Chess

News ‘December, 2010’

London Chess Classic – Round Three

London Chess Classic – Round Three

Today was the big one – world number one plays world number two, right here in London town (we had to pinch ourselves that it was really happening). Note that I didn’t specify precisely which was which – Vishy is numero uno on the official November list but Magnus is no.1 on the unofficial but authoritative ‘live list’.

India National Premier Chess Championship

India National Premier Chess Championship

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board’s Grandmaster trios G N Gopal, Parimarjan Negi and Neelotpal Das taken the lead with perfect scores after second round matches of the ongoing 48th National Premier Chess Championship here at K R Mangalam World School, GK-II on Friday.

London Chess Classic – Round Two

London Chess Classic – Round Two

England’s Luke McShane is the sole leader of the 2010 London Chess Classic after beating Nigel Short in a complicated tactical struggle. Two points behind him is America’s Hikaru Nakamura who scored a great win against former world champion Vladimir Kramnik.

London Chess Classic – Round One

London Chess Classic – Round One

As we left things last year, Magnus Carlsen and David Howell were the two big success stories, the former winning the tournament and zooming to the top of the rating list, while David Howell sailed through the event, finishing a superlative third despite his status as lowest rated player. Neither lost a game in 2009.

Giovanni Vescovi wins the Brazil Chess Championship

Giovanni Vescovi wins the Brazil Chess Championship

Following Tuesday’s results in the 77th Campeonato Brasileiro de Xadrez, GM Giovanni Vescovi secured the overall tournament victory with a round to spare. Vescovi announced the ambition in an interview for Chessdom.com last month and fulfilled the promise by winning his seventh title of the national champion.

70th Italian Chess Championship

70th Italian Chess Championship

IM Denis Rombaldoni and GM Carlos Garcia Palermo have set a furious tempo from the very beginning of the Championship and maintained the joint lead until round seven. In round eight both quickly drew their games with black, thus allowing the top-seed and twice Italian champion Fabiano Caruana to catch them on the shared first place.

Seeking Title Norms? Bansko Open Is Your Perfect Challenge!

Seeking Title Norms? Bansko Open Is Your Perfect Challenge!

Bansko Grand Chess Open, one of the biggest winter open tournament of 2010, will take place 11th-19th of December in the ski resort Bansko, Bulgaria. If you are seeking norms, good prizes, and lot’s of fun at premium destination, this is for you.

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