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Thursday, December 23, 2010 0:30
75 years ago, on December 15th, 1935 to be exact, Max Euwe became World Chess Champion. To celebrate this, the Max Euwe Centrum organized festivities on Saturday, December 18th, which included a lecture and a simul by World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India. Dutch GMs Anish Giri and Jan Smeets also gave a lecture and simuls, and performed an...
Monday, October 25, 2010 22:31
Alik Gershon broke the Guinness Simultaneous Chess World Record. Last Thursday the grandmaster from Israel played against 523 chess players in the biggest simul ever, held in Tel-Aviv. The exhibition lasted 18 hours and 30 minutes after which 454 wins, 58 draws and just 11 losses (86% in total) he secured the required 80% norm for the record. By...
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Thursday, August 26, 2010 0:25
Following the successful organisation of Anatoly Karpov's visit to Singapore on 17 July 2010, the Chess is for Everybody (CES) movement in Singapore organized yet another ambitious, action-packed chess promotion programme on 15 August 2010 with the 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov as the centre piece of attraction. By Alvin Ong and...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 16:26
You'll probably remember the 13-fold repetition in the game Bok-Van Wely at the Dutch Championship, two weeks ago. Afterwards Van Wely was fuming that his young opponent didn't use the opportunity to get more experience in a real fight. As GM Luke McShane pointed out, something similar happened in a clock simul between Kasparov and the USA in 1988...
Monday, November 02, 2009 19:30
On October 13th, for the third time in a row Garry Kasparov gave a simul in Antwerp, Belgium against a number of CEO's, politicians and children. Nigel Short was there as well to give live commentary, and everything was set in a studio and filmed with different cameras by a professional TV crew. The result: 26-0 for Kasparov, and stunning video...
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Sunday, August 23, 2009 22:36
This weekend ten world famous chess champions are playing at the jubilee festivities of the Schachgesellschaft Zürich. Legends of the past 50 years are joining in simultaneous exhibitions and a rapid tournament at Zurich Main Station. Videos by Europe-Echecs (including an interview with Kasparov). Today, 200 amateurs are playing against eight...
Friday, April 03, 2009 16:02
Ever wanted to know which is the oldest chess club in the world? Well, the answer is the Schachgesellschaft Z?ºrich, founded in 1809. In August the club commemorates its 200th anniversary and it gives everyone the opportunity to take part of the jubilee. You can win a seat in a simul against either Anand, Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnoi, Kramnik,...
Thursday, February 05, 2009 18:03
Ex-World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov beat eight Basque players in a blindfold simultaneous chess exhibition that took place during the annual chess tournament organized by Eire tavern, in Gipuzkoa, Spain. Despite being totally unexperienced in this discipline of chess, Ruslan didn't hesitate to accept the challenge. By Jesus Maria Rodriguez The...