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News ‘January, 2009’

The Schachgesellschaft Zürich celebrates 200th anniversary

The Schachgesellschaft Zürich celebrates 200th anniversary

On Saturday the 22rd of August, in simultaneous games 200 amateurs will be honoured to face eight word-class chess players, who have made historical contributions to world chess over the last 50 years: Viswanathan Anand, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Spassky, Ruslan Ponomariov and Veselin Topalov.

Ikaros Chess Festival 2009

Ikaros Chess Festival 2009

Aegean Open Championship will be the main event The preparations of Ikaros Chess Festival 2009, the traditional chess event that takes place every summer in the beautiful Ikaria island in Greece, are under way! This will be the 32nd edition of the tournament, played again at the island of Ikaria – an excellent place to [...]

Corus Chess 2009

Corus Chess 2009

all information about the Corus Wijk Aan Zee 2009 tournament The Corus Chess Tournament 2009 will be held from 16 January – 1 February 2009 in Wijk aan Zee. This will be the 71st Corus Chess Tournament and will again be divided into A, B, C, and amateur groups. Join us for live commentary every [...]

Paehtz, Yemelin and Dreev Victorious at Paul Keres Memorial

Paehtz, Yemelin and Dreev Victorious at Paul Keres Memorial

ESS KALEV Paul Keres Memorial with rapid time control was held on 9-11th January in Tallin, Estonia. After the preliminary fight in two qualifying tournaments, the final eight in both women and men section were set to play a 7-games round robin.

Ni Hua First, Zoltan Almasi Second in Reggio Emilia

Ni Hua First, Zoltan Almasi Second in Reggio Emilia

Even if the overall winner was already decided yesterday, the last round of the 51st Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament was spiced with more fighting chess and another four decided games. Ni Hua confirmed excellent shape by beating Mihail Marin in Romanian’s beloved Open Ruy Lopez and Zoltan Almasi quickly demolished Luca Shytaj’s King’s Gambit to claim clear second place

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