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News ‘May, 2010’

Eduardas Rozentalis Claims 3rd Magistral Ciudad de Asunción Copa Roggio

Eduardas Rozentalis Claims 3rd Magistral Ciudad de Asunción Copa Roggio

The only challenger for the tournament’s trophy, GM Ivan Morovic, split the point with GM Andres Rodriguez and remained second, half a point behind the winner. Meanwhile, GM Axel Bachmann didn’t want to trouble IM Nahuel Diaz Hollemaert on the way of achieving the GM norm, and the peace treaty was signed following the well-known moves repetition in the Zaitsev Ruy Lopez.

Chessdom stats and advertising price list June – September 2010

Chessdom stats and advertising price list June – September 2010

After yet another record period for Chessdom.com and the successful promotion of the WCC 2010, the statistics of the website and the demographics have been updated. With them we release the new formats and possibilities available as advertisement options (including video advertisement and in game promotion) in the period June – September 2010.

First Internet Based Arbiters Seminar

First Internet Based Arbiters Seminar

The FIDE Arbiters Commission and the North American Chess Association (NACA) are proud to present the first ever FIDE Arbiters Seminar utilizing Internet conferencing technology.

Chess should be in the Olympic program

Chess should be in the Olympic program

Alexander Zhukov, who was elected President of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Thursday and had previously headed the chess federation, would seek to include chess in the Olympic program. Zhukov is Russian Deputy Prime Minister since 2004 and also Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the XXII Olympic Winter Games which will be held in Sochi in 2014.

23rd Magistral Ciudad de León

23rd Magistral Ciudad de León

León
The 2009 experiment went so well that there is no
hesitation any more: the Castilla and Leon channel
will cover the rapid 2010 Magistral Ciudad de
Leon with a daily special program during the
tournament and broadcast the end of every match
live. Levon Aronian, Boris Gelfand, Leinier Dominguez and Paco Vallejo Pons will play in the magnificent Auditorium to
the best of four games (semi-finals, June 4th and
5th; final, the 6th).

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010

Three Gold medals, three silvers and two bronze medals was indeed a very rich haul taken by the local players and leading the list was latest edition to Delhi – former world junior champion and Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta who obtained the Silver medal in the open section. Logic-defying regulations have often taken the sheen away from the Commonwealth chess medals, particularly those in the age-group section…

Alexey Dreev – Anand was destined to go far

Alexey Dreev – Anand was destined to go far

“I always expected Anand to win because he is a tricky player. Anand has the match experience and the way he beat Vladimir Kramnik in the last world title match (in 2008), he was my obvious favourite. When we played in 1991, I knew he was very talented and destined to go far. Since then, Anand has become a very strong player. Even from our junior days, I’ve admired his understanding of the game.”

Viswanathan Anand on his World Title Triumph

Viswanathan Anand on his World Title Triumph

After a job well done, a relieved Anand took some time for The Hindu and reflected on the Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov, several key moments of the match, the preparation that went into the contest and much more.

David Navara counts to 8.5 in the Czech Chess Championship

David Navara counts to 8.5 in the Czech Chess Championship

Czech top player David Navara crushed all barriers on the way of becoming the national champion. He collected impressive 8.5 points from nine games, conceding only one draw on the final round. Four players who shared the second place remained full two points behind. Among them is IM Pavel Šimáček who earned a GM norm.

Tatiana Kosintseva with crushing score in Nalchik

Tatiana Kosintseva with crushing score in Nalchik

Russian GM Tatiana Kosintseva convincingly won the 3rd FIDE Grand Prix, which concluded today in Nalchik, Russia. Kosintseva collected 9.0 points from eleven games, and finished point and a half ahead of the second placed Yifan Hou.

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