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News ‘August, 2008’

33 people above 2700 rating at the Live Top list

33 people above 2700 rating at the Live Top list

The Live Top List, updated daily by the Measure Up author Hans Arild Runde, has grown up to 33 players. At the top we find a new number 1 – GM Alexander Morozevich, who is currently performing very well at the Tal Memorial. Wang Yue is also getting closer to top 10. With a 28,8 rating gain, he is only a few points away from Mamedyarov.

Bomb explosions near World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad

Bomb explosions near World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad

Explosions in Mersin, no player is reported injured Bomb explosions have been heard near the playing site of the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, a Chessdom.com source reported this afternoon. A car exploded, while inspected by policemen. 9 policemen have been injured and the terrorists have been taken down. No player or participant in the [...]

Almost There!

Almost There!

Thanks to the joint effort of Magnus Carlsen and Internet Chess Club, GM Dusan Popovic is close to finalizing the necessary funds for his medical treatment. Dusan, his family and friends, greatly appreciate all the help and encouragement received from chess players worldwide.

World Women’s Chess Championship Website

World Women’s Chess Championship Website

The official website of the 2008 World Women’s Chess Championship is now operational, with all the necessary information regarding the tournament regulations, schedule, transport and accommodation. Beside the already known correspondence between Georgian players and FIDE officials, news items have also revealed that opening ceremony will be held on August 28 in Zeleny Theater – Russia’s biggest outdoor theater.

Anand Support For Carlsen Simul on ICC

Anand Support For Carlsen Simul on ICC

“While I know Dusan will be receiving unstinting support from his family and friends, I congratulate Magnus Carlsen in stepping forward in his hour of need with his spontaneous and magnanimous gesture to play on the Internet Chess Club to help the cause.”

North Urals Cup To Enter Women’s FIDE Grand Prix

North Urals Cup To Enter Women’s FIDE Grand Prix

Vice-president of FIDE, Honorary President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Selivanov, the chief organizer of “North Urals Cup”, is ready to consider the possibility of incorporating women’s tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix system.

Magnus Carlsen and ICC to help GM Dusan Popovic

Magnus Carlsen and ICC to help GM Dusan Popovic

In spite of his busy schedule, Magnus Carlsen has agreed to host a 30-board simul on ICC on August 11, starting at 14:00pm ET, to help a fellow player in need. Details will be coming soon on how you can bid on eBay to play in the simul, and also how you can play here in a qualifier on ICC for a few chekels to win a spot in the simul. You will also be able to donate a small sum to help the cause.

Wesley So Reached 2600 Elo!

Wesley So Reached 2600 Elo!

According to the live rating list for players from Philippines, the local star Wesley So has reached and surpassed 2600 FIDE elo by five points. Furthermore, the same source notes that Wesley is the youngest player ever to break this barrier. At the end of 2007, Wesley earned his final GM norm to become the 7th youngest Grandmaster in the history of chess.

Popularizing an online game

Popularizing an online game

Very often we say the way to commercialize chess is through online promotion, following the scheme soccer used with TV appearances in the 50′s. Being a board game, todays computers give all facilities for this to happen. We already have several examples about this, the most famous one being poker, and the most recent one being bingo. Here is what Mark Manson, one of the creators of DreamBingo shares.

Proposal For Teams’ Dress Code During The ECC 2008

Proposal For Teams’ Dress Code During The ECC 2008

The Organizing Committee of the 2008 European Club Cup has proposed a Teams’ Dress Code during the competition. ECU and Organizing Committee encourages all the teams to appear in a same sports appearance while playing their matches.

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