Mahir Mamedov: “It was easy to organize the World Cup as we had resources and infrastructure in place”

Mahir Mamedov: “It was easy to organize the World Cup as we had resources and infrastructure in place”   A press-conference with the Tournament Director of the FIDE World Cup 2015 and Chess Olympiad 2016 Mahir Mamedov was held in the Fairmont Hotel. Speaking to Goran Urosevic, World Cup Press Officer, M. Mamedov shared his impressions about the tournament and provided some insight about the preparation for the event. “Everything started from the FIDE Congress, which took place during the Chess Olympiad in 2012 in Istanbul. Azerbaijan was awarded the right to hold this prestigious...

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World Chess Cup 2015 – Opening Ceremony

World Chess Cup 2015 – Opening Ceremony The 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup was opened today in the magnificent Mugham Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. The players, official and guests were greeted by Dr. Elman Rustamov, Governor of Azerbaijan Central Bank and President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Mr. Intigam Babayev, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan, and Mr.Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of FIDE. The programme also included beautiful promotional videos, a chess-themed ballet dance, and a song by Azerbaijani Eurovision contestant. In the drawing of lots conducted by...

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Aronian leads the Sinquefield Cup by a point going into the final round

Aronian leads the Sinquefield Cup by a point going into the final round 3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015 (Saint Louis USA) Fri 21st Aug 2015 – Thu 3rd Sep 2015 – Official Site 3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m(40)+60m+30spm) – Games in PGN: Levon Aronian drew an interesting game against Viswanathan Anand which proved enough to keep a one point lead over the rest of the field going into the final round. Anand allowed Aronian a big centre but had carefully prepared the line and convinced himself it would be OK and this proved to be the case at least...

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AMIR KHAN TO PLAY ANAND ON THE BIG SCREEN?

AMIR KHAN TO PLAY ANAND ON THE BIG SCREEN?   Aamir Khan is a good choice to play me: Vishwanathan Anand Arundhati Chatterjee, Hindustan Times At the age of 15, he was the youngest Indian chess player to be bestowed with the international master title. And the rest, as they say, is history. Ahead of his talk at a fashion event in Mumbai, Viswanathan Anand speaks to us about biopics, meeting chess legend Bobby Fischer, fashion and more. With so many biopics being made, do you see one on you? I can’t predict that. It can happen, who knows? And if it does, (actor) Aamir Khan can be a good...

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Schachbundesliga – Aufstellungen der Teams in der Saison 2015/16

Aufstellungen der Teams in der Saison 2015/1 Im folgenden Beitrag präsentieren wir die Aufstellungen der Bundesliga-Teams für die Saison 2015/16 und gehen dabei auf die Ab- und Zugänge aller Vereine ein.   Von Georgios SouleidisDie OSG Baden-Baden startet natürlich als der Top-Favorit in die Saison 2015/16. Das Ziel ist die elfte Meisterschaft in Folge. Dieses Vorhaben soll Radoslaw Wojtaszek unterstützen, der vom vielleicht stärksten Rivalen Schwäbisch Hall an die Oos wechselt. OSG Baden-Baden (2737)* 1. Anand,Viswanathan 2816 2. Aronian,Levon 2765 3. Adams,Michael 2740 4....

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