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News ‘May, 2009’

U.S. Chess Championship – Round Seven

U.S. Chess Championship – Round Seven

New leaders have emerged on the top of the crosstable after 7th round of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship concluded late Thursday. The defending champion GM Yuri Shulman and GM Varuzhan Akobian were dethroned after suffering defeats at the hands of GM Alexander Onischuk and GM Hikaru Nakamura respectively. The top seed Gata Kamsky and GM-elect Robert Hess are also in the premier four after adding new points with Black pieces.

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Two

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Two

The second round of the Asia Continental Chess Championship, a qualification tournament for the World Cup 2009 and to the Women’s World Championship next year, already brought the first Grandmaster encounters. Representatives of Philippines were not fortunate on the top boards – GMs Darwin Laylo, Wesley So and Buenaventura Villamayor all lost their games. Hero of the day one, IM Julio Catalino Sadorra, fell victim to the experienced Chinese GM Li Shilong.

Mtel Masters 2009 round 2 live!

Mtel Masters 2009 round 2 live!

Welcome to the round 2 live coverage of Mtel Masters 2009. The reason for yesterday’s live feed absence is already known. Today the games are expected to be online through the whole round. GM Bauer, GM Dimitrov, and IM Perunovic are commenting Mtel Masters for you on Chessdom.com.

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round One

Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round One

The Asia Continental Chess Championship, a qualification tournament for the World Cup 2009 and to the Women’s World Championship next year, officialy launched yesterday in Subic Freeport, Philippines. The importance of the Championship, and the rich prize fund of $50,000 in Men’s Division and $15,000 in Women’s Division, attracted nearly 50 Grandmasters and Women Grandmasters.

U.S. Chess Championship – Round Five Starting

U.S. Chess Championship – Round Five Starting

The fifth round of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship is about to start at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. In round four, top two boards produced draws, which allowed GM Varuzhan Akobian to enter the leading pack after a beautiful win against GM Julio Becerra. Young star IM Ray Robson downed another Grandmaster, his latest victim being GM Ildar Ibragimov. GM Boris Gulko signed his first point, after a quick attack against the reserve player FM Doug Eckert.

Bosna Tournament 2009 – Round Four

Bosna Tournament 2009 – Round Four

The 2009 Bosna Chess Tournament opened on 8th May and four rounds have already been played. Ukrainian Grandmaster Pavel Eljanov is dominant thus far, having collected 3.5 points, a full point ahead of Borki Predojević. Predojević is holding one plus, after a fine win against the top-seeded Sergei Movsesian.

President’s cup closing ceremony

President’s cup closing ceremony

“Azerbaijan was too hospitable, while The World too bloodthirsty,” said the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilymzhinov at the closing ceremony of the tournament. Tomorrow Anand, Kramnik, and the team of Azerbaijan will participate in a simul.

U.S. Chess Championship – Round One

U.S. Chess Championship – Round One

The 2009 U.S. Chess Championship that made a beginning on Friday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis left chess aficionados in dark after the official website canceled live games broadcast. The results and round two pairings finally appeared in the late evening, but the pgn files are still not available.

Anand – Topalov WCC may take place in Baku

Anand – Topalov WCC may take place in Baku

The 2010 World Championship ideas announced by the FIDE President Viswanathan Anand The 2010 World Championship match between Anand and Topalov may take place in Baku. This was announced at a press conference during the match Azerbaijan vs The World. “We have already announced a bidding procedure for Topalov – Anand match,” said Kirsan Ilymzhinov. [...]

U.S. Chess Championship Starting Today

U.S. Chess Championship Starting Today

This year’s U.S. Chess Championship opens today at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and continues until the 17th May. 24 qualified players will compete throughout 9-rounds swiss tournament for a $135,400 guaranteed prize pool. In addition, there is a $64,000 Fischer Sweep prize for anyone who can repeat Bobby Fischer’s 1964 performance and win every game.

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