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Dmitry Jakovenko: I Always Perform Well in Khanty-Mansiysk

Dmitry Jakovenko: I Always Perform Well in Khanty-Mansiysk

The winner of the FIDE Grand Prix’s final stage answers Eteri Kublashvili’s questions. – Dmitry, congratulations on your successful performance in Khanty-Mansiysk. What does getting in the FIDE Grand Prix series mean for a chess player, generally speaking? – That depends on what kind of chess players they are. For anyone from the world’s top [...]

Fabiano Caruana: Qualification system is pretty objective

Fabiano Caruana: Qualification system is pretty objective

I don’t know whether it is a coincidence that more or less highest rated players qualified from the Grand Prix series.

Russia’s Blitz Tournament Champion Dmitry Bocharov: “Chess is the best job”

Russia’s Blitz Tournament Champion Dmitry Bocharov: “Chess is the best job”

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 will be held from 10-20th June at the Voronezh Chess Club, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. A well-known Russian GM Dmitry Bocharov is coming to Voronezh again, but not for the first time. This year, however, he comes as Russia’s champion in both team and blitz tournaments, winning the latter with [...]

Vasily Filipenko: We support FIDE program “1 billion smart people”

Vasily Filipenko: We support FIDE program “1 billion smart people”

The Mayor of Khanty-Mansiysk and the President of Ugra Chess Federation Vasily Filipenko attended the laying out of the “Chess Stars Alley” on the second rest day of FIDE Grand Prix. This presented an opportunity for a quick chat. Goran Urosevic: Khanty-Mansiysk is again hosting a big chess tournament and a lot of attention in [...]

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

In February 2014, a man on the Forbes list became head of the Russian Chess Federation. We took a pause and then invited ourselves to a meeting with 43-year-old Andrey Filatov. The billionaire invited us to the Chess Museum on Gogolevsky Boulevard, which had been restored at his expense. We looked around: Q: Is there [...]

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen: Ugra Chess Academy is a fantastic place

Javier Ochoa De Echaguen, FIDE Vice-President and Chairman of the Appeals Committee for the Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk, has kindly accepted the invitation to speak to the press. – Javier, you’ve been to Russia before, what are your impressions about Khanty-Mansiysk? – Yes, I have already been here before, I visited Khanty-Mansiysk for the Chess Olympiad. [...]

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Video)

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Gashimov Memorial for the second year running after concluding the event with 7 points from nine games. In the final round Carlsen defeated Rauf Mamedov, leaving the second placed Viswanathan Anand a full point behind. The remaining four games were drawn. The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial was held [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Viswanathan Anand inched closer to the leader World Champion Magnus Carlsen after defeating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round eight. Heading into the final round Carlsen still holds half a point advantage. Vladimir Kramnik recovered after three consecutive loses, while Michael Adams [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 7 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen extended his lead to full point after defeating Vladimir Kramnik. Viswanathan Anand advanced to second place after Wesley So lost to Fabiano Caruana. Round 7 results: GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Mamedov Rauf 1/2-1/2 GM Anand [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 6 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 6 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. In the only decisive game of the sixth round Fabiano Caruana defeated Vladimir Kramnik with black pieces. World Champion Magnus Carlsen maintains the lead ahead of Wesley So. Round 6 results: GM Adams Michael – GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 1/2-1/2 GM [...]

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