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News ‘May, 2008’

Fresh, fresh information about the Kamsky – Topalov match!

Fresh, fresh information about the Kamsky – Topalov match!

After all the media fuzz this week, the match Kamsky – Topalov is going to take place in Lviv. The information was confirmed for Chessdom.com directly from the site of the Presidential board meeting in Athens. At this moment the members are discussing the details of the match, including the arbiters and the official committees.

Santa Clara 2008

Santa Clara 2008

The 25th Santa Clara International Chess Tournament, that took place on 19-28th May on Cuba, was dedicated to the memory of Guillermo Garcia, a prominent Cuban player who had excellent results during the 70s and 80s, before losing his life in a car accident on 26th October, 1990.

Ciudad de León Starting on Friday

Ciudad de León Starting on Friday

The XXI Ciudad de León chess tournament will be held from May 29th to June 2nd in León, Spain. The participants will be the World Champion Viswanathan Anand, the Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk, and the two best Spanish Players, Alexei Shirov and Francisco Vallejo Pons. There will be 2 semi-finals, played on Friday and Saturday, and the two winners will play the final on Sunday the 2th.

Foros Aerosvit 2008

Foros Aerosvit 2008

Foros Aerosvit 2008 has a very strong field with average rating 2711, which puts the competition at one level with Baku Chess Grand Prix, Corus, Morelia Linares, and Mtel Masters. 11 rounds will be played with time control 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes to the end of the game to each participant with addition of 30 sec. after every move starting from the first move.

There is no money from Lviv… unless Kirsan steps in

There is no money from Lviv… unless Kirsan steps in

The FIDE office has given the latest information for Chessdom.com, “As of today, May 29, there is no money from Lviv in the bank account.” The several days extension, given by FIDE to Mr. Chernenko, has expired last week. As stated in the official rules, if no other bid makes it by April 11, the match will take place in Bulgaria. So what happens from now on? FIDE President could take care of the problem…

Sergey Karjakin leads PVK Kievchess to victory in the Ukranian Chess Club Cup

Sergey Karjakin leads PVK Kievchess to victory in the Ukranian Chess Club Cup

PVK Kievchess are the new club cup winners of Ukraine. They won the title with a strong display by the club members – GM Karjakin, GM Onischuk, GM Efimenko, GM Areshenko, GM Balkan, GM Miroshnichenko, GM Visochin, and the young star FM Ilya Nizhnik.

Garry Kasparov and new advanced technology making headlines

Garry Kasparov and new advanced technology making headlines

Garry Kasparov is top of the news again. This time neither as a chess champion, nor as a political party leader in Russia. He is the center of the P-Copter scandal from this weekend.

Leinier Dominguez champion at Capablanca Chess Memorial

Leinier Dominguez champion at Capablanca Chess Memorial

Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez won on Saturday the Elite Group of the 43rd Capablanca Chess Memorial.

Ivanchuk climbs to a provisional number 3 in the world

Ivanchuk climbs to a provisional number 3 in the world

Vassily Ivanchuk has made a magic ELO jump since the April 2008 rating list. He has gained over 40 points in less than 2 months and has climbed to provisional position N3 in the rating list! 4th place is a big dispute between Topalov and Carlsen. Carlsen has gained 11 points, while Topalov has won 10 in Sofia.

Cheparinov – Ivanchuk LIVE!

Cheparinov – Ivanchuk LIVE!

Vassily Ivanchuk is entering the last round of 2008 Mtel Masters with full point ahead of tournament’s three-time winner Veselin Topalov. Live coverage of Cheparinov – Ivanchuk with commentary by GM Dimitrov starts at 13:00 CET!

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