News ‘August, 2009’
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
1-12 September, Ningbo, China Ten teams will participate in the 2009 edition of the World Women Team Chess Championship. Top seeded is the first team of China, led by GM Yifan Hou, with average rating of 2490. Their main competition will come from Georgia, with Chiburdanidze on board 1, and Russia who come without the [...]
Aug 15, 2009
20 strong players to participate in Moscow The Moscow blitz championship is a traditional event for Russia. This year it will feature an exceptionally strong field with four 2700 club members – Morozevich, Jakovenko, Karjakin, and Malakhov, as well as World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. The championship will take place on the 30th of August and [...]
Aug 8, 2009
The 2009 edition of the Youth vs. Experience NH Chess tournament will take place 20-31 August in Amsterdam. The ‘Experience’ team consists of Peter Svidler (Russia), Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark), Alexander Beliavsky (Slovenia), Loek van Wely (The Netherlands) and Ljubomir Ljubojevic (Serbia). The ‘Rising Stars’ are Hikaru Nakamura (United States), Fabiano Caruana (Italy), Jan Smeets (The Netherlands), Daniel Stellwagen (The Netherlands) and Hou Yifan (China).
Aug 7, 2009
The 59th Hungarian Chess Championsip is taking place on 9-17th August in Hotel Novotel, Szeged. The 10-player round robin tournament implements new regulation to make the championship more interesting. It is not allowed to offer a draw before move 40, and also the win counts as 2,5 points, draw is 1 point, loss is 0 points.
Aug 6, 2009
With the participation of 26 Grandmasters, 20 International Masters, 10 FIDE Masters, 12 Women Grandmasters, 8 Women International Masters, 2 Women FIDE Masters and many other strong chess-players from 26 countries, the 24th ICT Acropolis 2009 is ready to begin.
Aug 3, 2009
The 2009 Spice Cup will take place 19-29 September in USA. It will feature many top players – GM Andreikin, GM Pashikian, GM Wesley So, GM Mamedov, GM Kozubov, and GM Akobian, and is breaking the record for US round robin event for a second consecutive year.
Aug 2, 2009
Alexander Morozevich, 31-year-old Muscovite chess wizard, is the top candidate at
the Alois Nagler Memorial, the Master Tournament of the Jubilee-Open. He
participated already twice at the FIDE World Chess Championship and heads an
array of grandmasters at the Zurich event.
Aug 1, 2009
Each of the players will participate in four out of six Grand Prix tournaments and the top two finishers in combined standings will qualify for the World Championship candidate matches. Currently, Teimour Radjabov, who played in three tournaments, and Alexander Grischuk, who completed all four, are leading, but Levon Aronian is very close with maximum points from only two events.
The strong Indian squad with 65 players is expected to reap a big harvest from the event that offers 36 medals. In the last edition at Tehran, India won 6 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze. India is hoping clean sweep in some category but players from Iran and Vietnam can shatter Indian dreams as they fielded strong players. The Indian Challenge will be spear headed by ONGC sponsored World Under-14 Champion Vidit Santosh Gujarathi and World Under-12 Champion Sayantan Das. Grand Master Salem A. R. Saleh of UAE who won Under-16 category in last edition will start as favourite in Under-18 category this year.