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News ‘December, 2008’

Aker Chess Challenge

Aker Chess Challenge

Magnus Carlsen, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Peter Svidler (Russia), Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and Kjetil Lie (Norway) will participate in the rapid tournament “Aker Chess Challenge” from January 2nd.

Rilton Cup 2008-2009

Rilton Cup 2008-2009

the traditional chess tournament starts in Sweden GM Pia Camling The XXXVIII Rilton Cup will take place 27.12.2008 – 05.01.2008 in Stockholm. It features 36 titled players from 14 countries. Top seeded is GM Yuriy Kuzubov, however, he will have strong contender for the title – last year’s winner GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek. The Polish GM [...]

Hastings Chess Congress 2008-2009

Hastings Chess Congress 2008-2009

GM Emanuel Berg is top seeded The Hastings Chess Festival 2008-2009 will take place 28.12.2008 to 05.01.2009. It will include the traditional events – a Masters tournament, a Chess Congress, a Weekend event, chess courses, etc. GM Emanuel Berg will be top seeded in the main tournament. He will have strong local opposition from GM [...]

The ACP draws the attention to the exclusion of players from the FIDE Grand Prix

The ACP draws the attention to the exclusion of players from the FIDE Grand Prix

The ACP expresses its concern about the management of events which recently shook the FIDE Grand Prix. The withdrawal of two host cities as well as the changes made by FIDE to the Regulations of the World Championship caused a disruption of the participants’ field in the middle of the cycle.

ECC 2008 on DD Sports Channel

ECC 2008 on DD Sports Channel

India’s largest Television Network Doordarshan India will telecast four Highlights of the European Club Cup 2008 on its DD SPORTS CHANNEL. Directed by Vijay Kumar, the Four Highlights will be telecast from Monday the 22nd December to 25th Dec 2008.

In Memoriam – IM Nikola Karaklajic

In Memoriam – IM Nikola Karaklajic

Belgrade Chess Union is saddened to inform the chess public that International Master Nikola Karaklajic passed away on 16th December in Belgrade, at the age of 83. He was one of the most important figures in Yugoslavian and Serbian chess. Player, writer, trainer, organizer, arbiter, journalist, chess ambassador.

Fabiano Caruana’s encore at the Italian Chess Championship

Fabiano Caruana’s encore at the Italian Chess Championship

This year Fabiano had to fight harder than he did in 2007 to gain the title: after getting off to a flying start with four wins and one draw, Caruana lost in round 6 against FM Alessio Valsecchi, a promising 16 years old chess player from Bergamo…

VI Torneo de selecciones de ajedrez 4 Naciones

VI Torneo de selecciones de ajedrez 4 Naciones

A strong national chess event in San Sebastian The VI Torneo de selecciones de ajedrez “4 Naciones” will take place 19-20 December in the Spanish city of San Sebastian. It is a team event where 4 nations and regions will participate – Argentina, Cataluña, Euskadi, and France. Each team will play each in 3 rounds [...]

Live rating list resumes activity

Live rating list resumes activity

games from Bundesliga and Pearl Spring updated After several weeks of protest, the Live rating list, managed by the Measure Up author Hans Arild Runde, has resumed activity. The first round of Pearl Spring chess tournament has been updated, as well as the games from the Bundesliga and the first rounds of the Hungarian League. [...]

Nanjing Pearl Spring pairings and details

Nanjing Pearl Spring pairings and details

Nanjing Pearl Spring is starting tomorrow with the participation of Ivanchuk, Topalov, Aronian, Bu Xiangzhi, Svidler and Movsesian. The clocks will be started at 8:00 and one of the games will be commented live on Chessdom. Here are all the pairing and details.

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