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News ‘August, 2009’

Azerbaijan to negotiate with FIDE about Candidate Matches

Azerbaijan to negotiate with FIDE about Candidate Matches

Azerbaijan is seriously interested in placing a bid for the Candidate Matches, which is one of the stages in the World Championship cycle, Vice-President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Mair Mamedov confirmed for extratime.az. It is expected that FIDE delegation will arrive in late August or in the first half of September. Article by Teymur Tushiev…

GM Thipsay Praveen and GM Neelotpal Das lead Asia Zonal Chess 3,2

GM Thipsay Praveen and GM Neelotpal Das lead Asia Zonal Chess 3,2

Grandmaster Praveen Thipsay, who celebrated his fiftieth birthday today made it more memorable one as he defeated Surbir Lama of Nepal in the sixth round of the Asian Zone 3.2 Chess Championship and now leads the table along with Neelotpal Das with five points. In the women’s section, top seed International Master Tania Sachdev taken the sole with 3.5 points after settling for half points against Women Grand Master Nisha Mohota in the fifth round.

Online Chess Business ChessCube Receives VC Funding

Online Chess Business ChessCube Receives VC Funding

ChessCube is an online chess site, which allows players of all skill levels to compete and learn chess, while socializing with others. With a potential market of over fifty million active chess players in the world, ChessCube.com has already attracted over 650,000 registered users across 207 countries – making it one of the leaders in the growing online chess market.

Paraćin International Chess Festival 2009

Paraćin International Chess Festival 2009

“Possibility to obtain norms for international chess titles, to stay in a solid hotel with an unusual architectural design, on more then affordable rates, will encourage professional and amateur chess players to participate and accomplish their goals.” – the chief organizer Saša Jevtić stated for Chessdom.

Howard Stauton Memorial 2009

Howard Stauton Memorial 2009

The Howard Stauton Memorial 2009 will be better and stronger than ever. It will feature a group of double round Scheveningen System match between the UK and the Netherlands and the other group will be a 10 players all play all round robin.

Chess Olympiad 2014 in the Philippines?

Chess Olympiad 2014 in the Philippines?

The Philippines might again be the site of the prestigious World Chess Olympiad and the Asian Zonal Chess Championships in the near future as the country opens its bid to host the two tournaments. The bid for the World Chess Olympiad can go for 2014 with strong federation and government support, while the Asian Zonal Chess Championships will be a good practice tournament for the World’s largest event.

WGM Monica Calzetta wins the Spanish Chess Championship

WGM Monica Calzetta wins the Spanish Chess Championship

WGM Monica Calzetta is the new Spanish chess champion for women. She won convincingly the 7 round Swiss national championship, finishing a full point ahead of competition. WGM Monica Calzetta did not lose a single game and with 5 victories and 2 draws conquered the gold medal.

GRENKELEASING Rapid World Chess Championship

GRENKELEASING Rapid World Chess Championship

After World Champion Vishy Anand failed to qualify for the final of the GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship Levon Aronian was clear favorite to win the title against the Ian Nepomniachtchi. And indeed, the Armenian had no trouble to become Rapid World Champion. In fact, the biggest surprise of the final might have been the smooth way in which Aronian won.

Going once, going twice, going three times, Grischuk!

Going once, going twice, going three times, Grischuk!

The man with the cap was the sole leader after 10 nerve-breaking rounds in the 8th FiNet Chess960 Open, but in the final round, Gata Kamsky lost his only game against former world champion Rustam Kazimdzhanov. This loss paved the way for Alexander Grischuk to clinch home his third Mainz Open title. He kept his cool in the last round against German ace Rainer Buhmann and won the 8th Edition of the FiNet Chess960 Open with 9,5 points.

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