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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 19:21
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu made headlines in the local newspapers after beating Teimour Radjabov in the first round of the Kings Tournament in Medias, Romania. Carlsen and Ponomariov drew relatively quickly, and Boris Gelfand defeated Wang Yue in the longest game of the round. Games annotated by GM Dorian Rogozenco & videos with comments by all...
Saturday, June 12, 2010 5:29
Today the Dutch Championship started at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In the first round Nijboer beat Van Kampen and Bok upset Reinderman. The Dutch Championship takes place June 11-20 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The rate of play is 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes to end the game, with 30 seconds increment...
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 16:58
While FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Presidential Candidate Anatoly Karpov are involved in a political skirmish that will last until the day of election, the latter has a famous and active supporter. Garry Kasparov visited Nicaragua, one of the early supporters of the Karpov bid, and was welcomed as a superstar. Kasparov visited Nicaragua...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 19:39
GMs Nakamura, Kamsky, Onischuk, Shulman, Akobian, Christiansen and Stripunsky tie for first after four rounds of the U.S. Championship in St. Louis. These seven players all scored three points. After three more rounds there will be a four-player final. The 2010 U.S. Chess Championship takes place May 13-25 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 0:45
From Thursday till Sunday five young, Dutch chess talents each played a 4-game match against an experienced grandmaster of their choice. On 'top board', Anish Giri and Nigel Short both won one game, and drew twice. Pictorial report and a video with interviews with all the players. The Euwe matches took place May 13-16 at the same building, but a...
Saturday, May 15, 2010 18:17
Updates: Sosonko comments, open letter Ilyumzhinov, RCF press release Yesterday, in a bizarre series of events, the Russian Chess Federation nominated Anatoly Karpov as candidate for the FIDE presidential elections, contrary to the earlier endorsement of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The result, according to the current FIDE President, is a "schism" in the...
Friday, May 14, 2010 16:14
On Tuesday, World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India retained his title by defeating Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria 6.5-5.5, thereby also creating an all-time record of unique visitors on one day at this website. A day later he sat down for a lengthy interview with ChessVibes - enjoy a 28.5 (!) minute video interview with the World Champ. "I...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 21:27
Viswanathan Anand has arrived in Sofia. In the last days he and his team travelled for 40 hours by bus, from Frankfurt to the Bulgarian capital. "You can imagine he's very tired, so at the moment he's sleeping," delegation leader Hans-Walter Schmitt told us. In the meantime FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos has spoken out. Update: the...
Monday, March 29, 2010 14:40
We return once more to the 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament, which finished a few days ago. The final round was a thrilling affair, and the closing ceremony a pleasant one, when both Vassily Ivanchuk and Magnus gave a brief speech. Final video. The 19th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament took place at the Palais de la Mediterranée in...
Sunday, March 14, 2010 22:10
“I feel like I can make some changes, and chess needs changes.” Yesterday Anatoly Karpov officially announced his FIDE President candidacy in Rijeka, where the European Championship is currently taking place. Europe-Echecs published a video interview with the 12th World Champion and shared it with us. Video Europe-Echecs