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News ‘December, 2008’

Vandoeuvre Open 2008

Vandoeuvre Open 2008

The 5th Open International de Vandoeuvre took place on 26th-30th December. After nine rounds of play with Swiss system, GM Christian Bauer and GM Dmitry Svetushkin shared the first place with 7.5 points each, full point ahead of the chasing pack. The prize fund was 5.500 € worth, with 1.500 € reserved for the winner.

WIM Kruttika Nadig wins India National A women chess championship

WIM Kruttika Nadig wins India National A women chess championship

WIM Kruttika Nadig is the new National A champion of India. She won the competition with a full point ahead of opposition, scoring 7 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses.

Caruana and Vallejo leading in Pamplona

Caruana and Vallejo leading in Pamplona

Francisco Vallejo Pons started furiously, winning the first two rounds, but then succumbed to the 2008 Italian champion Fabiano Caruana. The two are now sharing the first place with 2.0 points each. Vallejo Pons has just returned from China where he helped Veselin Topalov’s preparation during the Pearl Spring tournament.

Radoslaw Wojtaszek Superior at the European Rapid Championship

Radoslaw Wojtaszek Superior at the European Rapid Championship

The winner of the 8th Amplico AIG Life tournament and new European Rapid Champion is Poland’s star Radoslaw Wojtaszek with incredible score of 11,5 points out of 13 games. Wojtaszek, Vishy Anand’s second, made only 3 draws and won all remaining games.

8th Amplico AIG Life Tournament

8th Amplico AIG Life Tournament

After 8 rounds, two Polish players are leading – Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Michal Krasenkow with 7,5. Seven players with 7.0 points are following, and among them is terrific Natalia Zdebskaja from Ukraine who have already beaten Macieja, Shirov and Malaniuk!

IM André Diamant is the new Brasilian chess champion

IM André Diamant is the new Brasilian chess champion

The Championship ended this Tuesday in the city of Porto Alegre and Diamant also earned his second GM norm. He is 18 years old and started the tourney with a 2412 rating. In the last round he drew the 2007 champion GM Vescovi to finish alone on the top.

KL Open Chess Championship

KL Open Chess Championship

With 8 International Grandmasters, 9 International Masters or 2400+ rated players, 4 FIDE Masters, 1 Women Grandmaster and 2 Women International Masters, and with 60 of the 70 players with FIDE ratings, the KL Open is turning out to be one of the strongest events ever held in Malaysia!

Sri Lanka wins Six Gold Medals at the Asian School Chess Championship 2008

Sri Lanka wins Six Gold Medals at the Asian School Chess Championship 2008

The 4th Asian School Championship was conducted by Chess Federation of Sri Lanka in 2 separate sections as Girls and Boys in 5 age groups, under 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 years totaling 10 Asian school events. The closing ceremony was held at the Grand Oriental Hotel under the patronage of Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Pr. Mehrdad Pahlavanzade.

GM Leitão and IM Diamant leading at Brasilian Chess Championship

GM Leitão and IM Diamant leading at Brasilian Chess Championship

After seven rounds (of 11) have been played, the Brasilian Chess Championship is still completely open. GM Rafael Leitão and IM André Diamant lead with 5.5 points, followed by GMs Gilberto Milos and Alexander Fier, with 5.0. Update by Luiz Franz.

Nanjing Pearl Spring chess tournament

Nanjing Pearl Spring chess tournament

results and final standings Rank Name Fed/Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Aronian Levon ARM 2757 *** 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 5½ 2 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2786 0 0 *** ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 4 3 Sergei Movsesian SVK 2732 ½ ½ [...]

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