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2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 took place on 16-24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel, incorporating professional and amateur chess. The fascinating Rapid Chess duel between top grandmasters Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler was the most widely recognized part of the event. The final result of the duel is 5: 3 in favor of Peter Svidler. There [...]

Gelfand and Svidler exchange blows in the third day of the “2nd Gideon Japhet” match – VIDEO and PHOTO report

Gelfand and Svidler exchange blows in the third day of the “2nd Gideon Japhet” match – VIDEO and PHOTO report

Two more games have been played in the Gelfand-Svidler match held in the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament. Gelfand won the 5th game in his favorite Gruenfeld Defence, but Svidler bounced back in the next round. The Russian Grandmaster managed to maintain the lead and the current score is 3.5:2.5 in his favor. [...]

Exclusive video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler

Exclusive video interviews with Gelfand and Svidler

The organizers of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial – Gelfand vs. Svidler rapid match delivered exclusive video interview series with the chess legends GM Boris Gelfand (Vice World Champion 2012) and GM Peter Svidler (seven times Russian champion). Gilad Japhet, son of Gideon Japhet and the organizer of the Memorial tournament in honor of his father who [...]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess Olympiad will be in Tromso as planned

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess Olympiad will be in Tromso as planned

“Chess Olympiad is for all chess players from all national federations. This is not only a competition, this is a big celebration of chess.”

Interview with Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Interview with Zurab Azmaiparashvili

After the conclusion of the FIDE Women Grand Prix in Lopota, Alina l’Ami interviewed Georgia’s Deputy Sports Minister, ECU presidential candidate, GM and a family man: Zurab Azmaiparashvili. Alina l’Ami: Now that the 5th stage of the FIDE Women Grand Prix 2013-2014 series came to an end, how would you asses the overall organization? Zurab [...]

Wesley So: Philippines Sports Commission to decide about transfer

Wesley So: Philippines Sports Commission to decide about transfer

I just spoke to the President of the NCFP Mr. Pichay on the phone yesterday for about 30 minutes. It was a good conversation. In short, he said that he is not upset with me at all, and he only wishes the best for my chess career.

Interview with Willy Iclicki about the present and future of ECU

Interview with Willy Iclicki about the present and future of ECU

Exclusive interview with Mr. Willy Iclicki – a player, FIDE arbiter and tournament organizer from Monaco, Belgian citizen, former FIDE Treasurer, ECU auditor, and Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili‘s campaign manager. Why did you join Zurab Azmaiparashvili’s team, but not his ticket? (full ticket list) I have big concern about ECU and current administration. Zurab convinced me [...]

Interview with Martin Huba

Interview with Martin Huba

The experienced Martin Huba will be a candidate for the position of Treasurer of ECU

Interview with Wesley So

Interview with Wesley So

Hello Wesley So, thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to talk with us. Your recent decision to change federations is big news in the chess world. We are sure that your fans are interested to know more about the details of your decision. Chessdom: Why do you need to switch federation? Can’t [...]

Interview with Martin Thoresen – organizer and director of TCEC

Interview with Martin Thoresen – organizer and director of TCEC

The strongest computer competition TCEC – Season 6 is close to its end. For a second consecutive year the TCEC Superfinal offers us a great battle between the strongest engines in the world Stockfish and Komodo. Stockfish is convincing leader and the fans are about to welcome the new TCEC Grand Champion. GM Davorin Kuljasevic [...]

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