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News ‘August, 2009’

Chess Classic Mainz – 16th ORDIX Open

Chess Classic Mainz – 16th ORDIX Open

The big names in the ORDIX this year are Gashimov, Grischuk, Kamsky, Movsesian, Nakamura, Naiditsch and Kasimdzhanov but there are many experienced grandmasters who love to play the rapid open in Mainz each year like Rafael Vaganjan, Vlastimil Hort, Ulf Andersson and Klaus Bischoff. We counted 172 (!) players with an international title and 67 grandmasters! Two ex-chess world champions started in the ORDIX today, Rustam Kasimdhzanov and Alexander Khalifman.

Strong reaction from India on possible Sofia bid for Topalov – Anand

Strong reaction from India on possible Sofia bid for Topalov – Anand

It’s nearly nine months to go for the World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and the Bulgarian Veselin Topalov, and it seems Bulgaria has already stolen a march in mindgames. The issue in question is that of hosting the April 2010 title bout. India is mulling a much-belated, last-ditch attempt even as Bulgaria is believed to have found enough sponsors to present a good bid.

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