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News ‘October, 2010’

GM Alik Gershon to challenge the world record

GM Alik Gershon to challenge the world record

Next Thursday (October 21st) the Guinness record for simultaneous display will be challenged once again in the heart of the city of Tel-Aviv. GM Alik Gershon is going to face more than 500 opponents in Rabin square, next to the town hall of Israel cultural capital, trying to defeat the official record set just 14 months ago in Teheran.

World Blitz Chess 2010

World Blitz Chess 2010

The World Blitz Chess Championship will take place in Moscow, 16th – 18th November, 2010. Carlsen, Aronian, and Kramnik are the top players. Here is the full list of participants.

Regulations for Organizing Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars

Regulations for Organizing Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars

After the huge success of the first Internet-based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, which was organized in July 2010 by the Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters Commission Panagiotis Nikolopoulos and agile Chicago organizer Sevan A. Muradian, FIDE has drafted the regulations for future Seminars. Full text bellow.

WIM Galina Shliahtich Needs Your Help!

WIM Galina Shliahtich Needs Your Help!

For the moment, it is critical to transport Galina from her town Kalush (which is located in Western Ukraine) to Kiev for a clinical examination. An amount of a few thousand USD (even two thousand maybe) should be enough cover all the expenses. Therefore, even small donations will be highly helpful at this stage.

Bilbao Chess LIVE!

Bilbao Chess LIVE!

The fourth round of Bilbao Final Masters tournament start at 16:30 CET. The pairings of the day are Carlsen – Shirov and Kramnik – Anand.

Kramnik is leading the general standings after 2 victories and 2 draws. Kramnik has 8 points, Anand 6, Shirov 3, and Carlsen 2 (Bilbao system used, 3 points are given for win).

Boris Spassky on rehabilitation in France

Boris Spassky on rehabilitation in France

A couple of days later, RIA Novosti informed that Boris was still in the intensive care but his condition was stable and did not cause concern. According to the same source, Boris was already able to walk and eat. Our sources are reporting that last week Boris returned to France for treatment and rehabilitation.

Evgeny Bareev about the Chess Olympiad

Evgeny Bareev about the Chess Olympiad

“The problem was that after the match with Ukraine there was no guarantee that Malakhov can play at a high level. In fact, I didn’t have much choice for the last round: to play the tired Karjakin or bring unpredictable Malakhov. I chose Karjakin, hoping that maybe he will catch the opponent on the wrong foot.”

Rauf Mamedov about the Chess Olympiad

Rauf Mamedov about the Chess Olympiad

Rauf Mamedov, who held the third board in this Olympiad, admitted that the 9th round defeat against Ukraine definitelly halted all hopes for the medal – “I think that our performance was normal. Like a four on the scale. I understand that our public expected much more, but the reality is that this was the most that we could count on.”

Individual and board medal winners at the Chess Olympiad

Individual and board medal winners at the Chess Olympiad

Individual and board medal winners at the Chess Olympiad, Ivanchuk and Tatiana Kosintseva gold on board 1.

Ukraine wins Chess Olympiad 2010 (updated)

Ukraine wins Chess Olympiad 2010 (updated)

The national men team of Ukraine became gold medalist of the 39 th World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. Ivanchuk, Ponomariov, Eljanov, Efimenko, and Moiseenko won the gold medal in the open section. Second place is for Russia, third is for Israel.

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