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News ‘November, 2008’

Leaders Deposed

Leaders Deposed

The 9th round of the 2008 Chess Olympiad saw the leaders in both open and women section defeated and deposed. The defending champion Armenia was outplayed by Israel, while bronze medalist from Turin, women’s team of China, was stunned by Serbia.

Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008 round 1 (updated)

Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008 round 1 (updated)

After the beautiful opening ceremony yesterday, today the Chess Olympiad in Dresden has started. The first move of the Olympiad was made by the Honorary FIDE President Florencio Campomanses in the giant playing hall full of players, journalists, and accompanying people.

Alexey Dreev Secures First Place in Barcelona

Alexey Dreev Secures First Place in Barcelona

Baadur Jobava faced Boris Gulko, who held the third position after defeating the young Cuban Fidel Corrales earlier. Gulko decided to destabilize his rival using precisely Jobava’s favorite weapon – the Richter- Rauzer – against him. But Baadur, curiously inspired after so many days of blackout, was prepared to perform one of his best thematic attacks…

Leinier Dominguez Perez Victorious in Kazakhstan

Leinier Dominguez Perez Victorious in Kazakhstan

The World Blitz Chess Championship took place on 8th November 2008 in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. The tournament was a round robin of 16 players and the games were played with a classical blitz time control of 5 minutes for the whole game, without increment.

Halkias and Sedlak Sharing First at Bora Kostic Memorial

Halkias and Sedlak Sharing First at Bora Kostic Memorial

The 15th Memorial Bora Kostic was held on 26th October – 4th November in Vrsac, the place of Kostic’s birth. Nikola Sedlak and Stelios Halkias preserved the lead held throughout the tournament and cut the ribbon together with six points after 9 rounds. Ultra-talented GM Boban Bogosavljevic finished on shared third with already established Grandmasters Kamil Miton and Evgeny Vorobiov.

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