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News ‘December, 2011’

Photo report from Donostia San Sebastian and Reggio Emilia

Photo report from Donostia San Sebastian and Reggio Emilia

Two super events, Reggio Emilia and Donostia San Sebastian, are currently going on

Donostia Chess 2011 – 2012 LIVE!

Donostia Chess 2011 – 2012 LIVE!

Live games from Donostia, the Super GMs start competing from R2, today at 15:00 CET.

54th Reggio Emilia – Round Two

54th Reggio Emilia – Round Two

The second day of the Reggio Emilia tournament has been very exciting, the games between Giri and Morozevich, Nakamura and Caruana and Ivanchuk opposed to Vitugov have generated great interest in the audience and in the IM Giulio Borgo’s analysis room. Anish Giri started his opening with some brave moves, but Alexander Morozevich later took [...]

Reggio Emilia videos: Interview with Nakamura and opening ceremony

Reggio Emilia videos: Interview with Nakamura and opening ceremony

Videos courtesy of Dario Pedini and Scacchierando Blog

54th Reggio Emilia – Round One

54th Reggio Emilia – Round One

The 54th edition of Reggio Emilia’s tournament has began and this year the tournament has a double prestige – great protagonists and a parallel woman tournament, in which three Italian stars will compete against three strong WGM from Eastern Europe. Ippogrifo Chess Club from Reggio Emilia, the omnipresent Ezio Montalbini and Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi [...]

Photos from the closing ceremony in WWTCC in Turkey

Photos from the closing ceremony in WWTCC in Turkey

A beautiful closing ceremony, many smiling faces, and true team spirit – all this was seen at the closing ceremony of the World Women Team Chess Championship in Turkey. The team and board medalists were awarded, as one of the best organized WWTCC came to an end in Mardin. See the full photo gallery here [...]

Interview with IM Mustafa Yilmaz

Interview with IM Mustafa Yilmaz

Mustafa Yilmaz is a Turkish International Master (with 2 GM norms) born on the 5th of November,1992 in Kastamonu (Turkey). He started playing chess thanks to his sister Ezgi Yılmaz when he was 7 years old and since has proven to be one of the big chess talents of Turkey. Now his current rating is [...]

Women World Team Chess Championship R9

Women World Team Chess Championship R9

As China already secured the victory in the Women World Team Chess Championship, the final round was set to determine the other medalists. Russia made a quick match tie with Armenia, securing at least the bronze medal and hoping that India won’t beat China, in which case Russia takes the silver. The match between China [...]

GM Dragan Solak and WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova change federations

GM Dragan Solak and WGM Evgeniya Doluhanova change federations

GM Dragan Solak has completed the transfer from Serbian Chess Federation to Turkish Chess Federation. Last month he played the 2nd board for Serbia at the European Team Chess Championship but starting with the 41st Rilton Cup he will represent Turkey. The TSF will regulate the transfer fees in order to have Solak in the [...]

China becomes World Champion with a spare round

China becomes World Champion with a spare round

China’s string of seven consecutive victories in the the Women World Team Chess Championship was finally put to end as Ukraine wins in the penultimate round by 2.5-1.5. Natalia Zhukova defeated Zhao Xue on the third board and all the rest games were drawn. Despite the loss China secured the title of the World Team [...]

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