chinese with a spectacular draw against Peter Svidler, and finally Sergey Karjakin won against Ruslan Ponomariov to reach the...
Mamedyarov won against Karjakin
Monday, December 03, 2012 15:58
In the (highy unpredictable) Grand Prix in Tashkent the leaderboard has changed considerably again in the penultimate round. In Monday's top encounter, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat tournament leader Sergei Karjakin and the Azerbaijani is now leading together with... yes, Alexander Morozevich again, who defeated Peter Leko. In the top game of the...
Sunday, December 02, 2012 15:50
After nine rounds Sergey Karjakin is the sole leader at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. On Sunday the Russian GM drew with Boris Gelfand while co-leader Fabiano Caruana lost to Wang Hao. Six players are now chasing Karjakin with half a point less and there's only two more rounds to go. Wang Hao beats Caruana in round 9 | Photos by ...
Friday, November 30, 2012 14:53
Peter Leko won his first game at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday. After drawing his first seven games, the Hungarian grandmaster beat Gata Kamsky with Black in a Nimzo-Indian. As all other games ended in draws, Fabiano Caruana and Sergey Karjakin are still tied for first place. Leaders Caruana and Karjakin drew their game | ...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 23:10
It's episode #26, featuring: No Bucharest for the weary! Bilbao, London, Israel too. Congratulations to Martin Gill for winning our most recent raffle prize: The autographed Kramnik-Aronian postcard! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek...