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Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden
Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:58
In a shocking interview for one of the leading Russian newspapers Komsomolskaya Pravda, Boris Spassky says he was "mistreated" and "kept in captivity" in France, after being diagnosed with a stroke in September 2010. The 10th World Champion has chosen to return to Russia. Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden In September 2010 we reported...
Dmitry Andreikin & Natalija Pogonina
Monday, August 13, 2012 17:23
The Russian Championship Superfinal was won on Monday by Dmitry Andreikin, who finished first in a rapid tie-break that was necessary to determine the winner. On Sunday, together with Evgeny Alekseev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Sergey Karjakin, Vladimir Potkin and Peter Svidler, Andreikin had finished shared first in the round-robin. In the women's group...
Russian Championship Super Final
Friday, August 03, 2012 19:15
Today the Russian Championship Superfinal started in Moscow, Russia. The first round immediately saw the top pairing Grischuk-Karjakin; this game ended in a draw. Evgeny Alekseev and Dmitry Andreikin started with wins, beating Nikita Vitiugov and Vladimir Potkin respectively. In the women's section only Tatiana Kosintseva won her first game....
Russian team captain Yuri Dokhoian holds the cup
Monday, July 09, 2012 10:38
Russia defeated China 77.5-72.5 in their annual Scheveningen match, held in St. Petersburg this year. The Russian men's team won the classical chess 13.5-11.5 but their women went down 14.5-10.5. In rapid chess, the Russian men also won: 29-21. The Chinese women scored another victory as well, albeit with a smaller margin: 25.5-24.5. Russian men's...
Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Hao shake hands at the start of round 2
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 9:02
The traditional match between Russia and China is under way in St. Petersburg. After two rounds, Russia is leading with 11-9 thanks to a 3-1 victory by the men's team in the first round. In this Scheveningen match, the teams will face each other in both classical and rapid chess. Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Hao shake hands at the start of round 1 |...
Dubov dominates Russian Championship Higher League, shares win with Andreikin &
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 15:58
Dmitry Andreikin, Daniil Dubov and Nikita Vitiugov finished shared first at the Russian Championship Higher League, the tournament that always provides qualification spots for the Russian Championship Superfinal. Dubov was the surprise of the tournament – rated 2569, the 16-year-old grandmaster was leading for most of the time, but he eventually...
Kasparov on the Russian elections
Saturday, March 03, 2012 14:22
Despite growing protests in his country, tomorrow Vladimir Putin will most probably be re-elected as President of Russia. Garry Kasparov is still active in the opposition movement and was interviewed for CNBC. Don't worry, we won't turn this website into a political platform. But we do know that many chess fans out there are still very much...
Editor "Mat"eusz Bartel first on tie-break at Aeroflot Open
Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:12
Mateusz Bartel won the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The Polish grandmaster edged out Ukrainians Anton Korobov and Pavel Eljanov on tie-break (most games with Black) after all three had finished on 6.5/9. Bartel is also the editor-in-chief of the Polish Chess Magazine Mat. Mateusz Bartel of Poland in his last round game against Anton Korobov of...
Anton Korobov leads Aeroflot Open after round 6
Monday, February 13, 2012 12:00
Anton Korobov leads the Aeroflot Open after six rounds. The Ukrainian grandmaster won four games and drew two, and is half a point ahead of his compatriot Pavel Eljanov, Mateusz Bartel of Poland and Fabiano Caruana of Italy. Anton Korobov in round 6, with Fabiano Caruana in the background and also chief arbiter Geurt Gijssen | Photo © Russian...
Aeroflot Open under way with Caruana in shared lead
Friday, February 10, 2012 10:11
Fabiano Caruana of Italy is in shared lead with seven more grandmasters at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, Russia. The group scored 2.5 points out of 3 games. Caruana is now 7th in the live ratings. The playing hall in Moscow | Photo © Russian Chess Federation Event Aeroflot Open | PGN via TWIC Dates February 7th-15th, 2012 with a blitz tournament...