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News ‘February, 2009’

Topalov – Anand is the World Chess Championship 2009 final!

Topalov – Anand is the World Chess Championship 2009 final!

GM Veselin Topalov has won the Chess Challengers match in Sofia against GM Gata Kamsky. After 7 games Topalov achieved 4,5 points, which is enough to advance to the next phase.
This gives him the right to challenge Vishwanathan Anand for the World Chess Championship 2009 title.

GM Pentala Harikrishna wins Nancy Chess Festival 2009

GM Pentala Harikrishna wins Nancy Chess Festival 2009

Harikrishna with 2758 performance A fantastic 7,0/9 gave Pentala Harikrishna the title from the Nancy Chess Festival 2009. The Indian GM finished with 5 victories and 4 draws to grab the first place one point ahead of competition. Second place was for GM Georg Meier, who did not lose any game, but made six draws [...]

Chess and Strategy with own TV show in France

Chess and Strategy with own TV show in France

Our good friend Philippe Dornbusch and his prestigious blogger Chess & Strategy are every Sunday on the French Cinaps TV. The show is on air in a very good moment, at 3:30 pm and features 52 minutes free chess program. The idea began during the Anand – Kramnik match in Bonn when Philippe Dornbusch and [...]

The first Women Chess Grand Prix will take place in Istanbul

The first Women Chess Grand Prix will take place in Istanbul

Koneru, Yifan Hou, and Stefanova top seeded As the FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos informed Chessdom.com in an interview several months ago, the Women Grand Prix series is about to start. The second edition of women’s super tournament İş Bank Atatürk Women Masters Tournament is going to be held as the first event of the [...]

Kiril Georgiev chess record in Sofia!

Kiril Georgiev chess record in Sofia!

GM Kiril Georgiev has achieved a chess record in Sofia by playing against 360 players this Saturday. The event took place in the Expo Center in the Bulgarian capital, where a labyrinth of chess sets and tables was build for the event. Over 1000 spectators passed through the playing hall and the match was carefully followed by BBC and the Russian TV. Now only the official decision of the Guiness commission is expected. Congratulations to GM Georgiev for the fantastic performance!

Kamsky – Topalov day 4 LIVE!

Kamsky – Topalov day 4 LIVE!

Topalov and Kamsky have now fully warmed up after 3 games have passed from the Chess Challengers match. The current score is favoring 2,0 : 1,0, but nothing is decided yet. The game starts at 14:00 CET and can be followed with the live commentary at Chessdom.com!

Edhi Handoko

Edhi Handoko

Indonesian chess suffered a sudden loss on Tuesday when Grand Master Edhi Handoko died at 48. Edhi was well known to the ASEAN chess community at large as an international master and trainer.

Topalov – Kamsky game 3 LIVE!

Topalov – Kamsky game 3 LIVE!

Welcome to the Chessdom.com live coverage of what probably is the most exciting chess day of the year so far. The chess fans will be able to follow the Challengers match between Topalov and Kamsky, the category XXI Linares, and the Aeroflot open at the same time.

Linares chess 2009 pairings and opening ceremony (updated)

Linares chess 2009 pairings and opening ceremony (updated)

The Linares 2009 chess tournament has been officially opened on the 18th of February. The ceremony took place in the Teatro Cervantes. The drawing of lots took place during the event and the pairings are already known. A breaking news was also revealed, next year’s Linares may be played in UAE as well.

Alisa Maric About Drug Testing in Chess

Alisa Maric About Drug Testing in Chess

Alisa Maric is familiar with the IOC anti-doping codex that is obligatory for all national committees, and thus for sports unions. In Serbia this also applies to chess federation as our sport has full status with the NOC. Ms. Maric does not have the information whether or how this policy is being executed during the actual chess competitions. Here is her opinion on the Ivanchuk case:

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