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News ‘November, 2013’

December FIDE rating list

December FIDE rating list

Magnus Carlsen enters the month of December as a World Champion and world’s highest rated player for the first time. He also equalizes his own record of 2872 set in March and April 2013, after gaining 2 ELO points from the match with Anand. Levon Aronian is the only player, besides Magnus, rated over 2800 [...]

Komodo in the lead, Stockfish continues the pursuit at TCEC

Komodo in the lead, Stockfish continues the pursuit at TCEC

The Komodo chess engines continues leading the Superfinal of the world’s strongest computer chess championship TCEC. It has a 2 point advantage after round 41, seven rounds before the end. Komodo was off to an exciting start, but Stockfish quickly caught up. The balance of powers maintained until game 25, when Komodo got three consecutive [...]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014 – Participants

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014 – Participants

The 2014 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will take place from Monday 27th January to Thursday 6th February, 2014. The Festival will consist of five events: Masters, Challengers Wk1 (U2250), Challengers Wk2 (U2250), Amateurs Wk1 (U1900) and Amateurs Wk2 (U1900). Last year winner was GM Nikita Vitiugov. The Masters is now closed to new entries. Tournament [...]

Magnus Carlsen: My goal was to play 40-50 good moves in every game

Magnus Carlsen: My goal was to play 40-50 good moves in every game

After letting the clock tick for nearly three days, Magnus Carlsen finally made his move. Since becoming the World Champion on Friday, the 22-year old was virtually out of bounds for the media. Even the Norwegian media delegation was disappointed to note the reluctance of their National hero to share his thoughts with them. Carlsen [...]

Jonathan Rowson Gets London Chess Classic Wild Card

Jonathan Rowson Gets London Chess Classic Wild Card

The three-time British Champion, GM Jonathan Rowson, steps up to play in the biggest tournament of his career after being given the wild card spot into ‘The Super Sixteen’ Grandmaster Rapid at the London Chess Classic, that runs 7-15 December at the Kensington Olympia. Two spots remain to be filled for the Super Sixteen, and [...]

Sethuraman takes sole lead in Hyderabad Open

Sethuraman takes sole lead in Hyderabad Open

Grandmaster S P Sethuraman jumped to sole lead after defeating overnight joint leader Grandmaster Vladislav Borovikov of Ukraine in the sixth round of the ongoing 2nd Hyderabad International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda on today. The tournament sponsored by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, [...]

Ukraine with commanding lead at World Chess Teams Championship

Ukraine with commanding lead at World Chess Teams Championship

Ukraine with 4 wins out of 4

Sethuraman and Borovikov share lead in Hyderabad

Sethuraman and Borovikov share lead in Hyderabad

Chennai based Grandmaster Sethuraman S P and Ukrainian Grandmaster Vladislav Borovikov taken the joint lead with four half points after the end of fifth round matches of the ongoing 2nd Hyderabad International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda on today. The tournament sponsored by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation [...]

Reykjavik Open 2014 – Participants

Reykjavik Open 2014 – Participants

The next edition of the Reykjavik Open will take place on 4-12th March, 2014. Once again the tournament will be held in the beautiful Harpa concert hall by the Reykjavik harbour. The 2014 Reykjavik Open will celebrate a 50 year anniversary of the tournament. The organisers will do their best to make this 50 year [...]

World Chess Team Championship starts with fireworks

World Chess Team Championship starts with fireworks

The 2013 edition of the World Chess Team Championship is off to an exciting start at Antalya, Turkey. With multiple GMs over 2700 ELO and balanced teams, the show in Turkey is guaranteed. Germany, Azernaijan, and Ukraine are in the lead with full match points 4,0/4. They are closely followed by Armenia with 3,0/4. The [...]

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