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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 [...]

Margaret Murphy about Electoral Commission: “I had a stack of emails almost one foot high”

Margaret Murphy about Electoral Commission: “I had a stack of emails almost one foot high”

Margaret Murphy is the President of the US Virgin Islands Chess Federation and served as member of the Appeals Committee for the FIDE Women’s World Championship in Sochi. In the first part of the interview she shared her impressions about the championship, the venue, the visit of Russian Prime Minister, and involvement of women in [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 5 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 5 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. World Champion Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, moving into the lead with 4/5 points after Wesley So lost to Viswanathan Anand. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov scored a win against Vladimir Kramnik. Round 5 results: GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Adams Michael 1/2-1/2 [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 4 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 4 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. GM Wesley So defeated GM Rauf Mamedov in a superb game to take sole lead with 3,5 points from four games. World Champion Magnus Carlsen is half a point behind. All the other remaining games ended in draws. Round 4 [...]

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