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Espen Agdestein: Norwegian media are doing pioneering work

Espen Agdestein: Norwegian media are doing pioneering work

Chessdom’s Chief Editor Goran Urosevic spoke to Espen Adgestein, manager to World Champion Magnus Carlsen, about television and media coverage of World Championship Match 2014 in Norway. Video by Vijay Kumar, photo Espen with NRK by Anastasya Karlovich Carlsen-Anand game 6 LIVE Chessdom: Mr.Agdestein, game 6 of the World Championship Mach is now in progress [...]

A déjà-vu for L’Ami, almost a déjà vu for Van Wely and Fridman – Press Release

A déjà-vu for L’Ami, almost a déjà vu for Van Wely and Fridman – Press Release

Press Release by Peter Boel It’s a good tradition in the Remco Heite tournament: as so often, the first round was highly spectacular in all respects. Erwin l’Ami was lucky enough to find himself in a position in which he had already shown how it should be played, and Gawain Jones didn’t find a real [...]

IV Budapest Open and V International Master Tournament (Photo Report)

IV Budapest Open and V International Master Tournament (Photo Report)

Hungary abounds with chess tournaments of all kind – for amateurs, professionals, closed ones specifically designed for norms and many other forms of chess promotion. The Budapest Open, accompanied with GM and IM tournaments, since its inception, five years ago, is getting in popularity and international acclaim. As IM Eric Kislik (USA) says: ‘I like [...]

IM Amirreza Pourramezanali claims Lian Open 2014

IM Amirreza Pourramezanali claims Lian Open 2014

The 6th Lian Open 2014 was organized by Bushehr Chess Association on behalf of the Iranian Chess Federation from 5th to 11th November 2014 at the Bushehr Chess House in Bushehr, the capital city of the Bushehr Province in Iran. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 129 players [...]

Alexander Grischuk wins TASHIR Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian

Alexander Grischuk wins TASHIR Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian

On November 11 in the Novotel Moscow City Hotel the final 7th round of the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian was played. The game between leaders of the race Alexander Grischuk and Vladimir Kramnik was drawn rather quickly – the opponents had repeated their moves as early as in the opening. [...]

Tigran Petrosian Memorial: Kramnik defeats Morozevich, hopes to catch Grischuk

Tigran Petrosian Memorial: Kramnik defeats Morozevich, hopes to catch Grischuk

On November 10 in the Novotel Moscow City Hotel the 6th and next to last round of the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian was played. In the game Levon Aronian vs. Alexander Grischuk the Armenian grandmaster demonstrated an interesting novelty in the Gruenfeld Defence. It was connected with a pawn sacrifice, [...]

GM Zdenko Kozul wins Durres Open 2014

GM Zdenko Kozul wins Durres Open 2014

The 2nd International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ was organized by the Albanian Chess Federation on 1-8th November 2014 in Durres, Albania. The 9-round Swiss Open gathered 98 players from 11 different federations. They were provided with excellent conditions in the splendid 4-star Hotel “Bleart”**** near the city of Durres. More than one quarter of the players received prizes, as the organizers split [...]

Alexander Grischuk wins again in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

Alexander Grischuk wins again in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

On November 9 in the Novotel Moscow City Hotel the 5th round of the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian was played. Alexander Grischuk gained another fine victory by outplaying Peter Leko. The opponents held their discussion in a sharp opening variation: White had left his king in a center and advanced [...]

Alexander Grischuk keeps the lead in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

Alexander Grischuk keeps the lead in Tigran Petrosian Memorial

On November 8 in the Novotel Moscow City Hotel the 4th round of the International TASHIR Chess Tournament in Memory of Tigran Petrosian was played. The first to be finished was the game Ding Liren vs. Alexander Grischuk. Grandmasters played out an opening variation that had been well analyzed by both. The events developed forcedly, [...]

Opening Ceremony of 2014 FIDE World Chess Championship

Opening Ceremony of 2014 FIDE World Chess Championship

The official opening ceremony of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and the challenger and former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand (India) took place at the Congress Hall of the Radisson Blu hotel in Sochi on November 7th, 2014. The ceremony was attended by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) [...]

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