Chess Anand – Topalov World Championship Game 10

The 10th game of the World Chess Championship was another fluctuating struggle which ended in a draw after around 5 hours play and 60 moves. Veselin Topalov would have been looking to press with the white pieces after his escape the previous day. Viswanathan An


Chess Andor Arnoldovich Lilienthal 1911-2010

The death of Andre Lilienthal just after passing his 99th birthday finally cuts our links with chess going back to the 19th Century. Lilienthal was the only living player to have defeated Emanuel Lasker and Jose Raul Capablanca. He also had a draw against Alexande


Chess Horror story for Anand in Game 9

Viswanathan Anand missed many opportunities to win against Veselin Topalov in game 9 of their World Chess Championship in Sofia. Malcolm Pein analyses the game. Source: The Week in Chess


Chess 3rd Women’s Chess Grand Prix Nalchik 2010

The 3rd Women's Chess Grand Prix took place in Nalchik, Russia, 25th April (arrival) - 8 May (departure) 2010. Humpy Koneru, Pia Cramling, Yifan Hou, Tatania Kosintseva etc Tatiana Kosintseva won the event with 9/11. Source: The Week in Chess


Chess FIDE Grand Prix Astrakhan 2010

The final FIDE Grand Prix takes place in Astrakhan 9th-25th May 2010. Participants: Vladimir Akopian (Armenia) Evgeny Alekseev (Russia) Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan) Boris Gelfand (Israel) Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia) Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine)


Chess David Navara counts to 8.5 in the Czech Chess Championship – 94 players, 1-9th May at the Palace of Culture in Ostrava

Czech top player David Navara crushed all barriers on the way of becoming the national champion. He collected impressive 8.5 points from nine games, conceding only one draw on the final round. Four players who shared the second place remained full two points behind


Chess RIP Feodor Skripchenko

Obituary - Feodor Skripchenko, General Secretary of Moldova Chess FederationSunday, 09 May 2010 09:31FIDE regrets very much to inform the world’s chess society that Mr. Feodor Skripchenko, General Secretary of Moldova Chess Federation, passed away after hard illn


Chess Young chess stars in Kirishi

Vanya Somov's memorial 2010Young chess stars of the world collect in KirishiThe eighth International youth grandmaster tournament "Young Stars of the World" in memory of Vanya Somov takes place in Kirishi, 8th-25th of May, 2010. Top seeded is GM Yaroslav Zherebukh


Chess Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championship 2010 – Top seed Alexei Dreev, Parimarjan, Abhijeet to lead Indian challenge. Pairings added

Delhi’s own Grandmaster duo of Parimarjan Negi and Abhijeet Gupta will spearhead the Indian challenge in the Parsvnath Commonwealth chess championship that gets underway in the National capital from coming Sunday. The event, being sponsored by the Parsvnath Devel


Chess Sometimes They Listen

I've written a number of stories regarding the various kids I've encountered in tournaments.  On more then one occasion I've been known to say something either to the kid and/or his parents.  Sometimes I've been critical of their behavior.  Other tim


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