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Monday, July 20, 2009 14:45
This early morning we received an email from David Llada, one of the organizers of the Donostia (San Sebastián) Chess Festival who made those great pictures there and who... also tried out his video camera, as it turned out. The two blitz games between Nakamura and Ponomariov were recorded and so you can watch both tiebreak games on video (and...
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Saturday, July 11, 2009 2:51
At the moment he's playing a tough tournament in San Sebasti?°n but before that, former World Champion Anatoly Karpov played his role as ambassador for chess in Syria, where he was invited recently for some promotional activities. The Europe-Echecs team travelled with him and shared their video report with us. Photo ¬© Europe-Echecs He might not...
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009 23:51
Chess has always been a popular theme in literature, art and movies, and it's often the subject of metaphors in daily speech. However, have you ever come across the symbolic value of our beloved game to describe drug trade? Every now and then we receive tips from our readers about new chess videos which they've found on YouTube or on a similar...
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Saturday, April 25, 2009 16:33
A link to the video was posted on Facebook by many chess players already, and it was brought to our attention by several readers. And yes, we do like it too: the chess promo for the National Basketball Association (NBA) on the American cable network TNT. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"267","attributes":{"class":"media-image...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 0:46
In the news this week was Sergei Karjakin's announcement that he will start playing for Russia instead of Ukraine. He and his family will probably move from Simferopol to Moscow soon, and become Russian citizens. In a video interview with ChessVibes, Karjakin explains that it's not a coincidence that he's now also working with Russian top coach...
Saturday, April 18, 2009 0:29
Concentrating on important tournaments during Easter, let’s move from the U.S. back to Europe, where from April 9 to 13 another strong tournament took place. The central location within Europe of Deizisau (Stuttgart area) attracted a lot of people from all over the world. By IM Robert Ris The international character of the tournament is...
Thursday, April 16, 2009 16:44
Many people say that FIDE is destroying chess with its chaotic handling of the World Championship cycle. The Grand Prix series in particular has been the subject of many debates. Chess politics aside, however, it’s great that these tournaments exist. Six big round-robin tournaments with many fantastic players, that’s 546 high-level games! By...
Monday, April 06, 2009 22:30
If you're visiting Amsterdam in the near future, don't forget to drop by at Laurierstraat 76, in the Jordaan area, close to the Anne Frank House. It's currently the best place to play a friendly game of chess, with excellent background music (mostly rock and jazz), a beer beside the board and, yes, it's still possible there: to smoke a cigarette....
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 20:05
Let's return one more time to the 2009 Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament, to present you the final two videos and a small selection of photos that we hadn't published before. Enjoy! During the Amber tournament we took many, many photos but most of them were never actually published here on ChessVibes. Back home we finally found the time to...
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Wednesday, March 04, 2009 23:04
After the awards ceremony of the Challenger's Match in Sofia, winner Veselin Topalov talked to Chess.FM’s Macauley Peterson, before leaving the National Palace of Culture for the last time. In a video interview, Topalov speaks about the match against Kamsky but he als looks ahead to a match with World Champion Anand, the details of which remain...

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