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News ‘August, 2012’

Interview with Levon Aronian (video)

Interview with Levon Aronian (video)

Levon Aronian, in conversation with Chessdom.com editor-in-chief Goran Urosevic, shared his thoughts on the Armenian team at the Chess Olympiad. Aronian also praised Wesley So, saying “he is a talented player from a country with great chess culture”. See a previsions interview of Aronian with Chessdom here.

GM Robert Fontaine joins Agon as chief of staff to Andrew Paulson

GM Robert Fontaine joins Agon as chief of staff to Andrew Paulson

Press release: International chess Grandmaster Robert Fontaine has joined Agon Limited, the rights holder to the World Chess Championship cycle, as chief of staff to founder and chief executive Andrew Paulson. Mr Fontaine, the six-times under-20 youth champion for France, becomes a principal aide as Mr Paulson implements his strategy to organise and commercialise the [...]

Exciting battles at the Botvinnik Memorial 2012

Exciting battles at the Botvinnik Memorial 2012

Botvinnik Memorial 2012 is forming to be one of the most exciting open competitions of the season. With a large field of 2600+ Grandmasters, the top positions are up for grabs after six rounds. GMs Alekseev, Areshchenko, Popov, Aleksandrov, Romanov, Bukavshin, Hovhannisyan, and IM Demchenko are leading the field after 6 rounds with 5,0/6. They [...]

World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad – Round 3

World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad – Round 3

When the first seed is paired against the fourth, it is a signal for hard-fought games and drama. In the match between the leaders of the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad, India overcame Poland 2,5-1,5 thanks to the wins with white on the first and third boards. Especially Gagare’s prosaic win on the white side [...]

IM Dionisio Aldama grabs the Swarovski Trophy in Metropolitan International

IM Dionisio Aldama grabs the Swarovski Trophy in Metropolitan International

The 2nd Metropolitan International was held from August 14th to August 18th, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. 58 players competed in the 9-round Swiss open which was valid for FIDE title norms. Top seeded were GM Timur Gareev (USA), GM Robert Hess (USA) and GM Varuzhan Akobian (USA). GM Timur Gareev, new-comer to the [...]

Interview with GM Hao Wang

Interview with GM Hao Wang

Interview with GM Hao Wang, winner of Biel 2012 and member of the Chinese Olympic team.

Abhijeet Gupta evaluates the chances of the Indian team (video)

Abhijeet Gupta evaluates the chances of the Indian team (video)

Interview with GM Gupta about the Chess Olympiad 2012.

Chess Olympiad R3 report

Chess Olympiad R3 report

Chess Olympiad in Istanbul round 3 report

Alexander Ryazantsev speaks about the Russian teams

Alexander Ryazantsev speaks about the Russian teams

The coach of the women team of Russia, and ex coach of the men team of Russia from ETCC 2011, spoke to Anastasiya Karlovich and Chessdom.com journalists during the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. Part 1 Part 2

Chess Olympiad Round 3 report (video)

Chess Olympiad Round 3 report (video)

Video report by Cheddom.com team member Vijay Kumar

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