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24.11.2007

TO OUR READERS
We are awfully sorry to inform you that we have to stop publishing news in English for a period. Try to come and see us after mid-February โ€“ we hope we shall be with you again then.

22.11.2007

World Blitz Championship 2007
World Blitz Championship 2007 Vassily Ivanchuk wins the title on 25.5/38. Others' standings: 2. V.Anand 24.5; 3. A.Grischuk 23.5; 4. G.Kamsky 23.5; 5. V.Kramnik, 6. P.Leko 12, 7. S.Rublevsky 21.5; 8. A.Morozevich 21; 9. M.Carlsen 20.5; 10. Sh.Mamedyarov, 11. M.Adams 18.5, 12. R.Ponomariov 18; 13. R.Kasimdzhanov 17.5; 14. A.Dreev, 15. B.Gelfand, 16. B.Savchenko 17; 17. A.Shirov 16; 18. A.Karpov 14; 19. E.Bacrot 12; 20. A.Korotylev 11.5.
more [source: www.russiachess.org]

21.11.2007

World Blitz Championship 2007
Standings after the first day (19 rounds): V.Ivanchuk 13.5; A.Grischuk 13; G.Kamsky 12.5; P.Leko 12; V.Anand 11.5; V.Kramnik, A.Morozevich and S.Rublevsky 10.5; Sh.Mamedyarov 10; M.Carlsen 9.5; M.Adams and B.Gelfand 9; A.Shirov and R.Kasimdzhanov 8.5; B.Savchenko 8; E.Bacrot and R.Ponomariov 7.5; A.Dreev and A.Korotylev (who is a substitute for ill Svidler) 6.5; A.Karpov 5.5.
more [source: www.russiachess.org]

20.11.2007

World Blitz Championship 2007
GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov won the preliminary tournament of the World Blitz Championship with 15 points of 22. Other six qualifiers are GMs E.Bacrot, M.Adams, B.Savchenko 14.5, R.Ponomariov, A.Dreev and S.Rublevsky 14. In the finale (November 21-22) they will join eight participants of the finished M.Tal Memorial (V.Ivanchuk, V.Kramnik, P.Leko, Sh. Mamedyarov, A.Shirov, B.Gelfand, G.Kamsky and M.Carlsen) and five invited players: V.Anand, A.Karpov, P.Svidler, A.Morozevich and A.Grischuk. See games online since 11:00 Moscow time (http://russiachess.org/online/).
more [source: docs.google.com]

19.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
There were five draws in round 9 (from 16 moves in Mamedyarov โ€“ Alekseev to 60 in Ivanchuk โ€“ Kramnik). Final standings: 1. Kramnik 6.5/9; 2. Shirov 5; 3-6. Carlsen, Jakovenko, Leko and Gelfand 4.5; 7-9. Mamedyarov, Kamsky and Ivanchuk 4; 10. Alekseev 3.5. 64 chessplayers took start today in a qualifier for the World blitz Championship finale. After the first day R.Kasimdzhanov leads on 7/8, R.Ponomariov and S.Rublevsky scored 6.5, E.Bareev, E.Bacrot, M.Adams and V.Tkachiev 6 (see the results at http://russiachess.org/content/view/1454/376/).
more [source: russiachess.org]

19.11.2007

World Youth Championships 2007
About 1450 players of 103 countries took start yesterday in Kemer, the official site of the Championships reports. St. Petersburg chessplayers Anna Styazhkina G10, Kirill Alekseenko B10, Aleksey Goganov B16 and IM Daniil Lintchevski B18 won their round 1 games.
more [source: wycc2007.tsf.org.tr]

19.11.2007

Bad Wiessee Open 2007
Final leading standings: GMs N.Mamedov AZE and M.Parligras ROU 7.5/9; E.Postny ISR, O.Korneev and P.Skatchkov RUS, F.Bruno ITA, I.Khenkin, F.Holzke, G.Meier, D.Baramidze, K.Bischoff, R.Buhmann and K.Volke GER 7.
more [source: www.oibm-bad-wiessee.de]

