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News ‘November, 2012’

Interview with GM Pablo Lafuente (Argentina)

Interview with GM Pablo Lafuente (Argentina)

Pablo Lafuente started playing from 5 years of age, became an IM at 18 years and GM at 21 years of age. He represented the Argentine team in the Chess Olympiad 2010 at Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, and in the Continental Championships in Mexico in 2011. A traveling coach, Pablo, 27, moved in to Port Elizabeth, [...]

AICF-AAI Cup: Delhi to host strongest ever chess meet in India

AICF-AAI Cup: Delhi to host strongest ever chess meet in India

Having successfully organised numerous national and international events in the past, the national capital will now play host to the strongest ever chess event in the country – the Rs 12 lakh prize money AICF-AAI Cup. The six-player double round-robin format category-18 tournament will be played at the Airport Authority Club here from December 20-30. [...]

Women’s World Chess Championship Final: Anna Ushenina wins the 3rd game

Women’s World Chess Championship Final: Anna Ushenina wins the 3rd game

In the third game of the Women’s World Championship final Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) played the Slav Defense. Game 4 live now The Bulgarian went for the Chebanenko Variation (with 4…a6; also called the Chameleon Variation sometimes), which she didn’t use for a long time. Nevertheless, Ushenina was not caught by surprise. [...]

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 – Tiviakov joins Karthikeyan in lead

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 – Tiviakov joins Karthikeyan in lead

Top seed Grandmaster Sergei Tiviakov of The Netherlands moved into joint lead scoring over second seed Grandmaster Ahmed Adly of Egypt in the ninth round of the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 at SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai here today. Tiviakov and Karthikeyan jointly lead the pack with 8.0 points, followed half a [...]

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 – Ram S Krishnan makes his final Norm

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 – Ram S Krishnan makes his final Norm

Joint leader P Karthikeyan moved into sole lead with 7.5 points as second seed Grandmaster Ahmed Adly of Egypt, citing illness, failed to turn up for the eighth round at the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 at SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai here today. Following Karthikeyan at 7.0 points were Grandmasters Sergei Tiviakov [...]

London Chess Classic 2012 – Pairings

London Chess Classic 2012 – Pairings

The pairings for the 2012 London Chess Classic are now available at the tournament website. This year, instead of involving the players themselves in the draw at the opening ceremony, the honour of conducting the draw was bestowed upon Liverpool’s Sacred Heart Primary School as a reward for the boom in chess which the school [...]

World Chess Cup 2015 and Chess Olympiad 2016 contracts signed in Baku

World Chess Cup 2015 and Chess Olympiad 2016 contracts signed in Baku

The ceremony of signing the contract between the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan and the World Chess Federation (FIDE) about the organization of the World Chess Cup 2015 and the Chess Olympiad 2016 in Azerbaijan took place Wednesday in the Baku hotel Marriott Absheron. The Minister of youth and sports Azad Ragimov, the President of FIDE [...]

Ian Nepomniachtchi denied UK visa, Magnus Carlsen upset (Updated)

Ian Nepomniachtchi denied UK visa, Magnus Carlsen upset (Updated)

Magnus Carlsen’s attempt to reclaim the London Chess Classic trophy might be seriously hindered by the British authorities who refused to grant UK visa for his second Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia. Manager Espen Agdestein told VG Nett that it is not possible to find a replacement on such a short notice, and besides Magnus got [...]

Women’s World Chess Championship Final: Short draw in 2nd game

Women’s World Chess Championship Final: Short draw in 2nd game

The second game of the Women’s World Chess Championship match between Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) and Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) featured an interesting theoretical discussion. The Bulgarian, playing White, decided to test her opponent’s knowledge in a very sharp opening variation known as the Slav Gambit: White sacrifices a central pawn, but forces Black to keep the [...]

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 – Karthikeyan joins Ahmed Adly in lead

Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 – Karthikeyan joins Ahmed Adly in lead

Former Asian Junior Champion P Karthikeyan defeated fellow Indian Grandmaster SP Sethuraman and moved into joint lead at 6.5 points after the seventh round of the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships 2012 at SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai here today. Grandmaster Ahmed Adly of Egypt maintained his grip on the top accounting for giant-killer [...]

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