Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi!

Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi! Rest day – April, 1 Round 6 – 2 players April, 2 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) will fight for the title of FIDE World Women’s Champion in Sochi. They qualified for the final match after a stunning tiebreaks day. At earlier stages Pogonina and Mariya Muzychuk were encouraging and supporting each other, and on April 2nd they will face each other for the highest women prize in chess. Natalia Pogonina will defend the honor of the hosts and Olympic gold winners...

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Les Etats-Unis rejouent la guerre froide sur les plateaux d’échecs

Les Etats-Unis rejouent la guerre froide sur les plateaux d’échecs Le Monde.fr | 24.03.2015 à 10h11 • Mis à jour le 29.03.2015 à 09h26 | Par Gilles Paris (Washington, correspondant) On se croirait revenu au temps de la guerre froide. En vue des Olympiades en 2016, les Etats-Unis tentent de débaucher des joueurs du monde entier. En savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/m-actu/article/2015/03/24/les-echecs-jeu-diplomatique_4596535_4497186.html#CVTGTqSIRjbbJBDO.99       La ville de Saint-Louis, dans le Missouri, est plus connue pour la Budweiser qu’on y brasse que...

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Dubai Open 2015, 5 – 16 Apr 2015, Dubai (UAE)

Dubai Open 2015, 5 – 16 Apr 2015, Dubai (UAE)     Prohaszka Peter,Papp Gabor,Banusz Tamas 59 Grand Masters, 9 WGM, 24 IM’s and the list is out ! We are looking forward to have you all at the prestigious Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2015 – Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Cup !     The 17th Dubai Open Chess Tournament 2015 SHEIKH RASHID BIN HAMDAN AL MAKTOUM CUP is scheduled to take place from 5th to 16th April, 2015, at the Dubai Chess & Culture Club (Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Hall) in the United Arab Emirates. The event is organized under the patronage of...

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Happy birthday to Wolfgang Uhlmann

Wolfgang Uhlmann (born 29 March 1935) is a prominent German International Grandmaster of chess. Despite being a dedicated professional chess player, and undoubtedly the GDR’s most successful ever, he has also had a career in accountancy. Wolfgang Uhlmann Wolfgang Uhlmann, 1967 Full name Wolfgang Uhlmann Country Germany Born 29 March 1935 (age 80) Germany Title International Grandmaster Peak rating 2575 (January...

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Urii Eliseev and Daria Charochkina are new Moscow Champions

Urii Eliseev and Daria Charochkina are new Moscow Champions The final events of the Moscow Chess Championships for men and women were held from 14-22nd March at the Russian State Social University. In the men section GM Urii Eliseev and IM David Paravyan shared the first place with 6,5/9 points each. Eliseev is declared winner on better tie-break. The bronze medal was also decided by tie-break, with FM Dmitry Gordievsky edging GM Igor Naumkin. In the women section WGM Daria Charochkina dominated, taking the clear first place with 8,0/9 points, leaving the second placed FM Daria Pustovoitova a...

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