18.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
Round 8 results: Kramnik โ€“ Mamedyarov 1-0; draws: Shirov โ€“ Gelfand, Leko โ€“ Carlsen, Kamsky โ€“ Ivanchuk, Alekseev โ€“ Jakovenko. Standings: Kramnik 6/8; Shirov 4.5; Carlsen, Jakovenko, Leko and Gelfand 4; Mamedyarov, Kamsky and Ivanchuk 3.5; Alekseev 3. Round 9 pairings: Jakovenko โ€“ Shirov, Mamedyarov โ€“ Alekseev, Ivanchuk โ€“ Kramnik, Carlsen โ€“ Kamsky, Gelfand โ€“ Leko.
more [source: russiachess.org]

18.11.2007

Bad Wiessee Open 2007
Leading standings after round 8: GM N.Mamedov AZE 7/8, GMs G.Meier GER, M.Parligras ROU, I.Khenkin GER, P.Skatchkov RUS, F.Abbasov AZE and WGM B.Kadziolka POL 6.5.
more [source: www.oibm-bad-wiessee.de]

17.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
Round 7 results: Alekseev โ€“ Shirov 0-1, Jakovenko โ€“ Kramnik 1/2, Mamedyarov โ€“ Kamsky 0-1, Ivanchuk โ€“ Leko 1/2, Carlsen โ€“ Gelfand 1/2. Standings: Kramnik 5/7; Shirov 4; Mamedyarov, Carlsen, Jakovenko, Leko and Gelfand 3.5; Kamsky and Ivanchuk 3; Alekseev 2.5. Round 8 pairings: Shirov โ€“ Gelfand, Leko โ€“ Carlsen, Kamsky โ€“ Ivanchuk, Kramnik โ€“ Mamedyarov, Alekseev โ€“ Jakovenko.
more [source: russiachess.org]

17.11.2007

Bad Wiessee Open 2007
Leading standings after round 7: GM N.Mamedov AZE 6.5/7, GMs G.Meier GER and M.Parligras ROU 6, 27 players scored 5.5 points.
more [source: www.oibm-bad-wiessee.de]

16.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
Round 6 results: Shirov โ€“ Carlsen 1-0, Gelfand โ€“ Ivanchuk 1/2, Leko โ€“ Mamedyarov 1/2, Kamsky โ€“ Jakovenko 0-1, Kramnik โ€“ Alekseev 1-0. Standings: Kramnik 4.5/5; Mamedyarov 3.5; Carlsen, Jakovenko, Leko, Gelfand and Shirov 3; Alekseev and Ivanchuk 2.5; Kamsky 2. Round 7 pairings: Alekseev โ€“ Shirov, Jakovenko โ€“ Kramnik, Mamedyarov โ€“ Kamsky, Ivanchuk โ€“ Leko, Carlsen โ€“ Gelfand.
more [source: russiachess.org]

16.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, finale
Game 2: V.Zvjaginsev โ€“ A.Timofeev 1/2, match score 0.5-1.5. Grandmaster Artyom Timofeev of Kazan wins the Cup.
more [source: www.aeroflotchess.com]

16.11.2007

Viktor Korchnoi: I play about 120 games a year
Yesterday GM Viktor Korchnoi was the guest of the "Mayak" radio station and answered questions by presenters and audience (in Russian).
more [source: www.radiomayak.ru]

16.11.2007

World Youth Championships 2007
An opening ceremony of WYCC 2007 U8-U18 (November 17th-29th) will take place tomorrow in Kemer, Turkey. There will be about 60 players from Russia.
more [source: wycc2007.tsf.org.tr]

16.11.2007

Bad Wiessee Open 2007
GM Nijdat Mamedov AZE and IM Mihail Kopylov UKR lead on 5.5/6. 17 players scored 5 points.
more [source: www.oibm-bad-wiessee.de]

15.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, finale
Game 1: A.Timofeev โ€“ V.Zvjaginsev 1-0.
more [source: www.aeroflotchess.com]

14.11.2007

'Liga de Campeones', Vitoria
Round 10: Ponomariov โ€“ Kasimdzhanov 0-1, Polgar โ€“ Topalov 0-1, Karpov โ€“ Nisipeanu 1/2. Final standings: 1. Topalov 7/10, 2. Ponomariov 5.5, 3-4. Polgar and Nisipeanu 5, 5. Kasimdzhanov 4.5, 6. Karpov 3.
more [source: www.ajedrez-hotelakua.com]

