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News ‘December, 2010’

12th Blindfold Chess Tournament Pablo Morán

12th Blindfold Chess Tournament Pablo Morán

Chess club and chess school Ciudad Naranco has organized for 12th time their traditional Christmas tournament “Pablo Morán” in Oviedo, north of Spain. The competition has very special characteristics: blindfold chess, a friendly atmosphere and quite a strong field.

Reggio Emilia live!

Reggio Emilia live!

From December 28th 2010 to January 6th 2011 the 53rd edition of the international chess tournament Reggio Emilia takes place. Games starting daily from 14:30 CET and will be live with analysis!

20,480 chess players create Guiness record in Ahmedabad

20,480 chess players create Guiness record in Ahmedabad

In all 20,480 players got together to play chess against 1,024 masters to break Mexicos existing record of 13,446 players created in 2006.There was a thunderous roar of approval from the crowd when Guinness adjudicator Tarika Wala announced that Ahmedabad now holds the new record.

All players confirm participation for Candidates Matches 2011

All players confirm participation for Candidates Matches 2011

A few days ago Mamedyarov and Radjabov signed their contracts for the Candidates matches 2011 in Kazan. Now all players have confirmed their participation.

As expected, GM Magnus Carlsen has informed FIDE that he will not participate and was therefore replaced by GM Alexander Grischuk as per regulations.

Message from GM Dusan Popovic

Message from GM Dusan Popovic

“It is very difficult, even impossible, to single out any one in particular in situation when assistance arrived from so many people, individuals, companies, chess associations… when chess players from all over the world – from a world champion to an ordinary person fond of chess – demonstrated such sincere solidarity and support…”

2011 Candidates Matches news

2011 Candidates Matches news

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov discussed with the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov the questions in respect of the preparation and holding the Candidates Matches 2011. Mamedyarov and Radjabov have already signed contracts, the deadline for the other players is December 22.

Record Entries for 7th Singapore International Chess Festival 2010

Record Entries for 7th Singapore International Chess Festival 2010

With barely 6 days to go before the 1st round of the Festival is played, the organizers have already received a record number of 420 entries from 19 other countries besides host nation, Singapore. This is an all-time high for both entries and participating countries in the history of the annual year end Chess Festival.

Kosteniuk Christmas Goodwill Simul

Kosteniuk Christmas Goodwill Simul

“If any chess club or school or organization would like to have me play chess or give a talk to their kids/students/members, I will do it gladly, and will not charge a penny for the event. I will even bring Christmas presents for the simul players.”

GM Ivan Cheparinov top seeded in Bansko

GM Ivan Cheparinov top seeded in Bansko

15 GMs, 14 IMs, and 40 titled players is the total count for Bansko Open 2010. More than 170 players have confirmed their presence in what is projecting to be one of the strongest opens of the season.

GM Ivan Cheparinov (2668) is the top seeded player. The average ELO of the top 10 participants is 2588.

Top guns stay away from premier event

Top guns stay away from premier event

Increasingly, the status and profile of the National championship has taken a beating. Strangely, the All India Chess Federation (AICF), in spite of its good intentions, has lacked the flexibility to consider favourably the suggestions of the players.

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