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News ‘December, 2007’

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to all chess fans around the world! The team of Chessdom.com wishes you all the best in 2008, lot’s of health, happiness, and wishes that come true. It may be New Year’s Eve, but chess events are going all around the world. Besides, many tournaments start as soon as January 2nd. Here is a quick report on ongoing events and a preview of the first chess tournaments in 2008.

Kramnik is on top at the January FIDE rating list

Kramnik is on top at the January FIDE rating list

Carlsen is the top junior 1 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2799 9 1975 2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2799 3 1969 3 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2780 14 1975 4 Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2765 12 1977 5 Svidler, Peter g RUS 2763 19 1976 6 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2760 35 1985 7 Shirov, [...]

Magnus Carlsen – Michael Adams, Corus 2008

Magnus Carlsen – Michael Adams, Corus 2008

Here are the live commentaries by Goran Urosevic from the recent game between Magnus Carlsen and Michael Adams at the World Chess Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. Both players will meet again at Corus 2008 and the charge from this fantastic games is expected to be seen again.

Christmas blitz report

Christmas blitz report

A special letter by Santa Claus has arrived at Chessdom. He has started his trip from east to west giving the traditional warmth and joy of Christmas. The Chessdom team joins him and wants to wish you a Merry Christmas! Let happiness be with you the whole 2008! If you did not know, Santa Claus is a big chess fan. When he called, he did not forget to ask how are tournaments going these days around the globe. Here is the report we prepared for him.

2008 World Championship Match announced

2008 World Championship Match announced

The World Chess Championship will be held from October 11 to 30, 2008 in
the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn, between
Viswanathan Anand (India) and Vladimir Kramnik (Russia). The match will consist of twelve games, played under classical time controls. The prize fund, which will be split equally between the
players, is 1,5 million Euro

Gata Kamsky wins the Chess World Cup

Gata Kamsky wins the Chess World Cup

GM Gata Kamsky lifted the World Cup trophy after a 2,5 – 1,5 victory over Alexei Shirov (Spain). Kamsky showed strong chess during the whole competition and had to go to a tiebreak in only one match. Here are the games from the Chess World Cup and an exclusive photo report on Gata Kamsky.

Kamsky – Shirov, game 4 commentary LIVE!

Kamsky – Shirov, game 4 commentary LIVE!

Being down 2-1 in the final match, Alexei Shirov is in a must-win situation and with Black pieces, which makes it even worse when ultra solid Gata Kamsky is on the other side of the table. We have an interesting game ahead, enjoy the live commentary on Chessdom!

Shirov – Kamsky, game 3 commentary LIVE!

Shirov – Kamsky, game 3 commentary LIVE!

Gata Kamsky won the second game of the World Cup final match and is now leading 1.5-0.5. Today, Shirov has to play for all or nothing with White pieces. Live commentary will begin at 11 CET – 5 EST, enjoy!

Kamsky – Shirov, game 2 commentary LIVE!

Kamsky – Shirov, game 2 commentary LIVE!

First game of the World Cup final ended in a draw after some deep opening preparation by both players. Shirov might have had better position at one moment, but Kamsky quickly reduced the material to reach equal position. Second game is starting at 11 CET – 5 EST, enjoy the live commentary on Chessdom.

GM Rafael Leitao wins Xadrez 2007

GM Rafael Leitao wins Xadrez 2007

While the World Cup is drawing major attention, there are several strong tournaments going on in December. Our good friend GM Rafael Leitao won Xadrez 2007. GM Movsesian won Chigorin Memorial. At the same time Salona 2007 and Magistral Internacional de Elgoibar are entering in their decisive phase.

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