14.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
Round 5 results: Kramnik โ€“ Shirov 1-0, Alekseev โ€“ Kamsky 1/2, Jakovenko โ€“ Leko 1/2, Mamedyarov โ€“ Gelfand 1/2, Ivanchuk โ€“ Carlsen 1/2. Standings: Kramnik 3.5/5; Mamedyarov and Carlsen 3; Leko, Alekseev and Gelfand 2.5; Kamsky, Jakovenko, Ivanchuk and Shirov 2. Round 6 pairings (November 16th): Shirov โ€“ Carlsen, Gelfand โ€“ Ivanchuk, Leko โ€“ Mamedyarov, Kamsky โ€“ Jakovenko, Kramnik โ€“ Alekseev.
more [source: russiachess.org]

14.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, semifinals
Game 2: A.Timofeev โ€“ V.Malakhov 1-0, (match score 1.5-0.5), E.Tomashevsky โ€“ V.Zvjaginsev 1/2 (0.5-1.5). Finale (November 15th-16th): V.Zvjaginsev โ€“ A.Timofeev.
more [source: www.aeroflotchess.com]

14.11.2007

Bad Wiessee Open 2007
Four players have perfect score after four rounds: GMs E.Postny ISR, S.Halkias GRE, P..Jaracz POL and IM F.Holzke GER. 32 players scored 3.5/4.
more [source: www.oibm-bad-wiessee.de]

13.11.2007

'Liga de Campeones', Vitoria
Round 9: Topalov โ€“ Ponomariov 1-0, Kasimdzhanov โ€“ Karpov 1-0, Nisipeanu โ€“ Polgar 1/2. Topalov overtook his opponent before the last round: Topalov 6/9, Ponomariov 5.5, Polgar 5, Nisipeanu 4.5, Kasimdzhanov 3.5, Karpov 2.5.
more [source: www.ajedrez-hotelakua.com]

13.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, semifinals
Game 1: V.Malakhov โ€“ A.Timofeev 1/2, V.Zvjaginsev โ€“ E.Tomashevsky 1-0.
more [source: www.aeroflotchess.com]

13.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
Round 4 results: Shirov โ€“ Ivanchuk, Carlsen โ€“ Mamedyarov, Gelfand โ€“ Jakovenko, Leko โ€“ Alekseev, Kamsky โ€“ Kramnik โ€“ all draws. Round 5 pairings: Kramnik โ€“ Shirov, Alekseev โ€“ Kamsky, Jakovenko โ€“ Leko, Mamedyarov โ€“ Gelfand, Ivanchuk โ€“ Carlsen.
more [source: russiachess.org]

13.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, quarterfinals
Quarterfinals results: I.Lysyj โ€“ V.Malakhov 1-1, tiebreak 0.5-1.5; A.Timofeev โ€“ E.Bareev 1-1, 3-1; B.Savchenko โ€“ V.Zvjaginsev 0.5-1.5; E.Tomashevsky โ€“ K.Sakaev 1-1, 1.5-0.5. Semifinals (November 13-14): V.Malakhov โ€“ A.Timofeev, V.Zvjaginsev โ€“ E.Tomashevsky. Live games: http://www.aeroflotchess.com/live/

12.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
Round 3 results: Kamsky โ€“ Shirov 0-1, Kramnik โ€“ Leko 1-0, Alekseev โ€“ Gelfand 1/2, Jakovenko โ€“ Carlsen 0-1, Mamedyarov โ€“ Ivanchuk 1-0. Kramnik, Mamedyarov and Carlsen scored 2/3. Round 4 pairings: Shirov โ€“ Ivanchuk, Carlsen โ€“ Mamedyarov, Gelfand โ€“ Jakovenko, Leko โ€“ Alekseev, Kamsky โ€“ Kramnik.
more [source: russiachess.org]

12.11.2007

'Liga de Campeones', Vitoria
Round 8: Topalov โ€“ Nisipeanu 1-0, Ponomariov โ€“ Karpov 1/2, Polgar โ€“ Kasimdzhanov 1/2. Standings: Ponomariov 5.5/8, Topalov 5, Polgar 4.5, Nisipeanu 4, Karpov and Kasimdzhanov 2.5.
more [source: www.ajedrez-hotelakua.com]

11.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, quarterfinals
All games were drawn in the first day of quarterfinals.
read more

11.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
M.Tal Memorial 2007 Round 2 results: all draws: Shirov โ€“ Mamedyarov, Leko โ€“ Kamsky, Gelfand โ€“ Kramnik, Carlsen โ€“ Alekseev, Ivanchuk โ€“ Jakovenko. P.Leko leads on 1.5/2. Round 3 pairings: Kamsky โ€“ Shirov, Kramnik โ€“ Leko, Alekseev โ€“ Gelfand, Jakovenko โ€“ Carlsen, Mamedyarov โ€“ Ivanchuk.
more [source: russiachess.org]

