‘My main goal is to be chess world champion’: Sergey Karjakin to RT

‘My main goal is to be chess world champion’: Sergey Karjakin to RT In an exclusive interview with RT, Russian chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin discussed his performance in last weekend’s Wijk aan Zee tournament in Holland, his plans of going into real estate, and when he will return to the chess board. Sergey Karjakin once again obliged the Moscow public – visiting the capital’s famous bookstore ‘Dom Knigi’, fielding questions from fans, taking part in a simultaneous chess match with junior players and dishing out dozens of autographs. Karjakin was asked...

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Wesley So: “I am not foolish enough to think I can do this by myself”

Wesley So: “I am not foolish enough to think I can do this by myself”   World chess #2 shares with Evangelical Focus his Christian convictions and the central role faith plays in his day-to-day life, which he defines as “simple and quiet”   He was born in the Philippines in an environment of poverty, but his skill with the 64-square board did not go unnoticed. Since he won his first tournament, when he was nine, until today (23), his career has been progressing, to become No. 2 in the chess world ranking in February 2017. Besides his exceptional ability to play chess, Wesley...

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Balogh lehet Polgár Judit volt szövetségi kapitányi utódja

Balogh lehet Polgár Judit volt szövetségi kapitányi utódja A magyar nyílt válogatott szövetségi kapitányi posztjára jó eséllyel pályázik Balogh Csaba, aki versenyzőként sakkolimpiai ezüstérmet is szerzett. Az immár nem profiként játszó 29 éves szakember elképzeléseiről, és életéről nyilatkozott az M4 Sport Sakkaréna című...

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GORDIEVSKY AND GRITSAYEVA WIN MOSCOW OPEN 2017

GORDIEVSKY AND GRITSAYEVA WIN MOSCOW OPEN 2017 13th Moscow Open 2017 2017-01-28 – 2017-02-06 Women’s Moscow Open 2017 2017-01-28 – 2017-02-06 13th Moscow Open A 2017 Moscow RUS Website Results Live Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds Rk. Name FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd 7.Rd 8.Rd 9.Rd Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3 1 IM Gordievsky Dmitry RUS 99w1 76b1 28w1 23b1 18w1 3b½ 2w½ 8w1 5b½ 7,5 55,5 51,0 6,0 2 GM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 196b1 43w1 67b½ 39w1 71b1 22w1 1b½ 3w½ 16b1 7,5 51,5 48,0 6,0 3 GM Grachev...

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World chess secures biggest sponsor since days of Garry Kasparov’s breakaway

World chess secures biggest sponsor since days of Garry Kasparov’s breakaway   Bobby Fischer captured the world’s imagination when he took the world chess championship from Boris Spassky in their epic 1972 encounter. But since then chess as a spectator sport has struggled to tap into the game’s commercial possibilities. Now one of the world’s biggest and most recognisable cyber security firms has stepped in to change that. Kaspersky Lab, the Russian anti-malware expert, announced on Monday it is to sponsor Fide’s flagship 2017 Grand Prix series. The new signing...

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