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News ‘November, 2010’

4th Annual Aquaprofit Polgar Chess Day

4th Annual Aquaprofit Polgar Chess Day

The highlight of the event was the usual 100 board simul by the three sisters. Among the opponents were numerous celebrities such as Andrea Temesvari, Ivan Fischer, and Marci Eszterhazy and many GMs supported the event with their presence, such as the currently top-ranked Hungarian Zoltan Almasi, chess-legend Pal Benko (82), etc.

Candidate Matches Playing Venue

Candidate Matches Playing Venue

The Candidate Matches for the World Chess Championship will most likely take place in the Korston Hotel Kazan, Minister of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan Rafis Burganov stated for Tatar-Inform agency.

Vietnam President Praised FIDE

Vietnam President Praised FIDE

President Nguyen Minh Triet, President of Vietnam, hailed the role of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in promoting chess in developing countries upon receiving its President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on his official visit yesterday.

BNBank Blitz LIVE!

BNBank Blitz LIVE!

Hikaru Nakamura, Kateryna Lahno, Jovanka Houska, Simen Agdestein, Kjetil Aleksander Lie, in one of the top blitz events of the years. Live with computer analysis. Games start at 12:00 CET.

Chess Olympiad 2012 sparkles discussion

Chess Olympiad 2012 sparkles discussion

Yesterday, November 24th, New York Times published a large article directly pointing to the possibility that the Turkish Chess Federation paid for votes in order to win the Chess Olympiad 2012 bid. The news errupts more than 2 years after the decision of the delegates and comes just two days before the important TCF Financial Assembly. Here is the NY Times article and statement for Ali Nihat Yazici for Chessdom, stay tuned for updates.

Kasparov and Short in St. Louis after Thanksgiving Tourney

Kasparov and Short in St. Louis after Thanksgiving Tourney

Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, widely recognized as the world’s greatest chess player, has announced he will be making an appearance at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis on Monday, November 29, just one day after the conclusion of the Thanksgiving Open tourney featuring renowned GM Nigel Short and an $11,000 prize fund.

Dates for Candidates Matches 2011 in Kazan announced

Dates for Candidates Matches 2011 in Kazan announced

Qualified players and reserves are expected to fax or email a copy of their signed contract, as well
as the original by registered post, reaching the FIDE Secretariat no later than 22 December 2010,
GMT 13:00. After 22 December 2010, FIDE will announce the provisional list of players and the
final pairings of the 1st round matches will be announced on 4 February 2011. Prize fund and contract details here.

PREMIER Luxury Mountain resort

PREMIER Luxury Mountain resort

PREMIER Luxury Mountain resort is an official supporter of the first edition of Bansko Grand Chess Open Tournament. The luxurious 5 star hotel offers the hosting of top players, as well as distinguished guests for the duration of the tournament – December 12th-19th, 2010. PREMIER Luxury Mountain resort will host also the official Event Party on Friday 17th December at 22.00.

World Blitz Chess 2010 LIVE!

World Blitz Chess 2010 LIVE!

The World Blitz Chess Championship will take place in Moscow, 16th – 18th November, 2010. Live games from day 3 with analysis start at 13:00 CET (15:00 local time).

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