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News ‘May, 2009’

China Chess Championship – Round 5

China Chess Championship – Round 5

The 2009 China Chess Championship is taking place on 26th May – 6th June in the city of Xinghua Jiangsu. With two consecutive wins, GM Wang Hao (photo) extends his lead in the Men Championship to a full point ahead of untitled Ding Liren. Ji Dan, rated only 2342, is also doing great by holding 3 points, while some of the famous Grandmasters are struggling – GM Zhang Pengxiang has only one point.

2nd Subic International Open – Round 7

2nd Subic International Open – Round 7

With two rounds remaining to be played, Iranian top player, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan (photo), is in best position to claim the tournament as he is holding a half point lead ahead of GM Sandipan Chanda of India and GM Rahman Ziaur of Bangladesh. Ghaem Maghami played a brilliant endgame to beat GM Dao Thien Hai in Friday’s round 7, while Rahman helped him by dispatching the young Chinese Xiu Deshun.

China Chess Championship – Round 3

China Chess Championship – Round 3

The 2009 China Chess Championship is taking place on 26th May – 6th June in the city of Xinghua Jiangsu. GM Wang Hao, who recently completed participation at the Bosna tournament, is holding an early lead in the Men Championship with 2.5 points after three rounds. In the Women Championship, rivals from the 2nd round of the World Women Chess Championship, GM Zhao Xue and WGM Shen Yang, are on the top joined by Tan Zhongyi, each holding 2.5 points.

Lublin Chess 2009

Lublin Chess 2009

The Chess Association of the Lubelski Region is organizing 1st International Grandmaster Tournament which is going to be held in Lublin from 28th of May untill 6th of June, 2009. The tournament is a round robin with 10 grandmasters ranging between 2652 to 2535 ELO, with average ELO of 2614, which makes it category XV event.

Mtel Masters multi live

Mtel Masters multi live

Welcome to the multi live coverage of the final round of Mtel Masters 2009 on Chessdom.com! Today we will follow the development of all games at the Sofia super GM tournament, including games commentary, news updates, photos, interviews, and the closing ceremony.

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Nine

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Nine

GM Wesley So, playing White against GM Elshan Moradiabadi on board six, transposed from Ruy Lopez into a promising position that resembled the King’s Indian defence, the main difference being that light-squared Bishops were exchanged. This proved to be a very smart decision, as Black lacked one of the most important counter-attacking pieces; the Queen was sitting on h4, but there was no that dangerous Bxh3 blow.

Bosna Chess Tournament 2009

Bosna Chess Tournament 2009

Ukrainian Grandmaster Pavel Eljanov convincingly won the 2009 Bosna Chess Tournament by claiming 7.0 points from ten rounds, point and a half ahead of the second placed Borki Predojevic. Eljanov finished most of the business in the first four days when he scored three wins. Later on, he just maintained the lead and reassured the position by winning another game in the second tournament leg.

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Seven

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Seven

On boards 3 and 4, two Filipinos, GM Antonio Rogelio Jr. and GM Wesley So, could not achieve more than draws against very determinated opposition. On board 5, Yifan Hou attacked sharply, but then suddenly switched gear and brought Toufighi Homayoon into a nice endgame zugzwang.

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Six

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Six

The 18-years old GM Le Quang Liem moved into the shared lead after beating GM Rahman Ziaur in the sixth round. In an all Vietnam derby, GM Dao Thien Hai scored against GM Tu Hoang Thong, while Chinese prodigy Yifan Hou drew her compatriot GM Yu Shaoteng. Filipino IM Richard Bitoon drew GM Anton Filippov, who somehow made it into the Championship.

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Four

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Four

After making a perfect score in the starting three rounds of the Asia Continental Chess Championship, GM Sandipan Chanda finally gave up a first draw in a game against his compatriot and World Junior Champion GM Gupta Abhijeet. Other Indian players who appeared on the top boards also split points with the opposition, remaining half a point behind.

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