Month: January 2009

  • Blitz Battle: Nakamura vs. Carlsen!

    Russian Champion Peter Svidler won the Aker Chess Challenge beating Magnus Carlsen in the blitz finale. Carlsen had defeated Hikaru Nakamura the previous round in a highly-charged blitz battle. The two had played two rapid games in the previous round with Nakamura taking 1.5/2. However this rematch was soon to…

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  • Ilyumzhinov: Chess to be in Olympics

    FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was visiting the Asian Club Chess Championships and stated that he confident that chess will be included in the quadrennial Olympic Games in the future. He mentioned the progress being made in chess in various regions of the world. My aim is to ensure that chess…

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  • January 2009 FIDE Rating list

    GM Veselin Topalov enroute to winning Pearl Spring. Photo by Sina Sport. Veselin Topalov (2796, +5) remains atop the FIDE rating list at 2796. Many project that he will vault back over 2800 in the next list. At the FIDE General Assembly, it was voted that these lists be produced…

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