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Zurich Chess Challenge
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Saturday, February 23, 2013 15:16
Fabiano Caruana won a blitz event on Friday in Zurich of which the results were used for the drawing of lots for the Zurich Chess Challenge which begins today. The pairings for the first round are Caruana-Anand and Kramnik-Gelfand. The Zurich Chess Challenge has begun | Photo Vladimir Barsky courtesy of the Russian Chess Federation After last year...
Viktor Kortchnoi
Friday, December 28, 2012 10:37
Viktor "the Terrible" Kortchnoi has had a stroke and is in a bad condition. The legendary, 81-year-old Swiss grandmaster suffered a stroke already at the end of September. We first came across this sad news at the Swedish blog of Lars Grahn, and it was confirmed to us by sources in Switzerland. Viktor Kortchnoi last August | Image © MFB Prod The...
Viktor Kortchnoi
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Monday, August 13, 2012 10:19
Viktor Kortchnoi finished as the "winner" at the "CEG contre Légendes" event in Geneva, Switzerland. The former World Championship contender participated in this special event between legends (players who were once a World Championship Candidate) and members of the Geneva Chess Club (CEG), and scored 7/10. Viktor Kortchnoi, still indefatigable at...
Testimonials translated: living legends speak about Botvinnik
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:53
2011 was the "Botvinnik year" in Russia, because Mikhail Botvinnik was born on August 17th, 1911. You'll probably remember the Botvinnik Memorial Veterans rapid tournament, held in August last year and won by Viktor Kortchnoi. In our report, we embedded a long video in Russian in which a number of former opponents of Botvinnik spoke about the 6th...