Archive for February 6th, 2009

Peter Svidler defeats Vadim Milov in a tiebreaker to win the Gibraltar Chess Congress, Masters section. There was actually a five-way tie after nine rounds. The others involved in the tie were Hikaru Nakamura (who overcame two early losses), Pentala Harikrishna and Vugar Gashimov. Nakamura and Gashimov drew quickly while Svidler beat Harikrishna to break […]

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Hou Yifan aiming high!

There was an interesting article on ChessBase with a profile and interview of Hou Yifan, the Chinese Grandmaster who will soon turn 15 years old. The article showed the young star at various stages of her career and described her evolution as a player. GM Hou Yifan Photo by GM John Nunn. Yifan is not […]

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