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News ‘June, 2009’

Alexander Motylev With Full Point Lead at Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

Alexander Motylev With Full Point Lead at Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

Alexander Motylev pushed his earlier co-leader Vugar Gashimov aside in a direct 8th round encounter to take sole possession of the top of the 10th International Poikovsky chess tournament. Gashimov defended with ultra-solid Petroff, but later he lost patience from long maneuvering and forced a sharp Rook-ending. It proved, however, that Motylev calculated with precision and scored a crucial win…

Gashimov and Motylev in race for Poikovsky Karpov trophy

Gashimov and Motylev in race for Poikovsky Karpov trophy

Vugar Gashimov of Azerbaijan and Alexander Motylev of Russia are still sharing the lead at the 10th International Poikovsky chess tournament, which is organized in honor of former world champion Anatoly Karpov. In round seven, both players faced Berlin Ruy Lopez with White, and while Motylev settled for a quick draw against Zahar Efimenko, Gashimov went on to crack Arkadij Naiditsch’s defence and score valuable point.

Fighting Start at the 10th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

Fighting Start at the 10th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament

The 10th International Poikovsky chess tournament, organized in honor of former world champion Anatoly Karpov, has started today. The players have presented us with a thrilling first round, where four games finished with decisive result and only one ended in a draw. Mtel Masters 2009 winner and top-seed at Poikovsky, Alexei Shirov of Spain, lost with his favourite Archangelsk defence against Russian gladiator Ernesto Inarkiev…

China Chess Championship – Round 7

China Chess Championship – Round 7

The 2009 China Chess Championship is taking place on 26th May – 6th June in the city of Xinghua Jiangsu. GM Wang Hao signed another two consecutive wins to support his tremendous lead in the Men Championship. He conceded only one draw in preceding seven rounds. Ding Liren, untitled player who is holding second place full point behind the leader, also claimed two wins in a row, against Chinese top stars Ni Hua and Yifan Hou.

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