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News ‘October, 2009’

Anand wins all in a simul, Karpov with one draw

Anand wins all in a simul, Karpov with one draw

Anand vs Karpov 2009 has started, games and info to be updated every hour here on Chessdom.com!

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Boys Round Eight

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Boys Round Eight

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave seized an important victory in the 8th round of the World Junior Chess Championship 2009 and rejoined Sergei Zhigalko on the top of the scoreboard. Zhigalko could not make more than a draw against the tough Venezuelan Eduardo Iturrizaga and the two leaders are now holding 6.5 points each.

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Girls Round Eight

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Girls Round Eight

WIM Zoja Severiukhina ruled the World Junior Chess Championship 2009 for Girls for only one round as WIM Zhang Xiaowen beat her on Thursday and pushed down behind the leading group of four. Women Grandmasters Iozefina Paulet and Swaminathan Soumya both signed a second win in a row and joined Xiaowen.

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Boys Round Seven

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Boys Round Seven

The World Junior Chess Championship 2009 is currently ongoing in Puerto Madrin, Argentina, with seventh round being completed on Tuesday. Top rated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave could not achieve more than a draw with White pieces against China’s Li Chao B, thus relinquishing the first place to Belarusian Sergei Zhigalko who beat Maxim Rodstein.

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Girls Round Seven

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Girls Round Seven

Russian representative WIM Zoja Severiukhina scored an important victory against the then-leading Indian WIM Padmini Rout in the 7th round of the World Junior Chess Championship 2009 for Girls, and took over the first place thanks to a series of draws on the other top boards. Women Grandmasters Iozefina Paulet and Swaminathan Soumya surged forward to a shared second place.

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Girls Round Four

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Girls Round Four

WIM Betul Cemre Yildiz from Turkey and WIM Olga Kalinina of Ukraine drew on the top table in the 4th round of the World Junior Chess Championship 2009 for Girls, allowing the Chinese representative WIM Zhang Xiaowen to catch them on the top with a victory against WIM Inna Ivakhinova.

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Boys Round Four

World Junior Chess Championship 2009 – Boys Round Four

Untitled Yu Yangui won the Chinese derby against Li Chao B and took the sole lead with four points. Top rated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with Black against new American star Ray Robson and stays on the shared second with 3.5 points. Grandmasters Maxim Rodstein, Michal Olszewski and Sergei Zhigalko are with the same score.

UnivĂ© Schaaktoernooi – Round Two

UnivĂ© Schaaktoernooi – Round Two

In round two there was much more excitement. Anish Giri sacrificed a pawn for positional squeeze against Tiviakov. White’s attempts to breach through Black defences were futile and the draw was agreed when Tiviakov returned the extra pawn to free up the pieces.

Topalov – Anand 2010 in Sofia (updated)

Topalov – Anand 2010 in Sofia (updated)

The letter from Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov was decisive factor in favour of Bulgaria. FIDE President accepted the guarantee and then the proposal passed with unanimous vote.

Chess World Cup 2009 Participants

Chess World Cup 2009 Participants

Chessdom.com presents you the final list for the participants in the World Cup in Khanty Mansiysk. 128 players from all over the world have confirmed participation in the event, which is part of the World Chess Championship 2010-2011 cycle.

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