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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...
Friday, May 31, 2013 16:25
This week representatives of the World Chess Federation were in Saint Petersburg, attending the 2013 SportAccord Convention. On Wednesday a chess presentation was given by local grandmasters Nikita Vitiugov & Maxim Matlakov, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was elected President of the International Mind Sports Association and the FIDE people...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 18:16
Levon Aronian won the Alekhine Memorial in St Petersburg on Wednesday. The Armenian grandmaster beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and caught Boris Gelfand, who drew his game with Vishy Anand. Aronian won because of a higher number of wins (or losses, as Nigel Short would probably repeat once more!). Vishy Anand ended third. Vladimir Kramnik won his last...
Alekhine Memorial: Gelfand in the lead, one round to go
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 18:51
Boris Gelfand is the sole leader at the Alekhine Memorial in St Petersburg after eight rounds. On Tuesday the Israeli grandmaster saved a difficult endgame against Vladimir Kramnik, while co-leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lost with the white pieces to Nikita Vitiugov. The final round starts one hour earlier, at 11:00 CET. The penultimate round was...
Monday, April 29, 2013 14:55
In the sixth round of the Alekhine Memorial all five games ended in draws, and so Maxime Vachier-Lagrave remains in sole first place. On Friday the players, organizers and some journalists flew to Russia and on Saturday they enjoyed a rest day. Three more rounds will be played in St Petersburg. The day after the fifth round in Paris everyone had...
Alexander Areshchenko (Ukraine)
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Monday, November 05, 2012 19:28
By beating Aleksandr Lenderman (USA) in a tough fight in Sunday's final round, Alexander Areshchenko (Ukraine) emerged as the winner of the Chigorin Memorial, a strong open tournament held in St. Petersburg. Areshchenko edget out Bartosz Socko (Poland) on tie-break after the two grandmasters finished on shared first place with 7.5/9. Alexander...
Dmitry Jakovenko and Wang Hao shake hands at the start of round 2
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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 |...