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News ‘August, 2009’

European Team Chess Championship 2009

European Team Chess Championship 2009

The European Team Chess Championship is set to take place on 21-31st October in Novi Sad, Serbia. Novi Sad is a beautiful city located on the river Danube, south edge of the Pannonian Plain and across the mountain Fruska Gora, and it already hosted the 1990 Chess Olympiad. Russian national teams will defend both men and women titles which were claimed two years ago in Creta Maris.

Official site of Kasparov – Karpov 2009

Official site of Kasparov – Karpov 2009

Only a few days after we published the official video of the match Kasparov – Karpov, with the additional details about a possible world tour, today we present you the official site of “Valencia cuna del ajedrez” Kasparov – Karpov duel. Check out the detailed schedule and some history about the Kasparov – Karpov matches.

GM Alexandr Fier is on fire at Open Sants

GM Alexandr Fier is on fire at Open Sants

GM Alexandr Fier with 3172 ELO performance We were amazed when GM Alexandr Fier broke the ELO 3000 performance barrier a few days ago at Open Internacional de Sants. However, after seven rounds he continues to amaze everyone. GM Fier keeps his perfect 7,0/7 score after a victory over GM Gonzales, which guarantees him a [...]

Paraćin International Chess Festival

Paraćin International Chess Festival

After seven rounds of the 2nd International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2009″, GM Zvonko Stanojoski from FYROM is leading the contest with 6.0 points. Stanojoski conceded two draws against lower rated players, but then he added steam and beat the then-leader IM Filip Pančevski and Bulgarian GM Evgeni Janev. For the next round, Stanojoski is paired against the experienced Grandmaster Boško Abramović.

Vassily Ivanchuk back in form, claims Jermuk Grand Prix

Vassily Ivanchuk back in form, claims Jermuk Grand Prix

“Genius from Lviv” almost routinely beat the local representative Vladimir Akopian in the final round of the Jermuk FIDE Grand Prix and wins the tournament with 8.5 points from 13 rounds. Vassily Ivanchuk and Peter Leko woke on the final day with same points, but the Hungarian Grandmaster stumbled against Boris Gelfand, this being Israeli’s third win in the closing four rounds.

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant wins Baltic Queen chess tournament

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant wins Baltic Queen chess tournament

GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant took the title at the prestigious women Baltic Queen chess tournament. The Scotish Grandmaster finished 1/2 poiint ahead of competition and won 4500 eur from the 18 700 eur prize fund.

Second place was for Ekaterina Atalik with 5,5/9, while IM Paehtz finished with the same points as Cmilyte and Cramling.

Balogh, Almasi, and Berkes lead the Hungarian Chess Championship

Balogh, Almasi, and Berkes lead the Hungarian Chess Championship

After six exciting rounds of the Hungarian Chess Championship three players are sharing the lead with three more within 1/2 point distance. GM Csaba Balogh, GM Zoltan Almasi, and GM Ferenc Berkes are top of the table with 4,0/7 (2 wins and 4 draws each). They are followed by GM Medvegy, GM Gyimesi, and GM Erdos with 3,5/4.

Friendly Match Russia-China

Friendly Match Russia-China

The traditional chess match between national teams of Russia and China is taking place on 14-24th August in Russian resort town Dagomys. The format of the competition is five men and five women boards playing according to sheveningen system, and then another 10 rounds of rapid and 10 rounds of blitz.

Ekaterina Atalik and Pia Cramling lead Baltic Queen

Ekaterina Atalik and Pia Cramling lead Baltic Queen

IM Ekaterina Atalik and GM Pia Cramling are top of the table after 3 rounds of the Baltic Queen chess tournament. They have collected 2,5/3 and have half a point advantage ahead of IM Elisabeth Paehtz. After a relatively quiet first day, the spectators saw more decisive results in the next rounds.

GM Neelotpal Das and IM Tania Sachdev lead the Asia zonal 3,2

GM Neelotpal Das and IM Tania Sachdev lead the Asia zonal 3,2

Grandmaster Neeloptal Das taken the sole lead in the championship with 6 points by defeating Surbir Lama of Nepal in the seventh round encounter while over night joint leader Grandmaster Praveen Thipsay satisfied with half points after 83 moves in French Defence.

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