11.11.2007

Bad Wiessee Open 2007
11th edition of the traditional open tournament takes place in Germany on November 10th to 18th. 416 participants are playing, the top seed being GM Alexander Shabalov USA 2626. You can watch several live games at http://www.it-zuverlaessig.de/oibm/index.html since 16:00 local time.
more [source: www.oibm-bad-wiessee.de]

11.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, Round 3
See the results of Round 3 and pairings for quarterfinals.
read more

10.11.2007

'Liga de Campeones', Vitoria
Round 7: Karpov โ€“ Polgar 0-1, Nisipeanu โ€“ Ponomariov 1/2, Kasimdzhanov โ€“ Topalov 1/2. Standings: Ponomariov 5/7, Nisipeanu, Topalov and Polgar 4, Karpov and Kasimdzhanov 2. November 11 is the day off.
more [source: www.ajedrez-hotelakua.com]

10.11.2007

Ali Nihat Yazici: we demand apologies!
The President of the Turkish Chess federation Mr. Yazici wrote a letter to FIDE officials demanding apology from Mr. Vladimir Bykov for his article 'Ayse Kesim: a new world-class chess star?' published recently at our website. Read the letter by Mr. Yazici and an open letter by the Chief Editor of the site.
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10.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
Round 1 results: Leko โ€“ Shirov 1-0, draws: Kamsky โ€“ Gelfand, Kramnik โ€“ Carlsen, Alekseev โ€“ Ivanchuk, Jakovenko โ€“ Mamedyarov. Round 2 pairings: Shirov โ€“ Mamedyarov, Leko โ€“ Kamsky, Gelfand โ€“ Kramnik, Carlsen โ€“ Alekseev, Ivanchuk โ€“ Jakovenko.
more [source: russiachess.org]

10.11.2007

'Liga de Campeones', Vitoria
Round 6: Nisipeanu โ€“ Kasimdzhanov 1-0, Ponomariov โ€“ Polgar 1-0, Topalov โ€“ Karpov 1/2. Standings: Ponomariov 4.5/6, Nisipeanu and Topalov 3.5, Polgar 3, Karpov 2, Kasimdzhanov 1.5.
more [source: www.ajedrez-hotelakua.com]

09.11.2007

M.Tal Memorial 2007
After drawing of lots the starting order of participants is as follows: 1. P.Leko, 2. G.Kamsky, 3. V.Kramnik, 4. E.Alekseev, 5. D.Jakovenko, 6. Sh.Mamedyarov, 7. V.Ivanchuk, 8. M.Carlsen, 9. B.Gelfand, 10. A.Shirov. Round 1 pairings: Leko โ€“ Shirov, Kamsky โ€“ Gelfand, Kramnik โ€“ Carlsen, Alekseev โ€“ Ivanchuk, Jakovenko โ€“ Mamedyarov. Time control: 100 m/40 + 50 m/20 + 15 m + 30 s/move. Watch the games online since 15:00 Moscow time tomorrow.
more [source: russiachess.org]

09.11.2007

Recommended reading: Teymur Radjabov: 'The enemy is the enemy, we hate Armenians'
This is the heading of an interview published today by Azerbaijan APA-Sport Agency. We can only hope that these words are ascribed to the talented grandmaster by editors.
more [source: sport.apa.az]

09.11.2007

V.Faibisovich. There are still placesโ€ฆ
IM V.Faibisovich takes us on tours of St. Petersburg's districts mentioning places where chess competitions were staged and where the leading chessplayers of the city lived. Seventh tour deals with Kirovsky, Moskovsky, Frunzensky and partly with Krasnoselsky and Nevsky districts. Added to the โ€œHistoryโ€ section.
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09.11.2007

Russian Cup for men, Round 3
Round 3, game 1: four draws and four wins with black!
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09.11.2007

USSR โ€“ Yugoslavia: Day 2
Round 2 was drawn: 5-5. Only V.Vorotnikov and Z.Spasojevic could beat their opponents. So, the general score of the historical match is 11-9 in favour of the USSR team. A closing ceremony will take place tomorrow before the start of the Mikhail Tal Memorial.
more [source: www.chessmoscow.ru]

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