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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...
Thursday, May 03, 2012 16:23
Yesterday ECU President Silvio Danailov and grandmaster Veselin Topalov finished a small European tour to promote the "Chess in schools" project, a cooperation between the European Chess Union and the Kasparov Chess Foundation. The two visited Vienna, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Faroe Islands and Oslo. Topalov during a clock simul in Vienna | All photos...
Don't miss the second chess train!
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Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:43
From October 12th till 16th, the second edition of a unique tournament will be held: Chess Train 2012! This year the train will follow the route Prague – Dresden – Wroclaw – Piestany – Vienna - Prague. Don't miss it! You'll probably remember our reports of the first Chess Train tournament, held about half a year ago. In two parts we told the story...
Train chess, part 2 - more photos and a video
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Friday, October 21, 2011 16:45
Here's our second and final report on the train tournament that was held between October 14 and 18 in five different countries. 64 chess players travelled from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague. In the mornings they played a rapid tournament of 15 rounds and in the afternoons and evenings they transformed into...
Train chess - the most unique tournament ever? Part 1
Sunday, October 16, 2011 16:01
Playing chess in a train that goes from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague - it is arguably the most unique ever, and currently under way. ChessVibes hopped on the train to join this wonderful experience and see five beautiful cities. It's actually strange that this was never done before, isn't it? A real chess...