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Sunday, January 18, 2009 21:00
Traditionally, one of the winners of Grandmaster Group A is asked to show his game to the journalists. And traditionally, ChessVibes brings these so-called press conferences to you! After the first round, Dutch champion GM Jan Smeets showed his victory against Vassily Ivanchuk. Enjoy!
Saturday, January 17, 2009 19:46
This year we're adding something new to our coverage: today we're introducing Corus Chess News, a daily news bulletin about the Corus Chess Tournament. The first episode is about yesterday's opening ceremony. In this first bulletin we're focusing on the Dutch participants in Grandmaster Group A. Some chess fans have put question marks around the...
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Saturday, December 27, 2008 19:22
Not many chess magazines can boast about such a longstanding history as the French monthly Europe Echecs. The January 2009 issue celebrates half a century of chess news and stories in the French language, with 100 pages of looking back. The monthly French chess magazine Europe Echecs was founded in 1959 by Raoul Bertolo, who died in 1991 and who...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:39
Garry Kasparov was in London last week and not only did he give a speech at an international leadership summit, but he also visited the Chess & Bridge shop to promote his new book Kasparov Vs Karpov 1975-1985. ICC's Macauley Peterson spoke with the former world champion and tonight we bring you the video interview in two parts. Kasparov was...
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Sunday, October 26, 2008 0:19
Winning six of their seven matches, URAL Sverdlovskaya finished first in the open section of the European Club Cup. Like last year, Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo won the women's section, this time with five wins and two ties. Both URAL's Vladimir Malakhov and Bank King's Artashes Minasian won all their games, scoring a 3000+ rating performance....
Saturday, October 25, 2008 2:26
Update: video added. If the World Championship match wasn't decided yet, it is now. With the white pieces Kramnik did manage to get a certain advantage but Anand just refuses to make big mistakes in Bonn, and so a not too exciting 8th game ended in a draw at move 39. With a 5.5-2.5 score, the match could be over on Sunday night. "For the first...
Thursday, October 23, 2008 21:30
Update: video added. The second half of the Anand-Kramnik World Championship match has started with a draw in 37 moves. Playing the white pieces again, Anand got a slight advantage in an ending but by sacrificing a pawn Kramnik forced a liquidation to a drawn pawn ending. It's 5-2 for Anand now. Today Kramnik finally managed to surprise his...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 21:32
Update: video added. After winning the 6th match game today, reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand increased his lead even further. Three points down, challenger Vladimir Kramnik finds himself in a hopeless situation half-way the match. Before the game Anand was leading 3.5-1.5 and everybody wondered: would Kramnik go for a win, or would he...
Monday, October 20, 2008 21:53
Update: Video added. Viswanathan Anand increased his lead today in the World Championship match after Vladimir Kramnik blundered on move 29. The score is now 3.5-1.5 for Anand. Who would have thought that Vladimir Kramnik would lose not just one, but two games with the white pieces in this match? It's a rare thing for someone who's considered one...
Sunday, October 19, 2008 2:04
Update: video added. Drawing his fourth game of the World Championship match in Bonn, Viswanathan Anand has consolidated his lead over Vladimir Kramnik today. Going into the second rest day the score is 2.5-1.5 for Anand. Well that was something quite different. After all the fun of yesterday, the fourth game in Bonn was, really, the least...

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