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Friday, June 21, 2013 14:18
Earlier this week Alexei Shirov gave a clock simul in St. Petersburg. The rivals of the famous grandmaster were young students of a school from the Northwestern Federal District. The time control was 90 minutes per game + 10 seconds increment per move. Even under such tough conditions, Shirov managed to win all twelve games. After the session he...
Aronian beats "Princes" 4.5-1.5 in Meissen clock simul
Sunday, June 02, 2013 16:30
Levon Aronian scored a 4.5-1.5 victory in his clock simul against the six most talented young German chess players on Friday in Meissen. The Armenian grandmaster, who is the world's number 2 in the live rankings, won three games and drew three games. It was Levon Aronian's first clock simul ever. As we announced last Thursday, it took place on...
The Porcelain Factory in Meissen
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:19
Tomorrow Levon Aronian will give a clock simul against six "princes", the biggest talents of Germany between 15 and 18 years old, in the Meissen Porcelain Factory. The event will be held the day before the start of the Mitropa Cup. The Porcelain Factory in Meissen Unlike normal simultaneous exhibitions, in which a player usually faces 20 to 30...
Thursday, May 02, 2013 15:00
Timur Gareev performed a blindfold simultaneous exhibition on Tuesday in Saint Louis (USA) and scored 29 wins, four draws and zero losses. His opponents were all members of the Saint Louis Chess Club. The simul was held the day before the start of the 2013 US Championships. We received the following press release from the organizers. The photos...
Tata Steel: the simuls
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013 12:23
Once a year, the small village of Wijk aan Zee is in the chess world’s spotlights thanks to the traditional Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The event is famous because for its super strong A-group, won this year by Magnus Carlsen, and a B- and C-group which could form a prestigious main tournament in any other city! By Lennart Ootes However, the Tata...
Anish Giri with his girlfriend Sopiko Guramishvili
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Monday, January 14, 2013 13:52
While he is playing in Wijk aan Zee as we speak, at the start of the new year Anish Giri visited Vienna, where he played a clock simul against talented Austrian players. Here's a small report with games and photos. Report by Stefan Löffler, photos by Regine Hendrich for Spielend Schlauer When Sopiko Guramishvili returned from a recent trip to...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 2 of 2)
Sunday, May 27, 2012 18:05
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
FM Marc Lang sets new blindfold simul record of 46 boards
Monday, November 28, 2011 17:35
Last weekend a German chess player played a simultaneous exhibition blindfolded over 46 boards in Sontheim an der Brenz, Germany. With a score of 34.5-11.5 in a simul that lasted 21 hours and 9 minutes, 41-year-old FM Marc Lang (2306) improved upon Miguel Najdorf's famous (but not universally recognized) record from 1947. Marc Lang in a press...
Topalov draws Irish Team in clock simul
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 12:32
In a clock simul on Monday in Dublin Veselin Topalov scored 2-2 against the four strongest Irish players. Bulgaria's number one player, at 2768 currently ranked 7th in the live ratings, beat IM Mark Quinn, drew with IM Alex Lopez and IM Sam Collins and lost to GM Alex Baburin. During last year's campaign for the ECU presidency, Silvio Danailov...
Monday, October 03, 2011 8:00
Garry Kasparov will play an 8-game blitz match against Nigel Short, on October 9th in Leuven, Belgium. Venue is the Leuven city hall and the match will start at 18.30 local (Central European) time. Chess-news reports that the time control will be 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment, but Nigel Short told us that he thought it was only 2 seconds...

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