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Friday, August 22, 2014 16:27
According to its president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE has denied a request from Magnus Carlsen to postpone his world championship match with Viswanathan Anand. Carlsen is not happy with the match taking place in November...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 13:42
GM Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia is the only player left with a perfect score at the Riga Open, a strong tournament in the Latvian capital that started right after the Tromsø Olympiad. Top seed and local hero...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 16:22
The four tournaments of the new FIDE Grand Prix series will be held in Baku (Azerbaijan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Tehran (Iran) and Moscow (Russia). Earlier today the World Chess...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 23:35
"Playing like a machine" has become a compliment lately in the chess world (if not an accusation!). This weekend, a top grandmaster will make it literal. On August 23, world number...
Monday, August 18, 2014 16:39
Two chess players died on the last day of the Olympiad. Also on the last day, Garry Kasparov published a statement regarding the FIDE Presidential elections. He lost to Kirsan ...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 16:22
China won the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway on Thursday after beating Poland 3-1 in the final round. The team finished on 19 out of a possible 22 match...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 18:34
China has excellent chances to clinch its first-ever gold medal at a Chess Olympiad. In the penultimate round in Tromsø, China's biggest star, Yu Yangyi, decided the...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:57
France joined China in the lead in round 9 of the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. It was again Etienne Bacrot who clinched the two match points for the French team...
Monday, August 11, 2014 17:08
The incumbent FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov defeated his Challenger Garry Kasparov with 110 votes to 61 at the FIDE Presidential elections, held today during the General Assembly...
Sunday, August 10, 2014 23:38
China is the new leader at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. With three rounds to go they are the only team with 14 match points after beating Azerbaijan 3-1 on...

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