The World Chess Championship comes to New York City!

The World Chess Championship comes to New York City! Sakk: New Yorkban rendezik meg a világbajnoki döntöt New Yorkban rendezik meg november 11. és 30. között a világbajnoki döntőt a Nemzetközi Sakkszövetség (FIDE) keddi bejelentése szerint. The 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship, the pinnacle of the global sport played by more than 600 million people, is to take place in New York, FIDE announced. The month-long contest will take place in November between Norwegian Magnus Carlsen – the reigning champion and the highest ranked player in history – and the winner of the...

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Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016 LIVE!

Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016 LIVE! Women’s World Chess Championship Match 2016 between the current World Champion Maria Muzychuk of Ukraine and her challenger Hou Yifan of China (former World Champion 2010-2012, 2013-2015) is taking place in Lviv, Ukraine, on March 1-18, 2016. The prize fund for this match is 200,000 Euros and will be split between the players as follows: 60% for the winner and 40% to the loser if the match ends within the 10 regular games. In case the winner is decided by tie-break games, she will receive 55% and loser 45%. Maria Muzychuk is holding the...

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Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan have attended the first players’ meeting

Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan have attended the first players’ meeting Today, a day before Women’s World Chess Championship Match, Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan, Ukrainian and Chinese GMs, inspected the rooms for play and rest in Potocki Palace and also choose the chairs. ‘It’s great honour for our city to welcom three-time champion Hou Yifan and current champion Mariya Muzychuk in Lviv. This year there is a fight among them. And here in Lviv there will be chosen next chess queen. I wish a fair game, everyone enjoyed a good game, and this match went down in history of world chess’,...

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