Elite event in new San Sebastián festival July 6-16. Sergei Movsesian (2747 - SVK), Peter Svidler (2726 - RUS), Ruslan Ponomariov (2726 UKR), Hikaru Nakamura (USA - 2701), Rustam Kasimjanov (2695 - UZB), Francisco Vallejo (2688 - ESP), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2684 - FRA), Anatoly Karpov (2644 - RUS), Julio Granda (2610 - PER), Pablo San Segundo (2560 - ESP).
March 2009 Archives
IKEA car (probably a joke) shares the name of a certain Hungarian chessplayer.
NY Times article on the benefits of caffeine for athletics. Discussion of drug testing in chess.
Anand beats Stellwagen in a spectacular Najdorf Poisoned Pawn.
ChessBase photo gallery of top players bowling in Elista during the 2007 candidates matches.
Aronian holds on to win the combined standings. Kramnik and Anand a half-point back.
April 14-29 in Nalchik, Russia. Previously scheduled for Montreaux. Field: Akopian, Alekseev, Aronian, Bacrot, Eljanov, Gelfand, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Karjakin, Kasimjanov, Leko, Mamedyarov, Svidler.
With one round to play, Aronian leads over Anand and Carlsen by a full point.
Luke McShane on when to take a draw. Further comments from Svidler on being a die-hard, or not.
Begins May 13. Field: Carlsen, Shirov, Topalov, Wang Yue, Dominguez, Ivanchuk. Double round-robin in a glass pavilion outdoors.
Considering whether or not to entertain offers to show casino/gambling/poker ads in the Dirt.
Cool ad showing two famous movie characters playing chess.
Tomashevsky beats Malakhov in the final tiebreak match.
Kramnik leads combined standings after four rounds thanks to blindfold dominance.
Fun claymation chess game video.
Mobs of players will be in tiebreaks tomorrow to decide the European Individual champion and the 22 World Cup qualifiers.
Toronto Star article on how the Bulgarian organizers denied ChessBase permission to broadcast the Kamsky-Topalov match moves live.
Swinging in the park looks like more fun than chess. Heading to Tennessee with Kasparov for the Supernationals tournament on April 3.
Blindfold and rapid event in Nice, France. Anand, Topalov, Kramnik, Aronian, Morozevich, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Radjabov, Leko, Kamsky, Wang Yue, Karjakin.
Ian Wilkinson at email@example.com looking for GM and IM for round-robin starting on March 16.
Kasparov talks about Anand and chess prodigies in interview in India.
New deadline is April 20, 2010. FIDE also confirms new candidates event in 2011.
Computers now beating professionals at Go using Monte Carlo methods.
Mamedyarov continues to accuse Igor Kurnosov of computer cheating.
All four games in final round drawn. Grischuk takes title on tiebreaks (more wins) over Ivanchuk, both +2, 8/14.
Ivanchuk beats Aronian to join Grischuk in the lead heading into the final round. Carlsen plays a brilliant game against Radjabov only to blow it with one slip in the endgame. Round 14: Radjabov-Wang Yue, Dominguez-Ivanchuk, Anand-Carlsen, Aronian-Grischuk.
Carlsen wins spectacular game against Grischuk to tighten the crosstable with two rounds to play. Round 9: Grischuk-Anand, Carlsen-Radjabov, Ivanchuk-Aronian, Wang Yue-Dominguez.
Kasparov to give political speech at symposium in New Delhi on Saturday.
Wang Yue beats Carlsen with spectacular attack. Radjabov beats Aronian. Grischuk still leads by a point over Ivanchuk. Round 11: Grischuk-Radjabov, Ivanchuk-Carlsen, Wang Yue-Anand, Dominguez Aronian.
Carlsen beats Dominguez on the black side of the Dragon. Grischuk still leads by a point. Round 10: Radjabov-Aronian, Anand-Dominguez, Carlsen-Wang Yue, Grischuk-Ivanchuk.
Aronian loses to Ivanchuk and then beats Carlsen to move back to +1. Grischuk still leads on +3 after saving two draws. Round 9: Ivanchuk-Radjabov, Wang Yue-Grischuk, Dominguez-Carlsen, Aronian-Anand.
GM Kurnosov responds to Mamedyarov's cheating allegations.
High US court protects right to post anonymously.