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The World Junior Champion joins the Candidates commentary team

Candidates Chess Tournament 2013 is taking from March 14 to April 1 in Savoy Place, London. Eight of the top world Grandmasters are participating for a place in the finals against Viswanathan Anand. The games have the traditional daily live coverage on together with resident commentators GM Christian Bauer, IM Aman Hambleton, and IM Miodrag Perunovic.

Exclusively for Chessdom readers, World Junior Champion GM Alexander Ipatov is joining for the decisive days of the Candidates matches. GM Ipatov will provide live commentary on March 31st and April 1st.

• March 31st – Simultaneous live commentary of 2 games at Chessdom
• April 1st (last round) – Simultaneous live commentary of 1 game at Chessdom and 1 game at his Facebook page Ipachess

More about Alexander Ipatov

Alexander Ipatov is well known for his youth achievements playing for his home country Ukraine and Spain. He got his first presentation on our pages back in 2010 when he commented Corus, and later gave various interviews on the process of becoming a GM.

Since February, 2012, Alexander Ipatov has been representing the Turkish Chess Federation.  In August, 2012, he became the FIDE World Junior Chess Champion which gave him the right to participate in the 2013 World Cup.

His chess career began in 1999 as a professional chess player. He became a contributor and writer for Chess Informant in 2012 and moved onto becoming a contributor and writer for New in Chess Magazine and Yearbook in 2013.

He holds national and international chess achievements since 2003.

The most remarkable are:

He also holds team achievements since 2009, as becoming 1st place in the Spanish Team Chess Championship Primera Division in 2009 and achieving 2nd place in the Turkish İş Bankası League 2012.

More about Ipachess

Ipachess covers the following details:

  • Advice for chess improvement
  • Puzzles, news, quizzes
  • Live commentary of top chess events
  • Detailed personal blog
  • And much more by the 2012 World Junior Chess Champion.

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