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News ‘December, 2007’

Chess Puzzle

Chess Puzzle

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Shirov – Kamsky, round 7 commentary LIVE!

Shirov – Kamsky, round 7 commentary LIVE!

Gata Kamsky after long break and Alexei Shirov after varying form are back in the top shape. The two will fight for the World Cup trophy and right to qualify for the match with Veselin Topalov. Join us tomorrow for the live game commentary on Chessdom.

Anand – Kramnik, Corus 2008

Anand – Kramnik, Corus 2008

The number 1 and the number two players on the January 2008 FIDE rating list, GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Viswanathan Anand, will face each other at Corus 2008. It could not be a more exciting encounter since Anand and Kramnik share exactly the same ELO points on the top of the list.

Shirov – Kamsky is the final of the World Chess Cup

Shirov – Kamsky is the final of the World Chess Cup

Shirov – Kamsky will be the final match of the World Chess Cup 2007. Experience prevailed over youth in the second semi final match. Shirov eliminated Karjakin in the rapid tiebreaks to advance with a total score 2,5 – 1,5. This was the first tiebreak for Shirov for the whole competition and he handled it in a strong way, not letting the victory slip away. Here are the short profiles of the two finalists.

GM Ahmed Adly wins the Egyptian chess championship

GM Ahmed Adly wins the Egyptian  chess championship

GM Ahmed Adly won the Egyptian chess championship by a small margin to become the Egyptian Champion of 2007. At the same time many chess tournaments are going on in India, Croatia, Spain etc. Stay tuned with the Chessdom blitz report.

Chess Olympiad changes

Chess Olympiad changes

FIDE Executive Board approved, in its recent meeting in Antalya, Turkey, new rules for the Chess Olympiads, which will come into effect at the 2008 Dresden Olympiad. As there are many significant changes, FIDE draws the attention of national federations to ensure that they and their players are acquainted with the new rules before they attend the Olympiad.

Karjakin – Shirov, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Karjakin – Shirov, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Karjakin and Shirov have played four decisive games, with Karjakin leading 3-1. Curiously, white won all the games, without a single draw. Shirov has been smashing through the competition at the World Cup, winning all his matches in the games with classical time control and earning some extra time to rest. Karjakin was looking troublesome in one of the early matches, but he has put the pieces on the right places as the tournament went on.

Kamsky – Carlsen, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Kamsky – Carlsen, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Carlsen and Kamsky have played four games at the classical time control, exchanging one win each and two games ended in draws. Carlsen in Khanty-Mansiysk is delighting us with ease in handling of both good and weaker positions, while Kamsky obviously had some serious work on the opening repertoire.

Carlsen – Kamsky, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Carlsen – Kamsky, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Carlsen and Kamsky have played four games at the classical time control,
exchanging one win each and two games ended in draws. Carlsen in
Khanty-Mansiysk is delighting us with ease in handling of both good and weaker
positions, while Kamsky obviously had some serious work on the opening
repertoire.

Shirov – Karjakin, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Shirov – Karjakin, round 6 commentary LIVE!

Karjakin and Shirov have played four decisive games, with Karjakin leading
3-1. Curiously, white won all the games, without a single draw. Shirov has
been smashing through the competition at the World Cup, winning all his
matches in the games with classical time control and earning some extra time
to rest. Karjakin was looking troublesome in one of the early matches, but he
has put the pieces on the right places as the tournament went on.

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