London Chess Classic 2014

Chess in Schools and Communities announced the 6th London Chess Classic which will take place on 6-14th December at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London. The main event is the Super Rapidplay Open on 6-7th December with the prize fund of £25,000. Top Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams and Anish Giri have confirmed participation. The Super Rapidplay is a 10-round FIDE rated open tournament with no grading sections; instead all players play in the same section and generous grading prizes have been added. This event...

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X. Heviz International Chess Festival Heviz

X. Heviz International Chess Festival Heviz Starting rank No. Name FED Rtg 1 Egresi Mate HUN 2246 2 IM Nagy Ervin Dr. HUN 2243 3 IM Pirisi Gabor HUN 2241 4 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2234 5 FM Csala Imre HUN 2193 6 Czupor Attila HUN 2180 7 Johnsen Gunnar NOR 2140 8 FM Kincs Imre HUN 2133 9 FM Fodre Sandor HUN 2129 10 Sonnberger Thomas AUT 2091 11 Nagy Kristof HUN 2086 12 Babits Andras HUN 2084 13 Metaxasz Vaszilisz HUN 2047 14 Stifter Ewald AUT 2034 15 Simon Lili HUN 2005 16 Zilahi Gabor HUN 1953 17 Gaal Alexander AUT 1950 18 Kiss...

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Sakkozók nemzetközi versenye Tapolcán

Sakkozók nemzetközi versenye Tapolcán Közel száz versenyzővel kezdődött meg a 43. Construct Balaton Kupa, egyéni és csapat rapid verseny szombaton reggel. A Csermák József Rendezvénycsarnokban 91 nevezőt köszöntött Sági István alpolgármester abban a reményben, hogy eztán mindig a város adhat otthont a rangos megmérettetésnek. Mint azt lapunknak a Tapolcai Városi Sportegylet Sakk Szakosztályának vezetői, Zsiray Ferenc és Paréj József elmondták, horvát, orosz, ukrán, német, szlovén és magyar versenyzők játszanak a két nap során két korosztályt...

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Shirov vs Sveshnikov Rapid match 2014

The Rapid Match Alexei Shirov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov 2014 is taking place on 26-28th September 2014 in the Latvian capital Riga. The event is played in a 6-round format with a time control 50′ + 10″. Match information Schedule Game 1: Sep 26 02:00 PM GMT Game 2: Sep 26 04:30 PM GMT Game 3: Sep 27 02:00 PM GMT Game 4: Sep 27 04:30 PM GMT Game 5: Sep 28 09:00 AM GMT Game 6: Sep 28 12:30 PM GMT Time control 50 minutes + 10 seconds for each move Official website Join LIVE...

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Boris Gulko: Carlsen “a wonderful psychologist”

67-year-old Boris Gulko has had an extraordinary career. The winner of both the USSR and US Chess Championships and a man with a 3:1 record of wins against Garry Kasparov, he and his wife spent 7 years as “refuseniks” after being denied permission to emigrate from the USSR to Israel. In a new interview with Sergey Kim for ChessPro, Gulko talks about those times but also the way in which modern chess has changed and how Magnus Carlsen and the other leaders of the new generation face completely new challenges. Soviet Champion The peak of Boris Gulko’s career came when he turned 30 in...

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